Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1480907 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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Frank

Spokane, WA

#972767 Aug 29, 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
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>The poster never suggested it was alright, nor did they say anyone currently in prison should be allowed to vote, they said their voting rights should be restored AFTER they paid their debt to society. Go back and reread their post.
She suggests that it is our fault that felons are criminals. We as a society do not force people to commit crimes,they do it of their our desire. Recognition of true facts about a persons criminal history is not discrimination. Certainly,it would be great if every one could have a job,but that is never going to happen since the guy who is currently occupying The White House has an anti-employment agenda.
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

#972768 Aug 29, 2013
A growing rift within republican party is widening into a chasm! From the depths will their come rebirth or desolation?
Chasm widens. Will this give birth to the Progressive Grand Old Party?
Senator Ted Cruz {R Tea Party} from Texas has launched his desires for the 2016 presidenticy as has Marco Rubio {R Tea Party} of Florida.
Cruz has revealed as he says “ A dirty little secret, republicans {traditionalist} would like very much to cast a symbolic vote against raising the debt ceiling and nonetheless to allow our democrat friends on the left side of the aisle to raise the debt ceiling.”
Mike Lee {R Tea Party} and Ted Cruz prefer the hostage/ransom method to block any progress of the Congress. John McCain {R Traditional} disagrees as this will inflame the scenario of an up and down vote by the democrats. Who will then expand that to all Key issues.
Democrats begin to set the stage. Complaining of how the republicans are blocking or delaying confirmation of top White House nominees. Including Federal Judges. Accusing a small group are abusing their powers to block actions for our Congress to proceed with the governing of our Nation.
The Chasm Widens…
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#972769 Aug 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
They had plenty of solutions that were both cost free and practical but none of them gave Obama his big government with more control over us and didn't give the Democrats their strictly partisan vote to pave the way for a single-payer system.
They still have the same solutions. The Democrats didn't want any part of them then and don't want to hear them now.
Unfortunately for them, they own Obamacare now.
let's see those solutions. i can't tear them down if you don't build them up.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#972770 Aug 29, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
A gallon of gas cost under $2.00 when Bush left office. It's now about $4.00 and has been since Obama took office. Thanks Obama.
"Buroc"
Average price of gasoline in Spokane the day nobama was elected president, average $1.69. Today $3.73. "real dumb" has a convenient memory, he conveniently forgets facts and makes up BS to fit his lies.
Peace
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#972771 Aug 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Animals who shot down runners in the street and beat old men to death can NEVER pay their debt to society and need to be removed from the gene pool, with extreme prejudice, regardless of their age.
Fine, change the law then. But if the law states a crime is punishable by 20 years and they serve 20 years, their rights should be restored.
Hey mental midget

United States

#972772 Aug 29, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
Lois states { Repetition is necessary for those with thick skulls.
The majority of Americans did not want Obamacare from the beginning and still don't.
Lois still playing with the judge. Fears replies. Hacking Topix. Typical kook. That is what you get from drinking the Tea. LOL Your comment is False. Here is one example of how intelligence is seeping into the republicans ranks in spite of the kooks ideologies.
Obama’s empathy for our nation has been demonstrated numerous times. That’s why republicans have labeled him as Obamacare. Now he is going to gather up the Tea and cast it out unto the waters of oblivion with the traditionalist republicans help.
Fortunately there is hope and it is being demonstrated, more and more every day, with the moderate republicans and the intellectuals of the party that are distancing themselves from the dysfunctional “Ideologues” of their party. Obama has aided them with his brilliance. A Tea bulwark has fallen.
Obamacare drives a wedge, fracturing republican party. Phoenix Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer pulled off a major coup by distancing herself, along with a few staunch republican state senators, from their extremist elements within their party. Rallying the support by emphasizing “Moral and Monetarily Correct”. Stating “It’s pro-life, it’s saving lives, it is creating jobs, it is saving hospitals,” and “I don’t know how you can get any more conservative than that,”
Typical of the intoxicated Tea Party’s strategy. Derogatory remarks are let loose with no substance to any issue for debate. Going so far as to invoke some religious sniping by A.J LaFaro chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, comparing Jan Brewer to Judas! Libertarian blog post by Tyler S. Boyer on the “Freedom Works” site, refers to Jan as “An unfortunate display of ineptitude.” Derogatory continues to surface from the right wing extremist. Reagan once said” Republicans should not speak ill of one another” Something the extremist have ignored, as they have demonstrated on various issues, ignoring supporting their constituents for some personal ego political ploy. Ignoring the facts that voters agreed, in 1996 and in 2000, to extend Medicaid coverage to childless adults, one of the main beneficiaries of the Medicaid expansion.
Mr. Coughlin states “Ideologues have their agendas” Mr. Coughlin goes on to say “and the part of the party that’s taking issue with the governor right now is all made up of ideologues”!
Moderate republicans will be required to expand their platforms to educate their constituents of the fallacies of the zealot extremist policies. Focusing on the more intelligent groups within their spheres such as women and independents.
Bruce Merrill, political behaviorist senior research at Morrison Institute for Public Policy of the Arizona University states “how truly fractured the Republican Party in Arizona is.” expressly due to Obamacare.
“The real brilliance of Barack Obama when he made Medicaid an all-or-nothing proposition,” giving states no option but to cover individuals with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line if they were to qualify for federal reimbursement,“was that he pitted fiscally conservative Republicans against one another,” he said.
Governor Jan Brewer views it as merely bruised egos that will heal with time.“Nobody likes to lose, and that’s what happened”. AND this is but one example of many.
Tea will not be served…. Out of service…
Lois lies like a cheap Thai watch.
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

