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Obama rebukes Trump and Republicans for abuses of power; urges Democrats to vote

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I'm glad to see Obama speaking up thought. It's definitely going to enrage the right.

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Bass: believe in shouting down people they don't agree with

Like these guys?

https://goo.gl/images/Mvuvx1

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From an Obama supporter. That is rich..

Hah, I write long posts, backed up with links, facts, and putting forth arguments. And the guy who throws out a bunch of one-line partisan arguments wants to try to argue that he is a critical thinker.

I guess those who aren't critical thinkers may agree with him.

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Well, well the anointed one emerges and goes on the campaign trail again? Good, bring it on. Lol

Translation: Oh no, Now we’ll see the clear distinction between a real President and an Orange Unindicted Co-conspirator with a Fifth Grade understanding of the world…

Honest??? Lol! And still presided over one of the worst recoveries, did nothing for the plight of African Americans, even Clinton did more.

Took it front a cratered hole created by a Republican President to 84 months of straight growth. Sure, let’s go back to the days of consolidated debt obligations that blew up our economy before. 

Some do, some of us don’t....really!!

The don’t = David Duke and all the other Trump-loving white supremacists…

Yes and we will vote (R)....as if I would ever vote for higher taxes. ROFL

Remember – a Republican vote is for the GOP – Guardians of Putin…

I can not wait to see the social justice warriors cry when Trump gets reelected.

I can’t wait to see all the Trumpsters cry when he gets led off in a orange jumpsuit…

Why in the world would people vote Democrat now? They do not like working? Don't like low taxes? Don't like return on their stock investments?

Well, let’s see; pandering to Putin, insulting our allies, erecting trade barriers that kill lower wage jobs, praising white supremacists, insulting Gold Star families, payoffs to porn stars and playboy bunnies, really, I get tired typing the same old things….and we’ve never had an administration where the President’s own hand-picked Republican staff thinks he’s an idiot doing damage to our country. It’s chaos….

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unfortunately speeches can do that when people cant handle the truth

And Obama probably used too many words which are difficult for low-IQ people to understand. You know, like not inculding words like bigly, beautiful, yuuuge. And most probably, some people couldn't understand Obama when he said 'anonymous' instead of 'anomynous'.

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Dango bongToday  07:07 am JST

How did Obama's endorsement of Hillary turn out?

I mean, she did win the most votes...

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He wasn't perfect, no one is, but I sure admire Obama.

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The upcoming midterms will technically be our POTUS' first re-election.

Will Russia be supplying assistance again?

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Obama took an economy on the edge because of conservatives and grew it. The facts support this.

Obama shrank the public sector and increased the private sector. Again, the facts support this.

It's far more intellectually honest to say you hate Obama because he is half black than to say you hate him based on easily refutable lies.

Trump supporters don't want to admit to themselves that they got suckered into a Trump fraud, so they shove their heads in the sand and deny facts. Very mature.

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Like Trump said, the speech put me to sleep

Considering the average Dump voter lacks critical thinking skills, and Dump is constantly being embarrassed for making fact, pronunciation, spelling, and usage errors with the English, it is obvious that a person with mental challenges like Dump would be anti-intelligence and easily distracted with McDonald's Happy Meals!

Has Mexico sent the check for the wall yet? Dump is the running WH joke!

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watch for the democrats so-called Blue Wave to look more like a Tidy Bowl swirl circling the drain.

Exactly. Drain the toilet bowl of the crap that's been floating there too long.

boring man

(marxist, socialists, fascists) you know, the typical hallmark mantra of the left.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the mental activity of a typical Trump supporter.

BTW, I didn't know that Marxists, socialists, and fascists were "mantras".

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(Trumpians) ... huff and puff about so much unrelated stuff it's almost cute.

They'll never be cute. Not even almost.

Do even the tiniest bit of research on when the economic recovery in the US began following the 07/08 recession. Virtually everything online points to it beginning about 2009 and credits Obama's actions with kickstarting and maintaining it. I didn't even have to pick and choose between artucles to prove the point, yet so many Trump supporters here make these sweeping statements to the contrary which are such obviously disproveable bulls...t.

Just two of the many links...

https://www.cbpp.org/research/economy/chart-book-the-legacy-of-the-great-recession

http://oecdobserver.org/news/fullstory.php/aid/3680/Rebuilding_the_US_economy_and_sustaining_the_recovery__.html

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It just amazes me to see Trump supporters continue to spout the dire threat of the Democratic Deep State, the cabal of Obama and Hillary defenders conspiring against the Great Orange Oracle.

Hah - over the past two days is been made clear that the RESISTANCE is REPUBLICAN (pardon the caps, just one more attempt to get through to Trumpsters).

These people stifling Trump? They’re his own hand-picked team - you know, REPUBLICANS - the ones that are "only the best"…

And here’s what these REPUBLICANS have to say about their Dear Leader: he’s "erratic, amoral, an idiot, impetuous, adversarial, petty, a Fifth or Sixth Grader, who acts in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic."

