Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1745669 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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Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1066398 Jan 22, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
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This is the issue at hand:
Did or did not Richard Nixon have an enemies list which contributed to his demise?
Yes or no.
And did or did not Richard Nixon try to cover up a hotel break in which did contribute to his demise?
Yes or no.
Did or did not Barack Obama try to censor the press on his enemies list?
Yes or no.
And did or did not Barack Obama cover up an attack on 9/11 and his administration's incompetent response to save four Americans' lives?
Yes or no.
Two enemies' lists, two cover ups, two presidents. What the heck is the difference? Besides the fact one resigned because he was a Republican?
yes, yes, no, no

Rand Paul? hilarious. Perhaps he and Cruz could run together and have a true whining contest.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1066399 Jan 22, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Why do you constantly call democrat voters stupid? If they are too stupid to get an ID then they are too stupid to vote!!!
It's not about being too stupid to get an ID Flacko__it's about how difficult and costly it can be for some to get a government issued photo ID.

And BTW, plenty of Republicans have also said, "fk it, I'm not going through that hassle."
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1066400 Jan 22, 2014
What Clients Mean When They Whine About “Lack of Leadership”

Greg Scoblete reminds us that the constant carping about “allied” unhappiness with the U.S. in the Near East is happening because the U.S. won’t do its clients’ bidding at our expense:

So the next time you hear someone complain that America’s “allies” in the Middle East are upset about the lack of American leadership on this or that, remember that what they’re really cheesed off about is the fact that American blood and treasure are not being put on the line to defend their interests.

We can understand why a client government might want its patron to do everything that the client wants in its region, but a patron is under no obligation to join or launch new wars in order to keep its dependents happy. Israel and Saudi Arabia have been the loudest in expressing their displeasure with U.S. actions or lack of actions on several issues over the last few years, which is a little strange since they both need good relations with the U.S. far more than our government needs good relations with them. Both states have been in the habit of getting what they want from Washington for a long time, and the U.S. has indulged them for so long that they may assume that their priorities are supposed to prevail. It shouldn’t work that way, and lately it hasn’t been. Now that this is happening less often than they expect, they have been throwing fits to make Washington act differently, and somewhat incredibly there are quite a few members of Congress that are only too ready to oblige. The U.S. would be well-advised to continue rejecting these clients’ unreasonable demands, especially on those issues where their preferred policies on Syria and Iran would lead the U.S. into new and unnecessary conflicts that probably won’t even benefit the clients that are agitating for them.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

Since: May 13

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#1066401 Jan 22, 2014
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>O'bama says Americans hates him because he is black-he keeps trying to race bait the entire nation, now his claim is :“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president. Big Whoop, Mr. President. I'm sorry that 43 percent of your voters were white—but you’re probably right. It’s most likely a race thing. How is it that O'bama gets dumber every single year in office? According to O'bama he is a failure because he is black, I don't know why he doesn't come out and admit it!
Explain how Obama's accomplishments are a failure. He's done all this with obstructionist Republicans fighting his brilliant recovery from Bush' recession:

Low interest rates
Kept Republicans from tampering with Social Security
Stock market is soaring
Retirement savings restored
Reined in tax cuts for the wealthy
Over forty straight months of job growth in the private sector
Housing market improving
Protected women’s right to control their own bodies
Ended the war in Iraq
Turned around the U.S. auto industry
Virtually zero inflation
More Americans now have health insurance

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1066402 Jan 22, 2014
Glenn Beck: I Played A Role In 'Helping Tear The Country Apart'

""Glenn Beck admitted Tuesday that he has some major regrets about his time at Fox News.

“I remember it as an awful lot of fun and that I made an awful lot of mistakes, and I wish I could go back and be more uniting in my language,” Beck said during an interview with Megyn Kelly.“I think I played a role, unfortunately, in helping tear the country apart and it's not who we are.”

He continued,“I didn’t realize how really fragile the people were. I thought we were kind of more in it together and now I look back and realize, if we could've talked about the uniting principles instead of just the problems, I think I would look back more fondly.”

Beck left the network after two and a half years in June 2011 to start his own media company. His tenure was full of controversial moments, from accusing President Obama of being a "racist" to gutting a fish that he compared to the mainstream media on air.

