Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1521597 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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“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#975669 Sep 4, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
After Calling For Obama to Get Congressional Approval On Syria, Hannity Attacks Him For Doing It
Hannity's a fckn whiner.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975670 Sep 4, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Maybe in your twisted, amoral, sociopathic universe but not in any country that realizes that it's strength derives from the well being of its citizens and not in the bottom lines of a few individuals seeking to profit from the miseries of others.
Without the "profit motive" there is no incentive for talented people to pursue a career in medicine or for organizations to build quality medical facilities.

Scottsbluff, NE

#975671 Sep 4, 2013
Obama on Syria: "My credibility is not on the line; the international community's credibility is on the line"
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975672 Sep 4, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Sure moron, giving the private sector more customers is Communism. There are things that rightfully belong in the private sector like cars, computers and other consumer goods. Healthcare doesn't. It should be the right of everybody to receive needed medical care without incurring bankruptcy.
The individual mandate isn't about having other people take care of your needs you ignorant piece of crap, it's about taking the responsibility to provide yourself with health insurance.
You're an idiot!
Only idiots like you want government doctors and government hospitals.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#975673 Sep 4, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>But-but-but, Thornton is her new favorite political writer, he has a PhD in sumpin. Front Page is apparently his creation, he's the chief contributor.
Isn't he doing something at Stanford, california's best college?

New York, NY

#975674 Sep 4, 2013
BUSH IS STILL IN OFFICE Syria: Another Illegal War of Aggression based on Manipulation and Fake IntelligenceThere]“is a memo [at the Pentagon] that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”

General Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (1997-2000),(March 2, 2007)

“The material I will present to you comes from a variety of sources. Some are U.S. sources and some are those of other countries. Some of the sources are technical, such as intercepted telephone conversations and photos taken by satellites. Other sources are people who have risked their lives to let the world know what Saddam Hussein is really up to.”

Colin L. Powell, George W. Bush’s Secretary of State, remarks to the United Nations Security Council (on February 5, 2003)

“We don’t know what the chain of custody is. This could’ve been an Israeli false flag operation, it could’ve been an opposition in Syria… or it could’ve been an actual use by [the government of] Bashar al Assad. But we certainly don’t know with the evidence we’ve been given. And what I’m hearing from the intelligence community is that that evidence is really flaky.”

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Secretary of State Colin Powell’s former chief of staff,“Israel may be behind Syrian chemical weapons use”, Jerusalem Post, May 4, 2013,(about reports of chemical weapons used in Syria)

“Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910), American author and satirist

“Lying and war are always associated. Listen closely when you hear a war-maker try to defend his current war: If he moves his lips he’s lying.”

Philip Berrigan (1923-2002), American peace activist and former Roman Catholic priest

Chemical Weapons: Background

The Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad has categorically denied that it launched a poison chemical attack on August 21, 2013, against its own civilian population. Rather, it has pointed to Syrian rebels who are alleged to have recently carried out three such chemical weapon attacks against Syrian soldiers in the same area of the country.

Simple logic would also seem to be on the side of the Syrian government. Indeed, it would have been most idiotic for the Assad regime to launch a chemical attack against its own civilian people, especially a few days after the arrival of a U.N. chemical weapons inspection team (led by Ake Sellstrom with a 14-day mandate), on August 18, and knowing full well that this would most likely bring forth a foreign military intervention.

On the other hand, if there ever was a perfect timing for such a crime, it was for the rebels. Indeed, over the last few months, the Syrian rebels have been pushed back by the Syrian army, and such an horrific and immoral act makes a lot of sense, since it could be enough to provoke the hesitant Obama administration to come to their rescue. It is well known that the first question in a crime investigation is ‘who benefits most from the crime’? In this case, the answer is unequivocal, and it is the rebels in Syria and the countries that back and arm them.

Scottsbluff, NE

#975675 Sep 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Amazing how you admire Putin. You're an anti American traitor, you should move to Moscow like that other criminal, Snowden
You cannot quote Putin =Left hysteria.

You need to calm down and be rational.
M Stein

New York, NY

#975676 Sep 4, 2013
Those who opposed the war in Iraq, like Obama and John Kerry, are suddenly for a war in Syria, even though the circumstances of the two wars don’t look very much different. Those who had to fight the war in Iraq are decidedly less optimistic about the prospects of a war in Syria than they were in Iraq.
This is a war that Obama could very much avoid. And yet he pursues it in the face of opposition that he himself created.

