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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JWBooth

Pompano Beach, FL

#900481 May 10, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Birthers wasted a lot of Republican Money on this one.
Romney-Ryan in 2016
Obama supporters wasted a lot of everyone's money by electing an incompetent, unqualified community organizer in 2008, and then re-electing the same incompetent snakeoil salesman in 2012. You might as well run in 2016.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#900482 May 10, 2013
Megyn Kelly claimed on Thursday that the mainstream media issued a "collective yawn" about the Congressional hearings — a contention that drew scrutiny from some media-watchers.

Kelly quoted headlines from outlets like the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and The Huffington Post which she felt underplayed the drama of the hearings.

"if you look at, sort of, across the mainstream media, it was a collective yawn," she said.

The Washington Post's Erik Wemple took the claim head-on in a Thursday blog post. Wemple—who has followed the Benghazi story very closely—noted that the hearings had been given top billing on the front pages of the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. These are probably the three most important and influential newspapers in the country, and they all had straightforward, non-dismissive headlines that Kelly did not cite, such as "In Riveting Account Of Benghazi Raid, Official Knocks Administration Response," and "Officials: Facts on Benghazi withheld."

In her segment, Kelly also criticized outlets for focusing on the Jodi Arias trial and the story of the three women kidnapped in Cleveland.

"When you look at what folks chose to concentrate on, they were much more interested in Jodi Arias and what happened in Cleveland," she said. "In neither case were four Americans killed in a terrorist attack on our country!"

Kelly failed to note that she was one of the anchors who turned their focus to Arias and Cleveland. On Thursday, Newsbusters rapped MSNBC's Chris Hayes over the knuckles for playing footage of Kelly updating viewers on both stories. The entire network also turned to Arias when she was declared guilty. Fox News even led the ratings with its Arias coverage.

The media's investigations into Benghazi continued on Friday morning, as ABC's Jon Karl published an exclusive story about the State Department's revisions of talking points. That would suggest that reporters are still looking into things.

Wemple wrote that Fox News was resorting to an old pattern:

Forgive Fox News for its analytical blindness. For years, the network has been shredding the mainstream media for ignoring its pet issues. It’s a mantra, a reflex response. So when contrary information pops up on street-corner newspaper boxes, on TV screens and on computer screens everywhere, we can excuse Fox News for not noticing. Give it a pass on this one.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/megy...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#900483 May 10, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Consumer Reports says that the Tesla S is the best car it's tested since 2007.
That gives a boost to the announcement that Tesla Motors has become profitable and driving it's stock price up 19% to nearly $67 per share.
Whatever happened to the Consumer Reports that tested practical products for average consumers?

Their ratings for cars lost credibility when they started overweighting environmental and safety factors and underweighting performance and reliability.

But, if you want a Tesla, knock yourself out.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#900484 May 10, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Tesla Motors plans to repay its $465 million loan that was granted in 2009 under the $25 billion Advanced Vehicle Technology Manufacturing program, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush.
http://www.autonews.com/article/20130226/OEM0...
With backers like Musk, why did Tesla need any government money?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#900485 May 10, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Only your precious weasels lied, you gullible poster child of deprived common sense.
How could 111 Democrats be so stupid to not know what they were voting for after they were given the exact same intelligence and then gladly gave Bush permission to take down Saddam?
Are you that stupid to believe they were?
They lied for political gain when the winds of opinion changed.
That's the definition of a weasel - a liar who craves power at any cost even if it means selling their soul.
The Weasel Party. You should be proud.
Hillary clinton, who probably knew more about saddam than any other senator, voted for it.
Lincoln

United States

#900486 May 10, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, first of all you notice the two liberals who have posted this several times this morning....
54 attacks on American sites abroad
13 Americans killed
3 hearings
0 outrage from the right
Under Obama:
1 attack
4 killed
9 hearings
....did not provide any links and seem to think there have been no attacks on Americans or American sites since 2009 when their Lord and Savior Barack Hussein Obama was sworn into office to fundamentally transform this nation of which they are doing a whiz bang job of helping him succeed.
President Bush

January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed.

June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al-Qaida attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.

October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of “Bali Bombings.” No fatalities.

February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed.

May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al-Qaida terrorists storm the diplomatic compound killing 36 people including nine Americans. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb.

July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy, killing two people.

December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaida terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. Nine people are killed.

March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan again. Suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate killing four people, including U.S. diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers.(I wonder if Lindsey Graham or Fox News would even recognize the name “David Foy.” This is the third Karachi terrorist attack in four years on what’s considered American soil.)

