Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1497244 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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TernceS

Washington, DC

#974102 Aug 31, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Brilliant chess move by the President!
Giving up is a brilliant chess move? How old are you?
Latrine Corp Pat

Beckley, WV

#974103 Aug 31, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Brilliant chess move by the President!
I did not know chess had a move called "duh, I don't know what to do."

Since: Oct 12

Leechburg, PA

#974104 Aug 31, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>Brilliant chess move by the President!
I'll give you that!! Lol

Since: Oct 12

Leechburg, PA

#974105 Aug 31, 2013
TernceS wrote:
<quoted text>Giving up is a brilliant chess move? How old are you?
it doesn't matter the age dumbama one upped us!! I don't like it but!!!!
TernceS

Washington, DC

#974106 Aug 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
just like everything else....
Republicans already split on how to address Syria vote
While President Barack Obama said on Saturday he would ask Congress to sign off on a strike against the Syrian government, Republican lawmakers had mixed reactions to the plan, with House Homeland Security Committee chair Rep. Peter King (R-NY) accusing Obama of sidestepping his duties as commander-in-chief.
“He should not be passing it on to Congress,” King told WCBS-TV on Saturday.“I should not be waiting until Congress comes back on September 9th.”
But Talking Points Memo reported that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other Republican leaders argued just the opposite in a joint statement announcing the House would take the matter up for a vote after coming back from recess.
“Under the Constitution, the responsibility to declare war lies with Congress,” the statement read.“We are glad the president is seeking authorization for any military action in Syria in response to serious, substantive questions being raised.”
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/31/republi...
The U.N. turned Obama down.

The British turned Obama down.

France surrendered already.

Obama is a day late and a dollar short.

It's already over. Everyone but you knows that.

Get off the bus man. Nobody is supporting Obama.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#974107 Aug 31, 2013
TernceS wrote:
<quoted text>
The U.N. turned Obama down.
The British turned Obama down.
France surrendered already.
Obama is a day late and a dollar short.
It's already over. Everyone but you knows that.
Get off the bus man. Nobody is supporting Obama.
Ex-Bush Officials Love Obama’s Unilateralism on Syria

The president is signaling he’s willing to go it alone, and that’s won him some new admirers: the Bush officials who went to war with Iraq absent a second U.N. resolution.

Many former officials from the George W. Bush administration have discovered new respect for Obama’s recent embrace of American unilateralism after the suspected chemical-weapons attack last week in a suburb of Damascus.

“I absolutely congratulate President Obama for finally realizing that our U.N. allies are nothing more than a bunch of dithering, yellow-bellied, Chardonnay-sipping cowards,” said Mark Corallo, the former spokesman for the Justice Department in Bush’s first term.“I further congratulate him for finally growing up and understanding that there are bad people in the world and sometimes they earn, by their evil, the action of a great superpower. So yippee-kai-ay, cowboy.”

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

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#974108 Aug 31, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Because now it is up to the Republicans you moran
Psst, if O'bama has the goods on Assad gassing the 'children, children, children why doesn't he pass on the intelligence to the United Nations and plead his case you 'moran'.
*I see what they say about your drinking problem:)
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#974109 Aug 31, 2013
A big group of foreign policy experts, from across the ideological spectrum, is calling on President Obama to impose "meaningful consequences on the Assad regime" for their use of chemical weapons.

"At a minimum, the United States, along with willing allies and partners, should use standoff weapons and airpower to target the Syrian dictatorship’s military units that were involved in the recent large-scale use of chemical weapons. It should also provide vetted moderate elements of Syria’s armed opposition with the military support required to identify and strike regime units armed with chemical weapons," the experts write.

"Moreover, the United States and other willing nations should consider direct military strikes against the pillars of the Assad regime. The objectives should be not only to ensure that Assad’s chemical weapons no longer threaten America, our allies in the region or the Syrian people, but also to deter or destroy the Assad regime’s airpower and other conventional military means of committing atrocities against civilian non-combatants. At the same time, the United States should accelerate efforts to vet, train, and arm moderate elements of Syria’s armed opposition, with the goal of empowering them to prevail against both the Assad regime and the growing presence of Al Qaeda-affiliated and other extremist rebel factions in the country."

