Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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ProvenScience

London, KY

#924999 Jun 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! So is this open for discussion son?
Only to libuhrultics in their imaginary world of make believe.

That narrows it down to slim to none pretty good lol.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#925000 Jun 14, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
lets see
Iran 1954-1955 Operation AJAX, we staged a coup of the newly DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF IRAN and installed the SHAH into power. Ever hear of the SAVAK, Iranian secret police. The number of people arrested, jailed without a trial, tortured and killed makes Saddam look like an angel.
Iraq 1979, CIA helps put Saddam into power.
I never mentioned Iraq in 1992.
I did mention Iraq 2003. Tell me what were they doing that warranted our invading the country and taking out Saddam?
as for Afghanistan in the 80's, we armed, trained and financed the Mujaheddin, which was to become Al Qaeda.
We need to learn to mind our own business.
1954-1955? Lordy, how long do you people hold a grudge?

Yes, we may have mettled and may have been wrong about the Shah in hindsight.

But Russia was influencing the other guy and Commnunist Russia in the 1950s having that kind of power involving control over that much oil was not in ours or the world's best interest.

Saddam was considered the entire world's ally against Iran in the 1970s.

But things changed. Maybe you should do some research so you can get up to snuff.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#925001 Jun 14, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
So, liberals need to remember who had control of the purse strings and who really created a deficit needing debt ceiling increases.
And who was the wind beneath Bill Clinton's wings.
Patriot

Brighton, CO

#925002 Jun 14, 2013
Documents Reveal DHS Abandoned Illegal Alien Background Checks to Meet Amnesty Requests Following Obama’s DACA

http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press...
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#925003 Jun 14, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Absolutely we need another Reagan.
Barack Hussein Obama has the Demorat voter thinking the State is the be all and end all.. Reagan had them thinking and betting on themselves.
It was because Reagan ended the Cold War and a Republican Congress in the 1990s balanced the budget, Bill Clinton could say in his State of the Union Address, "The era of big government is over."

Then Obama and his Democrat Congress determined it had only just begun.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#925004 Jun 14, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
1954-1955? Lordy, how long do you people hold a grudge?
Yes, we may have mettled and may have been wrong about the Shah in hindsight.
But Russia was influencing the other guy and Commnunist Russia in the 1950s having that kind of power involving control over that much oil was not in ours or the world's best interest.
Saddam was considered the entire world's ally against Iran in the 1970s.
But things changed. Maybe you should do some research so you can get up to snuff.
May be we should give it some more clues?
(Unreal sometimes).
Definition:

A mujahid is one who strives or struggles on behalf of Islam; mujahideen is the plural of the same word. The word mujahid is an Arabic participle drawn from the same root as the Arabic word jihad, to strive or struggle.

The term is most frequently used in reference to the self named Afghan mujahideen, the guerrilla fighters who battled the Soviet army from 1979 – 1989, when the Soviets withdrew in defeat. The Soviets invaded in December, 1979 in order to provide support a recently installed pro-Soviet prime minister, Babrak Karmal.

The mujahideen were fighters from the mountainous areas of the largely rural country, and also maintained bases in Pakistan. They were entirely independent of the government. Mujahideen fought under the command of tribal leaders, who also headed Islamist political parties, which ranged from radical to moderate. The mujahideen received arms by way of Pakistan and Iran, both of which share a border. They made use of an arsenal of guerrilla tactics to thwart the Soviets, such as laying ambushes or blowing up gas pipelines between the two countries. They were estimated to be about 90,000 strong in the mid-1980s.

The Afghan mujahideen were not seeking to wage an aggressive jihad beyond national boundaries, but were rather fighting a nationalist war against an occupier. The language of Islam helped unify a population that was—and still is--otherwise very heterogonous: Afghans have many tribal, ethnic and linguistic differences. After the war ended in 1989, these different factions returned to their previous divisiveness and fought each other, until the Taliban established rule in 1991.

