Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1761906 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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Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#907229 May 20, 2013
Transcript of Hugh Hewitt Show with Kevin Brady

" HH: Guy Benson, you have a question for Congressman Brady?

GB: Well, yeah, Congressman, I thought that your formulation, asking the question are we still in America, it was so apropos, especially when we heard that exchange between Mr. Miller and Representative Schock of Illinois, who talked about the pro-life organization…

KB: Yes.

GB:…that was asked by the IRS in writing what type of prayers they did.

KB: Yes.

GB: I mean, that, to me, is like a whoa, holy cow type of moment. Were you blown away by that as well?

KB: Yes, and we had obviously been reading through all the material throughout the week as this thing was coming out. And not only did they ask what were the contents of you prayers, but they were asking pro-life groups to have their board of directors commit that they will not protest in front of Planned Parenthood clinics, which again, never heard of in my life. And it ought to frighten people that the IRS, that the government, is that intrusive on behalf of a political agenda.

JC: Kevin, this is John Campbell. I haven’t heard this. They made them commit that they wouldn’t protest, or else they threatened they couldn’t get a tax exempt status?

KB: Absolutely. Abosutely.

GB: Yes.

KB: That was one of the intrusive questions they asked. And this is a simple C4 application. This has never been a cross-examination of your political or religious beliefs. But this is far beyond just conservative tea party type groups. This goes to the pro-life movement as well."
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#907230 May 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
No, but law-abiding citizens should have the same rights as cops (and retired cops in NY).
If the student had been armed, perhaps she could have fired back at the cop who didn't give a damn for her safety.
Cops ALWAYS look out for themselves first.
Besides, if they kill someone they get a paid vacation.
That was a terrible thing that happened to that girl; I agree that they should have attempted to target the criminal; can't they shoot in the leg? Also, in Boston, all that firepower, bullets went into peoples homes and cars, innocent people could have been shot and killed, amazing that there weren't casualties.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#907231 May 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>And despite what the rw loons spew here daily Obama approval ratings have barely budged.
In a perfect world one of these faux outrages would backfire.
consider they never talk about increasing security but always stick to raving about 'talking points', and with the confirmed GOP altering of emails, Benghazi must have gone faux/FOX a long time ago.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#907232 May 20, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>If some Congressman, likely a Republican, had not anonymously slipped in the rider on exempting Monsanto from all lawsuits for its genetic modification actions then we would have passed a good ,routine appropriations bill that keeps government operating cost-effective and efficiently. Why do republicans hate efficiency and cost-effectiveness in government? The GOP loves government break-downs and crisis.
Obama and you deranged democrats are poisoning the food supply and all you can do is rag on republicans...

You sellout idiot democrats will eat anything your handlers or obama slips or shits on your plate...

Biotech lobbyists and Monsanto exec's litter obama's cabinet and FDA you fools.

March Against Obama bin Lying and Monsanto on 5/25..

http://occupy-monsanto.com/tag/march/
Obama: My administration does not torture. We kill..
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#907233 May 20, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> You got anger management issues, wyatt earp; take your doctor prescribed meds.
Big government police state folks like you love cops and want to give them unlimited authority.

But cops are just public employees who should serve the public, not treat the public like dirt. And they should be fired when they screw up and kill innocent people.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#907234 May 20, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>If some Congressman, likely a Republican, had not anonymously slipped in the rider on exempting Monsanto from all lawsuits for its genetic modification actions then we would have passed a good ,routine appropriations bill that keeps government operating cost-effective and efficiently. Why do republicans hate efficiency and cost-effectiveness in government? The GOP loves government break-downs and crisis.
Bingo.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#907235 May 20, 2013
The cliff notes for above transcript-

-the IRS asked a Pro-life organization to provide in writing what their prayers were

-they were told that they had to commit to not protesting
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#907236 May 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
First part of statement is urban myth.
Second part nonfactual. Lay died before being sentenced. Due to a quirk in law without being sentenced the law does not recognize that any felony had occurred.
Jeff Skilling didn't die.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#907237 May 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
First part of statement is urban myth.
Second part nonfactual. Lay died before being sentenced. Due to a quirk in law without being sentenced the law does not recognize that any felony had occurred.
No , it's not 'urban myth' FOIA secret memos between Dick Cheney and Ken Lay prove the Bush Administration and Enron were in collusion on rigging the California energy markets. Second, Ken Lay was out of jail on a limited bond that allowed him to travel only to Colorado and the Houston area . Ken Kay died of a heart attack in Aspen, Colorado before returning to jail to serve out his lifetime sentence. Check this out: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/13715925/ns/busines...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#907238 May 20, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>He was smart enough to catch Bush/ Cheney red-handed in collusion with Enron to try illegal price-rigging and take-over of the U S energy markets. He also sent Enron CEO Ken Lay (Bush 43 longtime oil robber baron crony)to jail.
exactly
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#907239 May 20, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>If some Congressman, likely a Republican, had not anonymously slipped in the rider on exempting Monsanto from all lawsuits for its genetic modification actions then we would have passed a good ,routine appropriations bill that keeps government operating cost-effective and efficiently. Why do republicans hate efficiency and cost-effectiveness in government? The GOP loves government break-downs and crisis.
How did Barack Obama become Monsanto’s man in Washington?

