Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1252410 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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carol

Windermere, FL

#652766 May 29, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
We're fighting criminals, not a foreign power therefore it doesn't meet the definition of War, just the definition of war like the war on poverty.
That must be how they confused you.
Tell me, would it be ok with you if the police killed a baby that a drug dealer was using as a shield? Does it matter what color the baby is?
It must be nice living in your naive world. Do you have any idea how many children have been killed in the crossfire of gang violence where drugs are related?

Do you care about the color of their skin?

I expect the police to use discretion in drug-related gunfire just as our soldiers try their best to do in combat - sometimes at their own peril.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#652767 May 29, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Just another dummy Tuesday!!
If IMstupid24/7, Frank, and DBwriter are posting it must be dummy Tuesday.
Level 2

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#652768 May 29, 2012
RealDave wrote:
Note to DAWriter & other right wingers:
Repeating dumbass posts over & over after they have been shown to be rally stupid does not help. They are still really stupid.
Brilliant post, Dave. So profound, so enlightened.
JEB

United States

#652769 May 29, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Just another dummy Tuesday!!
lizard f. is cracking again
fred

Newington, CT

#652770 May 29, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
We're fighting criminals, not a foreign power therefore it doesn't meet the definition of War, just the definition of war like the war on poverty.
That must be how they confused you.
Tell me, would it be ok with you if the police killed a baby that a drug dealer was using as a shield? Does it matter what color the baby is?
How many times has a criminal flown an airplane into a sky scraper killing thousands? none. duh

Tenzing = blame America first liberal
TheIndependentMa jority

Mount Vernon, KY

#652771 May 29, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
We're fighting criminals, not a foreign power therefore it doesn't meet the definition of War, just the definition of war like the war on poverty.
That must be how they confused you.
Tell me, would it be ok with you if the police killed a baby that a drug dealer was using as a shield? Does it matter what color the baby is?
Thing with that is, criminals comprise parts of the foreign powers.

Is that too detailed?
loulee rat mouth fl

Lakewood, NJ

#652772 May 29, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
"Envy is best defined as a resentful emotion that occurs when a person lacks another's (perceived) superior quality, achievement, experience or possession and wishes that the other lacked it."
The Obama campaign is banking on the underachieving slacker's envy of successful people. "Hope and Change" replaced with "Envy and Redistribute".
Carol replied:
Not only successful people but people who are innovative and driven and make things happen for others - like an income.
Does anyone else find this conversation hilarious?
Basically, it would be the inebriated, such as you.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#652773 May 29, 2012
College transcripts replace birth certificate for Obama detractors

"We do know a few things about the president's college career.

In his new book, "Barack Obama: The Story," David Maraniss quotes Obama as saying that his grade point average at Columbia was an impressive 3.7. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, which cannot happen with poor grades.

The president’s presumptive opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, was no academic slouch either. According to various news reports, Romney graduated from Brigham Young University with a 3.97 grade point average and was in the top 5% of his class at Harvard Business School, where he simultaneously earned a law degree.

Unfortunately for transcript transparency advocates, school transcripts, like tax returns, are private. They are protected by a 1974 law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA.

"There are all kinds of exceptions, but the rule is records may only be released with signed written consent of the individual,” said Barmak Nasserian, associate executive director of the American Assn. of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. The group counts more than 2,600 degree-granting institutions among its members. "Barack Obama, like every other American, is entitled to privacy rights under federal law."

In any case, said Nasserian, he doesn’t see much benefit in allowing voters to peruse candidates' college transcripts.

"I am not sure looking at 20-year-old Mitt Romney or Barack Obama at that granular level of detail would make a difference," he said. "It's kind of a stretch to say performance in a particular course, or that they took a course with a professed Marxist, or they studied Russian for heaven's sakes, is going to be relevant or helpful to someone making up their mind."...."

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-co...

