Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1683990 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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Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1106672 Mar 30, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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so you go to the 'source' of an edited video.
you have to be kidding. i'm usually not one to throw out disparaging remarks, but....you're not all too bright, are you?
so how about a transcript of the WHOLE video. see if you can find that smart guy.
Says the person who posted a transcript and stated but, but they didn't include "audience cheered" in it.

You are a spinning
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1106673 Mar 30, 2014
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> President Barack Obama 's policy approval numbers are a lot higher than George W Bush ever had while in office....
blatantly false statement.....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1106674 Mar 30, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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What you don't seem to get Carol is that unlike the examples you've given smoking affects the people around the smoker. When somebody is drinking alcohol or eating fried chicken next to me it doesn't affect me but a smoker is putting their smoke in my lungs also.
smelly food and loud drunks are also unpleasant for other patrons.....

so are people with crying babies......
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1106675 Mar 30, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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so why is this my go to source when shooting down Bush apologists?
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/
and half the time you don't even cite a source for your assertions.
just because you heard it on FOX or read it on a right wing site doesn't make it the truth. pretty sure i've already proved that. just ask carol. pretty sure she hasn't been forced to ignore you.
This is pathetic. Sonic clings to a blog he KNOWS is not legit.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1106676 Mar 30, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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Sure Carol, Here's some parts of the plan that are problematic at best:
Allowing health insurance across state lines will not cause prices to go down. Insurance companies will simply headquarter in states with the loosest regulations like credit card companies did and will be more able to raise premium prices.
Raising the retirement age is a stupid idea. A better idea is to raise or even eliminate the income cap which will improve the solvency of the system and lower the retirement age which would allow workers to leave earlier and open up jobs.
Tort reform which would allow big insurance to use their deep pockets to steamroller over any litigation.
Retirement accounts will actually make Social Security less solvent and increase the risks should the market tank.
lunatic gibberish from a government slug feeding off the taxpayers......
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1106677 Mar 30, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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The Feds should apologize & compensate her for thinking that Breitbart would post anything that was true or honest.
It does not change the fact that Breitbart was a liar & fraud.
Whaa, everybody makes the Obama admin do stupid things.

It is never the Obama admin does stupid things!

Too funny!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1106678 Mar 30, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
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Andrew Breitbart made a mistake. Based on a two-minute video excerpt of Shirley Sherrod's speech at an NAACP dinner last year, he accused her of practicing racism as a federal employee. He neglected to mention that in the excerpt, she was clearly talking about events in a different job 20 years ago. And when the rest of the video turned up, it proved that her story was about transcending her old racial resentment.
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...
and then he lied about making a 'mistake'.
the right wing media never admit that they make 'mistakes'. they don't have to. everyone gives them a pass because lying is what they do.
so, Sherrod is a racist and a scam artist.....

screw her and her frivolous lawsuit.....
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1106680 Mar 30, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Keep defending your heroes like Breitbart for putting out false information that dupes right whiners like you.
Do you feel the same about the outright LIES the Obama admin made about Obamacare?

If not, take your bogus self-righteousness somewhere else.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1106681 Mar 30, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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The teal story is a right whiner put together a fake video to rile up their feeble minded base.
Obama fired Sherrod, not Breitbart.......

but the scam artist can't sue Obama or the government.......
spoko

Oakland, CA

#1106682 Mar 30, 2014
America is an experiment.
(What republicans don’t seem to comprehend)

From the time of its first white settlement, America has been a place where people came to experiment with doing things differently. It’s been a place to gamble, to see if you could be one of the lucky ones who became landowners or lawyers or independent merchants. You gambled on the weather, politics, your own skills, and your own ability to commit to the experiment of living in America, and being an American.

During the 18th century, the experiment deepened, as Americans began to speculate that they could form the first democratic nation in modern times. Intense experimentation went on from the 1760s to 1787, as Americans adapted and invented forms of government fit for the scope of their needs, the gaping hole of their inexperience, and the high and intense expectations for their future.

On and on went the experiment: could we create a strong and stable centralized government? Could we grow without destabilizing? Could we solve the problem of slavery? Could we truly create a melting pot in which to forge Americans out of peoples of all nations? Could we give women the vote? Could women have control of their reproductive rights? Could we accept Jewish people as true Americans? Could we desegregate? Could we assure civil rights regardless of sexuality? Could we assure that everyone is covered with health insurance?

America’s story is one of constantly tackling the big—the biggest—problems, ahead of everyone else, with very little to guide us but those founding principles that nag at our conscience. And each time we’ve made progress, extending civil rights to more and more people, it’s been because that old spirit of taking a gamble, of performing the ultimate experiment, took over and led us to the right decision.

As we think today about what divides Americans, I think it boils down to the fact that some Americans no longer want to experiment. They want to close the lab down. We’ve gone far enough into the unknown, making it known, they say; now let’s stop—let’s even go backward. We were wrong to conduct some of our experiments in liberty, and that’s the source of all our problems. Gay people shouldn’t be treated equally. Black people shouldn’t run the country. Women shouldn’t hold high office. Muslims shouldn’t be granted habeas corpus.

