Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1759406 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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WOW

New York, NY

#1032370 Nov 29, 2013
That explains why, from the Early New Deal forward, congressional Northern Democrats voted more like Northern Republicans than their Southern brethren on civil rights.

Schickler and Feinstein pair the shift on civil rights to the parties’ broader post-New Deal ideological shifts. New Deal liberalism’s vehement support for government intervention in the economy made Democrats more open to the sorts of intrusive economic regulations, like desegregating private businesses, that civil rights campaigners demanded. Meanwhile,“the GOP’s ties with chambers of commerce, manufacturers’ associations, real estate groups, farm lobbies, and other organizations opposed to the increased government oversight of private enterprise that would come with fair employment and other civil rights legislation encouraged the GOP’s drift toward racial conservatism.” As Speaker of the House Joe Martin (R-MA) told an assembly of black Republicans in 1947:

I’ll be frank with you: we are not going to pass a [non-discrimination in private business bill], but it has nothing to do with the Negro vote. We are supported by New England and Middle Western industrialists who would stop their contributions if we passed a law that would compel them to stop religious as well as racial discrimination in employment.

Republican economic libertarianism, together with its gradual embrace of traditionally Southern “states rights” arguments to as weapons in the war on the New Deal, set the stage for the eventual white flight from the Democratic Party.

And Southern Democrats, without whose votes the New Deal never could have happened, were willing to sacrifice their commitment to economic liberalism on the altar of white supremacy. Historian Ira Katznelson, whose 2013 work Fear Itself focuses on the role of Southern Democrats in the New Deal, analyzed Congressional votes from 1933 to 1950 to better understand the political alliances of the time. Katznelson and his coauthors focus on the votes of Southern Democrats on six issues:“planning, regulation, expansive fiscal policies, welfare state programs, a national labor market and union prerogatives, and civil rights.”

The Southerners, as Democrats, strongly supported the first four, but bucked the Northern wing of the party on the last two. But why labor in addition to civil rights? Katznelson et al. find a precipitous dropoff in Southern support for pro-labor laws during World War II, one of the two key reasons being that “wartime labor shortages and military conscription facilitated labor organizing and civil rights activism.”“Labor market and race relations rends and issues,” they found, had become “conjoined.” For Southern Democrats, racism trumped liberalism.

Hence the famous Dixiecrat revolt of 1948, when Strom Thurmond and likeminded Southerners temporarily seceded from the Democratic Party over Harry Truman and the Democratic platform’s support for civil rights. The tacit bargain that Katznelson documents during the Roosevelt Administration, in which the Northern Democrats would get their New Deal if the Southern Democrats got their white supremacy, became untenable.

But the Dixiecrats weren’t ready to migrate en masse to Party of Lincoln just yet. Something needed to happen to make the Republican Party shed its commitment to leading on civil rights wholesale. That “something” was the rise of the modern conservative movement.

Patriot

Loveland, CO

#1032371 Nov 29, 2013
ISON Regaining Tail and Charge (it wasn't destroyed going around the sun yesterday)

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If ISON's debris trail is bringing The Great Tribulation/Appointed Time of GOD'S Wrath Against Wickedness/Time of Greatest Deception, there is still a little time left to heed Wisdom -

Warning to Escape Babylon’s Coming Judgment

"Then I heard another Voice from heaven say:

“ ‘Come out of her, My people,’

so that you will not share in her sins,

so that you will not receive any of her plagues;

for her sins are piled up to heaven,

and GOD has remembered her crimes.

Give back to her as she has given;

pay her back double for what she has done.

Pour her a double portion from her own cup.

Give her as much torment and grief

as the glory and luxury she gave herself..."

http://biblehub.com/niv/revelation/18.htm

GOD'S Solid Foundation Stands Firm, Sealed with this Inscription: "The LORD knows those who are His," and, "Everyone who confesses The Name of the LORD must turn away from ("Come Out Of") Wickedness."

http://biblehub.com/2_timothy/2-19.htm

Take Note: GOD describes His people -

http://biblehub.com/revelation/12-17.htm

http://biblehub.com/nas/revelation/14.htm vs 12. Also note His Messages - Heed them no matter what.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1032372 Nov 29, 2013
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>Real sucker stupid dave these are american history facts they dont need you to explain anything facts are facts your attempt to brainwash GFYS
Look up up the vote records on the Civil Rights Act. It is history. Tell me how many outside the South voted against it& how many in the South voted for it.

Wow, you might even become better informed.
WOW

New York, NY

#1032373 Nov 29, 2013
The Great White Switch’
Earl Black and Merle Black are twin brothers. Both are political scientists at (respectively) Rice and Emory University. The twins, frequent coauthors, are widely considered to be the deans of the study of Southern politics.

