Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277191 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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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#978966 Sep 9, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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If there are that many, then you should easily be able to easily provide a link as an example of one of them rooting for Russia.
Otherwise, you are just doing the typical disingenuous, lying Obama voting liberal routine.
The only fools rooting and speaking Russian and Chinese are the democRats on this God forsaken thread...

The War Mongering Sickness of Unconscious Liberalism

It's the culture...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#978968 Sep 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Republican hypocrisy on Syria is just amazing. Imagine that Mitt Romney were president. Romney took a far more hawkish line than Barack Obama did on Syria during the campaign. He wanted to arm the rebels, supported in-country cover ops, and so on. So if Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons during President Romney’s tenure, there’s every reason to think he’d be pushing for action too. And what, in that case, would Republicans now temporizing or opposing Obama be doing in that case? They’d be breathing fire, of course. There’s a lot of chest thumping talk right now about how a failed vote will destroy Obama’s credibility. I guess that may be to some. But to anyone paying attention, the credibility of these Republicans is what will suffer, and the vote may well come back to haunt some of them in 2016.
Some Republicans are, to their credit, taking the position consistent with their records. John McCain stood up to those people who looked like they were about two feet away from his face at that town hall meeting last week. Lindsey Graham deserves more credit, since he’s facing reelection and is being called “a community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood.” On the other side, Rand Paul and the neo-isolationists are probably taking the same position they’d take if Romney were president, although we can’t be completely sure. If Romney were in the White House, by 2016,“was so-and-so tough on Syria?” would probably be a top litmus test (unless, of course, things got really terrible over there). I could easily see Paul declaiming on the unique evil of chemical weapons that just this once required him to break from his noninterventionist views, but as things stand he at least is taking the position with which he is identified.
But most of them? Please. The Gold Weasel Medal goes to Marco Rubio, as others such as Tim Noah have noted. Back in April, Rubio thundered that “the time for passive engagement in this conflict must come to an end. It is in the vital national security interest of our nation to see Assad’s removal.” Removal! Obama’s not talking about anything close to removal. So that was Rubio’s hard line back when Obama was on the other side. And now that Obama wants action? Rubio voted against the military resolution in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week.
Ted Cruz? Just in June, Cruz wanted to go into Syria and rough ’em up.“We need to develop a clear, practical plan to go in, locate the weapons, secure or destroy them, and then get out.” Now? Syria is a distraction from, you guessed it, Benghazi. He said last week:“We certainly don’t have a dog in the fight. We should be focused on defending the United States of America. That’s why young men and women sign up to join the military, not to, as you know, serve as al Qaeda’s air force.”
There are many others. These two are worth singling out because they want to be president, and their craven and brazen flip-flopping on one of the most important issues to come before them in their Senate careers is more consequential than the flip-flopping of some time-serving senator no one’s ever heard of. But the whole picture is contemptible.
....What a bunch of relentless hypocrites they are, making a decision as weighty as this purely on the basis of their hatred of Obama.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09...
You all use Left and right when it should be about wrong and right but that is the distraction that the powers that be use to control the argument so it wont be about the RIGHT its about which side wins and thats why BLACK RACISM IS NOW IN THE LIMELIGHT normaal human condition
WOW

Bronx, NY

#978969 Sep 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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65,917,257 Americans voted for President Obamas second term.
Now, go eat shyt perkele.
So we have our own SYRIA in AMERICA because a small group of rebels wants to overtake the will of the MAJORITY so you really support NOTHING YOU ARE FOS
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#978970 Sep 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
65,917,257 Americans voted for President Obamas second term.
Now, go eat shyt perkele.
Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything you ass clown...

The War Mongering Poison and Sickness of Unconscious Liberalism.

It's the culture...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#978971 Sep 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Study Suggests Southern Slavery Turns White People Into Republicans 150 Years Later
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/09/09/2...
Always goes back a bigotted racists thought
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#978972 Sep 9, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Assad to move/hide WMD into IRAN.
lol! Good thing you don't have to explain the logistics behind it since it's assumed you're a simpleton!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#978973 Sep 9, 2013
The Times then turned to one of the “intelligence documents” it cited as proof, stating that “As early as 1991, under the first Bush presidency, a now declassified National Intelligence Estimate concluded that ‘both Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union provided the chemical agents, delivery systems and training that flowed to Syria.’”

But that quote does not date to a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) from 1991, but rather from 30 years ago. The NIE from which it originated, titled “Implications of Soviet Use of Chemical and Toxin Weapons for U.S. Security Interests”, was issued on September 15, 1983 and stated that Syria “probably has the most advanced chemical warfare capability in the Arab world, with the possible exception of Egypt”(p. 11).

