Tuesday, August 16, 2016

President Obama to Democrats: “If we are not running scared until the day after the election, we are going to be making a grave mistake.”

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal: 

President Barack Obama warned against Democratic complacency Monday, telling members of his party that Republican nominee Donald Trump could still win the White House in this unpredictable election season. 

At a fundraiser in Martha’s Vineyard, Mr. Obama made an enthusiastic pitch for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and called on her supporters to work aggressively during the final 12 weeks of this campaign, saying that this race was far from over. 

“If we are not running scared until the day after the election, we are going to be making a grave mistake,” the president told Democratic donors. 

“We are still going to have to fight what has been an unrelenting negative campaign against her that has made a dent in the opinion of people even who are inclined to vote for her,” Mr. Obama said. 

“I don’t have to make the case against her opponent because every time he talks, he makes the case against his own candidacy,” Mr. Obama said.

The President of course is right. And it is the same point that I have made on this blog over and over again.

Yes the Donald Trump campaign is a slow motion train wreck.

Yes the Republican party is disintegrating right before our eyes.

Yes most minority voters would rather suffer waterboarding, or be forced to watch Punky Brewster reruns, than vote for "The Donald."

But just like every horror monster in cinematic history you should never consider the creature dead until the final credits rolls.

And those final credits are not until AFTER the election.


  1. Anonymous11:53 AM

    Michael Moore"“Trump was unhappy with his deal as host and star of his hit NBC show, ‘The Apprentice’ (and ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’),” Moore said. “Simply put, he wanted more money. He had floated the idea before of possibly running for president in the hopes that the attention from that would make his negotiating position stronger.”
    "“By this past weekend, the look on his face said it all — ‘I hate this! I want my show back!’” wrote Moore. “But it was too late. He was damaged goods, his brand beyond repair, a worldwide laughing stock—and worse, a soon-to-be LOSER.” <<<the GREATEST, BIGGEST, LOSER EVERRRR..!

    1. Anonymous1:05 PM

      Just last month Moore was convinced Trump could not lose, so which is it?

    2. I think that was before Trump went Full Mental after the Democratic convention.

  2. Anonymous12:10 PM

    O/T Holy Moly that is one big megayacht or should I say hotel?

    Scroll down to the the picture of the yacht taken at night.

    "Setting sail: A look at The Rising Sun at night posted to Instagram by Geffen last month"

    Yachting with the enemy: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner take the jet skis out and relax on Democratic Hollywood billionaire David Geffen's $200m mega-yacht off the coast of Croatia

    1. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were spotted jet skiing off the coast of Croatia on Friday

    2. The pair are vacationing on the Rising Sun, the $200million yacht belonging to billionaire Hollywood executive David Geffen

    3. Geffen is close friends with President Barack Obama and donated to both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary

    4. He called Hillary 'an extraordinary, smart, accomplished woman' in a 2014 interview, and said he would 'absolutely' support her run for president

    5. Brian Grazer was also on the trip with his new wife Veronica and Ivanka's good friend Wendi Deng

    6. Geffen has also hosted some of the Democratic party's biggest supporters on the yacht, including Oprah Winfrey, Bob Iger, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jimmy Iovine, Bruce Springsteen and Rita Wilson


    1. Anonymous12:20 PM

      Where's Sarah? Probably in Wasilla posting on Facebook.

    2. Anonymous1:02 PM

      Didn't Geffen used to own the Pelorus? I saw it in Venice in June. It's not a yacht. It's a small cruise ship. Permanent crew of 52.

      The Pelorus is 377 ft. worth $150 million, 8 people in 9 cabins. Used to be owned by David Geffen.

      The Rising Star is 454 ft. worth $300 million. 16 people in 8 cabins. Used to be owned by Larry Ellison.

      I will say I think the Pelorus is much more attractive.

    3. Anonymous1:14 PM

      Sarah's busy selling Trig.


  3. Anonymous12:11 PM

    Matt Drudge lost the plot a few years ago--turned his page into a "News of The World' tabloid kind of place. He's largely a recluse in Miami who's into rent boys. Ok so what, but that's his small little world. And he's backing Trump. He is and will continue taking a hammering on that.

  4. Anonymous12:23 PM

    It will be YOOGE!


    Will the Rolling Blunder be riding bitch again? With plastic bread on her feet?


  5. Anonymous12:36 PM

    Michael Moore agrees.

