Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1601914 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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Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#816193 Dec 4, 2012
Turkey's broadcast regulator has fined one TV Channel $30,000 for airing an episode of The Simpsons that has God taking orders from the devil.

It's the one where the devil tells God to bring him a coffee.

That kinda bullshyte went on in the USA sixty years ago.
sonicfilter

United States

#816194 Dec 4, 2012
carol wrote:
If the housing market collapse had taken place, say, under Clinton's or any Democrat president's watch and a Repblican Congress was in control of the purse strings for the two years preceding it, and if Bush or any Republican president had increased the deficit by $6 trillion blaming Clinton or any Democrat president for that increase, not only would the left have good reason to criticize him - but also the right.
The 'if' expert.
sonicfilter

United States

#816195 Dec 4, 2012
Exclusive: Dick Armey Quits Tea Party Group in Split Over Direction

"The top management team of FreedomWorks was taking a direction I thought was unproductive, and I thought it was time to move on with my life," Armey tells Mother Jones. "At this point, I don't want to get into the details. I just want to go on with my life."

In the email, Armey indicated that he wants nothing to do with FreedomWorks anymore. He asked that all user names, passwords, and security-related data created in his name be emailed to him by the close of business on December 4. He even insisted that FreedomWorks—"effective immediately"—was "prohibited" from using a booklet he authored. Was Armey's resignation a reaction to the recent election results? "Obviously I was not happy with the election results," he says. "We might've gotten better results if we had gone in a different direction. But it isn't that I got my nose out of line because we should've done better."

Armey declined to specify his disagreements with FreedomWorks. Asked if they were ideological or tactical, he replies, "They were matters of principle. It's how you do business as opposed to what you do. But I don't want to be the guy to create problems."

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/12/dick-...
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#816196 Dec 4, 2012
November was the best month for auto sales in the US since January 2008. The Detroit three all showed increases with Chrysler leading the way with a 14% gain over last year. The Asians also showed gains with Honda sales improving a whopping 38% over last November.

Obviously Obama's reelection bolstered consumer confidence.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#816197 Dec 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Exclusive: Dick Armey Quits Tea Party Group in Split Over Direction
"The top management team of FreedomWorks was taking a direction I thought was unproductive, and I thought it was time to move on with my life," Armey tells Mother Jones. "At this point, I don't want to get into the details. I just want to go on with my life."
In the email, Armey indicated that he wants nothing to do with FreedomWorks anymore. He asked that all user names, passwords, and security-related data created in his name be emailed to him by the close of business on December 4. He even insisted that FreedomWorks—"effective immediately"—was "prohibited" from using a booklet he authored. Was Armey's resignation a reaction to the recent election results? "Obviously I was not happy with the election results," he says. "We might've gotten better results if we had gone in a different direction. But it isn't that I got my nose out of line because we should've done better."
Armey declined to specify his disagreements with FreedomWorks. Asked if they were ideological or tactical, he replies, "They were matters of principle. It's how you do business as opposed to what you do. But I don't want to be the guy to create problems."
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/12/dick-...
I understand Tea Party memebers will still be allowed to refer to themeselves as being part of the dick army.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#816198 Dec 4, 2012
Realtime wrote:
November was the best month for auto sales in the US since January 2008. The Detroit three all showed increases with Chrysler leading the way with a 14% gain over last year. The Asians also showed gains with Honda sales improving a whopping 38% over last November.
Obviously Obama's reelection bolstered consumer confidence.
The fear of a Romney presidency and subsequent destruction of the middle class fading into memory.
sonicfilter

United States

#816199 Dec 4, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I understand Tea Party memebers will still be allowed to refer to themeselves as being part of the dick army.
Short walk down that road. Pun intended.
Old Liberals

