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 ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hampton Roads Daily Press.

John Galt

Temecula, CA

#971232 Aug 27, 2013
Coalition of the unwilling - Obama has yet to reach out himself to House Speaker John Boehner to secure congressional support for U.S. intervention, but domestic politics are the least of his concern. With U.N. weapons inspectors bogged down, an expected Security Council vote will be further delayed. And with Russia expected to block any strike, will probably be a dead end. The call for a NATO-led attack like the one that helped Libyan Islamists topple their government is also dimming as British Prime Minister David Cameron, faces new pressure to win approval from Parliament before proceeding with any military plan. Cameron talked with Putin late Monday, and his office’s readout of the call showed Putin far from obliging.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#971233 Aug 27, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes I can see a pattern; Is it conspiracy?
Capture of Osama without archaic torture tactics.{Mathematical algorithms} No invasion of Pakistan with hundreds of $Billions for the military industrialist.
Libya’s war, without one American solider dying in its entire operation and objective. Completed within months.
Obtains a water downed Health Care system for our nation in spite of the most dysfunctional congress in our nations history.
Returned economic stability in record time, from the brink of the abysses of a Great Depression. Faster than Clinton, Reagan and F.D.R.
Seeking to expand our ruined higher education of which we are no longer the “best in the world”.
I have a dream that some day our nation will discover the benefits of Universal Education. Some Western Industrious Nations have, for years, proven its necessity and its benefits that return to their industrious nation to progress.
Wow.
Where do I begin?

"Capture of Osama without archaic torture tactics."
You really are ignorant. Waterboarding got the information that allowed the operation to kill bin Laden when Obama didn't even have a fucking clue the operation was happening, thought he'd be playing golf all day on the day he was going to invade an allied country and kill bin Laden right next to the largest military installation in that country, had to be summoned by Vallerie Jarrett from the golf course and went straight to her office, and had to be photoshopped into a photo of the command center.

"Libya’s war, without one American solider dying in its entire operation and objective. Completed within months."
Do you remember when France was heading all actions, and Obama had to come in on the tail end?
Just how ignorant are you?
By the way, why did Obama lie for two weeks coverning up the Al Qaeda attack in Benghazi? And why did his Secretary of State have to lie to Congress? And who gave the order for the Force Recon Marine unit that was moved specifically to Sigonella specifically to respond specifically to a terrorist attack specifically on our embassy specifically in Libya to stand down?
... among many other questions we have.

"Obtains a water downed Health Care system...."
What the f*ck? How many pages is ObamaKare? Over two thousand, you moron. There is nothing watered down in over two thousand pages, idiot. We've got a question about that, too.
Why did it take both the Louisiana Purchase and Cornhusker Kickback for it to pass in a Democrat super majority Senate?
And, please tell us why every Democrat in DC hates ObamaKare?

"Returned economic stability in record time...."
BWAAAAAWW HAAAAAAAAAAAWWW HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWW
You call getting 5 times as many part time jobs as full time jobs a recovery? A part time job is poverty. A full time job is a working living. Your "recovery" is putting 5 people into poverty for every one person allowed a working living.
Total population over 20 minus disabled minus university enrollment minus over 65 equals 17 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION AVAILABLE FOR WORK ISN'T WORKING.
You call that a "recovery"?

