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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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#950539 Jul 22, 2013
Joe Scarborough railed against Sean Hannity on Monday, accusing the Fox News host over using Trayvon Martin's death to "gin up his ratings."

Hannity reacted to President Obama's speech about Trayvon Martin and race on Friday, asking if the president had compared himself to the teenager because "he was part of the Choom Gang and he smoked pot and he did a little blow."

On Monday, an indignant Scarborough slammed Hannity's response. "It seems we keep hearing that Trayvon had it coming because he had pot in his system," Scarborough said. "I keep hearing this from people like Sean Hannity and others on the right. Really? Would we like to go across college campuses in America and tell all white boys that if they have marijuana in their system then they are fair game?"

"In 2013, Sean, come on," he added later. "Whatever excuse there is to say this young black man had it coming to him, that is the defense because there is no defense for shooting down a young black man in a middle class neighborhood with Skittles."

Scarborough called the case "depressing." Later, he said that even others in the far right media have called Hannity out. "Sean Hannity has been ginning this up so badly that... Michael Savage has been saying that he's been irresponsible and that he's using race to gin up his ratings in a way that's bad for America," Scarborough said. "That's how extreme Sean Hannity's position has been."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/joe-...

Thanks Joe.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#950540 Jul 22, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I serious doubt that you ever went to college let alone one in the top twenty.
Your posts demonstrate little knowledge on anything.
Which one did Dumbass Dave attend?

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#950541 Jul 22, 2013
loose cannon wrote:
Sonic,
The jury followed the letter of the law.
The case was riddled with reasonable doubt. They can't bend the rules just for Trayvon.
But I will say this though; the black community has shown a lot of solidarity over the Martin killing.
Hopefully you can keep the momentum going and focus your energies on the cycle of violenece that grips the black community from within.
You gotta stop whuppin' your kids, Sonic. That would be a productive place to start.
cycle of violence in the black community?

what about the white cycle of violence? 84% of the whites murdered in the country are killed by whites! and let's not even get started about the the white man's proclivity for rape!

it seems white male privilege extends to getting laid one way or the other, and just like most violent crimes committed by white people, the courts usually agree.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#950542 Jul 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Confederate flag mask? What a freak. He tried to have his columns scrubbed from the internet. Sorry! Once it's out there, it stays there.
once it's out there.....

some of these nutjobs didn't get the memo. though i suspect DB just shredded it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#950543 Jul 22, 2013
Emoron wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you EVER been in a fist fight where you were on the ground on top of someone?
If yes:
Do you believe that person had the right to shoot you?
If no:
Why not?
Given that rational adults do not voluntarily engage in fist fights, your question is absurd.

However, if Galt was assaulted by a street thug and was armed at the time...well, adios MF.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Raleigh, NC

#950544 Jul 22, 2013
George Zimmerman not Horque Zimmamon.

Profiled teenager.

7:11 pm — In reply to the dispatcher's question, "Are you following him?" Zimmerman responds with, "Yes." Dispatcher: "OK, we don't need you to do that." Zimmerman: "OK."

7:16 pm --- Gun shot heard on 911 call.

George Zimmerman killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

7:17 pm --- First police officer on scene.

These facts too hard to understand?

(Stay in vehicle.......kid still alive?)

