Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1600280 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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dem

United States

#1089780 Mar 3, 2014
Julia Child wrote:
<quoted text>Crude... but effective!
There is a fine line between truthful and crude. I'm definitely both.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1089781 Mar 3, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>And yet, the facts are the reich wingers are the ones stabbing vets in their face!
Let's compare you comment to actual history:

“I would like to talk, representing all those veterans, and say that several months ago in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command. They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.”
John Kerry

Kerry hooked up with an organization called Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). Two events cooked up by this group cemented in the public mind the image of Vietnam as one big atrocity. The first of these was the January 31, 1971, "Winter Soldier Investigation," organized by antiwar celebrities such as Jane Fonda, Dick Gregory, and Mark Lane. Here, individuals purporting to be Vietnam veterans told horrible stories of atrocities in Vietnam: using prisoners for target practice, throwing them out of helicopters, cutting off the ears of dead Viet Cong soldiers, burning villages, and gang-raping women as a matter of course.
The major organizers of the so-called “investigation” staged in Detroit in 1971 included Jane Fonda, Dick Gregory, Phil Ochs, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Tom Hayden, Daniel Berrigan, Donald Sutherland and activist lawyer and writer Mark Lane - the same guy who’d already been revealed as a fake. Also deeply involved in the organization of the event was the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) which included John Kerry who was on the VVAW Executive committee.
To reveal the depth of dishonesty present, Al Hubbard, one of the founders of the VVAW and its Executive Secretary, claimed to be an Air Force pilot, wounded in Viet Nam. In fact, Hubbard was never an officer, never wounded and never in Viet Nam. VVAW members Elton Mazione, John Laboon, Eddie Swetz and Kenneth Van Lesser all claimed to have been a part of the Phoenix program in Viet Nam where they routinely killed children and removed body parts as a part of their duty. They were shown to have never been in Viet Nam.
Niel Sheehan destroyed the credibility of Mark Lane’s book “Conversations with Americans” by revealing most of the “veterans” who’s “atrocities” Lane quoted hadn’t been in combat or even in Vietnam.
The Winter Soldier hearings: After all the atrocities were dutifully taken down, the transcript was inserted into the Congressional Record by Sen. Mark O. Hatfield, who asked the commandant of the Marine Corps to investigate the many crimes, particularly those perpetrated by Marines.
The most damaging finding consisted of the sworn statements of several veterans, corroborated by witnesses, that they had in fact not attended the hearing in Detroit. Fake "witnesses" had appropriated the names of real Vietnam veterans.

What you have is John Kerry inventing a system of lies solely for the purpose of slandering American veterans.

Now, tell us why you want some lying fraud like Kerry who dedicated his life to slandering American veterans with lies to be... anything at all.
Alias - Trish

Jackson, MO

#1089782 Mar 3, 2014
Patricangelily wrote:
<quoted text> "make up sh*t"?
LOL
LOL, that's quite the handle you've got their ... miss. Hahahahaha

Have a great day ya'll.:)
Alias - Trish

Jackson, MO

#1089783 Mar 3, 2014
There ... there there their they're 00 DOh!
Julia Child

Dallas, TX

#1089784 Mar 3, 2014
I haven't really been paying too much attention but is the motion on the table that the U.S. invade Russia? We couldn't even "win" against a bunch of goat herders in Iraq, what would be the point of invading a country with an actual Army?
dem

United States

#1089785 Mar 3, 2014
M Stein wrote:
Obama's focus has always been on advancing a liberal domestic policy agenda, with foreign policy simmering on the back-burner.

This administration has seemed determined to present itself as the anti-Bush, exceedingly hesitant to exercise American hard power, and focused on restoring America's image in the world by adopting a more thoughtful global posture.

One of the centerpieces of this "smart power" approach was a "reset" in US-Russo relations, A POLICY THAT LIES IN TATTERS.

America has sacrificed much in exchange for a parade of Russian treachery, vis-a-vis Syria, Snowden and now Ukraine.

The "reset" has clearly benefited the Kremlin. What, if anything, has the US gained? For a sense of how cynical and calculating

Putin has been in advancing his interests while stifling ours, re-read his New York Times op-ed on Syria, published on September 11 of last year.

As OBAMA PONDERED strikes against the Moscow-backed and -armed Assad regime, Putin averred that military action requires "consensus" within the international community. That doctrine of restraint and consensus plainly didn't apply to Russia when it invaded Georgia, however, and it's been discarded again in Crimea.