Boston, MA

#816200 Dec 4, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
This week, Washington devoted every effort to blocking a Palestinian initiative to upgrade its status at the U.N. but failed, in virtual international isolation as usual. The reasons were revealing: Palestine might approach the International Criminal Court about Israel’s U.S.-backed crimes
One element of the unremitting torture of Gaza is Israel’s “buffer zone” within Gaza, from which Palestinians are barred entry to almost half of Gaza’s limited arable land.
From January 2012 to the launching of Israel’s latest killing spree on Nov. 14, Operation Pillar of Defense, one Israeli was killed by fire from Gaza while 78 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire.
The full story is naturally more complex, and uglier.
The first act of Operation Pillar of Defense was to murder Ahmed Jabari. Aluf Benn, editor of the newspaper Haaretz, describes him as Israel’s “subcontractor” and “border guard” in Gaza, who enforced relative quiet there for more than five years.
The pretext for the assassination was that during these five years Jabari had been creating a Hamas military force, with missiles from Iran. A more credible reason was provided by Israeli peace activist Gershon Baskin, who had been involved in direct negotiations with Jabari for years, including plans for the eventual release of the captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Baskin reports that hours before he was assassinated, Jabari “received the draft of a permanent truce agreement with Israel, which included mechanisms for maintaining the cease-fire in the case of a flare-up between Israel and the factions in the Gaza Strip.”
http://www.alternet.org/world/noam-chomsky-wh...
Interesting you posted an anti-Israel, Pro-Terrorist story where Obama is "supposedly" supporting Israel, yet you don't question Obama doing so. You leftards are so full of contadiction and devoid of priciple.
Old Liberals

Boston, MA

#816201 Dec 4, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
It causes dementia; that explains you, a life of ding dongs.
lily demonstrates her class again.
Old Liberals

Boston, MA

#816202 Dec 4, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>The fear of a Romney presidency and subsequent destruction of the middle class fading into memory.
So now we have the reality of Obama and the "continued" elimination of the middle class. You old liberals must be proud!
sonicfilter

United States

#816203 Dec 4, 2012
oh my.

I am Thankful for John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy

Erick Erickson

Not quite two weeks removed from Thanksgiving, it is worth giving thanks to John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy. I really am thankful for them.

Yesterday the three of them purged fiscal conservatives from committees as punishment for being authentically fiscal conservatives. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina was put on the Financial Services Committee to show fiscal conservatism had nothing to do with removing Congressmen Justin Amash and David Schweikert, but that just causes me to question Mick Mulvaney’s conservative bona fides now.

Congressmen Schweikert, Amash, and Congressman Tim Huelskamp now removed from the Budget Committee, have been punished for daring to defy John Boehner during the debt ceiling fight, etc. They pointed out what would happen with John Boehner’s deal. They were the Cassandras of the fiscal cliff, predicting we’d be exactly where we are and they voted against getting us here.

They have now been punished.

On the same day John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy punished fiscal conservatives for standing up for their convictions, they sold out their own convictions by agreeing to raise taxes by $800 billion. They intend to seem reasonable to the press in negotiations with the White House. They’re going through an elaborate kabuki dance, but they’ll get blamed nonetheless.

Pointing their fingers as fiscal conservatives now punished, casting them out as scape goats, will do nothing to woo the media or the White House, but we should be thankful. We should absolutely be thankful for these three men.

As the sun rises this morning we can look at John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy and know the opposition is not just across the aisle, but in charge of our own side in the House of Representatives. All the time and energy I would otherwise have to spend to convince conservatives that these gentlemen would be a problem for the GOP has been spared. They’ve proven it themselves.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/12/04/i-am-thank...

ouch!
LIBERAL_DRIVEL

United States

#816204 Dec 4, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
You think that retard is employable? She said she lives on $1600 a month.
$1600 a month is what sonicfilter pays the mexicans to hang flat screens in homes like yours...
LIBERAL_DRIVEL

United States

#816205 Dec 4, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>The fear of a Romney presidency and subsequent destruction of the middle class fading into memory.
What do you hear when you put your ear up to barney frank's anu s?

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#816206 Dec 4, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Your analysis of Greece and social democracy was right on the mark.
However, your figure about the cost Medicare Part D was off the charts. The CBO estimated the cost at $724 billion. A far cry from $7 trillion.
Obamacare will cost $1.7 trillion. A far cry from $724 billion.
Obama increased the deficit by $6 trillion under his watch which exceeded Bush's entire 8 years.
The numbers always stack up against Obama far more than Bush. As much as some would like to believe otherwise.
Obamacare does so much more, Carol. You are saying how much cheaper your trailer is compared to my 4 bedroom home.

