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Obama rejects Trump's depiction of U.S. in crisis

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By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and BRADLEY KLAPPER

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Ah, the voice of sanity. Gonna miss you, O. For a group that tries to act so bold on the outside, conservatives are absolutely TERRIFIED of everything. They live their lives in complete and paralyzing fear. They also refuse to look at real, objective data for anything. The GOP knows this and capitalizes on their fears to get votes. It's so agonizingly sad, embarrassing, and pathetic. The conservatives in the old days would be embarrassed to see the state they're in now.

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The violent crime rate, he said, has been lower during his presidency than any time in the last three or four decades. While he acknowledged an uptick in murders in some U.S. cities this year, Obama said the violent crime rate today is still far lower than when Ronald Reagan was president in the 1980s.

Nice stats, but I think the official Republican political position is that crime is increasing. With so much media attention during their convention they're most likely trying to make this lie post-truth. Bold move. They can tell millions of people watching the convention the lie, then when papers and news outlets correct them in the morning, the viewership will be much less. I expect you'll hear this lie from more Republicans on the campaign trail.

As for Trump supporters, they probably couldn't care less. He could reverse his position tomorrow and they wouldn't bat an eye. He just kind of owns them that way.

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Ah, the voice of sanity. Gonna miss you, O. For a group that tries to act so bold on the outside, conservatives are absolutely TERRIFIED of everything. They live their lives in complete and paralyzing fear.

Maybe you should go back and read Obama's 2008 expectance speech. He has no right to criticize anyone for all his failures. Or, maybe you just want to believe whatever Obama and the MSM say. The facts Trump used are correct.

Homicides last year increased by 17% in America’s fifty largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years.

In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50 percent. They are up nearly 60% in nearby Baltimore.

In the President’s hometown of Chicago, more than 2,000 have been the victims of shootings this year alone. And more than 3,600 have been killed in the Chicago area since he took office.

The number of police officers killed in the line of duty has risen by almost 50% compared to this point last year.

Nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records, ordered deported from our country, are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens.

So it seems you don't care about facts, it's your agenda along with your accusations that are important.

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It seems that some Trump supporters would still think he's wonderful eve if he started shooting into a crowd of his own supporters! As Trump once said he could shoot someone in NY and people would still support him. I have a feeling that a large number of Trump supporters would support anyone for POTUS as long as he or she is not African-American and not female.

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Here we go again Trump putting fear into the Stupid..Trump supporters will just eat any crap that he dishes out and if tasted like a dog turd they would still tell you it was fantastic..

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So let me understand this; violent crime down and time to increase firearm regulation.

Somethings is missing. Using gun violence hype to reduce guns while violence in the Obama reality is decreasing.

Still doesn't add up!

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This idiot has NO room to talk! His own shortcomings, he has never addressed the issues of own mistakes. Liberals have NEVER held Obama accountable for anything, NEVER! Put the people have and the people are sick and tired of this guy and his constant lecturing and finger pointing and condescending comments. He needs to look at his own disastrous record before criticizing everyone else.

The number of black food-stamp participants exploded across that time frame from 7,393,000 to 11,699,000, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports — up 58.2 percent. Also, from Obama’s oath of office through the fourth quarter of 2015, the percentage of black Americans who own homes foundered from 46.1 percent to 41.9 percent, according to the Census — down 9.1 percent.

The Urban League’s National Equality Index found black Americans going backwards economically, from 57.4 percent equality with whites in 2009 to 55.8 percent in 2015 — down 2.8 percent.

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/08/26/poll-race-relations-were-better-under-bush/

Even when it comes to race relations Obama was supposed to be a healer and he was anything but....

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It seems that some Trump supporters would still think he's wonderful eve if he started shooting into a crowd of his own supporters!

And Hillary could be captured on video strangling kittens and her rabid supporters would be convinced the kittens deserved it.

