Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1564102 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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Level 1

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1184055 Aug 11, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Finally had a moment to check post I missed yesterday. This one stands out as it is a perfect example of zionist propaganda. Jacobson is a zionist who is trying to shame people into silence in their criticism of israel's atrocities. His attempt to separate intelligent thought from the "real world" is comical. It is the actions of israel's zionist government that leads to anti-semitism not the voices of those speaking out against their atrocities.
I was invited to be part of a discussion group yesterday on the crisis in Gaza. The consensus of the group was that Hamas fell into a trap set by israel. By calling for a day of mourning for the murdered college students, Nutandyahoo extracted what he wanted from the crisis...support for bombing the hell out of Gaza. By arresting 400 innocent people and preventing hundreds of Palestinians, who live in the West Bank and work in Israel, from crossing into israel he was deliberately poking a stick into the eye of the tiger. The israeli government wanted to provoke anger. It was their plan to push Hamas to the point where they would retaliate and give them the excuse they needed to dismantle Hamas. Anyone who doesn't see that is wearing blinders.
Yea, those dirty, shifty Jews trapped them, yea, that's the answer.
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1184056 Aug 11, 2014
The press?

But there is no press [16].

Long ago it became a ministry of information [17] and decided that Obama was the rare gift to enact a so-called progressive agenda.

If or when there is a non-liberal president, we will be told golf is aristocratic time-wasting, that mention of race is hatred, that tampering with the IRS, NSA, or any other agency is an impeachable offense, that ignoring enforcement of the law is treasonous, that $300 billion deficits are ruinous, that junketing to resorts is frivolous, that bombing without the approval of Congress is amoral, and that the teleprompter is proof of vapidity.

Victor Davis Hanson
Obama, the Un-Midas Touch
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1184057 Aug 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
We have always had plans when to withdraw from military actions.
preferably after winning the war....

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1184058 Aug 11, 2014
So you don't think Obama is exactly like Hitler.
This is Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda is part of the Muslim Brotherhood. Obama brought the Muslim Brotherhood into the White House.
This is no different than Hitler's relationship with the SS and the death camps. Obama is nothing more than another mass murdering sycophant. All this in the video happens with your money.

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/either-supp...
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1184059 Aug 11, 2014
Our culture?

Cool is all that matters [18].

Outsource, offshore, speculate, crony capitalism — just do it with Birkenstocks and shades.

If you are hip, rules melt.

Nerds like Al Gore are cool and so seek to dodge new capital gains taxes, profit from oil-rich dictatorships [19], and offer snake-oil nostrums to the crises they hype as they lecture us about our selfish carbon-spewing sins.

The key to understanding a John Kerry, Al Gore, Warren Buffett, or Bill Gates is that they are cool, and thus seek to avoid the property, capital gains, or inheritance taxes that they urge be hiked on everyone else.

The Obama cultural legacy is that it does not matter what you do, only how coolly you do or describe it.

Appear hip, and greed is forgiven.

Buy a ticket to a $35,000 Obama fundraiser, wear something hip, and sound cool, and you are a progressive egalitarian. Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Wall Street [20] learned that con long ago.

Victor Davis Hanson
Obama, the Un-Midas Touch
Level 1

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1184060 Aug 11, 2014
Michael in Kentucky wrote:
It doesn't matter... What's going to be is going to be no matter what. Someone ask me the other day "Michael, do you vote?" I said nope, and I'm never going to vote either. They ask me "why?" Well it's like this. If I voted and the one that I voted for got in office. And didn't do things right, I would feel bad. So now this Barack Obama is in office, and is going to bring the USA down to it's knees. Watch and see what I'm telling you. And guess what? We're going to set right around and let this FOOL do it to! I'm sure your not going to stop him now are you? I know what needs to be done, but it would take a lot to do it.
You could start by voting. Otherwise, you have nothing to complain about.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1184061 Aug 11, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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NATO and the Europeans are doing nothing!
We need to bomb ISIS with allies
after Obama, the US no longer has any allies......

nobody wants to deal with an untrustworthy liar....
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1184062 Aug 11, 2014
The president enjoys a 40% popularity rate and thus has institutionalized a new facet of American political life:

redistributionist policies such as Obama’s guarantee that 4 out of 10 Americans will always stay supportive and that abroad most will like what the U.S. is becoming.

That is the real Obama legacy: there are no politics any more, just an endless class war between patriotic progressives and counter-revolutionary clingers.

Everything our un-Midas touched turned to stone.

Victor Davis Hanson

URL to article: http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/the-un-m...

