Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1457927 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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carol

Orlando, FL

#866258 Feb 28, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Is it the blizzard that's energizing you this week, or the moon?
"I'll take the moon for $600, Alex."
"And the answer is, "It's round and white, covered with impact craters, and almost devoid of gravity.""
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#866259 Feb 28, 2013
Bob Woodward trolled us (and we got played)

Twitter exploded last night, after Bob Woodward revealed that White House official had warned him he would “regret” saying Obama had moved the goal posts on sequestration.

Predictably, conservatives latched onto this, as it confirmed our suspicion about the Obama Administration’s “Chicago-style” of politics. A lot of mainstream journalists bought into this, too — reflexively believing anything the great Bob Woodward says.

Of course, Woodward (who was expert at trolling for publicity before the internet even existed), benefits greatly from the publicity (nothing sells books like controversy).

Make no mistake. This was no accident. As Politico reported last night,

“Woodward repeated the last sentence, making clear he saw it as a veiled threat.“‘You’ll regret.’ Come on,” he said.“I think if Obama himself saw the way they’re dealing with some of this, he would say,‘Whoa, we don’t tell any reporter ‘you’re going to regret challenging us.’”

But today, things look different. P0litico has posted the exclusive email from Gene Sperling to Woodward. It begins,“I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today.”

(Frightening, I know!)

Sperling’s email eventually does say,“I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim.” But this is clearly not a veiled threat of retaliation, but rather a warning that the reporter was about to get the story wrong.

When Woodward tells of being warned he would “regret” challenging Obama, it sounds ominous. But if Politico’s reporting today is correct, it seems much more innocuous than that.

Looks like we were played.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/28/bob-woodwar...
carol

Orlando, FL

#866260 Feb 28, 2013
NIKE FU wrote:
http://www.trackmobilecrusher. org/concasseur
dear:
the better opportunity for you.
if you like, please leave a message to [email protected]
A message? Ok, if you'll blow me I promise I'll test-drive a KIA this weekend. Better bring along a few friends, ten minutes after I get blown by Koreans I'm hard again.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#866261 Feb 28, 2013
LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
"Learn to Read" isn't it? LMAO!!! puppet!
A deranged rumor goes in sonicfilter's ear, then Polly Parrot, out of his mouth.
Forum

Hobbs, NM

#866262 Feb 28, 2013
+Thank you Pope Benedict.
We love you.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#866263 Feb 28, 2013
FOX over hype.....

Former Clinton aide, columnist joins Woodward in claiming White House threat

Davis said that a "senior Obama White House official" once called his editor at the Times and said that if the paper continued to run his columns, "his reporters would lose their credentials."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/28/wh...

scary. very.

heck, a FOX talking head would consider that a badge of honor.
carol

Orlando, FL

#866264 Feb 28, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Obama's second term will not be as easy as his first. The lame stream media will sooner or later, eventually throw obama under the bus.
Bob Woodward might be the first crack in the seemingly indestructable solidarity of the liberal media.

Woodward is considered a journalist among journalists in their eyes. And if he's blowing the whistle, there has to be some serious soul searching and self-reflection about blind loyalty among some in the liberal media about now.
carol

Orlando, FL

#866265 Feb 28, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Wasn't me - but thanks for the nice words anyway.
Thought this was an interesting take though written by someone else about men who feel they have to intimidate women who happen to have a strong point of view because of their own insecurity.
"A man who doesn't know his manhood or hasn't reached it yet can't do anything with a feminite twist without bugging out; can't work under a female; they are very intimidated by a strong woman that they can't take advantage of; they feel the need to constantly highlight their manly strongpoints; they feel the need to show out in small situations where their manliness is tested to prove to people that they're a man and not a coward; they always feel the need to prove themselves; and lots of times these men are secretly gay."
Just thought my own intimidator had traits that fit this profile.
'Intimidator?' What, did I scare into a misspelling? And you a teecher... It's my cock isn't it? I'm sorry, honey, but it's who I am. If you looked like Angelina Jolie you'd be out there floppin' your tits around in a bathing suit, so don't act so high and mighty. Besides, sweetie, you can ask half the women on Topix and they'll confirm I don't have the slightest problem working under a woman, I'm undermining you right now.
Forum

