Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1265046 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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Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#806950 Nov 17, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Well I just cannot help but feel for the innocent and rational people of modern day 21st century Israel...always being attacked by deranged, demented, sociopathic anarchists, still living under 17th and 18th century rocks of ignorance.
GO Israel!
Most libs consider Israel to be the aggressors. They consider the Palestinian terrorists to be "freedom fighters".

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carol

Orlando, FL

#806951 Nov 17, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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"I’ve never said I’m born again. That’s just a media term".
B. Dylan
Does it matter if he professed to be a Christian his own way?

One of Dylan's "sermons", Bob Dylan style.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#806952 Nov 17, 2012
Charles Krauthammer is completely wrong in his recommendation for what the GOP should do next:

Imagine Marco Rubio advancing such a policy [of amnesty] on the road to 2016. It would transform the landscape. He’d win the Hispanic vote. Yes, win it. A problem fixable with a single policy initiative is not structural. It is solvable.

This is not what would happen. Krauthammer misunderstands the nature of the Republicans’ problem in winning Hispanic voters, which goes well beyond any one policy. If it is a solvable problem, it isn’t going to be solved by pursuing a failed theory of appealing to Hispanic voters primarily in terms of changing immigration policy. George W. Bush went out of his way to identify himself with a liberalized immigration policy, and even he couldn’t win the Hispanic vote. McCain’s result was even worse than Bush’s 40%. To some extent, the GOP already tested Krauthammer’s proposal and gained nothing for its effort.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

It’s fantasy to suppose that any Republican nominee can double the amount of support Romney just received four years from now. The landscape would not be transformed, and a Republican candidate running on a me-too immigration platform would probably see turnout from his core constituencies decline yet again. Whatever amnesty proposal a Republican candidate embraces, it will be perceived at best as too little, too late by those it is supposed to win over, and it will confirm that the party leadership is oblivious if not openly hostile to what its constituents prefer. It’s a political disaster waiting to happen, and quite a few Republican pundits seem only too eager to rush towards it.

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Orangelion

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#806953 Nov 17, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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I love it when the "libertarian" goobs use words like "deserve" when talking about taxpayer's footing a bill. We can smell your nanny-state affection a mile away.
Feminists want birth control because they are the ones who are really treating men like sex objects, and don't want children and are scared of being responsible, same with abortion, except whats worse is that its murder. And muslim immigrants don't bother to actually learn the english language but expect Obama to support them while they dump their trash everywhere, and homosexuals, they are just sexual deviants relying on young people to turn them into gay converts.

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Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#806955 Nov 17, 2012
carol wrote:
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I would hope he wouldn't abandoned his Jewish roots as a Christian.
Jesus did the same thing.
You're blowing hot air again.....

Do you find yourself being a more religious person these days?

A religious person? Religion is supposedly a force for positive good. Where can you look in the world and see that religion has been a force for positive good? Where can you look at humanity and say, "Humanity has been uplifted by a connection to a godly power"?

Meaning organized religion?

Corporations are religions. It depen is what you talk about with a religion.... Anything is a religion.

At one point, you took on Christianity in a very serious way, and then Judaism. Where are you now with all that?
Religion is something that is mostly outward appearance. Faith is a different thing. How many religions are there in the world? Quite a few, actually.

What is your faith these days?

Faith doesn't have a name. It doesn't have a category. It's oblique. So it's unspeakable. We degrade faith by talking about religion.

What do you take faith in?

Nature. Just elemental nature. I'm still tramping my way through the forest, really, on daily excursions. Nature doesn't change. And if there is any war going on on a big level today, it's against nature.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bob-dy...

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carol

Orlando, FL

#806956 Nov 17, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Dylan is a washed-up miserable old has-been. Saw him interviewed a few months back. Poster boy for clinical depression.
He's 71 years old. He doesn't look like he used to and he doesn't sound like he used to.

He may be dealing with an internal spiritual battle.

Who knows? Dylan is a deep thinker. He had an unusual and sometimes very rough life. And he's 71 years old.

Give him a break already.

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TSM

El Paso, TX

#806957 Nov 17, 2012
My advices to my fellow Republicans just get out of the Way for the next two years give Obama whatever!!

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#806958 Nov 17, 2012
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It's beginning to change for blacks. Many are taking a second look at the bill of goods they were sold by the democrat party. It's going to take strong black republican leaders speaking out to reach more of them.
We agree, more of a take charge of their own lives, and less of Jesse(jackass)Jackson and Jesse JR. saying, "We gonna give you". Of course that's 'Other People's Money' not their own...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#806959 Nov 17, 2012
The right’s new line: Obama has no mandate

The president won by wider margins than Bush in '04, but that hasn't stopped the right from dismissing his victory

.....So what would a real mandate look like? Krauthammer helpfully explained on Fox News Sunday the weekend after President Bush was reelected in 2004:

I think it was a huge issue that the president was weak in his first term. He had less of the power and strength and capital, as he speaks of, than he does today. And now that he’s been elected with a large majority, or a significant majority, and with a mandate, I think part of that mandate is to get the right judges, by his likes.

Bush won with 286 electoral votes to John Kerry’s 252, and with a 2.4 percent margin in the popular vote. Obama currently has 303 electoral votes to Romney’s 206, and he’s likely to add to that the 29 votes from Florida, which hasn’t been called yet, for a grand total of 332. It’s to early to tell on the popular vote, but it will be between 2 and 3 percent.

http://www.salon.com/2012/11/07/the_rights_ne...

