Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1509156 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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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1010858 Oct 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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...and they can't spin their way out....
although Obama can try more phony "fainting women" in the Rose Garden...
I can't help but laugh. The media has nothing to cover so they are actually forced to do their job. CBS was scathing this morning on O'bama and his care and the democrats.
Not a single word about those 'other' people.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1010862 Oct 24, 2013
Peppy wrote:
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Speaking of manifestos, whatever happened to Grey Ghost's book?
on the bargain table at Walmart...
Laney F

Jamaica, NY

#1010863 Oct 24, 2013
When Obama was elected, Americans were not concerned about foreign policy.

He was supported by Americans who either suffered from Bush-Derangement Syndrome, had drunk the "Hope and Change" Kool-aid, wished to transform America through socialist economic policies, cast a ballot based solely on the color of Obama's skin, or were simply ignorant about who they were electing.

A decorated Vietnam War veteran and decades-long member of Congress was no match for lofty speeches filled with soaring rhetoric.

With promises of bringing out troops home and diplomatic solutions to deal with deranged terrorists and Islamists (not to mention the healing of the planet), Americans elected an inexperienced ideologue who lacked personal achievement and the basic qualifications for the office of the presidency.

In other words, Americans elected what they THOUGHT was an Idol for the Idle.
WOW

New York, NY

#1010865 Oct 24, 2013
Almost 80% of Americans say they weren't inconvenienced by government shutdown no one missed obama and his circus
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1010866 Oct 24, 2013
dem wrote:
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Maybe you hillbilly Pusscccee can win an election now.
Just kidding. You can't.
Your opinions and ghetto bullshit are worthless and illiterate.

It's the culture...
TSM

United States

#1010867 Oct 24, 2013
I think Woodward book gives us a pretty good insight about the White House and President Obama "It seems no one is in charge" there is but it’s not Obama!!

Since: Nov 11

New York, NY

#1010868 Oct 24, 2013
"Why did you not test Obamacare before rolling it out"?

>> answer: "There are women with breast cancer."

See? Democrats only fool themselves never Conservatives.
Laney F

Jamaica, NY

#1010871 Oct 24, 2013
For those of us who understand on even the most simplistic of levels the importance of America's role in the world, chaos under an Obama administration was wholly predictable. For us, foreign policy was a primary concern and we did not vote for Obama. But for the majority of the populace who had little understanding of how the world works and for whom 9/11 was a distant memory, voting for the man who promised to fundamentally transform America was a dream come true.

Unfortunately for the country -- and the world -- the American people twice voted for a man who is not competent to serve the country in any capacity, let alone as the chief executive and commander-in-chief.

And as the world is discovering,elections have consequences.

Eight years of American withdrawal on the world stage, of incompetent management of the world's sole policeman, and unrealistic hopes of diplomatic solutions with irrational tyrants do not bode well for the civilized world.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1010872 Oct 24, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Another angry jewtard
dem... A nazi liberal...

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

It's the culture...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1010874 Oct 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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when ObamaKKKare fails, as it will, the DemoKKKrats will push for a single payer system, creating a huge political battle...
I don't think they can-people are waking up to the fact that O'bama and government are to blame for everything.
O'bama couldn't get single payer to begin with--the democrats would not even support it. Incompetent O'bama can't go back to the beginning and start over and move unilaterally to single payer--too many people are on to the democrats scam.
Laney F

Jamaica, NY

#1010876 Oct 24, 2013
Those who think their president can begin reversing all the Obammy failures in 2017 are dreaming. A sinking world power is the heaviest lift imaginable. Ask Winston Churchill....

The American decline put in motion under this presidency is real, not speculative. We are not at the edge of the cliff, but in October 2013 we are at a serious inflection point.

The problem is not just Obama's incompetence, but also that of every member of his administration serving in any kind of decision-making capacity.

