Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1395599 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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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#961002 Aug 7, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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A shooter in a clock tower is taken out by SWAT. Why wasn't the shoter arrested & brought to trial?
A US Citizen sits in Yemen sending bombers to kill Americans. Why isn't he captured & brought to trial.
What is the difference?
If we knew where a terrorist camp was that had several leaders including a US citizen terrorist leader & send in helicopters or a scud, would that be OK with you?
I don't get it.
What's the difference if this American Terrorist charged a US installation as part of an attack or if he hid in the mountains with a sniper rifle or commanding others to attack us.
Why is there a possibility that suspect terrorists now in GITMO (where they belong) may be set free to return to Yemen?

Didn't they get the evac order in GITMO?
WOW

New York, NY

#961003 Aug 7, 2013
The tragic reality of human life is that few people value the awesome power of the individual Self with an integrated mind (that is, a mind in which memory, thoughts, feelings, sensing, conscience and other functions work together in an integrated way) because this individual will be decisive in choosing life-enhancing behavioural options (including those at variance with social laws and norms) and will fearlessly resist all efforts to control it or coerce it with violence
WOW

New York, NY

#961004 Aug 7, 2013
Some people have been surprised or disappointed by certain decisions of President Barack Obama. His war-making, his use of illegal drone strikes, his failure to close Guantanamo, his failure to genuinely help those ordinary Americans who voted him into office, and even his pursuit of whistleblowers like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden have all raised concerns among those with the audacity to hope that he would be different.

But there is no reason for surprise. Obama told us all about himself in his autobiography 'Dreams From My Father'. Most of us just chose not to listen and to then analyse the significance of what he told us.

It takes someone with a particular psychological profile to kill and exploit people. See 'Why Violence?' Most of us cannot kill: we respond to our conscience or feelings such as empathy, sympathy, compassion or even the fear of our guilt or shame if we know our actions will cause harm to others. What happened to Barack Obama that makes him so violent? Let us analyse what he told us now
Cont
WOW

New York, NY

#961005 Aug 7, 2013
Cont;In his book Obama describes his childhood. This includes, for example, explicit reference to his violent maternal grandfather as well as key behavioural descriptions of himself in contexts that reveal his emotional state, even if this was, and still is, suppressed below his own conscious awareness. In essence, the book contains a largely delusional account of his early life, reflecting his effort to leave his past behind without dealing with the effects of the violence he suffered.

One incident he describes clearly reveals his justified but unexpressed fury at his father for abandoning him. Because this fury was suppressed, it left young Barack with a gaping hole in his sense of self-worth: he wasn't worthy of his father's time, attention and love. Moreover, because he was unable either to prevent his abandonment by his father (because his love, as a baby, for his father was insufficient to bond his father to him) or to express his feelings (which would usually include fear, pain and sadness in addition to his obvious anger) about this abandonment, he acquired a deep sense of powerlessness and a large measure of self-hatred too. However, given the extraordinary unpleasantness of these feelings and without support and preferably encouragement to feel them, he unconsciously suppressed his awareness of these as well. But they live in him still.

His book makes it clear that it was his mother who was primarily responsible for 'teaching' young Barack to suppress his awareness of his feelings. She didn't comprehend her child's need to feel the fear raised by his father's abandonment, to cry about it and to get angry about it (perhaps by having a series of 'tantrums') because listening to his feelings frightened her: listening might trigger equivalent feelings in herself (and, as a child, she had been scared into suppressing her awareness of her feelings too). So she scared the young Barack into not having these feelings by, for example, contradicting his perceptions of his father and offering justifications for his father's behaviour.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#961006 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Jeezus goob, you quoted the Code definition I was referring to:
“the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”(28 C.F.R. Section 0.85).
Title 18 goes further to define "domestic terrorism":
(5) the term “domestic terrorism” means activities that—
(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;
(B) appear to be intended—
(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
He was a nut with a gun, y'all label any crime commited by a Muslim an act of terror just as you label any government action you don't like "communism".
That's retarded and it diminishes the magnitude of both terms.
Did you miss the opening line of his own testimony?

"The evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter," said Major Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who was agitated over the prospect of a deployment to Afghanistan at the time of his killings. "Evidence will show I was on the wrong side of America's war and I later switched sides," Hasan said.

"We in the mujahideen are imperfect beings trying to establish a perfect religion … I apologize for any mistakes I have made in this endeavor."

Now, let's reiterate the dfeine-
Domestic terrorism is the unlawful use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual based and operating entirely within the United States or Puerto Rico without foreign direction committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives....

