Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1457895 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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American Lady

Danville, KY

#924676 Jun 14, 2013
@ Maureen Scott ...
I can not say this with such fact based precision of words as you have just described the 'failure-in-chief'...

Other than you have hit 'the nail-on-the-head'
in such telling words.

Hopefully others can see this and open their eyes to the facts also.

Congrats to you!

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Obama appears to be a tormented man filled with resentment, anger, and disdain for anyone of an opinion or view other than his. He acts in the most hateful, spiteful, malevolent, vindictive ways in order to manipulate and maintain power and control over others. Perhaps, because, as a child, he grew up harboring an abiding bitterness toward the U.S. that was instilled in him by his family and mentors. It seems to have never left him.

It is not the color of his skin that is a problem - for anyone in America.

Rather it is the blackness that fills his soul and the hollowness in his heart
where there should be abiding pride and love for this country.

Think: Have we ever heard Obama speak lovingly of the U.S. or its people, with deep appreciation and genuine respect for our history, our customs, our sufferings and our blessings? Has he ever revealed that, like most patriotic Americans, he gets "goose bumps" when a band plays "The Star Spangled Banner," or sheds a tear when he hears a beautiful rendition of "America the Beautiful?" Does his heart burst with pride when millions of American flags wave on a National holiday - or someone plays "taps" on a trumpet? Has he ever shared the admiration of the military, as we as lovers of those who keep us free, feel when soldiers march by? It is doubtful because Obama did not grow up sharing our experiences or our values. He did not sit at the knee of a Grandfather or Uncle who showed us his medals and told us about the bravery of his fellow troops as they tramped through foreign lands to keep us free. He didn't have grandparents who told stories of suffering and then coming to America, penniless, and the opportunities they had for building a business and life for their children.

Away from this country as a young child, Obama didn't delight in being part of America and its greatness. He wasn't singing our patriotic songs in kindergarten, or standing on the roadside for a holiday parade and eating a hot dog, or lighting sparklers around a campfire on July 4th as fireworks exploded over head, or placing flags on the gravesites of fallen and beloved American heroes.

Rather he was separated from all of these experiences and doesn't really understand us and what it means to be an American. He is void of the basic emotions that most feel regarding this country and insensitive to the instinctive pride we have in our national heritage. His opinions were formed by those who either envied us or wanted him to devalue the United States and the traditions and patriotism that unites us.
He has never given a speech that is filled with calm, reassuring, complimentary, heartfelt statements about all the people in the U.S. Or one that inspires us to be better and grateful and proud that in a short time our country became a leader, and a protector of many. Quite the contrary, his speeches always degenerate into mocking, ridiculing tirades as he faults our achievements as well as any critics or opposition for the sake of a laugh, or to bolster his ego.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924677 Jun 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>

Another difference from when we were kids; the young mothers let their children run around and make noise in the library, which was always totally against library rules of silence.
A common problem of parents who fail to teach their children how to behave in public, whether a library, a store, or on an airplane.

Too lazy to be parents, and disrespectful of the rights of others.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#924678 Jun 14, 2013
Diane Frankenstein D-CA now want to ban the umbrella! Democrats are all wet anyways so they support this!

New York cab driver reportedly dies after being stabbed in eye with umbrella

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/14/new-york...
American Lady

Danville, KY

#924679 Jun 14, 2013
He uses his Office to threaten and create fear while demeaning and degrading any American who oppose his policies and actions. A secure leader, who has noble self-esteem and not false confidence, refrains from showing such dread of critics and displaying a cocky, haughty attitude.

Mostly, his time seems to be spent causing dissention, unrest, and anxiety among the people of America, rather than uniting us (even though he was presented to us as the “Great Uniter”). He creates chaos for the sake of keeping people separated, envious, aggrieved and ready to argue. Under his leadership Americans have been kept on edge, rather than in a state of comfort and security. He incites people to be aggressive toward, and disrespectful of, those of differing opinions. And through such behavior, Obama has lowered the standards for self-control and mature restraint to the level of street-fighting gangs, when he should be raising the bar for people to strive toward becoming more considerate, tolerant, self-disciplined, self-sustaining, and self-assured.

Not a day goes by that he is not attempting to defy our laws, remove our rights, over-ride established procedures, install controversial appointees, enact divisive mandates, and assert a dictatorial form of power.

· Never has there been a leader of this great land who used such tactics to harm and hurt the people and this country.

· Never have we had a President who spoke with a caustic, evil tongue against the citizenry rather than present himself as a soothing, calming and trustworthy force.

· Never, in this country, have we experienced how much stress one man can cause a nation of people - on a daily basis!

Obama has promoted the degeneration of peace, civility, and quality of cooperation between us. He thrives on tearing us down, rather than building us up.

He is the Architect of the decline of America, and the epitome of a Demagogue.