September 12, 2006. Damascus, Syria. Four armed gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar” storm the U.S. Embassy using grenades, automatic weapons, a car bomb and a truck bomb. Four people are killed, 13 are wounded.

January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Members of a Greek terrorist group called the Revolutionary Struggle fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Embassy. No fatalities.

March 18, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Members of the al-Qaida-linked Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the U.S. Embassy. The shot misses the embassy, but hits nearby school killing two.

July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attack the U.S. Consulate. Six people are killed.

September 17, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Terrorists dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. Sixteen people are killed, including an American student and her husband (they had been married for three weeks when the attack occurred). This is the second attack on this embassy in seven months.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900487 May 10, 2013
Some liberals seem to think there have been no attacks on Americans or American sites since 2009.

These people would be called "tools" or "useful idiots" by Karl Marx.

Fitting, I suppose, considering this parallel universe and history repeating itself right before our very eyes.
Lincoln

United States

#900488 May 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Whatever happened to the Consumer Reports that tested practical products for average consumers?
Their ratings for cars lost credibility when they started overweighting environmental and safety factors and underweighting performance and reliability.
But, if you want a Tesla, knock yourself out.
They have a scaled down version for home products.
Auto reports often favor Honda for long term value

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#900489 May 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Megyn Kelly claimed on Thursday that the mainstream media issued a "collective yawn" about the Congressional hearings — a contention that drew scrutiny from some media-watchers.
Kelly quoted headlines from outlets like the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and The Huffington Post which she felt underplayed the drama of the hearings.
"if you look at, sort of, across the mainstream media, it was a collective yawn," she said.
The Washington Post's Erik Wemple took the claim head-on in a Thursday blog post. Wemple—who has followed the Benghazi story very closely—noted that the hearings had been given top billing on the front pages of the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. These are probably the three most important and influential newspapers in the country, and they all had straightforward, non-dismissive headlines that Kelly did not cite, such as "In Riveting Account Of Benghazi Raid, Official Knocks Administration Response," and "Officials: Facts on Benghazi withheld."
In her segment, Kelly also criticized outlets for focusing on the Jodi Arias trial and the story of the three women kidnapped in Cleveland.
"When you look at what folks chose to concentrate on, they were much more interested in Jodi Arias and what happened in Cleveland," she said. "In neither case were four Americans killed in a terrorist attack on our country!"
Kelly failed to note that she was one of the anchors who turned their focus to Arias and Cleveland. On Thursday, Newsbusters rapped MSNBC's Chris Hayes over the knuckles for playing footage of Kelly updating viewers on both stories. The entire network also turned to Arias when she was declared guilty. Fox News even led the ratings with its Arias coverage.
The media's investigations into Benghazi continued on Friday morning, as ABC's Jon Karl published an exclusive story about the State Department's revisions of talking points. That would suggest that reporters are still looking into things.
Wemple wrote that Fox News was resorting to an old pattern:
Forgive Fox News for its analytical blindness. For years, the network has been shredding the mainstream media for ignoring its pet issues. It’s a mantra, a reflex response. So when contrary information pops up on street-corner newspaper boxes, on TV screens and on computer screens everywhere, we can excuse Fox News for not noticing. Give it a pass on this one.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/megy...
Who cares what megan kelly says?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#900490 May 10, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Consumer Reports says that the Tesla S is the best car it's tested since 2007.
That gives a boost to the announcement that Tesla Motors has become profitable and driving it's stock price up 19% to nearly $67 per share.
Until you "brick" the battery.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#900491 May 10, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Hey Carol you see my post earlier about the new hormone treatment that makes old hearts new again? That will be a game changer. Human tests start this fall.
I see the same twisted transparent jerks like Flake and Sleazy Eed are still spewing their ignorance on a daily basis. Must be terrible, having and living your make believe existence on topix every day? Hi to my millions of fans and my ten twisted Tea Baggers on here. Your misery is soooo obvious, along with your fanaticism.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#900492 May 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Fox is keeping investigative journalism alive.
The rest are just repeating government propaganda.
Being Clueless seems to be your main attribute, followed closely by programmed fanaticism.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900493 May 10, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
The u.s. embassy in turkey was attacked in february leaving 1 dead so that post is full of poo. Funny that homer fell for it.
Not to mention:

2012 - Attack on the American Embassy in Egypt.
2012 - U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi.
2012 - Attack on the American Embassy in Yemen.
2013 - United States embassy bombing in Ankara, Turkey.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#900494 May 10, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
On Thursday, Newsbusters rapped MSNBC's Chris Hayes over the knuckles for playing footage of Kelly updating viewers on both stories.
Chris Hayes is a sweet little girl. Please lay off her.
Tiburcio Pelotas

