Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1395789 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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frank

Arnaudville, LA

#1152169 Jun 17, 2014
Obama’s actions — golfing as the world burns — are those of a man who feels his work is done. Obama has set things in motion for the final collapse. His handlers must be proud. He knows what he’s doing, and he’s done it well.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1152170 Jun 17, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
In 2016 when the Republican candidates deny global warming, we will see how that plays in the general election.
when the Republican candidates oppose drastically higher taxes on energy, the voters will approve.....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1152171 Jun 17, 2014
At first blush, the latest twist in the discredited IRS “controversy” may appear serious, but it’s worth pausing to take a closer look.

Congressional investigators are fuming over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea party controversy.

The IRS said Lois Lerner’s computer crashed in 2011, wiping out an untold number of emails that were being sought by congressional investigators.

House Republicans are apoplectic, and on the surface, it’s easy to see why. Investigators, still hoping to find some evidence of wrongdoing against someone long after the trail went cold and the “scandal” evaporated, have sought materials that should be available. The IRS now claims many of those materials are no longer accessible due to a computer mishap.

For the right, the response sounds a bit like a dog-ate-my-homework kind of answer. Some of the pundits who’ve ignored the exculpatory evidence and continue to hope there’s a legitimate story in here somewhere, are calling for a special prosecutor.

But there’s probably less here than meets the eye.

According to the tax agency, the excuse is legitimate. As the AP reported,“The IRS said technicians went to great lengths trying to recover data from Lerner’s computer in 2011. In emails provided by the IRS, technicians said they sent the computer to a forensic lab run by the agency’s criminal investigations unit. But to no avail.”

For Republicans and their allies, this sounds like a convenient way to deny investigators access to Lerner’s emails. But note, the IRS has already produced 67,000 emails to and from Lerner, from 2009 to 2013, and were able to piece together 24,000 Lerner emails from the missing period based those who’d been cc’d in various messages. This is hardly evidence of a cover-up.

For that matter, note that Republicans and conspiracy theorists are principally interested in Lerner’s messages from 2012 – the election year. The computer crash affected emails from before 2012. If the IRS intended to hide potentially damaging materials from investigators, and it was willing to use a made-up technical problem to obscure the truth, chances are the agency would have scrapped Lerner’s emails from the relevant period, not emails from before the relevant period.

That said, if Republicans want to talk about the outrage that comes with an administration that claims to have lost emails due to a technical glitch, let’s broaden the conversation a bit.

The Bush White House email controversy surfaced in 2007, during the controversy involving the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys. Congressional requests for administration documents while investigating the dismissals of the U.S. attorneys required the Bush administration to reveal that not all internal White House emails were available, because they were sent via a non-government domain hosted on an email server not controlled by the federal government. Conducting governmental business in this manner is a possible violation of the Presidential Records Act of 1978, and the Hatch Act…. In 2009, it was announced that as many as 22 million emails may have been deleted.[emphasis added]

At the time, congressional Republican didn’t seem bothered by this at all. Imagine that.

Of course, the difference is, there was credible evidence that the Bush White House engaged in actual wrongdoing, suggesting the missing emails included potentially incriminating evidence, all of which somehow went missing.

In contrast, no one has yet produced any evidence that the IRS “controversy” is real.

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gop-f...

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#1152172 Jun 17, 2014
THE TRUE GOD wrote:
THE TRUE GOD IS IN COTROL!!!!!!!!!!
Isaiah 55
King James Bible
11So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Proverbs 21
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
21 The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord; as the rivers of water, He turneth it whithersoever He will.
Hey conservatives, how much of the school day needs to be spent on stuff like this? You and the Taliban have lots in common, just different names for your deities.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1152173 Jun 17, 2014
TO THE OBAMA DIEHARDS wrote:
<quoted text> I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IS
WRONG WITH THE TEA PARTY??????????
nutjob crazy out of touch with reality?

