Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1234763 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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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#996263 Oct 6, 2013
Gulf rulers also have grown suddenly uneasy over the U.S. outreach to their regional rival Iran.

Bahrain Foreign Minister Sheik Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said Gulf states "must be in the picture" on any attempts by the U.S. and Iran to open sustained dialogue or reach settlement over Tehran's nuclear program. He was quoted Tuesday by the London-based Al Hayat newspaper as saying Secretary of State John Kerry has promised to consult with his Gulf "friends" on any significant policy shifts over Iran — a message that suggested Gulf states are worried about being left on the sidelines in potentially history-shaping developments in their region.

In response to the new U.S. opening to Iran to deal with its suspected nuclear weapons program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.N. General Assembly that his country remained ready to act alone to prevent Tehran from building a bomb. He indicated a willingness to allow some time for further diplomacy but not much. And he excoriated new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as a "wolf in sheep's clothing."

Kerry defended the engagement effort, saying the U.S. would not be played for "suckers" by Iran. Tehran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful energy production, while the U.S. and other countries suspect it is aimed at achieving atomic weapons capability.

McKinley, the Australian expert, said Syria and the U.S. budget crisis have shaken Australians' faith in their alliance with Washington.

"It means that those who rely on the alliance as the cornerstone of all Australian foreign policy and particularly security policy are less certain — it's created an element of uncertainty in their calculations," he said.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#996264 Oct 6, 2013
Running against the tide of concern, leaders in the Philippines are banking on its most important ally to protect it from China's assertive claims in the South China Sea. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said Manila still views the U.S. as a dependable ally despite the many challenges it is facing.

"We should understand that all nations face some kind of problems, but in terms of our relationship with the United States, she continues to be there when we need her," Gazmin said.

"There's no change in our feelings," he said. "Our strategic relationship with the U.S. continues to be healthy. They remain a reliable ally."

But as Cordesman said, "The rhetoric of diplomacy is just wonderful but it almost never describes the reality."

That reality worldwide, he said, "is a real concern about where is the U.S. going. There is a question of trust. And I think there is an increasing feeling that the United States is pulling back, and its internal politics are more isolationist so that they can't necessarily trust what U.S. officials say, even if the officials mean it."

___

EDITOR'S NOTE — Steven R. Hurst, The Associated Press' international political writer in Washington, has covered foreign affairs for 35 years, including extended assignments in Russia and the Middle East.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#996265 Oct 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you are admitting it is OK to use racial slurs under certain circumstances.
Your mental twin posts racial slurs & it is my problem for calling him out.
Wow.
I have a suggestion. Why not tell your buddies not to posts racial slurs and then I won't have to call them out for it.
Dumbass
Look at what reps this nation.

Idiot, whiny azz, race baiters...that are under some delusion that every one should all be lookey like DUH same.

No wonder this nation is so mentally challenged poliTically the past few years.

Gaw....it just doesn't get any more imbecilic than the juvenile Ignorance of some of these megalomaniac juveniles.

SOOO looking forward to teh hope of CHANGE 2106...when we can clean the scourge and maybe get at least SOME actual rational ADULTS back into offices again!

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#996266 Oct 6, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Look at what reps this nation.
Idiot, whiny azz, race baiters...that are under some delusion that every one should all be lookey like DUH same.
No wonder this nation is so mentally challenged poliTically the past few years.
Gaw....it just doesn't get any more imbecilic than the juvenile Ignorance of some of these megalomaniac juveniles.
SOOO looking forward to teh hope of CHANGE 2106...when we can clean the scourge and maybe get at least SOME actual rational ADULTS back into offices again!
Don't worry, the problem will be solved before 2016. America will remove the terrorist teabaggers in 2014.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#996267 Oct 6, 2013
Morons at Fox News mistakenly air parody of Obama offering to personally fund Muslim museum:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/fox-news...
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#996268 Oct 6, 2013
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't worry, the problem will be solved before 2016. America will remove the terrorist teabaggers in 2014.
Where will they put all you jackboot lickers? HUD gulag camps?

How to confuse jackboot PARASITE, idiot libuhrulTics.

Put them in a round room...and tell they to paint theyselves into the chair in the corner, that awaits what holds they self perceived intelligence (aka, they arsehole) for speshull commentary from they megalomaniac world of delusions on having the universe all figggered out.

The amount of dark matter in the universe will determine if the universe is open (continues to expand), closed (expands to a point and then collapses) or flat (expands and then stops when it reaches equilibrium)

The kids on the current DC admin should weally like the concept!

On the same par level as the idiot imbecile types that think the term "flat earth society" is supposed represent some sort of actual "intelligence".

GROW UP DC kids-learn to compromise like ADULTS living in the REAL grown up world-not some majikal, poliTical wand waving one of Omniscience.

TEA!

Americans FOR America...not deplete and drain Against it!!!!!!

(Go Cavato-thank you adapting some ETHICS and TACT-in sparing America just more toxic poison blowbag hot air gas of the botox queen Nancy Peelosis--and those like her--just playing some juvenile WHINE and blame game!)