What was deemed “probably” true three decades ago may or may not be true today, and it is useful to point out that the U.S. has backed the military dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak, who took power in 1981, with billions in military “aid”. Egypt has been second only to Israel as the largest recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since the 1979 Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, which provided for this money to flow from the American taxpayers to the regime in Egypt.

By 1983, it had also become evident that Iraq was using chemical weapons in its war with Iran, but the U.S. nevertheless removed the country from its list of state sponsors of terrorism in order to step up support for its war effort. In December of that year, President Ronald Reagan dispatched Donald Rumsfeld, who was later Secretary of Defense under the Bush administration, for a second time to Iraq to reassure Saddam Hussein that the U.S. would continue to back him despite his use of chemical weapons.

The 1983 NIE also noted that with its foreign suppliers,“there is no need for Syria to develop an indigenous capability to produce CW agents or material, and none has been identified.” The purpose of that Cold War-era NIE was to build the case that the Soviet Union was violating the 1975 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.

The rest of the Times article similarly provided no substantiation for the headline’s claim. It cited again “precursor ingredients that can also be used for medicine”, with no supporting evidence that such ingredients were used for anything other than civilian applications.

Perhaps the most egregious example of manipulation with the attempt to deceive the public came towards the end of the article, where the Times quoted from a March 2006 State Department cable:“‘Syrian businessmen regularly report on the ease with which their fellow businessmen illegally import U.S. commodities with seeming impunity, as well as express concerns that the USG’s [United States Government’s] lack of enforcement of the economic sanctions’ are ‘hurting those that choose to play by the rules.’”

“Those transactions presumably included chemicals that could be precursors for chemical warfare”, the Times added.

Yet the “commodities” described in that cable were mostly related to legitimate civilian uses—particularly for use in hospitals.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#978974 Sep 9, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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He has been brainwashed by Jewish lobby into thinking any criticism of Israel is anti-semitic. This "hands-off" mentality is exactly what has permitted the radical zionist to use the United States as their puppets. IMO, it is much more repulsive to express hate of our president and the United States than a foreign nation that disrespects us.
No doubt. Politics and lies aren't beyond them.

It's simply another tool.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#978975 Sep 9, 2013
My Portal wrote:
<quoted text>Assad has the army, Russia, Air Force and most of the world on his side. He his a tyrant for sure, but he had nothing to gain by using weapons of mass destruction and bringing the world down on him, he was already winning.
Obama has mishandled Syria over the past few years. The good/very good options he once had to fix Syria, are in the rearview mirror...

Golf anyone? Vacation?? Hollywood? White house Parties? More incompotence, ineptitude anyone?? Over 100,000 Syrians killed, no problem...

It's the culture...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#978976 Sep 9, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I am denying that it was Assad. Now there have been attacks by O'bama's rebels since January-O'bama is on the side of the terrorists as per usual.
.. as opposed to the commie loving right wing nuts!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#978977 Sep 9, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Call him a patriot? A true leader? Who elected this ass clown obama??
Your ongoing defense of your messiah Obama bin Lyin proves you are a warmongering idiot...
It's the culture...
lol! So what was bushie boy son? a peace loving, kumbaya, beach-nik?

I love this comedy channel.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#978978 Sep 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Following further high-level policy review, Ronald Reagan issued National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) 114, dated November 26, 1983, concerned specifically with U.S. policy toward the Iran-Iraq war. The directive reflects the administration's priorities: it calls for heightened regional military cooperation to defend oil facilities, and measures to improve U.S. military capabilities in the Persian Gulf, and directs the secretaries of state and defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to take appropriate measures to respond to tensions in the area. It states, "Because of the real and psychological impact of a curtailment in the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf on the international economic system, we must assure our readiness to deal promptly with actions aimed at disrupting that traffic."
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB82...
oil.
You can cut and paste everything in that article until your heart's content.

It doesn't change that beginning with the Carter administration, Saddam Hussein was seen as a moderating, friendly force against the Ayatollah and that relationship continued under President Ronald Reagan as Hussein waged war against Khomeini.

Good relations with Saddam began with Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's former National Security Advisor.

Saddam became the enemy of our enemy after the Shah was deposed under the Carter administration. Which is why Carter blasting Bush for ending Saddam's manipulation makes him the #1 weasel.

Let it go.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#978979 Sep 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Good point.
Almost as good as the one on top of your head, lily.

How is that "brilliant" Obama chess move going, dolt?

"Calling Kerry's bluff? Russian official floats plan to avert strike on Syria"

"Just hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made an off-hand comment about how Syria could avert a military strike by turning over its chemical weapons program, Russia's foreign minister is proposing that the Assad regime do just that.

