Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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

#807039 Nov 17, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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The instinct to turn to Rubio primarily because of his ethnicity reeks of desperation, which is hardly appealing, and it announces to rank-and-file voters that party and movement leaders want to resume fruitless efforts to pander to groups that are supposedly “natural” Republicans. Because his foreign policy preferences represent some of the worst that the modern GOP has to offer, he would be hard-pressed to broaden the Republican coalition. As Michael said last night, Republicans need to become and be perceived as capable of governing well, and only then can its coalition grow. There are not many people looking for a new Joe Lieberman to lead them into Syria, or wherever the next conflict might happen to be, and there will be many conservatives who won’t want to support a protege of Jeb Bush. It’s not difficult to imagine how rallying behind Rubio could make things worse for the GOP among its reliable supporters and backfire among those outside the party that he is supposed to be able to attract.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Oh...so it's desperation when republicans choose someone of Hispanic American ethnicity to represent our party but not when democrats choose an African American?

Mark Rubio has been a rising star in the republican party for some time.

Rubio was elected at the age of 28 to the Florida House of Representatives. He won re-election to a second full term as well as a third and fourth full term.

Rubio championed a major overhaul of the Florida tax system. He served as Speaker of the Florida House. He became House Majority Leader in 2003.

Committee assignments
2000:
Community Colleges & Career Prep
Elder Affairs & Long-Term Care
Finance & Taxation
Joint Legislative Committee on Article V
Real Property & Probate

2001-2003:
Banking Claims
General Government Appropriations
Health Regulation
Procedural & Redistricting Council
Select Committee of the Whole
Select Committee on Security
Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations

2004:
Select Committee of the Whole
Select Committee on Affordable Housing

2005-2009:
Select Committee to Protect Private Property Rights (Chair)
Fiscal Council
Rules & Calendar Council
Select Committee on Medicaid Reform
Spaceport & Technology Committee

In 2010, Marco Rubio won the Senate.

Assignments as United States Senator:

Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet
Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Subcommittee on Science and Space
Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs (Ranking Member)
Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs
Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection
Select Committee on Intelligence
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

So what makes Rubio any less qualified to become the president as Obama?

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Orangelion

Flint, UK

#807040 Nov 17, 2012
dem wrote:
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morning, ma'am.
Shut up little tyke, I'm a man anyway, you left wing idiots are stupid enough to think I'm not.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#807041 Nov 17, 2012
carol wrote:
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So why did they have to vote to keep "God language" in their platform and to recognize Jeruselem as the capital of Israel?
That was pretty bizarre, you have to admit. Like other democrats.
Half the audience knew that the DNC was caving to FOX-fueled
GOP pressure. They didn't boo God. They booed adding it to the platform. God wasn't in question in religion, but in politics.
In this country we aren't a theocracy, no matter how much the Gop and Fox want to ram it down your throat. It's you Republican's who use God to garner votes no matter what Bill O tells you.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#807042 Nov 17, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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Lol,, The contortions and twisting have resumed. I have no problem with it, apparently you do. Too bad you can't run the world the way you want it to be eh Carol? Do you even know what you're saying anymore? Anything to complain and whine,,anything. Drop the Fox News shitshow. You sound confused.
I don't want to run the world any differently than any other hard-working, honest, honorable and God-fearing person.

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Waxman

Los Angeles, CA

#807043 Nov 17, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
I'm really sick of the amount of kids on topix trying to impersonate adults, its a nuciance.
The Democrats are exactly like adolescents in an arrested developemntal state. Every single one I know is an immature slacker. Like in Jr. High, they are jealous and think with a teen brain. Absolutely no ability to reason as an adult.

Usually frustrated with their lot in life due to being lazy and bad choices they made in life. Poor souls who are angry and vile.

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illinois

Chicago, IL

#807044 Nov 17, 2012
As I said many times before election day, Obama would be re-elected...

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“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#807045 Nov 17, 2012
Baracka Claus is Coming to Town

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Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#807046 Nov 17, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
Jokes about rednecks irritates the Tea Party:
So here goes some of their most hated.
You might be a redneck if your wife can climb a tree faster than your cat.
Your house doesn't have curtains but your truck does.
You consider your license plate personalized because your father made it.
You've used a toilet brush to scratch your back.
You missed your 5th grade graduation because you were on jury duty.
You think fast food is killing a deer at 65.
You let your 12 year old daughter smoke at the dinner table in front of her kids.
... You voted for Romney because you just witnessed 4 years of incompetent Obama failure and didn't want it repeated again.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#807047 Nov 17, 2012
The two things Liberals/Democrats love to hate (God and Facts) there’s a common thread there!!

