Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1250634 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

#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.”
Jane Says

New York, NY

#924128 Jun 13, 2013
Generation Debt

Elements of US universities are increasingly subject to global ridicule. Tuition customarily soars far beyond the rate of inflation. Aggregate student debt is now unsustainable. A lost generation of unemployed youth fails to translate their questionable degrees into well-paying jobs.

Colleges waste money on the superfluous, from rocking-climbing walls to diversity czars. College catalogs now include offerings such as Dartmouth’s “Queer Marriage, Hate Crimes and Will and Grace: Contemporary Issues in LGBT Studies” and Harvard’s “Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee.”

American universities have the luxury of offering the inane precisely because their math, science and computer departments, along with their medical and business schools, would never offer such fluff. In other words, the meritocratic protocols of institutions such as Caltech, MIT, Stanford Medical School and Harvard Business School are so successful in turning out the world’s most gifted graduates that they can afford to subsidize the widely publicized but otherwise shallow and POLITICALLY CORRECT NONSENSE (where 99% of the students who took such courses voted for Obammy).
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924129 Jun 13, 2013
Obama, like Clinton, has been worse then merely silent on the question of racial oppression. As I documented in my 2010 book The Empire’s New Clothes, the president has been openly hostile to the notion that he or anyone else in government ought to pay special attention to blacks’ needs. This is consistent with candidate Obama’s instantly and widely white-heralded Philadelphia Race Speech, which was dedicated to the proposition that Jeremiah Wright’s anger at American racial oppression was no longer appropriate in the contemporary supposedly post-racist and color-blind United States. It is consistent also with candidate Obama’s ridiculous claim that black America ’s post-Civil Rights “Joshua Generation” had comes 90 percent of the way to full equality.

Just three weeks ago, Obama gave a commencement address at historically black Morehouse College where he told young black men that “there’s no longer any room for excuses” and that “Nobody cares if you suffered some discrimination” and that, quote,“whatever you’ve gone through pales in comparison the hardships previous generations endured…and overcame.” He said all this after citing his own ascendancy to the presidency as an example that “barriers have come tumbling down” and that “new doors of opportunity have swung open.” Now can you imagine the president saying the same thing to the graduates of an all-female college or to the graduates of a Latino/a high school?

The second criticism really isn’t fair because Harris didn’t purport to write about any other than racial politics. It is simply that Obama’s racial identity – and I would add his technically Muslim ethno-cultural nomenclature – has been relevant not merely to the silencing of black elite dissent and to dissent regarding racism. It has been relevant also to the silencing of white and Latino and Asian liberal and progressive and left dissent regarding the whole panoply of interrelated oppression structures that exist today, including class, capitalism, nationality, militarism, empire, eco-cide, patriarchy, and more.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#924130 Jun 13, 2013
Obammy Loves the Green Movement (as he jets about on date nights and frequently criss crosses the nation in Air Force One to go to campaign fund raisers)

The United States has the luxury to waste billions of dollars subsidizing a failed Solyndra or insolvent electric car companies because it has the richest coal — and soon, gas and oil — deposits in the world.

At some point, our margins of error will disappear and with them the indulgent toying with our freedoms, defense, energy, education and food. Americans will then have to reawaken and act more like our no-nonsense predecessors — if our successors are to inherit what we have taken for granted.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924131 Jun 13, 2013
A Los Angeles bus driver was killed yesterday by an unlicensed illegal immigrant from Guatemala who drove his speeding tow truck through a red light.

Democrats immediately demanded that illegal aliens be licensed to address this critical safety issue.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#924132 Jun 13, 2013
Scientists are estimating that the first AI will become self-aware in the next ten years.

Are we becoming a one world wide brain? With the advent of pcs and smart phones we are tackling problems on a global scale. A problem arises and within minutes people around the globe are discussing, working, and coming up with solutions. This will change the way people interact and in fact will change the way people view the world. This will be a major game changer as more of the world comes on line.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Estefenu NY

#924133 Jun 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Has anybody ever heard of or seen a "transvaginal probe" except hysterical Bocajews like lily and Jean?
I have no Idea if anybody has.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924134 Jun 13, 2013
Obama would betray black Americans and be a negative for the struggle against racism ,“The president has been openly hostile to the notion that he or anyone else in government ought to pay special attention to blacks’ needs.” the predominantly white governing class and the imperial establishment play clever Machiavellian games with race and gender and ethnicity and religion and sexual orientation, using these and other aspects of social identity as seductive propaganda tools to bamboozle millions into seeing democratic transformation when the underlying reality is the deepening grip of the unelected and interrelated dictatorships of money and empire.

