Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1460489 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

#927274 Jun 18, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Strom Thurmond raped and impregnated the family's black made the same year that Fitzgerald wrote "The Great Gatsby." (Maher) Of course, you'll be glad to know he was a democrat when he committed the crime; he didn't become a Republican until 1964. lol
Hard to believe that our foremost grammar cop said "made."

How do you know it was rape?
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927275 Jun 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Black migration to the North was for economic reasons, which were short-lived, leaving blacks trapped in poverty in the North.
Their plight was - and still is - very sad. The urban problems in Chicago and New York stemmed from blacks being turned away from even low skilled industrial work.

Being trapped in poverty is a sad and accurate statement.

Can there even be a possible solution?
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#927276 Jun 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is your response just on the last page to the comment below-
Whatever wrote:
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"You do know Lincoln was Republican and it was the Dems who fought changes that allowed blacks more freedoms after the war. How does this fit into racist theory?"
I've noticed you have a thing for putting words in peoples mouths. Thus whole conversation didn't start on race, at least on my behalf. It started because one of you republicans continuously drifted in the past on a topic, I forget exactly what it was but, I simply stated that you all use the past as a reference but conveniently for get the 2 parties swapped. So what are you talking about? Go back & see for yourself. Now if you want my opinion, the racism you all show on this thread as republicans, one can definitely assume that theory of all republicans being racist. To me it has less to do with racism & more to do with you republicans feeling some sense of entitlement, "like Daddy knows best." It's commonsense that the 2 parties swapped identities. What use to be a blue South is now mostly red & vice versa in the north. What a coincidence!
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#927277 Jun 18, 2013
Bill Ayers wants Obama tried at the Hague for war crimes.

So Progressives here, do you think Ayers is totally radical or do you agree?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#927278 Jun 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
This is the 21st century. It is a shame that the zionist leaders of israel have chosen to adopt the genocidal policies of Nazi Germany. Unlike the United States which was disgusted by Hitler and pretty much stopped forced sterilization of the mentally ill and prisoners after World War I.(Except, of course, for the backwards Southern States which actully practiced eugenics up until the 60's.) Still, we have advanced in our fight for civil rights. Israel has not. That is a FACT.
Planned Parenthood continues to practice eugenics today.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#927279 Jun 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Just want to make it crystal clear again that not all democrats were southern democrats and not all democrats tried to keep the CRA of 1964 from passing.
Just want to make that crystal clear again.
I think people in the middle of this discussion over stated their positions or implied things they did not mean to. You are right NOT all Dems were against the CRA, not all Southern Reps joined the Rep party because they were racist, etc.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927280 Jun 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt and Carol differ on abortion, an issue that is nothing but a red herring in electoral politics.
Democrats and Independents also differ within their parties on abortion.

It's not a partisan issue as some on the left seem to think it is.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#927281 Jun 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Their plight was - and still is - very sad. The urban problems in Chicago and New York stemmed from blacks being turned away from even low skilled industrial work.
Being trapped in poverty is a sad and accurate statement.
Can there even be a possible solution?
Return to the South where there is more economic opportunity and lower living costs.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#927282 Jun 18, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> I've noticed you have a thing for putting words in peoples mouths. Thus whole conversation didn't start on race, at least on my behalf. It started because one of you republicans continuously drifted in the past on a topic, I forget exactly what it was but, I simply stated that you all use the past as a reference but conveniently for get the 2 parties swapped. So what are you talking about? Go back & see for yourself. Now if you want my opinion, the racism you all show on this thread as republicans, one can definitely assume that theory of all republicans being racist. To me it has less to do with racism & more to do with you republicans feeling some sense of entitlement, "like Daddy knows best." It's commonsense that the 2 parties swapped identities. What use to be a blue South is now mostly red & vice versa in the north. What a coincidence!
When I pulled forward your posts and they state as I said then that is not putting words in your mouth.

You went over the edge in your claims. Rather than attempt to regain credibility by either remaining silent or softening your claims you have made the wrong decision to continue to deny them and to continue finger pointing.

You cannot erase history but move forward from it. But you tread on troubled war when you claim Dems have always been pro-Blacks this will be quickly corrected.

Over reacting and making racist, bigoted claims was NOT the way to deal with it.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927283 Jun 18, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> I've noticed you have a thing for putting words in peoples mouths. Thus whole conversation didn't start on race, at least on my behalf. It started because one of you republicans continuously drifted in the past on a topic, I forget exactly what it was but, I simply stated that you all use the past as a reference but conveniently for get the 2 parties swapped. So what are you talking about? Go back & see for yourself. Now if you want my opinion, the racism you all show on this thread as republicans, one can definitely assume that theory of all republicans being racist. To me it has less to do with racism & more to do with you republicans feeling some sense of entitlement, "like Daddy knows best." It's commonsense that the 2 parties swapped identities. What use to be a blue South is now mostly red & vice versa in the north. What a coincidence!
Your premise that the two parties "swapped" is grossly inaccurate.

