Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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WOW

Bronx, NY

#995456 Oct 4, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know son.
That's your claim.
Daddy the correct answer is I dont recall
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#995457 Oct 4, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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frist they were closed because the Republican controlled House tried to circumvent our legislature process by attaching a bill that was previously defeated 40 friggin times to the CR.
Sorry son, but that's not how our democracy works.
if you want to defund the ACA, put it in a separate bill and let it get voted on then signed into law by the President.
why don't you go read the Constitution and learn how our democracy works
lol! That's what Galt was clamoring for before.

Now he's taken the opposite position.

He just can't push his political agenda without being the fool.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#995458 Oct 4, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Obama's role in the death of bin Laden was on the fringe at best.
If you're familiar at all with the chain of events leading up to the event, you know the mountains of credit he receives from his supporters is undeserved.
Obama is much more "responsible" for the assassination of U.S. citizens without a shred of due process.
http://www.salon.com/2011/09/30/awlaki_6/
I do know that as CinC he is responsible for the Military and its operations. I do know that he personally approved the mission, that he refocused the military's efforts to catch Osama bin Laden, unlike Bush who stated he didn't care about getting Osama bin Laden and meting out justice to the victims of 9/11

and most importantly
had the mission failed, you idiots would be blaming him and asking for impeachment charges

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#995459 Oct 4, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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The Republican controlled House is solely responsible for the Federal gov't shut down.
BS

"Democrats look even sillier when they refuse to consider changes to Obamacare while the White House continues to roll out unilateral changes to the law. Those include delaying the employer mandate, waiving proof of individual eligibility for exchange subsidies and extending the deadline for small-business exchange applications. Business Insider notes the administration announced that last change 'right in the middle of Obama’s fiery speech' insisting he would not change the law one iota."

http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/editorials/...

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#995460 Oct 4, 2013
super steve wrote:
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Peanuts compared to the trillions Obamacare will squander. He hasn't cut one penny from spending, his budgets are hilarious, w/o even 1 democrat vote.
What is hilarious is your stupidity. You are obviously a Foxbot, Not a brain in your head.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#995461 Oct 4, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Republicans have never cared about kids with cancer.
Unbelievable. What a completely ludicrous statement. You've obviously become irrational thanks to the left wing kool aide.

Bet you also believed the "Romney killed my wife" campaign ad.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#995462 Oct 4, 2013
No kiddie football without photo ID, just another way to keep the black kids out...

http://www.wjfl.org/Files/Photo%20I.D.pdf
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#995463 Oct 4, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Republicans have never cared about kids with cancer.
Republicans have repeatedly refused to fund treatment for kids with cancer and are now trying to act like they are the good guys. It's disgusting. How many kids have died because of Republicans insistance on cutting NIH funding?
FACT: In 2010, Eric Cantor proposed a $1.3 billion cut to NIH. The 2011 House Republican budget sought to cut $1.6 billion from the agency and in House Republicans' 2013 budget proposal put forward by Rep. Paul Ryan, cuts to the agency's budget approached 20 percent.
YET, when asked Thursday about the bill to restore funding to the NIH, Cantor said he's "been insistent on making as a priority funding for the NIH, and specifically funding for pediatric medical research." Rethugs are such a repulsive bunch of liars.
democRATs: Tax granny's wheel chair! Mo' Money!
Hairy Reid democrats: Let the children with cancer die..

The government shutdown is on obama's watch. Stock Market is up and the Government is shutdown... LOL.. Go Tea Party...

It's the culture...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#995464 Oct 4, 2013
Now it makes sense arsenio hall is back to get another clinton elected ok mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm ok nostalga ok right smooth I kept wondering why this has been aaaaaawwwwwww well they can be tricked because they been suckers anyway

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#995465 Oct 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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The gerrymandering argument is absurd when all redistricting is reviewed by federal courts if there are any objections.
The fact is that most of the country is conservative and the DemoKKrats are holed up in urban bunkers.
well said, well except that its a load of BS and you don't have a clue to what you are talking about

read and learn

http://library.cqpress.com/elections/document...

Republicans Win Fewer Votes, but More Seats than Democrats

Republicans controlled the post–2010 redistricting process in the four states, and drew new lines that helped the GOP win the bulk of the House delegation in each. Republicans captured 13 of 18 seats in Pennsylvania, 12 of 16 in Ohio, nine of 14 in Michigan, and five of eight in Wisconsin. Added together, that was 39 seats for the Republicans and 17 seats for the Democrats in the four pro–Obama states.

The key to GOP congressional success was to cluster the Democratic vote into a handful of districts, while spreading out the Republican vote elsewhere. In Pennsylvania, for example, Republicans won nine of their 13 House seats with less than 60% of the vote, while Democrats carried three of their five with more than 75%.

One of the latter was the Philadelphia–based 2nd District, where 356,386 votes for Congress were tallied. Not only was it the highest number of ballots cast in any district in the state, but Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah won 318,176 of the votes. It was the largest number received by any House candidate in the country in 2012, Democrat or Republican. If some of these Democratic votes had been “unclustered” and distributed to other districts nearby, the party might have won a couple more seats in the Philadelphia area alone.