Well, it been awhile since I agreed with any REPUBLICANS but I concur with all that.. 

Kenji FujimoriToday 10:03 am JST

Obama bankrupted the country, stockmarket plummeted under his watch, look at it today.. If you follow economic news, you'll know

I love to see posts like this from pro-Trumpers - like the one Trump supporter with his MAGA hat saying that President Obama failed the country by not preventing the Sep 11 2001 terrorist attacks.  There’s nothing I can say that better cements the stereotype of the brightness of the bulbs on the tree…

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bass4funk: "Funny, the left will attack any conservatives that shows his or her face on any college campus, believe in shouting down people they don't agree with..."

Hahaha... your president calls for violence and assault against those who speak out against him, and he is now demanding the law be broken so that an Anonymous writer be outed and likely jailed because he doesn't like the message, for which Sanders, by the way, broke the law with her message on Twitter. Being graceful in hypocrisy was never your strong suit, bass... nor is logic.

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Obama bankrupted the country, stockmarket plummeted under his watch, look at it today.. If you follow economic news, you'll know

I don't follow economic news. I only watch Fox and Friends.

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Obama bankrupted the country, stockmarket plummeted under his watch, look at it today.. If you follow economic news, you'll know

If you do even a slight amount of research before posting, you won't look ignorant because you won't post assertions that do not accord with the facts.

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"I'm sorry, I watched it but I fell asleep," he said during a fundraiser in North Dakota. "I found that he's very, very good for sleeping."

Well, there does come a time in life when you just get too old and tired to follow all the complexities of politics and you have to give it all away.

Maybe for Donald and all the other sleepyheads on this page, that time is now.

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Bass: How many private jobs did he create for them and for the country?

Government jobs shrank under Obama. All of Obama’s job gains after the GOP’s destruction of the economy were in the private sector, less the net loss in public jobs.

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@Wolfpack

Yes because racism wasn't a problem during the 400 years of African enslavement, Jim Crow laws, police brutality, discrimination and Native American decimation.

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what platform with the Dems campaign on? More illegal aliens and less jobs?

Well now we know why you definitely would never vote for the Dems - you believed the bubble when they told you the Dem platform was more illegal aliens and less jobs.

The lack of critical thinking is sad.

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Obama has been admirably reserved to this point, as is tradition regarding presidents and their successors. But a point comes when country takes priority over precedent. I hope to hear more from him.

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Its hire obvious why slightly literate conservatives hate Obama and feel like he "lectures." They can barely understand what the idiots at Fox "News" and Info Wars spew, so when an eloquent adult speaks at an adult level, they get confused and scared.

Love the dishonest posters and there attempt to denigrate Obama on the economy and what he did for minorities. The numbers don't lie regarding the economy, unlike certain posters here. Imagine what Obama could have accomplished economically if he hadn't had to clean up the mess left by the previous round of ignorant conservatives.

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there is a huge voting bloc who just want... Obama to shut up and go away.

But there is an even larger bloc who love to see him in the fight! Remember, unlike Trump who hasn't managed it a single time, Obama was elected by the people twice.

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I'm sorry, but the left don't have a mole hill to stand on, the left not only break the law constantly,

Any evidence for this wild assertion? Since you have as much credibility as Trump, we'll be needing cites to reputable sources.

they make sure that they can block free speech from conservatives companies

If this were remotely true, the conservatives would use the judicial system to correct the issue. If the conservatives can't use the judicial system to correct the issue, it means there was no governmental action, so no blocking of free speech.

One more time, the First Amendment only prevents the government from blocking free speech.

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The reality is the Republicans (and some Democrats) want a fast gain hard crashing economy. A pattern that very few have learned from.

Obama's economy would be considered weak by such standards, but it was less about fast gain hard crash, and more about STABLE GROWTH. Something that too many folks don't seem to comprehend.

Greedy capitalism vs. progressive capitalism.

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The difference between Obama and Trump; one of them is a pathological liar, narcissistic egomaniac, belittles his staff, has managed to breed his own internal resistance, is supremely petty, sexually assaults women, cheats contractors, appeals to fear and resentment, has been way in over his end since day one, groveled to Putin, was “honored” to meet KJU, alienates our allies, is having scandal after scandal, failed to replace ACA even with a party majority in Congress, is continually obstructing special Counsel investigation, thinks southerners are “retarded”, is one of the most divisive modern day presidents, can’t bring himself to criticize Nazis, eked out an electoral college win with Russian help, and lost the popular vote. Will probably wind up in an orange jumpsuit after his term.

The other one; intelligent and intellectual, articulate, compassionate, won popular AND electoral College vote, oversaw the rescue of a sinking economy, had the bigger inauguration crowd...

