Obama Launches White House Bid

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 144
  1. #1
    Founder of GOSB
    SUPER MODERATOR
    ZECH's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Down by the River
    Posts
    20,185
    Rep Points
    433295487

    Obama Launches White House Bid

    http://apnews.excite.com/article/200...D8MMJ9E81.html


    Jan 16, 3:24 PM (ET)

    By NEDRA PICKLER

    (AP) Democratic Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois speaks at a scholarship breakfast Monday, Jan. 15, 2007,...
    Full Image



    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Barack Obama launched a historic campaign Tuesday to become the first black president of the United States and immediately tried to turn his political inexperience into an asset with voters seeking change.

    The freshman Illinois senator - and top contender for the Democratic nomination - said the past six years have left the country in a precarious place and he promoted himself as the standard-bearer for a new kind of politics.

    "Our leaders in Washington seem incapable of working together in a practical, commonsense way," Obama said in a video posted on his Web site. "Politics has become so bitter and partisan, so gummed up by money and influence, that we can't tackle the big problems that demand solutions. And that's what we have to change first."

    Obama filed paperwork forming a presidential exploratory committee that allows him to raise money and put together a campaign structure. He is expected to announce a full-fledged candidacy on Feb. 10 in Springfield, Ill., where he can tap into the legacy of hometown hero Abraham Lincoln.



    Obama's soft-spoken appeal on the stump, his unique background, his opposition to the Iraq war and his fresh face set him apart in a competitive race that also is expected to include front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.

    Obama has uncommon political talents, drawing adoring crowds even among the studious voters in New Hampshire during a much-hyped visit there last month. His star has risen on the force of his personality and message of hope - helped along by celebrity endorsements from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, billionaire investor Warren Buffett and actors Matt Damon and Edward Norton.

    "I certainly didn't expect to find myself in this position a year ago," said Obama, who added that as he talked to Americans about a possible presidential campaign, "I've been struck by how hungry we all are for a different kind of politics."

    The 45-year-old has few accomplishments on the national stage after serving little more than two years in the Senate. But at a time when many voters say they are unhappy with the direction of the country, a lack of experience in the nation's capital may not be a liability.

    "The decisions that have been made in Washington these past six years, and the problems that have been ignored, have put our country in a precarious place," Obama said.

    He said people are struggling financially, dependence on foreign oil threatens the environment and national security and "we're still mired in a tragic and costly war that should have never been waged."

    Clinton is expected to announce her presidential campaign within days, but her spokesman said there would be no comment on Obama's decision from the Clinton camp. Back from Iraq, she abruptly canceled a Capitol Hill news conference minutes after word of Obama's announcement, citing the unavailability of a New York congressman to participate.

    Other Democrats who have announced a campaign or exploratory committee are 2004 vice presidential nominee John Edwards, former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd and Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich. Sens. John Kerry of Massachusetts and Joe Biden of Delaware and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson also are considering a run.

    Obama's decision was relatively low-key after months of hype, with no speech or media appearance to accompany his online announcement. He said he will discuss a presidential campaign with people around the country before his Feb. 10 event, and he wasted no time calling key activists Tuesday.

    New Hampshire lobbyist Jim Demers talked with Obama for about five minutes. "He is extremely pumped and excited that this campaign is coming together," said Demers, who accompanied Obama on his visit to the state last month.

    Obama's quick rise to national prominence began with his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and his election to the Senate that year. He's written two best-selling autobiographies - "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" and "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance."

    Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where his parents met while studying at the University of Hawaii. His father was black and from Kenya; his mother, white and from Wichita, Kan.

    Obama's parents divorced when he was two and his father returned to Kenya. His mother later married an Indonesian student and the family moved to Jakarta. Obama returned to Hawaii when he was 10 to live with his maternal grandparents.

    He graduated from Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the first African-American elected editor of the Harvard Law Review. Obama settled in Chicago, where he joined a law firm, helped local churches establish job training programs and met his future wife, Michelle Robinson. They have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

    In 1996, he was elected to the Illinois state Senate, where he earned a reputation as a consensus-building Democrat who was strongly liberal on social and economic issues, backing gay rights, abortion rights, gun control, universal health care and tax breaks for the poor.

