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(Chicago Trib)   A look at how Trump's idiocy brought Obama out of retirement   (chicagotribune.com) divider line
    More: Followup, President of the United States, George W. Bush, Joe Biden, Democratic Party, Barack Obama, United States Senate, Vice President of the United States, Bill Clinton  
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2020-06-29 11:17:48 AM  
22 votes:
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2020-06-29 12:43:11 PM  
17 votes:
Meanwhile the RNC is still falling down infinite stairs:

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2020-06-29 10:56:54 AM  
14 votes:
In four years time, Obama will say, "You really want to repeal the 22nd Amendment? Please proceed."
 
2020-06-29 12:19:41 PM  
12 votes:

xanadian: Merltech: For Obama, I imagine this is like a home owner building his dream house and watching hopelessly as a tornado destroys all the years of hard work.

A big, fat orange tornado.


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2020-06-29 12:59:14 PM  
6 votes:
Trump is 6'3" and Obama is 6'1"??

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2020-06-29 1:00:36 PM  
4 votes:
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2020-06-29 1:51:55 PM  
3 votes:

UltimaCS: [Fark user image 425x417]
Christ, these ads are getting vicious. Clicked it out of morbid curiosity and it was absolutely boring. Just a few Wikipedia sentences flanked by a dozen ads, then click "continue reading" for a couple more sentences and a new round of ads, repeat. I got about 5 clicks deep before giving up.


Look on the bright side , you now have malware on your box.
 
2020-06-29 1:32:52 PM  
3 votes:

Blathering Idjut: There was no way he was going to let his legacy be one of failure, even if it mean incrementalism, or of division and corruption.  Those are the principles he governed to.  Successfully, I might add.


That he'd rather be known as the president who made Dubya's wars and tax cuts permanent and who nationalized RomneyCare rather than be a "failure" says so much about both Obama and the Democratic Party establishment in general.
 
2020-06-29 12:47:54 PM  
2 votes:

Blathering Idjut: It doesn't even have to be Obama concerned about his "legacy."  He and his family live in this country too.  Nobody is fine with Trump burning the country to the ground.


He didn't seem to mind when his SC pick was left in the wind, or the first three years of Trump's term. In fact, he's worked harder to fight Medicare for All than he has anything Trump's done.
 
2020-06-29 12:40:46 PM  
2 votes:

Merltech: For Obama, I imagine this is like a home owner building his dream house and watching hopelessly as a tornado destroys all the years of hard work.

For Obama, I imagine this is like a home owner building his dream house and watching hopelessly as a tornado destroys all the years of hard work.

neighbor builds a gaudy spite monstrosity that violates countless building codes and zoning by-laws that go unenforced by the cronies on the town's boards and ends up blocking his incredible view.

My imaginary scenario.
 
2020-06-29 2:16:33 PM  
1 vote:

UltimaCS: [Fark user image 425x417]
Christ, these ads are getting vicious. Clicked it out of morbid curiosity and it was absolutely boring. Just a few Wikipedia sentences flanked by a dozen ads, then click "continue reading" for a couple more sentences and a new round of ads, repeat. I got about 5 clicks deep before giving up.


She still looks better than the First Call Girl we have now even when they tried to cherry pick the worst photo they could find.
 
2020-06-29 1:21:31 PM  
1 vote:

EyeballKid: He didn't seem to mind when his SC pick was left in the wind, or the first three years of Trump's term. In fact, he's worked harder to fight Medicare for All than he has anything Trump's done.


Yes, he didn't make a big enough deal about Garland who was a COMPROMISE centrist nominee in the first place.  Nominating Garland instead of a solid liberal WAS bipartisan.

No, he didn't work to fight Medicare for All.  He did give over too much to the ideas of both avoiding the mistakes of Clintoncare strategically (i.e. not writing the legislation as a starting point but throwing it to congress) and the idea of bipartisanship in an era when the GOP wants most of the country to DIAF.  As such he got played and wasted valuable time losing his majorities.

But I also think we need to view the Obama presidency not just in the political context of the time but also the racial context, even though we for the most part slapped ourselves on our collective backs congratulating ourselves for reaching a post-racial milestone in this country with a black president.  If the overt racism he faced didn't make it clear, the angry primal scream of racism in reaction that is Donald Trump should highlight the point.

That is: Barack Obama as the nation's first black president and as a really smart guy in his own right was acutely aware of his place in history and the burden of same.  As disappointing as his presidency may have been in several areas for flaming liberals like myself, and this includes on the issue of health care, the remarkable pressure he was under and put himself under in retrospect is almost too difficult to come to terms with.

There was no way he was going to let his legacy be one of failure, even if it mean incrementalism, or of division and corruption.  Those are the principles he governed to.  Successfully, I might add.

That calculation has changed with the abject failure of a man that succeeded him.
 
2020-06-29 1:21:06 PM  
1 vote:

Podna: EyeballKid: Blathering Idjut: It doesn't even have to be Obama concerned about his "legacy."  He and his family live in this country too.  Nobody is fine with Trump burning the country to the ground.

He didn't seem to mind when his SC pick was left in the wind, or the first three years of Trump's term. In fact, he's worked harder to fight Medicare for All than he has anything Trump's done.


has only just started campaigning for Biden but was happy to help force Bernie out of the race

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All I've learned from this primary is to be a 5th colum in local the local dnc like I am now and bide my time
 
2020-06-29 1:19:34 PM  
1 vote:

EyeballKid: Blathering Idjut: It doesn't even have to be Obama concerned about his "legacy."  He and his family live in this country too.  Nobody is fine with Trump burning the country to the ground.

He didn't seem to mind when his SC pick was left in the wind, or the first three years of Trump's term. In fact, he's worked harder to fight Medicare for All than he has anything Trump's done.



has only just started campaigning for Biden but was happy to help force Bernie out of the race

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2020-06-29 12:51:27 PM  
1 vote:

EyeballKid: Blathering Idjut: It doesn't even have to be Obama concerned about his "legacy."  He and his family live in this country too.  Nobody is fine with Trump burning the country to the ground.

He didn't seem to mind when his SC pick was left in the wind, or the first three years of Trump's term. In fact, he's worked harder to fight Medicare for All than he has anything Trump's done.


I'll certainly never vote for hi ...
 
2020-06-29 12:04:53 PM  
1 vote:

Merltech: For Obama, I imagine this is like a home owner building his dream house and watching hopelessly as a tornado destroys all the years of hard work.


A big, fat orange tornado.
 
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