FERPA

That and Barack's middle finger.
azazel

Spring Lake, NC

#652774 May 29, 2012
Florida wrote:
Osama Bin Laden was made in the USA...(by Bill Clinton)
bs. reagan/rumsfeld helped bin laden. remember the soviet afghan war?
members of our current admin want to supply syrian opposition with weapons even with strong rumors of al qaeda being amongst the gov opposition. we never learn.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#652775 May 29, 2012
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>Obama won in 2008 by winning much fewer counties. The Democrats can win the big cities on the West Coast and the North East with the largest populations and the most people who are not working toward the prosperity of our nation.
Obama also won Iowa, North Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Minnesota, Nevada, Indiana...so much for just the west coast and the northeast.
Level 2

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#652776 May 29, 2012
Rousing Florida's dead bloc is gravely important for Obama, Romney

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.

News item: Florida's Department of State reported this month that there are more than 53,000 dead Floridians who are registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

With Florida once again finding itself a pivotal state in deciding the upcoming presidential election, both sides will be doing their best to get any advantage in a statewide electorate that appears to be nearly evenly divided.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/05/23/4048898/r...

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#652777 May 29, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Will Hillary negotiate for Dr. Afridis release in Pakistan?
What good would that do? It was the goddam White House that ratted him out to the terrorists.
That's why Hillary and Panetta kept the mission to kill bin Laden a secret from Obama and Valleria Jarrett. If Obama and Vallerie Jarrett knew the operation was going to happen, they would have leaked word to bin Laden and he wouldn't have been there.
And, the same fate would have met that SEAL Team Six unit that happened on their very next operation when the helicopter carrying the SEAL Team Six assault team descended to disembark on a top secret mission "coincidentally" right into the sights of a lone Taliban waiting for them with a rocket launcher.

There's a big turd in the White House punch bowl.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#652778 May 29, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>If IMstupid24/7, Frank, and DBwriter are posting it must be dummy Tuesday.
Well, she did say she feels like she's in the Twilight Zone!

Meanwhile back at the Ranch, Willard Scissorhands is plotting:

Defense spending to spike by $2.1 trillion under Romney

Compared to the Pentagon's current budget, Romney's plan would lead to $2.1 trillion in additional spending over the next decade.
Charles Riley
CNNMONEY.COM — 05/10/12

https://news.fidelity.com/news/news.jhtml...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#652779 May 29, 2012
Mitt Romney is campaigning on a platform that emphasizes less spending, smaller deficits and renewed fiscal responsibility.

But in one budget area, Romney is running the opposite direction. The former Massachusetts governor wants to increase defense spending by leaps and bounds. By one estimate, additional spending would exceed $2 trillion over the next decade.

Romney's plan calls for linking the Pentagon's base budget to Gross Domestic Product, and allowing the military to spend at least $4 dollars out of every $100 the American economy produces.

With the Pentagon's base budget -- which does not include war costs -- forecast to hit 3.5% of GDP in 2013, a jump to 4% would mean an increase of around $100 billion dollars in defense spending in 2013.

https://news.fidelity.com/news/news.jhtml...
Grey Ghost

Rockville, VA

#652780 May 29, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
fk off you lying old piece of shit.
Hey dem, hope all is well. Sic'um. I had a great day yesterday just being an American, too bad righties have so much trouble doing that...I guess all of that hatred and bigotry is to much to over come for them? Take care it's a jungle out there in gun toting rightie world.
TheIndependentMa jority

