Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1481224 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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1127060 Apr 27, 2014
Tea party PACs reap money for midterms, but spend little on candidates

When the Tea Party Patriots threw its support last month behind Matt Bevin, the underdog conservative challenger trying to unseat top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell, President Jenny Beth Martin vowed the group would be “putting our money where our mouth is.”

So far, its super PAC has mustered just $56,000 worth of mailers in Kentucky on Bevin’s behalf — less than half the amount it has paid Martin in consulting fees since July.

The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, which blew through nearly $2 million on expenses such as fundraising, polling and consultants in the first three months of this year, is not alone in its meager spending on candidates.

A Washington Post analysis found that some of the top national tea party groups engaged in this year’s midterm elections have put just a tiny fraction of their money directly into boosting the candidates they’ve endorsed.

The practice is not unusual in the freewheeling world of big-money political groups, but it runs counter to the ethos of the tea party movement, which sprouted five years ago amid anger on the right over wasteful government spending. And it contrasts with the urgent appeals tea party groups have made to their base of small donors, many of whom repeatedly contribute after being promised that their money will help elect conservative politicians.

Out of the $37.5 million spent so far by the PACs of six major tea party organizations, less than $7 million has been devoted to directly helping candidates, according to the analysis, which was based on campaign finance data provided by the Sunlight Foundation.

The dearth of election spending has left many favored tea party candidates exposed before a series of pivotal GOP primaries next month in North Carolina, Nebraska, Idaho and Kentucky.

Roughly half of the money — nearly $18 million — has gone to pay for fundraising and direct mail, largely provided by Washington-area firms. Meanwhile, tea party leaders and their family members have been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in consulting fees, while their groups have doled out large sums for airfare, a retirement plan and even interior decorating.

The lavish spending underscores how the protest movement has gone professional, with national groups transforming themselves into multimillion-dollar organizations run by activists collecting six-figure salaries.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/tea-pa...

so who here has given money to the Tea Party? you got taken.
Brad

Bolton, CT

#1127061 Apr 27, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
people who qualify?
While a majority (55%) of whites support affirmative action programs on campus, that compares with 84% of blacks who believe they are a good thing and 80% of Hispanics. Nearly eight-in-ten (78%) Democrats back the programs as a good thing, as do 62% of independents; Republicans are mixed, with 50% seeing the racial preferences as a bad thing and 43% viewing them as a good thing.
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/04/...
as i said, hard pressed.
What does the supreme court think again?

“2 hours”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1127062 Apr 27, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
racist remarks? have i ever called you the Magic Negro?
i'm only giving responding to the constant BS like that, and up too this point i've been nice about it but that can change in a hurry.
I don't use that term either nor have I used your words below.

You have had your fair share of Uncle Toms, "faux" blacks and hate whitey posts.

You are attempting to promote that racism is a one way street. It isn't, it flows both way.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1127063 Apr 27, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>most likely and most likely we cannot do anything about it...at least with today's technology...
obviously pumping high pressure water into the ground releases many little quakes along the fault lines most people don't even know are there...(not that i think that is anything to worry about)
who knows what we might be able to do with something like this in a century or two from now...
if someone came up with a method to reduce earthquake hazards by creating smaller earthquakes, it would never pass environmental review....

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1127064 Apr 27, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>of course, you are ignoring the niner's site i linked you to that was titled international union of operating engineers...
how convenient for your bullshit..that means people around our planet use that term...but "mr. contruction" proven bullshitter has never heard it...what is it you construct besides steaming piles of bullshit?
so again, how long did you waste stalking me for nothing? what a tool!(not a handsaw kind.. the being a dick kind...)
In all honesty, I don't give a shit about your site. What happens in Minnesota, stays in Minnesota. Are you qualified on walk behind Ditch Witch?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1127065 Apr 27, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>you really can'[t be serious, can you?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Z3p9y_OEAdcXX
the really should have been a 'let me google that for you' shot.
I don't watch youTube. as sources...

