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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Republicans backing away from Donald Trump still share the blame for stoking "the swamp of crazy" that fueled Trump's rise to the top of their party's ticket, President Barack Obama said Thursday in Ohio. "Don't act like this started with Donald Trump," Obama told state Democrats at their annual dinner. "He did take it to a whole new level, I've got to give him credit. But he didn't come out of nowhere." Obama aimed most of his criticisms past the GOP nominee and at Republicans who allowed conspiracy theories and the anger of the party's base to grow to the point that Trump was able to commandeer it. That includes those who un-endorsed Trump, as Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) did on Saturday, after a 2005 video revealed Trump bragging about using his fame to sexually assault women.

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"They don't get credit for, at the very last minute, when finally the guy that they nominated and they endorsed and they supported is caught on tape saying things that no decent person would even think, much less say, much less brag about, much less laugh about or joke about, much less act on," Obama said at the dinner.

"You can't wait until that finally happens and then say, 'Oh, that's too much, that's enough,' and think that somehow you are showing any kind of leadership and deserve to be elected to the United States Senate. You don't get points for that. In fact, I'm more forgiving of the people who actually believe it than the people who know better and stood silently by out of political expediency."

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#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-10-14 11:15 AM | Reply

Like anybody would listen to what a gay Kenyan muslim reptoid communist Nazi would have to say!

Trumpeters United

#2 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-10-14 11:16 AM | Reply

I missed the part of the speech where he talked about the FEMA camps, Texas invasion, confiscation of all privately owned guns and forced abortions at Planned Parenthood.

The GOP did not feed the base "crazy", they demanded it be served.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2016-10-14 12:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Ith's twoo, ith's twoo!...Madeline Kahn in Blazing Saddles.

#4 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2016-10-14 01:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

Republicans backing away from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump still share the blame for stoking "the swamp of crazy" that fueled Trump's rise to the top of their party's ticket, President Barack Obama said Thursday in Ohio.

It's almost like he was talking directly to JeffJ & Co.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-10-14 07:21 PM | Reply

Obama and Clinton are sulfur smelling demons, so what do they know?

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2016-10-14 10:11 PM | Reply

SSDD

#7 | Posted by Federalist at 2016-10-14 10:13 PM | Reply

There may be a nugget of truth to what he says. You know what he doesn't say? That he worked hard to stoke and agitate racial tensions in this country and did so for cynical and dastardly purposes.

The only good thing about this election is that it results in the departure of this petty, vindictive and insufferable scold.

#8 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-10-15 08:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

What are you smoking, Jeff?

#9 | Posted by Doc_sarvis at 2016-10-15 09:02 AM | Reply

Calling it as I see it, Doc.

This is precisely what Obama and his surrogates set out to do and, unfortunately, they've been wildly successful.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-10-15 09:04 AM | Reply

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You're wrong, of course.
But if it makes you feel better, what the hell...

#11 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-10-15 09:10 AM | Reply

You know what he doesn't say? That he worked hard to stoke and agitate racial tensions in this country and did so for cynical and dastardly purposes.

You keep saying this and it never gets any less ridiculous. Obama's been hyper-cautious about race for his entire presidency. The president you describe would have been marching in BLM demonstrations.

Instead, he's generating headlines like this:

Obama calls for mutual respect from Black Lives Matter and police

#12 | Posted by rcade at 2016-10-15 09:42 AM | Reply

"Crazy"? Is that what Obama is calling the truth now?

#13 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2016-10-15 09:43 AM | Reply

If I thought you could comprehend and process decently, I'd suggest you listen to the speech.
But you obviously can't.
So I won't.

#14 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-10-15 09:46 AM | Reply

What does Obama say about that video of him on air force one flaunting that sausage in his pants?

#15 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2016-10-15 09:50 AM | Reply

You know what he doesn't say?

He also didn't say the moon is made of cheese, gravity is fake or the Titanic made it to New York for the same reason. They are all BS. It's beyond me how you can blame him every time some Republican official posts a Michelle as monkey or Obama eating watermelon picture. If racial tension did flare up, it is simply because his election stoked the racial hatred inherent in the GOP and they spoke what they have been thinking.

