Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1279000 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1030263 Nov 25, 2013
A 31-Year-Old Is Tearing Apart the Heritage Foundation Think Republicans have been making fools of themselves? Blame Michael Needham.

Needham is the 31-year-old CEO of Heritage Action, the relatively new activist branch of the Heritage Foundation, the storied Washington think tank that was one of the leaders of the conservative war of ideas ever since it provided the blueprint for Ronald Reagan’s first term. Although DeMint is Heritage’s president, it was Needham who had designed much of the defund Obamacare strategy. Beginning in 2010, when Heritage Action was founded, Needham pushed the GOP to use Congress’s power of the purse to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act. He formed a grassroots army, which he used to keep congressional Republicans in line.“They make six hundred phone calls and have a member of Congress in the fetal position,” says one GOP congressional staffer.

After months of furious lobbying, Needham sold, at most, 20 members of the House on his plan of attack. In the end, this was enough to cement the party line—and lead the GOP to a spectacular, deafening loss.

Sorting through the wreckage, Washington conservatives can barely contain their anger at Needham for his ideological inflexibility and aggressive, zero-sum tactics.“Their strategic sense isn’t very strong,” griped a prominent Republican lobbyist.“They’ve repeatedly been wrong about how to handle this.” Says a senior House Republican aide,“Mike Needham played a large role in defeating ideas that would have worked out better.”

But the wrath is not solely reserved for Needham; his employer now inspires plenty of disgust among conservatives, too. Increasingly in Washington,“Heritage” has come to denote not the foundation or the think tank, but Heritage Action, Needham’s sharp-elbowed operation. Instead of fleshing out conservative positions, says one Republican Senate staffer,“now they’re running around trying to get Republicans voted out of office. It’s a purely ideological crusade that’s utterly divorced from the research side.”(“If Nancy Pelosi could write an anonymous check to Heritage Action,” adds the House aide bitterly,“she would.”)

As a result, the Heritage Foundation has gone from august conservative think tank revered by Washington’s Republicans to the party’s loathed ideological commissar.

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115688/her...

and as carol knows, FOX has been writing it's economic playbook straight from Heritage BS.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1030264 Nov 25, 2013
"Patriotism means standing by your country, it does not mean standing by your President or any other public official."
Theodore Roosevelt

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1030265 Nov 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
More Americans say Obama can't manage government: poll
Reuters)- A growing number of Americans doubt President Barack Obama's ability to manage the nation, according to a CNN/ORC poll released on Monday that reflects the possible larger impact of his administration's fumbled rollout of its healthcare law.
The poll also found that 53 percent of those polled said Obama is not honest or trustworthy, marking the first time that the CNN/ORC polling found a clear majority questioning the president's integrity, CNN said.
Forty percent of the 843 U.S. adults surveyed in the telephone poll early last week said Obama can manage the government effectively, down 12 percentage points from June.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/us-...
Hey! How about that Rock Star appearance in Berlin, eh?

Next, he'll do a gay striptease in Spain.

Government? What government? Oh, yeah....hey! Valerie!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1030266 Nov 25, 2013
Iran nuclear deal: Saudi Arabia warns it will strike out on its own

"
Nawaf Obaid told a think tank meeting in London that Saudi Arabia was determined to pursue its own foreign and policy goals. Having in the past been reactive to events, the leading Sunni Muslim nation was determined to be pro-active in future.

Mr Obaid said that while Saudi Arabia knew that the US was talking directly to Iran through a channel in the Gulf state of Oman, Washington had not directly briefed its ally.

"We were lied to, things were hidden from us," he said. "The problem is not with the deal struck in Geneva but how it was done."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/mid...

Way to alienate our allies, again, Obama
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1030267 Nov 25, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
WRONG AGAIN STUPID! James O'Keefe uses edited videos of a few individuals to convince nitwits like you that there's some kind of wide spread problem. That's been his modus operandi for years and he's been exposed on numerous occasions. This organization should be more accurately called Project Calumnia.
lol! He is after all, a right wing vigilante!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1030268 Nov 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Public Opinion and a Deal With Iran (II)
Two recent polls have found majority support in the U.S. for an interim nuclear deal with Iran. This was from the CNN poll’s findings:
A CNN/ORC International survey released Thursday indicates that 56% of the public would favor an international agreement that would impose major restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program but not end it completely, with 39% opposed to such an agreement.
“Predictably, there is a partisan divide on that issue, with two-thirds of Democrats favoring a deal along those lines but only 45% of Republicans agreeing with that view,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said.
The earlier Post/ABC News poll finds even broader support across party lines, but even here almost half of Republican respondents endorse an interim deal. It doesn’t surprise me that there is this much support for an agreement. Earlier this month, I thought that most Americans would be more inclined to support a deal than to prefer the alternatives offered by hard-liners. We all understand that most members of Congress don’t take their cues on foreign policy from public opinion, but it is a bit remarkable that this majority view has so few vocal representatives in Congress. Among Republicans in Congress, there is unfortunately almost total uniformity on one side of an issue despite the fact that there is a significant Republican constituency in favor of a deal. Hawkish members of Congress from both parties are out of step with public opinion on Iran, but so far there are few signs that any of them are adjusting to this reality.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Put down the Stupid Pills and take a few Serious Pills instead, Doodette.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1030269 Nov 25, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
<quoted text>
You are dumber that a.hit because you are a Democrat!
You do not know how the IMF money is based on petrodollars, you idiot!
It is AMERICAN money, goofball. PETRODOLLAR!
Why was Iran taking gold as payment?
Because part of the sanctions was not allowed to take DOLLARS!
You Democrafs have no clue how any economy works, no wonder the high unemployment created by Democrats.
lol! Whose paying iran in gold son?
LCNLin

