Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1405644 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

#1021778 Nov 11, 2013
Ayn Rand was nuts....

"Venezuelan military seizes major retail chain"
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021779 Nov 11, 2013

{Heartless Obama Steals Food From Children to Fund ‘Let’s Move’}

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1021780 Nov 11, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
<quoted text>
In regard to your earlier post, I doubt the Republican Party is on its "deathbed". But they could conceivably lose some ground.
As for poverty in America, there was not much of a middle class until the after WW II.
It was under Roosevelt that union strikes were made legal and allowed assembly line workers to bargain more effectively for higher wages.
The minimum wage also elevated the standard of living.
And then there were the safety nets of social security and unemployment benefits.
After WW II, thousands of GIs had the opportunity to attend college under the GI Bill.
These were crucial developments in raising the middle class.
Now I won't deny the role played by entrepreneurs, either.
In the final analysis, it required the influence of both to achieve overall prosperity.
The RINOs aren't different than the Democrats. Just like the Democrats will destroy the country to get what they want, the RINOs will destroy the Republican Party to maintain their control. Before the TEA Party can fight the unconstitutional powers controlling the government today, they will have to eliminate the RINO's control of the Republican Party that is an obstacle to engaging the unconstitutional actions of our government.
We'll see how that turns out. No doubt the Democrats will help the RINOs and lend them their magic voting machines where not one person ever presses the wrong button by mistake. If the RINOs lose their control of the Republican Party, then the Democrats will have to directly face the American people. That is something they are doing everything they can think of to avoid.

If what you say is true, then the Great Depression didn't have the effect on the masses as is taught in US history. The living standard of the middle class improved greatly after WW II. However, it is completely inaccurate to state that it didn't exist on a large scale before that. Any study of Americans since the beginning of this country will show without any contradiction that there existed a vibrant middle class from the very beginning. Perhaps you mean to reference an urban middle class, as opposed to a middle class universally. Those independent farmers that used to dominate our country, and the Americans that worked on those farms and built and bought the small houses that existed throughout the entire country from coast to coast before WW II should be evidence enough for you to see that.
How a person with an obvious education as you can be under the impression that a middle class didn't exist before WW II is indicative of the fraudulent history being taught.

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1021781 Nov 11, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Wind power trumps birds!!!!
"A wind farm in the Montezuma Hills region of Northern California is seeking a permit to legally kill up to five golden eagles over the next five years even though the raptors are currently protected under federal law and an international migratory bird treaty."
Wind turbine blades kill over 600,000 bats @ year__where is the outrage?

BTW house cats kill over 50 million birds per year.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021782 Nov 11, 2013
Progressive Healthcare mathematics and the Delaware four!!!!

Stockholm, Sweden

#1021783 Nov 11, 2013
Does it really matter who is holding the whip, we are still being whipped?

Check out this video:

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1021784 Nov 11, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
It looks like none of the fraud Democrats here want to touch this fact:
Can someone explain why the networks would outright laugh at the notion of a conspiracy to kill Kennedy for 50 years, then bombard the cable channels with multiple "documentaries" promoting the idea that there was a conspiracy to kill Kennedy and cover it up?
It's obvious the ONE witness never saw a thing.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1021785 Nov 11, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Wind turbine blades kill over 600,000 bats @ year__where is the outrage?
BTW house cats kill over 50 million birds per year.
in case you didn't know: which seems highly likely: the Eagle is a protected bird. Liberals and old bats, not so much--they could be the same.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021786 Nov 11, 2013
People are good!

"It Begins… St. Louis Woman’s Personal Information Stolen From O-Care Website"
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021787 Nov 11, 2013
Some random poster...

"Thieves have to work for Obamacare to find out what’s in it."

Mr Lib

United States

#1021788 Nov 11, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I suppose your indocrtrinated propaganda never educated you on the base principle of Ayn Rand's idealistic plots. The more people who achieve individual success, the better it is for EVERYONE else. Otherwise, we'll be subjected to the same poverty-stricken living conditions that were evident in every communist country that ever existed in history.
You should take into account that pure, unregulated capitalism can lead to the same kind of mass poverty and totalitarian rule as the far left.

The reason being, that while capitalism is an efficient driver of the market, the capital it produces tends to stick to the hands of a few. And with wealth comes political influence out of all proportion to the numbers who wield it.

Or do you think the political lobbyists of K Street speak for the common voter? Let's not be naieve.

The unregulated capitalism of the 1920s led to the Great Depression of the 1930s. And if not for the social programs of FDR, there could have been a revolution.

To which the wealthy would have used every means in their power to crush. The use of tanks and cavalry on the peaceful Bonus Marchers during Hoover's presidency comes to mind here.

