Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1583464 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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Indianapolis, IN

#932411 Jun 26, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
Have any of my Democrat operatives in the IRS been arrested yet?
no, but i think that tea party hating Bush appointee is in trouble.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932412 Jun 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Power to the people!
The Texas anti-abortion bill, which threatened to close nearly all of the abortion clinics in the state and prompted an 11-hour filibuster by state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), is dead, The Austin American-Statesman reported.
Lawmakers had to vote on Senate Bill 5 before the special session's end at 12 a.m. local time. However, more than 400 protesters halted the proceedings 15 minutes before the roll call could be completed with what they called "a people's filibuster," The Associated Press reported.
In what way did the bill threaten to close nearly all abortion clinics?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932413 Jun 26, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Hillary will not be the nominee because Obama will choose his own candidate.

There will definitely be leaked stories about Hillary's age and health. The stroke is probably enough, without bringing up dementia.

Indianapolis, IN

#932414 Jun 26, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
How will you Democrats invoke the Race Card, cause more hard feelings in America & divide people unless you run another black candidate?
we'll just point out the right wing efforts to keep black people from voting.
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#932415 Jun 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Not if you look at what happened in MA and TX last night, quite a change from '10 dontcha think?
But you go right ahead thinking your party's fine, that thinking worked out so well last year didn't it?
Its amusing to watch. The GOP has acknowledged that they need to change so their solution is to do exactly NOT that.
Okay, let's try this one more time-

Massachusetts-longggg time blue state, as in the D labelduhm label-NOT the R lableduhm label.

See: bloviated hot air O'Kennedy moss covered senate seat or IE: NO CHANGE YET.
Probably mostly due to low voter turn outs, probably because of indifferences due to burn out of having to endure years of same bloviated o'kennedy stagnant hot air partisan poliTical pollution.

On the brighter side-the NEW kids are "just getting starrrrrted, just getting starrrrted...."

Jedis welcome too!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932416 Jun 26, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
Question of the day:
Why does the current potus and admin hate the ideals of DOMESTIC northern continental energy production??????????
Bueller, Carney, JZ, Beyonce anyone?
Because they want to destroy America as a world power and energy is what drives the economy.

“Constitutionalis t”

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Since: Dec 10

Conroe, TX

#932417 Jun 26, 2013
The Democrats' gun-free America...
Where Obama wants to lead the country to:

Let's see this happen in some place where everyone knows how to use a gun.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932418 Jun 26, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
80 percent of the farm bill is for food stamps, idiot.
Take the welfare out of the farm bill and it will pass.
OK. 80 percent cut works for me.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#932419 Jun 26, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings next month after the court on Tuesday invalidated the Voting Rights Act’s coverage formula, which determines which voting districts must gain pre-approval from the Department of Justice for voting policy and procedure changes.
Congress has been punting this for decades now the court is forcing them to address it.

IMO, good move by the court.

I find it ironic that Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga who was beaten in Selma in the 60's objects to the court's reasoning that times have changed and that the calculation that treats certain states separately and unequally needs to be revisited. He was once a civil rights activist beaten for fighting for his right to vote and now he's a congressman representing one of the black-balled states.

Nothing has changed in almost 50 years?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932420 Jun 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Because Fetch brought up obesity and I used it to illustrate my point. Could just as well have been any health issue the government tries to regulate.

How about people who participate in sports that are likely to result in significant injuries with huge medical bills...such as skiers, skydivers, horseback jumpers, skateboarders, etc.?

Indianapolis, IN

#932421 Jun 26, 2013
Texas poll....

Nearly three quarters of voters (74 percent) in the state say personal, private medical decisions about whether to have an abortion should be made by a woman, her family,and her doctor, not by politicians; just 19 percent of voters think government has a right and an obligation to pass restrictions on abortion. Support for a woman’s ability to make decisions on abortion for herself is both broad and deep, including among Independents(76 percent) and Republicans (61 percent).

Texas soon to be Blue.