    The retirement of Republican Sen. Peter Fitzgerald of Illinois in 2004 drew a raft of candidates to the Democratic primary, but Obama easily outdistanced his competitors. He was virtually assured of victory in the general election when the designated Republican candidate was forced from the race by scandal late in the election.

    Obama insisted during the 2004 campaign and through his first year in the Senate that he had no intention of running for president, but by late 2006 his public statements had begun to leave open that possibility.




    Disclaimer: All health, fitness, diet, nutrition, anabolic steroid & supplement information posted here is intended for educational and informational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for proper medical advice from a medical doctor. We do not condone the use of anabolic steroids (AAS), all information about AAS is for educational and entertainment purposes only. If you choose to use AAS it's your responsibility to know the laws of the country that you live in. Consult your physician or health care professional before performing any of the exercises, or following any diet, nutrition or supplement advice described on this website.

  2. #2
    Metrosexual
    ELITE MEMBER
    DOMS's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    In a van, down by the river...
    Posts
    32,686
    Rep Points
    1862244849

    If he puts hydraulics on the presidential limo, I'm moving to Canada.


  3. #3
    Senior Member
    ELITE MEMBER


    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    18,563
    Rep Points
    66150743

    No you aren't we don't want some Irish wop.

  4. #4
    Metrosexual
    ELITE MEMBER
    DOMS's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    In a van, down by the river...
    Posts
    32,686
    Rep Points
    1862244849

    Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel View Post
    No you aren't we don't want some Irish wop.
    They have racism in Canada? I'm there!


  5. #5
    Senior Member
    ELITE MEMBER


    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    18,563
    Rep Points
    66150743

    Even better we don't have mexicans.

    However we do have squaws with a shit load of land treaty problems, that is bullshit.

  6. #6
    Metrosexual
    ELITE MEMBER
    DOMS's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    In a van, down by the river...
    Posts
    32,686
    Rep Points
    1862244849

    Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel View Post
    Even better we don't have mexicans.
    But you have French people.

    Quote Originally Posted by IainDaniel View Post
    However we do have squaws with a shit load of land treaty problems, that is bullshit.
    Is it still legal to kill them?


  7. #7
    Señor Member
    ELITE MEMBER
    MCx2's Avatar


    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Florida, USA
    Posts
    7,870
    Rep Points
    37022201

    Unless Giulliani (sp?) is running, I'm voting for the black guy.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    ELITE MEMBER


    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    18,563
    Rep Points
    66150743

    Quote Originally Posted by DOMS View Post
    But you have French people.



    Is it still legal to kill them?

    Unfortunately Yes we do have french people, but they have the best strippers.

    No it is no longer legal to kill them since our government got scared last time they did.

  9. #9
    Moderator
    MODERATOR
    Dale Mabry's Avatar


    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Elsewhere
    Posts
    15,583
    Rep Points
    249481082

    Quote Originally Posted by FatCatMC View Post
    Unless Giulliani (sp?) is running, I'm voting for the black guy.
    Jesse Jackson is running too?
    If sense were common, everyone would have it.

    4/2007-Current 75th Ranked most popular image 1 spot behind Prince's bulge...

    Check out my world famous Bob Loblaw's Law Blog at http://www.synergyhw.blogspot.com/...Just kidding, it's a health and wellness blog.

  10. #10
    Señor Member
    ELITE MEMBER
    MCx2's Avatar


    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Florida, USA
    Posts
    7,870
    Rep Points
    37022201

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Mabry View Post
    Jesse Jackson is running too?
    Oh, not that one. The one that has the cool hair.

  11. #11
    Moderator
    MODERATOR
    Dale Mabry's Avatar


    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Elsewhere
    Posts
    15,583
    Rep Points
    249481082

    Quote Originally Posted by FatCatMC View Post
    Oh, not that one. The one that has the cool hair.
    Don King?
    If sense were common, everyone would have it.