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Spend a day or two browsing the comment section on Fox News for stories involving black people.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/09/07/wife-cnns-van-jones-files-for-divorce-report.html

“Any good father will direct his daughter away from black dudes... she is forever tainted”

”That is ALL that most Black men think and dream about - once they get out of prison!”

“No White man will ever want to get with her after her tango with the Blacksplosion! She is stuck in Blackopolis like - FOREVER! Perhaps a big bottomed Bongueesha Quilolo might be just what the doctor will order next off of the Soul Food menu - with a side of chitlins!”

“She's white and should've known better in the first place. I have no sympathy for her.”

“Never racemix”

“once you go black, you're a single mom forever.”

(end)

Just some of the comments from the past hour.

So yeah, give us your theories that blacks vote Democrat because they are blind and dumb. Obviously you feel they should be hanging out with the white base of the GOP for some real support.

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THIS is an example of a REAL President!

Articulate, intelligent, eloquent, dignified, mature, honest, sincere, civil, etc., etc., etc...

I miss Obama every single day.

Vote (D) in November!!!

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@burningbsh Like Trump said, the speech put me to sleep.

I can see how that could happen. Obama uses complete sentences and a higher level vocabulary. That can be challenging for some listeners, especially those accustomed to Trump’s vocabulary geared to a 12 year old audience. 

Plus Trump animates his speeches using lots of gestures, making him a much better entertainer, which is what is expected from a reality TV star. Think about the time he mocked the disabled reporter. How about the time he made a finger gun and said ‘boom boom’. And more…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzWXdVsHMCM

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Great to see Obama again

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Of course the speech put Trump to sleep, he couldn't understand the adult lexicon employed so got bored.

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So what’s the Democrat Platform then? All Obama did was talk about himself and his legacy and try to trash Trump. That already failed in 2016.

It failed in 2016 when they had Demon Hillary to direct the hatred at. She's not there this time.

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Obama bankrupted the country, stockmarket plummeted under his watch,

The stock market recovered from one of the biggest crashes in modern history under his watch.

look at it today.. If you follow economic news, you'll know

Yes, we know that corporations used the windfall from the massive tax breaks Trump gave them to buy back their own stocks.

As far as jobs and workers:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/14/white-house-overstates-job-gains-for-black-americans-under-trump.html

https://youtu.be/d6Dewkhe8kU?t=13s

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smithinjapan:

he is now demanding the law be broken so that an Anonymous writer be outed

Not anonymous, but ANOMYNOUSH (and gutlesh):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL93ylKPd1w

Fast forward to 0:50.

This guy is either low-IQ when it comes to his 'mother-tongue', or he's just plain stupid, or his dentures (or denshures!) are slipping again. I suspect all three.

Watch the whole video - all about how Trump supporters react when they finally realize what an idiot this man-child is. Bush Jr is a genius in comparison.

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Obama started the racial animosity that has arisen of late in America through his indulgence of 

Not quite. Keep flailing around, grasping at straws.

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Ok, how did Obama’s net worth according to Forbes become $40m?

The man has quite the resume I hear.

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Unfortunately, most blacks will blindly vote for the democratic party. It's the truth--I'm not asking you to believe me.

fair comment, If I was black Id probably vote for the party with a political base that shows the least racism

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Reading the comments of Trump supporters, I wondered if any of them believe in and or understand what critical thinking is. It certainly is the difference between people like Obama and Trump, along with the behavior where Obama acts with respect toward people and Trump being the buffoon who says stupidly, as if he has some sophomoric 'humor' streak, 'I slept through it'.

Critical thinking takes an open mind to listen, gather facts, and then process what is learned to make a well informed opinion. Non critical thinkers don't listen to what is being said, twist most all they hear, do not comprehend what they (or maybe, they don't) read, to cherry pick information and create a narrative.

No one who listened to Obama should be thinking he is wrong on everything. That's just not listening to him, because he so logical, literate, intelligent and caring of a human being. It's obvious to anyone who does actually critically think, and only those who can't or won't do so, hate his words and who he is, as a human being. Including in the can't or won't are many reasons from racism, to disliking his intelligence, to lack of empathy, to lack of brains, to lack of love, to the inability to believe facts.

Critical thinking, based on facts vs. Narrative based on cherry picking information or not believing in facts.

This is a major difference in Obama and Trump, and I think many of Trump's supporters truly hate Obama just because he is a critical thinker with high intelligence, and it just pisses them off, when they can't comprehend intelligent a person as Obama is, and, in mentally and emotionally limited opposition, listen to a buffoon.

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accused Republicans of threatening democracy, dividing the country, undermining global alliances and cozying up to Russia.

But that's what Gotrumpers have said all along they wanted. They're getting lots of media support from Breitbart, Alex Jones, plus Murdoch and Putin's global media empires, and dozens of other alt right outlets.

