Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1434035 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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WOW

New York, NY

#961007 Aug 7, 2013
OBAMA His mother didn't understand the enormous healing power of crying when you feel sad, of consciously feeling scared when something frightening happens to you and of expressing one's legitimate anger when one has been 'done over'. Barack had been abandoned! How would you feel? She didn't understand that evolution intended us to have feelings partly to guide us and partly as a 'safety release valve' so that we can move on from trauma to lead a productive and fulfilling life. Unfortunately, by suppressing his awareness of his feelings (even though the feelings themselves cannot be suppressed out of existence) throughout his childhood and in adult life, they became deeply embedded in his unconscious and play the major role in generating his now-warped behaviours without him even knowing it.

Another incident his book describes occurred after an older boy threw a rock at the young Barack; he powerlessly complained to his stepfather 'It wasn't fair'. This incident confirms that the boy had been terrorised into suppressing his awareness of his anger: the anger that evolution intended would tell him that this behaviour by his assailant was not just unfair - it was an unprovoked, outrageous and violent assault; the anger that would enable him to defend himself powerfully (primarily by showing his anger) against such assaults, thus reducing the likelihood of their repetition; and the anger that would also tell him how to change his behaviour in future so that such assaults were less likely. Why is this important?

Because the young Barack had already learned to suppress his justified fear of, and anger at, the abuse of people who were supposed to love him (particularly his father and mother) and of whom he was (unconsciously) terrified (such as his maternal grandfather), he learned to project his own terror, self-hatred and anger onto other people and groups of whom he is not actually afraid ('terrorists' in foreign countries, prisoners at Guantanamo, US citizens), and to use violence to control their behaviour instead. This enables him to regain his desired, but delusionary, sense of 'having control'.

Since: Dec 12

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#961008 Aug 7, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>There are two ports in that area of Yemen for oil export mostly. Al Qaeda has tried to blow one of the ports up but the attempt was foiled by Yemen intel/military.
Yemen's government needs help in fending of AQ, the US is providing the best satellite intel on the planet in combination with some well placed drone strikes. Six AQ types were killed during the past 48 hrs with dozens wounded.
We can't send troops to the middle East__that just becomes too fn ugly__yet that's the path that Republican leadership would take.
Drone's, cruise missiles etc. are the only viable options available to the US. Even our mercenary army, the highly paid CIA operatives and contractors have been exposed and exploited by eager journalists and no nothing talking heads.
We've cut back militarily in the middle East under Obama but we can't pull out.
This says we don't import any oil from Yemen, why is military action our only option?

http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_move_impcus_a...

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#961009 Aug 7, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>SUMMARY: This Directive reissues DoD Directive 5210.56, dated February 25, 1992, and implements
the provisions of reference (b) that govern the carrying of firearms by civilian DoD personnel performing law
enforcement and security duties, and references (c) and (d) that apply to the carrying of firearms by DoD
military and civilian personnel aboard commercial aircraft.
*I don't see what this has to do with Clinton's law to ban military carrying on bases in 1993. Please explain.
Haven't been able to find the 1992 version online, oldest I can find is the 1993 version. However, you can see that the changes in the 1993 version that you've posted there do not effect DoD personnel carrying personal firearms on military bases. If you read down to I believe page 2 of the '93 version you will find that personal weapons are prohibited from being carried on military bases. That means that the provision was at least in place in 1992. The directive dates back to 1986 so it may even date back that far but again, can't find a copy online.

This is what's called "research", you'll find its kind of fun once you get a handle on it.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#961010 Aug 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
As well as eliminate any suggestion of bias.
Let's see who can stand on their own feet without assistance.
Ha! That's what Willkie said before debating FDR.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#961011 Aug 7, 2013
TSM wrote:
Obama to snub Putin at the G-20 while Kerry/Hagel will speak to Russia’s counterparts concerning Snowden ‘Laughable ‘ his action to snub Putin is a child trying to act macho Obama, Kerry, Hagel reminds me of the Three Stooges!!
Studied ignorance is a point of pride in the O'bama administration.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#961012 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama established the DHS?
News to me, probably news to him too.
Quit acting so stupid. It is his administration now. Did he or did he not appoint idiots to run it while he was in office?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#961013 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Y'all are so pathetic, here's the actual quote:
The California lawmaker went on to say that Snowden had violated his oath to defend the Constitution.
“He violated the oath, he violated the law. It’s treason.”
Don't expect a retraction.

