Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1548193 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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Patrick

Palm Coast, FL

#1149862 Jun 12, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Kerrrissstt, what a bunch of dummies from Dummmyville here this morning.
Your presence has been duly noted.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1149863 Jun 12, 2014
flack wrote:
He acknowledged that the administration has "decimated" the Al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan to a degree. But he said: "The fact of the matter is the Al Qaeda and its affiliates ... is on the rise in the Middle East and in Africa."
Keane also said the U.S. lost leverage with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, whom Keane said needs to be saved "from himself." U.S. lawmakers have faulted Maliki's Shiite-led government for alienating the Sunni minority, in turn fueling tensions and giving Sunni militants an opening to exploit.
The Wall Street Journal reported that, privately, administration officials acknowledge they were caught off guard by the sudden developments in northern Iraq, where security forces abandoned their posts and militants overran key locations.
Military leaders reportedly said they thought Iraq's forces could hold off ISIS -- they were wrong.
Amid the deliberations, congressional Republicans continue to fume over the administration's response to the terror attack in Benghazi in 2012, for which nobody has yet been brought to justice, and have launched a formal select committee investigation.
The developments also follow President Obama foreign policy speech last month at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he backed a policy of restraint abroad and called for a wind-down of U.S. "military adventures."
Few expect that U.S. ground troops would be dispatched to Iraq, no matter how dire the situation becomes.
At issue now, among other things, is whether to provide more military aid and approve airstrikes. Maliki reportedly has sought U.S. airstrikes, but so far has been turned down.
A statement from the National Security Council made no commitment.
"We are not going to get into details of our diplomatic discussions but the Government of Iraq has made clear that they welcome our support in their effort to confront [ISIS]," spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said. "We have expedited shipments of military equipment since the beginning of the year, ramped up training of Iraqi Security Forces, and worked intensively to help Iraq implement a holistic approach to counter this terrorist threat. Our assistance has been comprehensive, is continuing, and will increase."
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, in a statement overnight, offered "condolences" to the families of those killed, but did not specify what actions the administration would take.
"The United States will stand with Iraqi leaders across the political spectrum as they forge the national unity necessary to succeed in the fight against ISIL," he said, adding "we will also continue to provide, and as required increase, assistance to the Government of Iraq to help build Iraq's capacity to effectively and sustainably stop [ISIS's] efforts to wreak havoc in Iraq and the region."
To date, the U.S. has provided considerable military assistance. The State Department said Wednesday that that has included: 300 Hellfire missiles, millions of rounds of small arms ammunition, machine guns, grenades, rifles and more. Officials say the U.S. also supplied Bell IA-407 helicopters and is set to send over F-16 fighter jets.
Sunnis used to run Iraq. Shiites control the government,. Its the civil war everyone knew would happen.

If we wanted peace in Iraq, we should have left Sadam in charge.

TPRTY

United States

#1149864 Jun 12, 2014
Nah...Obama doesn't want to take our Constitutionally protected right to bear arms.

¨Obama cites Australia’s gun confiscation program as example for US¨

¨A Pew survey of (ignorant) Americans in March 2013 found 56% believed gun-related crime is higher than 20 years ago and only 12% said it's lower.¨

But...

From CNN:¨U.S. firearm homicides peaked in 1993 at 7.0 deaths per 100,000 people. But by 2010, the rate was 49% lower, and firearm-related violence -- assaults, robberies, sex crimes -- was 75% lower in 2011 than in 1993, the study found.¨

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1149865 Jun 12, 2014
Homer wrote:
Ugh, look at what's going on in Iraq, what a nightmare.
More blood on Bush's hands.
His legacy will never end.
Real leaders call the shots. Obama is as confrontational as a schoolgirl and as arrogant as a spoiled princess. He didn't flex a nostril to ensure our blood and treasure was not lost in vain.

All Al-Maliki had to do was say "boo" and Obama screamed like a girl and sashayed away with his nose up in the air.

That's what we should all be concerned about.

The jihadists know they have already won the war which they declared on us. Obama rolled over and surrendered.

But you still feel a lot safer though. Correct?

Since: Jan 11

Hackettstown, NJ

#1149866 Jun 12, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Because the dumbass Tea Party applied for status reserved for organization whose primary purpose was NOT politics. Proving Tea Party people are dumber than sh*t.
If that was true, why the sudden approval rate after the IRS was exposed?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1149867 Jun 12, 2014
"none of the above" wins Nevada DemoKKKrat gubernatorial primary.....
TPRTY

United States

#1149868 Jun 12, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
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If you don't know the answer by now, there is no sense in trying to educate you on it. Even Issa hasn't been able to make a case out of that one. Not for lack of trying.
In other words you're fine with the FACT this administration has apparently gotten away with using the IRS to stifle U.S. citizens opposed to your political party.

