Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1509510 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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LCN Llin

United States

#935802 Jul 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
BERLIN - The German government said on Monday if media reports of large-scale U.S. spying on the European Union were confirmed, it would be unacceptable Cold War-style behavior between partners who require mutual trust.
Now Germans know how Americans who oppose this administration feel.
Does anyone still believe Obama is improving foreign relations? Or uniting this country?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told fugitive former CIA-analyst Edward Snowden to stop leaking US secrets if he wants to remain in the country.

He said Moscow had never extradited anyone before and "has no intention to do so", adding Mr Snowden was free to go if granted asylum elsewhere.

Edward Snowden, 30, is believed to be holed up in a Moscow airport hotel.

The US wants to prosecute him over the leaking of thousands of classified intelligence documents.

The leaks have led to revelations that the US is systematically seizing vast amounts of phone and web data.

At the weekend, Germany's Der Spiegel newspaper and Britain's The Guardian newspaper publicised allegations that the US has been spying on its EU allies.

The revelations have angered many EU countries which are demanding a response from Washington.

French President Francois Hollande has warned that negotiations over a major EU-US trade deal planned for next week could be threatened unless Washington can guarantee the spying stops "immediately".
'High level' talks

"Russia never hands over anybody anywhere and has no intention to do so," Mr Putin told a news conference in Moscow.

President Obama: "We have gone through regular law-enforcement channels"

"If he (Snowden) wants to remain here there is one condition - he should stop his work aimed at inflicting damage on our American partners no matter how strange this may sound coming from me."

This is the clearest indication yet, says the BBC's Steve Rosenberg in Moscow, that Mr Putin is keen to avoid damaging relations with Washington over the Snowden case.

The Russian president also stressed Mr Snowden "is not our agent and does not co-operate with us", and Russian secret services "never worked with him and are not working with him now".

Earlier, senior Russian official Nikolai Patrushev said both President Putin and his US counterpart, Barack Obama, had told the chiefs of their security services to seek a resolution to the stand-off over Mr Snowden.

Mr Patrushev, secretary of Russia's Security Council, told Russian media that the FSB and the FBI had been told to "keep in contact and find solutions", but warned there was no simple solution to the situation. The FBI refused to comment.

Mr Putin was speaking at the same time President Obama confirmed to reporters that Washington had held "high level" discussions with Russia about Mr Snowden.

"We don't have an extradition treaty with Russia," he told reporters while on a visit to Tanzania.

"On the other hand, Mr Snowden, we understand, has travelled there without a valid passport and legal papers. And we are hopeful the Russian government makes decisions based on the normal procedures regarding international travel and the normal interactions law enforcement hav

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#935803 Jul 1, 2013
Forum wrote:
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He is just looking for oil like all of the others.
Others seek profit and energy in oil.

The Magic Negro seeks Power.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#935804 Jul 1, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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So, we can expect Sid Edmonds and Russ Tice to be arrested immediately, right?
Or, is this just another part of the ruse to divert the attention of the public away from the unconstitutional acts of tyhe government?
How's that investigation into the unconstitutional acts of the NSA going?
Oh, yeah. There isn't one, is there?
What's wrong with this picture?
Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin... and goddam Pennsylvania.

Read 'em and weep.

You clowns surround yourself with yourselves way too much, so much so that you actually begin to believe your own bullshit.

By the way, those polls you're quoting are based on 2008 turnout models.
... lot's of luck getting that to happen again.

Your Marxist communist is out on his useless Marxist communist ass.

But, we're wondering.
What excuse will Obama use to miss Romney's inauguration? You know getting slaughtered just like what happened in the mid-term elections will be too much for his overblown ego to handle.
There aren't any hostages to be released like Jimmah Cahtah had.

What excuse do you think Obama will use to skip Romney's inauguration?


Ain't no cure for Dumbwaiter's type of stupidity and hatred.

He's a Putin lover!! Called Putin a 'real President'.

Never mind that Putin's a lifelong Communist, who is a virtual dictator, cheating on the Russian Constitution of term limits and stealing Super Bowl Rings from visiting Americans.
LCN Llin

United States

#935805 Jul 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
C'mon, nuc. Click your heels three times. You're only dreaming about being in the land of Oz.
Still waiting for a book you have read on World War II

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#935806 Jul 1, 2013
There were 2 main reasons for Obama's being installed:

1: The economy is so shit and destined to fall that blacks are (like always) being hit the hardest and will suffer no less than 50% joblessness, very soon. We are disinchanted with this government and all it's oppressive institutions and so they gave us all the ILLUSION of change, some bullshit to believe in.

