Barack Obama, our next President

There are 20 comments on the Nov 5, 2008, Hampton Roads Daily Press story 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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finding

Jonesboro, AR

#657059 Jun 5, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
June 5, 2012
Canada Bracing for Massive Influx of Wisconsin Boat People
Coast Guard on Alert
OTTAWA (The Borowitz Report)– The Canadian coast guard was on alert today, preparing for what it fears could be a massive invasion of boat people from Wisconsin.
Conor McGlindon, commander of the Royal Canadian Mounted Coast Guard (RCMCG), said that satellite photos had revealed a “substantial flotilla” in the making, as Wisconsinites prepared to flee their state for their neighbor to the North.
“Word has gotten around that we have policemen, firemen, and basic school lunches up here,” Mr. McGlindon said.“You can’t blame these boat people for seeking a better life. But we are under orders to intercept them.”
In Canada, officials fear that refugees from Wisconsin will brave the treacherous journey across Lake Superior in the hopes of giving birth to so-called “anchor babies” on Canadian soil.
Mr. McGlindon offered reporters a look at satellite photos showing the boat people larding their vessels with wheels of premium cheddar cheese, possibly in the hopes of bribing Canadian officials on Superior’s northern shore.
“We are telling all of our men that under no circumstances should they accept offerings of cheese,” he said. "These boat people are desperate and they will try anything."
Reports of the looming refugee crisis coincided with the release of a new poll showing that Gov. Scott Walker is now the most hated man in Wisconsin, narrowly edging Brett Favre.
Speaking at the state capitol, Gov. Walker seemed philosophical about his legacy: "I'm not worried how history will remember me, because if I have my way there won't be any history teachers.”
Wrong, there will be history teachers, just have to be good teachers, they can pay a little more for their insurance, because they will no longer be union dues to pay.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#657060 Jun 5, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Over a half million dead Americans.
"dumos"
As usual you dance and dodge. Actual combat casualties for the north about 140,000, deaths from disease about 225,000. Southern combat casualties about 75,000 death from disease about 90,000. American WW2 combat deaths about 405,000.
Tell the whole story.
Peace
KMA
Amazed

Casselberry, FL

#657061 Jun 5, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text> She's a republican. Bye
Good chance that LOL read it as Obama schools chief.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#657062 Jun 5, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Evidently you support Khadafy's slaughtering his own people because you think NATO's intervention was unprovoked.
Did you favor the slaughter or not.
If not, what did you propose doing about it?
As to the recession, it started in 4th quarter of 2007,. The idea you deny this PROVES you are a dumbass or a liar. You pick.
"Real Dave"
You do have a comprehension problem. I have already stated that I am not a supporter of Khadafy or of Assad. I simply ask what the difference between Libya and Syria was. Assad has killed upwards of 14,000 of his citizens, that is not provocation? Apparently the slaughter in Syria is okay in your mind. You are a God and you decide which countries citizens should be murdered? No the fact is if president nobama made that determination you are okay with it, after all he is a God, at least in your warped mind.
Peace
KMA
PS: Not bad only one profanity aimed at someone you disagree with. Better.
Amazed

Casselberry, FL

#657063 Jun 5, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
You lack any comprehension of the term since you've never done it, liar.
Jump. Life: Make a splat, dood.
Was I suppose to remember what you're talking about?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#657064 Jun 5, 2012
Republicans Again Try To Politicize Tucson Shooting Memorial

"If at first you don’t succeed in turning a universally praised speech — delivered by a president to a grieving nation, post-tragedy — into a craven political moment, try, try again. That appears to be the lesson the Karl Rove-affiliated super PAC American Crossroads took away in the aftermath of the Tucson shooting that gravely wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

The group says the speech shows “a cynical politician who will do anything to get re-elected.” It’s not the first time conservatives have tried to twist words spoken by Obama as he tried to salve the wounds in Tucson."
http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/06/for...

"....“Fox loved it," Mr. Limbaugh said. "The Fox All Stars, when this was done, were slobbering over the speech. It was predictable. They were slobbering for the predictable reasons – it was smart, it was articulate.... It was everything the educated, ruling class wants their leaders to be and sound like.”

