Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1262834 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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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1127979 Apr 29, 2014
Is conservatism as we know it on the path to extinction?

Jonathan Chait thinks so. "I believe this because the virulent opposition to the welfare state we see here is almost completely unique among major conservative parties across the world," he explains. "In no other advanced country do leading figures of governing parties propose the denial of medical care to their citizens or take their ideological inspiration from crackpots like Ayn Rand. America’s unique brand of ideological anti-statism is historically inseparable (as I recently argued) from the legacy of slavery. Whatever form America’s polyglot majority ultimately takes, it is hard to see the basis for its attraction to an ideology sociologically rooted in white supremacy."

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1127980 Apr 29, 2014
harmonious wrote:
<quoted text>
Congrats, for once you didn't deny, dodge and dissemble, it's a start.
Obviously you were looking in the mirror when you made that statement but you were mistaken you always deny, dodge and dissemble. It is in your blood.
Campbell

Kingston, TN

#1127981 Apr 29, 2014
Jeebuss wrote:
Yep.
People don't care. They just wanted a black president. Period.
You're right, they have no one to blame but themselves when taxes skyrocket and the military becomes downsized, leaving us vulnerable to attacks.
They are actually happy that they have put this country in danger.
What a load of bullshit!!!

Go back over thirty years. Jimmy Carter served a term and didn't fire a shot during his tenure. Bill Clinton served two terms without a war. "When Clinton Lied No Soldier Died!"

Along came show walkin', Slow Talking George and the shit hit the fan. He started two wars, one totally unnecessary, got about 6,000 young Americans killed and another 40,000 seriously wounded not to mention the untold number of suicides from ex troops with PTSD. An estimated 150,000 innocent Iraqis were killed in collateral damage and no telling how many were wounded. When George's invasion started over 2 million Iraqis left their homes and earthly possessions behind and fled to Syria and Jordan. There had never been a suicide bombing in Iraq's history before Bush invaded them. It's amazing what the Right's love of oil has done to destabilize this planet and everyone on it.

I was an active Republican for thirty years, even voted for Reagan one time but the modern Right Wingers Suck So Much That I'll Never Vote For Another One If I Live To 100.....that's 20 years from now. The Republicans, beginning with Reagan have slashed tax rates for the wealthiest Americans, continued to spend like a drunken sailor, borrowed trillions from foreign banks to cover the shortfall and effectively funneled all that borrowed money into the coffers of the wealthiest people in the country. It amazes me how draft dodging right wing assholes are so quick to commit other American's youngsters into foreign wars while not any of them ever serve or have to take a chance on their own family having to interrupt their ivy league educations to go and serve 10,000 miles from home and die in a desert which is not much more than an oilfield. Cheney's holdings in Halliburton's stock increased about $25,000,000 while the wars under George W. Bush were hot.

In case you haven't noticed Obama has killed Osama Bin Laden...a friend of the Bush family, brought an end to the bloody war in Iraq and is working on the other remnant of right wing asshole's follies in Afghanistan. You might think that Bush would have noticed that the soviet union was run out of Afghanistan after spending a decade over there in a fruitless endeavor.
'Course George w. Bush has never noticed much of anything. He's a big, dumb, wannabe Texas cowboy. The Right Wing is about finished in America....I give them less than ten years to either disband the party altogether or change their basic charter and rename it.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#1127982 Apr 29, 2014
Emeemama wrote:
<quoted text> You forgot to mention Obama would not have been elected without blacks, who gave him over 93% of their vote, not that they're racist or anything. You also forgot to mention how blacks deserted Hillary and Bill in favor of Obama. You also forgot to mention you were arrested at that rally for public intoxication.
You forgot that Obama/ Biden 2012 wouldn't have been reelected without significant numbers of white men and women manufacturing workers ( U S Midwest auto workers ) and manual laborers ( Obama's national infrastructure Stimulus benefactors )

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1127983 Apr 29, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Unfortunately, that congratulatory message can't be extended to you, son!
Good Morning Yeah. I just realized that there have been 800 posts since I was last logged on. Time to jump them all. Please let me know if I missed anything worth reading.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1127984 Apr 29, 2014
Lily found a new brand of Vodka!
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Incredible, just incredible

“Stop Child Soliders”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1127985 Apr 29, 2014
Hashtag girl forced to face Kerry's remarks - but doesn't really deal with them...

"MATT LEE, AP: I’ve got to go back to the secretary’s comments on Friday – to come at this from two ways. One, do you at least, or does he at least acknowledge that using a term like apartheid is offensive to a lot of Israelis and pro-Israel supporters?

JEN PSAKI: Well, I think his meaning of any comments he makes is his support for a two-state solution and his belief that it’s hard to see how the parties can prosper without it.

LEE: Right. Well, I understand. But using this word, the “A word,” I guess we can call it, is kind of a touch-button issue for many in the pro-Israel community, and many Israelis. Is the secretary aware of that?

PSAKI: Matt, I think many officials have used similar phrases that have been reported, and he’s aware of that as well.

