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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Deltona, FL

#965203 Aug 16, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I am fed up with your lies and deceit, go bother someone else. You are just another troll.
She's become chairman of the liars club.

Bronx, NY

#965204 Aug 16, 2013
LILY THINKS HER OBAMA SUPPORT MAKES HER THE QUEEN OF THE PLANTATION AND THE BLACKS SHOULD BE HAPPY TO FAn HER OR BE HER BED WARMERS lolololhahahaha OH LILY YOU SO CRA CRA obamaaaaaaaaaaaa you wait till he is gone and you go back to being white lololololhahahaha ok do your patty hearst thing now what you gonna do when he gone and your blackness fall away hahahahaha patty hearst

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#965205 Aug 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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so present us with the proof that it's fraudulent.
just don't try to use any non-expert 'expert' testimony from one of the 200 birther court cases that have failed to go anywhere.
I've got an idea. How about doing what the so-called birfers want and submit that fraudulent document as evidence in a cour case, instead of Obama's lawyers saying anything to avoid doing that, like in New Jersey when the argument they used was "Obama should be on the ballot because, in New Jersey, Mickey Mouse can be on the ballot."

As long as that obviously fraudulent document is on the White House website, it's just propaganda. If it is ever submitted as evidence in any court room, a felony will have been committed.
Is that the real reason Obama's lawyers say and do anything to avoid complying with what the so-called "birfers" want and have that obviously fraudulent document submitted as evidence of Obama's eligibility? Is it because they know it's fraudulent and they know they will be sent to prison if they submit it?
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#965206 Aug 16, 2013
Ok leftist phags, time for the morning edition of "learnin ta spell wit jentel".

The word for this morning is "nacho". Now, lets use it in a sentence:

"that nacho purple drank, that mine"!!!

Honolulu, HI

#965207 Aug 16, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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And Reagan won by a land slide!!!
Obama is nothing next to Reagan.
In the mean time: Liberals tell themselves Obama won by a land slide in a feeble attempt to rewrite history.
See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.
lol! bushie boy did even win the popular vote. He needed help from his party and his family to get elected.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#965208 Aug 16, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I am fed up with your lies and deceit, go bother someone else. You are just another troll.
Now, Homer, I might get upset sometimes with my fellow countrymen who I don't recognize anymore - and it was you yesterday - I'm just trying to help you see you're on the wrong side of history.

If I didn't care, I wouldn't waste my time. But your scooter stories are forever imbedded in my heart and that's why you mean that much to me.

But I do apologize for being so harsh with you yesterday.

Even so, again, what I just posted is the absolute truth. Please prove that it is not.
Anthony W

New York, NY

#965209 Aug 16, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>So pretty much a working vacation then, president still focused on the economy. Good stuff.
And there we thought most of his days were vacationing with work here and there, president still focused on his game. Very good stuff.

But one question has been haunting me since President Obama’s August 9, pre-Vineyard press conference: How does the press corps come up with all those stupid questions? I mean, you'd think somebody would screw up once in a while and ask a real question.
But you would be wrong.

President Obama, whose polling numbers are in the tank outside the White House press corps, strode confidently to the lectern. There are, after all, worse things in life than being pelted by softball questions from a sycophantic press.

Right off the bat, AP’s hard-hitting Julie Pace demanded to know if the U.S.'s recent discord with Russia is Vladimir Putin’s fault. People are reading too much into Putin’s body language, the president said. But the Russian Olympic teams will suffer from not having gay and transgender athletes, he added. I’m glad we got to the bottom of that one. Note (the press didn’t) that throughout the press briefing, the president calls Putin “Putin” and the traitor Edward Snowden “Mr. Snowden.”

CBS’s Major Garrett followed Pace with another toughie. Does the president think his forthcoming appointment of a new Fed Chairman is important?“[D]o do you believe this will be one of the most important, if not the most important, economic decisions you will make in the remainder of your presidency?”

Glad you asked, Major. Yes, my decision regarding the new Federal Reserve Chairman, like all my decisions, will be very important. The Fed Chairman will be there after I’m no longer president. You can look it up.

Ideally, a White House press briefing by the president affords the press—and, by extension, the public—a golden opportunity to obtain information by direct questioning of the chief executive. But this rarely happens today.

