Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1419481 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

#965084 Aug 16, 2013
Woodlands Waterway wrote:
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Try this one on for size:
http://www.hillarynme.com/2009/01/05/michelle...
You need to get new glasses. O does not look like Davis.
I thought he looked almost exactly like him in the side by sides!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#965085 Aug 16, 2013
You probably won’t be surprised to hear that voters are poorly informed about the deficit. But you may be surprised by just how misinformed.[...] Hal Varian, the chief economist of Google, offered to run a Google Consumer Survey — a service the company normally sells to market researchers — on the question. So we asked whether the deficit has gone up or down since January 2010. And the results were even worse than in 1996: A majority of those who replied said the deficit has gone up, with more than 40 percent saying that it has gone up a lot. Only 12 percent answered correctly that it has gone down a lot.

Am I saying that voters are stupid? Not at all. People have lives, jobs, children to raise. They’re not going to sit down with Congressional Budget Office reports. Instead, they rely on what they hear from authority figures. The problem is that much of what they hear is misleading if not outright false.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/16/opinion/kru...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#965087 Aug 16, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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What do you think about PBS not being able to find a single goddam person who met Obama at Columbia?
That could explain why he didn’t attend his 30th reunion at Columbia!!

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#965088 Aug 16, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Gallup poll released today: Obama's approval 35%, disapproval 62%.
I must be psychic. Told Homer just this afternoon Obama's approval wasn't going to get any better. People now see the obvious - the emperor has no clothes - and the reality of Obamacare is sinking in.
If the 'emperor has no clothes' than the republican , do nothing Congress is absolutely destitute with an all-time low popular approval rating of 7%!

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

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#965089 Aug 16, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Correction...Since only 47% of Americans are invested in the stock market, only 47% lost assets and if you didn't see this coming you're not too bright. Greed comes with a price. Time to pay up.
Correction: 52% percent.
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/...
That's right because of the liberals greed for tax money-people are not investing since O'stupid took office.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#965090 Aug 16, 2013
Doc’s State of the Birther Address

The conspiracy theory I call “the birther movement” has been around 5 years now and over that time we’ve seen an Internet rumor grow to a national phenomenon, where most people know about it and at one point more than half of Republicans believed it. Books were written, web sites created, over 200 lawsuits were filed (all without success), and the President himself addressed the issue in a special press conference on national television.

Clearly much of energy behind birtherism was political. Support for such beliefs was strongly skewed toward people leaning to the right politically, and if any one birther demographic were signaled out, it would be old conservative southern white guys. Today, however, political motivation is waning as the focus of presidential politics moves from Barack Obama to the 2016 election. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has said the a political movement based on “angry white guys” is not sustainable.

The 9/11 truthers were largely left-leaning at the start, and focused on President George W. Bush. In 2006, as the administration of Bush wound down, activism from the left died down, and truther activists are now comprised mainly of far right groups: Constitutional Party and Libertarian supporters, folks who are prone to conspiracy belief in general. What we see among the Truthers is a shift from political motivation to classic conspiracy theory thinking, and an overall decline in activism.

With the birther movement, I think that we’ll a see similar shift this year. The racial bias that underlies much of the movement will remain and I expect that “angry white guys” will continue to be the core demographic, but general right-wing activism will decline, while general conspiracy thinking and racial bias will provide any new converts. The President is scheduled to leave office in January 2017, and that leaves hardly any opportunity for new lawsuits, although Orly Taitz continues her individual legal efforts to pry documents out of the federal government.

....What I see today is a lack of enthusiasm among birthers. Many birther web sites have gone inactive. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Cold Case Posse is about the only news-making activity going on, and that initiative really has nowhere to go1 besides making money from Mike Zullo’s new book. On the other hand, I think that low-level birtherism is with us for the long term, settling down among all the other many conspiracy theories (Freemasons, black helicopters, New World Order, chemtrails, HAARP, alien abduction/UFO cover up, and on and on) that haunt the back alleys of the Internet.

http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2013/08/docs-s...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

