Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1484417 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#970126 Aug 24, 2013
'Martin Luther King was a Republican': The billboard that encourages African-Americans to switch parties

However, in 2008, Dr King’s son Martin Luther King III said:'It is disingenuous to imply that my father was a Republican. He never endorsed any presidential candidate, and there is certainly no evidence that he ever even voted for a Republican.

'It is even more outrageous to suggest he would support the Republican Party of today, which has spent so much time and effort trying to suppress African-American votes in Florida and many other states.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22246...
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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#970127 Aug 24, 2013
Another Republican claims that Martin Luther King Jr. was part of the GOP

....Another academic authority on King was not as generous in his assessment of the motivation for suggesting King was a Republican. Michael K. Honey, a professor at the University of Washington-Tacoma and author of "Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign" (2007), said in an email: "Do they now make things up out of whole cloth or do they fabricate based on assumptions with no actual knowledge. In either case, not very good qualifications for office."

Honey, who edited a collection of King’s speeches released last year as "All Labor Has Dignity," said the idea that King was a Republican is "laughable...His interest was in getting both parties to do the right thing on issues. The Democrats certainly disappointed him on the (Vietnam) war, and the Republicans had an orthodox conservatism opposed to most of the changes he wanted to see."

PolitiFact Texas looked into a similar claim in 2011 and interviewed David J. Garrow, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning King biography "Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference" (1986). He said in told them: "It is simply incorrect to call Dr. King a Republican."

Our Ruling:

Weighing the niece’s claim against King’s son’s, Honey’s and Garrow’s, and Goings’ speculation that he might have had to register as a Republican even though he always voted the Democratic ticket, it seems to us that the preponderance of the evidence shows that a claim that Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican is simply False.

http://www.politifact.com/tennessee/statement...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#970128 Aug 24, 2013
Martin Luther King: a champion of organized labor and redistribution of wealth

How many are familiar with all 10 demands of the 1963 March on Washington? Would you be surprised to hear that those demands include jobs and a minimum income for all Americans, and adequate housing for all Americans? How many people know that the 1963 March on Washington, the scene for the highly exalted "I Have a Dream" speech, wasn't even organized by King? Rather it was organized by a man named A. Philip Randolph, a black man who was vice president of the AFL-CIO. Randolph organized the 1963 march originally as a response to the Kennedy administration's refusal to meet with the AFL-CIO to discuss the growing problem of unemployment. Randolph invited King and the Civil Rights movement to take part in the march later in order to boost the attendance and appeal of the march. How many know that King was assassisnated while he was participating in a sanitation worker's union strike in Tennessee?

If any of this surprises you, that's okay, you're not alone. But we should ask why is it surprising? Why is it that we recall the clear message of racial equality in King's dream, but the message of economic equality is much foggier? Does anyone find it ironic that one of America's greatest heroes is the same man who demanded a redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor?

http://www.examiner.com/article/martin-luther...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#970129 Aug 24, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>What's bizarre is, you're a Reagan worshipper &, you believe in your republican little heart that, if you add ist or, ism to a word, that makes it a threat to humankind. It's bizarre because he doesn't dine with the snobs? Only in your eyes!
Obama doesn't dine with snobs? Ha! That's too funny.

Who do you think he dined with at the exclusive vacation spot for the rich and famous on Martha's Vineyard?

Who do you think he dines with at $50k a plate WH dinners and fundraisers?

There are just as many - if not more - filthy rich snobs in the Democratic Party who Obama dines with than the Republican Party.

You just don't want to know that.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#970130 Aug 24, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
<quoted text>
Source :-)
Google. Look it up yourself.

You know you won't.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#970131 Aug 24, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>What's bizarre is, you're a Reagan worshipper &, you believe in your republican little heart that, if you add ist or, ism to a word, that makes it a threat to humankind. It's bizarre because he doesn't dine with the snobs? Only in your eyes!
I had a tremendous respect for Ronald Reagan. The worshippers are on your side of the fence.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#970132 Aug 24, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Google. Look it up yourself.
You know you won't.
we know you don't.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#970133 Aug 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
'Martin Luther King was a Republican': The billboard that encourages African-Americans to switch parties
However, in 2008, Dr King’s son Martin Luther King III said:'It is disingenuous to imply that my father was a Republican. He never endorsed any presidential candidate, and there is certainly no evidence that he ever even voted for a Republican.
'It is even more outrageous to suggest he would support the Republican Party of today, which has spent so much time and effort trying to suppress African-American votes in Florida and many other states.'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22246...
Follow us:@MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
No one is trying to suppress anyone's votes. A picture ID when it comes to fairness at the polls is not suppressing anything except the temptation to commit voting fraud.

King did not endorse either party.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#970134 Aug 24, 2013
Since things have slowed down a bit, anyone want to talk about UFOs?

Astronaut Gordon Cooper talks about two personal experiences with UFOs.

Yeah

Mililani, HI

#970135 Aug 24, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>I can tell you don't like the truth being told either and it is funny and the proof is in your case in your post just like the one i am replying to.
Ah! Because you said so!

Seems to be a standard response from the right wing nuts!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#970136 Aug 24, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
I had a tremendous respect for Ronald Reagan. The worshippers are on your side of the fence.
Funny. I hear many on your side longing for the days of Reagan.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#970137 Aug 24, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
No one is trying to suppress anyone's votes. A picture ID when it comes to fairness at the polls is not suppressing anything except the temptation to commit voting fraud.
King did not endorse either party.
Actually, they are.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#970138 Aug 24, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Since things have slowed down a bit, anyone want to talk about UFOs?
Astronaut Gordon Cooper talks about two personal experiences with UFOs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dvPR8T1o3DcXX
Would love to but race, Saturday night, and company have took me to the limit. Another time.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#970139 Aug 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, they are.
Right. Just like the photo ID on your DL interferes with your ability to drive a vehicle.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#970140 Aug 24, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Since things have slowed down a bit, anyone want to talk about UFOs?
Astronaut Gordon Cooper talks about two personal experiences with UFOs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dvPR8T1o3DcXX
We need hard evidence.

When you get a chance, could you catch one for me?

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#970141 Aug 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Ah! Because you said so!
Seems to be a standard response from the right wing nuts!
anything is better than the standard reponse that comes from the Radical Left wing nuts on the Left which has been proven many times over.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#970142 Aug 24, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>anything is better than the standard reponse that comes from the Radical Left wing nuts on the Left which has been proven many times over.
lol! Since you won't let fact speak for themselves and instead, try to define it yourself, there's no reason for anyone to change their answers son.

After all two wrongs don't make a right!!!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#970143 Aug 24, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Right. Just like the photo ID on your DL interferes with your ability to drive a vehicle.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....
So... what you're saying is you don't need an ID to vote then?

wow.....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#970144 Aug 25, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
No one is trying to suppress anyone's votes. A picture ID when it comes to fairness at the polls is not suppressing anything except the temptation to commit voting fraud.
King did not endorse either party.
but he voted democrat.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#970145 Aug 25, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Since things have slowed down a bit, anyone want to talk about UFOs?
Astronaut Gordon Cooper talks about two personal experiences with UFOs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dvPR8T1o3DcXX
When facts fail: UFO cults,'birthers' and cognitive dissonance

http://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2011/0...

you're a lost cause.

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