Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1507960 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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TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#963126 Aug 12, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Have you seen either Bush's, Reagan's or, any other former presidents? You didn't vote for him so, you sir are not privy to that info either. He won the presidency by popular vote &, delegates. He doesn't own you or, anyone else anything other than to do the job he was elected to do... Stop whining, crybaby!
http://2004.georgewbush.org/bios/yale-transcr...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#963127 Aug 12, 2013
Today, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed the nation’s worst voter suppression law. The sweeping law requires strict government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot, cuts the number of early voting days by a week, eliminates same-day voter registration during the early voting period, makes it easier for vigilante poll watchers to challenge the validity of eligible voters and expands the influence of unregulated corporate money in state elections.

Two lawsuits were filed today challenging the voting restrictions as racially discriminatory in federal court under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. A third challenge, to the voter ID provision, will be filed in state court tomorrow morning.

The lawsuit brought by the North Carolina NAACP and the Advancement Project alleges that the law violates Section 2 and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments because it “imposes unjustified and discriminatory electoral burdens on large segments of the state’s population and will cause the denial, dilution, and abridgement of African-Americans’ fundamental right to vote.” It alleges that five provisions of the law disproportionately impact African-American voters—the voter ID requirement, the cuts to early voting, the elimination of same-day voter registration, the refusal to count out-of-precinct provisional ballots, and the increase in the number of poll watchers.

African-Americans are 23 percent of registered voters in North Carolina, but made up 29 percent of early voters in 2012, 30 percent of those who cast out-of-precinct ballots, 34 percent of the 318,000 registered voters without state-issued ID and 41 percent of those who used same-day registration.“A staggering 70 percent of African-American voters who voted in the 2012 general election used early voting,” the lawsuit notes. It says that “race was a motivating factor in the law’s enactment” and that “the General Assembly enacted those provisions with knowledge and intent that such actions would affect African-American voters disproportionately.”

A separate lawsuit brought by the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and the ACLU on behalf of the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and the A. Philip Randolph Institute also alleges that the elimination of same-day registration, the cuts to early voting and the ban on out-of-precinct provisional ballots violate Section 2 of the VRA and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment because of their disparate racial impact. These changes will make North Carolina the new Florida when it comes to long lines and electoral chaos.

http://www.thenation.com/blog/175722/north-ca... #

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#963128 Aug 12, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> So you actually think you are fooling anyone??
You & your buddy Eed make up excuses as to why you post slurs. It is really pathetic.
You're right, I'm not fooling anyone. Its plain as day. You have to lie to cover your inbred racism. Link to even one slur I have ever posted you lying,, racist pig.

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#963129 Aug 12, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"real dumb"
I call you a boy, because you surely are not a man. Is calling you a boy a racial slur? If so, become a man, get off your dead butt, get a job, get out of line for the freebees.
Peace
KMA
Dumbass dave has a million excuses why his slurs are ok.

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#963130 Aug 12, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"Eman"
"real dumb" is not real bright. He failed to understand you are glad, happy the boy president, nobama, is on vacation. You hope like all sane American's he stays on vacation for another 3 1/2 years.
Peace
Thsys why theu call him "dumbass dave".
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#963131 Aug 12, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>I'd surely make a request, if it'd stop y'all from whining like the owners of a vineyard! Deal?
Following high school, Obama moved to Los Angeles in 1979 to attend Occidental College.

That a lot to do for a 17 year old.... he only just a couple months older than moi...and us "LATE birfer types" kinda understand that stuff LOL

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#963132 Aug 12, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
No one has ever seen Obama's diploma?
Nope. No one.
Columbia claims Obama as a graduate so, gee, do ya think he graduated? I guess only a dumbass like you & your mental twins Dumbwaiter & the Birther crowd are that GD stupid.
And Harvard, yep, they had out degrees just for the sh*t of it.
Oprahs degree from harvard was handed out just for the sht of it, dumnass.

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#963133 Aug 12, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Have you seen either Bush's, Reagan's or, any other former presidents? You didn't vote for him so, you sir are not privy to that info either. He won the presidency by popular vote &, delegates. He doesn't own you or, anyone else anything other than to do the job he was elected to do... Stop whining, crybaby!
No one wins the presidency by popular vote, stupid.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#963134 Aug 12, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>There needs to be some type of regulation on the day for industry. It's as deadly as most of the illegal drugs sending people to prison daily &, more deadly than weed, given the fact that there are no confirmed deaths linked to the usage of marijuana. All you can think about is, the bottom line profits. All at the risk of another health. Might as well legalize all drugs!
let me get this straight...

You are saying>>>>
<<<<Pizza is more dangerous than pot?

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#963135 Aug 12, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>There needs to be some type of regulation on the day for industry. It's as deadly as most of the illegal drugs sending people to prison daily &, more deadly than weed, given the fact that there are no confirmed deaths linked to the usage of marijuana. All you can think about is, the bottom line profits. All at the risk of another health. Might as well legalize all drugs!
Does everything have to revolve around illegal activity to you? 99% of america doesn't think like you gangbang idiots.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#963136 Aug 12, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
No one wins the presidency by popular vote, stupid.
Nope or Romney might've edged it.

But nope, we got stuck with MY generation instead.

(and they puffed up and talked such stupid smack about Romney...what a buncha DUHMies.)
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#963137 Aug 12, 2013
MSNBC Declares:'Whitey Found Guilty'

Black folks everywhere exclaim: "It's about time!"

