Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1252476 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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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#972065 Aug 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
When did Carol Aunt Batty become and expert on the black community? Is everyone black and white insulted by this?
Well, not insulted but aghast at the gall of it all. I think she should take her message to the black community though since she truly believes that the answer to blacks problems is the Republican party. Put yer money where yer mouth is Aunt Batty, go for it.
brown eyes

Roanoke, VA

#972066 Aug 28, 2013
A young man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. He saw a huge wall of clocks behind him.He asked, What are all these clocks?

St. Peter answered, Those are lie clocks. Everyone on earth has a lie clock. Oh said the man, Whose clock is that?
That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved indicating she's never told a lie.
Incredible, said the man. And whose clock is that one?
St. Peter responded, That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire life.
Where is former President George W. Bush's clock, asked the man?
Bushes clock is in Jesus's office. He's using it as a ceiling fan.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#972067 Aug 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
When did Carol Aunt Batty become and expert on the black community? Is everyone black and white insulted by this?
Honest discussion and addressing the problems in the black community is the only way to solve them. It's a good thing, Homer.

But you go ahead and keep it a big secret and deny there are problems not being addressed.

Just like a good little liberal.

Later.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#972068 Aug 28, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>There is no way some white middle class dingbat lady living on SSI in Florida is ever going to understand the plight of the poor or black people living in America today. She's never walked in those shoes.
...as if Homer has, except on Topix.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#972069 Aug 28, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>where are the hispanics? you know the illegals? the brown people? the fence jumpers? the precious democrat voters? they are really don't exist huh?
maybe they're lumped in with the whites
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#972070 Aug 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I totally agree with you on this one. Also, voting rights should be restored one a person has paid his debt to society.
Clearly the only way in which a person can be discriminated against for life is by making him a felon. It's not right.
Can you believe we agree on something? LOL
Should the gun rights of felons also be restored?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#972071 Aug 28, 2013
Freaky1Freaky wrote:
<quoted text>
As usual the deflection offense
'first on the list would be owning up to your own fallibility.'

though as usual.....deflection.
Frank

Spokane, WA

#972072 Aug 28, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I think it's extremely funny how they constantly confuse doctors with insurance companies. RealDave is the worst. Followed by Lilly. They complain about insurance companies making a profit then turn around and insist everybody pay the insurance companies. Going to the doctor and paying the doctor is a foreign concept to them.
Because of ObamaKare,health care costs have risen and will continue to rise. Thanks to Obama,there will be no health care reform. At least not for many years,when people finally realize that the working people can't afford to send over half of the wages to the government.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#972073 Aug 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Dubois was a Communist.
No he wasn't.

But you obviously are.

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""Responding to criticisms of the NAACP from the Communist party, Du Bois wrote articles condemning the party, claiming that it unfairly attacked the NAACP, and that it failed to fully appreciate racism in the United States. The Communist leaders, in turn, accused Du Bois of being a "class enemy", and claimed that the NAACP leadership was an isolated elite, disconnected from the working-class blacks they ostensibly fought for.""
Hey mental midget

United States

#972074 Aug 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Col. Peters, Col. Hunt and Charles Krauthammer got it right on O'Reilly last night.
Here's your comment asshat,

LoisLane59 wrote:

Liberals are so full of hate and intolerance.
You never heard about conservatives threatening someone's life for making fun of GWB.
And they wonder why we're so concerned.

And here's your admission and contradictory response with justification for death threats made against this President,
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama deliberately set out to fundamentally change this nation. Many Americans believe he is systematically dismantling capitalism with Obamacare, creating a nanny state and inciting division among the races and classes.
Obama would be targeted more than any other president if his skin color were fuchsia for no other reason than this.
Here's your comment asshat,

LoisLane59 wrote:

Liberals are so full of hate and intolerance.
You never heard about conservatives threatening someone's life for making fun of GWB.
And they wonder why we're so concerned.

And here's your contradictory response and justification for death threats made against this President,
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama deliberately set out to fundamentally change this nation. Many Americans believe he is systematically dismantling capitalism with Obamacare, creating a nanny state and inciting division among the races and classes.
Obama would be targeted more than any other president if his skin color were fuchsia for no other reason than this.
Secret Service protection for Obama began after the Senator received a death threat in 2007, when Obama was still serving as then the junior Senator of Illinois and running for president. This marked the first time a candidate received such protection before being nominated. Security was increased early for Barack Obama due to fears of possible assassination attempts by white supremacist or other racist groups or individuals against the first African American major party presidential nominee. Some of the threats have been extended to members of Obama's family, including First Lady Michelle Obama

You're a lying, racist slob. Shove another ding-ding into your fat, sanctimonious, gaping, racist piehole. Don't forget to take your swollen feet out first. Pig.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#972075 Aug 28, 2013
Republicans Hide Their Racist Disenfranchisement Efforts by Claiming MLK as Their Own

Every time a civil rights moment is commemorated, a Republican tries to take credit for it, as if somehow this will erase their utter contempt (evident in their policy and their rhetoric) for African Americans and minorities.

The 50th anniversary of the Dream is no different. Conservatives scampered to claim MLK, Jr. as a Republican. They claim black conservatives are giving rise to a “new civil rights movement” that oddly doesn’t include voting rights as an issue, but instead focuses conveniently on a “moral” message of independence and hard work. Somehow the voting rights will come to you if you just close your eyes and pray.

PolitiFact has to rate these Republican lies about Martin Luther King, Jr because they come around so often. They give it a big fat FALSE.

That didn’t stop black Republicans from trying to claim King again this year. It doesn’t seem to dawn on anyone in the party that the GOP doesn’t support anything that King stood for.

