Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1497250 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#873884 Mar 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The GOP’s “McCain Phase”
It’s useful in some ways to think of the Iraq war as the Republicans’ Vietnam. While both wars had bipartisan support at the beginning, Republican leaders wanted to be identified with the Iraq war and took full ownership of it in 2005-06 when even most Democratic hawks were realizing that it had gone horribly wrong. What has been remarkable about Republican reactions to Iraq at the national political and policy level is that the party has never had its “McGovern phase.” Hagel might have conceivably filled the role of an original war supporter leading his party in opposition to it, but he didn’t run and he wouldn’t have won the nomination if he had. If there had been such a phase, the 2008 and 2012 Republican presidential fields would have included more than one or two antiwar candidates, and the antiwar candidates would have won a much larger share of the vote. Indeed, one would expect an Iraq war opponent to have emerged as the winner of at least one of the last two nominating contests. The fact that it is still difficult (but not impossible) to imagine an opponent of the Iraq war winning the Republican nomination in 2016 suggests that the GOP is experiencing something much worse than a “McGovern phase.”
For lack of a better description, we might refer to the GOP’s current predicament as its McCain phase. Like McCain, most Republican politicians and foreign policy professionals still seem to be convinced that the Iraq war was worth fighting, that the “surge” was a brilliant success that redeemed and “won” the war, and that reflexive hawkishness is and should remain a major part of what it means to be Republican. Like McCain, most Republicans apparently still want to position themselves as the more aggressive, more hawkish alternative to whatever Obama does, and they continue to frame foreign policy issues in conventional terms of resolve vs. appeasement, strength vs. decline, and “leadership” vs. retreat. On most issues, McCain isn’t trusted or liked inside his party, but on the issues where he has been most disastrously wrong he still is. One might have thought that McCain’s influence on his party’s foreign policy thinking would have collapsed or at least gone into severe decline after his loss in 2008, but that hasn’t happened. Romney felt compelled to mimic McCain’s belligerence, and except for Rand Paul there are hardly any national Republicans that appear to be interested in rethinking the party’s foreign policy views. It’s possible that a fourth electoral defeat in 2016 would snap Republicans out of this phase, but if that’s the case it is strange the the second and third defeats had so little effect.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
John McCain is ancient history and no longer has any voice in the party. McCain should gracefully finish his current term and move to a well-earned retirement. Galt wishes McCain all the best.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#873886 Mar 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Yes, marijuana has been shown to lower ones IQ. it's been talked about here before. Homer been hitting the bong this morning?
Ok ok, get off my back already. No, I don't smoke.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#873887 Mar 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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If you ever had to work with someone who regularly showed up for work stoned, you might feel a little different.
That's why lily isn't self-employed.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#873888 Mar 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Who named their baby "newt"? if you want to get down to it, Herman is a worse name than Newton.
Newton Leroy Gingrich!!
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#873889 Mar 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Most Asians take on another name, first name usually. When I speak to ATT help desk in India; their names are always something like Victor or Susan!!! Not that it's any easier to understand them, they could just as well say, hello, this is Padma or Siddhartha,
wouldn't really matter anyway, would it?
When they say "Hello, this is Scott." I usually say, "no it isn't but can you help me?"
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#873890 Mar 14, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Good piece.
Today, a massive explosion near the green zone in central Baghdad has killed 21 and counting, the fkrs are killing themselves faster than we were killing them__what's up with that?
Who got the oil?
And McCain thinks we should be knee deep in Syria.
McCain is a war monger along with Lindsey Graham. Who got the oil?
The Chinese, and not one bullet was shot and not one Chinese soldier deployed.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#873891 Mar 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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LOL! Galt is a realist on this topic, I tend to agree. Not that I agree in judging a person by his name, but why make it harder on your child to get along in the world?
On the other hand, consider this: Would Galt change his name to Mohammed if he moved to Egypt? Would he be discriminated against because his name is Galt?
This is an American thing; if a name is a little different, they start freaking out about it.
"A little different" is OK, but black names are becoming progressively more ridiculous.

"Marquis" was OK. "DaQuan" is not.
Jimmy

Hamden, CT

#873892 Mar 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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If Selecia hates white supremacy and bigotry; that is admirable. I am totally with her. What is divisive about not tolerating racism?
Why are you carrying water for the KKK?
Gunners moving to Arizona!
Listen carefully silly, lily. If that was the case, then I would be praising her.

Why you feel the need to lie is beyond me. It must be your ineptitude or juvenile traits. Either way, Selecia is not here to stop bigotry. In fact you on the left are the intolerant ones and bigots. Ask Celica or whatever her weird name is how she feels about religious people. I'm not religious, but you nutjobs on the left are militant and worse than any Jahova I've ever met.

Stop lying lily.

