Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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Whatever

Gering, NE

#975078 Sep 3, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Bush did that in Iraq stooge__and that stupid shit led us to another shthole eaten up with sectarian nonsense.
What do you think started the Syrian civil war???
Obama's Egyptian Speech titled "A New Beginning."

The start of Middle-east unrest.

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#975079 Sep 3, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Bush did that in Iraq stooge__and that stupid shit led us to another shthole eaten up with sectarian nonsense.
What do you think started the Syrian civil war???
OH HELL!!!! Now Syria is Bush's fault since the chimp in chief fell on his face?

Damn libtards! Take F'ing responsibility!1
Whatever

Gering, NE

#975080 Sep 3, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Ol' Jason Jay back and still no improvement in his/her subject/verb agreement...call somebody and "moron" again because you can't remember where you slipped last. Did I hear you talking about the Connecticut Cowboy?
lily as leosnana trying to shine at her only skill-proof reading. LOL

It was your moronic alter ego that was running around calling everyone moron. Look in the mirror.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#975081 Sep 3, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Do you ever get anything right? Bush freed the Iraqi people. Problem is the Muslim Brotherhood seen this as the time to spread Shari'a across the middle east. All of these countries are being overran by jihadist.
"Brotherhood seen," huh? "Are being overran"??? I think you missed Dumbya's stance-- after no WMDs were found--that the whole mess was to spread democracy to the middle east...I think god told him so, but as Dumbya's dyslexic, it might have been dog.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#975082 Sep 3, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! No. Congress will.
Idiot Yeah doesn't think the American voter should have a say.

Tell your congressman your vote on the Syrian war.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#975084 Sep 3, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! That's what you do son... fly in and fly out on a constant basis.
And it's a good thing I'm dull. But you're still not that high on the intelligence scales!
*Yawn* you are still bad at this.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#975086 Sep 3, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You're saying babies in America have been killed with Sarin gas? Does Rush know?
You Racists sack of Shite a 16 month old baby is shot in the head in brooklyn ny and you wanted sarin gas to be the weapon you Bigotted srtink pile of human GARBAGE low life Democrat posing filth Globalists An AMERICAN LIFE MEANS NOTHING AND LESS IF IT IS A BLACK AMERICAN
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#975087 Sep 3, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You're saying babies in America have been killed with Sarin gas? Does Rush know?
Your obsession and addiction to dumbass is not only amusing, but curious leosnana... You have to admit idiot...

It's the culture...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975088 Sep 3, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Whatever. It tickles me that Un loves Rodman and his brother loves Eric Clapton.
...probably also tickles you that North Korea practices genocide and mass murder of its own citizens...and is more of a threat than your beloved Syria.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#975089 Sep 3, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You're saying babies in America have been killed with Sarin gas? Does Rush know?
leosnana

Proof reading skills-marginal

Reading skills-nominal
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975091 Sep 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>

BTW, did you read about the Mellencamp boys beating the daylights out of someone?
typical liberals
Whatever

Gering, NE

#975092 Sep 3, 2013
Amazing. Kerry now using the "Iran wants Congress to vote no" line. This line would have provoked a response a few years ago; now "meh".

The rooster comes home to rest.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#975093 Sep 3, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Do you ever get anything right? Bush freed the Iraqi people. Problem is the Muslim Brotherhood seen this as the time to spread Shari'a across the middle east. All of these countries are being overran by jihadist.
You're fkn nuts pal. Saddam was a Sunni__the power (oil) in Iraq belonged to Sunni's__the Shiite's were dirt, cut from the same cloth as Saddam's sworn enemies the dastardly Purrrsians across the border in Iran.

Bush freed no one but created one more killing field left behind in the wake of US wars. What happened to the Iraqi Shiite cleric known as Muqtada Sadr of Sadr City? We heard about that azzhole every day during Bush's war and not once since. Who snapped his foreskin back?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975094 Sep 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
No, I'm not happy. I'm against war.
How do we know which side, if any, released the chemical weapons?

Kerry received his hair and blood samples from the Al Qaeda rebels.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#975095 Sep 3, 2013
THE LIBERAL GLOBALISTS How “Progressives” and the American “Left” are Failing Over Syria
It’s now painfully clear that Obama’s war on Syria is a replay of Bush’s march to war in Iraq, both built on lies. Zero evidence has been put forth that proves the Syrian government used chemical weapons. On the contrary, evidence has been collected that suggests the U.S.-backed Syrian rebels are responsible for the attack.

If Obama wages an aggressive attack on Syria — especially without UN authorization — he’ll be committing a major international crime that will, by any standard, make him a war criminal, just like Bush before him.

And because Obama’s attack on Syria followed Bush’s logic, you’d assume that liberal, progressive, and other Left groups would do what they did when Bush went to war: denounce it unconditionally and organize against it.

But that’s not what happened. Because this didn’t happen, less accurate information was made available to the public, and fewer public mobilizations have occurred, thus re-enforcing Obama’s ability to wage an aggressive war.

There are four pieces of information that all left groups have a duty to report about Syria, but they have either ignored or minimized:

1) Obama presented zero evidence to back up his main justification for war: that the Syrian Government used chemical weapons against civilians.