A screenshot taken during Touré's MSNBC show The Cycle, bearing the official announcement "Whitey found guilty," has been floating around the Internet.

Condemned for years in the public eye by citizens, activists and entertainers, Whitey was convicted today of first-degree hoodwinking and bamboozling. The fruits of our ancestors' labor have finally paid off. There is no word yet on how black America will be celebrating, but we anticipate months of block parties, parades and re-enactments of the "A Brand New Day" performance from The Wiz.

Wait ... this just in: The "Whitey" in question was actually Whitey Bulger, notorious Boston mobster. We saw the picture and noticed the look on Touré's face and just assumed that it meant ... you know.

Anyway, Twitter had a jolly good time with this screenshot. Check out some of the giggles below, and send our regards to the person on the production team who made all this possible.

http://www.theroot.com/blogs/grapevine/msnbc-...

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#963138 Aug 12, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Dumbass dave has a million excuses why his slurs are ok.
Are you trying to hit 25,000 dumbass posts today you no-life loser?
You've spent the entire day whining. Get a life.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#963139 Aug 12, 2013
killtaker wrote:
<quoted text>
let me get this straight...
You are saying>>>>
<<<<Pizza is more dangerous than pot?
not if you just smoked some pot.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#963140 Aug 12, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! You're like a little puppy being fed aren't you?
Plain speaking truth seekers are like a breath of fresh air to me in the otherwise smog of lies, deception and deafening loud silence coming from the liberal media.

Sadly, you're in the thick of it all the time.

Rarely missed the O'Reilly Factor for the past 15 years.

Also, now watch The Five regularly.

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#963141 Aug 12, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>There needs to be some type of regulation on the day for industry. It's as deadly as most of the illegal drugs sending people to prison daily &, more deadly than weed, given the fact that there are no confirmed deaths linked to the usage of marijuana. All you can think about is, the bottom line profits. All at the risk of another health. Might as well legalize all drugs!
Btw, idjit people don't sell drugs for the good of humanity.

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#963142 Aug 12, 2013
killtaker wrote:
<quoted text>
let me get this straight...
You are saying>>>>
<<<<Pizza is more dangerous than pot?
Let s not forget, nj was/is a coke dealer. But hey, its those greedy ceo types he wants regulated.
LCNlin

United States

#963144 Aug 12, 2013
WASHINGTON —

— In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the hands of judges and swollen the populations of federal prisons.

The nation's top law enforcement officer, decrying the "moral and human costs" of mass incarceration, said he would instruct federal prosecutors to change the way they charge some drug offenders to avoid triggering "mandatory minimum" sentencing laws that have significantly boosted sentences.

The federal prison population has exploded, even as populations in state prisons have declined steadily.

"The course we are on is far from sustainable," Holder said, speaking to the American Bar Association in San Francisco. "As the so-called 'war on drugs' enters its fifth decade, we need to ask whether it, and the approaches that comprise it, have been truly effective."

Holder also said the department would increase efforts to find alternatives to incarceration and to smooth the compassionate release of severely ill prisoners who are no longer a threat to the public.

It's not yet clear what effect the changes to mandatory minimum sentencing will have in Maryland. Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein and Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger both noted that in Maryland, federal authorities typically pursue cases involving large and violent drug rings.

Bernstein said that in Maryland, prosecutors can try to pursue mandatory minimum sentences under state law but that his office only does so if the defendant has a history of violence or is facing charges of violence. The mandatory minimum sentences allowed under state law call for 10 years in prison if a defendant has one prior felony drug conviction, 25 years for two prior felony drug convictions and 40 years for three prior felony drug convictions.

Still, Bernstein said Holder's announcement reflects shifts in attitudes in how to best address drug offenses.

"The United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, which is primarily the result of the so-called War on Drugs," Bernstein said. "I think people are starting to look at this and ask whether there's a better way to deal with these kind of offenses."

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/sc-...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#963145 Aug 12, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Caught you in another lie Carol! No one was hired to build anything. Those building had been around for decades. The idea was for the private sector firm to manage and maintain them but as I pointed out before there just wasn't enough money to do the job. The government was giving the job to the private sector you nitwit. Isn't the conservative mantra "privatization"? Yes we are getting dilapidated fool, because your precious GOP doesn't want to fund needed repairs to our infrastructure. You're an idiot Carol!
What I said was Obama coauthored an Illinois law for affordable housing using federal subsidies to give developers a lot of money. Thousands of apartments in Chicago were built with local, state and federal subsidies including several hundred in Obama's district that were deteriorated so completely that they were no longer habitable.

Remember Tony Rezko?

Tony Rezko was an important fund-raiser for Obama and even helped Obama buy a home in 2005 under shady circumstances.

Rezko's company used those same government subsidies to rehabilitate at least 1000 apartments, mostly in Obama's district, then refused to manage the units and leaving the buildings to decay to the point where many no longer were habitable.

Six prominent developers - including Valerie Jarrett and Tony Rezko - contributed to Obama's campaigns raising hundreds of thousands of dollars, but their "affordable housing" apartments were seized by the government after city inspectors found more than 1800 code violations.

Rezko is in prison. Jarrett is now the power behind the throne.

Welcome to Obama's vision for America.
LCNlin

United States

#963146 Aug 12, 2013
Emoron wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you trying to hit 25,000 dumbass posts today you no-life loser?
You've spent the entire day whining. Get a life.
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