Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1432023 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913916 May 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The idea that you asked if John McCain met with Al Qaeda to see what help they needed implies that we would have given he opportunity.
The idea you ask shows that you just aren't very well informed, as we already suspected.
After all, wouldn't a Republican want to get Al Qaeda to attack another consulate so they could mount another investigation in hopes of winning more votes?
After all, they already used the deaths of 4 Americans in Libya for political purposes, they have already made sure our recovery from the Bush recession suffered for political purposes, so heck, why not arrange another terrorist attack.
McCain was probably seeing if the RNC & the NRA could hire a few terrorist.
McCain is an Obama Quisling, no longer a Republican.
Lincoln

United States

#913917 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Congress authorized Clinton to send troops to Bosnia.
Congress authorized Clinton, under the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, to drop bombs on Iraq for four days.
Congress authorized Johnson to use military force in Vietnam under the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
So if the Iraq War was unconstitutional, so were all conflicts and wars since WWII - all of them authorized by Congress.
Liberals just like to play the "double standard card" when it suits their bias.
Under President Bush

January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed.

June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al-Qaida attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.

October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of “Bali Bombings.” No fatalities.

February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed.

May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al-Qaida terrorists storm the diplomatic compound killing 36 people including nine Americans. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb.

July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy, killing two people.

December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaida terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. Nine people are killed.

March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan again. Suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate killing four people, including U.S. diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers.(I wonder if Lindsey Graham or Fox News would even recognize the name “David Foy.” This is the third Karachi terrorist attack in four years on what’s considered American soil.)

September 12, 2006. Damascus, Syria. Four armed gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar” storm the U.S. Embassy using grenades, automatic weapons, a car bomb and a truck bomb. Four people are killed, 13 are wounded.

January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Members of a Greek terrorist group called the Revolutionary Struggle fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Embassy. No fatalities.

March 18, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Members of the al-Qaida-linked Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the U.S. Embassy. The shot misses the embassy, but hits nearby school killing two.

July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attack the U.S. Consulate. Six people are killed.

September 17, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Terrorists dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. Sixteen people are killed, including an American student and her husband (they had been married for three weeks when the attack occurred). This is the second attack on this embassy in seven months.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#913918 May 29, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Does that apply to presidents who call our servicemen "corpse-men", repeatedly? I wouldn't blame someone for giving Obama a pass on this one, after all, there are far more serious flaws in his character than just the disrespect and cavalier indifference he pays to "his" men - our defenders. Now I see where he had another bout of amnesia and "forgot" to return a salute to a Marine charged with protecting him...what an a**hole.
lol! As opposed to a president like bushie boy who claims to be in the Bible?

wow.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#913919 May 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps you can explain the concept of redlining, why banks used it, and why it coincidentally coincided with racial boundaries.
In other words, why did all the people who never paid their bills and drove down real estate value live in black neighborhoods?
Banks don't care what color you are. They only care if you pay your goddam bills on time. The only color they see is green.
Perhaps if you wouldn't burn down your own goddam neighborhood so goddam often, you might get a real bank to make a loan in there.
Maybe if there were fewer drive-by shootings and you didn't stack the bullet-riddled corpses to the rafters in the morgues every goddam weekend, you might get a real bank to make some loans in your neighborhood.
Maybe if you became civilized, you might reap the benefits of civilization.
More BS, we have 2 vacant houses in our neighborhood, both former residents were white.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#913920 May 29, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Wrong;it was only Romney and Ryan that Wall Street Bankers gave more political donor money to.
Check your facts, dufus.
Like Holder is going to send to prison the people who gave so much money in bribes to Obama, it was only Christopher Dodd in the entire Congress they gave more money to.
That was some powerful kool ade you drank this morning. You might want to go check yourself into a clinic about now.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#913921 May 29, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
No, byytch.
That was your Bush who said "make that happen"
Everyone gets a loan!
Cut taxes for Billionaires!
One guy with over a thousand million dollars!
Bush/Cheney: "we are due"
Time for a big fuuuuuuccckkkkk you America!
Cut taxes for the richest,(gov help for billionaires!)
AND
BORROW OVER A TRILLION FOR WAR IN IRAQ!
hey byytch!
You dumbfffcckkks owe that money. YOU get to pay for that!
At least the Genius Obama borrows long term at 1.8% to fix YOUR GUYS FFFFFFCKKKKK UPS!
A North Carolina Hil-William, ain't you just the cat's pajamas. You are ignorant of how Giverment works.. Your idiocy is front and center when you post. The English language isn't your first language, foul mouth is!!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#913922 May 29, 2013
They did take their Bush signs down before they were evicted.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Fayetteville, NC

