Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1460448 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

#925535 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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If something is NOT done immediately Hezbollah will crash the rebels.
Politically, Syria is friends with Iran so Russia is protecting them.
Politically, Iran is a nemesis to the US and the US would like to see the Iran supporting country fall into control of a group less favorable.
Now for the rub -most of rebels are associated with terrorist groups.
Of all the entities that you mention, which is the greatest threat to the US?

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#925536 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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The rank partisan site 'Media Matters' qualified for the exemption.
Flagging someone BECAUSE they had "Tea Party" in their name is what got the IRS in trouble.
It is apparent you are not familiar with the IG report.
Media Matters is not primarily in politics. So they hold rales, run candidates?

Tea Party. PARTY. The name implies this is primaroly an organization looking to put forth their own candidates.

This is NOT permitted under the rules for the tax exempt status they applied for.

Its that simple.

Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#925537 Jun 16, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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Yes, I am aware that the IRS was targeting tea party groups, however, I am also aware that the man responsible for it is a conservative republican...
WASHINGTON (Reuters)- A U.S. Internal Revenue Service manager, who described himself as a conservative Republican, told congressional investigators that he and a local colleague decided to give conservative groups the extra scrutiny that has prompted weeks of political controversy.
In an official interview transcript released on Sunday by Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings, the manager said he and an underling set aside "Tea Party" and "patriot" groups that had applied for tax-exempt status because the organizations appeared to pose a new precedent that could affect future IRS filings.
Cummings, top Democrat on the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducting the probe, told CNN's "State of the Union" program that the manager's comments provided evidence that politics was not behind IRS actions that have fueled a month-long furor in Washington.
"He is a conservative Republican working for the IRS. I think this interview and these statements go a long way toward showing that the White House was not involved in this," Cummings told CNN's "State of the Union" program.
http://news.yahoo.com/democrat-irs-testimony-...
I am also aware that facing budget cuts, imposed by the Republican controlled house, officials in the State Department developed a mindset to reduce spending...
Funny how you throw around the IRS report, but completely ignore the IG report on Benghazi that identified the people responsible, and the issues. Those issues are being addressed and the people reassigned.
One burning question no one seems to want to ask, Ambassador Stevens knew of the situation in Benghazi, was warned of the security risk, but chose to go anyway. WHY?
Cummings was releasing Progressive squirrels.

According to the FBI director, Mueller, that Cummings was wrong and the investigation is very much being pursued during a congressional hearing this week.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925538 Jun 16, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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Yes, I am aware that the IRS was targeting tea party groups, however, I am also aware that the man responsible for it is a conservative republican...
WASHINGTON (Reuters)- A U.S. Internal Revenue Service manager, who described himself as a conservative Republican, told congressional investigators that he and a local colleague decided to give conservative groups the extra scrutiny that has prompted weeks of political controversy.
In an official interview transcript released on Sunday by Democratic Representative Elijah Cummings, the manager said he and an underling set aside "Tea Party" and "patriot" groups that had applied for tax-exempt status because the organizations appeared to pose a new precedent that could affect future IRS filings.
Cummings, top Democrat on the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee conducting the probe, told CNN's "State of the Union" program that the manager's comments provided evidence that politics was not behind IRS actions that have fueled a month-long furor in Washington.
"He is a conservative Republican working for the IRS. I think this interview and these statements go a long way toward showing that the White House was not involved in this," Cummings told CNN's "State of the Union" program.
http://news.yahoo.com/democrat-irs-testimony-...
I am also aware that facing budget cuts, imposed by the Republican controlled house, officials in the State Department developed a mindset to reduce spending...
Funny how you throw around the IRS report, but completely ignore the IG report on Benghazi that identified the people responsible, and the issues. Those issues are being addressed and the people reassigned.
One burning question no one seems to want to ask, Ambassador Stevens knew of the situation in Benghazi, was warned of the security risk, but chose to go anyway. WHY?
A fictional strawman created by Congressman Stepin Fetchit.

Name the "conservative Republican IRS manager" or STFU.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#925539 Jun 16, 2013
Correction:

Cummings was releasing Progressive squirrels.

According to the FBI director Mueller- who testified in a congressional hearing this week- Cummings is wrong and the investigation is being pursued.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#925540 Jun 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Gaddafi was about to crush the rebels when Obama entered the civil war in Libya.
actually it was the European union that got involved, it was a NATO operation. No U.S. troops took part in any combat activities.....We supplied intel, aerial refueling capability and other logistical support only.

The Arab springs in Tunisia and Egypt has no outside support.

BTW..I disagree with President Obama's decision to get involved in Syria. Its a no win situation which ever side wins....

I do like the idea of Russia supplying Assad with SA-300 missiles...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#925541 Jun 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Gaddafi was about to crush the rebels when Obama entered the civil war in Libya.
Illegaly, as Obama never got Congressional approval. Congress is the only entity that can declare war.
Nostrilis H Waxman

Windsor, CT

#925542 Jun 16, 2013
Yes, desperate indeed sonic-Kool-Aid drinker. Your talking points are silly and ridiculous, just an example of you Democrats politicized the war after they spewed rhetoric getting us into the war in Iraq.

