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  • Obama: America Has a ‘Great Smugness’ About Wealth, Status

    11/28/2018 10:28:37 AM PST · by seanmerc · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Nov 18 | Trent Baker
    While speaking Tuesday at Rice University’s Baker Center with author Jon Meacham and former White House chief of staff, James Baker, former President Barack Obama discussed identity politics and its history regarding race in the United States. Obama said that America, particularly American elites, have had a history of “great smugness” when it comes to wealth and status, Partial transcript as follows: OBAMA: We did not adapt quickly enough to the fact that there were people being left behind. And that frustrations were going to flare up and that all of these changes that were happening were happening really quick,...
  • OBAMA TRASHES TRUMP: ‘CONFUSED, BLIND, SHROUDED WITH HATE ... MOMMY ISSUES’

    11/20/2018 10:31:14 AM PST · by seanmerc · 78 replies
    Grabien News ^ | 20 Nov 18 | Tom Elliott
    Former President Obama took more veiled shots at his predecessor Monday night, suggesting that the reason the U.S. is not taking more direct action against climate change is because of “hate, anger, racism — mommy issues.” Obama appeared at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, where author Dave Eggers interviewed him about ways to mobilize Americans toward creating social change.
  • The Obamas might make a TV show about disorder in the Trump administration for Netflix

    10/31/2018 11:36:42 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 44 replies
    The Week ^ | 31 Oct 18 | The Week
    Is former President Barack Obama about to unleash one long subtweet against his successor in the form of a Netflix show? Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have acquired the rights to adapt Michael Lewis' book The Fifth Risk as part of their overall deal with Netflix, Deadline reported Wednesday. Lewis' book describes the disorder within the Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, and Department of Commerce that took place during the transition between the Obama administration to the Trump administration.
  • Obama backs Ocasio-Cortez in new wave of midterm endorsements, snubs Beto

    10/01/2018 1:04:24 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 Oct 18 | Brooke Singman
    Former President Barack Obama on Monday endorsed dozens of Democrats in races across the country, including liberal darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in her New York House race. Obama had left Ocasio-Cortez off his initial round of 81 endorsements over the summer, prompting speculation over why the ex-president had seemingly snubbed the Democratic socialist candidate who defeated House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., in the primary and whose big-government views align with those of Sen. Bernie Sanders. However, on Monday, Obama included her name on the list of 260 endorsed candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and state legislatures.
  • In defining speech, Obama takes down Trump, his politics and enablers; warns of dire consequences...

    09/07/2018 11:17:45 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 103 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 7 Sep 18 | Stephanie Ebbs
    In an urgent and defining speech today, former President Barack Obama set himself up as a heavyweight counterpoint on the campaign trail to President Donald Trump -- as both men make plans to vigorously support their party’s candidates in the final two months of the midterm elections. Obama delivered his message at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign campus, and implored students to vote, saying that a look at recent headlines shows that "this moment is different.”
  • Obama slams 'crazy stuff' coming out of Trump White House, hits politicizing of Justice Department

    09/07/2018 11:05:33 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7 Sep 18 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Warning that these are "extraordinary" and "dangerous" times, former President Barack Obama on Friday unleashed his most direct and forceful attack on President Donald Trump and said internal resistance in the administration is not the right way to stop him. During a speech at the University of Illinois, Obama slammed "crazy stuff" coming out of the Trump White House and blasted the president for trying to politicize the Justice Department.
  • Obama jumps back into political fray, calls out Trump by name: 'He is a symptom, not the cause'

    09/07/2018 10:55:13 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7 Sep 18 | Gabriella Munoz
    Former President Obama on Friday lamented the state of politics today, calling out his successor, Donald Trump, by name as he started his push to ramp up Democratic energy for midterms. Mr. Obama made his return to the political arena by giving a speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after receiving the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government. He praised America’s accomplishments but said there is a darker side to progress when politicians peddle resentment and mistrust to preserve the status quo. “It did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause,”...
  • Michelle Obama helps launch voter signup drive ahead of midterms [PHOTOS and VIDEO]

    08/06/2018 2:48:21 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 27 replies
    Axios.com ^ | 6 Aug 18 | Marisa Fernandez
    On the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, former First Lady Michelle Obama announced Monday the launch of a new campaign designed to get Americans to the polls for November's midterm elections, per the Associated Press.
  • Trump looking into revoking security clearances for Brennan, other top Obama officials

    07/23/2018 12:07:54 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 154 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 Jul 18 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump is looking into revoking the security clearances of several top Obama-era intelligence and law enforcement officials, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday. During the daily press briefing, Sanders told reporters that the president was considering taking away clearances for former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former CIA Director John Brennan, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and former Director of National Security Michael Hayden (who worked under President George W. Bush).
  • John Brennan: Trump's Press Conference an Impeachable Offense, 'Treasonous'

    07/16/2018 10:14:46 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 160 replies
    Grabien.Com ^ | Jul 16, 2018
    The Obama Administration's CIA director, John Brennan, charged that President Trump's post-summit press conference with Russia President Vladimir Putin was an act of treason. "Donald Trump's press performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of 'high crimes and misdemeanors,'" Brennan tweeted. "It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump's comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???" Moments after tweeting, Brennan appeared on MSNBC and demanded Trump cabinet officials resign in protest.
  • Obamas criticized for lavish library plans, including 'test kitchen'