Indianapolis, IN

#932422 Jun 26, 2013
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) now disapprove

holding steady.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#932423 Jun 26, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>the Republican party will end because of the engineered demographics--millions more unskilled, entitlement takers, draining all resources and voting Democrat because they are so dependent.
but i predict that there will be great division in the future democratic party--illegals made legal are basically religious and often Catholic (anti-abortion and not for gay marriage); and they will displace poor blacks in low wage jobs and compete for housing; and once this trickles into the elite, limousine liberal neighborhoods--there will be a great divide. just like in The Hunger Games.
our children will never know the America that once was, because future generations will be living in armed gated communities with their own border control, because the US government failed in providing such for the country.
... or they could change their draconian platform to better reflect the nation's changing demographic.

Yeah, like THAT'S gonna happen!

I think they could split into at least two parties. I propose one of the new parties be called The Non-stupid "Conservatives Who Know the Meaning of the Word Conservative" Party or NSCWKTMOTWCP.

I know, needs a little work to fit it onto a bumper sticker.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

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Since: May 10

Prevented this

#932424 Jun 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>You an ignorant, racist, ass like Carol. Grow up and show some respect for your neighbors and citizens.
Minn. state Rep. Ryan Winkler calls Clarence Thomas an Uncle Tom, claims he didn’t know it was offensive...I am sure you like myself will be calling Winkey's office and telling him how offensive as an elected official it is. Keep trying-the phones have been busy-it may take a while to get through.

At the top of his list of committees he sits on is CIVIL LAW--yet plays the dumb card when caught.
TheIndependentMa jority

Manchester, KY

#932425 Jun 26, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Stop flogging that horse Carol! It's dead already!
Four separate media reports from sources on the ground in Benghazi citing actual witnesses to the attack indicate that the perpetrators were a group called Ansar al-Shariah who indeed used the anti Muslim video as their reason to attack the consulate. This same group attack an Italian consulate in 2006 to protest a perceived insult to the prophet.
The only liar here is you.
And the only idiot is You, DUHpont.

HINT: If it's waving a big black flag, and acts like a militant big black flag waving entity-it just MIGHT any other name...

Al-Qa‘ida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)

Abdallah Azzam Brigades (AAB)
Abu Nidal Organization (ANO)
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)
Ansar al-Islam (AAI)
Asbat al-Ansar
Aum Shinrikyo (AUM)
Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA)
Communist Party of the Philippines/New People's Army (CPP/NPA)
Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA)
Gama’a al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group)
HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Haqqani Network (HQN)
Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami/Bangladesh (HUJI-B)
Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM)
Hizballah (Party of God)
Islamic Jihad Group (IJU)
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)
Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM)(Army of Mohammed)
Jemaah Anshorut Tawhid (JAT)
Jemaah Islamiya organization (JI)
Kahane Chai (Kach)
Kata'ib Hizballah (KH)
Kongra-Gel (KGK, formerly Kurdistan Workers' Party, PKK, KADEK)
Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LT)(Army of the Righteous)
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ)
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG)
Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM)
National Liberation Army (ELN)
Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
PFLP-General Command (PFLP-GC)
Al-Qa’ida in Iraq (AQI)
Al-Qa’ida (AQ)
Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)(formerly GSPC)
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
Revolutionary Organization 17 November (17N)


Indianapolis, IN

#932426 Jun 26, 2013
Party Like It’s 1877!

