Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1252065 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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Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924108 Jun 13, 2013
Official criminals are nothing if not proficient at inventing deceptive language to stigmatize their victims, to conceal and excuse their misdeeds.There are some phrases, mostly referring or belonging to government which frequently mean the opposite of what they say, or which are shorthand for entire libraries of lies promoted by the powerful to turn reality on its head. Terms like “military intelligence,”“public charter school,”“public-private partnership,”“extraordinary rendition,”“congressional oversight” and “humanitarian intervention” are among those that come readily to mind. We take this moment to focus on a current favorite phrase oft deployed by our masters of deceit to conceal their official crimes.

That phrase is “the worst of the worst.” Official spokespeople and corporate media apply this term to those unjustly confined for torture and indefinite sentences with no trial or formal charges, like those at Guantanamo, Bahgram, Diego Garcia and an archipelago of known and unknown prisons and surrogate facilities. It's been shown again and again that the so-called “worst of the worst” in such places are often completely innocent, and sometimes include children.

No matter. The “worst of the worst” label is an open invitation to invent even more lies, to dismiss their lives, their families and the rules of international law and human decency in their cases. One of the signal policy innovations of the Obama administration over the Bush-Cheney regime is said to be the simple murder of such persons with drones rather than locking them up.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#924109 Jun 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Excuse me. You forgot to mention that the 3.5 trillion in debt due to the Great Arab War Against Wahhabistan was not in the budget.
You also forgot to mention the Great Recession started in 4th quarter of 2007 that you have failed to list the legislation the Democrats passed to create it in just 9 months as you claim.
.
Damn. The budget for 2002 didn't include a war started after it was passed.
And, since when did any Democrat start even using the word "budget"? Do you even know what a budget is?

The recession caused by the Democrats start date is questionable. But, let's just use your unsupported estimate. You're saying the Democrats' recession started almost a year after the Democrats took full control of all oversight of the institutions that caused the economic collapse.
You forgot to mention that, after your "start" date, a stream of lies poured out of the mouths of the Democrats overseeing those institutions in an attempt to hide the truth.

Now, why would you forget to mention that?
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924110 Jun 13, 2013
ALL UNDER A BLACK PRESIDENT THAT LOVES BLACK PEOPLE A great Black metropolis is about to be disassembled, thoroughly financialized for sale – yet there is no national outcry –“which can only mean that there exists an effective white consensus that African Americans are not fully deserving of those rights.”

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#924111 Jun 13, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Damn! It's a conspiracy!
The first accurate thing that has come out of your mouth.

By the way, out of curiosity, how old were you when you participated in your first conspiracy?
When was the last conspiracy you participated in?
Did you participate in a conspiracy today?

To engage in conspiracies is one of the most natural of human interactions. Everyone does it.
And, now, you want to convince some fool to believe something rediculous like there is some magic level of society or government where conspiracies become impossible.

You need to work on your ability to lie convincingly. Watch more of those Obama training videos.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924112 Jun 13, 2013
Race, Politics, and Late Obamanism
We can’t wait to wave the tail end of Obama goodbye – a president who “has said and done less about racial inequality than any American chief executive in recent memory.” Obama has proved one thing beyond question:“If we’re going to get a radical politics, including a radical black politics, back in this country, we have to drop out of major party electoral-ism and bourgeois identity politics once and for all.”The wonderful radical commentator John Pilger said something important about the dawning age of Obama in July 2009.“The clever young man who recently made it to the White House,” Pilger told a group of socialists in San Francisco four years ago,“is a very fine hypnotist, partly because it is indeed exciting to see an African American at the pinnacle of power in the land of slavery. However,” Pilger noted,“this is the 21st century, and race together with gender and even class can be very seductive tools of propaganda. For what is so often overlooked and what matters…above all,” Pilger observed,“is the class one serves [emphasis added].”“The list of those Obama has thrown under the runaway buses of neoliberal capitalism, military empire, and white supremacy is daunting.”

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Estefenu NY

#924113 Jun 13, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Chinese Hackers most likely have the same information?
NSA collection program covered for years in James Bamford books.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bamford
Peace
PRISM was first publicly revealed on June 6, 2013,
Fiction then, fact now. You are most likely correct but somehow I don't think so.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#924114 Jun 13, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> shows Jay how much you pay attention. I'm not on here all day or everyday. You are what I call you, you don't like don't respond crybaby!
Big Dumb Dem,

You are a creepy moron-you are what I call you.

Suck it up if you don't like what I say and don't respond.