Education:
Obama is a college dropout from Occidental who never attended classes at Columbia who, somehow, got admitted to Harvard after he went to Chicago and met Vernon Jarrett and William Ayers.
That means someone who busted their ass and made the sacrifices necessary to be admitted to Harvard was denied so some communist mentored by Frank Marshal Davis could get another fraudulent entry on their fraudulent resume.
Who is that person who busted their ass and made the sacrifices to go to Harvard and was denied so Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Hussein Obama, could be admitted after being a college dropout at Occidental and never attending classes at Columbia?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#971234 Aug 27, 2013
PUTIN PUSHES BACK AS OBAMA EDGES TOWARD SYRIA STRIKE - As America edges closer to a retaliatory strike against Syrian government forces in the wake of a deadly chemical attack, Russia is digging in against international intervention. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been increasingly dismissive of President Obama’s policy demands -- offering asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden and brushing off Obama’s insistence that gay athletes be included in the 2014 Winter Olympics set for Sochi, Russia. Putin’s government agrees that chemical weapons were used in Syria, but not with the U.S. assessment that they were deployed by government forces rather than Islamist rebels. News that the Obama administration scrapped plans to meet with Russian diplomats on Syria options reaffirms the new chill in the already icy U.S.-Russia relationship.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#971235 Aug 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
so the right wing justification for Iraq are WMDs.
but now we have the same scenario in Syria but oh no we can't attack them! while you nutjobs try to tell us that those same Iraq WMDs are being used in Syria?
no wonder no one trusts republicans on foreign policy anymore.
Somtimes you have to shut up, swallow your pride and accept that you've been wrong you idiot. It's not giving up. It's called growing up. You are no better off now than you were 40 years a go sonicmoron ...

It's the culture...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#971236 Aug 27, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
If you can't recognize the difference between Bush's unilateral invasion and military action as part of a coalition of nations, there is no hope for you as you are the one who is truly brain dead.
However, we have certainly used our Security Council vito power to stop actions against Israel. There is o reason we should not show Russia the same courtesy. Moscow is right, we shouldn't act before evidence is in hand. I hope Obama doesn't listen to the war mongers.
As much as I hate the possibility of our having to use force in Syria and the position this president has put us in, I can't help but love the fact Obama now knows exactly how Bush felt when WMDs were believed to still be in Saddam's possession not only by the UN but many democrats and that Obama, in retrospect, now looks like he was blowing hot air out of his ass criticizing Bush when you liberals fell for it in 2008.

It's different when your guy has to make tough decisions for humanitarian and security reasons, isn't it?

I sure hope you don't support helping the Syrians either. Because you could have cared less about the Iraqis or the Kurds.

And that would make you a hypocrite.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#971237 Aug 27, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Since Oct 24, 1945 when, America decided to join the U.N. Otherwise there would've been another 20 world wars. Roosevelt knew &, understood the ramifications of standing alone, it's obvious you don't!
The democratic party has always helped and been on the side of the black man for years keeping blacks equal, aborted controlling their numbers, 13% of the population, in their place, under-educated and poor, living off their masters wealth... NJ raider.

Yet wide spread opinion and ignorance among you blacks? Race Trumps Common Sense....

It's the culture...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#971239 Aug 27, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>AP just announced the military is waiting for the order from O'bama--where is his approval from Congress? Peace bell prize winner will be bombing civilians.
The entire Nobel Committee should be placed in Damascus right about now.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971240 Aug 27, 2013
When Rep. Louie Gohmert floats conspiracy theories, Americans across the political spectrum tend to roll their eyes and ignore him. But one of his more feverish conspiracy theories about President Barack Obama’s ostensible ties to the Muslim Brotherhood could be fueling dangerous anti-American sentiments in Egypt and potentially complicating U.S. foreign policy in the region, experts say.

For months, the five-term Republican congressman from Texas has been claiming that the Obama administration has been infiltrated by members of the Muslim Brotherhood who are steering U.S. foreign policy and emboldening terrorists.

“This administration has so many Muslim Brotherhood members that have influence that they just are making wrong decisions for America,” Gohmert told the conspiracy-friendly World Net Daily radio back in April, in just one example of such claims.

Gohmert’s remarks echo conspiracy theories put forth by conservative writer and advocate Frank Gaffney, who published a book last year titled The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration. Gohmert appeared on Gaffney’s radio show earlier this year touting the Brotherhood’s influence on Obama.

At home, where the political class takes Gohmert with a grain of salt, the claim has been confined to the fever swamps. Gaffney’s theories were so fringe as to get him banned from the high-profile conservative conference CPAC last year.

