Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#930412 Jun 23, 2013
been there9 wrote:
<quoted text>Awareness, speaking out , and discussion without the preconceived idea that we always know the whole story. When the system itself has been corrupted, pitting one side against the other doesn't fix the system.
No. Being an idiot though, contributes to decay.

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#930413 Jun 23, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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With two political parties putting on a show for the Media we often end up with the same policies no matter who wins?
We remain optimistic if we have good friend and family
Skepticism comes in two varieties; Healthy and Unhealthy.

For a government of the people, for the people and by the people to remain responsive *TO* the people, citizens need to keep a healthy skepticism in place at all times.

With the present administration in place especially, our keeping a healthy skepticism will save the Republic.

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Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#930414 Jun 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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He is in flight to Ecuador who has granted him immunity.
"Whatever"
The congress should not give another dollar of tax payer money to Ecuador. Not a dime.
Peace

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#930415 Jun 23, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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The entire mish-mash of whistle blower laws?
I'm saying the Obama administration is busy putting an end to whistle blowing and investigative journalism effectively ending government accountability.
Get it?
Whistle blowing is a good thing, but the whistle blower must be willing to accept the consequences, particularly if inaccurate.

Investigative journalism is essential.

The fact that Obama is trying to crush both raises serious questions as to why.

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Whatever

Gering, NE

#930416 Jun 23, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Soros-funded???
That's y'all's problem, if it sounds good enough to you that it SHOULD be the truth you run with it regardless of its authenticity.
In most circles its known as "lying".
It is documented

Open Society Foundation is Soros' group.

The 990 forms for Open Society Foundation
http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/13-702...

These filings show donations to
The Foundation for National Progress. This organization found Media Consortium which has also received money from Open Society Foundation. Media Consortium funnels funds to Foundation for National Progress to assist in funding projects.

Foundation for National Progress exists to publish and support "Mother Jones"
http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm...

So yes Soros helps fund Mother Jones

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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#930417 Jun 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Ms. Feinstein-Blum said:
"The problem with expanding this is that, you know, with the advent of PTSD, which I think is a new phenomenon as a product of the Iraq War, it’s not clear how the seller or transferrer of a firearm covered by this bill would verify that an individual was a member, or a veteran, and that there was no impairment of that individual with respect to having a weapon like this.
So, you know, I would be happy to sit down with you again and see if we could work something out but I think we have to– if you’re going to do this — find a way that veterans who are incapacitated for one reason or another mentally don’t have access to this kind of weapon."
Judge for yourself.
If you think this is Feinstein claiming all vets are mentally ill then you are dumber than your pal Eed.

Besides, Moocher Eed has a quote. That quote does not appear in your post.

I know it will be a shock but some vets returning from war actually have PTSD. Some not all

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Patriot

Brighton, CO

#930418 Jun 23, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013

5 Reasons to Attend Army Whistleblower Bradley Manning’s Trial

Please note that this next week court is not in session on Monday (6/24), Tuesday will be a short day, and the trial will resume as normal Wednesday (6/26) at 9:30 am, with the weekly vigil taking place from 7-8 am that day. Livestream trial update today at 5 pm EST

#1: Show The Judge The Public Is Watching Her

At the beginning of each day of trial, the prosecuting attorney stands and reads to the court information about the levels of public attendance. During most days of the court martial, seats have remained free in the courtroom, and the overflow trailer which provides video feed of the proceedings has remained unused. We hope you’ll help us to change this.

Judge Lind knows that a high-profile case like this one will be part of her legacy. She’s not supposed to read any news about the trial, but there’s no more direct way to show her the importance that her decisions will have for the public than by members of the public taking it upon themselves to fill up her courtroom.

#2: Your Attendance Means A Lot To Bradley And His Lawyer

Bradley Manning is a 25 year old with a conscience who has already spent three years of his life behind bars, and faces potential life imprisonment, all for trying to serve the public good. Despite the gravity of his situation, he maintains optimism, and his attorney David Coombs has explained that his supporters have a lot to do with that...

Read more »

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/06/5-reasons...

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#930419 Jun 23, 2013
Whatever wrote:
It is wild on Twitter.
The Wiki-leaks Snowden has united individuals of various political leanings together. Supporters and opponents come from each political group -conservative, Progressive and Libertarian.
Of course the Wiki-leak crowd has him as a hero. Sarah Harrison from Wiki-leak is his traveling companion. She is an adviser to Julian Assange who is holed up at an Ecuador embassy in the UK.
The focus should be on the government spying on US citizens, not on Snowden.

