Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1262833 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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WOW

Bronx, NY

#934023 Jun 28, 2013
Mr Obama will enjoy using his background and roots when he is in Africa to unite with and communicate to Africans about the need for good leadership.
On many occasions, Obama has appealed to African governments to embrace good governance and focus on national development.
He has also tried had to show Africans that he is their grandson, and that he is different from other American leaders.
But many Africans have received this appeal with mixed feelings. African leaders have described American presidents as hypocrites. It is a well-known fact that American presidents only partner with countries where there are mutual benefits.
If Muammar Gaddafi was to be raised from the dead today, he would certainly tell the entire world how American presidents have been ‘chameleons’.
The Syrian government is also another example where America is funding rebels to tople the legitimate government.
But on the other hand Mr Obama is busy going around the world promoting peace and unity.
So, Africa could be better off not to lose sleep over Mr Obama’s visit. It is on record that US presidents have always used their international visits to mock developing and Islamic countries. All they should expect from Mr Obama are the usual speeches that were full of motivational talk and unfulfilled promises.
Africans should also understand that the US, with its allies, is ashamed that Africa, which was called the ‘dark continent’, has achieved tremendous development and has found new partners in trading.
Africans should also understand that America is different from China. The Chinese visit Africa to offer support in economic development while the Americans want to come to mock African leaders.
So, should Africa expect anything from Mr Obama’s visit? Your answer is as good as mine!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#934024 Jun 28, 2013
American Lady wrote:
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Putin throws down Obama
18.06.2013
By Xavier Lerma
Not so fast Mr. Hope and Change. Haven't you heard? There's a new Sheriff in town in the Middle East. President Putin reminded Barry that he's in charge. He already reminded Netanyahu recently after Israel fired into Damascus in early May. Afterward, Bibi sang a different tune. Putin's talent as a Judo expert is always useful in these situations. When Obama was continually arming Syrian rebels; declaring no fly zones and moving his Marines into Jordan Putin took quick action. Obama sang a different tune as well and even said, "and finally we compared notes on President Putin's expertise in Judo and my declining skills in basketball". The following video is in English and Russian:
http://english.pravda.ru/russia/politics/18-0...
Oh,yeah, that must be why Putin didn't look like much of a 'strongman' at the G-8 Summit with the sour puss expression on his face after President Obama took him down a notch or too with one look and a few choice words of reprimand for not backing the Security Council the U.N., and 100 countries on recognizing the Syrian National Council over bloddy butcher-boy Assad.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934025 Jun 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The immigration problem isn't going away. There are just too many here with deep roots. The pathway to citizenship covers more than a 10 year timespan and the solution to securing the border is, I think, a good one.
Whether it's the most fair solution - allowing illegal immigrants to get preference over those who are still waiting their turn just to come here - is the objection most have as well as illegal immigrants taking the low-skilled jobs away from American citizens.
But, to me, it's better immigrants earn their citizenship and start contributing than remain under the radar.
Most Republicans do want some kind of bill. Others know it's political suicide to fight any attempt to solve the problem.
If border security every 1000 feet is enforced by this administration, it will probably appease most Americans who would otherwise be opposed to the pathway to citizenship solution.
It's a big problem and no one really knows how to solve it. Especially me.
Your thoughts?
If you want to talk about "political suicide", creating millions of additional Obamabots out of illegal aliens fits the bill.

You have clearly been brainwashed by the media, including your RINO friend Bill.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#934026 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Effective border security should save money in many other programs.
A typically air headed statement from the thread air head, Nobraina.

Why is it you offer stupid opinion when the facts are readily available?? Because you're what you've always been, Nobraina, a complete idiot.

CBO says the immigrants will add to Americas's prosperity, by reducing the budget deficit by $197 BILLION, ya freakin' Obamaphobic Teatard.

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CBO and JCT estimate that enacting S. 744 would generate changes in direct spending and revenues that would decrease federal budget deficits by $197 billion over the 2014–2023 period. CBO also estimates that implementing the legislation would result in net discretionary costs of $22 billion over the 2014–2023 period, assuming appropriation of the amounts authorized or otherwise needed to implement the legislation. Combining those figures would lead to a net savings of about $175 billion over the 2014–2023 period from enacting S. 744. However, the net impact of the bill on federal deficits would depend on future actions by lawmakers, who could choose to appropriate more or less than the amounts estimated by CBO. In addition, the total amount of discretionary funding is currently capped (through 2021) by the Budget Control Act of 2011; extra funding for the purposes of this legislation might lead to lower funding for other purposes.