Not one of these individuals understands the Mideast from its complicated history to its complex set of players. And they have certainly never proposed any type of policy -- realistic or otherwise -- to deal with its myriad issues and challenges.

Biden opposed the surge that saved Iraq while proposing to slice the country in three.

Hagel's time in the Senate left behind nothing remarkable other than a record reflecting animosity toward our strongest ally in the region, Israel.

Samantha Power has contemplated invading that ally and is the brains behind "responsibility to protect" which led to the Libya disaster (Tucker Carlson best described Power as having a "freshman seminar view of the world").

Susan Rice will be remembered for lying to the American public about the Benghazi attacks.

At State, Clinton spent a tremendous amount of money traveling the world to accomplish absolutely nothing while the Arab Spring was blossoming into a possible world war (yes, we could be witnessing the beginning of World War III if WMD end up in the wrong hands).

And Kerry, Assad's former BFF and a man who has shown his own disdain for U.S might, has simply stepped in to pick up the pieces left by Clinton before she jumped ship. Both secretaries were also against the surge.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1010879 Oct 24, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Crooks cashing in on healthcare...
this could end up being a big problem
"Obamacare launch spawns 700+ cyber-squatters capitalizing on Healthcare.gov , state exchanges"
http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2537691
Trojan Horse Obamacare:

The teat that's stuck in the ringer and demokRats can't back down...

It's the culture...
Laney F

Jamaica, NY

#1010881 Oct 24, 2013
Yep, they called Bush a Cowboy, which is a compliment compared to what is said about the Wuss in Chief, a/k/a Obama Neville Chamberlain--girly-man

No wonder we see headlines such as:

&#9679; "Unserious Commander-in-Chief" ("And yet here is Obama, having done nothing yet but hesitate, threaten, retract, and wander about the stage...")

&#9679; "How not to run a foreign policy" (Surely this episode will be studied in schools of government for decades, as an example of how foreign policy should never be conducted")

&#9679; "The Benching of Uncle Sam" ("Mr. Obama is looking like the dog who ran away from the car.... He is shirking presidential responsibility for the U.S.'s role in the world.")

&#9679; "Barack Obama's Staggering Incompetence" ("This latest volte-face by the president is evidence of a man who is completely overmatched by events, weak and confused.... Rarely has an American president joined so much cynicism with so much ineptitude.")

&#9679; "The Democrats''Smart Power' Lies in Ruins," (quoting Anthony H. Cordesman: "When Samuel Beckett wrote "Waiting for Godot,' he was not writing an instruction manual on strategy for American Presidents. Unfortunately, however, that seems to be the instruction manual President Obama has read.")

&#9679; "Obama's Middle East Disaster Area" (We have an unserious man for a serious time").
This was wholly predictable -- the man arrived in the Oval Office ill-equipped to take on his responsibilities and the electorate simply did not care.

We are continually told that Americans are war weary. I am not convinced. I believe that if Obama had taken to the airwaves and articulated a policy that described a plan to alter the direction of the war in Syria and why it was in the nation's best interests to do so (instead of "cover-my-ass since I really screwed this one up"), the American people might back a military intervention. Great minds may differ but the messaging has fallen short nonetheless.

With comparisons to Hamlet and SNL's Emily Litella and nicknames such as:
PROFESSOR DITHERTON WIGGLEROOM,
Obama's flip-flops, leaks, ineptitude, and
indecisiveness playing out on the world stage
is an embarrassment.

And they have, in just under five years, resulted in a Mideast in flames, Putin and Iran heading toward a regional hegemony in our stead, and the world laughing at us.

This is not only the result of Obama's failures. It is the result of an American people who get their news from Jon Stewart and who did not prioritize national security.
WOW

New York, NY

#1010883 Oct 24, 2013
Are they RACISTS or JUST STUPID your city sucks and they are worried about race and their own race got their city destroyed they are JUST STUPID like dem Sean Davis said his friends called him a sell-out when he volunteered for Detroit mayoral candidate Mike Duggan in February. After all, Davis is a black man from a city that’s 83 percent black, supporting a white candidate who until last year lived in the suburbs.

