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With careful staging, Obama backs Clinton, nudges Sanders

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By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY and KEN THOMAS

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Hand it to Obama for the shrewd, classy way he's handling this. We shall not see his likes in office for a long time.

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Doubt if outgoing President will have that much influence, Trump is supported by millions (!)

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In another sign of Democratic unification, Sen. Elizabeth Warren made plans to endorse Clinton.

Republican Speaker of the House Ryan called Donald J. Trump's racism against the Federal Judge in the case against Trump's fraudlent "Trump University", "textbook racism".

Suggestion to Cleveland: Close the city to Trump's racists.

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Hand it to Obama for the shrewd, classy way he's handling this. We shall not see his likes in office for a long time.

First time I've heard telepromters being called "shrewd".

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“He’s not worn down, he’s not bitter, he’s not angry,” Schumer said after meeting with Sanders. “I told him I was proud of him and what he accomplished.”

What Senator Sanders' has accomplished is a lifelong dedication to justice. That's why he ran as a Democrat.

Donald J. Trump spent his campaign talking about racism, religious prejudice and genital.

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Doubt if outgoing President will have that much influence, Trump is supported by millions (!)

It'll have a little, not much, people that like Hillary will like her regardless, Obama doesn't change it, unless you are a mindless robot and you believe that following the anointed one will guide you to political paradise.

Donald J. Trump spent his campaign talking about racism, religious prejudice and genital.

And yet, the Democrats are the ones making gender an issue. By the way, will Hillary denounce the BLM? How will Hillary undo years of democratic economical racism that help put millions of Blacks on welfare?

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Obama made it sound as Hillary is without question the absolute best person for POTUS. Why wait until she has won the nomination then? He could have given such glowing praise months ago.

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Who will be VP candidate for Hillary?

Trump Tower is having campaign donation party. Trump is inviting Sanders supporters to back him.

Hope Hillary will get in touch with these young people and discuss issues more than just promising.

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Doubt if outgoing President will have that much influence,

Seriously, how can you possibly be so tone deaf? Obama has considerably more influence than you imagine.

Trump is supported by millions (!)

And the democratic candidates are supported by tens of millions. Trump is not fit for the presidency, a truth he drives home deeper and deeper with every word that comes out of his mouth. His greatest enemy is him.

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And the democratic candidates are supported by tens of millions. Trump is not fit for the presidency, a truth he drives home deeper and deeper with every word that comes out of his mouth. His greatest enemy is him.

Oh, please. Do you know how big this nation is? When you look past California, NYC and Washington, there are a lot of angry Americans, Blue-Collared Americans that have had it with the Democrat party, particularly men. And there are millions that love Trump. Go to a Trump rally, they have to turn people away and go to a Hillary rally, you have to drink espresso just to stay awake and they literally have more than enough vacant seats at her rallies. Trump has a problem with women, true, but Hillary has a problem with men, it's almost the same amount. The last thing this country needs is a continuation of the disastrous policies that messed up this country, we need to try something and not again, the same old thing. Obama has served his time, now he needs to bow out and we need to take the country into a different direction and unify this country and stop the corporate cronyism, racism and bring this nation together.

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Obama made a point of staying publicly neutral through the sometimes-bitter race, mindful that his involvement could tarnish his standing with parts of his own loyal coalition, namely young people and progressives.

By contrast, Donald J. Trump started his campaign calling Mexicans rapists. He promptly lost all support from all businesses that cannot hazard association with Trump's racist army of bigots. Wise move. Well, not FOXNews, but then again . . .

President Obama energized and revolutionized the Democratic Party. His appeal and clear minded presentation has reflected the sophistication of experience and temperance the Republicans have feared and ridiculed.

In that prejudice they voted for a bigot and now they are walking away from a Trump sink hole of hate that threatens their iron fist control of Congress.

Well done Donald J. Trump.

You've made bigots proud of their racism. How many Republicans want to carry that tar baby?

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The Democrats had better come to their senses at the convention and dump Hillary and nominate Sanders, or we're going to have President Trump from January.

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bass4funk, I may be an outsider (Canadian) but I can't agree with you more. Must be the bass clef, to this old bassist. But, tongue in cheek aside, I can't agree with you more; the USA does not need another 4-8 years of Democratic rule, it needs democracy, yes, but not by that party's name. Fingers crossed it turns to Trump, just for a breath of fresh, if not hot, air.

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Bass4funk: "Trump has a problem with women, true, but Hillary has a problem with men"

Stupid men, yes, and women, and everyone who would vote for Trump is definitely one of those. The GOP is an absolute embarrassment, and is morally bankrupt. Look at how badly Trump endorsers have sold out: McCain was called a coward by Trump, the latter who also said "heroes are people who aren't captured", but is supporting him because he wants reelection in Arizona. Rubio was kicked to the curb, but endorses Trump because he's scared to stand behind his values -- which change every day. Mc Connel admitted Trump's comments are racist, but backs him for the same sell-out values. Jones of you guys has an ounce of dignity or self-respect. And save us the cut-and-paste replies, please.

Face it, Clinton is now your next president.

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bass: and unify this country and stop the corporate cronyism, racism and bring this nation together.

So let's vote for the billionaire who ships jobs overseas, is racist, and is the biggest political divider of our generation.

