Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1442708 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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Indianapolis, IN

#1005444 Oct 16, 2013
couldn't pass this up.

America the Half Beautiful

Eric Idle

Carl Reiner on Twitter last week, worried about the current government shutdown, said this was cause for great concern in the world's leading democracy. And I thought, leading? Who's following? The answer would appear to be no one.

After one of the recent school shootings, a young mother said to me, "What must you think of us? You must think we're all mad." Mad certainly, but not all of you.

Half of America seems to be entirely enviable: movies, books, TV, arts, liberal democratic institutions, great centers of learning and research, gay marriage, social freedoms, etc., etc.

The other half does seem to be, well, nuts.

Currently you appear to be almost in a state of civil war. If one party can shut down the government, then the social compact to rule is broken. In most other democracies this simply could not happen. In the UK, for example, the government would dissolve and the prime minister would call for an immediate general election, which would be held within three weeks.(Yes, that quickly.) With your fixed terms you do not have this benefit. You must limp on to the next overlong election cycle and then waste a whole year of execrable television and billions of dollars on it. This is a very expensive and not very flexible system of democracy that no one else wants to follow.

The Mad Hater's Tea Party throws everything overboard, not just the tea. The captain, the crew, the ships dog... Pirates could hardly do worse.

It seems especially perverse that people purporting to be Christian, a religion that vows to help the poor and heal the sick, should be so violently against helping the poor and healing the sick. Followers of a religion that preaches forgiveness and turning the other cheek, demand the right for the outright insane to own more and more weapons. Nuts, I'm afraid.

Now some people get very angry when a non-American like me dares to talk about America. "Well, piss off then, go somewhere else," they say. Forgetting that we who live amongst you are the ones who like you the most, and if you don't listen to what we think, then the ostrichisation of America will continue. Bend over, head in sand, hand on heart, salute flag.

The great thing about America has always been your ability to rally round in difficult times, especially under attack and create new solutions to modern problems. Of your current state the Founding Fathers would be horrified and terrified. Nobody asked the Mothers. You may need to re-evaluate. The Constitution may need updating. It's not the Bible. Then, neither is the Bible.

We need you to prosper. You can rule the world, or you can ruin it. Time to wake up. We really need you.

Pretty please.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1005445 Oct 16, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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I'm having some problems following your logic.
The House planned to shut down the government by passing funding bills and sending them to the Senate, right?
By the way, there was never any government shut down. It was all a hoax. 87 percent of the government remained unaffected. And we need to cut that 13 percent. The govenment cannot possibly avoid collapse at the current spending levels.
There are approximately 450,000+ furloughed employees who will disagree with you about the shutdown.

Ted Cruz: "But let me say this generally. A lot of Republicans, they've been here a long time. And they're beaten down. And they're scared that if we stand together on this (defunding Obamacare) and if a government shutdown results, that Republicans will be blamed and it's too politically risky." Guess what, they stood firm and forced a government shutdown.

By trying to pass piecemeal legislation, the House was doing nothing more than trying to defund the Affordable Care Act through a back door. It didn't work and House republicans look like a bunch of fools.

Bethlehem, PA

#1005446 Oct 16, 2013
Has Fox News declared victory for the Republicans yet?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1005447 Oct 16, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I'll bet you win Father of the Year with that one. So if they go away to school, you won't keep them on your policy? Or will you just say, "git outta here, go on now, git"?
lily would slap her adult daughter for working at hooters. Lily like the control of having dependant adult children.

Bethlehem, PA

#1005448 Oct 16, 2013
"I hate to say I told you so." - Homer

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1005449 Oct 16, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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With all due respect, you really need to let this go, Galt.
You're confusing Homer more than he already is. We're on the same side, remember?
But just for the record, no religious cult here - just an ordinary run-of-the-mill believer.
I respect your freedom to be a nonbeliever and pro-choice. I expect the respect from you.
BTW earlier you made another mistaken post__Oh My.

