Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1496624 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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PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#996284 Oct 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Given that whites have an IQ 15 to 18 points higher than blacks, this is not surprising.
The real problem is that schools in minority communities fail to recognize the fact that they are dealing with below average raw material.
Racist much Galt?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#996285 Oct 6, 2013
F*ckhead Cruz threatens to kill American through another hostage threat with the debt ceiling.

11 days left.

Maybe I should start to stock up on supplies & cash.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#996286 Oct 6, 2013
Federal judge slaps down Darrell Issa over request for shutdown exception

A federal judge was less than amused when Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) requested that a lawsuit he filed two years ago be allowed to move forward in spite of the fact that federal courts have been immobilized by the Republican shutdown of the U.S. government. According to Think Progress, Judge Amy Berman Jackson refused to consider violating the shutdown to handle the case, saying that it’s ridiculous for Issa to make the request, considering his caucus’ role in ordering the government to close.

Issa filed a motion as part of his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s failed investigation into supposed misdeeds by the Department of Justice in the “Fast and Furious” operation. Issa is still attempting to order Attorney General Eric Holder to hand over confidential documents or risk being held in contempt of court.

The motion insisted that a “Contingency Plan provides that Department employees may continue to work on matters necessary to the discharge of the President’s constitutional duties and powers,” and therefore his actions against President Barack Obama and the Justice Department should not be affected by the federal work stoppage.

Judge Jackson responded,“There are no exigent circumstances in this case that would justify an order of the Court forcing furloughed attorneys to return to their desks. Moreover, while the vast majority of litigants who now must endure a delay in the progress of their matters do so due to circumstances beyond their control, that cannot be said of the House of Representatives, which has played a role in the shutdown that prompted the stay motion.”

In other words, Jackson told Issa that if he wants to continue his quixotic campaign against the White House and Department of Justice, he and his cohorts in the House should lift the shutdown order. Otherwise, he can wait for the government to reopen like the “vast majority of litigants.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/05/federal...

trying to beat out Cruz as arrogant asshole of the week.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#996287 Oct 6, 2013
Yeah wrote:
lol! Well, well, well!!!!!
"Ship, baby, ship! Calls come for US to export oil
Patti Domm 12 hours ago CNBC
Ship, baby, ship! Calls come for US to export oil
.
Now that the U.S. has edged past Russia as the world's largest oil and gas producer, the drumbeat to export some of that oil bounty is expected to get louder as U.S. production continues to grow.
The North American energy picture has been evolving rapidly, as U.S. producers use drilling advances to extract oil and gas from shale rock and other difficult-to-access areas. That has created a boom, with the U.S. expected to produce an average 7.5 million barrels a day of oil in 2013 and 8.4 million barrels a day in 2014, according to the Energy Information Administration. The U.S. still imports about 8 million barrels a day.
The U.S. also has the world's cheapest and most abundant natural gas supply. Increased exports of natural gas are already on the horizon, with four export terminals approved and expected to begin operating by 2015. But federal law prohibits the export of U.S. crude to most countries-only nations that have free trade pacts with the United States can be sent oil exports-even though the U.S. has become a net exporter of refined petroleum products and is looking to export even more...."
The United States consumed a total of 6.87 billion barrels (18.83 million barrels per day) in 2011 and 7.0 billion barrels (19.18 million barrels per day) of refined petroleum products and biofuels in 2010. For both years, this was about 22% of total world petroleum consumption. So why are we exporting oil again?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#996288 Oct 6, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Racist much Galt?
Liberals lie and state that facts are racist now. What isn't racist?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#996289 Oct 6, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me know when you whiney dolts get a clue and decide to grow up a little.(because I can handle just so much stupid a day)
In the meantime....
"Wahwahwahwah...we wants duh whole pie for ourselves...not just pieces of it...cause it just all about ourselves and our little megalomanic egos....screw everyone else....."
Incompetent, inept, juvenile acting idiot losers.
Have a good one, whiney Duhm azz Duh A Vey.
you must really hate yourself if you hate stupidity as much as you claim!
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#996290 Oct 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Lots of "Rena" types are what will doom ObamaKKKare....people who rack up tens of thousands in medical bills every year and pay almost no premiums....
Sure, according to self centered sociopaths like you only the well off should be able to get medical care.
You're an idiot and a miserable excuse for a human being Galt.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#996291 Oct 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Two Seal raids & the right whiners are silent.
oh, give em a break. Even they can only stand so much of their own stupidity!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#996292 Oct 6, 2013
Cuccinelli shuns Cruz limelight

