Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1508423 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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nobamaredux

United States

#882390 Apr 1, 2013
Betsy wrote:
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Weren't you ever disciplined by your parents?
Why is it liberals equate discipline with a beating? Were you beaten as a child? I sure hope not. If so, at least that would explain your own personal view.
If not, were you ever disciplined? And did you never do anything wrong as a child? Because the perfect child doesn't exist.
Most children whose parents cared enough to teach them right from wrong when they were growing up love them even more after becoming adults themselves.
True for me anyway.
The mass murderers at Columbine and Newtown were probably never disciplined by their parents.

Like the parents who take their urchins on an airline flight and let them kick the back of the seat in front of them for hours without saying a word, then get offended if you complain.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#882391 Apr 1, 2013
Having no margin for error on foreign policy is one of the things that consistently hampers Republican criticisms of administration actions. The public doesn’t trust them or their judgment on these issues as they once did, and that means that hawkish Republican arguments face a much more skeptical, if not hostile, audience than they did at the start of the century. The trouble for a lot of Republican hawks is that they don’t realize that they now have no margin for error. Many of them continue to promote very similar policies without making much effort to justify them to a skeptical public, and they seem to think that they can rely on the party’s traditional advantage in this area to make up for the fact that their arguments aren’t very good. For the better part of forty years, Republicans were accustomed to attacking the other party as “weak” while positioning themselves as the more hawkish party, and in the last two presidential elections they have found that the old lines no longer work. Hawkish posturing may have once inspired confidence, because there was not much fear that a Republican president would start, much less lose, a major war. Now the hawkish posturing is taken as a virtual guarantee that the next Republican president probably will start more wars. Regardless, the risk that the next Republican president might plunge the U.S. into another war is not one worth taking.

Republican hawks likewise didn’t have much credibility to use the aftermath of the Libyan war against Obama, since almost all of them were supporters of intervention in Libya and had been arguing for an even larger, more aggressive American role there. If some of the hawks had had their way on Libya, there would have been U.S. soldiers coming under attack there on a regular basis. Seeking to out-hawk Obama doesn’t just make for substantively bad policy, but it demonstrates impressive political incompetence on a large scale.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

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Waxman

Oxford, UK

#882392 Apr 1, 2013
WaxmanIdiot wrote:
<quoted text> you waxturd, being born the natural scum you are, apparently lack experience in running elections, stay ignorant dumbfkk.
wtf do elections have to do with two libtards using ropes instead of guns to commit suicide, libtard?

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Jane Says

New York, NY

#882393 Apr 1, 2013
carol wrote:
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And, who are the "scammers", Bets?
this one makes up about $700 on a typical day. most make around $200 per day.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editoria...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#882394 Apr 1, 2013
nobamaredux wrote:
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A more logical explanation is a biased media that distorts the truth to serve Obama, including a fat pig named Candy Crowley in the debate.
Obama campaign ads are now claiming that his anti-gun legislation is actually pro-gun.
The world is upside down.
like a 'biased' media distorted this?....

The Hezbollah bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983 cost more American lives, by far, than the hostage crisis and botched rescue. Reagan pulled out of Lebanon—and invaded Grenada, which proved to be a quick, if not quite clean, intervention. It could have been seen cynically as an attempt to distract from the Lebanon debacle; that was certainly how the left saw it. But Reagan didn’t suffer much in the following year’s election for the deaths of over 200 Americans in Beirut or from any suspicion that Grenada was a smokescreen. Why did Reagan emerge unscathed from events that would have destroyed a Democratic administration like Carter’s?

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/mccart...

it's not the media. it's 8 years of incompetence from the Bush admin. and until you folks figure that out you're going to have an endless steam of Democrats in the WH that will keep FOX in the money for years to come.

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Wheresthetoasty

London, KY

#882395 Apr 1, 2013
RealDave the H0M0 wrote:
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Chuckle Chuckle. The brainwarshing is working
marshemellows on stick!!!

Like it takes a fraking engineer to toast marshemellows.

Geez.

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Wheresthetoasty

London, KY

#882396 Apr 1, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Where did your hero Mitt Rmoney go to school, Carol??
And George W. Bush??
Wouldn't be Haw-vard, would it, nitwit??
You're really dumb to throw the term liberal around, when like a boomerang, it comes back and hits you upside the head.
I'm lovin' it!!
Sometimes-there's salvation, and it's even PUBLICALLY available!!!

GO YALE!

http://2004.georgewbush.org/bios/yale-transcr...

You duhmmy.

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“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#882397 Apr 1, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Instilling fear is control. Perhaps Carols parents beat her, that's why she's a control freak.
Flashback: lily threatens to slap her daughter if she takes a job at hooters.

What were you saying, lily?

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“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#882398 Apr 1, 2013
debil wrote:
Big Queen to Bishop 4...
Our resident tweaker is now playing chess with herself.

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NJ raider 1

Newark, NJ

#882399 Apr 1, 2013
Betsy wrote:
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You loved your parents and respected their wishes as you chose. But if you chose to go against their wishes, you wouldn't have respected them enough to have a healthy fear of the consequences of having displeased them?
Discipline is done out of love if there is an abundance of love to begin with.
Not saying your parents provided no boundaries and were permissive parents, but parents who don't correct and discipline their children actually don't love them as much as you think they do.
Somehow such simple concepts fly over your heads like birds flying south for the winter! I said as I chose because I am an individual, meaning I do what I want regardless of the consequences. My parents were great parents, but a beating, grounding, or confiscating my toys couldn't make me do or not do anything. Infact often makes things worse. You all are confusing disappointment & respect with fear. All 3 have their own meanings & like I said,"there is no room for fear in a heart full of love!

