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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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1007777 Oct 20, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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It's your party that proves over and over their bigotry, unless a Herman Cain comes along and then your hypocrisy takes over. He was a total joke in the same mold as Palin and you sheep jumped when you thought you had something going there. You didn't care in the least if they were qualified.
Are you referring to the same Herman Cain who was a successful businessman and chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Omaha Branch from 1989 to 1991, deputy chairman from 1992 to 1994, and chairman from 1995 to 1996 of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and who became the CEO of the National Restaurant Association from 1996 to 1999?

That Herman Cain?

What company, state or local government department did Obama lead or preside over again?

Before becoming the leader of this nation?
Bernard Forand

Lehigh Acres, FL

#1007778 Oct 20, 2013
A growing rift within republican party is widening into a chasm! From the depths will their come rebirth or desolation?
Chasm widens. Will this give birth to the Progressive Grand Old Party?
Senator Ted Cruz {R Tea Party} from Texas has launched his desires for the 2016 presidenticy as has Marco Rubio {R Tea Party} of Florida.
Cruz has revealed as he says “ A dirty little secret, republicans {traditionalist} would like very much to cast a symbolic vote against raising the debt ceiling and nonetheless to allow our democrat friends on the left side of the aisle to raise the debt ceiling.”
Mike Lee {R Tea Party} and Ted Cruz prefer the hostage/ransom method to block any progress of the Congress. John McCain {R Traditional} disagrees as this will inflame the scenario of an up and down vote by the democrats. Who will then expand that to all Key issues.
Democrats begin to set the stage. Complaining of how the republicans are blocking or delaying confirmation of top White House nominees. Including Federal Judges. Accusing a small group are abusing their powers to block actions for our Congress to proceed with the governing of our Nation.
The Chasm Widens…
TheIndpendentMaj ority

London, KY

#1007779 Oct 20, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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"You people" claim the earth has been here 2000 years?
Recorded civilized history goes back centuries before Christ. That's why the Gregorian calendar distinguishes B.C. from A.D.
So to what people are you referring?
(My suggestion is you stop now before you post something else that might embarrass you.)
That's where some of the peabrains (no matter the race, creed, or lack of creed, or color) get stumped--

The "recorded civilized" part.......

Which doesn't actually include cave drawings, or hieroglyphics per say.

Amazing sometimes, the LACK of insight in some, when it comes to that stuff, because the concept of ALL of them existing with their own individual merit worthiness, just isn't (or shouldn't be) that difficult of a concept to comprehend.
TheIndpendentMaj ority

London, KY

#1007780 Oct 20, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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"You people" claim the earth has been here 2000 years?
Recorded civilized history goes back centuries before Christ. That's why the Gregorian calendar distinguishes B.C. from A.D.
So to what people are you referring?
(My suggestion is you stop now before you post something else that might embarrass you.)
like OINK OINK feral feral LOL

Since: Dec 08

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#1007781 Oct 20, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Republican donors were horrified in November after pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into campaigns for president and Congress with nothing to show for it..”
Pro Sports is littered with "pouring in money and getting nothing to show for it' scenario's....

"JaMarcus Russell: Worst contract ever"

"...$39 million collected for three years of doing nothing."

http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/dollars/post...

No worry Raiders owner...just charge your idiot fans 15 bucks for a hot dog...

Since: Dec 08

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#1007782 Oct 20, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:

Republican donors were horrified in November after pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into campaigns for president and Congress with nothing to show for it..”

"...By the time the Blazers waived Oden last season, they had paid him $20.8 million for 82 games. That's $253,659 a game or $11,454 per in-game minute."

http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/dollars/post...

