Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236515 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823730 Dec 17, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Somehow, the tea leaf-reading of what frontiersmen living 230-plus years ago thought about gun ownership takes precedence over the actual consequences of a current situation where guns are so easily obtained and used.
http://news.firedoglake.com/2012/12/14/though...
The U.S. Constitution is timeless, not to be changed by isolated current events.

However, a ban on military-style weapons may be appropriate, provided that it does not ban commonly used hunting rifles. The legislation should be very specific, with no latitude for bureaucrats to define the weapons.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#823731 Dec 17, 2012
RealDave wrote:
..My pick up has a bullet hole in it.
My old pick up had one.
Yep, guns are safe.
I see a pattern here. You must be well known in your community.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823732 Dec 17, 2012
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> He did have an assault rifle. He left it in the car. They think he realized he would'nt have made it far-that people would've seen him coming so he just used the 2 handguns (a glock & a 40 cal I think). I don't know how more gun regulations will affect this type of thing statistically, but I do know more guns are not the answer. If someone is hell bent on a mission of carnage more guns can only cause more problems & a greater chance of shooting a innocent by stander. You think them gangstas don't be strapped everyday & still wind up with they heads blown off. What you gun nuts are suggesting is just cuz you have a gun you'll be able to see something like this coming. A gun is not protection, a vest (bullet proof) is protection. This whole discussion is stupid. If that's what it takes to save our children then we as parents can't be too ignorant to put it on the table (a real strict assault rifle ban & more strict & highly enforced fun law proud).
The shooter apparently shot the victims (at least his mother) in the head.

So much for your "bullet proof vest."

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#823733 Dec 17, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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I dont know; the left uses the same argument for the right on gun control all the time (ie saying they "LOVE" their guns). Is that any less insanely stupid? If so, that's quite an unfair double-standard.
That's a good analogy. Pro-choice people love abortion every bit as much as pro-gun people love mass murders with legal weapons. Its really the same argument for both sides.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#823734 Dec 17, 2012
The Crisis of American Conservatism: Inherent Contradictions and the End of the Road

In this essay, we will examine how the paradoxes of American conservatism have unfolded and revealed themselves during the period of the last three or four decades. We begin our discussion by noting the three distinct dimensions that have always defined American conservatism. The original and traditional American conservatism of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries collapsed in a great debacle during the Great Depression of the 1930s, but this was followed by a creative reinvention of American conservatism during the Great Stagflation of the 1970s. This reinvented conservatism experienced its own debacle during the current Great Recession, which began in 2007 and which continues into the 2010s. We conclude with a review of the current condition of what was once a reinvented, but now seems to be YET another collapsed conservatism, in the light of the elections of 2012. The decisive defeats of the Republican party, particularly in the Presidential and Senatorial elections, have demonstrated that American conservatism will once again have to be reinvented and the Republican party will have to appeal to new constituencies or they, like the Federalists, Whigs, and traditional conservatives before them, will disappear or be eclipsed.

http://www.fpri.org/articles/2012/12/crisis-a...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#823735 Dec 17, 2012
The Next Ron Paul?

Rep. Justin Amash takes on John Boehner and the "old GOP."

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#823736 Dec 17, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
You're 0 for 2, I've never voted Dem or GOP sheepdip.
That's it? BFD. You made a statement about big government and the war on drugs - no solutions? No ideas? You're a drive-by, sheepshit.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#823737 Dec 17, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Yet you support raising taxes to maintain the size of government instead of emphasizing cutting government programs.
Many conservatives would support tax increases coupled with significant budget cuts to move toward a balanced budget.
However, in the current environment, the "fiscal cliff" is preferable to Obama's ridiculous plan.
Nope, I advocate fiscal responsibility, a completely alien concept to the modern GOP. It was your side that massively increased the size of the government and institutionalized the deficit spending that you now blame on Obama. Not that Obama has done anything to pull it back but y'all broke it so y'all own it.

Deficit spending is theft and y'all want to have these wars and entitlements y'all should be willing to pay for them.
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#823738 Dec 17, 2012
Democrats help!

PEOPLE are self-igniting...

BAN Mexican food...

{'First Irish case' of death by spontaneous combustion}

Lets get a handle on this before it gets out of control...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-150326...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#823739 Dec 17, 2012
Two Thoughts about Guns, Risks, and Safety

Two: This same warning against implementing policy decisions based on vivid-but-very-unlikely events applies to the people who are claiming that the answer to school massacres is arming our teachers. It’s especially ironic that this recommendation comes almost invariably from people who also believe in smaller government, because their chosen response to tragedy would be a government-mandated logistical quagmire: some government agency would have to buy the guns, train the teachers, set and enforce policies about gun storage and appropriate use, and so on and so on. And of course all this would just leave teachers with less time to confront the real and often quite serious problems they face every day.

