Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1457935 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#930751 Jun 24, 2013
Former National Security Agency analyst Russ Tice, a Bush-era whistle-blower, recently made startling claims that the federal government’s wiretap endeavors targeted high-ranking government officials, including military officials, lawmakers and diplomats.

One of those target wound up being elected president. In appearance on “The Boiling Frogs Show” on Wednesday, Tice made the astonishing claim that the NSA had ordered wiretaps on phones connected to then-Democratic Senate hopeful Barack Obama in 2004, weeks prior to his breakout speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention in Boston.

“Now, here’s the big one,” Tice said.“I haven’t given you any names. This was in summer of 2004. One of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator for Illinois. You wouldn’t happen to know where that guy lives right now, would you? It’s a big white house in Washington, D.C. That’s who they went after, and that’s the president of the United States now.”

In 2006, Tice was a whistle-blower revealing other indiscretions of the Bush administration NSA, claiming that revealing details about government spying on citizens was an effort to clear his conscience.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/20/bush-era-wh...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#930752 Jun 24, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
Putin sees right through limp-wristed Obama, he knows him better than you liberals do.
Snowden is another liberal gone 'rogue'. We see a lot of that, don't we? He proves liberals don't need guns to kill innocent Americans.
Putin is an ex-KGB agent who is using Obama as a soccer ball. To bad Obama cannot be as tough with World Leaders as he is on his political opponents in the US
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#930753 Jun 24, 2013
*Too*
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#930754 Jun 24, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Not sure what you mean. Every power plant, even base providers, shut down periodically for maintenance. These outages are planned ten years out and the grid is managed to support them. The reason good supplemental sources like wind and solar can't be used for base load generation is 'cause the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine 24/7. Its possible to store the energy from solar and wind but then you add the inefficiency of storage on top of the inefficiency of generation and it quickly becomes unfeasible.
Not to mention the feasibility of transmission from often remote locations where wind and solar are feasible and the locations where the power demand exists.

If you want a challenge sometime, try explaining grid management to the masses. Or the massive amount of planning and effort that goes into an outage.
Scarlet Pimpernel

New York, NY

#930755 Jun 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama is going after those that leak classified Information. It is a crime.
I guess you want our secrets published on line.
Leaking a classified military operation putting soldiers at risk. Yep Whatever is for it.
Leaking how we track potential terrorists & break up plots, yep Whatever is for it.
LISTEn to the BUSH SUPPORTER lololohahahah FRAUD lololololhahahah
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#930756 Jun 24, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>The obama administration seems to be going out of the way to prove the republican conspiracies about them are true.
It's the culture...
now if only the sane folks were paying attention to republicans conspiracy theories....
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#930757 Jun 24, 2013
Scarlet Pimpernel wrote:
<quoted text>YOU look FOOLISH because you support everything you were against just because you are a bigot DOESNT MATTER IF YOU ARE black or white purple or blue you are a bigot because you didnt support bush with the same that you support obaba AND THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS race BETWEEN bush and obaba
RealDave now believes obama is the reincarnation of Dick Cheney...

The obama administration seems to be going out of the way to prove the republican conspiracies about obana are true.

It's the culture...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#930758 Jun 24, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Dwight Eisenhower ran as a Republican on the Republican ticket so however you want to slice it he was a Republican.
The GOP is dooming itself to minority status by pandering to the extreme right and wasting time and taxpayer money pushing legislation in the House that has zero chance of going anywhere.
Both parties made overtures to Eisenhower to run on their ticket in 1952.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#930759 Jun 24, 2013
Mindless Robot Propaganda Post # 6 for today! ROTFLMAO!!!
sonicfilter wrote:
Former National Security Agency analyst Russ Tice, a Bush-era whistle-blower, recently made startling claims that the federal government’s wiretap endeavors targeted high-ranking government officials, including military officials, lawmakers and diplomats.
One of those target wound up being elected president. In appearance on “The Boiling Frogs Show” on Wednesday, Tice made the astonishing claim that the NSA had ordered wiretaps on phones connected to then-Democratic Senate hopeful Barack Obama in 2004, weeks prior to his breakout speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention in Boston.
“Now, here’s the big one,” Tice said.“I haven’t given you any names. This was in summer of 2004. One of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator for Illinois. You wouldn’t happen to know where that guy lives right now, would you? It’s a big white house in Washington, D.C. That’s who they went after, and that’s the president of the United States now.”
In 2006, Tice was a whistle-blower revealing other indiscretions of the Bush administration NSA, claiming that revealing details about government spying on citizens was an effort to clear his conscience.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/20/bush-era-wh...
Scarlet Pimpernel