In their book The Rise of the Southern Republicans, the Blacks pinpoint two key transition points for Southern whites when the trends we’ve already seen produced truly marked change. By the 1950s, the splits between Northern and Southern Democrats in Congress had become irreconcilable. The party’s leadership was “refusing to call party meetings” for fear of catastrophe.

The Southern Democrats had to form alliances with the more conservative wing of the Republican Party. In a reverse replay of the South’s deal with Roosevelt and Northern Democrats, the Blacks found, Southern Democrats helped Republicans fight Truman’s economic policy while Republicans protected the Southern right to filibuster, allowing them to retard progress on civil rights without alienating black voters by voting against any particular piece of civil rights legislation. This “Inner Club” of Southern Democrats and conservative Republicans “informally set the limits on passable legislation.”

But it wasn’t until Barry Goldwater and the rise of the modern conservative movement that this marriage was formally consummated. Goldwater lost all but six states — Arizona, his home, and five Deep South states. It was the first time the GOP had prevailed at the presidential level in the South in the party’s history. Republicans have held the South since.

Goldwater, a Sun Belt Senator who believed in integration, seemed like an odd choice to inspire Southerners to leave LBJ, a Texan with a storied racist past. But that surface level-analysis entirely misses the role of the Goldwater-led conservative movement in the Southern imagination.

By the Johnson-Goldwater election, it had become clear that overt racism and segregationism was politically doomed. Brown v. Board of Education and LBJ’s support for the 1964 Civil Rights Act saw to that. As this scary recognition dawned on Southern whites, they began searching for a new vehicle through which to shield themselves and their communities from the consequences of integration. The young conservative movement’s ringing endorsement of a minimalist federal government did the trick — it provided an on-face racially neutral language by which Southerners could argue against federal action aimed at integrating lily-white schools and neighborhoods.

Kevin Kruse, a Princeton historian whose work focuses on the South and the conservative movement, finds deep roots in segregationist thought for this turn.“In their own minds, segregationists were instead fighting for rights of their own,” Kruse suggests. These “rights” included “the ‘right’ to select their neighbors, their employees, and their children’s classmates, the ‘right’ to do as they pleased with their private property and personal businesses, and, perhaps, most important, the ‘right’ to remain free from what they saw as dangerous encroachments by the federal government.”

Kruse traces this language through white resistance to desegregation from the 40s through the 60s, using a detailed examination of “white flight” in Atlanta as a synecdoche. In the end, he finds,“the struggle over segregation thoroughly reshaped southern conservatism…segregationist resistance inspired the creation of new conservative causes, such as tuition vouchers, the tax revolt, and the privatization of public services.” The concomitant rise of the modern conservative movement and the civil rights movements’ victories conspired to make Southern whites into economic, and not just racial, conservatives.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1032374 Nov 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
...when the DemoKKKrats are kicked out of the White House...
I'll pay for the fumigation after Obama leaves. I'll bet it smells like cat pee there already.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1032375 Nov 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Savings are not crap at all. 40%. Same coverage. No subsidies.
You are so full of sh*t. How long was the longest you could keep a job for? Two weeks?
Lisa

United States

#1032376 Nov 29, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
What Byytch?
OBAMACARE!! IT'S EVERYWHERE....
IT KICKED YOUR AZZZZZZ SO HARD!
Where is Mitt?
Up on Uranus?
Hillary packs in 20,000 for a speech. Sold Out!
The Genius? Millions line up for a ticket just to hear him talk! Standing room only.
Bush?
I heard he paints little birdeeeees now!
What a zero!
ACA: best law ever passed in the USA!
It covers 50 million citizens in 2014!
It just got started:
healthcare.gov
Go there, crybaby!
America Loves Obama! Majority elected TWICE!
SO NICE!
Where is Mitt? He lost!
So Byytch, in closing,
ffffccckkkkkk YOU!
All Republicans going to hell. LOL!
ACA covers 50 million? Really and how many have actually enrolled as in PAID for a policy?

How many millions are loosing their healthcare coverage because of ObamaCare? 124 million when the employers sponsored policies are cancelled in the next few months!

Don't bother to tell me that only subpar policies were cancelled that lie has been debunked a long long time ago.

Why do you post what is obviously been completely and utterly disproved? Are you a paid hack surely not because you have no ability to promote the liberal agenda with anyone who has one brain cell functioning normally.

Give it up already. Pull your pants up from around your knees, brush your teeth and take the wide-tooth fro comb out of your hair that went out of style during the gang wars of Chicago and LA.

