Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1457804 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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“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1186542 Aug 16, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
White House should explain why neither President Obama nor Vice President Biden nor Sec of Defense Hagel attended Gen. Greene's funeral.
That is a damn shame!!!!!
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1186543 Aug 16, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
You've been very critical of Allen West, his views and ideology. He's also black.
Are you a racist?
Here's Carol, doggedly defending her racism. It's not working
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1186544 Aug 16, 2014
These looters/thugs are the By-Product of Government/Welfare!! These Protesters/Rioters are your Liberal/Democrat Low IQ Voters!! These Riots has nothing to do with the victim it’s about opportunity (Looting!!) These Thugs are your Tax Dollars at work!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1186545 Aug 16, 2014
Civil Rights Commission Implores Eric Holder To Take Stronger Action On Ferguson

Below is the letter approved by the commission, a bipartisan agency dedicated to investigating and advancing civil rights issues:

Dear Attorney General Holder:

The United States Commission on Civil Rights (hereafter “the Commission”) has profound concerns regarding the recent and continuing events in Ferguson, Missouri, and urge strong and bold action by the Department to protect the civil rights of the citizens of Ferguson.

We understand that the Department has opened an investigation into the police shooting death of Michael Brown, who witnesses say was an unarmed African American man. We strongly support your Department’s inquiry into the circumstances of his shooting. We also commend the efforts of the Department’s Community Relations Service to work with city officials and the community to help calm tensions in Ferguson.

We urge the Department to insist on full transparency and disclosure by the Ferguson police department to the citizens of Ferguson on all aspects of the investigation. In addition, we are also concerned about reports of other potential violations of civil liberties and civil rights in Ferguson over the past few days. Tear gas attacks, mass arrests, and assaults on accredited journalists do not respect the right of assembly and the First Amendment rights of the press. They are wholly inappropriate in our democracy. Consequently, we strongly urge that the Department and the local U.S. Attorney’s office are empowered to take whatever steps are necessary and appropriate to protect the constitutional rights of the citizens of Ferguson.

In addition, we request that the Justice Department examine the apparent lack of representation of the City’s majority African American community in the police department and local government. If media reports are correct that there are only 3 African American police officers in the Ferguson police force and only 1 African American city councilman out of 6, we believe this warrants intensive and close scrutiny by the Civil Rights Division. The disproportionate lack of representation in the police force and local government are not only a cause of concern, but may be related, directly or indirectly, to the tension between concerned citizens and local government.

We applaud the statements made by President Obama on August 14, 2014. All Americans are concerned with the events in Ferguson and desire that justice be done in accordance with fundamental principles of civil liberties and civil rights.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/15/eric...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1186546 Aug 16, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
ICYMI, local police stood down in Ferguson last night. The results: Not good.
Again this is a crime spree and they need to treat it as such and end this destruction.
the cops are on another crime spree? who'd they kill this time? a white kid? LOL

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1186547 Aug 16, 2014
TSM wrote:
Anyone who wants a glimpse of Obama’s America take a gander at Ferguson!!
Only a dumbass would blame Obama for looting in Ferguson.
Using your moronic logic George H Bush was responsible for the Rodney King looting and riots.
Patrick

United States

#1186548 Aug 16, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
If a person critical of West using racial slurs & mentioned his race with every post like you racist f*cks do with Obama, then yes, she would be racist.
You people are dumber than sh*t. I have never seen a bunch so eager to defend the use of racial slurs like Carol ETAL.
Excellent reply
Hatred toward the President from day one is an indication of a closed mind!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1186549 Aug 16, 2014
Fox News Edits Video of The President To Blame Obama For Violence In Ferguson

At Fox News, the violence and unrest have nothing to do with the fact that a police officer shot an unarmed African-American teen. According to Fox News, Obama is the real reason for the situation in Ferguson. In reality, all Fox is doing is spreading the Republican propaganda that race had nothing to do with the death of Michael Brown.

It is perfectly fine for a Republican congressman to suggest that Obama and the Democrats have declared war on whites, but Fox News treats the idea that the murder of an unarmed black teen might have something to do with race as an absurdity.