Sergey Lavrov said Monday that Russia will push Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control.

"If the establishment of international control over chemical weapons in that country would allow avoiding strikes, we will immediately start working with Damascus," Lavrov said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/09/ru...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#978980 Sep 9, 2013
Oh lookie! The mindless clown with no life is back.
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Good thing you don't have to explain the logistics behind it since it's assumed you're a simpleton!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#978981 Sep 9, 2013
Obama’s “Bombing Credibility”:“The Emperor is Naked”There is nothing tragic about the Obama presidency, capable of drawing the analytical talents of a neo-Plutarch or a neo-Gibbon. This is more like a Pirandello farce, a sort of Character in Search of An Author.
Candidates to Author are well documented – from the Israel lobby to the House of Saud, from a select elite of the industrial-military-security complex to, most of all, the rarified banking/financial elite, the real Masters of the Universe. Poor Barack is just a cipher, a functionary of empire, whose ”deciding” repertoire barely extends to what trademark smile to flash at the requisite photo-ops.
There’s nothing ”tragic” about the fact that during this week – marking the 12th anniversary of 9/11 – this presidency will be fighting for its bombing ”credibility” trying to seduce Republican hawks in the US Congress while most of the warmongers du jour happen to be Democrats.
Republicans are torn between supporting the president they love to hate and delivering him a stinging rebuke – as much as they are aching to follow the orders of their masters, ranging from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee to military contractors. Once again, this is farce – caused by the fact that a man elected to finish off wars is eager to start yet another one. And once again without a United Nations vote.

The White House ”strategy” in this crucial negotiating week boils down to this; to convince the US Congress that the United States must start a war on Syria to punish an ”evil dictator”– once again, as bad as Hitler – for gassing children. The evidence? It’s ”indisputable”.

Well, it’s not ”irrefutable”. It’s not even ”beyond-a-reasonable-doubt”. As Obama’s Chief of Staff Denis McDonough admitted, with a straight face, it boils down to ”a quite strong common sense test, irrespective of the intelligence, that suggests that the regime carried this out”.
So if this is really about ”common sense”, the president is obviously not being shown by his close coterie of sycophants this compendium of common sense, compiled by a group of top, extremely credible former US intelligence officials, which debunks all the ”evidence” as flawed beyond belief. To evoke a farce from 12 years ago, this clearly seems to be a case of ”facts being fixed around the policy”.
And to compound the farce, this is not even as much about Syria per se as about ”sending a message to Iran”, code for ”if you keep messing with us, you’re going to be bombed.”
In the rush to label Obama incompetent they forgot one thing HE IS A NUDISTS AND AN EXOBISHIONISTS he knows he is naked and he enjoys it we are trying to put clothes on him like dressing up a PIG
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#978982 Sep 9, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh fkoff, you're all anti American traitors, move to Russia.
Figure's a dolt like you can't backup your lie.

Hey dolt! Ban rides?

"Police say at least 12 children were injured after a mechanical failure caused an amusement ride to suddenly stop at a Connecticut fair, sending the swinging riders careening into each other.

One adult was also among the 13 people transported to hospitals after the mishap at Norwalk's Oyster Festival?

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/08/police-s...

Moran.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#978983 Sep 9, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>.. as opposed to the commie loving right wing nuts!
Yeah... Your ongoing defense of your ass clown Obama proves you are a warmongering idiot Gilligan... Forever enslaved to idiot...

It's the culture...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#978984 Sep 9, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! So what was bushie boy son? a peace loving, kumbaya, beach-nik?
I love this comedy channel.
Grey Boast for sure. Humiliated moron stopped posting from "Bumpass". ROTFLMAO!!!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#978985 Sep 9, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! So what was bushie boy son? a peace loving, kumbaya, beach-nik?
I love this comedy channel.
Yeah Gilligan still breastfeeding on Bush and sucking Dick Cheney...

It's the culture...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#978986 Sep 9, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The good relations with Saddam began under President Carter.
So if Saddam was the threat you seem to be trying to convince he was, why didn't Democrats stand behind Bush 100% after they stood behind Clinton 100% in 1998 to overthrow his regime?
Your side created the angst about fighting the present evil in the world today because of your short-sightedness about Saddam.
The enemy has eyes and ears too. They saw and heard a weakened and divided America thanks to you and your liberal pals screaming Bush was the war criminal.
Let it go.
Bush War Crimes: European Activists Call For Bush To Be Tried For Torture

http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/2011/02/15/g...

what they saw was a fascist regime.

and why aren't you wingnuts giving Obama free license?

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