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That should read "none", not "Jones"

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The party’s delicate handling of the Vermont senator reflected Sanders supporters’ deep distrust of the Democratic establishment

Was that the "establishment" of control over the House of Representatives, whose Republican Speaker called Trump a "textbook racist" or the Republican Senate Majority Leader establishment?

No one "handled" Senator Sanders. Senator Sanders doesn't get "managed," he manages the GOP-tea bigotry and tells the truth.

Diminishing Senator Sanders as some kind of puppet is what the Trump thumpers whined about then asked his principled supporters to join a band of racists.

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Both Hillary and Trump have baggage and possibly more to come for both. If I had a choice of which set of shoes I certainly would not pick Hillary's.

Hillary is a lawyer. Trump is a businessman. Which profession has bungled up the nation most in the last decades? Hillary served in the senate and state department. Trump invests in speculations and had a tv program. Hillary was First Lady. Trump helped rebuild parts of NYC and Atlantic city NJ.

Hillary promises to continue Obama's direction and also admits lackluster small business growth. Trump promises a return to prosperity and has prospered himself while Hillary just wants to make a village. Trump knows the struggles of businesses. Hillary knows nothing of that. Trump has surrounded himself with some very intelligent people. Hillary has not yet. VP picks will be very interesting in the comming months. Trump made his fortune in USA. Hillary has sold herself to the highest bidder for those overpriced speaches.

The Russian reset didn't work. The Libyan overthrow support was a catastrophe. And it takes a village.

Trump will ease regulation to stimulate growth. Something Obama finally realized in his final months.

Obama's USA has been under threat from both Russia and China in the past several months. I recall a time that neither nation would "buzz" a US military ship or aircraft knowing they would not go unanswered the US military today is not threatening anylonger. Now many of you anti-Americans want that. I say be careful who you align yourself with.....China or Russia are not happy nations to be an average citizen residing there.

And Obama will go put with a bang! He will ruffle many more feathers as time nears. I just hope the additional damage is not too severe.

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This is a massive conflict of interest .

As the head of the executive branch of the federal government, the President is responsible for ensuring that all the nation’s laws are “faithfully executed.”

Let us not forget that one HRC is currently under investigation by the FBI in two separate cases, and as POTUS, Obama is in a conflict of interest. These are troubled times.

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+1 markG

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Bernie Sanders should run as an independent. I don't think it's too late.

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"Trump knows the struggles of businesses." - comments

Donald J. Trump began his war on Disabled American Veterans in 1991. (for the reader's info, rights granted small business Veterans in legal and licensed vending since the Civil War by the City of New York)

Guess who won? Donald J. Trump.

Donald made sure their dirty, dirty disgusting presence was wiped from his building's Public sidewalk on Fifth Avenue.

Trump, now the subject of a forty million dollar fraud case in California and New York, where 5,000 Americans were robbed of millions, Donald J. Trump adds some 3,000 small business owners who Trump stiffed reported on in USA Today. (the hotel dropped a copy off this morning)

So, before Trump's racists get too misty eyed over poor Donald's LOVE of the small business operator Trump claims to love so much, check into an interesting article that seems to vaguely suggest Trump is a kleptomaniac in regard to paying for contracted labor and services.

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Stupid men,

I see, so that means, Trump has a problem with stupid women if you say it like that because their numbers as far as unlikable are pretty much the same.

yes, and women, and everyone who would vote for Trump is definitely one of those. The GOP is an absolute embarrassment, and is morally bankrupt.

Oh, please, the only thing that snakes have in common with the DNC is that they are all ethically slimy. Devoid of all morals and integrity. This has to the most dishonest admin. since Nixon, even compared to today's standards, Nixon looks like a Saint compared to these laughable bunch.

Look at how badly Trump endorsers have sold out: McCain was called a coward by Trump, the latter who also said "heroes are people who aren't captured", but is supporting him because he wants reelection in Arizona. Rubio was kicked to the curb, but endorses Trump because he's scared to stand behind his values -- which change every day. Mc Connel admitted Trump's comments are racist, but backs him for the same sell-out values. Jones of you guys has an ounce of dignity or self-respect. And save us the cut-and-paste replies, please.

We all know the Trump diatribes. On the Dems side, it's No different. These nut jobs are supporting a woman that's a pathological liar, has been for pretty much her entire political career, was a disaster as NY senator, didn't do anything for that State, was a horrible and very controversial Secretary of State. Botched the entire Arab Spring. Left Egypt, Libya in ruins and a complete chaotic State, lied about Benghazi and her emails, lied about her public speeches, won't give out any information about her public conversations, spends over 12K on clothes (as if that'll help) and then thinks she's in touch with the people and then making back deals with the corporations.

Yeah, Trump is far from perfect, but Hillary is not even close to being Saint, let alone an honest person.

Face it, Clinton is now your next president.

Yeah, I heard that talk in 2010 and 2014 ROFL Liberals are funny people.

So let's vote for the billionaire who ships jobs overseas, is racist, and is the biggest political divider of our generation.

So you're saying we should vote for a billionaire that has a history of lying, one of the worst records of any Secretary of State, a woman that supports a radical racist group and a woman that would make back doorr deals with foreign dictators in order to line her greedy pockets?

