Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1536126 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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forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1008323 Oct 21, 2013
Only Liberals can shut things down, screwing people, starving people, wrecking towns and get away with it...

"Long-running Crystal Sugar labor dispute ends, but hard feelings may linger"

http://www.startribune.com/local/203126391.ht...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1008324 Oct 21, 2013
MSN - "Did Americans learn anything from the partial shutdown?

"Obama says it showed just how many things, large and small, the government does to help people.

"Conservatives saw the opposite lesson — that federal workers can disappear without being missed."

Obama believes the government is the solution to all our problems and punitive measures including shutting down open-aired parks and veterans' memorials is how the government helps people, large and small.

Punitive measures in Obamacare is another way Obama believes government helps people.

Obama's idea of how government helps people is punishing them into submissiveness.

Don't know when he's going to figure out most of us don't want big government's help and aren't so easily browbeat into submission.
WOW

New York, NY

#1008325 Oct 21, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so what's your deal this morning? polls not saying that the tea baggers are winning?
but that should just be an everyday thing for you by now, so settle down bag boy.
Hold out your hand so I can put your A$$ in it
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1008326 Oct 21, 2013
spam>

Socialist brain dead Zombie propaganda post # 6 - ROTFLMAO!!!!
sonicfilter wrote:
Conservatives Misunderstand What Went Wrong Under Bush
You'd swear from today's rhetoric that the problem was too much compromise. Nope.
The Tea Party is composed largely of Republicans who supported George W. Bush when he was the GOP standard-bearer, voting for him twice and criticizing him far less frequently than they defended him, only to rebel against his record at the end of his second term. At that point, partisan loyalty and shared hatred of liberals finally gave way to the realization that the GOP's time in power was a disaster for conservatives.
Humans seldom look inward when assigning blame for bygone disasters, and the story conservatives have settled on seems to be that establishment Republicans have long been selling them out by failing to fight hard enough. As a Fox News commentator put it, echoing talking points used by many hardliners, "I’m sure we will hear establishment apologists calling the events of recent days a compromise. But seeing how the president refused to compromise, it’s more likely the Grand Old Party was the only one bending. Establishment Republicans always talk about doing the right thing for the nation, no matter the price. But when push comes to shove, they always throw in the towel."
What ought to be evident, when Tea Partiers reflect on what they disliked about the Bush years, is that neither insufficient fight nor excessive compromise was the problem. The Iraq War, the most disastrous, budget-busting initiative of the aughts, occurred when the GOP establishment fought for war and didn't give up. The K Street Project involved neither capitulation nor compromising with Democrats. And conservatives were pleased when the establishment "threw in the towel" on immigration reform and the Harriet Miers nomination.
Many in the Tea Party seem to have conflated compromising one's principles, a bad thing, with negotiating to reach agreements that make both sides better off. The latter kind of compromise is the only way American government can function when power is divided. There is no logical reason that it should be regarded by conservatives as a dirty word—the Bush years weren't bad for conservatives because of negotiated deals that gave both sides some of what they wanted.
Pretending that compromise is what went wrong during the Bush years helps conservatives evade responsibility for supporting an agenda many parts of which they find indefensible in hindsight. It permits them to blame Democrats and establishment Republicans for events they themselves only rebelled against after the fact, and to delude themselves into thinking that everything will get better if only they vehemently insist on getting their way, sans compromise, all of the time.
Who wouldn't want to believe that's all success takes? It's a pretty lie that talk-radio hosts find it easy to tell over and over again, despite contrary evidence, because conservatives want to believe that it's true. Reality is much harder to face. In order to mount a comeback and wield influence in American politics, conservatives need to face their own flaws, negotiate savvy compromises with President Obama and Democrats, build credibility and momentum with small gains in the short term, persuade people of their ideas and governing vision in the medium term, and implement their agenda by winning elections rather than brinkmanship. But hard truths don't attract a large enough audience to sustain a radio show.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1008327 Oct 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Why can't Republicans do something to hep this country sometime instead of their constant whining about the ACA..
There was NO CHANCE we would have defaulted. Zero, zilch, nada, wasn't gonna happen.

Now, why won't Sebelius testify at the Obamacare congressional hearing?
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1008328 Oct 21, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so what's your deal this morning? polls not saying that the tea baggers are winning?
but that should just be an everyday thing for you by now, so settle down bag boy.
You seem to be the one who's eating and drinking drunk the Hope and Change shit sonicmoron...