#913923 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
The economy was doing just fine until the democrats screwed up the housing loan crisis, you nose picker.
Wrong again byytch!

Your Bush presided over the worst meltdown in generations.

How many jobs lost?

How much owed for war?

How much "loaned" to bailout wall st.?

How much money handed out to billionaires?
$50 million each! Per Bush year!
To the richest on earth. Free money gov help.

Hey byytch!

That was your team in action!

THE WORST PERFORMANCE EVER! <----- REPUBLICANS!

(and you defend these child killers?)
Jane Says

New York, NY

#913924 May 29, 2013
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text> would it be possible for you to at least try to th ink befor posting your ignorance?? Reality check.. if you want a loan for something you don't have the means to pay for its not discrimination when you get turned down its responsible lending.
the bottom line is that no matter what bad decisions, policies, actions or inactions by the Obama administration, Dumb Dave HAS TO post in Obama's defense. he can't help himself without some kind of 12-step program. then there's that monkey see, monkey do theory. i.e., in 2009, Dumb Dave started to crave dog meat, and i'm not talking about Michelle.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#913925 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Get your finger out of your nose and wise up.
It was the oldest school in Moore. All other schools were built with storm shelters.
So eat your boogers and blame republicans. Both are just as disgusting.
(FYI: The housing market collapse brought down the economy you imbecile. Obama and your precious democrats spent more in three years than Bush did his entire presidency.)
You disgust me beyond words.
"We're going to be there for the folks in Monroe Oklahoma."
I'm surprised he didn't say Mogadishu Oklahoma.
Putz!

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#913926 May 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Ghetto tough guy.
Obama class act.
While antiAmerican scum like you atacks American Corporations and pledges your allegiance to foreign nations.

Your hate America routine proves you to be a very sick Teabagger.

Too bad the facts prove you to be dead wrong on every issue.

You remain a hateful, racist loser.

Obama's got more class in one finger than your entire family of wretched ignoramuses.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913927 May 29, 2013
Homer wrote:
California voted overwhelmingly for Obama.
'Californians are just smarter consumers than the rest of the US...'- John Galt
Consumers, not voters.

Just like many other states, California gets swamped by the urban horde.

Homer's adopted state would be solidly Republican without the Philadelphia cesspool.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#913928 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
The president does NOT have the power to wage war/conflict.
The U.S. Congress DOES. Resolution H.J. Res. 114 authorized President Bush to use the Armed Forces of the United States against Iraq.
Just like Congress authorized Clinton to send troops to Bosnia.
Congress also authorized Clinton, under the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, to drop bombs on Iraq for four days.
That's how it works. Like it or not.
Yes! Now you're talking! But it wasn't a resolution for war. It was an authorization for the use of force as bushie boy saw fit to defend America.

So clearly, bushie had NO Constitutional powers to engage in a conflict!