The White House press briefing, whether by the president or spokesman Jay Carney, has become so pointless that a former Obama press aide, Reid Cherlin, writing in the liberal New Republic, called for this “unholy charade,” as he dubs the briefings, to be abolished. Oddly enough, Cherlin’s reason for calling off the briefings is that the press has fallen out of love with the president and that therefore there is too much “skirmishing” in the briefings.

“The daily briefing has become a worthless chore for reporters, an embarrassing nuisance to administration staff, and a source of added friction between the two camps. It’s time to do the humane, obvious thing and get rid of it altogether,” writes Cherlin.

Oh, no, we can’t have friction in the briefing room! That adversary-thing should happen only when an evil Republican occupies the White House.

Of course, a better option would be that the press briefing be restored to its rightful function: a chance to get information and thereby inform the public.

I mean, the president knows all sorts of things that we don’t know, but which we deserve to know.

For example, the president knows what he was doing on the night the Benghazi attack unfolded. "What were you doing that night?” is a question that has NEVER BEEN ASKED in a press op.

Such a question would be designed to elicit information—and, if the president refused to answer or obfuscated, well, that in itself would be a kind of information. But this question will never be asked. Any reporter who asked it would be ostracized.

Honolulu, HI

#965210 Aug 16, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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You are a Libtard therefore you are wrong!
Rush Limbaugh said that if Libtards put a black president then any intelligent rejection of his socialist agenda will be labeled racism.
Same if the travelgate queen Clinton wins then any rejection of her policies will be labeled sexist.
Liberals are so brain dead that they do not understand Conservative's rejection of socialism and like little kids label everything as racism.
The lowest form of attack is to pull the race card. When a brainless Liberal pulls the race card is because he or she already lost the argument.
lol! You're a con and you pull con jobs.

THAT says it all!

I love this comedy channel.

Since: Aug 13

Kansas City, MO

#965211 Aug 16, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Ronald Reagan had a working ranch, Rancho Del Cielo, where he had an office and could respond to any national situation if necessary.
George Bush had a working ranch, Prairie Chapel Ranch, where he, too, had an office and could respond to any national situation.
Reagan, Clinton and both Bush's retreated to Camp David often. Don't recall Obama going there much.
Obama would never want to live in Chicago with a working office.
So he goes to resorts and takes his entire entourage of staffers with him. Finding a place to actually perform the duties of the presidency if necessary isn't as easy on the golf course or in the middle of the Grand Canyon or on the beaches in Hawaii.
Yes, President Bush was working on his ranch when he was informed that Al Qaeda was planning to attack the United States. He did nothing and 9/11 happened. Maybe he should have been playing golf?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#965212 Aug 16, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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The best thing that could happen to America would be a total collapse, complete anarchy, and then to rise up as a stronger Nation based once again ONLY on the Constitution. Too many bloodsuckers for it to thrive in its current state.....
Seems we're at that crossroads right now.

Honolulu, HI

#965213 Aug 16, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Fannie and Freddie collasped you loon. In 1992, then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton recommended using private pension funds to "'invest' in government priorities, such as affordable housing, to 'generate long-term, broad-based economic benefits.
"Seldom has such a radical proposal been so ignored during a campaign only to later lead to such devastating consequences."
The idea didn't get very far when the Clinton administration took office, "but it succeeded in winning the war by drafting Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the commercial banking system into the affordable-housing effort.
"Bank regulators began to pressure banks to make subprime loans."
As for Fannie and Freddie, by 2008, when the two enterprises collapsed, they were required to devote 56 percent of their mortgage purchases to affordable-housing loans, the duo contends
"By 2008, roughly half of all outstanding mortgages in America were high-risk loans," setting the stage for the meltdown to come and it started in the Clinton administration.
lol! You obviously don't live in the present you idiot.

But hey, nothing new there right?

Bethlehem, PA

#965214 Aug 16, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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And, we no longer have a democracy, with the voting machines being programmed to steal votes.
We will eventually fight over that.
I am fed up with your lies and deceit, go bother someone else. You are just another troll.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#965215 Aug 16, 2013
TSM wrote:
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DB…The common thread among Obama’s associates/friends from his Pastor to his Mentor is ‘Hate America Crowd” we can’t forget ‘Obama’ began his political career in the home of a known Domestic Terror ‘Bill Ayers!
Agree in full.

