Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1478936 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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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#918823 Jun 5, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's violent murder rate has dropped 38% in just one year."CHICAGO (AP)— Almost exactly a year after Chicago's surging homicide rate caught the nation's attention, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy rolled out statistics Monday that showed a dramatic drop in the number of killings. At the same time, they tried to allay safety concerns in the wake of a weekend fight involving more than a dozen young people on the Magnificent Mile.
Emanuel and McCarthy — appearing together at a news conference and then in separate interviews with The Associated Press — suggested that an array of police initiatives have helped reduce the number of homicides from 120 for the first three months of 2012 to 70 for the first three months of this year." Check this out: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...
Even the gang bangers won't go out in the cold weather. Check this out: every day it is over 70 they kill--under 50 not so much. The jails are so full now that Sheriff Tom Dart does not know where they are going to put O'bamasons come summer.
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/18902181-4...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#918824 Jun 5, 2013
are you joking or stupid wrote:
<quoted text>
The fact is there are several of us that blamed Bush for the disasters of his two terms as president. The difference in us and liberals like you is that we also realize that just because Bush may have crashed the bus, Obama didn't help with the fact that he had no experience driving one at all!

The main question I have for liberals is...."at what point are you going to hold the president responsible for anything?"
When you republicans give President Obama credit for his successes and stop pretending that he hasn't done anything to improve the economy , ending our wars, or advance the civil rights of Americans.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#918825 Jun 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Really, I thought he went to Iraq to get those WMDs. Oh wait, it was to get rid of Sadam. Oh wait, it was to to fight terrorism. Oh wait, it was to spread democracy.
You right whiners really need to et your stories straight.
Hey pal, you're the one that's dazed and confused. Whatever reason your scatterbrain settles on is really of no consequence, Obama is undoing all the good work Bush accomplished. He methodically sours relationships with our allies and arms our enemies. It's his way of 'leveling' the playing field, of whittling our "arrogance" down to size. When he said he would share the wealth, no one thought he meant share it with our enemies, but that's exactly what he's doing. Of course, it could just be a rogue agent in the State Dept.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Trump 2016 and beyond

#918826 Jun 5, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
That's because Uncle Joe has a sense of humor, and realizes his place in that he's not some infallible, one and only, unquestionable world pharaoh.
"One of many".
And he has a nice smu-aisle lol.
Deep down he is pure American.(in principles) I think. He knows Obama done wrong.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#918827 Jun 5, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>When you republicans give President Obama credit for his successes and stop pretending that he hasn't done anything to improve the economy , ending our wars, or advance the civil rights of Americans.
When President Obama hosted his annual Iftar dinner in August 2010 to commemorate the Muslim celebration of Ramadan, the list of invitees published by the White House was curiously missing the names of several attendees–all of whom were top leaders of organizations known to be purveyors of jihadi ideology and implicated by federal prosecutors in financing terrorism.
Yet it was not like they had crashed the party. In fact, one of the individuals missing on the official White House list, Mohamed Majid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), was pictured in a news service photograph sitting at the front table just a few feet from the president as he spoke. When Majid was hailed by Time Magazine in November 2005 as a “moderate Muslim cleric” who was helping the FBI fight terrorists, he quickly published an open letter to his congregation on the mosque’s website assuring his congregants that he was doing no such thing, stating that his relationship with the FBI was a one-way street only to communicate Muslim community concerns–not to report on individuals suspected of terrorist activity.
It was just a few years ago the attorney general of the United States was canceling Muslim outreach events for the sole reason that Majid would be present at the meeting, because the Department of Justice had just named the ISNA as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in American history.

I give O'bama credit for his outreach to terrorism- are you satisfied? I also giving him credit for helping moslems around the world in their quest for jihad. Satisfied yet?

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#918828 Jun 5, 2013
are you joking or stupid wrote:
<quoted text>
The fact is there are several of us that blamed Bush for the disasters of his two terms as president. The difference in us and liberals like you is that we also realize that just because Bush may have crashed the bus, Obama didn't help with the fact that he had no experience driving one at all! Bush is to blame for his administration and what happened on his watch to our country and to our economy. But now it is and for the last going on five years now has been Obama. Obama does not get excused for everything just because of what the last guy did. At some point, and one would think at least by the end of his first term, Obama becomes responsible and has to realize he is in the position of driving the bus now and will be held accountable for how he does.
Liberals seems to think Obama gets some kind of pass on everything because Bush screwed up on his watch. Well how do you explain Obama continuing on some of the exact same paths? Does he not become the one to blame at that point?
The main question I have for liberals is...."at what point are you going to hold the president responsible for anything?"
The starting point for Obama is as follows:

1) losing 750,000 jobs a month & growing trend
2) An economy Shrinking at over 6%
3) Two quagmire wars
4) A housing collapse
5) A near financial meltdown.