Maureen Scott
Lincoln

United States

#924680 Jun 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, she does care about the GOP.
Because if her base shrinks, her income goes down!
Right wing authors do best when a Democrat is in the White House.
She is a bit shrill ???
Lincoln

United States

#924681 Jun 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree, and holding and reading an actual book has to be better than holding a kindle.
kindle is a whole library when traveling.
Real books have their charm.

Too many dependent on the web as an education.
LIES DONT HELP BARAK

Bronx, NY

#924682 Jun 14, 2013
Years ago the sharp-tongued American author Gore Vidal observed,“Democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.” For Vidal, the USA does not have two, but only one political party,“with two right wings,” which campaigns for the interests of major corporations. He considered the media to be instruments of propaganda for the preservation of social power relations.

One might dismiss Gore Vidal’s view as the literary embellishment of a writer, but the transferability of his assessment of American politics to the looming German national election is confirmed by journalist Heribert Prantl in the Süddeutsche Zeitung,“The campaign of the political camps is an electoral campaign that actually no longer exists… a campaign of the political camps is an inappropriate term … There [once] were opposing positions on basic policy issues: foreign, economic, energy and immigration policies… The fundamental differences between the parties (with the exception of Die Linke) have disappeared.”
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#924683 Jun 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>They can't let the conflict extend beyond the borders.
But, I would think a government friendlier to the US and by extension, to israel, can bring more stability to the region.
israel's problem is they can't fight a limited war. If something starts with one, it will quickly find itself fighting all.
There is a lot of conflicting information on what is actually occurring. The Chinese and the Russians gave Assad carte blanche to finish the job. Who are the rebels? Some say they are Al Queada affiliated; others say they are not. The UN said that there was no concrete proof that sarin gas was being used. Hezbollah and Iran, Russia are backing the regime; I can't see that our involvement would amount to anything good. It's a quagmire.
Can Assad's regime survive this either way? I doubt it.

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#924684 Jun 14, 2013
American Lady wrote:
He uses his Office to threaten and create fear while demeaning and degrading any American who oppose his policies and actions. A secure leader, who has noble self-esteem and not false confidence, refrains from showing such dread of critics and displaying a cocky, haughty attitude.
Mostly, his time seems to be spent causing dissention, unrest, and anxiety among the people of America, rather than uniting us (even though he was presented to us as the “Great Uniter”). He creates chaos for the sake of keeping people separated, envious, aggrieved and ready to argue. Under his leadership Americans have been kept on edge, rather than in a state of comfort and security. He incites people to be aggressive toward, and disrespectful of, those of differing opinions. And through such behavior, Obama has lowered the standards for self-control and mature restraint to the level of street-fighting gangs, when he should be raising the bar for people to strive toward becoming more considerate, tolerant, self-disciplined, self-sustaining, and self-assured.
Not a day goes by that he is not attempting to defy our laws, remove our rights, over-ride established procedures, install controversial appointees, enact divisive mandates, and assert a dictatorial form of power.
· Never has there been a leader of this great land who used such tactics to harm and hurt the people and this country.
· Never have we had a President who spoke with a caustic, evil tongue against the citizenry rather than present himself as a soothing, calming and trustworthy force.
· Never, in this country, have we experienced how much stress one man can cause a nation of people - on a daily basis!
Obama has promoted the degeneration of peace, civility, and quality of cooperation between us. He thrives on tearing us down, rather than building us up.
He is the Architect of the decline of America, and the epitome of a Demagogue.
Maureen Scott
Very accurate description of the type of person this scumbag, Obama is.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924685 Jun 14, 2013
TheIndenpendentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Libraries will continue, to hold ALL forms of media.
You BONEHEAD.
Time and budgets will tell.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#924686 Jun 14, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
kindle is a whole library when traveling.
Real books have their charm.
Too many dependent on the web as an education.
So far I have rejected the kindle! I still like books!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924687 Jun 14, 2013
TheIndenpendentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Not that hard to imagine-for anyone that's ever lost a hard drive full of data that they thought was safely stored...in which case...
Thank goodness for paper and pencil.
Surely, you back up any critical data, don't you?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#924688 Jun 14, 2013
American Lady wrote:
He uses his Office to threaten and create fear while demeaning and degrading any American who oppose his policies and actions. A secure leader, who has noble self-esteem and not false confidence, refrains from showing such dread of critics and displaying a cocky, haughty attitude.
Mostly, his time seems to be spent causing dissention, unrest, and anxiety among the people of America, rather than uniting us (even though he was presented to us as the “Great Uniter”). He creates chaos for the sake of keeping people separated, envious, aggrieved and ready to argue. Under his leadership Americans have been kept on edge, rather than in a state of comfort and security. He incites people to be aggressive toward, and disrespectful of, those of differing opinions. And through such behavior, Obama has lowered the standards for self-control and mature restraint to the level of street-fighting gangs, when he should be raising the bar for people to strive toward becoming more considerate, tolerant, self-disciplined, self-sustaining, and self-assured.
Not a day goes by that he is not attempting to defy our laws, remove our rights, over-ride established procedures, install controversial appointees, enact divisive mandates, and assert a dictatorial form of power.
· Never has there been a leader of this great land who used such tactics to harm and hurt the people and this country.
· Never have we had a President who spoke with a caustic, evil tongue against the citizenry rather than present himself as a soothing, calming and trustworthy force.
· Never, in this country, have we experienced how much stress one man can cause a nation of people - on a daily basis!
Obama has promoted the degeneration of peace, civility, and quality of cooperation between us. He thrives on tearing us down, rather than building us up.
He is the Architect of the decline of America, and the epitome of a Demagogue.
Maureen Scott
Obama had an interesting childhood...children are never unaffected by environments governed by harsh regimes.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924689 Jun 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree, and holding and reading an actual book has to be better than holding a kindle.
Agree. However, many libraries are spending more on computers and electronic media than on books.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#924690 Jun 14, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
kindle is a whole library when traveling.
Real books have their charm.
Too many dependent on the web as an education.
One can be very "fleeting", while the other is much more structurally sound.
Even more so-in books.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#924691 Jun 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt is in complete agreement with your last paragraph.
Insider sheds light on Syria's chemical arms

