Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1420496 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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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#889820 Apr 18, 2013
From what I've read, the president gave a very gracious and heartfelt speech at the interfaith service today.

Still, I'm more moved by the solidarity of Americans singing the "Star Spangled Banner" at that hockey game.

Sometimes I'm not sure if this president even knows all the words. He certainly didn't care enough to hold his hand over his heart during the playing of it in 2008.

Guess his handlers forgot to tell him that's what patriotic Americans do - especially presidential wannabes. Even Hillary knew that.

Can anyone really blame my cynicism?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#889821 Apr 18, 2013
’3000 Miles to Graceland,’ Chemical Terrorism Edition

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/3000-m...

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#889822 Apr 18, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"silly"
Darn, have to agree with you. The Saudi's should not have been allowed to leave until questioned.
Though I must say you once again prove your self to be a hypocrite. When Bush let Saudi's leave you had a fit, when president nobama does so you do not question his motives.
Be Honest.
Peace
Why do you assume these Saudis knew anything or had any information whatsoever about the 9/11 attack?

Just because they were Saudis? Not a good enough reason.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#889823 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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And I'm just supposed to take your word for it? How come Syria wasn't even on the radar by the UN during the Saddam WMD crisis?
Was it okay Syria had WMDs then?
Oh, suddenly you mean nukes? Neither country had nukes Carol, never did__the sales pitch that Shrub put on congress and duds like you was a fairy tale.

BTW, Syria was Iran's ally Carol, since Assad I aka Hafez al-Assad who became president in 1971 after a long military/political career. Saddam didn't come along until much later, 1979 or so. There was a lot of crazy sht going on in the middle East in the 70's Carol__you've been provided with a thousand links over the course of this thread and apparently didn't read/comprehend a single one of them.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#889824 Apr 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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when do we get the radical left wing president?
Turn on the TV or open a newspaper.
Lincoln

United States

#889825 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
If we invested half the money we spend towards Planned Parenthood on public service announcements educating women about the reality of abortion as a consequence instead of a form of birth control and designed a curriculum in the public schools showing an actual abortion with even more education about the reality of unprotected sex, there would be a whole different taboo brought on by public pressure concerning abortions.
If the PC police focused on this issue as much as smoking, think of how society's opinion would change when it comes to abortion being just as taboo.
Until the issue of abortion is a states' rights issue, it will always be a plague on our nation.
if pigs could fly we would follow the republicans and their concern for the top one percent...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#889826 Apr 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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when do we get the radical left wing president?
As soon as you open your eyes and raise your IQ.
You could be waiting a long, long time.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#889827 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Turn on the TV or open a newspaper.
i don't watch tv news. or read newspapers. old fashioned.

but...

Here are a few examples of Obama's effective conservatism:

His stimulus bill was half the size that his advisers thought necessary;
He continued Bush’s war and national security policies without change and even retained Bush’s defense secretary;
He put forward a health plan almost identical to those that had been supported by Republicans such as Mitt Romney in the recent past, pointedly rejecting the single-payer option favored by liberals;
He caved to conservative demands that the Bush tax cuts be extended without getting any quid pro quo whatsoever;
And in the past few weeks he has supported deficit reductions that go far beyond those offered by Republicans.

Further evidence can be found in the writings of outspoken liberals such as New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, who has condemned Obama’s conservatism ever since he took office.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2011/07...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#889828 Apr 18, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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We could just ask you if we want the opinion of an 8 year old.
He's gone. All of his post have been deleted. At least under Carol's new name.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#889829 Apr 18, 2013
Conservatives Decide Obama Is Too Conservative

David Brooks today calls President Obama a “right-wing extremist.” And while he is obviously joking, the point of the joke is that, having spent five years gently and thoughtfully but consistently criticizing Obama from the right, as too much the doctrinaire big government liberal, he is now gently and thoughtfully criticizing him from the left. His column argues that Obama should aim for less deficit reduction and bigger increases in government investment in education and infrastructure.

Now, of course Brooks is a moderate. But there does seem to be an odd trend in the air of conservative pundits attacking him from the left. Charles Krauthammer today, after warming up with some standard right-wing talking points, tosses out a suggestion that Republicans agree to big revenue increases:

the GOP should offer Obama a major concession: a 50 percent solution in which only half the loophole money goes to reduce tax rates. The rest goes to the Treasury, to be spent or saved as Congress decides.

This seems to me the only plausible route to a grand compromise that restores the budget to fiscal health. Its chances are remote.