The majority of that Part D cost is added to the deficit. The Obamacare costs are not.
sonicfilter

United States

#816207 Dec 4, 2012
LIBERAL_DRIVEL wrote:
<quoted text>
$1600 a month is what sonicfilter pays the mexicans to hang flat screens in homes like yours...
laborers. the 2 wiring guys make more than i do.

anyway, i'm done with that biz after this year. computer repair now. i'm digging the self reliance.
sonicfilter

United States

#816208 Dec 4, 2012
Most Americans say that employers -- even religious ones -- should provide birth control coverage to their employees, according to a survey released on Monday (Dec. 3).

The poll by LifeWay Research also showed that almost two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) believe businesses should be required to provide the coverage for free, even if contraception conflicts with the owner's religious ethics.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/most...

It's been an extremely bad year for right wing talking points.
Orangelion

Chester, UK

#816209 Dec 4, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Is this "dummy Tuesday"?
No, "Tuesday truth".
Orangelion

Chester, UK

#816210 Dec 4, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Are all democrats as ignorant as that nutcase
Thankfully... NO.
(maybe one of those "oops" children that never got enough attention)
Only child I see is you.
Orangelion

Chester, UK

#816211 Dec 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Most Americans say that employers -- even religious ones -- should provide birth control coverage to their employees, according to a survey released on Monday (Dec. 3).
The poll by LifeWay Research also showed that almost two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) believe businesses should be required to provide the coverage for free, even if contraception conflicts with the owner's religious ethics.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/most...
It's been an extremely bad year for right wing talking points.
Contraceptives are only increasing teen sex, and decreasing our population.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#816212 Dec 4, 2012
Petraeus for president? Fox’s Ailes seemed to like the idea

""Fox News chairman Roger Ailes wanted Gen. David Petraeus to run for president in 2012.

Ailes, former campaign adviser to Richard Nixon, sent a Fox News contributor to Afghanistan in the spring of 2011 to deliver the message to Petraeus, the Washington Post's Bob Woodward reports. The recently disgraced director of the Central Intelligence Agency was then commander of U.S. and allied forces in Kabul.

Kathleen T. McFarland, the contributor, and a former national security and Pentagon aide, spoke with Petraeus for 90 minutes in the general's office there. Woodward obtained an audio recording of the conversation, which was posted on the Post's website.

"[Ailes] loves you, and everybody at Fox loves you," McFarland told Petraeus at one point.

Near the end of their conversation, McFarland relayed the message from Ailes: If President Obama offered Petraeus the job of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, take it. "If you're offered anything else," McFarland said, "don't take it. Resign in six months and run for president. Okay?"And I know you're not running for president," McFarland added. "But at some point when you go to New York next, you may want to just chat with Roger. And Rupert Murdoch, for that matter."

"Well, Rupert's after me, as well," Petraeus replied. "Look, what I have told people is, I truly want to continue to serve my country if it is in a, you know, a quite significantly meaningful position. And there's all of about two of those in the world. You all have really got to shut your mouths—or shut your ... yeah, shut your mouths, too."

"I'm only reporting this back to Roger," McFarland assured Petraeus. "That's our deal."

Petraeus said he would consider the position of Joint Chiefs chairman and possibly "one other" post, "but that's about it. I'm not going to, you know, go to NATO meetings for the rest of my life, or fight service budget battles or anything like that," he said.

Petraeus was appointed CIA director in September 2011. He resigned last month after admitting to an extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell, his biographer.

Ailes confirmed to Woodward that he did give McFarland advice to deliver to Petraeus, but it was meant in jest.

"It was more of a joke, a wiseass way I have," Ailes said. "I thought the Republican field needed to be shaken up and Petraeus might be a good candidate. It sounds like she thought she was on a secret mission in the Reagan administration. She was way out of line.... It's someone's fantasy to make me a kingmaker. It's not my job."

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Yeah, those nitwits at FAUX sure can pick 'em!!

And yet, we have fat little hausfraus like Carol believing every bit of nonsense she hears on FAUX.

She still hasn't figured out how her heroes could have been sssoooooo wrong about the election!! After all, nobody has been re-elected with unemployment so high, right??

I'm lovin' it!!

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