Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1478697 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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Patricia Witherspoon

Palm Coast, FL

#1150646 Jun 14, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
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Race card is dead?? You really that stupid??
Funny, your racist buddy Donald Sterling didn't get the memo..........
Neither did you or lily.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1150647 Jun 14, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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Once again dumbass, Obama tried to negotiate a retention of troops agreement but it was rejected by the Iraqi government.
not seriously.....

Obama didn't want an agreement, offered impossible terms, and then refused to negotiate further....

just as he always does......
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1150648 Jun 14, 2014
As Iraq Implodes, Neocons Still Have No Plan Except ‘Blame Obama’

Divided between neoconservative ultra-hawks and libertarian isolationists, today’s Republican Party is hardly a steady influence on American foreign policy. But there is one thing that can be reliably expected from every right-wing faction in Washington: Whenever disaster threatens, they eagerly cast blame on Barack Obama – and utter any falsehood that may be used to castigate him.

As the failed state of Iraq strains under attack from a jihadist force – the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – all the usual suspects are popping up on the Senate floor to denounce the president. Ignoring more than a decade of miserable history in which most of them played ignominious parts, these politicians now claim that if only the president had listened to them, the current disaster would have been averted somehow.

“Lindsey Graham and John McCain were right,” said the Arizona senator, praising himself and his South Carolina sidekick.“Our failure to leave forces on Iraq is why Sen. Graham and I predicted this would happen.”

Nobody with a functioning memory can take such arguments seriously.

By the time our troops left Iraq at the end of 2011, the war had inflicted such immense damage on our military and our communities that Americans were in no mood for further misadventures. Not since Vietnam had a ruinous policy come so close to breaking America’s armed forces. The fiscal damage was equally serious – trillions of dollars in current and future costs, mostly borrowed from China. The American people wanted out.

Even had we wanted to stay, however, the Iraqis no longer desired our presence – as they had made absolutely clear in their electoral choices and their subsequent negotiations with both the Bush and Obama administrations over keeping U.S. troops in Iraq. It was Bush who signed the Status of Forces Agreement in December 2008 that set a deadline of January 1, 2012 for the departure of all U.S. forces – unless the Iraqis negotiated and ratified a new deal to maintain our troops there.

No such deal was ever made, however, because the Iraqis wanted our troops out – even the tiny force of roughly 3,000 advisors that Obama hoped to provide. He was left with no choice because the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki refused to grant legal immunity from prosecution to any U.S. troops. Imagine what McCain and Graham would have said had Obama decided to leave American officers and troops vulnerable to arrest and imprisonment by local Iraqi warlords – especially when such an incident inevitably occurred.

So when Republican senators leap up and start barking about Obama’s refusal to leave troops on the ground, they either don’t remember what actually happened or – sadly but more likely – hope to deceive this country’s amnesia-addled voters.

http://www.nationalmemo.com/iraq-implodes-neo...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1150649 Jun 14, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Who cares? No matter where our presidents travel, it costs money to provide protection. You people are pathetic in your constant complaining about things that have been the norm since ...forever. It gets really old and it gets you nowhere. Just makes you look like a hypocrite.
He's a dittohead. Rush Limbaugh talks about this daily. You can always tell who they are; they say the same exact things on any message board.
On the comments when the President spoke at Worcester Tech High in Mass; a few of them said the same things: " Oh, this is going to cost the city $250,000; and he's being paid to speak here! and Oh, the roads are being repaved just because the President is arriving;
Oh! this is ridiculous spending taxpayers money on that liar when my elderly neighbor is losing her house!" All dumber than rocks, they know nothing about how government works at all; as if the President of the United States is going to drive a Prius himself to speak somewhere and stay at Motel 6!
This is racism; pure and simple. It galls these white supremacist racists that a Black man is on AF1, in the White House, etc. Every President past, present and future, will travel the same way, but if he's white, it's alright.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1150650 Jun 14, 2014
Neither McCain nor any of the other trash-talking statesmen on the Republican side has much useful advice to offer the president. They say we shouldn’t have pulled our troops out, but they sure don’t want to send them back in. Drop some bombs on the jihadist camps, they suggest – knowing very well that won’t do much to clean up this horrific mess.

Still they insist on talking about Iraq, loudly and constantly, as if someone else created the mess and they have the answers. They need to be reminded just as loudly that it is their mess and they still have no idea what to do.

Americans should try to remember how this happened – even if the disgraced figures who promoted the invasion of Iraq will never accept responsibility for squandering trillions of American dollars, thousands of American lives, and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives for what could most charitably be called a massive, irreparable blunder. Never mind the nonsense about the weapons of mass destruction – which nobody has yet found there, by the way. Absolutely none of the predictions about Iraq by the neocons in and around the Bush administration proved accurate. None of their strategies provided real development or security. And all of their grand schemes for regional stability and democracy simply crumbled.

Instead of serving as a sturdy bulwark against extremism, the Shia-dominated government of Iraq immediately allied itself with the neighboring mullah regime in Iran. The curse of sectarian warfare, famously dismissed by William Kristol as a chimera, has exploded into a continuous catastrophic reality that threatens regional security and may create a fresh haven for terrorism.