He has made similar remarks about his time at Fox News before, telling the AP last year that he wishes he had used less divisive language."
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1066403 Jan 22, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
This is the issue at hand:
Did or did not Richard Nixon have an enemies list which contributed to his demise?
Yes or no.
And did or did not Richard Nixon try to cover up a hotel break in which did contribute to his demise?
Yes or no.
Did or did not Barack Obama try to censor the press on his enemies list?
Yes or no.
And did or did not Barack Obama cover up an attack on 9/11 and his administration's incompetent response to save four Americans' lives?
Yes or no.
Two enemies' lists, two cover ups, two presidents. What the heck is the difference? Besides the fact one resigned because he was a Republican?
That's not an issue doll__except maybe to your fragile self.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1066404 Jan 22, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
or Bush.
13 Benghazis Happened Under President Bush and Fox News Said Nothing
http://www.policymic.com/articles/40811/13-be...
When are you nutjobs going to realize he didn't lie about or try to cover up any of them. Libtards are SO stupid!!!

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

Gauley Bridge WV

#1066405 Jan 22, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
free will.
unlike you, i don't like to try to impose my views upon others. you want your kids to end up with some kind of traumatic injury, have at it.
Even soccer players are starting to wear helmets.
Lnc

United States

#1066406 Jan 22, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Why are you so angry defending this president?
Seems to me if you were right and the rest of us were wrong, your anger wouldn't be necessary. You'd have solid arguments to stand behind instead.
Requiring an ID to vote isn't all that unreasonable to incite this kind of reaction. Unless you're afraid voter IDs would drastically affect the number of votes for your party.
Why else would it make you so angry?
We only have one president at a time. Your attacks tend to weaken American in dealing with nations abroad?

What you advocate does help the Democratic Party
so we thank you for your continued counterproductive post :-)

Peace

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1066407 Jan 22, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no it really isn't unreasonable, but what voter fraud do you think it would stop?
it would seem to be a huge waste of money, this is why real conservatives are against it....
Of course it's unreasonable. Where there's a will, there's a way. Photo IDs are required for much less important things.

It really does sound like all the hysteria about this is out of fear of losing an election. Funny that Republicans have absolutely no concerns or fears - just Democrats.
TSM

United States

#1066408 Jan 22, 2014
This is Pathetic but not surprising it’s in their DNA, it’s called the (Obama Syndrome!)

Wendy Davis is having a bad week. In a few days she has gone from quietly admitting she needs to tighten up her language to blaming the entire episode on her opponent!!

Wendy’s Star like Obama’s Halo will continue to Dim; she will be aborted by her Party!!
Lnc

United States

#1066409 Jan 22, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
What's even funnier is you liberals have no problem with ignoring the Constitution when it comes to Americans being forced to buy something against their will or be penalized by the federal government and the IRS.
But have a hissy fit when something as important and crucial as voting requires one to present a photo ID first.
If someone wants to vote badly enough, they will find a way to get an ID. Presenting a photo IDs is required for much less important things.
Another post which illustrates your lack of knowledge regarding constitutional law.

Voter ID laws need to include many forms of ID, not only those chosen by the right wing,:-) and Federal Judges rule on thesw as provided by constitutional law.

Christie in 2016 ..he is unharmed by the traffic jam.
Does drive Galt up the wall :-)

Has be several hours since your reposted:
Benghazi
Naked women photos
Birth certificates
"His real father"
How Blacks are running to the GOP ;-)
Youtube proof of one of your yarns ....

Peace
NuculurVodkaOpti on

Satellite Beach, FL

#1066410 Jan 22, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Yeah, well most people can see how fragile he is. Wonder if he's coming out of the closet?
All of the "fragile people" would do well to sue him for causing them severe psychological damage; like the goons on here. Glen, Rush, Levin and the rest of the merry band of hatemongers should all be sued; that's the only way to get to these guys, take their money.
Everyone has witnessed how fragile Obama is when he attempts to throw a baseball or when he skips up to a podium to read from his teleprompter.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1066411 Jan 22, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
or Bush.
13 Benghazis Happened Under President Bush and Fox News Said Nothing
http://www.policymic.com/articles/40811/13-be...
Really ? how many Ambassadors were killed and how many times did the administration lie about it being a video?
Lnc

