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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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#942929 Jul 12, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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I do have a good idea, gay ghost. AZ is just a skip, hop and a jump over from Cali. Stop by the Fenris Chicken Ranch for some viking manhood training. I doubt we can stop you from wanting to cruise colons, but I can guarantee it will stop for the length of your stay.
Oh wait a minute; you didnt SAY you were invited to see your kids, but were going to "Myrtle Beach".
They're sick of your gay ways too, huh....:-)
You're crying aren't you dumbazzed redneck knuckle dragger? Chicken ranch...How appropriate. LMAO winnie breath.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#942930 Jul 12, 2013
The Los Angeles Times reports:

Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, is being named as the next president of the University of California system, in an unusual choice that brings a national-level politician to a position usually held by an academic. Her appointment also means the 10-campus system will be headed by a woman for the first time in its 145-year history.

Napolitano’s nomination by a committee of UC regents came after a secretive process that insiders said focused on her early as a high-profile, although untraditional, candidate who has led large public agencies and shown a strong interest in improving education.

UC officials believe that her Cabinet experiences –- which include helping to lead responses to hurricanes and tornadoes and overseeing some anti-terrorism measures -- will help UC administer its federal energy and nuclear weapons labs and aid its federally funded research in medicine and other areas.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#942931 Jul 12, 2013
A little more than half of American voters attribute gridlock in Washington to Republican obstructionism and not President Barack Obama's inability to persuade, a poll released Friday found.

According to the latest survey from Quinnipiac University, 51 percent of voters believe gridlock is mainly a result of the congressional GOP's determination to block any of Obama's initiatives. A mere 35 percent blamed gridlock on Obama's lack of "personal skills to convince leaders of Congress to work together."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/p...

so 35% of us are Republicans.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#942932 Jul 12, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Ah! So McCain courting another woman while married....?
Better a woman than Reggie Love.
WOW

New York, NY

#942933 Jul 12, 2013
THE COMMISSION RUSSIA, AMERICA, CHINA, SAUDI (ARABIA),GREAT BRITIN GOVERNMENTS are more or less THE REAL MAFIA sssshhhhh they have criminals they have soldiers they have hitmen they regulate CRIME ALL CRIME/ BOSTON STRANGLER CONFESSED and STILL WAS NOT CHARGED did you see his HANDS OH SNAP creepy anyway its F it FRIDAY
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#942934 Jul 12, 2013
The Party of No

Self-delusion is a sad spectacle. Watching Republicans convince themselves that killing immigration reform actually helps the GOP is excruciating, and I wish somebody would make it stop.

....Some House Republicans worry openly that giving undocumented residents a path to citizenship would eventually add millions of Democratic voters to the rolls. But they should be more concerned about the millions of Latino citizens who are unregistered or do not bother to vote. Democrats are making a concerted play for these people. Republicans are telling them they’d like to deport their relatives and friends.

Most House Republicans have nothing to worry about for the time being; their districts are safe. But the GOP’s fortunes in national contests — and eventually in statewide races — will be increasingly dim. Maybe they’ll wake up when Texas begins to change from red to blue.

In the meantime, it’s sad to see a once great political party carry on as if whistling past the graveyard were a plan.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eugene...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#942935 Jul 12, 2013
GOP idiots wrote:
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How does one look like they don't belong there?
He was walking home. HOME.
Incorrect, not his Mommy's home, where he was kicked out of school for vandalism, drugs, theft, intimidation, etc.
WOW

New York, NY

#942936 Jul 12, 2013
ALL day LONG THE CLOWNS play tennis REPUBs this DEMOCRATS that only PROBLEM YOU ARE THE BALL NOT THE RACKETS so all you do is SCREAM
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#942937 Jul 12, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Disgusting phag. If there was EVER a proven liar and crook, its Sharpton.
You should be beaten until you cry....
One need not go beyond the Tawana Brawley scam, where Sharpton made his name as a race pimp.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Rocky Mount, NC

#942938 Jul 12, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Why isn't O'bama stepping in to save Detroit? too black for him? the liberal experiment failed? too much bother? Moslems will completely take it over? which is it? why?
Why are the richest on earth: right wing republican frauds refusing to hire?

They make a great depression II, THE BUSHY SEQUEL.

Then wonder: crime went up?

Old white republicans: let's cut food stamps for poor children!

Crime went up?

OWR: let's cut unemployment benefits and welfare and Medicaid!

Crime went up?

These old white republican frauds are stupid!

Tell your richest on earth friends to hire somebody!

(Who sold off stocks? Not poor people! Who causes all the economic problems? Not poor people! Think about that racist righty!)
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#942939 Jul 12, 2013
Lawsuit over old Jeb Bush business venture resurfaces

By Adam C. Smith
Tampa Bay Times


Just as Jeb Bush increasingly generates speculation about running for president, a controversial business venture that has dogged him for years is popping back up in federal court.

United States of America vs. MWI Corp. is scheduled for trial in Washington in October, more than 15 years after the start of a legal fight that has produced allegations of fraud against the U.S. government, bribery of Nigerian officials and plenty of fodder for the former governor’s rivals.

