Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1405046 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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Truth

Houston, TX

#1094554 Mar 10, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
Let's review recent events...
Obama stated the events in Ukraine are the most serious threat to the world, then went on vacation.
Today, Russian television networks are broadcasting the news that Russia will annex Crimea.
That cannot be a surprise. It looks like this admnistration knew that was going to happen, and got Obama out of town so he would have some excuse why he wasn't available when Russia announced it was going to annex Crimea.
The United States is the laughing stock of the world today. Compare that fact to when Bush was Presdent and Putin was afraid to stick his head up. Putin kept his head down until he was sure Obama was going to be the next President here.
Let's look at where the United States stands in the world.
In Obama's first year he signed an arms deal with Russia where the United States would destroy half of its nuclear arsenal, while Russia is allowed to keep all of their nuclear weapons, giving Russia a 4 to 1 advatage. China adds a couple hundred nuclear warhads to their arsenal every year, which brings their nuclear arsenal to be about equal to the level Obama reduced ours to. China may have exceeded the US nuclear arsenal by now. Obama has made the United States a third-rate nuclear power, thus we have lost all credibility in that discussion between nations.
Does anyone need a refresher course on how World War II started? Arrogant expansion in Europe and Asia against weak opposition.
Today, the United States has no credibility in the world. We have been made so weak, we cannot influence any outcome anywhere in the world.
What will happe when China invades Taiwan and seizes islands from Japan?
Get ready. The Democrats' arrogant ignorance has caused the world to be on the threshold of the most destructive war in history.
Our only option is to save ourselves here. The Democrats have destroyed the credibility and influence of the United States so completely, we are the laghing stock of the entire world. The United States is the clown in the room among any meeting of nations.
It's too late to correct that disaster. The only thing we can do is protect ourselves from the inevitable coming chaos.
Rand Paul is the best choice to do that.
Funny. This dude is out there.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1094555 Mar 10, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
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There is nothing funny about defending a flawed ideology even when the data shows you are 100% wrong! Picking on Hollywood types doesn't change it either, or even Al Gore making money off green. They have a right to be wealthy just like everyone else, but at least they have the guts to highlight the inequities of bad policy and taxation laws. Like Warren Buffet running around saying his secretary pays more tax than him or Michael Moore highlighting other corporate scandals. All these things are just so damn obvious and there is NOTHING and I mean NOTHING the GOP will ever do about it. Screaming Obama had the opportunity to change 50 yrs of sanctioned neglect in 2yrs is just more BS and you know it. It was hard enough getting his signature policy passed with Health Care after many before him had failed. So what you promote is your own path to poverty. Good Luck with that!
Data shows....100% wrong...Liberals have a right to be wealthy.....

....but Conservatives don't....

You are godawful stupid and screwed up....

You were mentored by Marxists from Junior High on through to your GED classes.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1094556 Mar 10, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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More respect for our military from the pussified conservative clown. You and Galt make a perfect pair [of nuts of course] You both are clueless about the military and how it functions. But the first to want to go to war, your bravery stems from hyping wars and all the while holed up in your mom's singlewide..You are your basic bagger moron who continuously attempts to hide your lack of knowledge behind mindless rhetoric, then chuckling like the village idiot I'm very proud of my service to our country, but had I know I would be risking me and my men's lives protecting moronic ungrateful un-American azzes like you I suspect I would have reconsidered. Now go ahead and attempt to hide you ignorance with more stupid.
Respect is earned. So is disrespect.

You earned disrespect and continue to do so. Pervert.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1094557 Mar 10, 2014
A new report from a major U.S. union says ObamaCare will hasten income inequality.

Although it defends the intent behind the Affordable Care Act, the report, entitled “The Irony of ObamaCare: Making inequality worse,” concludes that the law will transfer a billion dollars in wealth to insurance companies, uneven the playing field in the market, force employers to cut back on hours and result in pay decreases, Ralston Reports said.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1094558 Mar 10, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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BULL, what's a little more misleading along with out right lies. For anyone to pretend that they know what all servicemen and women think is silly at best. Where you are is primarily Naval personnel, of course we all know that you have quizzed them all. We all have some conservative in us and most all of us have some liberal, it's all relative to what question is asked. But idiots like you are fanatically conservative and way more a threat to our nation than for the betterment. Hatred, bigotry and racism runs amuck in your party...Please don't waste your time trying to convince us that you aren't a bagger, as your daily posts prove otherwise.
Are you still waving your Pink Flag Of Surrender there, missy?

Hee, Hee, Hee.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1094559 Mar 10, 2014
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny. This dude is out there.
Yes, you are for sure sock! All of you lefties are!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1094560 Mar 10, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Old DB and Flack both have got to be the off springs of some kind of mutant Moonbat.
Apparently you are struggling with menopause.