Republicans across the Old Confederacy prep voter ID bills and other voting restrictions in the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#932427 Jun 26, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Congress has been punting this for decades now the court is forcing them to address it.
IMO, good move by the court.
I find it ironic that Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga who was beaten in Selma in the 60's objects to the court's reasoning that times have changed and that the calculation that treats certain states separately and unequally needs to be revisited. He was once a civil rights activist beaten for fighting for his right to vote and now he's a congressman representing one of the black-balled states.
Nothing has changed in almost 50 years?
Nothing in the decision changes anything with respect to restricting the voting rights of minorities.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#932428 Jun 26, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
The Amnesty bill, should be called what it actually is: the American National Suicide Bill.
If you want a preview of life in America, post Amnesty, we already have it.
From CNS News:
The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically used by thousands of “unauthorized” alien workers receiving millions in federal tax refunds in 2011.
In fact, according to a TIGTA audit report published last year, four of the top ten addresses to which the IRS sent thousands of tax refunds to “unauthorized” aliens were in Atlanta.
The IRS sent 11,284 refunds worth a combined $2,164,976 to unauthorized alien workers at a second Atlanta address; 3,608 worth $2,691,448 to a third; and 2,386 worth $1,232,943 to a fourth.
Other locations on the IG’s Top Ten list for singular addresses that were theoretically used simultaneously by thousands of unauthorized alien workers, included an address in Oxnard, Calif, where the IRS sent 2,507 refunds worth $10,395,874; an address in Raleigh, North Carolina, where the IRS sent 2,408 refunds worth $7,284,212; an address in Phoenix, Ariz., where the IRS sent 2,047 refunds worth $5,558,608; an address in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where the IRS sent 1,972 refunds worth $2,256,302; an address in San Jose, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,942 refunds worth $5,091,027; and an address in Arvin, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,846 refunds worth $3,298,877.
There is NOT A WORD ABOUT AN ARREST OR PROSECUTION of anyone involved in this.
The cold hard truth is THE OBAMA REGIME is not interested in enforcing American laws against those who are here illegally now and if Amnesty passes they still won’t be.
The Democrats love to trot out stories of people who were brought here as children or families divided, but what they don’t want to talk about is the MASSIVE CRIME WAVE that comes with illegal immigration.
While we are paying out millions to illegal aliens who are defrauding the system, WHAT IS OBAMA'S IRS WORRIED ABOUT?
They want to make sure that Tea Party groups are harassed and do not get non-profit status.
If the government is not doing anything now to protect us, what makes anyone think anything will be different after Amnesty passes?
What I noticed was missing from the story was any sort of logic or reason on either your's or CNS' part.

Did you stop to think of how those tens of thousands of ALLEGED (yeah, I'm not buying their story for a minute) workers qualified for a refund if they're not paying income taxes?

No, you didn't and CNS is smart enough to know that you're that dumb.

Easthampton, MA

#932429 Jun 26, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, no, it didn't. If you had read the entire article, you would have read the cause for the housing market collapse:
"...From homebuyers who put nothing down for a loan, to a White House that bragged about record home ownership, to the Democrats who promoted and protected Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac."
Democrats bragged about home ownership after forcing banks to give loans to "unqualified" buyers in an overpriced housing market by "promoting and protecting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac".
Bush bragged about home ownership by helping "qualified" buyers with a down payment.
I clearly pointed out Bush made mistakes too.
But the Federal Reserve is also to blame by "pushing the monetary accelerator to the floor...even as the tax cuts were passing and the economy took off, Greenspan cut the fed funds rate to 1% and kept it there for a year."
Wall Street was more than happy to be a part of it.
But you conveniently overlooked the part about "Democrats promoting and protecting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac". And you conveniently overlooked the part about the "economy taking off after the Bush tax cuts".
So, basically, you are wrong.
Still trying to blame Freddie and Fannie for the housing meltdown Carol? The fact that you seem to ignore is that they didn't initiate any loans. They did buy subprime loans but another thing you conveniently ignore is that those loans were rated AAA by ratings agencies like Moody's and Standard and Poor's. And who pays these agencies? The same institutions that they're rating. Does anybody but me think there's something wrong with this?
No one was forced to give loans to unqualified buyers liar. Only banks chartered under the FDIC were affected by the CRA and their loans were subject to regular scrutiny by bank examiners. Mortgage lenders like Countrywide and Indy Mac weren't subject to scrutiny and they're the ones who made the toxic loans, bundled them up into mortgage backed securities and sold them before they went bad.
Just who did the economy take off for Carol? The big investors and speculators who were handed a lot of money to gamble with. Not ordinary people. job growth under Bush was pitiful and wages were stagnant.
By the way Carol, Alan Greenspan was one of your fellow Ayn Rand devotees.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#932430 Jun 26, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>CNN reporting-- they probably had to over sample the democrats by 50% to get the decline at only 17 points.
I bet you are correct. I hear about a poll this morning where oLiar's approval rating is only 31% now with unaffiliated voters.

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