Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1535778 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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Atlanta, GA

#1093519 Mar 8, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> That is nothing new. It's been like that since the 60's!!! Then when they get a little older and start to accumulate some net worth most will change. Have you ever heard the saying, "If you are young and not liberal, then you have no heart; but if you are old and not conservative, then you have no brain,"
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/files/2014/03/...

The chart shows that for the past 40 years voting patterns haven't differed much by age. In fact, there's virtually no difference between generations at all until you get to the George Bush era. At that point, young voters suddenly leave the Republican Party en masse. Millennials may be far less likely than older generations to say there's a big difference between Republicans and Democrats, but their actual voting record belies that.

Whatever it was that Karl Rove and George Bush did—and there are plenty of possibilities, ranging from Iraq to gays to religion—they massively alienated an entire generation of voters. Sure, they managed to squeak out a couple of presidential victories, but they did it at the cost of losing millions of voters who will probably never fully return. This chart is their legacy in a nutshell.

Sorry. The Republican goose is cooked. Get along now.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1093520 Mar 8, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
That first premium is a doozy. Wait until more people figure this out.
Can't get medical care without forking over that first premium.
Imagine a lot of surprised people over the next few months.
But single payer is the goal. Obama doesn't really care about much else. He and Reid are just waiting for people to surrender.
The power hungry control freaks spearheading this fundamental transformation will have complete control over the media, over our health care and, thus, over us.
Don't at least some of you on the left really get this?
20, 20 vision and walking around blind. Only the willing can be programmed. I suggest you change your channel, open your eyes. You will feel better, trust me.

Since: Mar 14

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#1093521 Mar 8, 2014
Democrats approval 42%
Republicans approval 41%

http://realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/gen...

And it's only the second week in March.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1093522 Mar 8, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
March 7, 2014
Young Americans are turning against Barack Obama and Obamacare, according to a new survey of millennials, people between the ages of 18 and 29 who are vital to the fortunes of the president and his signature health care law.
The most startling finding of Harvard University's Institute of Politics: A majority of Americans under age 25--the youngest millennials--would favor throwing Obama out of office.
When asked if they would want to recall various elected officials, 45 percent of millennials said they would oust their member of Congress; 52 percent replied "all members of Congress" should go; and 47 percent said they would recall Obama. The recall-Obama figure was even higher among the youngest millennials, ages 18 to 24, at 52 percent.
http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/mille...
Sure they are...You just keep on whistling as you walk past the cemetery...Fool.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1093523 Mar 8, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
1930's Germany? Yea, that was a limited government aright.
He goes back quite a ways to find his last "good ol' days".

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1093524 Mar 8, 2014
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
You get dumber by the post. He would fund it the same way government pays for everything. If revenues are insufficient they will borrow it. In addition you lie. He never said dropping Saturday would be a major problem, as usual you prove to be anass and a liar, just like the girl president currently president of this country, nobama.
Peace
KMA
GPUAR
He thought it was important enough to talk about.

Eed will be watching Bachmann & Palin today. He already has been to the store for lubricant & paper towels.

Since: Mar 14

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#1093525 Mar 8, 2014
Last month, Organizing for Action (previously Obama for America) promoted the "success story" of Chad Henderson, a supposedly random young person who miraculously enrolled in Obamacare while everyone else in America experienced major tech meltdowns and sticker shock. Turned out Lying Chad was actually an OFA volunteer who hadn't really enrolled in Obamacare yet because he was "joking."

Since: Mar 14

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#1093526 Mar 8, 2014
Obama cited his mom's deathbed fight with her insurer several times over the years to support the Obamacare ban on pre-existing condition exclusions by insurers. During a 2008 debate, he shared her plight: "For my mother to die of cancer at the age of 53 and have to spend the last months of her life in the hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they're saying that this may be a pre-existing condition and they don't have to pay her treatment, there's something fundamentally wrong about that."

But New York Times reporter Janny Scott discovered that Dunham's health insurer had in fact reimbursed her medical expenses with nary an objection. The actual coverage dispute centered on a separate disability insurance policy.

(lie...cheat...steal...whateve r...)
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Atlanta, GA

#1093527 Mar 8, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
March 7, 2014
Young Americans are turning against Barack Obama and Obamacare, according to a new survey of millennials, people between the ages of 18 and 29 who are vital to the fortunes of the president and his signature health care law.
The most startling finding of Harvard University's Institute of Politics: A majority of Americans under age 25--the youngest millennials--would favor throwing Obama out of office.
When asked if they would want to recall various elected officials, 45 percent of millennials said they would oust their member of Congress; 52 percent replied "all members of Congress" should go; and 47 percent said they would recall Obama. The recall-Obama figure was even higher among the youngest millennials, ages 18 to 24, at 52 percent.
http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/mille...
Keep dreaming dear.

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/03/07/mil...

Since: Mar 14

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#1093528 Mar 8, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Sure they are...You just keep on whistling as you walk past the cemetery...Fool.
So are you disputing the Harvard University's Institute of Politics' findings?

