Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 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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M Stein

New York, NY

#1054957 Jan 6, 2014
Lessons from a citizen of Denmark:

Libs who want the following for the US are either a) clueless or b) stupid or c) selfish. I vote “d)” for all three.

Before the welfare state that libs and Dems see as the source for all happiness on Earth, Denmark was one of the richest countries in the world. Now, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD, in a few years WE WILL BE THE POOREST NORTH OF THE ALPS.

Similar to the U.S., the Danish government has extensive surveillance on our communication. What sets us apart though is that this has been common knowledge for a long time – and no one seems to mind! It is not only surveillance for potential terrorists that is the problem. For example, our tax agency can trespass on private property without a warrant if they suspect moonlighting. Individual rights are honored only when convenient for the system.

Trying to make the socialist paradise on Earth come true obviously has its toll on the little things in a society – like the economy and civil liberties.

The examples in this post are just a few out of many of the things that you certainly wouldn’t want in America. I could write whole books about the horrendous laws that are implemented not because we want them, but because they are a necessity to keep the Danish social experiment alive
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Libs and Dem politicians who are clearly fascinated by my country and would, given the chance, implement most of our policies in a heartbeat.

As a member of the ruling class, they don’t have an issue with the many negative consequences we suffer from, but you should.

America is running out of time to learn from the rest of the world. The socialist experiment has been weighed, measured, and found wanting.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1054958 Jan 6, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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another who complains that nutjob ideas aren't being taken seriously.
last i looked the tea party was less than 20% of the voting public. add the 22% rating(thank you tea party!) of the GOP in Congress and your pipe dream might as well be an Obama hit piece on FOX.......
people ignore stupid. if you can't back up an 'idea' with something that supports the assertion that you've put forward.... have you ever taken a good hard look at your brand of 'logic''? sometimes i wonder if you aren't a failed author of romance novels. the flights of fancy sometimes put Donald Trump to shame.
You seem to be ignoring how everyone feels about how the Democrats wearing RINO costumes are orchestrating everything the Democrats want to get through Congress. Now, why would you do that?
When people object to the GOP, they're objecting to what the GOP RINO leadership is doing, you moron.
The combined Democrat and Democrat RINO leadership generates less support than believers in Bigfoot.
RUSH10ME

King William, VA

#1054959 Jan 6, 2014
Emeem wrote:
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You mean the Bill Clinton that left office leaving Bush with a budget surplus that Bush squandered on a senseless unprovoked war that sent us into a depression that Obama is leading us out of?
That Bill Clinton?
The whitewater crook who had blood on his hands way before entering the whitehouse , the one who got caught lying under oath [ i did not have sex with that woman] about an affair with an intern , the one who stole property from the whitehouse , that bill clinton ??

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1054960 Jan 6, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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You seem to be ignoring how everyone feels about how the Democrats wearing RINO costumes are orchestrating everything the Democrats want to get through Congress. Now, why would you do that?
When people object to the GOP, they're objecting to what the GOP RINO leadership is doing, you moron.
The combined Democrat and Democrat RINO leadership generates less support than believers in Bigfoot.
no most of us conservatives are complaining that the far radical right has taken over the GOP and they are longer conservatives..

this is the group that is killing the GOP.
M Stein

New York, NY

#1054961 Jan 6, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Denmark is considered my many to be the happiest country in the world ranking one in some polls & typically in the top ten.
Since the alcholism rate there is so high, we expect they were surveyed while high.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1054962 Jan 6, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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There is no progressive income equality. This is just another lie your heroes Limbaugh & Beck told you & you believe it.
There equal pay for equal work to stop discrimination.
But no, Mighty Dumb Builder, there is no push for equal pay other than in your limited mind.
There also is no education equality. Just equal opportunity for education.
The amount of sweat dripping off one's brow doesn't reflect their abilities, their productivity, or their worth to the employer. Only complacent, progressive drones would even suggest such a thing.
We all have opportunity, but only the inspired use it to it's utmost. Keeping that in mind, you are again, deceptively, parroting "opportunity in-equality" as a reason for "outcome in-equality". Go to Cuba. They have equality on parade, for all to see.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1054963 Jan 6, 2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel breaks her hip while skiing in Switzerland