No, thanks. I'll take my chances with Trump.

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Obama greeted Sanders and his wife in the residence and then strolled with the senator, smiling and laughing warmly, past the Rose Garden to the Oval Office, as cameras recorded the moment.

In contrast, Trump sat alone at Kehlsteinhaus on Fifth in his tiny world of hate blaming the media for reporting his words verbatim.

Interesting candidate the GOP-tea has to promote racism as Public Policy. Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has stated as much when he refered to Trump as "textbook racism".

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Go Trump!

Get on with making America Great Again and forget these hypersensitive left wingers. TRUMP 2016!

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Somehow millions of Trump supporters are racists Kc? Why do you stoop so low and insult people you don't even know and cast baseless accusations? Insecurity perhaps? By the way, I am a minority and I'm not racist or sexist.

Hey bass, easy on the snakes please. I've always liked snakes.

The sheep will follow the Shepard off a cliff if driven to one. Clearly the sheep following Clinton see only a golden girl. Glimmering in the sun like a goddess. Reality is not their strongpoint.

After today's support from Obama and earlier this week the state department saying it will take 75 years to sift through Hillary's emails, I don't think she will be prosecuted. If it were you or me bass we would be in the klink right now. Once again, the slithery Clinton may slime through AGAIN! I don't think she will be elected though.

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Interesting candidate the GOP-tea has to promote racism as Public Policy. Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has stated as much when he refered to Trump as "textbook racism".

. . . You guys are still going there? Ryan criticized the comment. Are you saying he's a racist too?

Get on with making America Great Again

Step 1. Get rid of illegals and criminals from Mex and Central America. They're a burden.

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Clinton is now counting on the president to help bring those voters on board. Obama has said he’s “fired up” and ready to get started.

Trump's campaign of hate has driven a unity of belief in the United States Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Donald J. Trump's bigoted racism is going to find President Obama in the role of schooling the racist Trump and the Nation in the Principles of Democracy and the Beliefs of the Founders unmatched in the years since Doctor King's murder.

While hate may have its tiny footprint on Japan Today, Americans are well aware they are in a sustained fight against the ignorant prejudice Donald J. Trump bet his empire of criminality on.

Trump may rail. Trump will fail. Democracy and Justice will prevail.

For we have been to the mountain top.

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I personally think Hillary would do better without Obama's public backing. He could do more behind the scenes if he wants to help.

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"Oh, please, the only thing that snakes have in common with the DNC is that they are all ethically slimy. Devoid of all morals and integrity. This has to the most dishonest admin. since Nixon, even compared to today's standards, Nixon looks like a Saint compared to these laughable bunch."

Arguably the most hysterically partisan post I've read on JT. All of them are devoid of all morals. This is delerious.

This is what a rabble-rouser like Trump can appeal to.

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I recall a time that neither nation would "buzz" a US military ship or aircraft

Well then you're forgetting about the incident where the Chinese fighter and US surveillance plane clipped each other. It was a big story. Bush was President.

These nut jobs are supporting a woman that's a pathological liar, has been for pretty much her entire political career, was a disaster as NY senator, didn't do anything for that State, was a horrible and very controversial Secretary of State. Botched the entire Arab Spring. Left Egypt, Libya in ruins and a complete chaotic State, lied about Benghazi and her emails, lied about her public speeches, won't give out any information about her public conversations, spends over 12K on clothes (as if that'll help) and then thinks she's in touch with the people and then making back deals with the corporations.

I always do enjoy watching educated non-partisans play Devil's advocate. So creative in their performance sometimes.

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@Farmboy:I agree with you. Hillary has to show she is not a puppet doll.

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Arguably the most hysterically partisan post I've read on JT.

Really? But you always gloss over my Trump criticisms conveniently or the GOP for that matter. I'm not at all surprised.

All of them are devoid of all morals. This is delerious.

If the shoe fits.....

This is what a rabble-rouser like Trump can appeal to.

So you're saying Hillary attracts the mindless and moon bats that are loyal her are rational thinkers? Lol

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"All of them are devoid of all morals. This is delirious"

"If the shoe fits....."

No, it doesn't fit. Calling all members of the Democrats devoid of all morals is ridiculous partisanship and frankly, childish. You posted about the problems with divisions earlier. Characterizing your opponents as all completely devoid of morals is pretty divisive.

You are a writer for one of the most respected newspapers in the English-speaking world. Ridiculous, half-baked, partisan rants are not what one expects from a paper employing some of the world's finest journalists.

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“how we can all work together to create an economy that works for all people and not just the 1 percent.”

Oh great. Does this mean there will be less "EBT accepted here" signs around town.

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bass4funk: "I see, so that means, Trump has a problem with stupid women if you say it like that because their numbers as far as unlikable are pretty much the same."

But that's the thing -- I DIDN'T say it like that. You cherry-picked my comment and did your usual spin.

"We all know the Trump diatribes."

