Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1780418 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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Scarlet Pimpernel

New York, NY

#930900 Jun 24, 2013
TALK ABOUT BUSH The Best Corporate Brand Yet: President Barack Obama
The Obama brand has worked wonders as the face of U.S. imperialism and rule of the rich. Black America is the brand’s “most prized” consumer.“The Obama brand has used the media to pervert the history of the Black struggle for justice by using the dead-end, ideological conclusion that the first so-called ‘Black president’ is ‘racial progress.’”

President Barack Obama is the American ruling class’s most valuable product to date. Once he went out on the presidential market in 2008, he was branded as a smooth-talking, elite educated symbol of “hope.” This has led to a highly successful 4-plus year campaign of rehabilitating the damage the Bush Jr. administration caused to the reputations of the financial speculators and war-hawk politicians. Of course, liberals and progressives are avid consumers of the Obama brand. However, the most prized consumer is the Black community. The branders target Black minds with the weapon of the corporate media. The Obama brand has used the media to pervert the history of the Black struggle for justice by using the dead-end, ideological conclusion that the first so-called “Black president” is “racial progress.”
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#930901 Jun 24, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
keeping you upset since 2009 :-)
Orlando has book stores and libraries.
So you have nothing to offer in the way of Obama's past leadership accomplishments except upsetting Americans while he's learning on the job?

What are you saying exactly LNC?

Surely, you wouldn't have voted for someone without any past accomplishments in a leadership capacity.

So instead of constantly reminding me libraries have books, why don't you tell me why you voted for Obama based on his past leadership accomplishments?

I promise to be openminded.
Scarlet Pimpernel

New York, NY

#930902 Jun 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>You people are really in love with Russians now, aren't you?
You love Putin....
You like what he's doing in Syria...
You love his so much one would suspect you're a fifth column.
OBAMA is from the FIFTH column and he shows he has no clothes on
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#930903 Jun 24, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, unlike a lot of you on the right we have a life outside of Topix. I'm catching up on my reading and tackling projects around the house.
Also, quite frankly, it gets really boring after a while to read the same old talking points from you and your right wing ilk.
I have done a bunch of stuff since I started posting this morning.

Maybe I am better at multitasking.

Yeah will be here representing you.

Level 1

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#930904 Jun 24, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Well....there's his vigorous support for the killing of late term abortion survivors. You'd think liberals would be crowing about that! I wonder why they don't?
I have news, killing of babies outside the womb was already illegal when Obama voted no on the typical anti-abortion efforts to curb abortions through getting certain terminology in the law.

You people are dumber than sh*t.
Scarlet Pimpernel

New York, NY

#930905 Jun 24, 2013
As for Black political power, the Obama brand relegated the most dispossessed people to cheerleading. It inflated the notion that Blacks need to seek electoral and corporate power, not their own self-determination, in order to change their conditions. After all, he is “one of us”, right? The Obama brand painted itself as Martin Luther King’s dream realized, an eerily slick way of stating the sheer presence of Obama as POTUS would end the progressive and radical politics Black people have espoused since their enslavement by European colonizers. Purchasing Obama was intentionally meant to satisfy any craving for liberation Black people might have now or in the future.

Because imperialists cannot rely on force alone to maintain exploitation, the exploited must be taught to work in solidarity with their masters’ interests. Obama was a useful tool in cementing the popular treatment of American presidents as brands: products to be consumed. This way of looking at politics is so pervasive precisely because the American electoral system serves the ruling and privileged classes at the expense of everyone else. It is a game for them every four years. It is a farce for us every year. Such a system cannot sustain itself without trust from its populous. The Bush administration struck fear in the eyes of the elites who desperately needed the best product possible to ensure they were once again trusted to pillage and plunder the earth’s human and natural life. And they found a gem in Barack Obama.

“President Barack Obama is the American ruling class’s most valuable product to date.”

Who else would be able to do what the Obama administration has done with impunity? The Obama team wasted no time waging new wars across the globe while simultaneously escalating the Iraq and Afghanistan debacles. They used NATO to overthrow the independent government in Libya in a racist, genocidal coup.
SAY NO MORE 1st BLACK PRESIDENT
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#930906 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, look what I found.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =yDCjhLOaNZIXX
Again, remember you're Gracie.
You know? I just don't watch youtube.

Sorry son.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#930907 Jun 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Donald Trump appeared on Monday's "Fox & Friends" and raged against National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
Snowden fled from Hong Kong to Russia over the weekend, his final destination unclear. He did not board a plane from Moscow to Havana on Monday, as some had expected. The New York Times reported that Snowden's absence from the plane headed to Cuba raised questions about whether the former NSA contractor had been detained by the Russian government.
Trump discussed Snowden's disappearance and said that spies "in the old days used to be executed." He said that authorities needed to find Snowden, arguing that the NSA leaker could provide other governments with classified information about U.S. surveillance programs.
"This guy is a bad guy," Trump said. "You know there is still a thing called execution. You really have thousands of people with access to the kind of material like this. We’re not going to have a country any longer."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/24/dona...
Yes?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#930908 Jun 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Putin is a KGB bad guy, but with respect to Islamic terrorists, Putin recognizes the danger, while Obama supports his Islamic buddies.
Otherwise, not much difference between the two.
Well, he must be a STRONG conservative.

