Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1250627 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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Bronx, NY

#985848 Sep 19, 2013
Black America More Pro-War Than Ever
During President Obama’s run-up to war with Syria,“African Americans were, for the first time in polling history, the most bellicose major ethnicity in the United States.” How could such a political role-reversal come to pass?“The progressive, peace-seeking African American worldview is out of sync with the deep imperative to support the First Black President.”
Have Black Americans undergone some accelerated ideological mutation?”

Barack Obama has proven to be a warmongering thug for global capital, many times over. The question is: Have African Americans, his most loyal supporters, joined the bi-partisan War Party, rejecting the historical Black consensus on social justice and peace (or, at least, the “peace” part)?

Ever since national pollsters began tracking African American public opinion, surveys have shown Blacks to be consistently clustered at the left side of the national political spectrum. More than any other ethnicity, African Americans have opposed U.S. military adventures abroad, by wide margins. Indeed, the sheer size of the “blood lust” gap between the races indicates that the Black international worldview differs quite radically from white Americans and, to a lesser but marked degree, from Hispanics.

That is, until the advent of Obama.

Black Americans supporting republican john mccain wars never

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#985849 Sep 19, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> During WWII Roosevelt froze wages. To get around this companies started offering insurance as a way to attract talent. Screwed once again by a democrat.
You mean "screed again by corporations". Roosevelt did not start health insurance as a benefit, companies did.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#985850 Sep 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Cashing the traveler's checks would have been both difficult and illegal, so all he gave up was the cash.
"john Galt"
"silly" is silly. Those travelers could easily of been fenced to those who are experts at cashing lost and stolen travelers checks.

El Paso, TX

#985851 Sep 19, 2013
Kerry to hold press conference on Syria, hopefully Kerry/Obama’s on the same page!!

Bethlehem, PA

#985852 Sep 19, 2013
Seriously there is not one decent rightwinger left on this thread, you're all despicable, lowlife scumbags, well except for maybe Eman.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#985853 Sep 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Most plans have published rates.
Under Covered California, for the Silver plan, the annual deductible is $2000 and the copays are:
Primary care office visit -$45
Specialist office visit -$65
Emergency room visit -$250
I know, I was trying to get realdave to post it himself in the hopes that maybe he'd see just how expensive this is going to be for folks.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#985854 Sep 19, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, but...violent video games as increasingly popular all over the world. Japan, India, and China, I believe, have already surpassed US in sales, so why does it seem that only in America (with a few exceptions like the Norway shooter) do we keep having these "crazies" committing mass murder for no discernible reasons?
'It's the culture'

"Before Adam Lanza walked into an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and shot to death 20 children, six adults and then himself, Scotland was home to the worst-ever non-political shooting rampage in a public school."

Bronx, NY

#985855 Sep 19, 2013
There is no doubt that this apparent decline in Black aversion to U.S. foreign aggressions has everything to do with the color (and party) of the commander-in-chief. For all the right historical reasons, African Americans have always been highly skeptical of U.S. motives abroad. With Obama nominally in charge, such righteous Black skepticism of “American”(meaning, white) motives is less operative.

“This apparent decline in Black aversion to U.S. foreign aggressions has everything to do with the color (and party) of the commander-in-chief.”

Only ten years ago, a Zogby poll revealed the vast chasm that existed between Blacks and the two other major ethnic groups on issues of war and peace. The Black Commentator for February 13, 2003, reported:

“An Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Zogby America poll released this past weekend shows that less than a quarter of Blacks (23 percent) support Bush's war against Iraq, versus 62 percent of the white public. 64 percent of Blacks surveyed ‘somewhat or strongly oppose" the planned attack, while 13 percent ‘aren't sure’ what to think.

“The bloodthirstiness of white American males is astounding: 68 percent of men surveyed are gung ho, indicating that the white male pro-war cohort soars somewhere in the high seventies. Less than half of all women favor war.

“Hispanics polled nearly as warlike as whites. When asked the general question on war, 60 percent support it.

“The lack of empathy with Iraqis as human beings marks white American males as a collective danger to the species. Zogby pollsters asked: Would you support or oppose a war against Iraq if it meant thousands of Iraqi civilian casualties? A solid majority of white men answered in the affirmative, as did more than a third of white women. Only seven percent of African Americans favored a war that would kill thousands.

“Hispanics lost some of their bloodlust when confronted with the prospect of mass Iraqi civilian casualties; only 16 percent are willing to support such an outcome.”

The fact that only a marginal proportion of Blacks (7 percent) favored an invasion in which thousands of Iraqi civilians would die – less than half the proportion of Hispanics and a small fraction of white belligerents of both sexes – speaks to African Americans’ relatively deep empathy for other peoples as well as their disdain for U.S. militarism. It is central to the African American political-cultural legacy.

In the decade since the Iraq invasion, the general American populace has grown more wary of Washington’s wars in the Mideast. Why, then, would the least militaristic ethnic group suddenly become relatively more warlike than whites? Have Black Americans undergone some accelerated ideological mutation in the intervening years?

Of course not, but Blacks have for almost six years been in the grip of a fundamentally unsettling experience for which African American history provides no defenses: the presence of a Black man at the helm of the Empire. The progressive, peace-seeking African American worldview is out of sync with the deep imperative to support the First Black President. Black skepticism of U.S. government motives is short-circuited by the fervent desire for Obama to succeed – since his success or failure is seen as Black America’s collective legacy. Black politics crumbles under the weight of this massive contradiction – which is why Black America is in its deepest political crisis since Emancipation, unable to defend Black domestic interests or to be a force for peace in the world.