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#965091 Aug 16, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Obama was indoctrinated in hatred of the United States his entire life.
Obama is a race-bating bigot.
I prefer to wear my Nixon mask on Halloween.
Obama enhances the racist bigots like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and Luis Farrakhan... and racist frauds like you.
Obama was the bastard son of Frank Marshal Davis, and Obama's mother was nothing more than some white trash tramp that was dumped by two husbands because couldn't keep her drawers up.
Obama's name was "Barry Soetoro" when he supposedly transferred from Occidental to Columbia. The name "Barack Hussein Obama" must be accompanied by official documentation describing the change of name process undertaken.
Let's take a look at that Columbia file on Obama.
during the time O'bama went to college there was a quota that Jimmah Carther put into place--all state universities would have to have 10% foreign students--O'bama would have been well received. Many were moslems from Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and Pakistan.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#965092 Aug 16, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I guess that's why things sucked so much while Cliton was in office.
Reagan's trickle down economics trickled right on down into the Clinton administration.

Clinton got lucky with the dot.com bubble until it burst. He had a Republican-controlled Congress in his last six years and was smart enough to move to center and perhaps a bit to the right of it.

Clinton reaped the rewards of Reagan's trickle down economics and going along with his Republican Congress and had a stroke of temporary luck.

But he loosened the lending standards to nonqualified home buyers during his first two years with his Democratic congress and set the stage for the housing market crisis.

So, basically, Bush inherited the dot.com bubble burst, 9/11 after five years in the making and the housing bubble/mortgage crisis. Clinton could chill with his intern but Bush got blamed.

Go figure.

Good morning, fetch.

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#965093 Aug 16, 2013
Woodlands Waterway wrote:
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Next, you will be spewing about Malcolm X. Spew away.
I thought Malcom X was dead on. Elijah Muhammad thought so, too. That's why he ordered Luis Farrakhan to assassinate him.
Don't you wonder why everyone references Malcom X, but nobody actually quotes him? Kind of like everyone in DC referencing the Constitution, but nobody uses quotes from it to back what they say up.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#965094 Aug 16, 2013
Why do the birthers keep going with long discredited theories?

"My theory is this: it's not rational. People aren't rational. There are more than 300 million people in this country. At any given time some of them are doing crazy stuff. Usually it doesn't get attention. We happen to pay attention, which makes us victims of a sort of anthropic principle -- we're surrounded by a puddle of poo and start looking for all the grand meta-wherefores. It's just a puddle of poo, because poo happens."

"I think there are some that don't really believe in the birther lies but are cynical enough to repeat them. I think some of it is actual trollish behavior in that they think if they spread the lies long enough it would somehow hurt the president. It just shows they don't really have anything else. If you've listened to the GOP debates for the most part the Republicans are running against this fictional president they've created who has raised taxes, gutted the military, hurt our national security, etc. This is really all they have."

"Also, quite a few birthers have dabbled in other conspiracy theories. NWO, 9/11 truth, bigfoot, aliens. For whatever reason (I'll let the psychs amongst us define it), certain people in our society are so insecure that anything bad that happens to them and theirs has to be somebody else's fault - Illuminati, blacks, immigrants, Democrats. I've yet to run across a birther who has a rational thought process, so anything that goes against their perceived worldview must be a result of fraud or theft. Everyone is in on it."

http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopic.php...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#965095 Aug 16, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Anyone You don't agree with , you throw a ist or, ism after a word to degrade their status. Not working! Reagan was an actor &, democrat turned republican. How much more fraudulent can one become? Reagan was the king of the backdoor deals, trading weapons for hostages, America's biggest kingpin &, too damn old to be the symbol of America. He was a racist &, his policies reflected such. So I guess the ist &, ism stands for " white supremacIST &, racISM. Can you think of anymore ist &, ism 's that describes this actor? And you call Obama a puppet! Lol! The man made as career as an actor, for crying out loud! Lol!
Frank Marshal Davis>Vernon Jarrett>William Ayers>Barack Obama>Vallerie Jarrett....
Seems like a proven line of connection to me.
What "ism" connects all the above people?
Could it be COMMUNism?

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#965096 Aug 16, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>If the 'emperor has no clothes' than the republican , do nothing Congress is absolutely destitute with an all-time low popular approval rating of 7%!
What is the democrat controlled SENATE's rating?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#965097 Aug 16, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Men lie, women lie, numbers don't! Only you brain dead republicans thought McCain or, Romney stood a chance. Even screaming Romney was up by the same amount he was demolished by. Maybe the 47% didn't backfire on him because, that all he got was 47%. Now go ahead &, kill me with the excuses. I'd much rather you shoot me!
Nobody believes your numbers, dufus. There were so many voting machines found to be programmed to steal 100 percent of the vote, only an idiot would think there weren't a hundred times that many that were programmed by people who were so stupid they programmed the voting machine to steal all the goddam votes. Somebody, at least one person, had to hit the wrong button by mistake, dumbass.