Hobbs, NM

#866266 Feb 28, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
I know. Obama is so full of shit.
No one wants to be President.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#866267 Feb 28, 2013
Woodward As Washington Icon

Glenn Greenwald says Bob Woodward’s attack on Obama for only deploying one carrier to the Persian Gulf because, thanks to the sequester, there’s no money to deploy two, epitomizes Washington’s dysfunctional culture. Excerpt:

That the Obama administration might actually honor the budget cuts mandated by a law enacted by Congress and signed by Obama infuriates Bob Woodward, Washington’s most celebrated journalist. He appeared this week on the “Morning Joe” program to excoriate Obama for withholding a second aircraft carrier in the Gulf, saying:

“Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’ Or George W Bush saying,‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need’ or even Bill Clinton saying,‘You know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters,’ as he did when Clinton was president, because of some budget document.

“Under the Constitution, the president is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the president going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement, I can’t do what I need to do to protect the country. That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time.”

As Brian Beutler points out:“the obscure type of budget document Woodward’s referring to is called a duly enacted law — passed by Congress, signed by the President — and the only ways around it are for Congress to change it.... or for Obama to break it.” But that’s exactly what Woodward is demanding: that Obama trumpet his status as Commander-in-Chief in order to simply ignore – i.e. break – the law, just like those wonderful men before him would have done. Woodward derides the law as some petty, trivial annoyance (“this piece of paper”) and thus mocks Obama’s weakness for the crime of suggesting that the law is something he actually has to obey.

Greenwald doesn’t for one second believe that Obama is doing this out of law-abiding principle, given the president’s belief that he has the power to assassinate others. Still:

But whatever Obama’s motives might be, the fact is that what we call “law” really does require some cuts in military spending. To refuse to do so would be to assert powers not even most monarchs have: to break the law at will. Woodward is right about one point: not only would prior presidents have been willing to do this, this is exactly what they did. Indeed, George Bush’s entire presidency was explicitly predicated on the theory that the president has the power to break the law at will whenever he deems that doing so promotes national security. That America’s most celebrated journalist not only supports this, but demands that all presidents follow this model of lawlessness, is telling indeed.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher...
carol

Orlando, FL

#866268 Feb 28, 2013
Forum wrote:
+Thank you Pope Benedict.
We love you.
"We do, do "we?" The best thing about the old Nazi retiring is that his house is being remodeled and he'll be dead long before he even has a working bathroom.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#866269 Feb 28, 2013
sonicfilter continues to provide the moronic justification for the need of academic redundancies.

Perhaps a road show president obama, complete with carnival barkers, deranged fish in a barrel, and sonicfilter as an obnoxious rooftop clown?
carol

Orlando, FL

#866270 Feb 28, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
"I'll take the moon for $600, Alex."
"And the answer is, "It's round and white, covered with impact craters, and almost devoid of gravity.""
An insecure man doesn't know his manhood or hasn't reached it yet and intimidated by strong women they can't take advantage of.

Are you really that intimidated by me?

By the way, I don't think I'm any smarter than many others on here. Which is what you said about me once. In fact, many others are much smarter than me.

But I do have a lot of common sense and care very deeply about the direction this country is going.

So why don't you be the man you claim to be and tell me why I'm wrong behind your own name and standing on your own two feet?
carol

