Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1780450 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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Since: Feb 13

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#1089665 Mar 3, 2014
killtaker wrote:
What' in a name?
"Dupe"
77.6 percent of Americans name "Dupe" are registered as Democrats...
http://www.claritycampaigns.com/names/
Just in the past 2 years those registered as Republican has fallen from 32% to 28%. The Party of Old White People are dying off each day.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1089666 Mar 3, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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Thank Goodness McCain Isn’t President
ohn McCain never tires of supporting useless and dangerous hard-line policies:
He wants to see Obama revive the Bush era missile defense plan, which would have placed U.S. missiles in the Czech Republic. He also believes that speeding up Georgia accession to NATO would send a strong message to Putin.
Whatever else one wants to say about the current situation in Ukraine, these policy recommendations made no sense in the previous decade and they still make no sense today. As a matter of fact, no interceptors were supposed to be placed on Czech territory, but most Czechs didn’t want the related radar installation in their country. There was popular opposition to Bush’s scheme in both Poland and the Czech Republic, and scrapping it was the right thing to do. There’s no reason at all to try to revive it five years later.
....Overall, McCain’s lack of awareness is truly impressive. There has been no one more active in pushing for U.S. military interventions around the world or more contemptuous of the protections of state sovereignty than he, and yet he reacts to these events as if they vindicate his reckless and aggressive foreign policy views. Russia’s incursion in Crimea is unfortunate and wrong, and Moscow would be wise to withdraw whatever forces it has inserted onto Ukrainian territory, but almost everyone most scandalized by this in the West has favored every illegal invasion or bombing campaign of the last 20 years. The complete inability to see that their own policies have prepared the way for other states to use military force in this way is pitiful and deplorable. That is just one more reason why we should heed nothing that they have to say about this or other foreign policy issues.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
Same ol' <spam> as usual....
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1089667 Mar 3, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
"Add Mitt Romney to the growing list of people opposed to the controversial anti-gay law in Arizona.
"The 2012 Republican presidential candidate urged Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer via Twitter to veto Senate Bill 1062, which would allow businesses with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gays and lesbians.
"Romney joins both U.S. senators from Arizona, John McCain and Jeff Flake, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a host of business leaders to call on Brewer to strike down the law."
http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/free/2...
Probably because Republicans think for themselves and oppose laws that don't serve the best interests of the country or all of the people.
Just your side walks in lockstep and only says what they're told to say whether it's in the best interests of all of us or not and just to boost your own party's political aspirations.
The difference between Democrats and Republicans dumbass is that we opposed the law because it was wrong and discriminatory. Republicans opposed it because they were afraid it would hurt business.
Democrats right vs. wrong.
Republicans profit vs. loss.
And just who wrote this inane, piece of crap legislation in the first place? It was extreme right wing religio- fascists just like you.
You're an idiot Carol!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1089669 Mar 3, 2014
Whither the Tea Party?

After five years, the movement can reinvest in Ted Cruz's fundraising apparatus or pursue a framework for policy reform.

....Last year, Lee reminded an audience at the Heritage Foundation that in November 2016, the country will be as far removed from Ronald Reagan’s first election as it was from D-Day in 1980. He said the party “clings to its 1970s agenda like a security blanket,” adding,“The result is that to many Americans today, especially to the underprivileged and the middle class, or those who have come of age or immigrated since Reagan left office, the Republican Party may not seem to have much of a relevant reform agenda at all.”

Many grassroots conservatives see Cruz as the last honest man in Washington. He fights against the liberal policies most Republicans rail against on the campaign trail, in the process seeming to expose many of his colleagues as unwilling to back up their election-year talk.

But there is a question of results. The spike in popular discontent with Obamacare Cruz mentions came after the law’s implementation, not during his filibuster. The House’s full or partial 40 repeal votes, which Cruz downplayed, would have clearly positioned Republicans as the anti-Obamacare party. Even so, Cruz still could have called attention to the “incredible harms Obamacare is visiting on millions of Americans” without a government shutdown that served mainly to distract the public from those harms.

Since then, the Tea Party has been weaker in Washington. Republicans passed a bipartisan budget that rolled back some of sequestration, the biggest spending cut success the party has had since the 2010 elections. Congress also passed a bloated nearly $1 trillion farm bill and a clean debt ceiling increase while rescinding the largest spending cut Republicans got in exchange for weakening the sequester.

After the Obamacare funding fight ended, Republican congressional leaders seemed much more willing to defy the Tea Party.

