Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1508696 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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Scottsbluff, NE

#936425 Jul 2, 2013
Hmmm, an opinion piece but puts Texas issue in perspective

"Moreover, for Wendy Davis to accuse Perry of making political hay over the abortion issue is rich. She’s gone from unknown state legislator to feminist icon in a few days. As for her charge of “bullying,” it was actually the pro-choice people in the gallery that tried to disrupt the legislature last week.…

On the substance, Perry is in tune with his voters and the country at large in opposing late-term abortion. That view is a rare point of agreement in the abortion argument.

As for the specific health regulations (e.g. maintaining surgical center standards) it is hard to argue on one hand that pro-lifers are endangering women’s health while simultaneously objecting to stricter health regulations. At some point, however, regulations that are not medically reasonable and whose sole purpose is to make abortions (early or late term) near-impossible to obtain are going to run into legal problems."
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#936426 Jul 2, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell lily, not me. She is the one always telling people who don't like what the POTUS is doing to get out.
Reading comprehension still a fail for you, I see.
Sure, now if you will supply me with just once where you agreed with anything Obama has said or done???Which is all the proof needed to show your total hypocrisy along with your blind rage.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2017 and beyond

#936427 Jul 2, 2013
Obama is a commie.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#936428 Jul 2, 2013
flack wrote:
I'm about over all this rain. I thought I saw a fish swimming through the yard a little while ago.
I'm sure you can find a way to blame Obama....
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#936429 Jul 2, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you "MISUNDERESTIMATE" Bush's stupidity.
Naw, not really. Just yours.

United States

#936430 Jul 2, 2013
Party Of Old, Tired Ideas Plans To Attack Democrats As Party Of Old, Tired Ideas

Republicans plan to run against Hillary Clinton as "Old News," reports the New York Times. This is stupid—and not just for the reason everybody is pointing out.

Of course, attacks on Clinton's age are likely to produce a backlash. But let's say Republicans manage to walk a fine line: hit her for having "old ideas" and being around Washington too long without directly invoking her age.

The strategy still doesn't make any sense, because the Republicans are the party of old, tired ideas.

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) provided the most unintentionally ironic quote in the Times piece:

“The reality is, when you look at the Democrats, they’ve got old, tired ideas being produced by old, tired candidates,” Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, 42, said in an interview this month, citing “more government and more spending” for the ideas but not referring to any candidates by name.

O.K. So where are Republicans' new, non-tired ideas?

They didn't come from Mitt Romney, whose "five point economic plan" to get America out of its economic slump consisted entirely of ideas rehashed from Republican platforms in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

They're not coming from Jindal, who wrote this month that conservatives don't need to change at all because Democrats are imposing a "reign of politically correct terror," including a desire to "ban red meat," against which voters are sure to rebel any second.

They won't come from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), who would purport to increase "opportunity" by tightening monetary policy, privatizing Social Security, and putting more guns in the hands of residents of inner cities.

....Some other Republican governors, like Michigan's Rick Snyder, Wisconsin's Scott Walker and (yes) Arizona's Jan Brewer, have shown an ability to be innovative and interesting at the state level. But the policy issue set faced by the president is very different from the one faced by a governor. No Republican governor has presented a national economic agenda that responds to middle-class concerns.

And the Democratic ideas that Republicans are attacking as "old and tired" actually do respond to middle-class concerns. Democrats have a plan for addressing rising pre-tax inequality, stagnant middle-class wages and the risk of economic crises that create prolonged high unemployment. The centerpiece of their plan is higher taxes on the rich to finance a more robust safety net, including a universal health care entitlement.

Republicans might not like that plan, but recent economic events have made it more appropriate for our times. Not every idea gets tired just because it is old. They won't beat that agenda with nothing in 2016 any more than they did so in 2012.

Instead of hitting Democrats for "old, tired ideas" Republicans should focus on coming up with good ideas of their own. But that's hard work the party is not yet willing to do.

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Richmond, Canada

#936431 Jul 2, 2013
--------National Unity on Foreign Policy

The laying of a wreath at the American embassy in Dar es Salaam Tuesday symbolized a big theme of both the Barack Obama and George W Bush administrations: The war against al Qaeda.

President Obama was warmly greeted by throngs in Tanzania, but his message of trade was overshadowed by other events around the world.

The two men met in Tanzania to to honor the memories of the 224 people – 12 of them Americans – killed by al Qaeda truck bombs at that embassy and the one in Nairobi, Kenya, on Aug. 7, 1998.

Osama bin Laden’s embassy attacks were precursors of 9/11; signals, unmistakable in retrospect, that bin Laden and his allies had launched a new kind of war.

For both friends and foes Bush’s handling of all that occurred after Sept. 11, 2001, will be the major part of his legacy, a legacy about which Bush said in an interview with CNN Monday he wasn’t worried:

“history will judge the decisions that I made. And I won't be around because it's going to take a while for the objective historians to show up.”

But in dealing with al Qaeda, Obama hasn’t turned out to be exactly what his supporters expected in 2008.