If you haven't already, shoot an e-mail of thanks off to Eric Holder and Co..
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1149869 Jun 12, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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That is a totally ridiculous accusation.
To associate one man (and his girlfriend) killing two cops because he hated them for some reason with anyone's political point of view is ludicrous and naïve.
No one hates government. Most of us DO hate a radical liberal ideology that wants total control of the economy and intrudes into our lives, our wallets and the private sector to do so.
No one wants to overthrow the government. We DO want states' rights restored and a lot less bureaucracy at the federal level which is so overbloated it can't manage itself - much less us.
Just how bad and incompetent does any administration have to be before you cry "uncle"? This one is going to break some bones the longer you resist.
Those killers didn't know those police officers. They killed them just because they were cops.
And yes, they were anti government.

It is you who is ludicrous and naïve if you don't realize that there are plenty of anti government groups with guns at the ready
States rights will never be restored; period.

Apparently you did not read anything about these killers; Sonic has been posting about them all week, did you see their Facebook page?

The killers apparently considered law enforcement as oppressors, authorities said.

When they killed the officers over the weekend, they placed a "Don't Tread on Me" flag and a Nazi swastika on one officer and left a note saying, "This is the beginning of the revolution," on the other officer's body.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/12/justice/las-veg...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1149870 Jun 12, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Real leaders call the shots. Obama is as confrontational as a schoolgirl and as arrogant as a spoiled princess. He didn't flex a nostril to ensure our blood and treasure was not lost in vain.
All Al-Maliki had to do was say "boo" and Obama screamed like a girl and sashayed away with his nose up in the air.
That's what we should all be concerned about.
The jihadists know they have already won the war which they declared on us. Obama rolled over and surrendered.
But you still feel a lot safer though. Correct?
Cwazy alert!

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1149871 Jun 12, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a purple skank darnk, spooge sucking clueless sock puppet sometimes DUH A Vey.
Really.
Get a frgn REALITY clue...and for tweehugging sake, stop your imbecilic DENIAL of it.
Washington (CNN)-- A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike.
U.S. officials won't comment on that, but every frame of the video is now being analyzed by the United States.
In the middle of the clip, the man known as al Qaeda's crown prince, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, appears brazenly out in the open, greeting followers in Yemen. Al-Wuhayshi, the No. 2 leader of al Qaeda globally and the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has said he wants to attack the United States. But in the video, he looks unconcerned that he could be hit by an American drone.
The video started appearing on jihadist websites recently, drawing the attention of U.S. officials and global terrorism experts. U.S. officials say they believe it's authentic.
"This is quite an extraordinary video," Paul Cruickshank, CNN terrorism analyst, said.
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The video shows al-Wuhayshi addressing more than 100 fighters somewhere within Yemen, Cruickshank said, a restive nation on the southwestern portion of the Arabian Peninsula. The al Qaeda leader, he said, is "taking a big risk in doing this."
But he doesn't mince words about his mission.
In a speech to the group, al-Wuhayshi makes it clear that he's going after the United States, saying "We must eliminate the cross.... The bearer of the cross is America!"
U.S. officials believe the highly produced video is recent. With some fighters faces blurred, there is worry it signals a new round of plotting.
"The U.S. intelligence community should be surprised that such a large group of al Qaeda assembled together, including the leadership, and somehow they didn't notice," said Peter Bergen, CNN national security analyst.
There is good reason to worry.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as AQAP, is considered the most dangerous al Qaeda affiliate. The CIA and the Pentagon have repeatedly killed AQAP leaders with drone strikes. But the group is now emboldened.
"The main problem about this group is that it has a bomb maker who can put bombs on to planes that can't be detected," Bergen said.
That bomb maker, Ibrahim al-Asiri, is believed to be responsible for several attack attempts against the United States, including the failed 2009 Christmas Day underwear bomber attack in Detroit.
Al-Asiri doesn't appear in the video. He remains in hiding, and intelligence experts say he and other AQAP leaders have gone back to using couriers to communicate to avoid detection. That makes it even harder to figure out what al-Wuhayshi may order next.
But the terror group leader's goal is clear, Cruickshank said.
"His message to the United States," Cruickshank said, "was very much the same as (former al Qaeda leader Osama) bin Laden's:'We're coming after you.' "..
< http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/15/world/al-qaeda-... ;
" OMG OMG OMG 100 fighters OMG OMG OMG"

You people are beyond ridiculous.