Don't believe me though, leftard. Just humor me and listen to what Madeline Albright and other Democrats said. Then try and spin your way out of their responsibility. You should also remember that the Senate Democrats also voted 29-21 to use force in Iraq:

<-- MUST VIEW, then spin

"Resolution sharply divides Democrats

The Senate vote sharply divided Democrats, with 29 voting for the measure and 21 against. All Republicans except Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island voted for passage"

http://archives.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/10/1...
sonicfilter wrote:
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desperate? LOL
Hypocrisy Overload: Dick Cheney Calls Edward Snowden a Traitor
Dick Cheney helped mislead the country into invading Iraq and has been convicted of war crimes, but he thinks Edward Snowden is a traitor.
....What the former vice president left out of the conversation was that Snowden would have never had access to classified information without the explosion of the private contractor intelligence industry after the Patriot Act was passed. Without the Patriot Act, Edward Snowden may not have been in position to access classified information.
Cheney was part of an administration that fabricated intelligence in order to mislead the country into invading Iraq, so I donÂ’t think he has any room to be tossing the traitor word around.
The former vice presidentÂ’s capacity for hypocrisy is astounding. Ultimately Edward Snowden is responsible for his own actions, but the policies of Bush/Cheney administration opened the door for this to happen.
The word traitor is being thrown around almost as often as the term whistle blower, but I am not comfortable with either description. The facts are that Snowden is a leaker, who definitely committed crimes. If Edward Snowden did pass intelligence to the Chinese, he is a traitor and a spy.(Interestingly, if Snowden did or does pass information to the Chinese, what does that make Glenn Greenwald?)
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/06/16/dick-c...
being amused by right wing hypocrisy does not equate to desperation.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#925543 Jun 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Media Matters is not primarily in politics. So they hold rales, run candidates?
Tea Party. PARTY. The name implies this is primaroly an organization looking to put forth their own candidates.
This is NOT permitted under the rules for the tax exempt status they applied for.
Its that simple.
Then you are WRONG.

The IG report found the IRS targeting groups for having 'Tea Party' in their name was illegal.

Makes no difference what your opinion is as this is not decided by a raise of hands.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925544 Jun 16, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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actually it was the European union that got involved, it was a NATO operation. No U.S. troops took part in any combat activities.....We supplied intel, aerial refueling capability and other logistical support only.
The Arab springs in Tunisia and Egypt has no outside support.
BTW..I disagree with President Obama's decision to get involved in Syria. Its a no win situation which ever side wins....
I do like the idea of Russia supplying Assad with SA-300 missiles...
NATO couldn't defeat the Duchy of Grand Fenwick without the US.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925545 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Illegaly, as Obama never got Congressional approval. Congress is the only entity that can declare war.
So, our immediate intervention without Congressional approval must have been critical to prevent an imminent attack on the US?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#925546 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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If only 30% of the public trusts the government you are counting Independents and Libertarians into the NO faith in government list.
Yup, except that most of them are still voting D or R. Its my purpose to educate them.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#925547 Jun 16, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
actually it was the European union that got involved, it was a NATO operation. No U.S. troops took part in any combat activities.....We supplied intel, aerial refueling capability and other logistical support only.
The Arab springs in Tunisia and Egypt has no outside support.
BTW..I disagree with President Obama's decision to get involved in Syria. Its a no win situation which ever side wins....
I do like the idea of Russia supplying Assad with SA-300 missiles...
Which is an act of war.

Where is the Congressional vote to declare war on Libya?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#925548 Jun 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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With little enthusiasm and without a viable alternative.
Ahhhh, see? There's the difference. That's why you have to defend your Republican Party, you own them (or vice-versa).
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925549 Jun 16, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
actually it was the European union that got involved, it was a NATO operation. No U.S. troops took part in any combat activities.....We supplied intel, aerial refueling capability and other logistical support only.
The Arab springs in Tunisia and Egypt has no outside support.
BTW..I disagree with President Obama's decision to get involved in Syria. Its a no win situation which ever side wins....
I do like the idea of Russia supplying Assad with SA-300 missiles...
Obama declared that Mubarak had to go.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#925550 Jun 16, 2013
Lincoln LCN wrote:
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Powers that be, will manipulate both Sunni and Shiite to the advantage of America,.... with some luck.
Republican President in 2017 will most likely continue this policy
Plan started under President G H W Bush and remains the same?
Peace
Whatever ...

This doesn't add to the conversation? This is "off topic"?

Try reading Fetch Almighty, he's one of yours.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925551 Jun 16, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Yup, except that most of them are still voting D or R. Its my purpose to educate them.
The Libertarian Party needs an independent Presidential candidate with national stature....someone like Bloomberg who respects individual rights.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#925552 Jun 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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A fictional strawman created by Congressman Stepin Fetchit.
Name the "conservative Republican IRS manager" or STFU.
Provide proof that the White House was involved or STFU.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#925553 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Romney felt Health Care programs should be determined by the states not federal government.
So, why did Romney endorse saving Medicare and Medicaid in 2012? Was Romney just lying again?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925554 Jun 16, 2013
Emaen wrote:
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Provide proof that the White House was involved or STFU.
Watergate took two and one-half years to unravel.

Democrats should welcome a thorough investigation of the IRS...unless there is something to hide.

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