Monday, July 04, 2016

President Obama to tell American voters that they can trust Hillary Clinton by explaining how she came to earn his trust.

Courtesy of the Houston Chronicle: 

When they take the stage at their first joint campaign appearance on Tuesday, President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will show off a new phase in their storied relationship: co-dependents. 

Clinton's chances of winning the White House hinge on rallying Obama's coalition to her cause. Obama's legacy depends on her success. Eight years after they spent millions tearing each other down in pursuit of the White House, they will now spend countless words and four months selling each other to the public.

The foe-to-friend story will be at the center of the Obama-Clinton show in Charlotte, N.C., aides to both say. In his remarks, the president will act as a character witness for his former secretary of state, who is struggling to convince voters of her trustworthiness and honesty. There is no better politician to testify on her behalf, many Democrats believe, than the man who once counted himself among the Clinton skeptics but came around to be one of her biggest boosters.

I agree that there can be no better advocate for Hillary Clinton than the man who beat her to the White House in 2008.

And with the President's approval ratings at their highest level in years, just standing on the stage with him will give Hillary the kind of boost that her opponent can only dream of seeing in his own campaign.

My prediction for the near future is that the FBI will report the findings of their investigation either this week or next, and of course there will be no charges and no indictment.

The President's presence on the campaign trail with Hillary will see her poll numbers rise significantly leaving Trump in the dust.

Before the convention Hillary will announce her VP pick and which will give yet another dramatic boost to her campaign.

(Though we can only imagine who that might be. Hint, hint, come on Hillary you know there is no better choice.)

The Democratic party will also rally around Hillary with numerous surrogates appearing on Sunday talk shows and cable news programs to tout her credentials and sing her praises to anybody who will listen.

In response to all of this Donald Trump will start to unravel, and say crazier and crazier things in interviews and on Twitter in an attempt to regain the limelight, and by the time we get to November Hillary Clinton will appear to be the most trusted politician in America while Trump will be reduced to a conspiracy theory spouting lunatic.

Oh wait, I guess he is already one of those.

(How's that for a scenario rife with potential disappointment?)


  1. Anonymous4:41 PM

    President Obama *tells American voters that they can trust Hillary Clinton by explaining how she came to earn his trust.

    1. Anonymous5:23 PM

      Took all day but looks like Trump finally found his "fall guy"

      Donald J. Trump

      1 hr ·

      STATEMENTS FROM Donald J. Trump & Daniel Scavino Jr. regarding the ''tweet' directed at the most corrupt Presidential candidate- ever.


      These false attacks by Hillary Clinton trying to link the Star of David with a basic star, often used by sheriffs who deal with criminals and criminal behavior, showing an inscription that says “Crooked Hillary is the most corrupt candidate ever” with anti-Semitism is ridiculous. Clinton, through her surrogates, is just trying to divert attention from the dishonest behavior of herself and her husband.

      The real questions are, why was Bill Clinton meeting secretly with the US Attorney General on her case and where are the 33,000 missing emails and all of the other information missing from her case - Why are there so many lies?


      The social media graphic used this weekend was not created by the campaign nor was it sourced from an anti-Semitic site. It was lifted from an anti-Hillary Twitter user where countless images appear.

      The sheriff’s badge – which is available under Microsoft’s “shapes” - fit with the theme of corrupt Hillary and that is why I selected it.

      As the Social Media Director for the campaign, I would never offend anyone and therefore chose to remove the image.

    2. Anonymous6:24 PM

      Is It Really “Ridiculous” to Say Trump’s “Star of David” Tweet Was Antisemitic?

    3. Anonymous6:28 PM

      As the Social Media Director for the campaign, I would never offend anyone and therefore chose to remove the image.

      Never offend anyone...give me a break!

