Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1277901 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 ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hampton Roads Daily Press.

Lincoln Douglass

United States

#803648 Nov 13, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
First, to preface what a "present" vote means:
Because it takes affirmative votes to pass legislation in the Illinois Senate, a "present" vote is tantamount to a "no" vote. A "present" vote is generally used to provide political cover for legislators who don't want to be on the record against a bill that they oppose. Of course, Obama isn't the first or only Illinois state senator to vote "present," but he is the only one running for President of the United States.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/200...
Now, here is a full list of Obama's seven 'present' votes on issues related to abortion:
1997 Votes
SB 230 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. Senate approved bill 44-7, with five senators voting present, including Obama.
HB 382 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. House version, passed Illinois State Senate, adopted as law. Under the bill, doctors who perform partial-birth abortions could be sent to prison for one to three years. The woman would not be held liable.
2001 Votes
HB 1900 Parental Notice of Abortion Act. Bill passed 38-10, with nine present votes, including Obama.
SB 562 Parental Notice of Abortion Act. Bill passed Senate 39-7, with 11 present votes, including Obama.
SB 1093 Law to protect Liveborn children. Bill passed 34-6, with 12 present, including Obama.
SB 1094 Bill to protect children born as result of induced labor abortion. Bill passed 33-6, with 13 present, including Obama.
SB 1095 Bill defining "born alive" defines "born-alive infant" to include infant "born alive at any stage of development." Bill passed 34-5, with nine present, including Obama.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker...
Because he did not vote to ban partial birth abortions or did not vote to support the born alive act, he voted no.
You can't vote present on such important issues if you want them to be passed.
Keep writing nonsense and you will lose in 2014 with the guidance of the "elite talk media spin doctors".
America voted for President Obama

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#803649 Nov 13, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
First, to preface what a "present" vote means:
Because it takes affirmative votes to pass legislation in the Illinois Senate, a "present" vote is tantamount to a "no" vote. A "present" vote is generally used to provide political cover for legislators who don't want to be on the record against a bill that they oppose. Of course, Obama isn't the first or only Illinois state senator to vote "present," but he is the only one running for President of the United States.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/200...
Now, here is a full list of Obama's seven 'present' votes on issues related to abortion:
1997 Votes
SB 230 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. Senate approved bill 44-7, with five senators voting present, including Obama.
HB 382 Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. House version, passed Illinois State Senate, adopted as law. Under the bill, doctors who perform partial-birth abortions could be sent to prison for one to three years. The woman would not be held liable.
2001 Votes
HB 1900 Parental Notice of Abortion Act. Bill passed 38-10, with nine present votes, including Obama.
SB 562 Parental Notice of Abortion Act. Bill passed Senate 39-7, with 11 present votes, including Obama.
SB 1093 Law to protect Liveborn children. Bill passed 34-6, with 12 present, including Obama.
SB 1094 Bill to protect children born as result of induced labor abortion. Bill passed 33-6, with 13 present, including Obama.
SB 1095 Bill defining "born alive" defines "born-alive infant" to include infant "born alive at any stage of development." Bill passed 34-5, with nine present, including Obama.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker...
Because he did not vote to ban partial birth abortions or did not vote to support the born alive act, he voted no.
You can't vote present on such important issues if you want them to be passed.
A "present" vote indicates you do not necessarily support the bill buy don't see a lot wrong with it to vote against it.

Most were designed to use for political fodder.

Do you really think that it was legal for a born infant that is viable to be left to die? Of course not.

This is the rabid right trying to make political hay.