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1054964 Jan 6, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Hee, Hee, Hee.
Now he's talking about the real world.
Hilarious stuff.
just stating the facts, as always...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1054965 Jan 6, 2014
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Proven false God? Cult crap? Real world?
Congratulations!
In just two sentences you've managed to type more naivety and narrow-minded, condescending tripe than anyone in the history of Topix.
again, just more facts...i noticed you didn't even attempt to counter them...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1054966 Jan 6, 2014
sonicliar wrote:
<quoted text> Dumbing America Down: The Election of LIar Obama
only right wing nutjobs can lie.

though evidently you suck at it.
Lnc

United States

#1054967 Jan 6, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>just stating the facts, as always...
Agree

Shinny0 seems the leading racist on the thread.

A C A is going to work in the end and this is the GOIP fear.

Republican seem to have a war on the Middle class and poor
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1054968 Jan 6, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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"The decision, however, limited the companies that could bid to build the website to a pre-approved list of 16 vendors selected in 2007 for an umbrella contract to work on unspecified systems for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Only four of the 16 companies bid for the work, including CGI. The other bidders haven’t been publicly identified."
http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/expe...
So, Mr MORON, are you just stupid or are you just another right whiner lying POS?
Princeton is a top 5 university. Being classmates is not being best friends. Only a true MORON would not consider doing business with companies with employees that graduated with Michele Obama.
More proof you right whiners are not just dumber than sh*t, but uninformed , uneducated & liars.
My God, can't you tell the ruth about anything?
only a moron would consider doing business with a company with a proven track record of failure...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1054969 Jan 6, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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You seem to be ignoring how everyone feels about how the Democrats wearing RINO costumes are orchestrating everything the Democrats want to get through Congress. Now, why would you do that?
When people object to the GOP, they're objecting to what the GOP RINO leadership is doing, you moron.
The combined Democrat and Democrat RINO leadership generates less support than believers in Bigfoot.
excuse-meister.

GOP is GOP. you'll need to start a new party to get out from under the big tent.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1054970 Jan 6, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Evidently, your plan is to declare the man behind the attacks as irrelevant & march off to invade a country that had northing to do with 9-11.
In case you've been in a coma since 1973, moron, that's when the Arab Islamists actually began their war and instituting international terrorism. The 9/11(2001) attack was just the biggest attack of the war they started in 1973. It was also the first time the US retaliated.
The "man behind the attack" was nothing more than the latest head of a terrorist organization who had plans to attack the United States.
So, let's review some history. Why don't you help us here.
In 1973 when the Arab Islamists started their terrorist war, how old was Osama bin Laden?

Now that you know a little more history than you previously knew, you can organize your response to reflect actual history, and ignore the fraudulent history the Democrats indoctrinated you with.

Just so you don't get confused again, let's go over this one more time. The Arab Islamists started the war of terrorism in 1973, and the 9/11(2001) attack was their biggest and most successful of the war they started in 1973.

Now, why do you choose to surrender to the Arab Islamist terrorists?
sonicliar

Palm Coast, FL

#1054971 Jan 6, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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only right wing nutjobs can lie.
though evidently you suck at it.
But you and Obamaliar are really, really good at it! LOL
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1054972 Jan 6, 2014
reality......

Now Republicans Have to Prove They Can Do Better Than Obamacare

On Jan. 1, the moment arrived that conservatives had been dreading: Obamacare took effect. Last year’s Republican freakout and government shutdown was a desperate, doomed, Hail Mary attempt to stave this off. It failed, and now a number of important changes have taken place: Insurance companies can’t deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions or charge them higher rates. There’s a limit to how much they can charge the elderly. Kids can stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26. Millions of people—nobody’s sure yet how many millions—now have health insurance because of Obamacare. This unalterably changes the political landscape, even if a lot of Republicans haven’t yet come to terms with that fact.

