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

Mililani, HI

#962196 Aug 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Galt, it's not that I don't appreciate your point of view.
But even if you aren't "religious" per se, you must know the vast majority of Americans still profess a belief in God - and not all of them are conservatives.
My only point is, when discussing the course of this nation and its survival, literally, it's impossible to ignore the ethical and/or moral decay - whichever word you choose - as a relevant part of the battle.
But it's just one part.
You and I absolutely agree that winning the battle is the prime objective. We just don't agree that parsing and labeling those on the same side is necessary.
Many Democrats are also concerned about the erosion of ethics and morals and are becoming more vocal.
Can we just agree to disagree and still hold arms in charging the real threat in the fight to preserve our capitalistic republic?
Sure hope so...'cause I really like you and reading your posts.
lol! Well....
I'll...

Be...

Damned!!!!

A con who realizes God doesn't recognize political lines!

A rare breed indeed!!!!

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#962197 Aug 10, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>She'll keep putting it out there. She wants to be President, it's her destiny.... just ax her? She had to grab Billy Boie, because she couldn't do it herself. We wonder whether it will bring back to life all the misdeeds, Vince Foster, Monica Lewinski, et al? Also what ever new daliances are published. It could get very interesting?
Like I said, where's Billy Crystal when we need him?

Hillary is the next liberal media "star" even though they dumped her like an old mattress in 2008.

And Obama's lies and smear campaigns weren't lost on her either. "Shame on you, Barack Obama! Shame on you!"

Remember?

If she does run in 2016, hope Republicans remind the public of those lies and smear campaigns that were put out there by the lying liberal machine in 2008 because some of us desperately need to be reminded that the hypocrisy on the left is nauseatingly overwhelming.

Level 2

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#962198 Aug 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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True. But overeating fast food is the problem for far too many.
"carol"
Fast food is just an excuse. Overheating any food is the problem.
Peace

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#962199 Aug 10, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Because there's nothing there.
However, I will grant you they didn't report this while cons remained extremely quiet!!!!! And this is a FACT as opposed to your OPINIONS son!
I love con comedy! The stupidity never stops.....
"IRS targeted NAACP in 2004
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The IRS said the audit was triggered by staffers in a satellite office.| Reuters
By KELSEY SNELL | 5/13/13 4:51 PM EDT
This isn't the first time the IRS has been in hot water for meddling in the politics of nonprofits. And if past is prelude, the Obama administration may have a years-long scandal on its hands.
In 2004, the NAACP was hit with an audit over accusations of improper political activity for criticizing the Bush administration.
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"We have received information that during your 2004 convention in Philadelphia, your organization distributed statements in opposition of George W. Bush for the office of presidency," the IRS wrote in an audit notice that the group released to the media at the time.
Auditors also notified the group that it could be subject to a 10 percent tax for political expenditures as well as a 2.5 percent tax on any manager that signed off on the political activity.
The NAACP went public and sparked a now-familiar firestorm. Democrats in Congress were up in arms and called for answers about what constitutes political activity and questioning the political motivations of the agency.
Rep. Charles Rangel, the top Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee at the time, called the audit a police state tactic. Max Baucus, then the ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to then-IRS Commissioner Mark Everson demanding answers to a list of questions about other similar audits.
“The integrity of our tax enforcement system is a critical matter,” Baucus wrote at the time.“The American public expects a high degree of non-partisanship and professionalism from the IRS."
The agency denied a culture of bias. They said the audit was triggered by staffers in a satellite office, this time in Kentucky.
It took more than two years and a lengthy legal battle for the IRS to drop its case against the NAACP. That was all well before the Supreme Court unleashed a flood of political groups into the IRS pool with its Citizens United decision...."
Give it up. Auditing large groups and organizations under any administration isn't a big deal. O'Reilly alone was audited 3 times under the Clinton administration.

