Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1760448 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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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1150202 Jun 13, 2014
I feel bad for moderate and real conservative Republicans, the Tea Baggers are ripping the party apart and ensuring they will never win the presidency.

Since: May 14

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#1150203 Jun 13, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Shared misery....
'The Short Unhappy Life of ObamaCare
By 2024 there will be more than 40 million uninsured, roughly 10% more than today'
http://online.wsj.com/articles/stephen-t-pare...
Debunked.
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#1150204 Jun 13, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer not celebrating anything. We are not the world's police, even your hero Reagan understood the importance of keeping Saddam in power.
Jihadists w/Caliphate agendas do NOT care who or what's "in power".

What part of that do you NOT comprehend Homer??????????

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Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1150205 Jun 13, 2014
Something else you libtard loons can cheer for!

ByBRUCE KENNEDYMONEYWATCHJune 13, 2014, 7:47 AM
Flaring Iraq conflict could ricochet into oil prices

Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) celebrate on vehicles taken from Iraqi security forces at a street in city of Mosul, Iraq, June 12, 2014. REUTERS

Mounting violence in Iraq threatens to drive up the price of oil.

The conflict, involving forces of the militant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, pushed oil futures to a nine-month high on Thursday. Some companies are already feeling the effects of that increase, as airline stocks fell sharply yesterday over concerns about fuel supplies.

The fighting comes as Iraq's oil production appeared to be hitting its stride, while crude prices have been relatively stable since 2010. In February, Iraqi oil exports rose to a record 2.8 billion barrels a day. But as the insurgents surrounded Iraq's largest refinery on Thursday in the northern town of Baiji, concerns over oil disruptions grow.

"ISIL is almost certain to attempt to exploit the current momentum of its offensive in northern Iraq and seize as much territory as possible in an attempt to maintain serious political pressure on the government," said Matthew Henman, head of IHS Jane's Terrorist and Insurgency Centre.

ISIS/ISIL has taken over at least one major city in northern Iraq. And according to the Platts industrial research group, the militants have also attacked a number of oil facilities in the region, while threatening the northern oil hub of Kirkuk.

For now, however, IHS senior oil analyst Simon Wardell says the situation has not yet had a major impact on global oil supplies. Increasing demand in the U.S., buoyed by the summer driving season and expected increases from Asia, have so far been able to keep prices from surging.

"Although the situation in Iraq is worrying, the impact on oil exports has thus far been minimal," Wardell said. "The Kurdish regions (in northern Iraq) continue to produce oil, with limited exports via pipeline to Ceyhan," a Mediterranean port in Turkey, he said in a research note.

Platts Oilgram News reports that crude exports in southern Iraq continue to flow and are for now unaffected by the violence sweeping the northern part of the country.

But even with the U.S. now producing historic amounts of oil and natural gas, analysts say any major disruptions of production from an oil giant like Iraq, a member of OPEC, could have a wide-ranging and negative economic impact.

"An oil shock, meaning a rapid rise in the price of the commodity, is a common cause of recessions in the U.S.," said Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, a New York-based global brokerage company.

"You can look to 1973, 1979, 1991, 2001-2003 and even 2007 for examples," he continued. "It is the kind of disruption that central banks cannot easily contain, either, since they don't have oil wells. This makes the spike in crude prices especially worrisome, since the world's developed economies are still on fairly fragile footing."

Another variables, according to Colas, is uncertainty regarding ISIS/ISIL and its plans for the region should they succeed in taking control.

"ISIS is not issuing press releases or holding press conferences," he noted. "It is very hard to know what their goals are, aside from destabilizing the current regime in Baghdad. The old saying that 'markets hate uncertainty' holds true here, and in this case predicting the outcome of the crisis is harder than any historical precedent."

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Gauley Bridge WV

#1150206 Jun 13, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer not celebrating anything. We are not the world's police, even your hero Reagan understood the importance of keeping Saddam in power.
Never voted for Reagan. Why don't you learn something and quit looking so stupid?

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Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1150207 Jun 13, 2014
Here read this again. Do you see the year 2007 in there? You loons are getting worse by the day!!!

