Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1507805 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

Saint Petersburg, FL

#949371 Jul 20, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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HEY STUPID! Mayor Filner is accused of sexual harassment not any kind of perversion. That was the same thing that Herman Cain was accused of during the primaries and you defended him calling his accusers "gold diggers". Your hypocrisy is showing again Carol as well as your ignorance.
Featured Sexual Democratic Predators.

Why in God's name would you defend such a vile predator as Bob Filner??

March 29, 2006 Rep. Bob Filner voted against tough sentences for sexual abusers of children on two occasions. The first time Filner was in the extreme minority of 34 House members to vote against the ?Two Strikes and You?re Out? Child Protection Act in 2002. The second time Filner voted no on a bill to put repeat sexual predators behind bars for life when the crime was committed on federal property. It seems obvious that every public leader should protect children from sexually violent predators, but the cold hard truth is that Bob Filner has not done so.

It's the culture...
proud2bwhite

United States

#949372 Jul 20, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>You're making left field assumptions bro. I have a special love for white people like you. Allow me to correct you about Zimmerman being Hispanic. That's all false bro! It's stupid to me but, in this country, your are what your father is. He only claims Hispanic heritage because, it takes the racial aspect off the table as to why he felt Martin was suspicious. Then stalked , hunted, & killed a black teenager. Can't claim racial when, 1 minority kills another minority! He's subject to white privilege. Zimmerman's father, a Jewish judge for him off on aggravated assault on an officer, domestic violence, & a restraining order as a result of said domestic violence. All charges that would've prevented Zimmerman from owning a gun legally. Look bro, there's people like you that, happens to be white but are changing with the times &, America's population demographics. Then you have these conspiracy theorist racist, who mask as conservative but hate the fact that America is changing because, the more the population changes, the less their power in numbers votes mean. As I've said, I commend you for not following the flock in the light of justice & equality. That's the heart of a true American. It takes someone of pure heart to recognize the injustices &, fight forjustice. You'll see, you'll be ridiculed by your own race for taking such a stance. Their the true racist, claiming you don't belong because, your eyes are not biased by skin color. Don't let these guys lie to you. You are loved amongst my people!
wow ,starting out the morning with ignorance I see. Zimmerman is no more white than your boy obama. A white person has a white mother and a white father, stop trying to justify your racist hate by trying to make zimmerman into something. he will never be.
proud2bwhite

United States

#949373 Jul 20, 2013
WERE IS THE FBI wrote:
The New Black Panther Party is offering a $10,000 reward for the capture of George Zimmerman, and yes, that’s “dead or alive.”
A video from CNN showing a handful of military-attired members of the New Black Panther Party has been making rounds on the blogosphere this week, and several Party spokespeople have issued statements on the controversial George Zimmerman verdict.
In the video above, spokesman Mikhail Muhammad offers $10,000 “for the capture of George Zimmerman. We’re going to force our government to do their job properly, and if they don’t we will.”
Muhammad also claimed that the Party is receiving monetary support from athletes and celebrities.
“We’re saying to President Obama, you gotta do your job on this one buddy… So white America, we have given you 400 years to get it right and you still have failed black people. We’re not even citizens in this country. We’re still third class citizens. Today as black men, we must stand up. We must say to white America,‘Your time is up.’”
New Black Panther Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz also sounded off on the verdict early this week, saying that George Zimmerman “will always be hunted and hated like the villain that he is and the demon that he is to many.”
“Those jurors were making a direct statement to black America, and they were telling us that,‘We are in fear of the black male, fear of the black man and fear of the Trayvon Martins and we are going to maintain this first, the right of us to kill you n****r,’” he said.
Some leaders of the New Black Panther Party have also called for violence against white people, though these threats have turned up empty thus far. Still, critics charge the New Black Panther Party for spreading racial hatred and encouraging minorities to engage in violent acts against “White America.”
But the New Black Panther Party maintains that “Black America” is on the defensive.“It was really some white jurors on that jury telling black people,‘To hell with you and to hell with your children,’” Shabazz said of the George Zimmerman verdict.
Offering a monetary reward for a citizen who is currently not charged with a crime is considered a felony in most states.
Update: A reader pointed out that the video above is actually a year old. This is true, though it is going viral and circulating on the blogosphere again this week as stated. Consequently, the line reading “they hope to offer a reward of $1 million for Zimmerman’s capture by next week” has been removed. Comments from Shabazz on the verdict were made this week, audio of which you can listen to here.http://www.inquisitr.com/ 856630/new-black-panthers-offe r-10k-for-george-zimmerman-cap ture-video/
as long as we have a racist occupying the presidents office and a racist head of the justice dept. Nothing will be done. But don't worry about the little black kittens. There nothing more than loud mouth street punks Shitbazz has no reach outside the projects he sells crack to kids in.

