Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#950655 Jul 22, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Democrats seem divided. Black verses white.
It's the culture...
lol! Cons are divided... radical party hijackers versus rationals.

And trust me, the t-p types are NOT rational by any sense of the word!

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#950656 Jul 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Boycott Florida!!!
People like the beaches and resorts here too much.

Most people have already accepted the jury's verdict and that this was a tragedy. And have some common sense too.

Don't think Florida has anything to worry about.

Not that I think you think we do.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Level 5

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#950657 Jul 22, 2013
spell_naztzi wrote:
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'to to'
"to to" is not a spelling error, but a typo--stalking fools like Debjinn don't know the difference.(Back on permanent ignore where you belong)
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#950658 Jul 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Skittles and Arizona Watermellon... plus any codeine cough medicine... equals "lean", or perhaps in your ghetto "Purple Drank".
End of story.
lol! Well gee son. Someone should have checked to see if Zimmerman had a few household products that could be mixed in the proper proportions and fitted into an enclosed casing.

Then he could DHS involved!

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#950659 Jul 22, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure you told your mythical daughter, if confronted by a pervy-looking 206 pound man pursuing her in a black-out window van and then on foot, to run right home bringing the stalker to where only a twelve-year-old was waiting for his candy and making sure he knew where you lived? You clearly seem to think that because Trayvon was black, he couldn't have been scared of a menacing white man and tried to hide until Pudgy found him?(BTW, Greta is being "let go" by Faux in favor of some younger blonde of very little brain--she might be no longer able to "flit" as quickly as she contends, even after going through all that plastic surgery.)
Why is that you always resort to my personal life and professions to try and discredit both just to win a political argument?

Do you have Saul Alinksy's "Rules for Radicals" on your nightstand?
OBAMA the GENIUS

Raleigh, NC

#950660 Jul 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You and leosnana act like a few republicans invented pelvic exams.
If you've ever had a Pap smear or have ever been pregnant, you know your private parts are no longer private.
If you want to choose to abort a baby that's growing inside you and even if a transvaginal ultrasound was used to help the woman make an informed decision, what's the big damn deal?
What's wrong with you two? There wasn't any mention of this kind of procedure in the Wisconsin bill anyway - much less that it would be forced on anyone.
Really. What's wrong with you two?
You looooon.

Not a Dr. Telling women to have it done.....

No.

A white old Republican man pusscee!

By law!

Passed a law to make a woman get a probe shoved in her vagina against doctors advice.

Republicans are stupid. You lose from now on.

Just look at red States. That's what republican idiots do.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#950661 Jul 22, 2013
The numbers tell the story of a criminal justice system blighted by racial disparities in drug law enforcement: African-Americans make up around 12 percent of the U.S. population, account for 33.6 percent of drug arrests and 37 percent of state prison inmates serving time for drug offenses.

The figures come from Human Rights Watch, a New York-based watchdog which complains in its 2011 report about “overwhelming racial disparities” in drug incarcerations despite the fact that blacks and whites engage in drug offenses at equivalent rates. The Sentencing Project, an advocacy group which has tracked disparities in the criminal justice system for the past 25 years, says the black-white gap cannot be explained by disproportionate criminal behavior.

http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#950662 Jul 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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So who do you know who had a "vaginal probe" to determine if they were pregnant in all your years being a woman? Because I've never ever heard of such a thing - ever.
Transvaginal ultrasounds - which you liberals interpret as "vaginal probes" - are used primarily to detect fibroids and female reproductive problems.
The Wisconsin Senate bill stated:“An ultrasound on the pregnant woman using whichever transducer ; provide a simultaneous oral explanation during the ultrasound including the number of unborn children and presence and location of the unborn child; display the ultrasound images so that the pregnant woman may view them; provide a medical description of the ultrasound images including the dimensions of the unborn child and a description of any viewable external features and internal organs of the unborn child; and provide a means for the pregnant woman to visualize any fetal heartbeat, in a quality consistent with current medical practice, and a simultaneous oral explanation of the visual display of the heartbeat in a manner understandable to a layperson (ultrasound requirements).”
So where did you liberal loons read anything about a "vaginal probe" in that description?
You people worry the hell out of me.
There's is definitely something wrong with you.

Forced ultrasound bills mandate a medically unnecessary procedure that would otherwise be left up to the discretion of a woman and her doctor. Medical experts, including the largest national group representing thousands of OB-GYNs across the country, are opposed to this type of legislation because they say it interferes with their work and compromises their relationships with patients.“All of a sudden, the Senate is full of doctors,” Wisconsin Sen. Tim Cullen (D) said in reference to SB 206&#8242;s advancement.

And, even though the lawmakers who push for mandatory ultrasound measures sometimes deny it, these laws also require many women to undergo an invasive transvaginal probe. Before 12 weeks of pregnancy, a transvaginal ultrasound is the only way to detect a clear image — and, since the vast majority of women in the United States seek abortion services in their first trimester, those women must submit to an invasive probe in order to comply with these burdensome laws. Over the past year, reproductive rights advocates have repeatedly decried transvaginal ultrasound laws as “state sponsored rape.”
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/06/12/21...

