Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1565665 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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Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1149849 Jun 12, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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It wasn't bad news for Obama, it was bad news for Republican members of Congress.
"By any measure, David Brat’s victory was really, really bad news for just about everyone, especially and specifically Normals in both parties. I hate to be Debbie Downer, but here’s why Cantor’s loss is everyone’s loss."
1) David Brat is a hardcore, extreme-right-wing John Calvin-admiring Christian Reconstructionist, which, among other things, endorses theocratic government. And we totally need more of those people voting on laws that impact the entire nation.
2) Brat is an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA. He once co-published a paper titled,“An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand.” Yep, another tea party libertarian on his way to enrolling in a government-run healthcare plan while collecting a government paycheck drawn from redistributed tax revenue.
3) Even though the GOP would do well to jettison the crazies, Brat’s surprise victory will force the party further to its right, making it even more unwilling to bargain with the Democrats or even moderate Republicans. It doesn’t seem possible the GOP could be less amenable to compromise, but any remaining wiggle room will be dashed away as more tea party candidates like Brat are sworn in.
4) Cantor has been in lockstep against the White House every step of the way, having voted with his party 95 percent of the time, outpacing the most radical members of the caucus, such as Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Rep. Steve King (R-IA). And yet Cantor wasn’t hardline enough for his district.
5) The Republicans have a serious polling problem. Maybe this is the only ray of sunshine for the Democrats. Ever since the GOP was totally flummoxed by polling in 2012, it clearly hasn’t ironed out its math skills two years later. Going into Tuesday’s primary, one poll showed Cantor up by 13 points, while an internal Cantor poll showed the incumbent leading by 34 points. You could say Brat [cough] unskewed the polls. By the way, Mitt Romney won in the district by 15 points. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) won by seven points. President Bush won the district in both 2000 and 2004 by 23 points..."
The Republican Party establishment has got to be wondering how the hell it came to this. But the party only has itself to blame for allowing its far-right flank to wag the dog. Worse yet, this is very simply bad news for the discourse. Any notion of Democrats and Republicans actually engaging in a reasonable, rational debate died a little more last night, with theocratic, climate crisis-denying, impeachment fetishists gaining ground. Sure, Cantor’s voting record showed that he wasn’t particularly willing to break ranks, but at least he wasn’t apeshit crazy in the process. Sadly, the Crazy Caucus will probably gain a new member next January.
http://thedailybanter.com/2014/06/9-reasons-e...
Then why did Democrats practice corruption and use the IRS to try and harass the Tea Party, imbecile?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1149850 Jun 12, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
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"Buroc"
One more time "poop" proves he is an idiot and a nobody. He states very plainly that only nobodys read your posts. He is an idiot and a nobody and he is also a liar, based on the responses you get to your posts a good number on this thread read your posts. Keep up the good work, it irriates the nobody "poop"
Peace
Thanks EasyEed. Will do.

I know you also recall when Poop said he was going on a glorious East Coast vacation which he now denies. You are correct. Poop is a liar and a nobody, for sure.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1149851 Jun 12, 2014
harmonious wrote:
Impeach Obama? Fox News analyst says President Obama must go, bad for America
Should the U.S. people impeach Obama over the recent controversy regarding the Bowe Bergdahl swap and other political matters? Impeaching President Obama is what needs to be done, argues Fox News analyst and former Judge Jeanine Pirro this week in a now viral video. The Inquisitr shares Pirro’s…
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Deja vu. By this time in Bush's tenure, an official resolution to create an investigative committee to consider impeachment of Bush had already been filed. Ultimately, 35 articles of impeachment were filed against him on June 10, 2008 in the House. The House voted 251 to 166 to refer the impeachment resolution to the Judiciary Committee but Bush was saved by the end of his term. If anyone deserved to be impeached, it was George W. Bush.

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1149852 Jun 12, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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No one that isn't a probationary employee can be fired without due cause. The anti-tenure people are ignorning the elephant in the room...holding supervisors accountable. It takes work to document an employee's personnel file to avoid a wrongful termination lawsuit. It's time consuming and burdensome. Add to that the FACT, that attorneys are never in a hurry to settle a lawsuit, it is expensive. Doesn't matter if it is a teacher or a bank secretary. Results are the same. Tenure has nothing to do with it.
One article I recently read about hearings in the New York school system for teacher firings complained that teachers who were verbally abusive to parents were returned to the classroom. Really? Can you understand why tenure is important? "Last hired, first fired" is not the enemy.
Right wing morons rip unions as unnecessary protection from subjective evaluations by administrators used to evaluate employee performance. Then in the next breath they rant about the incompetency of the same leaders who are making these evaluations.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1149854 Jun 12, 2014
Ugh, look at what's going on in Iraq, what a nightmare.

