Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1433589 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#976393 Sep 5, 2013
Profiles in Courage

The head of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has asked members of the group to stay largely silent on Syria until lawmakers receive more information about President Obama's plan for missile strikes against the war-torn nation.

CBC Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) sent an email Tuesday to CBC members asking them “to limit public comment on the issue,” Fudge spokeswoman Ayofemi Kirby said Thursday.

“The chair believes Congress and the American public need more information, and she awaits more briefings between now and early next week before commenting further,” Kirby said.

With a growing number of rank-and-file Republicans lining up in opposition to Obama's intervention proposal, the president will likely need a robust show of support from Democrats to get a use-of-force resolution through the House.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who's emerged as one of the loudest proponents of a Syrian intervention, is working hard to maximize the number of Democratic votes. But liberals in her caucus remain wary that Obama's plan for missile strikes against the regime of Syrian strongman Bashar Assad could lead to widespread civilian casualties and entrench the United States in another prolonged conflict in the Middle East — all without changing the direction of Syria's bloody civil war.

The issue is a tough one for black Democrats, caught between a desire to support Obama, the nation's first black president who remains enormously popular with the CBC, and an inclination to avoid another military campaign overseas.

For that reason, a number of prominent CBC members, including Reps. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-ranking House Democrat, and John Conyers Jr.(D-Mich.), the senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, have declined to weigh in on Obama's proposal.

“Issues of war & peace require thoughtful consideration,” Clyburn tweeted Tuesday.“I reserve judgment on Syria until a resolution and more details are forthcoming.”

Others, however, have not been so silent, and some have emerged as among the most vocal opponents of a Syrian intervention.

“I haven't really felt that America's security's being threatened at all,” Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) told MSNBC Wednesday.“Not even indirectly.”

House Democrats are scheduled to be briefed Monday by senior administration officials, including National Security Adviser Susan Rice, on Obama's Syria plans.

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Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#976394 Sep 5, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
The President of Russia made a public statement to the world that the Secretary of State of the United States is a liar.
How serious is this?
lol! You cons just LOVE Putin and Russia! It's amazing how you commies operate!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#976395 Sep 5, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem with Lib Cowboys: in the rush to sound macho they say and propose ill-thought-out reckless behavior.
...such as unprotected homosexual intercourse
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#976396 Sep 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Raytheon, Shell, BP, Aipac....
All in favor of Syrian intervention. It's about the oil. The Americans think it's about chemical weapons.
So, are you claiming that Obama is a tool of the oil companies?

Get serious!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#976397 Sep 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The truth isn't that complicated - usually pretty simple in fact.
It takes more of a simpleton to believe whatever they're told when reality is staring them right in the face.
For example, who was held accountable for the incompetence in Benghazi or the abuse of power by the IRS?
Obama promised he'd get to the bottom of both. But then he decided it best to remain silent and stonewall the investigations and eventually call them phony scandals.
So his initial "outrage" must have been "feigned outrage".
Who's the real simpleton here, Lily?
You; but, by all means, keep whining about Benghazi. No one else cares. the IRS? nothing new there either.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#976398 Sep 5, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem with Lib Cowboys: in the rush to sound macho they say and propose ill-thought-out reckless behavior.
Right.....

So iraq was a well thought out, intelligent maneuver by cons.

Stand up and take a bow son.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#976399 Sep 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Syria intervention plan fueled by oil interests, not chemical weapon concern
Massacres of civilians are being exploited for narrow geopolitical competition to control Mideast oil, gas pipelines
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-...
We have more than enough oil, gas and coal right here.

So why do liberals resist our having access to them?

Probably the same reason they don't want inner city children and their parents to have a choice over getting a good education.

What's up with you liberals anyway?

You love complaining about poor people but have no qualms about condemning them to a life of poverty in poor schools and love complaining about oil being the reason for recent wars but condemn any effort to get access to our own resources.

Actually kind of kooky, wouldn't you say?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#976400 Sep 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The real problem here - when it comes to preventing genocide of innocents on a massive scale - is the UN.
What purpose do they serve exactly?
But, you're right, oil is a major interest to us and all civilized nations. Without it, civilization would go back to the horse and buggy days.
Perhaps that's why we should stop sitting on the massive oil and natural resources we have here right under our feet.
I repeat; you're a simpleton

