Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277821 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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PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1093990 Mar 9, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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only an Obama worshipper like you believes that Putin did not mop the floor with Obama over Syria......
is Obama still demanding that Assad step down, in some delusional rant....
HEY STUPID! The only reason Putin got involved with the Syrian WMD issue is because Obama was threatening to drop the hammer on Assad which would have put Putin in the untenable position of coming to the aid of a mass murderer.
You're an idiot Galt!

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1093991 Mar 9, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
"The years from the end of World War II into the 1970s were ones of substantial economic growth and broadly shared prosperity.
"Incomes grew rapidly and at roughly the same rate up and down the income ladder, roughly doubling in inflation-adjusted terms between the late 1940s and early 1970s.
The income gap between those high up the income ladder and those on the middle and lower rungs — while substantial — did not change much during this period."
"Beginning in the 1970s, economic growth slowed and the income gap widened.
Income growth for households in the middle and lower parts of the distribution slowed sharply, while incomes at the top continued to grow strongly.The concentration of income at the very top of the distribution rose to levels last seen more than 80 years ago (during the “Roaring Twenties”)."
FACT: People were more inclined to work before the 1970's rapid rise in growth inequality. We've gone downhill ever since.
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/...
The concentration of income at the very top of the distribution rose to levels last seen more than 80 years ago (during the “Roaring Twenties”)."
Distribution? I believe it is called working for it. Something a libtard wouldn't understand.
By the way, did it ever cross your mind that in the 70's the true beginning of the global market was underway and those at the top were no longer running just a local company but a worldwide one? While regulations and taxes were driving these same companies overseas? Libtards have no clue how economies work! That is why they screw it up everything they try to 'fix' it.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1093992 Mar 9, 2014
George K wrote:
<quoted text>The Obama administration lets known terrorists into the country to fundraise. But then again, Obama has had a special relationship with known terrorists for years.
Even as the Obama administration denounced what it called anti-gay legislation in Arizona and the president sat out the Sochi Olympics because of Russia’s crackdown on same-sex couples, the State Department allowed an Islamic preacher who called for the death penalty for homosexuals into the country for a tour of hate.
Sheikh Mohammad Rateb al-Nabulsi was issued a visa for a 17-city tour of US mosques to raise money and support for the Syrian uprising. He arrived New Year’s Day.
The radical Syrian cleric has made no secret of his virulent anti-gay views. Appearing April 28, 2011, on al Aqsa TV, the official network of the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza, al-Nabulsi said:“Homosexuality involves a filthy place and does not generate offspring. Homosexuality leads to the destruction of the homosexual. That is why, brothers, homosexuality carries the death penalty.”
The radical’s remarks were translated into English and widely distributed in the diplomatic and intelligence communities. The independent Middle East Media Research Institute, MEMRI, translated a 2¹/&#8322;-minute segment from the speech, in which al-Nabulsi explained with clear contempt the spread of homosexual practices in Western countries.
In addition to his anti-gay pronouncements, Sheikh al-Nabulsi has publicly endorsed holy war against Westerners and Jews as well as suicide bombings against Israel, America’s democratic ally in the region.
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Columns of smoke rise following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City in November.Photo: AP Photo/Adel Hana
“All the Jewish people are combatants,” he said in a religious edict that appeared in Arabic on his personal website.
“[The Israelis] do not have a regular army; they have a reserve army, and all the people can fight, so this is essentially an entirely aggressive entity from A to Z. This is the Sharia ruling.”
“The enemy ... says ‘suicide operations’ to deceive Muslims, that this is suicide, but we should call them ‘martyrdom operations,’” he said.
The Muslim leader came to the United States for a fundraising tour for a newly formed coalition of radical Islamist militias fighting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian civil war has cost more than 100,000 civilian lives, according to United Nations’ estimates.
The cleric’s tour was sponsored by the Syrian American Council and Shaam Relief,
groups that are spearheading a massive lobbying campaign to convince Congress to support an anti-Assad alliance of Islamist groups, some of them with reported ties to al Qaeda.
During his month-long tour, al-Nabulsi spoke in Arabic to audiences from coast to coast. His appearances, heavily promoted on Facebook, began in Spring Hill, Fla., on Jan. 1 and included a stop in Jersey City. There are no publicly available records of how much money he raised.
The Syrian American Council submitted al-Nabulsi’s visa request to the State Department’s Syria desk. A Department official told the American Media Institute that all visa requests, especially for individuals from countries on the State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism, get scrutinized.
“Every visa applicant undergoes a screening to detect connections to terrorism, and that includes inputs from multiple federal partners,” the official said.
Chances are the Obama administration simply wants to look the other way. To avoid offending Muslims, they ignore hate speech and worry more about the Tea Party or Arizona.
Oh great! A New York version of DB!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1093993 Mar 9, 2014
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri accusing Saudi Arabia and Qatar governments of funding the Sunni militants that Iraqs troops are battling in Anbar Province.