Jimmy Carter on the other hand would’ve rather looked weak than start a war he didn’t believe in.

But Obama pursues war, using arguments that he himself decried:

“Here's my question for every member of Congress and every member of the global community: What message will we send if a dictator can gas hundreds of children to death in plain sight and pay no price?” said Obama, echoing George W. Bush’s arguments for invading Iraq.

“What's the purpose of the international system that we've built if a prohibition on the use of chemical weapons that has been agreed to by the governments of 98 percent of the world's people and approved overwhelmingly by the Congress of the United States is not enforced?”

This is true with the economy as well.

No one is really very happy with the performance of this economy. Yet this economy is largely the handiwork of Obama and his progressive friends.

Peoples’ unhappiness stem from the fact that the recovery, so-called, is not a broad-based recovery.

People at the top have disproportionately shared in the benefits of any recovery, thus far, compared to people at the bottom.

Obama was elected using the rhetoric that accused the government of purposefully leaving some people behind. And today’s discontent stems from people feeling the government under Obama is purposefully leaving some people behind.

Again Obama seems confused by the opposition to his policies.

It’s almost as if Obama is conducting a liberal parody of trickle down economics.

In all it’s leading to people having less confidence in government than they have at any time since I’ve been alive.

We don’t believe our leaders anymore, nor should we.

Liberal Boomers who are now largely in charge of our government are “me first,” pettifogging, hedonists, whose worship of self is so strong that they truly believe self-interest is national interest; that self-interest is the only interest.

Our only response can be: Don’t trust them, don’t believe them, don’t reelect them, don’t read their newspapers, don’t watch their television shows.

And that is how liberals today are different than during the unhappy presidency of Jimmy Carter: Today, liberal idols and ideals are one and the same.

If only this had all happened in 2012, because then a real president might have been elected. You know, the guy who warned about the Russians and Obama and the liberal media made fun of.

Scottsbluff, NE

#975677 Sep 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Is there is is there not a resolution concerning chemical weapons?
Usually dealt with using sanctions. Tell me one time the first response was war.

New York, NY

#975678 Sep 4, 2013
War Pretext Incidents

In a word, we may have here a machination that has all the signs of other staged coups, like the ‘Bay of Tonkin’ coup that President Lyndon B. Johnson used in 1964 to attack North Vietnam and like the ‘weapons of mass destruction in Iraq’ hoax that George W.Bush and Dick Cheney used to launch an attack against Iraq in 2003.—We all remember how U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair declared that he had “seen the evidence.” We also remember that the Head of the CIA said that there was a ‘slam dunk’ case that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, and that proved to have been most inaccurate and a false pretext for war.

Pro-Israel sycophants in Washington D.C. then were pushing for a U.S. attack of Iraq, as they are now pushing for a U.S. attack of Syria, using similar bogus intelligence “proofs.” Keep in mind that the same group of sycophants advised the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in 1996 “to contain Syria, drawing attention to its weapons of mass destruction program.” Anybody who has not read their report entitled “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm” cannot really understand what has happened in the Middle East since, and why the Israeli government has wished ever since to overthrow the Assad regime in Damascus.

There are numerous other examples when similar disinformation and manipulation have been relied upon to persuade a reluctant public to accept war.

In October 1990, George W. Bush’s father, George H., used the subterfuge of babies who supposedly had been taken out of incubators in a Kuwaiti hospital and let die by the Saddam Hussein Iraki regime so that Iraqi babies could have the incubators, a claim that turned out to be a total fabrication.—Each time a government is circulating photos of dead babies to justify a military aggression, one has to ask if this is not part of a campaign of artful disinformation to manipulate public opinion.

When it comes to the U.S. government to justify military aggression abroad, its credibility is very low indeed.

It is a sad fact that even in so-called democracies, it seems that all wars are based and sold with official lies and fraudulent fabrications in order to fool the people. Warmongers in government know that people do not like wars, especially illegal wars of aggression, against countries which have not attacked them, and that is why their first reflex is to attempt to drag the people along with lies and false pretexts for war, and by dehumanizing any potential enemy through propaganda.