The UN is providing food, medicine, tents to the refugees. Guess they didn't tell you about that on Fox.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#976401 Sep 5, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Nope. Only war I ever supported was Star Wars [and not all six conflicts]. Assad has gone from being the younger son of a ruthless dictator to a ruthless dictator himself. He wanted to be an ophthalmologist--he should have certified himself like Paul--but now sends his wife country songs while gassing civilians...maybe you Grumpy Old Pricks will be more careful which despots you pay off with weapons in the future, but since you're unlikely to ever win another national election maybe it doesn't matter.
2014 election is in the given Obama's reckless behavior
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#976402 Sep 5, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Obamabots like lily use idiot insults, yet becomes outraged if someone doesn't support her spamming this thread...
It's the ulture...
ROTFLMAO!!! After all, why would anyone be insulted by Romney claiming he doesn't care about 47% of Americans, right son?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#976403 Sep 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
There's obviously a bit of hypocrisy on both sides in this affair, but I have to say that watching Republican pols and conservative pundits get on their high horses about Syria has been pretty nauseating. These are guys who mostly have never met a war they didn't like, and until a few months ago were practically baying at the moon to demand that that President Obama stop diddling around and get serious about aiding the rebels and taking out the monstrous Basar al-Assad. But now? Butter wouldn't melt in their mouths as they talk piously about the value of multilateral support; the need to give diplomacy a chance; the perils of regional blowback; and the fear of escalation if Assad retaliates. You'd think they'd all just returned from a Save the Whales conference in Marin County.
There are some Republicans who are perfectly serious about their desire not to get entangled in yet another Middle Eastern conflict. But most of them couldn't care less. Obama is for it, so they're against it. It's pretty hard to take.
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/09...
lily's drug addict friends weigh in with their opinion...no better way to destroy your argument than by quoting motherjones...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#976404 Sep 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
You'd think they'd all just returned from a Save the Whales conference in Marin County.
Feinstein and Boxer are both multimillionaire banker's wives from Marin County...hmmm?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#976405 Sep 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'd give just about anything to be a fly on the wall when Obama and Putin sit down to talk about Syria this week at the G20 summit. You would too, I'm sure.
Hate to say it because Obama IS America's representative on the world stage, but Putin is going to play him like a Stradivarius violin. And, therefore, the rest of us. In Putin's eyes, America voted for him. Isn't that right liberals and confused moderates?
Well let's see son.

The last president to ask for Russian "permission" was bushie boy.

Seems not only was bushie played, but so were you cons! Out-conned by a com!

You must be proud!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#976406 Sep 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Have any of you traitors ever thought that Snowden was always working for the Russians?
You're all so quick to turn against your own country because you hate the President; to the point that you celebrate anything that that killer Putin says! What's the matter with you rightwingers?
I think that Putin sent those Russian bombers here to bomb the Boston Marathon. I think it's all connected to Syria.
You want to trust the Russians? Seriously?
Why are you asking your fellow Democrats about Snowden?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#976407 Sep 5, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! You idiots keep hoping for WWIII.
If Obama is wrong in "sending a message across the bow" and it results in more chemical weapons being unleashed on Syrians and perhaps even Israelis in protest by Assad and Iran, not only is his presidency over and done with but it could actually trigger WWIII.

It's why there are real and justified reservations. Liberals have always have been handicapped in envisioning the much bigger picture. Politics and power always seems to create a blind spot.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#976408 Sep 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you ever think that it may have been Putin who sent those Marathod bombers here on a mission?
No. The Russians and the Chechen Muslims are mortal enemies.

Just as likely that Obama ordered the CIA to gas Syrians.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#976409 Sep 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you ever think that it may have been Putin who sent those Marathod bombers here on a mission?
What does this have to do with Mother Jones' logic fail?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#976410 Sep 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Have any of you traitors ever thought that Snowden was always working for the Russians?
You're all so quick to turn against your own country because you hate the President; to the point that you celebrate anything that that killer Putin says! What's the matter with you rightwingers?
I think that Putin sent those Russian bombers here to bomb the Boston Marathon. I think it's all connected to Syria.
You want to trust the Russians? Seriously?
...move lily into the pro-war column, waving the Obama pom-poms
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#976411 Sep 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Rand is a moran and an intellectual lightweight. And you ? Well...your posts speak for themselves.
Really lily? It is a simple question-

"Rand asked this Phony War Hero ‘Kerry’ a simple question will the’ President Honor the Vote a simple Yes or No refuse to answer…. Liberals should He? "

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#976413 Sep 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You; but, by all means, keep whining about Benghazi. No one else cares. the IRS? nothing new there either.
Only blind simpletons don't care about Benghazi or the strong arm of the IRS abusing its power because the liberal media told them not to.

You're such a good little liberal, Lily. Obama would give you a kiss on the mouth if he could for your outstanding loyalty to progressive liberalism and the ultimate goal of destroying traditional values and the competitive free market.

Stand tall, solider. You're in Obama's Army now.

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