Don't bother to call me a racist because I'm not. I support not by skin color but by the content of a person character. Like Dr. Ben Carson who is a shining example of the best of America. West of Florida is another.
WOW

New York, NY

#1032377 Nov 29, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! At least in your mind son!
That much is for sure!
You dont need anymore children you probley dont take care of the one you have just going by stats. ask Al Sharpton about those fact his daddy ran out on him if you need more children ADOPT there are alot of BLACK FATHERLESS BOYS OUT THERE FOR YOU TO SON DONT JUST SON TRAYVON DONT JUST SON OBAMA SEEK OUT A BLACK CHILD AND BE A FATHER FIGURE thats WHAT BEING A GOOD MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY IS BE A BIG BROTHER TO A BLACK CHILD THATS WHAT OTHERS HAVE DONE TRY IT
TSM

United States

#1032379 Nov 29, 2013
I love Liberals revisionist and the attempt to erase their Racist Past!!

Malcolm X spoke out about how the Democratic Party used the Black community back in the 60s and today for their own agenda not addressing the community's living standards or job situations what Malcolm said in the 60s is as Relevant…Today!!
WOW

New York, NY

#1032380 Nov 29, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! You have to forgive him.
He was taught to plagiarize opinion pieces by copying and pasting from only selected sites without thinking.
But give him credit for working so diligently at his craft!
An your postings are very objective never one sided or only promotes one party never tries to change history nooooooo not you or FAKE DUMB DAVE never subjective nooooo my question is this DID SOUTHERN DEMOCRATS VOTE FOR OBAMA OR WAS IT JUST NOTHERN DEMOCRATS AND NOTHERN REPUBLICANS hahahahahahahahahhahahahalolol ololololol
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1032381 Nov 29, 2013
Lisa wrote:
<quoted text>
ACA covers 50 million? Really and how many have actually enrolled as in PAID for a policy?
How many millions are loosing their healthcare coverage because of ObamaCare? 124 million when the employers sponsored policies are cancelled in the next few months!
Don't bother to tell me that only subpar policies were cancelled that lie has been debunked a long long time ago.
Why do you post what is obviously been completely and utterly disproved? Are you a paid hack surely not because you have no ability to promote the liberal agenda with anyone who has one brain cell functioning normally.
Give it up already. Pull your pants up from around your knees, brush your teeth and take the wide-tooth fro comb out of your hair that went out of style during the gang wars of Chicago and LA.
Don't bother to call me a racist because I'm not. I support not by skin color but by the content of a person character. Like Dr. Ben Carson who is a shining example of the best of America. West of Florida is another.
Don't even bother with OBAMA the GENIUS. The lunatic lost his marbles decades ago.
WOW

New York, NY

#1032382 Nov 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Look up up the vote records on the Civil Rights Act. It is history. Tell me how many outside the South voted against it& how many in the South voted for it.
Wow, you might even become better informed.
AHOLE DID SOUTHERN DEMOCRATS VOTE FOR OBAMA because I do know nothern democrats and southern democrats are one party no matter what so GFYS again
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1032383 Nov 29, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
You let your mom tongue your nuts?
TMI!
You weirdo!
Butt I heard your sister gives a good fudge packing?
YOU first, weirdo!
Republicans all going to hell. LOL!
Odumbo the penius, I thought you were dead already!! Did you pay for your policy yet, freeloading chimpy??
WOW

New York, NY

#1032384 Nov 29, 2013
Reagan-era conservatism also left behind the naked racism that had driven Southern Democrats out of the party, which the civil rights movement had rendered unacceptable. By 1983, even Strom Thurmond, the former Dixiecrat candidate for President, voted to make Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a national holiday. Reagan-era conservatism, while hardly above race-baiting, became far more about foreign policy hawkishness, Christian-right style social conservatism, and — most importantly for present purposes — free market economics.

The South’s conversion to movement conservatism led to local and Congressional Republican victories throughout Dixie. These culminated in the Gingrich Revolution in 1994, when hard-line Southern conservatives took charge of the Republican Congressional delegation, seemingly for good.

Sen. Bailey’s prediction had finally come true. The Democrats’ about-face on race cost them the South.

The Legacy Of The Democratic South’s Rebellion: The Tea Party
We all know what happens next. The Southern conservative takeover of the Republican Party pushes out moderates, cementing the party’s conservative spiral. This trend produces the Tea Party, whose leading contemporary avatar — Ted Cruz — engineers the 2013 shutdown and risk of catastrophic default.

So we can draw a tentatively straight line between the last 80 years of racial politics and this week’s political crisis. Aside from being an interesting point of history, what does that tell us?

First, that the shutdown crisis isn’t the product of passing Republican insanity or, as President Obama put it, a “fever” that needs to be broken. Rather, the sharp conservative turn of the Republican Party is the product of deep, long-running structural forces in American history. The Republican Party is the way that it is because of the base that it has evolved, and it would take a tectonic political shift — on the level of the Democrats becoming the party of civil rights — to change the party’s internal coalition. Radicalized conservatism will outlive the shutdown/debt ceiling fight.

