Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1262900 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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Bronx, NY

#935659 Jul 1, 2013
The Government’s Mass Spying Is An Affront To Democratic Values
Let’s Also Not Pretend It’s An Effective And Efficient Way Of Keeping Us Safe
Top Terrorism Experts Say that Mass Spying Doesn’t Work to Prevent Terrorism

Never mind the fact that – if the government’s spying was really only aimed at protecting us from terrorism – the NSA probably wouldn’t put so many resources into spying on our allies at the G20 summit, the European Parliament or Chinese universities (or perhaps even our own government officials).

America’s terrorism experts say that the NSA’s mass surveillance program doesn’t make us safer.

An article on Bloomberg notes that real terrorists don’t even use the normal phone service or publicly-visible portions of the web that we innocent Americans use:

The debate over the U.S. government’s monitoring of digital communications suggests that Americans are willing to allow it as long as it is genuinely targeted at terrorists. What they fail to realize is that the surveillance systems are best suited for gathering information on law-abiding citizens.



El Paso, TX

#935660 Jul 1, 2013
Move over Hillary’ Rachel Jeantel’ for President!!She is the Democratic Party, like Al Sharpton would say ‘she’s down for the struggle ‘still down, still struggling, still in the Herd and I know when Obama looks at Rachel he see his Daughters!!
Jane Says

New York, NY

#935661 Jul 1, 2013

On June 25, President Obama gave a speech outlining his energy plan for America. The centerpiece is a directive for the Environmental Protection Agency to develop new regulations that will make it virtually impossible to generate electricity from coal in the United States.

This is harmful and absurd for many reasons.

First, by shutting down existing coal-fired power plants, it will effectively destroy trillions of dollars of private property.

Second, since those plants supply about 40% of America’s electric power, they will need to be replaced at great cost, which will be borne by ratepayers.

Third, all proposed replacements for coal are significantly more expensive, so using them will drive rates up further.

Fourth, increasing the cost of electric power is one of the most regressive forms of taxation possible, since, for example, stockbrokers making $30 million per year will pay nearly the same additional amount as families making $30,000 per year, despite a thousand fold difference in income.

Fifth, as a form of business taxation, increasing electric rates preferentially targets companies that produce real goods over those that profit through speculation or the collection of legal costs.

Sixth, by increasing the costs of American goods, the inflation of electricity prices will make U.S. industry less competitive, causing factories to shut down and throwing millions of Americans out of work.

And seventh, by depressing the American economy, the plan will cause the loss of massive amounts of federal and state income-tax revenues, thereby accelerating the nation’s descent into bankruptcy.

In addition to all this, the Obama plan will severely harm America by preventing it from becoming secure in its supplies of liquid transportation fuels.

Despite some recent growth in oil production and a depressed economy that has reduced U.S. oil consumption by 15 percent since 2007, the United States remains by far the largest oil importer in the world. Currently we import about 4.4 billion barrels per year, which at a price of $100 per barrel costs the nation $440 billion per year — an amount equivalent to the loss of 5 million jobs at $88,000 per year each.

Furthermore, as a result of this dependency, every time the price of oil goes up, the American economy experiences a major new tax — payable ultimately through the world market to the state-run oil companies of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries — which depresses our economy severely. This can be seen clearly in the graph below, which compares oil prices (adjusted for inflation to 2010 dollars) to the U.S. unemployment rate from 1970 to the present. It can be seen that every oil-price hike for the past four decades, including those in 1973, 1979, 1991, 2001, and 2008, was followed shortly afterwards by a sharp rise in American unemployment.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#935662 Jul 1, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I don't watch videos posted by rightwingers or leftwingers for that matter.
OF COURSE NOT. wouldn't want facts to interfere with your leftie obot delusions.

Bronx, NY

#935663 Jul 1, 2013
IM NOT WORRIED ABOUT AL QUIDA IM MORE worried about the AL SHARPTON LOOK A LIKE BUSTING THRU MY FRONT DOOR ATTACKING MY WIFE AND CHILDREN lolol AL QUIDA terrorists what do you call what happens in chicago everyday is that domestic terrorism, where are the safest BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS IN AMERICA to raise a family sonicfilther,lily,real dave,tell me COMPTON,CHITOWN,BED STUY, ATLANTA,BRONX,CAMDEN,EAST ORANGE,MONKS CORNER,where it is safe not one block the whole community of UNITED BLACKS WITH PROPER VALUES NOT RACHETNESS name them non white gated communities
Jane Says

New York, NY

#935664 Jul 1, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Don't you have a mind of your own? Do you have to regurgitate rubbish from another moronic 'Jane Says' Foxbot zombie noob?
because none of it is true and was made up by fox news. right...

we think you should take the family to Cairo for this year's vacay and wear your Star of David proudly. but if you can't make the trip, just visit the white house. when Obammy's back intown from this year's million dollar summer vacation for Moochelle, the daughter's and their 100 closest friends, we're sure he'll host another hate-america thug-a-thon.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#935665 Jul 1, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Don't you have a mind of your own? Do you have to regurgitate rubbish from another moronic 'Jane Says' Foxbot zombie noob?
How's this?

Al Qaeda had explosives and RPGs in their attack.
When they got to the room Stevens barracaded himself in, they didn't use the explosives and RPGs with them. Instead, they tried to smoke him out of the room. Stevens died of smoke inhallation.
Then, the White House changes the intelligence and begins obviously lying for two weeks covering up the Al Qaeda attack.
Sounds like a conspiracy, doesn't it?
I wonder if there are any related facts...
Oh, yeah. The goddam terrorists are in the White House every goddam day.
Kind of difficult not to connect those dots, isn't it?

