Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1550360 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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forks_make_us_fa t

Montgomery, AL

#928113 Jun 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Freedom is an illusion; what about a spanked one?
Spanking for Jesus’ movement lets God-fearing husbands feel good about punishing their wives defines the unusual relationship as a marriage “set up according to the guidelines set forth in the Holy Bible, meaning the husband has authority over his wife within the bounds of God’s Word and enforces that authority, if need be, through discipline including but not limited to spanking.” , on the other hand, defines the relationship as “simply a traditional, male-led, Christian marriage” in which “one partner is given authority over the other, and has the means to back up that authority, usually by spanking.”
if a woman can kill a baby...why not a man spank his b@#(@!

Honolulu, HI

#928114 Jun 20, 2013
Nostrilis H Waxman wrote:
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Why do leftards like you always act like juveniles? I'm betting the next Democrat post is from another juvenile.
Grow up, idiot.
Because that's about the only way to communicate with right wing crazies like yourself son.

And even then, it's not juvenile enough to get through.

You need to come up and at least meet me half way on the intelligence scale. I'm doing my best to move to your level.
forks_make_us_fa t

Montgomery, AL

#928115 Jun 20, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> You people can't be naive enough to think Obama or Bush really has a hand in military strategic planning! All they do is ok plans presented to them by generals. If the surge worked in Iraq but not in Afghanistan, it was the success & failure of the ground generals. Obama nor Bush gets no credit or blame for what goes on, on the ground in a war. The thought of it is completely stupid!
Where did the 'strategic plan' to snoop on Americans come from?

Honolulu, HI

#928116 Jun 20, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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My stomach hurts from laughing and my morals have never been better. Thanks!
Of course you think your morals have never been better son.

It's the same thing radical muslims believe too!
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#928117 Jun 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Union got waivers that extended the time period before they have to comply.
There was never the option to for unions to "opt out"
unions are now asking for repeal or changes to obamacare:

The number of labor unions now calling for the REPEAL OF or changes to ObamaCare is starting to stack up as they progressively realize that in many cases they cannot, in fact, keep their same health care plans, as much as they may indeed like them — which is all rather interesting, seeing as how Big Labor was falling all over itself in support of getting the law passed back in 2010.

In an op-ed in The Hill today, the president of the 1.3-million member strong United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Joseph Hansen, complains that ObamaCare as-is is going to undermine the current setup of UFCW members’ health insurance, and asks that the White House provide a fix to protect the multi-employer plans:

For decades, unions have negotiated high quality, affordable health insurance through nonprofit Taft-Hartley plans — one of the few reliable private providers for lower income individuals.…

But as currently interpreted, the ACA would block these plans from the law’s benefits (such as the subsidy for lower-income individuals and families) while subjecting them to the law’s penalties (like the $63 per insured person to subsidize Big Insurance). This creates unstoppable incentives for employers to reduce weekly hours for workers currently on our plans and push them onto the exchanges where many will pay higher costs for poorer insurance with a more limited network of providers. In other words, they will be forced to change their coverage and quite possibly their doctor. Others will be channeled into Medicaid, where taxpayers must pick up the tab.…

The ACA offers a subsidy to lower-income individuals and families so they can afford to purchase this insurance. As many of our members fall into this category, we believe the subsidy can and should apply to nonprofit plans. All we want is equality — where our plans are treated the same as for-profit insurers.…

We don’t want a handout. Our members want to keep the healthcare they currently have. Let me repeat — our members want to keep the healthcare they currently have. We just want them to be treated fairly.

Huh. So far, the White House has been disinclined to acquiesce their request — though one might be able to summon a bit more sympathy for them if they hadn’t actively pushed for and applauded ObamaCare’s passage in the first place.

Labor unions’ growing chagrin with the vagaries of the Obama administration’s signature legislative achievement has lately been mirrored by many Democrats’ growing worries over the law’s implementation and initial stages, and the subsequent potential for some negative effects on their 2014 midterm prospects; given their union allies’ catching disgruntlement, it’s a fear that’s definitely justified.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#928118 Jun 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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You wife is fine. Thank's for asking.
Wh do you scumbags insist on attacking family?

