Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1234972 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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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#901696 May 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
13 Benghazis That Occurred on Bush's Watch Without a Peep from Fox News
The Republican inquisition over the attacks against Americans in Benghazi has never really gone away, but it appears as though in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing and the House Oversight Committee's Benghazi hearings this week there are renewed psycho-histrionics over Benghazi.
Lindsey Graham and Fox News Channel in particular are each crapping their cages over new allegations from an alleged whistleblower, while they continue to deal in previously debunked falsehoods about the sequence of events during and following the attacks. Fox News is predictably helming the biggest raft of hooey on the situation -- turning its attention to Hillary Clinton in an abundantly obvious early move to stymie her presidential run before it even begins.
So I thought I'd revisit some territory I covered back in October as a bit of a refresher -- especially since it appears as if no one, including and especially the traditional press, intends to ask any of these obnoxious, opportunistic liars about why they're so obsessed by this one attack yet they entirely ignored the dozen-plus consulate/embassy attacks that occurred when George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were allegedly "keeping us safe."
The Benghazi attacks (the consulate and the CIA compound) are absolutely not unprecedented even though they're being treated that way by Republicans who are deliberately ignoring anything that happened prior to Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009.
....Where was your inquest after the Karachi attacks, Mr. Graham? Where were you after the Sana'a attacks, Mr. Hannity? What about all of the embassy attacks in Iraq that I didn't even list here, Mr. McCain? Do you realize how many people died in attacks on U.S. embassies and consulates when Bush was supposedly keeping us safe, Mr. Ailes? Just once I'd like to hear David Gregory or George Stephanopoulos or Wolf Blitzer ask a Republican member of Congress about the above timeline and why they said nothing at the time of each attack. Just once.
Nearly every accusation being issued about Benghazi could've been raised about the Bush-era attacks, and yet these self-proclaimed truth-seekers refused to, in their words, undermine the commander-in-chief while troops were in harm's way (a line they repeated over and over again during those years).
So we're only left to conclude the obvious. The investigations and accusations and conspiracy theories are entirely motivated by politics and a strategy to escalate this to an impeachment trial. In doing so, the Republicans have the opportunity not only to crush the president's second term, but also to sabotage the potential for a Hillary Clinton presidency.
Even if they never arrive at that goal, they have in their possession a cudgel formed of horseshit -- a means of flogging the current administration with the singularly effective Republican marketing/noise machine, including the conservative entertainment complex. Very seldom does this machine fail to revise history and distort the truth. Ultimately, they don't even need a full-blown impeachment proceeding when they have a population of way too many truthers and automatons who take all of these lies at face value -- not to mention dubiously sourced chunks of "truth" proffered by radio and cable news conspiracy theorists who, if nothing else, are masters at telling angry conservatives precisely what they want to hear: that the probably-Muslim president is weak on terrorism. And so they'll keep repeating "Benghazi-Gate, Benghazi-Gate, Benghazi-Gate!" without any regard for history or reality. Like always.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/13-be...
You and Ariana are about as predictable as diarrhea in Tijuana.

Bush-Bashing by you is shameful enough but now Huffington is picking up your shameful habits. Journalistic Excellence is a crude joke in today's Liberal Media.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#901697 May 12, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Did you see the interview with John McCain? That's more than relevant. "The Benghazi issue was reignited last week after House Republicans held a hearing on the attacks and ABC News published a story showing that administration talking points offered immediately after the attacks went through several rounds of editing by officials, including in the State Department.
While many Republicans have charged political interference, others -- including longtime State Department reporter Glenn Kessler at the Washington Post -- have noted that it seems more like a case of bureaucratic in-fighting. " So, Obama's edited-out talking points were not a 'scandal', but a bureaucratic in-fighting snafu. It wasn't catastrophe, just a very , small mess. Check this out: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/12/mcca...
McCain is a Quisling, a supporter of Obama arms sales to Al Qaeda.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#901698 May 12, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Too bad that you did not hear the Robert Gates interview. President George W Bush's Secretary of State would be calling your criticisms of Obama, Clinton ,and Rice as 'cartoonish' as Darrell Issa and Jim Inhofe's . In other words, you can be the third stooge. Want to try for Curly? Check this out: http://www.politicususa.com/gates-destroys-ca...
Gates was not Secretary of State.

Gates is retired and irrelevant, as is Bush.

Do you ever get anything right?

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#901699 May 12, 2013
new yawk wrote:
Well "many" must have. Obama didn't win by a landslide.
Mitt Romney wasn't the best GOP Candidate to run.
2016 will be very different.
Don't count on Clinton. Her health is declining. The Benghazi Debacle is going to seal her coffin and she'll be wearing her 72 years OLD as a shroud.
<quoted text>
"Let’s start by stating the obvious: Hillary Rodham Clinton would be a formidable presidential candidate in 2016.

Mrs. Clinton’s credentials as secretary of state, as a United States senator and as a politically engaged first lady would be hard for any of her Democratic or Republican rivals to match. She would have little trouble raising funds or garnering support from the Democratic officials, and she might even come close to clearing the Democratic field of serious opposition.