Do you comprehend this part of it?

against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives.

To heck with closing GITMO!!
WOW

New York, NY

#961007 Aug 7, 2013
OBAMA His mother didn't understand the enormous healing power of crying when you feel sad, of consciously feeling scared when something frightening happens to you and of expressing one's legitimate anger when one has been 'done over'. Barack had been abandoned! How would you feel? She didn't understand that evolution intended us to have feelings partly to guide us and partly as a 'safety release valve' so that we can move on from trauma to lead a productive and fulfilling life. Unfortunately, by suppressing his awareness of his feelings (even though the feelings themselves cannot be suppressed out of existence) throughout his childhood and in adult life, they became deeply embedded in his unconscious and play the major role in generating his now-warped behaviours without him even knowing it.

Another incident his book describes occurred after an older boy threw a rock at the young Barack; he powerlessly complained to his stepfather 'It wasn't fair'. This incident confirms that the boy had been terrorised into suppressing his awareness of his anger: the anger that evolution intended would tell him that this behaviour by his assailant was not just unfair - it was an unprovoked, outrageous and violent assault; the anger that would enable him to defend himself powerfully (primarily by showing his anger) against such assaults, thus reducing the likelihood of their repetition; and the anger that would also tell him how to change his behaviour in future so that such assaults were less likely. Why is this important?

Because the young Barack had already learned to suppress his justified fear of, and anger at, the abuse of people who were supposed to love him (particularly his father and mother) and of whom he was (unconsciously) terrified (such as his maternal grandfather), he learned to project his own terror, self-hatred and anger onto other people and groups of whom he is not actually afraid ('terrorists' in foreign countries, prisoners at Guantanamo, US citizens), and to use violence to control their behaviour instead. This enables him to regain his desired, but delusionary, sense of 'having control'.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#961008 Aug 7, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>There are two ports in that area of Yemen for oil export mostly. Al Qaeda has tried to blow one of the ports up but the attempt was foiled by Yemen intel/military.
Yemen's government needs help in fending of AQ, the US is providing the best satellite intel on the planet in combination with some well placed drone strikes. Six AQ types were killed during the past 48 hrs with dozens wounded.
We can't send troops to the middle East__that just becomes too fn ugly__yet that's the path that Republican leadership would take.
Drone's, cruise missiles etc. are the only viable options available to the US. Even our mercenary army, the highly paid CIA operatives and contractors have been exposed and exploited by eager journalists and no nothing talking heads.
We've cut back militarily in the middle East under Obama but we can't pull out.
This says we don't import any oil from Yemen, why is military action our only option?

http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_move_impcus_a...

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#961009 Aug 7, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>SUMMARY: This Directive reissues DoD Directive 5210.56, dated February 25, 1992, and implements
the provisions of reference (b) that govern the carrying of firearms by civilian DoD personnel performing law
enforcement and security duties, and references (c) and (d) that apply to the carrying of firearms by DoD
military and civilian personnel aboard commercial aircraft.
*I don't see what this has to do with Clinton's law to ban military carrying on bases in 1993. Please explain.
Haven't been able to find the 1992 version online, oldest I can find is the 1993 version. However, you can see that the changes in the 1993 version that you've posted there do not effect DoD personnel carrying personal firearms on military bases. If you read down to I believe page 2 of the '93 version you will find that personal weapons are prohibited from being carried on military bases. That means that the provision was at least in place in 1992. The directive dates back to 1986 so it may even date back that far but again, can't find a copy online.

This is what's called "research", you'll find its kind of fun once you get a handle on it.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#961010 Aug 7, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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As well as eliminate any suggestion of bias.
Let's see who can stand on their own feet without assistance.
Ha! That's what Willkie said before debating FDR.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#961011 Aug 7, 2013
TSM wrote:
Obama to snub Putin at the G-20 while Kerry/Hagel will speak to Russia’s counterparts concerning Snowden ‘Laughable ‘ his action to snub Putin is a child trying to act macho Obama, Kerry, Hagel reminds me of the Three Stooges!!
Studied ignorance is a point of pride in the O'bama administration.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#961012 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Obama established the DHS?
News to me, probably news to him too.
Quit acting so stupid. It is his administration now. Did he or did he not appoint idiots to run it while he was in office?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#961013 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Y'all are so pathetic, here's the actual quote:
The California lawmaker went on to say that Snowden had violated his oath to defend the Constitution.
“He violated the oath, he violated the law. It’s treason.”
Don't expect a retraction.

