Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1231827 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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#927209 Jun 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Well, gotta go watch O'Reilly.
Might learn something about the oppositions point of view.
Even though Obama can never be trusted.
Ha!

"O'Reilly" and "learn" ... least you didn't use them in the same sentence.

Think Jesus would have given you demerits for that.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#927210 Jun 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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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.
You are attempting to claim that the CRA suddenly made Dem leaders who had centuries of bigotry behind them like Gore and Byrd suddenly not racist?

The Southern Dems did not suddenly become Reps. There was a variety of causes for the Southern shift. 1) Black population moving away from the South 2) Rejection of Dem leaders policies of the past 3) non-racial policies such as taxes and spending

To claim that the Southern Dems switched parties because they were racist is a NJ fantasy trip in his lame attempt to outrun the history of Southern Dems. It was childish on NJ part and I find it amusing how many Progressives rushed in to join in with it. Check out who pushed through the CRA -hint it wasn't the Dems voting as bloc to support it.

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#927211 Jun 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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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?
Probably so he could have sex with them ...

Look, minor acts that effect one person don't wipe clean a career of acts that effect millions. Thurmond was a segregationist his whole political life. See, he had to become a modern Republican 'cause that just wasn't cool in the Democratic party after the 60's.
NJ raider 1

Brooklyn, NY

#927212 Jun 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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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?
Yea, & the part you're leaving out continuously is Southern Democrats 1st had a change in ideology when Lincoln freed the slaves. That's when the 1st wave of Southern Democrats converted to Republican. The ideology of the 2 parties were at battle when LBJ & the new deal converted even more Democrats to the Republican party. When Nixon & the Southern Strategy emerged, nearly the entire party of Southern Democrats/Dixiecrats & Northern conservatives made up nearly the whole of the Republican party so, again you're wrong Bettie Lou!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#927213 Jun 18, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! You taught history, right?
wow.......
Bettie Lou must be like Lynne Cheney. She lost more history than she taught.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#927214 Jun 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Blah blah blah, the black migration to the North is only news to you. Everybody else got it in High School History.
Apparently not NJ

Remember you are supporting NJ's claim that the only reason someone votes Rep is because they are racist

Go ahead, jump over the cliff of irrationality with him.

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#927215 Jun 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Does not change the fact there is no ammo available.
Past purchases should not so drastically affect current supplies.
You're complaining about the law of supply and demand? When you gonna complain about that silly 186,000 mile per second light speed limit?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#927216 Jun 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Ha!
"O'Reilly" and "learn" ... least you didn't use them in the same sentence.
Think Jesus would have given you demerits for that.
LOL

Another OReilyphobe
Whatever

Gering, NE

#927217 Jun 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Probably so he could have sex with them ...
Okay, you are as insane as NJ in your hatred of anyone who is not part of the Progressive party.

Now we all know you are projecting with all your inane stupid, idiot, etc comments.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#927218 Jun 18, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Bettie Lou must be like Lynne Cheney. She lost more history than she taught.
This coming from a person who claimed Jefferson illegally bought the continent of Louisiana.

Maybe, you should have skipped commenting on anything to do with history.

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#927219 Jun 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Galt was referring to housing, extremely segregated in many Northern cities.
Just as in the South, you've got black parts of town and white parts. The smaller the town the clearer the demarcation but the cities still have distinct divisions along lines of color. In small towns down here there still is a "wrong side of the tracks".
Whatever

Gering, NE

#927220 Jun 18, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Yea, & the part you're leaving out continuously is Southern Democrats 1st had a change in ideology when Lincoln freed the slaves. That's when the 1st wave of Southern Democrats converted to Republican. The ideology of the 2 parties were at battle when LBJ & the new deal converted even more Democrats to the Republican party. When Nixon & the Southern Strategy emerged, nearly the entire party of Southern Democrats/Dixiecrats & Northern conservatives made up nearly the whole of the Republican party so, again you're wrong Bettie Lou!
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?

IT is glaring apparent that you do not know history and when you are refereed to resources on history that you refuse to read the material.

It is obvious that you are wanting to stay willfully ignorant so you may continue to stick with an unsupported viewpoint.

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#927221 Jun 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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I am sure the mid-East Muslims would agree with your description of them being mindless, void of feelings and without ethics prior to the arrival of the US.
The mid-east are a bunch of tribes that have fought with each other over land and over is it Sunni or Shitte for centuries in a very ruthless manner. They knew hate and violence way before the intrusion of the outside world.
Really?
Did you forget so quickly bin Landen was friends of the West before he wasn't.
The Koran tells followers how to treat those who are not
- Fight and slay those who don't convert wherever
you find them
- Believers, take neither Jew nor Christians for your
friends
- Those who reject Islam are "the vilest of creatures"
and thus deserve no mercy
They were already taught to hate us.
Wow, which right wing islamophobic site did you cull those gems from? I've read the Koran, the first quote is the only one that might be correct. You haven't read it and haven't "checked your sources" so get busy.

