Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1641437 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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“Peace on Earth”

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#1005644 Oct 16, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Isn't it? I can't believe the switch in attitude... especially since the dems in the Senate (and not Obama) negotiated while a neutered Boehner just gave up.
After all, if they capitulated, there's nothing to negotiate!
I wonder how Obama and Dems, before the government shutdown, were able to agree to fund the government at the $986 billion level if they were unwilling to negotiate. She has absolutely NO common sense.
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1005645 Oct 16, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Aw...did the one of Mittens riding bitch on the jet ski lose like the subject? Nice picture, though, almost screams to the captioned "Looks Like That Rainy Day's Here," but not for Obama. Did you here McCain's comment on Gohmert calling him an Al-queda sympathizer? "Something like that might be consider vindictive if the accuser had any intelligence" or something to that effect. lol
Anything concerning Gohmert is totally absurd. The Democrats showed unity, nice!

I liked the black and white photos, they showed passion, regardless of the rain. The struggle continues! Hillary will be the next President!

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#1005646 Oct 16, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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They're totally delusional., Harry Reid and the President were phrnomenal.
Your friend Flo the unemployable methhead is online, spouting her usual lunaTIC nonsense.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1005647 Oct 16, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Duck and run. You seem to have conveniently forgotten what the "fight" was all about....defunding Obamacare. DIDN'T HAPPEN. You people look like such fools for closing down the government for absolutely no reason.
FACT: BEFORE the federal government shutdown began Oct. 1, Obama and Senate Democrats had already agreed to continue funding the government at the $986 billion level. Republicans balked and opted to close down the government instead.
The income verification deal was nothing more than a crumb to make the Republicans feel like they weren't COMPLETE LOSERS.
As health economist Tim Jost of Washington and Lee University points out, the HHS rules allow subsidies to be provided for up to 90 days for applicants whose information can't be verified. If there's still no verification, the subsidies may have to be repaid. Moreover, lying on the application is criminal perjury, subject to a fine of up to $250,000.

and the already crumpled can full of givverment red tape beaurocracy will continue to splinter on down the bumpy road of communism--in all it's not-ready-for-prime-time, MUCH to be seen yet, of MORE UNBudgeted and UNFUNDEDness.

Thank goodness for a break from it all till January.

T.E.A.!!!

Voters FOR the American average joe working class masses-not AGAINST them!!

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#1005648 Oct 16, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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They're totally delusional., Harry Reid and the President were phrnomenal.
I'm enjoying their shuckin' and jivin'.

It's as bad as when Rmoney lost.

Funny to see the backpedaling and making up excuses.

Looks like Emammy is still licking his wounds from last evening.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1005649 Oct 16, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Which surrender caucus?
The Dems didn't get their unlimited debt ceiling, appropriations in the funding bill are at the $986-billion post-sequester discretionary spending level sought by GOP, pro-rated until 1/15, and the Obama exec order to suspend income verification for a year was overturned with the bill requiring verification of income eligibility for premium tax credits for insurance under ObamaCare.
so explain to us how they didn't want to totally defund the ACA.

like, 40 times. er, 41. with the last one working no better than the first 40.

they got their butt kicked. i know the nutjob faction will spin it like there's no tomorrow, but it won't make a bit of difference when the House goes over to the dems.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1005650 Oct 16, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Your friend Flo the unemployable methhead is online, spouting her usual lunaTIC nonsense.
look it up!

TRUTH.

The other crisis arose from the U.S. war in Vietnam, which the U.S. had committed to under Eisenhower and Kennedy. Despite Johnson's efforts to end Communist aggression by increasing U.S. troop involvement to leverage a peaceful settlement, fighting continued.- See more at: http://www.lbjlibrary.org/lyndon-baines-johns... ......

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American advisors were present in Vietnam in the Eisenhower era in small numbers. Under Kennedy, that number increased to about 16,000. But it wasn’t until 1965 that President Lyndon Johnson sent hundreds of thousands of American combat troops streaming into the country.

1963 Vietnam Withdrawal Plans – Discusses the emerging evidence that Kennedy’s aborted plans to withdraw from Vietnam were more serious than historians have generally acknowledged.

Kennedy-Johnson Transition in Vietnam Policy – Highlights the changes in Vietnam policy which occurred in the wake of Kennedy’s assassination.

Gulf of Tonkin Incident - Discusses the purported attacks off the North Vietnamese coast which were used by President Johnson to obtain authorization for escalating the Vietnam conflict

http://www.maryferrell.org/wiki/index.php/Ken...