That is why I say that this 2013 sudden haste to bomb the country of Syria has all the appearances of a classical false flag operation to circumvent international law and perpetrate more killing in the name of unaware, uninformed or credulous ordinary Americans.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975679 Sep 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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That may very well be; however I've seen a full service car wash that was thriving go down the tubes when the new owner turned into an automated one with no attendants. People still want a personal service for the most part.
People who really care about their cars (or their finances) do not use car washes. Bucket of soapy water, a sponge, a hose, and a towel are better than any car wash.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#975680 Sep 4, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Who knew all you libtards were experts on shoplifting!! Explains a lot about your mindset. They have these things called cameras and spotters. The bar code is scanned by the machine. Most banks/credit card companies have policies on stolen cards. Do you listen to your self? You are going to carry a case of Old Milwaukee and a case of good stuff to the register then leave the Old Milwaukee behind. Don't you think the cameras and the spotter are not going to see that? By the way the newer scanners will know you have both cases.
Lets look at your claims here.

1) So, lets not have a clerk but instead lets pay someone to watch every checkout on a recording.

2) A well placed hat or an experienced crook would avoid the camera making his appearance on video basically worthless.

3) The bar code of an item is scanned but there is nothing to say that scanned item is the one put into the bag other than weight. Any item with the same weight could be placed in the bag instead of that scanned item.

4) If stolen credit cards are worthless, why are they stolen?

5) I would scan the old Milwaukee & leave it while taking the good stuff.

6) Analyzing a system for weaknesses is just using common sense. If I ran a store, I would think it is imperative to have that mindset.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#975681 Sep 4, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Your dolphins had a form of measles. Perfectly normal and explainable. Still sad though.
I, too, read it was some sort of virus but they hadn't done enough research on all of them yet to know if this was the reason for all of the beachings. It was last week when I read it, so I'm sure your information is updated.

However, dropping chemicals and nuclear waste in the ocean is more than sad. In my opinion, it's a crime against nature.

The civilized world has become so consumer-oriented with such a false sense of superiority over our environment that we will kill ourselves in the long run. It's my belief nature is trying to tell us that.

New York, NY

#975682 Sep 4, 2013
In Washington D.C., political faces change but not the imperial hubris. American Vice President Joe Biden, for one, is today mimicking Dick Cheney, when he declares solemnly that “there is no doubt” that the Syrian government forces of Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons of mass destruction. So is Secretary John Kerry who says the evidence is “clear”.—Are these two politicians the new Dick Cheneys and the new Colin Powells, i.e. professional liars?

The Obama-Biden administration also claims that it has satellite pictures showing that missiles carrying chemical poison originated from Syrian controlled areas. Did we not learn that satellite intelligence can be most inaccurate? There is a civil war going on in Syria and there are numerous exchanges of missile attacks. How does one determine with certainty that one missile or one rocket rather than another one carries chemical poison?

We all remember when the Bush-Cheney administration claimed that it had satellite intelligence on the Iraq government of Saddam Hussein regarding its weapons of mass destruction program. They showed “satellite images of a chemical weapons factory.” In fact, they were images of empty trailers in the desert!

We remember also the images of the famous aluminum “tubes” that Iraq was supposed to be using in centrifuges for uranium enrichment to build a nuclear weapon “within a year.” Following the American-led 2003 military invasion, no centrifuges, aluminum or otherwise, were found. It turned out that these were all lies to justify the planned aggression.

The fact is that you can have satellite pictures interpreting anything that your fiction mind wants it to be.

There is a more logical explanation, certainly more logical than the official hogwash we have been served so far, about why a few foreign countries (essentially the U.S. and …France!) want to intervene militarily in Syria, even if that means violating international law.(N.B.: So far, the British Parliament has succeeded in stopping David Cameron from doing so). There is indeed a logical reason why the Syrian rebels and some of the countries backing them could have resorted in desperation to a chemical attack against civilians.

The Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad was on its way to winning its 2 1/2-year-old war against the rebels, some of whom are cannibalist terrorists, many originating from outside Syria. The Syrian national army had these Islamist terrorists on the run in the Damascus countryside and in the Eastern Ghouta.

This development created panic in the chancelleries of the main countries supporting the Syrian terrorists, i.e. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel, plus the United States, the U.K. and France, among others. Something had to be done to force the hand of a wavering U.S. President Barack Obama, a man whom Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu despises profoundly.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975683 Sep 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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That may very well be; however I've seen a full service car wash that was thriving go down the tubes when the new owner turned into an automated one with no attendants. People still want a personal service for the most part.
NYC Bocajews unable to do anything for themselves, prefer personal lackeys, generally minorities.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#975684 Sep 4, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, Idiot by Choice, could you practice your right to remain stupid elsewhere I'm really tired of all you smelly old socks following anyone with "walkin' around sense" everywhere in an inane attempt to bore them into abdication.
The punctuation in your lame post sucks you illiterate fool...

