Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1432705 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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Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#970222 Aug 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Noobody uses the US Mail to pay utility bills or conduct banking (except maybe retarded retired used car dealers).
And you're not thinking before you post__per usual.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#970223 Aug 25, 2013
Living in a time of moral cowardice

“So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.”

Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963

This is “tomorrow.”

Meaning that unknowable future whose unknowable difficulties Martin Luther King invoked half a century ago when he told America about his dream. If you could somehow magically bring him here, that tomorrow would likely seem miraculous to him, faced as he was with a time when segregation, police brutality, employment discrimination and voter suppression were widely and openly practiced.

Here in tomorrow, after all, the president is black. The business mogul is black. The movie star is black. The sports icon is black. The reporter, the scholar, the lawyer, the teacher, the doctor, all of them are black. And King might think for a moment that he was wrong about tomorrow and its troubles.

It would not take long for him to see the grimy truth beneath the shiny surface, to learn that the perpetual suspect is also black. As are the indigent woman, the dropout, the fatherless child, the suppressed voter, and the boy lying dead in the grass with candy and iced tea in his pocket.

King would see that for all the progress we have made, we live in a time of proud ignorance and moral cowardice wherein some white people — not all — smugly but incorrectly pronounce all racial problems solved. More galling, it is an era of such cognitive incoherence that conservatives — acolytes of the ideology against which King struggled all his life — now routinely claim ownership of his movement and kinship with his cause.

When he was under fire for questioning the constitutionality of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, for instance, Sen. Rand Paul wanted it known that he’d have marched with King had he been of age. And he probably believes that.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/24/3581870...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#970224 Aug 25, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
its better than supporting the largest terrorist force in the Middle East the IDF, responsible for the attack on the USS Liberty and unarmed U.S. vessel resulting in the death of 70 U.S. sailors.
Jew-haters like you are the core of the modern DemoKKKrat party.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#970225 Aug 25, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>How about if the government starts taxing for profit hospitals and PHARMA?
They do. Next!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#970226 Aug 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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George Wallace was an economic liberal, just as many anti-abortion evangelicals are economic liberals.
wrong again. anti-abortion evangelicals can't be economic liberals.

they don't want to pay taxes even though they should.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#970227 Aug 25, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
in this country all people charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty. so what you are saying is nobody should be brought to trial. do I have that right.
and since you swear that juries are always right, I guess that means you believe OJ was innocent of murder too.
glad we cleared that up
Nobody should be brought to trial without evidence to support the charges. In Zimmerman's, the second degree murder charge was absurd. Some lesser charge may have been appropriate.

OJ was acquitted because of a racist jury and an incompetent affirmative action prosecution team.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#970228 Aug 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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George Wallace was an economic liberal, just as many anti-abortion evangelicals are economic liberals.
so you are saying Wallace followed John Maynard Keynes economic theories over Milton Friedman?? got any evidence of that, because this is the first time I ever heard that.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#970229 Aug 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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so a black person who pulls a 'Zimmerman' and gets off by pleading self defense....
ok, spin it. you know, tell us how the black person should have been on trial so i can be accused of 'dividing'.
Galt cannot comment on a case where the facts are unknown.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#970230 Aug 25, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>And you're not thinking before you post__per usual.
Noobody uses the US Mail to pay utility bills or conduct banking (except maybe retarded retired used car dealers).

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#970231 Aug 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Jew-haters like you are the core of the modern DemoKKKrat party.
Israeli butt kissers are the problem with this country.

are you denying the fact that the IDF attacked the USS Liberty?

you also seem to be denying that most Jews vote Democrat

tell me son, are any of your opinions based on facts and reality

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#970232 Aug 25, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
in this country all people charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty. so what you are saying is nobody should be brought to trial. do I have that right.
and since you swear that juries are always right, I guess that means you believe OJ was innocent of murder too.
glad we cleared that up
The police detained, questioned, and released the Zimmerman after determining he acted in self defense. That should have been the end of it. But the mob rule crowd wanted a lynching so the race baiters forced an illegal detention and trial. OJ was detained, questioned, and charged in the crime. There is a big difference.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#970233 Aug 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Putting an innocent person on trial is a crime in itself and those like Obama who forced the issue are guilty.
Obama and Holder had zero to do with Zimmerman's arrest and eventual trial. Rick Scott and Pam Bobdi, both ushered into office by the TeaParty, knew they had "another" storm brewing in Sanford Florida and took the case away from the Seminole-Brevard state attorneys office and appointed the conservative JAX office to see the investigation through.

These people were all Republicans.

The Sanford police department has a history of not investigating "friends of LE" who shoot or beat black persons.

Stop making sht up!

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#970234 Aug 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody should be brought to trial without evidence to support the charges. In Zimmerman's, the second degree murder charge was absurd. Some lesser charge may have been appropriate.
OJ was acquitted because of a racist jury and an incompetent affirmative action prosecution team.
gee, change you story much?? so juries can be wrong. but only you know which decisions are made in error, right?
Yeah

San Jose, CA

#970235 Aug 25, 2013
There you go again wrote:
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yes the skittles are scary when your making lean out of it
Did he son?

