Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1251874 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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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#870918 Mar 9, 2013
Dem idiots wrote:
<quoted text>The ignorant maintain the Dixiecrats became Republicans shortly after passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, cway's moronic lie.
Dixiecrats Richard Russell, Mendell Rivers, Clinton's mentor William Fulbright, Robert Byrd, Fritz Hollings and Al Gore Sr. and many more, remained Democrats till their dying day you idiot.
Democrats created the Dixiecrats, when the civil rights movement succeeded by the Republicans, Dixiecrats returned to their racist Democratic fold. It was not till much later, with a new, younger breed of Southerner and the thousands of Northerners moving into the South, that Republicans made gains in the south.
In the age of information...Your ignorance and running on dumbass is still cway's best choice.
Still lying about the Civil Rights Act & how it got passed & the s[port it received from the political parties.

Those against the Civil Rights act were in the South & included both Republicans & Democrats.

The bill passed with a majority of both parties voting yes.

To claim the Republicans alone got this bill passed is an outright lie.

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#870919 Mar 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Still lying about the Civil Rights Act & how it got passed & the s[port it received from the political parties.
Those against the Civil Rights act were in the South & included both Republicans & Democrats.
The bill passed with a majority of both parties voting yes.
To claim the Republicans alone got this bill passed is an outright lie.
If not for Republicans, the Civil Rights act authored by Eisenhower Republicans would have never passed your moron.

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Neutral Party

Louisville, KY

#870920 Mar 9, 2013
Cway wrote:
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Your post proves you don't really understand my beliefs.
Face the facts. Your side is packed with extremists who want to see government so whittled down, it won't be able to fulfill its watchdog function.
As for my style of debate, I make no apologies. Try to BS or insult me and I'll make you pay for it.
The government provides a watchdog function? Who is watching this powerful bully that can take your money, property and life? The media rarely does their job as is evidenced by Benghazi and the sequester. The current government is like a drug dealer, making people dependent on them and proceeds to take their freedom and money. The same way Europe succumb to socialism and communism in the 1900's.

I respect your belief but in no way can agree. Your trust in government is so naive. Government is the biggest corporation of all with unlimited power because the people have allowed this to happen.

Did you finish high school? I would recommend you take a civics course. Government is the problem.

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#870921 Mar 9, 2013
carol wrote:
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Guess you have to look at the number in both parties who voted against it - 96 Democrats in the House and 21 in the Senate versus 34 Republicans in the House and 6 Republicans in the Senate.
According to Congressional Quarterly, the Civil Rights Act of 1964
passed the House 290-130, and Republican support for the bill was much stronger than Democratic: 61% of the Democrats supported the legislation while 80% of the Republicans backed it. These numbers were similar in the Senate - 69% of Democrats backed the bill along with 82% of Republicans.
Doesn't mean 61% of Democrats in the House and 69% in the Senate still didn't vote for the passage of the CVA of 1964. That's a lot of Democrats.
But the bill passed because a larger percentage of Republicans voted for it than Democrats - 80% in the House and 82% in the Senate.
That was my original point.
I give up. You are beyond help.

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Seminole, FL

#870922 Mar 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Still lying about the Civil Rights Act & how it got passed & the s[port it received from the political parties.
Those against the Civil Rights act were in the South & included both Republicans & Democrats.
The bill passed with a majority of both parties voting yes.
To claim the Republicans alone got this bill passed is an outright lie.
In 1957 it was Republican President Eisenhower who authored the 1957 Civil Rights Bill,...(that became the 1964 Civil Rights bill), Eisenhower hoping to repair the damage done to blacks and their civil rights by the your dated demokkkRratic party since 1892 till present. The bill was initially blocked by Senate demokrats, voted against by a racist (D)Senator JFK and Al Gore, Sr.

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#870923 Mar 9, 2013
palsiwalsi wrote:
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This is who Obama gives a rat's ass about, pay attention, there will be a test:
Dow Jones high on Fed steroids: Our view
www.usatoday.com/story/.../03/.../federal-res...
4 days ago – The longer the Fed's easy-money policies go on, the greater the risk they will distort markets, create new bubbles and set the economy up for ...
You are so ignorant and dishonest.
That is why he pushed for & signed the financial reform bill that wall street hates & Republicans are trying to repeal.

You people get dumber every day.