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1150208 Jun 13, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
A college compared to you, who dropped out of high school. Now back to your son. His schools acceptance rate is over 60%. Mine went to a New England Ivy League with an acceptance rate far below 10% and has a mans job.
It's no wonder you are Democrats, teet sucker.
You should have a DNA paternity test done on your alleged children. The woman you bought with your inheritance who lives with you certainly wouldn't share a bed with you. No amount of money could buy that miserable experience.

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Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1150209 Jun 13, 2014
Oops it didnt post. Take two!

"An oil shock, meaning a rapid rise in the price of the commodity, is a common cause of recessions in the U.S.," said Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, a New York-based global brokerage company.

"You can look to 1973, 1979, 1991, 2001-2003 and even 2007 for examples," he continued. "It is the kind of disruption that central banks cannot easily contain, either, since they don't have oil wells. This makes the spike in crude prices especially worrisome, since the world's developed economies are still on fairly fragile footing."

2007!!!!!!
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1150210 Jun 13, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep that bubble of denial inflated. If it springs a leak, the truth may actually kill you.
You wouldn't know the truth if it bit you in the butt nitwit. You prove on a daily basis that you either don't know what the hell you're talking about or that you're simply a liar. Your ridiculous assertion which you've posted several times that we have a $20 trillion deficit when even the total debt isn't that high is a prime example.
Obama’s economic and social policies are to the right of Kennedy’s, Eisenhower’s, Nixon’s, and even some of Reagan’s. If Obama’s a socialist, then Eisenhower, who had a 91% top tax rate, was a Republican Marxist.
So put up or shut up Carol, come up with something Obama has enacted or even proposed that's radical.
So where did you do your research on Martin Luther?
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#1150211 Jun 13, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
What a dumbass! The article you're citing actually proves that stonings and forced marriages are contrary to Muslim beliefs.
You seem to have missed these parts;
“O you who believe, you are forbidden to inherit women against their will, and you should not treat them with harshness…And live with them honorably. If you dislike them, it maybe that you dislike a thing and All&#257;h brings through it a great deal of good.”(Qur&#702;&#257; n, 4:19)
Statistics show that Pakistan is the third most dangerous country for women to live in[i]. How's that for a country claiming to live by the traditions of Prophet Mu&#7717;ammad, whose last advice to men of his nation was
“Treat your women well and be kind to them”.
While Pakistan's majority population is Muslim, it is evident to anyone who has studied Islam even superficially that the culture and especially its treatment towards women is far from Islamic teachings.
While marriages where daughters are forced to marry a man picked by the family—including in the educated families—remain common in Pakistan, Islam abolished forced marriages 1400 years ago.
The Prophet, said,“A matron shouldn't be given in marriage until she is consulted, and a virgin shouldn't be given in marriage until her permission is sought…”(Tirmidhi: 1107)
Moreover, forced marriages are annulled in Islam:
“A virgin came to the Prophet,, and mentioned that her father had married her against her will, so the Prophet,, allowed her to exercise her choice.(Abu Dawud)
You and other bigots like Carol simply want to smear an entire religion because of cultural practices in some regions that have nothing to do with Islam at all.
Also you and Carol have the reading comprehension of a gerbil.
If you see an idiot, you're looking in a mirror Nosewax.
Blind in one eye ...can't see out of the other ..eh duhPont?
Need a REALITY reminder?

14-Year-Old Girl Shot For Going To School in Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who dared to speak out against a ban on female education,

Who shot Malala?

.......Various extremist groups that unite under an umbrella organization known as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), or the Pakistani Taliban, have bombed hundreds of schools in the tribal regions and in the Swat Valley.

In 2007, the TTP ruled the area with an iron fist, destroying non-religious schools and setting up independent courts that administered a harsh interpretation of Islamic law.

Taliban militants specifically targeted Yousafzai for her work to encourage women’s education and rights.

Three years ago, Yousafzai won international recognition for writing a blog about her experiences for the British Broadcasting Corporation. In her diary, Yousafzai chronicled life in the Swat Valley under the brutal rule of the Taliban, who carried out public floggings, hung dead bodies in the streets and threatened families that allowed their girls to go to school....