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Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#930420 Jun 23, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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You certainly know about spewing garbage:
Guantanamo Bay To Stay Open As House Blocks Bill To Close Infamous Prison
WASHINGTON -- A worsening hunger strike and a fresh plea by President Barack Obama to close the Guantanamo Bay prison fell on deaf ears in Congress Friday, as the House of Representatives voted to keep the increasingly infamous jail open.
The House voted to make it harder for Obama to begin shifting inmates, adding a restriction to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 that bars any of the roughly 56 prisoners who have been cleared by military and intelligence officials to be sent to Yemen from being transferred there for one year. Some 30 other Gitmo inmates of the 166 kept there have also been cleared for release.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/14/guan...
"silly"
I would bet that "nutsucker" is giving you a big thank you. But the fact remains president nobama stated that he would close Gitmo. He lied. He did not believe that the congress could in a way control his activities.
How would you like it if a special prison was built just down the street from where you live to house those murdering pieces of crap. Let them rot there and only you others of your bent will shed a tear. Ot would make your day, month, year if nobama could free them so they could go do what they do, bomb, murder and maim.
Peace
KMA

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#930421 Jun 23, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Isn't Fox covering the economy anymore 'cause I hear about it all day long.
CNBC has fairly balanced coverage of the economy.

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Whatever

Gering, NE

#930422 Jun 23, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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freedom vs security?
When people are scared they often choose security.
Do we want a national security state?
Apparently not as most Americans find NSA collecting data on all Americans as objectionable.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#930423 Jun 23, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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What else do we expect them to say? "Uhhhh, yeah. Well, we spent all this time spying on Americans and well ... we got nuthin'."
Nevertheless, somehow the Boston bombers, the underwear bomber, Maj. Nidal, and the Time's Square bomber all stayed off their radar?
Major Nadal wasn't under anybody's radar, at least anybody who came in contact with him in the Army. Alarms were sounded, but ignored for political correctness.

And if NSA snooping couldn't catch the Boston bombers, who can they catch?

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Whatever

Gering, NE

#930424 Jun 23, 2013
Patriot wrote:
Sunday, June 23, 2013
5 Reasons to Attend Army Whistleblower Bradley Manning’s Trial
Please note that this next week court is not in session on Monday (6/24), Tuesday will be a short day, and the trial will resume as normal Wednesday (6/26) at 9:30 am, with the weekly vigil taking place from 7-8 am that day. Livestream trial update today at 5 pm EST
#1: Show The Judge The Public Is Watching Her
At the beginning of each day of trial, the prosecuting attorney stands and reads to the court information about the levels of public attendance. During most days of the court martial, seats have remained free in the courtroom, and the overflow trailer which provides video feed of the proceedings has remained unused. We hope you’ll help us to change this.
Judge Lind knows that a high-profile case like this one will be part of her legacy. She’s not supposed to read any news about the trial, but there’s no more direct way to show her the importance that her decisions will have for the public than by members of the public taking it upon themselves to fill up her courtroom.
#2: Your Attendance Means A Lot To Bradley And His Lawyer
Bradley Manning is a 25 year old with a conscience who has already spent three years of his life behind bars, and faces potential life imprisonment, all for trying to serve the public good. Despite the gravity of his situation, he maintains optimism, and his attorney David Coombs has explained that his supporters have a lot to do with that...
Read more »
http://www.activistpost.com/2013/06/5-reasons...
Disagree with you totally.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#930425 Jun 23, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>No, you brought up public works projects like the Food Stamp program so, it's very relevant as it goes to historical perspective. The U S Government has always been in the business of picking winners and losers and the Food Stamp program was to pick the poor as potential winners.
Irrelevant because your fairy tale is completely false.

If Galt was like Realtime, he would call you a fkn liar.

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“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#930426 Jun 23, 2013
been there9 wrote:
<quoted text>Awareness, speaking out , and discussion without the preconceived idea that we always know the whole story. When the system itself has been corrupted, pitting one side against the other doesn't fix the system.
Did you just finish watching the movie Branded?:)

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Whatever

Gering, NE

#930427 Jun 23, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The focus should be on the government spying on US citizens, not on Snowden.
True, but after "where is Waldo" news of today the whole Snowden issue is no more.

He will be holed up and focus will return to the NSA over reach.

Thank goodness.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#930428 Jun 23, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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You are crying wolf.
FACT: The U.S. economy was far better off when the maximum tax on dividends was nearly 40 percent and people actually saved for their retirement rather than gambled on the stock market.
Investing (not gambling) in the stock market is the only feasible way to build a sufficient retirement account. All pensions funds invest in equities. The old savings account at the town bank just doesn't cut it.

Are you really that stupid, or just a government employee.

OK, that was redundant.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#930429 Jun 23, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
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More like they have a enough material to bury the Republican movement, so be very afraid. off shore accounts, tax dodgers, sex scandals, misappropriation of gov funds, made up political scandals, its all there waiting to be told.
And you think that's the purpose of the NSA?

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“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#930430 Jun 23, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
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politics seems based on emotion and dominated by television.
You mean like music that encourages black youth to feel oppressed when they really aren't?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/21/yeez...

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#930431 Jun 23, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Low-interest monetary policy that's been going on for the last 15-20 years or so not only fueled the tech, credit and housing bubbles but has also discouraged savings driving individual savings to its lowest level in the post-war era.
Correct.

So why do we do it?

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