Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1705990 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: Sep 10

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#1185325 Aug 13, 2014
Democrat Hate is here wrote:
130 more 'advisers' sent by Obama the ignorant, more war from the democrats because they are ignorant. Hillary says Obama is a loser. The media is siding is with Hillary Clinton.
Smells like Fetch, the fake Jew!!
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1185326 Aug 13, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
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Even more proof that TSM means Totally Stupid Mofo,
LOL good one.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1185327 Aug 13, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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Republican ratings seem lower and you have an infestation of libertarians.
12% approve of the Republican in Congress.
Patrick Republicans are not in Charge, but Obama’s low approval numbers probably explains why…Democrats running from Obama!!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1185328 Aug 13, 2014
Why Obama’s approval is Bush league

Why are President Obama’s approval ratings so low?

The latest aggregate polling at Pollster.com shows Obama’s approval rating at only 43 percent which, as the Pollster.com graph indicates, is pretty much right where it has been all this year. At RealClearPolitics, which uses a slightly different algorithm, Obama’s approval stands at 41 percent (see chart above).

This is a puzzle, because as political scientist Seth Masket points out, the economy is actually improving, albeit not in historically robust fashion, and presidential approval ratings usually track economic performance. However, Obama does not seem to be reaping any reward in his approval ratings from an improving economy. Instead, his approval ratings appear stagnant. Why is this the case?

....the answer, Masket suggests, is that perceptions regarding the economy among those polled have yet to catch up with the reality of sustained growth:“Basically, because the good news is relatively new. The American economy is still emerging from the shadow of the worst crash since the Great Depression, and the recovery up until very recently has been rather paltry. Remember, GDP growth in the first quarter of this year was actually negative. And even consistently strong growth takes a while to affect voters’ impressions of the economy and the political system.”

I think Masket is on to part of the explanation, but that there are additional factors at work that are deflating Mr. Obama’s support. Let us first consider the impact of polarization, or what is more properly described as party sorting. As the two parties have become more uniformly sorted by ideology – with liberals increasingly calling themselves Democrats, and conservatives identifying as Republican – presidential approval ratings are more likely to break down along partisan lines. In this respect, Obama’s partisan support in approval ratings is almost the mirror image of his Republican predecessor George W. Bush’s.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/Decod...

Since: Mar 14

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#1185329 Aug 13, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
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Bush's invasion of Iraq in 2003 is the reason for all the unrest in the Middle East to this day.
End of story.
That's funny...considering Obama took the credit for leaving behind a "stabilized" Iraq before he destabilized it and Biden claimed Iraq was one of Obama's crowning achievements before Obama left a gaping vacuum for ISIL to fill.

He didn't arm the Syrians (even against Hillary's advise) to help fight Assad's evil which then emboldened ISIL's evil.

He didn't listen to any of the warnings that ISIL was becoming a threat when they crossed the Syrian border and took over one city after another killing and raping anyone in their path.

He did nothing for the past six months but now seems surprised how quickly it all happened.

Iraq is now his baby. He wanted to own it before when it was fixed and now that he broke it, he does.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1185330 Aug 13, 2014
Ray Donovan wrote:
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That's right. For years the left has screamed that ¨Bad Intelligence¨=¨Lies¨
Yep, that was it. Bad intelligence. It wasn't dIck Cheney running over to the CIA everyday to see if they had justification for an Iraq invasion. It wasn't ignoring all the intelligence that said Iraq had no WMD programs. My God, Yellow Cake from Africa???
Even a dumbass like you should have gotten the hint when Bush went from WMDs to Ties with Al Qaeda to Spreading Democracy as his reasons for invading Iraq.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1185331 Aug 13, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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You really should hide yourself before the fall when the squirrels start gathering up nuts.
Ahh, the voice of experience.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#1185332 Aug 13, 2014
Teaman wrote:
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So, is that an admission the ACA caused cancellations?
"when coverage changed, new policies were written & existing ones cancelled", your words.
Happened all the time before the ACA.
Policies got cancelled all the time. Where the f*ck were you then??????
Patrick

United States

#1185333 Aug 13, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Payback time? LMAO She'll be joining Obama in Martha's Vineyard in about two hours.
Maybe she'll tee up a couple beers with him.
President seems to have moved on Kurdistan as have some of the allies
Patrick

United States

#1185334 Aug 13, 2014
United Kingdom ---Cameron cuts short holiday to attend emergency meeting

Britain’s International Development Secretary Justine Greening has confirmed a third round of successful airdrops of much-needed humanitarian aid to the thousands of refugees under siege by the forces of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Mount Sinjar.