(The Gulf of Tonkin being one of the BIGGEST blunders EVER)

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#1005651 Oct 16, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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and actually Kennedy REFUSED to increase military presence, and chose rather instead to send more ADVISORS, due to SVN Premieres Diem failing as agreed to, in settling some of the economic and social problems in SVN...and proceeded on with with plans to withdraw same advisors.(as stated in declassifie'd docs of 1967)
It was LBJ that REVERESED Kennedy's decision, the day after Kennedy was assinated, tus plundering America into one of the worst wars to be endured.
Put down the meth pipe.

""November 1963 — By this time, Kennedy had increased the number of military personnel from the 900 that were there when he became President to 16,000 just before his death."

Refused to increase military presence, eh Flo??

And you've been unemployed since the Kennedy Administration.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1005652 Oct 16, 2013
Sen. Jeff Flake: Deal Is 'More Of A Black Eye Than A Victory'

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sen-jef...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1005653 Oct 16, 2013
Norquist: Defund Obamacare Pushers Owe Fellow GOPers 'A Big Apology'

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/norquis...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1005654 Oct 16, 2013
Conservatives Are Suffering From Radicalism Envy

[...]this morning I made it about a fourth of the way through Kevin D. Williamson’s piece on the tempest-in-a-teapot controversy over the closing of national monuments during the shutdown. He writes, jauntily,“Every American has a little sedition in his soul, and this is a very good time to give it free rein.” To be charitable, Williamson has in mind Thoreauvian civil disobedience here, not outright sedition, but all the same, I find the whole tone utterly disturbing.

RedState’s Erick Erickson actually wrote the following sentence with a straight face:“Mitch McConnell is the single obstacle we have this week to taking our country back from the death spiral instigated by Obama and his merry band of community organizers.”

This talk of death spirals, storming barricades, of cleaning the Augean Stables of K Street, of exposing the naked emperors of Wall Street, of constitutional conventions—it seems painfully apparent to me that many folks on the right are suffering from radicalism envy. They are drama queens of the apocalypse.

Movement conservatism has always been half-crazy.

Lately it’s more like three-quarters crazy.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/conser...

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#1005655 Oct 16, 2013
Defeated, some Republicans admit misstep in linking Obamacare fight to shutdown

"""This isn't some damn game!” Republican House Speaker John Boehner boomed from Capitol Hill earlier this month, three days after the federal government shut down. However you wish to characterize the past few weeks, one thing is for certain: The GOP lost this one.

“We fought the good fight, we just didn’t win,” a quieter, more conciliatory Boehner conceded on Wednesday in an interview with Cincinnati’s WLW radio station.

And now, this particular fight appears to be at its end. Senate leaders announced on Wednesday that they had struck a deal to reopen the government until Jan. 15 and raise the debt ceiling until Feb. 7, which would free up more time for budget negotiations. Republicans got very, very little in return.

On Wednesday afternoon, Boehner called all House GOP lawmakers to a private meeting in the basement of the Capitol Building, the same room where they have met almost daily to discuss, debate and even sing together during the shutdown, as they pieced together a strategy against Democrats, who from the beginning refused to negotiate with them.

Inside the meeting, Boehner urged fellow Republicans to join him in supporting the Senate deal and told them that they would “live to fight another day.” Before he spoke, his colleagues gave him a standing ovation.

As House Republicans filed out after the brief meeting, the lawmakers exuded mixed emotions: relief that they could finally move on from this mess; sadness at the result; frustration at those who came up with the strategy in the first place; pride that they stuck to their guns; and determination that they wouldn’t make the same mistakes again. Some conceded that the strategy refusing to fund the government unless Obamacare is defunded or delayed had failed.""
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1005656 Oct 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so explain to us how they didn't want to totally defund the ACA.
like, 40 times. er, 41. with the last one working no better than the first 40.
they got their butt kicked. i know the nutjob faction will spin it like there's no tomorrow, but it won't make a bit of difference when the House goes over to the dems.
"Hard to defund what isn't even funded"...especially when the last actual B-U-D-G-E-T passed was in the era of PRE-current admin of kiddies on the hill.

CAP, CURB, B-U-D-G-E-T, Balance and live with the nations means again!

The Economy and REALITY demands it!