Obama's alma mater?
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Atlanta, GA

#1093529 Mar 8, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>all democrats have to do is keep pounding on the social issues. just bring up pregnancy, rape abortion, and gay marriage in every debate and the enough of the GOP far right fools will not be able to kep their feet out of their mouths with talk of god's little gift of a rape pregnancy, or women are just vessels during pregnancy, or gays are evil...this makes the entire GOP look bad.
If they stay on course and continue making fools of themselves, ie, "CPAC", they will guarantee the loss of more and more in the future. Hatred doesn't win elections. It's what they stand for.
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Atlanta, GA

#1093530 Mar 8, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
Young People Turn Against Obama & Health Law
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2013/12/04/y...
Guess the ads with grown men in footy pajamas drinking a cup of hot cocoa and having "the talk" with their parents didn't go over well.
That's all you've got. This and hate. You lose.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1093531 Mar 8, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
There's more than one communist who went to Harvard and more than one abandoned son who envied his deadbeat father. None of them, however, are as instrumental in this country's protracted decline as the Obama boys.
"Protracted decline"? No president was as instrumental in this country's protracted decline as Bush!!

Since: Mar 14

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#1093532 Mar 8, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Sure they are...You just keep on whistling as you walk past the cemetery...Fool.
Here ya' go:

Harvard University of Institute of Politics:
5 Key Findings And Trends in Millennial Viewpoints

http://iop.harvard.edu/blog/iop-releases-new-...

Talk about whistling past the cemetery....or anywhere else....

Since: Jul 11

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#1093533 Mar 8, 2014
Tell us more wrote:
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http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/files/2014/03/...
The chart shows that for the past 40 years voting patterns haven't differed much by age. In fact, there's virtually no difference between generations at all until you get to the George Bush era. At that point, young voters suddenly leave the Republican Party en masse. Millennials may be far less likely than older generations to say there's a big difference between Republicans and Democrats, but their actual voting record belies that.
Whatever it was that Karl Rove and George Bush did—and there are plenty of possibilities, ranging from Iraq to gays to religion—they massively alienated an entire generation of voters. Sure, they managed to squeak out a couple of presidential victories, but they did it at the cost of losing millions of voters who will probably never fully return. This chart is their legacy in a nutshell.
Sorry. The Republican goose is cooked. Get along now.
They live in a fantasy world that in a lot of ways is kept alive by Fox reading the same bedtime stories to them night after night. But along with that delusion, they also seem to forget that no country ever become great by a bunch of fat old white guys who complain about breathing.

Since: Mar 14

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#1093534 Mar 8, 2014
Tell us more wrote:
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That's all you've got. This and hate. You lose.
Sorry to have to be the bearer of bad news...but even the New York Times and MSNBC have cited Real Clear Politics as accurate polling.

No hate here. Just love of country and, right now, a lot of sadness because of fellow Americans such as yourself who are so easily misled.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1093535 Mar 8, 2014
Respect for the flag, the nation, the people, is taken for granted by most Americans. But the lack of respect, whenever one encounters it, is pretty damned obvious. There's not a country on this planet that will respect us when our President has no "r-s-p-e-c-t" for us.
Olive Magadino Mischief

Buffalo, NY

#1093536 Mar 8, 2014
No, they do not all worship the same God of Abraham. They all consider Abraham their Father of their faiths, but they all worship a different God. Jews and Muslims do not both worship Yeshua as their God. Christians do. Yet Jews and Christians worship the same God The Father. Muslims don't. allah is a moon diety. THAT is the Islamic god.
Christians and Jews have no part with allah.

The 1st and 2nd Balkan Wars were fought over Land, Territory, not religion:
Thought it played a part:

Brief Over-View:
The First Balkan War broke out when the League attacked the Ottoman Empire on 8 October 1912 and was ended seven months later by the Treaty of London. After five centuries, the Ottoman Empire lost virtually all of its possessions in the Balkans.

The Second Balkan War broke out on 16 June 1913. Bulgaria was dissatisfied over the division of the spoils in Macedonia, made in secret by its former allies, Serbia and Greece, and attacked them. The Serbian and Greek armies repulsed the Bulgarian offensive and counter-attacked into Bulgaria, while Romania and the Ottoman Empire also attacked Bulgaria and gained (or regained) territory. In the resulting Treaty of Bucharest, Bulgaria lost most of the territories it had gained in the First Balkan War.

This is The War you're referencing: Read The Words: Sovereignty, Sovereign Territories:
Though religion and ethnic cleansing were a by product, Sovereign Statehood and Territory were the main reasons: And The Balkan Peoples slaughtered Muslims because they were over running the population and The Land, like the Horde they always are, become obnoxious, like they always do .
Sounds similar to Turkey turning The Palestinians away. Trouble making people, every where they go. they're not wanted. Eastern Christianity is very different than Western.
So, The Balkan Wars are more complex that just religious purposes. It was more of an Ethnic cleansing, Genocide than religious. Sad as that truth, those facts may be.

