Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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Ray Donovan

Middlefield, CT

#1189878 Aug 21, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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Tell the next cop that stops you for speeding that the speed limit is only a guideline. LOL
We are now a nation governed by politicians who use these laws as tools to manipulate their constituents and weapons to threaten and intimidate (and worse) their enemies.

These laws have also been used recently to not only destroy reputations, but to also permanently destroy American citizens without due process.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1189879 Aug 21, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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What needs to be done? The government being a provider or a cop?
relevance to anything discussed? as i stated, they (we) need to be the cop in many ways....as history has shown..what part of that don't you undestand?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1189880 Aug 21, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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That soldier, or person, wouldn't be left behind. It was a matter of congress appropriating funds. It's probably a stupid law, but there are a lot of stupid laws we all have to abide by.
All people involved said it was a time sensitive deal... it would not have happened if the normal channels were taken..

take charge, do what needs to be done..that Is LeadERshIP.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1189881 Aug 21, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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That soldier, or person, wouldn't be left behind. It was a matter of congress appropriating funds. It's probably a stupid law, but there are a lot of stupid laws we all have to abide by.
He was a soldier. why would you have left him behind..one of your own, supposedly..don't tell me you are like mdbuilder...
Jessup

United States

#1189882 Aug 21, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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you mean the Media Matters that FOX has never caught lying?
they can only wish when all Media Matters does is run UNEDITED FOX video.
Poor little bot let me explain something else to you. The Daily Beast which is far from conservative wrote an extensive article concerning Media Matters and it's propaganda. Kristen Powers who again isn't a conservative agreed with "the beast's" summary and said that no one could consider Media Matters other than a political agenda website and as such was a propaganda machine.

Why are you guys so intimidated by FOX?
Jessup

United States

#1189883 Aug 21, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
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All people involved said it was a time sensitive deal... it would not have happened if the normal channels were taken..
take charge, do what needs to be done..that Is LeadERshIP.
Sen. Diane Feinstein (D) CA. sure didn't feel that way about the trade for Bowe Bergdahl did she?
Jessup

United States

#1189884 Aug 21, 2014
Ray Donovan wrote:
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We are now a nation governed by politicians who use these laws as tools to manipulate their constituents and weapons to threaten and intimidate (and worse) their enemies.
These laws have also been used recently to not only destroy reputations, but to also permanently destroy American citizens without due process.
Because the intent of the law has been perverted by the corrupt politicians. Examples: IRS scandal, NSA scandal, DHS scandal, HHS scandal, VA scandal,.....so many other cases I won't list but you get my point.
Jessup

United States

#1189885 Aug 21, 2014
Even the US Patent Office is involved in a scandal....first time I remember that ever happening!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1189886 Aug 21, 2014
Jessup wrote:
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Sen. Diane Feinstein (D) CA. sure didn't feel that way about the trade for Bowe Bergdahl did she?
are you a big fan of hers?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1189887 Aug 21, 2014
Jessup wrote:
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Because the intent of the law has been perverted by the corrupt politicians. Examples: IRS scandal, NSA scandal, DHS scandal, HHS scandal, VA scandal,.....so many other cases I won't list but you get my point.
what IRS scandal? you mean them doing their job?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1189888 Aug 21, 2014
Jessup wrote:
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Poor little bot let me explain something else to you. The Daily Beast which is far from conservative wrote an extensive article concerning Media Matters and it's propaganda. Kristen Powers who again isn't a conservative agreed with "the beast's" summary and said that no one could consider Media Matters other than a political agenda website and as such was a propaganda machine.
Why are you guys so intimidated by FOX?
how isn't FOX a propaganda machine? coulter admitted it was...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1189889 Aug 21, 2014
Jessup wrote:
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Because the intent of the law has been perverted by the corrupt politicians. Examples: IRS scandal, NSA scandal, DHS scandal, HHS scandal, VA scandal,.....so many other cases I won't list but you get my point.
can you do anything but parrot media soundbytes?
Jessup

United States

#1189890 Aug 21, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>are you a big fan of hers?
I wouldn't say a big fan I was a bigger fan of Sam Nunn (D) GA but he's retired a long time ago.

Your point?
Ray Donovan

Middlefield, CT

#1189891 Aug 21, 2014
Jessup wrote:
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Why are you guys so intimidated by FOX?
Remember this?

Guardian columnist Daniel Davies, states “I am genuinely scared” of Fox.” And it demonstrates intolerance of conflicting opinion when he writes,“In order to have even a semblance of control, you need a tough legal framework.”

The desire to see Fox News shut down is also demonstrated in ¨Journolist¨ messages from Jonathan Zasloff, a law professor at UCLA, when he asks why the “FCC couldn’t simply pull their [Fox] broadcasting permit once it expires.”

The back and forth between the ¨Journolist¨ members establishes fear, intolerance, and desire to see Fox News gone. The discussion also raises the question of why one news station that is not slanted leftward gets these journalists so upset.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/journolis...
Jessup

United States

#1189892 Aug 21, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
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what IRS scandal? you mean them doing their job?
Hardly, when you have a department head targeting groups she doesn't like politically then she pleads the 5th...when she was in the FEC she also abused her position so there's a clear pattern to follow with Lois Lerner. Also possible destruction of government property since her hard drive was lost after all, lol.
Jessup

United States

#1189893 Aug 21, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
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how isn't FOX a propaganda machine? coulter admitted it was...
Ann Coulter is a abrasive caustic loud mouth. Not that she hasn't made a few good points like pointing blatant hypocrisy in politicians.
Jessup

United States

#1189894 Aug 21, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
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can you do anything but parrot media soundbytes?
Cute polly but I'm not the parrot in this game!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1189895 Aug 21, 2014
Jessup wrote:
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I wouldn't say a big fan I was a bigger fan of Sam Nunn (D) GA but he's retired a long time ago.
Your point?
then why are you quotinG her?

“you know i know”

Since: Oct 07

denver

#1189896 Aug 21, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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Homer's feeble attempts at comedy are just about as funny as Obama trying to act like a President.....
you should see him with 2 Ho Ho's in his nose, the life of the party.

Since: Jan 11

Bordentown, NJ

#1189897 Aug 21, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>relevance to anything discussed? as i stated, they (we) need to be the cop in many ways....as history has shown..what part of that don't you undestand?
You came in late in this discussion, so I'll let it go. You seem to be not understanding the subject of the responsibility of the federal government and the use of the taxes it collects. I've been saying all along the government needs to be the cop, that's their function. I completely understand and agree. RealDave, the initiator of the subject, was going in another direction.

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