URLs in this post:

[1] He inherited a quiet Iraq: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1232413...

[2] in December 2009: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/01/01/ira...

[3]“greatest achievement.”: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-onc...

[4] a 2012 reelection talking point: http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2014/08/08/the-...

[5] an ISIS wasteland: http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2014/08/08/isis...

[6] Mogadishu on the Mediterranean: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07/26/us-ev...

[7] dozens of scandals since: http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2014/06/28/obam...

[8] tunnels, missiles, syringes, handcuffs: http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/27/stories-fro...

[9] our “folks” torturing their “folks”: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/01/incredibly-care...

[10] assume he is not telling the truth: http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2014/07/31/what...

[11] is the new housing bubble: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088Q9TAU/r...

[12] a DREAM-er: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/07...

[13] you are a racist: http://hotair.com/archives/2014/08/05/dreamer...

[14] Emmanuel Goldstein-style: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanuel_Goldste...

[15] he is Icarus falling: http://pjmedia.com/michaelwalsh/2014/06/05/ic...

[16] there is no press: http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/... +

[17] it became a ministry of information: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/226135...

[18] Cool is all that matters: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/300700...

[19] profit from oil-rich dictatorships: http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2013/01/05/al-g...

[20] and Wall Street: https://www.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/3...

TSM

El Paso, TX

#1184063 Aug 11, 2014
ABC's Jon Karl: Obama WH 'Entirely Unconcerned' by Optics of Golfing During Crises!!

The WH understands the Fundraiser and Chief has been irrelevant since 2009 and acknowledges he’s totally Inept when it comes to Governing so what the Heck!!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1184064 Aug 11, 2014
Ray Donovan wrote:
What an opportunity Obama had...what a mess he's made.
ROTFLMAO!!!!!

So you call what bushie boy left behind an 'opportunity'?!?!?!?!?

I love reich wing stupidity!!!!

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1184065 Aug 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Next you'll claim Nixon won the Vietnam War.
We did win the Vietnam war till you libtards cut funding for the South Vietnam Army.
Ray Donovan

United States

#1184066 Aug 11, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Yea gotta love their professed character and morals, a shameless band of social ingrates. Being led by crazy Ray and Waxturd...Need I say more?
Progs have character? Morals?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Want a great example of left wing morals and character?

Just check out Nanny Pelosi's San Fran-freakshow.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1184067 Aug 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Next you'll claim Nixon won the Vietnam War.
Explain to us how in 1972 South Vietnam defeated the single largest communist invasion of the entire war WITHOUT ANY SUPPORT FROM US GROUND COMBAT UNITS that had been removed from Vietnam the previous year.
Explain to us why the Democrats cut off all funding to the government of South Vietnam in 1973.
Explain to us what the Case-Church Amendment was.
Explain to us how South Vietnam could replenish the munitions and weapons it cost them to defeat the single largest communist invasion of the war WITHOUT ANY SUPPORT FROM US GROUND COMBAT UNITS after the Democrats stabbed them in the back in 1973.
Explain to us how the Soviet Union increased their supplies to the communist North Vietnam while the Democrats in Congress prevented South Vietnam from re-arming.
Explain to us why the communists invaded a disarmed and defenseless South Vietnam in 1975.

The communists lost the war. The only reason South Vietnam didn't survive is because the Democrats prevented them from rearming after the defeated the single largest communist invasion of the war WITHOUT ANY SUPPORT FROM US GROUND COMBAT UNITS.

You obviously studied the fraudulent history written by so-called "progressives" and were indoctrinated by the system of lies the Democrats invented about Vietnam to hide their treason during the Cold War.

The Democrats joining the Islamist terrorists is nothing new. The Democrats have a recent history of joining the worst mass murderers in the history of civilization. Today is no different.

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/either-supp...

