Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1458593 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#964188 Aug 14, 2013
Reagan, Terror, And Benghazi

When news broke that William Clark, a longtime aide to Ronald Reagan, had recently passed away, several conservative media outlets quickly posted tributes to the man. Touted as the "most important and influential presidential confidante" in nearly a century, Clark was warmly remembered as a "a great treasure to the nation" and an "inspiration."

By all indications the laurels were well earned and Judge Clark, as he was known, served his country with distinction. What's telling about the warm words written about Clark are how they contrast so sharply with the tone the same type of conservative outlets use to describe current foreign policy and national security advisors who were in any way connected to the terrorist attack in Benghazi last September.

I'm referring to the strangely personal and almost hysterical way pundits have attacked Obama officials, including the president's national security advisor, in the wake of Benghazi, where four Americans were killed, including a U.S. ambassador.

For the right-wing noise machine, Benghazi trumps all. It stands as a singular failure in American foreign policy and represents one of the darkest days in recent U.S. history. It's worse than Watergate, was a bigger story than Hurricane Sandy last October, and symbolizes an unconscionable failure to protect Americans serving abroad.

But here's what's interesting about Clark's recently lauded resume when viewed against the right wing's permanent Benghazi name calling: Clark served as Reagan's national security advisor between 1982 and 1983. On April 18, 1983, Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. Sixty-three people were killed, including 17 Americans, eight of whom worked for the CIA.

Five months later local terrorists struck again. During a lengthy air assault from nearby artillerymen, two Marines stationed at the Beirut airport were killed. Then on October 23, just days after Clark stepped down as national security advisor to become Secretary of the Interior, the Marines' Beirut barracks cratered after a 5-ton truck driven by a suicide bomber and carrying the equivalent of 12,000 pounds of TNT exploded outside; 241 Americans were killed, marking the deadliest single attacks on U.S. citizens overseas since World War II.

Reagan had sent 1,800 Marines to Beirut as part of a larger peacekeeping mission following the June 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon and the Palestine Liberation Organization's withdrawal from the country. But national security experts, including some members of Reagan's administration, warned that the Marines were vulnerable to attack.

In the aftermath, Col. Timothy J. Geraghty, the commander of the Marines in Beirut, said, "It didn't take a military expert to realize that our troops had been placed in an indefensible situation." Conservative columnist William Safire referred to the Beirut debacle as Reagan's "Bay of Pigs."

Conservatives have casually smeared numerous Obama officials over Benghazi for the last eleven months, yet the embassy attacks surrounding Clark's tenure as Reagan's national security adviser apparently did not blemish his long public career.

Despite the chronic terror attacks on a U.S. embassy and related facilities-- three separate assaults that claimed nearly 270 American lives in the span of just six months in 1983 -- Judge Clark is to be remembered as a patriot. But Obama officials are supposedly guilty of the unforgivable, treasonous crime of Benghazi.

The contrast is striking. And it says a lot not only about the double standard used to grade Republican and Democratic failures, but also about the vicious way conservative commentators now effortlessly demonize public policy opponents.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/08/14/reaga...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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Lapeer, MI

#964190 Aug 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
Masks of various presidents have been used in disparaging ways for decades. It's only when you use an Obama mask that you are a racist? If you don't want to add to the notion that liberals are fueling racial divide, call for a banning of keanu reeves from movies forever.
Shamelessly playing the Race Card forever.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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Lapeer, MI

#964191 Aug 14, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Guess I should mop the floor now and do some household chores.
Doesn't take long. So later.
Using a mop to clean the floor is great but when you go to clean the toilet, please use Tonto:)
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#964193 Aug 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol, please remember you are talking to a liberal.
Talking to a Democrat is nothing more than talking to a juvenile delinquent with arrested intellectual development. They are stuck in adolescence.

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#964194 Aug 14, 2013
Tits Magee wrote:
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No honey, I don't like you. Whatever gave you that idea? As anyone can see, you "like" me. You just can't quite figure out how to get my attention without just wantonly spreading your legs. There's a way though, you just got to figure it out....(Robert Goulet starts to sing... even though he's dead...)
Good. Because I think pedophiles like you should be gang raped in prison.

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#964195 Aug 14, 2013
Waxman wrote:
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This one Dope-ont:
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/20...
When you get a clue in life, let us know, Democrat.
How is that we all found it, but these libturds have no clue? All you hear from them is prove it, post a link. But they never do (except sonic, maybe he's their designated link poster)

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#964196 Aug 14, 2013
Sumatra Slim wrote:
<quoted text>
C'mon, man. I got a lotta respect for you, you're a smart guy, but not when you do stoopid shit like that. You got eyes.
I don't have to defend my party choice, my party hasn't entrenched us in endless wars and saddled us with $16 trillion in debt.