    4. Anonymous6:34 PM

      Trump Supporter Scottie Hughes Flips Out, Ignores Facts Defending the Anti-Semitic Tweet

    5. Anonymous6:49 PM

      Gee, if he never offends anyone, Trump will fire hi within the week, and he can go commentate for CNN. Don't you wonder if some of these Trump campaign folks are aching to get 'fired' so they can have more TV time and a bigger salary at Fox or CNN?

    6. Anonymous6:54 PM

      Twitter trashes Trump over anti-Semitic tweet: ‘Remember when Hitler made 6 million Jews sheriffs?’

  2. Anonymous4:47 PM

    Humph. Strange that the Houston Chronicle would describe these two as "co-dependent" since the entire Bush family are either co-dependents, enablers or both. Or sociopaths, there's that....

    Wild Tortoise

  3. Anonymous4:53 PM

    "My prediction for the near future is that the FBI will report the findings of their investigation either this week or next, and of course there will be no charges and no indictment."
    Hot tip from your "FBI pals"?
    "(Though we can only imagine who that might be. Hint, hint, come on Hillary you know there is no better choice.)"
    Here's Frank Bruni in today's NYT about Hillary's VP pick:

  4. Anonymous5:35 PM

    Remember when we'd regularly see the Clintons campaigning for Obama in 2008, and the Bidens, and Michelle....? Dunno about you all but I was bursting with pride every day for weeks.

    Of course, Sarah Palin screwing everything up and embarrassing herself, her campaign, and her country every single day was the cherry on top.. ;)

    1. Anonymous6:02 PM

      Having a great time "watching" her! Mind you, I can't even watch her videos even with the sound down anymore but, dance, baby, dance. Psychology classes at a university I actually graduated from, unlike her, in spades.

    2. Anonymous8:03 PM

      I don't seem to remember Bernie campaigning for Prez Obama.

    3. Anonymous8:47 PM

      Because he didn't, 8:03 PM.

    4. Anonymous9:00 PM

      I seem to remember that Bernie Sanders wanted President Barack Obama primaried in 2012. That should have told the DNC he's Not One Of Us.

  5. Anonymous6:12 PM

    There are only 3 people against this plan, Donald tRump, and the Bernie and Jane Sanders.

    1. Anonymous9:25 AM

      Do yourself a favor and read elsewhere besides just this particular blog.

  6. Anonymous6:14 PM

    I’m thinking the same scenario. Trump is only able to keep his circus going with ever-increasing outrageous behavior.

    1. Anonymous6:47 PM

      Trump is nuttier than a fruitcake! He'll never make the grade to be elected POTUS.

    2. Anonymous10:17 PM

      I am hearing coworkers who never discuss politics speaking up expressing how shocked and repulsed they are by his outrageous behaviors and crazy claims. Also people are offended by his slogan Make America Great Again. Educated people recalled a lot that was not great about America in the past. The discussion turned to talking about Hitler and how Trump's foster hatred is dangerous for our country. We are correct because neither nazis love Trump.

  7. Anonymous6:27 PM

    The Quiet Fixer in Donald Trump’s Campaign? His Son-in-Law, Jared Kushner

    1. Anonymous8:04 PM

      Is he married to Dinald's anchor baby, or should I have asked "one of his anchor babies"?

  8. Anonymous6:29 PM

    Giving Clinton Her Due

    ...There’s no way to know if this will continue, especially in light of the ongoing F.B.I. investigation of her emails, but last month Clinton out-campaigned and outclassed Trump at every turn. It’s important that she is given her due.

  9. Anonymous6:32 PM

    October Surprise! Why ‘Silent Majority’ Won’t Reveal Trump Support Until Last Moment!

    1. Anonymous6:59 PM

      Sad! Donor-poor Trump forced to buy fundraising email lists to fill empty campaign coffers

      ... Some of the recent emails, with subject lines such as "ALERT: You need to read this RE: Hillary Indictment," have come from Newt Gingrich's 2012 presidential campaign, the Washington Examiner, National Tea Party Alert and others.

