Jimmy Carter framed houses, Ronald Reagan built fences, and George H.W. Bush leapt from airplanes. Post Oval Office, President Obama will return to community organizing. It´ll be a different sort politics and a more dangerous one for Republicans. During his farewell address, an event not unlike the thousands of campaign speeches that defined his career, Obama told an adoring crowd that he´s not going anywhere. One of three explicit promises, the outgoing executive pledged to be "right there with you." At the end of the 2008 election, Obama capped an improbably electoral comeback, declaring victory at Chicago´s Grant Park pavilion.
Comments: What a perfect headline. He´s going remain an obnoxious hack and will continue with his attacks and lies. It´s going to be a nightmare because the media will be more than happy to oblige him anytime he wants to spew forth his bilge. You wouldn´t expect anything less from the low class Obama. He would never observe protocol and go quietly into the night like the majority of presidents have done. I can´t think of any person in my entire life that I have loathed more than him.
Nothing to fear here. He was a failure as an organizer the first time around, couldn´t even get a neighborhood pool built. Without the power of the presidency behind him, he will be just as ineffective.
Oh, he and the Fake News media are fully prepared to attempt to establish a ´shadow government". He will be on the news nearly every night with his critiques of Trumps policies. He will not be going away and will not fade into the night. He will be the media´s de-facto president, and in perpetual narcissist campaign mode. Mark my words. He thinks he´s still relevant and the beacon of hope for everyone.
There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. Proverbs 6: 16-19
Vice President Joe Biden delivered an epic final speech Wednesday to the elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The gist of his speech was simple: At a time of "uncertainty" we must double down on the values that made Western democracies great, and not allow the "liberal world order" to be torn apart by destructive forces. Biden went after Russian President Vladimir Putin by name, saying he is using "every tool" in his power to whittle away the European project, and undermine Western democracies. Biden accused Putin of wanting to "roll back decades of progress." Biden said
The video above contains quite possibly one of the most bizarre interviews you will ever watch. Here’s how Tucker Carlson began the interview: “This is a sham, your company isn’t real, your website is fake, the claims you have made are lies, this is a hoax. Let me start at the beginning, however, with your name, Dom Tullipso, which is not your real name. It’s a fake name, we ran you through law enforcement-level background checks and that name does not exist. So let’s start out with the truth. Tell me what your real name is.” Okay, let’s back up
On MSNBC tonight, a former U.S. Army major general classified Chelsea Manning‘s actions as “treason” and Glenn Greenwald was quick to fire back. Former Maj. Gen. Robert Scales told Greta Van Susteren, “I’m speaking as a soldier, and the bottom line is this is treason, pure and simple. She gave away to WikiLeaks 400,000 operational… documents that put soldiers in the field at risk.” He said it’s “not justice for the people in uniform” for Manning to end up having her sentence commuted, as President Obama decided today. Scales believes that seven years is not sufficient punishment for an act
White House Press Secretary John Earnest’s last press conference on behalf of the Obama administration took place amidst new tensions with Russia. One reporter unsurprisingly wanted to know the White House’s response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s accusing Obama of trying to undermine President-elect Donald Trump with the controversial dossier published last week. “Of course it’s not true,” Earnest said, adding that it sounded like Putin “got his copy of the talking points.” From who exactly, the press corps wondered? Putin’s words “sound a lot like” those coming from the incoming administration, Earnest surmised. The Russian leader´s rhetoric, he explained, is awfully similar to
The media love to compare the “thin-skinned” Donald Trump with the cool, insouciant Barack Obama who never lets anything rattle him. But is that really true? You be the judge. (Snip) This week, Ed Klein Confidential is going to allow this unimpeachable source speak in his own voice. Here’s his verbatim report about the thin-skinned Obama: “Barack can’t wait to get out of the White House. It is now the grimmest place in the world. The atmosphere is funereal: everybody looks like they just lost their best friend and their dog. “Barack is supposed to be cheering people up but
President Obama oversaw the deepest legislative malaise in modern political history, according to the Washington Times Legislative Index, which captures his struggles to find ways to work with a Congress that ranged from lukewarm to openly hostile toward him. Over the course of his eight years, he has signed just 1,227 bills into law — less, even, than one-term Presidents Carter and George H.W. Bush. Digging deeper into the numbers, Congress spent less time in session, handled less business on the chamber floors and generally sputtered for much of Mr. Obama’s tenure, according to The Times’ index. Blame for the
CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny argued on Tuesday that President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence because the former Army private is transitioning from a man to a woman. “I think the question this president and the White House will have to answer here, will answer, and I think it’s an important one, how much was the personal story of Chelsea Manning involved in this,” Zeleny said in a panel discussion of the White House decision. Manning, who was formerly known as “Bradley,” was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013 on espionage charges for stealing nearly one million classified
They are some of the biggest names in the Republican national security firmament, veterans of past GOP administrations who say, if called upon by President-elect Donald Trump, they stand ready to serve their country again. But their phones aren’t ringing. Their entreaties to Trump Tower in New York have mostly gone unanswered. In Trump world, these establishment all-stars say they are “PNG” — personae non gratae. Their transgression was signing one or both of two public “Never Trump” letters during the campaign, declaring they would not vote for Trump and calling his candidacy a danger to the nation. One letter,
Monday in Miami after attending a Martin Luther King Day event, while commenting on the controversy over Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) saying of President-elect Donald Trump he didn’t “see the president-elect as a legitimate president” and Trump’s tweeted response, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said he “hoped” the Trump would have responded differently “given everything that John Lewis means to our country.” Rubio said, “I have tremendous admiration for Congressman Lewis, not only for what he has done but what he stand for, and that remains undiminished. I don’t agree with him that President-elect Trump is illegitimate. I believe it was
A growing group of Democratic lawmakers will boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday as a protest of Trump’s worldview and his criticism of civil rights icon John Lewis, congressman of Georgia. There are now more than 30 House Democrats — 31, at last count — who have declared that they will not attend the inauguration on Capitol Hill this week. The number rose sharply after Trump tweeted Saturday that Lewis is “all talk, talk, talk” and should “finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities.” Lewis, who sees Trump’s Nov. 8 win as illegitimate because of Russia’s alleged interference
President-elect Donald Trump will be the least popular man to take the oath of office in four decades – and he enters the White House with a popularity rating just half of what Barack Obama´s was eight years ago. Trump scored an approval rating of just 40 percent in a new CNN / ORC poll. His approval rating was identical in an ABC News / Washington Post poll. Trump doesn´t appear to won over converts through his handling of the transition period. Disapproval of his transition handling has jumped to 52 per cent in the CNN poll, an increase of 7 points from
Fox News has re-signed Bob Beckel to be a co-host of The Five. Juan Williams will remain a Fox News contributor across all programs and continue appear on the program. Beckel parted ways with Fox News in the middle of 2015, with the network at that time stating that they could no longer be held “hostage to one man’s personal issues.” This followed Beckel spending several months recovering from surgery and being in rehab for an addiction to painkillers. In today’s announcement, Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch said “Bob was missed by many fans of The Five and we’re happy to
President Barack Obama announced his plan to free Chelsea Manning (who changed his name from Bradley) after leaking classified military documents to Wikileaks and being sentenced to 35 years in prison for his crimes. Once in prison, Manning went on a hunger strike to demand sex change surgery in prison, which was granted by officials at the cost of American taxpayers. Obama included Manning on a list of prisoner commutations announced late Tuesday afternoon, allowing him to be set free on May 17, 2017. During the White House press briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest noted the “stark” differences between Manning and
On Friday, the world will watch the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. at noon as Donald Trump gets sworn in as our nation’s 45th Commander in Chief. Following the event, Trump will march to the White House and begin a long weekend of galas, balls, and meetings to kick off his administration. But as for his predecessor, President Barack Obama? It’ll be time to relax. According to a new report from TMZ, Obama and his family will be leaving for sunny Palm Springs, California on Friday afternoon while the Beltway prepares for the start of the