As for the Bosnian resolution, you'll need to show me that one.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#913929 May 29, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> When your weak debate skills fail you , you pull the race card. Holder has the Obama Administration's complete confidence. The only reason republicans want Holder to resign is because he's finally rethinking the possibility of sending Wall Street bankers who were responsible for stealing American homes and savings and wrecking the U S economy in 2007-08 in jail.
If true, Holder is certainly finished. Goldman Sachs will order Obama to fire Holder.
Florida

Saint Petersburg, FL

#913930 May 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Poor Jane, yearning for the good old days when banks could discriminate.
YOU all are a bird of a feather RealDave.. Racist

It's the culture...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#913931 May 29, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>A North Carolina Hil-William, ain't you just the cat's pajamas. You are ignorant of how Giverment works.. Your idiocy is front and center when you post. The English language isn't your first language, foul mouth is!!
You couldn't refute a word he said.

So, like the racistmoronic tool you are, you attack him for posting the TRUTH about Bush and his worst Presidency in American History.

Try stepping up your game by placing some content in your posts.

Oh, that's right, you're too stupid to do that.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#913932 May 29, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
No, byytch.
That was your Bush who said "make that happen"
Everyone gets a loan!
Cut taxes for Billionaires!
One guy with over a thousand million dollars!
Bush/Cheney: "we are due"
Time for a big fuuuuuuccckkkkk you America!
Cut taxes for the richest,(gov help for billionaires!)
AND
BORROW OVER A TRILLION FOR WAR IN IRAQ!
hey byytch!
You dumbfffcckkks owe that money. YOU get to pay for that!
At least the Genius Obama borrows long term at 1.8% to fix YOUR GUYS FFFFFFCKKKKK UPS!
IT was Clinton that came up with the "everyone should own a house" he forget to mention that everyone should have to pay for the same house...The Clinton-era document cites—“The National Homeownership Strategy: Partners in the American Dream”—was hiding in plain sight on the website of the Department of Housing & Urban Development 2008, when it was removed (probably because the housing bust made it seem embarrassing to the department).

The National Homeownership Strategy began in 1994 when Clinton directed HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros to come up with a plan, and Cisneros convened what HUD called a "historic meeting" of private and public housing-industry organizations in August 1994. The group eventually produced a plan, the one that argues for creative measures to promote homeownership.

The very worst idea in the plan, which fortunately never gained approval, was to let first-time homebuyers freely tap their IRA and 401(k) retirement-savings plans with no penalty to scrounge up a downpayment. That, HUD estimated, would have "benefited" 600,000 families in the first five years.

Plenty of other ideas in the plan did become reality, though. Knowing what we know now about the housing bust, the earnest language in the document seems faintly ridiculous. Here's an excerpt. Read it closely and you can see the seeds of disaster being planted:

For many potential homebuyers, the lack of cash available to accumulate the required downpayment and closing costs is the major impediment to purchasing a home. Other households do not have sufficient available income to to make the monthly payments on mortgages financed at market interest rates for standard loan terms. Financing strategies, fueled by the creativity and resources of the private and public sectors, should address both of these financial barriers to homeownership.

Note the praise for "creativity." That kind of creativity in stretching boundaries we could use less of. It strikes me as reckless to promote home sales to individuals in such constrained financial predicaments. No one was more reckless than Clinton.
Brad

Manchester, CT

#913933 May 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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McCain is an Obama Quisling, no longer a Republican.
Kennedy McCain,Feingold McCain?
Hes never been a republican.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#913934 May 29, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>The Russians didn't know anything and were not much help to the FBI just starting their investigation. Even close family members and school friends of the Tsarnaev brothers knew nothing of their intentions to blow up the neighbors at the Boston Marathon.
Well, you can start your ... ummm... "investigation" with a goddam name the Russians gave you, you idiot.
The Russians seemed to know he was going back and forth between Dagestan and Chechnya and covorting with known terrorists there.

Bottom line is, Boston voted for the muslim, and now the muslims are bombing them.
I wonder how long it will take them to connect the dots.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#913935 May 29, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Hey, Yeah, there was no formal "declaration of war" by Congress under Johnson in the Vietnam War either.
So you can stop barking up that tree now.
Yes! That's correct!

Now you're cookin'!

And I never 'barked' up that tree. You just brought it up!

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