not sure what the minority opinion might be.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1152174 Jun 17, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Birther shoots two law enforcement officers
Authorities, according to The Modesto Bee and other sources, have identified the man who is suspected of shooting a California Highway Patrol officer and a Bureau of Land Management ranger at a Nevada County, California, campground last Saturday, as Brent Douglas Cole. Cole, 60, was himself wounded in the confrontation and is in stable condition.
In any shooting incident, the first question that comes to mind is: Is the suspect a birther? Evidence is mounting that he is a birther.
Cole was previously charged (State of California -vs- Brent Douglas Cole Case Number M-14-0000388) for carrying a loaded firearm on his person and having a concealed firearm in a vehicle (charges which he disputes). He has a pre-trial conference scheduled for June 30.
Cole was also a supporter of Operation Mutual Aid, a loose association of militia groups involved in the Cliven Bundy Ranch standoff.
http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2014/06/suspec...
Birtherism: Hillary Clinton where it all began..

It's the culture...
buzzy benny

United States

#1152175 Jun 17, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>If so, 20,000 hours of FOX News programming was in vain. And 10,000 or more posts on this thread.
Can you say DEBUNKED?
How debunked? Hillary, Obama and Susan Rice lied and said it was just a mob upset by a video. Are you saying they just arrested an unimportant Libyan who was "just out for a walk and decided to go killl some Americans" (to quote Hillary)? According to that trio of liars, this was not a terrorist attack but a mob that got out of control. Preposterously, we were supposed to believe this mob included trained mortar teams and heavy machine guns (you know, what all last-minute, spur of the moment mobs always have on hand). Only a moron could believe their stupid lie.

So we got just one guy out of this huge, uncoordinated, non-terrorist mob? We sent our Special Forces into Libya to grab one guy no different than dozens of others? That seems highly unlikely.

In fact, the Liar Trio knew all along this was a terrorist attack. They knew it AS IT WAS HAPPENING! They told the American public it was "video outrage syndrome" to get Obama re-elected, nothing more. Now we've arrested a terrorist, not some poor Libyan who got upset by a video. This only proves that Hillary, Obama and Rice lied.

Eat my dust, liberal pin-head! LOL!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1152176 Jun 17, 2014
frank wrote:
Obama’s actions — golfing as the world burns — are those of a man who feels his work is done. Obama has set things in motion for the final collapse. His handlers must be proud. He knows what he’s doing, and he’s done it well.
i'd think you freaks would like it when he acts like Bush. though Obama has a LONG way to go to get to 879 days off.
Patrick

United States

#1152177 Jun 17, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Now they are mad because we caught one of the Benghazi bomber suspects. They are basically an embarrassment to their own country that they profess to love..Along with all of us veterans that they so readily use for their greed and power. Not too unlike the Taliban, just not as smart.
Good news for America bring sour comments from those who hate America

Tribune staff and wire reports
12:32 p.m. CDT, June 17, 2014

The United States said on Tuesday it had captured a suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a raid that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador and ignited a political firestorm in Washington.

President Barack Obama said in a statement he had authorized the operation in Libya on Sunday in which U.S. troops, working with law enforcement personnel, captured Ahmed Abu Khatallah.

"Since the deadly attacks on our facilities in Benghazi, I have made it a priority to find and bring to justice those responsible for the deaths of four brave Americans," Obama said, adding that Khatallah would "face the full weight of the American justice system."

A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Khatallah was being held aboard an American ship after he was grabbed on the outskirts of Benghazi in an operation carried out by U.S. special operations forces.

Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said there were no civilian casualties in the operation and all U.S. personnel involved had safely left Libya. The Pentagon declined to discuss further details of the operation and it was not immediately clear whether there were non-civilian casualties.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1152178 Jun 17, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
She killed her boyfriend and was drunk; his family sued her family for wrongful death. She got away with vehicular manslaughter. If it had happened now, she'd have been charged.
She is directly responsible for killing another human being. Hillary is not.
scumbag lie by scumbag lily...

the police report indicated that neither driver had been drinking....

whether the other driver was her boyfriend is unclear.....

worry about your slacker daughter and her drug addict friends....
buzzy benny

United States

#1152179 Jun 17, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
At first blush, the latest twist in the discredited IRS “controversy” may appear serious, but it’s worth pausing to take a closer look.
Congressional investigators are fuming over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency’s tea party controversy.
The IRS said Lois Lerner’s computer crashed in 2011, wiping out an untold number of emails that were being sought by congressional investigators.
House Republicans are apoplectic, and on the surface, it’s easy to see why. Investigators, still hoping to find some evidence of wrongdoing against someone long after the trail went cold and the “scandal” evaporated, have sought materials that should be available. The IRS now claims many of those materials are no longer accessible due to a computer mishap.
For the right, the response sounds a bit like a dog-ate-my-homework kind of answer. Some of the pundits who’ve ignored the exculpatory evidence and continue to hope there’s a legitimate story in here somewhere, are calling for a special prosecutor.
But there’s probably less here than meets the eye.
According to the tax agency, the excuse is legitimate. As the AP reported,“The IRS said technicians went to great lengths trying to recover data from Lerner’s computer in 2011. In emails provided by the IRS, technicians said they sent the computer to a forensic lab run by the agency’s criminal investigations unit. But to no avail.”
For Republicans and their allies, this sounds like a convenient way to deny investigators access to Lerner’s emails. But note, the IRS has already produced 67,000 emails to and from Lerner, from 2009 to 2013, and were able to piece together 24,000 Lerner emails from the missing period based those who’d been cc’d in various messages. This is hardly evidence of a cover-up.
For that matter, note that Republicans and conspiracy theorists are principally interested in Lerner’s messages from 2012 – the election year. The computer crash affected emails from before 2012. If the IRS intended to hide potentially damaging materials from investigators, and it was willing to use a made-up technical problem to obscure the truth, chances are the agency would have scrapped Lerner’s emails from the relevant period, not emails from before the relevant period.
That said, if Republicans want to talk about the outrage that comes with an administration that claims to have lost emails due to a technical glitch, let’s broaden the conversation a bit.
The Bush White House email controversy surfaced in 2007, during the controversy involving the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys. Congressional requests for administration documents while investigating the dismissals of the U.S. attorneys required the Bush administration to reveal that not all internal White House emails were available, because they were sent via a non-government domain hosted on an email server not controlled by the federal government. Conducting governmental business in this manner is a possible violation of the Presidential Records Act of 1978, and the Hatch Act…. In 2009, it was announced that as many as 22 million emails may have been deleted.[emphasis added]
At the time, congressional Republican didn’t seem bothered by this at all. Imagine that.
Of course, the difference is, there was credible evidence that the Bush White House engaged in actual wrongdoing, suggesting the missing emails included potentially incriminating evidence, all of which somehow went missing.
In contrast, no one has yet produced any evidence that the IRS “controversy” is real.
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gop-f...
Nobody should be as gullible and stupid as you are. Grow up you child. You give sophistry a bad name. Your twisted logic takes us back to Little Liar Obama's favorite BS line: "It was George Bush, not me.".

What a dim-wit you are!
TPRTY

United States

#1152180 Jun 17, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
In contrast, no one has yet produced any evidence that the IRS “controversy” is real.
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gop-f...
LOL!
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1152182 Jun 17, 2014
Nostrilis Waxmoron wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey conservatives, how much of the school day needs to be spent on stuff like this? You and the Taliban have lots in common, just different names for your deities.
It's Obama bin Lying, Patrick, and democRATs defending, standing with al Qaeda and the Taliban, selling out America, Veterans, and America's war dead you traitor, since the political winds have shifted in an ugly direction you idiot dumbass......

