Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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tell_it_like_it_ IS

Blanchard, OK

#1002823 Oct 13, 2013
Reality wrote:
<quoted text>
so the following were failures
Science Projects
The Manhattan Project
Mercury Missions (All championed by a Democratic President)
Gemini Missions
Apollo Missions
Voyager I & II
Cassini Project
Mars Rovers
Mapping the Human Genome
NIH
CDC
Military
WWII
WWI
B-52
Mustang
Aircraft Carriers (Championed over conservatives by a Democratic President over Battleships)
Stealth technology (Championed by Democratic President)
Radar
Sonar
Submarine launched ICBMs (again championed by a Democratic President)
Inter-state highway network
general
Social security
safe healthy food thanks to the FDA and USDA
safe drugs thanks to the FDA
Air Traffic control
NTSB
inter-continental RR's
Hoover dam and all others
labor laws preventing child labor abuses
40 hour work week
overtime
safe work environments
Rivers that don't catch fire anymore
I could keep going on
NIH!!!!!!!!

Ball washing and shrimps on treadmills!
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1002824 Oct 13, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
This is GREAT news!! "A mass exodus" of anti-American Rethugs to foreign lands. I love it. Leave America to those who really care about equal rights for ALL.
Naw, we long ago left you urban chimps to reside in your ghettos. If we see you enter our areas, we either beat you down and arrest you, or have LEO's terminate you if you threaten our/their lives.

Bu-bye chimpy!!
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1002825 Oct 13, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
Welcome to the republican liars club on topix.
All dippppshhhtts.....all day!
Come to the exchange.....buy Blue Cross!
CO - PAY CARDS!
THANKS OBAMA.
You never know: your kid might run over a right winger......and sprain an ankle.
BLUE CROSS PROVIDES OBAMACARE!
(try and lie about that right winger)
You stink!
You blow!
So ffffcckkkkk yo!
Lol
Penius, you crack me up!! I love how you brag about blue cross/shield; the dumpster diver health plan of the 1st world.

LMAO@U......
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1002826 Oct 13, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
FACT: 80% of Americans only hold 7% of it's wealth
FACT: 1% of Americans hold 43% of it's wealth.
FACT: 4% of Americans hold 29% of its wealth
What does that suggest to you ? It sure as hell ain't socialism it's about capitalism out of control. Unless you give the bulk of the population spending power then it will all self implode in the end. Capitalism always needs growth to survive otherwise it feeds on itself. Which is what that graph clearly shows.
http://theunderstatement.com/post/3999331289/...
Can you even begin to tell us that is Socialism or Commie land. It's a joke beyond words. In a true commie state the whole population shares in the countries worth not the 1%'rs, so you are talking to the hand on that one. The problem with tea baggers, it's really about culture shock. They crave this America that once was, well that is like the Italians craving the Roman Empire again. It's NOT going to happen. The tea party and this extreme right politics only came about after waking up one morning and finding they had a black President. That was the final nail in the coffin for them, and all this bull$hit about taxes and expenditure has just been a smoke screen. Their primary goal is to get rid of Obama & that's it! No if's or but's that is the only objective they want no matter what the previous guy did, this has to be worse. Despite the facts saying otherwise yet still day in day out, that same group are prepared to destroy their own country to achieve that objective and then call themselves patriots. hahaa If only you could see yourselves as others see you.
<spam>
ARE YOU FIRED UP USA

Lillington, NC

#1002827 Oct 13, 2013
Home> U.S.
DC Crowd Pushes Through Barriers to WWII Memorial
WASHINGTON October 13, 2013 (AP)
Associated Press

A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday, pushing past barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown.

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, along with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, were part of the demonstrators.

Cruz and Lee are among the tea party-backed lawmakers who refused to keep the government operating unless President Barack Obama agreed to defund the nation's health care overhaul.

"Let me ask a simple question," Cruz told the crowd of hundreds that gathered beginning at 9 a.m. "Why is the federal government spending money to erect barricades to keep veterans out of this memorial?"

Black metal barricades have lined the front of the memorial since the government closed Oct. 1. That's when more than 300 National Park Service workers who staff and maintain the National Mall were furloughed.

As the crowd entered the memorial plaza, they chanted "Tear down these walls" and "You work for us." They sang "God bless America" and other songs.

"Our vets have proven that they have not been timid, so we will not be timid in calling out any who would use our military, our vets, as pawns in a political game," Palin told the crowd.

The memorial has become a political symbol in the bitter fight between Democrats and Republicans over who is to blame for the shutdown. Earlier rallies have focused on allowing access for World War II veterans visiting from across the country.

