Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1418991 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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“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1172381 Jul 24, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't you say you served three tours? How about four? Can any Democrat open their mouth without lying?
But, let's take a look at your statement. Somehow, after a year in nam, you liked it enough to go back instead of taking a post in Germany or Japan or Phillipines or Hawaii, or even stateside. Now, after liking nam enough to volunteer to go back, you claim it was a horrible experience.
Can any Democrat even open their mouth without lying?
Hey, you're out of jail! Guess you will be a little more careful of those threats to the president in the future.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#1172383 Jul 24, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>and they have all been proven false, haven't they?
are you saying those rocks they worshiped were gods? really?
learn to think logically before you make an even bigger ass of yourself.
"woodendick000"
Heck you worship rocks. Like the dumber than a box of rocks president nobama.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1172384 Jul 24, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
The subject was fund raisers and tax payers paying for them. So, how much does it cost to crank up Air Force One to be used for a fund raiser?
Your hypocrisy is staggering. How much did the Iraq war along with all that we sacrificed cost? All based on lies bu a deserter president. Talk about blind.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1172385 Jul 24, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do you think no one wanted the Jews? Think about it.
Jews live all over the world without causing any more problems than the average citizen. When was the last time you heard of Jews protesting and calling for the death of some cartoonist? Baghdad Bob just can't keep her anti-Semite feelings under control!!!

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1172386 Jul 24, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do you think no one wanted the Jews? Think about it.
You've taken up the mantle, why don't you tell us?
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1172387 Jul 24, 2014
TSM wrote:
What is it about Liberals/Democrats they either try to enhance their resume by committing ‘plagiarism’ Sen. John Walsh (D) or Lie about their Wealth (Michael Moore) WHAT’S UP??
Oh, are you referring to Paul Ryan or Rand Paul??? Hypocrite.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1172388 Jul 24, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we need more undocumented workers' allowed in the country economy/the culture that demonizes corporate jets' is on fire!

'Bombardier to Cut 1,800 Jobs Amid Troubled CSeries Launch'

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-23/bomb...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1172389 Jul 24, 2014
Gaza chose terrorism over building a Palestinian paradise
Unoccupied for nearly a decade, why do Gaza’s people know little else aside from explosives and martyrdom?



By Allison Kaplan Sommer | Jul. 16, 2014 | 1:01 PM | 2
At such dismal times when projectiles are whizzing overhead and hearts are palpitating from the siren call of rockets, with Iron Dome batteries lighting up the sky and the hideous sight of dead Palestinian children paraded in front of TV cameras, let’s engage in a moment of wishful, magical thinking, the alternative universe of what Gaza might have become after Israel had ended its occupation in 2005.

Let’s call it:“It’s a Wonderful Life” for Palestinians, a counter-narrative where warfare and bloodshed never happened because the Gazans were too busy preparing for a new nation. Today, instead of missiles raining down from all directions, Gazans might have been eyeing a bid to host the next World Cup.

It’s really not that farfetched, but given the cards that Hamas was holding and the endgame they were playing, it was unlikely to have turned out any other way.
Nothing was inevitable. With Israel’s withdrawal there was a blank slate of possibilities. Today people speak of Israel’s naval blockade and restrictive border crossings (now imposed by Egypt, too) as reasons for why Gaza did not have a free hand in charting its future. But such restrictions on the flow of people and raw materials took place only once it became clear that for Hamas borders and ports are arteries for rockets, artillery, and the kidnapping of soldiers. If the Gazans had spent the last ten years importing equipment with which to build a new nation, there never would have been an Israeli blockade.

While we’re dreaming, it’s important to remember that Gaza is a beachside enclave right on the Mediterranean. For decades it has been an armpit of rubble and dust, but it had the potential to be the harbinger of a Palestinian paradise. If Hamas, fresh from its electoral victory over Fatah, had called up casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, as right-wing a supporter of Israel as there is, and suggested a partnership in casinos all along the strip, rather than firing rockets at civilians and martyring their own, Hamas would have been busy booking Tony Bennett and Britney Spears to headline its hotels for Christmas.

Instead of resorting to terror they could have just hosted resorts. Imagine, no sounds of bombs bursting, just whirring slot machines; craps tables instead of a wasteland that looks like crap.(The Native Indian-Americans extracted similar concessions from the United States, without launching rockets. And they never had beachfront property!)

Gaza could have been a Monaco or a Macao; instead it has all the magnetism and charm of Mars.

Yes, I know that those who elected Hamas are among the Islamic faithful and bikinis and baccarat is not exactly their thing. But universities, medical centers, and commercial enterprise were theirs for the asking. Gaza didn’t have to become a breeding ground of terrorists; it could have cultivated nation-building entrepreneurs instead.