Period.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec...
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#803650 Nov 13, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Good for him. Sounds like as Dave posted -
"You will find out that the bill to which you are referring, was put up by the rabid right in an attempt to get certain verbiage in the law so as to weaken the legal abortion laws in the books & make it easier to legislate against abortion in the future."
Okay Homer just calm down for a minute, you know your blood pressure skyrockets when you get like this. You calm now? Good. Now tell me where your blood thirsty, baby killing inclinations found their roots. There must be something in your background that explains your desire to kill innocent children.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#803651 Nov 13, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
I'm really surprised they haven't gotten to Texas versus White. The question of secession has actually come before the SCOTUS. While many may disagree with that decision, it does, nonetheless stand. Barring a new ruling from the court there is no Constitutional right of secession. Sorry Texas.
Sorry it is in Texas's constitution. Any state has the right to succeed from the country just as we as citizens have the right to overthrow the government if we do not like it. That is the main reason for the first and second amendment. Of course most of the press has decided to join the government against the people. The big problem, and this always happens, is the same people who help kill freedom are always the first ones killed. They never learn.
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#803652 Nov 13, 2012
Lincoln Douglass wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep writing nonsense and you will lose in 2014 with the guidance of the "elite talk media spin doctors".
America voted for President Obama
Partly correct, non-taxpaying americans overwhelming voted for Obama. All the people that want "free stuff" from the government.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#803653 Nov 13, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Haven't you figured out yet that the Boy Messiah is lying to you?
The election is over.

boy is that ever getting old. this is worse than the Bush deniers. next thing you know FOX will have Karl come back and declare Mitt the winner of Ohio.
carol

Orlando, FL

#803654 Nov 13, 2012
John "study hard or you'll end up in Iraq" Kerry is being nominated for Secretary of Defense.

Oy veh...
carol

Orlando, FL

#803655 Nov 13, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Carol has gone completely off the deep end.
Obama's stance on parital birth abortions is why I cried my eyes out the first time...knowing my fellow countrymen would elect a man so callous about human life.

“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#803656 Nov 13, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Only those on the rabid right are too stupid to know that there is a relationship between contraception & abortion.
It is you & the rabid right that made contraception an issue.
Prior to you & Limbaugh calling all women who have sex outside of marriage sluts, many states already had that rule & the Pope even followed it.
So really, Contraception, Rape, etc,are issues brought up by you & your party & now you blame others.
How pathetic.
only a mindless lib is to stupid to understand that peoples actions and lack of any personal responsibility is the reason for unwanted children and abortion. Libs don't want anyone telling them how to behave but they have no problem controlling others ,demanding that someone else pay for the outcome of their actions.
NO more American Lady

Danville, KY

#803657 Nov 13, 2012
Petitions seeking White House approval to ‘secede’ now

come from 47 states

Laugh, Laugh



http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/13/petitions-s...

purplesuiter

Wow, 47 states have petitions now. Just think 10 more states to go and president DUNCE will have petitions from EVERY STATE IN THE UNION.

jeepdude911

I couldn't have said it better myself.

;-)

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#803658 Nov 13, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
A "present" vote indicates you do not necessarily support the bill buy don't see a lot wrong with it to vote against it.
Most were designed to use for political fodder.
Do you really think that it was legal for a born infant that is viable to be left to die? Of course not.
This is the rabid right trying to make political hay.
Period.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-chec...
It's not just that a four-syllabic term such as previable is beyond the scope of carol's comprehension, she also supports putting doctors who provide abortions in prison--after all, her total crush, Orally, got one shot dead, in church, in front of his wife and child. Just how more pro-life can you get than killing a man in church.
Jean

Newburgh, NY

#803659 Nov 13, 2012
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Partly correct, non-taxpaying americans overwhelming voted for Obama. All the people that want "free stuff" from the government.
Not even close to bring CORRECT.
1 post removed
carol

Orlando, FL

#803661 Nov 13, 2012
Isn't it ironic that JFK saw Vietnam as a way to rectify his blunder in Cuba and the Bay of Pigs?

Which led to John Kerry testifying our
Vietnam vets acted like Genghis Khan?

A democrat got us into Vietnam to save face, another democrat became the voice of the atrocities that were committed in that war to save face and now that same democrat is being nominated for Secretary of Defense.

Seems a bit odd.
Jean

Newburgh, NY

#803662 Nov 13, 2012
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Partly correct, non-taxpaying americans overwhelming voted for Obama. All the people that want "free stuff" from the government.
Prove it.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#803663 Nov 13, 2012
Gingrich Tells The Truth About Swift Boat Veterans

Responding to a relentless wave of Iowa attacks ads produced by a Mitt Romney-friendly Super PAC, an angry Newt Gingrich last week challenged Romney to debate the "dishonest" commercials. Over the holiday weekend, Gingrich said of the ads, "I feel Romney-boated."

