Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1264983 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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Tournefort

Richmond, IN

#655715 Jun 3, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text> ... Hans Blix was telling Bush et. al. that there was no evidence of WMD and that Saddam was cooperating and that we shouldn't invade. Did y'all miss that?
Cooperating? Did y'all miss these Blix reports?

1)"THE SECURITY COUNCIL, 27 JANUARY 2003: AN UPDATE ON INSPECTION"
Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC, Dr. Hans Blix

"...In 1991, resolution 687 (1991), adopted unanimously as a part of the cease-fire after the Gulf War, had five major elements. The three first related to disarmament. They called for :

- declarations by Iraq of its programmes of weapons of mass destruction and long range missiles;
- verification of the declarations through UNSCOM and the IAEA;
- supervision by these organizations of the destruction or the elimination of proscribed programmes and items....

- Cooperation on process (UNSCOM and IAEA inspections)

Iraq has on the whole cooperated rather well so far with UNMOVIC in this field.... In this updating I am bound, however, to register some problems ... I am obliged to note some recent disturbing incidents and harassment....

- Cooperation on substance ((the declarations mentioned by Blix in his introduction)

The substantive cooperation required relates above all to the obligation of Iraq to declare all programmes of weapons of mass destruction and either to present items and activities for elimination or else to provide evidence supporting the conclusion that nothing proscribed remains....

They deserve to be taken seriously by Iraq rather than being brushed aside as evil machinations of UNSCOM. Regrettably, the 12,000 page declaration, most of which is a reprint of earlier documents, does not seem to contain any new evidence that would eliminate the questions or reduce their number."

http://www.un.org/Depts/unmovic/Bx27.htm

2)February 2003 update

"Mr. President, in my 27th of January update to the council, I said that it is seen from our experience that Iraq had decided in principle to provide cooperation on process....

In my last updating, I also said that a decision to cooperate on substance was indispensable, in order to bring, through inspection, the disarmament task to completion and to set the monitoring system on a firm course. Such cooperation as I have noted requires more than the opening of doors. In the words of Resolution 1441, it requires immediate, unconditional and active efforts by Iraq to resolve existing questions of disarmament....

The declaration submitted by Iraq on the 7th of December last year, despite its large volume, missed the opportunity to provide the fresh material and evidence needed to respond to the open questions. This is, perhaps, the most important problem we are facing.... Iraq itself must squarely tackle this task and avoid belittling the questions...."

http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500257_162-540681...

3)Blix speech to UN March 7, 2003

"Mr. President, Iraq, with a highly developed administrative system, should be able to provide more documentary evidence about its proscribed weapons programs. Only a few new such documents have come to light so far and been handed over since we began inspections...."

http://articles.cnn.com/2003-03-07/us/sprj.ir...

After 12 years, Iraq STILL had TWO major disarmament obligations per the cease-fire agreement to fulfill. Both were equally important.

One involved inspections (process)

The other involved providing current "full, final and complete disclosure" (declarations) of all aspects of its WMD programs.
(substance)

Iraq NEVER fully complied with the second. In February, Blix called this non-compliance the "most important problem we face."

Three weeks before the invasion, Blix said "only a few such documents" had been handed over since the resumption of inspections.

Now, what were you saying about "cooperation"???
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#655716 Jun 3, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem to insist people who take things out of context are liars. Here's the next paragraph, liar.
"While that's reassuring, the agent remaining in the weapons would be very valuable to terrorists and insurgents, Maples said. "We're talking chemical agents here that could be packaged in a different format and have a great effect," he said, referencing the sarin-gas attack on a Japanese subway in the mid-1990s."
In case you hadn't noticed (of course YOU have noticed), according to Turdslinger, Nutsack, and Wrongtime, there is their world and then there is retard/stupid/moron world.

Funny thing is they can barely sell their woof tickets in an anonymous chat room to a handful of left wing drunks and morons.
loulee rat mouth fl

Lakewood, NJ

#655717 Jun 3, 2012
cway wrote:
Keep whining that Obama is responsible for Bush's failure.
That's all you guys have.
And it doesn't fly.
Obama is responsible for the current 4 years of failure, and that, of course, would include you.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#655718 Jun 3, 2012
Gunner wrote:
<quoted text>
In case you hadn't noticed (of course YOU have noticed), according to Turdslinger, Nutsack, and Wrongtime, there is their world and then there is retard/stupid/moron world.
Funny thing is they can barely sell their woof tickets in an anonymous chat room to a handful of left wing drunks and morons.
That is funny considering these loony lefties buy into their kind of crap, hook line and sinker.
Jeebus

West Babylon, NY

#655719 Jun 3, 2012
Gunner wrote:
Why is Obama attacking capitalism?
“Hey, let’s keep talking about Bain Capital!”
Mitt Romney proudly rolled out Bain’s investment history, in which their businesses succeeded in boosting profit and viability in 80% of the cases — keeping in mind that private-equity firms and especially Bain tend to focus on already-troubled firms. Only 5% of their bets resulted in bankruptcy later, which is a rather remarkable record for a private-equity firm.
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/24/romney-...
Even Bill Clinton has shot down Obama's desperate attack on Romney and Bain Capital.

