Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1274468 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

Indianapolis, IN

#996350 Oct 6, 2013
A gaunt man and sickly boy, wrapped in blue tarps, trudge toward the blighted spot that was once the World War II monument, scene of the first shutdown skirmishes. They know they may not survive the winter.

“How did this happen, Papa?” the boy asks.

“Americans had been filled with existential dread since the 9/11 attacks, but they didn’t realize the real danger was coming from inside the government,” the man says.“It started very small with a petty fight over a six-week spending bill but quickly mushroomed out of control.”

“Whose fault was it, Papa?” the boy presses.

The man tries to explain:“The Grand Old Party, the proud haven of patriots who believed in a strong national security and fiscal responsibility, was infected with a mutant form of ideology. It was named the Sarahcuda Strain after the earliest carrier. Remember when you saw that old science fiction movie,‘I Am Legend’? A scientist described the virus that burned through civilization as being like ‘a very fast car driven by a very bad man.’ That’s what happened: In the infected Tea Party politicians, brain function decreased and social de-evolution occurred. They began ignoring their basic survival instincts.

“It’s hard to believe now, but they were fixated on stopping an effort to get health care to those who couldn’t afford it. It eventually led them to destroy all the things they said they held most dear.”

The boy is confused.“They killed America because they didn’t care about keeping Americans alive?” he asks.

The man sits down. His voice grows faint.“Well, they didn’t seem to understand themselves or what they were doing,” he continues.“In the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many of the feverish pols believed they were waging the right and moral fight even as G.O.P. party elders like Jeb Bush, John McCain, Karl Rove and James Baker warned them that they were dragging the country toward catastrophe. The Tea Party leaders liked to refer to themselves as the Children of Reagan. But as Baker told Peggy Noonan, Reagan always said,‘I’d rather get 80 percent of what I want than go over the cliff with my flag flying.’”

The boy frowns.“But Papa, didn’t the healthy Republicans realize the infected ones had lower brain functions?”

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

Indianapolis, IN

#996351 Oct 6, 2013
“Well, son, they knew there was something creepy about the ringleader, Ted Cruz,” the man replies.“His face looked pinched, like a puzzle that had not been put together quite right. He was always launching into orations with a weird cadence and self-consciously throwing folksy phrases into his speeches, like ‘Let me tell ya,’ to make himself seem Texan, when he was really a Canadian.”

The boy looks alarmed.“A Canadian destroyed the world, Papa?”

“Once the government shut down, a plague came, because they had closed the Center for Disease Control,” the man says.“Storms, floods and wildfires raged after FEMA was closed down and the National Guard got decimated.

“Once we went into default, the globe got sucked into the economic vortex. With a lot of the Defense Department, F.B.I., and intelligence community on forced leave, the country became vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Without the C.I.A. to train the moderate Syrian rebels, Syria fell to Al Qaeda.

“After the final American president, Barack Obama, canceled his trip to Asia, that part of the world decided we were weak. China moved quickly to fill the vacuum. Obama grew so disgusted, he spent his final years in office isolated in the White House residence. When he stopped returning the calls of Hassan Rouhani and Bibi Netanyahu, it was only a matter of time before the Middle East went up in flames.

“What is left of the world is being run by Julian Assange from what is left of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London and by some right-wing nut in a cabin in Idaho.”

The boy begins to cry.“Papa, stop. You’re making me sad. Are all the good guys gone?”

Looking through the gray skies toward the ashen Lincoln Memorial, where an ape sits in Abe’s chair, the man replies sadly,“Yes, son.”

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

Angeles City, Philippines

#996352 Oct 6, 2013
When are you lazy ass crackers going to stop talking shit and get a mother freakin job?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#996354 Oct 6, 2013
Other than killing kids cancer treatments and threatening to arrest veterans for visiting their own monuments what did Democrats do this week?

Rep Stockman
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#996355 Oct 6, 2013
ATTENTION AMERICA - PREPARE!