Second, and more importantly, the battle over civil rights produced a rigidly homogenous and disproportionately Southern Republican party, fertile grounds for the sort of purity contest you see consuming the South today. There’s no zealot like a new convert, the saying goes, and the South’s new faith in across-the-board conservatism — kicked off by the alignment of economic libertarianism with segregationism — is one of the most significant causes of the ideological inflexibility that’s caused the shutdown.

That’s not to dismiss the continued relevance of race in the Southern psyche. There’s no chance that, when 52 percent of voting Americans are over 45, the country has just gotten over its deep racial hang-ups. Read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ masterful “Fear of a Black President” if you don’t believe me.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1032386 Nov 29, 2013
Lisa wrote:
<quoted text>
ACA covers 50 million? Really and how many have actually enrolled as in PAID for a policy?
How many millions are loosing their healthcare coverage because of ObamaCare? 124 million when the employers sponsored policies are cancelled in the next few months!
Don't bother to tell me that only subpar policies were cancelled that lie has been debunked a long long time ago.
Why do you post what is obviously been completely and utterly disproved? Are you a paid hack surely not because you have no ability to promote the liberal agenda with anyone who has one brain cell functioning normally.
Give it up already. Pull your pants up from around your knees, brush your teeth and take the wide-tooth fro comb out of your hair that went out of style during the gang wars of Chicago and LA.
Don't bother to call me a racist because I'm not. I support not by skin color but by the content of a person character. Like Dr. Ben Carson who is a shining example of the best of America. West of Florida is another.
Plese don't feed the troll.
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1032387 Nov 29, 2013
Oops "please"
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1032388 Nov 29, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
You let your mom tongue your nuts?
TMI!
You weirdo!
Butt I heard your sister gives a good fudge packing?
YOU first, weirdo!
Republicans all going to hell. LOL!
Hmmm.....

Subjects a hillbilly redneck from Rocky "Mount" NC like you would know about!

ROTFLMAO!!!!!

You imbecile.
WOW

New York, NY

#1032389 Nov 29, 2013
In Dinotopia, a famous children’s book, the residents of a fictional dinosaur-human city use a water clock shaped like a helix. It’s a reflection of their novel concept of time. Instead of thinking of the passage of time as either linear or cyclical, they see it as a spiral: history forever repeats itself, but with new, unpredictable twists tossed in.

It’s a neat metaphor for the role of North-South conflict in the United States. The basic cleavage between North and South, began by slavery, has set the fault lines of American politics again and again. This time, the crisis isn’t as severe as the civil war, nor as divisive as the battle over civil rights. But make no mistake: today’s Republican radicalism, with all of its attendent terrifying brinksmanship, is the grandchild of the white South’s devastating defeats in the struggle over racial exclusion.
As the Southern faction became the face of the GOP in the mid-90s, the GOP’s electorate became a lot more conservative nationally. Panel data reviewed by Alan Abramowitz and Kyle Saunders found that, from 1992-1996, ideological conservatives joined the Republican Party in droves. That’s because Southern elites played a key “signalling” role; their prominent national conservatism signaled to conservatives around the country that the Republican Party was theirs.

Penn’s Matthew Levendusky, who literally wrote the book on conservatives “sorting” themselves into the Republican Party, says that “even when the data are consistent with a nationalization hypothesis, the South still played a crucial role in the sorting process because of the key role of Southern elites.” As conservative Southern elites took over the Republican Party, hyper-conservative Americans followed, becoming the GOP primary voters we know and love today.

So, to sum up: the South’s race-inspired conversion to radical conservatism made the GOP pure enough to threaten default over Obamacare in two distinct ways. First, Southern elected leaders are simply more conservative than other Republicans, and are making up a larger-and-larger percentage of total Republican seats in the House. Second, Southern elites send out signals that drive out moderate primary voters throughout the country, making even non-Southern Republicans more conservative.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1032390 Nov 29, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Savings are not crap at all. 40%. Same coverage. No subsidies.
prove it...
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf

United States

#1032392 Nov 29, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
What Byytch?
Every employer is dumping med insurance?
WOW! faux news addict?
If that happens, they can go here:
healthcare.gov
Anyone can go! Even a byytch like you!
Why are you a liar?
Obama and Democrats got med insurance for over 50 million citizens.
A REAL GOOD THING.
Only a brain dead Republican ffffccckkkkk head would not like that?
Democrats care about the people.
Republicans? Only billionaires.
Well byytch, billionaires don't need tax help, never have, never will.
YOUR BUSH cut billionaires taxes during wartime!
What a loser....
rang up TRILLIONS, all borrowed! <----- FACT!
Med Insurance for citizens?
THE BEST LAW EVER PASSED IN US HISTORY!
You heard it here first.
Republicans all going to hell. LOL!
Including YOU!.....:)
Penius,what will you do when we repeal ochimpocare by 2016? Cry, cry, cry all the way home?

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