The signatories on the letter addressed to President Obama inlcude Senator Joe Lieberman, Bernard-Henri Levy, Karl Rove, Bill Kristol, Elliott Abrams, Leon Wieseltier, and many others. Right now, 66 experts have signed the letter.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/experts-o...

so you wingnuts go ahead and take shots at those who helped start the Iraq war so we can all finally know how you really feel about Bush's war.

but at least you won't be able to use the excuse anymore that we needed to attack Iraq 'anyway' because he was killing his own people.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#974110 Aug 31, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Awwwwww.... I'm ignorant of facts?
I'm still waiting for your dow for iraq son.
Have you found it?
Has it made a magical appearance?
Are you finally going to shake the fact you're a liar?
No... No... I guess you love that tag! After all, it's true!
You're the pravaracator.You're gonna wait until hell freezes over and you and Satan get up a hockey team.. But it's ok really, look at what Barack Hussein Obama has done w/o Congressional approval. Oh that's right it's ok if he does it, and without citizenship to boot.. Whata guy... you'll cover his behind like a blanket, he's a Demorat...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#974111 Aug 31, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Brilliant chess move by the President!
So he played spades while Benghazi was going on and now you insist he is playing chess. What about Golf? is he going to quit playing golf for all the children?

Since: Oct 12

Leechburg, PA

#974113 Aug 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
A big group of foreign policy experts, from across the ideological spectrum, is calling on President Obama to impose "meaningful consequences on the Assad regime" for their use of chemical weapons.

"At a minimum, the United States, along with willing allies and partners, should use standoff weapons and airpower to target the Syrian dictatorship’s military units that were involved in the recent large-scale use of chemical weapons. It should also provide vetted moderate elements of Syria’s armed opposition with the military support required to identify and strike regime units armed with chemical weapons," the experts write.

"Moreover, the United States and other willing nations should consider direct military strikes against the pillars of the Assad regime. The objectives should be not only to ensure that Assad’s chemical weapons no longer threaten America, our allies in the region or the Syrian people, but also to deter or destroy the Assad regime’s airpower and other conventional military means of committing atrocities against civilian non-combatants. At the same time, the United States should accelerate efforts to vet, train, and arm moderate elements of Syria’s armed opposition, with the goal of empowering them to prevail against both the Assad regime and the growing presence of Al Qaeda-affiliated and other extremist rebel factions in the country."

The signatories on the letter addressed to President Obama inlcude Senator Joe Lieberman, Bernard-Henri Levy, Karl Rove, Bill Kristol, Elliott Abrams, Leon Wieseltier, and many others. Right now, 66 experts have signed the letter.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/experts-o...

so you wingnuts go ahead and take shots at those who helped start the Iraq war so we can all finally know how you really feel about Bush's war.

but at least you won't be able to use the excuse anymore that we needed to attack Iraq 'anyway' because he was killing his own people.
There's one difference!! The Russian and they want to play

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#974114 Aug 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:

so you wingnuts go ahead and take shots at those who helped start the Iraq war so we can all finally know how you really feel about Bush's war.
but at least you won't be able to use the excuse anymore that we needed to attack Iraq 'anyway' because he was killing his own people.
I would like to start with Clinton and his ordered regime change in Iraq that he made law. I suppose O'bama would be playing checkers with Saddam to get that done--maybe spades. What do you think?

Where is the proof that Asaad is killing his own people with chemical weapons? The videos, that the media, in the United States are using are a hoax. Very bad actors-they actually used some of the same video and photographs from the Moslem Bro Hoodie site in Egypt--you know when the same terrorists said that the Egyptian Military was using chemical weapons on the Morsi Hoodies...same photos same lie. Why didn't O'bama go and save all those children children children in Egypt? they are the same children you know.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#974115 Aug 31, 2013
Abdurratln wrote:
I have to say that I stopped coming to this thread because all I saw here was blind Obama worship. But now, we have proof that he murdered 260000 Somalis and was about to plunge us into World War III. Africans have abandoned that bandwagon come toour collective senses. Obama is another nutcase, worse than Bush and more dangerous than Bush, because he takes the black vote for granted. I think we have contributed to world peace by letting them know that we cannot e so easily taken for granted, especially when it comes to 260,000 Africans dead, most of them babies under the age of 5. There is no excuse for that. And there is no excuse to be on the brink of World War III.
Seems to me it was O'bama and his cronies. After all O'bama has been the biggest supporter of the United Nations, along with his crony liberals. What about all those children? O'bama forgot he killed them? wasn't paying attention-didn't care? but is ready to go to war over a fake video showing children. This is really unbelievable: A Western official briefed on the new report – the most authoritative to date – told AP that it says 260,000 people died, and that half the victims were 5 and under. Two other international officials briefed on the report confirmed that the toll was in the quarter-million range. All three insisted they not be identified because they were not authorized to share the report's contents before it is officially released.

