Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1547668 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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New York, NY

#976968 Sep 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Sending humanitarian aid does not make them friends or allies. We offer to send aid to every country when disaster strikes.
Of Course, Assad would say we were wrong invading Iraq, he thought he might be next.
You are sofa king stupid, you think Sadam send WMDs to Syria when he thought he would be attacked. Yep, that makes perfect sense " OMG OMG I'm going to get attacked. Better deplete our arsenal"
This is how stupid you are.
Instead of admitting Bush was wrong on Iraq's WMD, you f*cking morons concoct that extremely dumb story about adam sending them to Syria.
Obama is really making Bush look good. Hell, he even makes Carter look good. Or Pee Wee Herman for that matter.

It would be different if instead of killing a few hundred civilians, Assad had killed 5,000 civilians with poison gas in a single day, as well as tens of thousands more with chemical weapons in the past few decades.

It would be different if Assad were known to torture his own people, administer summary executions, rapes, burnings and electric shocks, often in front of the victim's wife or children.

It would be different if Assad had acted aggressively toward the United States itself, perhaps attempting to assassinate a former U.S. president or giving shelter to terrorists who had struck within the U.S.-- someone like Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood terrorist.

It would be different if Assad were stirring up trouble in the entire Middle East by, for example, paying bounties to the families of suicide bombers in other countries.

It would also be different if we could be sure that intervention in Syria would not lead to a multi-nation conflagration.

It would be different if we knew that any action against Syria would not put al-Qaida or the Muslim Brotherhood in power, but rather would result in a functioning, peaceful democracy.

And it would be different if an attack on Syria would so terrify other dictators in the region that they would instantly give up their WMDs -- say, Iran abandoning its nuclear program.

If all of that were true, this would be a military intervention worth supporting!

All of that was true about Iraq, but the Democrats hysterically opposed that war. They opposed it even after all this was known to be true -- indeed, especially after it was known to be true!

The loudest opponent was Barack Hussein Obama.

Scottsbluff, NE

#976969 Sep 6, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
From the 'what a difference a year makes' file...
"FLASHBACK: Biden accused Romney of wanting war with Syria"
Totally amazing

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#976970 Sep 6, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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any time i see Matthews and MSNBC in one sentence at the beginning of a right wing rant i just stop reading it.
you were saying?
Lately, I just stop reading as soon as I see the name of the poster for most of "them." "It's the [lack of] culture."

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#976971 Sep 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Absolutely! They really do want robots... only on their team.
They just can't handle people who don't exhibit these conservative 'qualities!'
No Yeahoo, what we can't handle are leeches such as you. Barack Hussein Obama is my savior I shall not want. Problem there is, it isn't his money, The guy never worked in his life. Now he plays Santa Claus with Other Peoples Money. "Such a deal I gots for you".
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#976972 Sep 6, 2013
John Ensign, a former Republican senator from Nevada, is going down a new career path after leaving the political world behind. He’s about to open a luxury hospital for pet animals in Las Vegas. Ensign, who’s trained as a veterinarian, describes his business model as a blend of “cutting-edge care with Ritz-Carlton services.”

A profile in the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the former lawmaker’s new pet hospital includes a 1,600-square-foot exercise area, pet boarding suites with flat-screen televisions showing the DOGTV channel, webcams so owners can monitor their dogs online, high-density insulation to help keep down on noise and “reduce pet stress,” and on-site ultrasound and digital X-ray machines. Ensign explained even in the struggling economy, spending on pets has increased.
When asked about his feelings about leaving Washington, DC behind, Ensign told reporters that he did not miss the nation’s capital. The Review-Journal’s piece notes that “the only time he brought up politics unprompted was when a reporter asked how big he wanted his nine-employee clinic to get. He smiled and said he didn’t want more than 50 employees — a dig at the health coverage mandate on businesses that pass that threshold under Obamacare, the insurance-reform law Ensign voted against.”

Scottsbluff, NE

#976973 Sep 6, 2013
We are back to Jimmy Carter's economy of 1978 with labor participation at the same level

Forward in fast speed in reverse.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#976974 Sep 6, 2013
Annie wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, how I long for the days when liberals wailed that "the rest of the world" hated America, rather than now, when the rest of the world laughs at us.
But I guess that's what happens when a "Community Organizer Goes to War."
With the vast majority of Americans opposing a strike against Syria, President The-Buck-NEVER-Stops-Here-Obam a has requested that Congress vote on his powers as commander in chief under the Constitution. The president doesn't need congressional approval to shoot a few missiles into Syria, nor -- amazingly -- has he said he'll abide by such a vote, anyway.
Why is Congress even having a vote? This is nothing but a fig leaf to cover Obama's own idiotic "red line" ultimatum to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria on chemical weapons. The Nobel Peace Prize winner needs to get Congress on the record so that whatever happens, the media can blame Republicans.
No Republican who thinks seriously about America's national security interests -- by which I mean to exclude John McCain and Lindsey Graham -- can support Obama's "plan" to shoot blindly into this hornet's nest.
It would be completely different if we knew with absolute certainty that Assad was responsible for chemical attacks on his own people.
I'm still waiting to see if it was a Syrian upset about a YouTube video.
Jane reports from the NYPost

