Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1641548 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965661 Aug 17, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Look again:
"LoisLane59 wrote:
Gallup poll released today: Obama's approval 35%, disapproval 62%.
I must be psychic."
If you went to the link I provided you saw the history for at least the last month. Thursday it was NOT 35%- 62%. In fact, on the same page you'll see he's never polled below 38%.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/124922/presidentia...
Mornin'
The 35% approval is correct, on the specific issue of economic policy, Obama's lowest polling numbers. Americans recognize that the economy sucks.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#965662 Aug 17, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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You didn't "prove" anything, you just asked a bunch of meaningless questions that you don't ask of any other President. Now what could be different about Obama and every other president we've had?
Here's a list of Embassy attacks, get started:
27-Jan-58 Ankara, Turkey
26-Sep-71 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
1972 Manila, Philippines
19-Aug-74 Nicosia, Cyprus
4-Aug-75 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
21-Nov-79 Islamabad, Pakistan
2-Dec-79 Tripoli, Libya
18-Apr-83 Beirut, Lebanon
12-Dec-83 Kuwait City, Kuwait
20-Sep-84 Beirut, Lebanon
Nov-84 Bogota, Colombia
Feb-86 Lisbon, Portugal
14-May-86 Jakarta, Indonesia
9-Jun-87 Rome, Italy
17-Sep-89 Bogota, Colombia
27-Jul-93 Lima, Peru
13-Sep-95 Moscow, Russia
21-Jun-98 Beirut, Lebanon
7-Aug-98 Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
24-Apr-99 Yekaterinburg, Russia
22-Jan-02 Calcutta, India
14-Jun-02 Karachi, Pakistan
12-Oct-02 Denpasar, Indonesia
28-Feb-03 Islamabad, Pakistan
30-Jun-04 Tashkent, Uzbekistan
6-Dec-04 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2-Mar-06 Karachi, Pakistan
12-Sep-06 Damascus, Syria
12-Jan-07 Athens, Greece
18-Mar-08 Sana'a, Yemen
9-Jul-08 Istanbul, Turkey
17-Sep-08 Sana'a, Yemen
5-Apr-10 Peshawar, Pakistan
11-Sep-12 Cairo, Egypt, Benghazi, Libya, Sana'a
1-Feb-13 Ankara, Turkey


Embassies have been attacked as far back as Johnson and Carter. In your haze of confusion, you fail to acknowledge these embassies were not intentionally left unsecured and that a cover up ensued.

All this president had to do was tell the truth to the American people from day one.

We wouldn't be talking about it now.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#965663 Aug 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Obama himself is not allowing ObamaKKKare to run its course, because that would sink the DemoKKKrats in 2014.
Eliminating the employer mandate, eliminating the cap, and putting premium subsidies on the honor system, all without benefit of legislation.
Do you mean "postponing" the employer mandate?

If you're going to discuss with me you need to use real terms, not your made up ones. When i come to a made up term I stop reading. That's why I rarely finish Carol's posts.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#965664 Aug 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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so he's still above 22%?
had me worried there for a minute. well, maybe a few seconds.
Obama's approvals on the economy, jobs, the federal deficit and health care are dismal.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/163985/obama-econo...

He's dropped in percentage points on every issue - as much as 7% on the economy.

Even GWB had higher approvals during the same time in his second term during the middle of the Iraq War.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#965665 Aug 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Barr was a very poor candidate, bitter at being redistricted out of office. The Libertarian Party should try hard to recruit someone of stature
Its a chicken and egg thing. They won't attract stronger candidates 'til they get better numbers. They can't get better numbers as long as the Demopublicans make all the rules. The only way they can increase their numbers is through people like me doing what I'm doing.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965666 Aug 17, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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How does this make him look bad? I'm actually impressed he's resisting calls to intervene.
Obama already intervened in Egypt, creating the crisis.

At this point the US should just suspend military aid to Egypt and let them resolve their own problems in their traditional manner.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#965667 Aug 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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so he's still above 22%?
had me worried there for a minute. well, maybe a few seconds.
Okay, once again - in case this didn't post the first time.

Obama's approvals on every issue has dropped in the polls - as much as 7% on the economy.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/163985/obama-econo...

Even GWB had higher approvals at the same time in his second term during the middle of the Iraq War.