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And Hillary could be captured on video strangling kittens and her rabid supporters would be convinced the kittens deserved it.

You're a Republican. You can just say, "Hillary was captured on video strangling kittens and her rabid supporters were convinced the kittens deserved it." There won't be any blowback from the party.

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@Super

You're a liberal. You can just say " Trump supporters still think he's wonderful even though he started shooting into a crowd of his own supporters!" There won't be any blowback from the media.

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Oh, I was mostly making a joke out of things Republicans claim to have seen on video. Carly Fiorina insists that there's some Planned Parenthood tape that doesn't exist, Trump saw the tens of thousands of Muslims on video cheering on 9/11, etc. Would it be much of a stretch to think your party would do something similar to Hillary? Just saying there's a video is good enough for white trash.

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Hillary was no glowing success in the State Department to put it softly. Emended the ardent Hillary supporters can't argue that.

Under Bush USA ha no terrorist attacks on us soil after 9/11. Under Obama that changed, quite a bit. Again, even ignorant Obama supporters can deny that.

Murdered on duty Police number has increased double digits the since Trevon inaccurate initial reports. Obama jumping on the bandwagon agreeing it was an unprovoked attack didn't help matters just as the others he commented on before he knew the facts.

Next week in Philadelphia the DNC has the mothers or parents of a couple killed by police and no police representation. By the way, the sons of the parents were proven to be the agressors. And again, no wife or child of an executed cop represented.

Democrats, your party is off course. Learn, look and leap before the ship sinks. Let the captains sink with the ship. It is they who mislead for selfish reasons.

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Northernlife Jul. 23, 2016 - 08:37AM JST Here we go again Trump putting fear into the Stupid..Trump supporters will just eat any crap that he dishes out and if tasted like a dog turd they would still tell you it was fantastic..

So just bury your head in the sand and the problem will go away? Myopia is such a mental disease.

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Near 80% of the nation thinks we are heading in the wrong direction under Obama, but Dear Leader throws a hissy fit and says we are wrong every thing is all rosie.

Mr. Trump is addressing the sentiment of the nation and is going to fix things by simply enforcing existing laws allowing LEOs to do their job.

Any bets as to which person Americans are listening to today?

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Oh, they're hopeless.

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“We’re not going to make good decisions based on fears that don’t have a basis in fact.”

So let me get this straight, Obama thinks there is an epic surge in unjustified police killings of unarmed blacks and at the same time there is a surge in assassinations of police, a surge in killings in Americans associated with Islamic terrorism, and a surge in violence in the largest cities in the country over the last few years and now he is telling us that violence is not a problem? He is willing to risk social unrest to promote his racial grievance agenda but everyone else should avoid the inconvenient facts about what is happening under his administration. He can pretend there are not other problems with violence, but facts are facts. Obama is changing his tune now because it doesn't reflect well on his stewardship of government. If he felt there was a political advantage to it he would be hyping it up just as he has with police shootings.

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arguing that violent crime and illegal immigration have plunged under his leadership to their lowest rates in decades.

Really? The number of illegal entries into America in the first 7 months of July this year is greater than in all of 2015, which equates to a near 100% increase in one year. If that is a "decrease", I would hate to see how many would have to come to be classified as an "increase." The number of unaccompanied children crossing into America is at an all-time high.

As for violence, Obama has made speeches calling for greater gun control laws and other measures to fight the surge in mass shootings and gun crime. In truth, the rate of violent crime (including gun related crimes) has been decreasing, but this began back in 1992. Clinton and Bush saw larger decreases in crime than Obama has.

If America were anywhere near as well-off as Obama claims, Trump's campaign would have ended last year, and Trump certainly would never have been nominated. If America were as well off as Obama claims, Bernie Sanders would never have run such a close race against Hillary.

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The number of illegal entries into America in the first 7 months of July this year is greater than in all of 2015, which equates to a near 100% increase in one year.