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1007783 Oct 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The problem with too many drugs being prescribed could be cured if we made advertising prescription drugs to the general public illegal.
"real dumb"
What do you not understand about freedom of speech? Everything? Why would you advocate shutting off information about legal products? You are a real piece of work;
- You hate our military
- You hate freedom of speech
- You hate religion, well maybe you give a pass to islam
- You hate republicans/conservatives
- You hate folks who think for themselves
- You hate folks who bust their fanny, take care of their own and provide the tax dollars that allow you to be a mooch
- You hate all who who dare to point out the failings of president nobama
- Heck you would hate my neighbor, a dedicated democrat, a military veteran, saw action in Nam, enjoys conversing will all whether they agree with or not, is Roman Catholic, is always willing to listen to those who disagree with him, pays taxes and while he is a supporter of president nobama he is disturbed by the abandoning of our forces in Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the growing ranks of American's on food stamps.
Peace
KMA

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#1007784 Oct 20, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:

"Republican donors were horrified in November after pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into campaigns for president and Congress with nothing to show for it..”

Baseball!!!!!

Someone paid for this...who do you think it was?

"...The Marlins paid Hampton more than $30 million not to pitch..."

http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/dollars/post...
Bernard Forand

Lehigh Acres, FL

#1007785 Oct 20, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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Do you admit you are a worthless socialist?
Socialist? Yes we are. Only a naive would not comprehend that. From your sidewalk to the realms of outer space YOU support a socialism ideology to support your capitalism. All you are is a puppet of the fox making you a socialist RED neck. Now on to reality and away from your callow nonsense of this for that malarkey. Of which you have no knowledge of.

Tea Party validate their vindictive policies with various hyper false RED herrings. Example; IRS issue has always been used by all administrations dating back to F.D.R. Only difference with the Obama administration is that it started from the bottom up, as all others started from top down. Another red herring is Benghazi, and if you will remember Libya, lack of security issues. Considering it was the Tea Party leading with the Hue and Cry to deny Obama’s request for additional funds to increase security to our embassies’, right after the Libyan War. Now they PROJECT their errors onto the Executive branch. Using this to validate their need to hold Congress and the Nation into another Hostage/Ransom, Our Way or The Highway scenarios. Refusing any conferences that promotes a budget. Accusing democrats of over reach and obfuscation.??? Hmmm Paradox leadership.. Tea promotes Emperor ideologies.
Gazing at some of these comments I see people stating thoughts that they can not defend. Just what the Truth is, they can’t say anymore, nevermore…

Since: Sep 08

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#1007786 Oct 20, 2013
killtaker wrote:
Even the terrorist are using the 'you did not build it' schtick...
"A Taliban ban on vaccination is exacerbating a serious polio outbreak in Pakistan"
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/18/us-...
I get so tired of hearing the rightwing's selective editing of "you didn't build it".

What he said was "if you are successful, you didn't get there on your own.... somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.

The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together."

And you know what? He was right.
Lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1007787 Oct 20, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Oh, I disagree. People aren't saving less because of "Obama's new taxes". They are saving less because they feel secure about their future.
In 2008, people were saving money at twice the rate as 2007 and, at the time, it was predicted that once the economy improved people would return to their "shop-till-you-drop" ways. That is exactly what they have done. It is a result of Obama turning the economy around.
I will say that I was not a big fan of the Affordable Care Act when it was enacted. I said at the time it was too all-encompassing but it passed and I believe we have an obligation to do all we can to see it succeeds. IMO, the proof of whether or not it is a success will be the emergency room occupancy rates and a stop to the ever escalating policy premiums. If emergency rooms are still full and premiums continue to rise, it is a failure.
It seems to me the people who are doing all the complaining are the ones who are too self-indulged to comprehend the value of health insurance. They are the very ones who get in an accident or are diagnosed with a terminal illness and expect tax payers to pick up the tab. The ACA will, at the very least, make these people give health insurance a second thought.... even if all they are doing is paying a penalty for non-compliance.
I've had several people say things such as: I don't go to the doctor so why should I have to pay for insurance.
And, I can just go to the ER if something happens.
And; I know so many young women who have had their babies and Medicaid paid for everything, then she whispered.(And, theyre white)!!
I said to her, wow, and you thought only lack people did that? It's amazing.
I asked her what would she and her husband do if either of them needed heart surgery, or got cancer?
I explained to her that those options are used by people with nothing to lose, no homes, no assets, no credit.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1007788 Oct 20, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Bush wasn't dealing with a pre-pubescent House of Representatives that took a pledge not to negotiate.
You've got the "pre-pubescent" side confused.