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carol

Orlando, FL

#806960 Nov 17, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Excellent article, Carol should read it.
Only if you read an article by the Daily Caller or The Hill.

The Daily Beast isn't exactly nonbiased. But you, like most liberals, will choose to believe them over all other sources at all costs.

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Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#806961 Nov 17, 2012
As usual, CNN is showing the carnage of the "poor innocent" Palestinians the hands of the "evil" Israelis. Haven't seen sh't about the carnage in Israel or the over 700 "fire and pray" rockets the terrorist ghetto-rats have fired at Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#806962 Nov 17, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Damn right, and she better know how to clean fish and gut a deer too.
You're losing all credibility.
Just saying.

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Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#806963 Nov 17, 2012
carol wrote:
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He's 71 years old. He doesn't look like he used to and he doesn't sound like he used to.
He may be dealing with an internal spiritual battle.
Who knows? Dylan is a deep thinker. He had an unusual and sometimes very rough life. And he's 71 years old.
Give him a break already.
&#9834;&#9834;"he 's an old hippie and he don't know what to do"&#9834;&#9834;

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Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#806964 Nov 17, 2012
Orangelion wrote:
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Feminists want birth control because they are the ones who are really treating men like sex objects, and don't want children and are scared of being responsible, same with abortion, except whats worse is that its murder. And muslim immigrants don't bother to actually learn the english language but expect Obama to support them while they dump their trash everywhere, and homosexuals, they are just sexual deviants relying on young people to turn them into gay converts.
Wow. Well said. Sorry about my previous comments to you.

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RUSH10ME

Saluda, VA

#806965 Nov 17, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
The Pentagon announced today the formation of a new elite fighting unit called the United States Redneck Special Forces.
These brave Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas boys will be dropped off into Afghanistan and have given only the following facts about terrorists.
1. The season opened today.
2. There is no limit.
3. They don't like beer, pickups, country music, or Jesus.
4. They are directly responsible for Dale Earnhardt's death.
The Pentagon expects the problems in Afghanistan to be over within a week.
Hey dumb ass STFU or I will send a truck load of rednecks from Elliston another from Radford , Shawsville , Catawba , Hollins , Christiansburg ,Salem , Floyd , poor mountain ,Ironto , to scour all of Va.Tech and Blacksburg looking for your worthless ass and it will take a hundred years of searching Dixie caverns to find your carcus , oh I have a lot of redneck family all over Peppers Ferry Rd. don't let the sun set on your worthless ass there , you are surrounded by rednecks , and thats a fact!

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Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#806966 Nov 17, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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RICE:... It obviously didn't prove sufficient to the &#8213; the nature of the attack and sufficient in that &#8213; in that moment. And that's why, obviously, we have reinforced our remaining presence in Tripoli and why the president has very &#8213; been very clear that in Libya and throughout the region we are going to call on the governments, first of all, to assume their responsibilities to protect our facilities and our personnel, and we're reinforcing our facilities and our &#8213; our embassies where possible...
RICE:... Why would we not have Marines at the embassy in Tripoli to begin with? It would seem like this &#8213; this is obviously an unstable country. This is a region where U.S. interests have been attacked in previous months.
WTH happened in Libya, while aiding and abetting failing statehood?
Foreign Policy FAILURE.
I see you tried to "copy and paste" symbols. I tried it too. Got a bunch of crazy numbers.

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Orangelion

Flint, UK

#806967 Nov 17, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Wow. Well said. Sorry about my previous comments to you.
Alright, thank you.

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a grown up

Winter Park, FL

#806969 Nov 17, 2012
carol

Orlando, FL

#806970 Nov 17, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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Did you read the comments to the article? I was pleasantly surprised at how many people suggested Krauthammer be Dubya'd.
Did we read the same article and the same comments? Three people mentioned Krauthammer out of quite a number of other comments.

Constructive criticism of one's own party is healthy.

Liberal mouthpieces could learn from this guy.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#806971 Nov 17, 2012
Gaza: Background and Context

"Israel claimed that because it ended its occupation of Gaza in 2005 by with- drawing the Jewish settlements, continued attacks against it demonstrated Hamas’s true purpose: the destruction of the State of Israel. Therefore, the argument goes, the Jewish state had no other choice but to defend itself. Most of the critics of Cast Lead have not challenged this argument, focusing instead on the moral unacceptability of Israel’s methods.

Nonetheless, the Israeli claim to have had a just cause is unconvincing. First, as already described, Israel maintained both direct and indirect control over Gaza after its 2005 “withdrawal” and continued to inoict severe suffering on its inhabitants. Consequently, the inference that Hamas’s goal of destroying Israel was the only explanation for its attacks is baseless. Second, even if Israel had genuinely ended its occupation of Gaza, its inhabitants would have retained their right to continue the Palestinian struggle against the Israeli occupation and repression of the other Palestinian territories. As the 1992 Oslo agreement states, the West Bank and Gaza Strip are “a single territo- rial unit.” To believe otherwise is the equivalent of believing that, if in the 1770s, the British had withdrawn from New Jersey but continued to occupy the other twelve colonies, the residents of New Jersey would no longer have had the right to take up arms in support of American independence. The right of resistance against aggression, occupation, or repression is inherent in just war morality and, for that matter, in the common morality of mankind."

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/gaza-b...

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