#972773 Aug 29, 2013

Truth is, You have received discourse that you fail to answerer other than accusing one of this or that and no substance as to the issue. Exhibiting the symptoms of a projectionist.{Intoxicated Teabaggers}
Tea Party validate their vindictive policies with various hyper false red herrings. Example; IRS issue has always been used by all administrations dating back to F.D.R. Only difference with the Obama administration is that it started from the bottom up, as all others started from top down. Another red herring is Benghazi, and if you will remember Libya, lack of security issues. Considering it was the Tea Party leading with the Hue and Cry to deny Obama’s request for additional funds to increase security to our embassies’, right after the Libyan War. Now they PROJECT their errors onto the Executive branch. Using this to validate their need to hold Congress and the Nation into another Hostage/Ransom, Our Way or The Highway scenarios. Refusing any conferences that promotes a budget. Accusing democrats of over reach and obfuscation.??? Hmmm Paradox leadership.. Tea promotes Emperor ideologies.
Gazing at some of these comments I see people stating thoughts that they can not defend. Just what the Truth is, You can’t say anymore, nevermore…
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#972775 Aug 29, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"steve richards"
Have to disagree. We have a black family in the neighborhood. Good folks. Dad is an attorney, mom, a stay at home mom. 3 kids, polite, friendly, interact well with other kids. Keep their and yard looking good, fly an American flag everyday.
Trust me if I wanted to move I could. Why would I.
Peace
PS: We are white
Good to know that as long as the black family in his neighborhood acts the way Eed thinks they should act then he's gonna stay put.
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

#972776 Aug 29, 2013

From the republican’s horses mouth. Out with The Tea…
A wedge has been further pounded down, increasing the chasm in republican party. Senator Rand Paul {R} of Kentucky, who is also going to run for the presidenticy in 2016, filibustered his opposition to using drones to eradicate terrorist suspects. Conservative republicans disagree.
Gun reforms on back ground checks is opposed by the Tea Party as the traditionalist republican disagree. John McCain {R traditionalist} counters.“Isn’t it a little bizarre that we are saying’ basically, on this side of the republican aisle, is that we do not trust our colleagues on the other side of the capitol, who are in the minority republican.
LOL republicans are once again filling their primaries for 2016 with a mixture of loony toons. Rand Paul and Marco Rubio to lead the parade. Fox will entertain us with his merry band playing a’ la propaganda for the week.
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

#972777 Aug 29, 2013
End is near for the beginning of a prohibition against the dysfunctional intoxicating Tea.
Republican chasm continues to widen. Perhaps the established conservative republicans will finally emulate our for fathers of 1773 and cast out the dysfunctional Tea Party.
Tea Rally back in April, Senator Ted Cruz {R Tea Party} of Texas, taunts the traditionalist republicans after the Senate rejects back ground checks on gun control bill. Cruz along with the all Tea Party members threatened to filibuster away this bill. Established conservative republican considered it more prudent and wiser to let it go to a vote. This would garnish a few democratic votes. Which is what eventually happened. Cruz considers republicans that choose that method of governmental as “Squishy”. Our way or the highway is all that is required. Wall Street Journal Editorial retweeted John McCain {R Traditionalist}; “ Would it have been right for us to not even debate, in light of the Newtown Massacre” Depth of chasm deepens.
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