The report is being made public Thursday by FEWSNET, a famine early warning system funded by the U.S. government's aid arm USAID, and by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit - Somalia, which is funded by the U.S. and Britain.

*I wonder how much money American taxpayers on the hook for with this non-working 'non-early' warning system. USAID has always been a joke. IMO O'bama was funding the terrorists there with our money and not feeding the people who needed it. Same old crap with the muzzie lover name Hussein O'bama.

I also see that O'bama's installed Al Shabaab is tied to O'bama's Egypt mo bro hoodies. http://www.africareview.com/News/Al+Shabaab+u...
Obama Fail

Edmonton, Canada

#974116 Aug 31, 2013
look at Obama in this picture, disgusting

http://68.148.109.3/clq/

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#974118 Aug 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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84% of whites who were murdered in 2010 were killed by whites.
95% of blacks who were murdered were killed by other blacks.
quibble over the 11% if you feel the need, but you're still not realistically addressing the problems that white society has. you're so wrapped up in your white victim pathology that you need to blame the problems of white society on everyone else.
clean your own house before you start worrying about the house next door. credibility will allow you to judge others and until then you have no right to act superior.
I know that information is bogus because you didn't provide a link.

Federal Statistics of black on white violence, with links and mathematical extrapolation formulas.


Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.

Blacks are three times more likely to use a hand gun, and twice more likely to use a knife.

Hispanics commit three times more violent crimes than whites, but the statistics are nebulous because sometimes they are classified as white, so it could be far higher.

The best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percent of the population that is black and Hispanic.

http://www.examiner.com/article/federal-stati...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#974120 Aug 31, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Cornel West had some harsh comments for MSNBC's Al Sharpton and Michael Eric Dyson Friday.
Early in the radio show "Smiley and West," West said of the previous day's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, "We saw of course the coronation of the bonafide house negro of the Obama plantation, our dear brother Al Sharpton, supported by the Michael Dysons and others who’ve really prostituted themselves intellectually in a very ugly and vicious way"
Cornel West is really shaking things up with the black Christian community--last month he came out and made the statement that most "liberals are morally bankrupt". I never knew much about the guy but started listening to him because I watch Tavis Smiley late at night on occasion and he was an interesting guest. He is candidly honest.
LCNLin

United States

#974121 Aug 31, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
And Obamacare isn't? They can't even get the thing off the ground.
I'll take lowering the costs of health care and common sense solutions any day.
The British parliamentary rejection of military intervention in Syria Thursday night was not a sign of isolationism or nonchalance over the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime, but rather it reflects a necessary use of caution and prudence in these chaotic times.

Coming a decade after the country tumbled headfirst into the disaster which became the Iraq war, the British public is clearly still feeling bruised, reticent to trust their politicians. After the facts and truths were so grossly manipulated back in 2003, and the motive for war was premised on the possibility of the presence of WMD, it is understandable that people are now wary of evidence placed before them. Especially when there are still so many unknowns surrounding last week’s attack east of Damascus, which rebels say killed hundreds.

Indeed, during the lengthy debate in Parliament, MPs referred specifically to the Iraq debacle, a war so ill thought out that it is still claiming hundreds of lives each month in sectarian violence. Once bitten, twice shy.

And this loss of trustworthiness, stemming from a neglect of the values of transparency and openness, is being felt across western Europe and in the U.S., with opinion polls very firmly highlighting public opposition to intervention. The public is sick of war, and full of skepticism over any long-term objectives. It all too often appears that foreign policy advisers are stumbling into decisions, forced into corners due to global allegiances or rivalries. Understandably, people become wary that the best motives are truly influencing these decisions.

But whereas Cameron appeared to have clumsily rushed through a motion, which at least he allowed the opposition to modify, perhaps the U.S. is going to be more careful. John Kerry spoke Friday evening with confidence over intelligence which pointed, without a shadow of a doubt, to the regime being responsible. It was the speech Cameron should have given before his parliamentary vote.

