Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1345888 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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LCNLin

United States

#973968 Aug 31, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The black community is doing that themselves. They don't need any help from me.
Amusing
LCNLin

United States

#973969 Aug 31, 2013
WASHINGTON--- President Obama said on Saturday that he was ready to take military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad, but that he will seek the approval of Congress before carrying out a military strike.

Obama says congressional leaders have agreed to schedule a debate and vote when they return to session. They are scheduled to return from their summer recess on Sept. 9.

The president did not say if he'd forgo a strike if Congress rejects his call to action.

"This attack is an assault on human dignity," Obama said with Vice President Biden standing by his. "It also presents a serious danger to our national security."

The remarks came amid a flurry of briefings for skeptical lawmakers by the president's national security team. The shouts from hundreds of activists outside the White House protesting against military action could be heard from the Rose Garden shortly before Obama spoke.

"Over the last several days, we've heard from several members of Congress who want their voices to be heard," Obama said. "I absolutely agree."

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., welcomed the decision.

"The President's role as commander-in-chief is always strengthened when he enjoys the expressed support of the Congress," McConnell said.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, praised Obama's decision to seek congressional authorization as "absolutely the right decision." Corker in recent weeks had been a public advocate for an authorization vote, contending the Congress too often takes a back seat on determining critical foreign policy decisions.

Obama noted some have advised not to seek Congress' approval, noting that the British Parliament this week rejected a similar call for action by Prime Minister David Cameron. Obama seemed to leave open the possibility that he could move ahead with a strike even if Congress refuses to go along with his request.

"While I believe I have the authority to carry out this military action without specific Congressional authorization, I know the country will be stronger if we take this course and our actions will be even more effective," Obama said. "We should have this debate. The issues are too big for business as usual."

The remarks came hours after U.N. experts, who had been collecting samples from last week's alleged chemical weapons strike outside Damascus, left the country bound for the Netherlands.

The chemical weapons experts were working to determine what occurred in the apparent chemical weapons attack near Damascus on Aug. 21, which U.S. intelligence reports say left 1,429 people dead, including 426 children. They have taken blood and urine samples from victims and soil samples from areas where chemical attacks have been reported. The samples will be tested in Europe.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#973970 Aug 31, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>You're not comparing Mr. Vacation to the standing US president, are you? The fact that you acknowledge Obama's exemplifying swagger, is no reason to hate on his accomplishments! You're another one, who all you have is speculation. You don't know what happened in Benghazi, just like the rest of us, just speculating. The fact you had no answers for any question in my last post, only proves I'm right! You go on babbling about nonsense that doesn't even matter. Since you're into butting in at the middle of conversations, maybe you can explain how Clinton made Osama bin Laden when , clear as day, he emerged during the Reagan era &, Bush 43 was business partners with bin Laden, along with his daddy, before Clinton ever ran for president!
That's probably in reference to all the years in 9/11 planning, WHILE Clinton was potus.

Partisan LibuhrulTICs, blind in one eye, can't half see out the other hole in their empty, partisan bobble heads.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#973971 Aug 31, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Massive Obama wimp-out....
That, from a weanner that thinks libraries should be decimated.

You're a duhmmy too sometimes, DUHmmy.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#973972 Aug 31, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Lots of people do! I think it may be the blood sugar levels. But then again, she spent hours staring at a photo of Frank Marshall Davis and convinced herself that he is the Presidents father, even though another poster pointed out that he was 60 when the Presidents mother gave birth to the President!!!
Sick in the head, and so disgustingly disrespectful of our President. It's shameful.
REAL America voters don't give a chit thatFM Davis might be Opotus's father.

What we do care about-are policies of DEMOCRACY being followed.

NO dark age COMMIETICS allowed.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#973973 Aug 31, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama is a Muslim and Biden is a lapsed Roman Catholic.
and Galt is an earthworm.

There, is everyone labelDUHMly labeled now?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#973974 Aug 31, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>When Clinton Lied... America Died...
Not only have the War Mongering liberals killed most of the population of the world from wars liberals started in the past century, liberals continue their killing spree...
Osama Bin Laden was made in the USA...(by Bill Clinton)
The fact Obama is responsible for more soldiers deaths in two years than Bush had in 8 years of Afghanistan......
AND... Obama is gonna start World War III. What a dumbass!
The War Mongering Sickness and Poison of Unconscious Plantation Liberalism
It's the culture...
lol! The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

What a bunch of chicken littles!

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#973975 Aug 31, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>You can thank Bill Clinton for opening up Pandora's Box of medicating America. Hillary Care failed and by G-d we are going to make these Americans beg for "Not about health, not about care." It took less than 5 years and the cry for medications from the Americans began. Enter O'bamacare.
Republicans block Hilliarycare & like a good little Republican, you say that was Bill Clinton's fault.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#973976 Aug 31, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>The Government Cheese and Non Sentient Welfare Crowd... The Blind Lead you fools...
It's the culture...
lol! Repeat please!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#973977 Aug 31, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> To answer your question, Clinton had no reason to go after bin Laden. He hadn't done anything to America yet, just threats. Obama gets thousands of those a day!
-Feb. 26, 1993
Bullchit
The first World Trade Center attack and the first terrorist attack on America. A bomb built in nearby Jersey City is driven into an underground garage at the trade center and detonated, killing six and wounding 1,500. Yousef, nephew of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, masterminds the attack, working with nearly a dozen local Muslims. While U.S. officials disagree on whether Osama bin Laden instituted the attack and Yousef denies he has met bin Laden, the CIA later learns that Yousef stayed in a bin Laden-owned guest house in Pakistan both before and after the attacks.