Fox News has been editing the president’s remarks for years, and years, and years. The use of this tactic is not new, but it demonstrates how far Fox News is willing to go in order to misinform and mislead their viewers.

Fox constructed an entire Obama bashing segment around a misleadingly edited video. Fox News has spent the entire Obama presidency attempting to use racial division in order to sink the Obama presidency. Michael Brown’s murder was just another excuse for Fox News to remind viewers that Obama is black and blame him for violence.

http://www.politicususa.com/2014/08/15/fox-ne...
Patrick

United States

#1186551 Aug 16, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
The Westboro Baptist Church is trying to spread its vile message of intolerance with a disgraceful protest of Robin Williams' funeral, but Planting Peace is not letting the hate take root.
Williams was found dead in his Tiburon, California, home on Monday. His funeral is set to be a "very private" ceremony in San Francisco near his home. In spite of the actor's family's request for privacy and respect, WBC announced plans to picket Williams' funeral on Aug. 11 after labeling him a "Fag Pimp."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/15/west...
Westboro Baptist Church is a side show for idiots.
Patrick

United States

#1186552 Aug 16, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem with your idiotic comment is that the facts and your fairy tale are strangers to each other.
The problem, often, with your posts on thread, is that the facts and your opinions are often
contradictory,......alas to provide amusement.
Been all downhill for you since your Woodrow Wilson nonsense ?
-Angela
Patrick

United States

#1186553 Aug 16, 2014
alas **do** provide amusement.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1186554 Aug 16, 2014
hillbilly hal wrote:
<quoted text>If he's a white liberal I'm all for it.
hey hal. i was just reading about you.

The White Ghetto

In Appalachia the country is beautiful and the society is broken.

This isn’t the Kentucky of Elmore Leonard’s imagination, and there is nothing romantic about it. These are no sons and daughters of Andrew Jackson, no fiercely independent remnants of the old America clinging to their homes and their traditional ways. Having once been downwind of a plate of biscuits and squirrel gravy does not make you Daniel Boone. This is not the land of moonshine and hill lore, but that of families of four clutching $40 worth of lotto scratchers and crushing the springs on their beaten-down Camry while getting dinner from a Phillips 66 station.

This is about “the draw.”

“The draw,” the monthly welfare checks that supplement dependents’ earnings in the black-market Pepsi economy, is poison. It’s a potent enough poison to catch the attention even of such people as those who write for the New York Times. Nicholas Kristof, visiting nearby Jackson, Ky., last year, was shocked by parents who were taking their children out of literacy classes because the possibility of improved academic performance would threaten $700-a-month Social Security disability benefits, which increasingly are paid out for nebulous afflictions such as loosely defined learning disorders.“This is painful for a liberal to admit,” Kristof wrote,“but conservatives have a point when they suggest that America’s safety net can sometimes entangle people in a soul-crushing dependency.”

In effect, welfare has made Appalachia into a big and sparsely populated housing project — too backward to thrive, but just comfortable enough to keep the underclass in place.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/367903/...

Romney voters.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1186556 Aug 16, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
Westboro Baptist Church is a side show for idiots.
I find the very thought of them totally despicable; just imagine these swine showing up in lovely Tiburon; and then there will be the defenders; turning Robin Williams funeral into a circus. There are times when freedom of speech should not be allowed. I wish the cops wouldn't let them over the Golden Gate Bridge. It's enough.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1186557 Aug 16, 2014
Ray Donovan wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course she is. Calling a black person Uncle Tom (which she has countless times) is racist in and of itself as it implies blacks are not smart enough to make their own decisions regarding politics and party.
Heck, I suppose if in the eyes of the liberals Paula Deen is a racist, then everyone is.
Oh, in case you didn't know,¨moran alert¨=¨I can't answer because you are right.¨
The term Uncle Tom is not racist you moron

Furthermore, the term does not imply that blacks are not smart enough to make their own decisions.