It's typical of fetchie to try and slide a lie through on a regular basis, then run from it.
Anthony W

New York, NY

#961014 Aug 7, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The idea that Obama is a racist reads as baffling to most Americans, but it makes sense if you understand the particular racial beliefs of conservatives. If the liberal perspective on racism is that racial inequality is a genuine fact of contemporary American life—and requires race-specific remedies—then the conservative view can be expressed with a line from Chief Justice John Roberts’s opinion in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1:“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.”
In other words, only the “colorblind” are capable of stopping racism. What’s more, the inverse is also true: if you’re not colorblind, then you are incapable of stopping racism. Which leads to a final conclusion: anyone who treats race as a social reality is a racist. The corollary to this—seen here, for example—is that accusations of racism are more troubling than actual discrimination against minorities.
Because Obama acknowledges race as a force in American life—and because he even suggests that there are racists among us—he becomes the “real racist,” a construction designed to give conservatives moral high ground, while allowing them to insult Obama. After all, for them,“racist” is the worst accusation in American life.
This rhetoric, it should be said, extends beyond the fever swamps of the right wing. In his concurrence to Fisher v. Texas, the recently decided case on racial preferences in higher education, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas likens supporters of affirmative action to slaveholders and segregationists.“Slaveholders argued that slavery was a ‘positive good’ that civilized blacks and elevated them in every dimension of life,” wrote Thomas.“Segregationists likewise defended segregation on the ground that it provided more leadership opportunities for blacks.” In this telling, the real racism is using racial preferences to account for past discrimination.
With three years (and some change) left in President Obama’s term, we will see more of this rhetoric. Until then, however, it’s worth giving a quick primer on what racism is. Racism, as The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote last year, is the “broad sympathy toward some and broader skepticism toward others.” It’s both the miasma of beliefs and assumptions about blacks and other minorities, and the policies passed in response to those beliefs and assumptions. It’s the white supremacist heritage of this country and the ways in which it continues to shape individual lives. It’s “cantaloupe calves,”“stop and frisk,” and the presumption of black criminality.
What it isn’t, by far, is a black president who talks about race, and tries—whenever possible—to talk about its role in American life.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08...
Oh Jerry!

You had me at The idea that Obama is a racist,

You had me at The idea that Obama is a racist.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#961015 Aug 7, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Putin is taking the rejection much harder . He's pouting like a 2 year old just told that he's getting a bath before bedtime.
That is really a lie. Russia's government said Obama's decision showed the U.S. is unable to develop relations with Moscow on an "equal basis." Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, played down the Kremlin's role in the Snowden controversy, describing the American's status as a situation that "hasn't been created by us."

Barack Hussein O'bama making President Putin look like the leader of the free world.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#961016 Aug 7, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Y'all are so pathetic, here's the actual quote:
The California lawmaker went on to say that Snowden had violated his oath to defend the Constitution.
“He violated the oath, he violated the law. It’s treason.”
You are so pathetic. O'bama has done more to destroy this country than any whistle blower and yet...you defend him.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961017 Aug 7, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> That's silly! A meagre 10% tax on tanning salon services is too low to effect the buying behavior of the wealthy enough people who can afford to go to tanning salons. I guarantee that they won't fore-go the pleasure of getting a tan because the price goes up a dime on the dollar.
The word is "affect", not "effect", you illiterate Bocajew.

Tanning salons are low-class, low-rent places, mainly for the tattoo parlor crowd plus NYC Bocajews.

Others get their tan from the sun.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#961018 Aug 7, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Says the guy whose posts are always a contradiction. But he/she must.. be excused because he/she is a Barack Hussein Obama disciple??
You're right. I'm sorry.

Sooooo.... you found that Declaration of War against iraq, son?

Being that you're not a contradiction and all son.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961019 Aug 7, 2013
Ilkwas wrote:
<quoted text>
ObamaKKKare? Then you should be for it. It's got your favorite club name right in the middle. Universal healthcare. That says special favor for the few. Yep.
To the contrary, the elites from government and labor unions are exempted from the ObamaKKKare ghetto.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#961020 Aug 7, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"John Galt"
filner is a a liberal loon, "silly's" type of man.
Peace
That too!

He was seducing military rape victims when he was Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee.
shrimp_on_treadm ills

United States

#961021 Aug 7, 2013
Z
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> That's silly! A meagre 10% tax on tanning salon services is too low to effect the buying behavior of the wealthy enough people who can afford to go to tanning salons. I guarantee that they won't fore-go the pleasure of getting a tan because the price goes up a dime on the dollar.
uber wealthy would own their own tanning bed dum dum!

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