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#996269 Oct 6, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
WASHINGTON (AP)
President Barack Obama says he would "think about changing" the Washington Redskins' name if he owned the football team as he waded into the controversy involving a word many consider offensive to Native Americans.
As a natural born native American-
Like this-
STHU with the tons of BULLCHIT IGNORANCE already, and Grow the hell up.
Don't like AMERICA-LEAVE, loser idiot race baiting commie marxist wanker wanna be's.
UNREAL.
No wonder people are SICK of this administration--nothing BUT Idiotocracy.
Funny how racists like Theindependentinority work so hard at defending their right be be racist f*cks.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#996270 Oct 6, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Look at what reps this nation.
Idiot, whiny azz, race baiters...that are under some delusion that every one should all be lookey like DUH same.
No wonder this nation is so mentally challenged poliTically the past few years.
Gaw....it just doesn't get any more imbecilic than the juvenile Ignorance of some of these megalomaniac juveniles.
SOOO looking forward to teh hope of CHANGE 2106...when we can clean the scourge and maybe get at least SOME actual rational ADULTS back into offices again!
I have news, racist f*ck. Replying to a racal slur is not race baiting.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#996271 Oct 6, 2013
Did Obama bow to Saudi King Abdullah, or was he cleaning the floor?

TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#996272 Oct 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny how racists like Theindependentinority work so hard at defending their right be be racist f*cks.
I could care less what color any racist f*ck is doofus.

It does NOT exempt them from being held to higher standards than just continually acting and being IGNORANT...and getting called out for it.

Just look at you.

Duhmmy.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#996273 Oct 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny how racists like Theindependentinority work so hard at defending their right be be racist f*cks.
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.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#996274 Oct 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
I know liberals can only think in the abstract and can't grasp the unintended consequences of their envisioned utopia where free health care and free money flows like milk and honey.
But the question is why?
It's no secret the government can't even manage itself and everything they touch turns to crap.
So why would anyone think more waste, fraud and abuse in an already dysfunctional government is the solution to anything?
Seriously.
Wrong Carol, we liberals depend more on actual facts rather than fear and prejudice which your inane posts constantly exhibit and this one is no exception.
No one's talking about free money or even health care you lying, delusional twit. The whole idea behind the ACA is to make it possible for people to buy coverage nitwit and to prevent big insurance from picking and choosing who it wants to cover and preventing them from cutting people off when they're inconsiderate enough to get sick or discontinuing someone's chemotherapy because of some arbitrary lifetime cap. Even single payer wouldn't be free since we'd be paying for it through payroll deductions like we do for Medicare.
Everything the government touches turns into crap STUPID? Social Security is doing just fine despite your bald faced lie that it's broke. Medicare is also doing fine and provides health coverage with less administrative costs that the private insurance industry. The National Weather Service provides up to the minute forecasts that give us warnings about hurricanes and conditions likely to spawn tornadoes. Government regulation of the business cycle has, until 2008 thanks to GOP deregulation, prevented the booms and busts that resulted in depressions as we saw in 1819, 1837, 1857, 1873, 1893, 1907 and 1929. A variety of programs run by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local Public Health departments have greatly improved the health of most Americans. For example, the scourges of polio, cholera, and smallpox have been effectively eradicated from this country – a huge achievement. And vaccination programs have reduced by 95% our risks of contracting potentially debilitating diseases like hepatitis B, measles, mumps, tetanus, rubella, and diphtheria. Federal funds spent on buying and distributing these vaccines have saved countless lives and the billions of dollars it would cost to treat these illnesses. In addition, the dedicated scientists who work for the CDC are all that stand between Americans and a potentially catastrophic epidemic imported from abroad. The most likely and worrisome threat is from a new and deadly strain of bird flu. The last deadly flu epidemic to hit the United States, in 1918, killed over 675,000 people in matter of months.
The Interstate Highway System. Started by the Eisenhower administration in the 1950s, this system now forms the backbone of long-distance travel and commerce in the United States.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission protects Americans from shoddy and dangerous products. The EPA makes sure that you have safe air to breathe and water to drink. OSHA has prevented hundreds of thousands if not millions of workplace injuries and deaths. NASA a government program put Americans on the moon and has successfully explored the planets.
You're an idiot Carol!

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#996275 Oct 6, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell your hero DumbassDave that "stupid" is comparing a tax on medical devices to a ban on handguns.
Actually Ray, if you wren't so GD stupid you would know the current shutdown is because Republicans refuse to fund the government unless they weaken the ACA through some defunding & through a delay.

I asked what if the Democrats refused to fund government unless the gun laws were changed to ban handguns.

Now an intelligent person would understand that is about parties holding the country hostage to force their minority position on unrelated issues.

