Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1293197 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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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#996962 Oct 7, 2013
Emeem wrote:
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Have someone explain the contradiction in caring enough about what someone says to say you don't care what they say.
I know your head is spinning, I'm sorry.
If you understand the 3/5th's rule that applies to commie liberals you'll understand Patrick your need for affirmative action and your additional needs for more test score credits you idiot...

If it's ghetto, ignorant, and idiot.. It's illiterate, loser, and Palm Beach commie liberal..

The hazards of being an idiot demokRAT...

It's the culture...

Bronx, NY

#996963 Oct 7, 2013
Veteran New York Times Reporter:“This Is Most Closed, Control-Freak Administration I’ve Ever Covered”Seasoned CBS News Anchor:“Whenever I’m Asked What Is The Most Manipulative And Secretive Administration I’ve Covered, I Always Say It’s The One In Office Now”
American constitutional experts say that Obama is worse than Nixon.

The government has taken to protecting criminal wrongdoing by attacking whistleblowers … and any journalists who have the nerve to report on the beans spilled by the whistleblowers.(The government has also repealed long-standing laws against using propaganda against Americans on U.S. soil, and the government is manipulating social media – more proof here and here).

The Obama administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all other presidents combined.

And it goes out of its way to smear whistleblowers, threaten reporters who discuss whistleblower information and harass honest analysts.

Journalism is not only being criminalized in America, but investigative reporting is actually treated liketerrorism.

The government admits that journalists could be targeted with counter-terrorism laws (and here). For example, after Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges, journalist Naomi Wolf, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and others sued the government to enjoin the NDAA’s allowance of the indefinite detention of Americans – the judge asked the government attorneys 5 times whether journalists like Hedges could be indefinitely detained simply for interviewing and then writing about bad guys. The government refused to promise that journalists like Hedges won’t be thrown in a dungeon for the rest of their lives without any right to talk to a judge

After the government’s spying on the Associated Press made it clear to everyone that the government is trying to put a chill journalism, the senior national-security correspondent for Newsweek tweeted:

Serious idea. Instead of calling it Obama’s war on whistleblowers, let’s just call it what it is: Obama’s war on journalism.


The Pentagon recently smeared USA Today reporters because they investigated illegal Pentagon propaganda
Reporters covering the Occupy protests were targeted for arrest
The Bush White House worked hard to smear CIA officers, bloggers and anyone else who criticized the Iraq war
In an effort to protect Bank of America from the threatened Wikileaks expose of the bank’s wrongdoing, the Department of Justice told Bank of America to a hire a specific hardball-playing law firm to assemble a team to take down WikiLeaks (and see this)
And the American government has been instrumental in locking up journalists in America (and here),Yemen and elsewhere for the crime of embarrassing the U.S. government.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#996964 Oct 7, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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We know what the Republicans and Democrats can't agree on. Let's find something they can agree on.
How about funding the Veterans Administration and servicing veterans?
Nope. Democrats don't like that.
How about funding the National Parks and letting the people use them?
Nope. The Democrats don't like that.
If you want to see a list of everything the Democrats are against, just look at the pile of legislation stacked up on Harry Reid's desk that he won't allow to the Senate floor for a vote.
The Democrats are holding the government hostage and demanding ransom be paid to their Marxist welfare programs.
I guess we didn't finish that war against Marxist communism. Looks like we'll just have to start targetting Marxist communists again.
Communists are like roaches. You just can't kill all of them. They hide in every place they can find.
It's like trying to stop a hemorrhage. The more people are made to suffer if Republicans are blamed, the more the Democrats want to bleed us out. It's all about winning to them, remember? Too bad if there are fatalities along the way. It's never their fault because, as Harry Reid once said, "We know what's best." Their goal is a one-party system. Because they know what's best.

The carnage can be cleaned up later as long as they're proclaimed "the winner".

Bronx, NY

#996965 Oct 7, 2013
Moreover, while the Obama administration is spying on everyone in the country – it is at the same time the most secretive administration ever (background). That’s despite Obama saying he’s running the most transparent administration ever.