It is hard not to wonder why anyone still listens to McCain, Kristol, and company — especially on this grave issue. But if they insist on serving up blame, let them step up first to accept their overwhelming share.

http://www.nationalmemo.com/iraq-implodes-neo...

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#1150651 Jun 14, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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the race card is dead....
nobody cares.....
The wise card still stands though.
http://donstorch.com/the-quote-of-wisdom-abou...

Nov 2014 will prove that wisdom and 2016 will seal it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1150652 Jun 14, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
What Republicans Need to Understand About the Iraq War
Admitting that the Iraq war to be a mistake would be a healthy and sensible break from the Bush years, and it would demonstrate that there was some learning from Bush’s mistakes taking place inside the GOP. It would not be enough by itself to build up the party’s reputation for competence or wisdom in foreign policy, but it would be a much-needed and long-delayed start.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Chief Cut-n-paste once again cites his favorite phony website, a joke with zero credibility.....
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1150653 Jun 14, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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so how long do you think the Bush apology tour will carry on?
i'm waiting for you nutjobs to start attacking textbook publishers. maybe i should send a political history textbook to FOX. that ought to get the ball rolling.'New scandal! Obama paid off publishers!!'
Poor Floriduh, desperate for a response, everyone else ignores him. Wish you would too
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1150654 Jun 14, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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not seriously.....
Obama didn't want an agreement, offered impossible terms, and then refused to negotiate further....
just as he always does......
What a load. I can't believe that you rightwingers are in favor of starting another war in Iraq.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1150655 Jun 14, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott signed 95 bills into law Friday, including a measure that will further restrict abortions in Florida.
Supporters say the law could prevent abortions around the 20th week of pregnancy, while opponents called it a setback for women's reproductive rights. Under current law, most abortions are banned after the 24th week of pregnancy.
so, you favor abortions when the fetus is viable outside the mother......

otherwise called infanticide.....

this is where radical abortionists like you lose support....
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1150656 Jun 14, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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so how long do you think the Bush apology tour will carry on?
i'm waiting for you nutjobs to start attacking textbook publishers. maybe i should send a political history textbook to FOX. that ought to get the ball rolling.'New scandal! Obama paid off publishers!!'
AND... I wish someone had an answer to your addiction to Fox news you idiot. Throwing money at it would be like throwing crack at an addict you moron.

sonicmoron always coming back for more "BLAMING" others for his addiction to dumbass, all the time bent over and punked by No Surprize "FOX NEWS" you idiot..

It's the culture...

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#1150657 Jun 14, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>funny how you keep pulling it out of your sleeve, then...
Its funny that you keep showing up when I am posting.
LMAO! I guess I am going to have to break out the..........

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1150658 Jun 14, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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not seriously.....
Obama didn't want an agreement, offered impossible terms, and then refused to negotiate further....
just as he always does......
what impossible terms were those?

this should be funny...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1150659 Jun 14, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
WASHINGTON -- With a $2.5 million contribution to Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, Chicago-based hedge fund executive Ken Griffin has written the largest check to a political campaign in recent history.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/13/bruc...
DemoKKKrats will need to dig up lots of cemetery votes to win this one......
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1150660 Jun 14, 2014
Six Supreme Court decisions to watch for this month

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/12/six-sup...

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#1150661 Jun 14, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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not seriously.....
Obama didn't want an agreement, offered impossible terms, and then refused to negotiate further....
just as he always does......
It's illegal.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1150662 Jun 14, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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Galt has yet to post anything in favor of America or the American people.
booting the Socialists out of office is in favor of America.....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1150663 Jun 14, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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Chief Cut-n-paste once again cites his favorite phony website, a joke with zero credibility.....
zero?

is there a reason you can't cite your outlandish assertions concerning any issue of the day? other than being laughed at for eternity?

and one of your ilk posted a story yesterday from WND about 200 contractors trapped in Iraq. MSM pick it up yet?

i just checked. still a non-story. imagine that.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1150664 Jun 14, 2014
Horrified and distraught’ Oregon high school shooter’s parents offer apology

We give our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers to the family, friends and the entire community and you have our sincerest apology,” Padgett’s parents, Michael and Kristina, wrote in a letter given to a local Fox affiliate.

They said they were “horrified and distraught by the actions perpetrated by our son”, who had every day displayed such attributes as compassion, forgiveness, and patience.

“Our family does not condone, and has never promoted, violence or hatred toward anyone,” it said, adding the couple was “deeply sorrowful” for the victim’s family.

Reuters could not independently verify the contents of the letter. Michael Padgett did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The 15-year-old was armed with a military-style rifle and a semiautomatic pistol obtained from his home and lacked any known connection to his victim, police said this week.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/14/oregon-...

(blah, blah, blah; he got the gun from home, nuff said)

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#1150665 Jun 14, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>what impossible terms were those?
this should be funny...
No term is impossible.

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