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Seminole, FL

#870924 Mar 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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That is why he pushed for & signed the financial reform bill that wall street hates & Republicans are trying to repeal.
You people get dumber every day.
dumber? RealDave's cover of smoke and bullshit.

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#870925 Mar 9, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>In 1957 it was Republican President Eisenhower who authored the 1957 Civil Rights Bill,...(that became the 1964 Civil Rights bill), Eisenhower hoping to repair the damage done to blacks and their civil rights by the your dated demokkkRratic party since 1892 till present. The bill was initially blocked by Senate demokrats, voted against by a racist (D)Senator JFK and Al Gore, Sr.
The bill passed, dumbass.

One Senator from the South filibustered it.

The opposition was from the Southern Block.

Once again proving me right & you an idiot.

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Seminole, FL

#870926 Mar 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The bill passed, dumbass.
One Senator from the South filibustered it.
The opposition was from the Southern Block.
Once again proving me right & you an idiot.
Opposition to Civil Rights was a bunch of misguided racist democrats like yourself idiot. JFK filibustered along with Al Gore and your ban of deranged racist icons opposed Civil Rights you moron.

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Seminole, FL

#870927 Mar 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The bill passed, dumbass.
One Senator from the South filibustered it.
The opposition was from the Southern Block.
Once again proving me right & you an idiot.
No longer is racism a word, racism like born gay is now a push button word, a natural occurrence in the DNA of liberals, a deranged convience, a class status of democrats.

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Cway

United States

#870928 Mar 9, 2013
The 34A Plans in Vietnam

The single notable element of increased U.S. involvement during 1964 was a program of covert GVN operations, designed to impose "progressively escalating pressure" upon the North. The active U.S. role in the few covert operations that were carried out was limited essentially to planning, equipping, and training of the GVN forces involved, but U.S. responsibility for the launching and conduct of these activities was unequivocal.

Only July 31, 1964, just a few days before the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, South Vietnamese gun boats attacked the North Vietnamese island of Hon Me as part of operation OPLAN 34A. Daniel Ellsberg, a Pentagon official working under US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, will later describe 34A as a “100 percent US operations, utilizing some South Vietnamese personnel along with… foreign mercenary crews, totally planned and controlled by the US, through the CIA and MACV.

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Cway

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#870929 Mar 9, 2013
Neutral Party wrote:
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[QUOTE]The government provides a watchdog function?
Yes, over certain business activity in particular. Such as setting standards for accounting practices, safety standards in the workplace, product safety, anti-pollution standards, etc. Or do you wish to risk more BP oil spills?
Who is watching this powerful bully that can take your money, property and life?
Congress, the Courts, the media (not consistantly), public opinion plays a role. It's not perfect, I admit. The failure to rescind the Patriot Act is troubling.
The media rarely does their job as evidenced by Benghazi and the sequester.
It does fail us.
The current government is like a drug dealer, making people dependent on them and proceeds to take their freedom and money.
Be more specific. I might add, we're not living in the days of Jefferson or Lincoln. Modern governments provide a lot services and need large budgets to function.
The same way Europe succumb to socialism and communism in the 1900's.
Be more specific. The communist countries were mostly those who sided with Hitler during WW II and came under Soviet occupation. Poland, of course, deserved better, as did Czechoslovakia.
I respect your belief but in no way can agree. Your trust in government is so naive. Government is the biggest corporation of all with unlimited power because the people have allowed this to happen.
I don't have full trust in government by any means. But the alternative is anarchy or some other ruling force that might not be much of an improvement.

Government, to a very great extent, is as benign and constructive as those who control it.
Did you finish high school? I would recommend you take a civics course. Government is the problem.
Do away with big government and something will fill the power vaccum. Corporate oligopoly, feudalism, military renegades, who knows...

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new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#870930 Mar 9, 2013
Besides the fact that you've been posting your C&P propaganda on it for dayz?

You overlook the obvious of the importance, the significance of what transpired.( Whether by selective reasoning or intellectual limitations ...).

A president and an attorney general acting in violation of The Constitution deserve to have their feet held to the fire.

And Rand Paul did just that.

Due Process a'ringin' a bell?

Hussein and Jr thinking they can go unchecked and unchallenged on this issue ... Paul and Cruz put them in check.

THAT'S the "big deal".

