Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264383 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: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1032351 Nov 29, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
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I'm from the north, "racism" towards blacks has been earned and learned.
Finally, a right whiner who admits his racism.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1032353 Nov 29, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
What Byytch?
OBAMACARE!! IT'S EVERYWHERE....
IT KICKED YOUR AZZZZZZ SO HARD!
Where is Mitt?
Up on Uranus?
Hillary packs in 20,000 for a speech. Sold Out!
The Genius? Millions line up for a ticket just to hear him talk! Standing room only.
Bush?
I heard he paints little birdeeeees now!
What a zero!
ACA: best law ever passed in the USA!
It covers 50 million citizens in 2014!
It just got started:
healthcare.gov
Go there, crybaby!
America Loves Obama! Majority elected TWICE!
SO NICE!
Where is Mitt? He lost!
So Byytch, in closing,
ffffccckkkkkk YOU!
All Republicans going to hell. LOL!
How high will the bridge be that you jump off when Hillary loses after you snakes lose the House & Senate?
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1032354 Nov 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Uneducated,uninformed WOW
Here, I'll explain it again.
The racism was in the South.
If you looked at the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Democrats & Republicans in the South voted no, Democrats & Republicans outside the South voted yes.
This proves just how GD stupid "WOW" really is.
Real sucker stupid dave these are american history facts they dont need you to explain anything facts are facts your attempt to brainwash GFYS
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1032355 Nov 29, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! As usual, that's you're only option since thinking is definitely a no-no on your party line!
It's clear since you work so hard at it son!
Yeah you would agree the Definition of Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” It’s the Trade Mark of Liberals!!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1032357 Nov 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The statement was no made to Congress.
Dumbass
When did you start signing off on your posts as Dumbass?

You seem to be a little more honest in that regard!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1032358 Nov 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Uneducated,uninformed WOW
Here, I'll explain it again.
The racism was in the South.
If you looked at the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Democrats & Republicans in the South voted no, Democrats & Republicans outside the South voted yes.
This proves just how GD stupid "WOW" really is.
lol! You have to forgive him.

He was taught to plagiarize opinion pieces by copying and pasting from only selected sites without thinking.

But give him credit for working so diligently at his craft!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1032359 Nov 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Finally, a right whiner who admits his racism.
Must be a registered Democrat like you!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1032360 Nov 29, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
When do you think the Obama Depression will end?
lol! Actually son, it's the bushie boy depression.

At the very least, Obama has righted a sinking ship...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1032361 Nov 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The intensity is just too nail biting. Maybe we should play cards.
lol! Cons just love looking forward to failure!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1032362 Nov 29, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
When do you think the Obama Depression will end?
...when the DemoKKKrats are kicked out of the White House...
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1032363 Nov 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
The intensity is just too nail biting. Maybe we should play cards.
I'll get the popcorn. What would you like to drink-soda, ice water with lime, or iced tea?

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1032364 Nov 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
ObamaKKKare is adding four times as many people to the welfare Medicaid rolls as to private insurance...most of which is taxpayer-subsidized...
your claims about savings are horsecrap....
Savings are not crap at all. 40%. Same coverage. No subsidies.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1032365 Nov 29, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>Real sucker stupid dave these are american history facts they dont need you to explain anything facts are facts your attempt to brainwash GFYS
lol! At least in your mind son!

That much is for sure!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1032366 Nov 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Finally, a right whiner who admits his racism.
Why did you pick a Turkey Vulture as your avatar?
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1032368 Nov 29, 2013
That explains why, from the Early New Deal forward, congressional Northern Democrats voted more like Northern Republicans than their Southern brethren on civil rights.

Schickler and Feinstein pair the shift on civil rights to the parties’ broader post-New Deal ideological shifts. New Deal liberalism’s vehement support for government intervention in the economy made Democrats more open to the sorts of intrusive economic regulations, like desegregating private businesses, that civil rights campaigners demanded. Meanwhile,“the GOP’s ties with chambers of commerce, manufacturers’ associations, real estate groups, farm lobbies, and other organizations opposed to the increased government oversight of private enterprise that would come with fair employment and other civil rights legislation encouraged the GOP’s drift toward racial conservatism.” As Speaker of the House Joe Martin (R-MA) told an assembly of black Republicans in 1947:

I’ll be frank with you: we are not going to pass a [non-discrimination in private business bill], but it has nothing to do with the Negro vote. We are supported by New England and Middle Western industrialists who would stop their contributions if we passed a law that would compel them to stop religious as well as racial discrimination in employment.

Republican economic libertarianism, together with its gradual embrace of traditionally Southern “states rights” arguments to as weapons in the war on the New Deal, set the stage for the eventual white flight from the Democratic Party.

