Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1231644 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#976256 Sep 5, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Bill Clinton killed a million children in Iraq--Madeline Allbrick said so what? who cares? it was worth it.
Clinton?

so now you wingnuts are rewriting Bush 1 history?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#976257 Sep 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
War is when you commit the full power of the military in an attempt to defeat another country / entity.
Japan had declared war on the US on 12/8/41.(t was still 12/7 in the US.
Fort Sumner was after SC had declared its secession from the US.
Being the first battle does not imply its purpose was just a military strike to punish a certain action.
Logic is optional in Dave's world.
Wayne of NJ

New York, NY

#976258 Sep 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm still laughing at this line: "Just ended two decades earlier"
Don't even try to say Bush invaded Iraq because Sadam gassed Kurds. You people keep searching for excuses for Bush when he lied to start a war about oil.
In protest, you should personally boycott the use of oil, starting with not using a PC created by petro products and run by its energy.

I recall watching the TV and seeing all the anti-war protestors (like you Davey) are marching about with their placards and their self-righteous, holier-than-though attitudes. I was thinking—’A lot of these oil protestors drive cars. Surely they’re contributing to oil wars as much as anybody?’

The sheer hypocrisy of these clueless dipshits is amazing: They claim to be against oil wars and yet for most of them, the car is absolutely central to their way of life. Without doubt the motor car powered by petrol combustion, is the most conspicuous consumer of crude oil and yet these car driving, oil war ‘protestors’ think they occupy the moral high ground—Why? Do their cars run on holy water? They probably believe that scotch mist comes out of their exhaust pipes…

I’ve one thing to say to all these oil war ‘protestors’—If you genuinely find oil wars to be abhorrent, fear not for I have the solution: Sell your fucking cars!!! It’s as simple as that. No if’s or but’s or other mickey mouse, bullshit excuses… Just sell your cars! No demand = no need for any supply. Easy. There, problem solved.

If you feel I’m being a bit harsh and you’d like to explain how your car doesn’t support oil wars etc, please enlighten us with your comments. I drive a battered old diesel van myself, but then I don’t protest oil wars. I don’t like oil wars, but I do like the convenience of a car—There, I admitted it. Wasn’t too painful being honest. Really! You should try it…
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#976259 Sep 5, 2013
US Sponsored Genocide Against Iraq 1990-2012. Killed 3.3 Million, Including 750,000 Children

The slaughter fits the classic definition of Genocide Convention Article II of,“Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part,” says Francis Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois, Champaign, and who in 1991 filed a class-action complaint with the UN against President George H.W. Bush.

The U.S. and U.K.“obstinately insisted” that their sanctions remain in place until after the “illegal” Gulf War II aggression perpetrated by President George W. Bush and UK’s Tony Blair in March, 2003,“not with a view to easing the over decade-long suffering of the Iraqi people and children” but “to better facilitate the U.S./U.K. unsupervised looting and plundering of the Iraqi economy and oil fields in violation of the international laws of war as well as to the grave detriment of the Iraqi people,” Boyle said.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-sponsored-gen...

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#976260 Sep 5, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Rand Paul did an excellent job reminding Kerry of the constitutionality of Congress, not the Executive Branch, making the call for military force. Kerry was extremely determined to keep saying "it's the president's decision".
When Kerry kept denying it was a war, Paul said, "Tell that to the men launching the missiles."
John Kerry B*tch slapped Rand Paul & made him look like a fool.

Please please please run Rand Pul, the fraud, for President.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#976261 Sep 5, 2013
Hey Cowboy, if it's the world's red line? Then the world needs to get in the Syria fight!

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#976262 Sep 5, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"real dumb"
All those WMD's you said did not exist? assad is currently making use of them. If you had a brain you would realize "Galt" does not and did not support Bush's action in Iraq. That action would be as meaningless as the bombing of Syria, lots of dead innocents.
If any action was going to be taken in Syria it should have been a couple of weeks ago, not a few weeks from now. Cut the rhetoric and go in and kick some butt. Institute a no fly zone use a blockade.
All understand your desire, assad is over thrown and the muslim terrorists take over. You love those who demean women and murder kids.
Peace
KMA
I have a suggestion, Moocher eed. Look up Syria & their chemical weapon program on the internet.

You will learn that Syria had a robust industry & stockpile & would nid need Sadam's weapons.

Besides, when the f*ck will you dumbasses learn that Iraq & Syria were enemies. Syria backed Iran, not Iraq.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#976263 Sep 5, 2013
Egypt continues voicing their displeasure of Obama due to his staunch and unwavering support for Islamist.

Popular Egyptian Newspaper Publishes Picture of Obama As The Devil…

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/09/05/popular-eg...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#976264 Sep 5, 2013
Bush Derangement Syndrome for sure:
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton?
so now you wingnuts are rewriting Bush 1 history?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#976265 Sep 5, 2013
SonicAirHead copy & paste Propaganda post # 1 for today!

ROTFLMAO!!!!
sonicfilter wrote:
US Sponsored Genocide Against Iraq 1990-2012. Killed 3.3 Million, Including 750,000 Children
The slaughter fits the classic definition of Genocide Convention Article II of,“Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part,” says Francis Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois, Champaign, and who in 1991 filed a class-action complaint with the UN against President George H.W. Bush.
The U.S. and U.K.“obstinately insisted” that their sanctions remain in place until after the “illegal” Gulf War II aggression perpetrated by President George W. Bush and UK’s Tony Blair in March, 2003,“not with a view to easing the over decade-long suffering of the Iraqi people and children” but “to better facilitate the U.S./U.K. unsupervised looting and plundering of the Iraqi economy and oil fields in violation of the international laws of war as well as to the grave detriment of the Iraqi people,” Boyle said.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-sponsored-gen...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#976266 Sep 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
John Kerry B*tch slapped Rand Paul & made him look like a fool.
Please please please run Rand Pul, the fraud, for President.
Really? How is the weather on the Moon today, libtard?