Islam is very anti gay__but not, definitely not, anti abortion. You can learn all you want at Islam on Abortion and those, cough, guidelines are widely misinterpreted throughout the Islam world. India for instance, where women seek sonograms to learn sex and immediately abort females in order to save dowry dollars.

Life is cheap eh? During the first four months__but then who's really counting?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1005450 Oct 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Ted Cruz succeeded in hanging the albatross of ObamaKKKare squarely around the neck of the DemoKKKrat party, which will live or die in 2014 and 2016 based on the fate of this program.
Democrats have never tried to shy away from the Affordable Care Act. They have proudly worn it as a badge of courage and conviction. Ted Cruz did nothing more than make himself look like a fool.

Democrats have always told Republicans to step back and let the Affordable Care Act sink or swim on its own accord. It's Republicans who have refused to let that happen and I seriously doubt that Cruz and fellow crazies (as John McCain calls them) are going to see the light even now.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1005451 Oct 16, 2013
Emeem wrote:
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Never negotiate with terrorists.
And, how on earth would you or Charlie Rose know what plans Obama has. Only a moron would think Obama would show his hand. Didn't you see the way he played off your teabagger friends?
Obama's a lot smarter than you, Charlie Rose and the tea party idiots.
Only a moron thinks O'bama has a plan. No one should ever think O'bama is smarter. I certainly don't. I have more experience with jobs and life and a better education than he does. He may be smart, but smarter--highly unlikely.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1005452 Oct 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Who said Galt was a non-believer?
Who says megachurches with TV shows are Christian?
Just assumed, sorry.

Not too keen on televised evangelicalism either...and even many megachurches.

Televised church services are okay though. I like Dr. Charles Stanley who televises his sermons out of Atlanta, I believe.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1005453 Oct 16, 2013
Homer wrote:
Has Fox News declared victory for the Republicans yet?
Sure hope so. Nothing wrong with wishful thinking.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1005454 Oct 16, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>It's like trying to have a normal conversation with a room full of grade school kids! When you post something logical, that make total sense, they post spam. Then turn around &, post this kind of stupid nonsense! I'm not to sure their children didn't steal their phones this morning. These can't be adults presenting such hypocrisy!
Let's just pretend O'bama isn't a victim once. The poor guy cries all the time that he is a victim. He thinks he is a victim of the United States. He is a victim of the Christians. He thinks he is a victim because he is black. Why would anyone want a President who thinks they are a victim. O'bama the victim is unable to govern. Why because it is too hard for him. He is a victim of the under class, right?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1005455 Oct 16, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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I'm betting you are another phony azzed draft dodger also...Most anyone that ever served would know that it's AWOL....IDIOT. Typical bagger.
Women weren't required to sign up for the draft until this year. IDIOT. Thank you for correcting my spelling. Bill Clinton went AWOL.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1005456 Oct 16, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Women weren't required to sign up for the draft until this year. IDIOT. Thank you for correcting my spelling. Bill Clinton went AWOL.
You cannot go AWOL if you aren't in the military. But continue trying.

Honolulu, HI

#1005457 Oct 16, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Since you don't keep up with these things, the signature of the mother is obviously computer generated. How about you look at the signature of the mother, and you tell us how a human hand can have the normal change in thickness and contrast of the script as the force on the pen point changes as the angle of the pen changes in the human hand while writing for the first half of the signature, and what is obviously a constant thickness and contrast computer generated script for the last half of the signature.
You never explained, for one example, how a computer generated signature got on a supposed "birth certificate" generated in 1961.
Like I say to the television when one of those ghosts-are-real shows are on, show me the ghost.
Show me the computer from 1961.
lol! It's amazing how much you 'obviously' know without any knowledge son.

Keep swinging away... but I suggest you face the pitcher when doing so!

Honolulu, HI

#1005458 Oct 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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or doctors educated outside the US who speak little English....
Son, hospitals are already using doctors outside the US.