Sunday's rally was more political. A protest by truckers converged with a rally by a group called the Million Vet March at the memorial. Participants cut the plastic links between metal barriers at the National Park Service site and pushed them aside.

Later, some protesters carried metal barricades that look like bicycle racks from the memorial to the White House and stacked them up outside the gates, confronting police in riot gear. Some protesters carried signs reading "Impeach Obama."

Police moved the protesters back to set up barricades between the crowd and the White House gate. Some protesters chanted "shame on you" at the officers.

An armored police vehicle also was sent to the World War II Memorial as people lingered there.

District of Columbia police said the crowd was dispersing by 1 p.m., about four hours after the protests began. U.S. Park Police said there had been one arrest at the Lincoln Memorial for assault, but it was not related to the protest, said Lt. Pamela Smith.

Jim Weller of Allentown, Pa., said he came to protest "to stand up for my rights."

"My father was a World War II veteran, shot down in the Philippines in 1945, and for them to shut down this memorial is absurd," he said.

Cindy Good had a message for lawmakers.

"They need to listen to the American people," she said, "and try to work together in Congress to get this whole thing worked out."

After the protest, U.S. Park Police worked to secure the World War II Memorial again, and Smith said they were still closed because of the shutdown.

The Park Police officers, who have been guarding the memorials amid protests over their closure, are not being paid during the government shutdown.

HOW CAN YOU PEOPLE STILL SUPPORT OBAMA AND DEM TRASH THAT SHUT OUT WWII VETS TO VISIT THE MEMORIAL FIGHT FOR YOUR FREEDOM????I SAY VOTE THIS TRASH OUT 2014 AND 2016!
THESE PEOPLE ARE VERY EVIL!

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1002828 Oct 13, 2013
Patriot wrote:
MSM Fails -
Day 3: Negative US Media Coverage Fails to Stop Constitutional Truckers and Veterans Moving on DC
UPDATE: More DC Truckers along with many other vehicles have continued to pour into the nation’s capital today, as day three of Ride for the Constitution commences.
Convoy spokesman, Ernest “General” Lee (photo, left) was busy Saturday coordinating new incoming convoys.
From early Sunday morning, Lee reported that the number vehicles on the roads have been building. Lee stated,“We got flags flying, horns honking, rigs, trucks and other vehicles stretching 10 miles along interstate 495 in Maryland. I cannot see an end to it, everyone has their flashers on.”
“We’re running at 42mph, and these people in the other lane are riding alongside us. We’re sending a message.”
http://21stcenturywire.com/2013/10/13/negativ...
Trucker protest fizzles. Moron patrinuts across America disappointed:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...

Much ado about nothing.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1002829 Oct 13, 2013
tell_it_like_it_IS wrote:
<quoted text>
TRY THESE...
Work harder, graduate from college, invent something, or STFU..
Are you for real or what. If a country gives you an opportunity to create wealth it is perfectly acceptable that the country gets a share of the wealth you create. Otherwise we would all still be in the stone age, no roads, no water, no sanitation, no schools, no defence, no infrastructure.
If you keep singling out social welfare as some sort of hindrance for the rich not to become richer you are deluded. A wealthy person needs the vast population buying their product or services to become wealthy in the first place. Without that they have NOTHING, well this is what the country provides. Pay your taxes and ask can you pay more to be grateful for this opportunity. Just remember the more spending power you give the greater population the richer you get. That is what capitalism is all about, not shrinking the spending power to only the 5%'rs. You are on a downhill slide to nowhere trying to protect that BS.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1002830 Oct 13, 2013
ARE YOU FIRED UP USA wrote:
Home> U.S.
DC Crowd Pushes Through Barriers to WWII Memorial
WASHINGTON October 13, 2013 (AP)
Associated Press
A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday, pushing past barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown.
Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, along with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, were part of the demonstrators.
Cruz and Lee are among the tea party-backed lawmakers who refused to keep the government operating unless President Barack Obama agreed to defund the nation's health care overhaul.
"Let me ask a simple question," Cruz told the crowd of hundreds that gathered beginning at 9 a.m. "Why is the federal government spending money to erect barricades to keep veterans out of this memorial?"
Black metal barricades have lined the front of the memorial since the government closed Oct. 1. That's when more than 300 National Park Service workers who staff and maintain the National Mall were furloughed.
As the crowd entered the memorial plaza, they chanted "Tear down these walls" and "You work for us." They sang "God bless America" and other songs.
"Our vets have proven that they have not been timid, so we will not be timid in calling out any who would use our military, our vets, as pawns in a political game," Palin told the crowd.
The memorial has become a political symbol in the bitter fight between Democrats and Republicans over who is to blame for the shutdown. Earlier rallies have focused on allowing access for World War II veterans visiting from across the country.
Sunday's rally was more political. A protest by truckers converged with a rally by a group called the Million Vet March at the memorial. Participants cut the plastic links between metal barriers at the National Park Service site and pushed them aside.
Later, some protesters carried metal barricades that look like bicycle racks from the memorial to the White House and stacked them up outside the gates, confronting police in riot gear. Some protesters carried signs reading "Impeach Obama."
Police moved the protesters back to set up barricades between the crowd and the White House gate. Some protesters chanted "shame on you" at the officers.
An armored police vehicle also was sent to the World War II Memorial as people lingered there.
District of Columbia police said the crowd was dispersing by 1 p.m., about four hours after the protests began. U.S. Park Police said there had been one arrest at the Lincoln Memorial for assault, but it was not related to the protest, said Lt. Pamela Smith.
Jim Weller of Allentown, Pa., said he came to protest "to stand up for my rights."
"My father was a World War II veteran, shot down in the Philippines in 1945, and for them to shut down this memorial is absurd," he said.
Cindy Good had a message for lawmakers.
"They need to listen to the American people," she said, "and try to work together in Congress to get this whole thing worked out."
After the protest, U.S. Park Police worked to secure the World War II Memorial again, and Smith said they were still closed because of the shutdown.
The Park Police officers, who have been guarding the memorials amid protests over their closure, are not being paid during the government shutdown.
HOW CAN YOU PEOPLE STILL SUPPORT OBAMA AND DEM TRASH THAT SHUT OUT WWII VETS TO VISIT THE MEMORIAL FIGHT FOR YOUR FREEDOM????I SAY VOTE THIS TRASH OUT 2014 AND 2016!
THESE PEOPLE ARE VERY EVIL!
Why did Cruz vote no on funding the government. The dumbf*ck voted to close the park & then has a fit when it is closed.