Democrats control the Senate and Obama signed the bill.

March Against Obama bin Lying and Monsanto on 5/25..
http://occupy-monsanto.com/tag/march/

Meet Monsanto’s prime lobbyist, Barack Obama:

After his victory in the 2008 election, Obama filled key posts with Monsanto people, in federal agencies that wield tremendous force in food issues, the USDA and the FDA:

At the USDA, as the director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Roger Beachy, former director of the Monsanto Danforth Center.

As deputy commissioner of the FDA, the new food-safety-issues czar, the infamous Michael Taylor, former vice-president for public policy for Monsanto. Taylor had been instrumental in getting approval for Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone.

As commissioner of the USDA, Iowa governor, Tom Vilsack. Vilsack had set up a national group, the Governors’ Biotechnology Partnership, and had been given a Governor of the Year Award by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, whose members include Monsanto.

As the new Agriculture Trade Representative, who would push GMOs for export, Islam Siddiqui, a former Monsanto lobbyist.

As the new counsel for the USDA, Ramona Romero, who had been corporate counsel for another biotech giant, DuPont.

As the new head of the USAID, Rajiv Shah, who had previously worked in key positions for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of GMO agriculture research.

We should also remember that Obama’s secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, once worked for the Rose law firm. That firm was counsel to Monsanto.

Obama nominated Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court. Kagan, as federal solicitor general, had previously argued for Monsanto in the Monsanto v. Geertson seed case before the Supreme Court.

The deck was stacked. Obama hadn’t simply made honest mistakes. Obama hadn’t just failed to exercise proper oversight in selecting appointees. He was staking out territory on behalf of Monsanto and other GMO corporate giants.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#907240 May 20, 2013
hey carol, did you watch this?

Ryan:‘I Don’t Know’ If There Was A Cover-Up On Benghazi

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) told "Fox News Sunday" he's unsure if the White House purposely misled Americans on the Benghazi attack last fall in order to win the election.

"I don't know the answer to that question," Ryan said. "Rather [than] make a conclusion before an investigation has been completed, we just need to investigate this, for the sake of good government."

As the Huffington Post notes, that's a reversal for Ryan, who just last week said he has "no doubt" a White House cover-up took place. Since then the White House made public over 100 pages of internal emails aimed at debunking the claim that they sought to mislead the public.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/r...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#907241 May 20, 2013
Interesting. Even if you protect your assets in a Trust, the greedy liberal Democrat states reach in your coffin to bet their double tax as noted at the end of this page:

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/money/reti...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#907242 May 20, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>If some Congressman, likely a Republican, had not anonymously slipped in the rider on exempting Monsanto from all lawsuits for its genetic modification actions then we would have passed a good ,routine appropriations bill that keeps government operating cost-effective and efficiently. Why do republicans hate efficiency and cost-effectiveness in government? The GOP loves government break-downs and crisis.
By the time the rider reached the full committee, it was attacked by Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). "Durbin intervened on Monsanto's behalf."

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#907243 May 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
"The White House has said that President Barack Obama learned about the Justice Department's record seizure from press reports and had no prior knowledge of the action. Obama's administration is fielding concerns on several incidents that raise questions about its transparency."
No wonder the press thinks Obama is lying. Obama used this same defense that he did not the IRS was targeting his enemies until it came out in the paper.
Only the far left Progressives find this even close to being honest.
" The IRS scandal sounds terrible until you find out that the so-called “targeting” of conservative groups happened under a Bush appointee and ended up yielding more time spend investigation left-leaning groups than Republican ones.

The right-wing media is playing up that the administration knew about the investigation during last year’s election and never brought it up. Well, so did the leader of the GOP’s never-ending Obama witch hunt, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)." Check this out: http://www.nationalmemo.com/lol-of-the-week-r...
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#907244 May 20, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Obama nominated Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court. Kagan, as federal solicitor general, had previously argued for Monsanto in the Monsanto v. Geertson seed case before the Supreme Court.
You are an idiot lily...
Applause!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#907245 May 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Expert marksmen can easily hit a target at that distance with a conventional rifle.
Oh sure thing, that's why the entire Boston PD couldn't shoot one little Russian hiding in a boat.

But look what a another 2 year old can do:

A 2-year-old boy in North Carolina is expected to survive after shooting himself with his father’s gun over the weekend.

Randolph County deputies said that the toddler found the handgun in his parents’ room at their home just outside Asheboro around 2 p.m. on Saturday. The boy put the gun in his mouth and fired it.