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#965098 Aug 16, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Reagan's trickle down economics trickled right on down into the Clinton administration.
Clinton got lucky with the dot.com bubble until it burst. He had a Republican-controlled Congress in his last six years and was smart enough to move to center and perhaps a bit to the right of it.
Clinton reaped the rewards of Reagan's trickle down economics and going along with his Republican Congress and had a stroke of temporary luck.
But he loosened the lending standards to nonqualified home buyers during his first two years with his Democratic congress and set the stage for the housing market crisis.
So, basically, Bush inherited the dot.com bubble burst, 9/11 after five years in the making and the housing bubble/mortgage crisis. Clinton could chill with his intern but Bush got blamed.
Go figure.
Good morning, fetch.
Thank you. Exactly. Clinton and Gore were the greatest benefactors of Reagan's economic policies. Clinton's greatest feat was passing the hot potato, Clinton himself created, off to the next president.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#965099 Aug 16, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>If I chained smoke I wouldn't be able to work. Every kid that spent anytime on a farm drinks raw milk. I don't have cancer-nor did I have to have a pacemaker put in. Nor do I take pharma. You and yours are a drain on society, medicated for the rest of your miserable lives. Really who is the idiot here?
That clown probably wonders how the cow produces the carton the milk comes in.

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#965100 Aug 16, 2013
How come no one talks about the moslems leaving the United States when Reagan was elected President. The moslem operatives that were going to our schools, living in our societies were put under curfew and most left during the Iran crisis. Poof these terrorists were gone.

“Constitutionalis t”

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Spring, TX

#965101 Aug 16, 2013
Woodlands Waterway wrote:
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Try this one on for size:
http://www.hillarynme.com/2009/01/05/michelle...
You need to get new glasses. O does not look like Davis.
I put my glasses on, and lo, and behold, look what I see:

http://www.google.com/search...

Included here are also some of the porn pics Ann Dunham made, and the photo of Stanley Dunham meeting Obama Sr at the Honolulu airport in 1959. So, why do you continue to pretend to believe the obvious lies about Obama?

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#965102 Aug 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Why do the birthers keep going with long discredited theories?
"My theory is this: it's not rational. People aren't rational. There are more than 300 million people in this country. At any given time some of them are doing crazy stuff. Usually it doesn't get attention. We happen to pay attention, which makes us victims of a sort of anthropic principle -- we're surrounded by a puddle of poo and start looking for all the grand meta-wherefores. It's just a puddle of poo, because poo happens."
"I think there are some that don't really believe in the birther lies but are cynical enough to repeat them. I think some of it is actual trollish behavior in that they think if they spread the lies long enough it would somehow hurt the president. It just shows they don't really have anything else. If you've listened to the GOP debates for the most part the Republicans are running against this fictional president they've created who has raised taxes, gutted the military, hurt our national security, etc. This is really all they have."
"Also, quite a few birthers have dabbled in other conspiracy theories. NWO, 9/11 truth, bigfoot, aliens. For whatever reason (I'll let the psychs amongst us define it), certain people in our society are so insecure that anything bad that happens to them and theirs has to be somebody else's fault - Illuminati, blacks, immigrants, Democrats. I've yet to run across a birther who has a rational thought process, so anything that goes against their perceived worldview must be a result of fraud or theft. Everyone is in on it."
http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopic.php...
9/11 was the democrats--Micheal Moore anyone. You have usm1680 swearing the Jews bombed the Trade Center Towers.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#965103 Aug 16, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>during the time O'bama went to college there was a quota that Jimmah Carther put into place--all state universities would have to have 10% foreign students--O'bama would have been well received. Many were moslems from Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and Pakistan.
Except that Barack Obama wasn't a 'foreign student', he was an American student who was born in Hawaii.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

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#965104 Aug 16, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Except that Barack Obama wasn't a 'foreign student', he was an American student who was born in Hawaii.
Every bit of history says you are wrong.

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