Which is exactly why you and others who support him are complete sell-outs. You yourself said when it ran that he was not going to win, that it would be over soon and bush or someone more reliable would get the vote for nomination, etc. Now you've changed your tune and support him regardless of the diatribes you 'all know about'. Seriously, there is no better defition of a sell-out than what the GOP has done with Trump -- the man LITERALLY said McCain is not a hero, was a bad soldier for being caught, etc., and the man, because he wants to be re-elected, has thrown away any ounce of dignity he ever had -- and he has NONE now -- all to the highest bidder. What a loser! The House? the Senate? All COWARDS! Calling the man a bigot one minute and then standing behind him sheepishly the next. McConnel can't even answer questions about what he thinks of Trump's comments, he is so ashamed (and well he should be!). Seriously, I doubt any one of you guys can honestly look in the mirror with pride when you know you are going to endorse and/or vote for Trump.

"Yeah, I heard that talk in 2010 and 2014 ROFL Liberals are funny people."

Yes. You also heard it before Obama one, and you're still upset and don't believe it. Trump may have won the GOP nomination, but given the insanity and complete shambles that group is in it is no surprise. It's lunacy to think Trump even has a chance to win the presidency. Sure, he has the neo-nazi vote and the white trash vote, as well as the vote of women with no dignity or self-respect, but that's all. Even HUGE numbers of Republicans have stated they will vote for Hilary before Trump. So, laugh all you want, buddy, just as long as you're ready to cry come election time.

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Supporting either is a travesty = Was never voting for Hillary anyway.

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Obama backs Clinton

The vagina of every MSM reading and listening U.S. liberal - both male or female - must be very proud tonight. . . .

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Those who accuse Hillary of dishonesty are themselves dishonest. Politifact has judged her aggregated statements as more honest than any other contender in the 2016 race, Republican or Democrat. Now, she may be guarded and not entirely forthcoming, but that is quite different than lying.

Of course, many will chose not to believe this - those are just being dishonest with themselves.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/28/hillary-clinton-honest-transparency-jill-abramson

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Those who accuse Hillary of dishonesty are themselves dishonest."

Did you have to study hard to reach that level of denial?

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I expect it will be a very interesting presidential campaign this year. I no longer believe that there is any trustworthy source of information. I feel that the Americans are watching their insane masters dance and roar on stage, and they themselves have lost all sense of perspective.

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Politifact??? More like politijoke.

From USNEWS:

"Who's checking the fact checkers"

There is a "truth gap" in Washington, but it doesn't exist along the lines the fact checkers would have you think. It was Obama who said you could keep the health care you had if you liked it, even if Obamacare became law. It was Obama who said the Citizens United decision would open the floodgates of foreign money into U.S. campaigns. It was Obama who said Benghazi happened because of a YouTube video. It was Obama's IRS that denied conservative political groups had been singled out for special scrutiny. And it was Obama who promised that taxes would not go up for any American making less than $250,000 per year.

All of these statements and plenty more are demonstrably false, though some people still pretend there is truth in them. As the Lichter study demonstrates, it's not so much fact checkers that are needed as it is fact checkers to check the facts being checked

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/peter-roff/2013/05/28/study-finds-fact-checkers-biased-against-republicans

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"Go Trump!

Get on with making America Great Again and forget these hypersensitive left wingers. TRUMP 2016!"

Trump? The man who pulls a smacked arse sulk face? The man who responds to criticism with the bitchiness of a slighted schoolgirl? The man with the comical sunbed tan and outlandish comb-over?

You want this hypersensitive loudmouth to forget the hypersensitive liberals? He can't forget them. They only need to make a slightly derogatory comment and he'll be bitching away on Twitter like a spoiled brat.

Pathetic man.

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Yeah, Jean, many say that, and when called out for examples, they'll either be too vague to be useful as you were above or vomit up some chestnut like "Benghazi!" or "Whitewater!" or whatever - all cases which have been exhaustively investigated and shown no dishonesty on the part of Clinton at all - mistakes, sure, but with 25 years of public service, who hasn't made mistakes?

Actually, a (bare) majority of Americans feel this way about Hillary. That is one reason why she will be the next president.

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@Jimizo,

Trump? The man who pulls a smacked arse sulk face? The man who responds to criticism with the bitchiness of a slighted schoolgirl? The man with the comical sunbed tan and outlandish comb-over?

You want this hypersensitive loudmouth to forget the hypersensitive liberals? He can't forget them. They only need to make a slightly derogatory comment and he'll be bitching away on Twitter like a spoiled brat.

Pathetic man.

Yeah! Thats him. Trump 2016. Hes just defending himself against all the lying lib media.

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"Pathetic man."

"Yeah! Thats him. Trump 2016. Hes just defending himself against all the lying lib media."

I don't know what posting an unflattering picture of your opponent's wife has to do with the lying lib media. Looks like plain old trashy, low-life bitchiness to me. If memory serves, his biggest meow moment wasn't with the lying lib media - it was with the lying rightist media when Trump reared up and hissed at Kelly from Fox News.

I think you'll find he's a hypersensitive, bitchy, pathetic man when on the defensive or offensive regardless of his opponent.

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Warren says what Republicans wish they had the balls to say:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-donald-trump_us_575a0b38e4b0ced23ca7a3b4

“Donald Trump is a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for anyone and who serves no one but himself,” Warren said at the American Constitution Society of Law and Policy National Convention in Washington just before endorsing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president.

“You should be ashamed of yourself, ashamed,” Warren said. “Ashamed for using the megaphone of a presidential campaign to attack a judge’s character and integrity simply because you think you have some God-given right to steal people’s money and get away with it. You shame yourself and you shame this great country.”