Of course its chances are remote. Because this is, by the standards of the current debate, a crazy left-wing idea. The Bowles-Simpson commission proposed to slash tax exemptions and use 90 percent of the proceeds to cut rates, with just 10 percent for deficit reduction. Republicans rejected that plan because it raised too much revenue. Obama has offered even smaller amounts of revenue. They’ve rejected that, too. The Republican position is that 100 percent of the proceeds from reducing tax deductions must go to lower rates. My God, I’m wondering what would happen if Obama suggested using half the revenue to increase the deficit. It would be socialism! Does Krauthammer realize any of this?

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/04/...

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#889830 Apr 18, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Did the Boy Messiah have the balls to attend the funeral of the Border Guard he killed?
Always disgusting, you vile, hateful beast. Your parents must be so proud...have you ever met them?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#889831 Apr 18, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> You say that to say what Flack?
Just information. a lot of history around here.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#889832 Apr 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Do you remember that murder on the James River in the 80's? A fisherman killed his supplier, threw him in the river, body not recovered?
Hope. Didn't get here to the last day of 1987.
Jimmy

Hamden, CT

#889833 Apr 18, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Always disgusting, you vile, hateful beast. Your parents must be so proud...have you ever met them?
You should know his parents as yours went swappies with them, which is how you were born. Have you ever met them?
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#889834 Apr 18, 2013
Wow, New York Daily News photo shops front page photo to make it less gruesome.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#889835 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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Some terrorists are Americans. Do we round up all Americans when they commit a crime against humanity?
Why would you only demonize all Saudis and defend until your last breath all other Muslims?
Does it matter what country these terrorists hailed from? Could it be they held a grudge against Saudis too for being our allies?
Carol look at the top of the page across from your name!
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#889836 Apr 18, 2013
Except he's not very good at organizing The Big Boys' Community either.

Every bill on gun law legislation shot down by his own party.

Talk about a bisch slap in the face!

Course those Dems voted "Nay" to save their re-election seat and feeding place at the public trough.

Meanwhile, the Boy Stupid sat sucking his psychological pacifier while pissy fitting, lamenting:
"They turned on ME! My OWN party, wicked, tricksy, false!
Gollum, Gollum!!"

Poor Boy Petulant stuck in a state of perpetual
all-wee-wee'd-up!

He isn't going to get anything anymore.
Except a hard time.

About those Closet Skeletons ... A bag of bones creaking on their hinge, all cartilage, sinew and muscle have been picked and stripped clean. A Limp Leader!
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Obama should go back to being a good community organizer. He does have a side to him that is charming and convincing when it comes to just acting like a nice guy.
But he has too many skeletons in his closet - and some are still alive and kicking - to be the leader of this nation.
NJ raider 1

Arlington, VA

#889837 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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The No Child Left Behind Act actually did have unintended consequences.
Now teachers are just teaching a test. Which is not good.
I'm opposed to everything Obama believes and stands for. Everything you can possibly think of.
History will not be kind to us for being so easily swayed.
Your reaction to questions posed to you only highlights your biases. You claim Obama is only president to half the country. I call your bluff & question what is your assertion based on. You couldn't answer the question! What policies has Obama push, signed, & helped pass that was only for half the country? Then you talk about Clinton & the republican scandal. As proved by polling, America didn't give a shit about that man & his extracurricular activities. The republicans turned it into a scandal.like he duped America by getting some brains from an intern/employee. That was the turning point in your mind that changed him from a good president into a bad president. How logical!

All the proof I've presented on Bush being#1 incompetent, & #2, only for the , you respond with a partisan agreement, but no proof to the contrary. Then question my blackness when again, narrow down the facts, giving you no wiggle room. With no wiggle room, you convert right back to throwing names & insults. So I'll ask, why don't you like Obama? Why did you back Bush when he proved to be completely incompetent? Do be specific with policies &/or ideology included!

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#889838 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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A Democrat who voted down the bill said this, leosnana.
If you can't pay attention to the details in a two-paragraph post, how are you ever going to see the bigger picture?
Show me, Batty. They were rather purposely misleading the gullible by extending that nothing in THIS bill would have helped prevent Lanza from acquiring a weapon since they all belonged to his mother (think they had to pry it out of her cold, dead hand?); however, stronger background checks, making the owner responsible for the destruction caused by his guns, limiting the size of the magazine and the speed of the weapon, certainly might have inconvenienced the shooter long enough to prevent sixteen of the deaths. I intend to do everything I can to see that those cowards of either party, who put their own financial well-being ahead of the lives of first graders do not get another term. McConnell, especially, disgusts me to the extent (like the Gormless Old Pervs here) that I pray nightly for his swift and horrible death.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#889839 Apr 18, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Maybe it will take a radical far rightwing president to dismiss the other half of the country and call them the "enemy" before the left gets it.
I'd be against that president too.
You mean like Romney's 47%?

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