.......
American Lady wrote:
<quoted text>
There more than one SIDE to a story!
TELL THE WHOLE STORY bub ...
NOT just the PART that sounds "good" for your side!
``````````
Dispatcher
OK, and this guy is he white, black, or hispanic?
Zimmerman
He looks black.
Dispatcher
Did you see what he was wearing?
Zimmerman
Yeah. A dark hoodie, like a grey hoodie, and either jeans or sweatpants and white tennis shoes. He's here now, he was just staring.
Dispatcher
OK, he's just walking around the area…
Zimmerman
looking at all the houses.
Dispatcher
OK…
Zimmerman
Now he's just staring at me.
...Dispatcher
OK-you said it's 1111 Retreat View? Or 111?
Zimmerman
That's the clubhouse…
Dispatcher
That's the clubhouse, do you know what the-he's near the clubhouse right now?
Zimmerman
Yeah, now he's coming towards me.
Dispatcher
OK.
Zimmerman
He's got his hand in his waistband. And he's a black male.
Dispatcher
How old would you say he looks?
Zimmerman
He's got button on his shirt, late teens.
Dispatcher
Late teens. Ok.
Zimmerman
Somethings wrong with him. Yup, he's coming to check me out, he's got something in his hands, I don't know what his deal is.
Dispatcher
Just let me know if he does anything, ok?---- <<<---<<< <
Zimmerman
(unclear) See if you can get an officer over here.
Dispatcher
Yeah we've got someone on the way, just let me know if this guy does anything else.
Dispatcher
That's the clubhouse, do you know what the-he's near the clubhouse right now?
Zimmerman
Yeah, now he's coming towards me.
Dispatcher
OK.
Zimmerman
He's got his hand in his waistband. And he's a black male.
Dispatcher
How old would you say he looks?
Zimmerman
He's got button on his shirt, late teens.
Dispatcher
Late teens. Ok.
Zimmerman
Somethings wrong with him. Yup, he's coming to check me out, he's got something in his hands, I don't know what his deal is.
Dispatcher
Just let me know if he does anything, ok?---- <<<--<<<
Zimmerman
(unclear) See if you can get an officer over here.
Dispatcher
Yeah we've got someone on the way, just let me know if this guy does anything else.
...
Dispatcher
Which entrance is that that he's heading towards?
Zimmerman
The back entrance…(expletive)(unclear)
Dispatcher
Are you following him?
Zimmerman
Yeah.
Dispatcher
Ok, we don't need you to do that.
Zimmerman
Ok.
Dispatcher
Alright sir what is your name?
Zimmerman
George…He ran.
http://misterbillohno.newsvine.com/_news/2013...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#950545 Jul 22, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes ,it's much better to go through life stupid, woman hating, homophobic,pretending that you love the children....in other words programmed to he hilt, a mindless minion....huh bagger.
Line one-que of ten...calling for Ghost.

Duhmmy.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#950546 Jul 22, 2013
In no particular order goober duhmmy-

http://crimesking.blogspot.com/2009/05/top-10...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#950547 Jul 22, 2013
This week, millions of Americans struggled to understand how an unarmed 17 year old African-American kid stalked by an overzealous community watch volunteer came to be blamed for his own murder. Millions more wondered what all the fuss was about. And like many Americans across the country, I naturally expected our President--who also happens to be America's first African-American President--to provide meaning to the tragedy and its tense aftermath. President Obama spoke both from the heart and from history to help us understand both the anguish so many our fellow Americans feel and the discomfort many others experience in response to that anguish.

But if you, like me, thought the President's personal history and life story uniquely positioned him to shed some light on America's dark past and brighter future, conservative commentators were quick to disabuse you of that notion. Instead, they instructed us Friday, Barack Obama is "the First Racist in Chief" and is trying "to tear our country apart." The "Race Baiter in Chief" could have been Trayvon Martin 35 years ago because "he smoked pot and he did a little blow" and must have "sucker­punched a watch volunteer & then bashed his head in."

Apparently, right-wing ideologues, almost all of them white, are the referees of race relations in the United States. If that doesn't seem right to you, that's because it's a conservative thing. You wouldn't understand.

http://www.perrspectives.com/blog/archives/00...

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#950548 Jul 22, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
So is neighborhood "watching", bird-brain duhmmy.
Since the dumbf*ck Zimmerman violated several Neighborhood Guidelines including not identifying himself, how was Martin to know.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#950549 Jul 22, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Zimmerman was taking xanax and anti depressants.
Why wasn't that brought up by the prosecution?
More than 2,000 photos from Trayvon's phone were not shown to defense attorneys, hidden from attorneys by the prosecution, grounds for a mistrial had Zimmerman lost, including pictures of underage naked girls pedophilia, images showing piles of jewelry on Martin's bed and photos of Martin blowing smoke.

Other items taken from Martin's phone included text-message discussions of drugs and pictures of a gun and marijuana plants.

Now lily tell us about the little druggie Trayvon that was kicked out of his mothers house, as well as school for having drugs and burglary tools in his locker you idiot...

The star witness Rachel (Racial) Jeantel set Trayvon up to be a 'gay basher' and a cracker racist too!! The narcotics in Trayvon's blood did not help that night either, he thought that he was all Gangsta and Superman.

It's theculture...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#950550 Jul 22, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>No, it's not too white. It's too you & not me! I wear my clothes how I want to, not too soothe your insecurities. Has nothing to do with how I carry myself, or having dignity &, integrity! That's you republicans problem, you think it's wrong if it's not your way or, some whiteman from ancient history didn't say it! But who am I to expect you to understand life's basics. You repeatedly post the same redundant bullshit everyday!