I'd add Trump-led Republicans have also been attacking among others the 1st Amendment, a free-press, and institutions tasked with investigating criminal activity. The latter to protect the Trump, members of his family and the Trump syndicate at large.

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When I see Republicans and Democrats fighting and saying “me good you bad”...I tune out.

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Will Russia be supplying assistance again?

Maybe one of the Russian posters can answer more definitely, but with the GOP in charge, I have to think yes.

After all, rightist regimes support rightist regimes ensuring their respective .01%ers stay in power.

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bass4funk: Man it is fun watching people like Trump and you get upset over Obama's successes and rebukes of Trump, knowing he is right and was a MUCH better president to the point that even former president Bush admires and respects him, etc. And all your president can do is Trump and make up alternative facts to cover his abysmal failures and extreme lack of popularity (worst for a president at this point since the 50s), etc. You guys huff and puff about so much unrelated stuff it's almost cute.

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Like Trump said, the speech put me to sleep.

unfortunately speeches can do that when people cant handle the truth

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I want to pay more taxes!

thats what simple minded people cant undrstand, less taxes now just means more taxes for your children in the future.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/28/us/politics/tax-bill-deficits.html

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It just serves as a reminder that Obama is such a lightweight.

Next up, Hillary.

Well, tell Donny boi to stop eating so many Happy Meals! Then he wouldn't need to wear the oversize suits with the extra long read ties.

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now both Obamas are

As Belrick so helpfully quoted:

Remember, unlike Trump who hasn't managed it a single time, Obama was elected by the people twice.

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why didn’t everyone vote for who he endorses to continue his legacy.

Most voters did

Well, Hillary

Russians

Enough gullible low info voters

I care about performance in the job not talking well then not following through once you get in office.

Presumably also about honesty, integrity, decency and competence. but you’d still be disappointed on all counts with Trump...

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Donald Trump is doing what Obama couldn't or wouldn't do for the American people.

Screw em over. Dupe ‘em. Embarrass them. Check. Check. Check.

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@bas4 How about the largest liberal owned and operated monopolized sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google?

And the attacks on capitalism by ultra-right statists continue. SMH

@PT I'd add Trump-led Republicans have also been attacking among others the 1st Amendment, a free-press, and institutions tasked with investigating criminal activity.

@bas4 Funny, the left will attack any conservatives that shows his or her face on any college campus, believe in

You seem to be saying that because 'the left' (alt right word meaning 'not pro-Trump', i.e 'enemy') disapprove of attacks on the 1st Amendment, a free-press, and institutions tasked with investigating criminal activity, that the right - using polarized reasoning - approve of the attacks?

1 ( +6 / -5 )

There are many reasons to vote democratic.

There are many reasons to vote republican.

Make a list of which issues are important, set a weight for how important they are, look up where your dem/rep/lib/other representative is on each issue and mark it down.

Don't forget about issues that haven't been in the news recently. For example, I'm pro-abortions/choice and really don't think someone's sexual orientation should matter for marriage, adoption, life insurance, or spousal benefits.

Add up the total points for the dem/rep/other columns and vote accordingly.

If you vote based on "gut feeling", or what someone else says without using facts, then you are also part of the problem.

Sadly, all the current parties are terrible when it comes to correcting campaign finance, term limits, and the god problem. They are also terrible about handling the $20T+ national debt, which will matter to my kids, grandkids and great-grandkids, if not forever. Don't forget that govt programs cost real money and currently, we are making our children pay for them.

When Obama entered office, the national debt was just under $10T. Before he left (only have data for Sept 2015), the national debt was over $18T. That is impressive.

G.W.B. wasn't much better, but added $3T less than Obama. Nothing to be proud if you are a republican.

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It just serves as a reminder that Obama is such a lightweight.

Next up, Hillary.

Well, tell Donny boi to stop eating so many Happy Meals! Then he wouldn't need to wear the oversize suits with the extra long read ties.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

Whoa! Slow down! What successes, I'm not upset about anything Obama says, bored to death and he talks too much, makes me feel like I'm in a Sunday church service.

Many Trump supporters hate the idea that there is someone, actually many people, more intelligent than them. It can be a destructive pathology. Sometimes the guy who thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room is the smartest guy in the room. Get over it. Obama is far more intelligent than you.

The problem with Trump is he doesn’t reach the best definition of an educated person - someone educated enough to know there are an incredible number things they are ignorant of. Trump’s common ‘who knew ___ was so difficult?’ is a perfect example of a very shallow mind.

Obama as a man wipes the floor with Trump. Trump couldn’t touch him in terms of performance at the ballot box.

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we elected him to usurp Washington the failed and corrupt swamp.

He has accomplished neither. America's democratic institutions do not allow for a Sun King, and Trump's administration is mired in corruption and legal crises.

You should have stuck with your original 2015 conclusions about Trump. He's a nutcase. And now you have to defend him. I feel sorry for you.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

You don’t know any sites? Are you just speculating?