--April – June 23, 1993

Militants plan a series of near simultaneous bombings in New York. Among the targets were prominent New York monuments: The Lincoln and Holland tunnels linking New York to New Jersey, the George Washington Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations, the last to be planted with the help of diplomats from the Sudanese mission, the Federal Building at 26 Federal Plaza, and finally, one in the Diamond District along 47th Street, populated by mostly Jewish diamond dealers. On June 23, as terrorists mix chemicals for the bombs, FBI agents raid their warehouse and arrest twelve.

-- May - July 28, 1993

After two months of planning, Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing, travels to Karachi, the hometown of Benazir Bhutto, then former prime minister of Pakistan, who is seeking to regain her old job. He and two others are in the process of planting a remote control bomb on the road when the ageing Soviet detonator he obtained in Afghanistan explodes in his face, ending the plot. Financing for the bombing comes from radical Islamic groups in Pakistan, according to Bhutto.

-- June 1993

Al-Qaida reportedly attempts to assassinate then Jordanian Crown Prince Abdullah. He succeeded his father as king of Jordan in February, 1999.

--Oct. 3-4, 1993

In a battle for the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, a unit of U.S. special operations forces gets pinned down after two U.S. helicopters are shot out of the sky. Eighteen Americans die, killed by Somalis reportedly trained by al-Qaida.“It is true that my colleagues fought with [Somali warlord] Farah Adid’s forces in Somalia,” bin Laden subsequently claims. The al-Qaida leader also insists, with a characteristic exaggeration, that 100 Americans died in the attack, not 18. The attack leads to the U.S. withdrawal from Somalia, a move hailed by bin Laden as a great victory for the Islamic world.

--March 11, 1994

Led by Ramzi Yousef, a group of Islamic militants hijack a delivery truck in downtown Bangkok, strangle the driver and load a one-ton bomb on board. Their target: the Israeli embassy. But the truck has an accident and the hijacker abandons it, leading to the discovery of the bomb and driver’s body. Several of the plotters are arrested, but Yousef escapes again.

--June 1994

Imad Mugniyeh, the military chief of Hezbollah during its 1980’s attacks on U.S. personnel, meets secretly with Bin Laden in Khartoum. Mughniyeh, at that point the most wanted terrorist in the world for his role in the Beirut embassy and Marine Barracks bombing, advises Bin Laden on planning.

Ali Mohamed, the al-Qaida security director at the time, later tells U.S. officials that Mughniyeh told bin Laden how the Marine bombing in Beirut led to the U.S. withdrawal from Lebanon and how such a campaign could eventually lead to a similar route of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia and the whole Islamic world.

-- June 20, 1994
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#973978 Aug 31, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The only way to control medical care costs is through competition, not through government price fixing.
So... you're saying costs today are low?

wow....

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#973979 Aug 31, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
You're learning...at least a LITTLE anyway.
KEYSTONE by Americans FOR America-NOT against it.
Keystone Pipeline, built by a Canadian company using primarily imported steel.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#973980 Aug 31, 2013
Ramzi Yousef, working with the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, blows up the Shrine of Reza, the great grandson of Mohammed and a Shiite saint, in Mashad, Iran. The explosion took out the entire wall of the mausoleum, killing 26 pilgrims, mostly women. At the time, Yousef was motivated as much by hatred of Shiite Muslims as by hatred of America. Also involved in the plot were his father and brother.

