Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1375327 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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Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1167578 Jul 16, 2014
I'm looking forward to Hillary and Elizabeth Warren running for president and vice. That would be so much fun. I can hear all of the baggers going even nuttier. LMAO
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1167579 Jul 16, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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why don't you have any of the 10 buck an hour tv installers that work for you 'piss' tested....
wink.....
do you think smoking pot makes a person lazy or stupid?

wrong. why do you think the FBI has been forced into hiring pothead hackers?

so no, no drug testing. only test i need to know about is IQ.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

New Britain, CT

#1167580 Jul 16, 2014
Bless his heart!
sonicfilter wrote:
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if someone is released why do they need an attorney?
ROTFLMAO!!!!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

New Britain, CT

#1167581 Jul 16, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
I'm looking forward to Hillary and Elizabeth Warren running for president and vice. That would be so much fun. I can hear all of the baggers going even nuttier. LMAO
!

So are we!

LMAO!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1167582 Jul 16, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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I do believe that old Carol, is on some serious medication. She rarely ever makes any kind of sense.. Hate and her phony religion has taken over what was left of her obvious diminishing brain capacity.
Poster Incognito is a racist scumbag troll and should be treated as such.

Carol don't live here anymore__Lois Lane killed Carol.

Once again__the registered posters can communicate with one another privately via topix personal messaging (PM) and they do.forming clubs, clutches etc.

It's a game for the sick and lame.
Even Steven

Frankfort, KY

#1167583 Jul 16, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
~Barack Obama from Audacity of Hope
(Nevermind if the political winds shift in an ugly direction because of the radicalism of Muslims....and leaves out Christians who they kill?)
Why is this administration stalling on the appointment of an International Religious Freedom Ambassador? It has been vacant for months and it proves Obama's lack of commitment to our religious freedoms.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

New Britain, CT

#1167584 Jul 16, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
I'm looking forward to Hillary and Elizabeth Warren running for president and vice. That would be so much fun. I can hear all of the baggers going even nuttier. LMAO


LMAO!
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1167585 Jul 16, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>!
So are we!
LMAO!
Well, bless your little heart...LIAR.

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1167586 Jul 16, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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This quote does not exist in either of Obama's books.
http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/o/obama-...
You're right.(See how easy it is to admit that?)

The quote is actually from an article written by Steve Sailer who wrote a detailed analysis of Dreams from My Father, describing the narrator as "a humor-impaired Holden Caulfield whose preppie angst is fueled by racial regret" but also praising it as "an impressive book" with an "elegant, carefully wrought prose style."

The "grievance" quote comes from the following passage from Sailer's article:

"In reality, Obama provides a disturbing test of the best-case scenario of whether America can indeed move beyond race. He inherited his father's penetrating intelligence; was raised mostly by his loving liberal white grandparents in multiracial, laid-back Hawaii, where America's normal race rules never applied; and received a superb private school education. And yet, at least through age 33 when he wrote Dreams from My Father , he found solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against his mother's race."

Politifact even agrees it's an arguable point whether it's a fair characterization of the views expressed in Obama's book.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...

But here is the other full quote from "Dreams from My Father" [pg. xv]:

"When people who don’t know me well, black or white, discover my background (and it is usually a discovery, for I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites), I see the split-second adjustments they have to make, the searching of my eyes for some telltale sign. They no longer know who I am. Privately, they guess at my troubled heart, I suppose – the mixed blood, the divided soul, the ghostly image of the tragic mulatto trapped between two worlds. And if I were to explain that no, the tragedy is not mine, or at least not mine alone, it is yours, sons and daughters of Plymouth Rock and Ellis Island, it is yours, children of Africa, it is the tragedy of both my wife’s six-year-old cousin and his white first grade classmates, so that you need not guess at what troubles me, it’s on the nightly news for all to see, and that if we could acknowledge at least that much then the tragic cycle begins to break down…well, I suspect that I sound incurably naive, wedded to lost hopes, like those Communists who peddle their newspapers on the fringes of various college towns. Or worse, I sound like I’m trying to hide from."

http://www.factcheck.org/2008/06/obamas-dream...