Your bias is just clouding your thinking.

The problems of urban poverty among blacks is now predominantly in the northern cities.

So does that mean the northern blue states are racists because of the urban poverty among blacks?

The southern red states became a mix of northerners and middle class southerners by the late 1960s after the black exodus. Why would that mean they are still racists?

Can you see where you're not really thinking this through?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#927284 Jun 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
One can desire to place some limits on acceptable behavior in the workplace without being homophobic.
If an Insurance Agent comes to work as a cross-dresser or a Dental Hygienist wants to dress S&M wearing a whip and black leathers, their employers have every right to fire them.

Sister Boom-Boom or RuPaul working the Pharmacy Counter at WalGreens would depress sales.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#927285 Jun 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Walmart prices are low because of aggressive purchasing and low overhead, winning practices for any business.
Build a better mousetrap and the world beats a path to your door.

Socialists hate the concept.

They'd rather beat a path to the Magic Negro's Welfare Door.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#927286 Jun 18, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Now if you want my opinion, the racism you all show on this thread as republicans, one can definitely assume that theory of all republicans being racist.
Missed this gem on the first reading.

You have no room to complain about anyone here if you insist on making sweeping and in most cases unsupported claims against all of the opposition who post here.

You are as guilty as the other guy.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#927287 Jun 18, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
We should beat that French phag with a rubber hose.....
And if he likes it.....what next?
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#927288 Jun 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
You need to re-read the quote from Wikipedia
"Lincoln often expressed moral opposition to slavery in public and private.[1] Initially, he expected to bring about the eventual extinction of slavery by stopping its further expansion into any U.S. territory, and by proposing compensated emancipation (an offer Congress applied to Washington, D.C.) in his early presidency. Lincoln stood by the Republican Party platform in 1860, which stated that slavery should not be allowed to expand into any more territories. Lincoln believed that the extension of slavery in the South, Mid-west, and Western lands would inhibit "free labor on free soil". In the 1850s, Lincoln was politically attacked as an abolitionist, but he did not consider himself one; he did not call for the immediate end of slavery everywhere in the U.S. until the proposed 13th Amendment became part of his party platform for the 1864 election.[2]"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln_...
Yes, Lincoln was morally against slavery. His initial attempts was to stop slavery expansion thinking that it would eventually abolish it. As the quote states he joined in support of the 13th Amendment when it became part of the Republican platform in 1864.
You are very misguided to think Dems were always pro-Civil Rights and the Reps were ever anti-Civil Rights
You're misguided sir. I clearly stated the opposite. Stop putting words in my mouth! Bettie Lou please tell him how this conversation started. I know he can look for himself but, he refuses to. I said in so many words"the Republican party use to be the Democrat party." Now your saying I said that Dems were always procivil right & the republicans were always against it. Not hardly sir!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#927289 Jun 18, 2013
TV commercial running in Southern California

Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927290 Jun 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Return to the South where there is more economic opportunity and lower living costs.
Ironically, this is true.

According to the New York Times, black New Yorkers, including many who are young and college educated, are heading south.

The movement is not limited to New York. The percentage of blacks leaving big cities in the East and in the Midwest and heading to the South is now at the highest levels in decades.

The South now represents the potential for achievement for black New Yorkers in a way it had not before.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/22/nyregion/ma...

Maybe more of them will come back to the party of their roots as well now that they have more opportunities and acceptance provided by what is now the southern red states.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#927291 Jun 18, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Even O'bama's terrorist friend says O'bama should be tried for war crimes in a tribunal-I can't stop laughing-Ayers launched the O'bama to president and now wants him tried for war crimes. It wouldn't be so funny but I spent an entire night with these communists-lovers of O'bama, 1 percenters--loon o tics and now this:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/0...
Bill Ayers sure got fat in a year.
Hilarious! Here's a guy who shot cops and blew up people claiming that all US Presidents in the last century should be tried in the Hague for War Crimes while he hides out in the bowels of Liberal Academia getting paid to teach bullsh it..

Truth is stranger than fiction.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927292 Jun 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Bill Ayers wants Obama tried at the Hague for war crimes.
So Progressives here, do you think Ayers is totally radical or do you agree?
Talk about irony. A domestic terrorist wants to try a president he helped elect for war crimes on real terrorists.

Can't make this up.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#927293 Jun 18, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> You're misguided sir. I clearly stated the opposite. Stop putting words in my mouth! Bettie Lou please tell him how this conversation started. I know he can look for himself but, he refuses to. I said in so many words"the Republican party use to be the Democrat party." Now your saying I said that Dems were always procivil right & the republicans were always against it. Not hardly sir!
I'd love to help you clarify your stance but the Republican party was never the Democratic Party. And vice-versa.

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