When individuals, small groups and donors on the left get interrogated about their reading material, what they say in their prayers and asked for names and addresses of their membership which are given to a conservative website to publish - which did happen in one case - then you can yap your gums about what it means to really be targeted.
shrimp_on_treadm ills

United States

#962200 Aug 10, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Funny. When you conisder the likes of 'Aunt Betty' who claimed they go out of their way to avoid Fart news
.... and now you switch positions!
Talk about playing both sides of the line... as usual!
I love con comedy. The laughs never stop!
do you laugh alot while you scrub dirty african ball sacks?
TSM

El Paso, TX

#962201 Aug 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Just learned something interesting. Obama is making a speech at one of the hotels in Orlando for Disabled Veterans where my daughter just happens to work.
I told her to open the door and yell, "My mama doesn't like you!" and then get escorted away.
She's pretty impressed by the veterans though. Reminded her they're the best of the best among us.
But she already knew that and can say "corps" correctly too.
Lois… Or not knowing the difference between Veteran Day and Memorial Day!!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#962202 Aug 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Give it up. Auditing large groups and organizations under any administration isn't a big deal. O'Reilly alone was audited 3 times under the Clinton administration.
When individuals, small groups and donors on the left get interrogated about their reading material, what they say in their prayers and asked for names and addresses of their membership which are given to a conservative website to publish - which did happen in one case - then you can yap your gums about what it means to really be targeted.
lol! Ah! I see! In your eyes, such activity can be legal OR illegal depending on YOUR definition of what's acceptable!!!

You obviously didn't read the posting since it wasn't about size, but politics. And it was certainly WAY past where things are today with the IRS.

Too bad you can't see that. But politics clearly clouds your vision!

Level 1

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#962203 Aug 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Just learned something interesting. Obama is making a speech at one of the hotels in Orlando for Disabled Veterans where my daughter just happens to work.
I told her to open the door and yell, "My mama doesn't like you!" and then get escorted away.
She's pretty impressed by the veterans though. Reminded her they're the best of the best among us.
But she already knew that and can say "corps" correctly too.
She should take donations for her bail.. In fact I'd pay to see it happen. We all are impressed by the Veterans, I've said it before, I have lunch with my 93 yr. old Father-in-Law every week, he's a WWII vet, and now is slowing down a bit. But,,, He voted for Barack Hussein Obama, he's a Democrat....Guess you can't change the stripes.....
As far as Corps is concerned, We've had one running the country for 5+ years, he just has to learn how to pronounce and spell it, Corpse..

Level 4

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#962204 Aug 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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They whined like crying little girls when the Bush NSA was only targeting suspicious overseas communications.
Now they're whining like crying little girls because half of us don't like being considered the enemy by THIS administration's NSA...or THIS administration's IRS...or THIS administration's Homeland Security.
How conveniently you have forgotten that the big complaint about the Bush administrations NSA was that it circumvented the law...."warrantless surveillance", remember?

The Bush administration's NSA did the exact same thing as the Obama administration EXCEPT BUSH DID IT WITHOUT SEARCH WARRANTS. Bush's NSA "monitored communications of ANYONE believed by the NSA to be outside the U.S., even if the other end of the communication was within the United States", just like Obama's NSA.

Bush's administration, according to former National Security Agency analyst Russell Tice, used satellites to spy on American citizens....news organizations, the State Department,(including Colin Powell) and "an awful lot of senior military people and industrial types." Fact is, NO DIGITAL COMMUNICATION IS SECURE. Hasn't been for years.

You have absolutely no room to whine as you had mo problem with THE BUSH ADMINISTTRATION's Warrantless NSA...OR THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S IRS targeting of the NAACP, Greenpeace and liberal churches....OR THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S Homeland Security. Embrace it...you own it.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#962205 Aug 10, 2013
Right wing nuts......