Since: Dec 12

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#949374 Jul 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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subsidized medical insurance
solar energy tax credits
wind energy tax credits
ethanol subsidies
Earned Income Tax Credit
home mortgage deduction
subsidized student loans
let's make a deal
That's what they sold themselves as, instead they're just adding to it. I don't believe they were all completely FOS from the start. I'm sure some went to DC with good intentions. Once there though, its all about the next election and who's gonna fund it. You and Carol aren't gonna fund it, not to any significant degree so I guess its gonna be agribusiness, big sugar, financials, and big oil.

Since: Dec 12

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#949375 Jul 20, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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A Farm Bill deals with farming.
Unless you have another definition you'd enjoy sharing with us, Rufus.
So?

What does that have to do with making subsidies (welfare) permanent???

Since: Dec 12

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#949376 Jul 20, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Are you really this stupid? You don't think people high on heroin kill people? Funny thing about you people, you're stupid.
Ummm, I'm sure you've got some stats of heroin users going around killing people. I'll go get the stats for accidental gun deaths. Meet back here at 9 AM.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#949377 Jul 20, 2013
endeavor wrote:
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Black mob violence is up under Oblama.
That's a false cause fallacy.

These flash mobs are made possible by social media.

I do however, blame yesterday's rain on Obama. I had the windows down in my car the wretched Kenyan Bastard!

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#949378 Jul 20, 2013
Obamaphone

We've all heard this right-wing trope. That fact is the Lifeline Program was started in 1985 and expanded to pre-paid cell phones in 2005.

Now class, who can tell me who was President in 1985 and 2005 and wtf does that have to do with Obama?

The wingnuts won't read this but others may be interested:
http://www.fcc.gov/lifeline

Disclaimer: This is not an endorsement of the program so don't waste your time, I just like to illuminate the lies the right-wingers need to support their fckd up "ideology".

You're welcome.
PDUPONT

Easthampton, MA

#949379 Jul 20, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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There's a difference between a pervert and molesting women?
He's the poster child of the moral decay in this country.
Stossel said the other night the similarities between the Roman Empire before it fell and what's going on in our own country are eerily similar. Higher taxes, bigger government, abuse of power, moral decay...
But he did say things are quite as bad as that here yet. He guesstimated another 18 years...kind of jokingly...I think.
Sure Carol but your outrage is only when a Democrat gets caught. Where was it when Mark "Appalachian Trail" Sanford was elected to Congress. Call me crazy but I think that cheating on your wife is more serious than some unwelcome hugs or suggestive remarks. As you recall you defended Herman Cain when he was accused of the same thing. He not only sexually harassed women but also had an extra marital affair.
Yeah I just love it when fools like you blame the fall of the Roman Empire on "moral decay" when the fact is that it was at that time firmly under Christian control. There is however a parallel , Rome let its infrastructure; roads bridges and aqueducts deteriorate. It's the GOP that's been blocking any funding to repair ours and it's not getting any less expensive to deal with. That will be our downfall if we don't deal with it soon.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#949380 Jul 20, 2013
as far as the eye can see this morning...there is an overwhelming opinion concerning.....

Success for President Obama in Talking Trayvon Martin

President Obama surprised the White House press corps today when he dropped into the daily briefing to deliver remarks in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in Trayvon Martin’s killing. Alongside the week-long calls by many on the left for the President to personally address the issue, there had been hand-wringing on the right that whatever he could say would only further inflame the already impassioned and polarizing topic. So with whatever breath they could gather after reportedly greeting the President’s entrance with “woah!”, the press waited anxiously to hear the message he would deliver.