The Washington Post reports:

With the passage of the Patriot Act after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a vast expansion of intelligence agencies and their powers, the aggressive exploitation of intrusive digital surveillance capabilities, the excessive classification of public documents and officials’ sophisticated control of the news media’s access to the workings of government, journalists who cover national security are facing vast and unprecedented challenges in their efforts to hold the government accountable to its citizens. They find that government officials are increasingly fearful of talking to them, and they worry that their communications with sources can be monitored at any time.So what are they doing? Many reporters covering national security and government policy in Washington these days are taking precautions to keep their sources from becoming casualties in the Obama administration’s war on leaks. They and their remaining government sources often avoid telephone conversations and e-mail exchanges, arranging furtive one-on-one meetings instead. A few news organizations have even set up separate computer networks and safe rooms for journalists trained in encryption and other ways to thwart surveillance.

“I worry now about calling somebody because the contact can be found out through a check of phone records or e-mails,” said veteran national security journalist R. Jeffrey Smith of the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit accountability news organization.“It leaves a digital trail that makes it easier for government to monitor those contacts.”

“We have to think more about when we use cellphones, when we use e-mail and when we need to meet sources in person,” said Michael Oreskes, senior managing editor of the Associated Press.“We need to be more and more aware that government can track our work without talking to our reporters, without letting us know.”

These concerns, expressed by numerous journalists I interviewed, are well-founded. Relying on the 1917 Espionage Act, which was rarely invoked before President Obama took office, this administration has secretly used the phone and e-mail records of government officials and reporters to identify and prosecute government sources for national security stories.


In addition to ongoing leak investigations, six government employees and two contractors, including fugitive NSA contractor Edward Snowden, have been prosecuted since 2009 under the Espionage Act for providing information to reporters about, among other subjects, the NSA’s communications surveillance, the CIA’s aggressive interrogation of terrorism suspects and, in the case of Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, diplomatic cables and Iraq and Afghanistan war documents.


The Obama administration has drawn a dubious distinction between whistleblowing that reveals bureaucratic waste or fraud, and leaks to the news media about unexamined secret government policies and activities; it punishes the latter as espionage.

Gering, NE

#996966 Oct 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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i know that if you can't see that FOX infotainment is taken as satire by many more than the 2.5 million that are taken in every night by it's non-serious news commentary, than you don't even know that if you want the real story behind FOX myths....just watch the Daily Show.
satire debunking satire. that's where FOX News is at; no one takes it seriously.
You are an extremely boring person.

You fail to know anything beyond your partisan charity websites-TMP, MMfA, Think Progress, MoveOn and OFA or the editorials they link to.

You are extremely ill informed.

How about making some use of the news media. Any news media so you won't look so ignorant when commenting.

Bronx, NY

#996967 Oct 7, 2013
“This is most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered.”

Bronx, NY

#996968 Oct 7, 2013
“Whenever I’m asked what is the most manipulative and secretive administration I’ve covered, I always say it’s the one in office now,” Bob Schieffer, CBS News anchor and chief Washington correspondent, told me.“Every administration learns from the previous administration. They become more secretive and put tighter clamps on information. This administration exercises more control than George W. Bush’s did, and his before that.”

Bronx, NY

#996969 Oct 7, 2013
World Bank Whistleblower Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World
Karen Hudes is a graduate of Yale Law School and she worked in the legal department of the World Bank for more than 20 years. In fact, when she was fired for blowing the whistle on corruption inside the World Bank, she held the position of Senior Counsel.

She was in a unique position to see exactly how the global elite rule the world, and the information that she is now revealing to the public is absolutely stunning. According to Hudes, the elite use a very tight core of financial institutions and mega-corporations to dominate the planet.

The goal is control. They want all of us enslaved to debt, they want all of our governments enslaved to debt, and they want all of our politicians addicted to the huge financial contributions that they funnel into their campaigns. Since the elite also own all of the big media companies, the mainstream media never lets us in on the secret that there is something fundamentally wrong with the way that our system works.

