Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#944860 Jul 15, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>If George Zimmerman had offered instead to help Trayvon Martin, offered him a ride home that rainy night then we wouldn't be having this conversation too. We would be celebrating another American success story that starts with helping one another.
Front Porch idiot trying to make chicken salad out of chicken shit...LOL... You creepy-ass cracker, I not gettin in a car with you...

It's the culture...
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#944861 Jul 15, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> How many times have FoxNews been caught manipulating the truth, even admitted it, but never issued a public apology or retraction?
Alledged "manipulation of truth" is one thing; falsifying evidence is another altogether. Those phags will try and weasel their way out, but they will end up paying big $$(which GZ will enjoy)....

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#944862 Jul 15, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Heck, Dave, he stole the "often imitated, never duplicated" from Ferrerman...his real namE is thief.
Wrong again, becky.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#944863 Jul 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
If Trayvon Martin had gone home and not waited around to ambush Zimmerman, we wouldn't be having this conversation either.
Blinders obstruct one's peripheral vision. Take them off.
if Trayvon Martin had been shot for looking at someone the wrong way while in any inner city housing project, it would have been news at all.

and as i posted earlier, where was the outrage from Obama and media coverage when the black teen shot and killed the 2 year old white Hispanic toddler in the face during a robbery a few months ago?

where is the ft hood trial coverage or does that not count because most of the victims do not resemble a son Obama would have had?

how much attention did the media give to the Gosnell murder trail? or is ok for the media to ignore news which interferes with its political agenda?
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#944864 Jul 15, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> How many times have FoxNews been caught manipulating the truth, even admitted it, but never issued a public apology or retraction?
How Many??

It's the culture..
WOW

Bronx, NY

#944865 Jul 15, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>If George Zimmerman had offered instead to help Trayvon Martin, offered him a ride home that rainy night then we wouldn't be having this conversation too. We would be celebrating another American success story that starts with helping one another.
THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD THING AND THE BIGOTS WOULD HAVE NOTHING to fight about they would need something else the BIGOTS need the arena to be filled with BLOOD
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#944866 Jul 15, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Don't forget, Fenny, I saw the picture you emailed (to another man) that you said was you...'course I later saw it displayed as another poster's son-in-law. Louisiana seems a good location for you, Swamp Thing.
PS retard; I remember the pics you are talking about. Me next to my boat, and then the one of Luke's brother-in-law (who works for the DEA). The only thing in common with those two was we are both big muscular dudes; nothing more.

Crack making your memory fail (or is it the impending years)??:-)
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#944867 Jul 15, 2013
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“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#944868 Jul 15, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>You damn right because, they ( including ) you have no regard for ours! They can wipe his mom & dad off the map for lying as well. Casualties of war= collateral damage! All's fair in love & war!
You can save society a lot of grief by just puting a bullet in your brain.
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#944869 Jul 15, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Just a little more nauseated...being on the same planet as you already makes my skin crawl. You're already dead and totally soulless.
Ginger puscee...:-)

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#944870 Jul 15, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>When you direct something my way, talk commonsense because, I'm not democrat or republican. Blanco, Bush, & Nagin all botched Katrina so stop trying to put it off on one party!
Well, see, you need to get your facts right first.

Blanco botched Katrina by delaying a decision - by law - to allow the federal government to send in an ARMED National Guard.

Bush was not going to send in an unarmed National Guard to rescue victims, some of whom were locked and loaded.

Blanco tried to dodge the bullet by blaming Bush because blaming Bush had become a liberal pastime and people like you are gullible.

In the words of the Apollo astronauts, Blanco "screwed the pooch".
Jane Says

New York, NY

#944871 Jul 15, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Just a little more nauseated...being on the same planet as you already makes my skin crawl. You're already dead and totally soulless.
the bed bugs probably don't help either.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#944872 Jul 15, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
How did Martin know Zimmerman was " security"
Was his vehicle marked? No
Was Zimmerman wearing a uniform? No
A marked jacket? No
Did he identify himself as security? No
Zimmerman made several mistakes that led to the death of Martin.
To anyone but Zimmerman, he was nothing but a stranger following a kids in the dark.
I guess you have a point-everyone needs to wear a uniform in order for you to know what everyone is doing. If that is really how you feel then Martin should have had a "kicked out of School" Hoodie on with an "I am black and considered mentally unstable by my school that kicked me out" on the front. Certainly that would have helped. Good point.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#944873 Jul 15, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
PS retard; I remember the pics you are talking about. Me next to my boat, and then the one of Luke's brother-in-law (who works for the DEA). The only thing in common with those two was we are both big muscular dudes; nothing more.
Crack making your memory fail (or is it the impending years)??:-)
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahahaha! I didn't say which poster, you f*ckin' fool. Just like Zimmerman, your a flailing, failing, flaccid, flabby little excuse for a man, and I have better places to be.(Why don't you post some more pictures of dead kids and see if you can get some other female attention...it's the only way you could.)

