Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1483134 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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Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1183980 Aug 11, 2014
Obumbles, worse than Nixon

Nixon’s men illegally wiretapped his political opponents -- and they went to jail for it. When the FBI used warrantless surveillance to wiretap and intercept the mail of anti-war radicals, those who did so were charged, tried and convicted.

Obama has used the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to guarantee any surveillance the government wants without probable cause. Nixon spied on a virtual hand-full. Barack Obama’ s NSA wire-taps the entire nation and monitors the e-mails of thousands.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1183981 Aug 11, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Get a Life.
Get a response.
Quit posting racial slurs.
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1183982 Aug 11, 2014
Obumbles, Worse than Nixon

Nixon talked about using the IRS to harass his opponents but there is no evidence that he successfully did so, yet illegal use of the IRS was among the Articles of Impeachment voted by the House of Representatives.

Obama’s IRS has actually used the IRS to harass conservative groups. Can you imagine the liberal outcry if IRS officials under Nixon referred to liberals as “a—holes’ and “crazies”?
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1183983 Aug 11, 2014
Obama, Worse than Nixon

The White House tapes show Nixon attempting to use the CIA to impede the FBI investigation into the Watergate break-in. This pales in comparison to the CIA spying on members of the US Senate charged with investigating the Agency's illegal activities.

Where is liberal outrage over Obama’s Justice Department spying on reporters?

What would have happened if Nixon's Justice Department had opened the mail and tracked the movements of Walter Cronkite as Obama’s Justice department did with Fox’s News' James Rosen?
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1183984 Aug 11, 2014
Obumbles, Worse than Nixon

Nixon’s impeachment included the charge that he evaded Congress’ sole authority to declare war by bombing Cambodia. Yet in Libya Obama said that only he had the inherent authority to decide what is a “war” and that no congressional approval was necessary. He proceeded to bomb Libya, destroy its military and spend more than a billion dollars in borrowed money in support of one side, who was not aligned with the United States, in a civil war.

Nixon’s men considered the murder of investigative journalist Jack Anderson. That’s nothing compared with Obama’s assertion that he has right to kill any U.S. citizen without a charge, let alone conviction.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1183985 Aug 11, 2014
Barry Soetoro wrote:
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Kenya
Ah! That explains the name scirocco even better then!

Thanks son!

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1183986 Aug 11, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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Yazidis youth = forced from the homes by a terrorist group intent on their genocide
Central America youth=sent from their homes by their parents who paid drug dealers to escort them
There is NO moral equivalence here.
Both are children. Neither decoded on their fate.

One you pretend to care about and the other you hate & don't care if they suffer from hunger & homelessness.
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1183988 Aug 11, 2014
Obumbles, Worse than Nixon

Nixon was excoriated for the missing 18 and a half minutes in his White House tapes although his long-time Secretary Rose Mary Woods claimed to have erased them by mistake. In the torture scandal, CIA officials admitted to destroying tapes that they knew could be used against them in criminal cases at the same time Obama’s IRS says hundreds of thousands of documents regarding abuse against Tea Party and Conservative groups are “missing,” without repercussion.

While Nixon was known for his “Enemies List,” the former head of the National Security Agency’s global digital data gathering program says that Obama also has an enemies list stored by keyword, which has been used to take down perceived political enemies such as General Petraus. During his re-election campaign Obama even brazenly posted his enemies list on-line as a not-so-subtle threat not to donate to his opponents. How Nixon’s critics would have howled if he had publicly targeted Sen. George McGovern’s donors.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1183989 Aug 11, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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You'd think PDupont, the Palestinians, the Arab League and the liberals would direct their anger at the UN. They recognized Israel a nation giving Palestinians their share of the land. Apparently, Palestinians were squatters living in primitive huts prior.
How do the liberals reconcile the Arabs not wanting the Jews to exist - much less wanting the Palestinians to live peacefully side-by-side?
Is it because liberals don't want Jews to exist like Hamas and Iran? They know there is no peaceful solution, don't they?
You guys should already be mad at the UN for taking land from one group and giving it to another son.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1183990 Aug 11, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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Dave wants to continually re-write posts of others to fit his agenda. Why do you engage in hyperbole and dishonesty so frequently? Do you want to make a point when you have none?
Yep, Keep running from your posts.
Ray Donovan

United States

#1183991 Aug 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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No tantrum at all. Just emphasizing just how GD stupid you whiners are. You think you can spread lies here & not get caught.
Funny that it doesn't bother you when your president and his lackeys do it.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1183992 Aug 11, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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Mitt Romney was a corporate vulture. What happened to Dade International which Bain took over under Romney's watch is a prime example.
At Bain Capital’s direction, Dade quadrupled the money it owed creditors and vendors. It took steps that propelled the business toward bankruptcy. And in waves of layoffs, it cut loose 1,700 workers in the United States.
Bain and a small group of investors bought Dade in 1994 with mostly borrowed money, limiting their risk. They extracted cash from the company at almost every turn — paying themselves nearly $100 million in fees, first for buying the company and then for helping to run it. Later, just after Mr. Romney stepped down from his role, Bain took $242 million out of the business in a transaction that, according to bankruptcy documents and several former Dade officials, weakened the company.
Yes, legalized stealing.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1183993 Aug 11, 2014
Obumbles the Zero wrote:
Obumbles, Worse than Nixon
Nixon talked about using the IRS to harass his opponents but there is no evidence that he successfully did so, yet illegal use of the IRS was among the Articles of Impeachment voted by the House of Representatives.
Obama’s IRS has actually used the IRS to harass conservative groups. Can you imagine the liberal outcry if IRS officials under Nixon referred to liberals as “a—holes’ and “crazies”?
lol! Actually son, bushie boy's IRS already did it.