Remember, this is not some “conspiracy theorist” that is saying these things. This is a Yale-educated attorney that worked inside the World Bank for more than two decades. The following summary of her credentials comes directly from her website…

Karen Hudes studied law at Yale Law School and economics at the University of Amsterdam. She worked in the US Export Import Bank of the US from 1980-1985 and in the Legal Department of the World Bank from 1986-2007. She established the Non Governmental Organization Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Committee on Multilateralism and the Accountability of International Organizations of the American Branch of the International Law Association.

Today, Hudes is trying very hard to expose the corrupt financial system that the global elite are using to control the wealth of the world. During an interview with the New American, she discussed how we are willingly allowing this group of elitists to totally dominate the resources of the planet…

A former insider at the World Bank, ex-Senior Counsel Karen Hudes, says the global financial system is dominated by a small group of corrupt, power-hungry figures centered around the privately owned U.S. Federal Reserve. The network has seized control of the media to cover up its crimes, too, she explained. In an interview with The New American, Hudes said that when she tried to blow the whistle on multiple problems at the World Bank, she was fired for her efforts. Now, along with a network of fellow whistleblowers, Hudes is determined to expose and end the corruption. And she is confident of success.

Citing an explosive 2011 Swiss study published in the PLOS ONE journal on the “network of global corporate control,” Hudes pointed out that a small group of entities — mostly financial institutions and especially central banks — exert a massive amount of influence over the international economy from behind the scenes.“What is really going on is that the world’s resources are being dominated by this group,” she explained, adding that the “corrupt power grabbers” have managed to dominate the media as well.“They’re being allowed to do it.”
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#996970 Oct 7, 2013
Journalism students, Idiot Liberal Comics...and then there is Jon Stewart...

"...CNN's Reliable Sources showed Sunday during an interview with a group of journalism students at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, these folks apart from Facebook and Twitter get their "news" from liberal sources such as the Associated Press, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, NPR, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and believe it or not Jon Stewart"

Bronx, NY

#996971 Oct 7, 2013
Previously, I have written about the Swiss study that Hudes mentioned. It was conducted by a team of researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. They studied the relationships between 37 million companies and investors worldwide, and what they discovered is that there is a “super-entity” of just 147 very tightly knit mega-corporations that controls 40 percent of the entire global economy…

When the team further untangled the web of ownership, it found much of it tracked back to a “super-entity” of 147 even more tightly knit companies – all of their ownership was held by other members of the super-entity – that controlled 40 per cent of the total wealth in the network.“In effect, less than 1 per cent of the companies were able to control 40 per cent of the entire network,” says Glattfelder. Most were financial institutions. The top 20 included Barclays Bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and The Goldman Sachs Group.

But the global elite don’t just control these mega-corporations. According to Hudes, they also dominate the unelected, unaccountable organizations that control the finances of virtually every nation on the face of the planet. The World Bank, the IMF and central banks such as the Federal Reserve literally control the creation and the flow of money worldwide.

At the apex of this system is the Bank for International Settlements. It is the central bank of central banks, and posted below is a video where you can watch Hudes tell Greg Hunter of the following…

“We don’t have to wait for anybody to fire the Fed or Bank for International Settlements ... some states have already started to recognize silver and gold, the precious metals, as currency”

It is easier to fall in love than to be EDUCATED MYSTIFIED

Gering, NE

#996972 Oct 7, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Sellou NY Congressman Peter King Threatened to Switch Parties January 2, 2013. You idiot. That worked well for Charlie Christ and Arlen Specter you idiot...
Pete Kings political career is over...
It's the culture..
King has survived his dumb assery before.

This time he thought the public would love Obamacare once they saw the exchanges.

Hmmm, not too happy over the high cost and high deductibles.

Now he is just being an ass for no other reason than being an ass.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#996973 Oct 7, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>That's 1 city, not a state. Blue states only have 1 state that received more money from the gov't than they put in. Now on the flip side of things, the statistics are nearly reversed when it comes to red states. So like I said, if it weren't for the blue states, you people would've died off a long long time ago!
Two of the top ten "moocher" states (States that get more federal funds than they contribute) are West Virginia & Virginia.

Flack has lived in borth states.