Sounds like he struggled a lot with self-image and animosity of some kind. Wouldn't you agree?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1167587 Jul 16, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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the towns surrounding Atlantic City are still very popular and high-priced vacation communities that do not want an invasion of Latin American gangsters....
and Ohio is not competition for Atlantic City.....Pennsylvania, yes.....
put them all in NYC, where nobody would even notice......
You're all over the place with your posts today pal__are ya feeling drifty?

Cleveland's Casino is closer to Pittsburg that AC is so give that bullsht a break. OK?

Atlantic City's seasonal casinos were overbuilt__the Revel was the goose that killed__that place is a joke on a bank.

Here we have the Seminole Tribe's Hardrocks and they're slammed night and day with day trippers and locals. That they're quiet low stakes joints doesn't matter__they're close, friendly and safer than the nearby theaters. ;-)

Keep trying__knowing that you make yourself look stupider with each entry.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1167588 Jul 16, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =DkS9y5t0tR0XX
LMAO!
Still making excuses for your blunders, and lies. You own it Barney.

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1167589 Jul 16, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Poster Incognito is a racist scumbag troll and should be treated as such.
Carol don't live here anymore__Lois Lane killed Carol.
Once again__the registered posters can communicate with one another privately via topix personal messaging (PM) and they do.forming clubs, clutches etc.
It's a game for the sick and lame.
You just don't like my having to get you up to snuff on current events every time you're out of the loop.

And, of course, you've never liked me going way back because of my strong opinions and not being able to successfully put me in my place with your riddles and condescension.

So you're opinion of me, therefore, is tainted by this and doesn't count.
Patrick

United States

#1167590 Jul 16, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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You probably shouldn't be talking about phony religions. Don't you worship at the altar of big government? And believe your god will save us all and meet our every need?
Todd Akin is back to lead the GOP :-)

When pressed on whether he would run for public office again, the former state and federal veteran officeholder wouldn’t give a definitive answer, saying that he is “just taking each step at a time.” He has not campaigned or done fundraising for any candidates in the 2014 election cycle — or gotten involved with any issue-specific groups or coalitions.

For now, he is focused on promoting his newly released book,“Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom.”

In the book, Akin defends his comments on rape and abortion,
saying he shouldn’t have apologized.

He also heavily criticizes the media and prominent Republicans who abandoned his Senate bid and pressured others to also cut ties with his campaign. Akin’s infamous comment about rape and pregnancy, that “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” helped fuel the “war on women” narrative that helped Democrats retain the Senate.
Akin’s plan to stay active in politics isn’t something many Republicans are enthusiastic about.
Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski said in an email Republicans are moving on from Akin.
Patrick

United States

#1167591 Jul 16, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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tell that to the people who pay the taxes.....
the only way to bring government under control is to starve the beast.....
lay off employees and tell the rest to work harder, just like every private sector job...
Pay todd :-)

Meanwhile, the party committee in charge of electing Senate Republican candidates isn’t talking. The National Republican Senatorial Committee declined to comment.

Several Republican operatives said Akin’s time has come and gone and that they are looking to focus on the current crop of 2014 candidates and taking back the Senate.
Put bluntly, Republicans wish Akin would “take a one-way ticket to Europe and not come back for a while,” said GOP operative Ron Bonjean.

“Todd Akin is not going to be taken seriously by the vast majority of the Republican Party because he is out of touch with reality and the political landscape; talking about continuing to defend comments about rape is frankly political malpractice, and it’s highly unlikely he is going to get any traction in any future political role,” Bonjean said.
For his part, Akin said he isn’t surprised by the negative response Republicans have had to his re-emergence.