Cruz’s indictment of the party establishment is entirely correct. Republicans have long won power running on platforms they will never enact. The question is whether the Tea Party will replace the establishment, by offering something like Lee’s creative agenda for conservative reform, or ape it by raising money and nursing conservative grievances.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#1089670 Mar 3, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you think Obama is a threat to the world, right?
The TEA Party has been telling you that since Obama's first day as President.
Yeah right, And the Tea Ps have been telling us Obama is coming for our guns, going to enact Sharia law, going to start a Dictatorship, going to destroy America, going to lose the next election, going to be found out he is not a citizen, going to listen to every phone call made,,,,,,
Teahadist are as full of crap as you are.
Ytube

Marietta, GA

#1089672 Mar 3, 2014
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1st BLOOD Moon (April 2014)--- ANTICHRIST (May)

http://youtu.be/AJYz_gScisA

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1089673 Mar 3, 2014
Tea Party Might Just Fizzle In Ted Cruz's Texas

For Texas tea partiers, Tuesday's primary might just be a grim day. Tea party candidates running in federal elections this cycle have struggled to get a foothold in the Lone Star state as the movement turns five.

The best example of the fizzle is one-time conservative favorite Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), who's run such an incompetent campaign against Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) that even other tea party groups have turned against him.

"I network with over 300 liberty groups in Texas,[and] nobody that I know in the liberty movement went out and recruited Stockman. He just pops out and decided he's going to run," tea party activist JoAnn Fleming told TPM. "Well it doesn't take a whole lot of research before one figures out that Steve Stockman is not someone that you're going to want to hang your movement on."

Fleming said that her group instead would back Dwayne Stovall in protest, a candidate whose chances are even worse than Stockman's and who ran an ad that compared Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to a turtle.

Fleming admitted that while a blowout could happen, the shape of the tea party in Texas suggests that it probably won't happen this cycle.

The problem is bigger than the Texas Senate race. The only other Texas congressional tea party candidate who has received significant national attention this cycle is Dallas conservative Katrina Pierson, who's landed some significant endorsements in the tea party world, including Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an early backing by FreedomWorks, Ted Cruz's father Rafael and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/congressional...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1089674 Mar 3, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
Same ol' <spam> as usual....
you don't know the half of it...yet.

Fox News host calls out Darrell Issa for ‘highest level of falsehood’ on Benghazi

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday confronted Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) after he was rated as having the “highest level of falsehood” for his obsession with the terrorist attacks in Benghazi.

Last month, The Washington Post investigated Issa’s recent suggestion that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had told Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to “stand down” instead of letting the U.S. military fight the 2012 terrorist attack.

“Issa is crossing a line when he suggests there was no response — or a deliberate effort to hinder it,” fact checker Glenn Kessler concluded.

A fact check last year had found that Issa was wrong to assert that Clinton approved an embassy cable in Libya because her “signature” was on it. In fact, the secretary’s signature is stamped on all cables.

“For the second time, they gave you ‘Four Pinocchios,’ which is their highest level of falsehood,” Wallace told Issa on Sunday.

Issa defended himself by saying he was just “quoting something that was in somebody else’s report” when he accused Clinton of approving the embassy cable.

And in the case of the so-called “stand down” order, he said that the former secretary of state was responsible for the overall normalization policy in Libya.

“Witnesses have told us that they asked for help,” Issa opined.“The president himself implied that he told Leon Panetta, then-secretary of defense, to use what efforts they could. And what we know for a fact is, not one rescue of DOD was launched to get there in that 8.5 hours.”

“But to be honest, you do not have any evidence that secretary Clinton told Leon Panetta to stand down,” Wallace pressed.

Issa argued that he wasn’t using the term ‘stand down’ as it normally applied to military operations,“but rather, the failure to react.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/02/fox-new...
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1089676 Mar 3, 2014
harmonious wrote:
<quoted text>
HEY DUMBASS!!
The $5.3-billion Keystone XL Pipeline Project is the largest infrastructure project currently proposed in the United States. Construction of the 1,179-mile pipeline will require 9,000 skilled American workers. The project will provide jobs for welders, mechanics, electricians, pipefitters, laborers, safety coordinators, heavy equipment operators and other workers who rely on large construction projects for their livelihoods.
In addition to construction jobs, an estimated 7,000 U.S. jobs are being supported in manufacturing the steel pipe and the thousands of fittings, valves, pumps and control devices required for a major oil pipeline.
TransCanada has contracts with more than 50 suppliers across the U.S., including companies in Texas, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Indiana, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Ohio, Arkansas, Kansas, California and Pennsylvania.
TransCanada employed 4,844 Americans in Oklahoma and Texas on construction of the $2.3-billion Gulf Coast Pipeline Project, which is expected to be complete by the end of this year.
Construction and development of the Keystone XL and Gulf Coast Pipeline Projects is anticipated to generate $20 billion in economic impact in the United States, including $99 million in local government revenues and $486 million in state government revenues during construction.
The pipelines will also generate an estimated $5 billion in additional property taxes during their operational life.
- See more at: http://keystone-xl.com/about/jobs-and-economi ...
And just what happens to those jobs after completion? They go away.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

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#1089677 Mar 3, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
no surprise here....
the sole purpose of ObamaKKKare is wealth redistribution......
Agree, wealth redistribution with communistic intent.
M Stein

Jamaica, NY

#1089678 Mar 3, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Putin SHOWED the idiots sovereign rights!
Obama is still bent over showing how flexible he is--his ONLY accomplishment.

