Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1579129 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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forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1200042 Sep 10, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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I think a person should have to take an IQ test in order to even own a gun, which would eliminate most all baggers.
Have you seen the ASVAB scores for junior enlisted in the Army...they get to toss hand grenades...
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1200043 Sep 10, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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How dense are you, Dave? National Security is the job of the POTUS. Americans are feeling insecure.
Anything else you want to spin using junior high logic?
Only Fox News viewers are feeling insecure, the rest of us are brave Americans.
Tony Rome

Des Moines, IA

#1200044 Sep 10, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Those wacky conservative magic underwear wearing nut-jobs in Utah...
Upward mobility...
"In areas, say, like Charlotte, N.C., kids born in the bottom portion of the income distribution have about a 4 to 5 percent chance of reaching the top," Hendren says. "But kids born in, say, Salt Lake City, have about an 11 percent chance of reaching the top if they're born to a poor family."
http://www.npr.org/2014/01/23/265356290/study...
The "top" of what, honey?...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1200045 Sep 10, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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You forgot to put content into your post again, dumbass. I'll help you. Here's that post again. This time, answer some of the points in the post.(You don't have to respond to the "you're an idiot" statement. Nobody would believe you if you denied it.)
Let's see if I understand what is coming out of your mouth.
Obama gave every Wahhabist terrorist in Saudi Arabia "special traveller" status to enter the United States without scrutiny, but Obama is not helping terrorists come into the United States.
Obama unconstitutionally rewrote the law governing visa approval to give people with "limited contact" (whatever that means) with known terrorist organizations a visa to enter the United States, but Obama is not helping terrorists come into the United States.
Obama has elliminated the southern border where musliim prayer rugs are being found routinely (how many muslim radicals have to cross the border for one to forget to pick up his prayer rug after he thanks Allah for the opportunity to kill Americans), but Obama is not helping terrorists come into the United States.
Did I understand what you're saying accurately?
You're an idiot.
lol! Still waiting for your 'content' on that eastern flank you claim existed my little idiot.

You're such a royal screw up!!!
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#1200046 Sep 10, 2014
Rightwingers are a'scared.

You wusses, grown a spine.
Zeituni O Soetoro

New York, NY

#1200047 Sep 10, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Americans Panicked Over ISIS Threat That Experts Say Isn't Imminent
The distinction between a threat to the homeland and a threat to U.S. national security interests in the Middle East has been borne out by statements from the intelligence community. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has said that the Islamic State poses an imminent threat to U.S. interests abroad. But the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security recently stated that the group poses “no specific or credible terror threats to the U.S. homeland."
Similarly, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said last month that the Islamic State does not have “the capability right now to conduct a major attack on the U.S. homeland.” National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen said Wednesday that “we have no credible information that ISIL is planning to attack the United States.”
....Several journalists have noted that calls for military intervention run the risk of misleading the public. The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald pointed out Tuesday that months after the Iraq invasion, 70 percent of Americans still wrongly believed that Saddam Hussein had played a role in the Sept. 11 attacks.
James Risen, a New York Times reporter who revealed the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program during the Bush administration and is currently fighting to stay out of jail for refusing to reveal his sources, tweeted several days ago that “the fact that U.S. intelligence assesses that ISIS poses no current threat to the US is repeatedly ignored by politicians and the media.”
“War fever in America always seems to develop in pretty much the same way,” Risen tweeted later.“Over and over again.”
Andrew Sullivan wrote in a blog post published Tuesday that the recent polls suggests the Islamic State's goal of terrorizing Americans has worked.
"But I have yet to see or be shown any solid intelligence that suggests that these fanatics are aiming at the US,” Sullivan wrote.“We may well have a problem of home-grown Jihadists returning and wreaking havoc -– but that is a manageable threat. And direct military intervention by the West could easily increase these losers’ incentives to strike us here at home. So, in that narrow sense, this return to fighting other people’s civil wars in the Middle East may actually increase the risks to us. That’s what I mean by 'taking the bait.'"
Sullivan said he awaits Obama’s “proof of ISIS’ threat to America and the West,” as opposed to “the kind of intelligence that gave us the Iraq War.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/09/isis...
Figures someone posting from Indianoplis isnt worried. You get to just change the channel during terrorist attacks. And then you'll pick out a nice outfit, go to a candlelight vigil to show your support and post it on FB so you get a lot of "likes." You're real brave..
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1200048 Sep 10, 2014
The Media Research Center, the three big broadcast networks are not only ignoring President Obama's cratering approval numbers, to protect him from that news, the nets are going so far as to bury their own polls!!
If these News Outlets are avoiding reporting these Polls just think of all the other Negative News Stories about Obama that been buried!! Liberals this should remove all/any Doubt that the News you’re getting is Absolutely Tainted!!
Zeituni O Soetoro

