Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1375563 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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Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#907603 May 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Wow, this is a shocker!
CNN poll: 59% approve of GOP handling of Benghazi scandal
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2013/images/05/1...
I want to stress this was a CNN poll
Sorry I missed you posting this first.

Thank you.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#907604 May 20, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch... #!

Welcome to dumb and dumber. Bob Schieffer
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#907605 May 20, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>the liberals always morph into another lie. For days it was one church that was audited (and frankly not in an election year)-Pasadena Episcopal church, which funded terrorists as in Hizzbolah and Hamas-now it is 'churches. Do they grow on a Lying Liberal Tree?
Obama corrupted the elections. Plain and simple. Third world dictators hold elections just like the United States did. Kill your opponents O'bama style. tsk tsk.
still waiting on the 'funding' citation.

also a reply to the 'corrupted' bs. but maybe it was something like this?

Recall the situation in 2003. The Bush administration was already projecting the largest deficit in American history--$475 billion in fiscal year 2004, according to the July 2003 mid-session budget review. But a big election was coming up that Bush and his party were desperately fearful of losing. So they decided to win it by buying the votes of America's seniors by giving them an expensive new program to pay for their prescription drugs.

http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/19/republican-b...

i don't think Obama bought any votes. or bribe Congressman so it could happen....

What followed was one of the most extraordinary events in congressional history. The vote was kept open for almost three hours while the House Republican leadership brought massive pressure to bear on the handful of principled Republicans who had the nerve to put country ahead of party. The leadership even froze the C-SPAN cameras so that no one outside the House chamber could see what was going on.

Among those congressmen strenuously pressed to change their vote was Nick Smith, R-Mich., who later charged that several members of Congress attempted to virtually bribe him, by promising to ensure that his son got his seat when he retired if he voted for the drug bill. One of those members, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, was later admonished by the House Ethics Committee for going over the line in his efforts regarding Smith.

'but, but, but, Obama!!'

so weak.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#907606 May 20, 2013
LiberalsAreHypocrites wrote:
<quoted text>
So?
Same poll says Americans now love Obama more because of the scandals!
See? They are lying to you!
Give it time...give it time.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#907607 May 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>In a word "none."
Just Realtime going back to the TeaParty thread were I first encountered lying Carol over four years ago.
I've posted on a nonpolitical thread under a different name occasionally. Recipe sharing and such.
You're the fakir__and you got caught!
If it's any consolation most of the right wing loons here wear several hats. These posts don't go away__you do know that right?
It is well known that the person who first wrongly accuses another and is persistent with their claims are the one who is engaged in the wrong doing.

This describes you!

For example-

If your husband comes home and suddenly starts accusing you of having an affair without any basis-your husband is a dirty, lying cheater.

Pot calling the kettle black?

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#907608 May 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
That is your viewpoint.
The law is they do have tax-exempt status and the IRS cannot target them for either their philosophy or political believes.
Actually the term is "beliefs" and they do NOT have tax exempt status if their goals are not primarily (was exclusively until 1959) humanitarian and apolitical. I think I also have a much narrower definition of target.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#907609 May 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking of Global Warming.
April was the 338th consecutive month with above average global temperatures.
Who decides what the average is and where do you start counting. Looks to me like they started in 1880.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#907610 May 20, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?f eature=player_embedded&v=N LMFGIqsKVg#!
Welcome to dumb and dumber. Bob Schieffer
LOL, he got totally frustrated with the WH advisers irrelevant routine!

I liked the part when they asked him why the WH didn't send someone more appropriate.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#907612 May 20, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry I missed you posting this first.
Thank you.
A link to a PDF? Did CNN pull the poll down? No mention of this poll on CNN. It's funny how you can only find this poll on rightwing blogs/sites and World Net Daily.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#907613 May 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, this was tried by you before.
Please cite a credible source for this claim that is at the level were it was verified by the IG.
Allegations aside.
tried by me before? from one who endlessly repeats right wing talking points like they're relevant to someone beyond FOXbots?

is this like wingnut 'let's ignore reality' day? do you not know that Bush used the IRS to go after more than a church? and because of what they said about Bush?

but hey, telling the truth about Bush aside, when an organization tries to register black folks to vote they probably need smacked according to the GOP rules of vote suppression.

Since: May 11

Waynesboro, PA

#907614 May 20, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe you should talk about the HUGE problem between those working and those taking. There are 11 states now that more people take than work. They are called the spiral states. How long do you think people are going to stay there and take care of this HUGE lazy problem?
Its great that you think people that worked their entire life &now retire are lazy.

You think those who lost jobs during the Bush recession are lazy people.

You think families with both parents working full time minimum wage jobs are lazy.

You're just a GD idiot.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#907615 May 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Targeting?
How does that work when the IRS was simply taking applications as they were submitted by mostly political groups? Nationally over 70,000 since 2010, a fourfold increase.
Washington DC??
Don't you find that a bit odd Carol? Why on earth would the "residents" of Washington DC be applying for tax exempt status at a suddenly alarming rate?
IRS officials at the agency’s Washington headquarters sent queries to conservative groups asking about their donors and other aspects of their operations, while officials in the El Monte and Laguna Niguel offices in California sent similar questionnaires to tea-party-affiliated groups, the documents show.