Otherwise why would right wing extremists in America support him?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#930909 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Unless you're saying you're paranoid, then it makes a lot of sense.
You certainly act paranoid son.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#930910 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
What a momentous occasion! You're actually criticizing Obama and this administration!
Color me shocked.
Shaddup, go back to making excuses for the people you vote for. Ya got no room to throw stones, your hero George is as much at fault.
Scarlet Pimpernel

New York, NY

#930911 Jun 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Donald Trump appeared on Monday's "Fox & Friends" and raged against National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
Snowden fled from Hong Kong to Russia over the weekend, his final destination unclear. He did not board a plane from Moscow to Havana on Monday, as some had expected. The New York Times reported that Snowden's absence from the plane headed to Cuba raised questions about whether the former NSA contractor had been detained by the Russian government.
Trump discussed Snowden's disappearance and said that spies "in the old days used to be executed." He said that authorities needed to find Snowden, arguing that the NSA leaker could provide other governments with classified information about U.S. surveillance programs.
"This guy is a bad guy," Trump said. "You know there is still a thing called execution. You really have thousands of people with access to the kind of material like this. We’re not going to have a country any longer."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/24/dona...
It seems that no amount of Bush-on-steroids policy and politics can enrage the popular masses of America. Even when signs of resistance emerge, like in Occupy Wall Street, Barack Obama escapes blame. American progressives, liberals, and Black misleaders will defend Obama as the “lesser-evil” in comparison to the GOP and it doesn’t matter one bit what he does. Many voters felt compelled to use the “lesser-evil” excuse in the 2012 election for a variety of reasons, all of which disregard what he has wrought. This is what makes him so valuable to those who have shaped and branded his legacy: the ruling oligarchs and elites of Wall Street, multinational corporations, the corporate media, and the opportunist Black misleaders and white liberals who defend him at all costs.

It is year five of their brand’s collective abuse and we are tossing and turning in our slumber. Eventually, products wear out and consumers become dissatisfied with their current level of function or value. But it will not be enough to simply cease from believing that the Obama Administration contributed anything positive to the interests of anyone but those in power. Although Obama is branded as a commodity, he is a politician in the flesh. Politicians act in the interest of the powerful in a capitalist state. We should treat them as such.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#930912 Jun 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Riiiiight.
So that's why bushi boy invaded iraq and killed 4,400+ American soldiers for nothing.
Iraqis vote for their own leaders and Saddam didn't become Obama's problem. He's having a hard enough time dealing with Iranians protesting in the streets against their oppressive regime and the Muslim Brotherhood killing Christians in Egypt and has no idea what to do in Syria. Saddam would have certainly taken advantage of this weak link.

But babies fighting for their lives after surviving an abortion and then being denied medical attention...well, Obama seemed to think that as long as it was supposed to die anyway, voting to allow physicians to provide medical care wasn't really necessary.

Voting present on that kind of bill was the same as voting no.

Oh, yes he did.
Scarlet Pimpernel

New York, NY

#930913 Jun 24, 2013
Assata Shakur, a Black liberation exiled freedom fighter, is a most wanted terrorist as of this calendar year. The financial elites responsible for the largest transfer of wealth to the top 1 percent of the population from the 99 percent receives trillions in bailouts while people are losing their homes and jobs in high numbers. Even in the midst of staggering levels of poverty and unemployment for all and Black people especially, public schools are being turned over for profit and Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid are on the chopping block. Healthcare costs continue to soar. Obamacare does more for the profits of big pharmaceuticals and insurance companies than it does to expand coverage to Americans. Civil liberties have been eroded to dust with the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act and the re-authorizing of the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act is now under scrutiny after the NSA was caught spying on the private lives of US citizens.
FACTS NOT OBAMA FICTION
Libtard Free Zone

Newington, CT

#930914 Jun 24, 2013
Hehe!- Union Free Company!

Hostess is betting on a sweet comeback for Twinkies when they return to shelves next month.

The company that went bankrupt after an acrimonious fight with its unionized workers last year is back up and running under new owners and a leaner structure. It says it plans to have Twinkies and other snack cakes back on shelves starting July 15.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/06/23/swe...

“Come Home America!”

Level 1

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#930915 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm talking about his accomplishments as a leader - not a follower.
You dope! I give you gold and you cry for swine and wine. In our country, our form of government is led by more than one leader. Senator Barack Obama was a leader in co-authoring those important bills.
Scarlet Pimpernel

New York, NY

#930916 Jun 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> I have news, killing of babies outside the womb was already illegal when Obama voted no on the typical anti-abortion efforts to curb abortions through getting certain terminology in the law.
You people are dumber than sh*t.
lololololand you support a DUMBER THAN SHI* PRESIDENT lolololhahaha getting mad with folks for not siding with your dumb AS* read the garbage you have been writing and see how stupid you have been obama contridicts everything you say you support
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#930917 Jun 24, 2013
Hello everyone*.

*This is inclusive, so if you are a rightwing idiot, dummy, moran, paranoid freak, and/or conspiracy theorist, please do not feel as if I have not greeted you.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#930918 Jun 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Really? I'm sure you have a post number that would support your fantary?
Right?
Right?
Nah...just ridiculing you for the fun of it.

You make it too easy.
LNC Llin

United States

#930919 Jun 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Galt is afraid his ploy of drugging women to get laid will be in danger.
LOL

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