#972778 Aug 29, 2013
Chasm widens sucking in the right wing nuts and Teabaggers alike. Traditionalist conservatives are spitting out the poisonous Tea.
Democrats and republican moderates have joined forces. Sweeping aside the Tea Party and the right wing nuts. In all places, Arizona! A previous bestial of the Tea Party.
Between them both they actually came to a budget with bipartisan support. On June 13, 2013 Governor Jan Brewer {R} Led the way that will add over 300,000 of their uninsured citizens to the roles of the insured. Embracing the Obamacare Health Care Plan.
Governor Jan Brewer gathered up her allies and repulsed themselves from the intoxicated Teabaggers and their minions. Carrying it so far as not to answerer any of the Tea and right wing nuts questions and shooting down any of their proposals.
Obamacare exposed the rift that is growing into a chasm where the Tea and the right wing nuts are being pushed into.
Their Senate President Andy Biggs {R} who was a staunch opponent to the Obamacare was swept aside. All these right wing nuts and the Teabaggers, had to say , was similar to what we find on these threads. Right wing nuts and Teabaggers, Constant redundant dysfunctional rhetoric and derogatory remarks. No substance or valid argument. Sputtering and babbling.. Now we know where these urchins get their cue’s from. Rushing Foxes with their Pied Piper’s melodies of “A La Propaganda.”
The chasm widens..
Hey mental midget

United States

#972779 Aug 29, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
Lois still playing with the judge. LOL Your comment is False. Here is one example of how intelligence is seeping into the republicans ranks in spite of the kooks ideologies.
Obama’s empathy for our nation has been demonstrated numerous times. That’s why republicans have labeled him as Obamacare. Now he is going to gather up the Tea and cast it out unto the waters of oblivion with the traditionalist republicans help.
Fortunately there is hope and it is being demonstrated, more and more every day, with the moderate republicans and the intellectuals of the party that are distancing themselves from the dysfunctional “Ideologues” of their party. Obama has aided them with his brilliance. A Tea bulwark has fallen.
Obamacare drives a wedge, fracturing republican party. Phoenix Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer pulled off a major coup by distancing herself, along with a few staunch republican state senators, from their extremist elements within their party. Rallying the support by emphasizing “Moral and Monetarily Correct”. Stating “It’s pro-life, it’s saving lives, it is creating jobs, it is saving hospitals,” and “I don’t know how you can get any more conservative than that,”
Typical of the intoxicated Tea Party’s strategy. Derogatory remarks are let loose with no substance to any issue for debate. Going so far as to invoke some religious sniping by A.J LaFaro chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, comparing Jan Brewer to Judas! Libertarian blog post by Tyler S. Boyer on the “Freedom Works” site, refers to Jan as “An unfortunate display of ineptitude.” Derogatory continues to surface from the right wing extremist. Reagan once said” Republicans should not speak ill of one another” Something the extremist have ignored, as they have demonstrated on various issues, ignoring supporting their constituents for some personal ego political ploy. Ignoring the facts that voters agreed, in 1996 and in 2000, to extend Medicaid coverage to childless adults, one of the main beneficiaries of the Medicaid expansion.
Mr. Coughlin states “Ideologues have their agendas” Mr. Coughlin goes on to say “and the part of the party that’s taking issue with the governor right now is all made up of ideologues”!
Moderate republicans will be required to expand their platforms to educate their constituents of the fallacies of the zealot extremist policies. Focusing on the more intelligent groups within their spheres such as women and independents.
Bruce Merrill, political behaviorist senior research at Morrison Institute for Public Policy of the Arizona University states “how truly fractured the Republican Party in Arizona is.” expressly due to Obamacare.
“The real brilliance of Barack Obama when he made Medicaid an all-or-nothing proposition,” giving states no option but to cover individuals with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line if they were to qualify for federal reimbursement,“was that he pitted fiscally conservative Republicans against one another,” he said.
Governor Jan Brewer views it as merely bruised egos that will heal with time.“Nobody likes to lose, and that’s what happened”. AND this is but one example of many.
Tea will not be served…. Out of service…
Lois lies like a cheap Thai watch.
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

