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  • Obama: ‘I’m Basically a Liberal Jew’

    01/26/2018 3:43:54 PM PST · by detective · 79 replies
    Former President Barack Obama told a Jewish congregation in Manhattan Thursday that he is “basically a liberal Jew” as he defended his administration’s record on Israel and his decision to criticize Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria. Ha’aretz reports: The event at Temple Emanuel in Manhattan marked the first time that Obama spoke publicly about Israel since leaving office.
  • Barack Obama: Breitbart News Shifted Entire Media Narrative During 2016 Election

    11/02/2017 8:04:48 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 54 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 2 Nov 2017 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Former President Barack Obama acknowledged that Breitbart News changed the media narrative during the 2016 election. “You know … Bannon and Breitbart did something pretty interesting. Now, they didn’t create a whole new platform but they did shift the entire media narrative in a different direction — in a powerful direction,” Obama said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Obama made his remarks during his Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago after stopping by a panel discussion on the “Responsibility of Powerful Online Platforms.” He urged people attending the session to “solve” the shifting media climate and turn it back in a...
  • Obama: 'I probably wouldn't have been president' if certain high school photos surfaced

    04/24/2017 4:27:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 56 replies ^ | 4/24/17 | Pete Kasperowicz
    "It is true that if you had pictures of everything I had done when I was in high school, I probably wouldn't have been president of the United States," Obama said in a speech in Chicago. "So, I would advise all of you to be a little more circumspect about your selfies, and what you take pictures of," he said. "Just a suggestion."
  • Obama says Donald Trump is not qualified to be president

    05/03/2016 9:18:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 101 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    In his broadest dig yet at Donald Trump, President Obama said the Republican presidential front-runner isn’t qualified to be president. “He is not somebody who, even within the Republican Party, can be considered as equipped to deal with the problems of this office,” Mr. Obama told an ABC-affiliate in New Hampshire in an interview that aired Monday evening. Tuesday’s Indiana primary is one of the last hurdles for Mr. Trump to capture the Republican nomination. If Mr. Trump does become the GOP nominee, Mr. Obama said he’s confident that the Democratic nominee will win in November. “If in fact the...
  • Obama: I’ll Be President For ‘The Next 8 to 10 Years’?

    07/20/2008 6:34:01 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 33 replies · 162+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 20 Jul 08 | Warner Todd Huston
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, the reputed “Constitutional scholar,” just today said on CBS’s Face the Nation that he went to Iraq to talk to important leader that he expects to be “dealing with over the next eight to 10 years.” So, does this “Constitutional scholar” not realize that there is this little thing called the 22nd Amendment that holds a president to only two, four year terms? Um, that would be a grand total of only 8 years, Barack, not 8 to 10. Of course, the big question is, will we see this idiot gaffe race through the MSM...
  • Obama: 'False Comfort' to Turn to People Who Share Your Culture, Values, Nationality (Embrace Islam)

    04/28/2016 9:29:24 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4-25-2016 | Susan Jones
    - "Yes, these are unsettling times," President Obama told Germans on Monday, as he lectured them on the need to "welcome and integrate people of all backgrounds and faiths and make them feel as one. And that includes Muslims," he said. "And when the future is uncertain, there seems to be an instinct in our human nature to withdraw to the perceived comfort and security of our own tribe, our own sect, our own nationality -- people who look like us, sound like us, but in today's world, more than any time in human history, that is a false comfort.
  • Obama in London: 'I’m not coming here to fix any votes'

    04/22/2016 11:45:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    politico ^ | 4/22/16 | Nick Gass
    President Barack Obama on Friday pushed back against criticism that he is unjustly interfering in the domestic politics of the United Kingdom by forcefully opposing its exit from the European Union. “Well first of all, let me repeat: This is a decision for the people of the United Kingdom to make. I’m not coming here to fix any votes. I’m not casting a vote myself," Obama said during a news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London. Obama remarked of British critics, "I’m offering my opinion, and in democracies, everybody should want more information not less.
  • Obama: 'Divisive' rhetoric of campaign is corroding democracy

    03/28/2016 6:39:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 28, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Screengrab President Barack Obama on Monday night condemned the "divisive rhetoric" and the omission of facts on the campaign trail. During the keynote address at the Toner Prize of Excellence in Political Reporting, Obama took several swipes at the GOP presidential candidates — without mentioning any names. In the wake of terrorist attacks in Brussels, GOP hopefuls Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have called for monitoring Muslim neighborhoods and Trump, the GOP front-runner, has previously proposed banning Muslims from entering the country. “The divisive and often vulgar rhetoric that’s aimed at everybody, but is often focused on the vulnerable...
  • Obama: Cuba’s Revolution, Like America’s, Was a ‘Liberation Movement’

    03/22/2016 5:16:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 92 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/22/16 | Tom S. Elliott
    President Obama told the Cuban people this morning the Communist revolution that brought the Castros to power was a “liberation movement,” just like America’s own revolution. ”Here’s my message to the Cuban government and the Cuban people,” Obama said. ”The ideals that are the starting point for every revolution, America’s revolution, Cuba’s revolution, the liberation movements around the world, these ideals find their truest expression, I believe, in democracy.” “Not because American democracy is perfect,” he emphasized, ”but because we’re not, and we like every country need the space that democracy gives us to change. . . . Many suggested
  • Obama Tells Argentinian Youths There’s Little Difference Between Socialism, Marxism and Capitalism

    03/25/2016 7:00:19 AM PDT · by magellan · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 25th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    VIDEO AT LINK Barack Obama told an audience of Argentinian youth that the differences between socialism and capitalism make interesting conversation but just pick whatever works. The ideological-left US president suddenly doesn't have an affinity for ideology. He said in the past there was a sharp division between communists, socialists and capitalists but that is merely an intellectual argument and it's not so today. The Marxist in the White House is erasing the lines between two dangerous ideologies and the one that made the US great, just as he erased our borders. This is a man who would be at...