You whining cry baby!
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924115 Jun 13, 2013
Under the Bus Obama.” The list of those Obama has thrown under the runaway buses of neoliberal capitalism, military empire, and white supremacy is daunting. His resume of betrayal includes his maternal grandmother, his preacher, the labor movement (betrayed and abandoned on global trade, labor law reform, the Wisconsin rebellion, the wage- and job-slashing terms of the much-ballyhooed auto bailout and more); environmentalists (abandoned and betrayed on offshore drilling, hydraulic fracturing, global trade, global carbon emission reduction-efforts, nuclear power, clean coal and more), senior citizens (betrayed by the president’s ongoing effort to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits), immigrants (betrayed by a president who has actually increased the number of deportations) civil libertarians (abandoned and betrayed on Guantanamo, rendition, warrantless wiretaps, secret kills lists, whistleblower protection, domestic drones, the infiltration of protest organizations, and more), the mainstream press (recently betrayed by the president’s arch-authoritarian seizure of Associate Press phone records), nuclear disarmament advocates (recently betrayed by Obama’s $547 million request for the B61 nuclear gravity bomb in Europe), and the antiwar community (betrayed by Obama’s sick global drone war, the undeclared war on Libya, the escalating U.S. invasion of Africa, U.S. saber-rattling in relation to Iran, Syria, and East Asia and much more). Last but not least and of special interest to this panel, we have Black America, betrayed by a first technically black president who has said and done less about racial inequality than any American chief executive in recent memory.

“From racial profiling to mass incarceration to affirmative action, his comments have been sparse and halting.”

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Estefenu NY

#924116 Jun 13, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you notice they all have locations across the country, and showed up here at exactly the same time?
They are just part of the paid White House Internet Tactical Effort (WHITE) the Democrats set up to counter the mountain of negative stuff on the internet.
I've noticed they occasionally have their emergency indoctrination sessions where they all disappear and reappear at the same times.
Let's see what the latest party line lies are....
Yes I did. Meanwhile they keep.....Have you checked the intercept threads yet.
It's amazing.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924117 Jun 13, 2013
THE POOR,ELDERLY,CHILDREN,SINGLE MOTHERS, BLACKMEN WAS THE EGGS that the WEALTHY BL:ACK OBAMA SUPPORTER cracked to make the OBAMA omlette
GOD IS IN CONTROL

Hughesville, MD

#924118 Jun 13, 2013
The Bible says that God is sovereign. This means that He is ultimately in control of everything, not just some things. He is in control of the weather (Psalm 148:8), life and death (Psalm 104:29-30), and even seemingly inconsequential happenings (Proverbs 16:33). God’s sovereignty extends to the rulers of nations.“Wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them”(Daniel 2:20-21). One hundred, fifty years before the birth of Cyrus the Great, God was already calling him by name and promising to set him on the throne of Persia:“I will raise up Cyrus in my righteousness”(Isaiah 45:13). God’s sovereign plan allows for the pagan Cyrus, the proud Nebuchadnezzar, and, yes, the Hitlers and Husseins of the world.

Romans 13:1 tells us,“There is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” This is a startling statement, given that the book of Romans was probably written in A.D. 56-57. The emperor at the time was Nero, a decidedly evil ruler. Nero led one of the severest persecutions of Christians in the history of the church. When Paul wrote this portion of Scripture, he was aware of Nero’s wickedness, yet he does not question why God put him in power. In fact, Paul never mentions Nero specifically; the general truth that authorities are “established by God” applies to all rulers everywhere.

In Acts 8, we see that governing authorities led a persecution against the early church. It was a hard time, and there were probably believers who began to doubt God’s sovereignty or question His care. Yet, the persecution had the effect that the church in Jerusalem was “scattered throughout Judea and Samaria”(verse 1). Thus, in part because of evil men in places of authority, the Great Commission was put into action, the gospel spread, and the church grew.

God does not explicitly say why He allows evil men to rule. At times, God has used evil rulers to bring judgment on His people and bring them back to righteousness. It is worth noting that all rulers are accountable to God for their actions. For example, God raised up Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon in order to punish Judah for their repeated idolatry (2 Kings 20:17-18). Later, after Babylon had fulfilled its purpose, it was judged for its own wickedness (Isaiah 13:19; 14:4). Their king, Nebuchadnezzar, suffered an individual judgment (Daniel 4). God did the same with Assyria, allowing its rise for a purpose, and then judging that nation’s pride and cruelty (Isaiah 10:5-19).

God sometimes allows an evil kaiser, czar, fuehrer, sultan, or despot to rule, and the reasons for His choice are not readily apparent. But we know this: God always sets boundaries for the potentates (see Psalm 74:12-17). Human rulers are not omnipotent, they are not eternal, and they are not immune from punishment. There will be a day of reckoning. Rulers who die in their sins will face the ultimate punishment, eternity in hell. Hitler, Lenin, and others who have rejected Christ and abused the people of God have been serving their sentence in hell for a long time.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924119 Jun 13, 2013
Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
ALL UNDER A BLACK PRESIDENT THAT LOVES BLACK PEOPLE A great Black metropolis is about to be disassembled, thoroughly financialized for sale – yet there is no national outcry –“which can only mean that there exists an effective white consensus that African Americans are not fully deserving of those rights.”
If referring to Detroit, or smaller ratholes like Camden, the fact they they are "black metropolises" is exactly the problem.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924120 Jun 13, 2013
HEY 2 CHAINS you GOT GIT because you was caught slipping lolololol now yo 2 chains gon feed some HUNGRY BABIES sweet the streets is HUNGRY OBAMA cant full dem babies bellies dem new borns needs wic they starving out here
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924121 Jun 13, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>PRISM was first publicly revealed on June 6, 2013,
Fiction then, fact now. You are most likely correct but somehow I don't think so.
Everybody with a brain knew that the government was spying on them.