Continue on dummy
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#1186558 Aug 16, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
hey hal. i was just reading about you.
The White Ghetto
In Appalachia the country is beautiful and the society is broken.
This isn’t the Kentucky of Elmore Leonard’s imagination, and there is nothing romantic about it. These are no sons and daughters of Andrew Jackson, no fiercely independent remnants of the old America clinging to their homes and their traditional ways. Having once been downwind of a plate of biscuits and squirrel gravy does not make you Daniel Boone. This is not the land of moonshine and hill lore, but that of families of four clutching $40 worth of lotto scratchers and crushing the springs on their beaten-down Camry while getting dinner from a Phillips 66 station.
This is about “the draw.”
“The draw,” the monthly welfare checks that supplement dependents’ earnings in the black-market Pepsi economy, is poison. It’s a potent enough poison to catch the attention even of such people as those who write for the New York Times. Nicholas Kristof, visiting nearby Jackson, Ky., last year, was shocked by parents who were taking their children out of literacy classes because the possibility of improved academic performance would threaten $700-a-month Social Security disability benefits, which increasingly are paid out for nebulous afflictions such as loosely defined learning disorders.“This is painful for a liberal to admit,” Kristof wrote,“but conservatives have a point when they suggest that America’s safety net can sometimes entangle people in a soul-crushing dependency.”
In effect, welfare has made Appalachia into a big and sparsely populated housing project — too backward to thrive, but just comfortable enough to keep the underclass in place.
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/367903/...
Romney voters.
Squirrel gravy? Uggghhh, I could just gag thinking about such a concoction. Literacy classes for Americans? Now that is a travesty.
Is it a republican stronghold? Did Romney campaign there?
If I remember correctly; the only President who did go there was JFK?
Can you just visualize Ann Romney going there to court their votes? LOL

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1186559 Aug 16, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Squirrel gravy? Uggghhh, I could just gag thinking about such a concoction. Literacy classes for Americans? Now that is a travesty.
Is it a republican stronghold? Did Romney campaign there?
If I remember correctly; the only President who did go there was JFK?
Can you just visualize Ann Romney going there to court their votes? LOL
Squirrel and squirrel gravy are quite good especially over crumbled up buttermilk biscuits.

Since: Mar 14

Orlando, FL

#1186562 Aug 16, 2014
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
The Westboro Baptist Church is trying to spread its vile message of intolerance with a disgraceful protest of Robin Williams' funeral, but Planting Peace is not letting the hate take root.
Williams was found dead in his Tiburon, California, home on Monday. His funeral is set to be a "very private" ceremony in San Francisco near his home. In spite of the actor's family's request for privacy and respect, WBC announced plans to picket Williams' funeral on Aug. 11 after labeling him a "Fag Pimp."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/15/west...
Westboro is not a church. It consists of 40 members with a hate agenda who seek attention. It is not affiliated with any Baptist denomination.

The Methodist Church, Baptist Church, Reformed Church, and Evangelical Church have issued a joint statement repudiating the actions of Westboro Baptist Church stating that:

"We do not share their hatred of lesbian and gay people. We believe that God loves all, irrespective of sexual orientation, and we unreservedly stand against their message of hate toward those communities. Neither the style nor substance of their preaching expresses the historic, orthodox Christian faith. And we ask that the members of Westboro Baptist Church refrain from stirring up any more homophobic hatred in the UK or elsewhere."

Bill O'Reilly is a frequent critic of Westboro Baptist Church and regularly calls the church "evil and despicable".

Seems everyone knows this. You shouldn't keep giving them so much attention.

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1186563 Aug 16, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Squirrel and squirrel gravy are quite good especially over crumbled up buttermilk biscuits.
Yea, someone from West Virginia I knew while stationed in Texas made some squirrel stew. It was surprisingly tasty.

“Stop Child Soldiers”

Since: Apr 14

Location hidden

#1186564 Aug 16, 2014
Patrick wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem, often, with your posts on thread, is that the facts and your opinions are often
contradictory,......alas to provide amusement.
Been all downhill for you since your Woodrow Wilson nonsense ?
-Angela
Your lame defense of a fellow progressives making up his own facts.

What is it like to always being forced to defend fellow Progressives nutsy posts by you launching personal slurs of other posters? Really makes you feel like you have a point or something?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1186565 Aug 16, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Yea, someone from West Virginia I knew while stationed in Texas made some squirrel stew. It was surprisingly tasty.
The ole time made from scratch recipes of my grandma and mother are still far better and more tasty than just about any store bought food.

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