#972780 Aug 29, 2013

Chasm widens down to the deeper levels in the dysfunctional republican party.
Thomas Doherty, chief PR man for former Governor George Pataki, has lost faith in the republican party. Receiving information {July 2013} that the republicans were going to walk the immigration bill to death.
So discouraged he has publicly stated he will be leaving his party of 32 years.
Doherty, no liberal, has come to the conclusion “That my party has elements within it that dislike homosexuals and think America is still in the 1940’s. AND while we talk about liberty and freedom, that liberty and freedom only seem to be acceptable for some.”
This is representing the growing oppositional forces that are increasing the rifts within the republican party. All the way down to its fundamental infrastructures of support. Doherty goes on to say about the republicans,“ Their rigidity is killing them. It’s either purity or you are anathema”!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#972781 Aug 29, 2013
Patriot wrote:
72 Types Of Americans That Are Considered “Potential Terrorists” In Official Government Documents
At one time, the term “terrorist” was used very narrowly. The government applied that label to people like Osama bin Laden and other Islamic jihadists. But now the (illegal)NWO Obama regime is removing all references to Islam from terror training materials, and instead the term “terrorist” is being applied to large groups of American citizens.
And if you are a “terrorist”, that means that you have no Rights and the government can treat you just like it treats the terrorists that are being held at Guantanamo Bay. So if you belong to a group of people that is now being referred to as “potential terrorists”, please don’t take it as a joke. The first step to persecuting any group of people is to demonize them. And right now large groups of peaceful, law-abiding citizens in America are being ruthlessly demonized...
http://www.activistpost.com/2013/08/72-types-...
Anytime any president addresses a group of loyal followers and tells them they should "punish our enemies" and he's not talking about foreign enemies...we're in deep doo-doo.

Imagine if President Bush spoke in front of an audience of loyal conservatives and had even implied liberals were the "enemy".

My first reaction would be "WHAT enemies??" I would have been appalled and quite upset.

Bush would have never gotten away with saying something like that though. The liberal media would have chewed him up and spit him out 24/7.

He would have been vilified long before Congressional Democrats became weasels and left him to hang out to dry for personal and political gain after the Iraq War.

But liberals and the liberal media have no problem with the rest of us being called the "enemy". And why Homeland Security had no problem putting the Tea Party on the "enemies list". And why the IRS felt justified in targeting the "enemy". And why liberals call the "enemy" racists.

And why we're in such deep doo-doo.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#972782 Aug 29, 2013
Frank wrote:
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
<quoted text> She suggests that it is our fault that felons are criminals. We as a society do not force people to commit crimes,they do it of their our desire. Recognition of true facts about a persons criminal history is not discrimination. Certainly,it would be great if every one could have a job,but that is never going to happen since the guy who is currently occupying The White House has an anti-employment agenda.
She like the other poster is referring to after they have done their prison time. To treat them as felons after they have paid their debt to society would be considered discrimination.

Homer not aware of anyone occupying the Whitehouse with an anti employment agenda, sounds like nonsense.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#972783 Aug 29, 2013
Hey mental midget wrote:
<quoted text>
Lois lies like a cheap Thai watch.
Look at the polls in 2009 when moderate democrats were bribed behind closed doors to get on board with Obamacare and it was then pushed down the rest of our throats by a strictly partisan vote.

The majority were against it then. Look at the polls today.

You really are a hateful person. But you love Obama. Which explains it.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#972784 Aug 29, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
but i use it for hunting game birds!
though why i need a drum mag and a pistol grip for bird hunting is something i don't want to talk about. ok, i'm a REALLY bad shot.
You're indian. What do you need a gun for?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#972785 Aug 29, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
<quoted text>
Zimmerman is rather old news.
Syria is an issue and the UK Parliament seems to have questioned the wisdom of an attack.
As President what would you do?
Include your usual daily hatred to President Obama if you wish?
nothing...none of our business
Bernard Hahaha

Berlin, CT

#972786 Aug 29, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
Chasm widens down to the deeper levels in the dysfunctional republican party.
Thomas Doherty, chief PR man for former Governor George Pataki, has lost faith in the republican party. Receiving information {July 2013} that the republicans were going to walk the immigration bill to death.
So discouraged he has publicly stated he will be leaving his party of 32 years.
Doherty, no liberal, has come to the conclusion “That my party has elements within it that dislike homosexuals and think America is still in the 1940’s. AND while we talk about liberty and freedom, that liberty and freedom only seem to be acceptable for some.”
This is representing the growing oppositional forces that are increasing the rifts within the republican party. All the way down to its fundamental infrastructures of support. Doherty goes on to say about the republicans,“ Their rigidity is killing them. It’s either purity or you are anathema”!
Bernard???

Are you a dog?

Hahahaha!
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#972787 Aug 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
You'd think with the power behind the Department of Justice and Eric Holder's fired up determination to make this a racial crime and his mission to file a civil suit against Zimmerman, Zimmerman would already be back in the news - and in court.
Holder's use of the FBI [at the taxpayers' expense] couldn't find one shred of evidence this was true.
So give it up, Homer. Eric Holder did.
Another load of bullsht.

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