T.E.A.!
Voters FOR America-NOT against it!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1005657 Oct 16, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Put down the meth pipe.
""November 1963 — By this time, Kennedy had increased the number of military personnel from the 900 that were there when he became President to 16,000 just before his death."
Refused to increase military presence, eh Flo??
And you've been unemployed since the Kennedy Administration.
Bet yew drug that outer a wikistupidier file, didn't ya.

(Kennedy or Kennedy wanker-camelot-posuers?)
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1005658 Oct 16, 2013
You leftist phags are really cracking me up; crowing over hollow "victories" that accomplish NOTHING besides floating an unsustainable house of cards for a little while longer.

Think the "problem" or its root cause (too many leftist freeloaders) are going to go away? Think again. This same fight will begin anew on January 13th, 2014. Think it will be any easier for lame duck baruck after ANOTHER 3 months of odumbocare continuing to be a dismal failure? Think again.

Enjoy your tiny little "win" in the light of crushing defeats for fraudulent gun control, a soon-to-be loss on "immigration reform" (did you think this "win" came without a price tag?), as well as the looming mid-terms and January budget battles.

In the interim, here is a list of the great patriots who voted "no" in the Senate today.......

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas

Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.

Sen. David Vitter, R-La.

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#1005659 Oct 16, 2013
Mitch McConnell Schools Ted Cruz On How The Game Is Played

""WASHINGTON -- More concerned with attacks from the left than the right and eager, as always, to dominate the inside game, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell became the functional head of the Republican Party over the last week as he led behind-the-scenes negotiations to reach a spending and debt deal.

He risked becoming a punching bag for the tea party and its loudest leader, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. But McConnell did not seem to mind -- even though in his 2014 reelection race, he has a tea party challenger, businessman Matt Bevin of Louisville.

"This notion that McConnell is hiding under the desk because of Matt Bevin and the tea party is a lazy Washington media narrative and it isn't true," said one of the Senate minority leader's top aides. "This deal shows that McConnell has one goal, which is to get things done."

If this week is any indication, it's Cruz who should be careful in taking on McConnell, a five-term Senate veteran whose syrupy voice and turtle-slow demeanor hide a combative political mind.

McConnell isolated and neutralized Cruz by meeting quietly and carefully with small groups of GOP senators over the last week, and then took soundings at lunches and conferences -- all the while essentially working around Cruz and his handful of top lieutenants. McConnell deployed a novel buddy system, in which about 10 GOP senators worked privately in pairs with friends across the aisle to sound out various provisions of the deal.""

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It appears the CommieCruz is the one with 'no experience'. Epic FAIL!!

Obama, he of 5 years of Presidential experience, taught him a lesson he will never forget.

His fellow Repugnants treated him like the poseur he is.

His political career is over. The freshman Senator from TX is as dumb as the Gov. of TX.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1005660 Oct 16, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Put down the meth pipe.
""November 1963 — By this time, Kennedy had increased the number of military personnel from the 900 that were there when he became President to 16,000 just before his death."
Refused to increase military presence, eh Flo??
And you've been unemployed since the Kennedy Administration.
(Hint: next time ask a canadierin, rather than an egocentric Brit slinging on the www-whateva bs bands of no verifeekasheun required. y
You'll get better, more precise, and integral results.

http://library.usask.ca/vietnam/index.php...

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#1005661 Oct 16, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Bet yew drug that outer a wikistupidier file, didn't ya.
(Kennedy or Kennedy wanker-camelot-posuers?)
You should know better than to challenge me.

You lose every time.

BTW, your own link says he increase military personnel in Vietnam.

Now get lost.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1005662 Oct 16, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
You should know better than to challenge me.
You lose every time.
BTW, your own link says he increase military personnel in Vietnam.
Now get lost.
Abstract:
There was a military plan for an overthrow of the government and that except for one or two general officers, all were in agreement. The plan consists of a military ruler advised by a committee of three. The reason for the military takeover was that President Diem had failed to act in the best interests of Vietnam on the occasion of the 8 May Buddhist incident in Hue. The entire Ngo family must be eliminated but the plan did not specify whether they would be killed or merely exiled from Vietnam. When the military group assumes power over the government, elections will be announced immediately and will be held from three to six months following the takeover of power.

Next: Compareand contrast the differences between ADVISERS and actual combat personel.

NO wiki rewrites/twist and distorts of the already written wheels of TRUTH!!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1005663 Oct 16, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
You should know better than to challenge me.
You lose every time.
BTW, your own link says he increase military personnel in Vietnam.
Now get lost.
(and between LBJ and Kennedy-DUHmmy)

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