    You can call him a Hollywood pantywaist that doesn't know squat, but Michael Moore is not a stupid man and he has researched this to the same degree he has other issues.

    He set forth a reasoned scenario of how Trump could win.


    He also set forth a reasoned game plan on how to ensure that Trump loses. One of his key points is the same the President made. That we not be complaisant and that we work until the day after the election to make sure that Trump loses.


    The President makes a very valid point, that getting Hillary elected isn't the end game. That she will be powerless to get the progressive agenda moved without constant work and pressure. That was put forth by Robert Reich, an astute pundit.


    "Hillary Clinton has been relying on big money to finance her presidential campaign, but she’s always been a pragmatist about governing. “A president has to deal in reality,” she said last January in response to Sanders. “I am not interested in ideas that sound good on paper but will never make it in real life.”

    The pragmatist in her must know that the only way her ideas will make it in real life is if the public is organized and mobilized behind them.

    Which means that once she enters the Oval Office, she’ll need the countervailing power of a progressive movement — ironically, much like the one her primary opponent championed."

  6. Anonymous12:39 PM

    The monster will receive his security briefing in a few days. I hope he opens his pie hole and divulges something he can be arrested over.

    1. Anonymous1:07 PM

      He'll certainly tell Manafort who will then earn those millions he was paid by Putin (aka anyone in Russia).

    2. Anonymous1:07 PM

      He doesn't have to.

      It is at the President's discretion whether the candidates get a security briefing. While he agreed before he may have changed his mind now. I'm sure if he goes against tradition (and that is all it is) Ms. Clinton can get up to speed right after she wins in November.

  7. Anonymous12:41 PM

    Yeah, I've been reading at other sites where people are yukking it up about how stoopid the republicans are and how they're gonna lose badly. Probably so, but maybe not!! I'm with you and President Obama on this...plus the republicans cheat.

    1. Anonymous1:18 PM

      Exactly. I'm sure they are looking at the states that use the Diebold machines and which ones will be close enough to flip without raising suspicion.

      There is also purging rolls and making them do provisional ballots that will be "lost".

      Closing precincts to make people stand in line for 8 hours.

      This is why we need to treat our elections like a third world country and bring in international poll watchers.

  8. Anonymous12:42 PM

    This means YOU Berniebots. A revolution means nothing if you do not vote.

    1. Anonymous1:10 PM

      Give it a rest. They're voting for Hillary. They have been voting for Hillary.

      But if you keep it up they may just think, fuck, she doesn't need me and fuck those Hillary pantysniffers. And they may not help her after she wins and she will need their help.

      Take a page out of Bill Maher's, Michael Moore's and President Obama's book and just shut the fuck up already.

      There is nothing so pitiful as a sore winner.

    2. Anonymous1:10 PM

      Lol. I'm not a "Berniebot" so your comment is not taken personally. But from an observational perspective... are you implying voting for the 120 million dollar wall street woman Hillary Clinton represents any kind of revolution?! Hahahahahahaha hahahaahaahaa.

    3. Anonymous1:36 PM

      Not all Bernie supporters are voting for Hillary or even voting at all. The millennials (18-35) are now a larger voting block than the Baby Boomers yet only 42% of them are going to vote this election.

      Doesn't seem like they are enamoured with any candidate and are even less enchanted with the entire process.

      Someone better figure out soon how to get them to the polls since less than half of them vote.

    4. Anonymous5:27 PM

      I'm sure being called Berniebots and worse isn't encouraging any of them to vote. Nor is the bullying, threats or personal insults.

  9. Anonymous1:13 PM

    Citing polling that projects “a potential 365 electoral vote blowout for Hillary Clinton”, 123 current and former Republican elected officials and staff wrote an open letter to Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus begging him to stop wasting money on Donald Trump and instead use the RNC resources to protect the House and Senate from a Democratic landslide.

    “Rather than throwing good money after bad, the RNC should shift its strategy and its resources to convince voters not to give Hillary Clinton the ‘blank check’ of a Democrat-controlled Congress to advance her big government agenda,” the wrote in Medium.

    “Given the catastrophic impact that Donald Trump’s losing presidential campaign will have on down-ballot Senate and House races, we urge you to immediately suspend all discretionary RNC support for Trump and focus the entirety of the RNC’s available resources on preserving the GOP’s congressional majorities.” the group of 123 Republicans begged.

