Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232043 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

#979102 Sep 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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millions?
like the millions who go to tea party rallies?
You ghetto folk are all the same... Better Tea Party any day then Ghetto...

It's the culture...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#979103 Sep 9, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! I'm still playing the fool!
It's the culture...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#979104 Sep 9, 2013
Lavrov could help Obama ‘ Save Face’ Lavrov who just wrapped a round of talks in Moscow with Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moallem asked if Assad agree on placing chemical weapons storage sites under international control, but also on its subsequent destruction and fully joining the treaty on prohibition of chemical weapons," would this be acceptable and would Obama agree?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#979105 Sep 9, 2013
Kerry gives Syria one week to get rid of CW

State Dept." Kerry's Syria statement was "rhetorical and hypothetical."
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#979106 Sep 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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nope. Reagan gave Saddam chemical weapons. it was not Carter or Clinton.
It's obama who wants to start World War III, NOT Carter, NOT Reagan, NOT Clinton, NOT Bush....

What a dumbass! Who elected this ass clown obama??

It's the culture...

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#979107 Sep 9, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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Are you a teacher or not?
How many students of yours have been accepted into a Ivy League University?
Post the avg scores of the SAT of the students you have taught.
Post the avg scores of the ACT of the students you have taught.
Post the Graduation rates of the students you have taught.
Thanks...
Another right whiner looking to blame teachers because his kids are dumbasses - just like their old man. Its called hereditary.
Voluntarist

United States

#979109 Sep 9, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>wasn't it good enough for bushie boy son?
I will not tolerate this hypocrisy from liberals.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#979110 Sep 9, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Russia says it will push Syria to relinquish control of chemical weapons
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_ea...
Obama Adminstration just lied again today in the Press Conference saying that chemical weapons haven't been used since World War One and we all know they were used by Iraq on Iran in the 1980's which the US knew about and had no problems with the use of them then so there is really no big deal except other reasons which the Obama Adminstration isn't telling.

CIA Files Show U.S. Played Role in Iraq’s Chemical Attacks on Iran
By Margaret Hartmann

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/08/...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#979111 Sep 9, 2013
Today: "Kerry didn't really mean what he said but we're seriously considering Putin's response to it."
WOW

Bronx, NY

#979112 Sep 9, 2013
FACTS NOT OPINIONS Four Questions for Supporters of a Strike Against Syria
Simple Context Questions
Ask anyone still thinking of supporting an attack on Syria to explain why the U.S. started supporting the Syrian opposition years before any uprising had occurred there.
And ask them to explain why 4-Star General Wesley Clark was told – right after 9/11 – that Pentagon officials planned to attack 7 countries in 5 years … including Iraq, Libya and Syria:

I had been through the Pentagon right after 9/11. About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the generals called me in. He said,“Sir, you’ve got to come in and talk to me a second.” I said,“Well, you’re too busy.” He said,“No, no.” He says,“We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq.” This was on or about the 20th of September.

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So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said,“Are we still going to war with Iraq?” And he said,“Oh, it’s worse than that.” He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said,“I just got this down from upstairs”— meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office —“today.” And he said,“This is a memo 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.”
WOW

Bronx, NY

#979113 Sep 9, 2013
Four Questions for Supporters of a Strike Against Syria
And ask them why this planning of regime change in Syria and 6 other countries started by 1991 at the latest:

It came back to me … a 1991 meeting I had with Paul Wolfowitz.

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In 1991, he was the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy – the number 3 position at the Pentagon. And I had gone to see him when I was a 1-Star General commanding the National Training Center.

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And I said,“Mr. Secretary, you must be pretty happy with the performance of the troops in Desert Storm.”

And he said:“Yeah, but not really, because the truth is we should have gotten rid of Saddam Hussein, and we didn’t … But one thing we did learn [from the Persian Gulf War] is that we can use our military in the region – in the Middle East – and the Soviets won’t stop us. And we’ve got about 5 or 10 years to clean up those old Soviet client regimes – Syria, Iran, Iraq – before the next great superpower comes on to challenge us.”
Whatever

