Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1395651 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

#1028475 Nov 22, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I must have been given the wrong 'intel' that he gave the order.
That being said, can you tell me who did issue the orders?
Leon Panetta.
If you recall the events of the day, it was leaked to Vallerie Jarrett that the mission was happening about 40 minutes before the SEAL team landed in bin Laden's compound, at which time she immediately issued an abort order using the authority of the president (which Panetta ignored), and then she summoned Obama from the golf course. Obama went to Vallerie Jarrett's office, then played cards while the writers prepared something to show on a teleprompter for him. He had to be photoshopped into the photos of the command center.
Now, how about you demonstrate you are actually interested in facts and go find for us the excuse given for the abort order Vallerie Jarrett issued. That has been hidden really well since the event, but you can still find it. Here's a hint. It's not on the White House web site.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1028477 Nov 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
On filibuster, Senate voting to restore wisdom of the Founders
As I outlined in the comments section of a post on the filibuster Wednesday, the Founding Fathers were very clear about their opposition to requiring a supermajority before a legislative body can take action, which is what the filibuster does. In drafting the Constitution, they limited such a supermajority requirement to only a handful of very specific cases, such as the ratification of a treaty or the removal of a president or other elected federal officer.
One of the primary drafters of the Constitution, Alexander Hamilton explained that decision in Federalist Papers #75:
“... all provisions which require more than the majority of any body to its resolutions, have a direct tendency to embarrass the operations of the government, and an indirect one to subject the sense of the majority to that of the minority… And the history of every political establishment in which this principle has prevailed, is a history of impotence, perplexity, and disorder.”
I don't think there is any question that in recent years, the growing use and abuse of the filibuster has produced the very "impotence, perplexity and disorder" that Hamilton warned against. The difference is that too many of today's politicians see "impotence, perplexity and disorder" not as problems to be avoided but as goals to be pursued. The filibuster had become a powerful weapon in their hands.
James Madison, known as "the Father of the Constitution", also addressed the issue head on in Federalist Papers #58:
“It has been said that more than a majority ought to have been required for a quorum; and in particular cases, if not in all, more than a majority of a quorum for a decision....
In all cases where justice or the general good might require new laws to be passed, or active measures to be pursued, the fundamental principle of free government would be reversed. It would be no longer the majority that would rule: the power would be transferred to the minority. Were the defensive privilege limited to particular cases, an interested minority might take advantage of it to screen themselves from equitable sacrifices to the general weal, or, in particular emergencies, to extort unreasonable indulgences.”
Again, Madison's prescience is impressive, because that is precisely what abuse of the filibuster has produced. It has allowed an interested minority to screen themselves from equitable sacrifices to the common good, and to attempt to extort "unreasonable indulgences" from the majority.
The filibuster is an extra-constitutional contrivance adopted long after Hamilton, Madison and their colleagues left the scene. Once used rarely, in recent years it has become a standard obstacle to almost any action of significance. The change being voted on today in the Senate abolishes the filibuster only when considering presidential nominations to Cabinet jobs and other executive branch positions, and to judicial nominations other than to the Supreme Court.
It ought to be abolished altogether. Wipe it off the books.
http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/jay-bookman/2013/n...
<Búlllshit & Spam>
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1028478 Nov 22, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
Brain Dead moronic Reichtard propaganda post # 2 - ROTFLMAO!!!
<quoted text>
brain dead reply.

you're almost as bad as duh.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1028479 Nov 22, 2013
JESUS IS KING OF KINGS wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU WILL NOT BE BRAGGING COME 2014 WHEN THE GOP HAS 100% CONTROL!!!!
no one seems to be worried about that.

as bad as Obama's poll numbers are, the GOP can only wish.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1028480 Nov 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans confirmed 215 of Obama's picks to the courts since he became president and rejected only 2.
Democrats have lost their ever lovin' minds.
The Democrats are engaged in a conspiracy to have total domination over the country without any dissent from anything not part of the ruling elite class. Their view of the future is identical to feudalism, with elite nobles ruling over peasant serfs bound to the land. The RINOs are part of that conspiracy.

There, I said it.... conspiracy... conspiracy... conspiracy.
It should be obvious to everyone.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1028481 Nov 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
James O'Keefe.
no one is going to pay attention to that lying dog. the master of the misleading edit needs to realize that he's been caught out at every turn and that more misleading edits aren't going to make anyone think that he's changed his ways.
Like Hillary said: "What difference does it make...?" HUH? Obama's bin Lyin you dumbass...

"We can admit that there are some real, deep, fundamental problems with this president." James Carville.