Bush was the 35-year-old son of a man about the become U.S. president when in 1988 he started working with the Deerfield Beach-based MWI Corp. selling water pumps across the globe. Over the next five years until shortly before running for governor in 1994, he earned about $650,000 in a venture that would eventually cause him “unmitigated grief,” as he put it years later

The case centers on a 1992 deal to sell water pumps to Nigeria, financed with $74.3 million from the Export-Import Bank of the United States, or Ex-Im. It was a huge coup for MWI, more than four times the annual sales of the company run by David Eller, a top Republican fundraiser who formed a company with Bush, Bush-El Corp. to market MWI’s pumps.

The government contends that in applying for Ex-Im loans, MWI fraudulently concealed that the deal would include a “highly irregular”$28 million in commissions for the company’s Nigerian sales agent. The Justice Department argues Ex-Im never would have approved the deal had Ex-Im known of that payment.

Even though Nigeria paid the money back plus $33 million in interest and fees, MWI should repay the full $74.3 million in damages, the Justice Department argues, noting that the excessive commission meant less Ex-Im money available to help other U.S. companies and “excess commissions raise the risk of bribes or other illegal activity.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/11/3496362...

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/11/3496362...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#942940 Jul 12, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Hey....if Bubba Clinton, Weiner and Spitzer can pull it off, there's hope for this slimebag, too.
Filner was able to get away with sexual harassment in Washington while a member of Congress, but San Diego Democrats are more sensitive to sexual abuse.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#942941 Jul 12, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, Batty, but your usual misplaced modifier construction especially present when your getting into your nightly cups makes this impossible to understand. E.G. How did he see Zimmerman on the phone when he was still in his house? If he was new to the complex where his father lived, how would he belong better outside that complex with which he was totally unfamiliar...methinks your just getting in touch with your inner racist.
It doesn't take much, does it?
WOW

New York, NY

#942942 Jul 12, 2013
AMERICA ONTROLLED THE CHANGES IN EGYPT MUBARAK was a VEGGIE at his age and health this was a controlled regime change that looked like something else FUNDING KEPT GOING UNTIL they found a WAY to get rid of morsi just LIKE OBAMAS SELECTION make it look BECAUSE HE IS BLACK hahahalololo BIGOTRY WORKS EVERYTIME jay z TEXTING THE PRESIDENT A DRUG DEALER WHATS NEW NOTHING BEEN THE SAME ASK CLINTON AND PAPA BUSH ABOUT ALL THE KILOS that they transported thru ARK lololololhahahaha
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#942943 Jul 12, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Dumbf*ck Eed, the cost was estimate between 60 & 100 million. Not 100 million. You lied.
Second, it was not a vacation for the President as he visited the heads of State of these countries & did country business with them.
What "business", other than pissing away US taxpayer money on gifts for unknown purposes?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#942944 Jul 12, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, Batty, but your usual misplaced modifier construction especially present when your getting into your nightly cups makes this impossible to understand. E.G. How did he see Zimmerman on the phone when he was still in his house? If he was new to the complex where his father lived, how would he belong better outside that complex with which he was totally unfamiliar...methinks your just getting in touch with your inner racist.
As you apparently haven't done any research, the 911 transcript reveals Zimmerman told the dispatcher on the phone while he was still in his house the young man had seen him and was walking towards him before running away.

The question is why didn't he keep running and go home?

A totally innocent teenager would have. One who had his own anger issues and wanted to act out on that anger might not have.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#942945 Jul 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Missouri leaders are facing pressure to remove a bust of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh from the state capitol building.
A petition asking Gov. Jay Nixon (D), Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) and the state Legislature to "flush Rush" out of the state Capitol's hall of fame has garnered over 5,000 signatures on Change.org .
"We need to remove a man's image who makes it his priority to demean women, people of color, immigrants, the working class and the LGBT community," the petition reads. "He is not a positive example for Missouri."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/11/rush...
"5000 signatures"

WOW!!!

One could easily get 5 million signatures calling for Obama to resign.
WOW

New York, NY

#942946 Jul 12, 2013
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TaWANA BRAWLEY AND TRAVON MARTIN IS THE ACCUSED CONFESSED HE STALKED AND MURDERED SOMEONE THAT HE PREJUDGED "THESE AHOLES KEEP GETTING AWAY" mmmmmmmm no racism there huh WHY WAS MARTIN CONSIRED AN AHOLE IF HE DID NOT HAVE INTENT, what was martin getting away with that he felt soooooo much concern what to all the OBJECTIVISTS

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#942947 Jul 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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a poll from some obscure right wing site that no one knows about?
yes CNN.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#942948 Jul 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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And, on Thursday, the House passed a farm bill that stripped out the food stamp program, breaking a pact that for decades has protected the nutrition needs of low-income Americans. It was the first time since 1973 that food stamps haven’t been part of a farm bill, and it reflected the contempt of the far right for anyone desperate enough to rely on the government for help to buy groceries.
Considering two completely unrelated programs separately, each on their own merits, seems like good government, better than mindlessly repeating the mistakes of the past.

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