Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1265102 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

#1024266 Nov 15, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> He may be toast.
Here’s a closer look at the issues that caught the Romney team’s attention:
1. A Justice Department IG’s report: In 2010, a DoJ inspector general report criticized Christie’s free-spending habits in the U.S. attorney’s office, a revelation that was made public that year. Halperin and Heilemann write that the report “criticized him for being ‘the U.S. attorney who most often exceeded the government [travel expense] rate without adequate justification’ and for offering ‘insufficient, inaccurate, or no justification’ for stays at swank hotels.” The book says the report also “raised questions for vetters about Christie’s relationship with a top female deputy who accompanied him on many of the trips.”
2. A defamation lawsuit: Romney’s team also looked at a defamation lawsuit Christie faced, write Halperin and Heilemann. Here’s how the Newark Star-Ledger described the incident:”In 1994, his opponents in the Republican Morris County freeholder primary sued him for claiming they were under investigation by the county prosecutor. The case was settled, and Christie issued a formal apology.” The Romney vetters asked Christie’s team to provide the terms of settlement, but did not get that information by the time they issued a report on him for Romney to review.
3. Christie’s lobbying work: The Romney campaign wanted more information than they got on Christie’s lobbying clients, according to the book. Also, Christie once lobbied for the Securities Industry Association when Bernie Madoff — who was sentenced in 2009 for masterminding a historic financial fraud — was a senior official there.
4. Christie’s brother: In 2008, Todd Christie agreed to settle Securities and Exchange Commission civil charges. The book says he “acknowledged making ‘hundreds of trades in which customers had been systematically overcharged.’” Halperin and Heilemann write that his oversight of a family foundation also caught the attention of the Romney vetters. The written report the Romney vetters finalized for the presidential candidate to review said that the campaign asked Christie whether his brother incurred any penalty as a result of action taken by the SEC/NYSE, but they had not received that information.
5. Steering contracts to donors/allies:“There was Christie’s decision to steer hefty government contracts to donors and political allies such as former attorney general John Ashcroft, which sparked a congressional hearing,” Halperin and Heilemann write. Separately, the New York Times took a close look recently at an ally of Christie’s who had charges dismissed. The paper found no evidence the dismissal came at Christie’s order. But if he runs for president, Christie could find that opposition research teams will be digging into the broader subject of possible political favors pertaining to his record.
Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan covers national politics for “The Fix.” Prior to joining the Washington Post in the summer of 2012, Sean was the editor of Hotline On Call, National Journal Hotline’s politics blog. He has also worked for NHK Japan Public Broadcasting and ABC News. Sean is a graduate of Hamilton College, where he received a degree in Philosophy. He lives in Washington, D.C. Follow Sean on Twitter.
Christie's style may be a hit in New Jersey...but will it play in Peoria...as entertainers used to say?
Alec Baldwin

Beckley, WV

#1024267 Nov 15, 2013
Yeah wrote:
Ah! The cackling of reich wing nuts!
Such scared little chickadees!
Dont forget the leftwingnuts like me, I am such a bigot its hilarious. Problem is, I am proud of it.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1024268 Nov 15, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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This from someone who wants to control what a woman can do with her body and prevent gays from marrying each other. Obama attempts to do something about our disastrous healthcare system and you cry like a baby. Bush sends our soldiers to war and you cheer. You are just plain nuts. LMAO.
Hey Space Cadet! Bust left the White House 5 years ago, Moonbat.

Here's a news flash for you. Obama is still sending our soldiers to war and your Democrats voted for the wars, dipsh*t.

Just in case they didn't let you see this in your padded room back then, watch this:



Dolt.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1024269 Nov 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Chris Christie took the first jab at Rand Paul when their little insignificant feud started. Paul only responded once in kind but has extended the olive branch more than a few times. Christie is apparently too busy to be bothered.
That bothers me.
Rand Paul will get those inclined to lean Libertarian to the polls in droves. The RINOs know this. Christie's job was to fight against that. Christie's function is to prevent any threat to the RINOs' control of the Republican Party from becoming effective.
It's time for either the constitutionalists to take over the Republican Party, or leave it and form another party. If the Constitutionalists leave the Republican Party, there will be more people in the Libertarian Party than the Republican Party.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1024270 Nov 15, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
“I always cheer up immensely if they attack me personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.”
&#8213; Margaret Thatcher
Who is &#8213, libtard?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1024271 Nov 15, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
“I always cheer up immensely if they attack me personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.”
&#8213; Margaret Thatcher
I've know sonic doesn't have a single political argument left for a long time now.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1024272 Nov 15, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
"“I wonder if he has the legal authority to do this, since this was a congressional bill that set this up,” said [Howard] Dean of Obama's proposed fix."
And the train wreck continues!
As Obama has said before:

“I’m not concerned about their opinions,” Obama said of legislators who raised concerns.“Very few of them, by the way, are lawyers, much less constitutional lawyers.”
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1024273 Nov 15, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
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Thats the whole IDEA with universal health coverage, it's dragging all those healthy 20 somethings into coverage while the unhealthy 60+'s drag on the costs. This is what you guys can't grasp, if it was market forces & profit then you would all lose coverage at 40.
You live in this fantasy land about market forces & its all BS.
OK if voluntary, but ObamaKKKare is Communism...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1024275 Nov 15, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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nobama against abortion and joining the religious right wing.
go teabag your boyfriend, you wimpy phaggot...

