Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1250939 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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Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1024204 Nov 15, 2013
Another display cruel juvenile behavior from yet another member of cult church of liberal hate & nastiness:
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Puke!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1024205 Nov 15, 2013
House Republicans Want To Impeach Eric Holder For Refusing To Defend Unconstitutional Law

A fringe group of House Republicans announced this week they will try to make Attorney General Eric Holder the first cabinet official to be impeached since the reconstruction era. One of the reasons? He didn't defend an unconstitutional law.

One of the articles of impeachment against Holder backed by a small group of House Republicans, including Reps. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Ted Yoho (Fla.) and Pete Olson (Texas), involves the Justice Department's decision not to defend key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court. The Supreme Court, of course, agreed with the Obama administration's conclusion that the federal law recognizing only opposite-sex marriages was unconstitutional, and it struck down a portion of the law over the summer.

The Republicans also targeted Holder's decision not to sue Washington and Colorado for deciding to regulate rather than criminalize marijuana, arguing that he's not enforcing the Controlled Substances Act.

There are no signs that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will act on the resolution, Politico reports, and his office is referring calls elsewhere. House Republicans previously voted to find Holder in contempt of Congress because the Justice Department refused to turn over certain documents related to the botched ATF operation known as Fast and Furious. Holder said earlier this year the vote didn't have a big impact on him because he had no respect for anyone who voted to hold him in contempt.

During a visit to St. Louis on Thursday as part of his Smart on Crime push, Holder criticized the "meaningless partisan" impeachment effort and said the resolution included "factually incorrect" allegations.

“I have serious things, serious things that I have to engage in," Holder said. "That is how I’m going to be spending my time and I’m not going to be devoting much attention to those kinds of things."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/14/eric...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1024207 Nov 15, 2013
some random post on sharing wealth or success...

"If Obamacare had been a shining success from Day One, do you think the Democrats would be in the mood to share the credit? Then why should Republicans be in more of a mood to share the blame?"
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1024208 Nov 15, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Sorry I missed your post before. It can't be avoided - talking about social issues. The liberals salivate waiting for elections just to put that as their #1 focus because it's all they got.
The trick is for conservatives to take a strong stand using very few words. I've pointed out several times Reagan's response. "I'm for life." Nothing else needs to be said.
How can liberals make an issue out of someone being for life?
But to deny one's convictions to win an election makes a conservative candidate no different than liberals.
It's just how they must go about it. Galt and I actually agreed on that.
Especially when the majority are against abortion and the black community is possibly undergoing changes just because the Democratic Party doesn't represent their beliefs on these same issues.
Actually Carol we don't except when the right wing religious faction decides to use their power in some state legislatures to restrict what is a legal procedure.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1024209 Nov 15, 2013
*Jonah Goldberg
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1024211 Nov 15, 2013
After the dust settles...

"Mosque that Boston suspects attended has radical ties"

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1024212 Nov 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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i'll address question #1.
Republicans Take America Back (To the 19th Century) By Cutting Education and Paved Roads
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08/22/republ...
so i think you see how the rest of it will go.
Tell us where your kids/grand kids attend school then we can talk...

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1024213 Nov 15, 2013
PDupont, do you think big government replaces our need for God to supply all our needs? Or that Jesus said give everything to Cesar so the government can do God's work for us? Or that God condones creating a life just to kill it and sexual misconduct is Christ-like?

Jesus preached prosperity was the reward for giving - and the more you give, the more you receive.

Jesus was not referring to Cesar forcibly taking money from the people so they could receive the individual reward of prosperity.

Neither did Jesus say love Cesar and the Roman government with all your heart, with all our mind and with all our soul.

That's where you get a bit confused in my opinion.

As brothers and sisters in Christ, we are to lift each other up, not tear each other down because of liberal politics.

Just sayin'...out of love, mind you.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1024214 Nov 15, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Actually Carol we don't except when the right wing religious faction decides to use their power in some state legislatures to restrict what is a legal procedure.
Read the post I just posted to you when it comes up. It might clear up some of the confusion.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1024215 Nov 15, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Actually Carol we don't except when the right wing religious faction decides to use their power in some state legislatures to restrict what is a legal procedure.
'DupedAndOnPot'

Using the ole 'my boogey man issue is more important than your boogey man' issue argument!

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1024216 Nov 15, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually Carol we don't except when the right wing religious faction decides to use their power in some state legislatures to restrict what is a legal procedure.
Again, would Jesus have looked the other way when the Roman government condoned sexual misconduct so creating a life to kill it was justified - because it was a "legal procedure"?

“On Deck”

Level 1

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#1024217 Nov 15, 2013
It is the Inhofe's of the world who are the epitome of bad taste, not I.
Laney F

New York, NY

#1024218 Nov 15, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Actually Carol we don't except when the right wing religious faction decides to use their power in some state legislatures to restrict what is a legal procedure.
Can you imagine if a few Germans had done that about some of their "legal procedures" in the 1930s?

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1024219 Nov 15, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Actually Carol we don't except when the right wing religious faction decides to use their power in some state legislatures to restrict what is a legal procedure.
By the way, am I the only one you respond to on here? Seems like I'm your pet conservative target even if you have to dig up posts from the forgotten past. Just curious.
Laney F

New York, NY

#1024220 Nov 15, 2013
Obammy Confusion or is it a delusion?