But in Egypt, where the democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood government was recently ousted by the country’s military after the people turned against it, it’s a different story. Anti-American conspiracy theories are rampant there, for a variety of reasons related and unrelated to U.S. foreign policy, and hearing it from a United States congressman lends credibility to the theory that the U.S. is teaming up with the Muslim Brotherhood — and even Al-Qaeda — to destroy Egypt.

“I guarantee you nobody in Egypt really knows who Louie Gohmert is or what he’s about. So they could very well point to this and say ‘Look! He’s a member of Congress. This must be serious. There must be something to it,’” said Steven A. Cook, senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.“It doesn’t help in a political environment where everyone is already angry at us to be fueling conspiracy theories against us. In that way it enables an overall level of hostility toward the U.S.”

Shadi Hamid, a Middle East expert at the Brookings Institution, conceded that he hadn’t even heard of Gohmert until TPM reached out to him.“As for the role it plays,” Hamid said,“look, this does provide real ammunition to the conspiracy theorists when you have American sources seemingly verifying what they are saying.”

“It lends these bizarre theories a new code of legitimacy and amplifies them,” he said.“When Egyptians see this, they don’t realize that just because a U.S. congressman is saying this that it can be wrong or that he can be lying publicly.”

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/08/lo...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#971242 Aug 27, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Communism is dead. You might see it on a small scale, a small country but as a system it performs badly on a large scale. Humans are individuals, most(not Fox News viewers) think for themselves, and most people value freedom and creativity, these things are suppressed under the Communist system.
As long as companies like Walmart continue to grow and sell more Chinese made crap at low prices and more companies are forced to move factories overseas then we may one day be subservient to future Chinese overlords.
Homer will be dead by then, but Flack's kids may have that future to look forward to, courtesy of Flack.
Did you just post "communism is dead"?

You aren't being serious.

Otherwise, you'd have to explain why communism isn't dead in China, Russia and North Korea.

So I know you're just being silly.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#971243 Aug 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
so the right wing justification for Iraq are WMDs.
but now we have the same scenario in Syria but oh no we can't attack them! while you nutjobs try to tell us that those same Iraq WMDs are being used in Syria?
no wonder no one trusts republicans on foreign policy anymore.
The justification in Iraq was Saddam Hussein, you moron.

So, you think we should help Al Qaeda take over Syria and take possession all those chemical weapons, right?

Are all of you clowns nuts?

What do you think Al Qaeda will do with those chemical weapons after Obama helps them take them?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971245 Aug 27, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Hypocrite.
i'm not in the 9% of Americans who want us to attack Syria.

but i think i just did a good job of pointing out republican hypocrisy.

though if Mitt was in the WH it would have been much easier.

republicans could care less one way or the other about attacking Syria. all they care about is attacking Obama.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#971246 Aug 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
PUTIN PUSHES BACK AS OBAMA EDGES TOWARD SYRIA STRIKE - As America edges closer to a retaliatory strike against Syrian government forces in the wake of a deadly chemical attack, Russia is digging in against international intervention. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been increasingly dismissive of President Obama’s policy demands -- offering asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden and brushing off Obama’s insistence that gay athletes be included in the 2014 Winter Olympics set for Sochi, Russia. Putin’s government agrees that chemical weapons were used in Syria, but not with the U.S. assessment that they were deployed by government forces rather than Islamist rebels. News that the Obama administration scrapped plans to meet with Russian diplomats on Syria options reaffirms the new chill in the already icy U.S.-Russia relationship.
We need leadership in the White House right about now.
Any ideas where to find it?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#971247 Aug 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Coalition of the unwilling - Obama has yet to reach out himself to House Speaker John Boehner to secure congressional support for U.S. intervention, but domestic politics are the least of his concern. With U.N. weapons inspectors bogged down, an expected Security Council vote will be further delayed. And with Russia expected to block any strike, will probably be a dead end. The call for a NATO-led attack like the one that helped Libyan Islamists topple their government is also dimming as British Prime Minister David Cameron, faces new pressure to win approval from Parliament before proceeding with any military plan. Cameron talked with Putin late Monday, and his office’s readout of the call showed Putin far from obliging.
Did you hear about this yet?

