Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1419191 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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“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1184038 Aug 11, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Clinton’s Hawkish Record and the Democratic Party
It’s true that Clinton represents hawks in her party, and they have more often than not set the foreign policy agenda for the Democrats in the last twenty years. It’s also true that Democratic hawks have consistently been wrong on most of the major issues over that same period, just as Republican hawks have been. However Clinton arrives at her conclusions, the fact remains that she has consistently ended up agreeing with the likes of McCain and Graham and disagreeing with most of the elected members of her own party. The main difference between the two sets of hawks is that the Democratic ones tend to be quicker to give up on failed and pointless wars, but the bad instincts and misjudgments are quite similar.
It’s true that liberal internationalists are “more than willing to use force under certain circumstances,” but in Clinton’s case there has never been an occasion when she has opposed the use of force. She was influenced by hawkish liberals during the ’90s, she became a predictable liberal hawk herself while in the Senate, and her tenure as Secretary of State included a war for regime change that she supported and argued for. Prior to leaving that office, she was one of the people inside the administration pushing for a more aggressive Syria policy. One wonders just how many more “limited strikes” around the world the U.S. would have launched over the last few years if she had been the nominee and won the election in 2008. That is what Americans can reasonably expect from a future Clinton administration, but it is also pretty clearly not what most Americans want from their government.
Clinton and Somalia - not a hawk, moron. Clinton gave Adid status and recognition, just like Obama is giving ISIS (Al Qaeda) status and recognition today. Look for the same outcome.
Clinton and Haiti - invaded to change the head of government to a crazy person who declared himself dictator. Clinton almost had to invade again to remove him.
Clinton and the Balkans - stupid enough to think defending white muslims would impress Arab muslims. Goddam moron. Yup, after the United States defended the muslims in the Balkans, the Arabs sure changed their minds about wanting to destroy the Great Satan.

You're an idiot.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Level 1

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1184039 Aug 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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immunity for the soldiers you dumbf*ck.
My God you whiners are dumber than sh*t.
O'bama said the other night that the ER ock eees didn't want US--But now he is blaming the the Er ock eees and Bush for O'bama saying Mission Accomplished. The war is over. Success
President told an audience of soldiers at Fort Bragg that the final pullout after nearly nine years of conflict is a 'historic' moment. Your president is a crack head.

El Paso, TX

#1184040 Aug 11, 2014
**SHOCK PHOTOS** ISIS Buries 500 Yazidis Alive, Orders Others to Convert to Islam or Die!! These Deaths are on Obama!!!
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1184041 Aug 11, 2014
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Hypocrite say what...Friggin clown.

Deltona, FL

#1184042 Aug 11, 2014
Looks like George W Bush's handpicked PM is now using the Iraq Army to remain in office.

BushCo opened Pandora's Box against the advice of his own intel agencies, many of his own generals and numerous European allies.

Bush broke it__Bush owns it!
Ray Donovan

United States

#1184043 Aug 11, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Chicken shit weasel you wouldn't call your sister a punk in real life. Only on here are you cowards able to pretend to be tough.
This from the Topix Pretender in Chief.

Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1184044 Aug 11, 2014
Realtime wrote:
Trollsht piling up fast in here today__same trolls using multiple names from same location and troll signature bwahaaaa.
Total lack of troll pride here.
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?

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1184045 Aug 11, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>At least Hawai'i threw out Ambercrombie, he will be the former governor of Hawai'i. Aw yes, the self-announced communist that said he was there when O'bama was born and he would produce the O'bama birth certificate. They may not be very smart in Hawai'i but they know a liar when they see one or was the endorsement given by O'bama:
Despite personal endorsements from President Barack Obama, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Saturday became the state’s first governor to lose a reelection primary, ousted by State Sen. David Ige.
Fellow Democrat Ige, who easily claimed victory with 67.8% of the vote (Abercrombie had 31.1% of the vote), disrupted the party when he challenged the sitting governor – and made history when the AP called the race less than two hours after polls closed.
*Yeah, I think it was the personal endorsement from O'bama. LOL
Yup. Abercrombie said he would produce the birth certificate, then the only person who ever saw it was killed in a plane that was photographed floating intact after ditching in the water and every single other person got off the plane without any injuries.
You know, everyone in Hawaii has figured out Obama wasn't born there.
Ray Donovan

United States

#1184046 Aug 11, 2014
Realtime wrote:
Trollsht piling up fast in here today__same trolls using multiple names from same location and troll signature bwahaaaa.
Total lack of troll pride here.
Don't be so hard on yourself old timer...and get some help on this obsession you have with who posts and where they post from. It's not healthy.
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1184047 Aug 11, 2014
Everything that Barack Obama touches seems to turn to dross.

Think of it for a minute.

He inherited a quiet Iraq [1](no American combat deaths at all in December 2009 [2]). Joe Biden bragged of the calm that it would be the administration’s“greatest achievement.”