The use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, a claim which the evidence thus far seems to support, is an outrageous act, and the culprits must be punished, as Kerry stated. Those responsible must realize they cannot carry out such acts ever again. But to carry out a punitive strike, to merely satisfy Western consciences, is not the way to do this. Such a crude use of military power, rushed into and poorly planned, with no thought to the repercussions, would do more harm than good. Possibly with this in mind, Kerry was right to assure the public that any intervention in Syria would bear no similarity to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With an issue as sensitive as this, in a part of the region so critical, the international community must be as scrupulous and as careful as it can be with the facts. It must consider all outcomes of its actions, and have answers on what happens tomorrow. And the war-weary public rightly expects as much.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Editorial...
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb )
LCNLin

United States

#974123 Aug 31, 2013
Low Life Killers wrote:
JE.........
George W. Bush On Syria:'I Was Not A Fan Of Mr. Assad'

The Huffington Post | By Paige Lavender Posted: 08/30/2013 9:50 am EDT | Updated: 08/30/2013 7:09 pm EDT
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Former President George W. Bush opened up about the situation in Syria on Friday, saying he "was not a fan" of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“He's an ally of Iran and he's made mischief," Bush told Fox News' Brian Kilmeade on Friday morning.

Bush tried to resist when Kilmeade asked about a potential strike on Syria, saying he knew the Fox host was "trying to subtly roll me into the issues of the day."

"I refuse to be roped in," Bush said.

Bush did say President Barack Obama "has to make a tough call" on Syria.

"Putting our military into harm's way is the toughest decision a president will make," Bush said.

Bush said people should learn from 9/11 when considering a potential attack on Syria, noting the U.S. can't ignore what's going on in other parts of the world.

"As time passes, people forget the lessons of September 11," Bush said. "One of the key lessons is the human condition elsewhere matters to the security of the United States."

According to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, most Americans are doubtful that airstrikes in Syria would do much to curb the turmoil there. An NBC News poll released Friday showed 50 percent of Americans said the U.S. should not take action against Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons, while 42 percent supported intervention.
LCNLin

United States

#974124 Aug 31, 2013
Members of Congress, abruptly handed exactly the war powers many had demanded, grappled Saturday with whether to sign off on President Barack Obama's plan to punish Syria for an alleged chemical weapons attack. Now with a stake in the nation's global credibility, lawmakers were seeking more information about the possible consequences of striking a region without knowing what would happen next.

The debate over what action, if any, Congress might approve is in its infancy as lawmakers prepare for a public hearing Tuesday by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But the first contours began emerging within hours of Obama's announcement.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/mcco...

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said he doesn't believe Syria should go unpunished for the Aug. 21 attack near Damascus. "But we need to understand what the whole scope of consequences is," he said by telephone. "What the president may perceive as limited ... won't stop there."

Arguing for a strategy that seeks to end Syrian President Bashar Assad's rule, Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina issued a joint statement saying that any operation should be broader in scope than the "limited" scope Obama described.

"We cannot in good conscience support isolated military strikes in Syria that are not part of an overall strategy that can change the momentum on the battlefield, achieve the president's stated goal of Assad's removal from power, and bring an end to this conflict, which is a growing threat to our national security interests," the senators said.

"Anything short of this would be an inadequate response to the crimes against humanity that Assad and his forces are committing. And it would send the wrong signal to America's friends and allies, the Syrian opposition, the Assad regime, Iran, and the world - all of whom are watching closely what actions America will take," they said.

Lawmakers of both parties had, for days, demanded that Obama seek congressional authorization under the War Powers Act. Until Saturday, the president showed no willingness to do so and the military strike appeared imminent. Then, from the White House Rose Garden, Obama said he would strike Syria in a limited way and without boots on the ground. But, he added, he would seek congressional approval first.

"All of us should be accountable as we move forward, and that can only be accomplished with a vote," Obama said. "And in doing so, I ask you, members of Congress, to consider that some things are more important than partisan differences or the politics of the moment."

With that, Obama dropped the question of Syria, the nation's credibility and the balance of government power in the very laps of lawmakers who had complained about his go-it-alone-style — but were less clear about how they would want to deal with a horrific chemical attack that the administration said killed 1,429 people, including 426 children. Other estimates of the death toll were in the hundreds.

By evening Saturday, the White House sent Congress its draft of a resolution to authorize Obama to use military force. The draft does not lay out a specific timeline or course of military action but gives Obama approval to use the military as he determines "necessary and appropriate" to meet its objective of preventing further chemical attacks. It also affirms the administration's view that, ultimately, only a negotiated political settlement can resolve the crisis in Syria.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#974126 Sep 1, 2013
TernceS wrote:
<quoted text>
The U.N. turned Obama down.
The British turned Obama down.
France surrendered already.
Obama is a day late and a dollar short.
It's already over. Everyone but you knows that.
Get off the bus man. Nobody is supporting Obama.
except for the UK, it's the same ones whip turned down bushie boy too!

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