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Friday, September 07, 2018

"I'm here today because this is one of those pivotal moments when every one of us as citizens of the United States need to determine just who we are, what it is that we stand for," Obama said. "As a fellow citizen, not as an ex-president, I'm here to deliver a simple message, which is that you need to vote, because our democracy depends on it."

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"It did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause," Obama said to applause. "He's just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years."

It's not just about Trump, Obama said. It's about Republicans "who know better in Congress ... bending over backwards to shield" Trump. They're hypocrites, he said, and they're just as dangerous to America. At times mocking them and at times laying into them, Obama said they've abandoned all that they're supposed to stand for as Republicans, and as citizens of this country.

"None of this is conservative. I don't mean to pretend I'm channeling Lincoln now, but that's not what he had in mind, I don't think when he formed the Republican Party. It sure isn't normal. It's radical. It's a vision that says our protection of our power is all that matters," Obama said.

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"Over the past two decades ... the politics of division and resentment and paranoia has unfortunately found a home in the Republican Party."

#1 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-09-07 05:47 PM | Reply

And Obama's an angel. He had his hand in dividing this country as well.

#2 | Posted by robadude32 at 2018-09-08 04:20 AM | Reply

He had his hand in dividing this country as well.

Being born black and all...

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-09-08 05:06 AM | Reply

#2

No cover for Trump's racism, even if true. Or yours.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-08 08:17 AM | Reply

Man, I sure do miss Obama's leadership.

#5 | Posted by memyselfini at 2018-09-08 12:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It has to chap Obama's --- to see Trump succeeding where he failed.

Obama's ego has to be in crisis mode.

I wonder if he has gone back to taking drugs.

#6 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-09-08 01:13 PM | Reply

#6 - you're out of your tiny undeveloped mind.

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2018-09-08 01:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It has to chap Obama's --- to see Trump succeeding where he failed.

The------------------- has succeeded at making the US a global laughingstock.

#8 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-09-08 01:24 PM | Reply

He has lots of room to talk.

"Under Obama, the DOJ and FBI spied on reporters ... "

The former president was clearly criticizing Trump for his attacks on the media, but the comments were immediately undermined by those who remembered Obama's own less vocal, but more legal, attacks.

"Did substantially increase leak prosecutions, however," Maggie Haberman of the New York Times objected.

"Leak prosecutions were a big deal under Obama. It wasn't a frontal attack, but it was a stealth one," she added in a response to someone defending Obama.

CNN's Kaitlan Collins responded with a quote from the New York Times summing up Obama's actions against the freedom of the press.

"Under Obama, the DOJ and FBI spied on reporters by monitoring phone records, labeled one journalist an unindicted co-conspirator for simply doing reporting and issued subpoenas to others to try to force them to reveal their sources and testify," the excerpt read.

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#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-09-08 04:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"Under Obama, the DOJ and FBI spied on reporters ... " - #9 | Posted by 43 PLONKS! 43 PLONKS! at 2018-09-08 04:32 PM

When all you have are lies...

#10 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-08 04:40 PM | Reply

"It has to chap Obama's --- to see Trump succeeding where he failed." - #6 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-09-08 01:13 PM

If it weren't for your fantasy life you'd have no life at all.

#11 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-08 04:41 PM | Reply

Hans, the Liar. en.wikipedia.org

#12 | Posted by sheepleschism at 2018-09-08 05:21 PM | Reply

"...the Liar." - #12 | Posted by sheepleschism at 2018-09-08 05:21 PM

Speaking of lies...

Now Dem operatives are paying her bills - mission accomplished. She's getting paid.
#17 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

🚨 FAKE NEWS ALERT! 🚨

So now you are just making stuff up?

Link or Lie.

#28 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-03-27 11:22 AM

#13 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-08 05:28 PM | Reply

Deflection noted, Hans, The Liar.

Debunk my link, Liar.

#14 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-08 05:36 PM | Reply

"Debunk my link..." - #14 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-08 05:36 PM

"100% of the FBI's disruption of planned terror attacks involves setting up some halfwit who purchases nails and tape." - #3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-02-22 04:12 PM
Your sudden embrace of links is noted...
"Hahaha. No citation needed." - #14 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-02-22 06:17 PM
As is your selective, faux outrage.

#15 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-08 05:42 PM | Reply

It has to chap Obama's --- to see Trump succeeding where he failed.
#6 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

In actually trying to destroy the country, economy and our reputation and respect abroad? Yeah, he is succeeding where Obama failed.

Except Obama didn't actually try to achieve any of that, that was just dumbass nonsense you tools jabbered on about endlessly during his eight years.

#16 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-08 05:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Trump economy is the Obama economy that was successful for 8 years before Trump ever entered the Oval Office. To pretend differently is just lying to yourself, no one with half a brain believes you.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2018-09-08 06:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Poor Hans The Liar, caught red handed, and can only deflect.

Can't debunk the link that proves you're wrong, can you? LOL

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-08 06:12 PM | Reply

Poor Sheeple The Liar

SheepleSchism

Seniority: 291

Party: Independent

Ideology: Liberal

#19 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-08 07:01 PM | Reply

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-08 06:12 PM

"Sheeple is pathetic, can we all agree on that?" - #23 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-08 03:33 PM
I think we can all agree on that.

#20 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-08 07:02 PM | Reply

Multiple deflections to avoid admission of error noted.

Even CNN can admit they reported #fakenews - www.cnn.com

But Hans just keeps deflecting from his lies concerning Obama's spying on and persecution of journalists.

Eat your crow like a man, Hans. and take off those stupid lederhosen.

#21 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-08 07:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

--Eat your crow like a man, Hans. and take off those stupid lederhosen.

And put down the damn accordion.

#22 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-08 07:51 PM | Reply

"Multiple deflections to avoid admission of error..." - #21 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-08 07:40 PM

Show some good faith and change your faux political affiliation.

#23 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-08 07:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Obama had a pretty poor track record when campaigning for Democrats in the past.

I don't think he's doing the Democratic Party any favors coming out of the woodwork right now.

#24 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-09-10 10:31 AM | Reply

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