Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232683 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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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#991478 Sep 28, 2013
How to Stop Iran: Obama's War By Other Means

The historic phone call with Iran’s president and the breakthrough deal on Syria show the threat of military action accomplishes a lot – as long as you don’t go through with it.

When George W. Bush took over the presidency in 2001, the United States was without question the greatest power on earth, and with the greatest power to do good. But for Bush and his close advisors, especially the coterie around then-Vice President Dick Cheney, that wasn’t enough. They wanted to ram that fact down the throat of would-be rivals, like the Russians, and even longtime friends, like the French. It wasn’t sufficient, after the September 11 attacks, for the Bush administration to punish the Taliban and pursue Bin Laden in Afghanistan. It felt it had to launch a vast war to eliminate an imaginary threat in Iraq and establish an oil-pumping pro-American democracy there.

A decade later, after thousands of American soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Afghan and Iraqi civilians have died -- and trillions of dollars have been squandered -- the people of the United States feel deceived, disappointed and, indeed, bled dry by those seemingly endless, pointless military adventures. The depth of that public resentment was apparent over the last few weeks when Obama asked Congress to approve his plans for military action against the Syrian regime. The reaction was so negative that even hawks like Sen. John McCain looked like wet pigeons when their constituents got through with them. No more Middle East wars!

Yet, looking back at 2002, it’s apparent that the Bush administration could have achieved its most important stated objective -- making sure that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction – without firing a shot. And that depended on the threat of war. In 2002, much as Obama has done in 2013, Bush went before the United Nations General Assembly to demand action.“We will work with the U.N. Security Council for the necessary resolutions,” said Bush.“But the purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced -- the just demands of peace and security will be met -- or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power.”

Bush’s truculence galvanized what had been moribund diplomacy. Within weeks, United Nations inspectors were back on the ground in Iraq pursuing the most pervasive and invasive inspection regime in history. They discovered no weapons of mass destruction for the simple reason that there were none. But the Bush administration didn’t believe in those results, and ultimately didn’t care. It launched its war of “shock and awe” that began with an enormous bang and ended, eight years later, with whimpers.

Despite the handicap of this history, and the consequent resistance of the public, the Obama administration has managed to use the threat of force with impressive effect.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#991479 Sep 28, 2013
Nat Turner wrote:
President Barack Obama is the greatest US President that ever lived!
Yeah... Nat Turner, a nanny state socialist, a NAZI liberal who wants to abolish the freedom of choice you idiot.....

A communist manifesto wet dream of life time welfare, crumbs, ghetto, and handout plutocracy of peanuts trickled down economics for the have nots you idiot loser...

If it's ghetto, socialist and idiot, it's dangerous, nazi and liberal..

It's the culture...

“For God & Country”

Since: Aug 13

The Promised Land Illinois

#991480 Sep 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
House Republicans hold private Saturday meeting to discuss strategy to avoid government shutdown
""House Republicans will hold a rare Saturday meeting to discuss a strategy to avoid a government shutdown after the Senate passed a bill Friday that set federal spending levels but funds the federal health care law known as Obamacare.
Congress must agree to a federal spending bill by Tuesday, or the federal government will partially shut down. The Republican-led House and the Democrat-controlled Senate disagree over whether the bill should fund the health care law.
Last week, the House sent a spending bill to the Senate without Obamacare funding, and the Senate responded by returning the bill with the funding inserted. With only two days left before a possible shutdown, the House must now decide whether it will accept the Senate version, add an amendment that defunds Obamacare or one that delays the controversial health care law.
Amendments to defund or delay would increase the probability of a shutdown. Senate Democratic leaders on Friday said they would not accept anything short of an identical bill.
“If Speaker (John) Boehner wants to avoid a government shutdown, he will pass our resolution," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said. "Otherwise, it's a government shutdown.""
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Gingrich made Bill Clinton stronger by shutting down the Gov't.
The public held Repugnants responsible.
If history repeats, expect the Repugnant Party to self destruct.
They'll set the stage for a Democrat sweep of the midterms and a Hillary Presidency in 2016!!
OMG the Government will shut down!!
Oh the Horror The Humanity
What is the worst that will happen really?
You will get your food stamps on time
You will get your housing vouchers on time
Social Security Checks will go out on time
Any person who is laid off will get unemployment
Then when they go back to work they will get paid retro-actively for the days missed (This is by contract)