New York, NY

#930760 Jun 24, 2013
Anti-Obama protests in South Africa ahead of US leader’s visit South African groups critical of US President Barrack Obama’s global leadership will this weekend begin week-long protests against the US leader, whose visit to their country is scheduled to start on June 29.

The groups, who plan to start the protests on Saturday, say they are unhappy with US foreign policy under the stewardship of Mr Obama.

During Mr Obama’s three-day visit, the US leader is scheduled to be awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Johannesburg at its Soweto campus.

However, criticism and opposition to the decision to honour Mr Obama has grown in the run-up to his visit to South Africa, with several organisations forming a protest coalition named,‘UJ, no, you can’t honour him’.

Local reports say the protests, led by the Student Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Johannesburg, will start on June 21 and go on throughout the week. They are expected to end only after Mr Obama, who will be accompanied by his wife Michelle, has left South Africa.

The SRC president at the University of Johannesburg, Levy Masete, told The New Age newspaper that the students’ council had unanimously voted against the institution’s decision to award Mr Obama a doctorate.

“Obama is guilty of human rights violations and he does not strike us as the black president African-Americans have been waiting for,” said Mr Masete.

Innocent civilians

More influential organisations like the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the Young Communist League have thrown their weight behind the protests.

Cosatu’s International Relations secretary Bongani Masuku said in a statement on Thursday that it was joining “the millions of people and workers the world over, particularly on the African continent and in South Africa, who are outraged at the horrifying record of US foreign policy in the world.”

Mr Masuku said Cosatu was particularly disappointed by the Obama administration record in continuing “the appalling US foreign policy performance”.

BLACK PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD KNOW OBAMA IS A FRAUD
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#930761 Jun 24, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Didn't hear this one.
Google it.

i did. got nothing.
Scarlet Pimpernel

New York, NY

#930762 Jun 24, 2013
OBAMA DOES THE WHITEMANS WORK WELL lolololololBELIEVE IT OR NOT lolololoThey include the militarisation of international relations for the multinational companies and their profit-seeking classes in the US, the involvement of US military operations in scores of countries across the five continents, presence of Special Forces in different countries, as well the direct and indirect military-to-military relationships with 54 African countries.

“We call on all workers, communities and activists, particularly working with our alliance partners, the SACP and the ANC, as well as the various progressive civil society formations, to join the announced activities throughout the country, to demand an end to US warmongering and for a new foreign policy based on respect for human dignity and justice for the people of the world, including the people of the US itself,” said Mr Masuku.

Since the US announced that Mr Obama would visit South Africa as part of his three-country tour of Africa, the US leader has generated controversy around the country.

Early this month, the Muslim Lawyers’ Association in Johannesburg called for the arrest and prosecution of President Obama for war crimes when he arrives in the country.

The group submitted a 600-page document to the Office of the National Director of Public Prosecutions on June 7, saying they wanted an investigation into the use of drone strikes in the Middle East that killed innocent civilians.