We knew what Martin Luther King knew when he rejected efforts to enlist for a presidential run in 1968.“The black revolution,” Dr. King wrote that critical year, is “exposing evils that are rooted deeply in the whole structure of our society. It reveals systemic rather than superficial flaws and suggests that the radical reconstruction of society itself is the real issue to be faced.” The changes we needed to avert catastrophe and build a human civilization, King felt, could not be limited to the periodic re-shuffling of the names and faces and parties in nominal power. It had to go deeper than replacing one brand or shape or color of corporate- and military-captive office-holders with another such brand once every two, four or eight years.

We knew that, as Howard Zinn said,“the really critical thing isn’t who’s sitting in the White House, but who is sitting in – in the streets, in the cafeterias, in the halls of government, in the factories. Who is protesting, who is occupying offices and demonstrating – those are the things that determine what happens.” It’s not about running for president.

SOME BLACKS OF INTELLECT SAID OBAMA WOULD SUCK FOR BLACK PEOPLE AND THE POOR FROM day one and he has

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#924135 Jun 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
These fools on here are all like the Rainman, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi.
Larry Flynt On Republicans: They're 'Mean-Spirited,''Racist' And 'A Nightmare'
Larry Flynt???? is that who you hold up as a leader of the democrat party??? ROTFLMAO-I believe it--there is the reason the country is in trouble. Larry Flynt: Typical Democrat.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#924136 Jun 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Which effort to "gut the immigration bill"?
The one that puts border security first?
The one that puts a mythical standard that would take years & years to obtain.

Galt: "Mommy, I want to go out & play"

Galt's Mother: Not until your room is clean.

Galt cleans his room.

Galt" Mommy O cleaned my room!"

Galts Mother: " Galt, you moron, that room isn't clean! There's dust on your table"

Galt dusts the table.

Galt: "Mommy I dusted the table, Can I go Now?"

Galt's Mother . "Galt, you moron, there's dust under your bed."

On & On & on.


What s "clean" jus like what is "effective control" have a wide range of opinions.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#924137 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.
.
Three of the richest men in the world – Warren Buffett, George Soros and John Paulson – are selling millions of shares in United States companies at a shocking rate.

According to Buffet’s website…

“It is very likely that these professional investors are aware of very specific research that indicates a massive market correction coming very soon… as much as 95%– enough to cause nightmarish conditions that make the 2008 financial debacle pale in comparison.

Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924138 Jun 13, 2013
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. We have to get back to supposedly old-fashioned Marxist and black-nationalist understandings of how race, racial identity and sham electoral democracy function together within the overall and interrelated frameworks of capitalism and imperialism.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924139 Jun 13, 2013
So, you know, liberals ask me,“gee whiz golly shucks Mr. Street , but isn’t there anything good about the Obama experience and presidency from a racial justice perspective?” And I will report that I simply cannot listen to all the “black role model” talk any more after everything this man has done in office. At this point, I’m not sure I would rather have Black American youth dreaming of being a Jordan or a JayZee or a Beyonce than of being an Obama or a Colin Powell or a Condi Rice or a Susan Rice or a Cory Booker T. If there’s anything good about the Obama experience and era, I think it is that professor Obama has given billions of ordinary people at home and abroad an advanced seminar on who really runs this vicious capitalist nation state beneath and beyond its quadrennial major party big money candidate-centered electoral extravaganzas. He has given us an extreme tutorial on the idiotic futility of seeking progressive change through the bourgeois ballot box and bourgeois identity politics. He has been a perfect embodiment of how the ruling class can flip the old racial divide-and-rule over in a devious way to put false rebels’ clothes on the persistent, predominantly white plutocracy and its bloody empire. The lesson of Obama…it’s the lessons that Occupy acted upon before it got shut down to make way for the year long election spectacle – the lesson once again that its not about who’s sitting in the White House, it’s about who’s sitting in the streets, who’s occupying the shop-floors, who’s occupying the public square, who’s occupying the schools and the media and the legislative halls from the bottom up.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Estefenu NY

#924140 Jun 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
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?
Those citizens without a brain know that too now and that is a problem, Isnt it?
You know, all those lemmings and sheeple?
Unlike us.
Who might advocate for them.
Just thinking.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924141 Jun 13, 2013
So, you know, let the president dream his dreams of Mount Rushmore. Let him have his global ex-president foundation and his untold millions in corporate speaking fees and his Secrete Service detachments. Let him send Sasha and Malia to the Deerfield Academy and Harvard or Oxford and let him drone on about how that proves that equal opportunity has come to America for all who refuse to “make excuses.” I know Obama still has business to finish up for the ruling class, like cutting back Social Security and Medicare, final Keystone Pipeline approval, sneaking through the Trans Pacific Partnership and positioning the Pentagon to more effectively confront China. Yes, we have to resist him and the ruling class he supports right now, everyday, Still, we can already feel the president starting to slip under the bus of history. That’s a good thing. I don’t think either Hillary Clinton or Marc Rubio can give this vicious sociopathic racist empire a deadly re-branding to anything like the same degree as what Obama did.