In Hilla Iraq a suicide bomber killed 34 this weekend.

BushCo opened Pandora's box__BushCo broke Iraq
ptbw forever

Louisville, KY

#1093995 Mar 9, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Lost the white vote you say? Only the very dumb racist and bigoted crowd. The ones that want to dictate Morality, religion, subject women to their views and standards, neglect the poor,while courting the very rich. Good luck with that.
You have lost white men of every age group and white women of most age groups, on top of losing more and more of the white people in my generation(and you actually lost the young white vote already in 2012).

Intelligent white people pretty much all vote Republican or some other party that doesn't like Democrats now. You only have a few professors that are watered down to nothing by the methheads, potheads and wiggers(white black supremacists).

As for "bigots", you will always have plenty of bigoted blacks and browns that will probably never leave the party. A little anti-white racism never stopped Democrats before, so you might as well embrace it all the way now.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1093996 Mar 9, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You people ever down play Bin Laden's death because your her Bush couldn't do it.
You are a tad confused. Mision complished was Bush's clam. Not Obama's
Actually Dave, Bush could have done it but he didn't want to. Bin Laden was too valuable as a bogeyman to be trotted out when people needed to be distracted from Bush's disastrous policies.
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1093997 Mar 9, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> typical libtard! You accuse the man of car thief but then show nothing of him being found guilty, only accused.
So typical of Flake the moonbat....So that's all you got out of ISSA's past. No defense other than an attempt at cover. You are truly one warped dude or maybe dud is a more accurate description. You are wonderful example of a good little Deist. LMAO fking clown
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1093998 Mar 9, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Putin already called the Boy and warned him that, the next time, he won't wear a condom.
The Magic Negro immediately went and hid in his bedroom closet holding 5 Iron.
Only in your racist delusional mind a-hole.
ptbw forever

Louisville, KY

#1093999 Mar 9, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Another imbecile who doesn't know the difference between local and regional weather and GLOBAL climate.
Unless the rest of the world is experiencing continuous record highs your point is irrelevant.

You idiots were declaring we would never see real snowfall ever again just 7 years ago.
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1094000 Mar 9, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The concentration of income at the very top of the distribution rose to levels last seen more than 80 years ago (during the “Roaring Twenties”)."
Distribution? I believe it is called working for it. Something a libtard wouldn't understand.
By the way, did it ever cross your mind that in the 70's the true beginning of the global market was underway and those at the top were no longer running just a local company but a worldwide one? While regulations and taxes were driving these same companies overseas? Libtards have no clue how economies work! That is why they screw it up everything they try to 'fix' it.
Sure moonbat, that's why ever recession and depression we've had came after an eight year Republican presidency.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1094001 Mar 9, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
So typical of Flake the moonbat....So that's all you got out of ISSA's past. No defense other than an attempt at cover. You are truly one warped dude or maybe dud is a more accurate description. You are wonderful example of a good little Deist. LMAO fking clown
do you even have a clue what a Deist is? dumb fcuk!!!
ptbw forever

Louisville, KY

#1094002 Mar 9, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh great! A New York version of DB!
Way to refute what he said...
Tell us more

Los Angeles, CA

#1094003 Mar 9, 2014
ptbw forever wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, but you have lost the white vote and you are never going to even come close to getting it back. Without power over the white community liberalism will be solely kept alive by the ghetto and racist black and brown people in the upper income levels.
You will only lose more white people as they discover that Democrats are nothing but assholes who make fun of white southerners and rural dwellers and hypocritically attack white evangelicals while embracing black evangelicals who actually do hate gays.
Your party is a terrorist group and it will be treated as such by more and more thinking individuals.
You sound scared. You keep telling yourself that crap if it makes you feel better. Fact is, Obama lost whites by 20 points but still had a lot of white voters making up the majority of his coalition. Obama got 39% of the white vote (which is more than the percentage received by Walter Mondale in 1984, Jimmy Carter in 1980 and George McGovern in 1972, and equal to the percentage received by Clinton in 1992...Maine (97% white) went for Obama, so did other lily white states like New Hampshire, Vermont and Iowa.. Obama carried the young vote... and the black vote, the latino vote, the women's vote, and the asian vote. Keep telling yourself that you lost because of young voters and people who want free stuff. Keep telling that to yourself instead of dealing with your party's problems. Since Obama received 39% of the White vote, but only 25% of the white male vote, do the math. It means Obama won a majority of the white female vote. Ignoring women, younger people, and non-whites won't help you old haters much. So in truth, here is the list of demographic groups won by each side,, Maybe it's time to reboot that old "'Southern Strategy" or better yet get yourselves some a couple community organizers. Choke on it.

