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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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#993388 Oct 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
A group of World War II veterans in an Honor Flight group Tuesday knocked over barriers imposed during the government shutdown at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., to get inside.
As part of the federal government shutdown, national parks are closed. But the group of veterans continued to the monument Tuesday, as reported by Stars and Stripes reporter Leo Shane.
There's video azzhole, the barriers were removed and not knocked over.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#993389 Oct 1, 2013
The liberals cant go into the streets and protest anymore now that they are the Majority so obama does the same as lily real dave sonicfilth and the other shutdown winners they preach to the choir lololololhahahah on topix call people all the names you want the obama gobment is shut down his name is up in the air like he loves it to be oh he cant get enough obamacare obamacare rome burns obamacareself love obama who Hussain the christians are dying all over the world so what you want me to do but but libya, syria,egypt nothing for christians well as they say cant have an omlette without breaking some eggs

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#993390 Oct 1, 2013
Off to never never land!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#993391 Oct 1, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
I can pull numbers out my ass too dumbass.
You've been doing it for over five years__what else is new???
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#993392 Oct 1, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I don't either.
You will if either of those daughters hopes to play softball at the college level.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#993393 Oct 1, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>When are you gonna stop with the " Obama's real daddy &, the 50yr conspiracy bullshit? It's redundant &, retarded! Christopher Columbus did not discover America &, Jesus is black, the jig is up already! What is wrong with you? You &, Grand Ma Ma Carol both. You wish to be on the winning side so bad, lying just became a part of you, as is your parties primary platform. Hate to be the bearer of bad news but, the sun will still come out tomorrow &, the sky is still blue. Those are facts, indisputable, undeniable, just facts. Just like Barack Hussein Obama is still the president of the United States of America &, he's black, sorry!
Hey lily come get your son he is off his meds again lolololohahahahahahahmeltdown because of a shutdown son yeah you son what you gonna do son they shut your president down halt took the bass out his voice oh snap the Whiteman put a boot in your boy butt mmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmmm racism in america under president obama his supporters show their racists heads also mmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmm

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#993394 Oct 1, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You will if either of those daughters hopes to play softball at the college level.
They have moved on from sports. Once you go undefeated it's all down hill from there. Oldest in the marching band. Youngest taking up the violin like her sister. Oldest going to be a forensic scientist and youngest is following dad into light/sound so far.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#993395 Oct 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
Day 1 Rightwing terrorist's shutting down of government, all Americans held hostage.
To be continued...
how has your day been affected? Mine hasn't been any different.

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Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#993396 Oct 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Wow, amazing the interest. This is the rightwinger's worst fears coming true. Even shutting the government down couldn't prevent it.
same interest April 15th has.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#993397 Oct 1, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>You truly have the mind of a kid! Yea, there are different Gods &, they're fighting a galactic war for racial dominance! How stupid can you be? America clashes with the cultural differences between eastern &, western civilization so, it doesn't matter who's running the show in Syria, America's in opposition. You think because, you scream AlQaeda, that is an automatic trigger that signals " threat" to Americans. Assad, Al Qaeda, what difference does it make? America sees them as a threat regardless.
HAHAHAHAHalolololol Muhammed has spoken so listen out for the Final Call and keep your Grafted President that Yacob created just look at his Bio and you will know lolololohahahahaha GRAFTED MAN obamaaaaaaaa

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never duplicated

#993398 Oct 1, 2013
The government passes a law that says everyone has to have health insurance or you will be penalized. When everyone goes out and get insurance to comply with the law, loony left wingers call it "amazing interest" or "overwhelming need". Then they deny being sheep. Amazing.

these idiots belong in logans run.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#993400 Oct 1, 2013
Eman wrote:
The government passes a law that says everyone has to have health insurance or you will be penalized. When everyone goes out and get insurance to comply with the law, loony left wingers call it "amazing interest" or "overwhelming need". Then they deny being sheep. Amazing.
these idiots belong in logans run.
I remember that.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#993401 Oct 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Closing the Washington Mall and the monuments thereon is just spiteful on the part of Obama because these facilities do not require any furloughed federal employees.
Stock Market is up and the Government is shutdown... LOL

Throw away the key and close the whitehouse...

It's the culture...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#993402 Oct 1, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>You truly have the mind of a kid! Yea, there are different Gods &, they're fighting a galactic war for racial dominance! How stupid can you be? America clashes with the cultural differences between eastern &, western civilization so, it doesn't matter who's running the show in Syria, America's in opposition. You think because, you scream AlQaeda, that is an automatic trigger that signals " threat" to Americans. Assad, Al Qaeda, what difference does it make? America sees them as a threat regardless.
Yo son yo son tell em why you mad son yo tell em why you mad dog you got a powerful grafted man running the country son and you let a Germ birther shut you DOWNnnnn sonnnn yo son the grafted one got shut down by his grandfather or people that looks like his grandfather son his white family shut him down son his black family is weak son thats why he likes his white family more son you all are too racists everytime you say something about white people a tear forms in the corner of his eye you just cant see it because you are blinded by bigotry thats why he is Black to you bigot

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#993403 Oct 1, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Not even in the top 10,000 stupidest analogies e-mutt__that wasn't even in the running for today. DB and Oink are on board today correct?
you voluntarily drink pisswater. Your opinion doesn't make the top 10,000.

who the fck negotiates with a waiter?
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#993404 Oct 1, 2013
Eman wrote:
The government passes a law that says everyone has to have health insurance or you will be penalized. When everyone goes out and get insurance to comply with the law, loony left wingers call it "amazing interest" or "overwhelming need". Then they deny being sheep. Amazing.
these idiots belong in logans run.
Obamakare will never elect Hillary in 2016. The Tea Party will take over the Congress in 2014...