The Polls of Hope are never Honest or Rev. wRight... Polls of Hope are for the "Hopelessly" enslaved you idiot

When we Tea Party Patriots take back the country in 2014, you commies, brown shirt liberals and moochers will need to learn and fish or cut bait...

It's the culture...
WOW

New York, NY

#1008329 Oct 21, 2013
Well Obamacare works in Kenya A man is being held for the murder of an 18 year old woman at Kawangware area of Nairobi after he surrendered to authorities at the Muthangari police station.

Geoffrey Machui reportedly killed the woman only identified as Mweni whose mutilated remains were found Sunday in his rented house in Kawangware’s Gatina area.

Witnesses said Machui, the practicing witchdoctor, returned home in the company of the woman on Saturday night. However neighbours said they did not hear any commotion in the house till morning when they made the grisly find.

Witch doctor

“We saw them together going into his house, many people come for consultation as he is a witch doctor, we did not bother as we thought it was one of his clients,” a Phoebe Ateyo said.

The witness said a child told them the woman had been killed after peeping through an opening in the iron sheet walled house and saw her headless body lying in a pool of blood.

Decapitated

Police found the decapitated human head inside a basket, the remaining torso sprawled on the floor and intestines that had been ripped off from the woman’s stomach next to her body.

Parts of a human heart were also found at the scene.

Police took photographs of assorted paraphernalia including gourds, calabashes, bottles containing concoctions, a toy snake and a live chicken inside his rented house.
WOW

New York, NY

#1008330 Oct 21, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Conservatives Misunderstand What Went Wrong Under Bush
You'd swear from today's rhetoric that the problem was too much compromise. Nope.
The Tea Party is composed largely of Republicans who supported George W. Bush when he was the GOP standard-bearer, voting for him twice and criticizing him far less frequently than they defended him, only to rebel against his record at the end of his second term. At that point, partisan loyalty and shared hatred of liberals finally gave way to the realization that the GOP's time in power was a disaster for conservatives.
Humans seldom look inward when assigning blame for bygone disasters, and the story conservatives have settled on seems to be that establishment Republicans have long been selling them out by failing to fight hard enough. As a Fox News commentator put it, echoing talking points used by many hardliners, "I’m sure we will hear establishment apologists calling the events of recent days a compromise. But seeing how the president refused to compromise, it’s more likely the Grand Old Party was the only one bending. Establishment Republicans always talk about doing the right thing for the nation, no matter the price. But when push comes to shove, they always throw in the towel."
What ought to be evident, when Tea Partiers reflect on what they disliked about the Bush years, is that neither insufficient fight nor excessive compromise was the problem. The Iraq War, the most disastrous, budget-busting initiative of the aughts, occurred when the GOP establishment fought for war and didn't give up. The K Street Project involved neither capitulation nor compromising with Democrats. And conservatives were pleased when the establishment "threw in the towel" on immigration reform and the Harriet Miers nomination.
Many in the Tea Party seem to have conflated compromising one's principles, a bad thing, with negotiating to reach agreements that make both sides better off. The latter kind of compromise is the only way American government can function when power is divided. There is no logical reason that it should be regarded by conservatives as a dirty word—the Bush years weren't bad for conservatives because of negotiated deals that gave both sides some of what they wanted.
Pretending that compromise is what went wrong during the Bush years helps conservatives evade responsibility for supporting an agenda many parts of which they find indefensible in hindsight. It permits them to blame Democrats and establishment Republicans for events they themselves only rebelled against after the fact, and to delude themselves into thinking that everything will get better if only they vehemently insist on getting their way, sans compromise, all of the time.
Who wouldn't want to believe that's all success takes? It's a pretty lie that talk-radio hosts find it easy to tell over and over again, despite contrary evidence, because conservatives want to believe that it's true. Reality is much harder to face. In order to mount a comeback and wield influence in American politics, conservatives need to face their own flaws, negotiate savvy compromises with President Obama and Democrats, build credibility and momentum with small gains in the short term, persuade people of their ideas and governing vision in the medium term, and implement their agenda by winning elections rather than brinkmanship. But hard truths don't attract a large enough audience to sustain a radio show.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
Well the OBAMA supporters sure got OBAMACARE confused along with almost everything about Obama including his Kenyan American Heritage
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1008331 Oct 21, 2013
Evil Tea Party Shut down the Gubbymint!

Racist...
A holes....
Killed Grandma's all over the Nation...

