Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#979816 Sep 10, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Putin is a leader. I have never been afraid of the KGB so your rhetoric is useless.
Have you ever lived in Russia?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#979817 Sep 10, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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The solution is to have the chemical weapons taken to Russia.
The UN is incompetent.
Letting Obama anywhere near them will be like giving them directly to Al Qaeda.
If I were Putin, I'd just go in there and move the chemical weapons to Russia without asking anyone's approval. Problem solved.
This is really what Putin proposed, and will not be acceptable to Obama.

Not because it's not a good idea, but because it would make Obama look even weaker.

Heel, Barack! Good boy!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#979818 Sep 10, 2013
Needy teat-suckling Liberal voters in action...

IN NYC ALONE....

"...OIG audit uncovered $275.3 million in improper Medicaid payments (Federal share) from 2004 to 2006 for personal care services in New York City."

http://www.hhs.gov/asl/testify/2010/06/t20100...

One can see why Low IQ Liberal voters fight for such programs...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#979819 Sep 10, 2013
Right-Wing Media's Love Affair With Putin Continues Over Syria Weapons Proposal

http://mediamatters.org/research/2013/09/09/r...

right wing media commies who will be hating on Reagan tomorrow.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#979820 Sep 10, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
as long as republicans are in the whine mode
it is a victor for America
...as long as we avoid a needless war, it's a victory for America.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#979821 Sep 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Now Dumbf*ckwaiter says that Obamacare created the Bush recession.
My God, man. Get a grip.
The CRA recession was created by the Democrats when it collapsed the economy after two years of oversight by Democrats.
Obama's "recovery" is putting 5 people into poverty for every one person it gives a living wage to.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#979822 Sep 10, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
How old is he?
...you made the claim, so back it up.
LCNLin

United States

#979823 Sep 10, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Everyone (except low information voters) knew where O'bama was going to take the United States of America once he was elected--he is doing exactly what he (O'bama) planned to do. Does this come as a 'surprise' to you? certainly it is not a surprise to me. O'bama has done exactly what

I said

he would do five years ago. You may not know but I lived in Chicago at the time.
You seem a legend in your own mind?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#979824 Sep 10, 2013
'Great American' Hannity And Buchanan Heart Vladimir Putin’s Syria Actions

http://www.newshounds.us/_great_american_hann...

more commies nostalgic for the return of the USSR.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#979825 Sep 10, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Agreed! President Assad said last night that sarin is something anyone can make in their backyard!
Yes it is. So why was Obama willing to risk so much if that's true?

Assad also said there were other powers in that region besides his own government ready to retaliate.

So we're looking at a Russian/Iranian/Chinese superpower emerging. CNN implied such in the link I posted the other day.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#979826 Sep 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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His government was & Assad knows it & is refusing to admit it.
I don't think Assad ordred the use of the chemical weapons.
His military did.
Plausible deniability. He said in the interview that he would not reveal if he possessed such weapons.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#979827 Sep 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
His government was & Assad knows it & is refusing to admit it.
I don't think Assad ordred the use of the chemical weapons.
His military did.
Prove it.

Putin says Al Qaeda did it.
Obama says Assad did it.

Which of the above has a history of routinely lying to you?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#979828 Sep 10, 2013
Teat time! We need mommy's milk...
Don't take away poor people's healthcare....

$96 MILLION in improper payments...

"another example, an OIG evaluation of payments for facet joint injections (a pain management treatment) found that 63 percent of these services allowed by Medicare in 2006 did not meet program requirements, resulting in $96 million in improper payments..."

http://www.hhs.gov/asl/testify/2010/06/t20100...

how many routine visits to a PCM would $96 million pay for?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#979829 Sep 10, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Flacktard evidently thinks that when I chose West Penn as my electricity provider that West Penn ran a line from the generating station to my house. Or maybe they route electricity they generate to my home sort of like how oil companies use he system of pipelines.
Dumbass Dave is financially supporting an evil coal-fired utility rather than paying the higher rate charged by "green" utilities.