So for once, most of ultra-divided Washington could agree on something: that Obama had succeeded in expressing the nation’s grief and hope after a tragedy, and appropriately used the occasion to address the larger issue of civility in public discourse."
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/The-Vot...

Rove is an idiot.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#657065 Jun 5, 2012
Amazed wrote:
<quoted text>
Good chance that LOL read it as Obama schools chief.
Omaha...Obama...news is bad, public schools are involved...why bother being able to read--the republican way of life.
Not A BO Lover

United States

#657066 Jun 5, 2012
JEB wrote:
Market up today
bums out Hate America crowd
12,127.95
+26.49
Yeah, those Occupy Wall Street/Obama Zombie types hate when the market does well.
frank

Oakland, CA

#657067 Jun 5, 2012
fred wrote:
<quoted text>
The communist Kenyan lizard has driven America to the brink of bankruptcy buying votes to make the One dictator for life. America gets it.
IN THE MAIL: Spoiled Rotten: How the Politics of Patronage Corrupted the Once Noble Democratic Party and Now Threatens the American Republic.
Oh Fred oh Fred your brain is dead
and your nose keeps getting longer
1 post removed

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#657069 Jun 5, 2012
Homer wrote:
Note to self -
frank - Oakland, CA - good
Frank - Spokane, WA - ahole
"homo"
Note to self -
frank - Oakland CA - obomite, lock stepper, a parrot, one with his hand out
Frank - Spokane, WA - free thinker, a provider and doer, a productive citizen
Peace
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#657070 Jun 5, 2012
Why Scott Walker Will Not Be Romney’s Running Mate

"Choosing Walker as the VP nominee would be just the sort of desperate short-term political maneuver that the Romney campaign is supposed to be trying to avoid in its selection process. Is Walker qualified to be next in line to the Presidency after just two years in statewide office? No, he isn’t. Romney has no foreign policy experience to speak of, and adding Walker to the ticket would do nothing to balance this. Walker’s record does not compare favorably to those of many of the other possible VP nominees. Selecting him would be a transparent attempt to generate enthusiasm and interest in the Republican ticket with no thought for his ability to serve as President if necessary.

Assuming Walker wins as expected, he would also bring significant baggage with him as a possible running mate. Whatever other political advantages Walker might theoretically have to offer, it usually isn’t a good idea to choose someone with any hint of scandal associated with him. Politically, it doesn’t matter whether Walker has done anything wrong or not. Questions about Walker’s aides would be an ongoing distraction for the campaign. If it turns out that Walker is implicated in some wrongdoing, his presence on the ticket would become an instant liability. Romney would be widely perceived to have blundered in one of the more significant decisions of his campaign. Putting Walker on the ticket is a good example of a high-risk, low-reward move, and it doesn’t seem likely that Romney would do that."
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

The Elephant in Scott Walker's Courtroom: A John Doe Investigation, a Rise to Power, and a Crazy Case

Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/scott-w...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#657071 Jun 5, 2012
Syria’s Insurrection Is Not America’s Fight

"Safe zones" and airstrikes are acts of war.

"In pushing for U.S. military intervention in Syria–arming the insurgents and using U.S. air power to “create safe zones” for anti-regime forces “inside Syria’s borders”–the Washington Post invokes “vital U.S. interests” that are somehow imperiled there.

Exactly what these vital interests are is left unexplained.

For 40 years, we have lived with a Damascus regime led by either Bashar Assad or his father, Hafez Assad. Were our “vital interests” in peril all four decades?

In 1991, George H.W. Bush recruited the elder Assad into his Desert Storm coalition that liberated Kuwait. Damascus sent 4,000 troops. In gratitude, we hosted a Madrid Conference to advance a land-for-peace deal between Assad and Israel.

It failed, but it could have meant a return of the Golan Heights to Assad and Syria’s return to the eastern bank of the Sea of Galilee.

We could live with that, but cannot live with Bashar?

Comes the reply: the reason is the Houla massacre, where more than 100 Syrians were slaughtered, mostly women and children, the most horrid atrocity in a 15-month war that has taken 10,000 lives.