“2 hours”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1127066 Apr 27, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
Tea party PACs reap money for midterms, but spend little on candidates
When the Tea Party Patriots threw its support last month behind Matt Bevin, the underdog conservative challenger trying to unseat top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell, President Jenny Beth Martin vowed the group would be “putting our money where our mouth is.”
So far, its super PAC has mustered just $56,000 worth of mailers in Kentucky on Bevin’s behalf — less than half the amount it has paid Martin in consulting fees since July.
The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, which blew through nearly $2 million on expenses such as fundraising, polling and consultants in the first three months of this year, is not alone in its meager spending on candidates.
A Washington Post analysis found that some of the top national tea party groups engaged in this year’s midterm elections have put just a tiny fraction of their money directly into boosting the candidates they’ve endorsed.
The practice is not unusual in the freewheeling world of big-money political groups, but it runs counter to the ethos of the tea party movement, which sprouted five years ago amid anger on the right over wasteful government spending. And it contrasts with the urgent appeals tea party groups have made to their base of small donors, many of whom repeatedly contribute after being promised that their money will help elect conservative politicians.
Out of the $37.5 million spent so far by the PACs of six major tea party organizations, less than $7 million has been devoted to directly helping candidates, according to the analysis, which was based on campaign finance data provided by the Sunlight Foundation.
The dearth of election spending has left many favored tea party candidates exposed before a series of pivotal GOP primaries next month in North Carolina, Nebraska, Idaho and Kentucky.
Roughly half of the money — nearly $18 million — has gone to pay for fundraising and direct mail, largely provided by Washington-area firms. Meanwhile, tea party leaders and their family members have been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in consulting fees, while their groups have doled out large sums for airfare, a retirement plan and even interior decorating.
The lavish spending underscores how the protest movement has gone professional, with national groups transforming themselves into multimillion-dollar organizations run by activists collecting six-figure salaries.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/tea-pa...
so who here has given money to the Tea Party? you got taken.
I thought most PACs are tax exempt. This means they cannot promote a particular candidate.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1127068 Apr 27, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
if someone came up with a method to reduce earthquake hazards by creating smaller earthquakes, it would never pass environmental review....
most likely not...we'd just test it in a third world country where they have no rules or regulations.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1127069 Apr 27, 2014
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
What does the supreme court think again?
conservatives rule the roost. what do you expect?

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1127070 Apr 27, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
God Caught Backing Multiple GOP Candidates for President
After a thorough investigation, Daily Intel has discovered that God is separately backing at least three different contenders for the Republican presidential nomination. Over the course of the past few months and even years, God has sent signs and direct messages to each of these candidates encouraging them to run, presumably without telling them that he supports other candidates as well.
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2011/06/...
God's track record kinda sucks.
but hey, maybe God will back Hillary.
God's track record is what it is. But lately? He's been teaching us a lesson on how devastating "Hope and Change" can be.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1127071 Apr 27, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I don't watch youTube. as sources...
oops! sorry, stillhad that C&P'd from another thread...

try this one...are you really serious you never heard of the new madrid fault? you even posted an article about the new madrid earthquake, dude. where do you think it came from?!?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Madrid_Seism...

seriously, you couldn't have wiki'd that yourself?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1127072 Apr 27, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
In all honesty, I don't give a shit about your site. What happens in Minnesota, stays in Minnesota. Are you qualified on walk behind Ditch Witch?
qualified? like it takes training? i have used them.

i run heavy equipment dude, not little trenching tools...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1127073 Apr 27, 2014
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
God's track record is what it is. But lately? He's been teaching us a lesson on how devastating "Hope and Change" can be.
proven false myths no track records...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1127075 Apr 27, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
from Lincoln's Gettysburg Address...
It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here, have, thus far, so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
what doe this have to do with the topic...

of historical note on this speech..most people stress the OF, By , and FOR part of "of the people, by the people, for the people." but when Lincoln gave it, he stressed the PEOPLE in all three....

“2 hours”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1127076 Apr 27, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>i always have a link dear. you know that. i check before i post.
you should try it sometime. do you have a link supporting that i have never been to a CA casino? do you have a link supporting that it is mostly poor people wasting their SS checks?
i thought not...i know you do not.
You are a very odd person who still doesn't have a link.

