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Obama Prefers a Republican President
American ^ | January 28, 2020 | Allen Gindler

Posted on 01/28/2020 8:56:57 AM PST by Kaslin

During the 2016 presidential election, I had the feeling that Barack Obama was not very enthusiastic about the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. His rare rallies in support of Hillary were not energetic enough and were held in the same style. Obama told the audience about the successes of his administration, and in the end, he casually introduced Hillary and asked supporters to vote for her in the election. It seemed that he was simply fulfilling his duties to the party but would have preferred to spend time elsewhere.

A hypothesis was formed in my head that, in reality, Obama did not want Hillary to win and, if possible, sabotaged her election campaign. At first glance, this proposal seems unrealistic; however, even Hillary herself gently hinted that Obama could have used his time and authority more efficiently in supporting her.

In recent years, facts have been revealed that both support and refute this theory. Let us consider arguments in support of the suggestion. First of all, it should be noted that the Democratic Party was not homogeneous; it consisted of many clans and poles of influence. During the 2008 election campaign, the party was divided into two major camps: the left-centrist and more traditional wing supporting Clinton and the openly far-left, more energetic, and younger wing backing Obama.

These two wings were quite hostile to each other; their undercover bulldog fights often went outside. Clinton's clan considered Obama a new, inexperienced individual whose time had not yet come and who had the audacity to block the road to the future first female president. They tried to bring him down with all possible measures. For example, the movement that questioned Obama's birthplace and citizenship, so-called "birthers," originated among Clintonites. Only much later did this movement begin to include Republicans in its core.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016election; allengindler; clinton; election2016; hillaryrottenclinton; obama
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1 posted on 01/28/2020 8:56:57 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
There are a handful of leftists smart enough to realize that strong economies not only produce more wealth to loot but support armies of bureaucrats with cushy jobs which socialists can't even hope to rival.

And don't get me started on environmental cleanliness. The worst environmental disasters anywhere were discovered after the collapse of the Soviet block satellites. National Geographic even ran a special issue on it back before "climate change" became their mantra.

2 posted on 01/28/2020 9:03:34 AM PST by Vigilanteman (The politicized state destroys aspects of civil society, human kindness and private charity.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Fred Sanford wanted a white dentist.

3 posted on 01/28/2020 9:06:59 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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Obama’s birthplace and citizenship, so-called “birthers,”

“Birtherism” is the greatest Alinsky ever perpetrated. Those who use the term assist in the denigration of the Constitution
They have gotten the American people to reject one of the most valuable safeguards bequeathed to us by the founders.
The natural born citizen clause served us well until we allowed it to be ignored.
Barry Soetoro/Barack Hussein Obama should be proof enough of the wisdom of the founders when they tried to prevent him from being President by requiring someone who could only be a US citizen and nothing else.
Born here of citizen parents.
Naturally a US citizen because there is no other possibility.
One cannot be anything else and also be a natural born citizen.

It does not matter if he was born in Hawaii if his father was a foreign national.
Children of foreign nationals inherit the nationality of their foreign national parent(s).
Natural born citizen means born here of citizen parents.
People born with divided loyalties, allegiance and citizenship are not naturally Americans.
The children of foreign nationals are precisely who the founders were excluding from the office.
Only when one cannot be anything else can one be a natural born citizen.

No foreign birth.
No foreign parent(s)
No foreign citizenship(s)
No foreign influence on the Presidency is what John Jay stated in a letter to George Washington as the reason for insisting on a natural born citizen.

Obama told us he was born a British subject.

Who believes Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Jay, Monroe, Madison, etc. would have found him to be a natural born citizen?

Who believes they would have thought the recently deceased King of Thailand was eligible to be President?
He was born in Cambridge MA.

Usurpation Day, January 20, 2009, happened with the complete cooperation of both parties.
They want the Constitution changed without the hassle of amending the Constitution.
Confuse people about the clear meaning of a three word phrase and voila, every anchor baby and Winston Churchill is eligible.

The bench was the reason the GOP went along with the fig leaf resolution for McCain that was used by the Democrats as cover for Obama.
Jindal, Rubio, Haley, George P. Bush and Cruz were all up and comers and the future of the party and ineligible.

The truth of the Kenyanesian Usurpation will never see the light of day because both parties cooperated in the violation of the Constitution

4 posted on 01/28/2020 9:09:49 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Kaslin

For all of the left drama and anger out there. Obama has been pretty quiet.

5 posted on 01/28/2020 9:11:41 AM PST by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: Kaslin

What nonsense. Obama may not personally like Hillary and Vice versa but anyone thinks he wanted Trump in the White House is an abject moron.