'Bill Clinton on Bain Capital: Another Cory Booker Moment?

On 'Piers Morgan Tonight', the former president praises Romney's record at Bain Capital, undermining the Obama campaign's latest ads.

“I think he had a good business career,” Clinton said of Romney, when queried about Bain. He also called Mitt’s record “sterling”, adding “So I don’t think that we ought to get into the position where we say this is bad work. This is good work.” Since it isn’t likely that the ex-president will film a “hostage-style” apology video, as critics of Cory Booker’s subsequent YouTube clip deemed it, it’s fair to wonder about the extent the Obama campaign will be attacking Bain from now on — especially after U.S. stocks suffered their worst drop of the year Friday following weak economic data.

Mitt Romney, for one, was happy to welcome Clinton’s’ thoughts.“I think Bain Capital has a good and solid record. I was happy to see President Clinton made a similar statement … and called my record superb,” he said on Friday, according to Politico.'

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/06/01/bill-clin...

Since: May 11

Mountville, PA

#655720 Jun 3, 2012
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
You think free birth control cures "dumb people, and those that make mistakes"? Really?
Only a moron would bitch 24/7 about abortion & then bitch about insurance companies offering birth control with no co-pay and at the same time bitch about women on welfare that have kids and defund an organization that prevents 50,000 abortions a year.

It makes zero sense whatsoever.
Frank

Spokane, WA

#655721 Jun 3, 2012
JEB wrote:
<quoted text>
$3.56 regular this morning
I filled up June 2,2012 6:30 PM for $3.98.99. Better grade was $4.09.99.
carol

Windermere, FL

#655722 Jun 3, 2012
flack wrote:
In case anyone wants to know. Dow futures down 15 right now.
Homer is going to be very mad at you about that.
Frank

Spokane, WA

#655723 Jun 3, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
The average price at the pump got no where near it moron. How much was it in Fairbanks, Alaska?
The point was that the (average) price would be lower and would have been lower for the past forty months if not for Obama policy.
carol

Windermere, FL

#655724 Jun 3, 2012
Amazed wrote:
Carol,
Any plans on getting back to me on allowing all children into that religious school to get a better education?
Sounds like you're arguing my point for me.

Otherwise, I have no idea what you're talking about.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#655725 Jun 3, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Only a moron would bitch 24/7 about abortion & then bitch about insurance companies offering birth control with no co-pay and at the same time bitch about women on welfare that have kids and defund an organization that prevents 50,000 abortions a year.
It makes zero sense whatsoever.
Care to explain how this has anything to do with my post? Or are you just bitching?
carol

Windermere, FL

#655726 Jun 3, 2012
cway wrote:
We're in deep financial trouble.
And try as Republicans may to deny it, most of the borrowing occured during the tenures of their presidents.
You overlooked the last two years of the Bush administration. Democrats were in control of Congress - and spending.

You also overlooked the spending in the first two years of Obama's administration. Democrats were in control of Congress then too - and spending.

The question now is. Which party finally gets the status quo can't continue?
carol

Windermere, FL

#655727 Jun 3, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes I would mind; and that's funny, I was going to say that if the public tax payer has to pay for religious indoctrination; well then it would have to be fair; christian, Hebrew school, Muslim schools, and on and on, I'm sure you can't fathom that.
I have no use for organized religion, it's a business and teaches people to hate others. I'm sure that is not what God intended.
I sent my children to Lutheran school and paid for it myself. After middle school, they went to public high school. Everyone has a choice, pay for it.
Most parents choosing a Christian-based school are Christians themselves.

Again, it's a personal choice - not coercion - by parents of which they have a right to make.

If Muslims wanted to send their children to Muslim schools, they should also have that right as well.

Taxpayers pay for education. Not dictating parents' rights and their freedom to choose the schools.
carol

Windermere, FL

#655728 Jun 3, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
While President Obama was attending a series of fundraisers in Minnesota on Friday, he made the unexpected decision to pardon an (adorable) criminal he met at one of the functions. Tyler Sullivan is in the fifth grade, according to HyperVocal, and he skipped school on Friday to attend go to work with his dad, Ryan Sullivan. The President was scheduled to make an appearance at the Honeywell factory where the elder Sullivan works. The Sullivan two would up meeting the President, and Obama didn't hesitate to whip out the Presidential parchment and write a note to Tyler's fifth grade teacher Mrs. Ackerman explaining his absence. A "he was with me!" note from the President should do the trick!
I read about that. Actually thought it was very sweet.