Since: Dec 12

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#965668 Aug 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Galt would vote for Rand Paul on the Libertarian ticket over Christie on the Republican ticket. The Republicans would probably lose badly, maybe even finish third, but might learn a lesson.
They didn't learn the right lesson from Perot. They just learned to be bigger cheaters and liars.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965669 Aug 17, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> American seniors saved close to 700 million dollars thanks to the Obamacare reforms of the Prescription Drug Plan Part D to make it fully-paid for and reducing waste, abuse, and overcharging by doctors ,and hospitals, of seniors medical billing.
BS

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#965670 Aug 17, 2013
Lula wrote:
<quoted text>I have never seen an African American. Oxymoron?
My granddaughter is African American. Her father was raised in South Africa before his family immigrated here.

She's also blonde and blue-eyed ... just like her dad.

Whatta cutie!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965671 Aug 17, 2013
Judge: California high-speed rail violates initiative

KTVU-AP

SACRAMENTO, Calif.

A Sacramento County judge dealt a major blow to California's high-speed rail project Friday, ruling that the agency overseeing the bullet train failed to comply with the financial and environmental promises made to voters when they approved initial funding for the project five years ago.

Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny said the California High-Speed Rail Authority "abused its discretion by approving a funding plan that did not comply with the requirements of the law" and has failed to identify "sources of funds that were more than merely theoretically possible."
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965672 Aug 17, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Do you mean "postponing" the employer mandate?
If you're going to discuss with me you need to use real terms, not your made up ones. When i come to a made up term I stop reading. That's why I rarely finish Carol's posts.
My mistake, but the corruption of the process remains.

When employees receive premium subsidies to which they are not entitled because the postponement of the employer mandate delays the verification mechanism, how will the government ever recover the money?

Galt has no problem with proceeding with the entire program (dooming it to failure) or delaying the entire program (including the tax increases), but not picking and choosing which elements to enact.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#965673 Aug 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Obama's approvals on the economy, jobs, the federal deficit and health care are dismal.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/163985/obama-econo...
He's dropped in percentage points on every issue - as much as 7% on the economy.
Even GWB had higher approvals during the same time in his second term during the middle of the Iraq War.
not to worry.

despite what you FOXbots would have us all believe....the economy is improving.

and a war president, after an attack on our own soil, would have nothing but high approval ratings.

which just makes Bush's giant drop in approval over 8 years all that more compelling.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#965674 Aug 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Obama's mistake was to promise people in those countries more than he could deliver.
In Egypt, his biggest mistake was demanding that Mubarak leave office, without any suitable replacement.
Galt understands that you disapprove of our military intervention in Libya. Correct?
In summary, we would be better off if Obama had done nothing.
But the best is yet to come in Syria.
Unless you give him a free pass for incompetence just because he is black?
He sometimes seems compelled to bow to the barking for intervention, mostly from your side. Maybe y'all should just shut the fck up about intervention or quit claiming you want a small, constitutional government.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965675 Aug 17, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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They didn't learn the right lesson from Perot. They just learned to be bigger cheaters and liars.
That was different because Perot was an idiot who entered the race because of personal hatred for George Bush and did not present a credible alternative for anything.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#965676 Aug 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Barr was a very poor candidate, bitter at being redistricted out of office. The Libertarian Party should try hard to recruit someone of stature
Tenzing's favorite person and fellow Libertarian, Glenn Beck, interviewed Bob Barr for an entire hour on his show.



Who would've ever thought Tenzing would be simpatico politically with Glenn Beck?

Maybe Tenzing is really more liberal than libertarian than he wants to admit?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#965677 Aug 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Embassies have been attacked as far back as Johnson and Carter. In your haze of confusion, you fail to acknowledge these embassies were not intentionally left unsecured and that a cover up ensued.
All this president had to do was tell the truth to the American people from day one.
We wouldn't be talking about it now.
"intentionally left unsecured"???

Gonna have to prove that one.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#965678 Aug 17, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's approvals on the economy, jobs, the federal deficit and health care are dismal.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/163985/obama-econo...
He's dropped in percentage points on every issue - as much as 7% on the economy.
Even GWB had higher approvals during the same time in his second term during the middle of the Iraq War.
I don't think you can start crowing about how your side is better until he drops below W. Bush, the reigning loser.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#965679 Aug 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Advisors like this guy are why Romney ran a timid campaign and lost.
Attack, attack, attack.....
So then, what your saying is that both McCain and Romney had weak/clueless/etc. campaign advisers, right?

The first test of a POTUS is getting elected.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#965680 Aug 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Obama already intervened in Egypt, creating the crisis.
At this point the US should just suspend military aid to Egypt and let them resolve their own problems in their traditional manner.
I told you I stop reading at the first lie: Obama created the crisis in Egypt?

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