Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1459870 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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LNC Llin

United States

#927172 Jun 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Strom Thurmond appointed Thomas Moss, an African American, to his staff in 1971, the first such appointment by a member of the South Carolinian congressional delegation.
In 1983, Strom Thurmond supported legislation to make the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. a federal holiday.
Now let's talk about Robert Byrd. But first I'd like to see the source and quote you ascribe to Thurmond.
Essie Mae Washington-Williams, the biracial woman who revealed nine years ago she was the illegitimate daughter of former segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond, died Monday, her family's spokesman said. She was 87.

Washington-Williams kept her father's identity secret until six months after Thurmond, a segregationist leader for decades, died in June 2003 at age 100.

Her Book is worth reading
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#927173 Jun 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Should I file that with your prediction that Romney would win in a landslide?
File it with the prediction that some federal judge will rule that healthcare is a right for all and that Obamacare must include illegal aliens. Then Obama will decline to appeal the ruling.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927174 Jun 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Right, because now it the racist Southern Republican bloc.
Thanks for clearin' that up.
That it is progressing towards less racism is because of the influx of Northeastern liberals and media expansion.
Republicans didn't leave the blacks. The blacks left them when a democrat persuaded them to go on a diffferent kind of plantation.

Considering blacks were at a disadvantage in the job market, it's hard to blame them.

But don't blame Republicans. They still want them to have the opportunities they were denied to live free and independently of democrat dependency.

Every black was once a republican. The first blacks elected into office until 1935 were republicans.

Can't brag like that when it comes to democrats.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#927175 Jun 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Seems you missed the point about "without their knowledge or consent."
seems you missed the entire article. The United States did the same thing--only to her citizens. So about those anchor babies?

Since: Dec 12

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#927176 Jun 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Just like this post makes you look. Think about it.
However, you ordering people not to post doesn't work and well I was trying to protect you from looking dumb. But, you seem to think that it is your right to look that way. Have at it.
Try again, when did I "order" you not to post?

I'm getting tired of your stupid, could you step it up a notch?

Since: Dec 12

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#927177 Jun 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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One source - hundreds of interpretations of the source.
Seems I posted this not too long ago. Must be experiencing deja vu.
Thousands of sources, don't me so smug.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#927178 Jun 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Bush had Congressional authority for the use of military force before committing troops, therefore the WPA does not apply.
I figured it out. You used to be the mullet-headed Camaro guy weren't ya?
I agree with the LOC interpretation rather than yours.

"The second part requires the President to consult with Congress before introducing U.S. armed forces into hostilities or situations where hostilities are imminent, and to continue such consultations as long as U.S. armed forces remain in such situations (50 USC Sec. 1542). "
http://www.loc.gov/law/help/war-powers.php

You are wrong and calling names makes you look more dumb.

Since: Dec 12

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#927179 Jun 18, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Strom Thurmond was never in the kkk... you idiot... AND... Some of us are growing weary of being charged with racism and hate by the sellout party that had a former Klansman (D)Robert Byrd serving in the senate, the longest-serving Grand Dragon member of the demokkkRatic party... until 2010...
It's the culture...
This is what he said:

LNC Llin wrote:
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Racists remained, switched from Southern Democrats to Republican.
Strom T.

This is what you replied:

Strom Thurmond was never in the kkk... you idiot...

Do you misunderstand EVERY post you read or do you just project what you WISHED the poster had posted.

I'm on the fence on this one. Don't know if you're really that retarded or just that wishful. You don't sound like a complete idiot but you certainly think like one.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#927180 Jun 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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It was explained in detail just a few posts earlier.
If you can't keep up with the rest of the class, you'll have to learn the information on your own.
Explained? Wow. Must be a different dictionary too!
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#927181 Jun 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Try again, when did I "order" you not to post?
I'm getting tired of your stupid, could you step it up a notch?
You must be an alter ego for Dave.

This whole series of posts between us was based on you telling someone not to post any comments on your posts.

Just like Dave-you will deny it, name call and what the heck throw in some OMGS while you are it.