We Americans cannot stand idly by and let this happen.

That massacre was indeed appalling, and apparently the work of rogue militia aligned with the regime. But in 1982, Bashar’s father rolled his artillery up to the gates of Hama and, to crush an insurrection by the Muslim Brotherhood, fired at will into the city until 20,000 were dead.

What did America do? Nothing.

In Black September, 1970, Jordan’s King Hussein used artillery on a Palestinian camp, killing thousands and sending thousands fleeing into Lebanon. During Lebanon’s civil war from 1975 to 1990, more than 100,000 perished. In the 1980s, Iraq launched a war on Iran that cost close to a million dead.

We observed, content that our enemies were killing one another.

In 1992, Islamists in Algeria won the first round of voting and were poised to win the second. Democracy was about to produce a result undesired by the Western democracies. So Washington and Paris gave Algiers a green light to prevent the Islamists from coming to power. That Algerian civil war cost scores of thousands dead.

If Arab and Muslim peoples believe Americans are hypocrites who cynically consult their strategic interests before bemoaning Arab and Muslim victims of terror and war, do they not have a point?"

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
Not A BO Lover

United States

#657072 Jun 5, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Why Scott Walker Will Not Be Romney’s Running Mate
"Choosing Walker as the VP nominee would be just the sort of desperate short-term political maneuver that the Romney campaign is supposed to be trying to avoid in its selection process. Is Walker qualified to be next in line to the Presidency after just two years in statewide office? No, he isn’t. Romney has no foreign policy experience to speak of, and adding Walker to the ticket would do nothing to balance this. Walker’s record does not compare favorably to those of many of the other possible VP nominees. Selecting him would be a transparent attempt to generate enthusiasm and interest in the Republican ticket with no thought for his ability to serve as President if necessary.
Assuming Walker wins as expected, he would also bring significant baggage with him as a possible running mate. Whatever other political advantages Walker might theoretically have to offer, it usually isn’t a good idea to choose someone with any hint of scandal associated with him. Politically, it doesn’t matter whether Walker has done anything wrong or not. Questions about Walker’s aides would be an ongoing distraction for the campaign. If it turns out that Walker is implicated in some wrongdoing, his presence on the ticket would become an instant liability. Romney would be widely perceived to have blundered in one of the more significant decisions of his campaign. Putting Walker on the ticket is a good example of a high-risk, low-reward move, and it doesn’t seem likely that Romney would do that."
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
The Elephant in Scott Walker's Courtroom: A John Doe Investigation, a Rise to Power, and a Crazy Case
Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/scott-w...
Vs a president with 143 days of mostly voting "present" and a bumbling VP.
Amazed

Casselberry, FL

#657073 Jun 5, 2012
the westerner wrote:
Truth:
Study Finds More Dire Financial Impact of 9/11 - New York Times
www.nytimes.com › COLLECTIONS › WORLD TRADE CENTER
Feb 11, 2002 – The economic impact of Sept. 11 appears to be even more severe than business leaders predicted in November, according to an updated ...
More truth:
Bush's Terror Overreach Becomes 'New Normal' Under Obama ...
www.bloomberg.com/.../bush-s-terror-overreach... ...
May 27, 2012 – Critics of President George W. Bush's anti-terrorism efforts, mainly Democrats and ... Bush's Terror Overreach Becomes 'New Normal' Under Obama ... the “devastated” leadership of al-Qaeda, ending torture and modifying other post-Sept.... Mitt Romney, is in no position to criticize; he has suggested that as ...
Would you rather be waterboarded or killed?
Come on, we need one honest liberal to step up to the plate, do we have one?
I doubt it.
I originally passed on this. No one seemed to reply and I felt sorry for ya, just no attention.

WORLD TRADE CENTER
Feb 11, 2002 – The economic impact of Sept. 11 appears to be even more severe than business leaders predicted in November, according to an updated ...

Why would I rather be waterboarded or killed?