These unorganized guerrilla warriors were viewed as outlaws by their Soviet enemy and as "freedom fighters" by the Reagan Administration in the U.S., which supported the 'enemy of its enemy,' the Soviet Union.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925005 Jun 14, 2013
American Lady wrote:
WHY WAS THIS DELETED?
Pray Tell.
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American Lady
Danville, KY
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Florida V Zimmerman: Uncovering The Malicious Prosecution of My Son – By Robert Zimmerman Sr.
http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2013/06/1...
I offer up even more fervent prayers for George and the entire Zimmerman family.
“Lord, I just pray right here, right now for your righteous, divine, spiritual intervention for George and the Zimmerman family. May the precious blood of Jesus wash over them, protect them and may YOUR LIGHT of truth burn through the evil that is attacking this family and spreading across our our once fair land.We, I know as your word has been given, written that your truth will prevail over any and all evil. I pray for your covering of grace that can only be given by you Lord for George Zimmerman and his family. Bless Father Zimmerman for his book and standing up to the evil that is threatening his beloved son and they are all your children. I ask this in Jesus name, Amen”
~~PatriotUSA
Amen! <3
Because Obama is committed to railroading George Zimmerman.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925006 Jun 14, 2013
Patriot wrote:
Man Behind Syrian ‘Chemical Weapons’ Claim Is Fiction Writer Who Ran Benghazi Cover-Up
http://www.infowars.com/man-behind-syrian-che...
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Rothschild –‘The City’– World Conquest –“We Own You – We Will Take Everything”
rothschild-the-city-world-conq uest-we-own-you-we-will-take-e verything
"Wag the Dog"

Syria is an Obama media lie.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925007 Jun 14, 2013
Walmart in Temecula put this week's entire ammo inventory on sale at 7 am this morning.

Total of about 30 boxes, gone within five minutes.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#925009 Jun 14, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
May be we should give it some more clues?
(Unreal sometimes).
Definition:
A mujahid is one who strives or struggles on behalf of Islam; mujahideen is the plural of the same word. The word mujahid is an Arabic participle drawn from the same root as the Arabic word jihad, to strive or struggle.
The term is most frequently used in reference to the self named Afghan mujahideen, the guerrilla fighters who battled the Soviet army from 1979 – 1989, when the Soviets withdrew in defeat. The Soviets invaded in December, 1979 in order to provide support a recently installed pro-Soviet prime minister, Babrak Karmal.
The mujahideen were fighters from the mountainous areas of the largely rural country, and also maintained bases in Pakistan. They were entirely independent of the government. Mujahideen fought under the command of tribal leaders, who also headed Islamist political parties, which ranged from radical to moderate. The mujahideen received arms by way of Pakistan and Iran, both of which share a border. They made use of an arsenal of guerrilla tactics to thwart the Soviets, such as laying ambushes or blowing up gas pipelines between the two countries. They were estimated to be about 90,000 strong in the mid-1980s.
The Afghan mujahideen were not seeking to wage an aggressive jihad beyond national boundaries, but were rather fighting a nationalist war against an occupier. The language of Islam helped unify a population that was—and still is--otherwise very heterogonous: Afghans have many tribal, ethnic and linguistic differences. After the war ended in 1989, these different factions returned to their previous divisiveness and fought each other, until the Taliban established rule in 1991.
These unorganized guerrilla warriors were viewed as outlaws by their Soviet enemy and as "freedom fighters" by the Reagan Administration in the U.S., which supported the 'enemy of its enemy,' the Soviet Union.
We help the Afghanis run off a mutual enemy and what do they do?
Turn right around and plot to fly jet planes into our buildings.

No good deed goes unpunished.

An American Muslim explained why radical Muslims are so backwards and tribal. He said most of them can't read or write and are so insulated by traditions that outdates modern civilization, they can see no other way to seem relevant than to resort to violence.

