Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1395951 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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Patrick

United States

#1158951 Jun 30, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
There are non-Christian Republicans and Christian Democrats. Politics and one's beliefs are two total separate entities.
But I read this somewhere:
"Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom."
Most Americans remember that no matter their politics. Just some of the 77% have been misled.
If we no longer seek a greater power to govern ourselves and society can no longer draw a clear line between right and wrong or distinguish common sense between PC correctness, we have nowhere else to look but government. And the elite few.
The direction of this country will depend on who - and what - the majority chooses.
Libertarian Christians.... that a joke.
Which social programs would you kill?
Patrick

United States

#1158952 Jun 30, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Thought you liberals - and Lily - considered Goldwater's stance for states rights during the passing of the Civil Rights Act as being racist.
The "religious right" in Goldwater's day isn't the same today. There are as many non-Christian Republicans as there are Christian Democrats.
In fact, religious black Democrats are breaking away from the Democratic Party because the party no longer represent any of their traditional values.
No one wants anyone with personal dogged beliefs or ideologues- either Christians or Communists - to be calling all the shots.
So why are you bringing up Goldwater anyway? It seems rather random since he was from a different era and a different time.
“Did I also mention a total disconnect from the real world?”—Carol Quote :-)

One of her most correct observations

“Depends on the Day”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1158953 Jun 30, 2014
The ACA includes a religious excemption. This is one of the means they used to overcome objections to the law.

Now Progressives are wanting to whine that the Dems including this was anti-women.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1158954 Jun 30, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently you are absolutely correct. Goldwater would have been the ideal present-day liberal.
please stop acting as mindlessly as the left portrays you....
Patrick

United States

#1158955 Jun 30, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
If we no longer seek a greater power to govern ourselves and society can no longer draw a clear line between right and wrong or distinguish common sense between PC correctness, we have nowhere else to look but government. Then "we, the people" will surrender to the elite few and corruption in high places.
The direction of this country will depend on who - and what - the majority chooses.
Let us know when your have seen beyond yourself ?

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1158956 Jun 30, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
How to prevent businesses from making health care decisions. Well, don't pass a law demanding that businesses make health care decisions for their employees.
Roxlo thinks that if your insurance policy includes birth control that you have to have use that birth control.

Roxlo is dumber than sh*t.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1158957 Jun 30, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
Goldwater voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
because he believed that it exceeded the powers granted to the federal government by the Constitution...

“Depends on the Day”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1158958 Jun 30, 2014
SecClinton:(January 2013) We've made it clear that if Hamas renounces violence and becomes a political group, there is a place for them at the table.

Well, that are still engaging in violence
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1158959 Jun 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Goldwater was a classic Conservative, just not part of the religious right....
Now hold on just a sec, Carol says -

"Goldwater would have been the ideal present-day liberal.

So you can have him now.

At least conservatives won't have to defend his states rights stance anymore when liberals point to him as representing all Republicans being racists during the 1960s."

Sincerely,

Homer
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1158960 Jun 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Americans are still free to opt out of the ObamKKKare mandate....
there is no legal penalty for doing so....
the tax for opting out is not collectable provided that one does not overwithhold or overpay their income taxes.....
That depends on what your definition of is is.

You should have been a lawyer my young Padawan.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1158961 Jun 30, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
The WH is seriously lecturing Israel about restraint while Israeli kids are being kidnapped and killed by a group the WH plans to fund.
ONE of these children was an American. O'bama did nothing. But he traded five terrorists for Bergdahl but would not help an American child. Yes yes. O'bama funds all aspects of terrorism as long as they are against Israel.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1158962 Jun 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
please stop acting as mindlessly as the left portrays you....
Agree/Brilliant/Helpful
Olive Oil

Buffalo, NY

#1158963 Jun 30, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>

How to prevent businesses from making health care decisions. Well, don't pass a law demanding that businesses make health care decisions for their employees.
Hobby Lobby IS NOT making health decisions for their employees!
They are making a business decision to not cover "added" birth control coverage etc. to their employees Health Insurance Coverage based on their moral & ethical Religious principles.
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Even for you, that was a truly stupid comment.
And your specialty is making truly stupid comments.
This is another anti-woman ruling.
All women on the Court disagreed with the 5 men.
It will help Democrats.
This IS NOT a Gender issue.
It's a Faith-based issue.
All 3 of those female Supreme Court Leftists are uber-Liberals.

