Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1263788 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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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975109 Sep 3, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Twenty babies were shot numerous times and locations in Newtown, and you stupid, racist, guns-for-gonads condumbs used it to raise money for NRA candidates. Do you even know half of what you say any more?
...and following the Newtown tragedy, towns like Newtown and states like Connecticut have done absolutely nothing to provide defense for soft targets like schools.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#975110 Sep 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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...hopefully, the end of their political careers.
Agree!!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#975111 Sep 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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How do we know which side, if any, released the chemical weapons?
Kerry received his hair and blood samples from the Al Qaeda rebels.
What the initial findings showed was fluoride. Used to make sarin gas but also found in toothpaste.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#975112 Sep 3, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Twenty babies were shot numerous times and locations in Newtown, and you stupid, racist, guns-for-gonads condumbs used it to raise money for NRA candidates. Do you even know half of what you say any more?
how does your syria rant help American Children your rant means nothing you and your agenda is For the Global Agenda thats what you support you dont even support Obama its his Global Agenda that you lily, real dave, sonicfilth,NJraider1 all phony screen names and all push a global agenda hidden with your Facists Bigotry trying to hide as Black American you all are so predictable just phonies, when you all cannot provoke you try to insult with spelling or meds or other insults lolololololhahahahahaha a bunch of Chris Hansons hahahahahahahalolololol TRYING TO CATCH REAL AMERICANS lolololhahahahahOBAMAAAAAAAAAA HHHHHAAAAAAAHHHHHHAAAALOLOLOL
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#975113 Sep 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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...probably also tickles you that North Korea practices genocide and mass murder of its own citizens...and is more of a threat than your beloved Syria.
All people who appear in porno's, refuse to work or wear pants on the ground should be put to death immediately.

Except for Robin Byrd.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#975114 Sep 3, 2013
If Hagel and Kerry aren't on same page re "war" talk - maybe the playbook for any strike is a tad incomplete?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#975115 Sep 3, 2013
Kerry received training from Pelosi

John Kerry "I don't want to take off the table an option that might or might not be on the table."
WOW

Bronx, NY

#975116 Sep 3, 2013
THE GARBAGE LEFTISTS GLOBALISTS LIBERALS On the lower end of the spectrum of leftist failure on Syria sits the International Socialist Organization (ISO). After Obama announced his intention to attack Syria, the ISO’s main article,“Imperial Hypocrisy to Justify an Assault,” neglected to address any of the above-stated four critical points about the situation in Syria.

But the ISO’s article went beyond mere neglect of facts; in several instances it re-enforced Obama’s war plans by unquestionably accepting Obama’s claim that there was “evidence” that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against civilians.

After Obama’s “evidence” was accepted, the ISO article then went on to plagiarize John Kerry’s hyper-dramatization (Preview) of the YouTube video that showed the after effects of the attack:

“The mass killing in Ghouta was so awful that it forced the debate on Syria to a head. The warheads filled with sarin gas were targeted not at rebel fighters, but women and children in their beds. Their lungs filled with fluid, suffocating them. Hundreds more suffered severe and crippling injuries. Anyone with a sense of justice will be incensed by such a calculated effort to terrorize a vulnerable civilian population.”

Nowhere in the ISO article does it say “Hands Off Syria” or does it clearly denounce Obama’s pending attack on Syria. The article merely states that the U.S. is acting “hypocritically,” which, although true, falls tragically short of the needed response, therefore allowing more political space for Obama to wage a brutal attack.

It’s important to note that the above groups and individuals also politically failed BEFORE Obama announced a direct military intervention, since they did not sound the alarm bells of the long-approaching attack.

For example, the U.S. has been training, funding, and arming Syrian rebels for almost two years now, while having led the diplomatic organizing efforts of a group of rich Syrian exiles that Obama refers to as the “legitimate” government of Syria. Obama stated several times that “Assad must go.” The political Left had a duty to explain the significance of these events and their likely outcome, direct U.S. military intervention.

All of the above groups are also guilty of demonizing Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad, buying in on the propaganda that he is worse than the Al Qaeda-linked rebels who are attacking him. This is a crucial element of justifying any aggressive war. Every head of state that is targeted by the U.S. government must be portrayed as an inspiring “Hitler,” since attacking a nation led by “Hitler” is, of course, a “good” thing to do.

And although opinion is certainly divided over Assad, those in the U.S. wishing to stop an aggressive war must focus on the actions of their own country.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#975117 Sep 3, 2013
OBAMA IN THE GLOBALISTS POCKET The United States government is hell-bent on reckless wars that are increasingly likely to spiral out of control as they bring abject misery to the affected populations around the world while funneling money for badly needed social programs here in the U.S. into campaigns of death and destruction. Unequivocally denouncing U.S. foreign aggression is the duty of all working people who value peace, hate war, and aspire to create a better world.