Mount Vernon, KY

#652781 May 29, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
College transcripts replace birth certificate for Obama detractors
"We do know a few things about the president's college career.
In his new book, "Barack Obama: The Story," David Maraniss quotes Obama as saying that his grade point average at Columbia was an impressive 3.7. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, which cannot happen with poor grades.
The president’s presumptive opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, was no academic slouch either. According to various news reports, Romney graduated from Brigham Young University with a 3.97 grade point average and was in the top 5% of his class at Harvard Business School, where he simultaneously earned a law degree.
Unfortunately for transcript transparency advocates, school transcripts, like tax returns, are private. They are protected by a 1974 law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA.
"There are all kinds of exceptions, but the rule is records may only be released with signed written consent of the individual,” said Barmak Nasserian, associate executive director of the American Assn. of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. The group counts more than 2,600 degree-granting institutions among its members. "Barack Obama, like every other American, is entitled to privacy rights under federal law."
In any case, said Nasserian, he doesn’t see much benefit in allowing voters to peruse candidates' college transcripts.
"I am not sure looking at 20-year-old Mitt Romney or Barack Obama at that granular level of detail would make a difference," he said. "It's kind of a stretch to say performance in a particular course, or that they took a course with a professed Marxist, or they studied Russian for heaven's sakes, is going to be relevant or helpful to someone making up their mind."...."
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-co...
FERPA
That and Barack's middle finger.
Why hide the PROOF, as if it is something shameful then? Would such PROOF, not be presented for any job review?
A middle finger is just representative of yet MORE, Ignorance.
Level 2

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#652782 May 29, 2012
U.S. kicks out Syrian diplomat

The United States is expelling the top Syrian diplomat in Washington to protest a weekend massacre of more than 90 people.

“We hold the Syrian government responsible for this slaughter of innocent lives,” said State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland.
Grey Ghost

Rockville, VA

#652783 May 29, 2012
loulee rat mouth fl wrote:
<quoted text> Basically, it would be the inebriated, such as you.
Get a life "MAGGOT". Hey lily"WHAT UP".
Level 1

Since: Oct 08

Somewhere, Tennessee

#652784 May 29, 2012
Obama ducks calls to release his collegiate transcripts
By Dave Boyer
-
The Washington Times
Monday, May 28, 2012

When President Obama gave the commencement address last week at the Air Force Academy, he congratulated the cadets for excelling at one of the most demanding schools in the country.

But decades after Mr. Obama completed his own college course work, his academic performance is still a mystery. Before and after his election as president, Mr. Obama has refused to release his college transcripts from his days as an undergraduate and a law school student.
Most presidents’ academic records are made public by the time they reach the highest office in the land, either with their consent or by someone else digging them up.

“There’s no reason why people shouldn’t know,” said Stephen Hess, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who focuses on the presidency.“At this point, it’s pretty moot — perhaps amusing if it turned out that he didn’t do very well.”
But whenever Team Obama is asked about the president’s college performance, officials dodge the question, obviously with Mr. Obama’s blessing.

The White House press office refers such questions to campaign officials, who in turn refuse to provide any information. The Obama campaign didn’t respond to questions for this article.
Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney also hasn’t released the transcripts of his college years at Brigham Young University, or his four years at Harvard University where he earned a combined law degree and an MBA.

A Romney campaign spokeswoman didn’t respond to a request on whether Mr. Romney intends to release his college records.
But it is known that Mr. Romney graduated cum laude from the law school in 1975, and was named a Baker Scholar for graduating in the top 5 percent of his business school class.(Unlike Mr. Obama, the former Massachusetts governor also has not released his 2011 tax returns but said he will do so before the November election.)

Another stonewaller in recent presidential politics was Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, the Democratic nominee in 2004, who refused to release his college transcripts during the campaign against President George W. Bush.

The Democrat finally relented in 2005, six months after he lost the election, revealing that he had received four D’s in his freshman year, including a political science course. It also turned out that his grade-point average at Yale University in the 1960s was nearly identical to Mr. Bush‘s, despite the media’s portrayal during the campaign of Mr. Kerry as the more intellectual candidate and the common image of Mr. Bush as dumb.

The years-long secrecy about Mr. Obama’s college records has led to accusations that he is trying to hide something — for example, grades that might have justified neither his transfer to Columbia University in 1981 from Occidental College, a small school in Los Angeles where he was on a scholarship, nor his acceptance into Harvard Law School in 1988.

Obama is a product of the now-called Affirmative Action horseshit with foreign sheiks paying his way to poor grades.
Da Man

Silver Spring, MD

#652785 May 29, 2012
Who is going to vote for a flip-flopping cult-Mormon?

All Hail Obama! Four More Years!

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