Typical liberal hypocrite!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#979830 Sep 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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There is also abundant evidence that the rebels are war criminals, executing helpless prisoners.
Why should we fight for these subhuman creatures?
Not to mention entire villages of Christians.

Obama is one of the terrorists.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#979831 Sep 10, 2013
As Syrian crisis turns, U.S. conservatives rally behind Putin

Coming on the heels of other conservatives celebrating Putin, the whole dynamic just seems to be increasingly creepy. When was the last time U.S. Republicans were so vocal about their affections for a former KGB official with an authoritarian streak?

http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/09/10/...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#979832 Sep 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Syria Debate Shows Some Senators Listen To Constituents, Just Not On Gun Control
In arguing against President Barack Obama's proposal to attack Syria over its use of chemical weapons, congressional lawmakers have cited poll after poll that shows the vast majority of their constituents oppose the United States' involvement in another Mideast conflict.
On his official Facebook page, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) posted, "During my recent town halls, it was clear that my constituents had many questions and concerns about military intervention in &#8234;#&#8206;Syria &#8236;. This week my office has received numerous phone calls, emails, and letters about this issue, and 1.7% of those contacting my office support military intervention. An astounding 98.3% of my constituents that are reaching out to me do not want to see the U.S. military involved in the Syrian conflict."
Congressional leaders do not always feel themselves so strongly bound to their constituents' opinions or poll numbers.
In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shooting, support among the general public for expanded background checks on gun owners was widespread, even in the deepest red states. In fact, few policies have been as popular in recent memory; even before Newtown, CNN reported 94 percent of Americans supported background checks.
Yet those poll numbers did not compel lawmakers to act.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/09/syri...
Nobody gives any credibility to your communist rag source. Even you don't believe what's written there.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#979833 Sep 10, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Absolutely son!
When bushie boy wanted to invade iraq, Russia Germany and France said no.
But cons we're all hells-bells against them.
But by golly, they were right!
Within Russia’s ruling elite a certain consensus had developed that while it did not support the US in a war, it also did not approve of breaking with America in favour of an alliance with Europe. For example, Leonid Slutski, deputy chairperson of the Duma (parliament) Committee for International Affairs, declared,“If Russia moved toward an anti-American tripartite alliance with France and Germany... this tactically favourable step would lead to a strategic defeat.”

This passive-pragmatic position fully corresponds to the role of Russia in the world economy as a supplier of raw materials, dependent on the good will of its most important customers.

That was then during the GW Bush Administration.

This is now: Russia and President Putin put their feet firmly on the ground against O'bama. No one is afraid of O'bama-he wears mom pants after all and is incompetent. The world agrees.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#979834 Sep 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay, well, then let me refresh your memory.
We helped the Afghanis run off a Russian invasion back in the 1980s supplying them weapons that blew Russia's planes and helicopters out of the sky.
Don't think they'd forget something like that.
The economic collapse of the USSR's economy was because of increased military spending budget after Reagan labeled them an evil empire. The increased spending came at the expense of investment in the rest of the economy.
As one general in the KGB put it, Nikolai Leonov:
"First there was a visible decline in the rate of growth, then its complete stagnation. There was a drawnout, deepening and almost insurmountable crisis in agriculture."
Don't think they'd forget something like that either.
Are you good now?
I agree that no one wants a proxy war in Syria and hope for a peaceful solution; however, you're giving credit to Putin rather than to your own countries President; who, kept up the pressure that may result in this compromise. That is what I find deplorable in you, that you are anti American because of racism. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#979835 Sep 10, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Russia is also happy about 43%.
You reveal yourself a bit :-)
Some day you will support the U S A?
What could possibly be the reason for a small strike in Syria that would leave Assad in power and his chemical weapons still intact?

Is that what you call supporting the USA? Or Obama saving face?

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