Have you tried Hormone Replacement Therapy?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1094561 Mar 10, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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The pie is the total wealth of the country.
Redistribution of Wealth towards the wealthy has been happening for decades.
The growth in wealth has been almost entirely taken by the wealthy.
To think that giving the wealthy huge tax breaks does not effect the middle class is just plain ridiculous.
To hold down the minimum wage to boost profits & CEO pay to the point it falls well below inflation hurts the lower & middle classes.
The wealth of the country! Bwhahahahaha!!! What a moran!!!!!
Truth

Houston, TX

#1094562 Mar 10, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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Yes, you are for sure sock! All of you lefties are!
This is REALLY funny!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1094563 Mar 10, 2014
Carter Is Wrong: Middle Class Not Like Poor 30 Years Ago
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Living Standards: Jimmy Carter says today's middle class is living like poor Americans were right after he left the White House. He would have come closer to the truth if he'd said the sun rises in the West.

Speaking Monday from a Habitat for Humanity construction site in Oakland, Calif., Carter, who was president during the dark years from 1977 to 1981, said, "The middle class has become more like poor people than they were 30 years ago."

He also lamented "the disparity between rich people and poor people in America," which he said "has increased dramatically since when we started."

We don't dispute that there are income and wealth gaps — both of which have grown under the current Democratic president. The gaps have always been there and they always will be. No amount of political promises and government policies will change the dynamics of human nature that create these gaps.

But the truth that Carter ignores, the salient fact that will be overshadowed by his useless comment, is that today's poor in America are living far better than the middle class of the 1970s and 1980s.

Think of the modern conveniences that America's poor in 2013 have that the middle class didn't 35 years ago: cell phones, cable or satellite television, wide-screen plasma and LCD televisions, Internet access and personal computers that take them to the Web.

What else? How about dishwashers and air conditioning? These were available in 1980 but not all middle class homes had them.

Today, according to research from Robert Rector at the Heritage Foundation, 40% of poor Americans own a dishwasher and 82% have air conditioning — more than twice the 1970 rate of 36% for all Americans.

Today's poor children — 96% of whom don't go hungry — have it better than their parents and grandparents, who played checkers and cards, and even made up games to play outside. According to Rector, "more than half of poor families with children have a video game system, such as an Xbox or PlayStation."

Simply put, poor Americans in 2010 or 2012 or 2013 not only live better than the middle class of just a few years ago, they also live better than royal families lived not that many decades back.

Former Dallas Fed economist W. Michael Cox highlighted the progress Americans have made in his book "Myths of Rich and Poor: Why We're Better Off Than We Think." His well-taken point is that it takes fewer hours today than it did 40 or 50 years ago to buy houses, cars and other basic big-ticket items most of us have.

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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1094564 Mar 10, 2014
Well time to get the chili going! YUM!!!
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1094565 Mar 10, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Respect is earned. So is disrespect.
You earned disrespect and continue to do so. Pervert.
Gaining your respect would be as easy as pretending to be as stupid as you are, but character is a genetic malfunction with you baggers. I will continue to be my own person where common sense and the facts dictate my actions. Hate, racism, misery and your brand of moralistic [lack there of] behavior propels your daily monotonous posts.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1094566 Mar 10, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
What would happen if, hypothetially, Russia and China made a secret agreement to divide the world, Russia getting the west and China getting the east, and eliminating the United States from recovering from the disastrous weakened position the Democrats created so it cannot interfere with the Russia-China axis?
Isn't this exactly how World War II started? It wasn't a world war until the United States was attacked.
Any ignorant comments from the ignorant Democrats here?
Why didn't your so-called "news" networks tell you Russia is annexing Crimea? When will you realize your source of information is the reason you're so ignorant?
proving the ignorance of your 'source".....

The “Emboldening” Fantasy

Rice’s op-ed incorporates every stale, hawkish cliche that has been used in connection with recent events, and in so doing serves to remind us how mistaken or meaningless these arguments are. One of the most common and annoying claims in every hawkish argument regardless of subject is the warning that a lack of “leadership” will “embolden” other actors. No one ever has to prove that such “emboldening” has occurred, and there is no attempt to account for the agency and priorities of other governments. If another state does something Washington opposes, it is simply taken for granted that this is because the U.S. somehow encouraged it by not being activist and aggressive enough. If this claim is put under any scrutiny, it quickly falls apart.

The first error that hawks make is to pretend that foreign governments perceive U.S. actions in the same way that they do. If the U.S. falls short of their maximalist preferences in one or two places, they conclude that the U.S. appears “weak,” but this is usually not how everyone else see things. If they believe that the U.S. has been insufficiently “active” in Syria, for example, they assume that adversaries and rivals perceive the U.S. role in the same way, but that isn’t the case. If anything, Russia and Iran tend to imagine an American hand behind events whether it is there or not, and they usually overstate or invent the American role in developments that they oppose.

What Rice et al. perceive as “inaction” in Syria, Russia and Iran likely perceive as ongoing interference and hostility to their interests. The crisis in Ukraine also looks very different to Moscow than it does to the Westerners that have been agitating for an even larger and more active U.S. role. Western hawks were frustrated by how slow their governments were to throw their full support behind the protesters, and as usual wanted the U.S. and EU to take a much more adversarial and combative approach with Russia because they see Western governments as being far more passive than they want. However, Moscow doesn’t perceive the U.S. role in Ukraine to be a limited or benign one, and the toppling of Yanukovych has been fitted into their view that the protests were a Western-backed plot from the beginning. The idea that Russia would have responded less aggressively to the change in government if the U.S. had been giving the opposition even more encouragement and support is dangerously delusional, but that is what one has to believe in order to argue that the U.S.“emboldened” Moscow in Ukraine.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

Needless to say, the last person who should be giving advice on how to manage relations with Russia successfully is the former Secretary of State from an administration that oversaw one of the worst periods in bilateral relations.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1094567 Mar 10, 2014
If yu're not scared now, you're living in a fantasy world.