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1184068 Aug 11, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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What's your point? She killed someone with her car; she was drunk. That is vehicular manslaughter and if it happened to day she'd likely go to jail; lose her license, pay fines, probation. What happened to her? Nothing. I realize it was an accident; and I'm not in favor of people going to prison for long terms because of an accident. It was a sign of the times
She was not drunk. She was only barely 17. The point is breathalyzers were not common back then.
In May 2000, a two-page police report pertaining to a fatal accident that had taken place near Midland, Texas, in 1963 was made public. It Laura Bush contained the information that 17-year-old Laura Welch had run a stop sign, causing the death of the sole occupant of the vehicle hers had struck. According to that report, the future First Lady had been driving her Chevrolet sedan to a local drive-in theater on a clear night shortly after 8 p.m. on 6 November 1963 when she entered an intersection without heeding the stop sign and there collided with the Corvair sedan driven by 17-year-old Michael Douglas. Also in the car with Laura Welch was her friend, 17-year-old Judy Dykes.
How fast Miss Welch might have been driving is open to question. That part of the police report is illegible, although two biographies of the First Lady refer to her as having been going 50 mph at the time of the collision. The speed limit on that portion of road was 55 mph. According to the police report neither driver had been drinking, but no tests were performed. No charges were filed as a result of the accident.
News accounts from 1963 reported the young man as having been thrown from his car and dying of a broken neck; he was pronounced dead on arrival at Midland Memorial Hospital. According to various biographies of Mrs. Bush, the boy's father had been traveling in a car immediately behind his son's and witnessed the whole thing.
The two teen girls were taken to the same hospital and treated for minor injuries that amounted to bumps and bruises.
Michael Douglas, the young man who was killed, had been a member of Laura Welch's crowd at high school and her friend. He had been a star athlete, excelling in track and football, and was looked up to by his peers not just for his athlete prowess, but for his personality and intelligence too. By all reports, he was likeable, outgoing, and funny. He was nominated as the school's most popular boy while a junior, an honor that almost always went to a senior.
There has always been speculation about the nature of his relationship with Laura Welch. One rumor asserts the two had never dated, but that Laura had been romantically interested in him. Another claims he had been Laura's boyfriend when he died, and another that he had once been her boyfriend but the couple had subsequently broken up.(The latter theory is advanced in the 2002 biography of the Bushes, George and Laura: Portrait of an American Marriage, which states Laura Welch and Michael Douglas had dated throughout early and mid-1963, but by the fall of that year Michael was going out with Regan Gammon, one of Miss Welch's closest friends.)
The accident is difficult to understand in that it took place on a clear night on dry pavement at a crossroads described as "the middle of nowhere," where the view was unobstructed and the stop sign that faced Laura Welch was clearly visible.(The intersection was a two-way, not a four-way, stop.) Yet looking to only weather and road conditions to explain what happened is to miss the obvious: there were two teen girls in the car, girls who were on their way to a party and thus who likely would have been bubbling over with chatter about who would be there. Laura Welch, the driver, had turned 17 only two days earlier. She and her passenger were still of an age when they could all too easily shut out everything going on around them, even the approach of another car and the recognition of a stop sign.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1184069 Aug 11, 2014
In her 2010 autobiography, Laura Bush attributed the accident to a combination of a dangerous intersection, the darkness of night, a less than safe car (on the victim's part), and her own non-optimal eyesight. She acknowledged that the victim, Mike Douglas, was a close friend of hers but stated that he was not her boyfriend:
I left Judy's house and headed to the loop, which back then was a little country road with no streetlights circling around Midland.
We talked as I drove along the pitch-black road. I knew in my mind that somewhere ahead was a right turn for Big Spring Street, where the drive-in theater was, because the loop almost dead-ended at Big Spring. Beyond the turn the asphalt stopped, and there was nothing more than a trail of unpaved dirt and dust. Most drivers turned right, toward town. I knew there was a turn, but where that turn was seemed very far away until suddenly, off in the middle of a field, I glimpsed a stop sign with the corner beam of my headlights. At that moment, I heard Judy's voice: "There's a stop sign." And I just couldn't stop. I was going along, a little below the speed limit, which was fifty-five miles an hour. The next thing I knew, I was in the intersection, and immediately in front of me was another car. It came rushing out of the darkness, and I was right upon it, with a second to turn the wheel. All I heard was the horrible sound of metal colliding, the catastrophic boom that occurs when two hard pieces of steel make contact.
[Mike] was a handsome boy with a beautiful smile, and he was a top athlete at Lee. He was not my boyfriend, although for a decade some in the press have claimed that he was. But for years, he was my very close friend.
All through high school, Mike and I were good friends; we talked on the phone for hours, and Mike's circle of close friends included nearly all of my own. And so it was unbelievable to me that it was his car in that almost always empty intersection. It was a small car, a Corvair Monza, Detroit's version of a compact, economy car designed to compete with the Volkswagen Beetle. It was sporty and sleek, and it was also the car that Ralph Nader made famous in his book Unsafe at Any Speed. He claimed the car was unstable and prone to rollover accidents. I was driving my dad's much larger and heavier Chevy Impala.
So many lives were wrecked that night at that corner, which was known as a particularly dangerous place. Already that year, two other people had lost their lives in crashes where the loop met Big Spring Street. After Mike's death, the city did install a much bigger stop sign and posted warnings. But it was too late for us.