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#950663 Jul 22, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You're not just a liar, Batty, you're a stupid liar. "When lead detective for the Sanford, Fla. police department Chris Serino played the recording for Zimmerman during questioning, Zimmerman said, "That doesn't even sound like me," Serino told jurors Monday.
Mark O'Mara, lead attorney for the defense then asked Serino if he thought Zimmerman was in denial.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/george-zimmerm...
Go get a tape recorder and scream for help like you're being murdered into the microphone.

Most people don't think their regular voices sound like them even on a telephone message.

You'd probably be surprised it was you screaming bloody murder too.
Not something you do everyday.

Look up "common sense". Do it right now. Hurry.

Level 4

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#950664 Jul 22, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Fair Tax
Republicans will never let it happen.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#950665 Jul 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Why is that you always resort to my personal life and professions to try and discredit both just to win a political argument?
Do you have Saul Alinksy's "Rules for Radicals" on your nightstand?
Every parent/person would be wise to look at this crime and all crimes as if it pertained to you.
What if Trayvon was your son? Would you think he should be blamed for being murdered?
LCN Llin

United States

#950666 Jul 22, 2013
Tea Party forever !

Mourdock was asked during the final minutes of a debate Tuesday night whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest.

"I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen," Mourdock said.

Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin said in August that women's bodies have ways of preventing pregnancy in cases of what he called "legitimate rape."

It was not immediately clear what effect Mourdock's comments might have during the final two weeks in the increasingly tight race against Democratic challenger Rep. Joe Donnelly.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#950667 Jul 22, 2013
The idea that you're not going to have race enter into this has got to be the single most naive thing I have heard about this case, because, number one, race determines everything in the criminal justice system. There isn't any case that goes through the criminal justice system that's not determined by race.-Mark Geragos

One criminal defense attorney who defended the Trayvon Martin verdict was pretty good about acknowledging the role of race in the Trayvon Martin case—Mark Geragos:


Did the George Zimmerman trial involve racist attitudes? Of course it did. Did the predominantly white jury reach the right verdict? Of course it did. Is the criminal justice system a racist institution? Of course it is. Do young black males disproportionately suffer the brunt of this criminal justice system? Of course they do. Did the media and politicians inflame the situation for their own purposes? Of course they did. Is this a conundrum easily resolved or reconciled? Of course it’s not.

http://www.dailykos.com/

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#950668 Jul 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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In a November 2008 study, Federal Reserve economists Glenn Canner and Neil Bhutta analyzed mortgage-related data to assess such arguments and found no empirical evidence to support the claim that the CRA was a major contributor to the subprime crisis.
http://www.philadelphiafed.org/publications/a...
To back your bullshit up, you'd first have to know what a "Special Purpose Vehicle" is, what countries they were established in, what their purpose was,...
and how your so-called "economists" convinced the governments of the countries these "Special Purpose Vehicles" were established in to force these "Special Purpose Vehicles" to open their books for their review when the US government couldn't do that.

For clarification on what a "Special Purpose Vehicle" is, ask Ben Bernanke why he referenced them in his testimony before Barney Frank's committee, after which all questioning of Bernanke immediately ceased when he uttered the words "Special Purpose Vehicle", and later he got 100% support from the Democrats to continue as head of the Fed.
For some reason, Bernanke mentioning "Special Purpose Vehicle" to Barney Frank's committee was enough to shut every Democrat mouth in DC, and ensure unanimous support from the Democrats to continue as head of the Fed.

You really need an education on this, dumbass. You can't make any determination without looking at the mortgages, and the mortgages are in the possession of these "Special Purpose Vehicles" which were established in foreign countries specifically to prevent any investigation.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Level 5

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#950669 Jul 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Repeating for the reading challenged:
Nothing that Zimmerman might have said or not said would justify Trayvon's physical attack.
Nothing.
How about pulling a gun? No one can say when Pudgy pulled his gun from his holster down the back of his pants because Trayvon is dead. I'm wondering when Pudgy's story changed to include TM's going for GZ's holstered gun and saying "You're going to die tonight" just where that dialogue came from. As we've seen on hear, these right-wing whiners can't write believable fiction to save their miserable lives and they'll believe anything Faux tells them.

“Often imitated”

Level 6

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#950670 Jul 22, 2013
Didn't you loony left wingers get the memo? Its time to focus on jobs...again,

Level 4

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#950671 Jul 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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OK, provided that all individual tax credits and loopholes are also eliminated.
Sure, as long as the individual tax rates are lowered right along with the corporate tax rate.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#950672 Jul 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Isn't it interesting how absentee parents suddenly become saintly and concerned when the lawyers show up with promises of big bucks?
Businesses have been practicing that technique for decades son.

Are you claiming this is some sort of new invention?

“Often imitated”

Level 6

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#950673 Jul 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Murderers don't scream bloody murder FOR HELP!
Or call 911 before commiting murder.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#950675 Jul 22, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Republicans will never let it happen.
Romney would have at least tried. Tax reform was one of his campaign's platforms.

Way to go. Now we'll never know if he would have succeeded.

Senate Democrats would have pitched a fit but you liberals made sure they kept their seats warm too.

We still have Obamacare which is even freaking out the unions, and we still have no tax reform, no Medicaid reform and no Social Security reform. Even though the Democrats know the latter two are not sustainable on their present course. But doing something to change all three could cost them votes.

Again, way to go.

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