Whenever one of those Americans talks about the problem with our country today, they talk about how we should be like we once were, back when white people who defined marriage as one man-one woman and were Protestant veterans built this nation. They feel they are losing their birthright, their legacy.

But those Americans are wrong. What their ancestors really were are scientists, experimenters and radicals, who always considered the impossible possible. To define those ancestral Americans as merely white or straight or Christian strips them of their most stunning feature, their near-supernatural qualities of optimism and defiance and willingness to go into the unknown and make it their home, to make the amazing the norm. They defied the status quo. That’s how they built America.

Americans who want to end the experiment are few, but boisterous. They clamor at the national microphone. But Americans who know that there is no America without the experiment will keep at it, and they will persevere. Barack Obama is such an American, and his election is proof that the lab is still open, and that America in general will always be at the drawing board, expanding its concept of liberty and justice and equality until we finally fulfill the founding principles that created this nation so long ago.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1106683 Mar 30, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
16 hours ago
GM expands ignition switch recall to 2.6 million cars
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/29/us-...
And? Those cars date back all the way to 2003. Doesn't come close to Ford's 2009 recall of 4.5 million vehicles due to a fire hazard from a faulty switch. I have confidence in GM's first female CEO seems to shake things up.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1106684 Mar 30, 2014
John Galt wrote:
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Obama fired Sherrod, not Breitbart.......
but the scam artist can't sue Obama or the government.......
So if I use a fake video to successfully frame my neighbor for murdering my wife, its not my fault but rather the justice system.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1106685 Mar 30, 2014
Whatever wrote:
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Do you feel the same about the outright LIES the Obama admin made about Obamacare?
If not, take your bogus self-righteousness somewhere else.
The ACA has a claus to allow insurance companies to continue to offer any plan in effect at the time the bill passed. The ACA does not dictate network.

The insurance companies decided o no longer offer those policies & it was the insurance companies that chose the networks.

You people are just dumber than sh*t.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1106686 Mar 30, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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And? Those cars date back all the way to 2003. Doesn't come close to Ford's 2009 recall of 4.5 million vehicles due to a fire hazard from a faulty switch. I have confidence in GM's first female CEO seems to shake things up.
female or male, Mary Barra was Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain a Government Motors.....,in charge of creating the problems....

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1106687 Mar 30, 2014
For those who still like to compare RomneyCare with ObamaCare...

RomneyCare's original plan was projected to cost $1.8 billion but is expected to exceed that amount by $150 million. Over the next 10 years, projections suggest that RomneyCare will cost about $2 billion more than was budgeted.

The state is facing a projected budget deficit this year, so the pressure to raise taxes, cut reimbursements to health care providers, or cap insurance premiums will likely be intense.

The cost of the plan is likely to continue rising because the Massachusetts reform has failed to hold down the cost of health care.

http://www.cato.org/policy-report/januaryfebr...

Probably why Romney said ObamaCare wouldn't work. He couldn't very well undo what had already been done in his predominantly democratic state insuring only 9% of that population but he knew ObamaCare wouldn't work in a nation of over 300 million.

The Obama administration should have been paying more attention.
Eleanor Beaver

United States

#1106688 Mar 30, 2014
Whatever wrote:
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Do you feel the same about the outright LIES the Obama admin made about Obamacare?
If not, take your bogus self-righteousness somewhere else.
Real Dave, the paid Obama regime shill, still claims Obama didn't lie.

I've been told Obama either (a)¨really¨ thought he was telling the truth - or (b) we're too stupid to understand what ¨You can keep your health insurance plans and doctors if you like them. Period¨¨really¨ means.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1106689 Mar 30, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
At least 12 deaths have been linked to the defect in the ignition
Those 12 deaths were linked to the 2005-7 Chevrolet Cobalts and 2003-7 Saturn. Not exactly modern history.

Since: May 11

Blain, PA

#1106690 Mar 30, 2014
killtaker wrote:
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you don't have to be white to be a racist RealDave....
I was taling about the Tea Party.

So you are saying Tea Party people are white?
Eleanor Beaver

United States

#1106691 Mar 30, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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The ACA has a claus to allow insurance companies to continue to offer any plan in effect at the time the bill passed. The ACA does not dictate network.
The insurance companies decided o no longer offer those policies & it was the insurance companies that chose the networks.
You people are just dumber than sh*t.
Bullshit. Obama lied (lie of the f**king year, remember?). People WILL die.

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1106692 Mar 30, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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They certainly could be. I'm not saying they're not. What if it turns out in this discovery they requested her employer was looking for an excuse to fire her. Some thing they wanted all along.
They certainly jumped to a quick conclusion without investigating it. There are percentages of fault. 50-50 maybe? How 'bout 30-70? No? Deep pockets?
What is it is with republicans and conspiracy theories? Now you want to claim the Dept. of Agriculture "was looking for an excuse to fire her"? Try to stay on track. THE US GOVERNMENT IS NOT A PARTY TO THIS ACTION.

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