Romney: White men, Old people, Born-again evangelicals.

Obama? Every other group.

Obama got the only vote that really counted: the majority. So, he got the right vote.

The Democratic votes resembles the United States. The gop vote looks like the US in 1880.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1094004 Mar 9, 2014
In a speech that brought the CPAC crowd to its feet, former Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson decried the Obama administration and vowed to continue the sharped-tongued rhetoric that has made him beloved in conservative circles and hated in liberal ones.
“I will continue to defy the PC [political correctness] police who have tried, in many cases, to shut me up! I actually find them pretty amusing.” Carson said.
A favorite of many social conservatives, Carson has been urged by some on the right to run for president in 2016. His CPAC address was seen as one of his most high-profile speaking appearances to date as he considers his options.
The National Draft Ben Carson group, a Super PAC that has raised millions to urge him to mount a campaign, had a strong presence at the weekend convention. As he spoke to the near-full ballroom in National Harbor, Md. outside Washington, members of the audience popped out of their seats to wave banners declaring "Carson 2016" and urging "Run Ben Run!"
"I have several other things to say, but my time has expired," Carson said after having been speaking for about 10 minutes, prompting screams of "No!" from the crowd.
Earlier during the conference, Carson told The Hill that he does not have any desire to run for president but that he will "listen" to the calls for him to enter the race and take them into consideration.
"If the circumstances were to evolve in such a way that that seemed to be what God was calling me to do, I would certainly do it," Carson told The Hill. "And I would never turn my back on my fellow citizens, if there was a hue and cry for such."
Carson used his speech to repeatedly strike back at the "PC police" and said that outrage over several comments he has made -- including when he declared the Affordable Care Act the worst thing since slavery -- have been taken out of context and skewed by the left in order to score political points against him.
“[They] repeat these lies over and over again because they cannot argue the actual facts," Carson said.
Carson burst onto the scene last year at the National Prayer Breakfast, where he took a shot at the Affordable Care Act as President Obama listened from just two seats away.
That declaration made him a celebrity among many conservatives, many of whom were excited by the potential to have a Republican candidate of color -- as the GOP attempts to re-brand and attract more minority voters in 2016 -- who is willing to stump on conservative values.
But he has also earned the ire from the media and many on the left after several comments he made that seemed to equate homosexuality to bestiality.
As he spoke, Carson said that conservatives need to vote out members of Congress who continue to favor increasing the debt ceiling. But he later appeared contradict himself by urging the crowd to support moderate Republicans and congressional Republican incumbents, some of whom have come under fire from the far right for not being conservative enough.
"The ship is about to sail off of Niagara Falls and we're all going to die, but we've got a bunch of people looking over of the side of the ship and they say: there are barnacles on the ship, we have to get the barnacles off." Carson said. "We've got to get the ship turned around first."
Wesley Lowery
Wesley Lowery covers Capitol Hill for The Fix and Post Politics. Prior to joining the Washington Post in February 2014, he worked as a breaking news and local politics reporter for the Boston Globe, and has also reported for the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal. Follow him on Twitter @WesleyLowery.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1094006 Mar 9, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> The concentration of income at the very top of the distribution rose to levels last seen more than 80 years ago (during the “Roaring Twenties”)."
Distribution? I believe it is called working for it. Something a libtard wouldn't understand.
By the way, did it ever cross your mind that in the 70's the true beginning of the global market was underway and those at the top were no longer running just a local company but a worldwide one? While regulations and taxes were driving these same companies overseas? Libtards have no clue how economies work! That is why they screw it up everything they try to 'fix' it.
"Working for it???
Really Flacktard. Did CEOs of the 60's & 70's work less hard than the CEO's today?
Do working class people today work less hard than those of the 50's.
Dd a minimum wage worker in the 60-'s work harder than the minimum wage worker today?
The answers are all no.
Yet, CEOs today make significantly more money than their workers today. Working class has stagnated. And that minimum wage job from the 60s should be making $10.25 today by inflation alone.
This idea that you right whiners think the redistribution of wealth towards the wealthy is due to hard work shows how f*cking stupid you people are. The wealthy get wealthier through favorable tax laws by buying legislators & duping people like you.
Companies have been exporting long before the 70's.
Right whiners like redistribution of wealth towards the wealthy. " Oh they work sooooo hard"
Yet they can redistribution of wealth more toward the middle class as communistic, facist, Marxist, socialist or any other "ist" they can think of.
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1094007 Mar 9, 2014
ptbw forever wrote:
<quoted text>
Unless the rest of the world is experiencing continuous record highs your point is irrelevant.
You idiots were declaring we would never see real snowfall ever again just 7 years ago.
Programmed stupidity, as with most baggers you are clueless.
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1094008 Mar 9, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> do you even have a clue what a Deist is? dumb fcuk!!!
I do and even in that you fall way short. Yours is allegedly a natural religion with self morality and reason, which you disprove daily. You also have professed to having an open mind, which again you fall way short...So you see Flack you can't even be honest with yourself. It has always been obvious to me that you and people like you are wannabees and are sadly lacking in self assurance, very insecure. So no GFY old creepy one...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1094009 Mar 9, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
So typical of Flake the moonbat....So that's all you got out of ISSA's past. No defense other than an attempt at cover. You are truly one warped dude or maybe dud is a more accurate description. You are wonderful example of a good little Deist. LMAO fking clown
Here shit for brains learn something for a change.