Republicans stopped just short of begging Obama and Reid to negotiate.

It was Obama who announced, "I will not negotiate" ad nauseum. Remember?

Democrats have shutdown the government numerous times for reasons much less significant than a partisan law that has created such a far-reaching upheaval affecting us all so profoundly.

What if the ACA had been nicknamed BushCare or ReaganCare and had been written solely by Republicans, passed solely by Republicans without one Republican having even read it or knowing what's in it and which all Democrats and the majority of Americans were adamantly against?

Would you have had a problem if Democrats took back the House after that law was passed and demanded input into that law?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1007789 Oct 20, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
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Typical of right wing red nuts. Evoking their incantations to subdue the truth of their demise. All their make believe intelligence is derived by one book that is so full of contradictions it has been reduced to fables, myths and falsehoods. For example does their so called deity turn the other cheek when accosted by the devil that was created by whom???
Does this deity forgive the trespasses as the deity would have the trespasses forgiven?
Will this deity ever forgive the enemy?
LOL so much bunk from the comic book philosophy of the right wing nuts books of superstitions. Go back to your altar of sanctimonious hypocrisy that all religions preach. Cure thy self before exposing your ignorance to us all. Demonizing your GOPy party of what little credit they have. Remember when the RED’s were going to invade America? Well they did. Now 2014 with your vote return them to their abysses of ignorance and let us take this country forward and on to a greater intelligence.
let me get this straight? you are voting for blue balls? ROTFLMAO.
TheIndpendentMaj ority

London, KY

#1007790 Oct 20, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
Presently there is a growing rift that has grown into a chasm within the republicans. Looks like the old guard republican are now emulating our forefathers of 1773 and are gathering up the Tea and casting it out unto the waters of oblivion.
Republicans seeking a rebirth to their Progressive Grand Old Party? First they must perform an abortion. Casting out the Teabaggers out to the waters of political oblivion. Democrats will lend a hand in cleaning up another republican dysfunctional mess. Then we will roll out the barrel and celebrate. Returning to arguments, debates, compromise, and moving on to A bipartisan celebration!
Feuding within the republican clan’s is heating up. Thursday {May 23 2013], across the bow shouts could be heard, between the forces of the traditionalist republicans and the Tea Party.
John McCain {R} accuses the Tea Party of overplaying their hand and tempting the democrats to change the minority rule in favor of up and down votes. Eliminating the 60% needed to pass a bill. All that would be required is simple majority.{51%”} Similar to the six times the republicans evoked during the Bush administration.
Established conservatives of voted 76 opposing to the 40 remaining Tea Party newcomers, lead by John McCain, disagreeing to consuming any more Tea. Moves on seeking to establishing a budget; as the Tea Party opposes any budget conferences on the issue.
Eric Cantor {R} leads the gang of four; Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul {R} of Kentucky, Mike Lee {R} of Utah and Marco Rubio {R} of Florida. They won their seats in opposition to the traditionalist republicans. They are Infamous for their roles in the Hostage/Ransom scenarios and “Our way or the Highway” scenarios for governing our USA. Ahh the foul fragrances of dictatorship vaporizing from the Tea Potters…
That's cloves and honey, simmering succulently on the stovetops.

At least get it right Bernard.

T.E.A.!!!

CAP, CURB (get a damn) B-U-D-G-E-T (for a Real Change) Balance and live with IN the nations means again (Not BEYOND them)!!

REDO the mounds of beaurocratic red tape of the currently a mess aka ACA-which does NOT belong on public www's for anything and anyone to HACK at-- but belongs rather in givverment offices like the rest of the social programs!
Remove direct HIPPA violations and the tax and fine robbinghoodieTicness!