New York, NY

#1200049 Sep 10, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! And party hijacking, kidnapping domestic terrorists are know as the tea party son.
By a show of hands...
how many looters in Ferguson belong to the Tea Party?
Tony Rome

Des Moines, IA

#1200050 Sep 10, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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I think a person should have to take an IQ test in order to even own a gun, which would eliminate most all baggers.
Agreed. Then we shoot em each in the face with their gun...

“Stop child soldiers ”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1200051 Sep 10, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Only a total idiot [which you are over qualified] would not understand the reason for that...I feel 100 time safer with Obama as president than I would if any Republican war monger was. You Un Americans are programmed clueless twerps.
So, you are such Obama worshipper-- like the other 26% of those who feel safe--that you would deny danger until it knocks on your door.

The reality is the majority of Americans do not feel safe. That is something your growling and huff and puff doesn't change.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1200052 Sep 10, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Your Junior High mentality is showing again. You keep claiming that Obama can create allies--how is that going? Like Syria?
lol! This is funny since reich wingers were pulling for Assad and Putin over America and Obama.

flip....

flop...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1200053 Sep 10, 2014
Zeituni O Soetoro wrote:
<quoted text>
By a show of hands...
how many looters in Ferguson belong to the Tea Party?
how many of them have even heard of the tea party?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1200055 Sep 10, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you are such Obama worshipper-- like the other 26% of those who feel safe--that you would deny danger until it knocks on your door.
The reality is the majority of Americans do not feel safe. That is something your growling and huff and puff doesn't change.
Safety is an illusion

“Stop child soldiers ”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1200056 Sep 10, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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You claimed you only posted poll results when you posted both a poll result and one your juvenile opinions.
Grow up.
Still lacking any reason for a whine--eh Dave? Again who is responsible for National Security? As you are too dense to answer the question, it is Obama.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1200057 Sep 10, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you are such Obama worshipper-- like the other 26% of those who feel safe--that you would deny danger until it knocks on your door.
The reality is the majority of Americans do not feel safe. That is something your growling and huff and puff doesn't change.
poor baby.

and you think people felt safe under bushie boy?

grow some brains son and progress outside elementary school logic....

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1200058 Sep 10, 2014
Joyce wrote:
Since October 2013, 50,303 “unaccompanied children” from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have crossed America’s porous Southern border to claim green cards via the immigration courts.
The Obama administration has sent none of these children home. Instead, federal officials have chosen to set aside normal immigration practices and to allow this wave of young illegal immigrants to apply for green cards via asylum applications and to disperse across the country.(RELATED: Obama Hides Steady Inflow Of Central American Migrants)
With school now in session, these kids have enrolled in public schools nationwide.
In the event that any of these thousands of Central American children are carrying communicable diseases, experts claim, any subsequent health crisis will likely first manifest itself within a public school environment.
That’s alarming news. But wait! There’s more!
According to the National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank, the Obama administration has not subjected a large number of these children to proper medical screening processes.
Instead, the federal government has sent the unaccompanied minors to various U.S. locations to live with relatives or, in some cases, to live as foster wards. The children then enroll in local, taxpayer-funded public schools with no questions asked — by law.
Dr. Elaina George, a member of the national advisory council of the Project 21 black leadership network and a board-certified otolaryngologist, warned that this policy adds up to the possibility of a very serious disease outbreak.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/10/feds-force -...
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With school year beginning is it any wonder why our children are ending up in hospitals so ill with infections from viruses? Of course not! Our own president is allowing this to happen to the American public he couldn't care less about the citizens of this country all Obama has ever been interested in is POLITICS and POWER! I
12 states infected with this mystery virus and hundreds of kids in the hospitals. Georgia has set up triage facilities because there are no more hospital beds available because of the overwhelming number of seriously ill children.
CLOSE OUR BORDERS!
you buy into hype and bullshit fairly easily, don't you? you are clearly one of the people i referenced earlier...
island realist

