Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1276647 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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Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#939913 Jul 8, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Do we have to fight ANOTHER war to make these points about limited government and individual rights?
like limiting laws to secular laws and no infusing religious dogma into our legal system
like allowing citizens to marry the individual of their choice
like allowing citizens to decide what medical procedures to have and to respect doctor patient confidentiality
like keeping our laws based on facts
like letting doctors decide medical facts

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#939914 Jul 8, 2013
Here Homer.

Jarrett was a member of the Board of Directors for the Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation along with several Davis and Rezko associates as well as the Fund for Community Redevelopment and Revitalization, an organization that worked with Rezko and Davis.

The Chicago Sun Times reported that one Rezko-managed housing project was "riddled with problems - including squalid living conditions, lack of heat, squatters and drug dealers".

As Chief Executive Officer of the Habitat Company Jarrett also managed a controversial housing project located in Obama's former state senate district called Grove Parc Plaza. According to the Boston Globe the housing complex was considered "uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage...In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale - a score so bad the buildings now face demolition." Ms. Jarrett refused to comment to the Globe on the conditions of the complex.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/20...

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisrev...

lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#939915 Jul 8, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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On behalf of the poster, Whatever...
A number of top SS officials did try to attempt a coup and seize power from Hitler by an assassination and implementing Valkyrie. It obviously failed, so Whatever clearly misspoke.
But he admitted having done so, so now it's your turn to put down the stones and let it go. You'd have lumps all over your body otherwise.
But there is this: Two years after becoming the leader in 1921 after a rapid growth of the Nazi Party by engaging in unrelenting propaganda through the party newspaper, in 1923 Hitler was tried for treason and sentenced to five years in prison for trying to force leaders of the Bavarian government and the local army commander to proclaim a national revolution, only serving nine months.
During Hitler’s absence in prison, the Nazi Party languished and Hitler was forbidden to make speeches after his release in Bavaria and other German states until 1928. But by 1926, Hitler had successfully established his position again.
A coup of sorts.
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/267...
I learn something new all the time on here.
Did you and Whatever go to the same school? With Galt?

Post #939421 Galt says: Hitler was democratically elected

then:

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John Galt wrote:

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Right or wrong, McCain is advocating abiding by US law, while Obama is once again reusing to follow the law.

Whatever wrote:(post 939568)
Yes, it is a US law.

However, how do you reconcile an unpopular government who diddle away their time trying to create a theocracy rather than dealing with crushing issues important to the citizens such as jobs, foods and gas?

A government who refused to call for a new election despite public demands.

As you pointed out earlier, Hitler was elected to office to but the US participated in a military coup to remove him.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#939916 Jul 8, 2013
CBS News: "Valerie Jarrett is the woman known as the other side of Barack Obama's brain."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-4340955...

Homer, do you really want a slumlord to be "the other side of Barack Obama's brain"?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#939917 Jul 8, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>No, I don't know about the tanks, that is why I was asking you. I thought you said she had 2400 or something like that, I just assumed you knew what type(s).
The 100 million has been debunked coincidentally 100 million times. Do you get all your info from rightwing fringe sites?
The daughter-in-law? LOL
Anyone here been heavily influenced by the politics of their father-in-law?
LOL, plus they got divorced in the 80's? Pullleeeeze.
I suppose they think she's a Muslim as well since she was born in Iran!
This is all Worldnutdaily crap.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#939918 Jul 8, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer would pay higher taxes for a smarter populace. It is in the best interest of the country. Why are rightwingers so down on education, smart people, and have an overall disdain for intelligence?
Get rid of the Federal Dept. of Educationd the states and localities would have more than enough money to pay for education. The only thing the DOE has done is destroy the education system in this country. Just like every other federal program.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#939919 Jul 8, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer would pay higher taxes for a smarter populace. It is in the best interest of the country. Why are rightwingers so down on education, smart people, and have an overall disdain for intelligence?
Me too. They are against education because they won't have enough dummies to go fight their stupid wars.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#939920 Jul 8, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Actually Lily is a big fan of education, something you rightwinger's lack.
She just never bothered getting any.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#939921 Jul 8, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Does DBWriter know this? Valerie Bowman Jarrett - parents James E. Bowman and Barbara Taylor Bowman.
Now what?
Yeah and she was born in Persia aka Iran where her father was operating a children's hospital as part of a US government outreach program. She spoke both Persian (Farsi) and French as a child. Smart girl eh?