[3] But by pulling out all U.S. peacekeepers — mostly for a 2012 reelection talking point [4]— Obama ensured an ISIS wasteland [5].

He put his promised eye on Afghanistan at last, and we have lost more soldiers there than during the Bush administration and a Taliban victory seems likely after more than a decade of lost American blood and treasure.

The message seems to be that it is better for Obama to have his eye off something than on it.

Remember those threats to Syria? After the U.S. threatened and backed off, the violence only escalated and spilled into Iraq.

Libya was no paradise under Gadhafi, but it is now Mogadishu on the Mediterranean

[6]. Not even the president’s supporters believe that he told the truth about Benghazi.

Reset with Russia green-lighted Putin, as he sized up Barack Obama as a lamb waiting to be eaten.

The Bowe Bergdahl-for-five-terrorists swap (likely illegal) is not headline news only because dozens of scandals since [7] have eclipsed it, and the likely deserter is apparently still kept incommunicado, lest he speak in the fashion of his father at the earlier White House press conference. I don’t think Bergdahl is a model for future negotiations with the Taliban.

Israel? We never have been more estranged from the Jewish state. Open mic outbursts against Netanyahu define our true policies. The terrorist state run by Hamas is now a partner for peace – tunnels, missiles, syringes, handcuffs [8] and all. Did outreach to Hamas lessen or spike violence?

Did the “special relationship” with the Islamist Recep Erdogan lead to regional calm, and does it still exist?

Victor Davis Hanson
Obama, the Un-Midas Touch

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1184048 Aug 11, 2014
We would all do ourselves a favor by learning as much about the history of Israel as there are different resources which corroborate the same history.

This is just one.

But there are others. The history of Israel and the relatively recent Palestinian issue is quite complicated. Unless we have some reference to its history, it's almost impossible to have an educated opinion.

Suggest referring to several different sources.
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1184049 Aug 11, 2014
The war on terror? Obama has derided most anti-terrorism protocols, even as he kept some Bush-Cheney policies — to the incoherent point that no one has any idea what the U.S. is doing.

Jihad a personal odyssey?

Muslim Brotherhood largely secular?

Major Hasan’s murdering mere workplace violence?

Outreach to Islam NASA’s primary mission?

Remember overseas contingency operations and man-caused disasters?

In the Obama war on terror, waterboarding three architects of 9/11 is our “folks” torturing their “folks”[9]; but judge/jury/executioner drone strikes that blow up 2,000-plus suspected (not confessed) terrorists — and anyone in the general vicinity when the missile hits — are far more moral. Out of sight, out of mind.

When CIA Director John Brennan speaks, we all assume he is not telling the truth [10], as in the past. Whatever the DC dictate is at the present, Brennan makes the necessary immoral adjustments.

Past cabinet heads? No one knows exactly the circumstances under which Lisa Jackson, Hilda Solis — and even David Petraeus — left their offices.

Iran and the bomb? Look to red lines in Syria for an example of how our Iranian threats will work out. One cannot distinguish parody from Obama’s Iranian policy. We worried more about sanctions hurting Iranians than forcing them to comply with non-proliferation promises.

The world sort of likes the new reduced profile of the U.S. This is especially true of Russia, China, and Iran, as they fill the regional voids.

The weaker we become, the more likely Obama is popular overseas, and the more likely the Left applauds his new global likability.

In the Obama view, millions do not like Israel, Britain, or any pro-American Western democracy, and so applaud his new corrections.

Victor Davis Hanson
Obama, the Un-Midas Touch

“Constitutionalis t”

Level 1

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1184050 Aug 11, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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That worked soooooooooooooo well in Afghanistan & especially Iraq.
You f*cking whiners never ever learn.
Yeah. When Obama took office, the only visible existence Al Qaeda had in the world was in the caves along the Afghan-Pakistan border, and Bush blew their heads off when they poked it out for a look. Then, Obama orders all combat against Al Qaeda cease and all US forces to retreat. Al Qaeda just came out of the caves and followed Obama's retreat right back to the population centers Bush had them separated from. Today, Obama is responsible for Al Qaeda bombing every village and city in Afghanistan, and being a threat to take over the country again.
The Islamist jihad was crushed in Iraq. Obama declared it stable and democratic. So, since Bush sent the surge and cleaned the Islamist jihad out of Iraq, kindly tell us why they took control of half the country since Obama was named President.
Yes, Al Qaeda is still at war with us. Yes, it worked out well for us the last time, we kicked the everloving shit out of them and made them hide in every country throughout the Arab world. They were insignificant until Obama staffed the White House with the Muslim Brotherhood.
.... hmmmmmm. Al Qaeda miraculously rebuilding after Obama staffed the White House with the Muslim Brotherhood...... I wonder if there's a connection there.

