Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1232573 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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Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1127987 Apr 29, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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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.
dem

United States

#1127999 Apr 29, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
The hillbilly skank setting herself up for another let down by using fktard sites.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1128000 Apr 29, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'all you need to do is vote' economy is on fire!

"A family, as defined by the BLS, is a group of two or more people who live together and who are related by birth, adoption or marriage. In 2013, there were 80,445,000 families in the United States and in 16,127,000—or 20 percent--no one had a job."

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/bls...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1128001 Apr 29, 2014
Q: Overall, which party, the (Democrats) or the (Republicans), do you trust to do a better job in coping with the main problems the nation faces over the next few years?

Democrats - 40%

Republicans - 34%

http://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2010-2019/...

“Stop Child Soliders”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1128002 Apr 29, 2014
More about the mess we call our St Dept.

The State Department Is Getting Ruthlessly Mocked For Tweets Of 'Hashtag Diplomacy'

""I don’t know what effect this is supposed to have," former State Department diplomat James Lewis told Mashable last month when asked about the Twitter campaign. "It's a hashtag. What’s it going to do? For this situation, it’s not a useful tool."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/state-hashtag-...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1128003 Apr 29, 2014
More signs the Progressive 'all you need to do is vote' economy is on fire!

"In 1973, median earnings for men who worked full-time, year-round were $51,670 in inflation-adjusted 2012 dollars. The median earnings of men who work full-time year-round have never been that high again."

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jef...

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1128004 Apr 29, 2014
Someone needs to tell Bundy, Public roads are public. If the Sheriff doesn't do something, federal officials need to step in and show these idiots they are not boss.

"Rep. Steven Horsford — a freshman Nevada Democrat whose district spans the region outside of Las Vegas where Bundy is battling the BLM — expressed serious concerns Sunday that out-of-state “armed militia groups” were exerting undue influence and scaring residents in Bunkerville, Nev., and the surrounding areas, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
In a Sunday letter to Clark County Sheriff Douglas Gillespie, Horsford alleged that armed groups have created checkpoints requiring individuals “to prove they live in the area before being allowed to pass” and have established “a persistent presence” around highways, local schools and churches.
“We must respect individual constitutional liberties, but the residents of and visitors to Clark County should not be expected to live under the persistent watch of an armed militia,” Horsford said in the letter."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/cliven-...

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1128005 Apr 29, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Another dumbf*ck who doesn't know what a community organizer does.
Obama policies took us from losing 750,000 jobs a month & an economy shrinking at over a 6% rate to a growing economy & sustained job growth?
But I did notice where you were too chickemnsh*t to admit it all started in late 2007 after nearly 6 years of the Bsh administration & after nearly 12 consecutive years of Republican control of Congress.
"real dumb"
If the boy president nobama, is doing such a grate job, why;
Are household incomes declining?
Are fewer American's required to pay Federal Income tax?
Are more American's needing food stamps to survive?
Is the job force at a record low percentage?
Peace
KMA
GPUAR

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Arm the internet

#1128006 Apr 29, 2014
Eleanor Beaver wrote:
<quoted text>
The leftists on this thread couldn't be more hypocritical regarding racism.
They rant and rave about racism being ¨alive and well¨ when an 80 year old rich white guy reveals his racism, yet they ignore racist comments by their own leaders including both Joey Gaffes Biden and Dingy Harry Reid.
They also seem to forget how they mock and disparage any minority who dares vote for or associate with republican/conservative candidates.
Yes, racism/bigotry/intolerance is ¨alive and well¨-- and exists on both sides of the political aisle.
Well said! KUDOS!
Human behavior, no matter how primitive it is publicly displayed, cannot, and will not, be legislated out of existence and will remain alive and well until god intervenes. Racism, bigotry, hypocrisy, hate and intolerance are a fact of life and of human nature and the libs use all of this just to throw barricades into the way of meaningful change for the better for all of us, even those that employ those dirty cards into discourse..

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