To the tune of...its a bird, it's a plane, it's Super-Clueless:

He knows everything. And yet he seems to know nothing.

He’s passionate about the details of domestic policy but wasn’t privy to the details of his own legacy law.

He’s an academic with a command of every issue at once but seemingly only finds out what his administration is doing in news reports.

He’s so brilliant every normal endeavor he’s tried has bored him, but he couldn’t bother to entertain himself with more than one monthly meeting on the make-or-break program of his presidency.

He’s the captain of the Culture of Competency who has overseen the most incompetent rollout of an entitlement program in history.

I was struck by a moment in President Obama’s press conference yesterday where this paradox was on full display.

The president floated, throughout the press conference, from:

profession of utter ignorance
to confident declaration and directive.

It was noted that Obama distanced himself from the website’s problems by saying he was never informed of its problems.

He knew nothing.

New title: Barack Obama, our Know Nothing President
Laney F

New York, NY

#1024221 Nov 15, 2013
PRESIDENT OBAMA:

"OK. On the website, I was not informed directly that the website would not be working as — the way it was supposed to. Has I been informed, I wouldn’t be going out saying, boy, this is going to be great.

You know, I’m accused of a lot of things, but I don’t think I’m stupid enough to go around saying, this is going to be like shopping on Amazon or Travelocity, a week before the website opens, if I thought that it wasn’t going to work.

So, clearly, we and I did not have enough awareness about the problems in the website. Even a week into it, the thinking was that these were some glitches that would be fixed with patches, as opposed to some broader systemic problems that took much longer to fix and we’re still working on them."

Neat how his ignorance is proof of his smarts.“I don’t think I’m stupid enough…”

But he later explained how cumbersome and problematic federal IT procurement is, and that he knew that before the website build started, yet inexplicably did not act on this knowledge:

"What is true is that, as I said before, our IT systems, how we purchase technology in the federal government is cumbersome, complicated and outdated."

[OH YEAH, AND THE IT PROJECTS GO TO OBAMMY'S CAMPAIGN DONORS.]

"And so this isn’t a situation where — on my campaign, I could simply say, who are the best folks out there, let’s get them around a table, let’s figure out what we’re doing and we’re just going to continue to improve it and refine it and work on our goals.

If you’re doing it at the federal government level, you know, you’re going through, you know, 40 pages of specs and this and that and the other and there’s all kinds of law involved. And it makes it more difficult — it’s part of the reason why chronically federal IT programs are overbudget, behind schedule.

And one of the — you know, when I do some Monday morning quarterbacking on myself, one of the things that I do recognize is since I know that the federal government has not been good at this stuff in the past, two years ago as we were thinking about this, you know, we might have done more to make sure that we were breaking the mold on how we were going to be setting this up. But that doesn’t help us now. We got to move forward."

Ya think?! HOW ABOUT MORE TIME SPENT DEALING WITH A PROBLEM YOU CLAIM YOU KNEW ABOUT LESS TIME SPENT SMEARING THE PEOPLE WHO POINTED OUT THIS PROBLEM would have been productive.

So, in this instance, Obama knew the federal government’s bad track record with IT but did nothing to correct the problem. AND THE SAME POLITICAL CRONY DONOR WHO MESSED UP THE OBAMMYCARE WEBSITE IS FIXING IT.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1024222 Nov 15, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
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'DupedAndOnPot'
Using the ole 'my boogey man issue is more important than your boogey man' issue argument!
PDupont seems to have forgotten slavery was a "legal" institution and women being treated as second-class citizens and denied the right to vote was also "legal" at one time.

Many amendments no longer make something "legal". It's why we have amendments - to change wrongs that were once considered right based on a mutual consensus of conscience and society changing for the betterment of the nation.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1024223 Nov 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i'll address question #1.
Republicans Take America Back (To the 19th Century) By Cutting Education and Paved Roads
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/08/22/republ...
so i think you see how the rest of it will go.
The so-called "progressives" are responsible for the education system we have today, the most expensive in the world that generates the most ignorant workforce in the industrialized world. This proves money isn't the problem. The so-called "progressives" are the problem.
So, since it's obvious money isn't the problem, why in hell do you even mention such ludicrous notions as "cutting education"?
Paved roads... I seem to recall the "Porkulus" bull... sorry, bill... that had all those "shovel-ready" jobs waiting to be done, and after a mountain of money was given to a bunch of thieves, there wasn't any infrastructure work done. So, where did that money go, and what idiot do you expect to give you more money?

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1024224 Nov 15, 2013
Giving more money to Democrats is the same as giving more heroin to a heroin addict. The only thing you'll get is more lies and excuses why you have to give them more heroin/money.

It's time for some cold turkey. Obviously, intervention and logical reasoning doesn't work with Democrats.

NO MORE DEBT. NOT FOR ANY REASON.

Now, let's see if we can get the government to do the simplest things, like generate a budget, something the government hasn't been able to do since Obama was named the president.

Level 5

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1024225 Nov 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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yeah, i'm not really sure what the Bush officials are thinking. Obama's poll numbers are nowhere near 22%.
They were probably referring to an August 2013 Rasmussen poll where only 22% said they Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 40% Strongly Disapprove.

Or a Gallup poll on 11/8/2013 saying 22% of uninsured Americans say they plan to get insurance through the exchanges when previous Gallup polls found 44% of uninsured Americans planned to get insurance through an exchange.

Either way, the numbers are rapidly going down - not up.

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