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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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1003712 Oct 14, 2013
In a very real sense, the Texas Republican who is most responsible for the current stalemate may not be Ted Cruz, but George W. Bush. In 2005, Republicans held the White House. They held both houses of Congress. Republican appointees entered the Supreme Court. The GOP enjoyed a 55-45 Senate majority.

Aside from the confirmation of John Roberts and Samuel Alito, conservatives have very little to show for this period of unified Republican control of the federal government. And after the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare with Roberts’s vote, that confirmation has begun to look like a mixed blessing at best.

Even before Bush, the Republican Congress was more interested in pork barrel, earmarks, and K Street favors than cutting government spending. After Bush, discretionary spending grew faster than it did under Bill Clinton. The biggest new entitlement program since LBJ’s Great Society was added to the federal budget. Another Cabinet-level department was created.

Level-headed Republicans would counter that the worst of this happened a decade or more ago.(Indeed, that is the timeline for No Child Left Behind, the Medicare prescription drug benefit, and worst of all the Iraq war.) Denny Hastert and Tom DeLay are gone. Why take it all out on John Boehner and Mitch McConnell?

But the Wall Street bailout wasn’t ten years ago. Neither was the decision to renege on the $100 billion in spending cuts Republicans promised in 2010. It was fairly obvious that many Republicans hoped the Tea Party would follow past waves of conservative activism: it would help the GOP win elections and without being overly concerned about the process of actually governing.

But the Tea Party activists were not satisfied. Instead they made an ever-growing list of demands that the Republicans—controlling just one house of Congress—were in no position to deliver on. In the 1990s, Newt Gingrich demonstrated the limits of trying to govern the country from the House. And he had a Republican Senate and a Democratic president willing to play ball on some conservative issues.

As the Republicans produced fewer meaningful conservative policy outcomes, they spoke in ever shriller tones about the stakes of each election. Large parts of the base believed them, but then did a surprising thing: they began to ask questions when Republicans didn’t govern accordingly.

So when even so conservative a Republican as Tom Coburn says the Obamacare defunding gambit is unlikely to work, conservatives see another sellout on the way. When Cruz wants to fight, no one has the credibility to argue that avoiding this battle is a matter of prudence, not surrender.

When Republicans had power, they did little for conservatives. Now conservatives expect much from Republicans, even when they have little power.

The good news is conservative activists are keeping Republicans from repeating the Bush-league mistakes of the past. The bad news is they are making a whole set of new ones.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1003713 Oct 14, 2013
Tenzing wrote:
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Hi.
"dumos"
"nutsucker" leaves and you appear. Same ole same ole.
Peace
KMA

Since: Oct 09

over here <-------->

#1003714 Oct 14, 2013
Get Real wrote:
Is Obama a Dictator or dick taster ?
The former is confirmed, the latter is suspected......

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1003715 Oct 14, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
Whoopi Goldberg on 43-year-old Roman Polanski raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl: "I know it wasn't rape-rape. It was something else but I don't believe it was rape-rape. He went to jail and when they let him out he was like "You know what this guy's going to give me a hundred years in jail I'm not staying, so that's why he left."
And these are the self-proclaimed 'smart' people.
Joy Behar??

Whoopi Goldberg??

Not reaching too much, are you Gunner??

What does the comments of TV Comedians have to do with this thread??

Or is it just more of the usual Gunner bullshit??

Of course. You haven't changed a bit. You have nothing useful to say. Just your simplistic stupidity.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1003716 Oct 14, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"John Galt"
No way "realslime" porked a girl. He lacks the tool to be a man.
Peace
And you know this how, you little perv??

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1003717 Oct 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Spell it out son.....
E A T

Maybe you should invest in the English version of Rosetta Stone.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1003718 Oct 14, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
Whoopi Goldberg on 43-year-old Roman Polanski raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl: "I know it wasn't rape-rape. It was something else but I don't believe it was rape-rape. He went to jail and when they let him out he was like "You know what this guy's going to give me a hundred years in jail I'm not staying, so that's why he left."
And these are the self-proclaimed 'smart' people.
BTW, show us where these people ever proclaimed themselves to be the 'smart people'.

C'mon, you said it. Now you can prove it or admit you're just a scumbag.

Or is it that to you, everyone else appears smart??