In the meantime, those of us on the real left have got bigger and better things to worry about than the life and times of Booker T. Obama. We have a bigger timeline than the two-and four-year election cycles of American politics, not to mention the quarterly earnings statements of capital, the real executive authority beneath and beyond the comings and goings of politicians. We are in pursuit of what Dr, King rightly called the real issue to be faced beyond superficial matters – the radical reconstruction of society itself. Thank you very much.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#924142 Jun 13, 2013
Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
Obama would betray black Americans and be a negative for the struggle against racism ,“The president has been openly hostile to the notion that he or anyone else in government ought to pay special attention to blacks’ needs.” the predominantly white governing class and the imperial establishment play clever Machiavellian games with race and gender and ethnicity and religion and sexual orientation, using these and other aspects of social identity as seductive propaganda tools to bamboozle millions into seeing democratic transformation when the underlying reality is the deepening grip of the unelected and interrelated dictatorships of money and empire.
We knew what Martin Luther King knew when he rejected efforts to enlist for a presidential run in 1968.“The black revolution,” Dr. King wrote that critical year, is “exposing evils that are rooted deeply in the whole structure of our society. It reveals systemic rather than superficial flaws and suggests that the radical reconstruction of society itself is the real issue to be faced.” The changes we needed to avert catastrophe and build a human civilization, King felt, could not be limited to the periodic re-shuffling of the names and faces and parties in nominal power. It had to go deeper than replacing one brand or shape or color of corporate- and military-captive office-holders with another such brand once every two, four or eight years.
We knew that, as Howard Zinn said,“the really critical thing isn’t who’s sitting in the White House, but who is sitting in – in the streets, in the cafeterias, in the halls of government, in the factories. Who is protesting, who is occupying offices and demonstrating – those are the things that determine what happens.” It’s not about running for president.
SOME BLACKS OF INTELLECT SAID OBAMA WOULD SUCK FOR BLACK PEOPLE AND THE POOR FROM day one and he has
The same blacks tried to tell the Chicago blacks that Mayor Emmanuel would suck also. One lady the other night on the news...But we trusted O'bama that Rahm Emmanuel was the one...she was crying...poor thing, she should get out more and not believe what the O'bama tells her. I guess she figures black people don't lie.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#924143 Jun 13, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Wether = whether? Another Aunt Batty pupil?
Wether is a good description of you -second definition

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#924144 Jun 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The one that puts a mythical standard that would take years & years to obtain.
Galt: "Mommy, I want to go out & play"
Galt's Mother: Not until your room is clean.
Galt cleans his room.
Galt" Mommy O cleaned my room!"
Galts Mother: " Galt, you moron, that room isn't clean! There's dust on your table"
Galt dusts the table.
Galt: "Mommy I dusted the table, Can I go Now?"
Galt's Mother . "Galt, you moron, there's dust under your bed."
On & On & on.
What s "clean" jus like what is "effective control" have a wide range of opinions.
Geez there for a moment I thought you learned how to articulate or at the very least use spell check. But nooooooo-you learned how to cut and paste for the first time. Way to go you might make it to your GED.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Estefenu NY

#924145 Jun 13, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
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?
It's spot on and millions of us citizens agree.
Privacy is important and part of our basic foundation as a nation.
We shouldn't tolerate a tyrannical organization for one second.
Snowden is a hero, many, many think.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#924146 Jun 13, 2013
AND ALSO WHY DOES THE GOVERNMENT EXPECT PRIVACY WHEN THE PEOPLE DOESNT HAVE privacy snowden did nothing WRONG when you think about it National security my A$$ you spy on the people and the people spy on you checks and balances free BRADLEY MANNING FREE SPEECH FREEDOM OF INFORMATION they have great big SPOTLIGHTS UP EVERYONES A$$ so NOW ONE IS UP THEIRS unfair game is played twice they are making the AMERICAN PEOPLE THE ENEMY OF THE STATE, HOW MANY VOTERS HAVE EVER HAD A DISCUSSIION WITH SOME FRAUD THEY VOTED FOR most would say never

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