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 ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hampton Roads Daily Press.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956059 Jul 29, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
The reality of Obamacare will hit when your daughter needs surgery and her bank account reads zero.
That was never a problem. Children like that received the medical treatment they needed. Usually, it was paid for by donations from people you profess to hate because they were successful.
But, ObamaKare cures all of that. Let's see that girl get that surgery when she is put on a government waiting list.
Good luck.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#956060 Jul 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Couldn't agree with you more. The motivation behind the tea party movement was because Americans could foresee the future based on what we already knew about Barack Obama's past.
Now here we are. Where we knew we'd be.
Too bad Romney was a Mormon. I'm convinced his wealth wouldn't have been a factor. But Mormonism isn't popular among many Americans. A recent conviction of a leader of the LDS church who was a pedophile and who manipulated his church into child marriages didn't help the public image of Mormonism, and their history of polygamy more than likely also cost him the election. Perhaps, rightfully so. I don't get Mormonism either.
We have to get it right without fail - on all fronts - in 2016.
We picked the wrong candidate in 2012 and in 2008. That's the long and the short of it. Obama may have won in 2008 but, certainly, not in 2012 if we had gotten it right.
Thing is, there is no perfect candidate. Democrats think they have a monopoly on them but Republicans know any candidate will have some flaws, but the least baggage and the message has to win over the majority in 2016.
It never ceases to amaze me how self absorbed you people are!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#956061 Jul 29, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
The only African American candidate in New York City’s mayoral race, who has taken a moderate position on the city’s aggressive stop-and-frisk program, invoked Trayvon Martin’s death in lambasting racial discrimination in the New York Police Department’s rampant stops, saying the city has “institutionalized” George Zimmerman’s racially charged suspicion.
In comments that echoed those of President Barack Obama on Trayvon Martin and racial profiling, former city comptroller William C. Thompson Jr. broke into uncharacteristically impassioned and personal remarks Jr. broke into uncharacteristically impassioned and personal remarks that made plain he believes Martin died because he was black, and that no one else should have to. The New York Times reports:
If our government profiles people because of skin color and treats them as potential criminals, how can we expect citizens to do any less?” Mr. Thompson asked, as church members loudly applauded and occasionally interrupted with cries of “amen.”[...]
“Trayvon Martin did die because he was black. Of that, there is no doubt,” Mr. Thompson said, adding,“The verdict in Florida was a verdict — but it was not the verdict.”
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/07/29/2...
After David Dinkins, New York will have a Hispanic Mayor before it elects another black.

The choice is between a Bill Clinton wannabe and a rug muncher.
Tits Magee

Luxembourg

#956062 Jul 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
So we weren't threatened on 9/11?
And Hillary was wrong when she spoke on the Senate Floor in 2002 when she emphatically stated, "Saddam Hussein provided aid, comfort and sanctuary to terrorists including al-Qaeda members...if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare and will keep trying to develop chemical weapons..."?
Before she became a weasel for personal and political gain, I mean?
Yes, we should have had a better strategy in the event of a strong resurgence by Saddam's thugs and al-Qaeda making Iraq the frontlines. But the initial mission was, in fact, accomplished, and there are no crystal balls in war. Even Obama was forced to admit in an interview with O'Reilly the surge worked.
But Obama's early withdrawal of all troops in Iraq just threw all our precious blood and treasure right out the window.
Certes, nous avons été attaqués par 20 Saoudiens et un Yéménite. C'est pourquoi nous avons envahi l'Irak pendant 11 ans et de 3000 $ milliards de dollars. Je suis surpris que tu n'as pas épousé un Texan à la place d'un bretzel saleman à Disneyworld?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956063 Jul 29, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
The census?
Tea baggers think that's rigged.
You are correct. The 30 million illegal aliens here were counted just like everyone else who is here legally. So, the population of citizens in the United States is more like 280 million, which puts the real unemployment rate at about 20 percent.

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#956064 Jul 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
BLS and the goddam census, dumbass. Go there and check it out.
How about we look at some numbers.
316 million total population.
86.4 million under 20.
40.5 million over 65.
1.6 million disabled.
21 million in universities.
130 million full time jobs.
8.2 million part time jobs.
The ratio of full time to part time jobs is 15.8.
Your economic recovery is creating 5 times as many part time jobs as full time jobs.
The real percentage of people available for work but not working is 17 percent.
The annual deficit is 1.3 trillioin, down from 1.6 trillion it grew to before the TEA Party came to Congress in 2011.
The total debt is 17 trillion. The US economy is only 15 trillion.
The debt grows at 8 percent each year, while the calculated economic growth is only 2 percent. The real (private) economy that actually pays for everything is stagnant, and is only about 12 trillion.
So, the debt is one and a half times as big as what pays it.
And, the debt grows at almost 8 percent a year.
A stagnant economy has to pay a debt that is one and a half times its size and grows at 8 percent every year.
An idiot can tell you this system will collapse. What we need to do to fix it is to stop borrowing money. That is the 1.3 trillion dollars every year.
So, where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
There are 1 million fewer PT jobs in June of 2013 as there was in Nov of 2009. BLS jobs reports. Makes you wrong.