Yeah, I thought so.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1003719 Oct 14, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Every time we all think you can't get any dumber you somehow prove us wrong, lily said no such thing and Obama had no choice in the matter. You come on here and make up your own version of what someone says or doesn't say but only the ones you don't agree with[which is all of the demcrats] yet you profess to have an open mind while claiming to be an Independent...LIAR...big time.....Which to me is believable as it's way more than obvious there is a huge gaping hole in that fat head.
"poop"
the boy president nobama could find a good number of millions to launch an unauthorized attack on Libya. Why could he not find a few bucks so American's could could meet their military hero's when they came home? Both expenditures would come out of the military budget.
Peace
KMA
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1003720 Oct 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
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E A T
Maybe you should invest in the English version of Rosetta Stone.
lol! And?????????

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1003721 Oct 14, 2013
Captn Morgan wrote:
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The former is confirmed, the latter is suspected......
Imagine, a talking rum bottle!!

Yo ho ho and a bottle of Rum.

Yep, you're pickled, alright.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1003722 Oct 14, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
BTW, show us where these people ever proclaimed themselves to be the 'smart people'.
C'mon, you said it. Now you can prove it or admit you're just a scumbag.
Or is it that to you, everyone else appears smart??
Yeah, I thought so.
Gunner for sure.

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1003723 Oct 14, 2013
The Intellectual Left

"The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program and we need to cut welfare. Just the opposite! We need more welfare and fewer jobs." - Jerry Brown

"I am clearly more popular than Reagan. I am in my third term. Where's Reagan? Gone after two! Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no less." - Marion Barry

"I'm going to be honest with you -- I don't know a lot about Cuba's healthcare system. Is it a government-run system?" - John Kerry

"Guess what this liberal would be all about? This liberal will be about socializing...uh, um...Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies." - Maxine Waters

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1003724 Oct 14, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I always thought it was an urban legend how the femi-nazis rallied for Bill Clinton and against the women he used, abused and raped. But Hell there is was in writing. I had to read it twice to believe that comes out of a womans'(I use the term lightly) mouth. Damn.
I'm not excusing the actions of Bill Clinton or John Edwards but neither should anyone excuse the actions of a tramp like Monica. People keep forgetting that it takes two to tango.

Monica was not some innocent young lady. According to her biography, she was pregnant with another man's child when she was with Bill Clinton. And, OMG, she had an abortion!!! Don't forget, she is the one who told Barbara Walters, phone sex is "fun".

Monica Lewinsky on her relationship with Bill Clinton: "I think there was something special about our relationship. I would look at him and see a little boy." What a nutcase. No wonder her parents wanted to commit suicide.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1003725 Oct 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
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How many Republican politicians have been tarred and feathered for saying something that stupid about "rape-rape"?
whoopi Goldberg is a comedian and actress.

Just what in the hell does that have todo with Repugnant politicians.

Oh yeah, you're just ass talking again.

It comes naturally to you. You're an ass.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1003726 Oct 14, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! And?????????
Go to bed, kid. It's obviously past your bedtime.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1003727 Oct 14, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
Whoopi Goldberg on 43-year-old Roman Polanski raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl: "I know it wasn't rape-rape. It was something else but I don't believe it was rape-rape. He went to jail and when they let him out he was like "You know what this guy's going to give me a hundred years in jail I'm not staying, so that's why he left."
And these are the self-proclaimed 'smart' people.
Gunner for sure; bwahhhhhhh.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1003728 Oct 14, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Do you get your talking points from the ghosts in your TV??
Really stupid ghosts there in TX!!
"nutsucker"
You get your talking post's from "poop". And he is a really stoopid ghost from Bumpass, VA.
Peace
KMA

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1003729 Oct 14, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Funny
" Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
He didn't say the sites didn't mention polls."

Funny doesn't begin to describe that post.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1003730 Oct 14, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
whoopi Goldberg is a comedian and actress.
Just what in the hell does that have todo with Repugnant politicians.
Oh yeah, you're just ass talking again.
It comes naturally to you. You're an ass.
The above is an example of an ass talking. So is the post below

"Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
He didn't say the sites didn't mention polls."

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1003731 Oct 14, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Denial is not just a river in Egypt.
It's a lunatic in TX, as well.
One that talks to ghosts in his TV!!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
"nutsucker"
Do you and "poop", i.e. "gay ghost" have a thing going? Are you able to satisfy it?
Peace
KMA

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