Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1252770 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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“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Estefenu NY

#926014 Jun 17, 2013
Where is the court order that authorizes?
PDUPONT

Ludlow, MA

#926015 Jun 17, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>LOOK at a map. Any one that can not see that GW Bush was a genius by going into Iraq and stabalizing and keeping a presence there is an idiot. If O'bama had not pulled out of Iraq and lost the war--WE would not be in this mess with the world. Hell-there never would have been a terrorist spring under GW Bush. We wouldn't be arming anyone. We would be leading the world. WHAT is the O'bama doctrine? Some liberal moron needs to step forward and explain it.
HEY STUPID! Bush destabilized the region when he invaded Iraq. How many suicide bombings were there before the invasion? NONE! Ethnic dislocation? NONE!
Obama withdrew our troops on the time line set by Bush.
You're an idiot!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#926016 Jun 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
So, since it's obvious the IRS acted criminally, and the FBI says the IRS case is "solved", we're wondering who was sent to prison.
Well, who was sent to prison for this?
obvious?

guesses don't count unless you're a right wing guest on a FOX.

so as soon as FOX can get more than 3 million nutjobs to watch the nightly circus....
proud2bwhite

United States

#926017 Jun 17, 2013
6 dead /41wounded in chicago weekend shootings.Hmmm , how's them restrictive gun control laws working out for you chicago ? How longs it gonna take for the liberal mind to understand that criminals don't obey laws? Logical thought would make one think that thug control rather than gun control is needed,but then again liberals don't think logically .
Will we ever hear obama say that if he had sons they would look like the shooters?

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#926018 Jun 17, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh goody! Carol's on one her PC, anti union, anti liberal rants again.
There seems to be a pattern going on here. What we know about Carol is that she says that she was a history teacher and I have no reason to dispute this. We also know from her numerous posts that her take on history is to put it kindly, unique.
So maybe, and I'm just posing the possibility, that good old Carol tried to lay her "unique" version of history on her students, got nailed for it and the union didn't back her up.
Just speculating here.
God! I hope writing isn't a requirement of your occupation!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#926019 Jun 17, 2013
Darrell Issa's IRS Investigation Is Falling Apart

When Republicans won control of the House of Representatives in 2010, Representative Darrell Issa of California was supposed to become a star. Issa, who made no secret of his ambition, took over the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, vowing to use the power of his chairmanship to stage hundreds of hearings and hold the Obama administration to account. Anticipating what he promised would be “constant battle,” the White House hired extra lawyers and braced for the onslaught.

But Issa wasn’t the force people expected him to be. His biggest investigation, into the botched anti-gun smuggling operation that left a Border Patrol agent dead, incited right-wing talk radio listeners. Beyond that, though, it barely registered. After two years in power, Issa seemed more bark than bite.

Then came last month’s revelation that IRS agents had singled out Tea Party groups for special scrutiny. Here was an issue that seized public attention and posed a legitimate threat to Obama. Since then, nobody in Congress has pushed harder than Issa to pin the scandal on the White House.

But after a burst of attention, Issa’s investigation appears to have stalled. Although he turned up embarrassing material—has any government official been humiliated quite like the IRS commissioner in the dorky video dressed up as Spock?—Issa hasn’t made the all-important connection to the White House. And he may not be able to. The news this week that he won’t release the full transcripts of his interviews with IRS officials—interviews he selectively quoted from to imply White House complicity—suggests that what they contain may in fact exonerate the administration of the very charge Issa is laboring so hard to prosecute.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-06-...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#926020 Jun 17, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
ANTHONY COOPER, 56
It took a tragedy for Anthony Cooper to learn he might be the sire of his eighth child.
Cooper, a grandpa who lives outside Atlanta, was at a party in 2010 when he heard that a one-time flame, Bonita Moss, had disappeared near her home on Rockaway Parkway in Brooklyn in 2006.
He had known Moss since she was 18, and the two had a long connection, staying in touch for years. During that time, Moss had a baby girl, Ciara.“She never said it was my daughter,” he said.“I don’t even think she knew that was a possibility.”
That’s because Moss— whose seven biological kids are with three other women — was messing around with another guy at the time Ciara was conceived, said Cooper.
But he still kept an ember on the fire for Moss, who remains missing but would now be 52.
With kin in Coney Island, Cooper, a music producer by trade, began to travel back and forth to see if he could help find Moss.“I still have that love for her,” he said.
The silver lining was that he met and grew close to Ciara (above with Cooper), 25 — in whom he noticed striking similarities to his own features, particularly his nose and cheekbones.
“I can’t see me in her baby pictures, but I see it now,” he said.
REVEALED: He’s not the daddy.“She calls me dad and her daughters call me granddaddy — that’s not going to change,” said Cooper, who said he’d seek to adopt Ciara if she’s game.
She is.“Test results don’t change anything,” she said.
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/who_your_d...
repeat after me:
"it's the culture."
They need to reform some that welfare (lack of) "culture" stuff. To two (TOPS) per baby mamas.