“fairtax.org”

Level 8

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1184070 Aug 11, 2014
A dangerous intersection, a less than safe car, and me. I don't see well, I didn't ever see well, and maybe that played a part. Or perhaps it was simply dark. Judy and I were talking, and I was an inexperienced driver who got to a corner before I expected it.
There are those who want to believe the future First Lady deliberately and with malice aforethought murdered her (ex-)boyfriend over some now forgotten teen tiff and who point to what they view as the suspicious circumstances of the accident and the subsequent lack of prosecution as proofs of their supposition. Yet to entertain such a hypothesis is to believe the young woman would have attempted to kill another by doing away with herself.(As the driver of what was intended to be a murder weapon, she would
have had no reason to believe she would survive a collision severe enough to be fatal to her prey — that events turned out that way doesn't mean that outcome could have been reasonably foreseen.)
Then there are the circumstances of the crash. It was 8 p.m. on a November night in Texas on roads far removed from any town, so it was dark. With no stop sign facing him, the doomed young man would have had no reason to slow his vehicle even if he had seen another car approaching the intersection. He therefore would have been traveling at least 50 mph. Laura Welch ran the stop sign facing her, so there is reason to assume she too was going approximately 50 mph, the speed she would have been doing if she'd had the right of way.
Consider two cars traveling in the dark at right angles to each other, each going approximately 50 mph. The span of time available in which to form murderous intent would have amounted to mere seconds, given the speed at which the event was unfolding and how close the two vehicles had to be to one another before the ill-intentioned would recognize the vehicle of her target. It doesn't add up.
One e-mailed version of the rumor tries to supply an answer to that inconsistency, saying, "She knew it was her boyfriend's car driving south, because of the unique headlight configuration of his 1962 Corvair Sedan." The vehicles were traveling at right angles to one another, so an unusual headlight array on one wouldn't necessarily have been easily visible to the other.(According to automotive experts, the headlight array on the 1962 Corvair Monza was typical of the cars of the day; two headlights on each side, as this photo shows.)
So 17-year-old Laura Welch did cause the death of a friend by running a stop sign, but to see more in the story than that is to surrender oneself up to baseless imaginings. Yes, it is always easier to attribute malice to bad outcomes, but that does not mean malice is an integral component of tragedy, especially those involving people Fate later chooses to exalt.
According to George and Laura: Portrait of an American Marriage, Laura Welch did not find out that the driver of the other vehicle had died at the scene until later when she and her girlfriend were being treated at the hospital. And she did not learn his identity until later still, when her parents arrived and broke the news to her. It shattered her.
She was barely 17 and she had taken the life of a friend. She has since carried the weight of this, and it changed her, at least according to those who knew her before and after. Only rarely has she spoken of this with the press (although she has often been asked), but even on those occasions her answers have been oblique, almost as if she cannot bear to think of it, let alone speak of it.
Barbara "there are many sides to a tragedy, never just one" Mikkelson
Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/bush/laura.asp...
Ray Donovan

United States

#1184071 Aug 11, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>ROTFLMAO!!!!!
So you call what bushie boy left behind an 'opportunity'?!?!?!?!?
I love reich wing stupidity!!!!
According to Obama the genius, the most brilliant mind ever to grace the Oval Office, the person your side referred to as¨The One¨, the ¨Messiah¨, the ¨healer¨...

¨The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term, but America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you: We as a people will get there.¨

Yes, we can! Yes, we can! Yes, we can! Yes, we can! Yes, we can!

Not my fault you idiots elected a community organizer...TWICE.

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1184072 Aug 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
immunity for the soldiers you dumbf*ck.
My God you whiners are dumber than sh*t.
Let's see now....

You're the President of Iraq. You see Obama staffing the White House with Islamist terrorists. Are you going to trust anything he does?
Only an idiot would give any concession to someone who puts Islamist terrorists in the White House, dumbass.
And, the President of Iraq was right. Al Qaeda took control of half his country with money from Obama, and Obama sabotaging Iraq on the other end.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1184073 Aug 11, 2014
Guess it's just me. But it's important to me to know what I believe is true based on what history records as true.

Seems like some on here are quick to believe the conflict in Israel is new news and pick sides based on half-truths and hearsay.
Ray Donovan

United States

#1184074 Aug 11, 2014
flack wrote:
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She was not drunk. She was only barely 17. The point is breathalyzers were not common back then.
C'mon Flack. Lily thinks everyone is always drunk.

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