2. They want Africa. The military industrial complex is needing to fuel it's growth for the next few centuries. They want to beat China to the rape and if this is allowed to continue, Africa will eventually become a resourceless husk, like Europe and it will spell the end of the human race as we know it. Anyway, who better to spearhead a political/economic agenda into Africa but a black face?

Bethlehem, PA

#935807 Jul 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
History isn't that quick to judge as are ignorant and/or short-sighted people who can only focus on one very small piece of a much bigger picture - same as in Lincoln's day.
Our grandchildren will know if Bush was exonerated in the history books and where Obama stands.
Right now, Bush leads Obama in approval ratings.
Probably not a good sign for Obama.
Only an idiot would compare the two approvals, one is president one is not. It's beyond fcking stupid to compare the two.

People have lousy memories, history will show Bush to be one of the worst presidents ever.
LCN Llin

United States

#935808 Jul 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem is Muslims, not Arabs.
Coup in Egypt looks underway.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#935810 Jul 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Rand Paul is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, a quality program.
Dumbass Dave is a creepy-ass cracker who never finished third grade.
Is Rand Paul Board certified?

I mean the real "American Board of Ophthalmology" .

Not the one he made up.

Yep, Rand Paul advertises that he is "Board Certified" in an obviously attempt to dupe people. Yet he is not Board certified by the official board. Nope., He is certified by the "Rand Paul Board", the one he made up.

This is how Freakin dishonest this weasel is.

Galt would go to Paul because weasels think alike.

United States

#935811 Jul 1, 2013

Mitt Romney: "Islam is not an inherently violent faith"

Not Mitt Romney. No way. No how.

Apparently, unlike most everything else, Mitt Romney has not flip-flopped on his position on jihad and Islam. Back in July 2009, I wrote in a post entitled, "Why Romney Won't be President" that Romney would not be president because he said something so fundamentally and unabashedly wrong about America's greatest mortal threat that he was unfit to be President: "Jihadism Is not part of Islam." Yes, he said that. That is frightening coming from a Presidential candidate. Instead of spending the ensuing years studying jihad, Romney appears hardwired for delusion in his latest remarks.

The fact that Romney knows peaceful Muslims is purely anecdotal. I believe that most Muslims are secular and have no desire to strap one on. But that does not mean that Islam is not inherently violent. The ideology is the most violent and radical on the face of the earth. What history books is Romney reading......Dr. Seuss? How did Romney miss over 270 million victims in over a millennium of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations and enslavements? How did Romney miss the close to 18,000 Islamic attacks since 911? How did Romney miss the revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, etc.? How did Romney miss the jihad on the Jews and Christians and Hindus and Sikhs?

There are hundreds of millions of jihadis, what's Romney smokin'?

by the rules of right wing leap of faith reasoning, he got some Afghanistan hash from the Muslim Brotherhood.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#935812 Jul 1, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Hubris is actually more accurate.
Along with idiocy, son.
Your being as dull as a dulled butter-knife brings a smile to the face when you begin talking about 'accuracy'.

Like a chicken critiquing the Fox's tactics. Fool.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#935813 Jul 1, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
On June 25, President Obama gave a speech outlining his energy plan for America. The centerpiece is a directive for the Environmental Protection Agency to develop new regulations that will make it virtually impossible to generate electricity from coal in the United States.
This is harmful and absurd for many reasons.
First, by shutting down existing coal-fired power plants, it will effectively destroy trillions of dollars of private property.
Second, since those plants supply about 40% of America’s electric power, they will need to be replaced at great cost, which will be borne by ratepayers.
Third, all proposed replacements for coal are significantly more expensive, so using them will drive rates up further.
Fourth, increasing the cost of electric power is one of the most regressive forms of taxation possible, since, for example, stockbrokers making $30 million per year will pay nearly the same additional amount as families making $30,000 per year, despite a thousand fold difference in income.
Fifth, as a form of business taxation, increasing electric rates preferentially targets companies that produce real goods over those that profit through speculation or the collection of legal costs.
Sixth, by increasing the costs of American goods, the inflation of electricity prices will make U.S. industry less competitive, causing factories to shut down and throwing millions of Americans out of work.
And seventh, by depressing the American economy, the plan will cause the loss of massive amounts of federal and state income-tax revenues, thereby accelerating the nation’s descent into bankruptcy.
In addition to all this, the Obama plan will severely harm America by preventing it from becoming secure in its supplies of liquid transportation fuels.
Despite some recent growth in oil production and a depressed economy that has reduced U.S. oil consumption by 15 percent since 2007, the United States remains by far the largest oil importer in the world. Currently we import about 4.4 billion barrels per year, which at a price of $100 per barrel costs the nation $440 billion per year — an amount equivalent to the loss of 5 million jobs at $88,000 per year each.
Furthermore, as a result of this dependency, every time the price of oil goes up, the American economy experiences a major new tax — payable ultimately through the world market to the state-run oil companies of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries — which depresses our economy severely. This can be seen clearly in the graph below, which compares oil prices (adjusted for inflation to 2010 dollars) to the U.S. unemployment rate from 1970 to the present. It can be seen that every oil-price hike for the past four decades, including those in 1973, 1979, 1991, 2001, and 2008, was followed shortly afterwards by a sharp rise in American unemployment.
Many coal fired plants are switching to natural gas because it is cheaper.