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Spend a day or two browsing the comment section on Fox News for stories involving black people. 

So you are implying that Fox should be like the other networks and never report on a crime if a Black person commits one?

So yeah, give us your theories that blacks vote Democrat because they are blind and dumb.

Candice Owens, a very strong and prominent conservative Black women said on the Mark Levin show that Democrats think Blacks and minorities are dumb. She even realizes that minorities are used by the Democratic Party for the last 60 years. the Dems have for far too long taken advantage of these people and in return they get nothing for it.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Donald Trump is doing what Obama couldn't or wouldn't do for the American people.

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This is a major difference in Obama and Trump, and I think many of Trump's supporters truly hate Obama just because he is a critical thinker with high intelligence, and it just pisses them off, when they can't comprehend intelligent a person as Obama is, and, in mentally and emotionally limited opposition, listen to a buffoon.

You disagree with President Trump's politics but can't hold anything against his performance, thus the ad hominem attack. Have we ever called Obama a buffoon?

As for that "critical thinking with high intelligence", how is it that Obama as editor of the Harvard Review never published a single article? How is it that he fights in court against the production of his college records? Is he ashamed of his grades? Was he a product of affirmative action as half black also registered as a foreign student?

Obama's "intelligence" is a myth. A glib talker, yes. A closet radical Marxist, yes. He's not a buffoon (your word), but he simply can't fool all of the people all of the time.

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98% of the black vote automatically guaranteed to vote for you will get that “performance”. If he is so great why didn’t everyone vote for who he endorses to continue his legacy. (Hint: people were tired of his nonsense that they elected Donald Trump! That’s how desperate people were to get as far away from Mr. Legacy as possible)

I care about performance in the job not talking well then not following through once you get in office.

Trump couldn’t touch him in terms of performance at the ballot box.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

@katsu,

I'm going to avoid pc, and I'll trigger some people, but...

As a black american myself, you're wrong. Most black Americans can't think for themselves politically. The few that do--the ones who choose to throw of the shackles--are called coons, uncle toms, and sellouts. Unfortunately, most blacks will blindly vote for the democratic party. It's the truth--I'm not asking you to believe me. I'm sure the pc police will sack my comment.

Luckily we have some Harriet Tubmans, if you will, in the likes of Larry Elders, John Mcwhorter, Tommy Sotomayor, who will help us escape the bondage and misery of the democratic plantation.

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So he says, anyway. Here we can claim to be anything we want. But even if he's telling the truth, it's weird that the moderation is not deleting his comments denigrating an entire ethnic group

How is he denigrating an entire group? What is it with the left and this aversion to confront race for one group, but gladly condemn and ridicule another racial group just to be politically correct? Talking about Blacks and the problems surrounding the Black community is bad, crime stats and high incarceration rates we can't talk about that, shove it under the rug because if you talk about it, by default you are a racist. If you are White, green light, say and do whatever you want because racism only goes one way, that is a stupid argument. The world would be a much greater place if everyone faces to the realities of our surroundings and NOT sugarcoat things to make us see things not as what we want it to be, but as how it really is.

just because he says he's a member of the group.

Why not? He has to fall in line and have the Democrat mind control group think and fall in line? I see why now how conservative or libertarian Blacks frighten liberals.

We have to conclude that the mods wants these kinds of comments, what with the lengths they go to protect them from any criticism whatsoever. It's part of the site's mission to spread hate.

I know exactly what you are trying to do. That was low and you know it.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Obama is all class.

-4 ( +14 / -18 )

That's precious coming from him, given that he issued numerous power-abusive executive orders -- most notably DACA, which Trump has tried to solidify constitutionally by getting Congress to act, only to be criticized for it in a grossly unfair and even ungrateful manner by so-called "immigrant activists."

Then there was "Obamacare," about which Obama is on audio and video record (search it on Youtube) repeatedly lying about. "You can keep your doctor. You can keep your health plan. It will save the average family $2500 a year." And so on.

He KNEW that none of this was true, but he said it anyway -- repeatedly. Now he wants to malign Trump for "abuse of power." What nerve he has.

The TRUTH is that the country is in MUCH better shape now under Trump than it EVER was at any point under Obama.

So, all I can conclude from his inane comments here is that he's just jealous that Trump is doing a better job than he did.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

Obama rebukes Trump and Republicans for abuses of power; urges Democrats to vote - Headline

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

Sorry but the country's done with "white guilt"; the emperor was clothed in Marxist ideology and tried to fundamentally change American society. No dice.

Eight years of Solyndra, Occupy Wall Street, Obamacare passed in the dead of night on Christmas Eve 2009, the apology tour, the fake Nobel Peace prize, $1.7 billion to Iran used largely to fund terrorism, Benghazi, the rise of sanctuary cities, the list goes on ad nauseam.

We remember.

No thanks, Barack.

