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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“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#973355 Aug 30, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I didn't see the word Muslim anywhere in the story. Good grief!!!
They think all terrorists are muslim.
LCNLin

United States

#973356 Aug 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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How about Obama going to Congress to ask for a declaration of war against Syria, as required by the US Constitution?
as Bush did!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#973357 Aug 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Where in the hell did you come up with that gem? Are you drunk already?
Why is it that PerduPharma can create a drug that is highly addictive and make billions pushing it and the poor slob on the street who becomes an addict goes to prison for 15 years for selling a few pills that he was prescribed for? Makes no sense.
The real drug dealers are the corporations, raking in billions. Drug addicts don't belong in jail or prison; they'll only use again when they get out unless they are involved in a rehabilitation program even though they don't always work either.
I wish some scientist would create a drug that would take away the urge from addicts. That person would be a hero and solve a huge problem in the world.
Thanks for proving my point.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#973359 Aug 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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He'll likely pop off Shellie when she tries to leave him. That guy is a loose cannon. Now the lawyers want the state to pay the legal bills.
The state could be on the hook for about $60,000 of the total fees of over $300K. High profile cases can easily spin out of control.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#973360 Aug 30, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>I heard the tape dumbass, long ago__Zimmerman never mentioned Ware by name although we can assume he was speaking about Ware as many others were as well.
He also spoke about the officer who kept his shotgun in the trunk because he didn't want to use it and be faced with all the paperwork and hassle. LMAO__talk about irony eh?
You're a fkn idiot who knows next to nothing about that case beyond flawed news reports you've found on other topix threads and
blogs. George fkd up big time and created enormous problems for several people, he was lucky to be acquitted, very lucky, in many jurisdictions he would have been arrested on day one and quickly convicted.
BTW CNN staff writers are not sources.
stupid old fart desperate for any diversion from Obama's criminal war on Syria...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#973361 Aug 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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McCain and Graham are outcasts from the Republican Party.
No, just the t-p idiots who are trying to hijack the republican party!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#973362 Aug 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Is killing people by bombs and guns better than gassing them? Either way they're dead. So if we drop a bomb on them, will they surrender and say sorry we won't kill each other anymore? I doubt it. Let Assad wipe out AlQuaeda, and let the Russians help him.
your boy says that chemical weapons are much worse....

Since: Nov 11

United States

#973363 Aug 30, 2013
Obama to use intelligence to attack Syria!

If intelligence is faulty Liberals to blame Bush not Obama!

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#973364 Aug 30, 2013
Homer wrote:
So with Labor Day coming up and given why it was created, how many of you rightwingers think it should be done away with?
The History of Labor Day
Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
'dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the American workers'
That does not sounds like anything rightwing tea baggers would be interested in.
Galt you go first.
just another three-day weekend with no further significance....

Since: Nov 11

United States

#973365 Aug 30, 2013
Liberals did not care Saddam Hussein gassed his people under Bush but now...

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#973366 Aug 30, 2013
State The Obvious wrote:
Quote:
"These gentlemen [Taliban] are the moral equivalents of America's Founding Fathers" ~President Ronald Reagan 1985
Ronald Reagan dedicates the Space Shuttle Columbia to the Taliban
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =uqZ-ToXjCz0XX
Hey troll... Are you trying to justify giving syrian rebels chemical weapons? Are you trying to say that the USA supported the taliban in the 80's that we should support al qaeda today?

WTF is your point?

If you knew any history you would understand that the support we gave the Taliban in the 80's was given to keep the USSR out of Afghanistan. And it worked. Also, at the time, other than being drug lords, the Taliban were absolutely no threat to us.

Liberals! Ugh

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#973367 Aug 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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You clearly blamed everything on the progressives,(Democrats).
Are you running away from your earlier post?
God you are so brainwashed!!! Progressives are in both parties!

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#973368 Aug 30, 2013
White House releases report detailing Syria chemical attack

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#973369 Aug 30, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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stupid old fart desperate for any diversion from Obama's criminal war on Syria...
Did you know that Assad's brother, General Maher Assad commands the Syrian 4th division which protects Damascus and likely launched the missiles carrying the chemical weapons.

I don't think we're going to take any action for the time being.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#973370 Aug 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Yes, but let's hope he doesn't.
i feel the same way.

now let's see how the nutjobs turn that against us.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#973371 Aug 30, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>as Bush did!
Bush obtained a resolution from Congress.

The Constitution does not specify a format for a declaration of war.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#973373 Aug 30, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> God you are so brainwashed!!! Progressives are in both parties!
and so are conservatives.

not brainwashed are you?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#973374 Aug 30, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The state could be on the hook for about $60,000 of the total fees of over $300K. High profile cases can easily spin out of control.
When the state engages in malicious prosecution, then the state should pay the price.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#973375 Aug 30, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Obama to use intelligence to attack Syria!
If intelligence is faulty Liberals to blame Bush not Obama!
See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.
lol! I love your stupidity son!

Keep it up!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#973377 Aug 30, 2013
Only a cynic could absorb the sight of children wrapped in body bags outside Damascus following the apparent chemical weapons attack and not feel a primal urge to see those who unleashed such evil punished.

Only an innocent could contemplate a world in which a brutal dictator can deploy such weapons without consequence and feel secure.

Yet only someone who has willfully dismissed the tragic lessons of the last dozen years could countenance the Obama administration unleashing its own lethal weapons against Syria absent the authority of the United Nations Security Council and without the active participation of a multi-national coalition.(And, no, France and Australia do not constitute enough.)

Only those who have forgotten how the United States and its allies wound up in a catastrophic war in Iraq could now charge toward military confrontation with Syria, absent a clear and credible annunciation of the intelligence that supposedly ties Bashar Assad's government to the chemical weapons attack, and without an agreed upon plan for how to handle the potential repercussions.

Yes, the Syria conflict of today and the Iraqi misadventure undertaken a decade ago present two different circumstances, as many experts have already emphasized. Iraq was in no way related to the incident that -- at least publicly -- provoked the American-led war, the attacks of Sept. 11 delivered by Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda partners-in-terrorism. In Syria, Assad has for years been meting out horrific brutality on those who oppose him, with visibly lethal consequences. The crime for which he now stands accused fits a pattern.

Where the case for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was manufactured from the beginning, the likelihood that Assad's government really was responsible for the chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb appears far more plausible.

And where the government of George W. Bush was palpably intent on waging a broad and transformational military campaign against longtime enemies in the wake of Sept. 11, President Barack Obama could not be more reluctant to take on the battle before him. He made his name as the man who opposed the Iraq war from inception. He has finally charted a course out of the companion disaster in Afghanistan.

But in one crucial regard, the rush to strike Syria is indeed reminiscent of the ill-fated march into Iraq: It would undermine the very thing it is premised on defending -- international norms and a supposed code of decency.

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