It's the culture...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#993405 Oct 1, 2013
hold on for the ride. there's a whole bunch of this out there.

The Nullification Party

I’ve been trying to think of something original to say about the absurdity now transpiring in Washington, DC. I’ve said roughly what I think in short; and I defer to Fallows for an important dose of reality against the predictably moronic coverage of the Washington Post.

But there is something more here. How does one party that has lost two presidential elections and a Supreme Court case – as well as two Senate elections - think it has the right to shut down the entire government and destroy the full faith and credit of the United States Treasury to get its way on universal healthcare now? I see no quid pro quo even. Just pure blackmail, resting on understandable and predictable public concern whenever a major reform is enacted. But what has to be resisted is any idea that this is government or politics as usual. It is an attack on the governance and the constitutional order of the United States.

When ideologies become as calcified, as cocooned and as extremist as those galvanizing the GOP, the American system of government cannot work. But I fear this nullification of the last two elections is a deliberate attempt to ensure that the American system of government as we have known it cannot work. It cannot, must not work, in the mindset of these radicals, because they simply do not accept the legitimacy of a President and Congress of the opposing party. The GOP does not regard the president as merely wrong – but as illegitimate. Not misguided – illegitimate. This is not about ending Obamacare as such (although that is a preliminary scalp); it is about nullifying this presidency, the way the GOP attempted to nullify the last Democratic presidency by impeachment.

Except this time, of course, we cannot deny that race too is an added factor to the fathomless sense of entitlement felt among the GOP far right. You saw it in birtherism; in the Southern GOP’s constant outrageous claims of Obama’s alleged treason and alliance with Islamist enemies; in providing zero votes for a stimulus that was the only thing that prevented a global depression of far worse proportions; in the endless race-baiting from Fox News and the talk radio right. And in this racially-charged atmosphere, providing access to private healthcare insurance to the working poor is obviously the point of no return.

Even though the law is almost identical to that of their last presidential nominee’s in Massachusetts, the GOP is prepared to destroy both the American government and the global economy to stop it. They see it, it seems to me, as both some kind of profound attack on the Constitution (something even Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts viewed as a step too far) and, in some inchoate way, as a racial hand-out, however preposterous that is. And that is at the core of the recklessness behind this attack on the US – or at least my best attempt to understand something that has long since gone beyond reason. This is the point of no return – a black president doing something for black citizens (even though the vast majority of beneficiaries of Obamacare will be non-black).

I regard this development as one of the more insidious and anti-constitutional acts of racist vandalism against the American republic in my adult lifetime. Those who keep talking as if there are two sides to this, when there are not, are as much a part of the vandalism as Ted Cruz. Obama has played punctiliously by the constitutional rules – two elections, one court case – while the GOP has decided that the rules are for dummies and suckers, and throws over the board game as soon as it looks as if it is going to lose by the rules as they have always applied.

http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/10/01/the...

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Since: Jul 07

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#993406 Oct 1, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You've been doing it for over five years__what else is new???
link to one post, just one, where I did that.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#993407 Oct 1, 2013
On Defending Principles

A Wall Street Journal article compares the latest shutdown with the one in 1995-96, and finds few similarities. This passage jumps out:

“The difficulty here is that Republicans have no achievable endgame,”[bold mine-DL] said Daniel Meyer, a former Gingrich chief of staff who went on to serve as White House liaison to the House for President George W. Bush.

Whatever else one wants to say about the last few weeks leading up to the shutdown, it’s the sheer futility of the Republican defunders’ approach that continues to amaze. There is always the danger that any political effort could go wrong or backfire, but there is also usually the possibility that there could be a successful outcome. It is rare to see a coordinated effort to try something that everyone already knows has no chance of succeeding. It is bad enough to seek a maximalist goal with insufficient means, but to seek a goal that is unobtainable from the beginning is baffling. Perseverance is an admirable quality, but like any other it can be taken to excess and become harmful.

Scott Galupo quotes Rep. Steve Pearce (NM-02) saying this:

At times, you must act on principle and not ask what cost, what are the chances of success.

That might sound impressive until one thinks about it for a moment. Especially when one is defending a principle, it is important to understand what the costs and chances of success are, because it could undermine and even discredit that principle in the eyes of others if the cost is too high or failure is certain. If the principle at stake is a political one, the fact that there is no chance that a particular maneuver will work is relevant, because failure will have political implications that make it more difficult and costlier to defend that principle later on.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

it's going to go down as the worst mistake a political party has ever perpetrated.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#993408 Oct 1, 2013
Ok children home, wife is here. Time for me to start the second part of my day. PEACE!!!

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