Failure, thy name is Barack Hussein Barry Soetoro Chummer Obamau.
A Facebook person I know actually posted a homage to that milf Palin for predicting this. Stupid Kkkhunt was bound to be right about something just so happens it wasn't time yet.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1089786 Mar 3, 2014
Rightwingers sure do love Putin.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1089788 Mar 3, 2014
Is there any country that Putin could occupy that would provoke a response from the sissy in the White House???...
dem

United States

#1089790 Mar 3, 2014
John Galt wrote:
Is there any country that Putin could occupy that would provoke a response from the sissy in the White House???...
Is there any penis that wouldn't provoke you from tasting it?

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1089791 Mar 3, 2014
killtaker wrote:
<quoted text>
how many months did the economy lose 800,000 jobs? which months were those?
January & February of 2009 after several months of climbing job losses in 2008.

Be a good little right whiner POS & blame Jan & Feb job losses on Obama like all you whiners do.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1089792 Mar 3, 2014
Homer wrote:
Rightwingers sure do love Putin.
Letfwingers sure do live the commie Obama.
Julia Child

Dallas, TX

#1089793 Mar 3, 2014
Somehow or another, for self-proclaimed student of "history," our republican friends seem painfully unaware of, oh, say, Alexander the Great... Napoleon... Hitler... Bush. Invading other countries a long way from home is not necessarily a nifty idea even if you have all the elephants behind you....
dem

United States

#1089794 Mar 3, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>Let's compare you comment to actual history:

“I would like to talk, representing all those veterans, and say that several months ago in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command. They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.”
John Kerry

Kerry hooked up with an organization called Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). Two events cooked up by this group cemented in the public mind the image of Vietnam as one big atrocity. The first of these was the January 31, 1971, "Winter Soldier Investigation," organized by antiwar celebrities such as Jane Fonda, Dick Gregory, and Mark Lane. Here, individuals purporting to be Vietnam veterans told horrible stories of atrocities in Vietnam: using prisoners for target practice, throwing them out of helicopters, cutting off the ears of dead Viet Cong soldiers, burning villages, and gang-raping women as a matter of course.
The major organizers of the so-called “investigation” staged in Detroit in 1971 included Jane Fonda, Dick Gregory, Phil Ochs, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Tom Hayden, Daniel Berrigan, Donald Sutherland and activist lawyer and writer Mark Lane - the same guy who’d already been revealed as a fake. Also deeply involved in the organization of the event was the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) which included John Kerry who was on the VVAW Executive committee.
To reveal the depth of dishonesty present, Al Hubbard, one of the founders of the VVAW and its Executive Secretary, claimed to be an Air Force pilot, wounded in Viet Nam. In fact, Hubbard was never an officer, never wounded and never in Viet Nam. VVAW members Elton Mazione, John Laboon, Eddie Swetz and Kenneth Van Lesser all claimed to have been a part of the Phoenix program in Viet Nam where they routinely killed children and removed body parts as a part of their duty. They were shown to have never been in Viet Nam.
Niel Sheehan destroyed the credibility of Mark Lane’s book “Conversations with Americans” by revealing most of the “veterans” who’s “atrocities” Lane quoted hadn’t been in combat or even in Vietnam.
The Winter Soldier hearings: After all the atrocities were dutifully taken down, the transcript was inserted into the Congressional Record by Sen. Mark O. Hatfield, who asked the commandant of the Marine Corps to investigate the many crimes, particularly those perpetrated by Marines.
The most damaging finding consisted of the sworn statements of several veterans, corroborated by witnesses, that they had in fact not attended the hearing in Detroit. Fake "witnesses" had appropriated the names of real Vietnam veterans.

What you have is John Kerry inventing a system of lies solely for the purpose of slandering American veterans.