What happens if these trucks don't' move cargo?

"Labor dispute between Teamsters union, Jackson trucking company ongoing despite investigation of union's alleged misconduct"

http://www.mlive.com/business/jackson-lansing...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1008332 Oct 21, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
DumbDave is just a yada yada parrot, repeating the leftwing propaganda talking points, so he can be rewarded with another dose of morphine from his handlers in his monkey cage.
AND... We still witness Dumbass Dave, continually making a fool of himself, living in a rear view mirror still breastfeeding on George Bush and sucking Dick Cheney...

It's the culture...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1008333 Oct 21, 2013
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will declare the glitches in a new health care website "unacceptable" on Monday and outline ways for consumers to sign up for insurance while his team scrambles to fix problems that have tainted the rollout of his signature health care law.

http://news.msn.com/us/obama-to-call-health-c...

Someone should tell him his "signature law" was tainted from the get-go.

In fact, his entire administration has been one big glitch after another.
WOW

New York, NY

#1008334 Oct 21, 2013
Liberian-American Shot Dead in Trenton A 21-year old Liberian-American was Thursday evening, April 11, 2013 shot dead while sitting in his car in Trenton, New Jersey by unknown gunman or gunmen.

According to a source close to Cornelius Boakai’s family, the Trenton resident was shot four times in the back on Stuyvesant Street and was rushed to the area hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

The source said he had just dropped off his girlfriend home who attends Rutgers University and was about to leave for home too when he met his untimely death.

He was a student at the Mercy Community College in Mercy County, New Jersey and a graduate of the Trenton High School.

The source described him as a “very friendly and sociable kid who would visit all of his family members.” She said it is difficult for the Boakai family of Trenton to cope with the tragic loss of the last of their five children.

Meanwhile, the Trenton Police Department is investigating the shooting death of Cornelius Boakai who was born in the United States of Liberian parents.

Its Ironic these people are not refered to as African American same profile as Obama but Obama owns the Whole Continent AOf Africa seems a Colonial mentality FROM Black Americans
WOW

New York, NY

#1008335 Oct 21, 2013
Our Imperative for Coexistence: Countering Looming Distrust and Tensions (Commentary)Liberia is a deeply divided society: politically, socially, economically, religiously, and even culturally. We have yet not learned the necessary and essential craft of taking optimal advantage of its diversity. Discrimination and inequality are serious and pervasive problems when large segments of the population still lives in abject poverty. Common courtesies are quite scarce in daily life.

These are not surprising since we are just emerging from a prolonged civil war that crystallized our divisions along ethnic lines in particular. We have now normalized difference, denigration of difference, disagreements, anger, and conflicts in our way of life. The tension from unspoken hurt that people feel is still latent. Tremendous energy is being spent holding onto wounds from the past. Unfortunately, our political discourse has become mired by repeated disagreements across various aisles: the executive, the legislative, within political parties, religious entities, etc. And with an abounding number of vulnerable populations, those Liberians who enjoy and benefit from conflicts have easy preys to exploit.

After nearly two decades of bloodshed, distrust, and uneasy coexistence, we have realized peace, although fragile. How can we atone for the injustices that we meted out at one another so that we can bring about a Liberian sense of nationhood? How can we sustain the emerging peace that we have managed to build; and avoid the steps that rendered our country a failed state; and made us second class citizens around the world clamoring for livelihood?

In recent times, the theme that has grasped the popular imagination is the debate whether or not Liberia is a Christian nation. Zealots on one side or the other (Christians and Moslems alike) have tended to scuffle over the question – Should Liberia remain a secular state or not? Time has come for keen observers to sit up and notice. Time has come to add sensible voice to this national debate of grave concern.

SO RACE DOESNT GUARENTEE A PERFECT WORLD
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1008336 Oct 21, 2013
Those Evil Chik-Fil-A fast food joints...christian a- holes and the people who go there to eat...
"... A string of 67 cars paid it forward in April at a Chick-fil-A in Houston..."
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/20/opinion/sun... ;
TSM

United States

#1008337 Oct 21, 2013
ERs will see a higher volume of New Patients simply because of the High Deductible/Co-Pay Doctors are requiring before rendering Care!!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1008338 Oct 21, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>AND... We still witness Dumbass Dave, continually making a fool of himself, living in a rear view mirror still breastfeeding on George Bush and sucking Dick Cheney...
It's the culture...
ROTFLMAO!!!!