Da Silva, H et al. "14-Year-Old Girl Shot For Going To School in Pakistan" WEB. 10/10/2012. PBS.org

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1150212 Jun 13, 2014
Homer wrote:
I feel bad for moderate and real conservative Republicans, the Tea Baggers are ripping the party apart and ensuring they will never win the presidency.
I respectfully disagree. The moderates stirred their looney base up with hate, lies and spin. Now they are reaping what they've sown. Fck'm, they got what they deserve.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1150213 Jun 13, 2014
flack wrote:
ByREBECCA KAPLANCBS NEWSJune 13, 2014, 5:55 AM
Is the violence in Iraq Obama's fault?
REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE
The end of the Iraq war in 2011 was a high point of President Obama's first term, marking the completion of one of his most important campaign promises. But as Islamic militants capture cities and towns throughout Iraq and march toward the capital, Baghdad, the president once again faces the criticism that his foreign policy has failed.
Worse yet, it stands to undermine his foreign policy legacy.
The violence has swept Iraq just two and a half years after the last U.S. troops departed following a nearly nine-year war. The gains made during the war have been wiped out with the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The group's advance raises questions that will likely dog the president during the remainder of his time in office, from whether U.S. forces should have stayed behind, to how he might have tried to alter the course of events in recent years, to whether a similar policy in Afghanistan is doomed for failure.
Experts almost entirely agree that Mr. Obama could have done things differently, but differ on the question of how much blame he bears for the situation, when he might have changed course, and even whether it would have substantially changed the situation.
Why Iraq is plagued by violence
CBS News National Security Analyst Juan Zarate, a former Bush administration national security adviser, traces the trouble in part back to 2011, when U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki refused to sign an agreement allowing for a residual force to remain behind, but Mr. Obama was also interested in bringing the war to an end, as he promised during the 2008 campaign.
That was a criticism from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who faced off against Mr. Obama in the 2008 election on issues including Iraq policy.
John McCain: Instability in Iraq "direct threat" to U.S.
"What the Americans left behind was an Iraqi state that was not able to stand on its own," he said Thursday.
Flash Points: As Iraqi cities fall to jihadists, is the United States in danger?
Zarate argues that the lack of an American presence on the ground has limited the U.S. ability to support the Iraqi military and be prepared for an increase in violence.
"This is not America's fault, but we're certainly not in a good posture to deal with the situation and I don't think the administration has put us in a very good position to be able to respond with all options against this threat," he said.
But other experts argue that the U.S. had no choice but to respect Iraq's decision to end the American troop presence.
"Fundamentally the Iraqis asked us to leave and that was their prerogative and their choice," Brookings Institution senior fellow Michael O'Hanlon told CBS News.
Many people have pointed fingers at Maliki, who they say has weakened the Iraqi government and other institutions he controls, like the army. As the head of the Shiite-led government, he has become an increasingly authoritarian figure who has refused to take steps to integrate Iraq's Sunni and Kurdish minorities as the U.S. recommended.
Could ISIS overtake Baghdad?
"All the blame, in my view, rests with Maliki," said Michael Morell, the former deputy CIA director who now serves as a security analyst for CBS News. "He would not accept U.S. help, even behind the scenes, until recently, and he didn't keep the pressure on [ISIS]. You have to keep the pressure on the terrorist groups or they rebound quickly."
But Morell still says he's "not sure that had we left behind a small number of troops for training purposes, which is what it was going to be, that we would be a significantly different place now."
Rebecca Kaplan is a public relations professional, freelance writer and blogger.