MIRV and TACAMO.
Russia and China are extremely well educated on these technologies developed in the United States, so this is just for the education and edification of American people so they can assess the danger the world and we are in today, and make their political judgments accordingly.
Russia has had MIRV capability for a long time. Bill Clinton gave the Trident D5 MIRV technology to China in 1993 in exchange for China being the single largest contributor to the Clinton’s 1992 campaign. In 1998 China “stole” the design and test data for the W88 warhead, essential to complete the MIRV weapon system, in exchange for China being the single largest contributor to Clinton’s 1996 campaign. China successfully tests the MIRV technology Clinton gave to them, and today have a complete system of MIRV ICBMs on submarines and on land.
China slipped a submarine undetected immediately off the southern California coast right next to the US naval base in San Diego and launched an ICBM in full view of the entire population of Los Angeles, and twice launched ICBMs next to the Trident submarine base in Puget Sound.
Now, if we snuck a submarine into the waters off the coast of Shanghai and launched a couple of ICBMs in full view of the Chinese people there, what would we be telling China?
So, what is China telling the US when they sneak a submarine right up to our coast and launch ICBMs in full view of the American people?

It’s obvious Democrat Bill Clinton gave China our MIRV technology and the nuclear weapons warhead designs necessary to develop a functioning MIRV ICBM system. What defense do we have against the devastating weapons of mass destruction Clinton gave China that they are threatening us with today? The Trident Submarines.
This is something the Chinese and Russians know very, very well. This is just for the education of Americans. TACAMO is the system that transmits the launch codes to the Trident fleet hidden somewhere out there in the ocean.

Since the Democrats gave China the means of destroying the entire United States, what idiot thinks the Democrats won’t also give them the means of eliminating our capability to respond and counter that threat? Obama signed an agreement with Russia in the first few months as President that the Democrat super majority in the Senate ratified that gives Russia a 4 to 1 advantage in nuclear warheads against us. Clinton gave China their MIRV capability. What fool thinks that is the only thing the Democrats gave to the countries that want to destroy us?
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1094568 Mar 10, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Apparently you are struggling with menopause.
Have you tried Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hmm, didn't seem to help you any. Moonbat.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1094569 Mar 10, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Gaining your respect would be as easy as pretending to be as stupid as you are, but character is a genetic malfunction with you baggers. I will continue to be my own person where common sense and the facts dictate my actions. Hate, racism, misery and your brand of moralistic [lack there of] behavior propels your daily monotonous posts.
This idiot always talks to himself.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1094570 Mar 10, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you still waving your Pink Flag Of Surrender there, missy?
Hee, Hee, Hee.
Reliving your life daily on here has to be a miserable way to exist? Huh pecker breath?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1094571 Mar 10, 2014
Flashback, 2008: When A Russian Invasion Made Fox News Shrug

Fox News' message to America then? Just relax. There's nothing the U.S. can do about Russia invading its sovereign neighbor and it will all be over soon.

Bill O'Reilly agreed with the laissez-faire analysis. "Even if President Bush wanted to help Georgia we simply don't have the ground forces to do it," said O'Reilly on August 11.
"And confronting the Russians in the air would lead to major hostilities that the USA cannot afford right now."

Even Fox's usually bellicose, right-wing think tank commentators demurred. "There's no easy answer; there's only tough choices," said the Heritage Foundation's Peter Brookes on August 12, 2008. "Russia is a tough nut to crack."

Indeed.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/03/04/flash...

there seem to be no limits to FOX hypocrisy.

but no wonder you old right wing hypocrites love it so much.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1094572 Mar 10, 2014
so whilst DB, in the grand Bush/Cheney style, fear mongers...

“War is Good for Business”: U.S. is the Largest Military Spender Worldwide. Austerity for Americans, Billions for the Military

According to a report just released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), world military expenditures in 2012 totaled $1.75 trillion. And, the report revealed that, as in all recent decades, the world’s biggest military spender by far was the U.S. government, whose expenditures for war and preparations for war amounted to $682 billion — 39 percent of the global total.

The United States spent more than four times as much on the military as China (the number two big spender) and more than seven times as much as Russia (which ranked third). Although the military expenditures of the United States dipped a bit in 2012, largely thanks to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, they remained 69 percent higher than in 2001.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/war-is-good-for-...

looks to me like we need to cut military spending. and no, not like the way the GOP does it.

Senate GOP Blocks Veterans Benefits Bill

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/02/...
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1094573 Mar 10, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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This idiot always talks to himself.
What triggered a response from the forum moron, was it the word stupid? Anytime the word stupid comes up all the baggers get defensive. It's like talking about their mama.

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