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 ...

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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#968523 Aug 22, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Nope. All that NON essential junk didn't exist back then.
Too BaDUH--that one gets squarely placed on the oduhmbophones.
Kinda like this one (snakes having to shed the skins of TRUTH-Constitutional/Patriot Act breaching THUGS!)
Secret court scolded NSA over surveillance in 2011, declassified documents reveal
Kimberly Dozier and Stephen Braun, The Associated Press (8/22/2013)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has given up more of its surveillance secrets, acknowledging that it was ordered to stop scooping up thousands of Internet communications from Americans with no connection to terrorism ó a practice it says was an unintended consequence when it gathered bundles of Internet traffic connected to terror suspects.
One of the documents that intelligence officials released Wednesday came because a court ordered the National Security Agency to do so. But it's also part of the administration's response to the leaks by analyst-turned-fugitive Edward Snowden, who revealed that the NSA's spying programs went further and gathered millions more communications than most Americans realized.
The NSA declassified three secret court opinions showing how it revealed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that one of its surveillance programs may have collected and stored as many as 56,000 emails and other communications by ordinary Americans annually over three years. The court ruled the NSA actions unconstitutional and ordered the agency to fix the problem, which it did by creating new technology to filter out buckets of data most likely to contain U.S. emails, and then limit the access to that data.
The director of national intelligence, James Clapper, released the information Wednesday "in the interest of increased transparency," and as directed by President Barack Obama in June, according to a statement accompanying the online documents
Liar. Those phones were around long before Obama. tic
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968524 Aug 22, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Why are the Democrats that voted for Obamacare distancing themselves from Obamacare?
Why?
Because Democrats are brain dead hypocrites.
But on election night Americans will not forget what Democrats did to America under Obamacare.
Now that that that Liberal policy is taking effect people can see the real Liberal agenda.
GOP Governors: Shhh, Donít Call Our Obamacare Money Obamacare!

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/08/re...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968525 Aug 22, 2013
Thereís an Obamacare program that Republicans use more than Democrats

A new poll finds that young Republicans are more likely to have health coverage through their parentsí policy than young Democrats, an option widely expanded under the Affordable Care Act.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#968526 Aug 22, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Not, I does not!
Beside, did not the Obama regime said the stock market does not matter?
When the Stock Market goes up is thanks to Obama but when it crashes it is unrelated to Obama, right?
Do you want you cake and eat it too?
See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.
You ever wonder about that old saying?

I think it must've been a libuhrulTIC that made it up, fork in hand, no ethically earned cake of its' own, so they had to lower their fork standards to trying to steal the cake of off someones else's plate.

Probably part of some early cult member of the Occupy anyone else's anything cult of loserTics, before them found Wall street.
Anthony W

New York, NY

#968527 Aug 22, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>'I'd love to live in a world without guns.'
You friggin' Communist!
Personally, I'm only in favor of guns because they are job creators in primarily Democrat neighborhoods who vote for Obama. They keep police and funeral workers employed. And, I thank God every day for the War on Common Sense, promotion of instant gratification over civilty and the emphasis of trivialization by the main stream media and Barack Obama, the best President ever.

The nation is not so much divided by "wars" between the rich and poor, men and women, or white and non-white. Instead, there is the world of reality versus that of triviality.

Let's play a game of "Which is more important?"

Question #1: Fracking oil and gas to create new energy for millions of homeowners and commuters -- while giving America a second chance at strategic energy independence?
or
while the beneficiaries mostly ignore these elemental efforts, putting my sexcapades on the front page or those of Bob Filner?

Question #2: 7,000 miles away there are still thousands of American soldiers of all races, ages, classes and genders in godforsaken conditions fighting the Taliban to allow millions in Afghanistan the chance for an alternative to medieval theocracy and to deter terrorists.

Meanwhile, back home, the nation is focused not on such existential struggles but transfixed by racial melodramas.

Was Oprah victimized by racial insensitively in a Swiss boutique when inquiring about purchasing a $38,000 crocodile purse? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!

Were 10 black "American Idol" contestants really victims of "cruel and inhumane" treatment because their arrest records were brought up on the show? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!

Should a rodeo clown -- whose stock and trade is humor -- be sent to "sensitivity training" for wearing an Obama mask? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!

Question #3: At the end of 2 years of near-record drought in California, the fate of hundreds of thousands of acres of irrigated farmlands, which feed millions of Americans and earn billions of dollars in critical foreign exchange, hinges on a snow-filled winter in the Sierra Nevada. You might never know of that razor's edge from the state legislature.

Rather than discussing new dams and canals, it debated whether transgendered youth in public schools could use the bathrooms of their choice and whether residents should need a permit to buy ammunition.

And how about those Kardashhians???? I'd vote for any of them in a heartbeat and am going to tweet some special, instantly gratifying photos right now.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#968528 Aug 22, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Liar. Those phones were around long before Obama. tic
IF you had some reading comprehension HOMER-you would then have realized-

The internet did NOT make any sort of public user end GUI appearance until the late 90's in MANY places.