Both sides in America choose the stats they want to believe. Everyone has their own politically skewed view of reality. It's why more and more people do not want to listen to politicians and elites anymore.

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out and if tasted like a dog turd they would still tell you it was fantastic.. dog turd wrapped in a toupee with a dab of cream on top for the taste

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Let's be clear here - Obama, Clinton and Kaine are basically the "Everything's fine" establishment crowd. No thanks.

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MarkG, spot on.

Scapegoating cops to produce votes will lead to a nation with its flags permanently at half-mast.

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"Under Bush USA ha no terrorist attacks on us soil after 9/11"

But it DID have 9-11 under Bush. Classic cherry-picking there.

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Obama in damage control mode. Guess all these domestic and abroad attacks by the hands of radical muslims and Black Power aren't enough agree wit Trump. The POTUS is still too PC to call it radical islam. Even when the terrorist shout "god is great" or deliberately target young children ie; Nice, FR. and more recently Munich.

In Obama's recent speech, you can see the denial in his eyes. Hear Denial in his tone. Mr.Trump was totally opposite, just telling straight facts to convince the American people of the reality we face, the world faces.

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It is clear that there's a pattern of lawlessness dominating our society today and crime and violence has continued to increase. Look at all the senseless display of bloodshed, violence, murders, racial hatred, drug abuse and mayhem. As a society we have gotten use to lying, stealing, cheating, and we have become filled with corruption and every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. Peace has been taken from earth and end events seem to be happening all around us. What a scary, dangerous world we live in. There is no doubt that we are probably living in the last day.

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JeffLee.....after only month of Bush being in office! The plot planning and the pilots were training under Clinton. Excecuted under Bush, yes. In response to the failed Clinton attack, perhaps.

Under Obama...how many?

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http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/07/22/which-moment-trumps-speech-did-luntzs-focus-group-love-most

Frank Luntz said there was one moment from Donald Trump's convention speech that truly stood out, that his focus group rated higher than anything that preceded it in the past four days.

That was when Trump talked about Hillary Clinton and corruption, specifically in regard to her emails.

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Ha. Suddenly all this talk of an upsurge in violence - a week ago, there was not a peep. Seems Trump could have nominated Pokeymon as the new bogeyman and the gullible would still have run with it.

There is a certain genius behind this. Trump claims a massive increase in illegal immigration when that is not the case, a massive increase in crime when that is not the case, an increased threat of terrorism when that is not the case - and then offers zero explanation of how he would deal with these non-existent problems other than saying, "When I'm president, they will end." See how this works? - Declare a non-existent threat, and then when in power, declare that it no longer exists.

Genius. For all of you Trump supporters, I've got a real estate seminar to sell you.

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Is that those emails that were handled with "Gross Negligence" as per the FBI investigation? And this person is the nominee? Insane! America and the world is not a more of a place than 8 years ago? insane again!

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Is that those emails Yes, and the same with the last five Secretaries. If Hillary was going to be arrested then it would probably be dozens more since they were all in on it. I doubt Hillary has the technical knowledge to set up her own email server and probably ordered her tech staff to do it and assumed all would be safe (and it was anyway as ISIS didn't get any sensitive information)

Is it true that Trump has a near zero percent black vote? Why is that?

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"Is it true that Trump has a near zero percent black vote? Why is that?"

Yeah, unfortunately it's true. The reason is black voters have been duped by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party into believing that, one, they will benefit more from another Democratic administration than a Republican administration even though blacks are generally worse off now than under G.W. Bush, whose Secretary of State was black, and two, Trump is a racist, which he is not.

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The reason is black voters have been duped by Hillary Clinton Really? Almost all of them? Just about 100% of them? Wow!

blacks are generally worse off now than under G.W. Bush Actually I heard that whites are losing economic power and Bs and Ws and now more equal than they used to be and that's why at Trump rallies your eyes get blinded by all that white color. These whites who are less than educated can't accept that being born white does not guarantee success in life like it used to.