THATS A GOOD BOY
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#930763 Jun 24, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
Mindless Robot Propaganda Post # 6 for today! ROTFLMAO!!!
<quoted text>
only 6?

i need to step it up.
Scarlet Pimpernel

New York, NY

#930764 Jun 24, 2013
IS this a script CIA outing the government the government outing the CIA lolololOBAMA is not BRANDO MARLON BRANDO STOOD FOR something wether he was making a movie that already had a script or not no matter what the studio or director had planned BRANDO MADE IT HIS OWN THATS WHAT A person WITH REAL TALENT does obama has no political TALENT AND his writtent speeches dont work anymore because he now sees no one pays attention to him NOT EVEN HIS SUPPORTERS IN CHICAGO
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#930765 Jun 24, 2013
Where Crazy Conservative Memes Are Invented

Liberals talk a lot about Fox News and Rush Limbaugh and other conservative media that are on the mainstream radar. But liberals and mainstream journalists tend to forget that there is a fever swamp of crazed conspiracy theories and shockingly offensive rhetoric that exists in obscure right-wing websites and viral e-mail chains. As David Frum recently noted on his Daily Beast blog, it is impossible to understand the dog whistles you hear on Fox News if you aren’t familiar with the viral e-mail smears their audience believes in.

http://www.thenation.com/blog/170154/where-cr...

carol?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#930766 Jun 24, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
Putin sees right through limp-wristed Obama, he knows him better than you liberals do.
Snowden is another liberal gone 'rogue'. We see a lot of that, don't we? He proves liberals don't need guns to kill innocent Americans.
Surely Putin will cave in now that Schmuckie Schumer has threatened him.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#930767 Jun 24, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Putin is an ex-KGB agent who is using Obama as a soccer ball. To bad Obama cannot be as tough with World Leaders as he is on his political opponents in the US
Putin's body language does a Three Stooges routine on Obama, while laughing in his face.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#930768 Jun 24, 2013
Supreme Court Punts On Affirmative Action — For Now

The Supreme Court punted on affirmative action Monday, issuing a 7-1 decision that sent the case back to the lower courts for a do-over.

Eight months after the case was heard, the high court punted, deciding not to issue even a narrow ruling on the merits of the University of Texas’s affirmative action policy for student admissions, let alone a broader decision revisiting the principles of affirmative action as determined last decade.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/06/su...
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#930769 Jun 24, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Obamacare-type 1000 plus page monstrosity called Immigration Reform Act that is loaded with pork and unrelated laws (including Obama's job bill that failed before) is hurting Gang of 8.
Big surprise to you-why?
'Just like they did with Obamacare, some in Congress intend to “Pelosi” the amnesty bill. They’ll pass it in order to find out what’s in it. And just like the unpopular, unaffordable Obamacare disaster, this pandering, rewarding-the-rule-breakers, still-no-border-security, special-interests-ridden, 24-lb disaster of a bill is not supported by informed Americans.

I am an ardent supporter of legal immigration. I’m proud that our country is so desirable that it has been a melting pot making a diverse people united as the most exceptional nation on earth for over two centuries. But I join every American with an ounce of common sense insisting that any discussion about immigration must center on a secure border. The amnesty bill before the Senate is completely toothless on border security.

It's beyond disingenuous for anyone to claim that a vote for this bill is a vote for security.

Senator Rubio said he wouldn’t support a process that was rushed and that was not transparent. I hope that he, and all members who believe in open process, will vote against Majority Leader Reid’s motion to silence debate on a bill no one has read.

And I would further issue a challenge to the sponsors of this bill: if your proposal is so good, then why not commit to extensive, open debate on it? Why do we have to pass this out of here before Members go home to face their constituents over July 4th? Whose interests do we serve?”
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#930770 Jun 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama is going after those that leak classified Information. It is a crime.
I guess you want our secrets published on line.
Leaking a classified military operation putting soldiers at risk. Yep Whatever is for it.
Leaking how we track potential terrorists & break up plots, yep Whatever is for it.
If leaks of classified information are the problem, why not collect data only on those individuals who have access to classified data and have effectively given permission to be monitored by virtue of accepting a security clearance?

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