... they can certainly be the comedians of the political world when they don't think!
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#962206 Aug 10, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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How conveniently you have forgotten that the big complaint about the Bush administrations NSA was that it circumvented the law...."warrantless surveillance", remember?
The Bush administration's NSA did the exact same thing as the Obama administration EXCEPT BUSH DID IT WITHOUT SEARCH WARRANTS. Bush's NSA "monitored communications of ANYONE believed by the NSA to be outside the U.S., even if the other end of the communication was within the United States", just like Obama's NSA.
Bush's administration, according to former National Security Agency analyst Russell Tice, used satellites to spy on American citizens....news organizations, the State Department,(including Colin Powell) and "an awful lot of senior military people and industrial types." Fact is, NO DIGITAL COMMUNICATION IS SECURE. Hasn't been for years.
You have absolutely no room to whine as you had mo problem with THE BUSH ADMINISTTRATION's Warrantless NSA...OR THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S IRS targeting of the NAACP, Greenpeace and liberal churches....OR THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S Homeland Security. Embrace it...you own it.
lol! Welcome back. You've been away a while...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#962207 Aug 10, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>She should take donations for her bail.. In fact I'd pay to see it happen. We all are impressed by the Veterans, I've said it before, I have lunch with my 93 yr. old Father-in-Law every week, he's a WWII vet, and now is slowing down a bit. But,,, He voted for Barack Hussein Obama, he's a Democrat....Guess you can't change the stripes.....
As far as Corps is concerned, We've had one running the country for 5+ years, he just has to learn how to pronounce and spell it, Corpse..
lol! Eh, chica!

Are you confused again?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#962210 Aug 10, 2013
Yeah wrote:
Right wing nuts......
... they can certainly be the comedians of the political world when they don't think!
seems they haven't yet figured out that FOX News is a comedy channel.

i think it's pretty funny, don't you? that O'Reilly guy is a real hoot. you'd think all that fake outrage would have won him that Emmy that he keeps wishing for.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#962211 Aug 10, 2013
Fox's Doocy Brags That Only Fox News Brought Race "To The Forefront" On Florida Bus Beating

http://mediamatters.org/video/2013/08/09/foxs...

FOX ever run that video of that old white guy shooting that unarmed 13 year old black kid?

carol?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#962212 Aug 10, 2013
Right-Wing Race Baiting And The Florida Bus Beating

By gawking at the camera and shrieking, "See! Some black kids attacked a white kid!" the conservative media demonstrates their own racial animus.

By engaging in this kind of racial trolling, the conservative media creates a false impression of our nation's struggle with equality. This is not a new strategy - it was why Fox spent an excessive amount of airtime trying to falsely tie Barack Obama to the New Black Panther Party, a fringe hate group. Bigotry in all its forms is abhorrent, but Fox consistently exaggerates the prominence and impact of black on white racism in order to instill fear in its primarily white audience.

At no point in our country's history has the rule of law been used to enact a system of discrimination against all white Americans. For the vast majority of our history, our legal system in many states was specifically used to keep black Americans an impoverished underclass. Rather than acknowledge that fact, the conservative media distracts their audience with disparate cases of black-on-white violence - which, while repugnant, has never been the source of structural inequality.

Without these distractions, they and their viewers might actually be forced to confront solutions to the problems of racial injustice, instead of ignoring them.

Sean Hannity, on his show last night, paraphrased Andrew Breitbart's oft-repeated aphorism: "I think one of the worst things you can call someone is racist."