Filled with implacable hatred and an obsession with conquering all of Israel, these Palestinians managed to learn nothing from the “start-up nation” to their north. Try getting Google to open up offices and employ local techies in Gaza. The people know little else aside from explosives and martyrdom.

There was a choice: Nation building or rocket launchings. We know what Gazans chose, a decision that was made permanent when they exercised their electoral franchise and Hamas came to power without city planners, architects, or finance wizards with MBA’s. The message sent to the world was: We’re not ready for statehood. Our diplomacy will focus on blowing things up rather than Palestine rising from the ground. Our tunnels will transport terrorists. All we desire is to obliterate the Zionist enemy with whatever means possible.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1172390 Jul 24, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> There is no national TEA Party organization. It is all local individual groups with no real connection to each other. They believe in smaller government, less taxes, and freedom. Such a horrible thing to believe in.
Who is Diana Reimer?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1172391 Jul 24, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'we need more undocumented workers' allowed in the country' economy is on fire!

'Dick's Sporting Goods lays off 478 PGA golf pros'

http://www.wpxi.com/ap/ap/pennsylvania/dicks-...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1172392 Jul 24, 2014
Gaza chose terrorism over building a Palestinian paradise
Unoccupied for nearly a decade, why do Gaza’s people know little else aside from explosives and martyrdom?

By Allison Kaplan Sommer | Jul. 16, 2014 | 1:01 PM | 2
At such dismal times when projectiles are whizzing overhead and hearts are palpitating from the siren call of rockets, with Iron Dome batteries lighting up the sky and the hideous sight of dead Palestinian children paraded in front of TV cameras, let’s engage in a moment of wishful, magical thinking, the alternative universe of what Gaza might have become after Israel had ended its occupation in 2005.

Let’s call it:“It’s a Wonderful Life” for Palestinians, a counter-narrative where warfare and bloodshed never happened because the Gazans were too busy preparing for a new nation. Today, instead of missiles raining down from all directions, Gazans might have been eyeing a bid to host the next World Cup.

It’s really not that farfetched, but given the cards that Hamas was holding and the endgame they were playing, it was unlikely to have turned out any other way.
Nothing was inevitable. With Israel’s withdrawal there was a blank slate of possibilities. Today people speak of Israel’s naval blockade and restrictive border crossings (now imposed by Egypt, too) as reasons for why Gaza did not have a free hand in charting its future. But such restrictions on the flow of people and raw materials took place only once it became clear that for Hamas borders and ports are arteries for rockets, artillery, and the kidnapping of soldiers. If the Gazans had spent the last ten years importing equipment with which to build a new nation, there never would have been an Israeli blockade.

While we’re dreaming, it’s important to remember that Gaza is a beachside enclave right on the Mediterranean. For decades it has been an armpit of rubble and dust, but it had the potential to be the harbinger of a Palestinian paradise. If Hamas, fresh from its electoral victory over Fatah, had called up casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, as right-wing a supporter of Israel as there is, and suggested a partnership in casinos all along the strip, rather than firing rockets at civilians and martyring their own, Hamas would have been busy booking Tony Bennett and Britney Spears to headline its hotels for Christmas.

Instead of resorting to terror they could have just hosted resorts. Imagine, no sounds of bombs bursting, just whirring slot machines; craps tables instead of a wasteland that looks like crap.(The Native Indian-Americans extracted similar concessions from the United States, without launching rockets. And they never had beachfront property!)

Gaza could have been a Monaco or a Macao; instead it has all the magnetism and charm of Mars.

Yes, I know that those who elected Hamas are among the Islamic faithful and bikinis and baccarat is not exactly their thing. But universities, medical centers, and commercial enterprise were theirs for the asking. Gaza didn’t have to become a breeding ground of terrorists; it could have cultivated nation-building entrepreneurs instead.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1172393 Jul 24, 2014
flack wrote:
Remember that CAIR is a branch of Hamas.
And CAIR is in policy making positions in the White House today.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1172395 Jul 24, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, are you referring to Paul Ryan or Rand Paul??? Hypocrite.
Typical Liberal prove either Ryan or Paul committed plagiarism or Lied about their Wealth!!
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1172396 Jul 24, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Signs the Progressive 'we need more undocumented workers' allowed in the country economy/the culture that demonizes corporate jets' is on fire!
'Bombardier to Cut 1,800 Jobs Amid Troubled CSeries Launch'
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-23/bomb...
The perfect sign that baggers are nutso, is Fork make us fat.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1172397 Jul 24, 2014
flack wrote:
Middle East
Jul. 24, 2014 | 03:14 PM
ISIS orders female genital mutilation in Iraq: UN
Reuters
GENEVA: Militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria has ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the United Nations said Thursday.
The "fatwa" issued by the Sunni Muslim fighters would potentially affect 4 million women and girls, U.N. resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq Jacqueline Badcock told reporters in Geneva by videolink from Arbil.
"This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave concern and does need to be addressed," she said.
"This is not the will of Iraqi people, or the women of Iraq in these vulnerable areas covered by the terrorists," she added.
No one was immediately available for comment from ISIS, which has led an offensive through northern and western Iraq.
Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/...
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb )
This is slavery.
Islamists are slavers.
Islamists are in the White House.
Obama put the Islamists in the White House.
Obama is a slaver.
Black people vote for Obama by over 90 percent.
Black people are slavers.