She continued: “Like all federal judges, Judge Curiel is bound by the federal code of judicial ethics not to respond to these attacks. Trump is picking on someone who is ethically bound not to defend himself — exactly what you would expect from a thin-skinned, racist bully.”

“You, Donald Trump, are a total disgrace,” she added.

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Hillary campaign rallies may not be as energetic, but silent majority vote for her - that's how she's able to beat Bernie:

Popular vote:

Hillary: 16,005,440

Bernie: 12,279,527

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The problem is liberals are so worried that Trump could make it to the White House. The feeble and baseless race attacks are not working, do they ever learn, No. Liberals are just angry because you have a man that doesn't give one iota crap about PC and good on him. Hillary has a lot to do, she has the women minorities and the illegals, but Trump has the men, White blue collar workers 20% of the unions are backing him, if liberals think it's going to be an easy walk and a coronation, they have a second look coming...

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Poor Trump. The GOP establishment has come down on him so hard recently that he resorted to the indignity of a Teleprompter in his speech two days ago and has somewhat disappeared since then. The reason for this is clear: If he does not act to dispel GOP concerns, his nomination may be in peril, or a coordinated GOP move to support a third candidate may gain momentum. Silence from the Donald for a day might be golden - but he's in the news nonetheless!

Turns out he does not like to pay his employees or contractors. USA Today (I know - a surprising outlet for an investigative story) has collected and elaborated on some of the many lawsuits Trump has been involved in due to his penny-pinching. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/09/donald-trump-unpaid-bills-republican-president-laswuits/85297274/

A common conclusion (and one I agree with) is that for the Donald, “negotiating” is just socially and politically acceptable expression of what really sits at the core of his personality: a deep, primal desire to dominate others in any conceivable way possible. He clearly appears to be a pathological narcissist, and that is what concerns not just Democrats but many in the GOP as well. So while trying to lie low and ride out the time until the convention, his behavior is still making waves.

How he responds to this will be interesting.

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Interesting. Obama "without" a teleprompter is like watching a robot on tainted oil, Trump "using" a teleprompter is like watching a robot on tainted oil.

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Hand it to Obama for the shrewd, classy way he's handling this. We shall not see his likes in office for a long time.

He authorized the NSA to spy on US citizens, he weaponized the IRS to silence political speech, he sanctioned drone strikes to kill citizens on foreign soil, without regard to rule of law or due process.

Anyone who is not in a trance can see the US is being conditioned to accept police state tactics, decisions, and outcomes and it is accelerating. If liberals thought Bush was a fascist, Obama should keep them awake at night. Make no mistake: the charm, the smile, the hypnotic cadence of his speech is all just the tinsel to deflect attention from the hideousness beneath. He is Caligula 2.0 with a Twitter account.

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Giving Trump a telepromter reminds me of house training Jack Russell puppies. It takes time and they'll still crap on the carpet for a while.

I shouldn't have been so harsh on those puppies. After finding a dump, I should have thought "How fantastically non-PC of them".

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He authorized the NSA to spy on US citizens, he weaponized the IRS to silence political speech, he sanctioned drone strikes to kill citizens on foreign soil, without regard to rule of law or due process.

That and a lot more. I don't think the list is long enough to go into all the criminal illegal and unethical actitivities this White House has been undertaking from day one.

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I don't think the list is long enough to go into all the criminal illegal and unethical actitivities this White House has been undertaking from day one.

And Hillary Clinton will continue the reign of terror as Barack Obama in a pant suit.

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It's impossible to get excited at the prospect of a Hillary presidency. We know what 4-8 years will bring in terms of "change". A lot of soaring rhetoric and no significant change. Some token "liberal" tilts towards a better world for transgenders and Muslims. The power structure firmly in place and the public duped again.

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Obama has been fine so Hillary will be fine.

I would like the Conservative side more if they didn't literally believe in the Bible and they would stop shooting abortion doctors. I can't believe some of most powerful people in politics literally believe in a book of fairy tales. I admit, I enjoy zombie stories that come out of Hollywood. But with the Conservatives literally believing in Jesus coming back to the Earth they really do believe that zombies exists. In fact they believe that in zombies that can float into the air. People in the Republican party: Do you really want political leaders like that? DisneyLand is for fairy tales, not Washington DC.

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Obama endorsed the first U.S. Presidential candidate to be involved in an active criminal investigation by the FBI.

Heh, truly "historic". . . .

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Do you really want political leaders like that?

So I take it you don't believe in ghosts? How about aliens? How about morals? Obama don't by the way he jails whistleblowers. You do know what a whistleblower is I hope. Someone who knows something is wrong or very important and decides to blow the whistle on it, only to be throw in jail by Mr. (fine) Obama.

On his watch, there have been eight prosecutions under the 1917 Espionage Act – more than double those under all previous presidents combined.

The funniest part of your post is that most of the Dems in DC go to church, or at least they say they do, or will. So why even bring the bible into this. By the way, I noticed you spelled bible with a capital "B". Could we be a closet catholic maybe?

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Heh, truly "historic". . . .

If she gets locked up, it'll be an historic event as well to have the first woman elected presidential candidate wear prison Orange.