I could write a very long blog post listing what’s wrong with the plan to arm teachers, especially the various unintended consequences that would spring from such a policy implemented nationwide. We can be absolutely sure that within a few years more people would be killed by teachers who fired their weapons accidentally or in misplaced anger or fear, or by students who stole their teachers’ guns, than have ever been killed in school massacres like those in Newtown and Columbine.

But what troubles me most about this suggestion — and the general More Guns approach to social ills — is the absolute abandonment of civil society it represents. It gives up on the rule of law in favor of a Hobbesian “war of every man against every man” in which we no longer have genuine neighbors, only potential enemies. You may trust your neighbor for now — but you have high-powered recourse if he ever acts wrongly.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/jacobs...

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#823740 Dec 17, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Only after it was all over and the police arrived.
Serious question: "lockdown" or "run like hell"?
There was an incident here on Friday night when two fugitives from an armed jewelry store robbery supposedly ran into a building at Cal State Fullerton. Police "locked down" the campus, refusing to let students leave the building and surrounding the building with heavily-armed paramilitary cops on overtime. After several hours, they finally figured out that the bad guys weren't there.
My point is that the "lockdown" theory is promoted by cops to help get the bad guys, not to protect innocent civilians.
I dunno, interviews I heard this morning indicated that cover in place worked to some extent.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#823741 Dec 17, 2012
ole_47 wrote:
<quoted text>
Ask your 19 year old daughter abouts guns the next time she's being raped by the some Occupy Wall St idiot....
Raped at gun point? Regular people who need an assault rifle and a 100 round clip to feel safe should be banned...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823742 Dec 17, 2012
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice try John, the religious nut-jobs are your buddies not ours. The really ironic thing is that if the Republican party also threw out NRA nut-jobs like yourself and was left with only fiscal conservatives I might think about voting Republican.
Each person is entitled to their own religious beliefs, but should not attempt to impose them on others. That includes atheists, whose anti-religious beliefs should not be imposed on others.

Just because a person supports the Constitution does not make them a member of any organization.

A fiscally conservative party free of religious influence will develop eventually. If the Republicans refuse to change, a new party will form and render the Republicans obsolete.

Our allegiance is to small-government conservatism, not to a party.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#823743 Dec 17, 2012
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe its supposed to be, which illustrates why gun control is and always will be a joke......
Medical records are not public. It would probably show up if an individual was institutionalized by a court.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#823744 Dec 17, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
It's right and good that a president speak on behalf of a grieving nation at a time like this.
What was disconcerting to me was the campaign-like applause by those in attendance when the president was introduced to address the families and the nation.
It was not a time to be introduced as if at a political rally or the audience to clap like performing seals this time.
It was a somber time that needed no introductions and for the audience to respectfully remain silent.
That really bothered me.
If this event was in a church or part of any sort of religious observance or memorial, applause is never appropriate.

Note that I did not see the Obama campaign event.
proud2bwhite

Sherman, IL

#823745 Dec 17, 2012
Its a sad and sick thing to use the death of these children as a tool for a liberal agenda , but as it is ,the sick sad minds of liberals will not let a good tragedy go to waste.
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#823746 Dec 17, 2012
DEMOCRATS help save our children...

take their CELL PHONES away...

"...Texting while driving causes 11 teen deaths EVERY DAY."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2012/09/18/it...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#823747 Dec 17, 2012
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who has earned an "A" rating from the National Rifle Associaton, said Monday that he wants to bring the powerful pro-gun lobby into the imminent discussion on gun control, indicating that he would be receptive to an assault weapons ban that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said she would introduce.

"I don't know anyone in the sporting or hunting arena that goes out with an assault rifle," Manchin said during an appearance on "Morning Joe." "I don't know anyone that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting. I mean, these are things that need to be talked about."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/s...
ole_47

Oklahoma City, OK

#823748 Dec 17, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Raped at gun point? Regular people who need an assault rifle and a 100 round clip to feel safe should be banned...
If you were being raped what would you rather have:
1) a firearm
2) a tampon
3) birth control
4) a ham and cheese sandwich
5) a joint

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#823749 Dec 17, 2012
Republican Honey wrote:
<quoted text>
I will read and post whatever I choose. townhall.com is as valid as your left-wing news which is EVERYWHERE!!!! Just turn on your tv!!!!
The right invented the "liberal conspiracy" and its true that the louder the right got the left did respond in kind but in the end, y'all invented left-wing media. The emergence of right-wing "news" and the left's response has destroyed news in this country.

You don't know what I read and your assumption is retarded. I get headlines on the commute from NPR, then I peruse Cato, Reason, the Economist, Mises, etc. I even read al Jazeera on occasion (this will elicit yet another retarded response because you don't know what al Jazeera really is). Have fun!

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