    01/08/2018 11:09:57 AM PST · by seanmerc · 105 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 8 Jan 18 | Judson Berger
    In their effort to break the mold, the planners of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago are taking heat for some less-than-lofty features in the sprawling complex. Namely, a “test kitchen.” Reports first surfaced last fall that the monument to the first black president’s legacy was taking on an activity-center vibe. There would be a museum – but also a basketball court, possibly a room for yoga classes, and a test kitchen to teach visitors “about the full production cycle of nutritious food.”
  • Bloviating abroad, Obama reminds us why we elected Trump

    12/03/2017 6:04:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December3, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    Miss him yet? Former President Obama is back, taking big-dollar speaking engagements in places like Paris, and unintentionally reminding us why we elected Trump. Based on his speech for a group of communications executives called 'Les Napoleons,' he thinks women make better leaders than men, men are 'having problems' with sex harassment, global warming's Paris Treaty is coming back, and 'global challenges' must be faced. Retch. Miss him yet? Agence Presse-France has a couple of versions of the ex-president's Paris speech yesterday and it's godawful. They can be read here and here. What Obama's speech was full of provides a...
  • 8 years of Obama vacations cost $85 million

    12/28/2016 2:15:57 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 61 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 28, 2016 | Anita Kumar
    As America’s first family enjoys its eighth and final vacation in Hawaii, new estimates put the price tag of the Obamas’ annual trip at $3.5 million or more. In total, the cost of the the first family’s personal or largely personal travel during the last eight years comes to $85 million – though that is likely to climb to $90 million after additional records are released, according to the conservative group Judicial Watch based on federal government records.
  • KERRY: ‘ISRAEL CAN EITHER BE JEWISH OR DEMOCRATIC — IT CANNOT BE BOTH’

    12/28/2016 9:27:23 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 160 replies
    Grabein.com ^ | 12/28/2016
    Secretary of State John Kerry delcared Wednesday that Israel "can either be Jewish or democratic" but "it cannot be both." Here's a transcript: "The truth is that trends on the ground, violence, terrorism, settlement expansion and the seemingly endless occupation, they are combining to destroy hopes for peace on both sides and increasingly cementing any reversible -- an irreversible one state reality that most people do not actually want. Today, there are a similar number of Jews and Palestinians living between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean Sea. They have a choice. They can choose to live together in one...
  • Make Way for the new Yasser Arafat, Barack Hussein Obama

    12/26/2016 8:45:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/26/16 | Judi McLeod
    A far more significant chant is the one in patriot hearts that goes: “Obama’s not our president—NOT ANY MORE!” The Palestinians are celebrating the 2016 Chanukah resurrection of Yasser Arafat. Outgoing President Barack Obama is the new Yasser Arafat, whose followers don’t seem able to reason that a corpse, dead or alive, is a corpse. That dead men, no matter how powerful they once were in life, can come dancing out of their graves to be resurrected in a president whose time is all but up, crowns with rhinestones the “Fake News” Trend of 2016.
  • Mo Dowd: Election Therapy From My Basket of Deplorables

    12/09/2016 11:13:01 AM PST · by seanmerc · 77 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 26 Nov 16 | Maureen Dowd
    Donald Trump pulled off one of the greatest political feats in modern history by defeating Hillary Clinton and the vaunted Clinton machine. The election was a complete repudiation of Barack Obama: his fantasy world of political correctness, the politicization of the Justice Department and the I.R.S., an out-of-control E.P.A., his neutering of the military, his nonsupport of the police and his fixation on things like transgender bathrooms. Since he became president, his party has lost 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats and 14 governorships. The country had signaled strongly in the last two midterms that they were not happy. The...
  • Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a U.S. mosque next week

    01/30/2016 9:34:03 AM PST · by yoe · 39 replies
    The Wasington Post ^ | January 30, 2016 | Michelle Boorstein and Juliet Eilperin
    President Obama will make the first visit during his presidency to a U.S. mosque next week, the White House announced Saturday, as the administration tries to promote religious tolerance at a time when rhetoric linking Islam with terrorism is becoming more voluminous. On Wednesday the president will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a sprawling community center in the the city’s western suburbs, that serves thousands of people with a place of worship, a housing complex and schools, (according to its website). It is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest Muslim centers and describes itself as aspiring “to be the...
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    12/11/2015 2:09:07 PM PST · by conservative98 · 34 replies
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  • Liberals Are Playing A Racial Shell Game

    06/26/2015 11:33:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Let me get this straight. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is something of a dashboard saint to American liberals, principally for her retrograde leftism on economics. It was alleged a few years ago that she spent much of her professional career lying about her fictitious Native American roots. Warren listed herself as a minority in a professional directory and identified herself as a Native American. There was no evidence to support her claim, other than her own family lore and her personal conviction that she feels part Indian. And yet, when Republicans criticized her for it, they were denounced as racist...
  • Wesley Pruden column: "A deal with Iran built on lies"

    04/03/2015 12:18:48 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2 Apr 15 | Wesley Pruden
    "Everything about the so-called deal with Iran, including the reputations of the men who negotiated it, is a lie. It’s likely to be a deadly lie for millions of people who will die on account of it. The world should mark well everyone responsible for it."