    03/25/2016 7:27:17 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/24/2016
    the President BARACK OBAMA: "I think for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works. You don't have to worry about whether it neatly fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory -- you should just decide what works." Buenos Aires, Argentina / March 23, 2016
  • Obama: US will go after the IS group aggressively

    03/23/2016 9:21:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 23, 2016 12:17 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama is pledging that the United States will go after the Islamic State group aggressively and he says the world must be united against terrorism. Obama says the U.S. will also providing any assistance it can to investigate the bombing attacks in Brussels. …
  • Obama Offers Brief Remarks on Brussels Attacks, Doesn't Mention Radical Islam

    03/22/2016 12:58:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 22, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    President Obama’s last day in Cuba included a morning press conference where he spoke about Monday’s terror attack in Brussels – but only briefly. "This is another reminder that the world must unite,” Obama said. “We must be together." “We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally Belgium," he continued. "We stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks." After these few short comments, Obama quickly pivoted to what he proudly considers a new, friendlier relationship with Cuba. “I’ve come to bury the last remnants of the Cold War,” Obama said. Pundits summed up...
  • Krauthammer Rips ‘Personal Hurt’ Obama’s ‘Closest Thing’ to a Jewish President Claim

    06/04/2015 2:02:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jun 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday’s “Special Report” during the show’s “All-Star Panel” segment, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to remarks from President Barack Obama claiming he was “the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat” in the Oval Office. Krauthammer expressed his confusion, but criticized Obama’s “personal hurt” and suggested he reevaluate his position on an Iran nuke deal. “I’m not sure I even understand what that means,” Krauthammer said. “But perhaps the judgment of Israelis, who 6 million of them are Jews, have a pretty good idea what a Jew is and more importantly have a pretty good ideal...
  • White House steps carefully around Obama’s reported ‘closest thing to a Jew’ comment

    06/04/2015 11:50:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Spokesman confirms president’s sense of kinship with Jewish people, doesn’t affirm Axelrod’s claim that Obama said he sees himself as nearest thing to a Jew in the Oval Office The White House on Tuesday partly endorsed comments attributed to US President Barack Obama by a former top adviser, who told Israel’s Channel 2 that the president shares the “common bonds and commons values” of the Jewish community. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! However, Spokesman Josh Earnest did not go so far as to confirm ex-Obama senior adviser...
  • Is Obama a villain? Or only delusional?

    06/04/2015 6:36:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/04/2015 | James Lewis
    President Obama is trying to make nice with Jewish American voters again -- those who haven’t caught on to his multiple betrayals in the Middle East. Israelis -- those who are in touch with reality -- feel betrayed. The Saudis feel betrayed. Egypt feels betrayed. Libya was betrayed worst of all, and believe it or not, before Obama became president even Syria was considered to be friendly to the United States. More than 200,000 dead Syrian Muslims, Christians and Kurds later, Obama may still smile and smile, but the Arab world and the saner half of Israel keep wondering if...
  • BOOM! Krauthammer Just Dropped The “P” Bomb As He Guts Obama’s Attack On Scott Walker

    04/08/2015 12:28:24 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 90 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 4-8-15 | Norvell Rose
    In addition to being a regular on Fox News and a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, Charles Krauthammer is also a board certified psychiatrist. So he presumably knows what he’s talking about when he discusses mental disorders and diseases. That’s why it was particularly interesting to hear Krauthammer’s use of the word “pathological” when describing President Obama’s sneering attack on Scott Walker in connection with the governor’s comments about the Iran nuclear agreement. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines “pathological” as “extreme in a way that is not normal or that shows an illness or mental problem.” Video at source:
  • Obama makes light of New York traffic chaos he causes by saying 'it's actually pretty smooth for me'

    09/24/2014 4:38:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/23/14 | Francesca Chambers
    ....Obama joked today during a New York speech that he doesn't seem to have the traffic problems the city's residents are always complaining about. 'It's actually pretty smooth for me during the week,' Obama said, after playfully arguing that everyone in New York 'hypes' the traffic. 'I don't know what the problem is,' he told attendees of the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting. 'I haven't noticed.'
  • Obama: Media makes you think ‘world is falling apart’

    08/29/2014 3:44:17 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/14 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Friday said social media and the nightly news are partly to blame for the sense that “the world is falling apart.” "I can see why a lot of folks are troubled," Obama told a group of donors gathered at a Democratic National Committee barbecue in Purchase, N.Y.
  • Obama to NYC supporters: 'Move to North Dakota'

    05/15/2014 6:09:50 AM PDT · by NYAmerican · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/15/14 | Roberta Rampton
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has a modest, tongue-in-cheek suggestion for people in New York City who support his agenda: move to North Dakota. "I said, 'Move to North Dakota!" "If I could just get about a million surplus votes in Brooklyn out to Nebraska, Wyoming," he said, drawing laughs from the crowd of about 50 people.