It's not about Obama, the man. It's about Obama, the man in power.
Frank

Spokane, WA

#655729 Jun 3, 2012
flack wrote:
Oops1 Governor of New Mexico. I wish he had a chance.
The Ron Paul and Gary Johnson candidates could have won if they had run on the Democrat ticket. "Anyone But Obama" is not only the quote of people who vote for Republicans.
carol

Windermere, FL

#655730 Jun 3, 2012
cway wrote:
<quoted text>
The recession began under Bush. We were losing over 500,000 jobs per month.
You're going to have to first prove Bush was single-handedly responsible for the recesssion.

Then you'll have to prove the housing market collapse, Fannie and Freddie and those who encouraged the ongoing bad loans, the greed on Wall Street and the banks and the Democrats had nothing whatsoever to do with it.
carol

Windermere, FL

#655731 Jun 3, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Only a moron would bitch 24/7 about abortion & then bitch about insurance companies offering birth control with no co-pay and at the same time bitch about women on welfare that have kids and defund an organization that prevents 50,000 abortions a year.
It makes zero sense whatsoever.
Only insurance covered by religious-affiliated institutions.

Right or wrong, the Constitution protects their beliefs.
Frank

Spokane, WA

#655732 Jun 3, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I am saying that tax dollars should not be filtered into religious schools.
If public schools would do a better job of educating the children,this wouldn't be such a hot topic. Right now,much less than fifty percent of tax dollars for education actually go to teaching the children. If we get rid of The Department of Education that number will go up,but there is too much money wasted for bureaucrats,administration and mandates.
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Frank

Spokane, WA

#655734 Jun 3, 2012
Gunner wrote:
Why is Obama attacking capitalism?
“Hey, let’s keep talking about Bain Capital!”
Mitt Romney proudly rolled out Bain’s investment history, in which their businesses succeeded in boosting profit and viability in 80% of the cases — keeping in mind that private-equity firms and especially Bain tend to focus on already-troubled firms. Only 5% of their bets resulted in bankruptcy later, which is a rather remarkable record for a private-equity firm.
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/24/romney-...
Bain Capital investments of private equities into the Silicon Valley are what give us the opportunity to use this forum. One third of all venture capital investments go to the high-tech innovation found in Silicon Valley. These investments allow us to use the internet,cell phones,television and many other modern convinces that we all take for granted.
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#655735 Jun 3, 2012
I'd like to share the following comments from a black American

A Black man's point of view.

A BLACK MAN, THE PROGRESSIVE'S PERFECT TROJAN HORSE
By Lloyd Marcus

As millions of my fellow Americans, I am outraged, devastated and extremely angry by the democrat's unbelievable arrogance and disdain for We The People. Despite our screaming "no" from the rooftops, they forced Obamacare down our throats. Please forgive me for using the following crude saying, but it is very appropriate to describe what has happened. "Don't urinate on me and tell me it's raining." Democrats say their mission is to give all Americans health care. The democrats are lying. Signing Obamacare into law against our will and the Constitution is tyranny and step one of their hideous goal of having as many Americans as possible dependent on government, thus controlling our lives and fulfilling Obama's promise to fundamentally transform America.

I keep asking myself. How did our government move so far from the normal procedures of getting things done? Could a white president have so successfully pulled off shredding the Constitution to further his agenda? I think not.

Ironically, proving America is completely the opposite of the evil racist country they relentlessly accuse her of being, progressives used America's goodness, guilt and sense of fair play against her.. In their quest to destroy America as we know it, progressives borrowed a brilliant scheme from Greek mythology. They offered America a modern day Trojan Horse, a beautifully crafted golden shiny new black man as a presidential candidate. Democrat Joe Biden lauded Obama as the first clean and articulate African American candidate. Democrat Harry Reid said Obama only uses a black dialect when he wants.
White America relished the opportunity to vote for a black man naively believing they would never suffer the pain of being called racist again. Black Americans viewed casting their vote for Obama as the ultimate Affirmative Action forAmerica 's sins of the past. Then there were the entitlement loser voters who said, "I'm votin' for the black dude who promises to take from those rich SOBs and give to me."

Just as the deceived Trojans dragged the beautifully crafted Trojan Horse into Troy as a symbol of their victory, deceived Americans embraced the progressive's young, articulate and so called moderate black presidential candidate as a symbol of their liberation from accusation of being a racist nation. Also like the Trojan Horse, Obama was filled with the enemy hiding inside.
Sunday, March 21, 2010, a secret door opened in Obama, the shiny golden black man. A raging army of democrats charged out. Without mercy, they began their vicious bloody slaughter of every value, freedom and institution we Americans hold dear; launching the end of America as we know it.
Wielding swords of votes reeking with the putrid odor of back door deals, the democrats landed a severe death blow to America and individual rights by passing Obamacare.

The mainstream liberal media has been relentlessly badgering the Tea Party movement with accusations of racism. Because I am a black tea party patriot, I am bombarded with interviewers asking me the same veiled question. "Why are you siding with these white racists against America 's first African American president?" I defend my fellow patriots who are white stating, "These patriots do not give a hoot about Obama's skin color. They simply love their country and oppose his radical agenda. Obama's race is not an issue."

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