Flack is whack!
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1150214 Jun 13, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Liberalism has been infiltrated by a more sinister ideology in my opinion.
The more desperate the masses become, the more easily the power elite can control them - us in this case - as hard as it is to believe.
Not necessarily all Democrats are the power elite - with the exception of Reid and Pelosi. Most of them are hidden from view. Obama is just the front man. The perfect choice for double speak using charm and charisma.
Hopefully, the masses won't let that happen now. Losing in 2012 may have been a blessing and the silver lining many of us were hoping for. It's easier to say the emperor wears no clothes and see the man behind the curtain.
Your opinion counts for nothing Carol. You've proved on a daily basis that you either don't know what the hell you're talking about or a damned liar.
You're also a delusional paranoid.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1150215 Jun 13, 2014
flack wrote:
Something else you libtard loons can cheer for!
ByBRUCE KENNEDYMONEYWATCHJune 13, 2014, 7:47 AM
Flaring Iraq conflict could ricochet into oil prices
Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) celebrate on vehicles taken from Iraqi security forces at a street in city of Mosul, Iraq, June 12, 2014. REUTERS
Mounting violence in Iraq threatens to drive up the price of oil.
The conflict, involving forces of the militant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, pushed oil futures to a nine-month high on Thursday. Some companies are already feeling the effects of that increase, as airline stocks fell sharply yesterday over concerns about fuel supplies.
The fighting comes as Iraq's oil production appeared to be hitting its stride, while crude prices have been relatively stable since 2010. In February, Iraqi oil exports rose to a record 2.8 billion barrels a day. But as the insurgents surrounded Iraq's largest refinery on Thursday in the northern town of Baiji, concerns over oil disruptions grow.
"ISIL is almost certain to attempt to exploit the current momentum of its offensive in northern Iraq and seize as much territory as possible in an attempt to maintain serious political pressure on the government," said Matthew Henman, head of IHS Jane's Terrorist and Insurgency Centre.
ISIS/ISIL has taken over at least one major city in northern Iraq. And according to the Platts industrial research group, the militants have also attacked a number of oil facilities in the region, while threatening the northern oil hub of Kirkuk.
For now, however, IHS senior oil analyst Simon Wardell says the situation has not yet had a major impact on global oil supplies. Increasing demand in the U.S., buoyed by the summer driving season and expected increases from Asia, have so far been able to keep prices from surging.
"Although the situation in Iraq is worrying, the impact on oil exports has thus far been minimal," Wardell said. "The Kurdish regions (in northern Iraq) continue to produce oil, with limited exports via pipeline to Ceyhan," a Mediterranean port in Turkey, he said in a research note.
Platts Oilgram News reports that crude exports in southern Iraq continue to flow and are for now unaffected by the violence sweeping the northern part of the country.
But even with the U.S. now producing historic amounts of oil and natural gas, analysts say any major disruptions of production from an oil giant like Iraq, a member of OPEC, could have a wide-ranging and negative economic impact.
"An oil shock, meaning a rapid rise in the price of the commodity, is a common cause of recessions in the U.S.," said Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, a New York-based global brokerage company.
"You can look to 1973, 1979, 1991, 2001-2003 and even 2007 for examples," he continued. "It is the kind of disruption that central banks cannot easily contain, either, since they don't have oil wells. This makes the spike in crude prices especially worrisome, since the world's developed economies are still on fairly fragile footing."
Another variables, according to Colas, is uncertainty regarding ISIS/ISIL and its plans for the region should they succeed in taking control.
"ISIS is not issuing press releases or holding press conferences," he noted. "It is very hard to know what their goals are, aside from destabilizing the current regime in Baghdad. The old saying that 'markets hate uncertainty' holds true here, and in this case predicting the outcome of the crisis is harder than any historical precedent."
so nutjob says real reason for invading Iraq will drive up oil prices?

right wing rhetoric becoming a circular firing squad.
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#1150216 Jun 13, 2014
Study: West Antarctic Glacier Melt Due To Volcanoes, Not Global Warming

11 Jun 2014

Read more at TLR: Study: West Antarctic Glacier Melt Due To Volcanoes, Not Global Warming | The Libertarian Republic http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/study-west-...

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Gauley Bridge WV

#1150217 Jun 13, 2014
flack wrote:
Oops it didnt post. Take two!
"An oil shock, meaning a rapid rise in the price of the commodity, is a common cause of recessions in the U.S.," said Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, a New York-based global brokerage company.
"You can look to 1973, 1979, 1991, 2001-2003 and even 2007 for examples," he continued. "It is the kind of disruption that central banks cannot easily contain, either, since they don't have oil wells. This makes the spike in crude prices especially worrisome, since the world's developed economies are still on fairly fragile footing."
2007!!!!!!
On this note on the radio this am there have been three different people claiming that gas prices will spike 10 cents this weekend and continue upward. That is their words not mine for you brain dead libtards who can't understand what you read.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1150218 Jun 13, 2014
Nostrilis Waxmoron wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush/Cheney and all the morons that voted for them own the Iraq mess.
"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." Ex-President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." Ex-President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