The other poster is quoting world nut daily and other conspiracy loon sites.
NJ raider 1

Newark, NJ

#939922 Jul 8, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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I read and understood your response.
So, your answer was:
"Do the exact same thing in the exact same place against the exact same enemy as the Soviets, and somehow you expect a different result?"
Is this correct? You would do the exact same thing in the exact same place against the exact same enemy as the Soviets, and you're stupid enough to think you'd have a different experience than the Soviets, right?
What did the soviets have to do with Iraq? Nothing! Russia went to war with Afghanistan & was defeated because of US assistance in building or digging the tunnels in the mountains. Otherwise, they would've lost, just like they were losing before the US aid. What did that have to do with Iraq? How was it that under Obama, all it took was seal team six to find & milk bin Laden, the true target of the invasion of Afghanistan? We didn't declare war on Pakistan when we found bin Laden there, yet he no longer exists. Nor does the hierarchy of Al Qaeda. Obama has decimated their leadership without committing to a full scale war! What you're saying is completely nonsense. Without US aid, the Russians would've crushed Afghanistan!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#939923 Jul 8, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Let's brush up on some history, why don't we....
At the end of World War II the Japanese Army was in Vietnam. An allied army was required to remove the Japanese army from Vietnam after Japan surrendered to the Armed Forces of the United States, ending the war. The British army managed the removal of the Japanese army from the southern region of Vietnam, while the Chinese army managed the removal of the Japanese army from the northern region of Vietnam. After the removal of the Japanese army, the British army left Vietnam. However, the Chinese army did not leave Vietnam.
Kindly list the events in history from this time to the time when the US became involved in Vietnam.
Event number one:_________; and so on....
... well, dumbass?
Why son? YOU'RE the one making a point.

Keep going.

Let's see if YOU'RE as smart as you think you are.
Forum

Carlsbad, NM

#939924 Jul 8, 2013
McDonalds
Jane Says

New York, NY

#939925 Jul 8, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer would pay higher taxes for a smarter populace. It is in the best interest of the country. Why are rightwingers so down on education, smart people, and have an overall disdain for intelligence?
intelligence? or every kids gets a trophy along with social promotion, favored by the libs/progressives?

and THE PLAN to make more Democrat voters—besides amnesty for poor, unskilled entitlement takers-- involves dumbing down the American Sheeple.

Modern education in America is nothing more than pandering for the liberal cause. They stopped teaching real facts long ago and only engage in propaganda tactics to brainwash the entire future American population into liberal ideology.

Point One. Higher education makes you stupid. There is no way you can sit in a college classroom for seven years to get a degree in “human rights” or “women’s studies” and not turn into an imbecile. If you think the university doesn’t maim the human mind, you haven’t really listened to the Occupy Wall Street crowd.

Point Two. Public schooling makes you stupid. How could there be a sillier idea than to make your age-group peers—other kids who are as dumb as you are—the most important, the most influential people in your life, and conformity your goal in life? Not to mention such added frills as the gender coach, the cuddle puddle,“social studies,” and “math” lessons about the joys of redistributing wealth. As Paul Simon once put it,“When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it’s a wonder I can think at all.” Only the process starts in kindergarten, not in high school.