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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#882400 Apr 1, 2013
Hey fckers, what's happening?

Life here in America and around the world continues to improve as the Bush years become a distant memory.

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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#882401 Apr 1, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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like a 'biased' media distorted this?....
The Hezbollah bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983 cost more American lives, by far, than the hostage crisis and botched rescue. Reagan pulled out of Lebanon—and invaded Grenada, which proved to be a quick, if not quite clean, intervention. It could have been seen cynically as an attempt to distract from the Lebanon debacle; that was certainly how the left saw it. But Reagan didn’t suffer much in the following year’s election for the deaths of over 200 Americans in Beirut or from any suspicion that Grenada was a smokescreen. Why did Reagan emerge unscathed from events that would have destroyed a Democratic administration like Carter’s?
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/mccart...
it's not the media. it's 8 years of incompetence from the Bush admin. and until you folks figure that out you're going to have an endless steam of Democrats in the WH that will keep FOX in the money for years to come.
This admin has NOT been an admin like Carters.

For starters- Carter actually EARNED his Nobel prize-AFTER doing the work-NOT just for existing.

(and is like comparing Bierut to Benghazi-the only comparable thing being FOREIGN POLICY FAILURE due to LACK of intelligence.)

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carol

Orlando, FL

#882403 Apr 1, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
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Problem is, the liberals are the scammers and they're not gullible, they're greedy to the point of self debasement.
So, um, the consensus on the right appears to be: the liberals can't see the liberals coming? Care to revise that? Last chance... check...

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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#882404 Apr 1, 2013
Thank you Mr. President for keeping the country safe all these years, unlike Bush who had us attacked witinh his first year and involved in two wars by year 3.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#882405 Apr 1, 2013
The Proud Ignorance of Iraq War Hawks

So Jackson Diehl learned nothing from the Iraq war:

The problem here is not that advocates of the Iraq invasion have failed to learn its lessons. It is that opponents of that war, starting with Obama, have learned the wrong ones.

One lesson from Iraq that many war opponents have learned is that the U.S. shouldn’t be waging unnecessary wars that serve no discernible U.S. interest. That isn’t the wrong lesson to learn. It’s one that Diehl simply ignores, which is probably why he never really addresses how it would serve U.S. interests to go to war in Syria. Another lesson is that forcibly collapsing a regime creates far more instability and chaos than leaving it in place would. There is no likely scenario in which hastening regime collapse would have limited the loss of life and displacement of civilians in Syria. After all, the collapse of a regime doesn’t mean that fighting between different communities will stop, so even an intervention that felled the regime wouldn’t necessarily halt the conflict or limit the suffering of the civilian population. Sooner or later, the same people who said that the U.S. wouldn’t have to take responsibility for stabilizing a post-Assad Syria would be insisting that the U.S. do just that.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#882406 Apr 1, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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This admin has NOT been an admin like Carters.
For starters- Carter actually EARNED his Nobel prize-AFTER doing the work-NOT just for existing.
(and is like comparing Bierut to Benghazi-the only comparable thing being FOREIGN POLICY FAILURE due to LACK of intelligence.)
All that meth you are inhaling from your lab is killing millions of your brain cells.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#882407 Apr 1, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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This admin has NOT been an admin like Carters.
For starters- Carter actually EARNED his Nobel prize-AFTER doing the work-NOT just for existing.
(and is like comparing Bierut to Benghazi-the only comparable thing being FOREIGN POLICY FAILURE due to LACK of intelligence.)
Obama earned his for not being Bush.

if that's not a hint of monstrous proportions that should be taken to heart, then we really do need to discuss someone's lack of intelligence.

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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#882408 Apr 1, 2013
All in all Homer was not that impressed with 'The Bible' series on the History Channel.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#882409 Apr 1, 2013
Betsy wrote:
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Weren't you ever disciplined by your parents?
Why is it liberals equate discipline with a beating? Were you beaten as a child? I sure hope not. If so, at least that would explain your own personal view.
If not, were you ever disciplined? And did you never do anything wrong as a child? Because the perfect child doesn't exist.
Most children whose parents cared enough to teach them right from wrong when they were growing up love them even more after becoming adults themselves.
True for me anyway.
Well, bets, the reason is that, that is the way it's usually delivered.

As current events have demonstrated, your only answer to conflict is to exacerbate it. Somebody doesn't do what you want them to do? Bomb them. Half the population of the country doesn't come up to your standards? Cut 'em off at the knees. Your somewhat naive definition of "discipline" leaves much to be desired, non? Your entire worldview, bets, is based on ridiculous precepts. I'm not just using that word in an undisciplined fashion, your ideas are truly and completely ridiculous. In fact, I'm not even going to play with you anymore because you're being silly.

You cannot beat half the children in the room and pat the rest on the head and help them with their homework without the half you've disciplined noticing that they are equal in number to the cosseted side. Do you understand? They will waylay you in the coat closet and kill you. Not because they are undisciplined... rather, because it's patently unfair.

Your people have been tromping around the world "disciplining" people as if someone appointed you judge, jury, and executioner. Now half the world wants to kill you (that's being extremely generous) predictably, and we will. Your disciplining skills are somewhat skewed, sweetie. In fact, you're going to allow yourselves to go completely ca-razy pretty soon.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#882410 Apr 1, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>All that meth you are inhaling from your lab is killing millions of your brain cells.
no worries. he'll qualify for Social Security Disability which is the new career path in the Obama Economy.

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