2) A top UN investigator, Carla Del Ponte, blamed a previous chemical weapons attack on the U.S.-backed rebels.

3) Any attack on Syria, no matter how “limited,” has a high risk of expanding into neighboring countries if Syria exercises its right as a sovereign nation to defend itself.

4) A war against Syria will be a violation of international law, since it is not approved by the UN, and therefore will make President Obama a war criminal.

There has been a broad spectrum of leftist failure to address these issues and condemn Obama’s war, ranging from those who take an overtly pro-war position to those who use anti-war slogans that are stained with pro-war justifications. A consistent “Hands Off Syria” message was hard to find.

The most guilty parties who have aided and assisted Obama’s expected war plans will have blood-stained hands after the bombing begins. Perhaps the best example of this coterie is Van Jones, the former adviser to Obama who founded the Rebuild The Dream organization. On CNN, Jones announced his new appetite for foreign war (Preview):

“I think we need to stand behind this president and send a clear message to Assad that this type behavior is not acceptable.”

Many liberals took Jones’“stand by our president” approach, even if it wasn’t stated as directly as Jones did, and even after “our president” was unable to present any sensible reason for waging another aggressive war in the Middle East.

LOW LIFE PAID PHONIES NOW THEY ARE THE CHENEY AND BUSH
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975097 Sep 3, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Aug 27, 2013
|
Press Release
Boca Raton, FL – Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released a statement on the tragedy in Syria:
“The situation in Syria is an unimaginable tragedy. The cruelty of chemical weapons attacks is one more extraordinary deplorable aspect in a conflict that has taken over 100,000 Syrian lives. For the United States, there are no good options. While I do not support troops on the ground in Syria, we must continue to support the most vulnerable victims of the conflict through sustained humanitarian assistance. As we determine the most strategic option moving forward we should work with our international allies to ensure that any direct engagement has a clearly defined purpose and be cognizant of potential negative consequences.”
Another pro-war NYC Bocajew.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#975098 Sep 3, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>"Brotherhood seen," huh? "Are being overran"??? I think you missed Dumbya's stance-- after no WMDs were found--that the whole mess was to spread democracy to the middle east...I think god told him so, but as Dumbya's dyslexic, it might have been dog.
Of course Obama hasn't been POTUS for five years and his efforts to change foreign policy in the Middle-East starting with Obama's Egyptian Speech titled "A New Beginning" never happened.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#975099 Sep 3, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>You Racists sack of Shite a 16 month old baby is shot in the head in brooklyn ny and you wanted sarin gas to be the weapon you Bigotted srtink pile of human GARBAGE low life Democrat posing filth Globalists An AMERICAN LIFE MEANS NOTHING AND LESS IF IT IS A BLACK AMERICAN
Twenty babies were shot numerous times and locations in Newtown, and you stupid, racist, guns-for-gonads condumbs used it to raise money for NRA candidates. Do you even know half of what you say any more?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975101 Sep 3, 2013
TSM wrote:
I guess Boehner/Cantor ‘Republican Rhinos’ feels important after Obama gave them Five Minutes of his time both supports Obama military action in Syria could either Boehner/Cantor if asked answer this question’ what’s the End Game?
...hopefully, the end of their political careers.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#975102 Sep 3, 2013
LOW LIFE LEFTISTS GLOBALISTS LIBERALS A notch lower on the leftist spectrum of Syria war guilt is MoveOn.org , which has done everything in their power not to portray President Obama’s actions in their true light. But MoveOn had to take a more creative approach to covering up for Obama in Syria.

MoveOn organized a “teach-in” that was streamed on their website. The panel of speakers — with one exception — presented Obama’s position in a very evenhanded,“objective” way, presenting the president as an entirely reasonable person for wanting to bomb Syria, even if it might not be the best way to deal with the situation.

Instead of pointing out the flagrant similarities between Obama’s Syria war rationale and George Bush’s Iraq War lies, these similarities were papered over, thus legitimizing Obama’s criminal actions.

The worst Obama apologist on the panel was Matt Duss from the Center for American Progress, who explained that, although he was against a war on Syria, he “respects” that “other progressives of good faith may come to a different view.”

Phyllis Bennis from the Institute of Policy Studies was the only consistent anti-war panelist, who appeared as a fringe element when compared to the rest of the panel, only because she offered a common sense, consistent anti-war message.

The teach-in ended with a “what can we do” segment to influence the situation. Instead of mobilizing in the streets against Obama, the panelists discussed “contacting congressmen,”“calling the White House’s comment line,”“tweeting,”“email,”“peti tions,” but no call was made for doing what was done against Bush: mobilize people in the streets to demand that the war be stopped.

MoveOn further exposed their pro-Obama, pro-war attitude on the website, where for days the featured petition being promoted was titled:“President Obama: Don’t Strike Syria Without Congressional Approval.”

Again, there is no basis for any strike on Syria, period — Congressional approval or otherwise. Even if Congress doesn’t approve Obama’s actions in Syria, it’s likely that he’ll attack Syria anyway, just as happened in Libya after Congress refused authorization.

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