It's the culture..
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1152183 Jun 17, 2014
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Birtherism: Hillary Clinton where it all began..
It's the culture...
so according to the list of excuses in that right wing chain email you keep using, who would be responsible for allowing a Bundy birther type to even own a gun?

pretty sure it's the NRA, but i'll still like to hear the weak explanation you'll try to formulate from the lack of reality contained in that nutjob email.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1152184 Jun 17, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
did any of you see this on 20/20 last week? It was priceless!
American billionaire Bill Koch will do something tonight that few people of his wealth would ever consider.
He will appear on the ABC News program "20/20" to admit he is a sucker. A sucker for fake wines.
"You’re damn right," he says. "Pigeon, sucker, whatever they call the mark."
Koch says he spent some $5 million buying rare vintages of top French wines, which later turned out to be fakes. Many were actually produced in the kitchen of a master con man in suburban Los Angeles.
"I just had to have them," Koch told "20/20" in an interview conducted in the elaborate wine cellar of his oceanfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida. "Then I’d open it up and drink it and it was dish water or moose piss."
Koch admits there will be little sympathy for a wealthy person spending $50,000 to $100,000 for a fake bottle of wine, but he choked up as he described his distress at seeing the debasement of "the art, craftsmanship" of so many fine wines being faked.
"I cannot stand to be cheated," said Koch, who has spent five times as much investigating the fakes as he originally spent on them. "I want someone to know they sell me a fake, man, I’m coming after them no matter how much it costs."
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/makes-billionai...
why should anybody care about Bill Koch???....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1152185 Jun 17, 2014
Homer wrote:
Way to go U.S. soccer team, good win against Ghana. Something else for rightwingers to denigrate and whine about.
no, just complete indifference....

but the Dodgers beat the Rockies last night, much more important....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1152186 Jun 17, 2014
buzzy benny wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody should be as gullible and stupid as you are. Grow up you child. You give sophistry a bad name. Your twisted logic takes us back to Little Liar Obama's favorite BS line: "It was George Bush, not me.".
What a dim-wit you are!
"In contrast, no one has yet produced any evidence that the IRS “controversy” is real."

well?
buzzy benny

United States

#1152187 Jun 17, 2014
I'm glad they caught the terrorist. It's too bad Obama, Hillary and Susan Rice lied to us about Benghazi and pretended there were no terrorist. It's too bad the State Department was used as an arm of the Democrat Party in order to get Obama re-elected.

Everyone with a brain knew Benghazi was a terrorist attack. Their lie was for the uninformed, low-information voters who make us the base of the Democrat Party.

Obama wants to pretend that he has "Al Qaeda on the run" and that the war on terror is just a misguided notion. We now have a terrorist army occupying a good part of Syria and Iraq and on the verge of taking Baghdad. It is plainly obvious that none of our enemies are on the run and that the war on terror is not only real, but that the bad guys are getting stronger.

Our defeat in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11 has been a major recruiting tool for Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. This is not rocket science. They merely have to point out that they caught America napping on the ONE day of the year when anyone with a brain would have been on full alert.

Our idiot President, Barrack Obama, has revived Al Qaeda by his incompetence, amateurishness, indecision, weakness and multiple bald-faced, laughable lies.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1152188 Jun 17, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
What a bunch of retards on here, Floriduh posting to himself! Happy about the US win over Ghana! Super game!
dd they beat the Heat???...

Galt is undecided whether World Cup soccer or the NBA is the most boring sport in the world.....
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1152189 Jun 17, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
scumbag lie by scumbag lily...
the police report indicated that neither driver had been drinking....
whether the other driver was her boyfriend is unclear.....
worry about your slacker daughter and her drug addict friends....
It's just so convenient for you to say "It's just not clear" well it is to all except idiots like you. You gotta be the most twisted and miserable person on the planet. I'm betting in real life you are a big PUSSEE also. I would love to line up a few of you baggers and go through smacking you like the babies you undoubtedly are.

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