That was awkward.

In the clearest sign yet of the potent effect of the government shutdown on the Virginia governor’s race, Republican Ken Cuccinelli avoided being photographed with Ted Cruz at a gala they headlined here Saturday night—even leaving before the Texas senator rose to speak.

Backstage, a source said, Cuccinelli urged Cruz to work with Democrats to end the federal shutdown. But he did not make that point, or even acknowledge Cruz, in short public comments to some 1,100 social conservatives.

Cruz has become the face of GOP intransigence, and the conservative attorney general’s effort to distance himself from congressional Republicans reflects how damaging Cuccinelli realizes a prolonged shutdown may be for his campaign.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/cuccine...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#996293 Oct 6, 2013
Obama Keeps Military Golf Courses Open… Closes Military Grocery Stores

Obama’s military golf courses are open, even while the military bases shut down the grocery stores. What is Obama’s response to the shutdown? He goes golfing, of course.

Yes, this means that while the government is taking on the vets, shutting down privately funded parks, and pointlessly keeping the Grand Canyon closed, Obama is golfing on federal lands.

Welcome to Obama’s America, every bit as corrupt as Chicago could dream. It’s sickening now on a level that Obama’s approval rating is collapsing even among liberals. He’s intentionally hurting people as much as possible.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#996294 Oct 6, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>The United States consumed a total of 6.87 billion barrels (18.83 million barrels per day) in 2011 and 7.0 billion barrels (19.18 million barrels per day) of refined petroleum products and biofuels in 2010. For both years, this was about 22% of total world petroleum consumption. So why are we exporting oil again?
you could try asking the oil companies, but my guess is oil companies are exporting oil to increase their profits and the Federal gov't has nothing to do with it

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#996295 Oct 6, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Liberals lie and state that facts are racist now. What isn't racist?
IQs is not a good measure of cognitive abilities. Differences between groups is likely due to lack of preparation & social issues.

Galt basically called blacks stupid because they did not perform well on certain tests for which preparation varies.

It was a racist statement. Galt has posted racial slurs in the past.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#996296 Oct 6, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Liberals lie and state that facts are racist now. What isn't racist?
one question, do you have any evidence, any peered review studies that can back up the claim that whites score 15-20% higher on IQ tests, especially those tests that are culturally neutral.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#996297 Oct 6, 2013
Waxman wrote:
Did Obama bow to Saudi King Abdullah, or was he cleaning the floor?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =LEUif1--r38XX
Yawn.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#996298 Oct 6, 2013
flack wrote:
Obama Keeps Military Golf Courses Open… Closes Military Grocery Stores
Obama’s military golf courses are open, even while the military bases shut down the grocery stores. What is Obama’s response to the shutdown? He goes golfing, of course.
Yes, this means that while the government is taking on the vets, shutting down privately funded parks, and pointlessly keeping the Grand Canyon closed, Obama is golfing on federal lands.
Welcome to Obama’s America, every bit as corrupt as Chicago could dream. It’s sickening now on a level that Obama’s approval rating is collapsing even among liberals. He’s intentionally hurting people as much as possible.
please provide a link that verifies your claim
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#996299 Oct 6, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>The United States consumed a total of 6.87 billion barrels (18.83 million barrels per day) in 2011 and 7.0 billion barrels (19.18 million barrels per day) of refined petroleum products and biofuels in 2010. For both years, this was about 22% of total world petroleum consumption. So why are we exporting oil again?
I don't know. I suggest you do some research for a change and get back.

