Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1458229 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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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#926113 Jun 17, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> We have tips that you associate with 'questionable groups' too , but only in states like Russia that doesn't have a Bill of Rights' would "a right of association and free speech" be considered to be 'radicalizing' an individual. In fact, the Russians did not tell the F.B.I much of anything useful in the investigation of the Tsarnaev brothers--the F.B.I. found out on their own --the Russians asked the F.B.I. for help, it wasn't the other way around like you pretend.
Let's see now...
The Russians notice the muslim terrorist from the USA visiting known terrorists and they tell the FBI. Then, this terrorist enters the USA again after the Russians informed the FBI about his terrorist associations in Russia, and the FBI, NSA, DHS, IRS, and every other government agency was too busy spying on the TEA Party and Congress and Journalists to investigate this terrorist and spy on him.

Did I get that right?

By the way, who is the enemy Janet Napolitano is preparing to fight a large-scale war against? Would it be the same people the government is spying on?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#926114 Jun 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
RINOs are Democrats.
Boehner caves on all issues in January.
The "Gang of Eight" RINOs... enough said.
McCain meets with Al Qaeda after they massacred an entire Christian village.
NDAA eliminating the Posse Comitatus law.
Cowering to Democrats over gun running to Mexican drug cartels.
White House obviously lying after Benghazi.
Spying on the general American population.
Helping Janet Napolitano build a military machine in preparation for a war against the American people.
... and on, and on, and on....
RINOs are Democrats, dufus. They should just go ahead and join that party.
The problem with being paranoid in a political environment is that you eventually must be FOR something.
Just curious, what politicians are worthy of your support?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#926115 Jun 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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They all lived and grew up here in the United States.
That's what makes this president seem more like a usurper. To some of us anyway. He may have been born in Hawaii but his roots are not anything similar to any other president in our nation's history.
His middle name is even different than any other president's. William "Hussein" Clinton would have raised some eyebrows too.
Only idiots like yourself care about stuff like this. No offense.

Wanted: One pasty old white guy, preferably born in the Midwest, Christian, with name like Smith or Bush to be president, must like clearing brush, long walks and sunsets on the beach, apply at GOP headquarters.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#926116 Jun 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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One of the most liberal teachers I worked with said, "If it makes sense, you won't find it in the public school system."
He also said, "If you care, you won't last." He said it to me personally.
You just want to believe I'm lying. But you'll believe anything if it's coming from another liberal.
Why is that?
No son. You claim to back up your position.

I have no problems with that.

But you just don't follow through.

So based on your word versus the real world, I'll take the real world.

You might have had the authority to be a bully in the classroom, but not here. People do think in this arena.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#926117 Jun 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama has been in over his head since 2008. My jaw drops too everytime I think about it.
He missed his calling. He would have been a great actor. He and Michelle would have been fit right in with Tinsel Town's facade and become Hollyweird's sweethearts. Sort of like now.
He is a great actor. He acts like he is president. You have to admit he's one of the best actors ever, considering the difference between reality and what Obama pretends to be.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#926118 Jun 17, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>And when they are done taking over that is all that will be left - unskilled people and people on limited budgets
Hopefully I will be dead by then.
Walmart is destroying this great nation.
Seeing how you are already brain dead, Boner, it looks like you have a jump on things.

Not to worry though! Obamacare will make sure many good paying full time jobs will be turned into part time jobs. You Democrats are good at having a records for sustained high unemployment.

You must be proud!

I know! Raise taxes! That will stimulate the economy, right retard?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#926119 Jun 17, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Reagan sure didn't miss his calling! The fact is, he wasn't good at either but, he was a better actor than president. At least in film when he screws up, he gets a mulligan. As president when he messed up America suffered, FACT!
We're really sorry your side lost the Cold War.
Get over it. You lost. We won.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#926120 Jun 17, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Whatever you say, Wash Out.
It's not me son.