Former scientist for country's programme says the regime used sarin agent in small quantities to halt rebel advances.

Some Western intelligence agencies believe that Syria also has access to tabun nerve agent, but the chemist said these reports are untrue.

The regime and rebels have accused each other of using chemical weapons on several occasions, and the issue has come to dominate recent debate about the two-year-long conflict.

While the US and Britain say they have "credible evidence" that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, and Turkey said its hospitals treated patients exposed to chemical attack, a UN human rights inquiry said it had "no conclusive findings on use of chemical weapons".

The chemist said he fled the country before December 23, 2012, when the first claims emerged about the regime’s use of chemical weapons in the neighbourhood of Khaldiyeh, in the city of Homs. The neighbourhood is strategic because it divides Sunnis and largely pro-government Alawites.

A diluted mix of sarin and isopropyl alcohol was likely used in December 2012, according to the scientist, but he cast doubt on the claims of the regime and rebels that chemical weapons were used in Khan al-Assal in Aleppo on March 19.

Sarin is a colourless and odorless liquid. "When medics report [a] very disgusting smell, the way they did in Khan al-Assal, it is obvious it’s not coming from chemical weapons," the chemist said. "The fact that patients only suffered from suffocation and no other symptoms further confirms that it was not sarin

The chemist said what was likely fired was military-grade tear gas, used as a substitute for chemical agents. The chemist explained that during the two-year conflict, the regime has experimented with mixing different gases - like sarin and tear gas - in order to create a mélange of symptoms that would make the cause hard to identify.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/201...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#924692 Jun 14, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> But it's o.k for police to play judge & jury right? Doesn't matter to you because, it's not your people in your community being shot by cops everyday. Explain your love for the constitution over true justice to the families of the victims of those terrorist "terror attacks." This ain't no normal crime & should be handled in a normal manor. I bet the victims of the Boston bombings wish the president assassinated that American citizen & his foreign realized territory brother. Like I said,"they chose sides with terrorist, that makes then terrorist!" You're radicalized in your beliefs & fear you might be targeted. Even when that asshole Bush was in office, no democrat took things as far as you republicans. You also have committed treason & declared war on &, conspired on the downfall of Americas president. The mine in the sand was drawn & you crossed it. Don't be scared now!
The Russians warned the US about the Boston bombers, but the Obama administration chose to ignore the warnings.

They were too busy spying on American citizens.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#924693 Jun 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
There is a lot of conflicting information on what is actually occurring. The Chinese and the Russians gave Assad carte blanche to finish the job. Who are the rebels? Some say they are Al Queada affiliated; others say they are not. The UN said that there was no concrete proof that sarin gas was being used. Hezbollah and Iran, Russia are backing the regime; I can't see that our involvement would amount to anything good. It's a quagmire.
Can Assad's regime survive this either way? I doubt it.
The news report I heard from NBC said without intervention the rebels will fail as Hezbollah is destroying them.

Sunni vs Shiites
Lincoln

United States

#924694 Jun 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
A common problem of parents who fail to teach their children how to behave in public, whether a library, a store, or on an airplane.
Too lazy to be parents, and disrespectful of the rights of others.
are you a Maiden Aunt?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#924695 Jun 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Surely, you back up any critical data, don't you?
That was the "digital" back up.

One book @ 25.00-countless loan outs.

One electronic license @ 25.00 for 20 downloads, time to renew the license for twenty more.

You do the Math on that one Mr.-and use the denominator of common sense.

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