Obama killed the majority of Al Qaeda leadership that led the attack on 9-11.

That is the core.
Tamika Grits

Palm Coast, FL

#1149872 Jun 12, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Real leaders call the shots. Obama is as confrontational as a schoolgirl and as arrogant as a spoiled princess. He didn't flex a nostril to ensure our blood and treasure was not lost in vain.
All Al-Maliki had to do was say "boo" and Obama screamed like a girl and sashayed away with his nose up in the air.
That's what we should all be concerned about.
The jihadists know they have already won the war which they declared on us. Obama rolled over and surrendered.
But you still feel a lot safer though. Correct?
Homer he gonna slap you on side of the head and scream fo ol' lily to come help.
TPRTY

United States

#1149873 Jun 12, 2014
Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware

Two studies reveal the gun-control hypesters’ worst nightmare…more people are buying firearms, while firearm-related homicides and suicides are steadily diminishing.

What crackpots came up with these conclusions? One set of statistics was compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice. The other was reported by the Pew Research Center.

http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm...

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/05/07/gun...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1149874 Jun 12, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
The Latest Insurgency in Iraq Proves America's War on Terror Is a Total Failure
no....it just proves that America elected a total failure in 2008....

a loser who has surrendered to Islamic terrorists....his brothers.....
TPRTY

United States

#1149875 Jun 12, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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The killers apparently considered law enforcement as oppressors, authorities said.
When they killed the officers over the weekend, they placed a "Don't Tread on Me" flag and a Nazi swastika on one officer and left a note saying, "This is the beginning of the revolution," on the other officer's body.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/12/justice/las-veg...
Congratulations -- you've pointed out the fact that psychopathic murderers who hate law enforcement exist in the U.S..

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1149876 Jun 12, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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dumb as a rock; you're right
Then quit drinking so much.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1149877 Jun 12, 2014
Now we have two less Obama voters on the streets!

Terrell Johnson, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene while the second suspect Cortez McClinton, 33, suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and thighs

The liberal media like MSNBC, CNN & CBS are not reporting this as it destroys their misguided liberal notion that people should not have guns.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-26552...

Eric Holder, Sharpton & Obama must be looking for a way to arrest the home owners for defending themselves.

Since: Mar 14

Location hidden

#1149878 Jun 12, 2014
OzRitz wrote:
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Its a form of jock strap, but first the Iraq army need to find their balls.
Our well-trained and well-equipped military is having a hard enough time fighting off al Qaeda.

It takes more than finding one's "balls" to push back this tidal wave.

But Obama didn't want to put up a fuss to make sure the Iraqis weren't left to their own defenses. He allowed Al-Maliki to call all the shots - his usual submissive pattern.

It wasn't his right war. Everyone becomes pawns in his power game. No one is spared when it comes to the legacy in his own mind.

As soon as the enemy declares victory in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, they'll be coming for us again.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1149879 Jun 12, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
You have to forgive her as her cognitive abilites can't get past her hatred of everyone that doesn't share her narrow view...including other Jews.
I will start by asking the Jew, Chuck U Schumer: "How come we don't get to have the same immigration policy that Israel does?" I like Israel's immigration policy: instant, unapologetic, unsentimental deportation of illegal aliens. Schumer obviously supports that policy, too. It's one of many Israeli policies we might try here at home, if only Schumer would let us. Since Schumer is such an ardent supporter of Israel, many democrats like yourself must figure that Chuck U Schumer no doubt cares more about the support and survival of Israel, than he does his own country.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1149880 Jun 12, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Real leaders call the shots. Obama is as confrontational as a schoolgirl and as arrogant as a spoiled princess. He didn't flex a nostril to ensure our blood and treasure was not lost in vain.
All Al-Maliki had to do was say "boo" and Obama screamed like a girl and sashayed away with his nose up in the air.
That's what we should all be concerned about.
The jihadists know they have already won the war which they declared on us. Obama rolled over and surrendered.
But you still feel a lot safer though. Correct?
Again Carol is for putting our soldiers at the mercy of the Iraqi court.

Buroc Millhouse Obama

Hamden, CT

#1149881 Jun 12, 2014
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Cwazy alert!
We already knew you were here Lily.

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