Now, tell us why you want some lying fraud like Kerry who dedicated his life to slandering American veterans with lies to be... anything at all.
I didn't read any of it, but feel secure enough to say you're a filthy lying tea bag commie.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1089796 Mar 3, 2014
M Stein wrote:
<quoted text>If there is to be any hope for undoing the damage done by the Democrats and Obama, the GOP had better gets act together. Otherwise, this country will never recover and unlike when the British Empire fell from being a super power and America stepped up, there is no other country to fill the USA's shoes.
If only we knew then what we know now about how much of a huge failure Obama would be. Even if Obamacare had launched a year earlier, the election in 2012 would likely have had a different outcome.
If John McCain in 2008 had produced a commercial pointing out the real missteps, the incompetence and pure overall stupidity that we have witnessed from this administration for the last six years, Oprah Winfrey and the biased media would have said “He’s just saying that because Obama is black.”
And no, it’s not because he’s black.
IT’S BECAUSE THE GOP IS STUPID.
The GOP is still more interested hassling their own, than they are in beating Obama.
If Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus and the RNC spent more time worrying about Obama and less time worrying about Sen. Ted Cruz and Lt. Col. Allen West, perhaps they wouldn’t have been bested in 2012.
For all the faux handwringing that the establishment went through about Cruz’ filibuster on Obamacare, he was right, and they were wrong.
It’s time to get stern, to get hardened and to stop playing prevent defense.
It’s time the GOP told the truth: THIS HAS BEEN THE WORST ADMINISTRATION IN THE HISTORY OF THE REPUBLIC, AND IT’S PAST TIME FOR OBAMA AND HIS ENABLERS* TO GO.
* enablers to include, but not limited to:
Hillary Clinton
Harry Reid
Nancy Pelosi
John Kerry
Bill Clinton
Jack Lew
The EPA
The Department of Energy
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (This one's personal)
Arne Duncan
The Department of Education
Most of NASA
partment of Homeland Security
The IRS
The Import/Export Bank
HUD
Fannie and Freddie
The Federal Reserve Bank
George Soros
Warren Buffett
It's my belief that if Mitt Romney hadn't been a Mormon and, even if he couldn't win in 2008, he certainly would have won in 2012.

The GOP aren't stupid. They just assumed the American people weren't stupid. That was apparently assuming too much. Don't believe they'll make that same assumption again.

But the propaganda machine prevents them from moving too quickly. The reality of Obamacare is now setting in and we can't blame them for giving it time to hit the wall.

They may have differences of opinion on how best to turn things around, but they are all on the same page as to the urgency of doing so.

I'll place my trust in the GOP - faults and all - over progressive liberals any day. They're just waiting for the right time. Let's be patient.
M Stein

Jamaica, NY

#1089797 Mar 3, 2014
This seems like a fair moment to recall Obama and Kerry's outright mockery of Mitt Romney, who stated during the 2012 campaign that he viewed Russia as America's top geopolitical foe -- which the press ridiculed as a "gaffe."

Who's laughing now?

Recent polls have shown that majorities of Americans believe Obama's foreign policies are too weak, and that foreign leaders don't respect him.

Vladimir Putin is validating those assessments in living color.
dem

United States

#1089798 Mar 3, 2014
Homer wrote:
Rightwingers sure do love Putin.
That's db's father in law.
dem

United States

#1089799 Mar 3, 2014
Julia Child wrote:
Somehow or another, for self-proclaimed student of "history," our republican friends seem painfully unaware of, oh, say, Alexander the Great... Napoleon... Hitler... Bush. Invading other countries a long way from home is not necessarily a nifty idea even if you have all the elephants behind you....
At least wait till after winter. Hitler! Napoleon! You listening.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1089800 Mar 3, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>this has absolutely nothing to do with Obama. Putin has found the limits his military power. they include the Ukraine, not Syria, it seems...
You're right, but Obama was also irrelevant regarding Syria, leftwingnut.
Julia Child

Dallas, TX

#1089801 Mar 3, 2014
John Galt wrote:
Is there any country that Putin could occupy that would provoke a response from the sissy in the White House???...
Ummm... probably not when it's in his front yard... As we patriots like to say, "Remember the Medical Students! Remember the Tonkin Gulf incident! Remember the Alamo! Remember the WMD's! It's not that hard to remember stuff when you're making it all up yourself.
dem

United States

#1089803 Mar 3, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>It's my belief that if Mitt Romney hadn't been a Mormon and, even if he couldn't win in 2008, he certainly would have won in 2012.

The GOP aren't stupid. They just assumed the American people weren't stupid. That was apparently assuming too much. Don't believe they'll make that same assumption again.

But the propaganda machine prevents them from moving too quickly. The reality of Obamacare is now setting in and we can't blame them for giving it time to hit the wall.

They may have differences of opinion on how best to turn things around, but they are all on the same page as to the urgency of doing so.

I'll place my trust in the GOP - faults and all - over progressive liberals any day. They're just waiting for the right time. Let's be patient.
Carol would vote for Mormon before a n****r.
Right carol?

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