Snowden just gave the program a name and a face.

Where's the beef?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#924122 Jun 13, 2013
The Obama Era - proof that libs are only tolerant with those who agree with them

The Obama administration is facing scandals everywhere — using the IRS to punish political enemies, seizing the telephone records of reporters, monitoring phone and e-mail accounts of millions and making up stories about what happened in Benghazi.

In other words, the sort of government overreach that hardly raises eyebrows in Russia, China and most of Africa and Latin America is felonious here in the freest society in the world. Because of America’s unique Constitution, and especially the Bill of Rights, for over two centuries Americans have taken as their birthright privacy and free expression, so that even the slightest infringement becomes cause for outrage — and correction.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#924123 Jun 13, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I did. Meanwhile they keep.....Have you checked the intercept threads yet.
It's amazing.
Not yet, but I can imagine what's going on there.
The Obamabots are trying to divert the attention to Snowden to prevent the attention from being focussed where it needs to be, on the government spying. The RINOs are helping them.

Is that close?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#924124 Jun 13, 2013
The Obama Era's Errors

We also have wide margins of error in energy. President Obama still keeps the Keystone Pipeline on hold. He has frozen almost all new gas and oil leasing on America’s vast public lands. Yet throughout the 2012 campaign, the president also BOASTED that gas and oil drilling in the United States had reached all-time highs.

Despite, not because of, the president’s efforts, production rose due to a long history of protecting private property rights and ownership of subterranean resources. The country also inherited a can-do tradition of private enterprise using innovative new technology to cut costs and increase efficiency.

In contrast, much of Europe has outlawed fracking. Elsewhere there is not the expertise to use sophisticated recovery techniques. Only in the United States can the private oil and gas sector not so easily be shut down.

The result is that the president has the luxury of lauding record production while doing his utmost to STOP it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924125 Jun 13, 2013
Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
Under the Bus Obama.” The list of those Obama has thrown under the runaway buses of neoliberal capitalism, military empire, and white supremacy is daunting. His resume of betrayal includes his maternal grandmother, his preacher, the labor movement (betrayed and abandoned on global trade, labor law reform, the Wisconsin rebellion, the wage- and job-slashing terms of the much-ballyhooed auto bailout and more); environmentalists (abandoned and betrayed on offshore drilling, hydraulic fracturing, global trade, global carbon emission reduction-efforts, nuclear power, clean coal and more), senior citizens (betrayed by the president’s ongoing effort to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits), immigrants (betrayed by a president who has actually increased the number of deportations) civil libertarians (abandoned and betrayed on Guantanamo, rendition, warrantless wiretaps, secret kills lists, whistleblower protection, domestic drones, the infiltration of protest organizations, and more), the mainstream press (recently betrayed by the president’s arch-authoritarian seizure of Associate Press phone records), nuclear disarmament advocates (recently betrayed by Obama’s $547 million request for the B61 nuclear gravity bomb in Europe), and the antiwar community (betrayed by Obama’s sick global drone war, the undeclared war on Libya, the escalating U.S. invasion of Africa, U.S. saber-rattling in relation to Iran, Syria, and East Asia and much more). Last but not least and of special interest to this panel, we have Black America, betrayed by a first technically black president who has said and done less about racial inequality than any American chief executive in recent memory.
“From racial profiling to mass incarceration to affirmative action, his comments have been sparse and halting.”
Well stated.

Obama's efforts to drive Black America deeper into poverty are particularly despicable. But politically effective.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#924126 Jun 13, 2013
Obammy Inherited a Strong Military

With the Obama administration’s scheduled Pentagon cuts, on top of the sequester reductions, about $1 trillion over the next decade will be slashed from the military budget.

The president still is fighting a war in Afghanistan and has intervened in Libya.

Obama can oversee massive military reductions, and yet project force almost anywhere in the world, precisely because he inherited the largest, most potent armed forces in the history of civilization.

Even with budget cuts, the US military will allot more to defense than what the next 10 nations spend on their militaries combined. America manages to do this, while investing less than 5 percent of its GDP, primarily because its economy remains the world’s largest, most productive and most innovative.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924127 Jun 13, 2013
“The Age of Obama as a Racial Nightmare”(TomDispatch, March 25, 2012).

During all of this, the black bourgeois so-called leadership class has been depressingly silent both on the depth and degree of the black crisis and on Obama’s refusal to meaningfully address that crisis. It’s not just that the president is a Democrat. The black political class offered far more criticism of President Bill Clinton’s silence on race than it has of Obama’ silence on race because, despite what Chris Rock had to say, president Clinton was white and because Obama for all his Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner post-racial white-friendliness is technically black. The black political class has accepted the president’s silence on race, Harris noted last October, as “the necessary price for the pride and satisfaction of having a black family in the White House.”

“Blacks have suffered a far bigger fall in income since 2007 than any other racial group.”

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