LEE: Then — you mean many Israeli officials. How about American officials, who are supposed to be — you know, you guys are supposed to be the neutral — you know, the arbiter, the honest broker here. Are you aware of any other current — or an American official who has used apartheid while they were in the middle or still trying to — maybe near the end of a negotiation?

PSAKI: Well, Matt, he certainly didn’t say “is.” He said — reports are that –
dem

United States

#1127986 Apr 29, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe you need to pay attention to the polls rather than copying from progressives sites.
Every since his "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" LIE-Obama's poll average number has never hit 50%
Lol! The hillbilly skank is gonna try her 'paw' at prognosticating elections again?
Have you no shame?

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1127987 Apr 29, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe you need to pay attention to the polls rather than copying from progressives sites.
Every since his "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" LIE-Obama's poll average number has never hit 50%
There is nothing in the ACA that determines your insurance coverage network.

It is between you & your insurance company.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1127988 Apr 29, 2014
The GOP and Israel

Scott McConnell concludes that Jeb Bush has learned nothing from his brother’s failures:

His appearance at Sheldon’s event is an early and important indication. It’s perhaps not decisive, but it is clear that he has concluded there’s nothing wrong, politically or morally, with paying homage to a loyal-to-Israel warmonger. For all those who might have hoped Jeb had learned something useful from the failed presidency of his brother, it’s a pretty clear indication. Most probably, he has not.

That’s true. The more dispiriting news from the recent “suck-up fest” in Las Vegas is that the same is true of virtually all Republicans with any interest in running for president. The GOP over the last few years has gone from being a reflexively hawkish “pro-Israel” party during the Bush years to being one that eagerly caters to the most fanatical kinds of “pro-Israel” views without even trying to pretend otherwise. It has gone from being almost completely uncritical in its support for hard-line Israeli policies to becoming a party dominated by mindless yes-men on anything related to the country. Even George W. Bush could bring himself to say the phrase “occupied territories” at the start of his presidency, but now that is something that aspiring Republican candidates are apparently not permitted to say if they don’t want to be perceived as lacking in “pro-Israel” zeal. Bush at least feigned interest in a two-state solution, but it seems less and less likely that most of the potential 2016 candidates will even bother paying the idea lip service.

To some extent, this can be explained by the desire to appear more hawkish than the administration, which requires Republican politicians to take increasingly hard-line positions in order to attack Obama for “weakness.” Another factor is the near-unanimity in conservative media in favor of a “pro-Israel” hawkish line on Iran, Palestine, and any other related issues. Uncritical support is simply taken for granted, and becomes a litmus test for maintaining one’s standing on the right. Most of the 2012 candidates were climbing over one another in their eagerness to express just how total and undying their devotion was. Whatever the reasons may be, the Republican Party has become far more uniform and intense in its “pro-Israel” views than it used to be, and it is becoming this way at the same time that the country as a whole is becoming much less so.

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

Berryville, VA

#1127989 Apr 29, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
What does an 'alter boy' do??
Does the good priest alternate you and Ed on licking his Holy Relic??
I enjoyed your lies about counting the money, though. ROFLMAO
As if they're stupid enough to let their child sex toy count the collection money..........
Old DB is the modern day Walter Mitty.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1127990 Apr 29, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
Obama hits 41%, an all time low in his approval rating, and only 39% want Democrats in charge. According to MSNBC this makes Obama politically toxic going into the midterms:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Eb9KN1Wa4TMXX
and yet democratic candidates individually still have an edge over republicans, when you get past the soundbytes and leading questions of the poll...
http://www.langerresearch.com/uploads/1160a1O...

see page four of the survey data...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1127991 Apr 29, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Is conservatism as we know it on the path to extinction?
Jonathan Chait thinks so. "I believe this because the virulent opposition to the welfare state we see here is almost completely unique among major conservative parties across the world," he explains. "In no other advanced country do leading figures of governing parties propose the denial of medical care to their citizens or take their ideological inspiration from crackpots like Ayn Rand. America’s unique brand of ideological anti-statism is historically inseparable (as I recently argued) from the legacy of slavery. Whatever form America’s polyglot majority ultimately takes, it is hard to see the basis for its attraction to an ideology sociologically rooted in white supremacy."
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
and people wonder why, as a conservative, i do not support the current iteration of the GOP....

i am not sure they can even spell conservative any more....
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1127992 Apr 29, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
all of the ash ponds were constructed and operated in accordance with state and federal regulations and permits in effect at the time........
many of the plants were Progress Energy plants that Duke inherited through a recent purchase of Progress Energy....although Duke is now responsible, they didn't make any of the prior decisions....
so, the question is whether your objective is to solve the problems or bankrupt the company......
I don't disagree the ponds may have been constructed to code, but the thing about federal / state guidelines is they have competing objectives. In this case performance. The fact they may have built the ponds right doesn't mean they maintained it well. So responsibility remains.

As for the purchase of another company, their failure to do due diligence is not and should not be incumbent upon the people to remedy.

So again, it would appear they made bad business decisions and now it's time to see how they respond.