It's the culture...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975685 Sep 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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" OMG OMG OMG Obama meddling in Syria! OMG OMG OMG"
"OMG OMG MG Obama didn't meddle in Syria soon enough! OMG OMG OMG"
You people are dumber than sh*t
...teenie girl squealing with Obamalove...

Scottsbluff, NE

#975686 Sep 4, 2013
Obama threatens the world

"We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on red lines."


Cape Canaveral, FL

#975687 Sep 4, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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The influential pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC urged U.S. lawmakers to approve a resolution authorizing strikes to punish Assad. "This is a critical moment when America must also send a forceful message of resolve to Iran and Hezbollah - both of whom have provided direct and extensive military support to Assad," AIPAC said in a statement.
The leader of Hezbollah said that Assad's use of chemical weapons was a huge mistake. Seems as though there is no doubt in his mind.

Former Syrian defense minister Gen Ali Habib has broken with Assad and has defected to Turkey. Habib was also an important member of Assad's Alawite sect.

New York, NY

#975688 Sep 4, 2013
OBAMA DOES IT AGAIN CLEANING UP BUSHES MESS Found at Last! After searching for 10 years, the Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction have Finally been Found – in Syria!
Secretary of State John Kerry:“There is no doubt that Saddam al-Assad has crossed the red line.… Sorry, did I just say ‘Saddam’?”
A US drone has just taken a photo of Mullah Omar riding on a motorcycle through the streets of Damascus. 1
So what do we have as the United States refuses to rule out an attack on Syria and keeps five warships loaded with missiles in the eastern Mediterranean?
Only 9 percent of Americans support a US military intervention in Syria. 2
Only 11% of the British supported a UK military intervention; this increased to 25% after the announcement of the alleged chemical attack. 3
British Prime Minister David Cameron lost a parliamentary vote August 29 endorsing military action against Syria 285-272
64% of the French people oppose an intervention by the French Army. 4 “Before acting we need proof,” said a French government spokesperson. 5
Former and current high-ranking US military officers question the use of military force as a punitive measure and suggest that the White House lacks a coherent strategy.“If the administration is ambivalent about the wisdom of defeating or crippling the Syrian leader, possibly setting the stage for Damascus to fall to Islamic fundamentalist rebels, they say, the military objective of strikes on Assad’s military targets is at best ambiguous.” 6
President Obama has no United Nations approval for intervention.(In February a massive bombing attack in Damascus left 100 dead and 250 wounded; in all likelihood the work of Islamic terrorists. The United States blocked a Russian resolution condemning the attack from moving through the UN Security Council)
None of NATO’s 28 members has proposed an alliance with the United States in an attack against Syria. NATO’s Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that he saw “no NATO role in an international reaction to the [Syrian] regime.” 7
The Arab League has not publicly endorsed support of US military action in Syria; nor have key regional players Saudi Arabia and Qatar, concerned about a possible public backlash from open support for US intervention. 8
We don’t even know for sure that there was a real chemical attack. Where does that accusation come from? The United States? The al-Qaeda rebels? Or if there was such an attack, where is the evidence that the Syrian government was the perpetrator? The Assad regime has accused the rebels of the act, releasing a video showing a cave with alleged chemical-weapon equipment as well as claiming to have captured rebels possessing sarin gas. Whoever dispensed the poison gas – why, in this age of ubiquitous cameras, are there no photos of anyone wearing a gas mask? The UN inspection team was originally dispatched to Syria to investigate allegations of earlier chemical weapons use: two allegations made by the rebels and one by the government.
The United States insists that Syria refused to allow the UN investigators access to the site of the attack. However, the UN request was made Saturday, August 24; the Syrian government agreed the next day. 9
In rejecting allegations that Syria deployed poison gas, Russian officials have argued that the rebels had a clear motivation: to spur a Western-led attack on Syrian forces; while Assad had every reason to avoid any action that could spur international intervention at a time when his forces were winning the war and the rebels are increasingly losing world support because of their uncivilized and ultra-cruel behavior.

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