You Tea Party jerks are dumber than sh*t.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1002831 Oct 13, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you for real or what. If a country gives you an opportunity to create wealth it is perfectly acceptable that the country gets a share of the wealth you create. Otherwise we would all still be in the stone age, no roads, no water, no sanitation, no schools, no defence, no infrastructure.
If you keep singling out social welfare as some sort of hindrance for the rich not to become richer you are deluded. A wealthy person needs the vast population buying their product or services to become wealthy in the first place. Without that they have NOTHING, well this is what the country provides. Pay your taxes and ask can you pay more to be grateful for this opportunity. Just remember the more spending power you give the greater population the richer you get. That is what capitalism is all about, not shrinking the spending power to only the 5%'rs. You are on a downhill slide to nowhere trying to protect that BS.
<spam>

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1002832 Oct 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Cruz, Lee & Palin rail against the closing the WWII memorial as Obama using vets as political pawns as they use vets as a political pawns.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/dc-crowd-p...
Cruz & Lee voted to only to fund the parks only if the ACA was defunded & delayed.
What hypocrites. Cruz of all people. The chief architect of the government shutdown. It's insane.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#1002833 Oct 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Why did Cruz vote no on funding the government. The dumbf*ck voted to close the park & then has a fit when it is closed.
You Tea Party jerks are dumber than sh*t.
Your post looks ghetto, no education, miserable and loser RealDumbDave?

It's the culture...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1002834 Oct 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
ROTLFLMAO (quote Realtime)
You're the queen of "dodoism"
ROTLFLMAO (quote lily)

You're the queen of "poopism"

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1002835 Oct 13, 2013
Oblamapuke wrote:
<quoted text>
ignoramus, turn off MSNBC
\
vvCrowd of veterans, supporters storm World War II Memorial in Washington
A growing group pushed through barriers on the National Mall Sunday to protest the ongoing federal government shutdown. Several tea party politicians attended the protest, including Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/crow...
Two separate events, "ignoramus". One had nothing to do with the other.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1002836 Oct 13, 2013
Oblamapuke wrote:
<quoted text>
ignoramus, turn off MSNBC
\
vvCrowd of veterans, supporters storm World War II Memorial in Washington
A growing group pushed through barriers on the National Mall Sunday to protest the ongoing federal government shutdown. Several tea party politicians attended the protest, including Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/crow...
Sooo Larry, Moe and Curley attended...Those three clowns are the reason why you idiots will never win another election...It's always about them...never the people.Tea baggers are "HISTORY" only morons like you left to support them...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1002837 Oct 13, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
FACT: 80% of Americans only hold 7% of it's wealth
FACT: 1% of Americans hold 43% of it's wealth.
FACT: 4% of Americans hold 29% of its wealth
What does that suggest to you ? It sure as hell ain't socialism it's about capitalism out of control. Unless you give the bulk of the population spending power then it will all self implode in the end. Capitalism always needs growth to survive otherwise it feeds on itself. Which is what that graph clearly shows.
http://theunderstatement.com/post/3999331289/...
Can you even begin to tell us that is Socialism or Commie land. It's a joke beyond words. In a true commie state the whole population shares in the countries worth not the 1%'rs, so you are talking to the hand on that one. The problem with tea baggers, it's really about culture shock. They crave this America that once was, well that is like the Italians craving the Roman Empire again. It's NOT going to happen. The tea party and this extreme right politics only came about after waking up one morning and finding they had a black President. That was the final nail in the coffin for them, and all this bull$hit about taxes and expenditure has just been a smoke screen. Their primary goal is to get rid of Obama & that's it! No if's or but's that is the only objective they want no matter what the previous guy did, this has to be worse. Despite the facts saying otherwise yet still day in day out, that same group are prepared to destroy their own country to achieve that objective and then call themselves patriots. hahaa If only you could see yourselves as others see you.
Better individuals hold the wealth than government.