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@bass4funk,

Ain't gonna happen, not in Obama's Amerika. Remember, it's not illegal if liberals do it . . . .

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I can't believe this is the best the Democratic Party can do.

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Ain't gonna happen because there is nothing to prosecute on. If someone is elected that you don't like you just like to say that person is a criminal. It's like all this time (almost a decade) waiting for Obama to get busted out for faking his American passport. Whatever happened to Obama's case of faking his passport documents Conservatives? Also, faking his college degree? You Conservatives just move on from one hateful obsession to another. Remember how they used to think the Clintons murdered Vincent Foster back in the 90s? This hating goes way way way back and it will never stop. If Clinton gets elected it will be another 4 or 8 years of just hating another Democrat and nothing will come of it except the increased bitterness of the white Conservatives.

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Ain't gonna happen, not in Obama's Amerika. Remember, it's not illegal if liberals do it...

I keep forgetting liberal crimes and hypocrisies are always acceptable and tolerated because they're omnipotent.

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Sanders probably will join Dem party if Reid convinced him. Notice Reid interviewed Sanders Right after Obama and before Biden. I don't think Hillary will choose Biden as her VP candidate. Who else are familiar with foreign politics? She needs to select from the pool of Sr males.

Warren support Hillary now but Hilary should avoid her. She barked about Trump but all she insulted was what everybody knows. Hillary will need someone who care about low income people. Sanders fit.

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@bass,

I hear ya. Remember when the U.S. LSM was posting ME body counts almost daily during Bush's time in office? Yet, the Nobel Peace Prize winner currently occupying the White House has killed more U.S. soldiers because of hiis administration's ROE policies and civilians via indiscriminate drone attacks than his predecessor, but the media's silence on the subject is deafening. After all, advancing their agenda is much more important that reporting the truth. . . .

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As I said, Obama can kill thousands of people, he'll always get a pass from the media. Liberals can do it, they can break the law, but conservatives do it, impeach them.c

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Even with over 80% of Sanders supporters saying they will never vote for Hillary, she is now leading Trump by as much as 8 points in the newest polls. Unless Trump manages to reverse that, he stands no chance to win the Electoral College vote. So, 4 more years of same-old, same-old politics, more debt, good grief...

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but conservatives do it, impeach them

Or, brand them war criminals, make movies (that was applauded by liberals) about what it would be like for them to be assassinated, etc., etc., etc. . . . .

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You guys still want Trump? Lots of Republicans want to dump him as they think he is poisoning the Republican party, especially with his racism.

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Now the rightists are claiming Obama is bloodthirsty. I thought he was a pushover who other countries are laughing at for his weakness.

I thought the right were upset that the body count was too low under Obama.

Nice to see the rightists upset over deaths. They were shrieking like baboons when the US was initially kicking arse in Iraq. Maybe after seeing the US ending up with a smacked arse, they saw the error of their ways. Quite progressive.

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The corporations and people had business with Trump. to create two Trump's casino buildings are seeing unpaid money by Trump? zTrumpmTaj Majal and Trump. Plaza. It is on morning news. Trump's daughter said if works are not satisfied by her father, he should not pay.

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Obama on Trump:

"The Republican establishment is incredulous that he is their most likely nominee. Incredulous! Shocking! They say Donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president. But in fairness, he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world: Miss Sweden, Miss Argentina, Miss Azerbaijan. There is one area where The Donald’s experience could be useful, and that is closing Guantanamo. Because Donald knows a thing or two about running waterfront properties into the ground."

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"You guys still want Trump?"

You guys still want Hillary Clinton? lol

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You guys still want Hillary Clinton? Yes- But Trump vs. Hillary debate will be a real comedy. Trump will be laughed at so much. I want to watch him at the general debates. He will say stuff like all Mexicans are rapists, I was prosecuted a Mexican judge who hated me because he is Mexican and he is a worthless judge who should be deported back to Mexico, I will force Apple to make their iPhones in the USA, I will have snipers shoot any man, woman, or child who crosses into the US illegally. Your current president faked his passport and Harvard degree to become president illegally. We will build that wall- all 2000 miles of it and kick the American Indians out (again) Is Trump really electable?

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"Trump vs. Hillary debate will be a real comedy"

No, sadly, it's going to be the worst public show of bickering in the history of the human race.

"Trump will be laughed at so much"

Don't underestimate Trump's ability to make Hillary look foolish. But no worries, she'll win California and enough Blue and swing states to pull out the Electoral College vote victory, lol.

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Well, this is how this kind of stuff gets handled with class in the real world. All of the furious accusations about Benghazi or whatever aside, the takeaway from the Democratic primary season is that Sanders, an outsider and not even a Democrat, comes in and raises the level of excitement and gets people involved in putting together an even better Democratic platform. That is great. It should be called great.

And now that it is settled, life goes on just as it has for decades, with a decision to be made in November.

All this talk about revolution and throwing out the system and she's a criminal, he's a communist, he's a racist... put it all aside and come back to the real world. The GOP has no clue, no platform, no candidate, no plan B. Good luck with that. The Dems have all their ducks in a row and are ready to go.

And now, well, I don't see how Trump keeps his head above water. All the laser beams are going to be aimed at him, even from some in the GOP who want to see him crushed. But you have Obama, Biden, Warren, Sanders, and Bill and Hillary all giving it to Trump with both barrels. And who has Trump's back? Christie?