This is no different than the big banks being sued by the government for their toxic mortgages. BA just got hit with another fine thanks to their Countrywide acquisition. Again, a bad business decision.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1127993 Apr 29, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
... and that explains why the south side of Chicago isn't a murderous slum today llike it was before Obama darkened the streets there with his shadow.
Looks like Obama's neighborhood still needs a community organizer that can... how did you put it... "get neighborhoods to band together to help themselves."
Can you explain why the blacks in Obama's old neighborhood tell him to "just quit"?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =l1qiu8hRZGsXX
So, what does a community organizer do?
I told you what they do.

A video showing a black guy complaining or looking at all of south side Chicago means nothing.(Its been over 25 years since Obama was a community organizer there)

Here I thought you whiners were all about getting people off welfare & to be self supporting& then for political reasons you trash a man that went into a poor neighborhood & did exactly that.

Speaking of being self supporting, did you quit that subsidized job yet & man up & make your own way??

“Stop Child Soliders”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1127994 Apr 29, 2014
Jen Psaki aka Hashtag girl-also known as St Dept spokesperson- takes to Twitter to win points against Russia

She posted this bizarre tweet

"The world stands #UnitedforUkraine. Let’s hope that the #Kremlin & @mfa_russia will live by the promise of hashtag"

" https://twitter.com/statedeptspox/status/4594...

Which got a rounding response of -"this is so embarrassing" to the US

“Stop Child Soliders”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1127995 Apr 29, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>and yet democratic candidates individually still have an edge over republicans, when you get past the soundbytes and leading questions of the poll...
http://www.langerresearch.com/uploads/1160a1O...
see page four of the survey data...
No they don't.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/...

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/...

“Stop Child Soliders”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1127996 Apr 29, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>and people wonder why, as a conservative, i do not support the current iteration of the GOP....
i am not sure they can even spell conservative any more....
Name one conservative viewpoint you support.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1127997 Apr 29, 2014
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
"Community organizers go into poorer sections of cities to get neighborhoods to band together to help themselves."
Why has Obama abandoned the idea of people helping themselves and replaced it with the government supporting people who refuse to work?
"They get organizations like churches to offer child care & they bring in job training & help people find jobs to work their way out of poverty."
I thought that Christians were evil?
"This is what you have been crying about, taking responsibility, & Obama did it & you are too f*cking stupid to know it."
Since when? Have you seen the welfare stats?
Here you go again.

Look at the welfare stats, the food stamps, etc & totally blow off the fact that these are the effects of the worst recession on 80- years. Some might be lazy but most are poor because they lack opportunity.

Another right whiner whose party dumped millions into poverty now has the nerve to call them lazy.

Yet another example of right whiner denial.

No one hates Christians. They are only evil when they try to legislate their religion& bigotry into law.

And I certainly hate it when you pretend Christians blame people for being poor which runs 100% against the teachings of Christ.

Enjoy your time in Hell.

“Stop Child Soliders”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1127998 Apr 29, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
The GOP and Israel
Scott McConnell concludes that Jeb Bush has learned nothing from his brother’s failures:
His appearance at Sheldon’s event is an early and important indication. It’s perhaps not decisive, but it is clear that he has concluded there’s nothing wrong, politically or morally, with paying homage to a loyal-to-Israel warmonger. For all those who might have hoped Jeb had learned something useful from the failed presidency of his brother, it’s a pretty clear indication. Most probably, he has not.
That’s true. The more dispiriting news from the recent “suck-up fest” in Las Vegas is that the same is true of virtually all Republicans with any interest in running for president. The GOP over the last few years has gone from being a reflexively hawkish “pro-Israel” party during the Bush years to being one that eagerly caters to the most fanatical kinds of “pro-Israel” views without even trying to pretend otherwise. It has gone from being almost completely uncritical in its support for hard-line Israeli policies to becoming a party dominated by mindless yes-men on anything related to the country. Even George W. Bush could bring himself to say the phrase “occupied territories” at the start of his presidency, but now that is something that aspiring Republican candidates are apparently not permitted to say if they don’t want to be perceived as lacking in “pro-Israel” zeal. Bush at least feigned interest in a two-state solution, but it seems less and less likely that most of the potential 2016 candidates will even bother paying the idea lip service.
To some extent, this can be explained by the desire to appear more hawkish than the administration, which requires Republican politicians to take increasingly hard-line positions in order to attack Obama for “weakness.” Another factor is the near-unanimity in conservative media in favor of a “pro-Israel” hawkish line on Iran, Palestine, and any other related issues. Uncritical support is simply taken for granted, and becomes a litmus test for maintaining one’s standing on the right. Most of the 2012 candidates were climbing over one another in their eagerness to express just how total and undying their devotion was. Whatever the reasons may be, the Republican Party has become far more uniform and intense in its “pro-Israel” views than it used to be, and it is becoming this way at the same time that the country as a whole is becoming much less so.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
LOL, but, but, but Bush

Now back to Kerry who is the Secretary of State

While you were crying about Sterling our Secretary of State was making a total mess of what was suppose to be a peace talk.

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