Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1563653 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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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#982188 Sep 13, 2013
It's Friday, time for the Democrats to do something they want to be buried in the weekend news, and by Monday it's old news and nobody is aware of it.

Today the AFL-CIO will go to the White House and beg to be excused from ObamaKare because of the cost. Wasn't it the AFL-CIO that shoved that Marxist bullshit down our throats? And now they want to be exempted? I've got an idea. Because every Democrat in Washington hates ObamaKare, and everyone who forced in on us, like the AFL-CIO, hates ObamaKare, how about those frauds start helping repeal it.

Honolulu, HI

#982189 Sep 13, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
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You're a ZERO. No amount of explaining will help you to rise above that single digit....
lol! Nothing will help you rise to zero son!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#982190 Sep 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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i see how it works.
Bush screwed you so now we have the law of the land called Obamacare.
No, actually your precious Democrats screwed all of us because you believed them when they screamed "Bush lied!"

The fact is, they lied! Which makes you look foolish for believing them and defending Obamacare.

United States

#982191 Sep 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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ObamaKKKare is an empty shell that will fail of its own weight.
oh sure. and you're going to wait for Obama to screw up bad enough that he gets thrown out of office.

how long have you been waiting?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#982192 Sep 13, 2013
Its so bad under Obama...
{how bad is it?}
Mother kills son for his ice cream...

'Mother Charged With Fatally Stabbing Son In Ice Cream Fight'
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#982193 Sep 13, 2013
Obama and Putin are both leftwing Fascists.

The only difference between the two is that Putin is smart and Obama is lazy.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#982194 Sep 13, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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You seem to be ignorant of the Democrats' sabotage of the United States during Reagan's tenure in the Cold War. To educate yourself on those facts of history, search "john kerry nicaragua ortega". Make sure you get to the stories about the bullshit committee the Democrats created for him, and how about you give us a book report on what you learn about Kerry lying on the floor of the Senate, and about Kerry's outright lies to the American people.
The reason the Republicans gave the Democrats no effective oversight of their Marxist CRA program in exchange for the Democrats supporting the war in Iraq was, the Republicans were well aware of the characteristic sabotage of the United States during a war and didn't want to have to deal with that like they had to in the 1980s.
"Republicans were well aware of the characteristic sabotage of the United States during a war..."

Is that like not letting an economic crisis go to waste too?
I come in PEACE

Bronx, NY

#982195 Sep 13, 2013
The Unspeakable Truth No Black Democrat Can Utter: President Obama Is Lying On Syria
President Obama is lying to get his war in Syria. The inability of black “liberals” like Van Jones and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who cannot bring themselves to call a president a liar unless he is white or a Republican, frustrates and impedes the building of any movement of principled opposition to war and empire. A warmongering lie is a warmongering lie, no matter the party or color of the president who tells it From the 1960s clear into the first decade of the new century black Americans were the most politically savvy, the most dependably and wisely skeptical US constituency when it came to our government's bloody lies and misadventures overseas. Less than 10 percent of us endorsed the invasion of Iraq, but a full 40% of black America are willing to bomb Syria, a full 2% more than the 38% of white Americans who want this war.

The only thing that's changed since Iraq is the party and color of the president. Consumed by cowardice and ambition, most of our black misleadership class of politicians, preachers, TV talking heads and others are perfectly willing to endorse a war in Syria based upon lies even flimsier than those the Bush-Cheney gang used to justify the war in Iraq. After all, the black cruise missile liberals reason, the president is black, and a Democrat, and nobody's ever hurt their career by agreeing with a sitting president.

Even the “peace wing” among black liberals, represented by figures like Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who affirms she will vote against Obama's war in Syria if given the chance, or Van Jones, who says he'd do the same if he had a vote, pretend to believe every single lie the president and his advisors tell to justify that war.

They never mention the monstrous hypocrisy of US posturing on chemical weapons. They neglect to remind us that every one of the last 11 presidents has lied to get us and keep us into wars around the world which have killed millions. Two or three million in Vietnam alone, another million perished in Iraq, and countless more in invasions, bombings, deployments of special forces, mercenaries and drones on four continents from Central America to Africa to the Middle East. And they don't tell us that the US and its client states, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey, Jordan the Gulf States, are funding and supplying the international mercenaries who make up most of the Syrian “rebels.”

By leaving out this crucial context, our black “peace liberals” make themselves completely unhelpful to, even directly in the way of building, any movement of principled opposition to wars of empire among black Americans. Their pretense of standing on the shoulders of Dr. King and other fighters for peace and freedom is just as hollow as Obama's was on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington..

Scottsbluff, NE

#982196 Sep 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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evolve? oh please. like Bush didn't end up having various different reasons for attacking Iraq. would you like them in chronological order?
Another dumb equivalence.

May I suggest that you attempt to focus on a few posts.

Decide what is the main point of the post. Try to provide a response that provides an honest counterpoint to what is stated.


