Monday, January 30, 2017

Obama comes out in support of anti-Trump protests.

Courtesy of Politico: 

Former President Barack Obama’s office released a statement Monday supporting the protests going on around the country, and speaking out against discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion, saying “American values are at stake.” 

Kevin Lewis, spokesman for Obama in his post-presidency, said that Obama — who has been threading the balance between the tradition of presidents deferring to their successors and coming out against President Donald Trump on specific issues he considered core values — “is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country.” 

“Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake,” Lewis said. 

“With regard to comparisons to President Obama’s foreign policy decisions, as we’ve heard before, the president fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion,” Lewis said.

Well that was carefully worded, but it still made the point that Obama is horrified by what Trump is doing to this country.

I have to imagine it is killing President Obama to stay silent on everything that is happening since he left office. 

In fact I imagine that it is breaking his heart. 

And I have to believe, despite the unwritten rule about ex-presidents not criticizing current White House occupants, that he may not be able to do so much longer.

President Obama was above all a patriot with a great and abiding love for this country, and its citizens.

Right now his country and its citizens are suffering immensely, so how long can unwritten guidelines and a sense of decorum keep our greatest President from coming to the aid of his people? 

26 comments:

  1. I hope that he is talking to his former Secret Service guys and it goes like this.
    "You got this? Guys?"

    Heh. Heh.

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    1. Anonymous9:25 PM

      It seems fairly obvious, but please clarify exactly what you are implying for the feds.

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  2. Anonymous4:41 PM

    And here will come the trolls. "Told you that he was a secret Muslim!" SIGH. Some people will never see beyond their own little bubble.

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  3. Anonymous4:47 PM

    There was talk that Barron has issues. I don't know what they are but didn't his mother sue somebody over the comment? She said there's nothing wrong with him and his father says he is a computer genius. Here's a question for his mother, if President Trump gets us into a long term war that lasts past Barron's 18th birthday and the draft is reinstated, will his mother tell the draft board Barron has mental issues to keep him from being drafted?

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    1. Anonymous5:35 PM

      Yes, and Uday and Usay will both declare mental incompetence.

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  4. Anonymous4:49 PM

    "threading the balance"?

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  5. Anonymous4:57 PM

    In Trumpistan, there ARE no more unwritten rules, traditions,obligations, etc...

    Let Loose Mr. Obama. The country needs you more now than ever before. Break tradition to save America.

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  6. Anonymous5:04 PM

    Interesting article -

    Are We Really Stuck with President Donald Trump?

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-impeach-trump-president-mike-pence-20170130-story.html

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    1. Wow! The comments there are really really bizarre. Totally supporting NMP :(

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  7. Elliegrl5:10 PM

    There's a current livestream/emergency call about resisting Trump's Exec Order, I think its sponsored by the ACLU

    https://www.indivisibleguide.com/stand-against-the-muslim-and-refugee-ban

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  8. Anonymous5:16 PM

    WTF is this? ..."despite the unwritten rule about ex-presidents not criticizing current White House occupants"...I say all bets are off and these so called 'unwritten rules' need to be shoved up tRumps ass. I want to hear President Obama's strong, intelligent, steadying voice on Meet the Press, (go eff yourself lying Kellyann) and as many places he can possibly be heard. We need him now!

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    1. Anonymous5:29 PM

      Seriously, it is time to stop tiptoeing thru the tulips and start making some noise. A lot of noise! What in the hell do you think the repukes would be doing about now if Hillary was president (as she very well should be). I am sick and tired of being 'carefully worded' GMAFB!!!

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    2. Anonymous9:16 PM

      I think Pres. Obama is owed at least 8 years worth of criticizing the current dictator.

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    3. Anonymous2:39 AM

      Go back to 2009, Dubya began painting himself in the bathroom. Darth Cheney however did speak out about what he thought was 'good' for the President Obama's new administration during 2009 (if I am not mistaken or disremembering).

      dowl

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    4. Anonymous4:52 AM

      Well, since the new administration is breaking all of the written rules, including the ones in the Constitution, it seems appropriate that President Obama speak out as he sees fit. He is a Constitutional lawyer for goodness sake.
      Beaglemom

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  9. Anonymous5:28 PM

    keep our greatest President from coming to the aid of HIS people? REALLY? I LIKE 'WE THE' PEOPLE. RESIST!

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  10. Anonymous5:31 PM

    Trump fires acting Attorney General Yates

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  11. Anonymous5:32 PM

    Dana Boente is now Acting Attorney General

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  12. Anonymous5:40 PM

    Trump fires acting Attorney General

    Trump adds Neo-Nazi to National Security Council

    Trump bans American Muslims

    Trump will make American taxpayers pay for wall

    Trump praises Putin while going against President Obama

    Golden shower?

    MARTIAL LAW?

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    1. Anonymous5:45 PM

      No problem with more people on teh NSC, problem is he banned the ONLY two people who have statutory reposnsibility and right to be at EVERY meeting.

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  13. Anonymous5:43 PM

    As we've been told (see Conjob, Kellyannie and Spicejob, Sean) T.Rump is unconventional and not bound by the traditions. SO President Obama does not have to be "bound by tradition" either, in these unconventional circumstances. His country and mine, are at stake.

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  14. Cassie6:25 PM

    He's not president anymore.

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    1. President Obama is/was a president duly elected. Pissadente Trump was not. Course YOU knew that.
      Comrade.

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    2. Guess the Pissadent cannot handle pressure much. Just fired the Head of Immigration Enforcement.

      Does he even have a dick? He is acting like I do in menopause without coffee.

      Little Donnie.

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    3. Anonymous9:26 PM

      laurens doesn't quite understand 6:25, she seems a bit special.

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  15. Anonymous6:55 AM

    I've noticed over the past few days that Trump administration members and their fellow-travelers among the pundit community have taken to quoting President Obama in order to lend a semblance of import to their master's orders and their sycophant-ish newspaper columns. The other day, just before President Obama spoke out, the Trump administration tried to make their odious immigration news a continuation of his previous practices. Of course there can be no such comparison and President Obama made that clear. This morning, a conservative columnist prefaced his piece of Trump "America first" drivel with a quote from President Obama. However and even evident from the quote used, President Obama had not been talking about US supremacy but had been addressing the cooperation of equals among nations, specifically, among Latin American countries and the US. That's not at all what Trump wants: Trump wants the US "uber alles" in trade, diplomacy and everything else. Just the antithesis of what President Obama believed in. The Trump administration and their cohorts in the media had better beware making such false comparisons. We, the people, are watching them.
    Beaglemom

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