... and somehow we hear black people whine about the effects of having been slaves.

It was western European culture that began to eliminate the traditional concept of slavery.
Islamists hate western European culture.
So-called "African" Americans hate western European culture.

Anyone need help connecting the dots here?
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1172398 Jul 24, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"woodendick000"
Heck you worship rocks. Like the dumber than a box of rocks president nobama.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
Another masterpiece from the topix moron.
Patrick

United States

#1172399 Jul 24, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
This is slavery.
Islamists are slavers.
Islamists are in the White House.
Obama put the Islamists in the White House.
Obama is a slaver.
Black people vote for Obama by over 90 percent.
Black people are slavers.
... and somehow we hear black people whine about the effects of having been slaves.
It was western European culture that began to eliminate the traditional concept of slavery.
Islamists hate western European culture.
So-called "African" Americans hate western European culture.
Anyone need help connecting the dots here?
The perfect sign that baggers are nutso

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1172400 Jul 24, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Through out history Jews have been disliked and been a clannish bunch that manipulates and well known as connivers. I just read this morning where this young lady who just graduated high school was visiting Germany and posed smiling in front of Auschwitz and had her picture taken posted it and immediately started getting death threats.. Jews love to be pitied when in reality they are using you all the time. You are an idiot Flack and you seem determined to prove it daily.
So, you hate jews, right?

Lets give you t ole Listen To Yourself test....
How does this sound?

"Through out history Africans have been disliked and been a clannish bunch that manipulates and well known as connivers. I just read this morning where this young lady who just graduated high school was visiting Georgia and posed smiling in front of Tara and had her picture taken posted it and immediately started getting death threats.. Africans love to be pitied when in reality they are using you all the time."

Is this true?

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1172401 Jul 24, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Hypocrite much?
Bush's vacations costly
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 12:00 pm
By the Midland Daily News
Bush’s vacations
To the editor:
U.S. Rep. Dave Camp began his courting of the very conservative wing of his party with his speech recently at the 34th Republican Roundup in Clare. He began with the president’s $4 million Christmas vacation in Hawaii. What Camp did not tell the audience was how much President Bush cost the taxpayers when he vacationed.
The Republican Party has been outraged at the $4 million plus price tag for Obama’s family Christmas vacation, and they constantly hold George W. Bush up as an example of how thrifty a president should be when going on vacation.
The problem is that Bush wasn’t thrifty. He was the most expensive vacation president in U.S. history. Not only did Bush spend more days on vacation than any other president, but he used Air Force One more often while on vacation than any other president. In response to growing criticism that the president was on vacation too much, the Bush administration adopted the Rovian tactic of scheduling,“work events” while the president was in Crawford so that they could claim that President Bush’s vacations were working vacations.
During Bush’s two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. Bush used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, Texas. Using the low end cost of $56,800, Media Matters calculated that each trip to Crawford cost taxpayers $259,687, and $20 million total for Bush’s ranch flights.
If cost of the flight was the only expense involved to taxpayers, Bush’s vacations would still seem rather economical, but there is more, much more. Unlike the Obama’s $4 million Christmas vacation price tag, which includes the cost of everything from transportation to accommodations for the First Family, the White House staff, and the White House press corps, Bush’s numbers only include the cost of flying the president to Crawford.
The cost of transporting and accommodating staff, media, friends and family is not included in Bush’s vacation numbers.
It is a good thing that President Bush did not talk about income equality during his presidency. With all the money we spent on his vacations, I wonder if Rep. Camp would be saying “Am I the only one that sees the irony here?”
The really good news for the far, far right is that President Obama did not vacation in his REAL birth place located in Africa. Think what that would cost?
CHARLES RUSSIAN
Republican Mantra: Do as we say, not as we do.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1172402 Jul 24, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Who is Diana Reimer?
Didn't know so I looked her up. Diana Reimar is the national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots. Tea Party Patriots is just one of many Tea Party groups. She does not talk for all Tea Party groups. Only Tea Party Patriots. You, as usual, are splitting hairs.

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