Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1420515 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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PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1051101 Jan 1, 2014
Whatever wrote:
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You are such an idiot. All you had to do was look at the Treasury Dept numbers and you wouldn't have gone down that path of idiocy-golly gee they said it was.
FY 2000- Debt $5.674178 trillion Deficit $17.91 billion
FY2001 Debt $5.807463 trillion Deficit $133.29 billion
Any moron can see it wasn't decreasing but increasing!
Interesting numbers numb skull. In 2000 we had a Democrat in the White House and in 2001 Republicans controlled both houses and the White House. That's why the deficit jumped idiot.
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#1051102 Jan 1, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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Hogwash Carol. Every morning when I go to the Op-Ed section of my paper I get to see columns from the likes of Cal Thomas, Charles Krauthammer, George Will, Thomas Sowell and others.
Sixty percent of the nation's daily newspapers print more conservative syndicated columnists every week than progressive syndicated columnists. Only 20 percent run more progressives than conservatives, while the remaining 20 percent are evenly balanced.
In eight of the nine divisions into which the U.S. Census Bureau divides the country, conservative syndicated columnists reach more readers than progressive syndicated columnists in any given week. Only in the Middle Atlantic division do progressive columnists reach more readers each week.
During the last election Campaign most media outlets had more negative coverage of Barack Obama than Mitt Romney.
Here's the breakdown of negative reporting of the President/ Romney;
CBS news: 63%/37%
The Washington Post: 61.8%/ 38.2%
USA Today: 59.6%/ 40.4%
The New York Times: 51.1%/ 42.9%
Mainstream media is corporate. Businesses act in their own self-interests, and in the interests of their shareholders. Big media companies are businesses --$360 billion worth. They want a cultural, labor, legislative, regulatory, and judicial environment that allows them to maximize profits. But progressive politics are an immediate and tangible threat to their interests. In what alternate universe would big media companies permit a liberal bias in their own programming?! "Liberal media bias" is more than a myth -- it's an absurd lie echoing from media corporations themselves, and resonating with the ignorant among us.
Dan Rather was set up by Karl Rove.
Lack of Diversity on Display as White Male Republicans Dominated the Sunday Shows in 2013

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/12/30/lack-d...

so where do you think carol comes up with that nonsense?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1051103 Jan 1, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
And how many times did that happen before Bush turned a secular regime into an Islamic government moron? It didn't.
And no liar we on the left don't cheer on attacks on anyone's houses of worship.
You're an idiot!
You loons support the Islamic regimes. What the hell are you talking about? And yet, for the first six years of the US deployment in Iraq, just the presence of US forces deployed in strength countrywide was enough to keep the worst sectarian passions at bay.
Sunni and Shiite politicians worked together, if unwillingly. They even began learning to art of political compromise — otherwise known as horse-trading.
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All of that began to unravel however with O'bama's rise to power.
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O'bama's promise to withdraw US forces from Iraq meant that the US would soon cease to serve as Iraq's power broker. And so, in the final year of the US deployment in Iraq, Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki repositioned himself as an enemy of the US's military presence in Iraq. He refused to sign a status of forces agreement with the US. And at the end of 2011, just ahead of the US withdrawal, Maliki forced Iraq's Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi to flee to Kurdistan ahead of an arrest warrant issued by the Maliki-controlled Interior Ministry.
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The situation in Iraq, and in Ukraine — as well as Iran, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, and beyond — make clear that O'bama has killed America's freedom agenda. And that isn't all.
O'bama doesn't simply neglect democratic forces in favor of authoritarian regimes. In country after country, under his leadership the US sides with anti-American forces of authoritarianism against pro-American forces, whether they are liberals or authoritarians.
Many Americans, who rightly rue Obama's betrayal of America's allies, wish to see a reinstatement of George W. Bush's freedom agenda."