Apparently the conservatives were ok with that!!!

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#1183995 Aug 11, 2014
Arrogance and stupidity on stage again, as a offer to impose peace in the destabilized region of Iraq is to support them with weapons. When will these weapons be used against Americans when the plan goes backward. Just as it did for Fast&Furious.
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Magic Negro was the Muslim Community Organizer with a gas can promising to put out a forest fire.
You azzholes believed him.
spocko

Oakland, CA

#1183996 Aug 11, 2014
Obumbles the Zero wrote:
Obumbles, Worse than Nixon
Nixon was excoriated for the missing 18 and a half minutes in his White House tapes although his long-time Secretary Rose Mary Woods claimed to have erased them by mistake. In the torture scandal, CIA officials admitted to destroying tapes that they knew could be used against them in criminal cases at the same time Obama’s IRS says hundreds of thousands of documents regarding abuse against Tea Party and Conservative groups are “missing,” without repercussion.
While Nixon was known for his “Enemies List,” the former head of the National Security Agency’s global digital data gathering program says that Obama also has an enemies list stored by keyword, which has been used to take down perceived political enemies such as General Petraus. During his re-election campaign Obama even brazenly posted his enemies list on-line as a not-so-subtle threat not to donate to his opponents. How Nixon’s critics would have howled if he had publicly targeted Sen. George McGovern’s donors.
The myth of Obama’s incompetence.
Look at George Washington, the General lost more battles than any other general in American history. His amateurish New York campaign in 1776 almost lost the war before it started and only the luckiest of circumstances kept the Continental Army from being destroyed en masse.

Washington's stewardship of the young republic is replete with accounts of mismanagement, cronyism, and dark hints of the General's monarchical tendencies. His second term was one long nightmare of criticism of his foreign policy, his close relationship with the bane of Jeffersonians Alexander Hamilton, and his handling of the 'Whiskey Rebellion' where the President himself rode at the head of an army of 9,000 men into western Pennsylvania to put down a challenge to the primacy of the federal government.

And yet, Washington is beloved to us today not because of what his contemporaries thought of him but because his record taken in its totality reveals a man of vision and steady leadership through some of the most turbulent times in American history.

FOX News and the GOP thanks you for believing their deliberate lies an deceptions!
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1183997 Aug 11, 2014
flack wrote:
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Drunk Driving and The Pre-History of Breathalyzers
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Drunk driving combines two of America's favorite pastimes: getting absolutely hammered and driving an automobile. But before the invention of the modern breathalyzer in the 1950s, determining if someone was too intoxicated to operate a motor vehicle was incredibly subjective. It took decades for law enforcement technology to catch up with one of our most pervasive crimes.
Before the advent of the car, being drunk was a relatively minor nuisance for society at large. Most of the time, imbibing too much of your preferred poison did little to put strangers in harm's way. The automobile, with its incredible speed and considerable weight, changed all that. Today, roughly 30% of America's traffic fatalities involve a drunk driver. Back in the 1950s and '60s, that percentage was closer to 50%.
Those staggering numbers kicked off the pursuit of a simple device, one that could determine any defendant's guilt with the push of a button. That was the hope (and fear) of people who were fighting over the development of the very first breathalyzer technologies.
What's your point? She killed someone with her car; she was drunk. That is vehicular manslaughter and if it happened to day she'd likely go to jail; lose her license, pay fines, probation. What happened to her? Nothing. I realize it was an accident; and I'm not in favor of people going to prison for long terms because of an accident. It was a sign of the times
Ray Donovan

United States

#1183998 Aug 11, 2014
What an opportunity Obama had...what a mess he's made.
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1183999 Aug 11, 2014
Because of Obama’s iconic status on the left, liberals are silent as Obama shreds the Constitution in ways Richard Nixon would have marveled at.

Democrats scoff at the notion of the impeachment of Obama for crimes far more serious and reaching than of those committed by Richard Nixon.
Ray Donovan

United States

#1184000 Aug 11, 2014
Hillary blames Obama...there's a new twist.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1184001 Aug 11, 2014
Obama continues telling/showing us that he’s unqualified!!

President Barack Obama said the power of conservative opposition, including in the media, is blocking his agenda in an interview with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman late last week!!

This interview with Friedman is Laughable, Here’s Obama’s protection Racket the’ Liberal Media/Print Press their sole objective over the past 6 years was to suppress all Negative News that affects Obama seems after 6 years the Dam is starting to Crack!!

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