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this petty, vindictive and insufferable scold.

#8 | POSTED BY JEFF

That's rich, coming from the guy who voted twice for the draft-dodging guys who set about to denigrate the military valor and patriotism of anybody who dared question their military brilliance. A guy who, incidentally, was merely one in a long string of Republicans who had "enemies lists" and called anyone who didn't follow their ------- policies "fake Americans" who didn't love America. And let's not forget your support of the Party who always used race baiting in their campaigns, from the "welfare queens" to "Willie Horton".

If you really call it as you see it, Jeff. you really need to go to an eye doctor ASAP.

#16 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-10-15 09:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oliver,

You have some serious butt hurt.

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-10-15 10:30 AM | Reply

Jeff I honestly try to respect your opinions but some of them are crazy.

"That he worked hard to stoke and agitate racial tensions in this country and did so for cynical and dastardly purposes."

His only "crime" in that respect is being black, the haters were ready and willing to express their racial bigotry, the only thing Barrack Obama could have done to quell their anger was to turn white and become a Republican. He won the Presidency and he won history. Trump is proof that the GOP lost history. They dug down to the most bombastic lunatic to run for President who would most loudly express their anger that white men do not still have all of the power. Because of that we will very likely soon have our first woman President.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2016-10-15 10:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

What does Obama say about that video of him on air force one flaunting that sausage in his pants?
#15 | POSTED BY MYSTERYTOY

Please keep your nocturnal fantasies where they belong - in mommy and daddy's basement.

#19 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-10-15 11:02 AM | Reply

Rcade,

You're cherry-picking. Obama has made plenty of incendiary remarks as well

The problem isn't just Obama himself. How many dozens of visits to the WH has tax criminal Al Sharpton had. He's Obama's point man on race.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-10-15 11:03 AM | Reply

"How many dozens of visits to the WH has tax criminal Al Sharpton had."

Who cares?

"He's Obama's point man on race."

You realize how ridiculous you look Jeff?

I'm really sorry but you have devolved into a nut job.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2016-10-15 11:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The thing that has stoked the racial divide in this country is the number of cops killing minorities that have been caught on tape. Those videos are difficult to watch, reinforce what blacks have been saying for decades and have opened the eyes of many beyond the black community.

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2016-10-15 11:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Things seen at Trump rallies: scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net

#23 | Posted by tonyroma at 2016-10-15 11:41 AM | Reply

Jeffj, check out the numerous visits to the White House done by Terry Bean. Bean has even had some documented rides on Air Force One with the President! Now, look into the personal history of Terry Bean, the pattern of accusations against him in court, and how those allegations were lucratively (for the underage kids) settled out of court to prevent the victims from testifying.

Much worse than Al Sharpton not paying some taxes..

#24 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-10-15 11:44 AM | Reply

The thing that is stoking racial tensions is that black people feel empowered. They actually feel now that people will listen to them (even white people) when they describe the racism they experience. How horrible.

I think that the BLM movement and the protests, and even the riots that break out occasionally, are a good sign for racial progress. Black people feel like they are being listened to, like they can actually make a difference. Not that I am defending individual actions or saying that everything is done in the best way possible. But when you have a movement that has thousands or millions of people, it is not going to be perfect. Mistakes will be made. Every group has its idiots, and they will do idiotic things. But the core movement is grinding forward, even if you can't see it through all the noise. This genie cannot be put back in the bottle.

Do do what you can to prevent the mistakes, but don't try to stop the movement (looking at the "all lives matter" people here). This IS progress. It's not perfect, can be messy, will be uncomfortable and sometimes painful. But, the end result (actual racial equality) will be worth it a hundred times over.

#25 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2016-10-15 11:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"This genie cannot be put back in the bottle."

If only we could Make America Great again we could put all them (vote) Riggers back in their places where they belong.

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-10-15 11:52 AM | Reply

I would check it out Noles but Danni insists that taking note of who visits the White House is meaningless (can you imagine her reaction if David Duke visited even once during a Trump presidency?).

#27 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-10-15 12:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#12 | Posted by rcade
Yea after he said the police acted stupidly.