What I posted was my observation of a casino.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1127077 Apr 27, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would God want His name on money?
Whether or not God wants his name on our money is irrelevant if *WE* want his name on *OUR* money.

Go ahead. Ask another stupid Straw Man question. I know you are chock full of them, Liberal.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1127078 Apr 27, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>qualified? like it takes training? i have used them.
i run heavy equipment dude, not little trenching tools...
What's your machine of choice? The RT40?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1127079 Apr 27, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
I thought most PACs are tax exempt. This means they cannot promote a particular candidate.
they can contribute to their campaigns, they can contribute to ads against opponents.

that would be promoting them, wouldn't it?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1127080 Apr 27, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't use that term either nor have I used your words below.
You have had your fair share of Uncle Toms, "faux" blacks and hate whitey posts.
You are attempting to promote that racism is a one way street. It isn't, it flows both way.
the problem is.....

So why don't blacks vote Republican? The answer is simple. Black people are not crazy. Being not crazy, they understand a simple truth about conservatives: They have never stood with, or up for, black people. Never.

Forget modern controversies like mass incarceration. Social conservatives, then based largely in the Democratic Party of the early to mid-20th century, opposed the Voting Rights Act. They opposed the Civil Rights Act. They opposed school integration. They opposed the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They opposed a law to crack down on lynching.

These are the people for whom African-Americans are now supposed to vote? To make the argument is to betray a stunning contempt for the intelligence — and memory — of black voters.

In talking about race, conservatives have all the moral authority of a pimp talking about women's rights.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-11-07/n...

so no, i wouldn't exactly call it a two way street. but i'm a fair person, so.....

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Glenn Beck? Racism and White Privilege on the Liberal-Left

......as I explained in my 2009 book, Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama, the ability of whites to support and vote for Obama says little about our larger views regarding people of color generally, or black folks in particular. Indeed, many white liberal Obama supporters openly admitted that what they liked about the candidate was his ability to “transcend race”(which implicitly meant to transcend his own blackness), to “make white people feel good about ourselves,” and the fact that he “didn’t come with the baggage of the civil rights movement.” In other words, many whites liked Obama precisely because they were able to view him as fundamentally different than other black folks. He was an exception. His blackness wasn’t problematic. It didn’t make white people uncomfortable.

But to view Barack Obama as different from the black norm — and to view this difference as a positive thing — is to suggest that “normal” blackness is tainted, negative, to be avoided, and certainly not supported politically. It is to re-stigmatize blackness and the black community writ large, even as one praises and identifies with one black individual writ small. It is to turn Barack Obama into the political equivalent of Cliff Huxtable, from The Cosby Show: a black man with whom, despite his blackness, white America is able to identify.

Indeed, polling data suggests that plenty of whites who voted for Obama — including many who are no doubt liberal on issues like abortion or the environment — nonetheless harbor deep-seated racial biases. For instance, one AP survey in September of 2008 found that about a third of white Democrats were willing to admit to holding negative and racist stereotypes about blacks, and that about 60 percent of these nonetheless supported Barack Obama for president and intended to vote for him. Considering the research on racial bias among whites, which finds that nearly all of us continue to harbor certain anti-black stereotypes and biases, it is safe to say that millions of otherwise liberal white folks are practitioners of racism, albeit a 2.0 variety, as opposed to the old school, 1.0 type, to which we have cast most of our attention.

http://www.timwise.org/2010/08/with-friends-l...

i might play the asshole on occasion, but i'm not stupid. and lest you forget....i'm half Indian. left, right, they still white.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#1127081 Apr 27, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Whether or not God wants his name on our money is irrelevant if *WE* want his name on *OUR* money.
Go ahead. Ask another stupid Straw Man question. I know you are chock full of them, Liberal.
Idiots like you insure that no bagger will be president in like, FOREVER. So do we all get to decide which God is on our money fool? First there is no such animal, other than in easily programmed morons like you. You mean this is the best world that idiot could produce? Talk about a simpleton.

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