Welcome to Deism!

Deism has a lot to offer you! It also has a lot to offer society! Deism is knowledge of God based on the application of our reason on the designs/laws found throughout Nature. The designs presuppose a Designer. Deism is therefore a natural religion and is not a "revealed" religion. The natural religion/philosophy of Deism frees those who embrace it from the inconsistencies of superstition and the negativity of fear that are so strongly represented in all of the "revealed" religions such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam.(These religions are called revealed religions because they all make claim to having received a special revelation from God which they pretend, and many of their sincere followers actually believe, their various and conflicting holy books are based on.) When enough people become Deists, reason will be elevated over fear and myth and its positive qualities will become a part of society as a whole. Then, instead of having billions of people chasing after the nonsensical violence promoting myths of the "revealed" religions, people will be centered on their God-given reason which will lead to limitless personal and societal progress!

This is not a utopian pipedream. Deism has the potential to connect with every human being because every human being possesses God-given reason. Because of this fact, Deism clicks with the vast majority of people who are made aware of it. This God-given reason, which is so dear and key to Deism, is the natural state of humanity. The superstitions of the man-made "revealed" religions are NOT the natural state of humanity. The cause of our God-given reason being overrun with these man-made myths and superstitions is very simple. ACTIVE people promoted these falsehoods. Some of these active people were motivated by self gain while others were acting on ignorance. Since the problem was brought about by ACTIVE people, it can be corrected by ACTIVE people. As the number of ACTIVE Deists grows, our actions and energies will cause Deism to eclipse the "revealed" religions of the world and Deism will eventually, through lots of hard teamwork and altruism, replace the "revealed" religions. Humanity and the individuals who make up humanity will then be able to reach their full progressive potential!