Obama expanded Bush’s strategy of using unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists in Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan.

There’s continuity with President Bill Clinton, too. Clinton tried to kill bin Laden after the 1998 embassy attacks with a cruise missile strike in Afghanistan – not so different from a drone strike.

Bush – who has been circumspect and has said almost nothing about terrorism since leaving office – has not only refrained from criticizing his successor, but on Monday essentially endorsed Obama’s handling of the NSA/ Snowden mess.

“I know he (Snowden) damaged the country. The Obama administration will deal with it,” the former president said.

Asked about the NSA surveillance, Bush said,“I put the program in place to protect the country and one of the certainties is civil liberties were guaranteed.”

He added,“I think there needs to be a balance (between individual liberty and national security) and as the president (Obama) described, there is a proper balance.”

Obama, he said magnanimously, has “got plenty on his agenda and it's difficult. A former president doesn't need to make it harder” by criticizing him.

In his National Defense University speech, Obama said that “this war, like all wars, must end,” but the war which included the 1998 embassy bombings will likely continue after Obama leaves the White House.------


Is it not Bush gone yet?
He thinks he is still around by running Obama the policies on terrorism and Snowden case, etc.

You did not get your worth by electing the 4th term of Bush as the policies and views are still Bush's, but just use the name of Obama as president.
How come, what is going on?
But if Bush did not have his views worked anywhere during his time, including Iraq issue , what makes Obama think his Bush views and policies will go anywhere?

You liberals did elect Bush (who is your most unlikeable and rejected), for the 4th time by having the name of Obama.

Honolulu, HI

#936432 Jul 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah. Capitalism is such a bad idea. Impoverished slavery under Marxist communism like we saw in every country that allowed itself to be infected with it is a much better existence. And, everyone knows the medieval Arab terrorists about to get their asses kicked out of the Egyptian government is actually the right choice for the world.
lol! Funny how you idiots were complaining about the Egyptian government and Obama in the breath, and not you're getting your wish.

Isn't it about time you start singing Obama's praises in that arena, son?

Honolulu, HI

#936433 Jul 2, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's get one thing clear. Everyone knows Obama is just a fraud being used as a cardboard cutout to make it appear as if someone's actually president. He's not in charge of anything. So, consequently, he doesn't propose anything other than what he's ordered to repeat written on the teleprompter he needs to avoid looking like an ignorant buffoon like he does every goddam time he tries to speak without it.
Now, I'd like to quote Joe Biden commenting on the defeated gun control legislation that got shoved up Obama's ass:
"This is just the beginning."
The goal is to take guns away from anyone who opposes the Democrats. It's obvious the Democrats have no intention of taking guns away from their own people. All you have to do is look at the Democrat districts to see that.
"If you have no links or examples to offer then be a good consumer and go watch TV, airhead." - shinningelectr0n
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#936434 Jul 2, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Ewe...why parasites are only good for eradication
parasite, what the affirmative action ambulance chaser calls you.

he leaves the gated plantation while you spend your lazy ass day on topix while ogling the illegal alien landscapers.

Honolulu, HI

#936435 Jul 2, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>These liberals oppose your belief and right to bear arms: Hitler, Castro, Stalin, Amin, Lenin, Mao, Chavez, Obama. Who do you trust dummy??
Loser is not what you do. It's who you are RealDave..
It's the culture...
Hitler didn't son. He actually expanded gun ownership.

You really should start getting intelligent instead of believing the crap you're fed.

But then, you don't know how to do things any other way, do you son?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936436 Jul 2, 2013
TSM wrote:
Liberals/Democrats would have been celebrating Snowden as a Hero if this had happen during the Bush Presidency!! WHAT’S UP?
That's one of the many differences between Democrats and Republicans. Many Republicans still defend NSA in spite of the real concern Obama will use it to go after political enemies instead. It's also why many Democrats find themselves between that same old rock and a hard place again.

Democrats are almost like cavemen. Their thought process is limited to basically two concepts. Conservatives - bad. Liberals - good.

Which, of course, makes you right about their reactions about Snowden under Obama instead of Bush. It'd been easier under Bush.

The liberal media is just trying to get comfortable between that rock and a hard place. Their mouths are duct taped, their ears are plugged and they're wearing blinders so they might be there for a while.

Good morning, TSM. Almost good afternoon.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936439 Jul 2, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> @LoisLane59(Carol, Aunt Bettie Lou,etc.) fails to distinguish the differences between Bush W.'s break-up of the European alliance over the expansion of the Iraq invasion and war and Obama's dispute with European allies over NSA surveillance .The spying conflict issue will be discussed and resolved between the U.S. and Europe. Bush W. never consulted Europe on the Iraq War expansion. Bush W.'s own regressive party base, right-wing libertarians, was in agreement with him at over-riding Congressional oversight and judicial process. Obama's own party base of left-wing libertarians are in dispute with him on the necessity of expanding legal surveillance programs when the terrorist threat has been diminished and inadequate Congressional oversight and judicial protections to deal with an expanded spying operation.
Did you know Obama doesn't even know his birthdate and Kenyan has a big sign proclaiming "Kenya, birthplace of Obama"?

