Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1581827 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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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#979833 Sep 10, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Absolutely son!
When bushie boy wanted to invade iraq, Russia Germany and France said no.
But cons we're all hells-bells against them.
But by golly, they were right!
Within Russia’s ruling elite a certain consensus had developed that while it did not support the US in a war, it also did not approve of breaking with America in favour of an alliance with Europe. For example, Leonid Slutski, deputy chairperson of the Duma (parliament) Committee for International Affairs, declared,“If Russia moved toward an anti-American tripartite alliance with France and Germany... this tactically favourable step would lead to a strategic defeat.”

This passive-pragmatic position fully corresponds to the role of Russia in the world economy as a supplier of raw materials, dependent on the good will of its most important customers.

That was then during the GW Bush Administration.

This is now: Russia and President Putin put their feet firmly on the ground against O'bama. No one is afraid of O'bama-he wears mom pants after all and is incompetent. The world agrees.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#979834 Sep 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay, well, then let me refresh your memory.
We helped the Afghanis run off a Russian invasion back in the 1980s supplying them weapons that blew Russia's planes and helicopters out of the sky.
Don't think they'd forget something like that.
The economic collapse of the USSR's economy was because of increased military spending budget after Reagan labeled them an evil empire. The increased spending came at the expense of investment in the rest of the economy.
As one general in the KGB put it, Nikolai Leonov:
"First there was a visible decline in the rate of growth, then its complete stagnation. There was a drawnout, deepening and almost insurmountable crisis in agriculture."
Don't think they'd forget something like that either.
Are you good now?
I agree that no one wants a proxy war in Syria and hope for a peaceful solution; however, you're giving credit to Putin rather than to your own countries President; who, kept up the pressure that may result in this compromise. That is what I find deplorable in you, that you are anti American because of racism. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#979835 Sep 10, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Russia is also happy about 43%.
You reveal yourself a bit :-)
Some day you will support the U S A?
What could possibly be the reason for a small strike in Syria that would leave Assad in power and his chemical weapons still intact?

Is that what you call supporting the USA? Or Obama saving face?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#979836 Sep 10, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Not sure about actual distance limitations, but step-up transformer tech has made it (long distance transmission) pretty effective...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_power_t...
Long-distance transmission of electricity (thousands of kilometers) is cheap and efficient, with costs of US$0.005–0.02/kWh (compared to annual averaged large producer costs of US$0.01–0.025/kWh, retail rates upwards of US$0.10/kWh, and multiples of retail for instantaneous suppliers at unpredicted highest demand moments).[7] Thus distant suppliers can be cheaper than local sources (e.g., New York City buys a lot[quantify] of electricity from Canada). Multiple local sources (even if more expensive and infrequently used) can make the transmission grid more fault tolerant to weather and other disasters that can disconnect distant suppliers.
A high-power electrical transmission towerLong-distance transmission allows remote renewable energy resources to be used to displace fossil fuel consumption. Hydro and wind sources cannot be moved closer to populous cities, and solar costs are lowest in remote areas where local power needs are minimal. Connection costs alone can determine whether any particular renewable alternative is economically sensible. Costs can be prohibitive for transmission lines, but various proposals for massive infrastructure investment in high capacity, very long distance super grid transmission networks could be recovered with modest usage fees.
Extremely high voltages are required to transmit power over long distances. The transmission lines to bring solar power from the Southwest to the rest of the country do not exist and are extremely difficult to permit.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#979837 Sep 10, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you ever lived in Russia?
why would you care? last thing I need to be called is a commie Jew. LOL.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#979838 Sep 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
This is really what Putin proposed, and will not be acceptable to Obama.
Not because it's not a good idea, but because it would make Obama look even weaker.
Heel, Barack! Good boy!
Putin just showing up makes Obama look weaker. Putin's not a fraud. That's the difference.

So what if Obama objects to Putin taking the chemical weapons out of Syria and putting them in Russia. The goal is to get them out of the hands of Assad, right? What's Obama going to do?
Obama gets what his mouth says he wants.
The only problem is, the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda don't want those chemical weapons taken out of Syria. They won't be able to get their hands on them if the chemical weapons are in Russia.
Obama is an ignorant buffoon playing chess with a master. The outcome is predictable.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#979839 Sep 10, 2013
Ethics in action...

Low rent Liberal teat-sucklers...

