Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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

#930738 Jun 24, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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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?
job bill? that failed?

any idea when the Republicans in Congress will start worrying about jobs? other than their own?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930739 Jun 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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NSA program was data collection.
In order to look at a person'i records, a warrant os still required.
Whatever protecting te traitor Snowden.
... at least that's what they're telling us now that they've been outed from their previous position that the NSA did not spy on US citizens.

What will they be forced to 'fess up to next?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#930740 Jun 24, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Why? This is the logical continuation of Congress' ceding of authority to the Executive, been going on for the last century. The shickenchits set up Presidents to take the fall for their failures, that is when they're not busy riding their coattails. Sure, Congressional approval may be flirting with single digits but in 2014 the majority of individual members will be re-elected.
lily tells us that Obama is powerless to control the NSA.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#930741 Jun 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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NSA program was data collection.
In order to look at a person'i records, a warrant os still required.
Whatever protecting te traitor Snowden.
The Progressives seem divided on this point.

Mother Jones v Slate
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#930742 Jun 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Only if "news" is defined as classified information.
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
Whatever

Gering, NE

#930743 Jun 24, 2013
Supreme Court tells federal appeals court to give tougher scrutiny to UT's affirmative action program.

The appeals approved of UT's affirmative action program.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#930744 Jun 24, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Must feel pretty good to be able to legitimately attack a POTUS who may in fact be worse than W. Bush, at least within this context.
We learned all we needed to know about Obama when he first ran for public office. Nothing's changed except the scale of his corruption and the scope of his agenda.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#930745 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Like the Irish politician said in front of the Irish Parliament, "We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the American people who also stand against their president."
Funny how news travels so fast.
Didn't hear this one.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#930746 Jun 24, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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My point exactly. If this was so important and effective why all these missed targets who had left their fingerprints all over the exact places PRISM was watching? How about Snowden, Manning et. al.? I find it hard to swallow that the program performed as they're claiming it did, I wouldn't expect them to come out and say it was a flop.
Galt thinks there may be two reasons.

First, the NSA is casting too wide a net instead of focusing on the most likely problems.

Second, the NSA is spending only a fraction of its time and effort on terrorism and instead directing assets to snooping for other purposes.

Or, maybe you are correct and the program is totally ineffective.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#930747 Jun 24, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Your reply says absolutely nothing; yer gonna have to be more specific.
lol
translation:

That went right over my head!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#930748 Jun 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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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.
You have no special skills at mind reading. In fact you are a doofus at it.
Scarlet Pimpernel

Bronx, NY

#930749 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.
like MOST surburban LIBERALS it didnt take long for their true colors to show they dont like YOUR B AS* lololohahahaha its what they can hustle because they cant pull that crap on WHITE People but because you thought you had something with obaba that made you EQUAL lololohahahah you were not OBAMA he doesnt fit into the profile of URBAN DEMOCRATS not in the least he has nothing in COMMON with the UPBRINING OF URBAN DEMOCRATS AND MICHELLE IS NOT THE PRESIDENT ALL THAT PHONY LOVE STUFF lolololohahahahaha reggie is the true LOVE OF OBABAb

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#930750 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Some good news...for me anyway.
Florida is opting out of spending approximately $1.9 billion taxpayer dollars to implement a massive entitlement expansion of the Medicaid program. Also, the governor is exercising flexibility in the "exchanges".
As Governor Scott said,“Floridians are interested in jobs and economic growth, a quality education for their children and keeping the cost of living low. Neither of these major provisions in ObamaCare will achieve those goals, and since Florida is legally allowed to opt out, that’s the right decision for our citizens.”
I'm proud to be a Floridian.
(Florida already has health care safety net programs for those with the greatest need including assistance for families with incomes up to 133% of the poverty line and Florida KidCare to ensure no child goes without health care in Florida.)
LOL. Of the fourteen states that have opted out of the Medicaid expansion and the six that have expressed that they are leaning in that direction, all have Republican governors. Duh.

http://www.advisory.com/Daily-Briefing/2012/1...
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

Gering, 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

Gering, NE

#930753 Jun 24, 2013
*Too*
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#930754 Jun 24, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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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

Bronx, NY

#930755 Jun 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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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

Seminole, 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...

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