Hands Off Syria! Bring the Troops Home NOW!

Shamus Cooke is a social service specialist, trade unionist, and writer for Workers Action ( www.workerscompass.org ). He can be reached at [email protected]
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#975118 Sep 3, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Idiot Yeah doesn't think the American voter should have a say.
Tell your congressman your vote on the Syrian war.
That's your belief son....
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#975119 Sep 3, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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*Yawn* you are still bad at this.
lol! You're not even good enough to be considered 'bad' son!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#975121 Sep 3, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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Who's "we", dumbdave? Do you have a chimp turd in your pocket?
lol! I'm still looking for white doggie coat fen phen!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#975122 Sep 3, 2013
THE GLOBAL LEFTISTS KILL BABIES NOW Caveman Credibility and its Costs: Bombing in the Name of Democracy. Triggering a Humanitarian Disaster in Syria,Sending a bunch of $3 million missiles into Syria to blow stuff up will kill a great many men, women, and children directly. It will also kill a great many people indirectly, as violence escalates in response — an established pattern recognized even by the war-promoting Washington Post.

Refugees are fleeing Syria in greater numbers as a result of the U.S. government’s threat to send in missiles. The refugees have all sorts of opinions of their government, but by many accounts they overwhelmingly oppose foreign missile strikes — a position on which they agree with a large majority in the United States.

Not only is President Obama’s proposal guaranteed to make things worse, but it risks making things dramatically worse, with threats of retaliation now coming from Syria, Iran, and Russia. The U.S. media is already describing the proposed missile strikes as “retaliatory,” even though the United States hasn’t been attacked. Imagine what the pressure will be in Washington to actually retaliate if violence leads, as it so often does, to more violence. Imagine the enthusiasm for a broader war, in Washington and Jerusalem, if Iran retaliates. Risking a major war, no matter how slim you think the chance is, ought to be done only for some incredibly important reason.
Liberals Want war and destruction Sending a bunch of $3 million missiles into Syria to blow stuff up will kill a great many men, women, and children directly. It will also kill a great many people indirectly, as violence escalates in response — an established pattern recognized even by the war-promoting Washington Post.

Refugees are fleeing Syria in greater numbers as a result of the U.S. government’s threat to send in missiles. The refugees have all sorts of opinions of their government, but by many accounts they overwhelmingly oppose foreign missile strikes — a position on which they agree with a large majority in the United States.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#975123 Sep 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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How do we know which side, if any, released the chemical weapons?
Kerry received his hair and blood samples from the Al Qaeda rebels.
So true. After all, in iraq, "How do we know which side, if any, released the chemical weapons?..."

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#975124 Sep 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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...and following the Newtown tragedy, towns like Newtown and states like Connecticut have done absolutely nothing to provide defense for soft targets like schools.
That's a lie--no matter where you heard it or how many times you repeat it.
Dem O Whiner

New York, NY

#975125 Sep 3, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Twenty babies were shot numerous times and locations in Newtown, and you stupid, racist, guns-for-gonads condumbs used it to raise money for NRA candidates. Do you even know half of what you say any more?
You tell them. Now, if the 20 babies were killed by abortion, that'd be different. We Democrats would make sure tax dollars paid for the murders.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#975126 Sep 3, 2013
Whatever wrote:
New word for war is Humanitarian Assistance.
So much kinder to kill by bombs than CW
isn't that what the bushie boy supporters said for iraq son?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#975127 Sep 3, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>All people who appear in porno's, refuse to work or wear pants on the ground should be put to death immediately.
Except for Robin Byrd.
...used car dealers are lower than porno actors...

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#975128 Sep 3, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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They listed Obamacare as a reason for leaving AFL_CIO; none of your ranting changes this!
The point was that you implied it was the major reason. It was not.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#975129 Sep 3, 2013
DEMOCRATIC GLOBALISTS MURDERERS The U.S. government has admitted to using white phosphorous and new types of napalm as weapons against Iraqis. The best way to discourage that behavior is not to bomb Washington.

The U.S. government has used chemical weapons against “its own people”(always far more outrageous in the eyes of the U.S. media than killing someone else’s people) from the military’s assault on veterans in the Bonus Army to the FBI’s assault on a religious cult in Waco, Texas. The best way to discourage this behavior is not to bomb Washington.

The U.S. could also stop supporting the use of chemical weapons by certain nations, including Iraq’s use of chemical weapons against Iranians. The U.S. could sign onto and support the International Criminal Court. And the U.S. could abandon its role as top weapons supplier to the world and leading war-maker on earth. Less war means less use of all weapons, including various internationally sanctioned weapons that the United States both uses and exports, such as cluster bombs and depleted uranium.

Obama’s intention to “disrupt,”“prevent,” and “degrade” can be taken seriously only at the risk of much higher casualties, as sending missiles into supplies of chemical weapons is extremely risky

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