As it was, Democrats scored a moral victory of sorts by winning the aggregate nationwide House vote by nearly 1.4 million. Normally, it is a number that does not have much currency, a matter of interest only to academics and political mavens. But in 2012, the Democrats’“popular vote” victory in the House balloting helped to undermine the contention of congressional Republicans their majority was as much a mandate as President Obama’s 5–million vote, 26– state, 332–electoral vote reelection victory.

The challenge now for House Democrats is to turn moral victories into actual triumphs. It will not be easy. The Republicans head toward 2014 offering little in the way of “low hanging fruit.” Only 15 House Republicans are in hostile terrain, representing districts that also voted for Obama last fall. And few GOP representatives give the appearance of electoral weakness, as just a dozen were elected in 2012 by a margin of less than 5 percentage points.

Funny you should use the moniker John Galt, unlike you, in the book he was a pretty smart man
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#995466 Oct 4, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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What is hilarious is your stupidity. You are obviously a Foxbot, Not a brain in your head.
LMFAO... Making up another lie to justify another lie, blaming Fox because you're the idiot...

You ghetto retards always bent over and punked by No Surprize Fox News, obama bin Lyin, someone or something..

It's the culture...

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#995467 Oct 4, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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and most importantly
had the mission failed, you idiots would be blaming him and asking for impeachment charges
I'm an "idiot" why?

For telling the truth about Obama's role in the locating and killing of bin Laden, or is it because I reminded you of his role in the murder of an American citizen without due process?

Had the mission failed, I doubt we would have heard anything about it.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#995468 Oct 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Why were they closed, except for Obama to punish American citizens?
The National Park Service is closed??? And btw, just because the monuments are open air doesn't mean that that maintenance and security personnel aren't normally present.

Whatever, the old vets are being allowed beyond the barricades and elsewhere along their Honor Air tour schedule. BTW pally, Honor Air is sponsored by Rotary Clubs among other civic groups. www.volusiahonorair.org
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#995469 Oct 4, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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Just suppose the Park service kept the parks and monuments open to the public and someone trips and falls on some litter
bet you r bottom dollar there would be one big lawsuit costing the taxpayers millions
the federal government is immune from such lawsuits....

unlike you ghetto residents, the type of people who visit national parks and monuments do not litter...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#995470 Oct 4, 2013
The world Grins as the Americans destroy themselves like packs of wild dogs hahahalololol, Brazil,Iran,Gaddfi,Saddam,X,Ch ickens, Roosters all under the grafted presidency
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#995471 Oct 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The gerrymandering argument is absurd when all redistricting is reviewed by federal courts if there are any objections.
The fact is that most of the country is conservative and the DemoKKrats are holed up in urban bunkers.
Dream on mutt__gerrymandering is at an all time high and directly responsible for at least 20 net(R) house seats. Some were lost, teabaggers Alan West and Sandy Adams actually lost their US House seats due to (R) gerrymandering. Shyte happens eh?
WOW

Bronx, NY

#995472 Oct 4, 2013
Trayvon got more attention than a MURDERED WOMAN AND CHILD not one outcry why Obama or sharpton would twana brawley her or they would do the rodney king
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#995473 Oct 4, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
frist they were closed because the Republican controlled House tried to circumvent our legislature process by attaching a bill that was previously defeated 40 friggin times to the CR.
Sorry son, but that's not how our democracy works.
if you want to defund the ACA, put it in a separate bill and let it get voted on then signed into law by the President.
why don't you go read the Constitution and learn how our democracy works
ObamaKKKare was passed by a devious parliamentary move.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#995474 Oct 4, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>The National Park Service is closed??? And btw, just because the monuments are open air doesn't mean that that maintenance and security personnel aren't normally present.
Whatever, the old vets are being allowed beyond the barricades and elsewhere along their Honor Air tour schedule. BTW pally, Honor Air is sponsored by Rotary Clubs among other civic groups. www.volusiahonorair.org
The War memorial in DC is a none personnel, open air site 24/7 with no fences or gates you idiot...

Obviously you are no war or a military veteran Realtime, a liar and a commie sellout for sure.....

It's the culture...

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#995475 Oct 4, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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I'm an "idiot" why?
For telling the truth about Obama's role in the locating and killing of bin Laden, or is it because I reminded you of his role in the murder of an American citizen without due process?
Had the mission failed, I doubt we would have heard anything about it.
You are defending Anwar al-Awlaki, man that is way out there.

This man joined Al Qaeda, had a hand in the 9/11 and Ft Hood attacks that killed thousands of Americans.

He was waging jihad (WAR in case you don't know what Jihad means) against the U.S.

as far as I'm concerned and the U.S. military we are engaged in asystemical warfare, there are no front lines. al-Awlaki was killed on the battlefield like any other traitor should be.

Now if he would have surrendered to U.S. authorities then I would expect a trial.

But to expect a trial for a man actively engaged in plotting attacks on the U.S., yeah right.

you're just sore that President Obama is killing more of al Qaeda's leadership than Bush

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