As long as there are idiots like DumbDave and no minimum IQ requirement for voting, there will always be DemocRATS elected to office. These derelicts always want to suck off the teet of government and others hard work.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1008339 Oct 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Why can't Republicans do something to hep this country sometime instead of their constant whining about the ACA..
They just spent 3 weeks trying to f*ck America through a shut down & default & now they drag out more hearings.
My God, what the f*ck has a single Republican hearing accomplished other than politicking & wasting money?
Republicans: Quit f*cking this country & do something positive to help us recover from the economic clusterf*ck you created under George W Bush.
Ray Donovan asked you a question. Why won't Sebelius testify at the congressional hearings?

Here's the answer you should have given: Because this administration has perfected the art of stonewalling and sweeping dirt under the rug, and the liberal media doesn't give a damn.

It has nothing to do with Republicans expecting to be included in the political process.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1008340 Oct 21, 2013
Random poster...

Is ObamaCare just a way to Legislate Behavior?
Obviously some want it...others don't...
Which philosophy wins out?

"...In other words, the government will own your skills and services…it’s coming, no doubt. That’s the only way it can work…like environmental nuts, if you can’t get people to agree with you…legislate it, fine people, and eventually, arrest them."

mcra99

hotair article...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1008341 Oct 21, 2013
Echo....

this is about Doctors...

"...In other words, the government will own your skills and services…it’s coming, no doubt. That’s the only way it can work…like environmental nuts, if you can’t get people to agree with you…legislate it, fine people, and eventually, arrest them."

mcra99
WOW

New York, NY

#1008342 Oct 21, 2013
This story seem Ironic Who are the Real Extortionists and Hustlers?
President Sirleaf anger directed at the press and critics who have accused her government for corruption, nepotism and muzzling of the press through the kangaroo court system is misdirected and thoughtless. Her anger clearly demonstrate a President that is out of touch and live in a bubble surrounded by her network of cronies and family members in her government.

The President while commissioning her newly appointed and recycled government officials lashed out at her critics and the press admonishing them that they were “assuming public service and responsibility in a difficult political environment one when those who wrongly accuse, defame and attack you become the victors; when you adhere to the principles of your upbringing and your faith, you become a victim of blackmail and extortion; when hustlers become heroes through poisonous pens; when you refuse to join the clamor of rumor mongering and lies, your silence is mistaken as weakness to be exploited. In such circumstances, she urged them “to continue to stand firm and strong.”

Really, Madame President? That those who have stood up to you to criticize the performance of your government are extortionists and hustlers is laughable. Your lack of leadership especially in the fight against corruption is stunning. If anyone had told me few years ago that your leadership would be a total disaster I would have told them they were mistaken since I was a sympathizer who truly believes in your leadership to the extent that I contributed $100 to your first campaign for president.

Now, I will tell you who are the real extortionists and hustlers. They are the sons and daughters of your political friends and cronies who you brought from the United States and appointed to government positions with astronomical salaries per month while hospitals go empty without medicines. The real hustlers are your cronies who despite living in the United States have no professional skills and experiences yet you appointed them to high positions in government with excessive salaries and yet schools go empty without teachers and instructional materials. It must be pointed out that these officials were not making that kind of salaries while working in the United States yet you find it fitting to pay them these exorbitant salaries in the face of extreme poverty. These are the real extortionists and hustlers not Rodney Sieh or member of the press and your critics who have accused your government of widespread corruption.

To say that somebody like Chris Toe was wrongly accused, defamed and attacked by the media as you are suggesting when in fact the reporting by Frontpageafrica and other media outlets was based on your own General Auditing Commission (GAC) audit findings just demonstrate your lack of moral courage to go after the corrupt officials you have imported from the United States. If you really think that officials like Chris Toe were falsely accused and defamed, why not have them have their days in court? Even if you bribe the jurors as was the case with Mr. Sieh at least we know they had their days in court to clear their names.

Only in Liberia in which government officials who made out like bandits do not change their charcoal pinstripe suits for prison jumpsuits rather roam the streets of Monrovia and fly back and forth from the United States with their ill-conceived wealth. Of course, they have the president protecting them by venting her anger at people who dare to challenge and expose the pervasive corruption.

Look Madam President, when Transparency International (TI) ranked your government as one of the most corrupt governments on earth you need to take a look at yourself and do some soul searching instead of name calling honest people extortionists and hustlers. Your anger and utterance directed at your critics is injudicious and suggest that you live in an alternative universe.

Seems really ironic

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