Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1404448 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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Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1050574 Dec 31, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Well, I can see I have to reiterate and simplify a few things....
Republicans, known as the Party of Freedom, became the Party of the Union under Lincoln as well.
The Republican Party freed the slaves after the 1864 Republican National Convention called for the abolition of slavery and Congressional Republicans passed the 13th Amendment unanimously, with only a few Democrat votes.
The 19th Amendment and women's right to vote was written by a Republican senator and received greater support from Republicans than Democrats.
(It seems important to help PDupont get his facts straight.)
Gibberish!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1050575 Dec 31, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Liberal progressives wrote our Constitution you clueless twit! We've been here a along. The conservatives were those who were loyal to the king. It was the liberal conservatives who spoke out against slavery, who fought for child labor laws, who fought for safe workplaces. Who fought for the right of women to vote and for civil rights. You extreme right wingers were dead set against all of those.
To quote Theodore Roosevelt;
“A great democracy has got to be progressive or it will soon cease to be great or a democracy.”
&#8213; Theodore Roosevelt, New Nationalism Speech by Teddy Roosevelt
Sorry folks, but I could spend all day responding to this one post.

Political parties didn't even exist in 1789. And George Washington despised the idea of political associations - believing they pitted one group of citizens against another. In his farewell speech in 1796 he said:

"The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish Government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established Government."

Washington probably wouldn't have been a liberal because Democrats are all about party and party power.

Alexander Hamilton was extremely opposed to a decentralized government and would have fit nicely into the far left's radical category today.

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison believed the central government's role was strictly national defense, international and interstate commerce, treaties and a postal system but that EVERYTHING else was a state or local matter.

Solidly, both would have been conservative material today.

Ben Franklin was a true centrist - more the philosopher than politician.

John Hancock held the same views as Jefferson and Madison but wasn't politically motivated to enter national politics choosing instead to serve as governor of his state for 11 years.

So PDupont's assertion that all Founding Fathers would have been in a Hillary for President 2016 ad is preposterous.
Homer

Stroudsburg, PA

#1050577 Dec 31, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
Lois are you really that stupid not to realize things change over time?? Honestly, do you really think that the republican party of today had the same platforms and ideals as the Republican party that fought slavery, pushed for child labor laws, pushed for safe work places, and the right for women to vote?
Gee that's why republican want to limit OSHA, restrict voting with voter ID laws, restrict voter registration and limit voting times.
Your assessment of today's republican party is akin to equating the Southern Democrats post civil war through the civil rights era of the 60's to today's democratic party. Fact is most Southern "Dixiecrats" Democrats defected to the Republican party which was more in-line with their politics.
Grow up and face reality.
Today's Republican Tea Baggers do not even hold the same ideals as their 1960 brethren -
Republican 1960 party platform regarding labor/voting -
Labor

Republican policy firmly supports the right of employers and unions freely to enter into agreements providing for the union shop and other forms of union security as authorized by the Labor-Management Relations Act of 1947 (the Taft-Hartley Act ).

Republican action has given to millions of American working men and women new or expanded protection and benefits, such as: Increased federal minimum wage;

Extended coverage of unemployment insurance and the payment of additional temporary benefits provided in 1958-59;

Improvement of veterans' re-employment rights;

Extension of federal workman's compensation coverage and increase of benefits;

Legislative assurance of safety standards for longshore and harbor workers and for the transportation of migratory workers;

An increase of railroad workers' retirement and disability benefits.

Correction of defects in the Welfare and Pension Plans Disclosure Act to protect employees' and beneficiaries' interests.

Upward revision in amount and extended coverage of the minimum wage to several million more workers.

Strengthening the unemployment insurance system and extension of its benefits.
Improvement of the eight-hour laws relating to hours and overtime compensation on federal and federally-assisted construction, and continued vigorous enforcement and improvement of minimum wage laws for federal supply and construction contracts.

Continued improvement of manpower skills and training to meet a new era of challenges, including action programs to aid older workers, women, youth, and the physically handicapped.

Encouragement of training programs by labor, industry and government to aid in finding new jobs for persons dislocated by automation or other economic changes.
Improvement of job opportunities and working conditions of migratory farm workers.

Assurance of equal pay for equal work regardless of sex; encouragement of programs to insure on-the-job safety, and encouragement of the States to improve their labor standards legislation, and to improve veterans' employment rights and benefits.

Encouragement abroad of free democratic institutions, higher living standards and higher wages through such agencies as the International Labor Organization, and cooperation with the free trade union movement in strengthening free labor throughout the world.

Voting.