A dumbass would think this is about comparing issues.
Ferrous Oxide

San Pedro, CA

#996276 Oct 6, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong Carol, we liberals depend more on actual facts rather than fear and prejudice which your inane posts constantly exhibit and this one is no exception.
No one's talking about free money or even health care you lying, delusional twit. The whole idea behind the ACA is to make it possible for people to buy coverage nitwit and to prevent big insurance from picking and choosing who it wants to cover and preventing them from cutting people off when they're inconsiderate enough to get sick or discontinuing someone's chemotherapy because of some arbitrary lifetime cap. Even single payer wouldn't be free since we'd be paying for it through payroll deductions like we do for Medicare.
Everything the government touches turns into crap STUPID? Social Security is doing just fine despite your bald faced lie that it's broke. Medicare is also doing fine and provides health coverage with less administrative costs that the private insurance industry. The National Weather Service provides up to the minute forecasts that give us warnings about hurricanes and conditions likely to spawn tornadoes. Government regulation of the business cycle has, until 2008 thanks to GOP deregulation, prevented the booms and busts that resulted in depressions as we saw in 1819, 1837, 1857, 1873, 1893, 1907 and 1929. A variety of programs run by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local Public Health departments have greatly improved the health of most Americans. For example, the scourges of polio, cholera, and smallpox have been effectively eradicated from this country – a huge achievement. And vaccination programs have reduced by 95% our risks of contracting potentially debilitating diseases like hepatitis B, measles, mumps, tetanus, rubella, and diphtheria. Federal funds spent on buying and distributing these vaccines have saved countless lives and the billions of dollars it would cost to treat these illnesses. In addition, the dedicated scientists who work for the CDC are all that stand between Americans and a potentially catastrophic epidemic imported from abroad. The most likely and worrisome threat is from a new and deadly strain of bird flu. The last deadly flu epidemic to hit the United States, in 1918, killed over 675,000 people in matter of months.
The Interstate Highway System. Started by the Eisenhower administration in the 1950s, this system now forms the backbone of long-distance travel and commerce in the United States.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission protects Americans from shoddy and dangerous products. The EPA makes sure that you have safe air to breathe and water to drink. OSHA has prevented hundreds of thousands if not millions of workplace injuries and deaths. NASA a government program put Americans on the moon and has successfully explored the planets.
You're an idiot Carol!
Dude, hate to tell you this, but your first mistake was to use actual facts rather than Fox/GOP talking points and hypeerbole. You would have just as much success talking to a wall.
Ferrous Oxide

San Pedro, CA

#996277 Oct 6, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually Ray, if you wren't so GD stupid you would know the current shutdown is because Republicans refuse to fund the government unless they weaken the ACA through some defunding & through a delay.
I asked what if the Democrats refused to fund government unless the gun laws were changed to ban handguns.
Now an intelligent person would understand that is about parties holding the country hostage to force their minority position on unrelated issues.
A dumbass would think this is about comparing issues.
Dave I tried to make that exact same comparison, the reply was "what gun control legislation. Logic and critical thinking skills are not the stong suits of conservatives and are probably completely absent in the far right teabaggers
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#996278 Oct 6, 2013
Today there is a New Confederacy, an insurgent political force that has captured the Republican Party and is taking up where the Old Confederacy left off in its efforts to bring down the federal government.

No shelling of a Union fort, no bloody battlefield clashes, no Good Friday assassination of a hated president — none of that nauseating, horrendous stuff. But the behavior is, nonetheless, malicious and appalling.

The New Confederacy, as churlish toward President Obama as the Old Confederacy was to Lincoln, has accomplished what its predecessor could not: It has shut down the federal government, and without even firing a weapon or taking 620,000 lives, as did the Old Confederacy’s instigated Civil War.

Not stopping there, however, the New Confederacy aims to destroy the full faith and credit of the United States, setting off economic calamity at home and abroad — all in the name of “fiscal sanity.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/colber...

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#996279 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.
" I can handle just so much stupid a day"

If that were true you;d have committed suicide years ago.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#996280 Oct 6, 2013
The shutdown isn’t a new story. It’s the same story as the demise of sensible gun control legislation, even after Newtown, which was supposed to change everything. It’s the same story as the stalling of immigration reform. It’s all one cancer, sprouting tumors of various sizes. The mass we’ve been staring at over the past week just happens to be bigger and uglier than the ones we beheld in the buildup.

Our federal government doesn’t work, at least not the Congress, not the way it should if we’re going to preserve and pass on the treasure and blessings that were bequeathed to us, not the way it should if we’re going to strut around ceaselessly congratulating ourselves on how exceptional we are. We’re exceptional all right, in that we can’t summon the will, discipline or character to fix even those problems that most of us would like to see addressed.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/opinion/sun...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#996281 Oct 6, 2013
Captn Morgan wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm truly sorry you're so miserable. Hope you get better.
Bye bye son.
lol! Make sure you keep your promise and stay away son!
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#996282 Oct 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Wonder when Obama will figure out his stubbornness and refusal to compromise like real leaders do will backfire.
The buck really does stop with him. Not Republicans.
Maybe when his approval numbers dip down into the 30s (41% now), he'll have an epiphany that is hasn't been all about him after all.
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!

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