#28 | Posted by Federalist at 2016-10-15 02:27 PM | Reply

"He's Obama's point man on race."

You realize how ridiculous you look Jeff?

He really doesn't.
He's the only one who can hear the raccebaiting dog whistle that Obama has been blowing for the past eight years.
It's everyone else who is deaf to it.
He's even got the secret org chart, with a dotted line from Obama to Sharpton, his Shadow Minister for Race Baiting.

JeffJ also thinks it's racist that the DOJ found the Baltimore PD engaged in patterns of discriminatory behavior against blacks. He thinks that report was intended to stir up racial tensions.

I'm pretty sure he doesn't think there are any blacks who aren't racist, except of course the ones who go GOP, like Pyramid Boy, perpetual nobody Alan Keyes, Consolation Rice, and Colin "I didn't run because the GOP is too racist" Powell.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-15 02:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

"I would check it out Noles but Danni insists that taking note of who visits the White House is meaningless "

Cuz, pretty much it is.

#30 | Posted by danni at 2016-10-15 02:33 PM | Reply

Because if the President was in cahoots with someone, they'd want to do that at the White House, so everyone can see the record of them cahooting.

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-15 02:35 PM | Reply

That he worked hard to stoke and agitate racial tensions in this country and did so for cynical and dastardly purposes.

Get well soon.

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-15 03:17 PM | Reply

115% of #29 is constructed of straw.

Well done!

#33 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-10-15 03:34 PM | Reply

The only good thing about this election is that it results in the departure of this petty, vindictive and insufferable scold.

#8 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

While you are sitting in the FEMA detention camps after Obama declares martial law and finally takes all the guns, bibles and white women you will have plenty of time to contemplate the error of your ways.

#34 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-10-15 03:56 PM | Reply

115% of #29 is constructed of straw.
Well done!
#33 | Posted by JeffJ

Yes, its' all straw that you yourself have spun into your idiotic "Obama is the reals racist" narrative.

All I did was create a lovely diorama from it.

Funny how when someone says exactly what you've been saying since Jan 20, 2001, you can see how dumb it sounds.

#35 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-15 03:59 PM | Reply

Jan 20, 2009. (Unless Obama was launching racist tirades before then. He probably was, who am I kidding.)

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-15 03:59 PM | Reply

#34

I do not believe Obama would declare martial law under pretty much any circumstance.

Yes, its' all straw that you yourself have spun into your idiotic "Obama is the reals racist" narrative.

Except I haven't done that. Not anything even remotely close to that. Which is why your post is made of straw. 'If she weighs the same as a duck, she's made of straw.' (yes, I changed it slightly)

#37 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-10-15 04:03 PM | Reply

That he worked hard to stoke and agitate racial tensions in this country and did so for cynical and dastardly purposes.
The only good thing about this election is that it results in the departure of this petty, vindictive and insufferable scold.
#8 | Posted by JeffJ

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-15 04:05 PM | Reply

worked hard to stoke and agitate racial tensions

#39 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-15 04:05 PM | Reply

"worked hard to stoke and agitate racial tensions"

Paranoia strikes deep,
into your life it will creep.

#40 | Posted by danni at 2016-10-15 04:11 PM | Reply

You are waaaay off on this one, jeff

#41 | Posted by alexandrite at 2016-10-15 04:27 PM | Reply

When trump loses he should get the job as host of family fued

#42 | Posted by truthhurts at 2016-10-15 04:28 PM | Reply

I disagree, Alex.

#43 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-10-15 04:36 PM | Reply

Get well soon.

#44 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-15 04:37 PM | Reply

Funny how when someone says exactly what you've been saying since Jan 20, 2001, you can see how dumb it sounds.

#35 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

By Jove I believe you've got it. That is exactly what we need to do. And keep doing. Whenever we disagree and show them facts to support our positions they just double down on stupid and become more rigid in their denial of reality. So. Let's agree with them and take their positions right to their illogical conclusions.

If nothing else it is kind of fun.