Gering, NE

#979114 Sep 9, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Obama adminstration just lied and said that Chemical Weapons havent been used since world war one and we know that isn't true which the US set back and left Iraq gas the Iranian's.
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/08/...
The last known use of gas- known to be a CW- was in 1988 by Hussein against his own people.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#979115 Sep 9, 2013
WOW wrote:
What Is Driving the U.S.?
The U.S. in Syria (and everywhere else) does not proceed from human rights. The rulers of the U.S. have never been, and are not now, motivated by a desire to act against atrocity, or to “prevent genocide.” At this moment they are giving at least passive approval to the torture and slaughter of opponents of the pro-U.S. regimes in Egypt and Bahrain.
Nor is the U.S. moving into what all understand to be a risk-fraught situation (for them) because “our presidents like nothing more than to flip a few cruise missiles at other countries, combined with a few bombing sorties for good measure, because it’s a hell of a lot easier than actual statecraft.” Or because “if we pull the trigger on Syria, someone will get paid handsomely.”(See “War on Syria: Twenty Pounds of Stupid in a Ten-Pound Bag” by William Rivers Pitt, Truthout August 27, 2013.) As if the never-ending wars, oppression, suffering, and death the U.S. has brought to every corner of the planet—on the basis of which it has “risen” to be the world’s sole superpower—were caused by politicians who were too lazy to engage in “statecraft,” or politicians corrupted by the arms industry. Such “analysis” leaves people utterly in the dark as to what is behind the U.S. moves to attack Syria, and unable to see or act in the interests of the people of the world.
The Middle East is a pivotal region for the whole world—economically and geopolitically—and the U.S. has dominated it since WW2. Everything it has done and continues to do is based on maintaining and deepening that domination. Right now the region is in tremendous upheaval—the old arrangements that “held things together”(for the imperialists and local butchers) have come under increasing strain and in some cases begun to disintegrate, and there is a massive scramble by all kinds of forces. These include rivals like the Russians, who back Assad; “friendly” imperialists like the French, who back the rebels; all kinds of local butchers; etc. And, painfully, there is no coherent progressive force acting within this mix.
This is a bloodletting which at this point is driven by a reactionary scramble for influence. In this, it seems increasingly apparent that the U.S. calculation is that they MUST project force in this situation lest they lose credibility. At the same time, there are indications that the U.S., or some within the ruling class, is arguing that, as one ruling class analyst, Edward N. Luttwak put it,“In Syria, America loses if either side wins.” Luttwak wrote:
Ooh-ooh-ooh another prolific writer with a PhD and not much else.

Did you author that piece, did Luttwak or did someone else?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#979116 Sep 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Another right whiner looking to blame teachers because his kids are dumbasses - just like their old man. Its called hereditary.
The dumbass is you, weasel. Did Bush "Abandon" Afghanistan?

ROTFLMAO!!!!

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#979117 Sep 9, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>.. as opposed to the commie loving right wing nuts!
An oxymoron to try and make a point......priceless.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#979118 Sep 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Another right whiner looking to blame teachers because his kids are dumbasses - just like their old man. Its called hereditary.
No one mentioned ALL teachers. Over reaction.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#979119 Sep 9, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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John Kerry - the guy who fought in Vietnam and then was against it who later was for the war in Iraq before he was against it who was against military action in Syria last Fall during a Presidential Election before he became SOS and is now for it.
He's also for legalizing all the drugs in his possession, too, I suppose.
Breaking news today that Obama/Kerry position on Syria has created a breakthrough on Russia re-engaging itself to convince Assad to give up his chemical weapons to international monitoring control. If this was the only good outcome of the Obama Administration pressure threat to strike at Assad's chemical weapons delivery infrastructure then I'd say it was a success of huge importance for peace in the region. "Syria's foreign minister says his country welcomes Russia's proposal for it to place its chemical weapons under international control and then dismantle them quickly to avert U.S. strikes.

The statement from Walid al-Moallem came a few hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Syrian President Bashar Assad could resolve the crisis surrounding the alleged use of chemical weapons by his forces by surrendering control of "every single bit" of his arsenal to the international community by the end of the week."
Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/09/russ...

I don't doubt that this "alternative" was one of the things talked about in President Barack Obama and Russian leader Putin's last meeting. I wish that the two superpower leaders can agree to go further and tackle the deeper climate change roots to the growing ferocity of Middle East conflicts too. If anyone has doubts that climate change has played a significant role in the growing Arab Spring upheavals , mass street protests , and conflicts between splintered political factions just needs to read Eric Zencey's brilliant essay,

http://www.utne.com/environment/valuing-ecosy...
utne.com

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#979120 Sep 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Another right whiner looking to blame teachers because his kids are dumbasses - just like their old man. Its called hereditary.
Parents are the first line to education for sure, however education is not the same as indoctrination and teaching to the test instead of the information.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#979121 Sep 9, 2013
The lily,realdave,yeah,sonicfilth, leosana are the Bullies on the page since the begining the insult anyone that doesnt agree with them they have no respect for others thought and they have been wrong about obama from day one if you go back to the start of this thread 5 years ago they are not inclusive,the do not tolerate any opinion but their own a democratic dictatorship use hollywood as an indicator of things to come harry belafonte is a fraud what did the war do in viet nam, korea,iraq,darfur,sudan,we are the worlds KILLER like it or not America has become the worlds Biggest HUMAN RIGHTS Violator forwarded by THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT PHONIES AND OBAMA
WOW

Bronx, NY

#979122 Sep 9, 2013
If obama was about hope and change what are the people hoping for and the change never came we use bush to justify obamas actions that says it all no change no hope the people on both sides of the aisle have been played again as the democrats and the klan were played with the civil rights passage

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