If The Jr had been straight from the beginning when he was asked the question, he wouldn't have had to keep back pedaling, "uh, uh, uh" and pressured into conceding the Constitutional answer which he clearly DID NOT want to state.
He could have spared himself from being exploited MACH SCHAU !!!
Instead, he ate Crow.
sonicfilter wrote:
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same thing Holder told Cruz 2 days ago.
so what's the big deal? or maybe: how many times will Eric have to repeat himself?

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#870931 Mar 9, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Opposition to Civil Rights was a bunch of misguided racist democrats like yourself idiot. JFK filibustered along with Al Gore and your ban of deranged racist icons opposed Civil Rights you moron.
Thurmond represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 until 2003, at first as a Democrat and, after 1964, as a Republican. As a new Republican Senator, Thurmond was the only Republican, along with 16 Democratic Senators, to vote against taking up the bill for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Six months after Thurmond's death in 2003, it was revealed that at age 22, he had fathered a mixed-race daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, with his family's maid, Carrie Butler, a 15-year-old black girl.
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#870932 Mar 9, 2013
The only ones who got "handed their ass" were Obama and Holder.

Paul and Cruz were The Dynamic Duo.
Obama & Holder, McCain & Graham, The Four Flunkies!

McCain made a fool of himself.
The old coot was just jealous that he didn't have the cajones of his younger, braver colleague Rand Paul.

Time for senile McCain to exist the political stage. Showboatin' A$$!

lily boca raton fl wrote:
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The Dynamic Duo of McCain and Graham handed Paul his ass!!

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870933 Mar 9, 2013
Cway wrote:
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Yes, I did.
Although I should have stated the possibility that Johnson was misled by CIA black ops of the type Prouty mentions.
In a best case scenario for you, Johnson is complicit with the CIA. But this doesn't help you seize the moral high ground.
Because in such a scenario, we simply have a rightwing Democrat working in unison with a rightwing government bureaucracy and in defiance of mainstream Democrat beliefs. Sorry, but this makes LBJ more in political alignment with the Ronald Reagans and GW Bushs of your side.
The key thing is that CIA conservatives were the prime movers of the Vietnam War. They were the first personnel to enter the country. They had operational control of all U.S. units in Vietnam for ten years until the big war opened up. And they were running black operations against the North to provoke a conflict.
CIA conservatives. Live with it.
LBJ was a LIBERAL Democrat.

If JFK had remained in office, none of the Civil Rights legislation or Great Society legislation promoted by LBJ would have passed.

Your revisionist history is a joke.

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#870934 Mar 9, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Thurmond represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 until 2003, at first as a Democrat and, after 1964, as a Republican. As a new Republican Senator, Thurmond was the only Republican, along with 16 Democratic Senators, to vote against taking up the bill for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Six months after Thurmond's death in 2003, it was revealed that at age 22, he had fathered a mixed-race daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, with his family's maid, Carrie Butler, a 15-year-old black girl.
President John F. Kennedy voted against the 1957 Eisenhower Civil rights Act while he was a senator, as did Democrat Senator Al Gore, Sr.

After JFK became president, John F. Kennedy was opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King, a Republican that was organized by A. Phillip Randolph who too was a black Republican.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870935 Mar 9, 2013
Cway wrote:
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The loudest voices against gay marriage are conservative Repubicans. Probably most of it coming from the Southern Bible Belt.
Carol is like a starving rat willing to gnaw on any piece of stale cheese she can sink her teeth into. Who really cares about gay marriage with so many other major issues out there?
Marriage should be a private contract between individuals, not sanctioned or controlled by government in any way.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870936 Mar 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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That is why he pushed for & signed the financial reform bill that wall street hates & Republicans are trying to repeal.
You people get dumber every day.
Please provide one specific example of how your financial reform bill helps the average investor.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#870937 Mar 9, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Thurmond represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 until 2003, at first as a Democrat and, after 1964, as a Republican. As a new Republican Senator, Thurmond was the only Republican, along with 16 Democratic Senators, to vote against taking up the bill for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Six months after Thurmond's death in 2003, it was revealed that at age 22, he had fathered a mixed-race daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, with his family's maid, Carrie Butler, a 15-year-old black girl.
So what?

If Teddy Kennedy had impregnated Carrie, he would have driven her off a bridge in Chappaquidick and drowned her.

Which would you prefer?

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