Post -There is an increase of black on black crime
DUMB response -there is white on white crime
Response -maybe some data proving black on black crime is not at rates suggested
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

#982197 Sep 13, 2013

Republicans want to further cut our torn safety nets.
Let us now consider those who lost their jobs. Full time employment dropped by 8.7 million during November 2007 to November 2011. Just as 7 million were entering the workforce for jobs. Deficit to laborers employment can be calculated at 15 million. USA’s unemployment insurance one of the least in the western civilized nations. A safety net in dire need of repair overflowed and tore apart. Generally unemployment insurance was for 6
Months. In the “Great Recession” that was severely underestimated. Unemployment of 1 to 2 years more the norm and growing. Eligibility was used to eliminate sectors of the unemployed resulting in late 2011 inadequacies of only 38% of the unemployed were receiving benefits. 44% never received any benefits. Those receiving benefits, 70% of them, realized their benefits would not sustain them to the next employment. More than 50% of those receiving unemployment benefits, suffered emotional and health problems. Health Care is unavailable to the unemployed, compounding the seriousness of the issue. Middle aged unemployed lost hope of ever finding work. Optimism still high on 70% of all unemployed that they would find work within the next 12 months.. Alas American unemployment is emulating Europe’s long intervals of unemployment scenarios. Affect of lifelong earnings dwindling with every passing day of unemployment.
Insecurity enters the fray. Employed work with visions of pink slips being forth coming. Observing low levels of social protection administered to their fellow laborers exacerbated their insecurities and trust in a failed system. Pensions and health to be offered onto the altars of Wall Street!
Once it was a security to know your pension was secured through government policies that regulated corporations bearing the risk of stock markets investments and or the S.S. net of the government. Now this is under siege to transfer the pensions responsibilities to the laborers at an age where inexperience or a failing of comprehension is to decide and secure their pensions. Been there done that. Does not work out for the average retiree. Failure of that ideology was prevalent during the years before F.D.R.
Imagine had the laborer adhered to the analyst of Wall Street as the “Great Recession” started to blossom. Predatory schemes eating up all their life savings, with no nets to catch them from their fall, to the streets of desolation row. Just as what republicans advocate for our already polarizing labor forces and the increasing inequality of wealth. Note the millions that lost their life savings and or their homes, shelter, health, security with the minimal regulations that was able to blunt the full measure the full scope of the disaster. Now we are to remove even these weak and unreliable safety nets.
Weakness and disrepair to these nets produced losses to retirement accounts.$6.5 trillion loss in housing valuations. Minorities and those that fell prey to the predatory lending schemes were hit even harder. Predatory loans on individuals blew away the American dream for all of them, for decades if ever to return, to one more chance at the American dream. African Americans household lost 53% of their wealth. Hispanics lost 66% of their household wealth. Rendering their assets to less than 5% of the average white American’s. Average white American lost substantially, to $113,149 in 2009. A 16% loss of wealth.

Honolulu, HI

#982198 Sep 13, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Don't ever call anyone an idiot again.
According to an MSNBC report:
According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the Obama administration has launched 293 drone attacks in Pakistan alone, as compared to 52 strikes under the Bush administration. The bureau estimates that between 2,565 and 3,329 people have been killed, among whom 474 to 884 were civilians. However, distinguishing militants from civilians in the drone war is notoriously difficult. According to The New York Times' sources, the administration "in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants...unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously proving them innocent."
"Living Under Drones," a book written by Sarah Knuckey, a professor in the NYU School of Law's Global Justice Clinic, she and her co-authors interviewed 69 "experiential victims" (people whose lives had been directly affected by drone strikes). The people of that region "have a constant fear that they'll be hit, even though they know they're civilians."
"There's a pervasive fear for people every second of the day," she said. "It has a significant mental health impact for people living there."
Try and imagine hearing drones hovering over your house any time of the day or night. You can't because you're a liberal.
You don't hear drones hovering overhead.

That's one of the positive attributes of the asset.

But you are an idiots for wanting a 'fair' fight son.

Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#982199 Sep 13, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Her plan is what you keep bitching about, dumbass, yet you ignore her (not that I blame you).
In a free country I get to choose what I talk about and your play ground bullying can't change that.
So, I get it. You want to trash every else's opinion but won't state yours.

I knew you were like that. Stand on the side line & throw stones because you either don't have the guts to present your ideas or you don't have any ideas to present.

Come on, Mr Smart Guy, what os your solution?
I come in PEACE

Bronx, NY

#982200 Sep 13, 2013
President Obama is lying to justify an unjust war. Among many other falsehoods, there is little or no evidence connecting the use of chemical weapons with the Syrian government. There are even reports that the rebels are or were in possession of chemical weapons and carelessly mishandled them, causing the incident in late August.

If Republicans were in power black “peace liberals” like Van Jones or Barbara Lee, perhaps even black “drone war liberals” like Joy Ann Reed and Melissa Harris-Perry, would have little or no trouble calling THEM liars, or reminding us of US hypocrisy on chemical weapons. A warmongering lie should be a warmongering lie, no matter the color or party of the president who tells it, but apparently not for black liberals.

Loyalty and craven deference to the black president on the part of all black liberals is really loyalty to the system that makes their own careers and ambitions possible. It far outweighs their loyalty to the truth, or to the legacy of real truth tellers and movement builders. It means that whatever movement is built to oppose wars of empire among black people and among all Americans will have to be built in spite of, and in opposition to, black liberals.

