Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1600963 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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New York, NY

#1014520 Oct 30, 2013
Lily is the topix FLUFFER
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1014521 Oct 30, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Actually, I thank God I'm not 'smart' like you son....
It's the culture...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1014522 Oct 30, 2013
>OUR< theory is better than your theory because my guy is in a wheel chair, smokes pot, and hates God...

"Democracy is essentially tragic because it provides the populace with a weapon to destroy itself..."

Nick Land
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forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1014524 Oct 30, 2013
Emeem wrote:
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How many times did Bush tell this lie?
George Bush, Monday 17 March 2003
"Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised."
Result of this lie:
American deaths 4,489
American wounded 32,021
Cost of this unprovoked unnecessary war to taxpayers:
Such a intellectual Giant...

Blame Bush!!!!!
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New York, NY

#1014526 Oct 30, 2013
President Obama finds himself under fire on two disparate fronts these days, both for the botched rollout of his signature health care program and for the secret spying on allied heads of state. In both instances, his explanation roughly boils down to this: I didn’t know.

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As a practical matter, no president can be aware of everything going on in the sprawling government he theoretically manages. But as a matter of politics, Mr. Obama’s plea of ignorance may do less to deflect blame than to prompt new questions about just how much in charge he really is.

In recent days, the president’s health and human services secretary said that despite internal concerns and a failed test run Mr. Obama was not told about serious problems with the new program’s website until it was rolled out this month. Other officials said the president was not aware that the National Security Agency was tapping the phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and other friendly leaders until this summer, although intelligence officials said Tuesday that others in the White House had known.

Opposition lawmakers and pundits have seized on the White House explanations to accuse Mr. Obama of being a “bystander president,” as the Republican National Committee put it. Even some Democrats are scratching their heads at the seeming detachment from significant matters. MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” ran a montage of clips showing Mr. Obama or his aides disclaiming presidential knowledge of various issues as well as a graphic titled “Implausible Deniability.”

“It seems to me there’s a pattern here — with any bad news coming out of the administration, the excuse is the president just didn’t know about it,” said Representative Adam Kinzinger, Republican of Illinois.

“There’s a point at which the I-didn’t-know excuse really violates the idea of the buck stops here,” he added.“We want to have a feeling that the president ultimately takes responsibility. The American people want to know they have a president who’s in control and in charge.”

lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1014527 Oct 30, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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This president seemed to love that word back in 2008. Can't count the number of times he said it in the context of "transforming this great nation".
Problem is, you and the majority never questioned what he wanted to "transform" us into.
Now you're finding out the hard way. At least the liberal media is finally starting to wipe the stardust from their eyes.
Perhaps you should write him a letter and ask him.

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Honolulu, HI

#1014528 Oct 30, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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I have to laugh every time I read one of his posts. He types with such conviction!!! Too bad his perceptions have no basis in truth.
He has an encrypted connection to his reich wing handlers!

And besides, he's only a standalone speaker!!
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1014529 Oct 30, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Galt is just so full of himself.
Stop smoking dope!!!

New York, NY

#1014530 Oct 30, 2013
OBAMA took the JOB when he was told EVERYTHING WAS free it was like really free everything like eddie murphy in trading places mmmmmm mmmmm mmmmm and who was behind the whole thing WOW

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1014531 Oct 30, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Trotting out that damned lie again Carol? Joe Scarborough, a conservative has a program on MSNBC called "Morning Joe" five days a week. Michael Steele, former RNC chairman is a regular guest on Chris Matthews "Hardball" as well as other programs.
So what liberal or even moderate has a program or even a regular commentary on Fox?
Poor Joe used to be a conservative - the only reason I used to tune in to MSNBC. But he sadly put job security over principles and succumbed to the other side.

Scarborough campaigned for Bush and served as a point man in Florida during the 2000 recount. He then criticized McCain's campaign for being "strapped to the Bush administration”. The only time he defended McCain was when another guest mocked the nominee's alleged love of Abba.

“‘Waterloo,’” he said.“Great song.”

Yep, Joe fits right in.

(Although I like some of ABBA's other songs too.)

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1014532 Oct 30, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Flack's Household poll? Quinnipiac?
RCP Average 9/23 - 10/28 -- 49.1 40.1 McAuliffe +9.0
Quinnipiac 10/22 - 10/28 1182 LV 47 45 McAuliffe +2
Washington Post 10/24 - 10/27 762 LV 53 42 McAuliffe +11
Rasmussen Reports* 10/20 - 10/20 1000 LV 50 33 McAuliffe +17
Old Dominion Poll* 9/23 - 10/18 670 LV 44 37 McAuliffe +7
NBC4/NBC News/Marist 10/13 - 10/15 596 LV 52 43 McAuliffe +9
Christopher Newport Univ.* 10/8 - 10/13 753 LV 46 39 McAuliffe +7
Politico/PPP/Harper 10/5 - 10/6 1150 LV 52 42 McAuliffe +10
don't worry O'bama the liar is going to campaign for McAuliffe--things are bound to change.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1014533 Oct 30, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
<quoted text>
I bet the first conversation you have every morning is with your VA J J!!!!!!!!!!
That's right; I say Good Morning Beautiful to it everyday.