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Orangelion

Flint, UK

#807048 Nov 17, 2012
Waxman wrote:
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The Democrats are exactly like adolescents in an arrested developemntal state. Every single one I know is an immature slacker. Like in Jr. High, they are jealous and think with a teen brain. Absolutely no ability to reason as an adult.
Usually frustrated with their lot in life due to being lazy and bad choices they made in life. Poor souls who are angry and vile.
I've seen many left wing democrats before being accused of being kids on topx LMFAO!!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#807049 Nov 17, 2012
carol wrote:
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Oh...so it's desperation when republicans choose someone of Hispanic American ethnicity to represent our party but not when democrats choose an African American?
Mark Rubio has been a rising star in the republican party for some time.
Rubio was elected at the age of 28 to the Florida House of Representatives. He won re-election to a second full term as well as a third and fourth full term.
Rubio championed a major overhaul of the Florida tax system. He served as Speaker of the Florida House. He became House Majority Leader in 2003.
Committee assignments
2000:
Community Colleges & Career Prep
Elder Affairs & Long-Term Care
Finance & Taxation
Joint Legislative Committee on Article V
Real Property & Probate
2001-2003:
Banking Claims
General Government Appropriations
Health Regulation
Procedural & Redistricting Council
Select Committee of the Whole
Select Committee on Security
Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations
2004:
Select Committee of the Whole
Select Committee on Affordable Housing
2005-2009:
Select Committee to Protect Private Property Rights (Chair)
Fiscal Council
Rules & Calendar Council
Select Committee on Medicaid Reform
Spaceport & Technology Committee
In 2010, Marco Rubio won the Senate.
Assignments as United States Senator:
Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet
Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Subcommittee on Science and Space
Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs (Ranking Member)
Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs
Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection
Select Committee on Intelligence
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
So what makes Rubio any less qualified to become the president as Obama?
Coulter: Picking Rubio As VP Would Be "Pandering" To Hispanics

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/0...

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illinois

Chicago, IL

#807050 Nov 17, 2012
I don't know who, rep or dem, is better but I know one thing no one would see that some day Afganistan soldier would turn back their guns and kill our soldiers -- Leaving Irag and Afga is right thing to do. Never put our soldiers in third world country again.
illinois

Chicago, IL

#807051 Nov 17, 2012
illinois wrote:
As I said many times before election day, Obama would be re-elected...
that's a fact, check it...

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“always”

Since: May 12

Ticklaw

#807052 Nov 17, 2012
carol wrote:
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Oh...so it's desperation when republicans choose someone of Hispanic American ethnicity to represent our party but not when democrats choose an African American?
Mark Rubio has been a rising star in the republican party for some time.
Rubio was elected at the age of 28 to the Florida House of Representatives. He won re-election to a second full term as well as a third and fourth full term.
Rubio championed a major overhaul of the Florida tax system. He served as Speaker of the Florida House. He became House Majority Leader in 2003.
Committee assignments
2000:
Community Colleges & Career Prep
Elder Affairs & Long-Term Care
Finance & Taxation
Joint Legislative Committee on Article V
Real Property & Probate
2001-2003:
Banking Claims
General Government Appropriations
Health Regulation
Procedural & Redistricting Council
Select Committee of the Whole
Select Committee on Security
Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations
2004:
Select Committee of the Whole
Select Committee on Affordable Housing
2005-2009:
Select Committee to Protect Private Property Rights (Chair)
Fiscal Council
Rules & Calendar Council
Select Committee on Medicaid Reform
Spaceport & Technology Committee
In 2010, Marco Rubio won the Senate.
Assignments as United States Senator:
Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet
Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Subcommittee on Science and Space
Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs (Ranking Member)
Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs
Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection
Select Committee on Intelligence
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
So what makes Rubio any less qualified to become the president as Obama?
Marco Antonio Rubio, there is no Mark Rubio in the US Senate.
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#807053 Nov 17, 2012
illinois wrote:
As I said many times before election day, Obama would be re-elected...
I also knew Obama would be re-elected as did over half the nation. Only Fox News and Tea Party zealots were unaware. Right wing Republicans were worried all along. Keeping Mitt silent was their best shot at getting any votes.

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Lord Fetch

Calumet City, IL

#807055 Nov 17, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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careful over there. death threats. no personal info.
maybe i'll see you there

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Lord Fetch

Calumet City, IL

#807056 Nov 17, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
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I'll give you a death threat in a minute, only uncivil left wing idiots like you use these threats.
well, ok...i guess you're a blind idiot...

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the devil is coming

Alpharetta, GA

#807057 Nov 17, 2012
why do we care whos prez countrys gonna get taken ova by illumnaties any way
Orangelion

Flint, UK

#807059 Nov 17, 2012
dem wrote:
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You better check again, lady.
Typical left wing tripe you spout out again?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#807060 Nov 17, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
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No, I'm not, I am from the UK.
So they don't have jews in th eUK?? ROFLMAO

And I'm from Jupiter!!

You nitwit, your location is phony, as in - you put it there.

If Topix had id'd your isp location, it would be in blue print, not gray. Same as 'hidden locations' show up in gray. DUH

Nice try, dummy.

You trolls will stop at nothing in creating your phony sockpuppets.

Only question is whether you're a Nobraina or Waxturd sockpuppet.

But there's no question you're a nitwit with a fake location. Possibly Gunner trying to ease back in as a limey.

He's too ashamed to come back as Gunner.

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