Point Three. Three. Being governed by Democrats makes you stupid. Some would disagree, saying that being governed by Democrats is an effect of stupidity, not a cause. Who but complete dunderheads would ever choose to be governed by Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Bob Menendez, Charlie Rangel, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Hank Johnson, and on and on to the last drop of distilled brainlessness? Case in point: Dems propose “universal pre-school.” Why wait until kindergarten to start the stupefying process? The fact that the country can’t afford such a colossal waste of money is just icing on the cake. Anyhow, scientific studies prove that just listening to the above-mentioned individuals causes necrosis of the brain cells.

In truth, our whole popular culture is a vast toxic ocean of stupidity in which we, poor fish, must swim. No one is entirely immune to its effects. And it gets worse by the day.

For instance, this from the U.K. Independent, Feb. 8, 2013:“Academic takes swipe at David Attenborough wildlife documentaries for ignoring gay animals.” Can you believe it? A professor at the University of East Anglia, home of “Climategate,” says the documentaries “are perpetuating the notion that animal relationships are predominantly heterosexual.”

Obama was elected and re-elected because he was/is culturally popular. A total failure, but as they say…it’s the culture, stupid.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#939926 Jul 8, 2013
Karma wrote:
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History lesson part II
July 1945 Potsdam Allies agree to divide Vietnam @16 Parrallel, Chinese to disarm Japanese north of 16th parallell
Sept 1945 150,000 Chinese troops arrive in North Vietnam, much looting
in Saigon, newly released French soldiers go on a killing rampage, many Vietnamese civilians massacred
Oct 1945, 45,000 French troops arrive in Vietnam determined to reestablish colonial rule
Feb/Mar 46-Chinese LEAVE North Vietnam turning control over to French
Mar 46 Uncle Ho agrees to let French troops in return for recognition of a free democratic republic of Vietnam
MAY-SEPT 46 UNCLE HO IN PARIS FIGHTING FOR RECOGNITION FAILS REVOLUTIONARY WAR/ANTI-COLONIAL WAR OF INDEPENDENCE FROM COLONIAL RULE STARTS
Check your source. The British army was in the southern portion of Vietnam.

And I just love this one:

"Mar 46 Uncle Ho agrees to let French troops in return for recognition of a free democratic republic of Vietnam."

... and that explains why there hasn't been an election for any office at any level of government in Vietnam since 1975.

The UN didn't even exist when the Potsdam conference happened, dufus. That division was solely for the monitoring of the removal of the Japanese army. It had nothing to do with creating two countries out of one Vietnam. The British army monitored the removal of the Japanese army in the southern region of the one country of Vietnam, not the French.

Why don't you go back and check the date when the Soviet Union petitioned the UN to divide Vietnam into two countries, dufus.

Your answers smack of subjective propaganda.

Ho Chi Minh asked the French to return to Vietnam, then Ho Chi Minh began fighting them when they instituted democracy and did not endorse him as the supreme leader of Vietnam, choosing the democratically elected government instead.

When did Vietnam become two countries?(How about you tell us about how Vietnam was divided in the EXACT SAME WAY Korea was divided, and the exact same thing happened afterward.)

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#939927 Jul 8, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I thought you said she was president?
Well, since CBS called her "the other half of Barack Obama's brain" and since she is his top advisor - who we rarely hear about, by the way - and has access to him 24/7, it's almost like she's the president - incognito.

At least when Rove was called the other half of Bush's brain, we knew who Rove was. He was in the news constantly.

They keep the other half of Obama's brain pretty concealed.

Take you, for example. What do you know about Valerie Jarrett? I wouldn't have had to ask for more information about Karl Rove.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