Honolulu, HI

#928119 Jun 20, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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How can you type while wearing a Straight-Jacket, Dood?
Your nose must hurt by now.
lol! You really are experienced at many things aren't you son?


Since: May 13

Location hidden

#928120 Jun 20, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Have you realized yet they were f*cking with you when they told you all that?
Have you realized that I was playing with DBWriter's paranoia? I'll bet he's looking under his bed for bugs right now. Turns out your dumb ass bit too. This is too easy.

Honolulu, HI

#928121 Jun 20, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Nothing is dumber than what you think.
Actually, you beat him hands down son.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#928122 Jun 20, 2013
Theobromine wrote:
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You forgot the part about The Bay of Tonkin event that was used as the excuse to the American people to justify the war. The General in charge testified decades later that the BAY of Tonkin never happened! False Flag events are traditionally used to get public approval for unpopular wars - which ALL are unless they convince us WE WERE ATTACKED FIRST - LIES, LIES , LIES they use to control us. All wars are planned years in advance. They treat us like mushrooms.(keep us in the dark and feed us [email protected]). Through lies and deceit they convince SANE people that wars are justified! They are busy as bees setting up WW3 RIGHT NOW! Do not fall for it! FALSE FLAG COMING!!! The UN is complicit or even an instigator. WAKE UP people. We are the pawns they sacrifice - for MONEY. All wars make them RICH, richer, richest. Oil goes up, weapons companies make more as they blow up a billion dollar plane or tank. Its all about money. Do your research. Look it up. We are ALL cannon fodder to them.
"GULF" of Tonkin, you moron.
If you don't know enough about it to know the most notable places, please just shut up. You might learn something if you just read.

The war didn't need justification. The war started when Ho Chi Minh decided to start a war against the very same French he went to Paris and asked to come back to Vietnam.

You left out just a few critical events... well, the entire factual history with the exception of one event.

The most significant fact you ignore is the fact that the war in Vietnam was nothing more than one of the several proxy wars that were part of the overall strategy of the Soviet Union to defeat the United States and end our existence.

El Paso, TX

#928123 Jun 20, 2013
Are we Nuts “IRS bonuses” we should abolish Public Unions!! Like the Liberal Icon FDR said quote:“We don’t want elected officials lulled into codependent contracts that give unionized government workers irrationally generous compensation with the understanding that the unions will repay the officeholders with pay-back votes, campaign contributions or Election Day get-out-the-vote activities.” If we need evidence to understand what ‘FDR’ understood about Unionize Public Unions THE IRS!!
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#928124 Jun 20, 2013
GOPIdiots wrote:
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It's not a vacation stupid.
Bush visited Africa twice in 8 years...were you equally outraged then?
You're right. The eight day trip will make stops in Senegal, Tanzania, and South Africa reinforcing U.S. commitment to forging strong relationships with emerging democracies in the region.

Clinton and Bush took trips to Africa as well, but Obama's trip is the most costly.

The expenses listed on the document include:

~Hundreds of U.S. Secret Service agents dispatched to secure facilities in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania.
~A Navy aircraft carrier or amphibious ship with a fully staffed medical trauma center stationed offshore in case of an emergency.
~Military cargo planes will airlift in 56 support vehicles including 14 limousines and three trucks loaded with sheets of bulletproof glass to cover the windows of the hotels where the first family will stay.
~Fighter jets will fly in shifts giving 24-hour coverage over the president's airspace so they can intervene quickly if an errant plane gets too close.

...Just sayin'. This doesn't seem a bit excessive to you?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#928125 Jun 20, 2013
Barack Obama bombs in Berlin: a weak, underwhelming address from a floundering president

When John F. Kennedy delivered his “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate on June 26, 1963, 450,000 people flocked to hear him. Fifty years later a far more subdued invitation-only crowd of 4,500 showed up to hear Barack Obama speak at the same location in Berlin.

As The National Journal noted,“he didn’t come away with much, winning just a smattering of applause from a crowd that was one-hundredth the size of JFK’s,” and far smaller than the 200,000 boisterous Germans who had listened to his 2008 address as a presidential candidate. JFK had a clear message when he came to Berlin a half century ago – the free world must stand up to Communist tyranny. 24 years later, President Reagan stood in the same spot famously calling on the Soviets to “tear down this wall.” Reagan’s speech was a seminal moment that ushered in the downfall of an evil empire, and gave hope to tens of millions of people behind the Iron Curtain. It was a display of strength and conviction by the leader of the free world, sending an unequivocal message of solidarity with those who were fighting for freedom in the face of a monstrous totalitarian ideology.