#45 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-10-15 04:38 PM | Reply

Obama obviously regretted his comment about the Cambridge police acting stupidly, which is why he called the "beer summit" afterward. While he has slipped here and there, Obama has worked hard to balance his approach to racial issues. Listen closely to his speeches and hear the equanimity he employs. Now try to imagine Trump saying he wants to bring Henry Louis Gates and the Cambridge police, or any two warring factions, together.

Being the first black president, however, Obama is quite naturally going to have a different perspective from the previous 43 presidents. This causes consternation among some non-African Americans, for whom every challenge to their world view can come across as an insult. Or even a threat.

Equality can feel like surrender if you've never had to fight for it.

Demands that one's voice be heard can sound like agitation if you aren't used to listening.

#46 | Posted by cbob at 2016-10-15 05:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Amen, CBOB.

#47 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-10-15 05:43 PM | Reply

So. Let's agree with them and take their positions right to their illogical conclusions.

Holding up a mirror so they can see how ugly they are.
But, it doesn't work.
If they even get see, they just shut up.
JeffJ won't take the time to convince anyone he's right, and pushing him on it will just convince him more that people who bring race into it, ironically like he did in #7, are the true racists.

Or, they refuse to look. Sully plonked me as a way to more thoroughly secure his racial blinders a week or two ago.

#48 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-15 06:52 PM | Reply

can you imagine her reaction if David Duke visited even once during a Drumpf presidency?).

#27 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

If Cheeto Childmolester won, he'd be moving into the Lincoln Bedroom, (which Drumpf will rename the Jeff Davis Bedroom because of Lincoln freeing all them uppity riggers).

#49 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-10-15 07:36 PM | Reply

The only good thing about this election is that it results in the departure of this petty, vindictive and insufferable scold.

#8 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

You're gonna have to move to Russia with Cheeto Crotchgrabber when Hillary appoints Obama to the Supreme Court, aren't you?

#50 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-10-15 07:40 PM | Reply

Those videos are difficult to watch, reinforce what blacks have been saying for decades and have opened the eyes of many beyond the black community.

#22 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

It's ironic that the same technology that shows cops shooting unarmed blacks is the technology showing Drumpf being a pedophile, isn't it?

#51 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-10-15 07:42 PM | Reply

When it comes to CRAZY, no one is more qualified to talk on the subject than libs.

#52 | Posted by MSgt at 2016-10-15 07:46 PM | Reply

Apparently MSGT has been in a coma for the last 40 years.

#53 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2016-10-15 08:08 PM | Reply

"When it comes to CRAZY, no one is more qualified to talk on the subject than libs." - #52 | Posted by MSgt at 2016-10-15 07:46 PM

Yep.

That's why we're qualified to identify you as CRAZY.

Because we're qualified to know.

#54 | Posted by Hans at 2016-10-15 08:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 1

Well crazy has very little value when it is coming from an extremely far extreme left.

#55 | Posted by Crassus at 2016-10-15 09:26 PM | Reply

MSgt thinks America has the best health care system. www.drudge.com
He's the poster boy for CRAZY!

Well, he's in the running.
He's got a lot of competition 'round these parts, sadly.

#56 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-15 09:27 PM | Reply

Apparently MSGT has been in a coma for the last 40 years.

That probably go a long way towards explaining why he thinks our health care system is still any good.
If they kept me plugged in for 40 years, and then I woke up, I'd probably be thankful too.
Have The Beatles finally gotten back together?

#57 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-15 09:30 PM | Reply

Obama: GOP Fed Base 'All Kinds of Crazy for Years'

Yes, they have. It's why Congress is so dysfunctional and rabid right wingers talk about taking up guns.

#58 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2016-10-16 04:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I remember all that crazy Obama care crap the fed me!

#59 | Posted by Federalist at 2016-10-16 02:30 PM | Reply

You're not on Medicare?

#60 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-16 02:37 PM | Reply

Apparently MSGT has been in a coma for the last 40 years.

#53 | POSTED BY ABORTED_MONSON

Naw, it's just that his mom didn't cut the eye holes in his hood quite right and he's had trouble seeing anything but the top of the burning cross.

#61 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-10-16 10:22 PM | Reply

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