    4/2007-Current 75th Ranked most popular image 1 spot behind Prince's bulge...

    Check out my world famous Bob Loblaw's Law Blog at http://www.synergyhw.blogspot.com/...Just kidding, it's a health and wellness blog.

  12. #12
    Señor Member
    ELITE MEMBER
    MCx2's Avatar


    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Florida, USA
    Posts
    7,870
    Rep Points
    37022201

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Mabry View Post
    Don King?
    Oh, I forgot about his cool hair. Yeah, him too.

  13. #13
    Bohemian Extraordinaire
    ELITE MEMBER
    maniclion's Avatar


    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Mēns Incognita
    Posts
    27,225
    Rep Points
    1007625380

    Coarse edged youth, the irish pendants string from their smiles
    not yet plucked as to slacken the seams
    and drag down the features of age,
    no folds or creases from unkempt wear
    eyes of tranquilty, crystalline-beads
    no sign of despair in their hair, nor their hearts
    but oh they have yet to be experienced and that makes aging so very worth it...ML circa2012

  14. #14
    Señor Member
    ELITE MEMBER
    MCx2's Avatar


    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Florida, USA
    Posts
    7,870
    Rep Points
    37022201

    Quote Originally Posted by maniclion View Post


    Fuck that midget!

  15. #15
    I am Rollo Tomassee..
    ELITE MEMBER
    AKIRA's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Outside the box
    Posts
    10,557
    Rep Points
    68710456

    Jesus, were in trouble. Then again, this molotto (sp?) is FOR abortion rights, so who knows.
    6' 203lbs (12-10-12)
    Bench 365 (12/3)
    Weighted Pullups 80lbs 3x3 (3/19)
    Squat 370
    Deadlift after herniation 385lbs 3x3 (3/17)
    NASM certified 2/06
    Journal

  16. #16
    Metrosexual
    ELITE MEMBER
    DOMS's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    In a van, down by the river...
    Posts
    32,686
    Rep Points
    1862244849

    Joking aside, he's way too inexperienced.

    Also, it's interesting that none of the usual suspects among black activists are supporting him.


  17. #17
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    123
    Rep Points
    -309046

    Quote Originally Posted by maniclion View Post
    ROLF ROLF ROFL!!!!!!!!
    Damn! Why is he tryin to *uck the midget? That midget has abig ass though..maybe that's why

  18. #18
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    123
    Rep Points
    -309046

    Quote Originally Posted by maniclion View Post
    damnit that is so hilarious man. That has to be the most humiliating thing in all of life, being a midget and get driven down and then humped and mounted by other animals ROLF!! Funniest *oddamn thing ever!!

  19. #19
    Bohemian Extraordinaire
    ELITE MEMBER
    maniclion's Avatar


    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Mēns Incognita
    Posts
    27,225
    Rep Points
    1007625380

    Quote Originally Posted by DOMS View Post
    Joking aside, he's way too inexperienced.

    Also, it's interesting that none of the usual suspects among black activists are supporting him.
    At least he's not a Rev., and he isn't ignorant either like Sharpton and Jackson I can't stand to listen to them speak I feel like taking a caulking gun to my ears and filling them until they burst and muffle all noise.....
    Coarse edged youth, the irish pendants string from their smiles
    not yet plucked as to slacken the seams
    and drag down the features of age,
    no folds or creases from unkempt wear
    eyes of tranquilty, crystalline-beads
    no sign of despair in their hair, nor their hearts
    but oh they have yet to be experienced and that makes aging so very worth it...ML circa2012

  20. #20
    Metrosexual
    ELITE MEMBER
    DOMS's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    In a van, down by the river...
    Posts
    32,686
    Rep Points
    1862244849

    Quote Originally Posted by maniclion View Post
    At least he's not a Rev., and he isn't ignorant either like Sharpton and Jackson I can't stand to listen to them speak I feel like taking a caulking gun to my ears and filling them until they burst and muffle all noise.....
    What you're saying is that at least he's not an asshat.

    He seems like a decent enough guy. He's well cultured, seemingly intelligent, and he even dresses with panache.