United States

#1066412 Jan 22, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
yes, yes, no, no
Rand Paul? hilarious. Perhaps he and Cruz could run together and have a true whining contest.
Who writes Rand Paul's material.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1066413 Jan 22, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course it's unreasonable. Where there's a will, there's a way. Photo IDs are required for much less important things.
It really does sound like all the hysteria about this is out of fear of losing an election. Funny that Republicans have absolutely no concerns or fears - just Democrats.
yet what voter fraud would you think this would deter? the only real voter fraud going on is from illegal citizens voting and the id we all have doesn't show our citizenship status...

logic is fun!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1066414 Jan 22, 2014
yes wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry there cutie but I believe you are under some sort of an illusion that isn't very practical. You lump all democrats as food stamp users & relying on the government to help them. Soooooooooo, no republicans do? Hmm, that's just odd, downright rude & incorrect. Besides, y'all bitch & moan about our government helping those in need but when YOU need some type of assistance, it's all good. Right? Can't play both sides there bucky.
So no right wingers need help? Good, then pay more in taxes.
I believe the question SHOULD be - If, IF the voter ID will be required, that would mean that the republican votes would lower by millions for there would no longer be duplicate people voting. Republicans do that, ya know.
Oh, for heaven's sakes. No one lumped anyone into anything. You're just becoming hysterical. That's all.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1066415 Jan 22, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> When are you nutjobs going to realize he didn't lie about or try to cover up any of them. Libtards are SO stupid!!!
What's the difference?
Lnc

United States

#1066416 Jan 22, 2014
It was a big week for voters both nationally and locally with the Voting Rights Act of 2014 bill being introduced in Congress and

a Pennsylvania state judge striking down the Commonwealth’s Voter

ID law as unconstitutional.

The Voter ID Law, or Act 18 in Pennsylvania, one of the strictest in the nation, required all voters to show state-approved identification in order to cast a ballot. On Friday morning, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley issued an order permanently blocking the controversial law that critics said would disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters. Judge McGinley’s ruling can be appealed by the commonwealth, but state lawmakers who opposed the law are pressing Gov. Corbett to abide by the judge’s decision.

Senate Democratic Majority Leader Jay Costa, D-Allegheny, said the law was an attempt by Republican lawmakers to freeze participation in the political process.

“Senate Democrats have said clearly and repeatedly that the Voter ID law was an overreach that would result in the disenfranchisement of hundreds of thousands of voters,” said Costa.“It was a law that should have never been approved and we are very happy that the court turned aside the measure today. There has been too much upheaval and confusion about preserving the right to vote. Plus taxpayers have had to pay too much in trying to defend this ill-conceived law. The measure was unconstitutional and political, and could not stand legal scrutiny. Simply put, it was an effort by Republicans to deny citizens access and a voice in their government that should have been dismissed. Instead of trying to find ways to stop citizens from voting, we should be doing mor

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#1066417 Jan 22, 2014
The real problem with the American right: Aging, white radicals

""The Republican Party’s total failure to make even cosmetic changes to its image and policy agenda last year has at this point become the kind of cliché-cum-running joke that often attaches itself to accepted truisms in American politics. Like chucking about Bill Clinton’s inability to contain himself in the company of women, or noting that Dick Cheney actually ran the show during George W. Bush’s first term, observing that Republicans have failed to moderate or reinvent themselves after losing badly in 2012 is the kind of thing even sympathetic political wise men can say to signal that they get it. That in what was a tough year for President Obama, Republicans screwed up too.

But the observation of these symptoms is less crucial than the diagnosis. Why are Republicans so stuck?

When it became clear about a year ago that Republican leaders would have a much harder time advancing immigration reform than they realized — that GOP activists and conservatives were livid about the idea that Republicans were going to help illegal immigrants gain citizenship — it started to look like the party had an insoluble problem on its hands. Watching Republicans attempt to broaden their appeal to growing, traditionally Democratic constituencies has been like watching someone try to cover a bedroom floor with a poorly cut carpet, fastening it into one corner but pulling it out of the others in the process.

They can’t connect with traditionally Democratic constituencies without breaking connection with their reliable supporters. They can tug in every possible direction, but at some point they need to acknowledge that the carpet’s too small.""

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