It is that sweet O'bama that turned Iraq into a killing field. Even GW Bush had the fore-sight to see what was going to happen under an O'bama regime. Bush allowed as many Christians as he could to come to America. Bet they didn't think they would be crucified here by the O'bama regime and liberals, as they were in Iraq huh?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1051104 Jan 1, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting numbers numb skull. In 2000 we had a Democrat in the White House and in 2001 Republicans controlled both houses and the White House. That's why the deficit jumped idiot.
What about the recession Billy Bob Clinton left to GW Bush? think that had something to do with it?
RUSH10ME

Aylett, VA

#1051105 Jan 1, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You do not know the business I am in or where I worked previously.
At the local hospital in the circumsizing dept. 40 skins a day and a chance to get a head .
GOP R Idiots

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1051106 Jan 1, 2014
No Surprize wrote:
You root smoocher libs are the party of tea bagging homosexuals, gay marriage and marry your gerbil you dumbasses..
AND... Don't try to rope us normal people into your gay pride parade of tea bagging you pork puffers.
It's the culture....
You surely are very obsessed with homosexuality.
Got a wide stance?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1051107 Jan 1, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you still going with that lie that conservative groups were targeted by the IRS at the behest of the President Carol? How come not one conservative group was denied 501(c)(4) status? How come the only groups denied were progressive groups?
No, Obama has not expanded the Patriot Act liar, in fact the DOJ under Holder has put restrictions in the use of National Security Letters that the Bush administration used to pry into what books we got from libraries and booksellers and what sites were being accessed on library computers.
How can you be so stupid? even your liberal ACLU has called you a liar?
https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security-t...

And they give a graph to show how much freedom we had under GW Bush compared to the dictator O'bama. Damn are you ignorant. Earlier you said you could read--I have a hard time believing that girly.
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#1051108 Jan 1, 2014
Has the Republican big tent evolved into a house of worship?

For several years, the two major parties have been moving gradually toward opposite poles: Democrats growing more liberal and secular, Republicans becoming more conservative and religious. But a survey out this week shows just how far and how fast the GOP has gone toward becoming a collection of older, white, evangelical Christians defined as much by religion as by politics.

The nonpartisan Pew Research Center recently released the results of an extensive poll done in 2013 on Americans’ views of evolution. Like other polls, it shows that overall views are stable: Sixty percent believe that humans have evolved over time, the same as said so in 2009.

But within those results, there was a huge shift in the beliefs of Republicans: 48 percent say that humans have existed in our present form from the beginning, compared with 43 percent who say we have evolved, either with or without help from a supreme being. That’s an 11-percentage-point swing from just four years ago, when 54 percent believed in evolution.

Forget climate-change skepticism: Republicans have turned, suddenly and sharply, against Darwin.

.....As a matter of political Darwinism, the Republicans’ mutation is not likely to help the GOP’s survival. As the country overall becomes more racially diverse and more secular, Republicans are resolutely white and increasingly devout. If current trends persist, it will be only a couple of decades before they join the dodo and the saber-toothed tiger.

But give Republicans credit for this: They don’t just doubt the theory of evolution; they’re out to prove it wrong. If they believed in the survival of the fittest, they’d be expanding their racial and ideological diversity. Instead, they’re trying to demonstrate that devotion to God can trump the Darwinian rules of politics.

Keep them in your prayers.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-m...
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#1051109 Jan 1, 2014
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said Monday that a recent New York Times investigative report on the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya was simply a means to dispense with the issue ahead of the 2016 presidential campaign.

"[They want to take the] issue away from Republicans no matter who the Democratic nominee is. Whether or not it's Hillary Clinton, they want this issue taken away, and it's part of a systematic effort here," he said told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"This story is meaningless and baseless, and by putting that headline on it — I'm disappointed in how much the media went along with it, by the way," he added.

The report found little evidence that al Qaeda was directly involved in the attack on the U.S. consulate, but rather that the incident was spurred in part by an American anti-Islamic video.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/peter-k...

but no one can tell us why it's meaningless and baseless. can't cite the FOX myths because FOX can't even cite the FOX myths.

so 'no proof' is yelling no proof. you can see why carol complains that no one pays attention to the nutjob media.