This might be your last chance everyone. INVENTORY those people around you who are stumping for Trump. They will be deserting him in the next few months, and Trump supporters will be very few come November. An extremely gullible and racist hard core will stick with him. You will want to know who those people are for future reference.

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Obama is an intelligent and quite dignified man. I know these qualities aren't valued by those who enjoy and look forward to mud-slinging and knob jokes rather than debates but each to their own I suppose.

I'm just shocked at the posts above from rightists who are becoming very sensitive to loss of life as a result of foreign policy. I never saw their sensitive side before. I know they have the Trump-like hypersensitivity to criticism and tend to thumb down comments which upset their delicate natures. I know you aren't like that and I've always respected you for it.

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Obama is an intelligent and quite dignified man.

@Jimizo. As much as I don't like to, I agree with this comment. Obama is a very intelligent man. You cannot win the White House 2 terms being unintelligent.

Yes, he's dignified. He made a historic visit and positive gesture in Hiroshima recently.

I know these qualities aren't valued by those who enjoy and look forward to mud-slinging and knob jokes rather than debates but each to their own I suppose.

They are kind of valued . . . (D) or (R) -we're still americans. If Trump loses, ohwell. As long as its fain n' square. Hillary has got the media on her side.

Like Ozzy Osbourne once said . . "the media sells it, and you live the role." (Crazy Train, Blizzard of Ozz)

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I have not posted something like this before, but I really feel compelled to do it.

Some people say, "Well, Trump is bad. But really, Hillary is just as bad."

In what universe is that true? Mainly... and I want to be careful to get the right nuance here... Trump is just absolutely awful. And really, he is so bad that he has people wondering if he was planted by the Dems because he is screwing up the party so badly. On a wedge issue of immigration, he has split the party, maybe for good. But that is not the worst of it. He has insulted the military, people with disabilities, ugly people, women, Muslims, hispanic Americans, various nations and nationalities. He has spoken positively of some pretty bad characters including Putin and Kim Jong Un. What the heck? Is any of that defensible? Add in personal attacks on other candidates and their families, remarks about penis size during debates. What is up with that? It is repulsive. Repugnant. Disgusting behavior.

Hillary? Come on people. I have written before about how qualified she is to do this job, and Obama echoed my sentiments yesterday. Just on that basis alone, she should be elected. But this FBI stuff? This is so obviously the same old GOP smear stuff that has ALWAYS been used against the Clintons, and the Kennedys before them. If there is nothing to find, well, the GOP will make something up. It is so transparent that I can't believe people fall for it. Benghazi? Whitewater? That never sticks and this won't either. It is fake. It is a distraction. And I have to say that any leader who actually DOES something in Washington beyond CYA is going to step on somebody's toes somehow and wind up indicted for one dumb thing or another. I fade that. To me, it marks someone who is not totally dead yet. And remember, this is THE WORST thing the GOP could make up about Hillary. Her IT choices. And her options were to use her own email or use the one the NSA watched in their break room over coffee. Did she do the wrong thing? Really?

And it comes down to this. Throw away ALL of the accusations about Trump University and Trump Towers and Benghazi and all that.. Let's not even count Trump's misogyny and divorces and daughter lust against him. And forget his tax return, which nobody will ever see. Let all that slide.

Just watch the candidates. Listen to them. Can anyone really not see a difference? Really?

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Don't underestimate Trump's ability to make Hillary look foolish You got that wrong. Trump to Hillary:

You stupid &$@@ when I become president I'm going to send you direct to Supermax where you will live the rest of your pathetic days for selling out to the enemy. I am going to build the ultimate wall. In fact I'm going to build four walls with a strong foundation and a roof that surrounds your pathetic presence so you never ever see the light of day again. Hillary (as he stares her down) I'm coming after YOU!!

You are wrong! He will not make Hillary look foolish. He will scare her into oblivion with his personal insults and threats. We need a leader who cusses everyone else out he doesn't agree with American style. What do you think?

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We need a leader who cusses everyone else out he doesn't agree with American style. What do you think?

Yeah. If some people like muslims and illegal mexicans have a problem with "American style" etc. perhaps they shouldn't come to the USA, no?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't agree with Sharia Law or Communism. Do you think I want move to those countries for a "better life"? NOT-

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He has insulted the military, people with disabilities, ugly people, women, Muslims, hispanic Americans, various nations and nationalities.

We are not children with sensitive minds, we are adults. You can choose to take it seriously, or choose to take it as campaign rhetoric. We are tired of professional politicians that speak out of both sides of their mouths, placating the voters with their "soft" words, but acting like psychopaths when they get into office. Why don't you understand this?

remarks about penis size during debates.

Rubio did that, not Trump. You would have had to follow the debates to know this.

But this FBI stuff?

It is also Obama's Justice Department as well. How do you explain that?

And I have to say that any leader who actually DOES something in Washington beyond CYA is going to step on somebody's toes somehow and wind up indicted for one dumb thing or another.