East Hartford, CT

#939928 Jul 8, 2013
Eman wrote:
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She just never bothered getting any.
Lily's educate was in the back seat of her uncles car when she was 14.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#939929 Jul 8, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
No. I'm just not a willfully ignorant Democrat party line indoctrination spewer.
Here's the post again, for your easy reference:
The beliefs the Democrats want you to think are obsolete so they can install their medieval dictatorship over a population of serf peasants:
http://constitutionus.com/
So, let's go over some of thos "obsolete" beliefs:
"Section 1 All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives."
I take it you don't like this idea. So, just what would a government you Democrats want consist of?
(You have to answer this question to answer the post.)
"Section 7
1: All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
2: Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law.
I take it you don't like this idea. So, just what would a government you Democrats want consist of?
(You have to answer this question to answer the post.)
"6: In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office,9 the Same shall devolve on the VicePresident, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected."
I take it you don't like this idea. So, just what would a government you Democrats want consist of?
(You have to answer this question to answer the post.)
i have to answer the question to answer the post?
lol! You sure have more than one screw loose son!
Jane Says

New York, NY

#939930 Jul 8, 2013
Here's the "Transformation" that he promised us:

So far, in his presidency, what exactly has Obama accomplished?

After five abysmal years of anemic “recovery,” the nation is still struggling with unemployment above the level he inherited.

Big business is bigger under his redistributive administration.

Government surveillance of citizens has increased by all accounts, with some political dissidents being targeted for bureaucratic scrutiny.

On the foreign front, his administration has perpetually supported rebels, revolutionaries, and factions that are tied directly to the same Islamists who gave safe harbor (and in some cases direct support) to the group responsible for 3,000 deaths on September 11, 2001.

Even his signature piece of domestic legislation – Obamacare – is falling apart at the seams.

All this begs the question: What legacy is he interested in preserving?

Under NORMAL political circumstances, an outgoing politician carefully evaluates where their concentration might best be served for historical remembrance.“Legacies” are often a dirty word in the American Political Theater, but they have brought us some of the best and worst aspects of modern American government.

Certainly FDR left a lasting legacy of entitlement, Keynesian central planning, and Big Government.

Ronald Reagan left a legacy of constitutional republicanism, smaller government, and a legitimate concern for the growth of the welfare state.

Barack Obama will leave a legacy far more influential than either of the aforementioned men.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#939931 Jul 8, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> What did the soviets have to do with Iraq? Nothing! Russia went to war with Afghanistan & was defeated because of US assistance in building or digging the tunnels in the mountains. Otherwise, they would've lost, just like they were losing before the US aid. What did that have to do with Iraq? How was it that under Obama, all it took was seal team six to find & milk bin Laden, the true target of the invasion of Afghanistan? We didn't declare war on Pakistan when we found bin Laden there, yet he no longer exists. Nor does the hierarchy of Al Qaeda. Obama has decimated their leadership without committing to a full scale war! What you're saying is completely nonsense. Without US aid, the Russians would've crushed Afghanistan!
Ok, dufus. Let's go over this again....

It's 9/12.
You're the president.
What do you do?

Your answer was:

"Do the exact same thing in the exact same place against the exact same enemy as the Soviets, and somehow you expect a different result?"

Is this correct? You would do the exact same thing in the exact same place against the exact same enemy as the Soviets, and you're stupid enough to think you'd have a different experience than the Soviets, right?

Or, was your answer one of the other options, like "do something differently."
If you would have done simething different than what the Soviets did, what would that have been?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#939932 Jul 8, 2013
When Obama was elected he was not focused on “fixing” the subprime mortgage crises, economic collapse or political culture of distaste and hate.

He told us what he wanted. He wanted to “transform” America. What he wanted to transform the nation into is only peripherally important.

Centric to his core agenda was this idea of transformation. His agenda was never about bringing healthcare to the masses, reigning in Wall Street (his biggest donors), or restoring the ladder of socio-economic mobility....

It was about using populist issues to advance an otherwise unpalatable “progressive” agenda.

The Administration’s support of Islamists in the overthrow of Libya’s (admittedly despicable) leader had far less to do with the proliferation of despotism, and more to do with de-elevating America on the world stage.

Under Obama, gone are the days of presuming America can (and should) defend relative freedom.

Just recently the Obama Administration declared they are insisting the Muslim Brotherhood be included in the new(est) government of Egypt...

Um... Aren’t they the group people were interested in overthrowing?

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