We pledge:
Continued vigorous enforcement of the civil rights laws to guarantee the right to vote to all citizens in all areas of the country.
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/...
Homer 2016, running on the 1960 Republican party platform
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#1050578 Dec 31, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
A higher standard?? The event should have NEVER happened.
Putting up a family photo and making snide comments about a child of a different RACE has always been RACIST.
Calling outright RACISM a joke is truly pathetic-so is black face now hysterical?
Progressive needs to get pass their belief that if you hate someone acting like a full-on racist or misogynist is okay.
so when Rush denigrates Obama's children......it's racism.

glad we got that cleared up.
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#1050579 Dec 31, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>
Homer - Born in the USA, Non-Canadian, father never ran with with Castro, Republican(unofficially) running for president in 2016
i can put you in contact with ACORN.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1050580 Dec 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
the higher standard.....
MSNBC Host Apologizes For Segment About Romney's Black Grandchild
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/msnbc-p...
say what Rush? "It was just a joke!" yes Rush, it sure was.
It was totally inappropriate. They would have never said that about the Mayor of New York's adopted black child.

Maybe we should start keeping a tally of MSNBC's apologies. They're starting to mount up.

Liberals just can't seem to stop themselves from inserting foot before opening mouth.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1050581 Dec 31, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Gibberish!
Your neighbors hate you because you spend your days stalking them; oh yes, every neighborhood has a nutjob like you Realtime. watching every move your neighbors make, peeping in windows, your one sick mofo ...

It's the culture....

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1050582 Dec 31, 2013
It's going to be real quiet around here today, boys and girls.

There were far less posts than average here yesterday.

Seems I have an inhibiting affect on Teabagger Nation. LOL

They all go into hibernation when I'm around.

HACHACHACHA Inka dinka dink.

Hi Gunner!! I know you're watching, jaws clenched!!
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1050583 Dec 31, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
That explains why Obama won the women's vote.LOL
""According to CNN's exit polls, 55 percent of women voted for Obama, while only 44 percent voted for Mitt Romney.""
Your stupidity is amazing, but your blind stubbornness is a sign that you're a very sick old woman..
I will agree that the Republican Party used to stand for something good.
That ended with Reagan. Since then it's been the Party of Grumpy Old White Men.
And stupid old white women like you.
Leftists Sex offenders like nuc use their gay insults, yet becomes outraged if someone doesn't support homosexual marrying their gerbil....

oh yes, and every neighborhood or blog has a teabagger like you nutsack.. A teabagger misogynist so ashamed of their homosexual and depraved deviance they accuse others of their inbred defect...

Shameful hidden location and childish avatar on Topix, breastfeeding on stupid and paranoia in your gaseous windstorm of dumbass you idiot...

It's the culture....
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1050584 Dec 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
so when Rush denigrates Obama's children......it's racism.
glad we got that cleared up.
Have no idea what you are talking about as I am not an avid Rush follower such as you are.

Are you really going to attempt to justify racism by finger pointing?

Do you really think saying "I am sorry if I may have offended" is the same as acknowledging that MPH's behavior was knowingly offensive in first place?
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#1050585 Dec 31, 2013
On Christmas, Republicans Quietly Declare War on Themselves

The news came in The Wall Street Journal, where the Chamber of Commerce disclosed that it will be teaming up with Republican establishment leaders to spend $50 million in an effort to stem the tide of “fools” who have overwhelmed Republican ballots in recent seasons. Check out the language Chamber strategist Scott Reed used in announcing the new campaign:

Our No. 1 focus is to make sure, when it comes to the Senate, that we have no loser candidates… That will be our mantra: No fools on our ticket.

The blunt choice of words is no accident. All year long, as they’ve crept closer and closer to having to face the reality of a Ted Cruz presidential candidacy in 2016 (with Cruz maybe picking recently-redeemed Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson as his more moderate running mate?), the Beltway’s Republican kingmakers have drifted into ever more alarmist language about the need to change course.

It’s been a transparent effort to reassure industry donors that the party's future isn't a bottomless pit of brainless Bachmanns and Cruzes and Santorums, all convinced our Harvard-educated president is a sleeper-cell Arab and that Satan is a literal being intent on conquering Nebraska with U.N. troops.

....There’s almost no end to the comedy of this story. First of all, there’s the sheer size of the endowment. Fifty million dollars is enough money to fund half a dozen or more Senate campaigns. That the big-business donors who traditionally have funded the Republican Party believe they need to make that kind of monster investment just to keep “fools” from getting on the ballot of a party they basically control is an incredible reflection of the state of things on that side of the political aisle.

Then, of course, there’s the irony. Men like Karl Rove and Dick Armey practically invented the politics of stupid. In fact, they practically invented the politics of winning millions of votes every time some oversexed cosmopolitan liberal of the Matt Damon/Sean Penn genus used words like “dumb” or “stupid” to describe the preoccupations of Middle America’s God-and-guns culture.

To see these same Beltway Svengalis trapped now in this crazy role reversal, denounced by the far right for being the same kind of condescending establishment snot-bags they themselves spent decades trying to find and campaign against – well, that’s just seriously funny.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/ta...

The situation with Rove is particularly delicious. This is someone who foisted upon the world the eight-year presidency of George W. Bush, a man who couldn’t speak English, didn’t read books or newspapers, and won his second term via the political version of an Inspector Clouseau routine, rallying middle America behind an enraged invasion of the wrong country in retaliation for 9/11.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1050586 Dec 31, 2013
Watch the commie tea bagger from ghetto Wethersfield, Connecticunt disappear, nutsack always does when his ass clown hyperbole, pedophilia and tea bagger stupidity are exposed.