Or, this:

How many SEAL Team Six members that were in the bin Laden raid when Vallerie Jarrett and Obama didn't have a clue was happening are still alive? The answer will shock you. If Vallerie Jarrett and Obama knew the operation to kill bin Laden was happening, it would have resulted in the same tragedy when the very next "secret" mission resulted in the helicopter descending to the "secret" location where a lone Taliban/Al Qaeda was waiting there for them with a rocket launcher.

How's that?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#935666 Jul 1, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Chamberlain and the UK conservatives were attempting to to get Hitler to attack Russia. Instead Hitler signed an alliance with Stalin and attacked Poland an ally of Britain and France. With your vast knowledge on World War II you understand what happen next ...
Your "dark side of Hitler", a surprise to you, continues to expose your knowledge of World War II, such that it is. The more you post on Hitler the more amusing it becomes. Holocaust deniers write the same narrative that you post regarding Hitler.
Consider that Galt has never come to your defense on this!
Name one book you have read on World War II or a book you have read on Hitler
Galt is more concerned about America's current Fascist dictator than about the past.

Bronx, NY

#935667 Jul 1, 2013
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#935668 Jul 1, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Bush Defends Internet Surveillance Program, Says Civil Liberties Guaranteed
"I put that program in place to protect the country," Bush said in an interview with CNN. "One of the certainties was that civil liberties were guaranteed."
Bush, who is in Zambia on a two-country trip to Africa, told CNN that he believes the Obama administration "will deal" with the consequences of former defense contractor Edward Snowden's leaks, refusing to criticize President Obama over allegations of government intrusion into citizens' privacy.
"I think there needs to be a balance, and as the President explained, there is a proper balance," he said.
more stuff you won't hear on FOX.
The fact that Bush refuses to criticize Obama should not be taken for an endorsement. In the words of President George Bush, "it just wouldn't do any good."

Indianapolis, IN

#935669 Jul 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm telling you what NBC reported. There was never any distrust under the Bush administration. Germans can read too. They know this administration targeted even fellow Americans who they deemed suspicious. This president clearly stated the opposition, i.e. conservatives/Tea Party, are "a potential threat to democracy" right before the targeting and inquisitions began.
But your illogical Fox fixation is beyond help.
Your complacency, if it continues, will place you among millions of others who were also on the wrong side of history.

Bush cancelled trip to Europe over fears of protest violence, possible arrest warrant

and i'm real worried about being on the wrong side of 3 million FOXbots.

Carlsbad, NM

#935670 Jul 1, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
We're not the stupidest country in the world....
...we just have the dumbest leader.....
He is just looking for oil like all of the others.

Honolulu, HI

#935671 Jul 1, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You never told us why you choose to belong to a political party that built itself on treason and spit on veterans, then slandered them with lies.
You pretend to have military experience. Were you one of the frauds pretending to be Vietnam veterans in the so-called "Vietnam Veterans Against the War" that invented a system of lies to slander real veterans with?
Or, are you just not old enough to have done that, son.
Don't make me take my belt off and tan your hide.
I know son. Non cons fought in the American Revolution while cons simply stayed home, loyal to the king.

Clearly one of us doesn't belong in America!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#935672 Jul 1, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So Galt would never have gone to Rand Paul.
Rand Paul is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, a quality program.

Dumbass Dave is a creepy-ass cracker who never finished third grade.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#935673 Jul 1, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>It still matters today . Iran still has that large , youthful population ,like in Egypt, Syria, and Turkey who see the virtues of Western and American-style liberalism as a civic good for their own country and not necessarily as a threat to the traditional Islamic culture .
Do you mean "virtues of Western and American-style liberalism" as the specifically protected individual rights defined in the Constitution?
So, please tell us why Obama is in rebellion against the Constitution, and is only interested in the friendship of the Suni Wahhabist terrorists who's intent is to drag the world's population back to the middle ages.
Then, tell us why you support this lunatic idea.

Honolulu, HI

#935674 Jul 1, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
A better way to fix the system is developing a mechanism by which firms can fail without causing unacceptable damage to the rest of the economy. The intent of the “orderly liquidation authority” in the Dodd–Frank law.
Breaking up the banks is a simple answer to a complex problem and, like many simple answers, it is the wrong one likely to do much harm for little or no benefit. Too-big-to-fail should be ended, but breaking up banks is not the way to do it.
That was Romney's solution to GM. Automakers to go through managed bankruptcy and the federal government provide guarantees for post-bankruptcy financing.
Private financing for the bankruptcies could have also been possible with federal loan guarantees as opposed to direct loans.
Whether it would have worked or not, we'll never know.
Well, that is what Romney claimed during the debates.

He had a different tune earlier.

El Paso, TX

#935675 Jul 1, 2013
Who’s the biggest threat to America/World ‘Obama or Global Warming?’

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#935676 Jul 1, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>Obama is a communist, imo.
Actually, based on his past affiliations described in his book and in his own words writing that he carefully selected his friends in college who were Marxists, he is a closet Marxist.

Obama's stated religion, Black Liberation Theology, suspiciously leans toward Marxist roots.

You might find this article interesting...

Or this one...

Or this...

Black Liberation theologian James Cone wrote in his book, For My People, "the Christian faith does not possess in its nature the means for analyzing the structure of capitalism. Marxism as a tool of social analysis can disclose the gap between appearance and reality, and thereby help Christians to see how things really are."

Depending on how brainwashed you are.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#935677 Jul 1, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
repeat propaganda?
that's rich coming from someone who's been repeating Obama myths for 5 years.
Yes indeed fascist supporting liar, that would be you, propaganda queen commie.

Provide a single link to any post I made that is a myth.


Honolulu, HI

#935678 Jul 1, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Drop the hubris stuff. I would prefer you use 'haughtiness' to describe my arrogant pride:]
Hubris is actually more accurate.

Along with idiocy, son.

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