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1024276 Nov 15, 2013
Eman wrote:
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"Summer 1968 - Political and family influence keeps Clinton out of the draft. Robert Corrado -- the only surviving Hot Springs draft board member from that period -- concluded that Clinton's draft statement (the long delays) was the result of "some form of preferential treatment." According to the Times, "Corrado recalled that the chairman of the three-man draft panel ... once held back Clinton's file with the explanation that 'we've got to give him time to go to Oxford,' where the semester began in the fall of 1968. "
Stupid sheep!
If you had been paying attention (which I know is difficult for you), you would have noticed that I agree that Clinton did everything he could to avoid the draft....same as Bush.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1024277 Nov 15, 2013
'Obama effect’ has ruined our secluded Hawaii beach resort, say locals

The US president’s favourite Christmas holiday spot has been blighted by the “Obama effect”, residents complain.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/aus...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1024278 Nov 15, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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No, dumbass.
Here's the ruling:
"Because we find that petitioners do not have standing, we have no authority to decide this case on the merits, and neither did the Ninth Circuit," Roberts wrote.
You have a problem sticking to the facts, typical of Democrats.
The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, does not directly overturn the same-sex marriage ban California voters approved in 2008. Instead, Roberts, writing for an unusual coalition of justices, sent the question back to a federal district court in California, which had barred state officials from enforcing the law, known as Proposition 8.
This means the federal government has no authority on the matter. What this means is, the DOMA law was not relevant to the case and is still the law of the land, dumbass.
Now, why would the RINOs agree to impeach Eric Holder on the issue of a law with a political bias and only radical social engineers are passionate about, and ignore Eric Holder committing a felony when he lied to Congress?
"What has been explained to this point should more than suffice to establish that the principal purpose and the necessary effect of this law are to demean those persons who are in a lawful same-sex marriage. This requires the Court to hold, as it now does, that DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the liberty of the person protected by the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1024279 Nov 15, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
This from someone who wants to control what a woman can do with her body and prevent gays from marrying each other. Obama attempts to do something about our disastrous healthcare system and you cry like a baby. Bush sends our soldiers to war and you cheer. You are just plain nuts. LMAO.
"disastrous healthcare system"...stupid fckn anti-American scumbag. You better not have used even one second if a doctors time, stupid fck.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1024280 Nov 15, 2013
Quotes people should be held to...

Mary Landrieu in '09: You bet I'll take 100% responsibility for Obamacare's outcomes

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1024281 Nov 15, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Who is &#8213, libtard?
she so smart, she speaks in code.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1024282 Nov 15, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
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Say what you want about Obama and the dems, but please their children should be off-limits.
BS...Obama is a vicious dog who attacks everyone...all is fair...

besides, tell that to the basturds here who attack Sarah Palin's family...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1024283 Nov 15, 2013
Can Obamacare survive an enraged middle class?

The middle class: the first ones slandered as bigots and louts and the first ones billed for all the latest schemes. Too rich to be poor, too poor to be rich. Too little power to rewrite laws in their favour, too much power to be gushed over by champagne socialists and metropolitan editorial boards.

So far, millions of Americans have lost their health-insurance coverage thanks to Obamacare. Those most affected are younger, healthy citizens as well as the middle class.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/robertwarga...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1024284 Nov 15, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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... idiots.
Fewest college degree holders, versus per capita fewest college degree holders. You either don't know what you're talking about, or you're intentionally ignoring some facts somewhere.
Who knows. That is irrelevant. What is relevant is you are doing your usual uncoordinated dance and dodging the issue.
Here's the post again for your convenient reference if you feel like answering the post:
The so-called "progressives" are responsible for the education system we have today, the most expensive in the world that generates the most ignorant workforce in the industrialized world. This proves money isn't the problem. The so-called "progressives" are the problem.
So, since it's obvious money isn't the problem, why in hell do you even mention such ludicrous notions as "cutting education"?
Paved roads... I seem to recall the "Porkulus" bull... sorry, bill... that had all those "shovel-ready" jobs waiting to be done, and after a mountain of money was given to a bunch of thieves, there wasn't any infrastructure work done. So, where did that money go, and what idiot do you expect to give you more money?
you've got nothing but right wing drivel. as usual.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1024285 Nov 15, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text> Apparently O'bama can simply change his mind at any time and decide that insurance companies are suddenly engaged in mass criminal activities which can then be prosecuted under the law as it is written. I have said it over and over, O'bama wants the United States to be a land of criminals. The market is now destablized, the economy is going to get worse--Banana Republic dictatorships start exactly the way O'bama is going. It has nothing to do with O'bama and his care. You fool.
Obama cannot understand that business needs to plan ahead and cannot make 180 degree turns on a whim....
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1024286 Nov 15, 2013
OOOPS...

Obama water carrier states about Obama's not really a fix for his LIE that people could keep their health care....

"C'mon, Obama has no power to make this ObamaCare fix."

You think, nor did Obamacare have the power to make all the other changes he did to the LAW!!

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