In 2008, capitalism was once again was in crisis. But the safety nets created under Roosevelt were still in place, and more were set up to bail out the distressed banks, AIG and General Motors.

So say what you will about FDR, liberalism and social programs. They work better than you conservatives admit.

United States

#1021789 Nov 11, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
If the Supreme Court declares the Constitution invalid, then they are also declaring their authority given to them by the Constitution invalid, dumbass. Thus, if the Supreme Court declares the Constitution to not be the governing instrument of the United States, then they also declare that they are not the authorized interpreters of the Constitution, idiot.
The most brilliant thing about the Constitution is it was written so the average person can easily read and understand it. Thus, the average person will be aware that the government has eliminated the Constitution and replaced it with something else.
And, now, the question you will have to answer:
Do you think there are so few Americans who believe in the Constitution that you can do this without starting a major war with the American people?
That's a "yes" or "no" question, dupe.
The United States of America is governmened by the Constitution. Period. End of statement. End of discussion.
For that to change, the constitutional republic of the United States has to be eliminated.
Period. End of statement. End of discussion.
Any further discussion on this matter will be with guns.
Good luck on your G E D exam

Indianapolis, IN

#1021790 Nov 11, 2013
How the Tea Party’s Apocalyptic Politics Are Destroying the Republican Party

Leaders of the Tea Party are willing to wreck the Republican Party, the government, and the economy to prove that Obama is evil and God is on their side.

Want to know why the Tea Party so eager to grievously wound the Republican Party? The answer is as simple as it is counterintuitive: its leaders view themselves as modern prophets of the apocalypse.

In the aftermath of the great government shutdown of 2013, the Tea Party continues to cause heartburn for establishment Republicans. Consider the results of last week’s elections, which offer clues to the internecine GOP battles that lie ahead. Although it’s much too early to draw hard conclusions, Chris Christie proved that a moderate, common-sense Republican could win in deep blue New Jersey, while in purple Virginia the wild-eyed social reactionary Ken Cuccinelli failed to gain traction outside his uber-conservative Christian-right base.

Yet the Tea Party is willing to defy overwhelming negative public opinion, wreck the government, risk plunging the world economy into chaos and invite political defeat. The driving force behind this destructive strategy is that Tea Party zealots answer to a “higher calling.”

They believe America teeters on the brink of destruction, and hold as an article of faith that liberals, gays, Democrats, atheists and the United Nations are to blame. This “end-times” world-view is a foundational precept of the evangelical movement, from which many of the so-called Tea Party favorites spring. Scholars call it apocalypticism.

....Now if you are battling the forces of evil for the very survival of the nation, there can be no retreat, no compromise, and no deals. Like the Jewish zealots at Masada, it’s better to commit glorious suicide than make peace with the devil. There can be no truce with the Tea Party because its apocalyptic zealots can never take “yes” for an answer.

Since the apocalyptists cannot compromise, they must be beaten. President Obama and congressional Democrats seem to have finally grasped this fact, and are learning how to deal with them. By refusing to knuckle under to extortion in the government shutdown drama, Obama exposed their reckless radicalism and won resoundingly.

But Democrats can’t solve this problem alone. To bring any semblance of order back to the American political system and restore a functioning two-party system, the GOP has to find its own equilibrium. Thankfully, this process has already begun.

Establishment Republicans, corporate CEOs and Wall Street moguls stand appalled at the Tea Party monster they helped to create. Formerly cowed into silence, they are beginning to see the handwriting on the wall and speak out against the self-destructive zealots.

In conservative Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli was largely abandoned by the GOP establishment. Many Republican leaders even went so far as to endorse the Democrat, Terry McAuliffe. Unable to raise significant money from the Republican establishment, Cuccinelli was outspent more than ten-to-one. While Virginians rejected a conservative who believes government’s role is to regulate morality, New Jersey voters chose a conservative Republican who believes government has a constructive, practical role to play.

The contrast is striking – and instructive. Until Republicans slug it out among themselves and decide which kind of party they want to be, we will continue to lurch from crisis to crisis.

more stumble than lurch it seems.

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1021791 Nov 11, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>in case you didn't know: which seems highly likely: the Eagle is a protected bird. Liberals and old bats, not so much--they could be the same.
Ooop's scientists have revised their estimates and now report that house cats kill over one billion wild birds per year.

Many of the bird species are protected such as the scrub jay and the long shafted purple headed nutslinger.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1021792 Nov 11, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>It's obvious the ONE witness never saw a thing.
I've always wondered how Officer Tippet knew exactly where to find Oswald in a remote neighborhood, among many other things that are just too weird to believe.

