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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,...
  • Barack Obama Trashes Americans Again: They're Confused, Blind, Filled With Hate, And Maybe Racist

    11/21/2018 5:06:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    He’s not going away. We all thought Hillary Clinton had this problem because he was mostly in the basement after the 2016 election, but Barack Obama has become as insufferable as Lady Macbeth. Now, the bonus from both is that they animate Republicans. There are no other figures, besides Nancy Pelosi, that unite the GOP base. At the same time, we need to hear to their insufferable condescension about American social policy. The stench of elitism is overpowering—and one that shows the true arrogance of this political movement. Even when they lose, it’s not them or their awful views on...
  • After wild-eyed shrieking appreance, People ask, “What’s Wrong with Barack Obama?

    11/01/2018 11:43:41 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 187 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | 11-1-2018 | DCWhispers
    Appearing far older than his years, with white hair, bent back, sunken eyes, and a shrill voice that often cracked and stuttered terribly while speaking, former president Barack Obama stood before an audience of just 500 and put on a display that left many wondering if he was okay. To have so few willing to see and listen to him these days has to be jolting for the political media darling. But then to have those few seeing him so diminished, so unable to even read from a teleprompter like he used to, has to be many times more discouraging.
  • Media Hides Laughable Turnout For Obama’s Nevada Speech While Trump/Cruz Rally Saw Thousands...

    10/23/2018 7:27:02 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 35 replies
    RedState ^ | October 23, 2018 | Brandon Morse
    FULL Title :"Media Hides Laughable Turnout For Obama’s Nevada Speech While Trump/Cruz Rally Saw Thousands In Attendance" The media has tricks it can use to make it seem like a Democrat has far more support than he or she actually does, and proof has recently surfaced to show just how true that is. Former President Barack Obama’s recent speech that attacked Republicans and the President — though he never mentioned Donald Trump by name — was widely covered by the media, seemed like it was a must-see/must-attend event for Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, currently struggling against incumbent Republican Sen. Dean...
  • Barack Obama to Democrats: Michelle Is Not Running for President

    10/22/2018 3:18:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    NTK Network ^ | 10.22.2018 @5:44pm | By NTK Staff
    "Alright, listen. Michelle, she's not running for president," Obama said on Monday. Former President Barack Obama told Democrats at a campaign event in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday that his wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama, is not running for president in 2020. “I know that people have been feeling anxious these days. People get frustrated, and they get angry. Folks come up to me and say, ‘Oh, Barack, what are we going to do? Oh, you know what about Michelle?'” Obama said. At the mention of Michelle, the crowd erupted into applause. “Alright, listen. Michelle, she’s not running for...
  • Obama: When you hear economy is improving, 'remember who started it’

    10/22/2018 2:35:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 132 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/22/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Former President Obama on Monday urged a crowd in Las Vegas to "remember who started" the current economic boom, reminding them that the country recovered from the Great Recession during his presidency. Obama echoed language from President Trump, who in July claimed his administration unleashed an "economic miracle" with tax cuts legislation. "When I walked into office ten years ago, we were in the middle of the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes," Obama said at a rally for Nevada Democrats. "By the time I left office, wages were rising, uninsurance rate was falling, poverty was falling, and that’s what...
  • Obama repeatedly stutters, talks about himself 79 times while campaigning for candidates

    09/16/2018 12:14:41 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 79 replies
    There were times during a Thursday rally Barack Obama couldn’t help but talk about himself, even though he was supposed to be talking about other people. There were other times he could barely talk at all. During the Cleveland rally for Rich Cordray and Betty Sutton, Obama repeatedly talked about himself, despite the candidates sitting behind him. Several times, he stuttered as he attempted to attack President Trump and the success of recent Republican initiatives.
  • Trump hits Obama for 2016 'magic wand' comment about economy

    09/10/2018 9:37:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/18 | Sylvan Lane
    President Trump on Monday criticized President Obama for a 2016 claim that Trump would need a “magic wand” to deliver on his promises to boost U.S. manufacturing employment. In a Monday tweet, Trump misquoted Obama’s June 2016 criticism of his economic agenda that came shortly after Trump had all but officially clinched the Republican presidential nomination. Trump quoted Obama as saying, “President Trump would need a magic wand to get to 4% GDP,” at a PBS Newshour town hall event in 2016.“President Trump would need a magic wand to get to 4% GDP,” stated President Obama,” Trump tweeted. “I guess...
  • Obama, whose administration prosecuted and spied on reporters, claims Trump is very bad for...

    09/07/2018 6:30:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 07, 2018 04:46 PM | Becket Adams
    FULL TITLE: Obama, whose administration prosecuted and spied on reporters, claims Trump is very bad for criticizing newsrooms Former President Barack Obama is right when he says his administration’s attacks on the press can't be compared to President Trump's current crusade against the news media. The Obama White House was far worse for press freedoms. The former president spoke Friday afternoon at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, urging students to get involved in the November midterm elections. He dedicated a good deal of his address to drawing contrasts between his administration and the administration of President Trump. It was...
  • HE’S BACK! Obama refers to himself 102 times during 64-minute speech