    But, like I've said before, I won't vote for him. Any non-pale male that makes it into the White House is going to have have a very active agenda of the sort that I don't like.


  21. #21
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    123
    Rep Points
    -309046

    Obama's wasting both his time and his money. America was founded in rampant domestic terrorism and violence against Blacks - every state in this country has written laws that consistently denied Blacks any such freedoms - local, state, and federal governments (including the supreme court) also codified and legalized several ordinances, laws, and legal barriers to Black independence in this country.

    The composers of the U.S. constitution stated that "God created all men equal," then immediately declared Blacks sub-human by declaring them 3/5ths of a human being.

    It's all bullsh*t, hypocrisy, blasphemy and lies backed up with a heaping helping of systemic hatred against Blacks.

    But enough descriptions- I envite anyone in this form to do commit to even the most BASIC research into American history and the Black popluation.

  22. #22
    Audios Envy
    ELITE MEMBER
    ABCs's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    My Mind
    Posts
    1,151
    Rep Points
    2359286

    Quote Originally Posted by FatCatMC View Post
    Oh, not that one. The one that has the cool hair.
    And this is why America is slowly going to the crapper. "I am voting for the guy with the cool hair." Europe, here I come.
    After almost 2 weeks... I am back and better than ever.

  23. #23
    Metrosexual
    ELITE MEMBER
    DOMS's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    In a van, down by the river...
    Posts
    32,686
    Rep Points
    1862244849

    Quote Originally Posted by ABCs View Post
    And this is why America is slowly going to the crapper. "I am voting for the guy with the cool hair." Europe, here I come.
    I think the Mexicans are a bigger problem than poor reasons for voting.


  24. #24
    Metrosexual
    ELITE MEMBER
    DOMS's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    In a van, down by the river...
    Posts
    32,686
    Rep Points
    1862244849

    Quote Originally Posted by studen77 View Post
    Obama's wasting both his time and his money. America was founded in rampant domestic terrorism and violence against Blacks - every state in this country has written laws that consistently denied Blacks any such freedoms - local, state, and federal governments (including the supreme court) also codified and legalized several ordinances, laws, and legal barriers to Black independence in this country.

    The composers of the U.S. constitution stated that "God created all men equal," then immediately declared Blacks sub-human by declaring them 3/5ths of a human being.

    It's all bullsh*t, hypocrisy, blasphemy and lies backed up with a heaping helping of systemic hatred against Blacks.

    But enough descriptions- I envite anyone in this form to do commit to even the most BASIC research into American history and the Black popluation.
    I probably know more about it than you do.

    The Constitution reads "all men are created equal", not "God created all men equal".


  25. #25
    Moderator
    MODERATOR
    Dale Mabry's Avatar


    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Elsewhere
    Posts
    15,583
    Rep Points
    249481082

    Quote Originally Posted by DOMS View Post
    I think the Mexicans are a bigger problem than poor reasons for voting.
    Plus they have nappy hair.
    If sense were common, everyone would have it.

    4/2007-Current 75th Ranked most popular image 1 spot behind Prince's bulge...

    Check out my world famous Bob Loblaw's Law Blog at http://www.synergyhw.blogspot.com/...Just kidding, it's a health and wellness blog.

  26. #26
    Registered User


    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    123
    Rep Points
    -309046

    Quote Originally Posted by DOMS View Post
    I probably know more about it than you do.

    The Constitution reads "all men are created equal", not "God created all men equal".
    Regardless - Blacks should not take this country's government seriously as it has never respected Black citizenship OR respected Black life- the only thing this country has ever respected out of Blacks is their free and cheap labour.

    There is not a more GROSS hypocrisy than Americans decrying 'tryanny' around the world when Blacks have faced centuries of state-sponsored domestic white terrorists and terrorism from all levels of society- the government, local citizens, and law-enforcement alike.

    People here laud Saddam Hussein and his 'punishment' for decades of torture and gross crimes against humanity - while millions of Whites have commited much, much grosser crimes - Black lives and property were taken and destroyed with impunity - those who were guilty suffered no consequences - and those domestic white terrorists who were guilty were in fact celebrated and held as role models in this society.