My wife noticed the sudden explosion of television shows promoting a conspiracy and pointed them out to me. I thought she was talking about some of the older shows that are re-run from time to time. What I saw was a horde of new shows that had begun to be aired in concert on several unrelated cable channels. I watched one of them out of curiosity. As do all of the previous shows, they ignored some things that stand out to me. The first is the two second difference in the Zapruder film between Kennedy reacting to being shot the first time and the lapel of Connely's coat being lifted by the exit of the bullet and his cheeks exploding with air being forced from his lungs by the impact of a bullet. Obviously, the Zapruder film shows two different shots there. Another is, there is no way the bullet shown directly impacted and smashed a rib and a lower arm bone to the point of both the rib and arm bone disintegrated. In fact, that bullet looks identical to any bullet that would be fired into a test chamber filled with water. And, that bullet was found on a gurney in the hallway that had never been used by Connely.
I also look at it from the perspective of a shooter. I've always thought the grassy knoll was a ludicrous location. If I were the shooter, and I had to hit a moving target within the diameter of a human head, where would I want to take that shot from? The position for the highest probability of success would be from directly behind the moving target with as low of an angle as possible. It would not be from a building not even on the street the target was travelling along. There existed a building directly behind and along a straight line in the direction of travel of the target at the time of the shooting which has always been ignored by every analysis. If a conspiracy existed, it is proved the conspirators could place a shooter in a building. Then, why not place the shooter in the building that gives the best possible chances for a hit? After all, the penalty for missing this shot is very, very severe. I doubt they would choose a position that is the most likely to fail over the position that would most likely succeed. Since, that building has been taken down and no longer exists.

Indianapolis, IN

#1021793 Nov 11, 2013
Donors plot against GOP rebel

Business leaders are plotting to take down Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as part of a broader effort to punish lawmakers over the government shutdown.

In a letter obtained by The Hill, prominent Michigan donors request financial backing for Amash’s primary challenger, Brian Ellis. Seven individuals, including prominent Michigan businessmen Mark Bissell, J.C. Huizenga and Mike Jandernoa, signed the fundraising plea.

They argue that Amash “and others have effectively nullified the Republican majority in the U.S. House.”

“[Amash] and a small group of like-minded legislators rejected Speaker Boehner’s plea to pass legislation requiring Congress and the president be subject to ObamaCare, and put on hold the special new tax on medical equipment. This irresponsible action hurt over 50 great West Michigan businesses and was part of the chaos that led the nation to the edge of default,” the letter says.

The letter was printed on Ellis’s campaign stationery.

“These are folks I’ve known for a long time, and they’re excited about my candidacy,” Ellis told The Hill.

Ellis said his supporters have expressed frustration with the conservative wing of the GOP and the shutdown strategy.

“To a large degree, they’re not happy with the faction that my opponent represents,” he said.

“I'm hearing it from everybody.[The shutdown was] no way to run a country. It's no way to govern.”
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1021794 Nov 11, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Wind turbine blades kill over 600,000 bats @ year__where is the outrage?
BTW house cats kill over 50 million birds per year.
Mine do a job on the lizards!

Cats are murderers!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1021796 Nov 11, 2013
"Researchers are puzzled. They can't tell if the lull is temporary or the onset of a decades-long decline, which might ease global warming a bit by altering the sun's brightness or the wavelengths of its light."
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1021797 Nov 11, 2013
NOGALES, Ariz.— Many communities across the U.S. have problems getting reimbursed for sending ambulances to pick up patients, but for one community along the U.S.-Mexico border, the delinquent party is the federal government, which the city of Nogales says owes it hundreds of thousands of dollars for picking up immigrants.

The Arizona city billed the federal government for hundreds of ambulance sorties dispatched to calls from federal agents when they find someone injured, but the government has paid less than 20 cents on the dollar — leaving Nogales to bear the burden of more than $250,000 in the past fiscal year alone.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1021798 Nov 11, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
The USS Gerald R Ford.
I can think of so many better names for an aircraft carrier in the United States Navy. I cannot imagine what motivated naming a carrier after the first unelected president of the United States who's tenure was most noted by the unilateral world-wide retreat of the United States during the Cold War, which continued until Ronald Reagan became president.
A ship in the US Navy has a name assigned very early in its program. I can guarantee the original name for that aircraft carrier wasn't the Gerald R Ford.
Now, just why would this administration change the name to that of what every Democrat called the most inept president in US history?
Hillary Clinton commissioned it. Can you imagine Hillary commissioning the USS Ronald Reagan? Just because of the name, she'd never do it. That's how much she actually respects the Armed Forces... if her complicity in the murder of a US ambassador and 3 other Americans in Benghazi wasn't enough to convince you of that.
President Ford served as an officer in the US Navy in the Pacific on the aircraft carrier USS Monterey.

Ford was a far better President than the current pretender.

get a life...

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