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The 30 Billion for border security is a waste of money to get a few Reppugnant votes.. So much for fiscal responsibility from you nitwits.

I'm happy to see the House convince hispanics and asians that the Repugnant Party is a hateful group of old white idiots, dying off faster than they can be replaced. Hispanics don't have that problem.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#934028 Jun 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
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That's just more l.l.w. talking points. Border security is a fundamental function of government.
Oh, and you might want to point me to the clause in the Constitution that tasks the government with "border security".

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#934029 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Effective border security should save money in many other programs.
Care to spell out how those savings will be realized?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#934030 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Improve border security first and then discuss the issue of illegal aliens already here.
Hiring thousands of extra border guards does not necessarily improve security.
Galt wants Big Government to 'spend money it doesn't have' on a huge public works project to hire 20,000 more border agents and build extensions for the border 'Freedom Wall'. Galt only likes 'small government' when it can't go to war against poverty,corrupt big banksters, and catastrophic climate change.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#934031 Jun 28, 2013
Eman wrote:
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That's just more l.l.w. talking points. Border security is a fundamental function of government.
We already have border security, nitwit.

The federal Government is responsible for securing our borders from invasions. This immigration thing is another dumb Repugnant hate fest. One that will hurt them greatly over time.

This is a huge waste of money specifically to get some Repugnant moron votes. From the idiots who can't even pass a farm bill, but can repeal Obamacare 37 times. Of course you favor it, you're the Princess of the Idiots.

So much for you nitwits and your fiscal responsibility.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#934032 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Improve border security first and then discuss the issue of illegal aliens already here.
Hiring thousands of extra border guards does not necessarily improve security.
It's actually going down.

So is the influx.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#934033 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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If you want to talk about "political suicide", creating millions of additional Obamabots out of illegal aliens fits the bill.
You have clearly been brainwashed by the media, including your RINO friend Bill.
Most 'immigrants' wanting to come to America are conservative, Catholic, non-interventionist(for strong defense at home ;''we take care of our own first'), pro-family values people

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#934034 Jun 28, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Oh, and you might want to point me to the clause in the Constitution that tasks the government with "border security".
Emaam will now attempt to change the subject..........

Watch and see.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934035 Jun 28, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Oh,yeah, that must be why Putin didn't look like much of a 'strongman' at the G-8 Summit with the sour puss expression on his face after President Obama took him down a notch or too with one look and a few choice words of reprimand for not backing the Security Council the U.N., and 100 countries on recognizing the Syrian National Council over bloddy butcher-boy Assad.
Agree. Obama clearly whipped Putin's ass. Putin to withdraw support from Syria and resign soon.

Meanwhile, Barack on victory vacation. Keep the ice on Mandela.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#934036 Jun 28, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Oh,yeah, that must be why Putin didn't look like much of a 'strongman' at the G-8 Summit with the sour puss expression on his face after President Obama took him down a notch or too with one look and a few choice words of reprimand for not backing the Security Council the U.N., and 100 countries on recognizing the Syrian National Council over bloddy butcher-boy Assad.
Right wing extremists just love believing Russian news services.....
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#934037 Jun 28, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Oh, and you might want to point me to the clause in the Constitution that tasks the government with "border security".
Shhhhh! They hate it when non cons do that.

It forces them to hate themselves!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#934038 Jun 28, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Care to spell out how those savings will be realized?
Reduced demand for education, welfare, medical care, prisons, etc.

At the same time, Galt believes that border security could be improved without such massive expenditures if the government was really committed to border security.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#934039 Jun 28, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Dave, doctors are dropping Medicare patients. Your whine does not explain why this happening.
Try something that doesn't have "but Bush" in the reason.
You talking thru your ass again, or do you have a link to support what you say??