Gering, NE

#996974 Oct 7, 2013

National Weather Service issues tornado watch for NYC

Bronx, NY

#996975 Oct 7, 2013
Its funny the OBAMA ZOMBIES didnt get the report that THEY MADE FOX THE #1 SOURCE FOR NEWS IN THE WORLD okok AMERICA suck on that and I dont even watch fox that often why didnt they make C end end more popular they go to fox for facts and cnn to feel good about themselves now thats funny SON

Bronx, NY

#996977 Oct 7, 2013
Most people have never even heard of the Bank for International Settlements, but it is an extremely important organization. In a previous article, I described how this “central bank of the world” is literally immune to the laws of all national governments…

An immensely powerful international organization that most people have never even heard of secretly controls the money supply of the entire globe. It is called the Bank for International Settlements, and it is the central bank of central banks. It is located in Basel, Switzerland, but it also has branches in Hong Kong and Mexico City. It is essentially an unelected, unaccountable central bank of the world that has complete immunity from taxation and from national laws. Even Wikipedia admits that “it is not accountable to any single national government.“ The Bank for International Settlements was used to launder money for the Nazis during World War II, but these days the main purpose of the BIS is to guide and direct the centrally-planned global financial system. Today, 58 global central banks belong to the BIS, and it has far more power over how the U.S. economy (or any other economy for that matter) will perform over the course of the next year than any politician does. Every two months, the central bankers of the world gather in Basel for another “Global Economy Meeting”. During those meetings, decisions are made which affect every man, woman and child on the planet, and yet none of us have any say in what goes on. The Bank for International Settlements is an organization that was founded by the global elite and it operates for the benefit of the global elite, and it is intended to be one of the key cornerstones of the emerging one world economic system.

This system did not come into being by accident. In fact, the global elite have been developing this system for a very long time. In a previous article entitled “Who Runs The World? Solid Proof That A Core Group Of Wealthy Elitists Is Pulling The Strings“, I included a quote from Georgetown University history professor Carroll Quigley from a book that he authored all the way back in 1966 in which he discussed the big plans that the elite had for the Bank for International Settlements…

[T]he powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations.

And that is exactly what we have today.

We have a system of “neo-feudalism” in which all of us and our national governments are enslaved to debt. This system is governed by the central banks and by the Bank for International Settlements, and it systematically transfers the wealth of the world out of our hands and into the hands of the global elite.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#996978 Oct 7, 2013

obamacare....and the $10K deductible!

Bronx, NY

#996979 Oct 7, 2013
But most people have no idea that any of this is happening because the global elite also control what we see, hear and think about. Today, there are just six giant media corporations that control more than 90 percent of the news and entertainment that you watch on your television in the United States.

This is the insidious system that Karen Hudes is seeking to expose.

Gering, NE

#996980 Oct 7, 2013
The Democrats shut down the government to prove it can run health care.

Good plan there-Dems

Indianapolis, IN

#996981 Oct 7, 2013
Fox hosts fall for hoax: Obama personally funding Muslim museum during shutdown

Chalk one up for life imitating satire. Fox and Friends host Anna Koolman was discussing the closure of the World War II memorial in Washington during the shutdown Saturday, and claimed “President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture” while allowing the memorial to remain shuttered.

That’s not true, of course.

The source of this claim came from the satirical website National Report, which mocks news coverage much like The Onion does. Snopes has a cottage industry of debunking National Report pieces along with Onion satire and other on-line mockery passed off as legitimate news.

And Media Matters noted that this isn’t the first time Fox has been taken in by a satirical story that’s too good to check. Fox News hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade dodged a lawsuit in 2008 for repeating an online parody news report of a school prank that included fabricated quotes as fact.“gullible.”

satire gets taken in by satire. only carol will be surprised.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#996982 Oct 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Two of the top ten "moocher" states (States that get more federal funds than they contribute) are West Virginia & Virginia.
Flack has lived in borth states.
I do not think it is an exaggeration at all to say to my friend from West Virginia [Sen. Robert C. Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan recruiter] that he would have been a great senator at any moment. He always brought home the bacon for fellow Democrats in West Virginia.

He would have been right during the great conflict of civil war in this nation. Former Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd (D.,Conn.)

If it's ghetto, illiterate, moocher, and idiot... It's free cheese, loser, and ass-clown RealDumbDave stupid...

It's the culture...

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