Since: May 11

New Oxford, PA

#1051111 Jan 1, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>What about the recession Billy Bob Clinton left to GW Bush? think that had something to do with it?
I love how you stupid f*cks give Bush & the Republicans a pass for taking us from a balanced budget to the worst recession in 80 years because of a small, bump in the road, recession yet blame the economy since the end of 2008 on Obama.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1051112 Jan 1, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Lack of Diversity on Display as White Male Republicans Dominated the Sunday Shows in 2013
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/12/30/lack-d...
so where do you think carol comes up with that nonsense?
Maybe the black female democrats were too scared to show up?

Since: May 11

New Oxford, PA

#1051113 Jan 1, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>You loons support the Islamic regimes. What the hell are you talking about? And yet, for the first six years of the US deployment in Iraq, just the presence of US forces deployed in strength countrywide was enough to keep the worst sectarian passions at bay.
Sunni and Shiite politicians worked together, if unwillingly. They even began learning to art of political compromise — otherwise known as horse-trading.
*
*
*
All of that began to unravel however with O'bama's rise to power.
*
*
*
O'bama's promise to withdraw US forces from Iraq meant that the US would soon cease to serve as Iraq's power broker. And so, in the final year of the US deployment in Iraq, Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki repositioned himself as an enemy of the US's military presence in Iraq. He refused to sign a status of forces agreement with the US. And at the end of 2011, just ahead of the US withdrawal, Maliki forced Iraq's Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi to flee to Kurdistan ahead of an arrest warrant issued by the Maliki-controlled Interior Ministry.
•
The situation in Iraq, and in Ukraine — as well as Iran, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, and beyond — make clear that O'bama has killed America's freedom agenda. And that isn't all.
O'bama doesn't simply neglect democratic forces in favor of authoritarian regimes. In country after country, under his leadership the US sides with anti-American forces of authoritarianism against pro-American forces, whether they are liberals or authoritarians.
Many Americans, who rightly rue Obama's betrayal of America's allies, wish to see a reinstatement of George W. Bush's freedom agenda."
It is that sweet O'bama that turned Iraq into a killing field. Even GW Bush had the fore-sight to see what was going to happen under an O'bama regime. Bush allowed as many Christians as he could to come to America. Bet they didn't think they would be crucified here by the O'bama regime and liberals, as they were in Iraq huh?
Wow, you're still clinging to the "we invaded Iraq to spread freedom" excuse.

"Nuclear weapons!!"

No, wait

"Ties to 9-11!!!!!"

No, wait

"Spread democracy!!!! Yep lets stick with that one.

You people re dumber than sh*t.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1051114 Jan 1, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Has the Republican big tent evolved into a house of worship?
For several years, the two major parties have been moving gradually toward opposite poles: Democrats growing more liberal and secular, Republicans becoming more conservative and religious. But a survey out this week shows just how far and how fast the GOP has gone toward becoming a collection of older, white, evangelical Christians defined as much by religion as by politics.
The nonpartisan Pew Research Center recently released the results of an extensive poll done in 2013 on Americans’ views of evolution. Like other polls, it shows that overall views are stable: Sixty percent believe that humans have evolved over time, the same as said so in 2009.
But within those results, there was a huge shift in the beliefs of Republicans: 48 percent say that humans have existed in our present form from the beginning, compared with 43 percent who say we have evolved, either with or without help from a supreme being. That’s an 11-percentage-point swing from just four years ago, when 54 percent believed in evolution.
Forget climate-change skepticism: Republicans have turned, suddenly and sharply, against Darwin.
.....As a matter of political Darwinism, the Republicans’ mutation is not likely to help the GOP’s survival. As the country overall becomes more racially diverse and more secular, Republicans are resolutely white and increasingly devout. If current trends persist, it will be only a couple of decades before they join the dodo and the saber-toothed tiger.
But give Republicans credit for this: They don’t just doubt the theory of evolution; they’re out to prove it wrong. If they believed in the survival of the fittest, they’d be expanding their racial and ideological diversity. Instead, they’re trying to demonstrate that devotion to God can trump the Darwinian rules of politics.
Keep them in your prayers.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-m...
Now what did Justice Sonia Sotomayer do last night? why aren't you liberals on the job?
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1051115 Jan 1, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, you're still clinging to the "we invaded Iraq to spread freedom" excuse.
"Nuclear weapons!!"
No, wait
"Ties to 9-11!!!!!"
No, wait
"Spread democracy!!!! Yep lets stick with that one.
You people re dumber than sh*t.
Speaking of dumber than sh*t, what is your excuse for Obama following the French into Lybia and his war mongering with Syria until Putin b*tch slapped your Jive-Ass Punk Obama?