Working class voters FOR America's working class-NOT against them!!

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1007791 Oct 20, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Passed legislation to extend affordable housing.
Passed legislation to narrow the disparity of crack cocaine &, cocaine offenses. The disparity use to be 100/1, now it's 18/1. He ended up compromising with republicans. He tried to get it even. Go figure!
He made it illegal for a person to go to prison for a possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
His wife fought &, still is fighting the onslaught of unhealthy food choices in school that targets majority black diseases.
He gave how &, a role model to our youth, as an example of what they can achieve if they put their minds to it.
Is that enough for you? He could've gotten a lot more done if the republicans didn't make oaths to stymie his progress but, that's neither here nor there, right?
So the basis of your Obama highlight list for things he's done for black folks - he's made drug dealing sentences lighter? Why do you need the government to tell you what to eat?

How about:

Tavis Smiley investigating "the lack of positive male role models in schools are contributing to staggering drop-out rates in Black male youth."

http://www.bet.com/news/national/2011/08/16/w...

Black Youth Unemployment Hits 42 Percent

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/06/u...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1007792 Oct 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The problem with too many drugs being prescribed could be cured if we made advertising prescription drugs to the general public illegal.
People are the problem moron, not advertising. PEOPLE. What ever happened to PEOPLE taking responsibility? oh I forgot for a second...liberals pretending to be democrats can't stand people being responsible. There is the FACT proven that O'bamacare TAX is a eugenics program.

Since: Sep 08

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#1007793 Oct 20, 2013
killtaker wrote:
With Liberals...everyone can be used...
"It is shocking that the Obama administration has hired as a navigator a person who has been caught trespassing and attempting to intimidate a public official,” Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach told TheDCNF."
http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/17/obamacare-n...
Is that anything like Republicans appointing a convicted criminal to one of the most important positions in the House....Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee?

Since: Aug 13

Bozeman, MT

#1007794 Oct 20, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together."
And you know what? He was right.
We know WHAT he said. Do you know WHY he said it?

Since: Dec 08

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#1007795 Oct 20, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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No, it is not secure. Yes, I want it secure. HOWEVER, I'm not convinced a fence is the answer. People will find a way under, over or through the fence.(There are already videos on youtube of people climbing over the fence). IMO, it is more of an eyesore than a deterrence. Besides, you can't just build a $7 billion fence and not maintain it which seems to be the plan. It's not going to work.
I think we could bring SOME/if not ALL of the troops home from Korea/Japan/Europe and place them along the Texas/Canadian border...

And I would trade the eyesore for security...

This is real wacky but I have some experience here...
Nuclear Weapons are shrinking in size. Once a group that hates the USA is able to gain access to a 'suitcase' size Nuclear device we could some trouble along our borders....

Now call me a cuckoo...but you can't say I did not warn you!!!
TheIndpendentMaj ority

London, KY

#1007796 Oct 20, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I've had several people say things such as: I don't go to the doctor so why should I have to pay for insurance.
And, I can just go to the ER if something happens.
And; I know so many young women who have had their babies and Medicaid paid for everything, then she whispered.(And, theyre white)!!
I said to her, wow, and you thought only lack people did that? It's amazing.
I asked her what would she and her husband do if either of them needed heart surgery, or got cancer?
I explained to her that those options are used by people with nothing to lose, no homes, no assets, no credit.
The STENCH of COMMIETICS!!!!

ONLY COMMIES would think government TICS should have access to ANYone elses ANYTHING!

They ought to tie you to the mired in the moss covered stakes of teh dark ages- with other commie jackboot lickers and and throw your type to the commie gulags of despots where your types belong held captive in for life !

DOWN with COMMUNISM!

T.E.A.!

Working class voters FOR saving America-NOT depleting against it!!!

PATRIOTS FOR AMERICA loving Americans-NOT against it!!!

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