Made sense to me.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925010 Jun 14, 2013
It's called the Affordable Care Act, but President Obama's health care law may turn out to be unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and hotels.

That might seem strange since the law requires medium-sized and large employers to offer "affordable" coverage or face fines.

But what's reasonable? Because of a wrinkle in the law, companies can meet their legal obligations by offering policies that would be too expensive for many low-wage workers. For the employee, it's like a mirage -- attractive but out of reach.

The company can get off the hook, say corporate consultants and policy experts, but the employee could still face a federal requirement to get health insurance.

Many are expected to remain uninsured, possibly risking fines. That's due to another provision: the law says workers with an offer of "affordable" workplace coverage aren't entitled to new tax credits for private insurance, which could be a better deal for those on the lower rungs of the middle class.

Some supporters of the law are disappointed. It smacks of today's Catch-22 insurance rules.

"Some people may not gain the benefit of affordable employer coverage," acknowledged Ron Pollack, president of Families USA, a liberal advocacy group leading efforts to get uninsured people signed up for coverage next year.

"It is an imperfection in the new law," Pollack added. "The new law is a big step in the right direction, but it is not perfect, and it will require future improvements."

Andy Stern, former president of the Service Employees International Union, the 2-million-member service-sector labor union, called the provision "an avoidance opportunity" for big business. SEIU provided grass-roots support during Obama's long struggle to push the bill through Congress.

The law is complicated, but essentially companies with 50 or more full-time workers are required to offer coverage that meets certain basic standards and costs no more than 9.5 percent of an employee's income. Failure to do so means fines for the employer.(Full-time work is defined as 30 or more hours a week, on average.)

But do the math from the worker's side: For an employee making $21,000 a year, 9.5 percent of their income could mean premiums as high as $1,995 and the insurance would still be considered affordable.

Even a premium of $1,000 -- close to the current average for employee-only coverage -- could be unaffordable for someone stretching earnings in the low $20,000's.

With such a small income, "there is just not any left over for health insurance," said Shannon Demaree, head of actuarial services for the Lockton Benefit Group. "What the government is requiring employers to do isn't really something their low-paid employees want."

Based in Kansas City, Mo., Lockton is an insurance broker and benefits consultant that caters to many medium-sized businesses affected by the health care law. Actuaries like Demaree specialize in cost estimates.

Another thing to keep in mind: premiums wouldn't be the only expense for employees. For a basic plan, they could also face an annual deductible amounting to $3,000 or so, before insurance starts paying.

"If you make $20,000, are you really going to buy that?" asked Tracy Watts, leader of the health care group at Mercer, a major benefits consulting firm.

And low-wage workers making more than about $15,900 won't be eligible for the law's Medicaid expansion, shutting down another possibility for getting covered.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#925011 Jun 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Walmart in Temecula put this week's entire ammo inventory on sale at 7 am this morning.
Total of about 30 boxes, gone within five minutes.
Do you own a gun?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925012 Jun 14, 2013
Firearms have been flying off shelves across the country amid calls from some lawmakers to increase gun control, and manufacturers are benefiting from the surge in demand.

But retailers and makers of firearms aren’t simply relying on returning gun owners looking to make another purchase. They’re also getting a boost from first-time buyers, thanks to an increasing number of people interested in firearms.

Firearms sales have soared recently amid concerns over increased regulations. Some states, including New York and Connecticut, have passed stricter laws that ban certain firearms and cap magazine capacities in the wake of last year’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The U.S. Senate struck down an effort to pass gun-control legislation related to background checks and a ban on some semi-automatic rifles.

On Thursday, Smith & Wesson (SWHC) said it expects fourth-quarter results to surpass previous expectations, now calling for a 38% increase in sales compared to the year-ago period. Sturm, Ruger & Co.(RGR) reported first-quarter earnings in April, saying its profit raced 53% higher and sales were up 39%.