It's them!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#926121 Jun 17, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>So basically you just don't like foreign/foreign sounding names.
Personally, I'd be more worried about a dude named Homer that looks like Uncle Fester. My kids would never be allowed near the freak.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926122 Jun 17, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Your selective memory acting up again?
When the IRS targeted liberals
Under George W. Bush, it went after the NAACP, Greenpeace and even a liberal church
http://www.drudge.com/news/168333/irs-targete...
The Bush administration looking into two large organizations is nothing to even sneeze at.

Maybe you should look into who Clinton went after. O'Reilly alone was audited 3 times under Clinton.

Even Clinton's targeting pales in comparison to the number of individuals and small groups, not to mention the larger ones, who were not only denied tax exemption under the law but were grilled gestapo-style by the FBI wanting names and addresses of their associates, what they said in their prayers and what material they read.

We're not in Kansas anymore, Tenzing. Time you figured that out.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#926123 Jun 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
He is a great actor. He acts like he is president. You have to admit he's one of the best actors ever, considering the difference between reality and what Obama pretends to be.
yes. bushie boy wasn't acting when he killed thousands of American, was he?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#926124 Jun 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course, you don't get it.
The AP was targeted because it had received classified information from someone divulging things they shouldn't. They were looking for info on the leaker.
The black flag is not the symbol of just Al Qaeda & terrorism. The Libyan freedom group used that same flag. This probably will be a shock but Libya was just starting to recover from a civil war. It was dangerous place.
That black flag is a symbol for every Wahhabist terrorists, you moron. It represents world domination by Wahhabism, you dolt.
And, idiot, you need to educate yourself on Wahhabism. Wahhabism and freedom are diametrically opposed.
It is always a dangerous place any place where the Wahhabist terrorists are operating.
Perhaps you can explain to us why we have Wahhabist terrorists in the White House every day, especially since they openly promote being at war with the United States.
... or, was that information not in your last indoctrination session?

So, since the government of Egypt says openly they are at war with the United States, why are we giving them hundreds of billions of dollars worth of arms?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926125 Jun 17, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Put the President's popular ratings drop back into context with the even steeper decline in popularity of Congress now at a historically low 7% approval rating. Then, you can think about why Americans don't like the direction that the government has been heading in its quest to go nowhere but to be re-elected to public office and leave real governing management to Big Business and their lobbyists.
Obama is a puppet of Goldman Sachs.

Obama hates managing, much preferring grandstanding, so the arrangement is mutually beneficial.

What's your point?
Scarlet Pimpernel

New York, NY

#926126 Jun 17, 2013
Canada’s NSA equivalent, the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), has, like its better known counterpart south of the border, been scooping up “billions of bits of information transmitted around the world in cyberspace or on airwaves.”[3] Canada, along with the US, Britain, Australia and New Zealand, is part of a signals intelligence community, called the Five Eyes, which spies on the other partners’ citizens and then shares the data with them to circumvent laws prohibiting domestic spying.

These laws allow the major English-speaking capitalist democracies to back up their rhetoric about political freedom, while the cozy sharing arrangement among their electronic surveillance agencies frees them from the inconvenience of actually having to live up to it. And like the NSA, CSEC collects ‘meta-data,’ information on the date, duration, location and recipients of phone calls, e-mails, and text messages transmitted in Canada. Today, rather than having files on only 800,000 of its citizens, the Canadian police state has the raw material to assemble files on the vast majority of them.

Whitaker et al call state surveillance of citizens in liberal democracies political policing, which seems far more legitimate (legitimizing) than the name used to describe (discredit) the same behaviour in communist countries. When Cuban or North Korean officials place their citizens under surveillance, they’re accused of totalitarianism and police state repression, though it seems very unlikely, in light of the Snowden and other revelations, that either state can match the scope of snooping that liberal democracies can use to police their own citizens’ political behaviour.