And Southern Democrats, without whose votes the New Deal never could have happened, were willing to sacrifice their commitment to economic liberalism on the altar of white supremacy. Historian Ira Katznelson, whose 2013 work Fear Itself focuses on the role of Southern Democrats in the New Deal, analyzed Congressional votes from 1933 to 1950 to better understand the political alliances of the time. Katznelson and his coauthors focus on the votes of Southern Democrats on six issues:“planning, regulation, expansive fiscal policies, welfare state programs, a national labor market and union prerogatives, and civil rights.”

The Southerners, as Democrats, strongly supported the first four, but bucked the Northern wing of the party on the last two. But why labor in addition to civil rights? Katznelson et al. find a precipitous dropoff in Southern support for pro-labor laws during World War II, one of the two key reasons being that “wartime labor shortages and military conscription facilitated labor organizing and civil rights activism.”“Labor market and race relations rends and issues,” they found, had become “conjoined.” For Southern Democrats, racism trumped liberalism.

Hence the famous Dixiecrat revolt of 1948, when Strom Thurmond and likeminded Southerners temporarily seceded from the Democratic Party over Harry Truman and the Democratic platform’s support for civil rights. The tacit bargain that Katznelson documents during the Roosevelt Administration, in which the Northern Democrats would get their New Deal if the Southern Democrats got their white supremacy, became untenable.

But the Dixiecrats weren’t ready to migrate en masse to Party of Lincoln just yet. Something needed to happen to make the Republican Party shed its commitment to leading on civil rights wholesale. That “something” was the rise of the modern conservative movement.

‘The Great White Switch’
Earl Black and Merle Black are twin brothers. Both are political scientists at (respectively) Rice and Emory University. The twins, frequent coauthors, are widely considered to be the deans of the study of Southern politics.

In their book The Rise of the Southern Republicans, the Blacks pinpoint two key transition points for Southern whites when the trends we’ve already seen produced truly marked change. By the 1950s, the splits between Northern and Southern Democrats in Congress had become irreconcilable.
NO ONE NEEDS YOU DUMB DAVE GFYS
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1032369 Nov 29, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Cons just love looking forward to failure!
Especially yours, son, however we are getting quite tired of all your failures. We end up having to pay for your mistakes and stupidity, son.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1032370 Nov 29, 2013
That explains why, from the Early New Deal forward, congressional Northern Democrats voted more like Northern Republicans than their Southern brethren on civil rights.

Schickler and Feinstein pair the shift on civil rights to the parties’ broader post-New Deal ideological shifts. New Deal liberalism’s vehement support for government intervention in the economy made Democrats more open to the sorts of intrusive economic regulations, like desegregating private businesses, that civil rights campaigners demanded. Meanwhile,“the GOP’s ties with chambers of commerce, manufacturers’ associations, real estate groups, farm lobbies, and other organizations opposed to the increased government oversight of private enterprise that would come with fair employment and other civil rights legislation encouraged the GOP’s drift toward racial conservatism.” As Speaker of the House Joe Martin (R-MA) told an assembly of black Republicans in 1947:

I’ll be frank with you: we are not going to pass a [non-discrimination in private business bill], but it has nothing to do with the Negro vote. We are supported by New England and Middle Western industrialists who would stop their contributions if we passed a law that would compel them to stop religious as well as racial discrimination in employment.

Republican economic libertarianism, together with its gradual embrace of traditionally Southern “states rights” arguments to as weapons in the war on the New Deal, set the stage for the eventual white flight from the Democratic Party.

And Southern Democrats, without whose votes the New Deal never could have happened, were willing to sacrifice their commitment to economic liberalism on the altar of white supremacy. Historian Ira Katznelson, whose 2013 work Fear Itself focuses on the role of Southern Democrats in the New Deal, analyzed Congressional votes from 1933 to 1950 to better understand the political alliances of the time. Katznelson and his coauthors focus on the votes of Southern Democrats on six issues:“planning, regulation, expansive fiscal policies, welfare state programs, a national labor market and union prerogatives, and civil rights.”

The Southerners, as Democrats, strongly supported the first four, but bucked the Northern wing of the party on the last two. But why labor in addition to civil rights? Katznelson et al. find a precipitous dropoff in Southern support for pro-labor laws during World War II, one of the two key reasons being that “wartime labor shortages and military conscription facilitated labor organizing and civil rights activism.”“Labor market and race relations rends and issues,” they found, had become “conjoined.” For Southern Democrats, racism trumped liberalism.

Hence the famous Dixiecrat revolt of 1948, when Strom Thurmond and likeminded Southerners temporarily seceded from the Democratic Party over Harry Truman and the Democratic platform’s support for civil rights. The tacit bargain that Katznelson documents during the Roosevelt Administration, in which the Northern Democrats would get their New Deal if the Southern Democrats got their white supremacy, became untenable.