    Citing fears of a landslide, the group beseeched the Chair to switch resources over to the House and Senate races, “We believe that Donald Trump’s divisiveness, recklessness, incompetence, and record-breaking unpopularity risk turning this election into a Democratic landslide, and only the immediate shift of all available RNC resources to vulnerable Senate and House races will prevent the GOP from drowning with a Trump-emblazoned anchor around its neck.”

    “This should not be a difficult decision, as Donald Trump’s chances of being elected president are evaporating by the day,” the group reminded Priebus, who has put on an clueless act that we can only hope is desperate denial.

    “That polling projects a potential 365 electoral vote blowout for Hillary Clinton, including a sweep of every battleground state from Florida to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Colorado, Virginia, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. Trump’s across-the-board collapse has put even Republican bastions like Georgia and Arizona in play.”

    Republicans, other than leadership, can see the writing on the wall and they are desperate to stop the down ticket blood bath.


    1. Anonymous5:30 PM

      They better do it quick. Early voting starts in about five weeks.

  10. Anonymous1:14 PM

    Republicans In A State Of Collapse As Trump Pushes White Florida Voters To Clinton

    In the swing state of Florida, Hillary Clinton has opened up a 9 point lead over Donald Trump white voters abandon him, and conditions get more dire for the Republican nominee.

    According to the latest Monmouth University poll of Florida:

    Among Sunshine State voters likely to participate in November’s presidential election, 48% currently support Clinton and 39% back Trump. Another 6% intend to vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson and 1% support Green Party candidate Jill Stein, with 5% who are undecided.

    Among self-identified Democrats, 92% support Clinton while 4% choose Trump and just 3% back a third party candidate. Trump has less support among his own party base, with 79% of Republicans who back their nominee, compared to 12% who support Clinton and 5% who back another candidate. Clinton leads Trump among independents by 47% to 30%, with 11% supporting Johnson and 2% backing Stein.

    Clinton has an overwhelming lead among Hispanic, black and Asian voters who make up about one-third of the electorate, garnering 69% of this group’s vote to 19% for Trump. Trump leads among white voters by 51% to 37%, but there is a significant gender split. Among white men, Trump has a 64% to 24% advantage. Among white women, Clinton leads by 49% to 39%. There is no difference by educational attainment, with Trump ahead among white voters without a college degree (51% to 39%) as well as white college graduates (50% to 36%).


  11. Anonymous1:21 PM

    O/T FBI Confirms Clinton Did Not Originate Classified Information In Her Emails


  12. Anonymous1:23 PM

    More Than 100 Republicans Urge RNC To Drop Donald Trump


  13. Anonymous1:29 PM

    O/T: The world now recognizes that Sarah Palin is a total has-been.

    Sarah Palin loses political clout, still backs Donald Trump from sidelines


    1. Anonymous3:39 PM

      So when are you all going to figure out she is a has been. Some of you are going to need some real counseling without Palin to hate.

  14. Anonymous1:29 PM

    I voted this morning in our Alaska primary. Not a lot of good choices where I am but as a Non-Partisan I voted a Republican ballot to give my vote to good man who is being primaried by an absolute crazy Tea Bagger.

    Have all you Alaskans been to the polls today? If not make sure that you do!

  15. The President is right.

    The republicans will be pulling out all the stops to suppress the vote. Yes, some voter suppression laws have been overturned. That doesn't mean there are not a lot of other dirty tricks they can pull, including (but not limited to) limited polling places, incorrectly trained poll workers, intimidation, incorrect ballot and voting information sent to voters, rigged machines, and on and on and on.

    Every single vote counts.

  16. Anonymous1:42 PM


  17. Anonymous2:14 PM

    Well thank goodness you have said it over and over again on your little blog. I mean you have got to carry more weight the President Obama. Trump used the same tactic of bragging about being right, after the Orlando shootings. You really have no idea how narcissistic your posts are do you?

    1. Anonymous2:21 PM

      Hahaha - your feefees are hurt. That makes me happy!

    2. That's where you're wrong.

      I type them whilst looking in a full size mirror as adoring fans weave daffodils in my hair and feed me a never ending supply of peeled grapes.

      But enough about me, let's talk about me.

    3. Anonymous2:38 PM

      I agree, 2:14. Gryphen is a real narcissist. His reply to your post is a perfect illustration. Not cute, not funny.

    4. Anonymous3:25 PM

      Feefees, how old are you? I'm embarrassed for you.

    5. Anonymous4:20 PM

      And you claim you aren't gay, yeh right.