Popular hunting and outdoor retailer Cabela’s (CAB) has also reported a significant benefit from firearm sales. Same-store sales climbed 24% in the first quarter but were up 9% excluding firearm sales.

KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Scott Hamann said Thursday in a research note to clients that despite Smith & Wesson’s rosier outlook,“we believe the results are not entirely surprising given the heightened level of political rhetoric during the quarter (culminating with a failed Senate vote on gun control on April 17) combined with significant restocking requirements in the depleted retail channel.”

For now, manufacturers and retailers are enjoying the extra business, especially from those who are new to firearms.

In its annual Firearms Retailer Survey Report, the National Shooting Sports Foundation said there is an upward trend in the number of first-time buyers purchasing firearms, while more women are frequenting gun shops and ranges.

“There’s no question that the number of people becoming interested in owning firearms for personal protection or shooting sports is growing,” said Mike Bazinet, Director of Public Affairs at the NSSF.

Retailers surveyed by the NSSF, a trade association for the firearms industry, reported that 25.8% of their customers were first-time firearm buyers in 2012. That reflects a slight improvement over the prior year’s 25% but a large jump from 20.8% in 2010.

And it hasn’t been a recent phenomenon, although recent sales show acceleration in the number of newcomers. Bazinet noted that background checks through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System—the industry’s best gauge of overall demand—have been on the upswing for more than a decade.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#925014 Jun 14, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
I would prefer that we mind our own business. While you may have not liked Saddam, there were certain advantages to having him in power.
Besides the trillions of dollars wasted in that war, the number of killed U.S. troops (4,500+), the 80K+ wounded, injured and sick troops, the trouble/PTSD our vets are going to deal with for decades...all for nothing
there's the hundreds of thousands of Iraq's killed in the war, the subsequent sectarian violence, the genocide, ethnic cleansing the destruction of Iraq's infrastructure and the expansion of Al Qaeda into Iraq, the growing influence of Iran in the region, Iran restarting its nuclear program...
Dude, there are thousands of tin pot dictators all over the world...some of whom we put in power and support
You may not have liked Hitler but the German trains all ran on time.

Idiot.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925017 Jun 14, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you own a gun?
No comment.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925020 Jun 14, 2013
Leggy Mountbatten wrote:
<quoted text>
Racist
And a tingle down the leg Matthews want-a-be.

Want to know what is racist in NJ and Matthew fantasy world?

Here is a list-
http://dictionary.reference.com/
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925023 Jun 14, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
We help the Afghanis run off a mutual enemy and what do they do?
Turn right around and plot to fly jet planes into our buildings.
No good deed goes unpunished.
An American Muslim explained why radical Muslims are so backwards and tribal. He said most of them can't read or write and are so insulated by traditions that outdates modern civilization, they can see no other way to seem relevant than to resort to violence.
Made sense to me.
I heard it described as a seventeen century mentality attempting to function in a twenty-first century world.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925024 Jun 14, 2013
Leggy Mountbatten wrote:
<quoted text>
Arab muslims have been selling blacks into slavery for eons. What a sap u are.
Black-on-black slavery is still practiced in Africa.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#925025 Jun 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama has already queered the jury pool and made it impossible for Zimmerman to receive a fair trial.
A high-tech lynching of a Hispanic by a low-life community organizer.
Little wonder that Obama lost his law license.
What a load

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#925026 Jun 14, 2013
GOP idiots wrote:
<quoted text>
Make the West Fertilizer company pay for it.
And if Mrs. O'Leary's cow knocked over that lantern in Chicago, you'd say we should make her pay for the entire Chicago Fire, right?

If the West, Texas explosion turns out to be Terrorism, we should still make the West, Co. pay, right?

And if the West, Co. can't possibly afford the cost of replacing the missing facility and all the surrounding neighborhoods and needs to file bankruptcy, you'd STILL whine and demand that someone else pay for it, right?

Typical *compassionate* Liberal azzhole: "Make someone else pay for it".

Some things never change.

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