Trump is a racist, which he is not. But he looks upon Mexicans as human garbage and acknowledges it publicly. And the KKK and white supremacists like the Bundies want Trump.

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I can definitely see Trump campaigning in those urban areas he mentioned in the speech where the amount of violent crime poor blacks and Hispanics deal with remains unacceptable and IS actually becoming more so.

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Those people hate Donald Trump. You really think he's going to go there?

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Maybe Prez Obama should holiday in Detroit instead of Hawaii sometime?

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"after only month of Bush being in office"

Get your facts right. Or at least learn to count.

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Those people hate Donald Trump. You really think he's going to go there?

They will probably start with events headlining sympathetic groups like black pastors to flesh out a major segment of the speech that was designed to appeal to African Americans in the inner city He is already being pressured by Gingrich and Paul Ryan who are encouraging a dialogue between the police and black activists so yes I think more time on these issues is definitely in the works. Trump is revolutionizing and redefining the party in a way that Romney would never have had the personal authority to run on, or any candidate in my lifetime for that matter.

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Can The Donald recover from the near zero black vote? I mean it's really down there. And what's the Hispanic vote like after Trump calling them dirty cockroaches? Can anyone argue against the idea that Donald is the White man's president? I mean whites like KKK, white supremacists, and Bundies love him. I mean every time I see his rally in the news I have to put my sunglasses on to prevent my eyes from burning out from all that whiteness.

The reason is black voters have been duped by Hillary Clinton Are you kidding me???!!!! The Trump black vote is almost zero and it's 100% Hillary's fault? Do you Trump lovers really blame Hillary for Trump getting near zero black vote? Or is it that Hillary is a great politician and the Trump campaign is based on hate (of non-whites)?

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Well America needs mass millions of jobs made, and some how self fund state budgets for life, cutting tax rates why employing more people.

Trump in on the money by defaulting / folding on American debt, but after they do this.

He might as well borrow $15 trillion dollars and hand 15 states $1 trillion dollars in a safe interest fund.

At the end of the day why not? It goes to the states so feds can fold.

They will each get $80 billion dollars pa to self fund state gov department's pa, ad self fund them for life like this.

If a department spends $400 million pa in budget cost, it get's given $10 billion dollars in a safe interest fund, that will make it $650 million pa. You spend the $400 million but save back up the extra $250 million pa. It's that $250 million interest put back in making interest interest, that pays for a 35% budget rise every 10 years, or $15 million dollar rise pa. Self funded for life no more rising cost.

Each 1 of the $15 big states get the money for 5 years before handing it onto the next states.

Over 5 years each state will have saved $20 billion dollars pa. Now times that by 15 states.

$300 billion dollars worth of new jobs every 5 years can be made, why state governments start to self fund all budget's over 15 years sharing it.

That there will see 15 - 20 million jobs made alone, not adding the extra money being spend from 20 million new workers, that will see growth and small / big biz get more demand, meaning more jobs on top of the 20 million.

Self fund state gov department's and use the savings money to make pure jobs. Now we will see all hospitals schools and state gov department's fully self funded within 15 years.

In 15 years you are talking about $900 billion dollars worth jobs that pay $600 a week in wages = 50 - 80 million new jobs +.

Take out the money go bust / fold and outlook is already going to be massive, even with the bad fold or fed debt.

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Is the above Trump's plan?

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@Nishikat Nope! it's my idea for rising the AU GST by 5% for 14 years to self fund every state department including water department's saving the public money.

He could do the above if he wanted 2.

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Obama rejects Trump's depiction of U.S. in crisis

Another Black teen was killed by LAPD. The Black teenager was armed and fled from police. He even shot & wounded the officer. Why didn't the teen just surrender initially?

The media shows his gangster-looking mum on tv crying, "why? Why??"

More fuel for BLM. America in crisis, thugs do not listen!!

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