Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1522437 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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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1008618 Oct 21, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text>By Guy Taylor-The Washington Times Thursday, February 7, 2013
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (left) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey (right) testify Feb. 7, 2013, on Capitol Hill before the United States Committee on Armed Services to answer questions on the Department of Defense response to the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya.(Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
Leon E. Panetta
Dempsey
United States Senate Committee On Armed Services
Mr. Panetta said he and Mr. Obama, along with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, discussed the attack for 15 minutes in the Oval Office the afternoon of Sept. 11, and also covered an anti-American protest that had broken out that day at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
Testifying to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mr. Panetta said the president told them to “do whatever you need to do to be able to protect our people there,” though when it came to specifics the president “left it up to us.”
Republicans said they were dismayed that the Defense Department’s top officials and Mr. Obama didn’t speak again over the next six hours, during which two attacks claimed the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
“Did he ask you how long it would take to deploy assets, including armed aviation, to the area?” asked Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican.
“No,” answered Mr. Panetta.
“He didn’t ask you what ability you had in the area and what we could do?” Ms. Ayotte asked.
“No,” Mr. Panetta responded again.“I mean, he relied on both myself … and Gen. Dempsey’s capabilities. He knows generally what we have deployed to the region; we’ve presented that to him in other briefings.”
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This is the only part Real Dave needs to know:

"Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Thursday revealed he personally broke the news to President Obama that the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was under attack last year — but he and the president didn’t speak the rest of the night as the assault on the compound unfolded."

I watched Panetta's testimony and heard him say it myself.

When pointedly asked again if the president called him at any time during the night of 9/11/2012 to get an update, Panetta looked like he was under a lot of duress and said, "No."

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1008619 Oct 21, 2013
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes it opened at 8,279.63 before Obama took the oath, and it lost 332 points that day.
9/3/2008: Dow closed at 11,532.88
Obama accepted the Democrat Nomination that evening. The next day the Dow lost 344 points.
11/4/2008: Dow closed at 9616.60
Obama won the Presidential election that night. The next day the Dow lost 477 points.
Want to see what brought the Dow up? Fed's QE programs!
Look at these two charts:
http://www.macrotrends.net/1358/dow-jones-ind...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:U.S._Federa...
And it's over 15,000 today. Thanks for reconfirming my point that Obama has stopped the downward spiral and turned things around.
WOW

New York, NY

#1008620 Oct 21, 2013
Snoicfilth and the rest of the OBMA SUPPORTERS can find a fault with Ted Cruz but not with OBMA lololohahaha MIS DIRECTION talk about the former president but not the failures of the current president they talk about zimmerman but not about the Naked Black Youth That was Murdered BY AN OBAMA SUPPORTER so again BLACK PEOPLE SHOULD SUFFER TO PROTECT OBAMA GTFOH

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1008621 Oct 21, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Right Wing seems to support the enemies of America.
The need to place America first
We do not support al Qaeda.

Have you forgotten this administration has more people dependent on government since the Great Depression? And that 30 million people will still be uninsured after Obamacare?

You don't think that's a bit odd? When this administration claims Obamacare's only purpose is to insure everyone? But makes more people dependent on government?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1008622 Oct 21, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>USSR who makes a claim, then can't back it up! Talk about looking stupid and working hard to prove it, that's you old woman..
It's the culture...!
Troll alert!!
WOW

New York, NY

#1008623 Oct 21, 2013
AFRICAN AMERICAN FARCE Yay Or Nay?: Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour Merchandise Features Confederate Flag lololhahahahahaha who the racists

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1008624 Oct 21, 2013
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes it opened at 8,279.63 before Obama took the oath, and it lost 332 points that day.
9/3/2008: Dow closed at 11,532.88
Obama accepted the Democrat Nomination that evening. The next day the Dow lost 344 points.
11/4/2008: Dow closed at 9616.60
Obama won the Presidential election that night. The next day the Dow lost 477 points.
Want to see what brought the Dow up? Fed's QE programs!
Look at these two charts:
http://www.macrotrends.net/1358/dow-jones-ind...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:U.S._Federa...
Sssssh! You will ruin the 'it's all Bush's fault' line. The American business people and investors knew Obama would be a complete failure.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1008625 Oct 21, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Cracker say what? Stupid is as stupid says.
We all wait with bated breath just to be blessed with one of your beguiling one liners.

xD

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1008626 Oct 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Hilary looks old and sick and another three years will not be kind to her....be patient....
True. It will have been 8 years since her last run by 2016. She might not hold up in her 70s.