As for your first sentence ... you're implication is juvenile, I never said anything remotely resembling that. As long as you keep trying to put words in my mouth I will treat you as the idiot you present yourself to be. If you want to change that, bring an honest argument. Otherwise, quit whining about the ridicule.

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#927222 Jun 18, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Not really-the major cities in the North are the most segregated.
http://www.businessinsider.com/most-segregate...
Houston, Memphis, New Orleans, Birmingham, St. Louis, Miami are all on that list.

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#927223 Jun 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Galt is a Conservative and votes for the most fiscally conservative candidate.
Perhaps your party would do better if they focused on smaller government instead of legalizing pot.
Legalizing pot is just a by-product of smaller government. Meanwhile, you voted for Bush his second term after proving himself to be one of the LEAST fiscal conservatives in modern history; taking a surplus and turning it into the biggest deficit since WWII.

I'm sure you've got some principles in there somewhere, you just let the Republicans sucker you every time.

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#927224 Jun 18, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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Which GOP?
Carols and Galt's often seem opposed.
republicans fighting republicans is proof of God existing !
More proof!

There is a God(s)!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#927225 Jun 18, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> Yea, & the part you're leaving out continuously is Southern Democrats 1st had a change in ideology when Lincoln freed the slaves. That's when the 1st wave of Southern Democrats converted to Republican. The ideology of the 2 parties were at battle when LBJ & the new deal converted even more Democrats to the Republican party. When Nixon & the Southern Strategy emerged, nearly the entire party of Southern Democrats/Dixiecrats & Northern conservatives made up nearly the whole of the Republican party so, again you're wrong Bettie Lou!
The ignorant also maintained that all the Dixiecrats became Republicans shortly after passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, another big liberal lie.

Dixiecrats Richard Russell, Mendell Rivers, Clinton's mentor William Fulbright, Robert Byrd, Fritz Hollings and Al Gore Sr. and more, remained Democrats till their dying day.

Dixiecrat - Senators.(D)VA Harry F. Byrd, 1933-1965 (D)VA A. Willis Robertson, 1946-1966 (D)MS John C. Stennis, 1947-1989 (D)MS James O. Eastland, 1941-1941,1943-1978 (D)LA Allen J. Ellender, 1937-1972 (D)LA Russell B. Long, 1948-1987 (D)NC Sam Ervin, 1954-1974 (D)NC Everett Jordan, 1958-1973 - 2003,(D)WV Robert Byrd remained a member of the KKK and made "Exalted Cyclops" much lower rank then a Grand Dragon...

Former Democrat George Wallace, and and a few others became independents..American Independent Party Lester Maddox, and John Rarick.

The Dixiecrats did not become Republicans. Democrats created the Dixiecrats and when the civil rights movement succeeded, they returned to the racist Demokratic fold.

It's the culture...
NJ raider 1

Brooklyn, NY

#927226 Jun 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Apparently not NJ
Remember you are supporting NJ's claim that the only reason someone votes Rep is because they are racist
Go ahead, jump over the cliff of irrationality with him.
Lying through your buck teeth again huh! I never said all republicans are racist. I said you Republican assholes on this thread don't hide your racism. Did I lie or something? You're a racist surrounded by a bunch of Negro flingers as back ups. It's in you. It's not something you can disregard to fit in with everyday people. Your racism shows it's had in every post!

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#927227 Jun 18, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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You are attempting to claim that the CRA suddenly made Dem leaders who had centuries of bigotry behind them like Gore and Byrd suddenly not racist?
The Southern Dems did not suddenly become Reps. There was a variety of causes for the Southern shift. 1) Black population moving away from the South 2) Rejection of Dem leaders policies of the past 3) non-racial policies such as taxes and spending
To claim that the Southern Dems switched parties because they were racist is a NJ fantasy trip in his lame attempt to outrun the history of Southern Dems. It was childish on NJ part and I find it amusing how many Progressives rushed in to join in with it. Check out who pushed through the CRA -hint it wasn't the Dems voting as bloc to support it.
Out of that pile of BS let's just grab the low hanging fruit and go from there:

Before the Voting Rights Act of 1965 most blacks in the south were disenfranchised.

Go ahead, explain away.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#927228 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.
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

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