As Obama moves from one disaster to the next disaster, it’s clear that he’s lacking the support from citizens here at home, is viewed skeptically by people abroad, and lacks the respect from foreign leaders that the Great Seal of the United States should confer on any president.

“A CBS News/ New York Times poll out tonight find only 40% of Americans are satisfied with the presidency of Barack Obama,” reported CBS News last week.“59% say they're disappointed.”

Only 59 percent? What’s wrong with these people?

Obama’s been beaten on Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and now in Ukraine.

He’s made enemies of allies such as Israel, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
Europe, for the second time since the Prague Spring, is hearing the goosestep march of Russian troops in Europe under the leadership of their new Man of Steel, Vlad the Impaler Putin, as Russians tear apart the Ukraine.

Under Obama’s leadership Russia has begun to sweep up the scattered pieces of their old, lost, iron empire.

And for those who think that Russia is just going into their own back garden, useGoogle to find out what that means.

Obama, according to the Weekly Standard, in response has skipped another national security meeting.

This is how wars start, people.

And just because it won’t happen next week or next year, doesn’t mean I won’t eventually tell you I told you so. Although you’ll probably have died in a thermonuclear blast by then, so I won’t have the satisfaction of you hearing me.

And I’m only slightly joking.

Are we in the United States more secure or less secure than we were six years ago?

Less secure, and it’s growing more acute by the day.

“I think Putin is playing chess,” says Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chair of the House Intelligence Committee,“and I think we're playing marbles.”

Almost.

That would be true, but we have lost our marbles a long time ago.

Because Obama's brand of bungling isn’t limited to foreign affairs, although our problems overseas will be harder to repair than the ones at home.

Before the newest “Greatest Crisis Ever” Obama created in the Ukraine, he was still mired in the multi-year botched attempt at implementing the newest “Worst Legislation Ever” in Obamacare.

Obama--a failure on all fronts, as was predicted since Jeebus first posted on page 1 in 2008.

And it is not a surprise that many on here must exhaust themselves defending this POS POTUS here by posting day in and day out. and like small children shouting, "I know you are, but what am I?" when they can't articulate a believable explanation about Obama's many failures, invoke Bush's real and/or perceived flaws as an excuse.

Since: Feb 13

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#1089680 Mar 3, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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And just what happens to those jobs after completion? They go away.
Here's a little news I saw last week. In 1973 during the oil embargo there were limits put on the amount of oil the US could EXPORT. Now there are Repubs in both the House and Senate trying to get those limits lifted so the American oil companies can screw America just once more and ship all our oil and natural gas to China.
First the Repubs said Drill-Baby-Drill would lower gas prices. All it did was make the American oil companies more profit than any company has ever made in world history. I wonder what their Repub slogan will be for shipping it all to China? Ship-Baby-Ship.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1089682 Mar 3, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
I just saw John Kerry on Face the Nation about Russia’s invasion of the Crimea, and he was in full indignation mode, saying it was against international law, against the U.N. Charter, and a violation of Crimea’s sovereignty.
But who is the United States to object?
We’ve repeatedly violated international law and other county’s sovereignty as recently as the Iraq War (with John Kerry himself voting in favor of it). And the list prior to that is very long, including direct U.S. invasions of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, the Dominican Republican, Cuba, Haiti (several times in the twentieth century), Nicaragua (ditto), Panama and Guatemala. The U.S. has also supported coups from Brazil, Paraguay, Iran and Chile to Ghana and the Congo, and it has supported invasions by allies such as Indonesia into East Timor, Saudi Arabia into Bahrain and Israel into Lebanon.(For a more comprehensive list, see William Blum’s “Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II.)
This record of illegal U.S. interventions makes Kerry’s denunciations of Russia’s aggression ring extremely hollow.
http://progressive.org/on-russian-aggression-...
I couldn’t help but notice you referenced one of the lies in the system of lies the Democrats invented about Vietnam to hide their treason during the Cold War when they sabotaged the United States. Let’s give you an education in history to correct your ignorance.(I’m hoping it will also correct your propensity to mindlessly regurgitate propaganda lies you allow yourself to be indoctrinated with.)