Valsayn, Trinidad and Tobago

#1200059 Sep 10, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! You idiots always act like Obama was the first president to use a teleprompter.
You really are more like the Flintstones!
If Obama told me it was a nice day, I'd go back inside to get a raincoat & umbrella. The man literally does not know sh*t from Shinola about ordinary human life or the real world. He lives in a fog of liberal fantasies.

Worse, he's a pathological liar. He rather tell a lie than wish you a Merry Christmas, more so on Dec. 25th.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1200060 Sep 10, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
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Still lacking any reason for a whine--eh Dave? Again who is responsible for National Security? As you are too dense to answer the question, it is Obama.
how are we not secure?

“Stop child soldiers ”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1200061 Sep 10, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! This is funny since reich wingers were pulling for Assad and Putin over America and Obama.
flip....
flop...
Still upset by the fact that terrorist groups pose a graver danger to the US than Assad does?

What happen to the Progressive whine that it is a civil war and we shouldn't be involved?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1200062 Sep 10, 2014
population out of tourist meccas
Published September 10, 2014Associated Press
HONOLULU – Jim Trevarthen used to teach tourists how to surf on Hawaii's famed Waikiki Beach.
These days Trevarthen, 62, is homeless after his Waikiki landlord canceled his lease and jacked up the rent, he said. He spends his days reading surfside and figuring out where he's going to get his next meal, and his nights finding a safe place to rest where he won't be shooed away by police.
Trevarthen is one of Hawaii's many homeless people who live on the shores of paradise, but he's feeling the impact of the city's ramped up efforts to move its homeless population away from its tourist meccas.
Under pressure from the visitor industry, the Honolulu City Council is taking up a slew of proposals to ban sitting, lying down, defecating and urinating on sidewalks in Waikiki and other public places.
In another proposal, the city may allow its homeless population to camp on Sand Island, a remote, mostly industrial island far from resorts that was used during World War II as a an Internment Camp for Japanese Americans and is home to a wastewater treatment plant and former dump.
"We are pushing to make it illegal to sleep on the sidewalks of Waikiki, because we've heard from our hotel industry that it's very concerned about keeping Waikiki as an attractive visitor destination," said Jesse Broder Van Dyke, spokesman for Mayor Kirk Caldwell.
Tourism officials say visitors are complaining about the islands' homeless population, warning that they may not return for another vacation.
Caldwell gets several letters every week from tourists, especially from Asia, who write to complain about interactions they had with Hawaii's homeless population, Broder Van Dyke said. The complaints range from seeing someone urinate in public to being upset after an intoxicated person confronted a family.
"Waikiki has seen an influx of homeless individuals who sit and lie on the sidewalks making it difficult for pedestrians to walk on the sidewalk or access businesses, which can create an unsafe and uninviting situation," said Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, in testimony to the Council.
Homeless people in Waikiki say if the proposals are passed it won't alter their lives very much, because they're already often cited for camping out, racking up tickets they can't afford to pay.
"They're trying to harass everyone, and they're doing a pretty good job of it," Trevarthen said.
Caldwell's administration is working to implement Housing First, a program that will provide permanent housing units for chronically homeless individuals throughout the island of Oahu, aiming to house people in the communities where they reside.
But while $45 million for the program has been approved, it will be about a year before individuals can be moved into permanent housing, Broder Van Dyke said. That's why the city is putting together the temporary "Housing First Transition Center" on Sand Island, which will be operational for one to three years, he said.
At the vacant lot far from hotels and resorts, the city will provide overnight security, mobile bathrooms and a shuttle bus so campers can connect with the island's public bus system.

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