Obama’s occonplishments during his 8 years were few. He was a terrible politician.. never able to motivate people to his causes and highly ineffective in many ways even when he didn’t have to.

Democrats missed a huge historical opportunity with Obama.

He was the first democrat elected President with a true majority since 1976... and instead omg actually leveraging that into building long term party support and growth they focused on pushing through Obamacare which wa a disaster...

Other than being melanated, Obama will not be remembered historically for much more than that. No matter what contemporary leftist want you to believe.

However he certainly did not want a GOP to follow him because much of the rest of what he did would be quickly and easily undone because he wasn’t able to motivate the legislature to pass much of anything.

6 posted on 01/28/2020 9:12:17 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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I loved Sanford & Son. The PC crowd would probably not allow it to be aired today.

7 posted on 01/28/2020 9:17:02 AM PST by Vigilanteman (The politicized state destroys aspects of civil society, human kindness and private charity.)
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To: Kaslin

The Criminal crawled out of his hole? The Criminal, Vice Criminal and Sociopath of State...some of the components of the most EVIL administration in the history of this fabulous republic. OUTSTANDING men on battlefields died for this?

8 posted on 01/28/2020 9:28:02 AM PST by PGalt (Past Peak Civilization?)
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To: Kaslin

“ A hypothesis was formed in my head.::”. I could not make it past that moronic statement. I am imaging a head full of mush that some ethereal force used as a bidet to flush out this article.

9 posted on 01/28/2020 9:36:56 AM PST by FreedomNotSafety
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To: HamiltonJay
The title says 0bama prefers a Republican President. President Trump was not the only Republican candidate that ran in 2016 for the presidency. He beat 17 Republican candidates when he was nominated

How The Republican Field Dwindled From 17 To Donald Trump

John Kasich (3.8 million votes), Ted Cruz (7.3 million votes), Marco Rubio (3.5 million votes), Ben Carson (732,000 votes), Jeb Bush (277,000 votes), Jim Gilmore (3,000 votes), Chris Christie (57,000 votes), Carly Fiorina (38,000 votes), Rand Paul (65,000 votes), Rick Santorum (17,000 votes), Mike Huckabee (50,000 votes), George Pataki (2,000 votes), Lindsey Graham (6,000 votes), Bobby Jindal (200 votes) Scott Walker and Rick Perry didn't get any votes

0bama is definitely the worst president ever, and had Hillary Rotten Clinton won in 2016, she would be the first worst female president ever.

That is factual

10 posted on 01/28/2020 9:47:18 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

You know it was my first black American prez too.

And we warned everyone, and we vetted on our own and warned again what this guy was up to.

But they could not wait....and so

11 posted on 01/28/2020 10:09:46 AM PST by Uversabound (Might does not make right, but it does enforce the commonly recognized rights of each succeeding gen)
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To: Kaslin

He’s a narcissist. He just doesn’t want a Democrat president who will outshine him and his glorious (in his own mind) accomplishments.

12 posted on 01/28/2020 10:11:35 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Kaslin; nicollo
I think it was more a matter of not being enthusiastic about Hillary than of wanting Trump to win. Ditto for not liking the idea of a Biden presidency.

Presidents have rarely been close to their vice presidents or enthusiastic supporters of their successors as party nominee. The vice president or the next nominee were often somebody the president had to beat to get the nomination, so there wasn't much affection or trust there. Or the veep could have been somebody chosen because they were too weak to be any kind of challenge to the president. Since the president and vice president were usually chosen to represent different parts of the party and the country, they may have been too different to get along. Plus, vice presidents were generally kept out of the way, out of the loop, and far from any real power, which would only increase the president's contempt for them. And of course, every president fears that a successor might outshine him. One reason why the Bushes got along better with the Clintons and the Obamas than with Republican candidates could be that they feared being put in the shade and losing their position in the party.

Even when presidents have worked closely with their vice presidents or successors as party nominee and the two have liked each other there are always strains. The president fears being overshadowed by the number 2. Andrew Jackson relied on Martin Van Buren, but one wonders if the war hero didn't come to resent his dependence on the political operator. Carter and Mondale worked closely together, but I suspect Jimmy, the insecure Washington outsider, may have resented the well-connected Washington insider Walter. And of course, Bush and Cheney were friends who worked closely together, but as Bush became more unpopular, he may have started to blame Cheney (as so many other people did).

So sure, for Obama, it's all about Obama, but that's what politics is at the presidential level. When thousands are cheering you and there are signs with your name on them all over the country it basically is all about you, and it's hard to let go of that feeling when it's no longer all just about you. One president who got along spectacularly well with his successor was Theodore Roosevelt, who handpicked William Howard Taft to succeed him. How did that work out?