I'm waiting for Putin to B*tch slap O-Retard. That will be hilarious.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#976267 Sep 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
John Kerry B*tch slapped Rand Paul & made him look like a fool.
Please please please run Rand Pul, the fraud, for President.
When Kerry started rambling on about how it wasn't really a war,war;
back tracked on "no boots on the ground" by stating he wouldn't take it off the table; and refused to commit to any resolution it was the pinnacle of Kerry being rationale, consistent and fully committed.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#976268 Sep 5, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
Bush Derangement Syndrome for sure:
<quoted text>
Bush who?

the next thing you know Obama will have voted for the Iraq war and the whole thing will be his fault.

'But Saddam was killing his own people with chemical weapons!'
Whatever

Gering, NE

#976269 Sep 5, 2013
*rational
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#976270 Sep 5, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
SonicAirHead copy & paste Propaganda post # 1 for today!
ROTFLMAO!!!!
<quoted text>
yes i know, i'm disrupting the Iraq war apology tour that you gang of certified nutjobs have had to put on your nutjob agenda.

why can't you guys just say you're sorry for voting for Bush?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#976271 Sep 5, 2013
Fox News Dementia: Media Is Not As Hard On Obama/Syria As They Were On Bush/Iraq

Recall that it was the New York Times that employed Judith Miller (now with Fox News) who was instrumental in providing cover for the Bush administration’s pro-war agenda. She was a trusty vessel for the dissemination of propaganda from Bush’s war hawks. She was the reporter most responsible for validating false intelligence on Saddam Hussein’s weapons capabilities and ambitions.

If you watched MSNBC at the time, you might recall that the top rated program was hosted by talk show legend Phil Donahue. He was a prominent skeptic of the looming U.S. invasion of Iraq. Consequently, the management of MSNBC viewed him as a “difficult public face for NBC in a time of war.” His show was canceled in February of 2003, shortly before the invasion.

The media presentation of dissent was nearly non-existent. Despite the fact that millions of Americans took to the streets to protest the war, the media declined to cover the demonstrations. Contrast that with the way they slobbered over a few malcontents in a tiny and unpopular political sect known as the Tea Party, and a handful of their hollering rubes at town hall meetings ranting about their opposition to health care.

The characterization of the media as going soft on Obama with regard to Syria is also delusional in the extreme. As expected, Fox News has been harshly critical of Obama no matter what he does. Last week they hammered him for taking a unilateral stance and failing to consult Congress on a possible reprisal for Syria’s chemical weapons deployment. This week they are bashing him for wasting time with congressional consultations and weakening the presidency by seeking them. What’s more, Obama has come in for criticism by pundits on the left like Rachel Maddow and Thom Hartmann and even Jon Stewart.

The right-wing directive to refrain from criticizing a president during international hostilities is apparently only in effect when a Republican is in the White House. Critics of Bush were often called traitors when they expressed their opposition to his policies. But outraged Tea-publicans are now encouraged to disparage the Commander-in-Chief in the most vile terms. Today it is the President who is called a traitor by right-wing protesters who fancy themselves as patriots.

In light of these facts, it is incomprehensible how Crowley can take to the Fox News channel and offer a twisted version of history wherein Obama is getting a pass and Bush suffered outrageous slings and arrows. And what is even more disturbing is that so many Fox News viewers are too dimwitted to separate the Fox fallacy from reality.

http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#976272 Sep 5, 2013
Whatever wrote:
*rational
no.
Wayne of NJ

New York, NY

#976273 Sep 5, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Egypt continues voicing their displeasure of Obama due to his staunch and unwavering support for Islamist.
Popular Egyptian Newspaper Publishes Picture of Obama As The Devil…
http://weaselzippers.us/2013/09/05/popular-eg...
That's not as offensive as what that rodeo clown did.

And now: Rebels have attacked a Christian village in the war torn country of Syria, beheading priests and brutally killing others. Not surprisingly, the rebels have ties to al Qaeda.

The rebels launched the assault on the ancient Christian village of Maaloula _ which is on a UNESCO list of tentative world heritage sites _ on Wednesday after an al-Nusra fighter blew himself up at a regime checkpoint at the entrance to the mountain village. The village, about 40 miles (60 kilometers) northeast of Damascus, is home to about 2,000 residents, some of whom still speak a version of Aramaic, the ancient language of biblical times believed to have been spoken by Jesus.

Heavy clashes between President Bashar Assad's troops and Nusra Front fighters persisted in surrounding mountains Thursday, according to the Observatory, which collects information from a network of anti-regime activists.

Speaking by phone from a convent in the village, a nun told The Associated Press that the rebels left a mountaintop hotel Thursday after capturing it a day earlier. The nun said the frightened residents expect the Islamic militants to return to the Safir hotel and resume shelling of the community below.

"It's their home now," the nun said. She spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.
Al Qaeda led rebel force groups have also reportedly vowed to continue their attacks on Christians as soon as the United States "liberates" the country from it's President Bashir al-Assad.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#976274 Sep 5, 2013
Your tax dollars at work, from the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/world/middl...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#976275 Sep 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush who?
the next thing you know Obama will have voted for the Iraq war and the whole thing will be his fault.
'But Saddam was killing his own people with chemical weapons!'
You do know one of the charges against Hussein during his trial was that he killed approximately 5,000 Kurds in one attack alone.

http://history1900s.about.com/od/saddamhussei...

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