One reason so many Republicans fought so bitterly against the health-care law and its implementation was the recognition that once a social benefit or government guarantee is bestowed, it’s almost impossible to revoke. Republicans made two big strategic bets about stopping Obamacare, both of which failed. The first was the decision not to participate in shaping the policy—the choice to oppose and obstruct the bill at every turn in hopes of killing it, rather than steer it in a more conservative direction. As former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum noted at the time (in a column that cost him his job at the American Enterprise Institute and basically got him drummed out of the conservative movement), this turned out to be a disastrous decision—a Republican “Waterloo,” in Frum’s famous phrase.

The second big strategic bet was that Obamacare could still be stopped, even after it was signed into law, by stopping Obama himself from winning a second term. If Obama lost his bid for reelection, this line of thinking went, then his signature policy would come to be seen as a failure that cost him the White House and thus irredeemably tainted. Then it could be repealed or drastically scaled back. That’s why Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said in 2010, after Obamacare was law, that the “single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” It’s why McConnell made himself the architect of the Republican strategy to achieve this—but that strategy ultimately failed.

Now that the law and its full range of benefits have taken effect, the idea that it can be repealed is folly. But conservatives such as the ones behind this new ad from the YG Network (“YG” stands for “young guns”), a 501c(4), seem not to recognize this new reality.

The ad simply dumps on the law, suggesting that it’s terrible and unfair—but despite the YG Network’s claim to support “conservative center-right policies,” doesn’t offer any alternatives. The fact is that even if Republicans win the White House and both chambers of Congress in 2016, they won’t dare strip benefits from what, by that point, will probably be upward of 10 million people. The best they can hope for is to be able to change the law in a way that’s more amenable to conservative ideals, as Frum was counseling them to do four years ago. What changed on Jan. 1 is that the “repeal” crowd became obsolete. The new coin of the realm for conservatives is coming up with a viable-seeming alternative to Obamacare that allows for the reality that Republicans are never going to strip millions of people of their health insurance. That’s what matters now.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1054974 Jan 6, 2014
Emeem wrote:
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You mean the Bill Clinton that left office leaving Bush with a budget surplus that Bush squandered on a senseless unprovoked war that sent us into a depression that Obama is leading us out of?
That Bill Clinton?
So, the Arab Islamists attacking the United States and killing 3000 Americans wasn't provoking a war?
You're just pretending to be this stupid, right?

It's 9/12. You're the president. What do you do?
Do you:
1) Surrender to the Islamist terrorists? Or;
2) Do the Bill Clinton thing and lob a few cruise missiles into their general direction? Or;
3) Do the exact same thing in the exact same place against the exact same enemy as the Soviets, and somehow you would expect something different to happen? Or;
4) You do something different that gives the greatest chance of kicking the shit out of the Arab Islamist terrorists that attacked the United States.

If your answer is 4) do something different to give us a better chance of kicking the shit out of the Arab terrorists, what would you do?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1054976 Jan 6, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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excuse-meister.
GOP is GOP. you'll need to start a new party to get out from under the big tent.
Or get rid of the Democrats running the GOP.
You ran away from the point. The combination of Democrats and Democrat RINOs running Congress generates less approval than people who believe in Bigfoot.
Now, why do you think more Americans believe in Bigfoot than approve of the Demcorats and Democrat RINOs running Congress?
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1054977 Jan 6, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
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The amount of sweat dripping off one's brow doesn't reflect their abilities, their productivity, or their worth to the employer. Only complacent, progressive drones would even suggest such a thing.
We all have opportunity, but only the inspired use it to it's utmost. Keeping that in mind, you are again, deceptively, parroting "opportunity in-equality" as a reason for "outcome in-equality". Go to Cuba. They have equality on parade, for all to see.
Agree, Castro is a Hero to Liberals/Obama!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1054978 Jan 6, 2014
“We’ve got choices about war and peace,” Obama said. “I ended the war in Iraq, as I promised. We are transitioning out of Afghanistan. We have gone after the terrorists who actually attacked us 9/11 and decimated al Qaeda.”

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