And the President nailed it.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/succes...

that opinion is overwhelming the 'opinion' coming from the right wing media.

you conservatives might as well realize that the voice of your media is one that is usually ignored, if not ridiculed, by the majority of Americans. we all realize that you think that people should just 'know all about Obama', but what they know to be the truth is not what is invented by the right wing media.

though that i must explain to some what we all learned in the last election speaks volumes to the fantasy world the right wing media has created, and the fantasy world that some wish to live in.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#949381 Jul 20, 2013
President Obama did something Friday that he hardly ever does — and no other president could ever have done. He addressed the racial fault lines in the country by laying bare his personal anguish and experience in an effort to help white Americans understand why African-Americans reacted with frustration and anger to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

....It is a great thing for this country to have a president who could do what Mr. Obama did on Friday. It is sad that we still need him to do it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/opinion/pre...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#949382 Jul 20, 2013
Although his apparently unscripted comments in the White House press briefing room drew scorn and even accusations of racism from some on the right, he was right to try to lay out a constructive, nonpolitical path forward. It would have been a missed opportunity—a huge missed opportunity—if America had not heard firsthand from its first black president at a moment like this.

“Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago,” Obama said, an arresting start to 19 minutes of reflections unique in the nation’s history.

http://mobile.nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#949383 Jul 20, 2013
Obama: Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me

....Some commentators asked, afterward, if Obama was putting himself in the middle of a case where he didn’t belong. But his voice does belong in it, as many more voices do. Messages about not belonging have haunted this case from the beginning. When the police found Trayvon Martin’s dead body, they at first accepted not only that he didn’t belong in the neighborhood but that he didn’t belong anywhere, or with anyone; his parents had to come looking for him the next day, after an night of uncertainty, only to be pointed to his body. But he belonged anywhere in America, as the teen-ager he was and the adult he could have been.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closere...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#949384 Jul 20, 2013
President Obama speaks up for Trayvon Martin

....I was in the briefing room when the president said these words, and I will admit to a welling of the eyes. One of the reasons President Bill Clinton is so popular among blacks is because he spoke to them and about them in ways that were knowing. To have a president who looks like me and has lived the same experience I have and to say so before the nation was as overwhelming as it was historic.

But Obama wasn’t just talking to me or fellow African Americans. He was talking to all Americans.

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

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Since: May 11

Shippensburg, PA

#949385 Jul 20, 2013
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Look at pot usage between blacks & whites.
Then look at the arrest comparison.
Yep, that's fair.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#949386 Jul 20, 2013
His tone was flat, but his words conveyed the pain of a shared narrative. And in a case driven by optics — man and boy, hoodies you see and weapons you don’t — the sight of a black man speaking to the interior lives of black men while standing in front of the White House seal as his nation’s standard bearer, made for another powerful visual.

The constant suspicion that dog black men, that many African Americans believe dogged Martin on the night he was shot, were for a moment fully given voice by Obama.

“I just ask people to consider if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk?” the president questioned Socratically.“And do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman, who had followed him in a car, because he felt threatened?”

For some, his remarks could have been titled: On being black and male in 21st century America.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style...

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NJ raider 1

Orange, NJ

#949387 Jul 20, 2013
Emoron wrote:
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Racism is just a form of ignorance, it isn't white or black. Obviously there are some uneducated and very disturbed individuals on this site. I would suggest you to direct your anger to their stupidity rather than skin color. It doesn't accomplish anything to use racist rhetoric to respond to racism.
I understand where you're coming from bro but, my post is not racist rhetoric, it's reality! Everybody on this thread ( republican) was coming after Obama's head saying " Obama's a racist! Why talk about this case? He don't care about what happens in his home state of Chicago!" He makes a speech yesterday directed at all of the black on black violence in inner cities &, the experiences which shape the eyes in which 1 group see justice &, how the next group sees it. After all the blaming of republicans, screaming" look at Chicago." He addresses the situation in his speech &, they still call him a racist. Now the claim is " he only spoke to one people." No he spoke to all people but, had a message for the same people these hypocrites where saying he didn't care about. It's a never ending cycle with these socks. They will always find fault in Obama's actions. There's only 1 reason for that &, politics has nothing to do with that! Not to mention, I'm called a negro on here on a daily basis so, I know where their heart lies!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#949388 Jul 20, 2013
On Friday President Obama picked at America’s racial wound, and it bled a bit.

Despite persistent attempts by some to divest the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman tragedy of its racial resonance, the president refused to allow it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/opinion/blo...

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Since: May 11

Shippensburg, PA

#949389 Jul 20, 2013
proud2bwhite wrote:
<quoted text> wow ,starting out the morning with ignorance I see. Zimmerman is no more white than your boy obama. A white person has a white mother and a white father, stop trying to justify your racist hate by trying to make zimmerman into something. he will never be.
Yep, out come the slurs. I knew you were a racist f*k.

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“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#949390 Jul 20, 2013
Sonic,
The jury followed the letter of the law.
You people need to learn how to lead by example, and not by force.
Now give it a rest.

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