Please familiarize yourself with Deism by reading the many articles the links to the left take you to. By using this site you will learn such things as God and religion are two distinct things, that one of the many benefits Deism offers you and your family and friends is solid protection from cults, that America's Declaration of Independence is a Deistic document, that the Bible and Koran paint a very evil and insane picture of God, that the Designer of Nature is as real as the designs in Nature, plus much, much more!
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1094010 Mar 9, 2014
flack wrote:
In a speech that brought the CPAC crowd to its feet, former Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson decried the Obama administration and vowed to continue the sharped-tongued rhetoric that has made him beloved in conservative circles and hated in liberal ones.
“I will continue to defy the PC [political correctness] police who have tried, in many cases, to shut me up! I actually find them pretty amusing.” Carson said.
A favorite of many social conservatives, Carson has been urged by some on the right to run for president in 2016. His CPAC address was seen as one of his most high-profile speaking appearances to date as he considers his options.
The National Draft Ben Carson group, a Super PAC that has raised millions to urge him to mount a campaign, had a strong presence at the weekend convention. As he spoke to the near-full ballroom in National Harbor, Md. outside Washington, members of the audience popped out of their seats to wave banners declaring "Carson 2016" and urging "Run Ben Run!"
"I have several other things to say, but my time has expired," Carson said after having been speaking for about 10 minutes, prompting screams of "No!" from the crowd.
Earlier during the conference, Carson told The Hill that he does not have any desire to run for president but that he will "listen" to the calls for him to enter the race and take them into consideration.
"If the circumstances were to evolve in such a way that that seemed to be what God was calling me to do, I would certainly do it," Carson told The Hill. "And I would never turn my back on my fellow citizens, if there was a hue and cry for such."
Carson used his speech to repeatedly strike back at the "PC police" and said that outrage over several comments he has made -- including when he declared the Affordable Care Act the worst thing since slavery -- have been taken out of context and skewed by the left in order to score political points against him.
“[They] repeat these lies over and over again because they cannot argue the actual facts," Carson said.
Carson burst onto the scene last year at the National Prayer Breakfast, where he took a shot at the Affordable Care Act as President Obama listened from just two seats away.
That declaration made him a celebrity among many conservatives, many of whom were excited by the potential to have a Republican candidate of color -- as the GOP attempts to re-brand and attract more minority voters in 2016 -- who is willing to stump on conservative values.
But he has also earned the ire from the media and many on the left after several comments he made that seemed to equate homosexuality to bestiality.
As he spoke, Carson said that conservatives need to vote out members of Congress who continue to favor increasing the debt ceiling. But he later appeared contradict himself by urging the crowd to support moderate Republicans and congressional Republican incumbents, some of whom have come under fire from the far right for not being conservative enough.
"The ship is about to sail off of Niagara Falls and we're all going to die, but we've got a bunch of people looking over of the side of the ship and they say: there are barnacles on the ship, we have to get the barnacles off." Carson said. "We've got to get the ship turned around first."
Wesley Lowery
Wesley Lowery covers Capitol Hill for The Fix and Post Politics. Prior to joining the Washington Post in February 2014, he worked as a breaking news and local politics reporter for the Boston Globe, and has also reported for the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal. Follow him on Twitter @WesleyLowery.
Figures you would be enamored by that clown convention, my favorite part of watching the highlights is when their candidates attempt humor...Baggers have absolutely no sense of humor and are pathetic when they try.
ptbw forever

Louisville, KY

#1094011 Mar 9, 2014
Tell us more wrote:
<quoted text>
You sound scared. You keep telling yourself that crap if it makes you feel better. Fact is, Obama lost whites by 20 points but still had a lot of white voters making up the majority of his coalition. Obama got 39% of the white vote (which is more than the percentage received by Walter Mondale in 1984, Jimmy Carter in 1980 and George McGovern in 1972, and equal to the percentage received by Clinton in 1992...Maine (97% white) went for Obama, so did other lily white states like New Hampshire, Vermont and Iowa.. Obama carried the young vote... and the black vote, the latino vote, the women's vote, and the asian vote. Keep telling yourself that you lost because of young voters and people who want free stuff. Keep telling that to yourself instead of dealing with your party's problems. Since Obama received 39% of the White vote, but only 25% of the white male vote, do the math. It means Obama won a majority of the white female vote. Ignoring women, younger people, and non-whites won't help you old haters much. So in truth, here is the list of demographic groups won by each side,, Maybe it's time to reboot that old "'Southern Strategy" or better yet get yourselves some a couple community organizers. Choke on it.
Romney: White men, Old people, Born-again evangelicals.
Obama? Every other group.
Obama got the only vote that really counted: the majority. So, he got the right vote.
The Democratic votes resembles the United States. The gop vote looks like the US in 1880.
You are stupid, laughably stupid.

Romney won the white male vote, the white female vote and every white age demographic.

Age by race
Category Obama Romney % Total
White 18-29 44 51 11
White 30-44 38 59 18
White 45-64 38 61 29
White 65+ 39 61 14

Gender by race
Category Obama Romney % Total
White men 35 62 34
White women 42 56 38

http://elections.nbcnews.com/ns/politics/2012...

Romney mopped the floor with Obama with white women.

You only have the majority because of your deliberate changing of US immigration policy during the 60s.

Democrats cannot win the white vote because you are a hate group masquerading as a political party just like you were when the KKK created you.

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