According to WGHP, the boy was listed in critical condition Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem on Sunday, but was expected to live.

A neighbor told the station that “the good Lord was looking after him.”

The sheriff’s and district attorney’s offices were considering whether to charge the parents with leaving the firearm unattended.

(If they're white; it's an accident. Black? Go to jail for negligence)

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/20/north-c...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#907246 May 20, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
hey carol, did you watch this?
Ryan:‘I Don’t Know’ If There Was A Cover-Up On Benghazi
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) told "Fox News Sunday" he's unsure if the White House purposely misled Americans on the Benghazi attack last fall in order to win the election.
"I don't know the answer to that question," Ryan said. "Rather [than] make a conclusion before an investigation has been completed, we just need to investigate this, for the sake of good government."
As the Huffington Post notes, that's a reversal for Ryan, who just last week said he has "no doubt" a White House cover-up took place. Since then the White House made public over 100 pages of internal emails aimed at debunking the claim that they sought to mislead the public.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/r...
Hey Sonic did you watch this: O'bama spokes idiot says the law is irrelevant: The IRS scandal was one of the topics White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer discussed with George Stephanopoulos on This Week. While Pfeiffer agreed the IRS’ actions were “inexcusable,” he told the ABC host that the, in this case, the legality of the issue is “irrelevant.”

Stephanopoulos prefaced his question by noting the discussion about legality from Friday’s congressional hearing, during which outgoing IRS commissioner Steven Miller testified.

“I can’t speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,” Pfeiffer responded.“The activity was outrageous and inexcusable, and it was stopped and it needs to be fixed so we ensure it never happens again.”

“You don’t really mean the law is irrelevant, do you?” Stephanopoulos followed up.

“What I mean is, whether it’s legal or illegal is not important to the fact that the conduct doesn’t matter,” Pfeiffer said.“The Department of Justice has said they’re looking into the legality of this. The president is not going to wait for that. We have to make sure it doesn’t happen again, regardless of how that turns out.”

That guy that speaks for O'bama--he was a darling yesterday wasn't he?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#907247 May 20, 2013
Fox News Got Played On Benghazi By Its "Power Players Of The Week"

Fox News Sunday selected Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova, attorneys who represented witnesses at a Republican-led hearing on the attacks at a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, for its "power players of the week," an unfortunate choice given that both individuals misled Fox News and its viewers about allegations of threats and intimidation against their clients and about efforts by the administration to prevent their clients from testifying.

....testimony by the witnesses at a GOP-led hearing on May 8 and subsequent interviews of their attorneys on Fox News revealed that Toensing and diGenova misled the network by claiming that their clients had suffered threats, intimidation, and orders to keep quiet. When asked on Fox's Your World on May 9 about claims that Thompson had been threatened, diGenova replied that Thompson "actually hasn't said that," and explained that his client "didn't feel intimidated."

Gregory Hicks, another witness at the hearing -- represented by Toensing -- explained under questioning that he had not been told not to speak to congressional investigators, only that he was required to have a State Department attorney present while doing so. Hicks also explained that, in contrast to claims that the administration tried to silence him, he was interviewed twice by the State Department's independent Accountability Review Board that was created to investigate the Benghazi attacks. Hicks' testimony further contradicted Toensing's April 29 claim to Special Report that careers were being threatened when he explained that "the overriding factor" in his determination to not return to his post in Libya was to remain with his family in the United States.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/05/19/fox-n...
NJ raider 1

Newark, NJ

#907248 May 20, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
If you support his personal vision of bigger government, redistribution, unions and a nanny state, you are considered a "friend".
If you do not and voice dissent, you are the "enemy".
Enemies are punished. Friends are rewarded.
The hallmark of one who desires control. Not a presidential leader to all the people. Certainly, not me.
Sorry to inform you but, this is not a republic! We elect govt officials through democratic process & it's a 2 party system meaning, "a democrat president represents the democratic party &, vice versa!" In thus country, we go by dominate majority. The dominate majority chose Barack Hussein Obama, a democrat to lead this country though democratic ideology. As a Republican if you don't like it, submit a candidate worthy of the presidential office & responsibilities, along with the title,"Commander & Chief, Leader of the free world." You haven't done that for the past 4 elections! 2 under Bush, which is why Obama was elected in the first place &, 2 in which Obama proved to be the better choice, defeating McCain & Romney in dominate fashion! In short, you're a Republican, his agenda isn't supposeto match yours! He's still your president as well as mines &, just because you say it isn't true, doesn't mean it isn't! That thought is what makes you not American. It's America the great as long as your representative holds office! When you disagree with who that representative is, you all start making up conspiracy theories & praying on the demise of Americas democratically elected leader. It amazes me how you defend Bush when the GOP officials even know he was a disgrace to America. So much so, they didn't even invite him to the GOP convention! Hire real is that?

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