Mrs. Clinton made some tactical errors during the 2008 campaign — particularly, in her staff’s failure to understand the importance of contesting caucus states. But she improved considerably as a candidate over the course of the long primary, and the experience she gained would undoubtedly help her if she were to run again.

But if Mrs. Clinton runs for president in 2016, one thing is almost certain: she won’t be as popular as she is right now. Recent polls show that about 65 percent of Americans take a favorable view of Mrs. Clinton, while only about 30 percent have a negative one. Those are remarkably high numbers for a politician in an era when many public officials are distrusted or disliked."..."A secretary of state is not necessarily above partisan criticism, but attacking a secretary of state can potentially backfire on the opposition party. As Mitt Romney discovered during the presidential campaign foreign affairs can present an unlevel playing field to the opposition party. The White House and the Department of State have a number of defenses that they can employ to shield themselves from criticism, from claiming that they are protecting the national interest, to accusing their opponents of being unpatriotic, to arguing that their opponents lack knowledge of the situation on the ground. The secretary of state, like the president, also enjoys the symbolic trappings of incumbency when she conducts diplomatic affairs." ..."For all the reasons I mentioned at the top, she seems like Democrats’ best bet, perhaps by some margin, to extend their winning streak to three or more terms in the White House. " http://nyti.ms/STizU1
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#901700 May 12, 2013
Pat Buchanan has a plan to win more white voters for the GOP.

In an article published by the website World Net Daily last week, Buchanan describes increased black voter turnout and Latino demographic growth as a “crisis for the Grand Old Party.” To combat it, the conservative pundit implies that the Republican Party should adopt a new version of the “Southern Strategy” revolving around immigration.

The Southern Strategy, first adopted by Richard Nixon, aimed to cultivate the support of Southern voters in part by appealing to racial tensions while avoiding overt racism. The strategy played a key role in alienating African-American voters from the GOP.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/12/pat-...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#901701 May 12, 2013
Democrats will have at least one minority and one homosexual/lesbian on the ticket in 2016

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#901702 May 12, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
"They're our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska."
--Sarah Palin in an ABC News interview, Sept. 11, 2008
Trying to keep the liberals straight on here is like work.
I believe it was that liberal cesspool SNL that started the lie about Palin's remark. From there, the rest of Liberal Main St. turned into a parade. She never said what SNL did.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#901703 May 12, 2013
Bloomberg for President!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#901704 May 12, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Put up or shut up gal.
You exhibit the grace and tact of a drunk cow inside of a China Shop. I'm surprised that Bettie Lou even responds to your heel-biting, Little Puppy.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#901705 May 12, 2013
Tony Villa for President!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#901706 May 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Pat Buchanan has a plan to win more white voters for the GOP.
In an article published by the website World Net Daily last week, Buchanan describes increased black voter turnout and Latino demographic growth as a “crisis for the Grand Old Party.” To combat it, the conservative pundit implies that the Republican Party should adopt a new version of the “Southern Strategy” revolving around immigration.
The Southern Strategy, first adopted by Richard Nixon, aimed to cultivate the support of Southern voters in part by appealing to racial tensions while avoiding overt racism. The strategy played a key role in alienating African-American voters from the GOP.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/12/pat-...
Illegal immigration hurts black folks more than anybody.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#901707 May 12, 2013
Elizabeth Warren for President!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#901708 May 12, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
You and Ariana are about as predictable as diarrhea in Tijuana.
Bush-Bashing by you is shameful enough but now Huffington is picking up your shameful habits. Journalistic Excellence is a crude joke in today's Liberal Media.
must be bothersome when people point out the fact that you nutjobs are a bunch of hypocrites who can't seem to remember anything that happened in politics before January 2009.

so it's no wonder you nutjobs have to constantly attack the messenger.
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#901709 May 12, 2013
You're Welcome!

Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!

Just going to clean up now & relax.
Good Movie On NOW.

PopCorn Time!!...:)

Good Night!
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#901710 May 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Tony Villa for President!
Nicki Minaj for President!

...and Mariah Carey as her VP

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#901711 May 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
must be bothersome when people point out the fact that you nutjobs are a bunch of hypocrites who can't seem to remember anything that happened in politics before January 2009.
so it's no wonder you nutjobs have to constantly attack the messenger.
When the messenger keeps hauling buckets of BS into our nasal presence, the messenger does indeed need to be driven back behind closed doors. Your odor proceeds you.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Arm the internet

#901712 May 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
McCain is a Quisling, a supporter of Obama arms sales to Al Qaeda.
Agree.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#901713 May 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Gates was not Secretary of State.
Gates is retired and irrelevant, as is Bush.
Do you ever get anything right? Do you? I forgot that you suffer from historical amnesia.
Not exactly. "Gates was Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs from March until August 1989, and was Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser from August 1989 until November 1991." So, it was George W Bush's father , G.H.W. Bush that had Gates as his National Security Adviser--a position created by Nixon for his Secretary of State Henry Kissinger --to oversee all U S national security and foreign policy . So ,'ex officio' he was Secretary of State.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#901714 May 12, 2013
"On the way to the moon we discovered the Earth"

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#901715 May 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Illegal immigration hurts black folks more than anybody.
No, cutting funding for education,and especially for cities where a disproportionate number of African-Americans live and work 'hurts black folks more than anybody'

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