That's what the internet has brought us.

Honolulu, HI

#1005459 Oct 16, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>You really are a typical Democrat, deaf, dumb, and blind. It's Barack Hussein Obama's problem, and he's done zip, zero, nada about it. Always blame someone else, Democratic retoric par excellance.
So you're claiming bushie boy didn't screw up iraq son?

do tell!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1005460 Oct 16, 2013
We gtoz to have our modern day chariot races!

Hate Romney for his money...

Love these guys for there's!


"Taxpayers in Hamilton County, Ohio, which includes Cincinnati, were hit with a bill for $26 million in debt service for the stadiums"

"...The Minnesota legislature, facing a $1.1 billion budget deficit, extracted $506 million from taxpayers as a gift to the team"


"In California, the City of Santa Clara broke ground on a $1.3 billion stadium for the 49ers. Officially, the deal includes $116 million in public funding..."

Indianapolis, IN

#1005461 Oct 16, 2013
House conservatives conjured a familiar bogeyman Wednesday to explain their imminent surrender in the government shutdown fight: the liberal media.

Their tactics weren't to blame. Division with the House GOP conference doesn't account for it. They didn't overreach in aiming to dismantle Obamacare. Rather, it was the press that failed to communicate their message to the American people -- or blatantly misled them.

At a Wednesday briefing, a collection of House conservatives effectively called the attending reporters liars.

"You guys in the media continued reporting that what the conservatives were asking for was the full repeal of Obamacare. That's absolutely false," said Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID), a member of the Republican Study Committee and the point person during the Wednesday briefing.

"We never asked for a full repeal of Obamacare because we can't get that," he said. "We have voted on a full repeal of Obamacare that the Senate has rejected every single time. But what we were asking for, our position from the beginning, was exchanging a one-year CR for a one-year delay of Obamacare. That was something we thought both sides were giving on something."

House Republicans started the shutdown showdown with a move to defund Obamacare in its entirety -- an effective repeal. When that failed, they pushed for a one-year delay of the law. The lower chamber has also voted separately more than 40 times to repeal part or all of the law. But the House conservatives insisted Wednesday that they always preferred the delay strategy over defund in the shutdown fight.

"Every time you write a story that Republicans and conservatives were unreasonable in asking for a complete repeal of Obamacare, you have actually been lying to the American people because that's not what we were asking for," Labrador said.

....The criticism took a number of other forms. Labrador rebuked his fellow House members for airing their complaints with the House leadership's strategy to reporters. The leaks Labrador was complaining about got so bad in recent weeks that at one point House GOP leaders pleaded with their members not to leak details of their latest strategy to the conservative National Review.

"I think it also was not very helpful when you have person after person going to the media and whining about how difficult this is," he said.


Indianapolis, IN

#1005462 Oct 16, 2013
Rush Limbaugh Explains The GOP Defeat

Wonder what the base is saying to itself? Here’s Rush Limbaugh today, denouncing the “defeatist Beltway GOP.”....

How did this defeat come about? A sellout by elites, plus some kind of weird conspiracy involving the Negro president, says Rush.

There’s your conservative populism. Not a sober-sided analysis of this defeat, no self-examination necessary, only blaming shadowy forces surrounding Barack Obama Republican traitors who hate decent, patriotic Americans like you and me, friend. I love this part in particular:

With the election of Barack Obama and then the next day after that, it is like the country that was founded didn’t exist at all, and the transforming that Obama talked about wanting to make really had already almost been completed. Yet we’d had eight years of Bush. I’m not commenting on the specifics of Bushian policy, neo-conservative, all the things and the Iraq War. How do you go from Bush winning two elections to where we are now in the spate of a week?

Over to you, Daniel Larison!

Are these people even capable of self-criticism, of admitting error?

Honolulu, HI

#1005463 Oct 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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DemoKKKrats will soon push government subsidies to rescue the failing dead tree media....
Already being done son.

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