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08/28/republ...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#972076 Aug 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Your thinking health insurance is just prepaid healthcare is beyond stupid.
what is it then?

“Weak People Blame Others”

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#972077 Aug 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
We have no "evidence" that Assad has used chemical weapons in Syria, other than an Imperial Decree by Obama.
Let's send Valerie Plame to check it out.
Of course, the POTUS will simply send a few cruise missiles to hit military assets. Bush launched an invasion which resulted in the deaths of over 5k US Serviceman and woman and cost billions

Just keep kissing the azzes of those old blue blood Andover/Ivy League graduates who control the GOP and maybe some day they'll let your daughter service their pets. LOL
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#972078 Aug 28, 2013
....Then came that glowing day a few months ago when a strong Civil Rights Bill became the law of our land. This bill, which was first recommended and promoted by President Kennedy, was passed because of the overwhelming support and perseverance of millions of Americans, Negro and white. It came as a bright interlude in the long and sometimes turbulent struggle for civil rights: the beginning of a second emancipation proclamation providing a comprehensive legal basis for equality of opportunity. Since the passage of this bill we have seen some encouraging and surprising signs of compliance. I am happy to report that, by and large, communities all over the southern part of the United States are obeying the Civil Rights Law and showing remarkable good sense in the process.

Another indication that progress is being made was found in the recent presidential election in the United States. The American people revealed great maturity by overwhelmingly rejecting a presidential candidate who had become identified with extremism, racism, and retrogression. The voters of our nation rendered a telling blow to the radical right. They defeated those elements in our society which seek to pit white against Negro and lead the nation down a dangerous Fascist path.

Let me not leave you with a false impression. The problem is far from solved. We still have a long, long way to go before the dream of freedom is a reality for the Negro in the United States. To put it figuratively in biblical language, we have left the dusty soils of Egypt and crossed a Red Sea whose waters had for years been hardened by a long and piercing winter of massive resistance. But before we reach the majestic shores of the Promised Land, there is a frustrating and bewildering wilderness ahead. We must still face prodigious hilltops of opposition and gigantic mountains of resistance. But with patient and firm determination we will press on until every valley of despair is exalted to new peaks of hope, until every mountain of pride and irrationality is made low by the leveling process of humility and compassion; until the rough places of injustice are transformed into a smooth plane of equality of opportunity; and until the crooked places of prejudice are transformed by the straightening process of bright-eyed wisdom.

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/...

Martin Luther King, Nobel Lecture Speech, December 11, 1964
WOW

Bronx, NY

#972079 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Rape - Whites - 10,178.
Blacks - 4,925.
and so forth....
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in...
though once again...that 9 to 1 dui stat is especially disturbing.
I wonder if crime and problems in America were treated as American problems and not Black or White ,Male or Female Homosexual or Heterosexual but problems that need to be solved we would be better off and the bigots would be out of a job
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#972080 Aug 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Booker T. Washington believed African-Americans should "concentrate all their energies on industrial education, and accumulation of wealth, and the conciliation of the South." He believed an "industrial" education would provide skills for jobs available to the majority of African-Americans.
He thought these skills would lay the foundation for the creation of stability the African-American community required in order to move forward.
He believed that "blacks would eventually gain full participation in society by showing themselves to be responsible, reliable American citizens."
Do you really think Washington would be happy with the continued dependence and the lack of skills or education in the black community today 100 years later?
Booker T. Washington was of the mind that if a person worked hard, got an education and stayed quiet that the white man would accept them. He was against organized protests and fights for civil rights. You have missed the point; the merits of the civil rights movement and the changes it evoked i.e. antidiscrimination laws.
While it is probably impossible to legislate away white supremacist racist behavior entirely; there are laws against it and people have a recourse.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#972081 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Rape - Whites - 10,178.
Blacks - 4,925.
and so forth....
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in...
though once again...that 9 to 1 dui stat is especially disturbing.
Rape?
Whites 4.55 per 100,000
Blacks 12.65 per 100,000
Almost 3 time the rate?

DUI? Hell you spend all your money on crack you can't own a car.....

Carjacking: 56% of carjackings are committed by blacks, 21% by whites.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#972082 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
'first on the list would be owning up to your own fallibility.'
though as usual.....deflection.
hahahahahalolololol BS guy says 'first on the list would be owning up to your own fallibility.'
though as usual.....deflection hahahahahahalolololololo
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#972083 Aug 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Should the gun rights of felons also be restored?
Yes I believe so; if the crime wasn't violent or murder. If a person ends up serving 5-10 years for a mandatory drug sentence where no violence was involved; he poses no threat to society; give him his life back.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#972084 Aug 28, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton believes Iraq had weapons of mass destruction: Portugal PM
LISBON (AFP) Jan 09, 2004
Former US president Bill Clinton said in October during a visit to Portugal that he was convinced Iraq had weapons of mass destruction up until the fall of Saddam Hussein, Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso said late Thursday.
"When Clinton was here recently he told me he was absolutely convinced, given his years in the White House and the access to privileged information which he had, that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction until the end of the Saddam regime," he said in an interview with Portuguese cable news channel SIC Noticias.
Difference is, Clinton wasn't stupid enough to invade Iraq and create an international disaster over what he 'thought'.

As we all know, there were no WMD's in Iraq, as even Bush admitted to.

Bush was the idiot who pushed the USA to an unjust war, one we are still recovering from.

And he left Iraq a failed State, with a Civil war brewing.

Bush opened Pandora's Box when he stupidly invaded Iraq, opening the door for all the rebellions and wars we've seen in the Middle East ever since Bush's stupid move.

Obama must deal with the problems unleashed by Bush's mishandling of the Middle East. Syria, for one. Libya, for another. Yemen, for more. Egypt for even more.

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