< Waiting for that Ruth Hag Ginsburg to drop already. Ugly as sin. And old as dirt! >.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1158964 Jun 30, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
The five steps to illogical conclusions by Progressives
Step 1--ignore the fact that Hobby Lobby does offer 16 female birth controls
Step 2--hyperventilate that the handful Hobby Lobby will not be providing somehow means they will not be offering any
Step 3--ignore the fact that this is NOT a ban on birth control. Females still can purchase them
Step 4--Let radical Left Wing sites whip you up into an irrational frenzy
Step 5--Post dumb things like--" Court ruled everyone who works for Hobby Lobby MUST procreate, conceive & give birth or be fired."
The birth control methods Hobby Lobby objects to are designed to prevent pregnancy. They are not abortions.

By not offering these methods, Hobby Lobby is basically making BC decisions for some of their employees.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1158965 Jun 30, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>We were talking about jobs my little idiot.
Perhaps that blew by you since you turned off the power to your thinking cap!
Try again: "Galt agrees that any business that hires illegal aliens should be prosecuted....and that includes homeowners who hire landscapers and similar labor

but that means that business must be free to require applicants to prove their citizenship....and to fire any employee found to be an illegal alien...."

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1158966 Jun 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Goldwater was a classic Conservative, just not part of the religious right....
Goldwater was praised by Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton.

Yet, he advocated cutting welfare, agriculture subsidies, and laws permitting unionization.

He supported abortion and would have supported gay marriage.

Yet Reagan's stump speech for Goldwater in 1964 included his saying this:

"You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream-the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism...

"The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing."

An economic/capitalistic conservative and social liberal is what I'd call him. He had the conservative part down pat, however. Still an enigma of sorts.

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#1158967 Jun 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the suit was dismissed by a local judge on the grounds that NBC did not know that their reporting was false at the time it was broadcast.....
an appeal may follow....
Already trying to weasel out of it? Never mind, I wouldn't actually allow you anywhere close enough to KMA. Let me know when Zimmerman is anything other that a scared little Pedro, who caps kids for fun.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1158968 Jun 30, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>ONE of these children was an American. O'bama did nothing. But he traded five terrorists for Bergdahl but would not help an American child. Yes yes. O'bama funds all aspects of terrorism as long as they are against Israel.
Obama signs $70 million Israel military aid bill

US President Barack Obama has signed a piece of legislation ratified by Congress that gives Israel another $70 million in military assistance, on top of the $3 billion the United States had already pledged to provide to the Israeli military this year.

On Friday, Obama signed the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012, which provides more US taxpayer dollars to help Israel expand its Iron Dome short-range rocket defense system, Xinhua reported.

The Iron Dome is a short-range rocket defense system designed to intercept rockets and artillery shells fired from a range of between four and 70 kilometers.

Representatives of the pro-Israeli lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and Israeli journalists were invited to the signing ceremony, which was held at the White House.

“I have made it a top priority for my administration to deepen cooperation with Israel across the whole spectrum of security issues -- intelligence, military, technology,” Obama said before signing the bill in the Oval Office.

“And, in many ways, what this legislation does is bring together all the outstanding cooperation that we have seen, really, at an unprecedented level between our two countries that underscores our unshakeable commitment to Israel security,” he added.

According to a White House fact sheet published on Friday, Obama said that “despite tough fiscal times” he “fought for and secured full funding for Israel” in fiscal year 2012, including $3 billion in Foreign Military Financing.

The fact sheet also said that Obama secured an additional $205 million in 2011 to set up the Iron Dome system.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1158969 Jun 30, 2014
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Now hold on just a sec, Carol says -
"Goldwater would have been the ideal present-day liberal.
So you can have him now.
At least conservatives won't have to defend his states rights stance anymore when liberals point to him as representing all Republicans being racists during the 1960s."
Sincerely,
Homer
Dear Obamabot:

Goldwater correctly opposed the Civil Rights Act on Constitutional grounds, not because of racism....

Sincerely,
Galt

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1158970 Jun 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
please stop acting as mindlessly as the left portrays you....
It was better explained in my last post.

But Goldwater was the liberals' conservative sweetheart because of his social liberalism and the economic conservative conservatives' sweetheart because of his strong stance against big government.

But the liberals on here can't demonize his stance on states rights during the passing of the Civil Rights Act and claim he's one of their own at the same time.

You see the problem with that, I'm sure. Even though I understand you're also an economic conservative and a social liberal too.

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