Vietnam time line in history:
World War II ends and the Japanese army is in Vietnam. At the Potsdam conference it is decided the British army will monitor the removal of the Japanese army from the southern region of Vietnam, and the Chinese army will monitor the removal of the Japanese army from the northern region of Vietnam. After the Japanese army left, the British army left, but the Chinese army refused to leave.
Ho Chi Minh goes to Paris and asks the French to return to Vietnam to force the Chinese army to leave. The French return to Vietnam and bring elections with them.
Ho Chi Minh starts a war with the French he asked to return to Vietnam who brought elections to Vietnam, and asks the Soviet Union to support the war he started.
The communists defeat the French at Dien Bien Phu. The French leave Vietnam.
The Soviet Union petitions the UN to divide Vietnam into two countries. The UN agrees. Vietnam is divided into a heavily militarized communist North Vietnam, and a weakly militarized South Vietnam.
North Vietnam invades Laos and Cambodia, and uses the communist occupied territories of Cambodia and Laos to stage invasions into South Vietnam.
South Vietnam asks the United States to help defend from the communist invasions.
The United States becomes involved in Vietnam.

Shall we continue your history lesson with a description of how the Democrats joined the communists and sabotaged the United States?
RedLobsterGhost

Satellite Beach, FL

#1089683 Mar 3, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Talk about groping....As if a baby has any say in that...What a dope... Desperate men seek desperate measures.While 100% of people named Killtaker are plain stupid.
"Desperate men seek desperate measures"? Did you say, "Desperate men seek desperate measures"?... LOL ... Barack Hussein Obama: "Lie of the Year" ... LOL

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1089686 Mar 3, 2014
Neville "Botox" Kerry:

"You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped up pre-text, It is serious in terms of sort of the modern manner with which nations are going to resolve problems. There are all kinds of other options still available to Russia. There still are. President Obama wants to emphasize to the Russians that there are a right set of choices that can still be made to address any concerns they have about Crimea, about their citizens, but you don’t choose to invade a country in order to do that."

Translation: "President Obama thinks it would be really, really nice, if you would pull back your troops."
RedLobsterGhost

Satellite Beach, FL

#1089687 Mar 3, 2014
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah right, And the Tea Ps have been telling us Obama is coming for our guns, going to enact Sharia law, going to start a Dictatorship, going to destroy America, going to lose the next election, going to be found out he is not a citizen, going to listen to every phone call made,,,,,,
Teahadist are as full of crap as you are.
"full of crap"? Did you say, "full of crap"?... LOL ... Barack Hussein Obama: "Lie of the Year" ... LOL

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1089688 Mar 3, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yes, it is just the failed stated of Russia installing another puppet in the failed state of Ukraine.
they are both thugocracies. the perfect free market. for those who think that is good, take a look at the two countries and see how it really works..
Again, you show how ignorant you are.
Ukrainians elected a pro western government that opened the door to Europe. In came the Euro trash. The same people who elected the pro west government changed their mind after they saw what the Euro trash brought with them to Ukraine, and elected a pro-Russia government.
This government is incompetent, and a puppet of the Russian government, no doubt.
However, that is Ukraine's problem. Crimea has always been different than Ukraine.

How do you stop the chaos in Ukraine from infecting Crimea?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1089689 Mar 3, 2014
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Here's a little news I saw last week. In 1973 during the oil embargo there were limits put on the amount of oil the US could EXPORT. Now there are Repubs in both the House and Senate trying to get those limits lifted so the American oil companies can screw America just once more and ship all our oil and natural gas to China.
First the Repubs said Drill-Baby-Drill would lower gas prices. All it did was make the American oil companies more profit than any company has ever made in world history. I wonder what their Repub slogan will be for shipping it all to China? Ship-Baby-Ship.
It's not your oil until you buy it from them. It's their oil until you buy it from them. That's the way it works in the capitalist United States of America. Put your communist friends together and cough up the rmoney to buy the oil from them if you want to call it "our oil".
I know this is in direct contradiction to your Marxist communist indoctrination that teaches you the government owns everything.
Goddam communists. Having a communist government is like giving yourself cancer. Only an idiot would do that.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1089692 Mar 3, 2014
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah right, And the Tea Ps have been telling us Obama is coming for our guns, going to enact Sharia law, going to start a Dictatorship, going to destroy America, going to lose the next election, going to be found out he is not a citizen, going to listen to every phone call made,,,,,,
Teahadist are as full of crap as you are.
He would if he could. If there were enough people like you giving him the green light, I mean. It's only because of strong resistance that he keeps hitting a brick wall. And then he blames Republicans, Fox, the Tea Party and the Constitution for putting up that wall.

If you weren't so easily misled by his trained seals, you'd thank them.

Since: Dec 08

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#1089693 Mar 3, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Talk about groping....As if a baby has any say in that...What a dope... Desperate men seek desperate measures.While 100% of people named Killtaker are plain stupid.
you have no room to talk about the brains of others...
you are about as close to an intellectual as a flush toilet...

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