I,m betting on the former.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#934040 Jun 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Philip Jenkins’s challenging new book Laying Down the Sword shows that the Bible contains incitements not just to violence but also to genocide. He argues that Christians and Jews should struggle to make sense of these violent texts as a central element of their tradition, rather than hurry past them or ignore them altogether.
The most painful passages come in the books of Joshua and Judges, which Jenkins describes as an “orgy of militarism, enslavement, and race war.” The Israelites, emerging from the desert after their escape from Egypt, attack Canaanite cities, whose people are described by the biblical narrator as very wicked. God commands the Israelites to exterminate the inhabitants—men, women, children, and animals alike, until nothing is left alive. Likewise in the Book of Samuel, King Saul eventually loses God’s favor not for his bloodthirstiness in war but for his restraint—he fails to annihilate his enemies. The prophet Samuel denounces him for sparing some of the Amalekites, takes up a sword, and personally hacks the captive King Agag to pieces. To make matters worse, says Jenkins, God sometimes deliberately “hardens the hearts” of other peoples, using them to chastise the sinful Hebrews. Then He raises up Judges, righteous Israelites, to smite and destroy them in turn. It’s almost as if He wanted the highest possible body count.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
Secularists who try and interpret the Bible don't have a most basic understanding that part of the Old Testament records the old Jewish Law and contains battles fought between good and evil which is still the battle today. The coming of the prophesied Messiah in the New Testament changed the landscape completely.

Christians refer to the New Testament as living under grace rather than living under the Law.

The hardening of one's heart comes by rejecting compassion, mercy and love. When the scriptures refer to God as hardening one's heart - as was said about Pharaoh ignoring Moses and God's warnings with the plagues in Egypt - it's already happened and there's no hope of it ever changing.

Biblical and historical scholars can interpret history anyway they want to using the Old Testament as a guide. But if they focus on God's saving grace in the New Testament, they'd have to write a different book.

Jesus said "it is written, but I tell you now..." 25 times in the New Testament and said "I say" over 140 times which means listen to me instead.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#934041 Jun 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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We already have border security, nitwit.
The federal Government is responsible for securing our borders from invasions. This immigration thing is another dumb Repugnant hate fest. One that will hurt them greatly over time.
This is a huge waste of money specifically to get some Repugnant moron votes. From the idiots who can't even pass a farm bill, but can repeal Obamacare 37 times. Of course you favor it, you're the Princess of the Idiots.
So much for you nitwits and your fiscal responsibility.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) argued Wednesday that the United States should pass immigration reform because the U.S. economy needs the labor of young immigrants, and immigrants are “more fertile.”

“Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans,” Bush said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to the Majority conference.“Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.”

If we don’t do it, we will be in decline, because the productivity of this country is dependent upon young people that are equipped to be able to work hard,” Bush said.

Bush, whose wife is a Mexican-born immigrant, has long been an advocate for comprehensive immigration reform.

A Census report released Thursday showed that, for the first time, white deaths in the United States outnumbered white births. Population grew because of growth among Hispanics, African-Americans and immigrants.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-poli...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#934042 Jun 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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A class act, without self-promotion.
Yeah, too bad that when Bush was President and could really make a difference he banned American women health organizations from receiving government funding to help African women and children improve their quality of life and health prospects. It was called the Reagan 'gag rules' on women health organizations. Some 'class act', most people would call it a 'war crime'.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#934043 Jun 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Secularists who try and interpret the Bible don't have a most basic understanding that part of the Old Testament records the old Jewish Law and contains battles fought between good and evil which is still the battle today. The coming of the prophesied Messiah in the New Testament changed the landscape completely.
Christians refer to the New Testament as living under grace rather than living under the Law.
The hardening of one's heart comes by rejecting compassion, mercy and love. When the scriptures refer to God as hardening one's heart - as was said about Pharaoh ignoring Moses and God's warnings with the plagues in Egypt - it's already happened and there's no hope of it ever changing.
Biblical and historical scholars can interpret history anyway they want to using the Old Testament as a guide. But if they focus on God's saving grace in the New Testament, they'd have to write a different book.
Jesus said "it is written, but I tell you now..." 25 times in the New Testament and said "I say" over 140 times which means listen to me instead.
"The hardening of one's heart comes by rejecting compassion, mercy and love"; hmmmm, interesting. Sounds like the republican mantra.

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