So NO, today's OVER USED and ABUSED, often NON-essential type cellular GUI services-were NOT around in Reagan's days.

You mindless obammer jackboot licking, wahwahwah it awrl Reagans fault when it not a Bushes fault DUHMMY.

Mmm..HoHo's back on the shelevs..hohoho...no devil dogs for yew lol.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#968529 Aug 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
I have a very important meeting about a prospect in Columbia now. I'll check back on you loons after that is over.
))))))))))
Good luck at your parole hearing.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#968530 Aug 22, 2013
Its okay wrote:
The worm turns!!! Republicans deserting the party likes rats abandoning a sinking ship!!
AND, when Republicans aren't deserting the party, the party deserts them as they did with Mark Sanford when the National Republican Congressional Committee chose not to back him over his Democratic opponent in the South Carolina special election. The fact that he won despite losing the GOP's support must be sweet revenge for Sanford and another example of a GOP in trouble.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#968531 Aug 22, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Syrian toxic massacre shocks world as it's reported that between 500 and 1300 men, women and children were gassed, many while asleep in rebel held neighborhoods near Damascus.
It's the largest chemical since the 1980's when Saddam gassed the Iraqi Kurd town of Halabja with ordinance furnished by the US under the Reagan Administration.
UN chemical inspectors are in Syria but the information is coming slowly.
WhatUH? WMD's??? Used on civilian populations?

Surely you jest!

(but thx for posting some more reality of comparisons for the repeatedly ignorant dhmfks)

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#968532 Aug 22, 2013
Question for gun folks:
1. Do you support the NRA's policy of creating and keeping a data base of gun owners that they secretly assembled without the knowledge of the people on the list?
2. Does this constitute a conspiracy or scandal?
3. Would this be considered a conspiracy or scandal if Obama ordered it?

Since: Nov 11

United States

#968533 Aug 22, 2013
Anthony W wrote:
<quoted text>Personally, I'm only in favor of guns because they are job creators in primarily Democrat neighborhoods who vote for Obama. They keep police and funeral workers employed. And, I thank God every day for the War on Common Sense, promotion of instant gratification over civilty and the emphasis of trivialization by the main stream media and Barack Obama, the best President ever.

The nation is not so much divided by "wars" between the rich and poor, men and women, or white and non-white. Instead, there is the world of reality versus that of triviality.

Let's play a game of "Which is more important?"

Question #1: Fracking oil and gas to create new energy for millions of homeowners and commuters -- while giving America a second chance at strategic energy independence?
or
while the beneficiaries mostly ignore these elemental efforts, putting my sexcapades on the front page or those of Bob Filner?

Question #2: 7,000 miles away there are still thousands of American soldiers of all races, ages, classes and genders in godforsaken conditions fighting the Taliban to allow millions in Afghanistan the chance for an alternative to medieval theocracy and to deter terrorists.

Meanwhile, back home, the nation is focused not on such existential struggles but transfixed by racial melodramas.

Was Oprah victimized by racial insensitively in a Swiss boutique when inquiring about purchasing a $38,000 crocodile purse? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!

Were 10 black "American Idol" contestants really victims of "cruel and inhumane" treatment because their arrest records were brought up on the show? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!

Should a rodeo clown -- whose stock and trade is humor -- be sent to "sensitivity training" for wearing an Obama mask? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!

Question #3: At the end of 2 years of near-record drought in California, the fate of hundreds of thousands of acres of irrigated farmlands, which feed millions of Americans and earn billions of dollars in critical foreign exchange, hinges on a snow-filled winter in the Sierra Nevada. You might never know of that razor's edge from the state legislature.

Rather than discussing new dams and canals, it debated whether transgendered youth in public schools could use the bathrooms of their choice and whether residents should need a permit to buy ammunition.

And how about those Kardashhians???? I'd vote for any of them in a heartbeat and am going to tweet some special, instantly gratifying photos right now.
All you need to know is:

Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#968534 Aug 22, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>'I'd love to live in a world without guns.'
You friggin' Communist!
You, A mindless observation - but the view into a tormented mind was worth the read.

You can ban guns, box cutters, knifes, swords, scissors, sticks or stones. One will never disarm a deranged liberal.

I kid you not...

It's the culture...

Since: Nov 11

United States

#968535 Aug 22, 2013
Who is responsible for all the racial tensions?

Democrats like Obama and his followers.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#968536 Aug 22, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe the father of Hollywierd and whineDUHM puppetry government.
But other than that-How many times we have to explain you Homer- FDR and he New Deal agenda was the fodder of dat there "big givverment" stuff?
Ten, eleven...geez it has be at least twelve times now.
FDR did would he could to fix a broken nation after the first financial collapse also caused by Republicans. He put things in place to protect and provide for the needy and the elderly.
Anthony W

New York, NY

#968537 Aug 22, 2013
The main stream media (Bless them!)helps to keep the American public consumed by the trivial while snoozing through the essential. But what would we Democrats do if they paid attention? Have to actually read bills before we pass them? Pssshaw!!!

