Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1704885 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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#1032581 Nov 29, 2013
What 'Che' said...

3.
“The victory of Socialism is well worth millions of atomic victims!”

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#1032582 Nov 29, 2013
What 'Che' said...

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“We must do away with all newspapers. A revolution cannot be accomplished with freedom of the press.”

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#1032583 Nov 29, 2013
What 'Che' said...

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“To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate.”

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#1032584 Nov 29, 2013
What 'Che' said...

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“Hatred is the central element of our struggle! Hatred so violent that it propels a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him a violent and cold-blooded killing machine. Our soldiers must be thus.”
Dog Rules

Prospect, CT

#1032585 Nov 29, 2013
killtaker wrote:
Compassion and teabags...
"‘Kelly Osbourne is a racist,’‘teabagger’: Hate pours in after Osbourne’s Obama rant"
http://twitchy.com/2013/11/27/kelly-osbourne-...
You're a colostomy bag with ears.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1032586 Nov 29, 2013
American Lady wrote:
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I 'want' my posts to be *READ!*
IF not, I'm wasting MY time.
I do not believe in waste.
Maybe I should ...
Roll
&
Scroll
by yours.
Some of them have been 'doozies'...
As in 'bombs'...
;~)
to each his own...

it's a free country, at least for a little while...

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#1032587 Nov 29, 2013
what 'che' said...

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“The blacks, those magnificent examples of the African race who have conserved their racial purity by a lack of affinity with washing, have seen their patch invaded by a different kind of slave: The Portugese.”
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1032588 Nov 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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well, the plan was to cut the pay of doctors and reduce access to care for the existing insured, primarily senior citizens...
what's not to like about that if you are a welfare moocher???


Why waste good healthcare on the old folks?

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#1032589 Nov 29, 2013
What 'Che' said...

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“The black is indolent and fanciful, he spends his money on frivolity and drink; the European comes from a tradition of working and saving which follows him to this corner of America and drives him to get ahead.”

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#1032590 Nov 29, 2013
What 'Che' said...

9.

“I fired a .32 caliber bullet into the right hemisphere of his brain which came out through his left temple. He moaned for a few moments, then died.”

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#1032591 Nov 29, 2013
Progressives have their man-Che Guevara!!!!!!!

10.

“I’d like to confess, Papa, at that moment I discovered that I really like killing.”
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1032592 Nov 29, 2013
killtaker wrote:
What 'Che' said...
5.
“To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate.”
on the other hand, Cuba has the best healthcare system in the world, far superior to the US...

Cuban medicine is endorsed by Hugo Chavez...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1032593 Nov 29, 2013
Obama is a joke wrote:
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Why waste good healthcare on the old folks?
Barack agrees with you...

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#1032594 Nov 29, 2013
Dog Rules wrote:
<quoted text>You're a colostomy bag with ears.
I'd shit in your mouth and you'd like it...

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#1032595 Nov 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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on the other hand, Cuba has the best healthcare system in the world, far superior to the US...
Cuban medicine is endorsed by Hugo Chavez...
I lived in Cuba for two year...
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#1032596 Nov 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Barack agrees with you...
The difference is, I was being sarcastic.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#1032597 Nov 29, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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to each his own...
it's a free country, at least for a little while...
You got it!

Live and LET Live ...
eh?

~-~
Mr Lib

United States

#1032598 Nov 29, 2013
killtaker wrote:
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I'd shit in your mouth and you'd like it...
You can always count on a Republican to raise the intellectual level of any discussion.

It's the culture.
Mr Lib

United States

#1032599 Nov 29, 2013
killtaker wrote:
Progressives have their man-Che Guevara!!!!!!!
10.
“I’d like to confess, Papa, at that moment I discovered that I really like killing.”
Only an idiot would compare Castro and Guevara to the Democrat Party. But what should one expect from corporations-first Republicans?
otis

United States

#1032600 Nov 29, 2013
End presidential term limits

By Jonathan Zimmerman, Published: November 28

Jonathan Zimmerman is a professor of history and education at New York University. His books include “Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory.”

In 1947, Sen. Harley Kilgore (D-W.Va.) condemned a proposed constitutional amendment that would restrict presidents to two terms.“The executive’s effectiveness will be seriously impaired,” Kilgore argued on the Senate floor,“ as no one will obey and respect him if he knows that the executive cannot run again.”

I’ve been thinking about Kilgore’s comments as I watch President Obama, whose approval rating has dipped to 37&#8201;percent in CBS News polling — the lowest ever for him — during the troubled rollout of his health-care reform. Many of Obama’s fellow Democrats have distanced themselves from the reform and from the president. Even former president Bill Clinton has said that Americans should be allowed to keep the health insurance they have.

Or consider the reaction to the Iran nuclear deal. Regardless of his political approval ratings, Obama could expect Republican senators such as Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and John McCain (Ariz.) to attack the agreement. But if Obama could run again, would he be facing such fervent objections from Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)?

Probably not. Democratic lawmakers would worry about provoking the wrath of a president who could be reelected. Thanks to term limits, though, they’ve got little to fear.

Nor does Obama have to fear the voters, which might be the scariest problem of all. If he chooses, he could simply ignore their will. And if the people wanted him to serve another term, why shouldn’t they be allowed to award him one?

That was the argument of our first president, who is often held up as the father of term limits. In fact, George Washington opposed them.“I can see no propriety in precluding ourselves from the service of any man who, in some great emergency, shall be deemed universally most capable of serving the public,” Washington wrote in a much-quoted letter to the Marquis de Lafayette.

To Republicans, these developments echoed the fascist trends enveloping Europe.“You will be serving under an American totalitarian government before the long third term is finished,” warned Wendell Wilkie, Roosevelt’s opponent in 1940. Once the two-term tradition was broken, Wilkie added, nobody could put it back together.“If this principle dies, it will be dead forever,” he said.

He was right. Every Republican in Congress voted for the amendment, while its handful of Democratic supporters were mostly legislators who had broken with FDR and his New Deal. When they succeeded in limiting the presidency to two terms, they limited democracy itself.

“I think our people are to be safely trusted with their own destiny,” Sen. Claude Pepper (D-Fla.) argued in 1947.“We do not need to protect the American people with a prohibition against a president whom they do not wish to elect; and if they wanted to elect him, have we the right to deny them the power?”

It’s time to put that power back where it belongs. When Ronald Reagan was serving his second term, some Republicans briefly floated the idea of removing term limits so he could run again. The effort went nowhere, but it was right on principle. Barack Obama should be allowed to stand for re election just as citizens should be allowed to vote for — or against — him. Anything less diminishes our leaders and ourselves.

Read more about this issue: Thomas E. Mann: Want to end partisan politics? Here’s what won’t work, and what will Robert J. Samuelson: Why we no longer trust government Letter: After shutdown debacle, it’s time for term limits Zachary A. Goldfarb: How we misread the numbers that dominate our politics




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