13 posted on 01/28/2020 10:55:35 AM PST by x
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To: Theoria

Obama’s silence is not a coincidence, imho...

14 posted on 01/28/2020 11:00:02 AM PST by IncPen ("Inside of every progressive is a Totalitarian screaming to get out" ~ David Horowitz)
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Reminds of a joke...........

Just Fred

A cop stops a Harley for traveling faster than the posted speed limit, so he asks the biker his name.

'Fred,' he replies.

'Fred what?' the officer asks.

'Just Fred,' the man responds.

The officer is in a good mood and thinks he might just give the biker a break and, write him out a warning instead of a ticket.

The officer then presses him for the last name. The man tells him that he used to have a last name but lost it.

The officer thinks that he has a nut case on his hands but plays along with it. 'Tell me, Fred, how did you lose your last name?'

The biker replies, 'It's a long story, so stay with me.'

I was born Fred Johnson. I studied hard and got good grades.

When I got older, I realized that I wanted to be a doctor. I went through college, medical school, internship, residency, and finally got my degree, so I was Fred Johnson, MD.

After a while I got bored being a doctor, so I decided to go back to school.

Dentistry was my dream! Got all the way through School, got my degree, so then I was Fred Johnson, MD, DDS.

Got bored doing dentistry, so I started fooling around with my assistant and she gave me VD, so now I was Fred Johnson, MD, DDS, with VD.

Well, the ADA found out about the VD, so they took away my DDS..

Then I was Fred Johnson, MD, with VD. Then the AMA found out about the ADA taking away my DDS because of the VD, so they took away my MD leaving me as Fred Johnson with VD.

Then the VD took away my Johnson, so now I am Just Fred.' The officer walked away in tears, laughing.

15 posted on 01/28/2020 1:07:16 PM PST by Osage Orange (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
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To: Osage Orange
a Harley for traveling faster than the posted speed limit,

ha ha ha, no it wasn’t.

16 posted on 01/28/2020 1:09:00 PM PST by Sirius Lee (They are openly stating that they intend to murder us. Prep if you want to live.)
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To: HamiltonJay

He was a lousy leader, unfortunately he was pretty damn good at getting himself elected, of course we gave him a lot of help by putting up shit like McCain and Romney.

17 posted on 01/29/2020 2:34:27 AM PST by Impy (I have no virtue to signal.)
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To: Impy

He should have never won a second term. GOP blew it with Romney.

Obama is the only president who won their first term with more votes than their second term... at least in the last 100+ years

18 posted on 01/29/2020 5:44:06 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Impy

Obama got elected because his party was solidly behind him, their media openly campaigned for him and the GOP surrendered on day one.

McCain: “We have nothing to fear from Senator obama”.

19 posted on 01/29/2020 5:48:56 AM PST by Texas resident (Democrats=Enemy of People of The United States of America)
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To: x; Kaslin

You seem to distill VP pics to:
1. electoral advantage (regional appeal, etc.)
2. political advantage (internal party politics)
3. personal commonalities (personal/ political)
4. policy commonalities

Trump chose Pence for no. 3, as did TR for Taft. FDR chose Wallace for no.’s 1, 2 & 4, which makes one think that no. 3 was in play as well.

These choices always backfire, the most extreme case likely being that of Lincoln for Johnson. I doubt Lincoln would have lost the election w/o Johnson, but who am I to doubt Lincoln?

As for Taft, idiotic historians have added a no. 5, the relationship between the wives. So pathetic, but they have actually blamed the TR/Taft split on it. The TR/Taft split resulted from TR’s confusion of no. 4 with no. 3. TR himself didn’t understand that his politics had gotten the better of his personality, so that split was inevitable.

As you point out on Bush II and Cheney, no. 4 creates the strongest bond, which I see operating between Trump and Pence. (Run Ike and Nixon through this paradigm, great fun!)

Biden hadn’t a clue that Obama didn’t give a damn for him outside of the (ludicrous) claim that Biden brought the ticket “foreign policy gravitas” (OMG), which falls under no. 1. I suppose there was an internal, no. 2, party rationale for Obama to choose Biden, but the larger purpose was to give cover to the Obama deal w/ the Clintons that the Hildebeast would be SecState then the party candidate to follow Obama.

Easy to see, then, that Obama had no more loyalty or enthusiasm for Hitlery than one might have for riding out a car lease.

20 posted on 01/30/2020 3:59:06 PM PST by nicollo (I said no!)
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