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I'll remember when I vote this November that it was Obama, not Trump, who killed the most muslims with his drone strikes, it was under his watch that race relations deteriorated, all he thought about was his legacy.

Sorry Obama. I'm breaking the chains and leaving the democratic plantation. Slave days are over for me.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

Donald Trump is doing what Obama couldn't or wouldn't do for the American people.

"Screw em over. Dupe ‘em. Embarrass them. Check. Check. Check."

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

Oh my!

Tucker: Obama gets severe Trump Derangement Syndrome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1690vwLAQuA

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@Chip Star: Not quite. Keep flailing around, grasping at straws.

So you made an assertion. Care to back it up?

@Silvafan: Yes because racism wasn't a problem during the 400 years of African enslavement, Jim Crow laws, police brutality, discrimination and Native American decimation.

Who said it wasn’t a problem? Was slavery not also a problem with the Barbary slave trade that enslaved millions of Europeans? Many of the descendants of those subject to the Muslim slavers ended up in America. Slavery existed everywhere at the time the British brought it to America. The Indians in America fought each other and enslaved one another for centuries. Unfortunately, America is not uniquely wrong in its history. To suggest otherwise is willful deceit. There was no moral justification for it anywhere it existed. Furthermore, slaverys existance in the past says little about Obama’s racism of today and is not a rational excuse for it.

The only legal racial discrimination that exists today, that both Obama and Trump support, is the widespread and pervasive affirmative action programs that even the US Supreme Court has somehow convinced itself to be legal despite the words in the Constitution as amended.

Obama had his picture taken with Luis Farrakhan for goodness sake! There is no picture of Trump with David Duke. If there were we probably would have seen it already. Since Obama first took office a new Marxist inspired view of White Americans has become pervasive- the vile White privilege concept by which a person born today to the wrong colored parents are considered morally defective. It’s a sick way to treat a fellow human being and can only result in further racial antagonism. Using the historic past to shame and attack people today is no way to bring people together and move forward. Understand the past and avoid making the same mistakes - don’t marinate in it and use it for nefarious ends.

If like Obama you think that people should not be treated as individuals - you are part of the problem.

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I can not wait to see the social justice warriors cry when Trump gets reelected. I realize the "news" did not report it, but the jobs report released yesterday was even more positive news for black and hispanic employment. Why in the world would people vote Democrat now? They do not like working? Don't like low taxes? Don't like return on their stock investments?

-5 ( +14 / -19 )

And the attacks on capitalism by ultra-right statists continue. SMH

Uh-huh...ROFL

You seem to be saying that because 'the left' (alt right word meaning 'not pro-Trump', i.e 'enemy')

NO, I was referring to the "alt left" (marxist, socialists, fascists) you know, the typical hallmark mantra of the left.

disapprove of attacks on the 1st Amendment, a free-press,

*

Like the way Obama went after Fox?

and institutions tasked with investigating criminal activity, that the right

But did the same thing back in 1998 but then the left called it a witch hunt, now it's a legitimate investigation? Lol

-sure.

using polarized reasoning - approve of the attacks?

Polarizing? I will say this, liberals are good for my business that's for sure.

-5 ( +11 / -16 )

THIS is an example of a REAL President!

Articulate, intelligent, eloquent, dignified, mature, honest, sincere, civil, etc., etc., etc...

I miss Obama every single day.

Vote (D) in November!!!

Nope this is a example of a actor, someone with great oratory skills but than only that, when it came to doing the things which he articulated very intelligently it was always a different story, that change never came. Trump's oratory skills may be average but when it comes to doing what he spoke..this is where he excel's.. what he is doing is fundamental changes to foreign policy, trade etc..and hence the massive paid opposition. 

I miss Obama every single day, you mean Hillary right.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

"It did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause," Obama said."

Right, Barry, the tax cuts and rollback of regulations got nothing to do with this economic boom.

"Vote (D) in November!!!"

Nah, all the Democrats are any more are obstructionists with no agenda other than to destroy Trump. Vote Republican.

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

I mean, she did win the most votes...

Did she win the EC? Did she win the Presidency?

But that's what Gotrumpers have said all along they wanted. They're getting lots of media support from Breitbart, Alex Jones, plus Murdoch and Putin's global media empires, and dozens of other alt right outlets.

How about the largest liberal owned and operated monopolized sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google?

I'd add Trump-led Republicans have also been attacking among others the 1st Amendment, a free-press, and institutions tasked with investigating criminal activity.

Funny, the left will attack any conservatives that shows his or her face on any college campus, believe in shouting down people they don't agree with, following people to their cars, homes, restaurants and believe harassing people is ok, but go nuts if a conservative would do the opposite, the same people that back in 1998 pushed back against an investigation, calling it a witch hunt and a violation of a so called private matter, tried to discredit it and felt it was a gross violation of the first amendment to privacy.

