Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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WOW

Bronx, NY

#972050 Aug 28, 2013
I thought obama made everything perfect why are they marching Oh a photo ops so obama can look like MLK hahahahahalololololololololo Tens of thousands take to the streets to march for jobs and justice 50 years to the day after Martin Luther King led crowds through Washington FOOLS one minute everything is perfect another racism hahahahalololololo in 6 years they dont talk about poverty and today hahahahalololol
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#972051 Aug 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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I'm still reeling over the fact you and I agree on something.
But we don't know who used chemical weapons and for whose benefit or who to side with, sadly for those caught in the middle.
It might even make the world see us differently. Instead of being the "imperialists" or "cowboys", we actually are the peacekeepers.
However, Obama should not have supported the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Do you agree?
The Moslem Brotherhood candidate was elected by the people; that's different. If the international community wants to help the innocent Syrian families, Christians etc; then evacuate them safely out of the country. This is a interesting article on Syria;

How U.S. Strikes on Syria Help al Qaeda
by Barak Barfi Aug 28, 2013 4:45 AM EDT

The most successful rebel group in Syria is a militant jihadist group. Barak Barfi on how it came out on top.

Militants from the Qaeda affiliate the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) kidnap Westerners and fighters from other brigades with impunity. They kill leaders from the rebel-led Free Syrian Army (FSA) without the slightest fear of retribution. ISIS controls key roads, dams, and grain silos, with checkpoints everywhere. In the northern provinces of Aleppo, Idlib, and al-Raqqa, the organization is either the most or second-most powerful brigade. ISIS is an A-Team force among FSA units composed of squabbling Gomer Pyles.

ISIS’s success in Syria is nothing new. In every conflict in which jihadists participate, they quickly become the most dominant fighting force. Several factors account for their supremacy in Syria. Experience from other conflicts—including Chechnya, Iraq, and Mali—provides them with an institutional knowledge of fighting that local combatants often lack. They are frequently the most courageous warriors on the battlefield. Their martial spirit attracts the admiration of locals who seek to join their elite band of brothers. Today, American intelligence agencies believe more than 6,000 foreigners are fighting in Syria.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#972052 Aug 28, 2013
This should be good.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#972053 Aug 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Col. Peters, Col. Hunt and Charles Krauthammer got it right on O'Reilly last night.
...
And once again we have the pathological Batty Loo, the windy ill that blows nobody good...lol
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#972054 Aug 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Your thinking health insurance is just prepaid healthcare is beyond stupid.
Current medical insurance policies are like automobile or homeowners policies without a deductible, combined with full coverage repair warranties, a lousy investment.

Prepaid medical care.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#972055 Aug 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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We went into Iraq 20 years after Saddam had used chemical weapons. DUH
It happened when Reagan was President, and Reagan chose to do nothing about it.
Bush picked it up nearly 20 years later and tried to use it as an excuse, after his other rationales were proven wrong.
Look it up, nitwit. You've got your head firmly stuffed up your ass again.


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.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#972056 Aug 28, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, poor me poor me.
What afkn loser you are__your entire message during the past six years is that your failures rest on the shoulders of others. What was it that Gene Hackman's character in Mississippi Burning said about scumbags like you?
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.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#972057 Aug 28, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>There are many ways for incarcerated individuals to re-enter society, the problem is the government never allows you to clear your name or pay your debt to society. The blacks and whites who have done their crime and paid their time are treated like criminals for the rest of their lives. Why not clear them? In liberal Illinois it does not matter if you committed a crime 20 years ago. They still use the 'no matter how small' crime to compound with all crimes committed in ones life, even if it was when the person was a kid. You could be a model citizen for years but the crime follows one for life. It keeps the people down and never allows a clean slate.
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

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#972058 Aug 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Because it doesn't fit into her mission. There is a wealth of information on the theories of Booker T. Washington and the differences in philosophy between him and W.E.B. Dubois.
She might not make such a damn fool of herself if she ever read any books on the subject rather than pick out a quote to serve her interest.
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?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#972059 Aug 28, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You mean the Cubans?
I am still waiting for your picture proving JJJackass was standing right beside MLK on the baloney when he was shot. That famous picture!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#972060 Aug 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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No proof yet, but Booker is very evasive on that issue while he decides whether it is to his political advantage. Could be a game changer if Hillary is foolish enough to challenge him.
I don't think he's ready for national politics yet, but I do like him. Hillary polls as the front runner; I didn't think she was going to run, but it sure looks likely.

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#972061 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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living in redneckland my biggest concern is why white folks kill each other at a staggering rate of 84%.
i think if some of you white folks work out your issues we wouldn't need to be talking about the issues within the black community. first on the list would be owning up to your own fallibility.
As usual the deflection offense
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#972062 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?
so do you want to claim the Hispanics so you can water down white crime stats?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#972063 Aug 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Juan Williams would call you a liar and a racist. And so do I.
So you speak for Juan Williams now?? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I see the mention of your early retirement so you could collect Social Security really lights you up. I'll remember that.

Go take a walk, quit the propaganda pushing for awhile. Your Booker T bullshit proved you to be the Teabagger Tool we all know you as.

Who's paying you for your pack of unending lies and racism??

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#972064 Aug 28, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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(Sorry for the lengthy post...)
Leosnana tried to run me into the ground a few years ago because I happened to mention the same observation.
You see some of the most fancy "pimped up" cars around town with all the bells and whistles and can't help but think that a successful black man would not be driving something that gaudy and, if so, where did a young black man get that kind of money?
Selling drugs more than likely but it still makes you wonder.
A lower income middle class couple has to save enough money for a down payment on a house (unless one of them is a veteran), but if their income were just a little bit lower to qualify for a government loan, there'd be loans coming out the wazoo with cheaper mortgages.
No one disparages anyone from buying a home. But it does send the wrong message that there are perks to wanting less to get more. It does take a certain mentality of not minding being dependent on others for whatever reason - and sometimes it is for good reason - but most people would rather not be in that category and try to get by on their own with what they have.
There are many blacks who don't fall into that category either. But there are a significant number who do.
The real disparity it would seem is working just a little bit harder to make a little more money to get by on your own rather than being happy with less to get help from taxpayers including those who do work harder just to get by.
If I kept hearing the same message that it's somebody else's fault that I'm a victim, it'd probably be easier for me to jump on the government dependency bandwagon too.
But I'm in the white middle class category, so there's no one to blame and I have no choice but to pull my own weight.
Then again, I was expected to get an education, become independent and give back to society all my life.
Which is exactly what's lacking in many urban areas in the black community.
Like it or not liberals. Just ask Juan Williams.
(Also sorry if it posted twice...)
Liar. I wasn't around "a few years ago" and only suffer fools like you for a month or two at best. BTW, diabetes 2 statistics will tell you that you ARE your own victim and your weight--seldom pulled out of a chair in the last fourteen years--is responsible.
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

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