I can show you if you want.

It's a little more than confusing, right?

Honolulu, HI

#936440 Jul 2, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
It is pretty bad when you insist on making the moronic ramblings of Yeah look intellectual in comparison to your posts.
Son, if you can't come and and at least meet me half way, you'll never understand things.

Then again, that is your choice.

Honolulu, HI

#936441 Jul 2, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
"Real" Americans??
It takes a clueless moron to make your post above.
Why? Because you don't understand?

Well that explains who the '...clueless moron..." is son.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#936442 Jul 2, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> You have the thought process of an infant. You frequent too many conspiracy theory sites. I know real muslims &, Obama ain't one. you would know that if you knew Muslim culture , foot baths, prayer regimen, making salat, ect... If Janet Napolitano is stocking weaponry like you say, it's under the president's order &, probably preparation measures for you extremist radicals. Your mind is your enemy. The only difference in you & Americas mass murderers is, they've already acted on delusions, you've resisted thus far. If there were a war, you can guarantee your side wouldn't win, not even close!
I suppose actually living in Saudi Arabia for a couple of years wouldn't teach me anything about the muslim culture... dumbass.
The only thing you know about muslims is some bullshit propaganda disguised as information. What you don't know is the Koran can only be understood if read in Arabic, and only understood if read from the Arab perspective... so the muslims say when you point out the fact that the Koran is nothing more than a doctrine to subjugate the world.

Tell us how much you know about Wahhabism.
This is probably the first time you've even seen the word, right, dumbass?
I'll catch you up on world events. All Suni terrorists are Wahhabists.

Why don't you find out what Wahhabism is and get back with us.

And, kindly tell us why nobody in the government needed to prepare for a major war against the American population for 232 years before Janet Napolitano started building a massive armament program.
What changed in the American population in the past 4 years that required Janet Napolitano to prepare for a major war against the American people?
The only change I'm aware of is Janet Napolitano. Everything else is just the same as it always was.
... connect the dots, dufus.

Honolulu, HI

#936443 Jul 2, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>You still haven't written how the government contract bidding system works? All the gobble-de-gook you provided is a smoke screen? Give it up.
This coming from the idiot who still can't find the declaration of war against iraq.

Why demand from others what you can't provide son???

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#936444 Jul 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice sur, racist f*ck. What is it with you right whiners that you have sling slurs.
Are you that ignorant.
President Obama gave up his license.
Michelle Obama's license is on inactive status.
Neither are practicing law.
"real dumb"
Thank you. You admit that neither the boy, nobama, or his wife can practice law.

Honolulu, HI

#936445 Jul 2, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
That's one of the many differences between Democrats and Republicans. Many Republicans still defend NSA in spite of the real concern Obama will use it to go after political enemies instead. It's also why many Democrats find themselves between that same old rock and a hard place again.
Democrats are almost like cavemen. Their thought process is limited to basically two concepts. Conservatives - bad. Liberals - good.
Which, of course, makes you right about their reactions about Snowden under Obama instead of Bush. It'd been easier under Bush.
The liberal media is just trying to get comfortable between that rock and a hard place. Their mouths are duct taped, their ears are plugged and they're wearing blinders so they might be there for a while.
Good morning, TSM. Almost good afternoon.
Are terrorists not political enemies son?

So now you're claiming cons are friends with terrorists?


Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#936446 Jul 2, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>“She’s so spirited; you know, she has such energy, and she seems to have such commitment,”
"But it seems to me, and I think it seems to many Americans, that what she is speaking for and standing for is something we recognize as infanticide, late-term abortion, the taking of a little child’s life. That is really, really serious.”
“Oh my goodness,” Noonan continued,“we’re celebrating something that even in Europe they call a matter of brutality and barbarism.”
If Trayvon had been a full-term fetus, it wouldn't matter that he'd been killed by a Dr Mengeles Nazi type doctor.
Apparently, some liberals in the United States have no problem with brutality and barbarism as long as the woman still has the right to kill what she created at her discretion. That's all that's important. Doesn't matter how or when. It's all about her body, her rights and her decision. The next thing liberals will be demanding is a woman's right to kill her 9-month-old when it becomes an inconvenience. After all, her life is more important and a baby gets in her way. Wouldn't surprise me if some liberals have no problem with that already.

Of course, the measure of civilization is how any society treats the weakest and most vulnerable among them. But being civilized is so passé in this new era of progressive liberalism where there are no judgments, no standards, no morals and self-serving gratification is the only bar to which one has to aspire.

Lily seems to love living in this new era. It's just so...well... liberating for the Almighty Woman to make life and death decisions...and the government which she so detests interfering with a woman's right to kill a life after she personally chose to have unprotected sex gives her its blessings instead.

...but don't get me started.

(Just wonder though if Lily and other liberals have read any books on the fall of Rome - how moral decay rotted their foundation too. Curious to know if they learned any lessons from history.)

Good afternoon, Jane.

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