Scottsbluff, NE

#982201 Sep 13, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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You know what I posted was true but you are just too small to admit it.
All those thongs you Reagan worshipers claim he did could not have been done without the support of the Democrat controlled congress.
So, Obama thinking he did not need to have a relationship with Congress has bit him big TIME.

Executive Orders can only go so far. SCOTUS and that pesky constitution is interfering with him being a government of one.

Honolulu, HI

#982202 Sep 13, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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False equivalence
lol! still looking for your declaration of wars son.

let's see if you can break your 'false equivalence'!!!!

I love this comedy channel!
Bernard Forand

Cape Coral, FL

#982203 Sep 13, 2013

Inequality numbers census. How much have you lost to inequality?
Are you curious as to how much the Price For Finical Inequality has cost you with the 2008 economic debacle? Right wing austerity for the 1% is your bill.
Find your category and figure it out. Enjoy your slide to …. Heh, heh I’ll leave that to your imaginations.
Inequality for the median and the impoverished has risen to favor the 1% with 40% gains in income. For the middle and below minus 6.1%.
Our median household income rose to $52,100 from its previous trough of $50,700 in 2011, remaining $2,400 lower with a 4.4% rate of inflation decline from its 2009 levels. Add the 1.8% Decline during the Great Recession and we get $3,400 below its December 2007 levels. That’s when the economic slump for the median and below began for them.
Largest decline went to the African American and Southerners who did not attend college.
Lower the income level the faster the rate of decline in earnings to Purchase Power as a percentage of real growth of the nations income. Gordon W. Green Jr. and John F. Coder of the Sentier Research that researches household income data stated and I quote; “Groups with low incomes tended to have steeper declines in income,” The preview of the official Census Bureau income statistics will be available in September of 2013. Sentier’s computations was based on the current population survey of 50,000 homes. Both of these sources have supported the conclusion of an increasing of inequality of economic dispersal. Going back years in its role of increasing inequality to favor the 1%.
President Obama at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois recognizes the problem of the increasing inequality within our nation. Stating “Even though our businesses are creating new jobs and have broken record profits, nearly all the income gains of the past 10 years have continued to flow to the top 1 percent. The average C.E.O. has gotten a raise of nearly 40 percent since 2009. The average American earns less than he or she did in 1999.”
Recent graduates with associates or bachelors degrees were no protected from the on slaught of the ever increasing inequality in lost income earnings purchasing powers.
Homes with a High School education experienced a 9.3% decline with $39,300 earnings. Associate graduate homes lost 8.6% to $56,400 and the Bachelor degree homes lost 6.5% to $84,700.
People under the age of 25 fell 9.6% to income earnings to $31,300
Those 25 to 34 lost 4.5%.
Those 35 to 44 lost 5.7%
Those 45 to 54 lost 2.5%
Those 55 to 64 lost 7%
Southern States showed largest declines. Losing 6.2% for earnings to $47,900.
Western States lost 5.2% for earnings to $56,400
Northeast States lost 3.9% for earnings to $56,800.
By adding, the declined lost of earnings to purchase power, to the 1% gains of{40%} and you can estimate how much inequality your particular sector experienced, for just this one last Great Recession. Final tally of the increase to inequality will not be available until at least 2020.
Republicans have mathematically exposed themselves for over 80 years to be responsible for increasing inequality through various austerity polices that they support.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#982204 Sep 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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better then dying in Iraq in the Bush 1 run up to the Bush 2 Big War for Oil. or WWIII as i call it.
So do you support Obama's escalation of drones killing innocents or not?

Yes or no?

Because you know and I know that if it were Bush doing the escalating, you and the liberal media would have already gone berserk.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#982205 Sep 13, 2013
what can this mean...

"Illinois Supreme Court: Second Amendment Protects Carrying Outside the Home"
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#982206 Sep 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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legal basis.
2. But Awlaki was no ordinary enemy. He was a U.S. citizen. By what right does the president order the killing by drone of an American? Where’s the due process?
Answer: Once you take up arms against the United States, you become an enemy combatant, thereby forfeiting the privileges of citizenship and the protections of the Constitution, including due process.
Now, for those who believe that the war on terror is not war but law enforcement,(a) I concede that they will find the foregoing analysis to be useless and (b) I assert that they are living on a different and distant planet.
Your last paragraph is Obama's position.

Scottsbluff, NE

#982207 Sep 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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legal basis.
2. But Awlaki was no ordinary enemy. He was a U.S. citizen. By what right does the president order the killing by drone of an American? Where’s the due process?
Answer: Once you take up arms against the United States, you become an enemy combatant, thereby forfeiting the privileges of citizenship and the protections of the Constitution, including due process.
Now, for those who believe that the war on terror is not war but law enforcement,(a) I concede that they will find the foregoing analysis to be useless and (b) I assert that they are living on a different and distant planet.
What in the hell are you talking about?


The legality of the strikes has nothing to do with the targets of these strikes being questionable-does it?

Only 13% of Obama targets have hit KNOWN al-Qaeda leaders---this is the topic.

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