It's typical of fetchie to try and slide a lie through on a regular basis, then run from it.
Anthony W

New York, NY

#961014 Aug 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The idea that Obama is a racist reads as baffling to most Americans, but it makes sense if you understand the particular racial beliefs of conservatives. If the liberal perspective on racism is that racial inequality is a genuine fact of contemporary American life—and requires race-specific remedies—then the conservative view can be expressed with a line from Chief Justice John Roberts’s opinion in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1:“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.”
In other words, only the “colorblind” are capable of stopping racism. What’s more, the inverse is also true: if you’re not colorblind, then you are incapable of stopping racism. Which leads to a final conclusion: anyone who treats race as a social reality is a racist. The corollary to this—seen here, for example—is that accusations of racism are more troubling than actual discrimination against minorities.
Because Obama acknowledges race as a force in American life—and because he even suggests that there are racists among us—he becomes the “real racist,” a construction designed to give conservatives moral high ground, while allowing them to insult Obama. After all, for them,“racist” is the worst accusation in American life.
This rhetoric, it should be said, extends beyond the fever swamps of the right wing. In his concurrence to Fisher v. Texas, the recently decided case on racial preferences in higher education, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas likens supporters of affirmative action to slaveholders and segregationists.“Slaveholders argued that slavery was a ‘positive good’ that civilized blacks and elevated them in every dimension of life,” wrote Thomas.“Segregationists likewise defended segregation on the ground that it provided more leadership opportunities for blacks.” In this telling, the real racism is using racial preferences to account for past discrimination.
With three years (and some change) left in President Obama’s term, we will see more of this rhetoric. Until then, however, it’s worth giving a quick primer on what racism is. Racism, as The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote last year, is the “broad sympathy toward some and broader skepticism toward others.” It’s both the miasma of beliefs and assumptions about blacks and other minorities, and the policies passed in response to those beliefs and assumptions. It’s the white supremacist heritage of this country and the ways in which it continues to shape individual lives. It’s “cantaloupe calves,”“stop and frisk,” and the presumption of black criminality.
What it isn’t, by far, is a black president who talks about race, and tries—whenever possible—to talk about its role in American life.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08...
Oh Jerry!

You had me at The idea that Obama is a racist,

You had me at The idea that Obama is a racist.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#961015 Aug 7, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Putin is taking the rejection much harder . He's pouting like a 2 year old just told that he's getting a bath before bedtime.
That is really a lie. Russia's government said Obama's decision showed the U.S. is unable to develop relations with Moscow on an "equal basis." Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, played down the Kremlin's role in the Snowden controversy, describing the American's status as a situation that "hasn't been created by us."

Barack Hussein O'bama making President Putin look like the leader of the free world.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#961016 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Y'all are so pathetic, here's the actual quote:
The California lawmaker went on to say that Snowden had violated his oath to defend the Constitution.
“He violated the oath, he violated the law. It’s treason.”
You are so pathetic. O'bama has done more to destroy this country than any whistle blower and yet...you defend him.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961017 Aug 7, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> That's silly! A meagre 10% tax on tanning salon services is too low to effect the buying behavior of the wealthy enough people who can afford to go to tanning salons. I guarantee that they won't fore-go the pleasure of getting a tan because the price goes up a dime on the dollar.
The word is "affect", not "effect", you illiterate Bocajew.

Tanning salons are low-class, low-rent places, mainly for the tattoo parlor crowd plus NYC Bocajews.

Others get their tan from the sun.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#961018 Aug 7, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Says the guy whose posts are always a contradiction. But he/she must.. be excused because he/she is a Barack Hussein Obama disciple??
You're right. I'm sorry.

Sooooo.... you found that Declaration of War against iraq, son?

Being that you're not a contradiction and all son.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961019 Aug 7, 2013
Ilkwas wrote:
<quoted text>
ObamaKKKare? Then you should be for it. It's got your favorite club name right in the middle. Universal healthcare. That says special favor for the few. Yep.
To the contrary, the elites from government and labor unions are exempted from the ObamaKKKare ghetto.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961020 Aug 7, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"John Galt"
filner is a a liberal loon, "silly's" type of man.
Peace
That too!

He was seducing military rape victims when he was Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee.
shrimp_on_treadm ills

United States

#961021 Aug 7, 2013
Z
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> That's silly! A meagre 10% tax on tanning salon services is too low to effect the buying behavior of the wealthy enough people who can afford to go to tanning salons. I guarantee that they won't fore-go the pleasure of getting a tan because the price goes up a dime on the dollar.
uber wealthy would own their own tanning bed dum dum!
NJ raider 1

Jersey City, NJ

#961022 Aug 7, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Quit acting so stupid. It is his administration now. Did he or did he not appoint idiots to run it while he was in office?
This Coming from they who elected both Bush's, the dumbest of the 2 twice! Now those are 2 people to be proud of! Sarcasm!
shrimp_on_treadm ills

United States

#961023 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Ha! That's what Willkie said before debating FDR.
Dood!
You are old!
Black Wino

Palm Desert, CA

#961025 Aug 7, 2013
Hmmmmmm..... da nation had'z a chance to tune in to da Tonight Show wid Jay Leno an King Obama... Obama delivered da same ole Looney Left campaign rhetoric chit... shooo.! I even has it memorized... Obama even gave Leno a cheap autographed 99cent. Hot Wheelz... Jay wuz so tickled an thankful... he almost washed Obama's wee-wee on stage....! Yowzaaa...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961026 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Ha! That's what Willkie said before debating FDR.
Good one!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961027 Aug 7, 2013
shrimp_on_treadmills wrote:
<quoted text>
Dood!
You are old!
Perhaps you missed the point....

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