OMG you are right Paid Vacation for Federal Employees
So what is the Big Deal? NOTHING!!!!
P.S.
Hillary would call the bluff and let the government shut down. She has a stronger personality then this President does. she would be feared by other Nations (she wuld blow the Carp out them)
NJ raider 1

Newark, NJ

#991481 Sep 28, 2013
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama/ Liberals Ideology ‘What’s good for America is bad for Liberals/Democrats… Obamacare Bad!!
Commonsense human ideology " What's good for some, may be bad for others!" Here's another " Everything ain't for everybody!" So your point was? America is diverse in financial status so, in order to please or, appease to 1 group, you have to forsake the wishes of others. Who would you forsake, thepoor or, the rich? Yeah I know!

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#991482 Sep 28, 2013
TSM wrote:
You Liberals would agree after Obama’s Historic call to Rouhani he should (Test) Rouhani by asking him to release Pastor Saeed Abedini from prison Obama’s offer would be minuscule compared to Obama asking Rouhani/Iran to stop their ‘Nuclear Program’ less see if that call really made Difference!!
Why is it you people are always so ill informed? Oh, don't answer that, I know....you only listen to FOX news.

The President did ask Rouhani to release the pastor, along with fellow captives Robert Levinson and Amir Hekmati.

With the news of Obama’s conversation with Rouhani, Abedini's wife called it an “answer to prayer.”

“This is the most encouraging news I have heard since Saeed was imprisoned one year ago,” Naghmeh Abedini said.”I am very grateful to President Obama for standing up for Saeed and for the other Americans who are held captive in Iran.”

http://www.religionnews.com/2013/09/28/obama-...

“For God & Country”

Since: Aug 13

The Promised Land Illinois

#991483 Sep 28, 2013
Nat Turner wrote:
President Barack Obama is the greatest US President that ever lived!
Nope I would have to say President Washington or President Lincoln. WoW come to think of it Illinois has had 3 Great Presidents

“For God & Country”

Since: Aug 13

The Promised Land Illinois

#991484 Sep 28, 2013
Nat Turner wrote:
President Barack Obama is the greatest US President that ever lived!
President Obama is the fourth one and if Hillary wins then we would have our 4th Great Presidents from Illinois four out of five would not be bad :)
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#991485 Sep 28, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Miley went from a forgotten Disney child star to a sensation in no time flat.
Reminds me of Madonna in her heyday, except Miley looks like a child, not a woman.
But she sure did get herself a ton of attention, in this day and age that's what counts.
Yes, she sure did and that's sad that that is what it takes to be famous in this country. Look at the Kardashians! Millionaires for what talent? Exposing themselves 24/7, sex tapes, etc. Everything is all just fake and pathetic. I didn't love Madonnas antics either. But at least she had talent, and a lasting one at that.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#991486 Sep 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Why is it you people are always so ill informed? Oh, don't answer that, I know....you only listen to FOX news.
The President did ask Rouhani to release the pastor, along with fellow captives Robert Levinson and Amir Hekmati.
With the news of Obama’s conversation with Rouhani, Abedini's wife called it an “answer to prayer.”
“This is the most encouraging news I have heard since Saeed was imprisoned one year ago,” Naghmeh Abedini said.”I am very grateful to President Obama for standing up for Saeed and for the other Americans who are held captive in Iran.”
http://www.religionnews.com/2013/09/28/obama-...
Drop Dead American USAsince1680 always bent over and punked by No Surprize Fox News..

If it's ghetto, ignorant, and idiot, it's illiterate, loser, and liberal..