    It's all *ullshyt and of Obama hasn't realized that now at 45 he never will.

  27. #27
    Registered User
    oaktownboy's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    smog and fog
    Posts
    4,424
    Rep Points
    7710563

    he would be a huge improvement over our current president. he is more liberal minded and less bull-headed

  28. #28
    Bohemian Extraordinaire
    ELITE MEMBER
    maniclion's Avatar


    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Mēns Incognita
    Posts
    27,225
    Rep Points
    1007625380

    Obama sounds too much like Osama, those backwoods hicks will probably mistake it and vote for a name they can familiarize with like McCain, but not Guiliani hell they can't even pronounce ravioli or linguine....
    Coarse edged youth, the irish pendants string from their smiles
    not yet plucked as to slacken the seams
    and drag down the features of age,
    no folds or creases from unkempt wear
    eyes of tranquilty, crystalline-beads
    no sign of despair in their hair, nor their hearts
    but oh they have yet to be experienced and that makes aging so very worth it...ML circa2012

  29. #29
    Registered User
    bio-chem's Avatar


    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    9,204
    Rep Points
    350652776

    Quote Originally Posted by studen77 View Post
    Obama's wasting both his time and his money. America was founded in rampant domestic terrorism and violence against Blacks - every state in this country has written laws that consistently denied Blacks any such freedoms - local, state, and federal governments (including the supreme court) also codified and legalized several ordinances, laws, and legal barriers to Black independence in this country.

    The composers of the U.S. constitution stated that "God created all men equal," then immediately declared Blacks sub-human by declaring them 3/5ths of a human being.

    It's all bullsh*t, hypocrisy, blasphemy and lies backed up with a heaping helping of systemic hatred against Blacks.

    But enough descriptions- I envite anyone in this form to do commit to even the most BASIC research into American history and the Black popluation.

    none of us are ignorant of anything you posted. most here being intelligent with at least an 8th grade education, which is sufficient to cover any of the topics you have just mentioned. now, do you have anything worth talking about, or is this the irrational, overzealous, radical, propaganda we can expect from you in the future.

  30. #30
    Founder of GOSB
    SUPER MODERATOR
    ZECH's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Down by the River
    Posts
    20,185
    Rep Points
    433295487

    Quote Originally Posted by studen77 View Post
    Regardless - Blacks should not take this country's government seriously as it has never respected Black citizenship OR respected Black life- the only thing this country has ever respected out of Blacks is their free and cheap labour.

    There is not a more GROSS hypocrisy than Americans decrying 'tryanny' around the world when Blacks have faced centuries of state-sponsored domestic white terrorists and terrorism from all levels of society- the government, local citizens, and law-enforcement alike.

    People here laud Saddam Hussein and his 'punishment' for decades of torture and gross crimes against humanity - while millions of Whites have commited much, much grosser crimes - Black lives and property were taken and destroyed with impunity - those who were guilty suffered no consequences - and those domestic white terrorists who were guilty were in fact celebrated and held as role models in this society.

    It's all *ullshyt and of Obama hasn't realized that now at 45 he never will.
    I conclude that you must be black???




    Disclaimer: All health, fitness, diet, nutrition, anabolic steroid & supplement information posted here is intended for educational and informational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for proper medical advice from a medical doctor. We do not condone the use of anabolic steroids (AAS), all information about AAS is for educational and entertainment purposes only. If you choose to use AAS it's your responsibility to know the laws of the country that you live in. Consult your physician or health care professional before performing any of the exercises, or following any diet, nutrition or supplement advice described on this website.

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 39
    Last Post: 08-19-2010, 01:26 PM
  2. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-07-2009, 02:51 PM
  3. Obama launches Web site to reach public
    By min0 lee in forum Open Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-15-2008, 06:44 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-05-2008, 04:07 PM
  5. PH Ban cleared for White House------>
    By Redneck in forum Supplements
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-12-2004, 10:07 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
-->