    09/07/2018 5:40:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | September 7, 2018 | VICTOR SKINNER
    Former President Barack Obama visited The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Friday to accept the school’s ethics in government award, and to offer his take on “the state of our democracy.” And while Obama found plenty of time to denigrate Republicans for allegedly stoking fear during these “dangerous” and “extraordinary times,” he also dedicated a lot of his speech to patting himself on the back for everything from the improving economy to supposedly helping to heal the country’s racial divisions. All told, the former president referred to himself – I, My, Me – more than 102 times in about 64 minutes,...
  • Donald Trump: ‘I Fell Asleep’ During Barack Obama Speech

    09/07/2018 1:50:22 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 74 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/7/18 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump responded quickly to former President Barack Obama’s speech on Friday, claiming that he fell asleep during the speech. “I’m sorry, I watched it, but I fell asleep,” he said. “I found he’s very good for sleeping.” The president responded to Obama’s critical speech of his presidency during a fundraising speech in Fargo, North Dakota. Trump acknowledged that Obama was “trying to take credit” for the economic boom that the United States was experiencing after he got elected. He argued that the economy would have crashed if Hillary Clinton had won the election.
  • Obama attacks 'crazy stuff' from Trump White House

    09/07/2018 1:12:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Former US President Barack Obama has launched a stinging attack on Donald Trump and the "crazy stuff that is coming out of this White House". "This is not normal, these are extraordinary times and they are dangerous times," Mr Obama told students at the University of Illinois. He called for "a restoration of honesty and decency and lawfulness in our government". The ex-president has kept a low profile since he left office in 2017 until now. Mr Obama told Friday's awards ceremony in Urbana, Illinois, that he had been intending to follow the American tradition of former presidents exiting the...
  • Obama calls midterm votes urgent in rebuke of Trump: 'Our democracy depends on it'

    09/07/2018 9:42:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/07/18 | Peter Sullivan
    President Obama on Friday urged Americans to vote because “our democracy depends on it,” saying the stakes are higher than any other election in his lifetime. “I’m here to deliver a simple message: You need to vote because our democracy depends on it,” Obama said at a speech at the University of Illinois, as he wades back into the political fray. "But just a glance at recent headlines should tell you that this moment really is different,” he said. “The stakes really are higher. The consequences of any of us sitting on the sidelines are more dire." Obama later in...
  • Obama mocks GOP on economy

    09/07/2018 10:10:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 Sep 2018 | Peter Sullivan
    Former President Obama criticized President Trump and Republicans for taking credit for the growing economy, arguing the economic recovery began during his presidency. Obama also mocked Republicans for praising monthly jobs report that he suggested they undersold, at best, when he was president. "When you hear how great the economy is doing right now, let's just remember when this recovery started," Obama said in remarks at the University of Illinois. "When the monthly job numbers come out suddenly Republicans are saying its a miracle," he added. Obama said his presidency saw similar numbers, after the recovery from the Great Recession...
  • Obama Complains About Trump Taking Credit for Strong Economy

    09/07/2018 10:07:58 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 39 replies
    NKT Network ^ | 7 September 2018 | NKT Staff
    Former President Barack Obama bashed President Trump for taking credit for the strong American economy during a politically charged speech at the University of Illinois on Friday. “By the time I left office, household income was near its all-time high, and the uninsured rate had hit an all-time low, and wages were rising, and poverty rates were falling. I mention all this just so when you hear how great the economy is doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery started,” Obama said to applause from the audience. “When you hear about this economic miracle that’s been going on...
  • Obama blasts Trump for fanning racial, economic resentments (Full Attack Mode)

    09/07/2018 10:24:11 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/07/18 | Max Greenwood
    Former President Barack Obama criticized President Trump in a highly-anticipated speech on Friday for capitalizing on racial and economic resentments that he said had been fanned for years by politicians, stepping off the political sidelines and offering a rare criticism of the sitting president by name. "It did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause," Obama said of current political tensions in a speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "He's just capitalizing on resentments politicians have been fanning for years," he continued. "A fear, an anger that’s rooted in our past, but is...
  • 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,”...
  • OBAMA BUGGED THAT TRUMP, REPUBLICANS GETTING CREDIT FOR THE ‘ECONOMIC MIRACLE’ (FUBO)

    09/07/2018 10:49:34 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12:56 PM 09/07/2018 | Benny Johnson | Reporter At Large
    Obama could not hold back his irritation that Trump is receiving credit for the roaring economy nearly two years after his leaving office. At a speech at the University of Illinois, Obama scoffed that some of the greatest economic numbers in American history are occurring under Trump’s administration. Obama mentioned the financial crisis at the beginning of his term saying “When I came into office in 2009 we were losing 800,000 jobs a month.” “Millions of people were losing their homes. Many were worried we were entering into a second Great Depression. So we worked hard to end that crisis...
  • Obama claims ownership of U.S.’s economic recovery as he blasts Trump (Barf Burrito Alert!)

    09/07/2018 11:06:38 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 111 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 09/07/18 | Steve Goldstein
    Former President Barack Obama on Friday used a speech at the University of Illinois to sharply criticize his successor as well as claim ownership of the U.S. economic recovery. Speaking in Urbana, Ill., where he received an ward for ethics in government, Obama recalled that the U.S. economy was losing 800,000 jobs a month when he entered office. “We worked hard to end that crisis but also break some of these longer-term trends,” said Obama, who is planning a series of campaign trips ahead of the midterm elections in November. “By the time I left office, household income was near...
  • 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.