Bush grew the debt 85% over 8 years. You Tea Party morons didn't give a rat's ass.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#956065 Jul 29, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt has more regard for personal opinions than facts because facts always get in the way of his personal perception of how things are.
"Never let the facts get in the way of a good story" Mark Twain
"Fact-checking sites" are the last place to look for facts.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956066 Jul 29, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
They aren't party leaders just 'cause you say they are, they're up and comers. McConnell, Cornyn, Boehner, and Cantor are your Party Leaders
RINOs are Democrats wearing a RINO costume.
Seems like they're having a little trouble getting "their" party in line, doesn't it. Does that tell you something?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956067 Jul 29, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
They're nuts but they're OUR nuts and clearly we enjoy playing with them.
You still have three posts to go to avoid regurgitating a Democrat lie.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#956068 Jul 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Bailing out Detroit to allow the government to continue to fail to serve the residents would be criminal.
Nothing in it for Obama and the DemoKKKrats. They already have all the Detroit votes.
Liberalism should be given an award for what it did to Detroit. A big trophy with all the liberals' names inscribed on it for history's sake.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#956069 Jul 29, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
They aren't party leaders just 'cause you say they are, they're up and comers. McConnell, Cornyn, Boehner, and Cantor are your Party Leaders
Not for long, at least McConnell and Boehner.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956070 Jul 29, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
So you want back in to Iraq?
You wish to send your daughter or mine?
Early withdraw according to your opinion, at a computer pretending to be a brave patriot?
Hell no. With Obama letting the jihad come here with "special traveller" status and the Muslim Brotherhood making decisions in the White House, we'll need them right here to fight that war the Arabs started that used to be fought over there before Obama took office.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#956071 Jul 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
There are 1 million fewer PT jobs in June of 2013 as there was in Nov of 2009. BLS jobs reports. Makes you wrong.
Bush grew the debt 85% over 8 years. You Tea Party morons didn't give a rat's ass.
So why do the democrats want Illegal people to infiltrate our country?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#956072 Jul 29, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Really???
All the morons on board with this?
If even the tiniest bit true why is the housing market recovering and why has the stock market reached record highs under this administration?
Y'all need a short course in economics, you could start with the dictionary.
You know what is inflating the stock market.

As for housing, after six years of little construction there is some pent-up demand.
LCN Llin

United States

#956073 Jul 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
RINOs are Democrats wearing a RINO costume.
Seems like they're having a little trouble getting "their" party in line, doesn't it. Does that tell you something?
You can read, but don't like what you read?

“Plays well with others.”

Since: Jun 07

LIVING WELL*THE BEST REVENGE

#956074 Jul 29, 2013
What a great day!!!! Hannity and Limbaugh get dropped and the POPE says who am I to judge GAY people...WOW!

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#956075 Jul 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
So we weren't threatened on 9/11?
And Hillary was wrong when she spoke on the Senate Floor in 2002 when she emphatically stated, "Saddam Hussein provided aid, comfort and sanctuary to terrorists including al-Qaeda members...if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare and will keep trying to develop chemical weapons..."?
Before she became a weasel for personal and political gain, I mean?
Yes, we should have had a better strategy in the event of a strong resurgence by Saddam's thugs and al-Qaeda making Iraq the frontlines. But the initial mission was, in fact, accomplished, and there are no crystal balls in war. Even Obama was forced to admit in an interview with O'Reilly the surge worked.
But Obama's early withdrawal of all troops in Iraq just threw all our precious blood and treasure right out the window.
Somehow in all that Batty blather, you forget who gave out the fraudulent info on al qaeda links, mushroom clouds, WMD, etc., and sent us headlong into the Iraq debacle of attacking a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. "I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein..." Now just who could that failure of a president and spiritual human being could that have been?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#956076 Jul 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
There are 1 million fewer PT jobs in June of 2013 as there was in Nov of 2009. BLS jobs reports. Makes you wrong.
Bush grew the debt 85% over 8 years. You Tea Party morons didn't give a rat's ass.
You are the moron, liar:

In June, the household survey reported that part-time jobs soared by 360,000 to 28,059,000 - an all time record high. Full time jobs? Down 240,000. And looking back at the entire year, so far in 2013, just 130K Full-Time Jobs have been added, offset by a whopping 557K Part-Time jobs.

Dumbfk.
LCN Llin

United States

#956077 Jul 29, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Hell no. With Obama letting the jihad come here with "special traveller" status and the Muslim Brotherhood making decisions in the White House, we'll need them right here to fight that war the Arabs started that used to be fought over there before Obama took office.
ask Osama bin Laden

"Since you have no links or examples to offer then be a good consumer and go watch TV, airhead." - shinningelectr0n

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#956078 Jul 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
About the same as the cost of the war in Iraq, and less useful.
What was the cost of the stimulus bill?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chicago Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas decl... (Jan '09) 8 min Cold Front 69,812
News BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 33 min Scrutiny 187,845
News Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds ... (Dec '08) 55 min mdbuilder 53,049
News Obama and his Library-to-Be 1 hr Whiny larry 1
News CTA veteran Dorval Carter to return from D.C. t... 4 hr reality is a crutch 1
Core Aspects In Testo XTRM Across The Usa 8 hr jorgeleone 1
College Scandals 17 hr music 1
More from around the web

Chicago People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]