May 27, 2012 – Critics of President George W. Bush's anti-terrorism efforts, mainly Democrats and ... Bush's Terror Overreach Becomes 'New Normal' Under Obama ... the “devastated” leadership of al-Qaeda, ending torture and modifying other post-Sept.... Mitt Romney, is in no position to criticize; he has suggested that as ...

Again, Why would I rather be waterboarded or killed?

I'm one honest liberal that stepped up to the plate.

You can remove all doubt now.

Were you awake when you asked this question?
fred

Milford, CT

#657074 Jun 5, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Why Scott Walker Will Not Be Romney’s Running Mate
"Choosing Walker as the VP nominee would be just the sort of desperate short-term political maneuver that the Romney campaign is supposed to be trying to avoid in its selection process. Is Walker qualified to be next in line to the Presidency after just two years in statewide office? No, he isn’t. Romney has no foreign policy experience to speak of, and adding Walker to the ticket would do nothing to balance this. Walker’s record does not compare favorably to those of many of the other possible VP nominees. Selecting him would be a transparent attempt to generate enthusiasm and interest in the Republican ticket with no thought for his ability to serve as President if necessary.
Assuming Walker wins as expected, he would also bring significant baggage with him as a possible running mate. Whatever other political advantages Walker might theoretically have to offer, it usually isn’t a good idea to choose someone with any hint of scandal associated with him. Politically, it doesn’t matter whether Walker has done anything wrong or not. Questions about Walker’s aides would be an ongoing distraction for the campaign. If it turns out that Walker is implicated in some wrongdoing, his presence on the ticket would become an instant liability. Romney would be widely perceived to have blundered in one of the more significant decisions of his campaign. Putting Walker on the ticket is a good example of a high-risk, low-reward move, and it doesn’t seem likely that Romney would do that."
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
The Elephant in Scott Walker's Courtroom: A John Doe Investigation, a Rise to Power, and a Crazy Case
Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/scott-w...
Massive Democrat voter fraud in WI.

Voter Fraud Explodes in Wisconsin; Eye Witnesses Speak Out
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Pundit Press ^| 6/5/12 | Aurelius

From students using class schedules to "prove" that they live in Wisconsin (but not who they actually are), to multiple accounts of people being "bused" in, dozens of accounts of Democrat and Union attempts to commit voter fraud in Wisconsin have hit the news. One town even has turnout that was reportedly six times the votes normally cast in a "heavy" participation election- and that was at 10:30 am in the morning.

Since: Oct 08

Somewhere, Tennessee

#657075 Jun 5, 2012
fred wrote:
<quoted text>
fred received a happy birthday greeting yesterday from a girl he dated in hs.
How many hs boys knew that the hairy arm pitted, red diaper baby, dour, fluker slut leosnotty every existed? fred bets ...none.
Was your birthday yesterday, Burt?

Since: Oct 08

Somewhere, Tennessee

#657076 Jun 5, 2012
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>
20 points if you can name the person who said it and finish the phrase: "the most beautiful sound in the world ...
LOL !

I've said it here numerous times before..........

Barack HUSSEIN Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, the Kenyan Muslim, made the statement:

"The most beautiful sound on earth is the Muslim 'call to prayer'."

WTF ?

“God bless you Goerge W. Bush”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#657077 Jun 5, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Omaha...Obama...news is bad, public schools are involved...why bother being able to read--the republican way of life.
Omaha...Obama...news is bad, public schools are involved...why bother being able to think--the ignorant democRat way of life.
fred

Milford, CT

#657078 Jun 5, 2012
ImRight59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Was your birthday yesterday, Burt?
Not yet...soon =)

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#657079 Jun 5, 2012
EasyEed wrote:
<quoted text>
"dumos"
As usual you dance and dodge. Actual combat casualties for the north about 140,000, deaths from disease about 225,000. Southern combat casualties about 75,000 death from disease about 90,000. American WW2 combat deaths about 405,000.
Tell the whole story.
Peace
KMA
Wow, you're really fu ck in' stupid aren't ya Eed?(rhetorical question)

Did I make any distinction about the nature of the casualties?

No.

In fact all told, there were over a million casualties including civilians. So, Lincoln still killed more Americans than any other President ya friggin''tard.

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