The latter to protect the Trump, members of his family and the Trump syndicate at large.

Just like 1998 here we go again.

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But now both Obamas are. The gift that keeps on giving. He doesn’t get anyone elected, his endorsement is garbage. Just a yuuuge target as now his 8 years is all fair game. It’s not “in the past” or”irrelevant to the topic” anymore.

It failed in 2016 when they had Demon Hillary to direct the hatred at. She's not there this time.

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

The lack of critical thinking is sad.

From an Obama supporter. That is rich..

-7 ( +12 / -19 )

We need to change this administration! I am TIRED of earning more money, having more jobs and making more on my investments! (obviously this only applies to people who have jobs, invest money)

-7 ( +10 / -17 )

Love the dishonest posters and there attempt to denigrate Obama on the economy and what he did for minorities.

Like what? As the first Black President, how did he handle Black on Black crimes? How did he handle poverty in minority areas? How many private jobs did he create for them and for the country?

The numbers don't lie regarding the economy,

You got that right!!

unlike certain posters here. Imagine what Obama could have accomplished economically if he hadn't had to clean up the mess left by the previous round of ignorant conservatives.

Imagine if loony Democrats would run on a platform of creating jobs in the private sector, give up income redistribution, keeping the government small and give up imposing burdening taxing people less.

Hahaha... your president calls for violence and assault against those who speak out against him,

He did? He actually called for physical violence? Where? Against whom?

and he is now demanding the law be broken so that an Anonymous writer be outed and likely jailed because he doesn't like the message,

Gee, liberals break the law every single day, so why now all the fuss?

for which Sanders, by the way, broke the law with her message on Twitter. Being graceful in hypocrisy was never your strong suit, bass... nor is logic.

I'm sorry, but the left don't have a mole hill to stand on, the left not only break the law constantly, they make sure that they can block free speech from conservatives companies that literally almost every person at the top of the corporate food chain are either center liberal or extreme far left liberal circumventing the law is their bloodsport.

-7 ( +7 / -14 )

It just serves as a reminder that Obama is such a lightweight.

Next up, Hillary.

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

what platform with the Dems campaign on? More illegal aliens and less jobs? How did Obama's endorsement of Hillary turn out?

-8 ( +18 / -26 )

Like Trump said, the speech put me to sleep.

-8 ( +16 / -24 )

The country dodged a bullet with Clinton. 

It's great to be reminded by the same glib and hip nothing-but-talk community organizer and false messiah who once famously promised "if you like your doctor, you keep your doctor", used the IRS and other government agencies against his political enemies, and racked up $9 trillion in debt all by himself. 

Fine way to fire up and motivate us little voters! We'll "cling to our guns and religion" if you don't mind, but we'll make sure you do succeed and stay out of our lives.

-8 ( +5 / -13 )

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the mental activity of a typical Trump supporter.

For highlighting the truth, you are most certainly welcome.

But there is an even larger bloc who love to see him in the fight!

If that were true then his pixie magic dust would have secured Hillary the job, it didn't. He needs to go back to Disney and get a refund.

Remember, unlike Trump who hasn't managed it a single time, Obama was elected by the people twice.

Wait, it'll happen and we can revisit the topic 2024 again.

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

I don't follow economic news. I only watch Fox and Friends.

Me neither, but I do watch FBN and read Forbes and the Economist.I

If you do even a slight amount of research before posting, you won't look ignorant because you won't post assertions that do not accord with the facts.

Uh-huh....

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/wages-obama-economys-weakest-link-now-surging-under-trump/

https://fee.org/articles/why-obama-failed/

-8 ( +5 / -13 )

So what’s the Democrat Platform then? All Obama did was talk about himself and his legacy and try to trash Trump. That already failed in 2016. Anything new?

-9 ( +7 / -16 )

Obama's political coattails are not very long. The only person he endorsed who ever got elected/re-elected was himself. If you need more proof, just ask "Madam President". The upcoming midterms will technically be our POTUS' first re-election. With Obama's help, watch for the democrats so-called Blue Wave to look more like a Tidy Bowl swirl circling the drain.

-9 ( +7 / -16 )

I want to pay more taxes! I want more protection for homeless people! I want political correctness in every aspect of my life!

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

This is the same Barack Obama that hangs out with Luis Farrakhan a well known racist. The same Obama that sat in a racist church for 17 years and claimed it’s Black Nationalist preacher as his mentor. The same man that attacked white police officers as racist always guilty of racism before hearing the evidence. Obama started the racial animosity that has arisen of late in America through his indulgence of Marxist and racist groups like Black Lives Matter. He also injected the racist disparate impact theory into the American judicial system. The Left began attacking American symbols of unity, the US flag and the national anthem under President Obama.

Obama was pursuing his ‘Russian Reset’ with Putin and stood by while the Russians manipulated the election system. Obama’s executive law making and the political attacks on conservative groups through IRS roadblocks on their free speech rights were reprehensible.