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#964197 Aug 14, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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I don't like Root either but you'll have a hard time convincing me Biden or Palin were better choices.
Really? Yours was a retard with boobs.
But she wasn't a sociopath. I'll take anything with boobs ...never mind, I just thought about the Hillary Clinton sex tape again.

Uncle! you win.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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Lapeer, MI

#964198 Aug 14, 2013
US Formally Requests Mexico Drug Lord's Re-Arrest!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...... . and now the Magic Negro pretends to be worried about the death of a DEA Agent?

Howz about the Azzhole-In-Chief Formally Request Mexico return all the guns from Fast-n-Furious instead?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHA.....

Or ask Al Qaeda to return all 400 SAMs stolen from Benghazi?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHA.....

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#964199 Aug 14, 2013
Tits Magee wrote:
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I hate splainin' stuff to dumb fucks. The fact that you split hairs in the matter just reinforces the joke I made at your expense. The fact that you do not see the dark humour in what I said bodes ill for our ever having anything to talk about. Now go back... read it again... think about it... the "joke" - such as it was, and it was never intended to be funny - was not about the number of bullets used to kill the people concerned... The fact that you do not understand this saddens me greatly, greater than all the death. Because you did not understand my humor means that thousands more will die. You will have killed them.
Is this what a pedophile being gang raped in prison sounds like? Can anyone make this sht out?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

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Prevented this

#964200 Aug 14, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Changing the subject will not help you worm out of your lie.
You said Obama never had a birth certificate until he ran for President.
So how did he go to Kindergarten in Hawaii when the law in Hawaii clearly states a birth certificate is needed?
What was the law 45 years ago? that is the question you need to ask your dumbass-kindergarten was only mandatory in 12 states and DC in 1980-so did the loser O'bama ever go to kindergarten?

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#964201 Aug 14, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't have to defend my party choice, my party hasn't entrenched us in endless wars and saddled us with $16 trillion in debt.
..only because they haven't had a choice. remember, your party candidate come from the Republican party.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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Lapeer, MI

#964202 Aug 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
Here's one for lily
"A knife-wielding maniac ambushed a Queens teen just steps away from her door, slashing her 11 times before the bloodied girl’s mom came to the rescue, cops and witnesses said Tuesday.
Natasha Martinez, 17, had finished her shift at McDonald’s and was just a few feet from her Woodhaven apartment when the madman pounced about 11:25 p.m. Monday.
Hearing her daughter’s screams, Natasha’s mother, Wendy Martinez, came running outside — and the bloodthirsty attacker fled.
Cops on Tuesday were still hunting for the assailant, who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt."
Knife Control. We need more Knife Control.

If the Magic Negro had a son, he'd be seen holding a knife in one hand and an Arizona Purple Drank in the other:)
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#964203 Aug 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
How is that we all found it, but these libturds have no clue? All you hear from them is prove it, post a link. But they never do (except sonic, maybe he's their designated link poster)
yes, i am the DLP.

so where is Yours?

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#964204 Aug 14, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Can you accept the government literally forced the food stamp program on an Appalachian community in Ashe County, North Carolina, to purposefully undermine their "mountain pride" after the people there initially refused them?
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/mounta...
No. Seriously. A government SNAP worker, Brandi Legge, even won an award for figuring out a way to get them dependent on food stamps and the government.
http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/...
Tell me that even you see something very wrong going on here.
Uhh, no. Your task was to show me a sitting Republican congressperson who wanted to let Obamacare run its course.

You failed.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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Lapeer, MI

#964206 Aug 14, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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You're just hearing the voices in your head again. There's help for that. It's going to be okay.
It's not just the voices inside of his head but the echoes have been happening since his mother dropped him on his head.

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#964207 Aug 14, 2013
"“Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [President Obama] was like,‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing,’ We must have played 15 games of spades," said Love at a public event."

Supposedly there isa video, but it has been removed.

Obama was also supposedly with love during Benghazi.

Did he say spades!?

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#964208 Aug 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
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His sponsors don't give a sht why you're listening. He's taking your excuse all the way to the bank.
Less so anymore.

Which just shows, the truth will out through the power of the marketplace.

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#964209 Aug 14, 2013
Eman wrote:
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His sponsors don't give a sht why you're listening. He's taking your excuse all the way to the bank.
Something I noticed listening to his show in Columbia, SC. Most of his commercials were for title pawns, rent-to-own, and debt consolidation. Not a scientific survey I'll grant you but it sure sounded like his audience couldn't afford to buy anything from his other sponsors.

The only way you can be successful and that stupid is dumb luck.

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#964210 Aug 14, 2013
here's the video. the intro is very telling about his and obamas relationship.

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