Skip to comments.Obama jumps back into political fray, calls out Trump by name: 'He is a symptom, not the cause'
Posted on 09/07/2018 10:55:13 AM PDT by seanmerc
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 Americas 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, Mr. Obama said. Hes just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years.
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Oboma gets philosophical, does his usual bang-up job.
“Obama jumps back into political fray, calls out Trump by name: ‘He is a symptom, not the cause’”
We heard the Fraud endlessly call out Trump in 2016:
“Donald Trump will NOT be President,” excreted our domestic enemy and Fraud.
Americanism? American patriotism?
Apologies, the Fraud is not a DOMESTIC enemy.
Saul Alinsky would be proud, ObamaIdiot.......
Pres. Trump will respond to this. Oh my. Could get interesting.
Oh, you got that right.
More platitudes and metaphors from his Hubrisness.
*yeah, I know it’s not standard word. It’s mine.
Obama never had an opponent that actually fights back. McLame and Romney threw their fights.
The Rats must be quaking in their boots over losing black votes to Trump and Republicans who support him. I hope that Obama piping up is just another dose of poison for the Rats
Looking at it dispassionately, he is perfectly correct.
If it weren’t for the corruption of the system, and this goes far beyond, and prior to anything politicians say, things would be vastly different and there would have been no room or need for Trump.
And he is also right about disloyalty.
Of course, he does not identify the origins and reasons for the political corruption.
Trump needs to immediately apply a kill shot nickname to the hypocritical punk. Use it often and use it to ridicule.
I saw where they were adding some new words to the dictionary.
Ive got one for them.
Obama - A turd that should have gone down the drain but hasnt.
My stars and garters! You just can't make this stuff up.
I suppose at this point it does no good pointing out that these people have no shame …
I am Obutticus!
Barak H. Obama was a symptom of socialism and an example
of the very thing he accuses a now sitting President of.
Obama was the symptom, Trump is the CURE!
He’s back in it because he’s about to be indicted. Has nothing to do with the election.
Although I disagree with the word "symptom", Zer0 has it right.
The movement was started looong before Mr. Trump came down the escalator and this is why, unlike the Kenyanesian usurper, President Trump has supporters, not followers.
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