Orlando, FL

#866271 Feb 28, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Woodward As Washington Icon
Glenn Greenwald says Bob Woodward’s attack on Obama for only deploying one carrier to the Persian Gulf because, thanks to the sequester, there’s no money to deploy two, epitomizes Washington’s dysfunctional culture. Excerpt:
That the Obama administration might actually honor the budget cuts mandated by a law enacted by Congress and signed by Obama infuriates Bob Woodward, Washington’s most celebrated journalist. He appeared this week on the “Morning Joe” program to excoriate Obama for withholding a second aircraft carrier in the Gulf, saying:
“Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’ Or George W Bush saying,‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need’ or even Bill Clinton saying,‘You know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters,’ as he did when Clinton was president, because of some budget document.
“Under the Constitution, the president is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the president going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement, I can’t do what I need to do to protect the country. That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time.”
As Brian Beutler points out:“the obscure type of budget document Woodward’s referring to is called a duly enacted law — passed by Congress, signed by the President — and the only ways around it are for Congress to change it.... or for Obama to break it.” But that’s exactly what Woodward is demanding: that Obama trumpet his status as Commander-in-Chief in order to simply ignore – i.e. break – the law, just like those wonderful men before him would have done. Woodward derides the law as some petty, trivial annoyance (“this piece of paper”) and thus mocks Obama’s weakness for the crime of suggesting that the law is something he actually has to obey.
Greenwald doesn’t for one second believe that Obama is doing this out of law-abiding principle, given the president’s belief that he has the power to assassinate others. Still:
But whatever Obama’s motives might be, the fact is that what we call “law” really does require some cuts in military spending. To refuse to do so would be to assert powers not even most monarchs have: to break the law at will. Woodward is right about one point: not only would prior presidents have been willing to do this, this is exactly what they did. Indeed, George Bush’s entire presidency was explicitly predicated on the theory that the president has the power to break the law at will whenever he deems that doing so promotes national security. That America’s most celebrated journalist not only supports this, but demands that all presidents follow this model of lawlessness, is telling indeed.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher...
Um... well why doesn't he just send Israel to the Persian Gulf? They're the only reason we're even there in the first place and they're a lot closer. Why doesn't Obama send... 53 aircraft carriers, two puppies and a big-breasted redhead to the Middle East? I'll tell you why not, cause the American soldiers would just kill the puppies and gang rape the redhead like they always do. We're probably better just sending the Israelis... What do you mean the Israelis won't do what we tell 'em? We do what they tell us... where's the love? Seriously, folks, if "The Sequester" prevents us from invading more countries preemptively at the direction of Israel then shove a cork in my ass and let the austerity begin, y'all.
carol

Orlando, FL

#866272 Feb 28, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
"We do, do "we?" The best thing about the old Nazi retiring is that his house is being remodeled and he'll be dead long before he even has a working bathroom.
An insecure man doesn't know his manhood or hasn't reached it yet and intimidated by strong women they can't take advantage of. They show out in small situations where their manliness is tested to prove to people that they're a man and not a coward.
carol

Orlando, FL

#866274 Feb 28, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
A message? Ok, if you'll blow me I promise I'll test-drive a KIA this weekend. Better bring along a few friends, ten minutes after I get blown by Koreans I'm hard again.
An insecure man steals women's identities and hides behind them while throwing grenades.

Much like cowards on the wrong side of war.
carol

Orlando, FL

#866275 Feb 28, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Um... well why doesn't he just send Israel to the Persian Gulf? They're the only reason we're even there in the first place and they're a lot closer. Why doesn't Obama send... 53 aircraft carriers, two puppies and a big-breasted redhead to the Middle East? I'll tell you why not, cause the American soldiers would just kill the puppies and gang rape the redhead like they always do. We're probably better just sending the Israelis... What do you mean the Israelis won't do what we tell 'em? We do what they tell us... where's the love? Seriously, folks, if "The Sequester" prevents us from invading more countries preemptively at the direction of Israel then shove a cork in my ass and let the austerity begin, y'all.
An insecure man steals women's identities and hides behind them while throwing grenades.

Much like cowards fighting for the wrong side for the wrong reasons.
carol

Orlando, FL

#866276 Feb 28, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
An insecure man doesn't know his manhood or hasn't reached it yet and intimidated by strong women they can't take advantage of. They show out in small situations where their manliness is tested to prove to people that they're a man and not a coward.
Carol, well you certainly appear up to snuff on insecure men, so, um, perhaps you could spend a few minutes describing the characteristics of secure ones? Then, when I'm comfortable enough, I can stick a toe in the water and, perhaps someday, begin even emulating them.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#866277 Feb 28, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Astonishing really. This president came up with the idea of sequestration, signed it into law and then scares the phooey out of people when it's about to happen because he won't come to the table to cut spending responsibly and says it's all the republicans' fault.
This president claims transparency but it's the people who can't see the only transparency is the transparency of hypocrisy seems like we're in a bad B-rated movie.
What a load
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#866278 Feb 28, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Bob Woodward might be the first crack in the seemingly indestructable solidarity of the liberal media.
Woodward is considered a journalist among journalists in their eyes. And if he's blowing the whistle, there has to be some serious soul searching and self-reflection about blind loyalty among some in the liberal media about now.
He wants to sell books.

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