Atter that-tough tuhbooty-put they on they own.
(and watch how FAST some of that Uncle daddy givverment bearing litter bullchit would stop!!)
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#926021 Jun 17, 2013
COMING TO AMERICA In order to provide a pretext for police aggression against peaceful protestors, undercover police officers, acting as agents provocateurs, threw Molotov cocktails Tuesday at police, after which police launched a vicious attack on protestors.

A broad coalition of groups courageously gathered in Taksim Square is protesting neoliberal governmental policies, including economic, agricultural and environmental policies, human rights abuses, mass detentions, privatization of water resources, attacks on freedom of the press and on freedom of religion, and the treatment of Kurdish citizens of Turkey. The protestors’ politics range from moderate to center right to nationalist to left liberal to extreme leftist.“All these people have in common,” Gulay told me,“is they are critical of government policies.”

When lawyers were issuing a press statement decrying the mass detentions of their clients, some 50 lawyers were arrested and dragged on the ground by riot police. Many lawyers were injured before they were released 10 hours later. Nearly 3,000 lawyers gathered at the courthouse Tuesday to protest these detentions.

There is an ongoing and dangerous process of criminalization of lawyers in Turkey. Nine of fifteen lawyers arrested on January 18, 2013, for representing unpopular clients, remain in custody without charges or access to legal papers about their cases. On that date, police raided the Istanbul and Ankara offices of the Progressive Lawyers Association (CHD), a member organization of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL). Twelve CHD officers or members were violently detained under vague terrorism-related allegations. They were interrogated about their representation of clients. They were denied water and the use of a bathroom.

These arrests, detentions, and seizure of property—including confidential client files—violate the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The cases are pending in the Special Heavy Penal Courts, which have jurisdiction over “terrorism” proceedings. Their use of secret evidence and repressive procedures have been condemned by several international and regional human rights monitoring bodies and mechanisms. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, who recently visited Turkey, strongly criticized [PDF] the Special Heavy Penal Courts, saying their “special authority” does not comply with human rights standards on fair trial, and they should therefore be abolished.

A group of 500 lawyers who went to the courthouse to protest the lawyers’ detention in January were assaulted by police. The Istanbul Bar Associationlambasted the unlawful raids as an “explicit attack towards the legal profession and its honor, as well as the people’s right to legal remedies.”
NJ raider 1

Newark, NJ

#926022 Jun 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I take it from your response that you think Bush was a great president, so great that a very common propaganda line from the Democrats is "Bush did it, too."
What you should do is actually read the Patriot Act to learn that what is happening now could not possibly have legally happened under the Patriot Act. That is why a new law had to be written. The Patriot Act would not have permitted what is happening now.
So why was Bush recorded as saying he thinks what is going on regarding the (my words) witch hunts/scandals is by the letter of the law? He also said the threats as in terrorist attacks still exist & without screening phone records & connecting the dots, the chances of another 9/11 increase drastically. Without PRISM, we have a bunch of Boston bombings in which you all blame the president for. Can't have it both ways.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#926023 Jun 17, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello,
Russia gave us an alert that the Boston Bomber was engaging with questionable groups.
Guess what, the Russians were right the Bomber was radicalized and the Boston bombing did accrue.
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.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926024 Jun 17, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Krauthammer:'My jaw dropped' at Obama's Syria plan: http://tinyurl.com/llsrgwf
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.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926025 Jun 17, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh goody! Carol's on one her PC, anti union, anti liberal rants again.
There seems to be a pattern going on here. What we know about Carol is that she says that she was a history teacher and I have no reason to dispute this. We also know from her numerous posts that her take on history is to put it kindly, unique.
So maybe, and I'm just posing the possibility, that good old Carol tried to lay her "unique" version of history on her students, got nailed for it and the union didn't back her up.
Just speculating here.
Well, first of all, I was an elementary teacher who taught history as one part of the public school curriculum.

Second, every fact I post about history is backed up with a source, and I try to find the most credible source to satisfy most liberals. Not saying I always succeed.

And third, there's only one way to teach American History. I wasn't teaching political science to fifth graders.

However, it was the politics in the educational system combined with my desire to work from home in order to raise my child which led me to leave the teaching profession.

Every teacher I worked with - with few exceptions - wanted to get out too. I was just one of the lucky ones.

Even the most liberal teachers knew the public school system was a politcally correct nightmare. So you know it had to be pretty bad.
NJ raider 1

Newark, NJ

#926026 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.
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!
LCN Lincoln

United States

#926027 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.
"Sky is falling..." said Chicken Little
...lets nominate a Morman who makes video tapes!
LOL
LCN Lincoln