These things created
1) fast rising unemployment
2) More people on Food Stamps
3) Fewer people paying federal income taxes
4) Lower average incomes
5) Trillion dollar deficits

Employment/incomes are lagging indicators & take longer to recover. Average incomes have improved since they bottomed out. Unemployment rate is has improved since Obama stopped the job losses & it peaked. Deficits have been shrinking since they peaked in 2009,2010.

After the original stimulus dwindled down, we needed more action as many economists agree. Several of Obama's stimulus actions since Jan of 2011 have been stymied by Republicans in the House & Senate.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#918829 Jun 5, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>I tried to watch some of that__yuk-puke__what a fn embarrassment to the nation. Congress should all be ashamed of themselves.
Sandra Fluke was a woman who was an embarrassment-she wasn't born a free American woman--she wanted free stuff.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#918830 Jun 5, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey pal, you're the one that's dazed and confused. Whatever reason your scatterbrain settles on is really of no consequence, Obama is undoing all the good work Bush accomplished. He methodically sours relationships with our allies and arms our enemies. It's his way of 'leveling' the playing field, of whittling our "arrogance" down to size. When he said he would share the wealth, no one thought he meant share it with our enemies, but that's exactly what he's doing. Of course, it could just be a rogue agent in the State Dept.


Yes, we agree. Obama is undoing Bush's recession, housing collapse, quagmire wars & near financial meltdown.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#918831 Jun 5, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Unbelievable.(literally.)
Susan Rice to be appointed national security adviser
By Chuck Todd, Chief White House Correspondent, NBC News 6/5/2013
Susan Rice will replace Tom Donilon as national security adviser, the White House is expected to announce Wednesday.
Rice, currently the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, will be formally introduced in her new role by President Barack Obama at 2 p.m. ET. A White House official says Samantha Power, a former special assistant to the president on the National Security Council, will be nominated to replace Susan Rice as the U.N. ambassador.
Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United States, will be nominated to become the new national security adviser.
The changes are a significant reshuffle of the White House foreign policy team.
Rice has been at the center of a storm over the early accounts of the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which later proved to be incorrect.
Sudan Rice-the gift that keeps on lying from the O'bama administration-started lying way back with Clinton and has never stopped.
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#918832 Jun 5, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Wasn't the recent Ricin-laced letter writers, Newtown school shooter the Boston Marathon bombers, the Unabomber, Timothy McVeigh and his brother, all white? It seems that serial killers, mass shooters, and terrorist bombers are mostly white people.
yeah, less than 1% of those who commit crimes with guns, while the rest are your relatives.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#918833 Jun 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
If you f*cking morons would quit blaming Obama for the recession & its effects, I wouldn't have to remind you who was driving that bus when it crashed.
Its just that simple.
A Democrat Congress was driving the bus two years before and two years after the crash.

They also hogged sitting in the driver's seat of the subprime housing mortgage crisis which caused the crash.

If you're bent on placing blame somewhere.

You're the one who needs constant reminding.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#918834 Jun 5, 2013
Susan Rice to take over as Obama’s National Security Advisor
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#918835 Jun 5, 2013
if frontporchreactionary acts quickly, he can bail out his FL cousin in time for the family reunion:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/fla-bou...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#918836 Jun 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
While some national Republicans are annoyed with Mr. Christie’s decision, they may not be privy to all the information he had about which Republican candidates might have been interested in Mr. Lautenberg’s seat. It’s plausible that Mr. Christie could have helped a reasonably good G.O.P. nominee to a narrow victory. But if none were interested in the race, it may have been a lost cause.
It may be reasonable to infer, then, that Mr. Christie evaluated the Republican field and did not like what he saw — and that Mr. Booker is poised to win the Senate seat with relative ease.
Nate Silver
"It is just mind-boggling and it will expose him to criticism from nearly everybody — and that's what happens when you make a decision that's too cute by half."
"To say that he's then going to change basically a practice he established last year and hold a special election at the cost of $20 to $25 million ... is just mind boggling."
John Bolton.


*Chrispy Creme is too stupid to be a governor.

rahm Jizzbucket emanuel

Oswego, IL

#918837 Jun 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The starting point for Obama is as follows:
1) losing 750,000 jobs a month & growing trend
2) An economy Shrinking at over 6%
3) Two quagmire wars
4) A housing collapse
5) A near financial meltdown.
These things created
1) fast rising unemployment
2) More people on Food Stamps
3) Fewer people paying federal income taxes
4) Lower average incomes
5) Trillion dollar deficits
Employment/incomes are lagging indicators & take longer to recover. Average incomes have improved since they bottomed out. Unemployment rate is has improved since Obama stopped the job losses & it peaked. Deficits have been shrinking since they peaked in 2009,2010.
After the original stimulus dwindled down, we needed more action as many economists agree. Several of Obama's stimulus actions since Jan of 2011 have been stymied by Republicans in the House & Senate.
Don't you have a protest on a bank somewhere?
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#918838 Jun 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, we agree. Obama is undoing Bush's recession, housing collapse, quagmire wars & near financial meltdown.
and then your alarm clock goes off