As the Associated press noted:

Gingrich's nautical attack was a reference to a 2004 TV ad campaign by a group called the "Swiftboat Veterans for Truth" that bloodied Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.

Gingrich's turn of phrase was telling. Why? Because this was Newt Gingrich, a leader of the modern-day conservative movement, presidential candidate, and proud Republican partisan adopting language that acknowledged the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth are synonymous with unsubstantiated campaign attack ads. With his "Romney-boated" comment, the former Republican Speaker of the House reinforced what progressives have been saying for years.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/01/03/gingr...

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#803664 Nov 13, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>It's not just that a four-syllabic term such as previable is beyond the scope of carol's comprehension, she also supports putting doctors who provide abortions in prison--after all, her total crush, Orally, got one shot dead, in church, in front of his wife and child. Just how more pro-life can you get than killing a man in church.
30 million to one, hell of a ratio? He didn't kill anymore babies did he??
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#803665 Nov 13, 2012
Republican Fantasy Candidates Did the Right Thing by Staying Out

The politicians that stayed out of the 2012 race probably had a better understanding of the Republican primary electorate and the overall electorate than many of their admirers and cheerleaders. They recognized that Romney wasn’t as vulnerable or easy to beat in the primaries as many supposed, and they may have realized earlier than most in their own party that Obama wasn’t likely to lose. After all, why should they engage in a difficult and likely losing effort against Romney just for the chance to challenge a reasonably popular incumbent president?

Did the fantasy candidates do their party and their country a disservice by staying out of the race? That doesn’t seem right. I can’t imagine how a party could be more poorly served than by having ill-prepared candidates lured into the race against their better judgment. If these politicians were unwilling to enter the race, they wouldn’t have done their party any favors by doing so grudgingly and in spite of their own reservations. Had more than one of them agreed to run, it likely would have split up the conservative vote even more, so at most they probably would have prolonged the contest without changing the outcome.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#803666 Nov 13, 2012
Ryan: It ‘Looked Like We Stood A Pretty Good Chance Of Winning’ On Election Day

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/r...

Someone lied to that guy.

That can't even tell each other the truth.

“We doing better...”

Since: Jul 08

we've got to do more

#803667 Nov 13, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Sorry it is in Texas's constitution. Any state has the right to succeed from the country just as we as citizens have the right to overthrow the government if we do not like it. That is the main reason for the first and second amendment. Of course most of the press has decided to join the government against the people. The big problem, and this always happens, is the same people who help kill freedom are always the first ones killed. They never learn.
What kind of press was around in 1860? "people who help kill freedom are always the first ones killed"??? Could you give a few examples or analogies in support of this statement? I know you're trying to be profound and I was hoping to give you another chance to be coherent. What keeps you from being a domestic terrorist?

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#803668 Nov 13, 2012
carol wrote:
Isn't it ironic that JFK saw Vietnam as a way to rectify his blunder in Cuba and the Bay of Pigs?
Which led to John Kerry testifying our
Vietnam vets acted like Genghis Khan?
A democrat got us into Vietnam to save face, another democrat became the voice of the atrocities that were committed in that war to save face and now that same democrat is being nominated for Secretary of Defense.
Seems a bit odd.
Isn't it ironic, What we wonder is how much money changed hands between John F'n Kerry's wife and Barack Hussein Obama's accounts in foreign countries??

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

US Politics Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed D... 7 min Your Ex 158
Election 'Fox News Sunday' to Host Kentucky Senate Debate (Oct '10) 7 min Clean up 194,108
News Trump: Bush should speak English in the US 9 min Go Blue Forever 24
News The President has failed us (Jun '12) 11 min - Lady Liberty - 341,412
News In America, atheists are still in the closet (Apr '12) 17 min Thinking 47,866
News Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds ... (Dec '08) 23 min Community Disorga... 54,585
News We have reached the George Wallace stage of the... 26 min Lawrence Wolf 45
News GOP establishment plans Trump takedown 37 min mjjcpa 192
News 'Anchor baby' fight scrambles Republican field 1 hr californio 450
News Evolution vs. Creation (Jul '11) 3 hr DanFromSmithville 173,957
More from around the web