Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251488 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#972355 Aug 28, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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There is no doubt that Syria has chemical weapons.
We didn't go into Iraq for some old gas canisters. Bush said something about a mushroom cloud.
Where is the proof?
HAHA OBAMA LOL

Waterbury, CT

#972356 Aug 28, 2013
Will obama make up his mind who he wants to sound like richard pryor, jamie foxx, MLK , just a fake made up guy corny speech who will be the next black president how long

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#972357 Aug 28, 2013
Doubling The Minimum Wage May Seem Insane, But It Happened In 1949

Even as he’d confidently promised before television cameras in January that he would deliver an astounding increase in the minimum wage, the president knew it would be a difficult fight. Unprecedented federal debt and thorny unemployment weighed heavily on Washington, both cautioning against forcing businesses to give low-paid workers a raise.

The president's own top economic expert had told him the government shouldn’t further distort the dynamics of the free market. Big business was adamantly against the plan.

And Congress? That lot of obstructionist conservatives and their “do nothing” attitude would relish any chance to get in the administration’s way, especially if its members could call him a “socialist” and once again bring up his controversial universal health care plan.

So it was in 1949, when President Harry Truman (D) declared the federal minimum wage ought to be nearly doubled, from 40 cents an hour to 75 cents. Using a measure of what minimum-wage earners could purchase with that amount compared with the rest of society, the 1949 increase is roughly the equivalent of a wage today jumping to $10.70 from $5.70.

As labor activists across the U.S. begin a round of Labor Day strikes this week in a bid to increase the wages of low-paid workers, raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 has become a rallying cry of the boldest proposals. With most political forecasters declaring President Barack Obama’s more modest call for a minimum wage raise to $9 dead in the water, the idea of more than doubling the minimum wage is generally dismissed as fanciful.

But it's not unprecedented.

This is the story of how, in spite of sustained political opposition, a presidential administration was once able to give the most downtrodden American workers an 87.5 percent pay increase.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/28/mini...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#972358 Aug 28, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Tell Realtime, the Rev er und Jackson was a liar.
Here is Realtime's photo:

http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Martin-Luther-K...

Where is Jesse?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#972359 Aug 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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That's the same half wit that regaled us with the story about how Obama won because black Americans outvoted white ones overall and it was white folks fault because they stayed at home.
Oh, what a hoot that was!!
And then when called on it, made a series of excuses about how it was proportional, he was taken out of context, usual nitwit talk, etc.
But you clearly fcked up badly, idiot. And you haven't gotten any smarter since then. You and your Fenster buttsweetie are, as the saying goes,'so gay'! Not that it's a bad thing, it's just your hiding it that is.
You sound like you drank Lindsay Lohan's urine sample.

WTH are you ranting about now? Hee, Hee.

Oh, well. At least you sound happy. Dumb, clueless and incognizant but...happy:)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#972360 Aug 28, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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YES-we SHOULD MIND OUR OWN BUSINESS and let the U.N. do what they're supposed to do-as is PROPER PROCEDURES.
Syria has NOT attacked us. We have NO business lobbing missiles ANYWHERE at this point.
NONE what so ever...just like we had NO business stepping foot in LIBYA.
wag the dog...

This is all a Hollywood production.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#972361 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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every agency in the world was lied to.
so no, Obama is nothing like Bush.
Really. Bush followed US civil codes and international law, as well as respected those connected with such.

Opotus and he well attritioned ranks of boys and girls just don't seem to GET that type of thing is expected of THEM as well.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#972362 Aug 28, 2013
Cameron backs down on urgent Syria strikes

David Cameron backed down and agreed to delay a military attack on Syria following a growing revolt over the UK's rushed response to the crisis on Wednesday night.

By Peter Dominiczak, Tim Ross and Robert Winnett

10:00PM BST 28 Aug 2013

The Prime Minister has now said he will wait for a report by United Nations weapons inspectors before seeking the approval of MPs for “direct British involvement” in the Syrian intervention.

Downing Street said the decision to wait for the UN was based on the “deep concerns” the country still harbours over the Iraq War.

MPs had been recalled to vote on a motion on Thursday expected to sanction military action. Instead, after a Labour intervention, they will debate a broader motion calling for a “humanitarian response”.

A second vote would be required before any British military involvement. This could now take place next week.

In a statement on Wednesday night Downing Street said that it only wanted to proceed on a “consensual basis” and was now wary about becoming embroiled in another divisive conflict in the Middle East in the wake of Iraq.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#972363 Aug 28, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>O'bama has no allies.
Cameron backs down on urgent Syria strikes
David Cameron backed down and agreed to delay a military attack on Syria following a growing revolt over the UK's rushed response to the crisis on Wednesday night.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/mid...
So what? now O'bama only has the french commie backing him with France's two planes and no money to put gas in them?
Makes MUCH MUCH more sense, than just blasting out and lobbing damn missiles like some damn extreme terrorist nutjobs!!