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#944874 Jul 15, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Zimmerman is a minority.
Just keep mentioning to the Hispanics that O'bama and the democrats hate them. I would like to know what Zimmerman's mother's maiden name is--because if it is Alverez or Garcia--- there is the way to fight the war on Hispanics by the democrat party.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#944875 Jul 15, 2013
Who screamed. Who was stronger. Who called whom what and when and why are all details to warm the heart of a cable news producer with 24 hours to fill. Strip them all away and the truth remains that Martin's heart would still be beating if Zimmerman had not chased him down and shot him.

There is no doubt about who the aggressor was here. It appears that the only reason the two interacted at all, physically or otherwise, is that Zimmerman believed it was his civic duty to apprehend an innocent teenager who caused suspicion by his existence alone.

Appeals for calm in the wake of such a verdict raise the question of what calm there can possibly be in a place where such a verdict is possible. Parents of black boys are not likely to feel calm. Partners of black men are not likely to feel calm. Children with black fathers are not likely to feel calm. Those who now fear violent social disorder must ask themselves whose interests are served by a violent social order in which young black men can be thus slain and discarded.

But while the acquittal was shameful it was not a shock.

It took more than six weeks after Martin's death for Zimmerman to be arrested and only then after massive pressure both nationally and locally. Those who dismissed this as a political trial (a peculiar accusation in the summer of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden) should bear in mind that it was politics that made this case controversial.

Charging Zimmerman should have been a no-brainer. He was not initially charged because Florida has a "stand your ground" law whereby deadly force is permitted if the person "reasonably believes" it is necessary to protect their own life, the life of another or to prevent a forcible felony.

Since it was Zimmerman who stalked Martin, the question remains: what ground is a young black man entitled to and on what grounds may he defend himself? What version of events is there for that night in which Martin gets away with his life? Or is it open season on black boys after dark?

Zimmerman's not guilty verdict will be contested for years to come. But he passed judgement on Trayvon that night summarily.

"Fucking punks," Zimmerman told the police dispatcher that night. "These assholes. They always get away."

So true it's painful. And so predictable it hurts.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/15/1223...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#944876 Jul 15, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Well, one in the chamber says a lot.
....and cops don't?

Useless for self-defense otherwise.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#944877 Jul 15, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
T lived in the neighborhood!
He had every right to be there!
That is why everyone is so upset.
Wake up battty! Wake up!
........
<quoted text>
Go throw your rocks at the Hispanics that actually lived in the neighborhood. O'bama and the democrats hate hispanics. Martin didn't live there--what school was he going to?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#944878 Jul 15, 2013
On Saturday night, a Florida jury of six women found George Zimmerman not guilty of any crime in the shooting death of a black teenager named Trayvon Martin. Not murder. Not even manslaughter. A lot of people are having a hard time accepting this verdict, given that Zimmerman was armed with a pistol and Martin was not, and a police dispatcher told Zimmerman not to follow Martin, and he did it anyway.

It doesn't help that the same prosecutor who lost the Zimmerman case recently won a conviction against Marissa Alexander, a black woman who fired a warning shot to chase off her abusive ex-husband, hurting no one. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Twenty years for a warning shot against a known abuser versus no time at all for killing an unarmed teenager leaves you scratching your head and wondering if justice is not just blind but also insane.

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/florida/fe...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#944879 Jul 15, 2013
“What if it was Trayvon Martin who shot and killed George Zimmerman? What would your verdict be?,” Guy asked.“That’s how you know it’s not about race.”

Whether we want to admit it or not, we know the answer to Guy’s question. If the verdict would be guilty for Trayvon if he were the accused murderer then it must be the same for Zimmerman. Now, we wait to see if the jury agrees.

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

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