It's the culture...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1028482 Nov 22, 2013
BIBLE HATE SPEACH wrote:
<quoted text> THIS IS A VERY EVIL WOMAN,OBAMA WHO CLIMS TO BE A CHRISTIAN LISTEN TO THIS WOMON????????
The Daily Caller:“Valerie Jarrett, one of President Barack Obama’s top deputies, said Tuesday that immigration reform would be as important to the country’s future as Obamacare.
“It will be a landmark piece of legislation,” she told a videotaped meeting of progressive allies in a building alongside the White House.
“Together with the Affordable Care Act — two major pieces of legislation — that when we look back 50 years from now, I think we will all just be extremely proud,” said Jarrett.
Opinion: We agree, but Mrs. Jarrett missed one. Same-sex marriage. The combination of the three, if left unchecked, will pull the US apart piece-by-piece and totally transform America.
ObamaCare: A wealth re-redistribution scheme that will eventually fall apart under its own weight and lead to a single payer system. National health insurance would essentially expand Medicare coverage to all Americans creating the much maligned death panels where unseen bureaucrats will determine which medical treatments will be allowed.
The Democrat TV commercial that showed Republican Paul Ryan throwing Granny off a cliff is precisely what ObamaCare will do.
Same-sex marriage: Once unsupported by the president because “Christ was in the mix” is now going full steam and my guess is it will become the law in all 57 (Obama’s count) states within a year. This may well be the most damaging aspect of the new world order, launching an all-out assault on Christianity.
The tax-free status enjoyed by many churches will become their sword of Damocles. Many small churches will not stand under the weight of lawsuits, when pastors and priests refuse to rent facilities or perform same-sex marriage ceremonies. The Bible will be labeled hate speech.
Immigration Reform: If you were in charge of a nation that you wanted to destroy, opening the borders under a humanitarian veil would be just the ticket. Flooding any nation with low-skilled workers will drive up unemployment, overburden the diminishing number of doctors and expand the welfare system.
While the actual number of illegal aliens in the US is unknown, estimates range from 11 million (government stats) to 30 million living in the shadows. With the recently announced support of the Catholic Church, America’s 75 (+or-) million strong Catholic voting bloc, of which approximately 30% are Hispanic, will make the legislation a shoe-in.
We're being manipulated like Play-Doh and liberals are more than happy to be kneaded and stuffed into the little molds.

Complacency and ignorance will be our undoing. We had better get it together next year.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1028483 Nov 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans confirmed 215 of Obama's picks to the courts since he became president and rejected only 2.
Democrats have lost their ever lovin' minds.
"The need for change is obvious," Reid, of Nevada, said in remarks on the Senate floor. He said that in the nation's history, there have been 168 filibusters against presidential appointees. "Half of them have occurred during the Obama administration -- during the last four and a half years," he added.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/11/p...
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1028484 Nov 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
James O'Keefe.
no one is going to pay attention to that lying dog. the master of the misleading edit needs to realize that he's been caught out at every turn and that more misleading edits aren't going to make anyone think that he's changed his ways.
Strange sonicmoron would embrace fraud, lies and failure as an obama hallmark or accomplishment you loser.... then again, that's all Obama bin Lyin and sonicmoron have to show now after 5 years...

AND... demokRATs jumping ship running for the ObamaKare exits, only to find Obama bin Lyin has the doors chained shut you idiot...

Obama bin Lyin and demokRATs are the poison on America, NOT the cure you dumbass... If you voted for Obama bin Lyin... you are part of the problem you loser...

Liberalism is dead!!

It's the culture...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1028485 Nov 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
James O'Keefe.
no one is going to pay attention to that lying dog. the master of the misleading edit needs to realize that he's been caught out at every turn and that more misleading edits aren't going to make anyone think that he's changed his ways.
All you have to do is watch the video.

https://www.facebook.com/ProjectVeritas...

Project Veritas goes undercover to catch the liars. No one was lying in the video. You just don't like liars getting caught.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1028486 Nov 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
"The need for change is obvious," Reid, of Nevada, said in remarks on the Senate floor. He said that in the nation's history, there have been 168 filibusters against presidential appointees. "Half of them have occurred during the Obama administration -- during the last four and a half years," he added.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/11/p...
And the other half occurred when the Democrats were the minority.

It was Harry Reid who couldn't condemn the nuclear option enough back in 2005. Same for Senator Barack Obama. Same for Senator Hillary Clinton.

My, how times change...

Hello?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1028487 Nov 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Something I've never quite understood about that whole power play between Putin, Assad and Obama.
Putin and Assad were on the same side, weren't they? Wasn't there some kind of conflict of interest allowing Russia to oversee the disposal of Assad's WMDs?
I'm sure LCN or another liberal will remind me that the UN was overseeing the process. So guess mankind is good to go then.
As I see it, Putin took advantage of yet another opportuniy to make Obama look like an ignorant fool on the world's stage. Ultimately, Putin maneuvered Obama into a position where Obama has to help ensure the stability of the Assad governmen to even be recognized and participate in he discussion of the WMD issue.
This puts Obama in the position of being on both sides of the conflict. Automatically, the United States loses all credibility and influence. We become the clown in the room.
Assad needs support from Russia. He does what Putin wants him to do.
Putin is a real world leader. Obama is a shill and fraud. Those controlling Obama are rank amateurs. Putin is slapping them around in front of the entire world without breaking a sweat.
Obama has removed the United States from the influence structure of the world.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1028488 Nov 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Obama's drug-addicted "fix" to cancellation of insurance policies rejected by California Insurance Commission....
reason: neither federal nor state law permits the action...
Racist Californians going against the will of the President. They are going against the President because he is black.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1028489 Nov 22, 2013
Republicans Hate Getting What They Wanted When They No Longer Want It