You hypocrites are dumber than sh*t.
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#1051116 Jan 1, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe the black female democrats were too scared to show up?
might have a point if that hadn't been the talk show trend for years.

GOP Rules Talk-Show Circuit

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_83/GOP-Rule...

but we get carol's alternate universe viewpoint/excuse because she thinks not enough people listen to the nutjob media.

so what part of 'nutjob' do you think she doesn't understand? right off the bat: nutjob is never in the majority no matter how many of them show up on the Sunday morning talk shows.
sonicfilter

Greenwood, IN

#1051117 Jan 1, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Now what did Justice Sonia Sotomayer do last night? why aren't you liberals on the job?
not that big of a deal.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted a temporary exemption late Tuesday to a small group of Catholic nuns that shields it from having to comply with a part of President Obama's healthcare law that requires it to provide contraceptive coverage in its insurance plans.

She acted on an emergency appeal from lawyers for the group who said the nuns faced "draconian fines" beginning on New Year's Day if they failed to comply with the law widely known as Obamacare.

Sotomayor gave the government until Friday to file a response in the case. Her order extends only to the group of nuns and does not apply more broadly to the Affordable Care Act and its requirements.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-obamacare...
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1051118 Jan 1, 2014
GOP R Idiots wrote:
<quoted text>
You surely are very obsessed with homosexuality.
Got a wide stance?
Thats interesting you "wide mouth stance " tea bagger, guess you tea baggers aren't really "born gay" and the "gay gene" doesn't exist??

Meanwhile, you root smoocher libs are the party of tea bagging homosexuals, gay marriage and marry your pet gerbil you dumbass..

AND... Don't try to rope us normal people into your gay pride parade of tea bagging you pork puffer wide mouth nut job....

It's the culture....
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1051120 Jan 1, 2014
We have a new lie for the Democrats/Obama Administration today:

A White House adviser backpedaled Tuesday on the target for ObamaCare enrollment, saying the widely cited goal of enrolling 7 million people by the end of March was "never our target number" -- though Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius repeatedly has cited the figure.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/12/31/wh... ?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1051121 Jan 1, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
might have a point if that hadn't been the talk show trend for years.
GOP Rules Talk-Show Circuit
http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_83/GOP-Rule...
but we get carol's alternate universe viewpoint/excuse because she thinks not enough people listen to the nutjob media.
so what part of 'nutjob' do you think she doesn't understand? right off the bat: nutjob is never in the majority no matter how many of them show up on the Sunday morning talk shows.
you shouldn't talk about Suzzanne Rice that way. Nut job Susie, showed up on more talk shows in one day than anyone. It's a video from Rice productions. What a nut job Susie, giving a hand job, I agree.
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#1051122 Jan 1, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said Monday that a recent New York Times investigative report on the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya was simply a means to dispense with the issue ahead of the 2016 presidential campaign.
"[They want to take the] issue away from Republicans no matter who the Democratic nominee is. Whether or not it's Hillary Clinton, they want this issue taken away, and it's part of a systematic effort here," he said told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
"This story is meaningless and baseless, and by putting that headline on it — I'm disappointed in how much the media went along with it, by the way," he added.
The report found little evidence that al Qaeda was directly involved in the attack on the U.S. consulate, but rather that the incident was spurred in part by an American anti-Islamic video.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/peter-k...
but no one can tell us why it's meaningless and baseless. can't cite the FOX myths because FOX can't even cite the FOX myths.
so 'no proof' is yelling no proof. you can see why carol complains that no one pays attention to the nutjob media.
Talkingpointsmemo?

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