Celica is a hater, plain & simple. I believe her motto even has the word "revenge"
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#873893 Mar 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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If you ever had to work with someone who regularly showed up for work stoned, you might feel a little different.
So no one including yourself drinks alcohol in your office? And if so do you all usually come to work drunk?
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#873894 Mar 14, 2013
lily waxman raton fl wrote:
<quoted text> lily loves the foul language card
Your obsession with Lily is psychotic. I was going to say borders on psychotic but then I would have been incorrect.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#873895 Mar 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I totally disagree; I think the victims have the right to sue and hurt the church in the pocket to the degree that they will clean up their systemic coverup for pedophiles.
The Sandusky debacle has cost Penn State over $40 million already.
I don't believe that no one knew about this monster, especially the coach.
The so-called victims and their parents are enablers who should not profit from hiding a problem that allowed the priests to victimize others.

Current victims OK, but not those from 30 years ago.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#873897 Mar 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
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BTW, there's just too much money in the war on drugs for it to ever stop.
Don't forget the power it gives the police state over people's lives.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#873898 Mar 14, 2013
lily waxman raton fl wrote:
<quoted text> lily loves the foul language card
GFY phuckface
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#873899 Mar 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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John McCain is ancient history and no longer has any voice in the party. McCain should gracefully finish his current term and move to a well-earned retirement. Galt wishes McCain all the best.

as long as he takes the election losing GOP foreign policies with him?

sounds like a plan says Mitt Romney.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#873900 Mar 14, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Good piece.
Today, a massive explosion near the green zone in central Baghdad has killed 21 and counting, the fkrs are killing themselves faster than we were killing them__what's up with that?
Who got the oil?
And McCain thinks we should be knee deep in Syria.
Obama is already providing weapons to radical Islamists in Syria.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#873901 Mar 14, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>So no one including yourself drinks alcohol in your office? And if so do you all usually come to work drunk?
Ever watch Mad Men? Everyone is smoking and drinking at work! That was in the 60's.
Teachers were smoking in the classroom when I was in elementary school!
Students were allowed to smoke in class in high school!
carol

Orlando, FL

#873902 Mar 14, 2013
HOPE-WOW-COC-TRUTH-HEMLOC wrote:
WHEn IT COMES TO HAND OUTS FOR THE RICH THE DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS NEVER ARGUE THE WAY THEY DO WHEN IT COMES TO HELP FOR MIDDLE CLASS AND SO CALLED POOR Trillions in “Bank Subsidies”: Handouts to Giant Banks Exceed $780 Billion Dollars a Year
Trillions In Subsidies to the Giant Banks Are Continuing to This Day
Chris Whalen is one of America’s top banking analysts.
Nouriel Roubini notes:
Chris Whalen is one of the leading independent analysts of the US banking and financial system.
Whalen notes today that the big American banks get a subsidy in excess of $780 billion dollars per year.
Specifically, Whalen estimates the following types of subsidies to the giant banks:
$360 billion in Federal Reserve subsidies, by creating an artificial “spread” in interest rates
$120 billion in federal deposit insurance (through the FDIC, backed by the Treasury)
At least $100 billion in government-guaranteed loans, especially mortgages
At least $100 billion in monopolistic advantages in the secondary market for home mortgages. Specifically, the government subsidies the big banks to steal away fees earned from smaller banks, gain on sale into the TBA market and servicing. Whalen quotes a veteran banker explaining:
The smaller players lived on the bleeding edge of the mortgage market, but they were also far more efficient lenders than the large banks. Now, care of the Fed, we have a highly inefficient oligopoly in the US mortgage market that is built around the largest banks.
More than $100 billion in fees in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivative market. Whalen explains
The lack of capital required in these transactions and other special dispensations from the Fed provide the zombie banks with unlimited leverage and almost no public scrutiny. The fact that OTC contracts are exempt from the automatic stay in bankruptcy is a huge subsidy. The bilateral market structure is another.
That totals $780 billion per year.
HOPE AND CHANGE LOLOLOLHAHAHAH
Then there's the 1.5 million awarded to a Boston hospital to study obese lesbians - and the half million to watch a poor shrimp running on a treadmill - or the 27 million for Moroccan pottery classes - or the 10 million to train Asian call center workers...

The list is goes on and on...

But let's cut our military to the bone instead.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#873903 Mar 14, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Your obsession with Lily is psychotic. I was going to say borders on psychotic but then I would have been incorrect.
Just tell him to gf himself, and throw in some added stuff like phuckface or something!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#873904 Mar 14, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>So no one including yourself drinks alcohol in your office? And if so do you all usually come to work drunk?
Most people (lily excluded) don't drink before coming to work in the morning, but many pot smokers show up for work stoned.
carol

Orlando, FL

#873905 Mar 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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No, they just aren't getting what they expected from the Messiah, particularly the labor unions.
Then there is the press, which is trying to find where Obama hid their balls when he cut them off. They're beginning to hire of squatting to pee.
They ARE obedient, aren't they?

However, unions are having to do some unexpected scrambling because of the sequester.

MSNBC - "Representatives from some of the biggest unions representing government employees said they could not predict exactly what effect the cuts would have on their members—only that the outcome would be unavoidably painful."

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