More blood on Bush's hands.

His legacy will never end.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1149855 Jun 12, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>They identified themselves with them.
And they hated the government....
And they wanted to overthrow it....
Pretty much in your camp son...
That is a totally ridiculous accusation.

To associate one man (and his girlfriend) killing two cops because he hated them for some reason with anyone's political point of view is ludicrous and naïve.

No one hates government. Most of us DO hate a radical liberal ideology that wants total control of the economy and intrudes into our lives, our wallets and the private sector to do so.

No one wants to overthrow the government. We DO want states' rights restored and a lot less bureaucracy at the federal level which is so overbloated it can't manage itself - much less us.

Just how bad and incompetent does any administration have to be before you cry "uncle"? This one is going to break some bones the longer you resist.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1149856 Jun 12, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Cantor was arrogant. Glad to see him gone. However, Kevin McCarthy is no better. I hope he doesn't end up replacing him.
Keven McCarthy, January 20, 2009: "Show united and unyielding opposition to the president’s economic policies."
"uselesssinceforever000 "
Why would not Keven McCarthy say "Show united and unyielding opposition to the president's economic policies". president nobama's economic policies have not been good for the nation. Take a look;
- Fewer American's with a job
- More American's requiring food stamps to eat
- American household income down sharply
- Negative GDP growth
- Fewer American's paying Federal Income tax
I take it you approve of the presidents policies that have produced the above results?
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
PS: Save your breath, folks are not buying into your standard response, "It;s Bush's fault".

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1149857 Jun 12, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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Then why did Democrats practice corruption and use the IRS to try and harass the Tea Party, imbecile?
Because the dumbass Tea Party applied for status reserved for organization whose primary purpose was NOT politics. Proving Tea Party people are dumber than sh*t.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1149858 Jun 12, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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Then why did Democrats practice corruption and use the IRS to try and harass the Tea Party, imbecile?
If you don't know the answer by now, there is no sense in trying to educate you on it. Even Issa hasn't been able to make a case out of that one. Not for lack of trying.
Patrick

Palm Coast, FL

#1149859 Jun 12, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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What are you trying to say? It's all gibberish
It's your vodka.
Patrick

Palm Coast, FL

#1149860 Jun 12, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Did you bash Bush when he released prisoners from Gitmo? How many did he release?
lily's looking for a new faux meal ticket babydaddy.
Patrick

Palm Coast, FL

#1149861 Jun 12, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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dumb as a rock; you're right
No wonder Obama keeps acting so foolishly.
Patrick

Palm Coast, FL

#1149862 Jun 12, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Kerrrissstt, what a bunch of dummies from Dummmyville here this morning.
Your presence has been duly noted.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1149863 Jun 12, 2014
flack wrote:
He acknowledged that the administration has "decimated" the Al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan to a degree. But he said: "The fact of the matter is the Al Qaeda and its affiliates ... is on the rise in the Middle East and in Africa."
Keane also said the U.S. lost leverage with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, whom Keane said needs to be saved "from himself." U.S. lawmakers have faulted Maliki's Shiite-led government for alienating the Sunni minority, in turn fueling tensions and giving Sunni militants an opening to exploit.
The Wall Street Journal reported that, privately, administration officials acknowledge they were caught off guard by the sudden developments in northern Iraq, where security forces abandoned their posts and militants overran key locations.
Military leaders reportedly said they thought Iraq's forces could hold off ISIS -- they were wrong.
Amid the deliberations, congressional Republicans continue to fume over the administration's response to the terror attack in Benghazi in 2012, for which nobody has yet been brought to justice, and have launched a formal select committee investigation.
The developments also follow President Obama foreign policy speech last month at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he backed a policy of restraint abroad and called for a wind-down of U.S. "military adventures."
Few expect that U.S. ground troops would be dispatched to Iraq, no matter how dire the situation becomes.
At issue now, among other things, is whether to provide more military aid and approve airstrikes. Maliki reportedly has sought U.S. airstrikes, but so far has been turned down.
A statement from the National Security Council made no commitment.
"We are not going to get into details of our diplomatic discussions but the Government of Iraq has made clear that they welcome our support in their effort to confront [ISIS]," spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said. "We have expedited shipments of military equipment since the beginning of the year, ramped up training of Iraqi Security Forces, and worked intensively to help Iraq implement a holistic approach to counter this terrorist threat. Our assistance has been comprehensive, is continuing, and will increase."
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, in a statement overnight, offered "condolences" to the families of those killed, but did not specify what actions the administration would take.
"The United States will stand with Iraqi leaders across the political spectrum as they forge the national unity necessary to succeed in the fight against ISIL," he said, adding "we will also continue to provide, and as required increase, assistance to the Government of Iraq to help build Iraq's capacity to effectively and sustainably stop [ISIS's] efforts to wreak havoc in Iraq and the region."
To date, the U.S. has provided considerable military assistance. The State Department said Wednesday that that has included: 300 Hellfire missiles, millions of rounds of small arms ammunition, machine guns, grenades, rifles and more. Officials say the U.S. also supplied Bell IA-407 helicopters and is set to send over F-16 fighter jets.
Sunnis used to run Iraq. Shiites control the government,. Its the civil war everyone knew would happen.

