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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“"festivus lentel"”

Since: Feb 13

Eastern Oregon

#853212 Feb 3, 2013
See how you like this...

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#853213 Feb 3, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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I bet you call the fire department when your house catches on fire. Call the police when your home is robbed.
Local government often provides actual services. Not so for the federal government.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#853214 Feb 3, 2013
Alicia Keys just made Beyonce look like a fool, a phony.

Spectacular.

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“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

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#853215 Feb 3, 2013
mdbuidler wrote:
Something told me you'd like it.
..voices?

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“"festivus lentel"”

Since: Feb 13

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#853218 Feb 3, 2013
I'm signing up for American Sniper as an adviser. I want to go somewhere far away to fight and lose and then come back and get shot.

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“"festivus lentel"”

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#853219 Feb 3, 2013
carolann wrote:
Something really, really bad is going to happen, I can just FEEL it. It's like a big black cloud with no silver lining this time. I mean I'm really losing my optimism about my fellow Americans!
Hang in there another four years or so until Israel invades the United States. You like matzoh?

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“"festivus lentel"”

Since: Feb 13

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#853220 Feb 3, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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..voices?
Yes, it sounded like Beyonce' and Vince Gill?

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“"festivus lentel"”

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#853221 Feb 3, 2013
Name one Senator who was unduly influenced by the Jewish lobby? Ok, all of them.

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“"festivus lentel"”

Since: Feb 13

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#853222 Feb 3, 2013
How can you tell the Jew at a Polish wedding? He's the guy who's smoking out in the parking lot.

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“"festivus lentel"”

Since: Feb 13

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#853223 Feb 3, 2013
What's the difference between John McCain and a penis? When you say a penis is angry, you mean it's all swelled up so you can see the veins in its neck. When you say John McCain is angry you just mean he's a guy with tumor in his face and a squeaky voice.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#853224 Feb 3, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Would a background check on Adam Lanza's mother changed the outcome of Sandy Hook? How 'bout if all of her weapons were registered? This "we have to do something even if its wrong" approach is what leads us to do things like invade Afghanistan.
But, what about the children?

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Bristol, CT

#853226 Feb 3, 2013
Topic Reminder Service (TRS) is a publicly-funded non-political organization founded to update Forum Users with accurate factual reminders. This particular Topic could be - indeed has been - deemed out-of-date or "dead" since November 4th, 2008. However, persuant of common OPINION, it has remained one of the more-popular Topix to this day. At this point in time, over four years after the topic's origin and considering none of the facts will change for another four years (making for an estimated eight-year lifecycle), TRS is presenting the following reminders of FACT-

Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on August 4, 1961, he served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000.

He began his first presidential campaign in 2007, defeating Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He is the first two-term Democrat POTUS since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win two presidential elections with a majority of the popular vote. During his second inaugural address on January 21, 2013, Obama called for full equality for gays: "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law- for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well."

On February 17, 2009, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787,000,000,000 economic stimulus package aimed at helping the economy recover from the deepening worldwide recession, thereby continuing an economic aid policy first instituted under the preceding (Republican) President George W. Bush.

Domestic policy items include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act AKA Obama Care, signed into law on March 23, 2010. Barack Obama appointed two women to serve on the Supreme Court in the first two years of his Presidency. Sonia Sotomayor, nominated by Obama on May 26, 2009, was confirmed on August 6, 2009, becoming the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. Elena Kagan, nominated by Obama on May 10, 2010, was confirmed on August 5, 2010, bringing the number of women sitting simultaneously on the Court to three, for the first time in American history.

On January 16, 2013 President Obama outlined a series of sweeping gun control proposals, urging Congress to reintroduce an expired ban on "military-style" assault weapons, impose limits on ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, introduce background checks on all gun sales, pass a ban on possession and sale of armor-piercing bullets, as well as additional measures.

Notable foreign policy items include the draw-down of troops in Afghanistan and the end of military operations in Iraq as of August 31, 2010. On March 16, 2011, he authorized the U.S. Military to engage in air strikes against Libya's governmental air defense capabilities in order to protect civilians and enforce a no-fly zone. On May 1, 2011, Obama authorized a "surgical raid" by United States Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan, resulting in the death of international terrorist and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the seizure of papers, computer drives and disks from bin Laden's compound.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#853227 Feb 3, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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Oh my gosh, another conspiracy! Let me get this straight, schools don't hire the best teachers because they have some hidden agenda, and what might that be?
Teacher certification laws that favor the continuation of state-supported teacher colleges, many of which are second or third-rate diploma mills.

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“"festivus lentel"”

Since: Feb 13

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#853228 Feb 3, 2013
How can you tell when carol is coming? All the pigs flying by.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#853229 Feb 3, 2013
discordian wrote:
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What about the earthquakes, fires and mud slides? And 5 million illegals and gangbangers?
Just as elsewhere, many of those problems are localized.

Chicago leads the planet in murders, but the rest of Illinois is fairly safe.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#853230 Feb 3, 2013
discordian wrote:
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No bus boys, maids, fast food clerks, ditch diggers? I've been to Temecula.
There is a difference between Hispanics and illegal aliens.

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“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

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#853232 Feb 3, 2013
mdbuidler wrote:
How can you tell when carol is coming? All the pigs flying by.
When did you & your family learn to fly?

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“"festivus lentel"”

Since: Feb 13

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#853233 Feb 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Teacher certification laws that favor the continuation of state-supported teacher colleges, many of which are second or third-rate diploma mills.
And we know this how, John? After all you were able to sell tires for a living and the only skill you have is blowing little boys.

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“"festivus lentel"”

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#853235 Feb 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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There is a difference between Hispanics and illegal aliens.
Not in the Gulch, John.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#853236 Feb 3, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah right, if I were you I would have just let it ride__instead you make it worse.
Madden picks changed it's mind and currently favors the Niner's. Hah, no wonder they are always right.
I'm sticking with the Ravens by 3 in reg time.
Temecula can be found on google aszhole, that area has medical facilities to spare with more on the way__because MediCare patients can pay.
Don't you ever tire of getting it wrong???
Name a hospital in Temecula, you Google flunky.

Put up or shut up.

And Temecula is not particularly a retirement community.

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