Reagan was 69 when he took office too.

But electing an old woman who has had too much exposure and has even more baggage is different somehow.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1008627 Oct 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
People will not stop investing just because the tax structure changes. Obviously, they will make less but that's only fair considering the preferential treatment they have been receiving all these years. People will still invest because they can make a profit.
That money will fly out of the stock market and land overseas. Your wealth envy will cause another 1929.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1008628 Oct 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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And it's over 15,000 today. Thanks for reconfirming my point that Obama has stopped the downward spiral and turned things around.
He proved that the only thing holding up the market is plastic printed phony bologna monopoly money.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#1008629 Oct 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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And it's over 15,000 today. Thanks for reconfirming my point that Obama has stopped the downward spiral and turned things around.
The Federal Reserve gets the credit for that.

Obama gets the credit stopping the growth and speeding up the decline in Median US household income:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1008630 Oct 21, 2013
When pointedly asked again if the president called him at any time during the night of 9/11/2012 to get an update, Panetta looked like he was under a lot of duress and said, "No."

Doesn't matter your ideology, there's something wrong with that picture.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1008631 Oct 21, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
Hahah!
He gawn ghetto!!!!!
Sonic just kicked his educated (white) personality to the curb!!!!
.....half white. the half you refer to would stick that fork where the sun don't shine.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1008632 Oct 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
People will not stop investing just because the tax structure changes. Obviously, they will make less but that's only fair considering the preferential treatment they have been receiving all these years. People will still invest because they can make a profit.
People will not stop investing, but they will not earn less because they will pay less for stocks to maintain the same net after-tax return.

the other crap about payback is absurd....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1008633 Oct 21, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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True. It will have been 8 years since her last run by 2016. She might not hold up in her 70s.
Reagan was 69 when he took office too.
But electing an old woman who has had too much exposure and has even more baggage is different somehow.
not to mention that Hilary has already suffered a brain aneurysm...a serious problem that required months of recovery...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1008634 Oct 21, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Look,dickforbrains, your buddy wanted to hire Apple. Apple has a history of glitches in their iphone releases. Glitches in their programing.
You are aware that websites are programmed, right? like Iphones.
So, what happened to that 100 million dollars we gave Obama to write the software he stole?
Where did that 100 million dollars go?
It's didn't cost 100 million dollars for Obama's "programmers" to find the copyright references in the software code and delete them.

What happened to the 100 million dollars we gave Obama for him to write the software he stole?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1008635 Oct 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I've always said we should sell Texas to Mexico. Certainly, the United States would be better off.
We we we you say--how about the mexican haven, called California-- you are supposedly living it. You already sold yourselves to the illegals. Texas is trying to fight them--after all if Texas wasn't there-where would the good people of California be moving to?

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1008636 Oct 21, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>We Tea Party Patriots don't give a shit what you stupid commie ghetto liberals think...
When the 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...
Are you capable of comprehending how few Americans consider you teabaggers anything more than a novelty? You're just a news story to sell papers, like a two-headed cow.
If the Republicans manage to right their ship by 2014 it will be in SPITE of you morons, not BECAUSE of you. If you idiots would have let Obamacare play out and take the heat in the headlines the GOP would have been a lock to capture more seats in 2014.
God bless Ted Cruz!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1008637 Oct 21, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously, they will make less but that's only fair considering the preferential treatment they have been receiving all these years.
this statement speaks volumes for its sheer ignorance...investors don't give a damn about yesterday, just today and tomorrow...change the tax laws and they will change their investment strategy to avoid the taxes....

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