We’ve seen the Republican reaction to Harry Reid’s reluctant and long-delayed decision to invoke the so-called nuclear option, changing the Senate’s filibuster rules so that Obama’s judicial nominees get the simple up-or-down votes they deserve.

It’s been fun, if frustrating to watch. Rand Paul did what Rand Paul does best and threw a tantrum. We just wish he would take his toys and go home to conclude his childish reaction. Sean Hannity once supported filibuster reform. Now he is calling it “One of the most lawless power grabs” in U.S. history. The rules allow for it, but it’s a power grab? Rush Limbaugh melted down, calling the democratic process “dictatorship,” and of course, Fox News went straight for the false equivalency cupboard.

It has been fun because exploding Republican heads are a joy, but frustrating because they get to tell their lies in response and have them obligingly repeated by a compliant and complicit mainstream media. Look at CNN repeating the myth that “Both parties have been guilty of political hijinks involving filibusters.”

If you want to know how bad things got before Harry Reid did what needed to be done, look at Right Wing Watch’s list of “ten most outrageous filibusters of Obama’s nominees” and at the five charts provided by People for the American Way. You will see (as if any liberal or progressive needs to be told) that that claim “both sides do it” does not hold water:

The Republicans were claiming Obama was stacking the courts but in fact the Republicans were trying to overturn the results of the elections they lost and pretend they won after all. As Obama said,“A deliberate and determined effort to obstruct everything, no matter what the merits, just to refight the results of an election is not normal. And for the sake of future generations, it cannot become normal.”

Now that they have lost they claim that it will make politics in Washington more partisan. This is because they can no longer get away with their rampant use of partisan politics. How dare Democrats stand up to them! Obviously, things had gotten as partisan as they could possibly get – government was not functioning, after all – or we would not have seen Reid act.

And it turns out that Mitch McConnell, who so opposed the nuclear option, was actually for a simple up-or-down vote on judicial nominees – in 2005, when George W. Bush was president.

He doesn’t think such votes are fair when a Democrat occupies the White House, of course. Remember, Republican conceptions of liberty and freedom apply only to Republicans. Say “fair is fair” and you will likely see a Republican vomit.(Use this power responsibly!)

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/11/22/republ...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1028490 Nov 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
All you have to do is watch the video.
https://www.facebook.com/ProjectVeritas...
Project Veritas goes undercover to catch the liars. No one was lying in the video. You just don't like liars getting caught.
where can i see the unedited video.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1028491 Nov 22, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, by your definition, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan and Scott Walker are not patriots and have no respect for the military. I already knew that.
According to you Scott Walker would be over qualified, he worked for the Red Cross.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1028492 Nov 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
"The need for change is obvious," Reid, of Nevada, said in remarks on the Senate floor. He said that in the nation's history, there have been 168 filibusters against presidential appointees. "Half of them have occurred during the Obama administration -- during the last four and a half years," he added.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/11/p...
What else would you expect when Marxist communists ally with the Islamists in the White House and are trying to end the existence of the constitutional republic.
They either fight it out in Congress, or slaughter millions of Americans in a civil war out here.

Of course Americans will elect some people who oppose Marxist communism and Al Qaeda, dumbass.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1028493 Nov 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
The Democrats are engaged in a conspiracy to have total domination over the country without any dissent from anything not part of the ruling elite class. Their view of the future is identical to feudalism, with elite nobles ruling over peasant serfs bound to the land. The RINOs are part of that conspiracy.
There, I said it.... conspiracy... conspiracy... conspiracy.
It should be obvious to everyone.
Of course they are. It's why I literally grieved for 3 days after Obama won in 2008.

It wasn't him. It was who elected him. I didn't know my fellow Americans anymore. Very sad day for me.

The Tea Party movement eventually brought out the fight in me and finding this forum to vent helped too.

Just wish that movement had not become political.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1028494 Nov 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
where can i see the unedited video.
So you think this version is a puppet doing the talking?

"I can get you the list" doesn't need much editing.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1028495 Nov 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
brain dead reply.
you're almost as bad as duh.
Oh, did we hurt your feelings, dumbfk?

Did I say you could speak?

All you do is spam the thread with you moronic crap you find.

Man up, liberal pansy. Tough crap.

You are a typical brain dead moronic libtard. Deal with it!

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