Did you mean the CIA? Anyway, Hillary Clinton a LEADER in Washington? Hardly. She lost the nomination to Obama, and was handed the S of S job just for this reason, to run in 2016. duh! And your premise about stepping on peoples toes fails because in the end, we are all Americans and it shouldn't matter. Maybe others know more about Hillary than what the corporate media wants to tell you. I take it BTW, you have total confidence in the MSM to tell you the honest truth all the time, right?

And it comes down to this. Throw away ALL of the accusations about Trump University and Trump Towers and Benghazi and all that.. Let's not even count Trump's misogyny and divorces and daughter lust against him. And forget his tax return, which nobody will ever see. Let all that slide.

WOW! You're definitely an MSM boy. Polly wanna cracker?

Just watch the candidates. Listen to them. Can anyone really not see a difference? Really?

OH we see a difference. One is a corporate/wall street/bankster whore. The other is a normal person who's not been feminized......yet. LOL

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't agree with Sharia Law or Communism Well, I don't like the evangelicals shooting abortion doctors and bombing transgender restrooms in Target. I find the Jesus freaks more annoying than Muslims. Fear of Sharia Law is just fear of the unknown. But you want all Muslims to be deported to Islam that's your opinion. It sounds cruel and unrealistic but you can think that if you wish.

I bet you are looking forward to Trump really nailing Clinton if he becomes president. How many years will Trump send Hillary to Supemax if he becomes President do you think? Maybe life with no parole? I bet you can't wait! Maybe solitary confinement?

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Obama backs Clinton, does that mean FBI's investigation on Clinton will not go too serious? Because I think Obama did check with FBI director before openly endorsing Clinton.

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Obama may have endorsed Mrs. Clinton yesterday, but liberals tend -- or choose -- to forget that back in 2008 he said, "Hillary Clinton will say anything and change nothing.”

Heh, with friends like that. . . .

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Trump's GOP endorsers are busy calling him a textbook racist.

Heh, with friends like that....

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I don't see this. Obama is an intelligent and quite dignified man.

Obama is very smart and articulate and probably one of the greatest speakers ever, however, the man is an ideologue and a partisan straight down that's what gets me about this guy, even Clinton wasn't that bad in his second term. I never liked Obama NOT because he was Black, but because of his policies and for the fact he NEVER tried to seriously sit down and work with the GOP and before you say anything, the GOP were hardheaded, but why should they go along with the president on any issue if they feel that it's bad for the country or it's a legislature that's going against their constituents? That would be political suicide.

I know these qualities aren't valued by those who enjoy and look forward to mud-slinging and knob jokes rather than debates but each to their own I suppose.

Obama doesn't debate, he's more like, "do it my way or screw you, we ARE going to do it my way." Hammer and sickle!

I'm just shocked at the posts above from rightists who are becoming very sensitive to loss of life as a result of foreign policy.

No, most of the right, independents and libertarians equally don't like war or conflict are tired of it and many here are not fans of the Iraq war and looking back would have wanted a different way to tackle the problems after 9/11, but that doesn't mean we don't care about life, but most of us know that the blame can't be put squarely on the US or allied forces alone. Most of the deaths were Muslims against Muslims and the sectarian violence that overwhelming took the lives of thousands of men, women and children. The US is probably one of the most compassionate countries in the world, but when the president tries to force the country to take in thousands of Syrian refugees, of people we know nothing about from a region that has thousands of fanatical religious Jihadists that would love to kill us, after seeing the chaos unfold in Europe the people have the right to be cautious and tell the president their oppositions about it. You can blame Bush for going into Iraq and not having a fall back strategy in the aftermath once Saddam was removed and you can definitely blame Obama for not following through on the recommendations from his senior Generals to take on the growing threat of ISIS at the time.

I never saw their sensitive side before. I know they have the Trump-like hypersensitivity to criticism and tend to thumb down comments which upset their delicate natures. I know you aren't like that and I've always respected you for it.

You don't need to worry about it. It doesn't affect you, you can't vote in the US election anyway. But for the majority of Americans, they are sick and tired of the same old Washington bureaucracy and are tired of a weak president that believes in being for every little thing apologetic and capitulates to all of our enemies where countries like China, North Korea and Russia laugh at us and think they can do whatever they want, whenever they want. You don't need to go to war, but you do need a president where people will take serious and think twice before wanting to engage with us

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I never liked Obama NOT because he was Black, but because of his policies and for the fact he NEVER tried to seriously sit down and work with the GOP

Ok, so first you say that you didn't like Obama because he is a partisan and wouldn't work with the GOP, but then you say:

and before you say anything, the GOP were hardheaded, but why should they go along with the president on any issue if they feel that it's bad for the country or it's a legislature that's going against their constituents?

So you are saying it's ok that the GOP were hardheaded and never worked with Obama, because they needed to be partisan.

So you don't like him because he is doing what you say the other side was right for doing, and had to do.

And that's ignoring the fact that he tried hard to work with the GOP in his first term, and they showed they were entirely unwilling to work with him on anything - even the things that were clearly good for the country.

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@Bass

It seems you're saying a stubborn Democratic president was faced with a stubborn GOP. Sounds like they are as bad as one another. Take your pick on who's to blame based on your own biases.

It's very clear where your biases lie but put on your fair-minded, hypocrisy-busting cape and think about it.

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The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon to Barack Obama: "Are the Republicans happy with their choice?"

Obama: Um, we are.

Har! Good one, Mr. President!

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