Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277556 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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Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#953603 Jul 25, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I had forgotten about that little escapade. It was immediately after the Justice Department had determined the domestic surveillance program was illegal. He got his hand slapped that day!!!
And cons are crying about the NSA?

They keep trying to show how bad things are now, when things were worse.

They can't let intelligence get in the way of their politics.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#953604 Jul 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Remember it well. Easy to blame the black boogie man; everyone wants to believe that story. I hope the truth comes out, whatever it is. Tough to be poor and black, especially in the South. No one gives a shyt.
It must be hard for young black males to always be viewed as criminals by people who notice crime statistics. We've jawboned that sad story for 40 years. Last week, President Obama ran it around the block again in another speech about himself in reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict.

Let's give that beloved chestnut a rest for a day and consider another way blacks have it harder than whites. Only black people are expected to never speak against their community. Might we spend five minutes admiring the courage of blacks who step forward and tell the truth to cops, juries and reporters in the middle of our periodic racial Armageddons? This one is never discussed at all.

In December 1984, Bernie Goetz shot four black men who were trying to mug him on the New York City subway.(About a year later, one youth admitted that, yes, in fact, they "were goin' to rob him." They thought he looked like "easy bait.")

A few days after the shooting, The New York Times got the racism ball rolling with its "beneath the surface" reporting technique: "Just beneath the surface of last week's debate was the question of whether the shooting may have been racially motivated."

Hoping for support for its below-the-surface thesis, the Times visited the mother of Darrell Cabey, the young man paralyzed from the shooting. As the Times summarized the feeling at the Claremont housing project where Cabey lived, "many people said the four teen-agers were troublemakers and probably got what they deserved."

Cabey's mother had received one letter that said: "[Y]ou get no sympathy from us peace-loving, law-abiding blacks. We will even contribute to support the guy who taught you a lesson, every way we can ... P.S. I hope your wheelchair has a flat tire."

The Washington Post also interviewed Cabey's neighbors. Eighteen-year-old Yvette Green said: "If I'd had a gun, I would have shot him." Darryl Singleton, 24 years old, called Cabey, "a sweet person," but added, "if I had a gun, I would have shot the guy."

As white liberals (and Al Sharpton) screamed "racism!" how'd you like to be the black woman called by the defense at Goetz's trial? Andrea Reid, who was on the subway car during the shooting, testified: Those "punks were bothering the white man ... those punks got what they deserved."

Reid had met the mother and brother of one of Goetz's muggers at a party. But she took the stand and told the truth.

Juror Robert Leach, a black bus driver from Harlem, was one of Goetz's most vehement defenders in the jury room, even persuading the others not to convict Goetz for unlawful possession of any guns, other than the one he used in the shooting. In the end, three blacks and one Hispanic on the jury voted to acquit Goetz of all 13 charges except for the minor one of carrying an illegal firearm.

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#953605 Jul 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Bill O'Reilly is a stone-cold racist for pointing out that the major causes of poverty are dropping out of school, having children before age 20, and having children out of wedlock.
Of course, the fact that there is a higher percentage of white unwed mothers, Orally simply chose to forget? He's also not quite bright enough to discern that all three of his mentioned conditions are the result of generational poverty.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#953606 Jul 25, 2013
But let me say this, Lily. Just like we have to separate ourselves from politics when it comes to any tragedy, so do liberals in the Martin tragedy.

Again, I could be wrong, but some of the insensitive posts about this most recent tragedy stems from people getting tired of liberals believing lies and distortions of the truth by the liberal media and making federal cases out of them.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#953607 Jul 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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what are asking me for?
you need to be talking to the Supreme Court.
I'm asking you to find out where you stand. I already know where the Supreme Court stands.
tell_it_like_it_ IS

United States

#953608 Jul 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Whew, that was a close one! Can you just imagine that?
Is Mitt running again or is he buying Detroit?
'If you fail to locate the polling place in your district you will not have the money to pay this months rent or have your african balls washed!'

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#953609 Jul 25, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Obama didn't send GM to China you lying sack of crap, they're still operating in this country and expanding.
You're an idiot!
Yes she is.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#953610 Jul 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Remember it well. Easy to blame the black boogie man; everyone wants to believe that story. I hope the truth comes out, whatever it is. Tough to be poor and black, especially in the South. No one gives a shyt.
After Bernie Goetz shot the four thugs, more brave blacks stepped forward in the Edmund Perry case a year later.

Perry, a black teenager from Phillips Exeter Academy, along with his brother, mugged a cop and ended up getting himself killed. When Perry's brother Jonah was prosecuted for the mugging, two of the witnesses against Jonah were his black neighbors.

One neighbor testified that Jonah told him the night of the incident that his brother was shot when they were mugging someone. Another neighbor said Jonah told her that night that he tried to beat up a guy who turned out to be a cop. This was in a courtroom full of rabble-rousers, amen-ing everything defense lawyer Alton Maddox said.

They told the truth knowing they'd have to go back to the neighborhood. Whatever happened to them? Why aren't they the heroes? Where's THEIR Hollywood movie? There was a movie about the Perry case. It was titled: "Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story." (The grand jury had no difficulty finding the motive: The cop was being mugged.)

In the middle of one of these racial passion plays, it takes ENORMOUS COURAGE FOR A BLACK PERSON to step forward and say, "Yeah, I heard him say he mugged the cop," "If I had been Bernie Goetz, I would have shot them, too," or "I know George, he's my friend."