But I'm sure that's too much work.....

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#996300 Oct 6, 2013
flack wrote:
Obama Keeps Military Golf Courses Open… Closes Military Grocery Stores
Obama’s military golf courses are open, even while the military bases shut down the grocery stores. What is Obama’s response to the shutdown? He goes golfing, of course.
Yes, this means that while the government is taking on the vets, shutting down privately funded parks, and pointlessly keeping the Grand Canyon closed, Obama is golfing on federal lands.
Welcome to Obama’s America, every bit as corrupt as Chicago could dream. It’s sickening now on a level that Obama’s approval rating is collapsing even among liberals. He’s intentionally hurting people as much as possible.
Democrats already voted to fund the government. If you don't like what is open or closed, b*tch to your republican buddies or just STFU , whiner-in-chief.

Republicans throw hundreds of thousands out of work, damage private industry across the country & whiney f*ck Flack blames Obama. Priceless.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#996301 Oct 6, 2013
GOP In Grave Danger Of Losing House In 2014, PPP Polls Show
Posted: 10/06/2013 7:11 am EDT

""Shutting down the government may end up costing Republicans control of the House of Representatives.

A series of polls released Sunday show just how damaging the shutdown has been for the GOP. The liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling compiled two dozen surveys, commissioned and paid for by MoveOn.org Political Action, from House districts around the country, taken from Oct. 2 through Oct. 4. Sample sizes were between 600 and 700 voters in each district.

For Democrats to win a House majority, 17 seats would need to switch to their party's favor. Results show that would be within reach, as Republican incumbents are behind in 17 of the districts analyzed: CA-31, CO-06, FL-02, FL-10, FL-13, IA-03, IA-04, IL-13, KY-06, MI-01, MI-07, MI-11, NY-19, OH-14, PA-07, PA-08, WI-07. In four districts, the incumbent Republican fell behind after respondents were told their representative supported the government shutdown: CA-10, NY-11, NY-23, VA-02. Three districts saw GOP incumbents maintain their hold over their Democratic challengers, even after hearing their elected officials' views on the shutdown, including CA-21, NV-03 and OH-06.

Back in 2012, Democrats picked up eight seats in the House, closing the gap of Republican control to 234-201. For a full breakdown of the PPP surveys, click here.""

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#996302 Oct 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
IQs is not a good measure of cognitive abilities. Differences between groups is likely due to lack of preparation & social issues.
Galt basically called blacks stupid because they did not perform well on certain tests for which preparation varies.
It was a racist statement. Galt has posted racial slurs in the past.
goat's not exist. He just loves whites only!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#996303 Oct 6, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah stupid, Obama's numbers are going up while republican numbers are in a free fall. Tea Party darling and mastermind of the government shutdown is at a 22% approval rating.
The Republicans aren't leaders of any sort you clueless twit. They're acting like a bunch of four year olds throwing a tantrum and damaging the economy because they aren't getting their way. There is no way that the President or the Democrats should accede to these blackmailers an defund or even delay legislation that's going to help millions of Americans.
You're an idiot Carol!
They're acting like they represent the other half of us who want their voices heard when it comes to something as important as this. What do you...and Obama...and Reid...NOT understand about the majority still being against Obamacare?

Leaders bring opposing sides together and at least get some on board to support any major piece of legislation.

This "leader" alienates, demonizes and pretends the opposition doesn't exist.

We simply don't appreciate being bullied into submission by a man who thinks he's the crowned king of half of his kingdom. This is America. It's that disconnect thing again.

As long as this president keeps on pretending like we don't exist and irrelevant, we're going to keep reminding him - and you - we do and are.

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