-- Nov. 12-14, 1994
Extremists working for bin Laden conduct extensive surveillance of President Bill Clinton and his party during a state visit to Manila in anticipation of mounting an assassination attempt when Clinton returns to the Philippine capital in November 1996 for an already scheduled APEC summit. Bin Laden orders al-Qaida to use still and video cameras to follow Clinton and Secret Service personnel. The Secret Service later learns from an al-Qaida defector that the surveillance was extensive, and the tapes along with maps and notes were sent to bin Laden, who was then living in Sudan. The Secret Service was unaware of the surveillance although there was some concern at the time that the president was exposed during the trip.“We did not know there was a plot to assassinate the president,” said a high-ranking Secret Service official.“We only found out later.”
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#973981 Aug 31, 2013
-- Dec. 29, 1992
In the first al-Qaida attack against U.S. forces, operatives bomb a hotel where U.S. troops -- on their way to a humanitarian mission in Somalia -- had been staying. Two Austrian tourists are killed. Almost simultaneously, another group of al-Qaida operatives are caught at Aden airport, Yemen, as they prepare to launch rockets at U.S. military planes. U.S. troops quickly leave Aden.
--Feb. 26, 1993
The first World Trade Center attack and the first terrorist attack on America. A bomb built in nearby Jersey City is driven into an underground garage at the trade center and detonated, killing six and wounding 1,500. Yousef, nephew of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, masterminds the attack, working with nearly a dozen local Muslims. While U.S. officials disagree on whether Osama bin Laden instituted the attack and Yousef denies he has met bin Laden, the CIA later learns that Yousef stayed in a bin Laden-owned guest house in Pakistan both before and after the attacks.
--April – June 23, 1993
Militants plan a series of near simultaneous bombings in New York. Among the targets were prominent New York monuments: The Lincoln and Holland tunnels linking New York to New Jersey, the George Washington Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations, the last to be planted with the help of diplomats from the Sudanese mission, the Federal Building at 26 Federal Plaza, and finally, one in the Diamond District along 47th Street, populated by mostly Jewish diamond dealers. On June 23, as terrorists mix chemicals for the bombs, FBI agents raid their warehouse and arrest twelve.
-- May - July 28, 1993
After two months of planning, Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing, travels to Karachi, the hometown of Benazir Bhutto, then former prime minister of Pakistan, who is seeking to regain her old job. He and two others are in the process of planting a remote control bomb on the road when the ageing Soviet detonator he obtained in Afghanistan explodes in his face, ending the plot. Financing for the bombing comes from radical Islamic groups in Pakistan, according to Bhutto.
-- June 1993
Al-Qaida reportedly attempts to assassinate then Jordanian Crown Prince Abdullah. He succeeded his father as king of Jordan in February, 1999.
--Oct. 3-4, 1993
In a battle for the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, a unit of U.S. special operations forces gets pinned down after two U.S. helicopters are shot out of the sky. Eighteen Americans die, killed by Somalis reportedly trained by al-Qaida.“It is true that my colleagues fought with [Somali warlord] Farah Adid’s forces in Somalia,” bin Laden subsequently claims. The al-Qaida leader also insists, with a characteristic exaggeration, that 100 Americans died in the attack, not 18. The attack leads to the U.S. withdrawal from Somalia, a move hailed by bin Laden as a great victory for the Islamic world.
--March 11, 1994
Led by Ramzi Yousef, a group of Islamic militants hijack a delivery truck in downtown Bangkok, strangle the driver and load a one-ton bomb on board. Their target: the Israeli embassy. But the truck has an accident and the hijacker abandons it, leading to the discovery of the bomb and driver’s body. Several of the plotters are arrested, but Yousef escapes again.
--June 1994
Imad Mugniyeh, the military chief of Hezbollah during its 1980’s attacks on U.S. personnel, meets secretly with Bin Laden in Khartoum. Mughniyeh, at that point the most wanted terrorist in the world for his role in the Beirut embassy and Marine Barracks bombing, advises Bin Laden on planning.
Ali Mohamed, the al-Qaida security director at the time, later tells U.S. officials that Mughniyeh told bin Laden how the Marine bombing in Beirut led to the U.S. withdrawal from Lebanon and how such a campaign could eventually lead to a similar route of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia and the whole Islamic world.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#973982 Aug 31, 2013
Skiff Sun Tzu wrote:
I pray that Obama won't order such a foolish attack, Syria's Navy may have Russian Super Sunburn SS-N-26 ONYX Missiles Make US Navy Obsolete & US Attack on Syria Suicidal.
Guess all the little children in Israel can breathe a little easier now, after all the Excess tension of the past few days, for a few days anyway.

Give the U.N. a chance to gather and present some REAL evidence, and the REST of the allied world some time to THINK, rather than jump on the missile launch pads like a bunch of assumptive, arrogant, half cocked, drunken commietic windbags.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#973983 Aug 31, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Why are you a 58 year old ignorant idiot on welfare?
Its the culture...
Why do you simply choose to be ignorant son?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#973984 Aug 31, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Keystone Pipeline, built by a Canadian company using primarily imported steel.
See...if the U.S. could get away from the entitleMENTALcase mentality of WHINEDUHM..and started manufacturing more steel again....

Northern Continental DOMESTIC style...FOR America-NOT against it.

Duhmmy.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#973985 Aug 31, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>The only time you have to defend yourself you idiot, is when your babble is failing you moron.. You're out of toilet paper... Karma?
Obama and Karma are gonna start World War III. What a bunch of dumbasses!
The War Mongering Sickness and Poison of Unconscious Plantation Liberalism
It's the culture...
lol! You know what I like about your refusal to defend yourself son?

You can't!

I love this comedy channel!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#973986 Aug 31, 2013
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>The problem with this is that in 2008 I complained abut Obama's lack of experience,now we are expecting people with little experience to compete for the same job. How can the Republican Party tell the voters that they should have voted for someone with more experience if they can't provide someone?
lol! Aint it the truth? Cons want to replace someone they complaint has no experience with someone who has even less!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#973987 Aug 31, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
See...if the U.S. could get away from the entitleMENTALcase mentality of WHINEDUHM..and started manufacturing more steel again....
Northern Continental DOMESTIC style...FOR America-NOT against it.
Duhmmy.
So... why do we give israel money and tell them to buy US products son?

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