  18. Anonymous2:14 PM

    I was discussing staunchly prolife people today with a friend. Sure, some are irrational. But people like Bristol, who's never been irresponsible sexually (meaning she's never had a baby by accident with someone who wasn't planning to marry her. Levi said he was stoked when he told him and he "went upstairs to tell his mom") are obviously going to be naturally prolife because they can't fathom why some people have problems taking precautions in some way.

    Im sure this comment will bring on the ignorant assholes who enjoy spreading lies by saying Bristol's wedding was shotgun when it was not. There's nothing wrong with a natural couple planning a baby after they get engaged.

    1. Anonymous2:20 PM

      Go back to bed, Alicia from Florida who lives in her parents basement.

    2. Alicia you need to get laid. And not by Freddy Finger and his four sons.

    3. Anonymous4:03 PM

      Wasilla was in house.
      This was not Alicia.

  19. Anonymous2:57 PM

    OT: Guilty>

  20. Anonymous3:22 PM

    Absolutely. I put nothing past the GOP. They've rigged voting machines and computerized voting before; they can do it again, especially if aided by their great buddy, Vladimir Putin.

  21. Anonymous6:10 PM

    I Ran the C.I.A. Now I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton.

    ...I spent four years working with Mrs. Clinton when she was secretary of state, most often in the White House Situation Room. In these critically important meetings, I found her to be prepared, detail-oriented, thoughtful, inquisitive and willing to change her mind if presented with a compelling argument.

    I also saw the secretary’s commitment to our nation’s security; her belief that America is an exceptional nation that must lead in the world for the country to remain secure and prosperous; her understanding that diplomacy can be effective only if the country is perceived as willing and able to use force if necessary; and, most important, her capacity to make the most difficult decision of all — whether to put young American women and men in harm’s way.


  22. Anonymous6:13 PM

    Q. & A. With Michael Morell: Why I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton

    ...But in my view, her greatest achievement was her work with the rest of the national security team that prevented any attacks by an international terrorist group on the homeland. This is a remarkable achievement, given the intentions, capabilities and plots of Al Qaeda to attack us during her tenure. Secretary Clinton was a leader in our fight against terrorism. In these policy discussions, her voice carried immense weight. She supported aggressive operations against extremists, including drone strikes, the military surge in Afghanistan and the Bin Laden raid. In her diplomatic work, she worked to ensure that our allies and partners were supporting us in this critically important mission.

    I think it is ironic that many of Secretary Clinton’s critics, who are raising questions today about her achievements as secretary of state, heaped praise on her both when she was in the job and when she stepped down at the end of President Obama’s first term. In 2012, Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said she was “one of the most effective secretary of states … that I have known in my lifetime.” A year earlier, Mr. Graham called her a “national treasure.” In 2014, Mike Huckabee, a former Republican governor of Arkansas, called Secretary Clinton “a policy genius.” Even Newt Gingrich, in 2013, said that she had done a “tremendous job” as secretary of state.


  23. Anonymous6:30 PM

    Donald Trump will bring Michael Flynn ― a former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency who was paid by a Russian state-funded television network to speak at its 10th-anniversary gala ― to his first national security briefing on Wednesday.


  24. Anonymous6:44 PM

    Hillary Clinton Sends Important Message In Philly: Don’t Become Complacent

    "Don't be complacent, my friends, because even though we're doing fine right now, I'm not taking anybody anywhere for granted.We’re going to work hard these next 85 days, and I can’t do it without your help. This is the most consequential election – the stakes could not be higher and we want everybody in Philadelphia, everybody across Pennsylvania, to be part of a great victory in November and then the future that we’re going to build together.'

    Right now, Hillary Clinton is probably about as satisfied with her prospects as she ever has been – and rightly so. With just 85 days to go, her lead over Trump is strong just about everywhere and Trump just so happens to be imploding.

    But nothing is guaranteed in politics, as she knows. Voters still need to turn out. Unforeseen events that could benefit Trump are still possible.

    Democrats should be excited about the decreasing probability of a Trump presidency – but they shouldn’t be complacent.

    Instead, they should carry their excitement all the way to their polling place on Nov. 8 and slam the door on Trump once and for all.


  25. Anonymous7:09 PM

    WOW! Is this ever a crock, Canada. Who is this dimwit?

    Obama will only impose martial law if it looks like Trump will win


    The commenters are trashing her.

  26. Anonymous7:09 PM

    Did you see this G, gotta love the guy!



    Find a Democrat who doesn't have a ride to the polling place and help them get there!


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