Since: Dec 12

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#927182 Jun 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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So we replace with a person who supports terrorist and that makes it better?
We didn't replace anybody with anybody and that's kind of the key to insuring that future generations don't hate you and take your citizens hostage or fly jets into your skyscrapers.

We created al Qaeda, we not only trained and armed them but we taught them to hate us. Without us they wouldn't have existed. Now, what national interest was served?
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927183 Jun 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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This incoherent gobblydegook was a "good point"???
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Why is north urban democrat?
You RealDave living in a NO work zone. Waiting for your food stamps to come in. Talking on a free obamaphone, wasting away in obamaville on an urban "Blue Magnet" preserve. Definitely a loser, racist and liberal...
It's the culture...
That's Floriduh you're talking to.
I was responding to the question "Why is north urban democrat?"

Let me simplify the "gobblydgook" for you.

The Great Migration - the relocation of more than 6 million African Americans from the South to cities in the North, Midwest and West - occurred during 1916 to 1970.

It had a huge impact on urban life in the United States.

Chicago, New York and other cities saw their black populations expand exponentially.

The social challenges of a new black urban culture would exert enormous influence in the decades to come.

http://www.history.com/topics/great-migration

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/973...

Pick a source. Any questions?

Since: Dec 12

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#927184 Jun 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Most Northern cities are more segregated than the South.
Uhhhh, no. You need to get down to the South more. The cities line up pretty much the same as in the North. People with different colored skin and different cultural values still don't like each other much no matter where they are. Its a survival mechanism from when we wore animal pelts to keep warm.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927185 Jun 18, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Explained? Wow. Must be a different dictionary too!
There's always one in every class who needs special attention.

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/973...

Left click on the site above.
Read.
Digest.
Learn.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927186 Jun 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Thousands of sources, don't me so smug.
No smugness here.

One source - "thousands" of interpretations of the source.

Better?
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927187 Jun 18, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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Essie Mae Washington-Williams, the biracial woman who revealed nine years ago she was the illegitimate daughter of former segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond, died Monday, her family's spokesman said. She was 87.
Washington-Williams kept her father's identity secret until six months after Thurmond, a segregationist leader for decades, died in June 2003 at age 100.
Her Book is worth reading
He apparently supported her financially as well.

Since: Dec 12

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#927188 Jun 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Strom Thurmond appointed Thomas Moss, an African American, to his staff in 1971, the first such appointment by a member of the South Carolinian congressional delegation.
In 1983, Strom Thurmond supported legislation to make the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. a federal holiday.
Now let's talk about Robert Byrd. But first I'd like to see the source and quote you ascribe to Thurmond.
Thurmond mounted the longest filibuster in history ... against the CRA.

And switched to Republican after the Democrat's push for the CRA making him the poster child for conversion of the South to the Republican Party.

PS: they didn't lose any of their God or racism along the way.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927189 Jun 18, 2013
Well, gotta go watch O'Reilly.

Might learn something about the oppositions point of view.

Even though Obama can never be trusted.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#927190 Jun 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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You too joining the idiocy?
Dem politicians were very racist as well as many Dems themselves in the sixties and seventies. This is very well documented.
This attitude was rejected by the American public.
Southern Dems eventually also rejected this ideology and showed their disdain by becoming Reps.
Correct result, wrong cause. Racist Southern Democrats switched to the GOP out of disgust for Northern and Western Democrat's support of the CRA. Are you trying to say that Southerners suddenly gave up centuries of bigotry just so they could become Republicans? If that doesn't sound retarded to you then its because you can't give it any contrast.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927191 Jun 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Thurmond mounted the longest filibuster in history ... against the CRA.
And switched to Republican after the Democrat's push for the CRA making him the poster child for conversion of the South to the Republican Party.
PS: they didn't lose any of their God or racism along the way.
You're supposed to applaud people who make a change for the better.

Thurmond appointed an African American to his staff, the first member of the South Carolinian congressional delegation, and supported legislation to make the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. a federal holiday.

Can't anyone do anything right from your point of view?

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