In stark contrast to that of his presidential predecessors, Barack Obama’s message on Wednesday was pure mush, another clichéd “citizens of the world” polemic with little substance. This was a speech big on platitudes and hopeless idealism, while containing much that was counter-productive for the world’s superpower. Ultimately it was little more than a laundry list of Obama’s favourite liberal pet causes, including cutting nuclear weapons, warning about climate change, putting an end to all wars, shutting Guantanamo, ending global poverty, and backing the European Project. It was a combination of staggering naiveté, the appeasement of America’s enemies and strategic adversaries, and the championing of more big government solutions.

There was little in this speech that advances US interests, or makes the world a safer place. Completely missing from Obama’s address was a call for the West to stand up to the rising threat of Islamist militancy, the defence of Christians facing huge levels of persecution and intimidation in the Middle East, strong condemnation of Iran and North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, and any criticism of growing authoritarianism in Russia. The president paid lip service to the NATO alliance, which has proved critical in preserving Europe’s security for over 60 years, but made no call for the alliance to be strengthened in the wake of waning support and investment in Europe.

President Obama’s words may well have pleased his German government hosts, content to see a United States whose ambitions as a military power have been significantly clipped since George W. Bush left office in 2009. But Barack Obama underscored again why he is no JFK or Ronald Reagan. In front of the Brandenburg Gate, Obama sounded more like the president of the European Commission than the leader of the free world. It is never a good sign when a US president parrots the language of a Brussels bureaucrat when he is supposed to be a champion of freedom. Obama’s distinctly unimpressive speech in Berlin was another dud from a floundering president whose leadership abroad is just as weak as it is at home.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#928126 Jun 20, 2013
Homer wrote:
Mornin' dums and normal people.
Its spelled "dems". Leo's gonna be all over your ass.

Honolulu, HI

#928127 Jun 20, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Organized people who like things to be in order and are efficent rely on lists.
You would have learned something in my class. I wouldn't have given up on you so easily.
I think you don't necessarily teach the right thing son.

Loveland, CO

#928128 Jun 20, 2013
Obama's Plan to Depopulate the Suburbs
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#928129 Jun 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I thought you said Afghanistan attacked us on 9-11. Now you claim it was Saudi Arabia.
The US was attacked by Islamic terrorists who were given protection by and allowed to train and prepare in Afghanistan.

This made Afghanistan a conspirator in the attack and deserving of retribution.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#928130 Jun 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I think that is their intent. Will they run a third party candidate in 2016?
Anything is possible. Without a doubt, the fractures in the Republican party have become chasms and their disingenuous attempts to win over the minority vote is a sure sign of desperation.

However, IMO, if the third party candidate has a platform based on far-right foundations, he/she doesn't stand a chance in hell of winning.


Honolulu, HI

#928131 Jun 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I think that is their intent. Will they run a third party candidate in 2016?
They can't.

That's why they need to suck off the blood of the GOP...

... they can't stand on their own.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#928132 Jun 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Poor crybaby.
There we were, making progress in Afghanistan Taking & holding ground.
When Bush lies to invade Iraq, military assets are diverted to Iraq, we stagnate in Afghanistan & lose ground.
He calls Bin Laden irrelevant.
Our purpose in Afghanistan was to get Bin Laden. Bush abandoned that effort.
I thought even you dumbass right whiners were informed enough to know this but yet again I am surprised by just how f*cking dumb you people really are.
Oh, so pointing out you being a weasel to others is what get's your attention, eh?

So come back?

Your loon mind equates leftwing propaganda where "you" "say" Bush called "Bin Laden" "irrelevant" to "Bush" "Abandoning" Afghanastan?

Abandon = "To give up by leaving or ceasing to operate or inhabit"

Weak, man.


You got busted being wrong, lying and spewing propaganda.

Plain & simple.


You really need to stop believing your leftwing MSNBC and liberal websites. Your mental disorder is really pronounced.

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