Haverhill, MA

#900495 May 10, 2013
I am older, but not wiser.
I crack wise jokes in prostibules
Where the ladies are not ladies.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#900496 May 10, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
President Bush
January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed.
June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al-Qaida attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.
October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of “Bali Bombings.” No fatalities.
February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed.
May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al-Qaida terrorists storm the diplomatic compound killing 36 people including nine Americans. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb.
July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy, killing two people.
December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaida terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. Nine people are killed.
March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan again. Suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate killing four people, including U.S. diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers.(I wonder if Lindsey Graham or Fox News would even recognize the name “David Foy.” This is the third Karachi terrorist attack in four years on what’s considered American soil.)
September 12, 2006. Damascus, Syria. Four armed gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar” storm the U.S. Embassy using grenades, automatic weapons, a car bomb and a truck bomb. Four people are killed, 13 are wounded.
January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Members of a Greek terrorist group called the Revolutionary Struggle fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Embassy. No fatalities.
March 18, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Members of the al-Qaida-linked Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the U.S. Embassy. The shot misses the embassy, but hits nearby school killing two.
July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attack the U.S. Consulate. Six people are killed.
September 17, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Terrorists dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. Sixteen people are killed, including an American student and her husband (they had been married for three weeks when the attack occurred). This is the second attack on this embassy in seven months.
There have been seven embassy attacks since January 2009 with 3 1/2 more years to go. Care to try again? Plus other non embassy attacks around the world.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#900497 May 10, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"nutsucker"
Damn right I collect my Social Security benefit. I have paid in for more than 50 years, still do. Damn right I use Medicare, again I have paid in for umpteen years. I also purchase supplemental health insurance. If Social Security and Medicare were unavailable to me my life style would change not a bit.
You are right Social Security and Medicare are socialist programs, programs that one must pay into, your kind of program, a benevolent government looking after you. In your case it is a good thing, you need all the help you can get.
One more time you prove your self to be a liar. I do not piss and moan about benefits going to HARD working folks who require additional help, I piss and moan about the LAZY who do not work and expect to be taken care of.
"nutsucker" I will respond to your bullshit however I please, if another poster points out your idiocy I may agree with him. I hope you continue to post, I enjoy reading posts from others the laugh at you. You know what I seldom see? A poster who agrees with you.
Peace
KMA
I see you are still residing in that plastic bubble, Moron. You have to be one of the dumbest poster ever, while without doubt a total phony...Thanks for being a clueless rightie nutcase.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#900498 May 10, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
President Bush
January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed.
June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al-Qaida attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.
October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of “Bali Bombings.” No fatalities.
February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed.
May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al-Qaida terrorists storm the diplomatic compound killing 36 people including nine Americans. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb.
July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy, killing two people.
December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaida terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. Nine people are killed.
March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan again. Suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate killing four people, including U.S. diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers.(I wonder if Lindsey Graham or Fox News would even recognize the name “David Foy.” This is the third Karachi terrorist attack in four years on what’s considered American soil.)
September 12, 2006. Damascus, Syria. Four armed gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar” storm the U.S. Embassy using grenades, automatic weapons, a car bomb and a truck bomb. Four people are killed, 13 are wounded.
January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Members of a Greek terrorist group called the Revolutionary Struggle fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Embassy. No fatalities.
March 18, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Members of the al-Qaida-linked Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the U.S. Embassy. The shot misses the embassy, but hits nearby school killing two.
July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attack the U.S. Consulate. Six people are killed.
September 17, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Terrorists dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. Sixteen people are killed, including an American student and her husband (they had been married for three weeks when the attack occurred). This is the second attack on this embassy in seven months.
Considering the crux of these attacks were immediately following 9/11 and in the middle of a war, you'd have to be a complete and total fool to think this was unusual.

You'd also have to be a total and complete fool to think the world abroad has been a safe place for Americans since 2009.
Lincoln

United States

#900499 May 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Iraq had a long history of using Scud missiles.
In the G H W Bush war that worked.
This Republican president knew how to conduct a war, win and get out.

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#900500 May 10, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Being Clueless seems to be your main attribute, followed closely by programmed fanaticism.
Hey Old Dummy! I see you are our of the Nursing Facility! How is your "vacation" you are still on going, Grey Boast?

How is your sockpuppet "Wilhelm" from Germany, loser?

Hehe...

Moron.

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