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Obama memoir sells a record 1.7 million copies in first week

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That’s a lot of books.

The current president is a rather jealous type and has had a bee in his bonnet about Obama constantly. This’ll definitely send him and his supporters into a right tizzy.

Fabulous!

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I know someone, who has personal loans and debts totalling almost $800 million, who must be really, really jealous...

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Good for Obama.

trump on the other hand must be seething, bad news keeps coming...!!!!

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People still want to read about one of the more successful Presidents.

That said, I'd especially like to read his reasoning behind drone attacks and the whole Flint water debacle.

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Toasted HereticNov. 25  07:58 pm JST

People still want to read about one of the more successful Presidents.

Successful in what? Destroying Libya? Supporting the ISIS headcutters in Syria? Declaring at the UN that "there is no future for those who insult Mohammed"? Supporting the disastrous "Arab Spring" in Tunesia? Throwing secular Mubarak under the bus and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Morsi in Egypt? Droning more people to death than any other president? Anything else?

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Successful in what?

Look how insanely popular he was throughout and at the end of his presidency, and has continued to maintain even four years later.

Now compare that to the three complete and absolute Losers you guys elected in a row - two Bushes and a Trump.

Your question, along with that context, shows you really don't understand what it means to be successful. You can't recognize it in a potential leader, nor in a successful one.

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I love this quote by Obama. Once again he shows he has more of a clue in single quote than Trump has ever had in his life:

"What's always interesting to me is the degree to which you've seen created in Republican politics the sense that white males are victims. They are the ones who are under attack - which obviously doesn't jive with both history and data and economics. But that's a sincere belief, that's been interenalized, that's a story that's being told"

And watch the righties here freak out over this comment and swear up and down that the real problem is reverse racism, and that the white man faces more racism than any other demographic in American history.

Then they try to ridiculously claim that everyone else is sheeple, not self-aware enough to realize they are simply re-bleating the baa that they were told without bothering to look at it objectively.

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Successful in what? 

Pulling the economy out of the abyss into which republicans shoved it.

Expanding healthcare coverage to millions of Americans.

Increasing the private sector whilst shrinking the public sector.

Decreasing unemployment.

Cut banks out of the student loan business.

I could go on, but it would simply be more for you to deny despite the facts.

Throwing secular Mubarak under the bus and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Morsi in Egypt? 

It’s called democracy. Sorry if it’s not your thing.

Declaring at the UN that "there is no future for those who insult Mohammed"? 

I know accuracy is a huge issue for rightists, but let’s at least get quotes correct, and provide them in context:

During President Obama’s address to the UN General Assembly in September 2012,he listed groups, ideas, and people whom “the future does not belong to.” 

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*The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.** But to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see in the images of Jesus Christ that are desecrated, or churches that are destroyed, or the Holocaust that is denied. *

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2012/09/25/remarks-president-un-general-assembly

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