      The emails include a disclaimer, such as "Please find a special message from one of our advertisers, Trump Make America Great Again Committee" at the top of an email from Gingrich Productions. Underneath is a letter from Trump urging donations of $5 to $50 to stop presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

    2. Anonymous7:32 PM


    3. Anonymous8:26 PM

      OMG - 7:32 PM
      Welcome to the interwebs.

    4. Anonymous3:58 PM

      Funny and so true. I wonder if Hitler himself would approve of this use of his image?

  10. Anonymous7:53 PM

    Did a Clinton-hounding conservative group accidentally help Hillary with her FBI interview?

  11. Anonymous8:18 PM

  12. Anonymous8:38 PM

    Is it just me, or is the catchphrase "earn your trust" getting a little long in the tooth as is "common sense solutions?"

    1. Anonymous8:57 PM

      Nope, both nothing but hackneyed phrases that mean absolutely nothing but beloved by our hot-air spewing political class. Worthless, meaningless.

    2. Anonymous4:02 PM

      Yep, and Hillary has more time tested truths on her side.

  13. Anonymous10:13 PM

    Meet The Brave Republican Women Who Are Supporting Clinton In The Boldest #NeverTrump Move Yet

    Donald Trump is an embarrassment to the GOP and, more importantly, to the nation. He is also the most outrageously dangerous major party presidential candidate that America has seen in recent memory — perhaps ever. Well, many people on both the left and the right know this, and have jumped on the #NeverTrump train. Now, there is a very interesting development: a group of women who have been lifelong Republicans doing all they can to elect presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.

    The group is calling itself “Republican Women for Hillary,” and spent their 4th of July evening holding the first meeting of their fledgling organization at Washington’s St. Regis Hotel. These women are definitely not your typical Hillary supporters. One of them admittedly spent copious amounts of time campaigning against abortion rights, and another is a Southern Baptist who is basically against everything Hillary Clinton and Democrats in general stand for. However, their mission is to make sure Donald Trump never gets anywhere near the Oval Office — even if it means doing all they can to elect Hillary Clinton.

  14. Bill, an American in the UK11:35 PM

    Excellent and a very plausible scenario.

  15. Anonymous2:37 AM

    '''Eight years after they spent millions tearing each other down in pursuit of the White House, they will now spend countless words and four months selling each other to the public.'''

    Then-Senator Obama did not tear Hillary down during the 2008 campaign, not at all. He ran a very dignified and clean campaign.
    I can't say the same for the Hillary campaign, BUT that is all over, and they are friends.

  16. 66gardeners3:24 AM

    Gryphen, you think a lot like me. We can see the logical future from our porches.

  17. Anonymous3:41 AM

    I get to go to this event today! Looking forward to being able to compare it to the Trump events I've protested.

  18. Anonymous4:08 AM

    I haven't read it yet but today's New York Times is sporting a column titled "The Theology of Donald Trump." There's a real oxymoron. Donald Trump does not have a theological, let alone religious or spiritual, cell in his body.

  19. Anonymous5:39 AM

    And just like clockwork, it has started:

    Lauren Peters
    How can an acting president campaign while we are paying him to work? Is he on vacation? Driving his own car maybe? Nope, it is tax dollars paying for him to shove one of the most corrupt women in history right down our throats. Sad...too bad we can't make an executive order of the people and stop this farce.

    1. Anonymous8:43 AM

      Hillary's campaign is paying for all the costs associated with presidential appearances. Obama's a rock star ~ so he's expensive, but worth it.

    2. Anonymous9:43 AM

      Look to your congress critters if you want to bitch about not working and collecting paychecks from your tax dollars.

  20. Anonymous5:47 AM

    Yeah, like no other outgoing President has EVER campaigned for his party's nominee ??


  21. Anita Winecooler4:08 PM

    It's stepping back and seeing the big picture type thinking. She lost the election, bore it with grace and dignity, then urged her followers to vote for Candidate Obama. It's called "class". What a shame for Bernie, one would think with age comes wisdom, but I guess he was leading a revolution the day they taught that in Political Science.


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