“I believe they have a lot of fear about what I highlighted in the book, and that is a coalition between liberal Democrats and certain media elite that have the power to create a tsunami in the media over even a few poorly chosen words,” Akin said.
Akin said national GOP operatives also played a role.“The Republican establishment, they didn’t leave me on the battlefield, they came back and made sure to make sure I was dead.”
But while some abandoned him, Akin said that conservative media, party activists across the country and some high-profile figures like Tony Perkins, Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee all stood by him.
In particular, Akin is hoping to speak out about the negative role he says the media are playing.
“What happened to me in a microcosm is going on in other places,” Akin said.“I never meant in any sense to demean women, I never meant to condone or make light of the very serious nature of the crime.”
In particular, Akin is looking to highlight former President Bill Clinton’s sexual indiscretions.
“Two weeks later and you have the Democratic National Convention, the keynote speaker [is Bill Clinton], and he has a history of sexual abuse. I’m not talking about one incident. I’m talking about sexual abuse and sexual misbehavior, and he gets applause at the DNC convention,” Akin said.“It’s not words, it’s stuff he did year, after year, after year. To me, what that says is it’s a Democratic war on women.”

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1167592 Jul 16, 2014
flack wrote:
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The idea to replace the income tax with a sales tax is not a new one. Federal sales taxes are widely used in other countries around the world, and given the low tax burden compared to Canada and Europe it is at least plausible that the federal government could obtain enough revenue from a sales tax in order to completely replace federal income taxes. The FairTax movement has come up with a scheme where income, estate, and payroll taxes could all be replaced with a 23 percent national sales tax. It is not hard to see the appeal of such a system. Since all taxes would be collected by businesses, there would be no need for private citizens to fill out tax forms. We could abolish the IRS! Most states already collect sales taxes, so a federal sales tax could be collected by the states, thus reducing administrative costs. There are a lot of apparent benefits to such a change.
The fair tax people are liars.

They claim a 23% rate but it is really a 30% rate.

They get the 23% by saying under their scheme, when you spend $100.00,$23 dollars goes to the tax.

This is lying.

A sales tax is calculated thusly.

ST = Sales tax rate * price.

If the rate is 6% & you spend $50, the tax is .06* 50 or $3.00.

If you spend $77 & the tax is $23, then the rate would be calculated as 100(st/ price) or 100(23/77) or 29.9% or just say 30%

So when Flack & the fair tax dipsticks start talking about this 23% sales tax, it is actually a 30% tax. In PA, if your shopping trip purchases add up to $170.00, the tax will make it $231.20.

Who benefits? Wealthy people. Corporations who makes up the difference???? Guess.
Bow Bugdoll

United States

#1167593 Jul 16, 2014
Senate Republicans blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for Democrats that they hope will be a political winner in November's elections.

The vote was 56-43 to move ahead on the measure, short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1167594 Jul 16, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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You just don't like my having to get you up to snuff on current events every time you're out of the loop.
And, of course, you've never liked me going way back because of my strong opinions and not being able to successfully put me in my place with your riddles and condescension.
So you're opinion of me, therefore, is tainted by this and doesn't count.
Spoken like a true nutcase.
Patrick

United States

#1167595 Jul 16, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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The fair tax people are liars.
They claim a 23% rate but it is really a 30% rate.
They get the 23% by saying under their scheme, when you spend $100.00,$23 dollars goes to the tax.
This is lying.
A sales tax is calculated thusly.
ST = Sales tax rate * price.
If the rate is 6% & you spend $50, the tax is .06* 50 or $3.00.
If you spend $77 & the tax is $23, then the rate would be calculated as 100(st/ price) or 100(23/77) or 29.9% or just say 30%
So when Flack & the fair tax dipsticks start talking about this 23% sales tax, it is actually a 30% tax. In PA, if your shopping trip purchases add up to $170.00, the tax will make it $231.20.
Who benefits? Wealthy people. Corporations who makes up the difference???? Guess.
Republicans all have their period on the same day?

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1167596 Jul 16, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Racial slurs are so natural to Eed that he doesn't even realize they are slurs.
Eed knows that calling a black man "boy" is a racial slur & now he will pretend he meant something else.
Pathetic, low life ignorant racist POS Eed.
"real dumb"
Referring to the president as a boy is not a racial slur. The president's color is of interest to you, but not to me. I only look at his results while he has been in office. The results are sad, ergo our current president is a boy unable to effectively do a man/s or woman's job. Face the facts the boy president is a failure, rated worst among all presidents in your life time.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
Bow Bugdoll

United States

#1167597 Jul 16, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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Todd Akin is back to lead the GOP :-)
Yawn

Another left wing lie.:-)

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