The Yugoslav Wars were a series of wars fought in Yugoslavia from 1991 to 2001 between the republics that sought sovereignty on one side and the government in Belgrade on the other side that wanted to either prevent their independence or keep large parts of that territory under its control. The wars were complex: characterized by bitter ethnic conflicts among the peoples of the former Yugoslavia, mostly between Serbs and Montenegrins on one side and Croats and Bosniaks in Bosnia on the other, but also between Bosniaks and Croats in Bosnia, between Croats on one side and Serbs and Montenegrins in Croatia on the other, between Serbs and Slovenes in Slovenia, between Serbs and Albanians in Serbia, between Serbs and Kosovo Albanians in Kosovo and between Albanians and Macedonians in Macedonia. The wars ended at various stages and mostly resulted in full international recognition of new sovereign territories, but with massive economic disruption to the successor states.

Short summary - Have fun fully researching these facts, deer ...

PS Who's your god? Succubus? Incubus? Swayingin'...
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yes, they worship the exact same god of abraham. clearly, i have studied religious cults far, far more than you.
yes, christians have done that. and still do...perhaps you remember the three way religous war in the Balkans so recently when christians slaughtered whole villages of women and children and old men who didn't believe as they did...
have fun with the facts, dear!

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Barbara, CA

#1093538 Mar 8, 2014
flack wrote:
Evidence casts doubt on ex-CIA leaders’ claims on Benghazi mortar attack
Catherine Herridge
By Catherine Herridge, Pamela BrownePublished March 08, 2014FoxNews.com Facebook2 Twitter11 Gplus0
If former CIA Director David Petraeus and his ex-deputy Michael Morell are recalled to testify on Benghazi, they can expect hard questions about the mortar attack on the CIA annex which killed two former Navy SEALs.
Republican Mike Rogers, chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee, is weighing whether to recall one or both of those officials over their Benghazi congressional testimony.
Rogers said the evidence suggests a highly skilled team carried out the mortar strike. Fox News has confirmed five rounds were fired in under a minute, with three hitting the annex roof -- a target roughly the size of two convenience stores.
"This was exceptionally good shooting. It was clearly accurate. They adjusted their fire, which is a term a mortar crew might use, so they went a little long and a little short and they fired for effect," Rogers said. "When you fire for effect and you have three rounds hit exactly where they were intended that ended up taking the lives of our American heroes there, that tells me that they knew exactly what they were doing. So that was either significantly preplanned, or it was a mortar crew that was exceptionally good."
In addition to Rogers’ assessment, military experts say the mortar strike on the CIA base was evidence of a planned terror attack, and because it forced the evacuation of the annex, it must have been known immediately in Washington. But in a letter to the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee in January 2013,Morell said “the nature of the attacks suggested they did not involve significant pre-planning."
Given the accuracy, and the fact the rounds were fired in darkness, five military officers, including retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, concluded the terrorists pre-set the location.
"For this mortar crew to put three rounds of the first five -- right on target -- means to me that even in the day of GPS … the site for the mortar had to be pre-selected,"Peters explained."That would be a good score for a U.S. infantry, well-trained mortar crew."
Retired Army Gen. Bob Scales, who has written extensively on artillery fire, concurred. "This took an enormous amount of planning, an enormous amount of training. It required preparation at a firing point, not only the mortar but also the ammunition, and something like this can't be done overnight. This is something that probably took weeks in preparation in order to pull it off."
Separately, Morell is accused by Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee of misleading lawmakers over the White House's role in the so-called Benghazi talking points by stating the text was provided to the administration for their awareness, not for their input. Emails later released by the administration showed otherwise. Morell, who excised half of the talking points text, previously told Fox News that "neither the Agency, the analysts, nor I cooked the books in any way."
When pressed on the sophistication of the mortar attack, two sources familiar with Petraeus' statements to Congress said he also seemed to downplay the necessary planning and skill, stating the mortars could have been fired from the back of a truck with the same accuracy.
None of the five military officers contacted by Fox News said the truck explanation was plausible.
If Issa recalls former CIA Director David Petraeus and his ex-deputy Michael Morell he is beating a dead horse. Everyone has agreed that the evidence gathered AFTER reviewing the video from the Consulate and after interviewing witnesses, the attacks on the Consulate and CIA annex involved some prior reconnaissance and skill. General Ham and General Dempsey have testified that they came to the conclusion during the attack on the Annex (not during the attack on the consulate). Issa looks like an idiot.

Since: Mar 14

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#1093539 Mar 8, 2014
Tell us more wrote:
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Keep dreaming dear.
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/03/07/mil...
Read the whole thing.

White and non-white Millennials have different views on the role of government.

White Millennials say they would prefer a smaller government that provides fewer services (52%), rather than a bigger government that provides more services (39%).

Non-white Millennials lean heavily toward a bigger government: 71% say they would prefer a bigger government that provides more services, while only 21% say they would prefer a smaller government.

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/03/07/mil...

Much like the rest of America.

But as Obamacare becomes more and more of a reality, the majority of Millennials who describe themselves as Independents will start leaning more center right. Just like their fellow adult Independents.

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