Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1522463 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1020488 Nov 8, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
<quoted text>I believe that nutjob was promptly disavowed by most.
Not really. Romney and other Republicans should have demanded that Akin withdraw from the race, and forced him out by any means necessary if he refused. Just as Torricelli was forced out in New Jersey at the last minute.

Republicans were afraid of offending the religious nuts who really believe that stuff.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1020489 Nov 8, 2013
Hilarious!

"The smart people in the Soviet Union tried to plan the nation’s agriculture, and the result was 50 years of “bad weather.” And they were dealing with inert objects — land, seeds and crops."

A Coulter
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1020490 Nov 8, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
So you really DO think only those on the right are Christians and, therefore, the ONLY ones against abortion...and every single person on the left are atheists and pro-choice?
Do you really seriously think that?
More mindless gibberish.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1020491 Nov 8, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
Better than the white versus blank America created by Obama!
How so??? When Obama was running for election in 2008 I would have agreed with you. At the time, I questioned whether Obama would be able to represent ALL the people. However, since that time, I have come to realize that Obama represents the very people who were ignored by Bush... the poor, the elderly, and the sick. It's not a "black" vs "white" America. It's an America where all people are created EQUAL. Are we better off than we were in 2008? YOU BETCHA!!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1020492 Nov 8, 2013
Homer wrote:
"Just keep the Republicans out of the White House long enough so Homer can retire with his 401K still intact." Homer - 2016
teat suckler!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1020493 Nov 8, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
So you really DO think only those on the right are Christians and, therefore, the ONLY ones against abortion...and every single person on the left are atheists and pro-choice?
Do you really seriously think that?
Galt knows that abortion laws can only be changed by the Supreme Court and that it is pointless to sacrifice elections pursuing a meaningless goal.

Galt would not vote for any candidate who supported outlawing abortion under all circumstances.

Galt hates the term "pro-life"...everybo dy is "pro-life", regardless of their views on abortion.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1020494 Nov 8, 2013
Democrats and we only adopt the 'good' things of Socialism...

"Our central planners think they can direct something infinitely more complex than farmland: human beings and their individual health needs. Under Obamacare, the pushy and the connected win. Everyone else loses."

A Coulter

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1020495 Nov 8, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Galt, if you lose these religious nuts on the right like Lois/Carol there will be only a handful of Republicans left.
the democrats should have kept in G-d we trust off their platform. And O'bama needs to keep saying can we get an Allah Akbar. Iran is now O'bama's fry ends. Sanctions not working--so sanction nothing--your president is a danger to the entire world.
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#1020496 Nov 8, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Galt, if you lose these religious nuts on the right like Lois/Carol there will be only a handful of Republicans left.
Harumphh!!! Just clearing my throat.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1020497 Nov 8, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Galt, if you lose these religious nuts on the right like Lois/Carol there will be only a handful of Republicans left.
Homer, if you lose the "i wanna smoke dope and screw a little boys" voters there will only be a handful of Democrats left.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1020498 Nov 8, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
And why does it matter to you so much what I or anyone else believes?
I'm not going to deny whatever it is I believe just to make you happy. Sorry to have to tell 'ya.
And neither will anyone else.
So maybe you should just stay on your side of the tent and I'll stay on mine.
Galt respects your right to hold any religious beliefs that you choose, but denies that you have the right to force others to agree with your religion, which is exactly what you are doing by pushing to ban abortion.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1020499 Nov 8, 2013
Okay, I'm tired of trying to find the post this response was meant for - so here it is anyway.

As has been pointed out numerous times, the leaders of France and Germany at that time had a vested interest in Saddam's oil.

Which countries DID support the Iraq War?

Australia: One of Washington's staunchest allies and deployed around 2000 troops.

Britain: London and Washington have stood shoulder-to-shoulder since the September 11 attacks. British troops were deployed.

Israel: Reserved the right to respond if attacked.

Italy: President Silvio Berlusconi, a staunch Bush supporter, also had a tough stance on Iraq...transported planes to the Gulf, military bases for stopovers and refueling.

Japan: Backed its most important ally, the United States.

Kuwait: Offered all possible help and a launch pad for the US invasion of Iraq.

Portugal: Including seven other European nations signed a joint letter expressing support for US policy towards Iraq providing an air base in the mid-Atlantic Azores islands available to US military aircraft.

Qatar: Home to a mobile command staffed by more than 1000 US communications personnel and several hundred British counterparts, the command and control center.

Romania: Approved sending 278 troops and anti-chemical and anti-biological warfare units to the Gulf, offered airbases and the Black Sea port of Constanta for the refueling of warplanes.

East European states such as Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic committed various military assets.