If we wanted peace in Iraq, we should have left Sadam in charge.

TPRTY

United States

#1149864 Jun 12, 2014
Nah...Obama doesn't want to take our Constitutionally protected right to bear arms.

¨Obama cites Australia’s gun confiscation program as example for US¨

¨A Pew survey of (ignorant) Americans in March 2013 found 56% believed gun-related crime is higher than 20 years ago and only 12% said it's lower.¨

But...

From CNN:¨U.S. firearm homicides peaked in 1993 at 7.0 deaths per 100,000 people. But by 2010, the rate was 49% lower, and firearm-related violence -- assaults, robberies, sex crimes -- was 75% lower in 2011 than in 1993, the study found.¨

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1149865 Jun 12, 2014
Homer wrote:
Ugh, look at what's going on in Iraq, what a nightmare.
More blood on Bush's hands.
His legacy will never end.
Real leaders call the shots. Obama is as confrontational as a schoolgirl and as arrogant as a spoiled princess. He didn't flex a nostril to ensure our blood and treasure was not lost in vain.

All Al-Maliki had to do was say "boo" and Obama screamed like a girl and sashayed away with his nose up in the air.

That's what we should all be concerned about.

The jihadists know they have already won the war which they declared on us. Obama rolled over and surrendered.

But you still feel a lot safer though. Correct?

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1149866 Jun 12, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Because the dumbass Tea Party applied for status reserved for organization whose primary purpose was NOT politics. Proving Tea Party people are dumber than sh*t.
If that was true, why the sudden approval rate after the IRS was exposed?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1149867 Jun 12, 2014
"none of the above" wins Nevada DemoKKKrat gubernatorial primary.....
TPRTY

United States

#1149868 Jun 12, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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If you don't know the answer by now, there is no sense in trying to educate you on it. Even Issa hasn't been able to make a case out of that one. Not for lack of trying.
In other words you're fine with the FACT this administration has apparently gotten away with using the IRS to stifle U.S. citizens opposed to your political party.

If you haven't already, shoot an e-mail of thanks off to Eric Holder and Co..
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1149869 Jun 12, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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That is a totally ridiculous accusation.
To associate one man (and his girlfriend) killing two cops because he hated them for some reason with anyone's political point of view is ludicrous and naïve.
No one hates government. Most of us DO hate a radical liberal ideology that wants total control of the economy and intrudes into our lives, our wallets and the private sector to do so.
No one wants to overthrow the government. We DO want states' rights restored and a lot less bureaucracy at the federal level which is so overbloated it can't manage itself - much less us.
Just how bad and incompetent does any administration have to be before you cry "uncle"? This one is going to break some bones the longer you resist.
Those killers didn't know those police officers. They killed them just because they were cops.
And yes, they were anti government.

It is you who is ludicrous and naïve if you don't realize that there are plenty of anti government groups with guns at the ready
States rights will never be restored; period.

Apparently you did not read anything about these killers; Sonic has been posting about them all week, did you see their Facebook page?

The killers apparently considered law enforcement as oppressors, authorities said.

When they killed the officers over the weekend, they placed a "Don't Tread on Me" flag and a Nazi swastika on one officer and left a note saying, "This is the beginning of the revolution," on the other officer's body.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/12/justice/las-veg...

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