"Iraq is a long way from [the USA], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face." Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Feb 18, 1998
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1150219 Jun 13, 2014
"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs." Letter to President Clinton, signed by Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#1150220 Jun 13, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
And just who got us into Afghanistan in the first place STUPID? Do you honestly think that shutting the lights of and going home was even an option? If Obama had just pulled the troops out then right wing hypocrites like you would be accusing him of cutting and running. You've accused him of that in regards to Iraq even though the withdrawal agreement was signed by Bush.
The worst of the worst aren't being released from Gitmo you clueless twit! Al Qaeda detainees are going to be kept. These Taliban prisoners would have been eventually released at any rate and the Taliban had nothing to do with 9/11.
"Rise of the Taliban

The Taliban was formed in the early 1990s by a Pashtun faction of mujahideen, Islamic fighters who resisted the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan..."

with the help of none other than-

"He (UBL) was born in the bin Laden family to billionaire Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden in Saudi Arabia. He studied there in university until 1979, when he joined the mujahideen forces in Pakistan against the Soviets in Afghanistan. He helped to fund the mujahideen by funneling arms, money and fighters from the Arab world into Afghanistan, also gaining popularity from many Arabs.[6] In 1988, he formed al-Qaeda"..........

YOU truly Are that DENSE DuhPont??????????

NAME: Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM)

DATE STARTED/FIRST ACTIVE: Early 1990s.

GOALS: Unite Kashmir with Pakistan.

MAIN ANTI-U.S. ACTIVITIES TO DATE: None, although new leader Farooq Kashmiri. Khalil, who took control of HUM in February 2000, has been linked to Bin Ladin and signed his fatwah in February 1998 calling for attacks on U.S. and Western interests.

STRENGTH: Several thousand armed supporters.

OPERATIONAL LOCATIONS: Based in Muzaffarabad, Rawalpindi, and several other towns in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but members conduct insurgent and terrorist activities primarily in Kashmir. The HUM trains its militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

AFFILIATIONS: Collects donations from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf and Islamic states, and from Pakistanis and Kashmiris.
The sources and amount of HUM's military funding are unknown. Leadership has been linked to Osama Bin Ladin.
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NAME: Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM)(Army of Mohammed)

DATE STARTED/FIRST ACTIVE: February, 2000.

GOALS: Unite Kashmir with Pakistan.

MAIN ANTI-U.S. ACTIVITIES TO DATE: None. JEM's leader, Maulana Masood Azhar, is a former leader of Harakat ul-Ansar (HUA), and was imprisoned until 1999 when he was released in a hostage exchange. U.S. nationals were kidnapped in New Delhi in 1994 in an earlier HUA effort to secure his release.

STRENGTH: Several hundred armed supporters.

OPERATIONAL LOCATIONS: Based in Peshawar and Muzaffarabad, but members conduct terrorist activities primarily in Kashmir. The JEM maintains training camps in Afghanistan.

AFFILIATIONS: Most of the JEM's cadre and material resources have been drawn from the militant groups Harakat ul-Jihad al-Islami (HUJI) and the Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM). The JEM has close ties to Afghan Arabs and the Taliban
. Osama Bin Laden is suspected of giving funding to the JEM.

Go ahead..Ignore FACTS of rality--and keep sipping the skank purple drank of delusions and abject Ignorance,(idiotS).
TheIndependentMa jority

Hazard, KY

#1150222 Jun 13, 2014
Nostrilis Waxmoron wrote:
<quoted text>
I respectfully disagree. The moderates stirred their looney base up with hate, lies and spin. Now they are reaping what they've sown. Fck'm, they got what they deserve.
Yup...LIBYA and all the other uprisings in the mid-east DO indeed -now belong to the lunaTic ozombie DUHMBO sectors..for supporting TERRORIST nations over the past three years.

Flckn DIRTBAGS.

(Save THAT Button Hillary!!!!!!!!!!

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