That last one was Elouise Dilligard, George Zimmerman's final defense witness. Clear as a bell, this black woman spoke warmly about "my neighbor George" and went on to describe his nose being disfigured and bloody right after the shooting.

YOU WON'T SEE HER ON CNN, THOUGH. In fact, you'll never hear a peep about any of these courageous black people, unless you obsessively research every "race" case of the last 30 years.

Whites never need to be brave this way. THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO PRESSURE ON WHITE PEOPLE TO ROOT FOR THEIR RACE. In fact, there's often pressure to root against their race. Instead of being asked to weep over President Obama's ever having been looked at suspiciously (probably by Jesse Jackson), could we reflect on the fortitude of ordinary black citizens who resist "racial solidarity" and speak the truth?

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#953611 Jul 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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In all, George Zimmerman aspired and earned his honorary whiteness for shooting a black teenager in an act of fantasy wish fulfillment for his boosters among the White Right.
http://www.chaunceydevega.com/2013/07/a-trife...
Well, consider that Georgy Pudgy was not nearly as bright, attractive, successful as his older Peruvanazi brother. With his beady little eyes and "can't get right" brushes with the law and child molestation before Daddy Magistrate fixed them, he certainly wouldn't have wanted to be considered a black Hispanic.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#953612 Jul 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Yesterday's news. Nobody cares.
It's time to move on, true.

Wish the ones who do care would care more about the root of the problem instead of one isolated symptom.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#953613 Jul 25, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Funny thing is, if it was up to them, that "fool" McCain would now be President of the United States and his idiot sidekick, Sarah Palin, V.P. LMAO
Yeah doofus, the funnier thing is now we have a fool worse than McCain who is nothing more than a frggin "Community Organizer" in the White House with his sidekick Uncle Joe Biden telling people to shoot their shotguns up in the air, LMAO.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#953614 Jul 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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In all, George Zimmerman aspired and earned his honorary whiteness for shooting a black teenager in an act of fantasy wish fulfillment for his boosters among the White Right.
http://www.chaunceydevega.com/2013/07/a-trife...
that makes a lot of sense since a lot of black thugs earn their honorary thugness for shooting black teenagers, whites, babies, grandmothers, women picking up children from school in an act of fantasy wish fulfillment for their boosters amongh the racist gangs they belong to. the president just doesn't ever comment about it.
mr owl

Norman, OK

#953615 Jul 25, 2013
The Great Uniter...

Today,
'...Only 52 percent of whites and 38 percent of blacks have a favorable opinion of race relations in the country, according to the pol..."

Way back when..
'...from the beginning of Obamaís first term, when 79 percent of whites and 63 percent of blacks held a favorable view of American race relations..."

http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/25/race-relati...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#953616 Jul 25, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Does it matter? Supposedly, only 20 "progressive" groups requested tax exemptions and only 6 of those were delayed for whatever reason.
Compare that to almost 300 conservative groups - many of them small neighborhood groups trying to become part of the political process - and their requests not only being delayed but also literally interrogated with questions that went far and beyond any semblance of what was necessary or appropriate.
Is this the kind of America you really want?
And here I thought you said you were waiting for all the effort 'behind the scenes' to get things right.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#953617 Jul 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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More tabloid crap to divert attention from the rotten Obama economy.
You keep making the claim but for some reason, just stop there... as if there's nothing to find.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#953619 Jul 25, 2013
Fox News poll: Summer of discontent with Obama, Congress continues

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/07/24/fo...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#953620 Jul 25, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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The reccession was caused by the Democrats.
Part time jobs are replacing full time jobs in your idea of what an economic recovery is.
More part time jobs equals more people that don't pay taxes. Before you began replacing full time jobs with part time jobs, 47 percent didn't pay taxes. Because you are replacing full time jobs with part time jobs, that percentage will go over 50 percent.
You need to generate an additional 1.3 trillion dollars in revenue to prevent the government from collapsing.
Your solution is to replace full time jobs with part time jobs.
I don't think that will work even on your planet.
You still haven't identified a source of money that has any chance of existing.
You have to identify a source of money to answer the question, and your idea of replacing full time jobs with part time jobs will not produce an additional source of money.
So....
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
You need to generate an additional 1.3 trillion dollars.
Where is that 1.3 trillion dollars? Part time jobs for people who won't pay taxes?
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
wow.

And a con was president when it happened.

You're obviously not that bright son.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#953621 Jul 25, 2013
TSM wrote:
Didnít the president say he saved Detroit? Iíll bet heís smiling, probably saying Ď I love it when a plan come togetherí one city at a time and 58 more states to Go!!
If it weren't so close to the truth, that'd be funny.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#953622 Jul 25, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Funny thing is, if it was up to them, that "fool" McCain would now be President of the United States and his idiot sidekick, Sarah Palin, V.P. LMAO
Oh yes! They hate McCain now, but would LOVE to have him in office.

And the funny thing is, they'd be butting heads on who should really be in charge!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#953623 Jul 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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If the IG was white, you would call him a fkn liar.
The simple answer is to eliminate all tax-exempt status for all groups, political or otherwise. Then we can ditch the IRS employees who do this snooping.
lol! When all else fails, keep throwing race into the pot.

it's the only ingredient you have left!

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