Davis didn’t listen. He said Duggan, who led Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon almost 2-1 in a poll last month, offers the best hope to change the trajectory of a bankrupt city where police don’t come, street lights don’t shine and neighborhoods are cut through by swaths of vacant homes and lots.

“I really wanted someone that was not part of the old regime,” Davis, 43, a former nightclub owner, said in an interview at Duggan’s campaign headquarters near downtown.“We definitely need a change.”
Duggan’s lead before the Nov. 5 election shows how smash-mouth racial politics may be giving way as voters look for a leader to assume power after the city emerges from a record $18 billion U.S. municipal bankruptcy and state control.

Recent history features the sentencing this month of ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to 28 years in prison for racketeering, conspiracy, extortion, bribery and tax evasion. That’s the image of Detroit held by many residents outside the city, whose flight has created a generations-long divide with suburbanites who are whiter, richer and more Republican.

Duggan, 55, a former hospital executive and prosecutor, won more than half the vote as a write-in candidate in the Aug. 6 primary after he was kicked off the ballot in a residency dispute. A poll last month by the Detroit Free Press and WXYZ-TV showed him leading Napoleon, 58, whom he outpolled by more than 20,000 votes in the primary.

Duggan said yesterday he was able to get past racial divisions by making a concerted effort to meet with people at house parties and other gatherings.

“When you sit down and talk to people face to face, your differences tend to melt away and what you have in common tends to bind you,” Duggan said in a telephone interview.

If Napoleon, a black candidate, had Duggan’s resume, the situation might have been different, said Joe T. Darden, a professor of urban geography at Michigan State University in East Lansing who has studied Detroit race relations.

“I don’t think it’s just that they want a white mayor,” Darden said in a telephone interview.“I just think they want a change.”

Can you really blame them? The city is in shambles and many folks blame “hip-hop mayor” Kwame Kilpatrick for worsening an already declining economic situation.

There has been some controversy with Duggan’s lead because the candidate wasn’t actually a Detroit resident until recently. His competition has been using that against him heavily in his campaign efforts.

They dont have the power or education to be racists

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1010885 Oct 24, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Random poster...
"Purchasing health insurance with a pre existing condition is like buying fire insurance when your home is fully engulfed in flames.(pre existing condition)
It's NOT insurance at this point, it's charity. Insurance companies are not in the charity business."
mojorisin69
Perfect analogy. Like Galt said yesterday-one person can bankrupt an entire exchange. 14 people sign up and one person has a chronic disease-- they will wipe the entire system out and go bankrupt. Let's face it-there are more sick people in this country than healthy people. The New York Times released an article last week that 70% of Americans are at least one long term drug. Let the sick pay for themselves.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1010887 Oct 24, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Loofah anyone?
Good afternoon Homer__it's, you won't believe this, National Balogna Day. And this thread has been pumping it out by the ton this morning.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1010889 Oct 24, 2013
Wind turbines are making people sick...will ObamaKKKare come to the rescue?

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wind-turbine-syn...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1010890 Oct 24, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
"Why did you not test Obamacare before rolling it out"?
>> answer: "There are women with breast cancer."
See? Democrats only fool themselves never Conservatives.
Carney said there are SINGLE women with breast cancer. And guess what they can't get O'bama's care either. This would be funny if it weren't so sad. Incompetent O'bama doesn't care about these people--when are they going to get it?
Laney F

Jamaica, NY

#1010891 Oct 24, 2013
dem wrote:
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Cite your source so I can laugh at you and it.
It was from your fourth baby mama who is also your sister and was confirmed by your sixth baby mama who is also your niece. It IS the culture.
WOW

New York, NY

#1010892 Oct 24, 2013
Detroit and OBAMAcare have a lot in common

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