Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#925568 Jun 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Who cares?
Why did Millard Fillmore sign the Fugitive Slave Act?
The head-leader of the GOP lies all the time and you say who cares?You must not be a Republican.:-D
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925569 Jun 16, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Galt has opinions.
He keeps trying to exchange it as a fact.
The truth about Obamacare costs will be known when the premium bills show up in the mail.
Lincoln LCN

United States

#925570 Jun 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Who cares?
Why did Millard Fillmore sign the Fugitive Slave Act?
A Question previously not posted :-)

he was a "Doughface"

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#925571 Jun 16, 2013
Lincoln LCN wrote:
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Head of IRS a Republican.
NSA trumps IRS ?
the NSA data mining and monitoring of phone calls started after 9/11/2001 with the help of the Patriot Act. We knew about it back then and a whistle blower came forward in 2006

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/jan-june06...

An article in Thursday's USA Today reported that three of the largest U.S. phone companies have been providing the National Security Agency with phone records from millions of Americans since 9/11. Two senators discuss the program's legal and security issues now that the public is aware of it.

Where was your concern back then??

Why wasn't there any outrage from conservatives when the Buah administration started the program?

Is it because a black man is now doing the same thing?
American Lady

Danville, KY

#925572 Jun 16, 2013
Happy Fathers Day ...
to ALL
*Patriot* Fathers!

Since: Dec 12

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#925573 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.
What's with you people who are so nostalgic for the Cold War you're continually trying to re-start it?

Are you like those black-shirted neo-nazis who weren't alive when fascism still existed so now they think its pretty cool?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#925574 Jun 16, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>The head-leader of the GOP lies all the time and you say who cares?You must not be a Republican.:-D
Romney is history and his ideas no longer matter.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925575 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.
Hmmm, I never regarded a Topix Message board as an outreach tool.

The majority of candidates belongs to one of the National Parties -so I find them voting for someone with one of those initials behind their names as not remarkable.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#925576 Jun 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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One word from Obama was enough to get an innocent man charged with murder.
which innocent man?

how did you determine he was innocent? are you all powerful and all knowing? maybe those christian evangelicals should be saying

In Galt's name.....
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925577 Jun 16, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Better get a good pair of glasses because the IG report said nothing of the kind. It supported President Obama's view that the problem was one of bureaucratic miscommunication and mistakes of application and review inefficiency, but nothing per se "illegal"
Too bad the rest of the world does live in Sparkle Pony Land -
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925578 Jun 16, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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the NSA data mining and monitoring of phone calls started after 9/11/2001 with the help of the Patriot Act. We knew about it back then and a whistle blower came forward in 2006
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/jan-june06...
An article in Thursday's USA Today reported that three of the largest U.S. phone companies have been providing the National Security Agency with phone records from millions of Americans since 9/11. Two senators discuss the program's legal and security issues now that the public is aware of it.
Where was your concern back then??
Why wasn't there any outrage from conservatives when the Buah administration started the program?
Is it because a black man is now doing the same thing?
So it is okay for NSA to enlarge their program and continue to spy because Obama is in office?

Since: Dec 12

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#925579 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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My father taught his kids to assume responsibility and be independent from the pack.
So, I decline as you are counter productive to this.
Huh, that must be why your voice is so unique from the rest of the cacophony from the right.

Riiiiiggghhhhtttt.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#925580 Jun 16, 2013
Lincoln LCN wrote:
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Which Romney, father George or Son 47% Mitt
Pete

Since: Dec 12

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#925581 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.
Yer gonna have to make it even simpler.

Yeah, its that dumb down there.

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Frank

Spokane, WA

#925582 Jun 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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When you apply for a tax exempt status under a statute that says the applying organization can not be primarily a political entity, then guess what, you get flagged especially when you are so fricken dumb that you put "Tea Party" in your organizations's name.
Quit blaming the IRS for following the law instead blaming the Tea Party groups that were so GD dumb.
The law is written to be applied the same for every one,not just the people that support the Obama agenda. It is not pick and choose Tuesday and our country was not founded on the radical left wing corruption that saturates and surrounds The White House.

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#925583 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Illegaly, as Obama never got Congressional approval. Congress is the only entity that can declare war.
Pop quiz genius:

When was the last time Congress declared war?

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#925584 Jun 16, 2013
Nostrilis H Waxman wrote:
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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =N5p-qIq32m8XX <-- 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...
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force in Iraq from flawed data presented by the Bush Iraq Oil Cabal.

spin that in one of the 50 ways that you war-mongers have created to fight the factual blowback.

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John Galt

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#925585 Jun 16, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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which innocent man?
how did you determine he was innocent? are you all powerful and all knowing? maybe those christian evangelicals should be saying
In Galt's name.....
Prosecutors and police believed there was no case until Obama brought the weight of the Presidency down on the head of an American citizen.

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#925586 Jun 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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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.
"illegal"??

Must have missed that.

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Gering, NE

#925587 Jun 16, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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maybe you should check your history first
we supplied arms and munitions to England before we entered into WWII,
lend-lease ring a bell?
how about providing destroyer escorts for English convoys?
We supplied weapons and munition to the French in the 50 in their Indochina war games.....
We supplied intel and aid to England during the Falklands War
we supplied arms and munitions to Israel in 73, in fact Israel had lost so many tanks, we were pulling tanks out of Europe and sending them directly to Israel, heck the paint had barely time to dry before being sent into battle
we supplied arms, munitions and intel to Saddam during their war with Iran in the 80's
we supplied arms and munitions to the Muhajjadeen in the 80's in their war against the gov't of Afghanistan
where were the Congressional votes to declare war in those situations>
Why weren't you concerned when republican presidents were providing military aid to one side of a conflict?
So you have never heard of treaties with our allies that promises aid and support to them? Treaties MUST be approved by Congress.

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