Al Qaeda is still at war with the United States. Let's go there and end that war. There's no reason we shouldn't go back to Iraq and kill them, just like we did before.
Instead, lying treasonous fraud Kerry is setting up the United States recognizing them and their new Islamist terrorist state. To get any concessions from them, which isn't the plan anyway, the United States has to recognize their status among the world's nations.
That's the real plan. The Democrats intend to help the Muslim Brotherhood create a country they can be the dictators in after they got run out of every government in the Arab world. The only country in the world the Musliim is part of the government is here in the United States. Every other country in the world has kicked them out of government.

Just another criminal conspiracy the White House is involved in.
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1184051 Aug 11, 2014
At home? Obama has wrecked our healthcare system. Every promise about the Affordable Care Act proved an outright lie. No one can define Obamacare or explain how it is supposed to work. In fact, no one really even tries any more.

The budget? Obama’s legacy is $8 trillion more in debt, chronic 6% to 7%-plus unemployment as the new norm, and the idea that trillion is the new billion, as a $600 billion annual deficit is proof of fiscal responsibility and sermons on “growing inequality” reflect Obama’s record of creating record inequality.

Zero percent interest rates ensure Wall Street zillionaires, the impoverishment of the once thrifty middle class — and the idea that saving money is stupid, owing it and not paying it back smart.

Students and college? One trillion dollars in collective debt buys a politicized college education to put twenty-somethings in a job market where 60% of newly minted BAs find jobs. Student debt is the new housing bubble [11], but at least a roof is more valuable for a time than a sociology degree.

The Border Patrol? It no longer exists. No one believes crossing illegally into the U.S. is a crime, and so there is no need for a law enforcement agency.

Everyone is a DREAM-er [12]; doubt that and you are a racist [13]. To the extent the Border Patrol is not a parody of itself, it is a social services agency designed to facilitate illegal entry into the U.S.

La Raza and the Chamber of Commerce, not Congress, set immigration policies.

The IRS? It too is ruined. It has become a Third-World extension of a partisan regime that hounds out political enemies.

Ditto EPA, which mostly finds ways to circumvent Congress to punish successful companies and to pursue green statutes that Congress has no desire to pass.

NASA? We beg our enemy Putin to ferry us into space, as the director brags that the chief mission of the agency is now Muslim “feel good” outreach.

Eric Holder has so politicized the Justice Department that we nonchalantly assume that racial matters determine to what extent Holder decides to enforce or ignore a law.

Holder’s legacy is that John Mitchell now looks moral in comparison.

And the law? In some sense, we are in French revolutionary times. The ACA, immigration statutes, environmental laws — they all simply no longer exist.

The law is what the president deems the public wants or what he believes is socially useful.

Victor Davis Hanson
Obam, the Un-Midas Touch
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1184052 Aug 11, 2014
Race? We have become so inured to Trayvon Martin as Obama’s might-have been son, the stereotyping police, the “typical white person,”“my people,”“a nation of cowards,”“punish our enemies,” etc., that such polarization from on high is normal.

Divide and conquer is the new old politics.

After Obama won a decisive victory in 2008 that transcended race, we were suddenly told the world of the old white guy was over — ad nauseam — and race became essential, not incidental, to those who had proclaimed a need to go beyond race.

In truth, the race fixation was not about justice, but raw power, the pathway to obtaining it and the mechanism for keeping it.

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

Temecula, CA

#1184053 Aug 11, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
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Illegal aliens now get free taxi service from the Border Patrol after they get here. There are so many illegal aliens coming, they need more taxi drivers to bring them to the welfare application centers.
The Border Patrol is now nothing more than a free taxi service for illegal aliens.
the US should provide a free water taxi back to Mexico.....
Obumbles the Zero

New York, NY

#1184054 Aug 11, 2014
The presidential style?

We assume that every Obama speech is an exercise in the use of the first-person pronoun.

Every tired emphatic (“let me be perfectly clear,”“make no mistake about it,”“in point of fact,”“I’m not kidding”…) is proof of just the opposite.

Equivocation, not clarity, is the goal of an Obama speech.

In lieu of candor, there is always a macho brag that proves empty; always a straw-man, Emmanuel Goldstein-style [14] enemy whom we are supposed to hate collectively; always some clueless clinger, devious capitalist, old Tea Party guy, or carbon polluter who is the source of all our problems.

We assume that when the president gets off the teleprompter his speech will be incoherent and laced with “uh uh uh”— as the press gushes that it is Lincolnesque.

Obama is a community organizer in endless search of a war to distract from the reality that he is Icarus falling [15] with melting waxen wings.

Without drumming up an old white guy war against women, against Latinos, against children at the border, against the environment, against gays, against blacks, against mom and apple pie, our Obama is what he always was — a smooth version of Rev. Wright, a community organizer whose bullhorn could not deliver a crowd.

Victor Davis Hanson
Obama, the Un-Midas Touch
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 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:
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We have always had plans when to withdraw from military actions.
preferably after winning the war....

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