The term “political policing” in lieu of “police state repression” sanitizes the practice when it happens in liberal capitalist states, and is sanitized again when it is acknowledged that “policing politics….has been done and continues to be done” in every liberal democracy, but that it “is inherently anomalous in liberal democracies.”[4] This, of course, is an oxymoron. Spying on citizens and disrupting the activities of those who challenge the established order can’t be inherently anomalous in liberal democracies if it is done in every one of them. It must, instead, be an invariable trait of liberal democracies.

But then, so too is political policing an invariable trait of every other kind of state. Whether it’s North Korea or Cuba spying on its own citizens, or the United States, Britain and Canada doing the same, in all cases, political policing serves a conservative function of defending the established order against those who would challenge it.“[T]he political police,” argue Whitker et al,“are always on the side of the political/economic status quo….[5]

The difference is that political policing in liberal democracies is “an activist conservatism on behalf of capital against its perceived enemies.”[6] Political policing in East Germany, the Soviet Union, or today in Cuba and North Korea, is likewise an active conservatism, though not on behalf of capital, but against it, and on behalf of capital’s enemies.

It’s naive, then, for anyone in a liberal democracy who poses a serious threat to the established order to believe the state is going to let them be, free to exercise political freedoms that exist largely as a rhetorical contrivance. Challenging the established order is like going to war, and anyone who goes to war and is shocked to discover that the enemy fights back is seriously deluded about war, the state, and the nature of the enemy. All states are police states, including those most attached to rhetoric about political freedom.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926127 Jun 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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And another point...
Our government today is preparing to fight a large-scale war against the American people. It is a simple deduction that, since it is an undisputable fact the government is preparing for war with the American people, the PRISM spying program is intended to assist the government's unconstitutional action against the American people in its coup attempt to take over the country and eliminate the constitutional republic.
So, obviously, no, PRISM isn't reasonable. It is a tool to increase the number of Americans killed by the government in their rebellion against the constitutional republic.
Well, people have been saying we should start preparing for the worst - people who should know. Marshall Law has been brought up a few times if and when the dollar collapses...more like when.

But I hope not...if that means anything.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#926128 Jun 17, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>ROTFLMAO!!!!!! Son, you apparently also taught lying.
Has Batty Loo ever explained why with her two "professional" careers she is still depending on SS at 62? Didn't she do any research into that?(And, yes, Yeah, I am being most sarcastic.)
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926130 Jun 17, 2013
Homer wrote:
So what's the latest witch hunt?
Obama and the Democrats are in deep doo-doo...if you call that a witch hunt.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#926131 Jun 17, 2013
LCN Lincoln wrote:
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"Bush isn't president."
Bush republican 2008 Depression and stock market crash are still here.
Bush did NOT attend the convention of his party, for get the name of that party, in 2012. Neither did his father GHW Bush.
2008 economic collapse was caused by the Democrats' Marxist subprime housing mortgage underwriting program. Here's the history, moron:

1999 Clinton coerces Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to institute nation-wide a subprime loan program for people who cannot possibly pay the loans.
2003 the Republicans give to the Democrats no effective oversight of their Marxist subprime program in exchange for the Democrats supporting the war in Iraq.
January, 2007, Democrats take over all oversight of the institutions that were most instrumental in the economic collapse. The lies from Democrats Dodd and Frank after this oversight began are too numerous to list in a post limited to 4000 words.
After 2 years of oversight by Democrats, the Democrats' Marxist subprime housing loan program collapsed the economy.

Now, do you have another question about the recent history of the United States?
Scarlet Pimpernel

New York, NY

#926132 Jun 17, 2013
OBAMA the candidate hates OBAMA the PRESIDENT he is everything OBAMA the candidate ran against
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926133 Jun 17, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>About time they started building more homes. Realtors around here are complaining of the lack of inventory.
Lack of inventory is a problem here also, but the days of huge developments built on speculation are over.

Builders start only a few homes at a time, and only as fast as they can be sold before completion.

Interest rates are almost sure to increase, which will depress housing prices, although a significant portion of the local market is investors, not first-time homebuyers.

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