“As thousands of Iraqi people remain cut off away from their homes, we are focused on getting help to those in need, particularly those trapped on Mount Sinjar,” Ms. Greening said in a statement.

“ The RAF have successfully made 5 drops, including thousands of containers filled with clean water that can also be used to purify dirty water and hundreds of shelter kits,” she said.

Aid commitment

The U.K. has committed a total of £13 million in response to the crisis.

It is also sending RAF Tornado jets as part of a surveillance mission to scan the military aid drops. The government has said that this is only to get a perspective of the terrain and does not indicate preparations for a combat role in Iraq.

Meanwhile, the pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron to call a special session of Parliament on the Iraq situation to discuss whether the U.K. should join the United States in conducting air strikes against the IS forces is increasing from his own party members and former senior armed forces officers.

Mr. Cameron was forced to cut short his holiday in Portugal by a day to attend an emergency cabinet meeting on Iraq.

The Prime Minister has thus far refused to join the United States in air strikes of northern Iraq; its involvement has been confined to humanitarian assistance. General Sir Richard Shirreff, a former Nato deputy supreme commander in an interview to the Times on August 12 accused the government of being “terrified of any form of intervention involving boots on the ground before an election next year.”

Meanwhile, the visiting Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that he does not rule out military involvement in Iraq.

Describing military intervention in the Iraqi situation a “humanitarian” response, Mr. Abbott said:“Trying to ensure that people are not exposed to terrorists who have been crucifying, summarily executing, decapitating, people who have been dealing in a hideous way with women and children – this is a humanitarian cause and Australia has a long and proud tradition of assisting people in need.”
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1185335 Aug 13, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
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Further proof that TSM means Totally Stupid Mofo,
Nuc stay Focus, answer the Post!! Hey… I have a friendly suggestion ‘You should sue your brain for Non-Support’ just might help clear up some of your Delusion!!
Aphelion

Satellite Beach, FL

#1185336 Aug 13, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
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So it is another radical group created by Bush. We knew that.
Glad you added that.
Further proof that Bush's invasion of Iraq set the Middle East on fire.
The only thing that you proved is that you are an idiot.

Since: May 14

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#1185337 Aug 13, 2014
Obama's cognitive dissonance

TWO MONTHS AGO:'The World Is Less Violent Than It Has Ever Been'

TODAY:'The World Is Exploding All Over'

http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/13/out-the-wor...
Aphelion

Satellite Beach, FL

#1185338 Aug 13, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Explain the Nusra Front.
You're clueless on this topic too__maybe you should just stay on the game threads
You might want to familiarize yourself with the original conversation before making a fool of yourself. Then again you probably prefer to just make a fool of yourself.
Ray Donovan

United States

#1185339 Aug 13, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
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LOL good one.
So easily amused -- like a five year old child.
Ray Donovan

United States

#1185340 Aug 13, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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President seems to have moved on Kurdistan as have some of the allies
Why are you caring humanitarians ignoring the starving, dying of thirst children on the mountain in Iraq?

#savetheiraqibabies
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1185341 Aug 13, 2014
Aphelion wrote:
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You might want to familiarize yourself with the original conversation before making a fool of yourself. Then again you probably prefer to just make a fool of yourself.
That's it eh?

Nothing

Figures

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1185342 Aug 13, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
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ISIS hasn't existed for years, moron.
It was in the same place as your Draft Card.
Figments of your imagination.
Then you're dumber than Obama. If that's possible. The name may be the latest in a long line of names, but the association is the same. It's been around for 1400 years. Do you think al-Qaeda is "on the run"?

"Obama lied to protect his Muslim brothers!" Does that piss you off?

Since: Sep 10

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#1185343 Aug 13, 2014
TSM wrote:
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Patrick Republicans are not in Charge, but Obama’s low approval numbers probably explains why…Democrats running from Obama!!
Even more proof that TSM means Totally Stupid Mofo,

Since: Sep 10

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#1185344 Aug 13, 2014
Aphelion wrote:
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You might want to familiarize yourself with the original conversation before making a fool of yourself. Then again you probably prefer to just make a fool of yourself.
Realtime basically made you look like a chump.

But you should be used to it.

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