You might say that to your dyck if you had one.

Honolulu, HI

#1014534 Oct 30, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
As stated---a now frequent pattern of repeated aplogetics for REPEATED INCOMPETENCE.
CHRISTIE/Ryan/Paul..Uncle Joe et al 2016!
Independent voters FOR competant leadership in America again-Not INcompetant divide and drain against it!!
Your idea of competent is incompetent son!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1014535 Oct 30, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>That wouldn't be pedaling to folks as educated as you claim to be, now would it? Somehow I don't think that's a typo, namEless.
Einstein couldn't spell worth a dam either. I'd rather be in his company than yours.

New York, NY

#1014536 Oct 30, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, hi phag!! Still using GWB to prop up your uselessness, eh?
As Bush PREDICTED THEY WILL MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE Obama has be spoon fed by Clinton, Carter and his BIGGEST SUPPORTER HIS COUSINS BUSH AND CHEANY funny the first Black President has no BLACK AMERICAN FAMILY you know like second cousins to MLK or Malcolm, harriet tubman, ALI, he needed a WHITE FAMILY TO BE LEGIT no connection to BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY mmmmm mmmmmm mmmm

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#1014537 Oct 30, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
You get to keep what you like and transitions...
"Top Democrat says those aren't 'cancellation notices,' they're 'transitions' into Obamacare"
obamas promise was very specific. They can spin all they want, his words are there for eternity.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1014538 Oct 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Here we have Flacktatd having the audacity to blame Obama for 750,000 lost jobs in January of 2009.
My God Flack. You really re this stupid.
I have news, Flack,. George W Bush was President in 2008. Not Barack Obamas.
George W Bush was President when the worst recession in 80 years started 4th quarter of 2007.
George W Bush was President when Housing collapsed
George W Bush was President when we experience a near financial meltdown.
George W Bush was President when the debt was doubled.
All of these things brought about job losses.
But, Flack says its all Obama's fault.
More proof on what kind of idiot Flack is.
My God people, have you no shame?
Yeah, but he's had five years to get us back on track after both Democrats and Republicans dropped the ball before the housing market crisis.

His first two years was with a Democrat-controlled Congress, but they put jobs and the economy on the back burner.

Obamacare was their priority.

We're now experiencing the wonderful world of Obamacare and jobs and the economy are still crawling along at a snail's pace.

Honolulu, HI

#1014539 Oct 30, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Homer still posting from a cave somewhere in the coal mines of Bethlehem PA.
It's the culture...
Your asylum must be proud of you!

Honolulu, HI

#1014540 Oct 30, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Name the liar you idiot for the past 3 years???? Name Him??
"No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what."
It's the culture..
You come to mind son!

New York, NY

#1014541 Oct 30, 2013
Democrats were less likely to blame the president but suggested that he was ill served if other officials did not keep him fully abreast.“If people really knew there were to be problems, I was a little surprised that people at the highest levels weren’t aware,” Patrick Griffin, who was a top White House official under President Bill Clinton, said of the health care program.

As for the N.S.A. surveillance, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, the Democrat who leads the Senate Intelligence Committee, put it sharply in a statement she released earlier this week.“It is my understanding that President Obama was not aware Chancellor Merkel’s communications were being collected since 2002,” she said.“That is a big problem.”

Aides dismissed suggestions that Mr. Obama did not pay enough attention in either of these areas. On the spying program, they said the president was deeply immersed in details of the nation’s surveillance practices but was focused on those areas that constituted the major threats to the United States. He had no reason to suspect that Ms. Merkel or other leaders of close allies were being tapped, nor did he think to grill anyone about it because that was not a high priority, they said.

On health care, aides said that Mr. Obama had been fixated on details of the law’s carrying out and that advisers did not withhold information but were likewise surprised by the scope of the problems.

“From the moment the health care bill was signed into law the president was very focused on making sure it was implemented correctly,” said Dan Pfeiffer, a senior White House adviser.“In just about every meeting, he pushed the team on whether the website was going to work. Unfortunately, it did not, and he’s very frustrated.”

Mr. Pfeiffer insisted that the president wants to hear what he needs to hear and would not accept advisers’ keeping negative information from him.“He’ll know if you don’t tell him the bad news he needs to hear, and that’s the quickest way to be on the outside looking in,” Mr. Pfeiffer said.

The challenge for any president is keeping on top of a vast array of issues, any one of which could blow up at any given time. Harry S. Truman spoke for many of his successors when he said that “the pressures and complexities of the presidency have grown to a state where they are almost too much for one man to endure.” And that was decades before metadata technology came along.

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