It's the culture...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#991487 Sep 28, 2013
Occupy-Chicago wrote:
<quoted text>
President Obama is the fourth one and if Hillary wins then we would have our 4th Great Presidents from Illinois four out of five would not be bad :)
That's right! Who will they run? Ted Cruz? LOL, it's always great material for the comics. I think Palin has the hots for him, have you seen her gazing at him with googoo eyes?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#991488 Sep 28, 2013
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, I'm a real big movie fan. Last movie I saw in a theater was Casino Royale (2006) with Daniel Craig. I boycott movies because of the two-faced double standard liberal slugs that make up 95% of the industry.
2006? Is that when you got your hoverround? They can't fit into the theatres. Sucks to be you Grampy.

“For God & Country”

Since: Aug 13

The Promised Land Illinois

#991489 Sep 28, 2013
Nat Turner wrote:
President Barack Obama is the greatest US President that ever lived!
No wait President Obama is from Hawaii and only lives in Illinois. Whew dodged one there. So if Hillary runs and wins then we will have winning hand. Presidents Lincoln, Grant, and Reagan what a line up 2 shot in office and the other gave us lobbyist.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#991491 Sep 28, 2013
WAKE THE HELL UP USA wrote:
<quoted text>NO BULLSHIT IT IS TRUTH SOMETHING THAT YOU AND
A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE HATE!
You are part of the problem. You swallow whatever the Teatards and FOX news affiliates have to say, then spread it around the internet as "Truth". That article was a fabrication.

Heck, that article even claimed that Obama was exempting Members of Congress which is a claim that has been proven false so many times I've stopped counting. All Obama did was rule that congressional workers will continue to receive the employer contribution to help them buy their insurance on the exchange....same as other big employers.

You people are brain dead.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#991492 Sep 28, 2013
WAKE THE HELL UP USA wrote:
<quoted text>BY THE WAY WHY DO YOU POSE AS THE Statue of Liberty?WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO FOOL? Obamacare is a threat to personal liberty
Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 08:00 AM.
In response to Mark Lipton’s letter in the Sept. 21 News Herald “What is the goal of defunding Obamacare?”: I cannot speak for everyone in the community, but I can certainly speak for myself. He asked,“What will be defunded?” I would like for all of it to be defunded and I will explain why.
First, I prefer to try to take care of myself and my family. I do not want or need IRS agents and the secretary of Health and Human Services deciding which if any procedures I may or may not be having. Since it is my health, I think I should be able to make those choices.
Also, this act was passed against the will of the American people, which speaks volumes as to what this law is all about. It is not about health care at all. It is about control of people. It is about people being dependent upon the magnanimity of government in their everyday lives.
Second, our president stressed over and over how “if you liked your insurance you could keep it.” Well, I don’t know how to break it to those of you who believed that, but the president lied. I am at an age where my wife and I do not want or need “maternity” benefits in our health insurance plans, but we must pay for it nonetheless because “Obamacare” states that insurance policies must conform to the “new law.” I also don’t need the mental health coverage, but guess what? I have to pay for that. too. Not because I might need it, but so that those who do need it and cannot “afford it” I can pay for it for them.
Our president also stated that our insurance rates would go down some $2,500 per year, yet mine have gone up three times. I really would like someone to explain how three increases relate to “savings.”
Also, many companies are cutting their employees’ hours so that they would not qualify for full-time status so that they would not have to pay the fine for not insuring them. This burden will be put off on those who are part time and they will be penalized if they fail to have coverage. I know several people who are working multiple part-time jobs so as not to be counted as full-time employees. One I know is working more than 60 hours a week between two jobs and is paid no overtime because he is part time at both.
Am I suppose to care what this Teatard "thinks?" LMAO It's an opinion piece, nothing more.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#991493 Sep 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
You are part of the problem. You swallow whatever the Teatards and FOX news affiliates have to say, then spread it around the internet as "Truth". That article was a fabrication.
Heck, that article even claimed that Obama was exempting Members of Congress which is a claim that has been proven false so many times I've stopped counting. All Obama did was rule that congressional workers will continue to receive the employer contribution to help them buy their insurance on the exchange....same as other big employers.
You people are brain dead.
If it's ghetto, ignorant, and idiot, it's illiterate, loser, and liberal..