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-13...
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#907616 May 20, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Show me something besides partisan politics aka a witch hunt, false accusations, hyberbole and rightwing hysteria...
The IG documented the IRS illegal targeting of conservative groups.

The AP documented the inappropriate possibly illegal grab of the DOJ of private reporter information.

Emails that have been released concerning Benghazi shows that yes indeed they were scrubbing what the CIA/FBI was reporting
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#907617 May 20, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for sharing that information.
According to the poll, 44% say statements made by the Obama administration soon after the attack were an attempt to intentionally mislead the public.
BUT...59% now say that the U.S government could have prevented the attack in Benghazi, up 11 points from last November.
AND...only 37% say that congressional Republicans are overreacting in their handling of the matter with 59% saying they've reacted appropriately.
It's the same story on the IRS controversy, with 54% saying the GOP in Congress has not overplayed its hand.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/...
It's a good day for America. Obama's approval ratings will soon reflect the majority concerning these scandals as well.
Bullsht__Obama's approval ratings haven't budged__the rest is fun with numbers.

Most Americans don't spend their lives on right wing nutjob sites while listening to Rush while watching FOX as you do.

Wanna review the proper use of the word "plethora" too???

A bushel and a peck?

What about a metric ton?

Get a life babe.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#907618 May 20, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Give it time...give it time.
you know, the first time i heard that was January, 2009. still waiting.
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#907619 May 20, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for sharing that information.
According to the poll, 44% say statements made by the Obama administration soon after the attack were an attempt to intentionally mislead the public.
BUT...59% now say that the U.S government could have prevented the attack in Benghazi, up 11 points from last November.
AND...only 37% say that congressional Republicans are overreacting in their handling of the matter with 59% saying they've reacted appropriately.
It's the same story on the IRS controversy, with 54% saying the GOP in Congress has not overplayed its hand.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/...
It's a good day for America. Obama's approval ratings will soon reflect the majority concerning these scandals as well.
I love how you left out this part - According to the survey, which was conducted Friday and Saturday, 53% of Americans say they approve of the job the president is doing, with 45% saying they disapprove. The president's approval rating was at 51% in CNN's last poll, which was conducted in early April.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#907620 May 20, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
It is well known that the person who first wrongly accuses another and is persistent with their claims are the one who is engaged in the wrong doing.
This describes you!
For example-
If your husband comes home and suddenly starts accusing you of having an affair without any basis-your husband is a dirty, lying cheater.
Pot calling the kettle black?
Stay on topic eh troll?
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#907621 May 20, 2013
Yes I did find the CNN poll. I do find it funny that WND and rightwing blog sites are touting a CNN poll. Don't you all hate CNN?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#907622 May 20, 2013
Yes, the Obama administration has been shutting up opponents at a breakneck pace. That's why you don't see any opponents. They're all squelched. Barack Obama personally goes out to all the individual government offices and says, "Hi there, can you make life slightly more irritating for some random guy in Texas who doesn't like me? I'm thinking maybe have him fill out an extra form or something. Yeah. Yeah, that'll do it. Take that, you tea party bastard."

Yes, these bozos in the branch office shouldn't have done it. That's why the IRS made them stop, and had an investigation, and apologized, and why heads are probably going to roll and then some. On the other hand, it's not exactly hard to see why any person of average human intelligence would note that there have been a metric bucketload of organizations cropping up these last few years with oddly partisan names like "Tea Party Wankers" or "Anti-Tax Patriots for Electing Republicans On The Sly" and claiming to be tax-exempt, nonpartisan organizations and think to themselves that there were likely to be a considerable number of scammers mixed in with that lot. Mind you, Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS is one of these 501c4 outfits that gets somehow deemed sufficiently unpolitical, making the whole category into something of a scammer's paradise from the get-go; again, though—bad IRS bureaucrats. Bad.

Still, I find it difficult to get too worked up with world-shattering apoplectic outrage over it, which makes me a bad person, or possibly (even worse!) just not a conspiracy theorist. That's the problem; from McConnell down to the Kings and Gohmerts and Stockmans, all of conservatism has devolved into one big conspiracy theory. It's Breitbartism, all the way down. It's writ right into the movement now, and defined as synonymous with patriotism. You can go from Agenda 21 to ACORN to United Nations gun-grabbers to the powerful solar panel lobby to Benghazi all in one sweeping step; what the precise conspiracy is supposed to be or whether there is f--k-all worth of evidence to support your pet theory is unimportant; it's all about the theater, the very important and very politically motivated and very career-enhancing performance art of presuming everything to be connected to everything. Some IRS officers in a branch office screwed up? For real? Good God—Darrell Issa was probably rendered near-unconscious on his office floor when he heard it, breathing into a paper bag and waving off staffers asking him whether they should call for an ambulance.

Yes, yes, I should be more outraged. Sorry. I already have outrage fatigue, and I've had it for 10 years.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/19/1208...

Since: Jul 08

We will not go gentle

#907623 May 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Unions are entirely political.
Unions are not 501(c)(3) like churches for which there are political restrictions upon things they can do (like supporting or donating to candidates, or even comparing candidates.) Unions are under 501(c)(5) which does not include any of the same restrictions. Both are non-profits, and unions have a number of functions that are entirely apolitical.

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