United States

#1030270 Nov 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Rick Scott is close to allowing the Medicaid expansion. I thought he didn't meet the deadline?
Scott may be worried?
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1030271 Nov 25, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
You talk far more than you think.
Correction *gossip*

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1030273 Nov 25, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
"Patriotism means standing by your country, it does not mean standing by your President or any other public official."
Theodore Roosevelt
The Magic Negro is standing by Islam and Iran.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1030274 Nov 25, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
You are dumber that sh*t, DumbDave.
Show us the video of these thousands of people gasping for air, as if they were in the Night of the Living Dead.
You are such a lying weasel. A hyperbolic moron.
You Moonbats are frikkin unreal!
lol! Oh, you're so right son.

After all, how many died in Fukushima, right?

And how many died after eating the seafood from the Gulf?

You know what you ought to do? Demand the government stop the fraud of providing money to the Superfund cleanup!

After all, what better way to get rid of toxic chemicals than simply by releasing it into the environment, right?

Cons.... such wuvable idiots!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1030275 Nov 25, 2013
Naah wrote:
<quoted text> lol!The only bush you need to be concerned about is the one in your pants, daughter. lol! The only killing taking place in the USA is the one being delivered by the supreme liar, Barack Insane Obama, in the guise of "health" care, which is making everyone sick, daughter. lol! You, of course, are already sick...in the head, for continuing to support the ultimate failure, daughter. lol!
lol! Cry me a river son.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1030276 Nov 25, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
"Patriotism means standing by your country, it does not mean standing by your President or any other public official."
Theodore Roosevelt
the last line of that quote.....

"....it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else."

On the poll with Obama and the GOP

What these polls show is that the American public is unhappy with its leaders. All of them. While things are most definitely dreary for the president, they aren’t nearly as bad as they are for Republicans. And as long as the GOP continues to opt for obstruction over governing, Obama will retain the upper hand.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-part...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1030277 Nov 25, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>
Scott may be worried?
The pressure is on., he wanted to be stubborn but what is his solution to the problem for all of those that will not be able to be insured?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1030278 Nov 25, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
No fear = No Brains.
You have no fear.
lol! You have no brains son...
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1030279 Nov 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
A 31-Year-Old Is Tearing Apart the Heritage Foundation Think Republicans have been making fools of themselves?
Tell the 31 year old that Dems have successfully wiped out their 7 point lead to a one point with two latest polls having Reps ahead by +1 and +3 respectively.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1030280 Nov 25, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Put down the Stupid Pills and take a few Serious Pills instead, Doodette.
if you think the Iran deal is wrong then it has to be right.

baggers are now the #1 indication of how the political wind blows....if they say its blowing south, then you know it's blowing north.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1030281 Nov 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
You left out your source.
Let's face reality here, if CNN and MSNBC are ignoring ObamaCare it likely means there is no good news out there for them to counter-program with.
lol! Cons... they just love to make things up!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#1030282 Nov 25, 2013
Whatever wrote:
More Americans say Obama can't manage government: poll
Reuters)- A growing number of Americans doubt President Barack Obama's ability to manage the nation, according to a CNN/ORC poll released on Monday that reflects the possible larger impact of his administration's fumbled rollout of its healthcare law.
The poll also found that 53 percent of those polled said Obama is not honest or trustworthy, marking the first time that the CNN/ORC polling found a clear majority questioning the president's integrity, CNN said.
Forty percent of the 843 U.S. adults surveyed in the telephone poll early last week said Obama can manage the government effectively, down 12 percentage points from June.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/25/us-...
lol! Hey! Why isn't fart news in on this?!?!?!

Oh, that's right... this is their source!
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1030283 Nov 25, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
"Patriotism means standing by your country, it does not mean standing by your President or any other public official."
Theodore Roosevelt
Very true!!

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