You know what's worse? The conservative media's brand of race baiting.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/08/09/right...
LCN Llin

United States

#962213 Aug 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Obama was so full of it yesterday, it was hard to digest it all. But looking back over the transcripts, it's now easier to sort it out.
On being asked about any suspects for the 9/11 terrorist attack, he said "I also said that we'd get bin Laden and 'I' didn't get him in 11 months."
Notice the self reference "I" when, in fact, it took federal agents five years to get him and Obama had nothing to do with it except come off the golf course in time to see the Seals kill him.
There's still more.
You mean bin laden survived 8 years of President G W Bush?
shrimp_on_treadm ills

United States

#962214 Aug 10, 2013
Yeah wrote:
Right wing nuts......
... they can certainly be the comedians of the political world when they don't think!
again, does scrubbing scrotums make you smile?
LCN Llin

United States

#962215 Aug 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Well, apparently it doesn't. Snowden got access to private information, and there are hundreds and hundreds of Snowdens in the NSA.
The New York Times reported this happening in April of 2009 after "new changes" were made in the Obama administration.
The NSA originally only had authority to collect international phone and e-mail traffic as it passed through American telecommunications, and the targets of the eavesdropping had to be “reasonably believed” to be outside the United States.
Under the new legislation, the NSA could monitor purely domestic communications of Americans who came under suspicion.
According to the NYT, "The eavesdropping agency notified members of the Congressional intelligence committees that it had encountered operational and legal problems in complying with the new wiretapping law, Congressional officials said."
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/16/us/16nsa.ht...
You seem to forget this administration considered a significant number of the populous a national security threat after his first election because Americans who were fed up and demanding accountability took to the streets to protest lawfully and peacefully.
You seem to forget this president set the tone that political enemies need to be "punished".
You seem to forget we have an imposter in the White House.
You are on the side of America on this I trust!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#962216 Aug 10, 2013
Florida Bus-Beating Case Reveals Fox News' Racist Colors

If you’ve watched Fox at all this week, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the beating of a white student by three black older students on a school bus in Florida. Fox has seized on this story and, with sickening enthusiasm, used it for no other reason than to gin up racial animosity in its lily-white viewers. The Orlando Sentinel reported the facts of the incident as follows:

The dispute began on July 9 when one of the three boys tried to sell the younger boy marijuana while the two were in a bathroom at their drop out prevention school, prompting the younger teen to notify school officials, according to WFLA.com . Later that day, Joshua Reddin, Julian McKnight and Lloyd Khemradj were on the bus when they confronted their peer about the incident and began beating him while the school bus driver 64-year-old John Moody began to panic and call for help.

Not only does the Orlando Sentinel not indicate that race was the motive for the beating, Fox News’ own reporting said that the incident was about drugs.

Sadly, that did not stop the “fair and balanced” network from just assuming that race was involved or else insisting that it should be. For example, a FoxNews.com article was headlined,“Civil rights activists remain silent on Florida school bus beating video.” Yet the same article also reported,“Police say the three youths, all African-American, attacked the boy after he told officials at their dropout prevention school that one of them had tried to sell him marijuana.” There are no reports of racial epithets nor unfair treatment of the white victim because of his race. The same is true in a later FoxNews.com article called,“Critics blast Jackson, Sharpton over silence on Florida school bus beating,” which reported,“Gulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent told Fox News the attack does not appear to be racially motivated and was due to the younger boy reporting that one of the assailants had tried to sell him marijuana.” But not only did Fox chide civil rights leaders for not somehow jumping in to defend the white kid anyway, they teamed up with George Zimmerman’s brother, Robert – who has a history of real, documented racism – to make race-baiting attacks on Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

The fact that Fox News assumed that racial animosity just had to be involved or that black leaders should just act as though it were, regardless, speaks volumes about the network’s own racial hostility.

Read more at http://www.newshounds.us/florida_bus_beating_...
LCN Llin

United States

#962217 Aug 10, 2013
Good News for America

President Obama said Friday he would pursue reforms to open the legal proceedings surrounding government surveillance programs to greater scrutiny, the administration’s most concerted response yet to a series of disclosures about secret monitoring efforts.

At his first full news conference in more than three months, Obama said he intends to work with Congress on proposals that would add an adversarial voice — such as a lawyer assigned to advocate privacy rights— to the secret proceedings before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Several Democratic senators have proposed such changes to the court, which approves government requests for warrants and other collection efforts.

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