It's the culture...

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#991494 Sep 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Just a day after President Barack Obama answered a phone call from Iranian president Hassan Rouhani - the first contact a U.S. president has had with an Iranian leader since Jimmy Carter spoke by phone with Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi in 1979 - Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, says Iran needs to meet certain preconditions, or the leader of the free world should send Rouhani's next call to voice-mail.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/09/...
someone please tell Ted Obama doesn't have to listen to him even though self important arrogance plays well with self important arrogant tea party types.
It does reinforce the notion that Ted Cruz is certainly NOT presidential material. What an arrogant jerk.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#991495 Sep 28, 2013
Occupy-Chicago wrote:
<quoted text>
OMG the Government will shut down!!
Oh the Horror The Humanity
What is the worst that will happen really?
You will get your food stamps on time
You will get your housing vouchers on time
Social Security Checks will go out on time
Any person who is laid off will get unemployment
Then when they go back to work they will get paid retro-actively for the days missed (This is by contract)
OMG you are right Paid Vacation for Federal Employees
So what is the Big Deal? NOTHING!!!!
P.S.
Hillary would call the bluff and let the government shut down. She has a stronger personality then this President does. she would be feared by other Nations (she wuld blow the Carp out them)
You sound stupid enough to be a Waxturd/No Surprise puppet!! Seems he created a bunch of them in August 2013. And they're all as brain dead as the original!!

Why is it you nitwits from the Waxturd closet are always the losers??

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""Wall Street Pleads With GOP To Put The Debt Ceiling Gun Down""

""A former GOP governor and major voice for Wall Street minced no words on Friday about the repercussions the United States would face for defying the debt ceiling.

In a Washington Post op-ed, President & CEO of the American Bankers Association Frank Keating expressed how grave a decision it would be for Congress to default on its nearly $17 trillion in debt.

"Using the debt ceiling as leverage in the deficit debate is unwise and dangerous," Keating wrote. "Citizens nationwide are frustrated with the political stalemate in Washington. But our nation’s financial integrity should not be used as a bargaining chip."

In his role at the ABA, Keating leads the 135-year-old association, speaking for banks of all sizes and charters in the $13 trillion industry. Additionally, Keating has served on the Bipartisan Policy Center's Debt Reduction Task Force -- a group of former cabinet members, officials and other sources from both parties that made recommendations for reducing the U.S.' fiscal troubles.

During his time in politics, Keating was governor of Oklahoma for two terms (1995-2003), leading the state through the Oklahoma City bombing tragedy. In the Washington Post op-ed, he notes that honoring fiscal obligations are not a partisan issue, referring how he balanced his state's budget for eight years running.

"As George Washington said,'No pecuniary consideration is more urgent than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt; on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of the time more valuable,'" Keating wrote.""

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You lose again, Waxturd. But then, you always lose.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#991496 Sep 28, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Am I suppose to care what this Teatard "thinks?" LMAO It's an opinion piece, nothing more.
You're not lazy you idiot, your deranged mind enjoys doing nothing, blaming others.

AND... There are some fools who seem angry and continuously look for conflict you idiot. The battle you are fighting is not with us, it's with yourself...

If it's ghetto, ignorant, and idiot, it's illiterate, loser, and liberal..

It's the culture...

“For God & Country”

Since: Aug 13

The Promised Land Illinois

#991497 Sep 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
That's right! Who will they run? Ted Cruz? LOL, it's always great material for the comics. I think Palin has the hots for him, have you seen her gazing at him with googoo eyes?
Don’t know and don’t care right now.
I just think she is neat. You know they would call her Administration the Hillbilly Administration. That one is a given. She has a personality that would find a way to make it her own and make it a complement. That is rare in a person.
And with this to all have a great night and remember to be safe.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#991498 Sep 28, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
That's right! Who will they run? Ted Cruz? LOL, it's always great material for the comics. I think Palin has the hots for him, have you seen her gazing at him with googoo eyes?
Palin misunderstood. She thought he was introduced as "Tom Cruise".

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