But the Dixiecrats weren’t ready to migrate en masse to Party of Lincoln just yet. Something needed to happen to make the Republican Party shed its commitment to leading on civil rights wholesale. That “something” was the rise of the modern conservative movement.

Patriot

Greeley, CO

#1032371 Nov 29, 2013
ISON Regaining Tail and Charge (it wasn't destroyed going around the sun yesterday)

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If ISON's debris trail is bringing The Great Tribulation/Appointed Time of GOD'S Wrath Against Wickedness/Time of Greatest Deception, there is still a little time left to heed Wisdom -

Warning to Escape Babylon’s Coming Judgment

"Then I heard another Voice from heaven say:

“&#8239;‘Come out of her, My people,’

so that you will not share in her sins,

so that you will not receive any of her plagues;

for her sins are piled up to heaven,

and GOD has remembered her crimes.

Give back to her as she has given;

pay her back double for what she has done.

Pour her a double portion from her own cup.

Give her as much torment and grief

as the glory and luxury she gave herself..."

http://biblehub.com/niv/revelation/18.htm

GOD'S Solid Foundation Stands Firm, Sealed with this Inscription: "The LORD knows those who are His," and, "Everyone who confesses The Name of the LORD must turn away from ("Come Out Of") Wickedness."

http://biblehub.com/2_timothy/2-19.htm

Take Note: GOD describes His people -

http://biblehub.com/revelation/12-17.htm

http://biblehub.com/nas/revelation/14.htm vs 12. Also note His Messages - Heed them no matter what.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1032372 Nov 29, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>Real sucker stupid dave these are american history facts they dont need you to explain anything facts are facts your attempt to brainwash GFYS
Look up up the vote records on the Civil Rights Act. It is history. Tell me how many outside the South voted against it& how many in the South voted for it.

Wow, you might even become better informed.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1032373 Nov 29, 2013
The Great White Switch’
Earl Black and Merle Black are twin brothers. Both are political scientists at (respectively) Rice and Emory University. The twins, frequent coauthors, are widely considered to be the deans of the study of Southern politics.

In their book The Rise of the Southern Republicans, the Blacks pinpoint two key transition points for Southern whites when the trends we’ve already seen produced truly marked change. By the 1950s, the splits between Northern and Southern Democrats in Congress had become irreconcilable. The party’s leadership was “refusing to call party meetings” for fear of catastrophe.

The Southern Democrats had to form alliances with the more conservative wing of the Republican Party. In a reverse replay of the South’s deal with Roosevelt and Northern Democrats, the Blacks found, Southern Democrats helped Republicans fight Truman’s economic policy while Republicans protected the Southern right to filibuster, allowing them to retard progress on civil rights without alienating black voters by voting against any particular piece of civil rights legislation. This “Inner Club” of Southern Democrats and conservative Republicans “informally set the limits on passable legislation.”

But it wasn’t until Barry Goldwater and the rise of the modern conservative movement that this marriage was formally consummated. Goldwater lost all but six states — Arizona, his home, and five Deep South states. It was the first time the GOP had prevailed at the presidential level in the South in the party’s history. Republicans have held the South since.

Goldwater, a Sun Belt Senator who believed in integration, seemed like an odd choice to inspire Southerners to leave LBJ, a Texan with a storied racist past. But that surface level-analysis entirely misses the role of the Goldwater-led conservative movement in the Southern imagination.

By the Johnson-Goldwater election, it had become clear that overt racism and segregationism was politically doomed. Brown v. Board of Education and LBJ’s support for the 1964 Civil Rights Act saw to that. As this scary recognition dawned on Southern whites, they began searching for a new vehicle through which to shield themselves and their communities from the consequences of integration. The young conservative movement’s ringing endorsement of a minimalist federal government did the trick — it provided an on-face racially neutral language by which Southerners could argue against federal action aimed at integrating lily-white schools and neighborhoods.

Kevin Kruse, a Princeton historian whose work focuses on the South and the conservative movement, finds deep roots in segregationist thought for this turn.“In their own minds, segregationists were instead fighting for rights of their own,” Kruse suggests. These “rights” included “the ‘right’ to select their neighbors, their employees, and their children’s classmates, the ‘right’ to do as they pleased with their private property and personal businesses, and, perhaps, most important, the ‘right’ to remain free from what they saw as dangerous encroachments by the federal government.”

Kruse traces this language through white resistance to desegregation from the 40s through the 60s, using a detailed examination of “white flight” in Atlanta as a synecdoche. In the end, he finds,“the struggle over segregation thoroughly reshaped southern conservatism…segregationist resistance inspired the creation of new conservative causes, such as tuition vouchers, the tax revolt, and the privatization of public services.” The concomitant rise of the modern conservative movement and the civil rights movements’ victories conspired to make Southern whites into economic, and not just racial, conservatives.

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