Honolulu, HI

#965216 Aug 16, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Fact: Obama goes to Egypt talks about freedom and a civil war ensues.
No matter how you twist history, facts are facts.
Obama's incompetences caused a civil war.
FACT: You're an idiot.

No matter how you twist history, facts are facts.

Honolulu, HI

#965217 Aug 16, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly. O'bama is the spitting image of Davis. Ann Dunham got her money from somewhere-and it seems likely she was a prostituting herself one way or another. It would have been a disgrace for her to pop out a black baby, so definitely she was sent away to birth the baby.
lol! wow.

you've been through her shoes, eh?
Anthony W

New York, NY

#965218 Aug 16, 2013
So, like a grade school kid before the family goes to Floriday, the President frequently gets excused from class but his mother asks for homework.

And the media will make sure none of the homework is too difficult.

So averse to asking possibly embarrassing questions has the elite press corps come that when the Daily Caller sent a 16-year-old intern to one of Jay Carney’s briefings and the kid asked a real question, the press corps was outraged.

Gabe Finger asked if, in light of all his support given to Trayvon Martin’s family, the president was offering protection to the now genuinely endangered Zimmerman family. Rather than appreciating a budding reporter’s audacity and ability to speak up at a press conference, Politico’s Glenn Thrush tweeted that it was “an adolescent question.”

Press briefings have become so meaningless that National Journal’s Ron Fournier, has advocated a weeklong boycott.“If WH journos boycotted briefings for week,” Fournier tweeted,“would 1) readers / viewers miss news? 2) the WH get the message?”

The best that can be said about presidential briefings is that, though reporters don’t seek information and the president certainly doesn’t give them anything, we do get to see the president’s quirks in a setting where he doesn’t quite control everything—almost everything, but not quite.

We saw in the pre-Vineyard briefing, for example, one of the president’s least endearing personality traits.

Whether it is the Republicans or Vladimir Putin, nobody, in the president’s mind, EVER has an honest disagreement with him over policy. It is always a character flaw or shortcoming of the other fellow. The Republicans want to deprive people of health care and Putin is like a grouchy kid who has bad posture.

Obama was also quoted in the Washington Post saying that Putin can “slip back into Cold War thinking and a Cold War mentality.” So really, Putin is just Obama’s latest bitter clinger. I wonder if the intrepid Julie Pace who asked the blame-Putin question picked up on this. It might have made for a follow-up question, but I suppose that’s expecting too much.

The presidential briefing is obviously a decayed institution for a decayed press corps. Maybe Jeff Bezos, the new owner of the Washington Post, will shake things up. Bezos likely shares the politics of Washington’s media elite. But he knows the value of content.

Reporters should skip the set piece briefings entirely or do something they haven’t done for nearly five years: ask real questions.

Honolulu, HI

#965219 Aug 16, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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Is that from the media that proctored Zimmerman's injuries and 911 tapes?


Now I know you're an idiot of the first order!

Honolulu, HI

#965220 Aug 16, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>You're the little girl, you're the one in dire need of giverment help. You don't know when you lie, and when you tell the truth, you're a Demorat. Just ax Jesse(Jackass)Jackson or Jesse(Jackass)Jackson JR... It's to bad they only caught one. He's not as slick as his father, YET... By the way are you going to do a work of mercy, and visit the imprisioned? After all he is 'your' friend, ain't he?
lol! poor chica. you're such an idiot and damn proud of it.

your pride keeps you down.

how's your crow tasting?

Honolulu, HI

#965221 Aug 16, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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So, everyone managing accounts on Wall Street and all the European municipalities that invested in very low risk/low return real estate traunches because "Americans always pay their mortgages" aren't too bright?
The old saying "Americans always pay their mortgages" used to be taken as natural fact... until the Democrats forced their Marxist CRA subprime loan program onto the private banking industry. The end result of that was the economic collapse.
lol! You're such an idiot son.

So you must believe the conditions today are worse than in 2008.

Like I said, you're such an idiot.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#965222 Aug 16, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! You're a con and you pull con jobs.
THAT says it all!
I love this comedy channel.
I couldn't help but notice you hiding like a mouse in a room full of cats when we were talking about the porno pics Ann Dunham made and speculated whether she would have been one of the whores on Hotel Steet as well, which would have been the usual profession for the women who worked in the pornography business like Obama's mother.
What are your thoughts on that?

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