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MPs had been recalled to vote on a motion on Thursday expected to sanction military action. Instead, after a Labour intervention, they will debate a broader motion calling for a “humanitarian response
HAHA OBAMA LOL

Waterbury, CT

#972364 Aug 28, 2013
Obama Maybe you should have kept churchills bust in the whitehouse continued the mess your cousin bush started stupid runs in the bloodline too much incest

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#972365 Aug 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
http://life.time.com/history/m lk-assassination-photos-from-m emphis-tennessee-april-4-1968/ #9
Where is Jesse?
Jesse is in the same place that the Magic Negro was all through college:)
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#972366 Aug 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
wag the dog...
This is all a Hollywood production.
See how twisted, distorted and Warped- all that Hollywierd and whineDUHM type stuff gets things?

UN flippin' real.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#972367 Aug 28, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Where is the proof?
DUH. Assad admits to having them, but denies using them.

You can't be this dumb, can you? Have the aide check your catheter.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#972368 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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pretty Obama won't be robbing the treasury, and hiding it, for this little deal.
pretty sure we won't be losing over 4,000 of our troops.
pretty sure Obama will be able to go overseas after it's over, if it even occurs.
Bush trip to Switzerland called off amid threats of protests, legal action
https://www.google.com/search...
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... your knees just love reacting, don't they? Just can't help yourself, can you?

"Knees, don't fail me now!"

Stupidity is oftentimes like a drug addiction. You are about to OD on the euphoria of primal ignorance. Enjoy the tip:>
HAHA OBAMA LOL

Waterbury, CT

#972369 Aug 28, 2013
Gary Younge points out that King's “I Have A Dream” speech wasn't offered as the penultimate moment of his career till after his death. Those who offer it were the same corporate media honchos who first elevated, then slimed and slandered King the last year of his life.“The Dreamer” too is their construct, as far from the man who lived and died as an ordinary person from a brain-eating zombie.I recall that when I first noticed Dr. King, the establishment media and many whites as well, made the man out to be a kind of living saint, an embodiment of moral conscience put to political action. Then, in the spring of 1967, Dr. King unequivocally denounced the war in Vietnam as unjust and immoral. He called the US government the greatest purveyor of violence on earth, and predicted that if nothing changed for the better we'd be marching to stop future murderous and unjust imperial wars in other places without end.

In the four decades since, I never saw anything like the instant turnaround the establishment media did on Dr. King. Overnight the chorus of praise and approbation turned into a perfect media storm of abuse and calumny. He was denounced as arrogant and ungrateful, traitorous and deceitful, a hypocritical dupe of the communists, and on and on. By the time of his death a year later Dr. King was one of the most reviled and hated figures in the nation.

When King was murdered, civil uprisings occurred in scores of US cities, and the establishment myth makers made a second 180 degree turn. While the smoke rose from burning cities you heard the first references to Dr. King not as a champion of economic justice, not as a moral voice against militarism and empire, not the fighter for a guaranteed minimum income for all, but as “The Dreamer.” Media figures began instructing us on “Dr. King's Dream”– something nobody ever heard of before – as the reference point for our past struggle, our present predicament and our future agenda. Thus, as Gary Younge points out in his recent book, a new Dr. King was constructed
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#972370 Aug 28, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>it's a fact.
...you call O'bama an 'it'? well I never!
an irrelevant fact.

and i'm sure you have.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#972371 Aug 28, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Really. Bush followed US civil codes and international law, as well as respected those connected with such.
Opotus and he well attritioned ranks of boys and girls just don't seem to GET that type of thing is expected of THEM as well.
so why can't Bush go to Europe?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#972372 Aug 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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DUH. Assad admits to having them, but denies using them.
You can't be this dumb, can you? Have the aide check your catheter.
WE, the United States, are NOT the "popo-gangsta's" of the world. Now matter How much you velteenage jack boot thug postuh lickers would like to push to be such.

This is a U.N. matter FIRST and foremost. NOT a gangsta popo wanna be movie fer Hollywierd.

And the sesame street admin needs to Learn to follow the LAWS of the land and the international ones as well. They are NOT above them.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#972373 Aug 28, 2013
hypocrisy of the decade....

Donald Rumsfeld: Obama Has Failed To Justify Intervening In Syria

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/d...

(hey Barack...just lie. it works.)
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#972374 Aug 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so why can't Bush go to Europe?
I don't know, why?

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