Kind of makes your post rather foolish.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#935814 Jul 1, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Your side's stealing of Constitutional rights from American citizens makes you a threat to democracy.
As the Supreme Court kicked you in the teeth with your denial of equal rights for gay Americans.
You approve of ending the Constitutional right to abortion, proving your lies about obeying the Constitution.
The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of what is Constitutional.
Doesn't matter to you nitwits, even as you claim to believe in the Constitution.. You just continue to ignore the Constitution and the Supreme Court.
And you wonder why your side has lost 5 of the last 6 popuolar vote elections.
Now that's really funny!!
I know, your fascism, like your racism is invisible to you. Just like Paula Deen.
So, just what should the people do when the Supreme Court obviously ignores the Constitution.
Let's cite just one example of the Supreme Court being schizophrenic:
Supreme Court rules laws that are ambiguous are, by their ambiguity, unconstitutional.
Then, the Supreme Court rules that what the actual people who wrote the law call a "penalty" a "tax", contradicting the very people who wrote the law.
A clearere case of ambiguity cannot be imagined.

This is just one of a plethora of examples when the Supreme Court exhibited schizophrenic characteristics.

So, what should the people do when the Supreme Court obviously ignores the Constitution?

Honolulu, HI

#935815 Jul 1, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
nuts... clueless... can't-think-for-yourself retort...
If you have a problem finding studies showing overwhelming bias for Democrats, then you really need some help.
By the way, when is your flight out of here booked? My offer to help you pack your shit still stands.
Sure son! You can offer to pack.

Since you're the one leave!

Bon voyage! Russia will be happy to take you back

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#935816 Jul 1, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
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Still waiting for a book you have read on World War II

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#935817 Jul 1, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>"If you have no links or examples to offer then be a good consumer and go watch TV, airhead." - shinningelectr0n
Good. You're learning.

Wear it on your forehead and write it inside of your panties..

Honolulu, HI

#935818 Jul 1, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
The Islamic terrorists didn't trust Bush, that's for sure.)))))
... neither did bushie boy's allies after a while.

Bethlehem, PA

#935819 Jul 1, 2013
Obama stopped a second Great Depression, reformed healthcare, reformed Wall street, some great accomplishments as well as numerous others, this will be his legacy. He will be a top 15 or maybe even top 10 president.

Bush will forever wallow in the 30's or possibly 40's

It helps when you looks at things objectively.
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#935820 Jul 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I couldn't have said it better myself. The same will be said about Obama. I do not think in the modern era we have ever seen a president judged more wrongly by the ignorance of their day than Obama.
You are living proof, you claimed a couple posts back that he was a Marxist, skip back a page and DBWriter referred to him as a Wahabbist Terrorist, go back a few more pages and another claimed in their opinion Obama is a Communist, Galt most recently just referred to him as a Fascist dictator.
It goes on and on and on.
'judged wrongly by the ignorance of their day.'
love it!
maybe if Americans knew who the real Obama was, they'd discover they were wrong with some of the above labels. but its easy to guess and affix labels when the least transparent president with the most secretive past, doesn't lead but often appears clueless as though in a vacuum and changes his views according to audience and teleprompter.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#935821 Jul 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
Bush's legacy on the other hand has shown us all what a disaster he was as president. Pain we are still burdened with to this day and for many more to come.
Homer not sure we will ever fully recover from the Bush years and as we know Homer is the eternal optimist.
Would you be talking about the effects of the economic collapse caused by the Democrats' Marxist subprime housing mortgage underwriting program that collapsed the economy after two years of oversight by Democrats?

Thanks for clearing that up.

New York, NY

#935822 Jul 1, 2013

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