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#918839 Jun 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Susan Rice to take over as Obama’s National Security Advisor
that's a scary appointment-of course she can blame everything on a video. Who advises her to lie?
are you joking or stupid

Coffeyville, KS

#918840 Jun 5, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>When you republicans give President Obama credit for his successes and stop pretending that he hasn't done anything to improve the economy , ending our wars, or advance the civil rights of Americans.
First off I'm not a Republican. Actually I was a registered Democrat until my last license renewal this year.
Second that is a very childish response and not true anyway.
Third.....WHAT advancement for the civil rights of American's???
Fourth....the only improvement to anyone's economy is that of for the rich and those in the stock market. Which is usually not a lot of middle class except those lucky enough to have a retirement plan through work that depends on the stock market. As for the middle class...our incomes have gone down. As for the poor, they are still poor but now they pay higher prices for gas and groceries.
Fifth....end the wars my ass! He is pissing more people off with his sending drones over to kill citizens of other countries without declaring war on the country or working with the country to capture those wanted by the US. By killing our enemies instead of capturing them all he is doing is keeping from having to put them in Gitmo because he has figured out ZERO to do with Gitmo detainees....and he has FAILED to keep his promise of closing it. So he has to avoid anything to do with Gitmo, and he sure hasn't figured out that getting Bin Laden was because of INFORMATION we got from those captured prior to his presidency. Of course now getting anyone to work with us will be next to impossible since he betrayed and walked away from our responsibility to the doctor that made it possible to even get Bin Laden. He declared war on Pakistan without Congress approval at even Bush got that first! Obama also has been too ill advised by those that have his ear to get that if we send drones over there.....they will be sending them back in the future, especially since they have one to learn the technology needed to build them. So yeah, thanks for that one!
Bottom line your response was childish and dishonest at best. Liberals hold Obama responsible for everything they think is good and blame Bush for everything that is bad and that is not likely to change at all. You haven't held him responsible for his administration or what has happened on his watch after one full term is over and we are now working on the second term, so it's pretty clear you never will.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#918841 Jun 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, do tell. Someone is passing around those photos of people wearing their pants down low, asking people to "like" if they think it should be banned!
What next? Ban those wrap around sunglasses the old folks wear for cataracts? Walkers?
Right wingers want laws for everything, we are becoming a police state. Now they've passed anti texting while driving, giving the police another reason to harrass people. It's getting ridiculous.
Why do you libtards constantly need to change the question or statement before you answer it or comment? Ya'll do it all the time.
Jane Says

Jamaica, NY

#918842 Jun 5, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's violent murder rate has dropped 38% in just one year."CHICAGO (AP)— Almost exactly a year after Chicago's surging homicide rate caught the nation's attention, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy rolled out statistics Monday that showed a dramatic drop in the number of killings. At the same time, they tried to allay safety concerns in the wake of a weekend fight involving more than a dozen young people on the Magnificent Mile.
Emanuel and McCarthy — appearing together at a news conference and then in separate interviews with The Associated Press — suggested that an array of police initiatives have helped reduce the number of homicides from 120 for the first three months of 2012 to 70 for the first three months of this year." Check this out: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...
this is great news! Is Emanuel achieving this by having a curfew on roving Amish teenagers and old white ladies? or by increasing police presence and using effective tactics similar to what Guiliani did for NYC?

"This is a good sign," Emanuel said in a telephone interview, pointing to statistics that show this first quarter tied the same time period of 2009 for the fewest homicides in more than a half-century. "We are clearly having an impact on the homicides."

McCarthy agreed, saying statistics that show a 28 percent drop in the number of homicides in the past six months is more encouraging.

"I feel good about the direction we are going in," he said. "The fact that now we've got a 6-month trend, that's significant."

It is also welcome news for a city that has been mired in gang violence and witness to a number of recent high-profile slayings, including a 15-year-honor student who was gunned down about a mile from President Barack Obama's South Side home in January and a 6-month-old girl who was shot to death last month.

Emanuel and McCarthy also fielded questions about weekend troubles in downtown Chicago, when a group of young women attacked another woman on a train and several young people – in full view of shoppers and tourists – jostled passers-by and fought each other on Michigan Avenue. More than two-dozen young people were arrested.

Emanuel said police have increased their presence there, particularly at night and on the weekends, and that he did not believe what happened over the weekend would affect tourism (JANE'S NOTE: ITS PROBABLY STILL BARELY SAFER THAN MEXICO CITY OR NEWARK OR DETROIT).

"We have a big (police) presence on Michigan Avenue and the moment something happened the police were on it and people got arrested," the mayor told the AP.

Emanuel also voiced his continued support for a police initiative, launched in February after the deadliest January in more than a decade, that has put hundreds of officers, working overtime, on the streets.

In the month it started, there were 14 homicides, the lowest monthly total since 12 in January 1957. March's total was 16, less than a third of the 52 homicides committed in March 2012.

"This is my priority" the mayor said of what is called strategic overtime, which costs the city millions of dollars every month. "It's a priority for the city ... and we are going to make sure we have the resources to achieve the objective."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/02/chic...

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