Chicopee, MA

#976975 Sep 6, 2013
Eman wrote:
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The tax credit comes from where??? Stupid liberal.
Where did the tax credits come from that Bain got for shipping Sensata lock, stock and barrel to China moron? But it's okay with right wingers like you to give out taxpayer money to companies that eliminate jobs but not for people to get health insurance.
You're an idiot!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#976976 Sep 6, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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I didn't lose anything you clueless twit. Mitt Romney does have sociopathic traits. He's outwardly charming but has no empathy as evidenced by his interaction with the guy in the wheelchair in New Hampshire.
He lies like a rug. He claimed that Chrysler was shipping Jeep production to China when in fact it was expanding production for that model right here in the US. He claimed that Obama "gutted the work requirement for welfare when in fact he was giving waivers to states to come up with better plans to get recipients to work. Something Romney himself had requested as Governor of Massachusetts. Even Republican Governor Sam Brownback called that a lie. He claimed that Obamacare would get between patients and their doctors when there's nothing in the ACA that would do any such thing.
How do you know he'd be putting people back to work? Do you have some portal into an alternate universe where Romney won? We should have more people working but the onus is on the GOP controlled House which has refused to even consider any legislation put forth by the President that would have done that. Romney's record in the private sector shows him to be more of a job destroyer tan a job creator.
You seem to keep forgetting that he had his shot in an executive position as Governor of Massachusetts and when he left office he had a 34% approval rating and the citizens of that state again soundly rejected him in the 2012 election by a 23% margin.
Contrary to your asinine statement, historically the middle class has always done better under progressive policies and foundered under the right wing.
He gave that man in a wheelchair his undivided attention and listened to his every word bending down to his eye level until he heard the entire story about his condition. He exchanged dialogue with him showing obvious empathy for his illness even though many other people were standing around waiting to shake his hand.

The issue of medical marijuana was not as understood or accepted in 2007 as it is today. Romney was put in a position of either having to spend a considerable amount of time debating this controversial issue with this one man or stating his stance on legalizing marijuana - medical or otherwise - while expressing his empathy and leaving it at that. It was not the time or place for anyone to ask a politician such a loaded question.

A lot of people at that time thought using marijuana for medicinal purposes was just an excuse to legalize it. Politicians "working a room" rarely, if ever, get into a political debate over a controversial issue with one person in the room.

Romney, I'm sure, considered it a "gotcha" question and wasn't going to tell the man something he couldn't promise or back up after being put in that compromising position.

If he was against legalizing marijuana, he couldn't very well say he personally would not have anyone arrested for breaking the law.

People's opinion about medical marijuana have changed with more information and education over the years. If asked the same question today, Romney might have had a completely different answer.

Romney responded no differently than any other politician when asked a "no win" question working a crowded room. For all we know, the man in the wheelchair could have been a plant.

In California, using marijuana for medicinal purposes had become a farce. Everyone had some kind of medical issue and prescriptions were being handed out like candy. Marijuana stores were on every street corner.

Maybe you can see it in a different light now.

All of your other claims are just that. Claims without substance.

Scottsbluff, NE

#976977 Sep 6, 2013
Chicago Tribune: "we cannot ask members of Congress to support [Obama's] call for a use-of-force resolution.”

Scottsbluff, NE

#976978 Sep 6, 2013
"Most important, Obama has to explain what he expects after missiles devastate Syrian targets: Would U.S. assaults shorten this civil war and its suffering? Or would strikes risk regional warfare and new waves of refugees?"
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#976979 Sep 6, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Obama to go to war to placate his ego!!!
Liberals cheer!!!
A liberals obsession and addiction to obama is Not only amusing, but curious...

Liberalism is a psychological condition where these idiots become sympathetic towards their abuser, in which a deranged liberal develops emotional attachment rather than "recusing themselves" from their abuser or controlling entity or in obama's case a black man.

This condition called Trauma Bonding, a liberal chooses to remain loyal to their abuser (obama) because they made him into or has become a victim....

The Poison of Unconscious Liberalism

It's the culture...

New York, NY

#976980 Sep 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Australian billionaire: Rupert Murdoch discovered wife Wendi Deng was a Chinese spy so he ‘got rid of her’
She’s been spying on Rupert for years, giving money back to Chinese intelligence. She was trained in southern China. I’m telling you the truth,” Palmer said.
“Wendi Deng is a Chinese spy and that’s why Rupert got rid of her.”
He continued:“And this guy (Murdoch) wants to control Australian politics. He wants to control what you think.”
The glove didn't fit, so they had to aquit.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#976981 Sep 6, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Israel can fight their own battles (and THEN some).....
We'd all be better off if that was true....

Scottsbluff, NE

#976982 Sep 6, 2013
Work cash jobs while on unemployment; when it runs out apply for SSDI. That's what economic reality is for millions of Americans.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#976983 Sep 6, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>No Yeahoo, what we can't handle are leeches such as you. Barack Hussein Obama is my savior I shall not want. Problem there is, it isn't his money, The guy never worked in his life. Now he plays Santa Claus with Other Peoples Money. "Such a deal I gots for you".
Good morning "pravdaratarorreroer "

South Windsor, CT

#976984 Sep 6, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Go ahead and check the net for photos! There are none, nobody wants to be seen with Dr. Death by Drone warmonger Obama.

Our Obama cheerleading Lame Stream Media would be publishing them if they existed

New York, NY

#976985 Sep 6, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
From the 'what a difference a year makes' file...
"FLASHBACK: Biden accused Romney of wanting war with Syria"
Excellent. Where is Biden these days? They keeping him locked in the attic when there's a full moon?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#976986 Sep 6, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Where did the tax credits come from that Bain got for shipping Sensata lock, stock and barrel to China moron? But it's okay with right wingers like you to give out taxpayer money to companies that eliminate jobs but not for people to get health insurance.
You're an idiot!
Romney was in favor of bombing Iran.

Lafayette, CO

#976987 Sep 6, 2013
Another false flag, this time nuclear, in the making if the American People don't get behind an attack on Syria?

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