Worst of all Obama’s Leftist ideology and extra legal shenanigans led directly to the backlash that gave us Trump.

-9 ( +5 / -14 )

Ok, how did Obama’s net worth according to Forbes become $40m? I should be a SJW and capitalize on it

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

Man it is fun watching people like Trump and you get upset over Obama's successes and rebukes of Trump

Whoa! Slow down! What successes, I'm not upset about anything Obama says, bored to death and he talks too much, makes me feel like I'm in a Sunday church service.

knowing he is right and was a MUCH better president

Ha! Now that is your own personal opinion.

to the point that even former president Bush admires and respects him, etc.

Well, they are EX-Presidents, they SHOULD be able to get along as former leaders, they're not in office, I applaud it.

And all your president can do is Trump and make up alternative facts to cover his abysmal failures and extreme lack of popularity

Failure??

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/media-blackout-trumps-60-point-accomplishment-list-of-american-greatness

Unpopular? Then there is no way he would have ever made the Presidency.

(worst for a president at this point since the 50s), etc.

We chose a President not based on how he looks what color he or if it's a woman, we elected him to usurp Washington the failed and corrupt swamp. We never had a non-Washington establishment President either, so from that perspective you are right and that's a great sign!

You guys huff and puff about so much unrelated stuff it's almost cute.

You just described the DNP to a blistering point.

-9 ( +6 / -15 )

Translation: Oh no, Now we’ll see the clear distinction between a real President and an Orange Unindicted Co-conspirator with a Fifth Grade understanding of the world…

No, we see a failed boring man that has surprisingly an ego that matches or even surpasses Trump's. The empty suit talks and talks....and talks...zzz

Took it front a cratered hole created by a Republican President to 84 months of straight growth. Sure, let’s go back to the days of consolidated debt obligations that blew up our economy before. 

But higher taxes and regulations is good for the entire country? In that case, either invest in rope or the Dems should they take the house will occupy it for 2 years.

The don’t = David Duke and all the other Trump-loving white supremacists…

Ok, so we have about a 100 idiots supporting Trump and every other Republican President that everyone of them ignored.

Remember – a Republican vote is for the GOP – Guardians of Putin…

So then if you vote D-Desperate, Defunct, Divisive, Derisive

I can’t wait to see all the Trumpsters cry when he gets led off in a orange jumpsuit…

2024 I might, but I am more interested in watching the emotional meltdown that will occur next month once Kavanaugh is sworn in.

-11 ( +8 / -19 )

Thought all the attacks were fine because he didn’t name Trump. Now he did, which is a mistake, because all Obama’s lecturing does is energize people who don’t even like Trump to....vote for Trump.

there is a huge voting bloc who just want Hillary and Obama to shut up and go away.

so what’s the Democratic Platform again? Everything that’s great now, Obama really did it? Muh legacy!

-11 ( +5 / -16 )

Obama bankrupted the country, stockmarket plummeted under his watch, look at it today.. If you follow economic news, you'll know

-13 ( +4 / -17 )

Well, well the anointed one emerges and goes on the campaign trail again? Good, bring it on. Lol

Articulate, intelligent, eloquent, dignified, mature, honest, sincere, civil, etc., etc., etc...

Honest??? Lol! And still presided over one of the worst recoveries, did nothing for the plight of African Americans, even Clinton did more.

I miss Obama every single day.

Some do, some of us don’t....really!!

Vote (D) in November!!!

Yes and we will vote (R)....as if I would ever vote for higher taxes. ROFL

-14 ( +14 / -28 )

Well, let’s see; pandering to Putin,

But killed over 200 in Syria, if that is pandering, imagine if he hates these people.

insulting our allies, erecting trade barriers that kill lower wage jobs,

He should insult them, for over 30 years they have taken more than enough advantages of America and the American worker. The left have neglected the middle class for over 8 years, this is why Trump won in States that normally have voted Blue reliably.

praising white supremacists, insulting Gold Star families

Show me where Trump said verbatim that he endorses or supports or praises white supremacists, go on, also where does it say that a Gold Star family has the right to insult the President or any person for that matter? Being a Gold Star insulates you from being verbally attacked? Nonsense, I would have done the same thing, don't hide behind the death of a loved one and think you can say whatever you want, you will get your feelings hurt.

payoffs to porn stars and playboy bunnies,

Ok, so what is the crime and what does it matter what happened 12 years ago? Desperately hunting....

really, I get tired typing the same old things….and we’ve never had an administration where the President’s own hand-picked Republican staff thinks he’s an idiot doing damage to our country. It’s chaos….

Wrong. You had that in every admin. and to what level, we don't know, but we do know there are many government holdovers (Democrats) still slithering through the WH, still people in the murky deep state of Washington establishment loons, so it is a chaos, that's why the President needs to purge these people.

-14 ( +3 / -17 )

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