Spain: One of Europe's most vocal US supporters, worked with Bush to muster support, allowed the United States to use its bases to support a military strike on Iraq.

Canada: Offered the US and its soldiers moral support.

Saudi Arabia: Secretly allowed operations from air bases, permitting special forces to stage attacks from Saudi soil and provided cheap fuel. Air campaigns were managed from inside Saudi borders, military commanders operated an air command center and launched refueling tankers, F-16 fighter jets, and sophisticated intelligence gathering flights.

Turkey: Allowed US military to modernize bases for use in war.

27 foreign countries contributed troops to the Coalition in Iraq.

Countries who provided troops or supported operations in Iraq but pulled out at different times between 2004 and 2007 were Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Philippines, Thailand, New Zealand, Tonga, Portugal, The Netherlands, Hungary, Singapore, Norway, Ukraine, Japan, Slovakia.

Russia being one of the few countries against the Iraq War is not a good example. They would oppose anything we did if they were the only ones in the entire world.

China and Syria were among the only other few countries who did not support the Iraq War.

(And since this post took a lot of time and effort, hope at least someone learned something.)
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#1020500 Nov 8, 2013
I am lost wrote:
Homer? I thought you Amish weren't supposed to use computers?
Speaking of Homer, fruit cake season is upon us.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1020501 Nov 8, 2013
"You can bring the Republicans to the table but you can't make them negotiate" - Homer 2016

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1020502 Nov 8, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
How so??? When Obama was running for election in 2008 I would have agreed with you. At the time, I questioned whether Obama would be able to represent ALL the people. However, since that time, I have come to realize that Obama represents the very people who were ignored by Bush... the poor, the elderly, and the sick. It's not a "black" vs "white" America. It's an America where all people are created EQUAL. Are we better off than we were in 2008? YOU BETCHA!!
I am going to go puke now--and I am not a puker. But the puke coming out of your burka ass is more than a mere mortal like me can take.
We have more poor, O'bama stole from the elderly, and the sick-they will be dying in the streets waiting to be saved. You are all three. Good luck.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1020503 Nov 8, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>More mindless gibberish.
It's only mindless gibberish to someone who can't come up with a sensible response.

Galt acts like all conservatives think exactly alike on the issue of abortion and all liberals think exactly alike on the same issue.

So do you agree with Galt or is this simple question mindless gibberish?
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#1020504 Nov 8, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer from NJ, I don't have an Amish bone in my body. Why would you think Homer was Amish?
Well you do drive a horse and buggy. It would be easy for someone to mistake you for amish.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1020505 Nov 8, 2013
Affirmative Action to the rescue...

Republicans throw granny off a cliff...
Democrats throw the Entire country off a cliff...

"..if Obamacare is fully implemented, at least 129 million (68%) will not be able to keep their previous health care plan either because they already have or will lose that coverage by the end of 2014. This includes:

-9.2 to 15.4 million in the non-group market
-16.6 million in the small group market
-102.7 million in the large group market"

http://pjmedia.com/blog/obamas-second-and-con...
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1020506 Nov 8, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Mormon Church Taking Over in Florida
By Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel
6:08 p.m. EST, November 7, 2013
The Mormon church stands to own nearly 2 percent of Florida by completing a deal to buy most of the real estate of the St. Joe Co. for more than a half-billion dollars.
The megapurchase was announced jointly Thursday by a corporate representative of church, which owns the nearly 295,000-acre Deseret Ranches in Central Florida, and by the real-estate and timber business, which has built several communities along the Panhandle coast.
According to the announcement, a church entity, AgReserves Inc., will buy 382,834 acres – the majority of St. Joe's timberlands – in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties for $565 million.
Completion of the deal will leave the Utah-based church with 678,000 acres, an area larger than any other private holding in Florida, according to widely shared but unconfirmed rankings of top landowners.
AgReserves Inc., a taxpaying company of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will maintain timber and agricultural uses of the Panhandle acreage, according to the announcement.
The St Joe Company was founded by Ed Ball of DuPont fame__he was a huge player in old timey Florida politics__most were happy when he died.

The Mormons are good stewards of the Florida agri, wilderness and wetlands they own. Among Florida's other major land holders is Ted Turner.
lands they own
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1020507 Nov 8, 2013
Its author discredited, a new book on the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya should be treated as a work of fiction, the liberal Media Matters for America said Friday.

In a letter that was provided to TPM, MMA chairman David Brock wrote that, in the wake of CBS News' decision to retract its report centered around details in the book, publication of "The Embassy House" should be "halted immediately" or reprinted "indicating that it is a work of fiction."

Brock also called for a "thorough investigation" into how author Dylan Davies' purported eye-witness account "was vetted and by whom."

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/media-m...

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