It was part mockery, part shock-to-the-system wake-up call.
Donald Trump is a nasty, hateful charlatan selling a false message to African-Americans and the rest of the country that puts everything he’s done in office and stood for at risk, President Barack Obama said Saturday night, in a rip-roaring speech to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner in Washington.
Declaring he would consider it “a personal insult, an insult to my legacy” if black turnout falters for Hillary Clinton, Obama did what he got reamed for doing almost exactly two years ago, in the heat of midterm elections where disdain for him was the defining force: Yes, he said, he is pretty much on the ballot in November.
“My name may not be on the ballot, but our progress is on the ballot,” Obama said, his voice rising to a shout as he went well beyond what sources familiar with the speech say was a tamer version of the riff in the prepared remarks. “Tolerance is on the ballot. Democracy is on the ballot. Justice is on the ballot. Good schools are on the ballot. Ending mass incarceration, that’s on the ballot right now.”
"Hope is on the ballot,” he said, laying out the choice. “And fear is on the ballot too.”
Damn! The President is simply not taking prisoners is he?
And good for him.
This election is too important for folks to allow their dislike of Hillary Clinton or their distrust of the status quo keep them from voting in November.
This is not an election where both sides have competent candidates who can both do the job, even if we don't agree with their ideologies.
This is fucking Donald Trump.
Some idiot on an earlier thread suggested that we weathered George W. Bush's administration intact and so it was not that big of a deal if we elected Trump this time.
That made my head hurt so much I had to lie down for a minute.
How could they not know that the Bush administration was responsible for thousands of American deaths, both on 9-11 by ignoring intelligence briefings and in the unnecessary wars that followed?
The Bush administration is responsible for the domestic spy program that is still in place today.
They tanked the economy so badly that our current President is still struggling to repair it eight years later.
The terrorism that we live in fear of today is the direct result of the war in Iraq, and our lack of a plan to deal with country after we defeated its dictator.
No the presidency of George W. Bush damn near destroyed this country, and Donald J. Trump is infinitely worse by any measure you can imagine.
So no I do not believe this country can "weather" a Donald Trump presidency intact.