REMINDER

Truckers Convoy to D.C. Oct. 11-13

This month ALL Americans have an opportunity to participate in a nationwide protest. None of US can ever say we couldn’t do anything to make a difference because there is an option available to everyone. On Friday, October 11th through Sunday, October 13th American truckers are planning an event called,“Truckers Ride for The Constitution”. Thousands of truckers plan on driving their rigs to Washington DC to shut down the city with a ‘supersized’ traffic jam. Others are planning to do the same at their state capitols. Many truckers can’t take off to Washington DC, but they have refused to haul anything during this pivotal 3 days. There will be no gas delivered to stations, groceries delivered to the local grocery store, and myriad of other products won’t be delivered if it depends on an 18 wheeler.

Show your solidarity with these American truckers.

The strike, the report said, will be coordinated with an invasion of Washington.

“The protest calls for truckers to make their way to Washington, D.C., in a massive convoy in an effort to call attention to, among other things, the Benghazi cover-up, the recent attack which killed 25 members of Seal Team 6, ever rising fuel prices, and claims that 'President' Obama has engaged in Treasonous crimes.”

One advocate wrote: The American People are bleeding out with no relief in sight. It is time to change the news. Let us show Our elected representatives that We are 100 percent fed up with their corruption and the blatant disregard of the Constitution that they by Oath have Sworn to Uphold.

Blog author Mac Slavo noted:“The corruption and need for real change in America’s government has transcended political lines. If the hundreds of thousands of truckers across America who keep our delivery systems running efficiently were to join together and stop hauling freight for even a week, the impact would be devastating and could not be ignored. There’d be no food on the shelves, no fuel at our gas stations, and no medical supplies at our pharmacies and hospitals...

Support America and these truckers - if you own a business, close the doors for those 3 days, do not shop, travel or buy gas on those 3 days unless absolutely necessary. GOD Bless!

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/convoy-...

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/category/foun...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#996356 Oct 6, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
*Yawn*
Old, worn Dem talking points.
Over used and ready for retirement.
Gave up on Ray already, eh nitwit??

Smart move.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#996357 Oct 6, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, you like losing elections due to your inbred stupidity and following losers.
Works for us!!
Much as you demokRATSs have to pander to those who are government dependent and illegal in this country to remain relevant you idiot...

nutsack all the time bent over and punked by No Surprize the Tea Party, obama, Bush Carol, someone or something all the time you looking like a stupid idiot...

It's the culture...

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#996359 Oct 6, 2013
Congress has got Obama up against the wall this time. Obamacare will never see the light of day in is present form. If the Dummycrats had any sense at all, they would fix Obamacare so that decent Americans could agree to it and go along with it. Otherwise, it is dead.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#996361 Oct 6, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
depends on the terms of the lease.....
What's the point of stating the obvious? It pretty much goes without saying that the Park Service would not have shut down access if they didn't have the right to do so. Didn't you say you were happy about the consequences of the Republican controlled shutdown?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#996362 Oct 6, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Gave up on Ray already, eh nitwit??
Smart move.
Your paranoia is a lethal weapon against any common sense you may have.
O no he didnt

Waterbury, CT

#996363 Oct 6, 2013
The. Grafted. President. And. His. Cult. Of. Hate. Is. Dividing. Americans. Just. Look. At. The. Country

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#996364 Oct 6, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
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
if government has nothing to do with the oil flow, then open the Keystone Pipeline O'bama.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#996366 Oct 6, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
LMAO. This from someone who parrots reich wing propaganda news and belongs to a party that tells people what to do with their bodies and whom to worship.
That's why the democrats and the communists coupled with O'bama insist Americans have O'bamacare--the democrats want control over everyone's body. Disgusting worshipers of O'bama and his not about health, not about care. Medicate the masses.
Nat Turner

Angeles City, Philippines

#996367 Oct 6, 2013
You crackers go move to boehnerville in the late cracker state of Florida!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#996368 Oct 6, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Gave up on Ray already, eh nitwit??
Smart move.
If you understand the 3/5th's rule that applies to you stupid liberals nutsack, you'll understand the need for more affirmative action and test score credits for you nitwits...

If it's ghetto, ignorant, and idiot, it's illiterate, loser, and liberal.. The hazards of being a nitwit demokRAT...