Your ideology is backwards.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1002838 Oct 13, 2013
tell_it_like_it_IS wrote:
<quoted text>
Again,
What political party passed a law requiring everyone to buy insurance?
Democrats! That why Republicans are running scared and doing everything in their power to see that it is a failure. They know their party is doomed if the Affordable Care Act is a success. That is why they keep spreading lies and making fools of themselves.
OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#1002839 Oct 13, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Penius, you crack me up!! I love how you brag about blue cross/shield; the dumpster diver health plan of the 1st world.
LMAO@U......
Hey you creepy old hag ho republican doucheee!

For a family who can't get insurance,

BLUE CROSS BYYTCH!
IT'S GREAT!

Get a co pay card on exchange,

Go to a hospital or Dr.

AND NOT OWE YOUR LEFT NUT UPON EXIT.

People have been denied med insurance in America.

For over 50 years!

DENIED!

ACA FIXED THAT.

REPUBLICANS SO AFRAID OF BLUE CROSS?

a co-pay card terrifies you?

If it sucks so bad then just ffffcckkkk off!

But I want people to be covered by federal law.

So I voted for OBAMACARE!

I voted for OBAMA!

I will always vote against Republicans. Always.

Why?

They only care about filthy rich people. Period.

I care about all the people.

Democrat is the only way to be.

So get a Blue Cross card and be happy if you have an accident or get sick.

Or be like these liars on topix all day. <----- Republican dippppppshhhtttts!

And just ffcckkkk offff! ;)
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1002840 Oct 13, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Still trying to make excuses for the actions of the church by trying to compare it to sellers of cocaine and military suicides. That's disgusting.
I repeat, if any other organization had done what the Catholic church did, they would have been shut down and imprisoned. There are no excuses.
Haters gonna hate.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1002841 Oct 13, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrats! That why Republicans are running scared and doing everything in their power to see that it is a failure. They know their party is doomed if the Affordable Care Act is a success. That is why they keep spreading lies and making fools of themselves.
NO party stays in power for very long with the exception of countries ran by dictators.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1002842 Oct 13, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
FACT: 80% of Americans only hold 7% of it's wealth
FACT: 1% of Americans hold 43% of it's wealth.
FACT: 4% of Americans hold 29% of its wealth
What does that suggest to you ? It sure as hell ain't socialism it's about capitalism out of control. Unless you give the bulk of the population spending power then it will all self implode in the end. Capitalism always needs growth to survive otherwise it feeds on itself. Which is what that graph clearly shows.
http://theunderstatement.com/post/3999331289/...
Can you even begin to tell us that is Socialism or Commie land. It's a joke beyond words. In a true commie state the whole population shares in the countries worth not the 1%'rs, so you are talking to the hand on that one. The problem with tea baggers, it's really about culture shock. They crave this America that once was, well that is like the Italians craving the Roman Empire again. It's NOT going to happen. The tea party and this extreme right politics only came about after waking up one morning and finding they had a black President. That was the final nail in the coffin for them, and all this bull$hit about taxes and expenditure has just been a smoke screen. Their primary goal is to get rid of Obama & that's it! No if's or but's that is the only objective they want no matter what the previous guy did, this has to be worse. Despite the facts saying otherwise yet still day in day out, that same group are prepared to destroy their own country to achieve that objective and then call themselves patriots. hahaa If only you could see yourselves as others see you.
Excuse me? Where did that come from? I posted FACTS proving why Social Security is self-sustaining and you post back with this. I'm with you. "The primary goal is to get rid of Obama". Has been since the very day he was inaugurated.

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