“Why would the least militaristic ethnic group suddenly become relatively more warlike than whites?”

Deltona, FL

#985856 Sep 19, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Unfortunately, many people's lives have been ruined by winning lotteries.
Ever watch that show about people who did win the lottery? With few exceptions, most of them lost either their families, squandered their fortune and some even lost their minds. One man had cameras set up all over his property and lived in the basement watching the monitors fearful that people wanted to rob him. Another man ended up committing suicide.
Money doesn't make you happy unless you can use it to help others or wisely invest for the benefit of others. It can actually make you very unhappy.
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, you must have watched the same "show" Flacko watched and like that dumbazz can't fit it into today's world.

The big winners of old topped off at a million bucks and many, but not most, of those folks did wind up in the poor house.

This century's big winners are really big winners.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#985858 Sep 19, 2013
Earth could continue to host life for at least another 1.75 billion years, as long as nuclear holocaust, an errant asteroid or some other disaster doesn't intervene, a new study calculates.

But even without such dramatic doomsday scenarios, astronomical forces will eventually render the planet uninhabitable. Somewhere between 1.75 billion and 3.25 billion years from now, Earth will travel out of the solar system's habitable zone and into the "hot zone," new research indicates.

'If we ever needed to move to another planet, Mars is probably our best bet.'

- Andrew Rushby, of the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom

These zones are defined by water. In the habitable zone, a planet (whether in this solar system or an alien one) is just the right distance from its star to have liquid water. Closer to the sun, in the "hot zone," the Earth's oceans would evaporate. Of course, conditions for complex life including humans would become untenable before the planet entered the hot zone
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#985859 Sep 19, 2013
"Social Scientists: What they do"

"Historians research, analyze, and interpret the past...."


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#985860 Sep 19, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>He was a qualified IT specialist__ all his employer cared about was providing bodies for billings.
Probably need to fix that eh?
Does anyone here know who his actual employer was?
HP is what I heard.
Sgt Friday

Bronx, NY

#985861 Sep 19, 2013
Black elected officials, overwhelmingly Democrats, act as role models of impotence, eunuchs in Obama’s harem and, when required, cheerleaders in his wars. Had Obama not “postponed” his attack on Syria, there is every reason to believe that he would have gotten the support of about half the Congressional Black Caucus – just as when his war against Libya was challenged, in June of 2011. Even after Obama is gone, the great task of Black progressives will be to sever the chains that bind Blacks to the Wall Street-run Democratic Party, the incubator of future Obamas and, therefore, unending Black political crises.
It is true that Black folks have lost their political bearings, if not their minds, in the Age of Obama, but that doesn’t mean they can’t recover their sanity and humanity, once the maddening presence in the White House is gone. Mental breakdowns are not irreversible; otherwise, all the world’s peoples would be permanently brain-damaged.
Perhaps the most curious and, in a sense, encouraging aspect of Obama-whipped Black political behavior is that most of those afflicted pay little attention to the First Black President’s actual policies. The topic of Black conversation is usually not “What is Obama doing,” but, rather,“How is Obama doing?” His fans aren’t concerned about his legislative agenda, and are often shocked when informed that their icon engineered preventive detention laws and wants to cut Social Security. You are liable to be called a lying bastard, or even attacked, simply for citing his political record in Black settings where, typically, it is never debated or scrutinized. Instead, the subject of constant discussion is: Who is making trouble for Obama? What are they doing now to smear the man? In short, Black people aren’t expressing their political convictions when giving tacit or active support to Obama, on the foreign or domestic fronts. They are, in fact, ignoring their own convictions in favor of upholding the icon.
As a result, what Cornel West calls the “Black prophetic tradition” slips into a coma. We know it will awake, but not without damage.

Deltona, FL

#985862 Sep 19, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"real dumb"
Two commanders on the ground in the Benghazi area when the attacks took place testified before congress that they had the manpower and the assets to react and save American lives. They were told to stand down.
Quit being such a lying little boy.
That's not so Eed__quit being such a stupid azz.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#985863 Sep 19, 2013
"the times, they are a changin"

"Bills Would Require Michiganders To Work For Welfare, Pass Drug Test"


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#985864 Sep 19, 2013
he evolution of complex life on Earth suggests the process requires a lot of time.

Simple cells first appeared on Earth nearly 4 billion years ago. "We had insects 400 million years ago, dinosaurs 300 million years ago and flowering plants 130 million years ago," lead researcher Andrew Rushby, of the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, said in a statement."Anatomically modern humans have only been around for the last 200,000 years so you can see it takes a really long time for intelligent life to develop."

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#985865 Sep 19, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
A Fisker "bricked" during testing by Consumer Reports. If their experts can't "follow the instruction manual", how can the average consumer?
First f all, it wasn't Consumer Reports. They gave Tesla top marks.

It was a reporter who told the tory of were he drove & how he drove & his major breakdown.

Unfortunately for him, theTesla he drove had a recorder device that logged his location & how he drove the car. That recorder showed the reporter lied and did not follow instructions.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#985866 Sep 19, 2013
republican stuck at 172K...

"Report: Phil Gingrey gripes $172K salary"
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#985867 Sep 19, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you know he is a used car dealer? Because Galt said so?
Are you the caregiver for the washed-up old phaggot?


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#985868 Sep 19, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean "screed again by corporations". Roosevelt did not start health insurance as a benefit, companies did.
Will you please learn to read!

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