"The UN said it would ask the US about a report in the German magazine Der Spiegel that the NSA had hacked into UN communications systems and was listening in on diplomatic video conferences.

"The Der Spiegel report, based on revelations from NSA leaker Edward Snowden, said the NSA also eavesdropped on European Union diplomats in New York and was particularly interested in intelligence on the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)."

Uh-oh...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#971248 Aug 27, 2013
John Galt wrote:
PUTIN PUSHES BACK AS OBAMA EDGES TOWARD SYRIA STRIKE - As America edges closer to a retaliatory strike against Syrian government forces in the wake of a deadly chemical attack, Russia is digging in against international intervention. Russian President Vladimir Putin has been increasingly dismissive of President Obama’s policy demands -- offering asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden and brushing off Obama’s insistence that gay athletes be included in the 2014 Winter Olympics set for Sochi, Russia. Putin’s government agrees that chemical weapons were used in Syria, but not with the U.S. assessment that they were deployed by government forces rather than Islamist rebels. News that the Obama administration scrapped plans to meet with Russian diplomats on Syria options reaffirms the new chill in the already icy U.S.-Russia relationship.
Have you considered moving to Russia? You show a lot more support for Putin and Russia than you do for Obama and the U.S.A.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#971250 Aug 27, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
The entire Nobel Committee should be placed in Damascus right about now.
LOL!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#971251 Aug 27, 2013
Obama is helping Al Qaeda take over a country.
When Al Qaeda takes over that country, they will have chemical weapons.
What idiot here wants Obama to help Al Qaeda acquire chemical weapons?

Russia will give Syria its most advanced anti-ship missiles.
These missile systems are very, very good.
It is certain US ships will be hit by some of these missiles. It is certain US sailors will be killed. It is likely US ships will be sunk. It is certain the most significant target will be the aircraft carrier, and these missiles are capable of sinking it.
Obama could get thousands of US sailors killed solely for the purpose of helping Al Qaeda take over a country and acquire chemical weapons.

Who's in favor of that?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#971252 Aug 27, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you just post "communism is dead"?
You aren't being serious.
Otherwise, you'd have to explain why communism isn't dead in China, Russia and North Korea.
So I know you're just being silly.
Yes. It's barely hanging on in China, Russia is not Communist, North Korea is a dictatorship more than it is a Communist country.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#971253 Aug 27, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Good point, we went in to Iraq to get WMD's, and if in fact those WMD's were shipped to Syria why wouldn't we go there after them?
because a republican hawk isn't in the WH.

so i guess we won't hear anymore right wing noise about attacking Iran.

you have to start to wonder how deep they want to dig their rhetorical hole.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#971254 Aug 27, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
France 'Ready To Punish' Syria Over Gas Attack
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/27/fran...
ROTFLMAO--the pansy french has two airplanes and no money to put jet fuel in them....still laughing.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#971256 Aug 27, 2013
TSM wrote:
We have no intelligence on the grounds to locate these weapons so will we once again be firing Cruise Missiles at Pharmaceutical factory?
Don't forget another favorite of Bill's. The Chinese Embassy!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chicago Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds ... (Dec '08) 12 min Mothra 53,024
News Israeli troops begin Gaza pullout as Hamas decl... (Jan '09) 17 min TRD 69,794
News BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 29 min Guru 187,818
College Scandals 4 hr music 1
{keep A word drop A word} (Oct '11) 6 hr Red_Forman 5,947
Word (Dec '08) 6 hr Red_Forman 5,211
News 1 dead 4 injured in separate shootings across C... 7 hr reality is a crutch 3
More from around the web

Chicago People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]