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#970236 Aug 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
once again....those were conservative democrats.
So was FDR then who was a Pseudo Liberal Democrat which most Pseudo Liberal Democrats today associate themselves with but if they knew the Social & Economical Policies FDR advocated for FDR would be definiely considered and labeled as a conservative then by the thinking & definition that today's Pseudo Liberal Democrats use because FDR would definitley reject Modern Pseudo Liberalism and direction it has taken and would have been considered a Dixiecrat back then in the 1960's too and everything the Dixiecrat's stood for and why most modern Pseudo Liberal Democrats are seen in the public eye today as nothing more than Bigots & Hypocrites because the Original Democrat Party was for Conservatism and not this progressivism that is destroy the United States Socially and Economically.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#970237 Aug 25, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
so you are saying Wallace followed John Maynard Keynes economic theories over Milton Friedman?? got any evidence of that, because this is the first time I ever heard that.
George Wallace was an economic populist, just like many Southern Democrats. Race was just a tool to win elections.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#970238 Aug 25, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
Israeli butt kissers are the problem with this country.
are you denying the fact that the IDF attacked the USS Liberty?
you also seem to be denying that most Jews vote Democrat
tell me son, are any of your opinions based on facts and reality
Galt is concerned about the world today, not an isolated incident that occurred during a war in 1967.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#970239 Aug 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Galt cannot comment on a case where the facts are unknown.
that's a first. but ok.....

Not guilty: The verdict in the manslaughter trial of Roderick Scott. After more than 19 hours of deliberations over two days, a jury acquitted the Greece man in the shooting death of Christopher Cervini, 17, last April.

"I just want to say thank you to the people who believed in me, who stood by me,” Scott said following the verdict.“I still have my regrets for the Cervini family; it's still an unfortunate situation for them. I am happy that at least this chapter is over."

As deliberations dragged on over two days and the jury asked for testimony to be read back, Scott admits he didn't know how it would all turn out.

"I was nervous of course,” he said.“You never know what direction this whole thing is going to turn, so I have no idea. But it worked out and I feel that justice (was) served today."

Cervini's family members say justice wasn't served. They say Christopher was murdered in cold blood, that he'd never been in trouble and Scott acted as judge, jury and executioner.

"The message is that we can all go out and get guns and feel anybody that we feel is threatening us and lie about the fact,” said Jim Cervini, Christopher’s father.“My son never threatened anybody. He was a gentle child, his nature was gentle, he was a good person and he was never, ever arrested for anything, and has never been in trouble. He was 16 years and four months old, and he was slaughtered."

Scott says he acted in self defense when he confronted Cervini and two others saying they were stealing from neighbors cars. He told them he had a gun and ordered them to freeze and wait for police.

Scott says he shot Cervini twice when the victim charged toward him yelling he was going to get Scott.

"How can this happen to a beautiful, sweet child like that?” asked Cervini’s aunt Carol Cervini.“All he wanted to do was go home. And then for them to say, he was saying,'Please don't kill me. I'm just a kid,' and he just kept on shooting him."

Scott says the last seven months have been difficult for him and his family. If he could go back to the events in the early morning hours of April 4, there are things he says he would do differently.

"If it meant a person not losing their life, absolutely,” he said.“Would I still have tried to stop what was going on? That I would have done. But if I knew ahead of time that I could do something to help somebody from losing their life, I don't want anyone to lose their life."

Scott says the first thing he was going to do was go home and get a good night sleep. When asked if he'll continue living in his current home, which is just one street away from the Cervini's, he said “for the time being.”

http://rochester.ynn.com/content/top_stories/...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#970240 Aug 25, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>So was FDR then who was a Pseudo Liberal Democrat which most Pseudo Liberal Democrats today associate themselves with but if they knew the Social & Economical Policies FDR advocated for FDR would be definiely considered and labeled as a conservative then by the thinking & definition that today's Pseudo Liberal Democrats use because FDR would definitley reject Modern Pseudo Liberalism and direction it has taken and would have been considered a Dixiecrat back then in the 1960's too and everything the Dixiecrat's stood for and why most modern Pseudo Liberal Democrats are seen in the public eye today as nothing more than Bigots & Hypocrites because the Original Democrat Party was for Conservatism and not this progressivism that is destroy the United States Socially and Economically.
dood. i'm getting dizzy trying to read that convoluted screed, never mind that it's just one sentence. do some editing and i'll take another shot at it.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#970241 Aug 25, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The police detained, questioned, and released the Zimmerman after determining he acted in self defense. That should have been the end of it. But the mob rule crowd wanted a lynching so the race baiters forced an illegal detention and trial. OJ was detained, questioned, and charged in the crime. There is a big difference.
Bullsht, obviously you, like Galt, have no earthly idea what was going on in Sanford.

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