Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1417642 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

#1050621 Dec 31, 2013
tell it like it is wrote:
<quoted text>
How many people on 'safety nets' invest in the stock market?
How about blacks?
Immigrants?
Immigrants? Did you actually mean immigrants?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1050622 Dec 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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.
ate you using rolling stone as a serious political source? Sonic, sonic, sonic!
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1050623 Dec 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Fox News Host Geraldo Rivera tore into fellow Fox News personality Eric Bolling Monday over Bolling’s recent “slanderous” comments about whether the post-Benghazi investigations would be different if first daughters Sasha and Malia Obama had been killed in the attack.
http://www.msnbc.com/politicsnation/fox-news-...
Yea, wrong just as Progressives demanding the Bush daughters go serve in the Iraq war.
Keep family members out of it!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1050624 Dec 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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.
"The situation with Rove is particularly delicious." That's so gay, sonic. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
LCNin

United States

#1050625 Dec 31, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
"Putin vows to annihilate "terrorists" after suicide bombings"
Putin can't put down a rebellion in Chechyna that's been going on siince 1994.
Seems some nitwits here are big Putin supporters.
Dweeb, Whatever and Fetch all proclaim Putin a hero of Democracy.
He's actually a Communist with KGB past.
Teabaggers love authoritarians. Go figure.
Interesting
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1050627 Dec 31, 2013
tell it like it is wrote:
<quoted text>
Drunk!!!!!!
Attention starved

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1050628 Dec 31, 2013
Powerpuff girl wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
"srticks". Sore Luis from all the hnmers you've been giving?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1050629 Dec 31, 2013
Whatever wrote:
From Melissa Harris-Perry Apology
I work by guiding principle that those who offend do not have the right to tell those they hurt that they r wrong for hurting.#MHPapology
What does that mean? Golly gee I acted like a full on racist but now I will claim to have the high road and not tell people who were offended they are wrong.
Your FAUX outrage is amusing, BetsyWetsy.

But all you did was whine again. LOL

Explain this:

""Todd Akin wants to be forgiven. Two days after his catastrophic interview on KTVI-TV in St. Louis—in which he claimed that pregnancy from rape was “really rare” because “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down”—Akin has issued a video apology.“I used the wrong words in the wrong way, and for that I apologize,” he tells the camera.“The mistake I made was in the words I said, not in the heart I hold.”""

----------

I note you ran away from your buddy Phil Robertson like the fraud you are!!

Smart move. Betcha wish you hadn't defended the racist in the first place.

HACHACHACHA

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1050630 Dec 31, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Only playground bullies invent wars that don't exist to rule the playground and only the weak-minded fall for anything to side with bullies rather than stand their ground because it's safer. Do you feel safer being protected by bullies, nuc?

Chew on that food for thought for a while.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1050631 Dec 31, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
powerpuff has a hardon for Phil. Maybe that's why h's been practicing his hnmers.
LCNin

United States

#1050632 Dec 31, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Guess when you align yourselves with bullies who will say and do anything and beat up any and all opposition just to rule the playground, we shouldn't be surprised when the liberal media lies...cheats...steals...whate ver...just to be accepted by the "gang" mentality. To the weak-minded, bullies are the cool ones.
You play the victim and the authority on black america ?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1050633 Dec 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
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?
hannity's an idiot. You can do better.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1050634 Dec 31, 2013
Continuation of Melissa Harris-Perry apology

"Therefore, while I meant no offense, I want to immediately apologize to the Romney family for hurting them.#MHPapology

How in the world could you have meant no offensive when you produced a family portrait and asked you quests to make a joke about it?

Your one quest singing "One of these things is different than the other" was just something you would have never expected to have happened?
LCNin

United States

#1050635 Dec 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Fox News Host Geraldo Rivera tore into fellow Fox News personality Eric Bolling Monday over Bolling’s recent “slanderous” comments about whether the post-Benghazi investigations would be different if first daughters Sasha and Malia Obama had been killed in the attack.
http://www.msnbc.com/politicsnation/fox-news-...
Sad
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#1050636 Dec 31, 2013
MSNBC apologizes for racist comments targeting Mitt Romney's adoption of a black child. The hypocrisy runs thick with liberals. Too bad most of the poor black liberals don't recognize how they have been sold out. Once the election is over, they are quickly forgotten. They are merely pawns to the democratic party. I feel empathy for them.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1050637 Dec 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
conservatives democrats.
it's history.
Well....no...but if it makes you happy to think that....

History doesn't make mention of liberal republicans either.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1050639 Dec 31, 2013
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
Lois If it wasn’t for Republicans the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would have never happen!!
The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was first introduced by Republican Dwight Eisenhower It was stalled in the Democratic controlled congress. It was reintroduced in 1963 but Senator Richard Russell (Democrat) organized 18 other Democratic Senators to filibuster the bill. It finally passed in 1964 due to Republicans!!
Wow, you right whiners keep proving how GD uninformed you.

Blocking the Civil Right Act had nothing to do with the Democrat Party. It had to do with the South, it was regional.

You f*cking idiots are so protective of your racist Republicans that you try to blame Democrats.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1050640 Dec 31, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Only you, a true-blue liberal, would think history is gibberish.
What part is gibberish, Realtime? The vote on the 19th Amendment? The vote on the abolition of slavery?
Sen. A.A. Sargent, a Republican from California, introduced the 19th Amendment in 1878.
In January 1878, Senator Sargent introduced the 29 words that would later become the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, allowing women the right to vote.
Both chambers had a Democrat majority in 1914 and 1915 - where the 19th Amendment was rejected twice.
In 1918, Republicans controlled the House, Democrats the Senate. The Amendment was passed by the required two-thirds in the House. The proposal fell two votes short of passage in the Senate. Again, in 1919, it was again voted upon and failed by only one vote.
From March 4, 1919 to March 4, 1921, during the last two years of Woodrow Wilson's presidency, both chambers had a Republican majority. When the Republican Party regained control of Congress, the Equal Suffrage Amendment finally passed the House in May of that year and in the Senate in June.
This is actual history, Realtime. It doesn't fit into your perceived notions of what you want to believe about history, but it's still very much actual history.
It's been explained to you over and over that Southern Democrats were conservatives. Your explanations to the contrary are pitiful.

Was Lester Maddox a liberal? progressive? Huey Long? George Wallace?

My Republican party hated those racist scumbags__Your Republican party admires them.

Your failure to grasp history is only surpassed by your failure to grasp math. Your geography sux too.
TSM

United States

#1050641 Dec 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
conservatives democrats.
it's history.
Son…Here’s a simple Quiz for you!!

Whose Party…. wiretapped MLK Office, Blocked access to Black Students from entering an Alabama University, use Fire Hoses/K-9 Dogs on Civil Rights Marchers and oppose 80% of black legislation?
Homer

Stroudsburg, PA

#1050642 Dec 31, 2013
Peppy wrote:
MSNBC apologizes for racist comments targeting Mitt Romney's adoption of a black child. The hypocrisy runs thick with liberals. Too bad most of the poor black liberals don't recognize how they have been sold out. Once the election is over, they are quickly forgotten. They are merely pawns to the democratic party. I feel empathy for them.
Bah the last time you felt empathy was when you hung that cat by it's tail from a tree.

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