Thanks to the greatest President ever, the historic role of government is changing before our eyes and the media's keeping Americans from noticing.

President Obama is making the argument that the executive branch by presidential fiat can pick and choose which laws should and should not be faithfully executed -- whether Obamacare, immigration amnesties or No Child Left Behind statutes.

The fate of the entire concept of voluntary tax compliance is currently endangered by the politicization of the Internal Revenue Service.

Whether the government can monitor the communications of either reporters or average citizens depends on getting to the bottom of the National Security Agency and Justice Department/Associated Press scandals.

We have become a nation of instant electronic communications -- Twitter, Facebook, cell phones and the Internet -- even as reading and math scores plummet in our schools, and newspapers and magazines go broke.

We can communicate information at the speed of light but have trouble finding anything meaningful to send back and forth.

In prior times, writers, directors and actors endeavored to present television drama characterized by good acting and engaging scripts.

Now, our White House is one big reality show with a stream of A-listers frequently partying there while the average citizen isn't allowed to take a one hour tour.

It's about time those with Common Sense and Values got their come-uppence!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#968538 Aug 22, 2013
Anthony W wrote:
<quoted text>Personally, I'm only in favor of guns because they are job creators in primarily Democrat neighborhoods who vote for Obama. They keep police and funeral workers employed. And, I thank God every day for the War on Common Sense, promotion of instant gratification over civilty and the emphasis of trivialization by the main stream media and Barack Obama, the best President ever.
The nation is not so much divided by "wars" between the rich and poor, men and women, or white and non-white. Instead, there is the world of reality versus that of triviality.
Let's play a game of "Which is more important?"
Question #1: Fracking oil and gas to create new energy for millions of homeowners and commuters -- while giving America a second chance at strategic energy independence?
or
while the beneficiaries mostly ignore these elemental efforts, putting my sexcapades on the front page or those of Bob Filner?
Question #2: 7,000 miles away there are still thousands of American soldiers of all races, ages, classes and genders in godforsaken conditions fighting the Taliban to allow millions in Afghanistan the chance for an alternative to medieval theocracy and to deter terrorists.
Meanwhile, back home, the nation is focused not on such existential struggles but transfixed by racial melodramas.
Was Oprah victimized by racial insensitively in a Swiss boutique when inquiring about purchasing a $38,000 crocodile purse? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!
Were 10 black "American Idol" contestants really victims of "cruel and inhumane" treatment because their arrest records were brought up on the show? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!
Should a rodeo clown -- whose stock and trade is humor -- be sent to "sensitivity training" for wearing an Obama mask? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!
Question #3: At the end of 2 years of near-record drought in California, the fate of hundreds of thousands of acres of irrigated farmlands, which feed millions of Americans and earn billions of dollars in critical foreign exchange, hinges on a snow-filled winter in the Sierra Nevada. You might never know of that razor's edge from the state legislature.
Rather than discussing new dams and canals, it debated whether transgendered youth in public schools could use the bathrooms of their choice and whether residents should need a permit to buy ammunition.
And how about those Kardashhians???? I'd vote for any of them in a heartbeat and am going to tweet some special, instantly gratifying photos right now.
Yew forgot duh birf control thirty years backwards waste of fwee years time from duh last poitus term...and all the rest of the speshull rights for whiners platforms!!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#968539 Aug 22, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
IF you had some reading comprehension HOMER-you would then have realized-
The internet did NOT make any sort of public user end GUI appearance until the late 90's in MANY places.
So NO, today's OVER USED and ABUSED, often NON-essential type cellular GUI services-were NOT around in Reagan's days.
You mindless obammer jackboot licking, wahwahwah it awrl Reagans fault when it not a Bushes fault DUHMMY.
Mmm..HoHo's back on the shelevs..hohoho...no devil dogs for yew lol.
This is just dumb, time to go check on your meth lab.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#968540 Aug 22, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Good luck at your parole hearing.
You don't regret the things you have done. You just regret the things you didn't do when you had the chance.

I kid you not...

It's the culture...
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#968541 Aug 22, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Good luck at your parole hearing.
We'll keep the stone age candles burning for him won't we Homer.

(HOMER).
Anthony W

New York, NY

#968542 Aug 22, 2013
America's confusion about what is important and petty begins at the top, and the main stream media rightfully didn't say much about it.

Reggie Love, the erstwhile presidential assistant and "body man" to President Obama recently reported on the critical moments of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden. The president apparently was not glued to live video feeds, as the photos from his re-election campaign suggested.

"Most people were like down in the Situation Room," Love said, "and [the president] was like,'I'm not going to be down there, I can't watch this entire thing.' So he, myself, Pete Souza, the White House photographer, Marvin [Nicholson], we must have played 15 games of spades."

The commander in chief was playing cards while Navy Seals risked their lives to kill America's No. 1 enemy -- only later to use photos of himself watching live feeds for his re-election sloganeering: "bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive!"

That pretense sums up the growing void between real and trivial America. And we can thank the main stream media for enabling the Obama administration in keeping it that way!

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