"FY2012, nearly $50B was wasted on improper Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) payments"

http://www.hms.com/fraud-2/#sthash.BOXD03yV.d...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#979840 Sep 10, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem a legend in your own mind?
If you understood Chicago corruption-you would know it was going to the White House. lock stock and barrel. A bunch of incompetent idiots blowing each other for position, never qualified for anything.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#979841 Sep 10, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Assad is a ruthless dictator. He has killed thousands of people.
However, I have seen no proof he was the one who initiated the chemical weapons attack. For some reason, nobody has any proof, although they say they have. The only thing I hear is him being accused by known pathological liars.
Where's the proof?
It's just as likely Al Qaeda did it.
Putin says Al Qaeda did it.
Obama says Assad did it.
Which of the above has a history of routinely lying to you?
I think the best solution is for Putin to just go in and take the chemical weapons and secure them in Russia.
Obama is Muslim Brotherhood. Having him anywhere near them will be the same as just handing them over to Al Qaeda. There is no way I want Obama anywhere near them.
You should be stripped of your American citizenship and shipped to Russia, you pos traitor and take your bride with you.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#979842 Sep 10, 2013
AFP BREAKING: Chemical weapons checks in Syria can go ahead if US renounces use of force: Putin"

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#979843 Sep 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
...as long as we avoid a needless war, it's a victory for America.
That is worth saying again.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#979844 Sep 10, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Agree!! Only so much you can do. As long as there has been NASCAR and rules people have tried to find ways around them. I think they went a long way towards, not solving the problem, but letting the teams know they are watching and it won't be tolerated. The only other solution is to get rid of the multi-team deal and only have single teams. Not getting caught cheating is a part of NASCAR. Always has. Always will.
You hit on the only real solution, which is eliminating teams.

The problem with post-race penalties is that they are simply too late.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#979845 Sep 10, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Plausible deniability. He said in the interview that he would not reveal if he possessed such weapons.
Unlike O'bama running training sessions with terrorists and the Chicoms. U.S. weakness on display. They are laughing themselves silly in Russia. Why wouldn't they be? your president is a doofus.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#979846 Sep 10, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Assad is a ruthless dictator. He has killed thousands of people.
However, I have seen no proof he was the one who initiated the chemical weapons attack. For some reason, nobody has any proof, although they say they have. The only thing I hear is him being accused by known pathological liars.
Where's the proof?
It's just as likely Al Qaeda did it.
Putin says Al Qaeda did it.
Obama says Assad did it.
Which of the above has a history of routinely lying to you?
I think the best solution is for Putin to just go in and take the chemical weapons and secure them in Russia.
Obama is Muslim Brotherhood. Having him anywhere near them will be the same as just handing them over to Al Qaeda. There is no way I want Obama anywhere near them.
We only agree on the lack of proof it was Assad who used the chemical weapons. There are other credible people who believe it was al Qaeda in the guise of Syrian rebels.

But Russia being entrusted to look after anyone's best interests besides themselves is, frankly, naïve in my opinion. No offense, but we're in a pickle and none of the alternatives are acceptable thanks to a president who has continually led from behind and truly believed he could community organize the entire world.
Voluntarist

United States

#979847 Sep 10, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
There is also abundant evidence that the rebels are war criminals, executing helpless prisoners.
Why should we fight for these subhuman creatures?
Agreed except for the we part, I dont plan on it myself.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#979848 Sep 10, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
....Maybe the Liberal program to kill off all the damaged, old and sick is not such a bad idea....
"Per person personal health care spending for the 65 and older population was $14,797 in 2004, 5.6 times higher than spending per child ($2,650) and 3.3 times spending per working-age person ($4,511)."
http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-a...
How much of this difference is due to poorer health and how much is due to Medicare encouraging needless doctor visits?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#979849 Sep 10, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Plausible deniability. He said in the interview that he would not reveal if he possessed such weapons.
Let's get to the bottom of this.
Tell us why you believe Assad used the chemical weapons. Please do not use statements by known pathological liars unless that is all the proof you have.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#979850 Sep 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes it is. So why was Obama willing to risk so much if that's true?
Assad also said there were other powers in that region besides his own government ready to retaliate.
So we're looking at a Russian/Iranian/Chinese superpower emerging. CNN implied such in the link I posted the other day.
I don't think anyone really knows what the behind the scenes deal is; the Saudis and the Turks are supporting the rebels. McCain and Graham went to meet the rebels, pushing to back them. Assad said the rebels are AlQuaeda. I don't get it and hope we stay the hell out of there completely. Were the Israelis and Saudis pushing it?
Even if there is a removal of these weapons, the civil war goes on.
If the rebels are indeed AlQuaeda, I say, let him kill them all and let the Russians help him. Who cares.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#979851 Sep 10, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry to have to tell you but this response is becoming rather lame and doesn't even make any sense.
Poofball Patrick is a one-trick phaerie...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#979852 Sep 10, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>why would you care? last thing I need to be called is a commie Jew. LOL.
Well, you claim to be unafraid of the KGB and are in support of Putin, so why are you here in America?

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