It's the culture...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1050587 Dec 31, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry folks, but I could spend all day responding to this one post.
Political parties didn't even exist in 1789. And George Washington despised the idea of political associations - believing they pitted one group of citizens against another. In his farewell speech in 1796 he said:
"The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish Government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established Government."
Washington probably wouldn't have been a liberal because Democrats are all about party and party power.
Alexander Hamilton was extremely opposed to a decentralized government and would have fit nicely into the far left's radical category today.
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison believed the central government's role was strictly national defense, international and interstate commerce, treaties and a postal system but that EVERYTHING else was a state or local matter.
Solidly, both would have been conservative material today.
Ben Franklin was a true centrist - more the philosopher than politician.
John Hancock held the same views as Jefferson and Madison but wasn't politically motivated to enter national politics choosing instead to serve as governor of his state for 11 years.
So PDupont's assertion that all Founding Fathers would have been in a Hillary for President 2016 ad is preposterous.
Funny how you don't dare talk about today's Repugnants, with their;

War on Women

War on Children

War on Gays

War on the Poor

War on Minorities

War on Muslims

War on Middle Class

----------

Yes, Ii can see why Lorac srticks to ancient history, before Repugnants became the Party owned by the Kochs and represented by scummmmm like Beck, Limbaugh, and O'Reilly.!!

And their latest hero, Phil the Pedophile.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1050588 Dec 31, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Have no idea what you are talking about as I am not an avid Rush follower such as you are.
Are you really going to attempt to justify racism by finger pointing?
Do you really think saying "I am sorry if I may have offended" is the same as acknowledging that MPH's behavior was knowingly offensive in first place?
Quit yer whining, BetsyWetsy!!

You spent much time defending the overt racism of Phil Robertson.

Hell, you even defended his pedophelia, calling it a joke.

You asshats are into sick jokes, I see..

For you to criticize a liberal for the same behavior marks you a hypocrite.

But that's been obvious for a long time, whiny one.
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#1050589 Dec 31, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
It was totally inappropriate. They would have never said that about the Mayor of New York's adopted black child.
Maybe we should start keeping a tally of MSNBC's apologies. They're starting to mount up.
Liberals just can't seem to stop themselves from inserting foot before opening mouth.
your faux outrage is amusing,

Joe Scarborough Slams Sean Hannity For Using Racism to Gin Up Ratings

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/07/22/joe-sc...

so up the ratings......who watches FOX?
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1050590 Dec 31, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
It was totally inappropriate. They would have never said that about the Mayor of New York's adopted black child.
Maybe we should start keeping a tally of MSNBC's apologies. They're starting to mount up.
Liberals just can't seem to stop themselves from inserting foot before opening mouth.
MSNBC apologies? Why does anyone need to explain that comments such as "sh*ting* in someone's mouth is wrong? What are they saying-were they raised in caves far from civilization.

Since when has it NOT been racist to show a mixed race family photo and make fun of the child of a different race? When does this need to be explained as totally wrong?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1050591 Dec 31, 2013
Mighty quiet around here.

Yuk Yuk

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1050592 Dec 31, 2013
GOP R Idiots wrote:
<quoted text>
Obviously, judging from the grammatical errors in your post and your inability to communicate without profanity, you would have benefited from Head Start.
I think it's hilarious that you and Nobraina still have a hard on from that fictional piece of garbage you keep repeating.
so when you posted that "fictional piece", it was just your fantasy?. Suck fck.

so, tell use how head start helps.
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#1050593 Dec 31, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Have no idea what you are talking about as I am not an avid Rush follower such as you are.
Are you really going to attempt to justify racism by finger pointing?
Do you really think saying "I am sorry if I may have offended" is the same as acknowledging that MPH's behavior was knowingly offensive in first place?
here's an idea,,,,FO.

you folks who hate any who are different from yourselves just need others indiscretions to shield your own bigotry. though it seems you only do if for each others edification.

no one is buying. your complaints about others racism carry about as much weight as saying Obama isn't a US citizen. or that saying conservative economic policies work. or saying that Obamacare can still be repealed. or that the gays will never be equal. or...or...or.....no one is listening.

no wonder the nutjobs are so angry.
SHADOW

Canyon Lake, TX

#1050594 Dec 31, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
I wonder who pays for the rescue efforts. It's a Russian expedition ship. The Chinese and French rescue vessels failed in their rescue attempts and now we have an Australian icebreaker on the way. I can't imagine the expense involved. Hopefully they have insurance.
"The Russian embassy in Australia has been in constant contact with the captain and said everyone on board was in good health and there was “no threat to their lives or safety”."
It's certainly is an adventure the passengers will never forget.
Good thing they are down there proving global warming huh. I mean the ice is melting, no wait they are frozen in by the ice.
Doesn't that prove global warming??? Maybe not .
What say you uSmsinceforever?

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