United States

#926028 Jun 17, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>another headline is that democrat-heavy-counties-eat-up -most-dna-testing-for-paternit y-checking-growth.html
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/who_your_d...
JUNIOIR DUDLEY, 33
When Junior Dudley met his 29-year-old now-ex, the two shared two things in common.
“We both wanted a pet monkey,” he said.“And we were both looking for love.”
They found the latter, having five kids together — or so Dudley thought.
“She cheated on me,” said Dudley, an avid vintage-toy collector who starts a job with the Parks Department tomorrow.“She wanted a guy who was more street — she was intrigued by that a lot.”
He endured her indiscretions for at least two years, he said — with other Casanovas including his own brother.
“Some people say that [one of my kids] looks like my brother,” he said.
After splitting up in 2012, Dudley has been wracked by doubt, scrutinizing his kids’ features, studying every story or excuse he says his ex concocted.
“I need to know, was she that bad of a person?”
REVEALED: He’s the daddy — of all five!“Yes! So all five are mine? That’s a blessing,” said Dudley, who pumped his fist each time a name came back positive.“I didn’t have a father figure when I was growing up. It would have hurt me, but I still would have been their father.”
repeat after me:
"it's the culture."
FOX in -----

FOX out-----

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#926029 Jun 17, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
It's just something about the timing of it all-chasing AP Domestic journalists as if they were "foreign terrorist suspects" while foreign nationalist RED FLAGGED Chechnyan bomb lobbing mujihadeens travel freely back and forth on US visas.
Kind of like big, black flags waving weeks prior in Benghazi...enough so that other nations saw them and acted accordingly for the safety of their people...but some how...ours missed that too.
Excuse, but frequent re-occurant policy failures kind of make some of us a tad bit...oh ...cynical, about the "competence" levels in some areas?
Not to fret yerself though Duh A Vey-just have another hand fed duhmmy dog biscuit.
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.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926030 Jun 17, 2013
Whatever wrote:
All posts on Topix are now forwarded to the NSA unless they have a typo. Those go to the Department of Corrections
Leosnana would fit right in with the Department of Corrections. She loves to point out typos while making her own. She'd be the perfect candidate to run that department - seeing the level of incompetency we're witnessing on the part of other government department heads.

The head of the FBI didn't know who's heading the IRS investigation being carried out by the FBI.

The head of the DOJ didn't know he had signed off on illegal confiscations of Rosen's emails himself - or much of anything else.

The Secretary of State didn't know she had received information about an attack on an embassy and angrily responded "What difference does it make??" when questioned about the deaths of four Americans.

The head of the IRS didn't know squat and was then promoted to run Obamacare.

So, yes, leosnana would fit right in with this administration's incompetency when it comes to typos. No offense, leosnana.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#926031 Jun 17, 2013
THIS IS FOR THE POLLSTERS CNN Poll: Majority Doesn't Trust Obama, Approval Rating Suffers Severe Drop President Barack Obama’s approval rating dropped a shocking 8 percentage points over the last month -- one of sharpest, fastest plunges in his presidency, according to a new CNN poll released early Monday morning.

For the first time in Obama's time in office, more than half of the public doesn’t feel that the president is honest and trustworthy, the CNN/ORC International poll showed.

Specifically, Obama's approval rating stands at 45 percent, down from 53 percent in mid-May, CNN reported. A shocking 54 percent of respondents told pollsters they disapprove of how Obama is handling his job. That was up 9 points in just a month.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926032 Jun 17, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
How so?
Comment withdrawn after further review.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#926033 Jun 17, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> So why was Bush recorded as saying he thinks what is going on regarding the (my words) witch hunts/scandals is by the letter of the law? He also said the threats as in terrorist attacks still exist & without screening phone records & connecting the dots, the chances of another 9/11 increase drastically. Without PRISM, we have a bunch of Boston bombings in which you all blame the president for. Can't have it both ways.
SELL YOUR SOUL FOR TRICKS Many of the same social problems highlighted in a landmark 1965 study on black family structure have only worsened over the last 48 years and are now causing similar hardship for white and Hispanic families.
That’s a major finding of a new report by the Urban Institute, a liberal think tank, which re-examines the circumstances of black families nearly five decades after former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan authored the controversial report,“The Negro Family: The Case for National Action.”
Moynihan was an assistant secretary in the Department of Labor in the 1960s when his report cited the breakdown of the nuclear family as the main cause of problems in the black community.
The so-called Moynihan Report looked at societal disparities between white and black families and the need for government action to address them. It focused on high rates of unemployment, crime, poverty, unwed parenting and other social ills that formed a “tangle of pathologies” that steered many black families into a continuing cycle of poor education, limited job prospects and dysfunctional long-term poverty.
The report argued that the rise of female-headed black households diminished the authority of black men within their families, leaving them unable to serve as responsible fathers and providers, partly because of their limited job prospects.
Many African-American leaders criticized the report at the time, saying it was ripe with stereotypes and played down the effects of institutional discrimination and racism. Others said the report “blamed the victim” for the causes and consequences of poverty.
While African-Americans have made substantial progress in high school graduation rates, college enrollment, income and home ownership rates since the 1960s, vast disparities still remain in comparison to whites on a multitude of social measures, said Gregory Acs, director of the Urban Institute’s Income and Benefits Policy Center.
And while many social problems are still disproportionately centered in the African-American community, they have also increased in the larger non-black society.
DEMOCRATS HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB FOR THE AA FAMILY YES THEY HAVE FROM A LIBERAL REPORT

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