If you come see me with your pants under your ass, you're not getting the job.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#950551 Jul 22, 2013
Emoron wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a phony pretend tough guy. I'm a Golden Gloves semi-finalist, college team boxer and so many street/bar fights I've lost count. Only cowards like you and Zimmerman scream like babies and resort to weapons to back up their big mouths when they are getting their asses kicked in an ordinary fist fight. Lock and load pussee.
Thanks for the confession.

Now we all know what type of person you are, a street/bar fighter.

The type who thinks it's OK to slug someone because they "have a big mouth."

Little wonder that you sympathize with a thug like Trayvon.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#950552 Jul 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
I live in redneckville where the welfare bums can be assessed by the number of cars they have sitting on jacks behind my trailer. And I'm damn sick and tired of paying their way. Bunch of lazy lowlife white folks who breed like rabbits and expect the world to just deal with their undisciplined offspring. Thank god for Ritalin eh? Raising kids without it would just be too much trouble I imagine. Damn it! I just realized I'm paying for the Ritalin! Son of a bitch!...
once it's out there.....
some of these nutjobs didn't get the memo. though i suspect lily just shredded it.

It's the culture...

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#950553 Jul 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You were saying...??? http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/
Let's go over US history again:
In 2003 the Democrats supported the war in Iraq in exchange for the Republicans giving them no effective oversight of their Marxist CRA program. All necessary legislation was put in place then.
Compounding this idiocy, the Democrats took over all oversight of the financial institutions that caused the economic collapse in January, 2007, coincident with the year the effect of the Democrats' Marxist subprime housing mortgage underwriting program began to have negative effects on the economy.
After two years of oversight by Democrats, the Democrats' Marxist subprime housing loan program collapsed our economy.
Prior to the Democrats' Marxist subprime loan program, the world invested in US real estate mortgage industry because it was a foregone conclusion that... you may need to write this down... history proved that Americans always paid their mortgages.
The Democrats changed that perception of America.
1) There was effective oversight over the RA program.
2) Bush lied to Congress concerning the Iraq threat & nuclear weapons
3)How did the Democrats do any of that crap when they controlled no committees & were in the minority in Congress.
4) Two years after the Democrats took the house would have been January of 2009, dumbass. The housing had already collapsed, we were already in the midst of the Great Recession, and the near financial meltdown announced 6 months earlier.

Just how GD stupid are you?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#950554 Jul 22, 2013
Don't White People Kill Each Other, Too?

And yet we keep hearing about black-on-black crime because it fits the false media narrative.

In a 2010 piece published by The Root, "The Myth of Black-on-Black Violence," Natalie Hopkinson opines that journalists should follow the direction of the United Kingdom, where the Guardian newspaper banned the use of the phrase. A Guardian stylebook asked authors to ''imagine the police saying they were investigating an incident of white-on-white violence ... "

http://www.theroot.com/views/why-don-t-we-tal...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#950555 Jul 22, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
No Codeine in the toxicology report.
How about in Zimmerman's drug test? Oh, that's right. He didn't get one. I guess gunning down a black kid in Florida gets a pass but running one down doesn't. Makes perfect sense.
Kind of irrelevant anyway, unless...anyone thinks GZ was wanting to mug TM for some purple lean ingredients to get hyped up on, BEFORE he called the police?

Duhmmy.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#950556 Jul 22, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Hm.
Cost of skittles-maybe a dolluh.
Cost of Arizona tea used to make "lean drank"-maybe two dolluh.
Seems to be lots to the story of the unsuperivised not having been heard.
Can understand however, why TM's male parental unit would feel intense guilt...and why his mother would probably like to swift boat him to an island worm farm for the clueless.
Isn't it interesting how absentee parents suddenly become saintly and concerned when the lawyers show up with promises of big bucks?
GOP idiots

United States

#950557 Jul 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
The Cconstitution is the rule, dumbass.
That is the only reference the TEA Party uses.
You, on the other hand, prefer some government by political whim predating the Code of Hamurabi.
We like rules guaranteeing individual rights for everyone and limited government. You don't like those rules. That's the difference.
I do believe, given the ignorance you typify, we'll have to fight another war over this principle. Nice going, dumbass.
Vaginal probes mentioned in Constitution?
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#950558 Jul 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Which one did Dumbass Dave attend?
http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews...
Posted almost 3 years ago...(sonicfilter) Post #611437:- I'd played on my college tennis team. I still, at 58 yrs young, play ball with the bros twice a week. Now go take a walk.

It's the culture...

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