It's the culture...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#996369 Oct 6, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
What's the point of stating the obvious? It pretty much goes without saying that the Park Service would not have shut down access if they didn't have the right to do so. Didn't you say you were happy about the consequences of the Republican controlled shutdown?
er eh well, never before have Parks been closed, O'bama insured the order, only he could do so. Everyone knows that--except you and your script.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#996370 Oct 6, 2013
O'bama issued the order to close, leo may be hanging around and we know she can't under stand anything unless in clear resolution ebonics.
Nat Turner

Angeles City, Philippines

#996371 Oct 6, 2013
Come on dumbass cracker Amerikkka been divided since the civil war, where your cracker ass been hiding?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#996372 Oct 6, 2013
Traditionally, when American politics encountered the problem of divided government—when, say, Nixon and Eisenhower encountered Democratic Congresses, or Bill Clinton a Republican one—one of two things happened. Either both sides found enough incentives to work together despite their differences, or there was what we used to recognize as the only alternative: gridlock. Gridlock is what most of us expected after the last election produced a Democratic president and Republican House. Washington would drudge on; it would be hard to get anything done, but also hard to undo anything. Days after the election, John Boehner, no doubt anticipating things would carry on as always, said,“Obamacare is the law of the land.”

Instead, to the slowly unfolding horror of the Obama administration and even some segments of the Republican Party, the GOP decided that the alternative to finding common ground with the president did not have to be mere gridlock. It could force the president to enact its agenda. In January, Boehner told his colleagues he’d abandon all policy negotiations with the White House. Later that spring, House Republicans extended the freeze-out to the Democratic-­majority Senate, which has since issued (as of press time) eighteen futile pleas for budget negotiations. Their plan has been to carry out their agenda by using what they call “leverage” or “forcing events” to threaten economic and social harm and thereby extract concessions from President Obama without needing to make any policy concessions in return. Paul Ryan offered the most candid admission of his party’s determined use of non-electoral power:“The reason this debt-limit fight is different is we don’t have an election around the corner where we feel we are going to win and fix it ourselves,” he said at the end of September.“We are stuck with this government another three years.”

http://nymag.com/news/politics/nationalintere...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#996373 Oct 6, 2013
Last Tuesday, House Republicans shut down the federal government, demanding that Obama abolish his health-care reform in a tactically reckless gamble that most of the party feared but could not prevent. More surreal, perhaps, were the conditions they issued in exchange for lifting the debt ceiling later this month. Lifting the debt ceiling, a vestigial ritual in which Congress votes to approve payment of the debts it has already incurred, is almost a symbolic event, except that not doing it would wreak unpredictable and possibly enormous worldwide economic havoc.(Obama’s Treasury Department has compared the impact of a debt breach to the failure of Lehman Brothers.) The hostage letter House Republicans released brimmed with megalomaniacal ambition. If he wanted to avoid economic ruin, Republicans said, Obama would submit to a delay of health-care reform, plus tax-rate cuts, enactment of offshore drilling, approval of the Keystone pipeline, deregulation of Wall Street, and Medicare cuts, to name but a few demands. Republicans hardly pretended to believe Obama would accede to the entire list (a set of demands that amounted to the retroactive election of Mitt Romney), but the hubris was startling in and of itself.

The debt ceiling turns out to be unexploded ordnance lying around the American form of government. Only custom or moral compunction stops the opposition party from using it to nullify the president’s powers, or, for that matter, the president from using it to nullify Congress’s.(Obama could, theoretically, threaten to veto a debt ceiling hike unless Congress attaches it to the creation of single-payer health insurance.) To weaponize the debt ceiling, you must be willing to inflict harm on millions of innocent people. It is a shockingly powerful self-destruct button built into our very system of government, but only useful for the most ideologically hardened or borderline sociopathic. But it turns out to be the perfect tool for the contemporary GOP: a party large enough to control a chamber of Congress yet too small to win the presidency, and infused with a dangerous, millenarian combination of overheated Randian paranoia and fully justified fear of adverse demographic trends.

http://nymag.com/news/politics/nationalintere...

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