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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1625 on: December 18, 2017, 02:42:32 AM »
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*half-hooded eyes flooded with ennui look out over the parisian landscape as the grey skies drizzle light rain over it. A cigarette in one hand and a languorous, ethereally beautiful french waifu sleeping and pressed tighly against your chest in the other* Ah, but zees is exactly why I most warn the wurld. Ze guilt, it is strong wizhin my heart. *takes a drag from cig* Ze Deleuzes and Derridas of our past and present most be forsaken and cast into ze pits they would have us all reside in.*beautiful ethereal french waifu stirs in her dreams, sighs slightly* Shhhh Shhhh mon petit chou-fleur, rest easy, ze post-modernists, zey will not win.

The French were pretty cool, helped us win the Revolutionary War and their tank designs were awesome. Of course France is a nigger shit hole now though, sorry.

the french have exported some of the shittiest thinking (some of it really good, too).  england and its inheritors really steered clear of the absolutism and other bullshit that led to the most west-hating intellectuals of the last couple of centuries.  something to do with the adoption of protestantism i suppose - maybe nothing inherent in protestantism itself but the conditions surrounding the adoption.

i was watching a series of lectures from yale on european history 1648 - 1915 and the guy lecturing was ancestrally french and was still drawn in by the romance of all the ideals of the revolutionaries in france.  spoke in a clearly aroused tone about the luddites and their desire to smash wheat-threshers (specifically wheat-threshers), the luddites wishing for a return to circumstances of production where everyone had an equal chance of elevating themselves.  this was 30 minutes after talking about grain riots (he also said in what sounded like bullshit to me how in grain riots all that happened was enough grain was seized to satisfy everyone's real needs).  apparently he saw no connection between food shortages and what agricultural equipment could do.  agonising.  though in respect of another series of lectures from yale i must wholeheartedly recommend them - those being the Moral Foundations of Politics lectures by Ian Shapiro.  don't be put off by the three lectures on Marx, he goes through in a lot of detail how nearly everything Marx said was wrong, it's not a hagiography

*half-hooded eyes flooded with ennui look out over the parisian landscape as the grey skies drizzle light rain over it. A cigarette in one hand and a languorous, ethereally beautiful french waifu sleeping and pressed tighly against your chest in the other* Ah, but zees is exactly why I most warn the wurld. Ze guilt, it is strong wizhin my heart. *takes a drag from cig* Ze Deleuzes and Derridas of our past and present most be forsaken and cast into ze pits they would have us all reside in.*beautiful ethereal french waifu stirs in her dreams, sighs slightly* Shhhh Shhhh mon petit chou-fleur, rest easy, ze post-modernists, zey will not win.

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1626 on: December 18, 2017, 08:06:13 AM »
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the luddites wishing for a return to circumstances of production where everyone had an equal chance of elevating themselves.

This is not wrong when everyone's chance is 0.
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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1627 on: January 07, 2018, 08:56:22 PM »
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https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268842/obama-years-legacy-scandal-and-deception-ari-lieberman#.WkRBJQ-IMYk.twitter

I'm quoting this in its entirety in case the content gets memoryholed. It's a sobering read and confirms what a lot of us suspect:  things were scummy as hell under the Obama administration.

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On December 13, former vice president, Joe Biden, appeared on CBS with the hosts of “This Morning” where he peddled his new book and showered his former boss with praise. During the course of the interview, he was asked about his relationship with Obama and responded with the following; “I’ve served with eight presidents and I’ve gotten to know four of them very well. I’ve never met any president that has more character, more integrity, and more backbone than this guy does.” Then he went completely off the rails when he absurdly added; “And eight years, not a hint — not a hint — of a scandal.”

What was perhaps even more outrageous than the statement itself was the fact that none of This Morning’s hosts challenged the veracity of that statement and allowed it to pass without a scintilla of scrutiny, exposing yet again an extreme bias existing within elements of the establishment media. In fact, the Obama administration was among the most corrupt and scandal-ridden in recent memory. Biden’s comment merits further examination so let’s buckle up and take a stroll down memory lane.

Solyndra Scandal – The Obama administration provided this failing solar company with a $535 million stimulus-funded loan, courtesy of the American taxpayer. Taxpayer money kept pouring in despite the fact that the Office of Management and Budget warned that Solyndra was not a profitable or viable company. But it gets worse. The family foundation of billionaire George Kaiser, an Obama fundraiser, was one of Solyndra's main investors. Can you say quid pro quo?

Veterans Affairs Scandal - Over 40 veterans needlessly died while waiting to be seen by doctors at a Phoenix VA facility. Another 1,700 veterans were forced to wait for months before being seen by medical personnel. An audit of the VA confirmed that VA officials systematically altered records and appointment schedules in a deliberate and methodical VA scheme to manipulate data to meet fabricated goals.

Operation Chokepoint Scandal – The Obama DOJ utilized the power of big government to pressure banks to cease doing business with industries with which the administration had ideological differences. Gun manufacturers and gun stores were prime targets even though they had not violated any laws. Eventually, the FDIC admitted to misconduct, bowed to pressure and significantly curtailed the discriminatory regulations after affected businesses threatened legal action.

Gibson Guitar Scandal – Armed federal agents executed four search warrants on Gibson Guitar Corp. facilities in Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., seizing guitars, electronic files and other inventory including wood that was purchased in India and Madagascar. The DOJ alleged that Gibson’s had violated an obscure law known as the Lacey Act which made it a crime to violate the environmental laws of another country. Gibson produced an affidavit from government officials in Madagascar stating that Gibson had violated none of that nation’s laws. Gibson also alleged that the DOJ was misinterpreting Indian law. Gibson’s CEO was a major donor to the GOP but his competitors, who purchased the same materials and were not GOP donors, were untouched by Obama’s DOJ. As part of a settlement to drop criminal charges, Gibson was required to pay a $250,000 fine and was required to donate $50,000 to an environmental group. Gibson was eventually able to retrieve its inventory from the clutches of the DOJ.

Fast & Furious Scandal – A scheme concocted by the Obama administration that went horribly wrong. The administration lost track of some 1,400 guns that made their way into the stream of criminal enterprises including those of the Mexican drug cartels. Two of the guns were found at the scene of the shooting of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Attorney General Eric Holder was cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the scandal. It was the first time Congress had taken such an action against a sitting Cabinet official. Seventeen Democrats joined Republicans in voting in favor of the criminal contempt resolution.

DOJ-James Rosen Scandal – FOX News journalist, James Rosen became the target of Obama’s DOJ in yet another example of extreme government overreaching. Believing that Rosen was responsible for a leak concerning a policy decision on North Korea, AG Eric Holder sought a subpoena for Rosen’s emails claiming that Rosen had broken the law “at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator.” The government’s affidavit also accused Rosen of possibly violating the Espionage Act. It appeared that the DOJ was acting like the East German Stasi in chasing fictitious enemies of the state. In a rare instance of bipartisanship, Holder was roundly criticized from all sides of the political spectrum and Holder himself was later forced to acknowledge that he regretted the episode.

Gruber-Obamacare Scandal – To establish Obamacare’s validity, Obama hired economist and academic Jonathan Gruber to give the plan his seal of approval. Gruber was later caught on video and audio making several disparaging remarks about Americans, stating that Obamacare’s passage rested on the “stupidity of the American voter.” Democrats later tried to distance themselves from him and tried to minimize his role in formulating Obamacare but there was no debating that he was one of Obamacare’s chief architects and was paid nearly $400,000 for his services. Gruber confirmed what most of us already knew; that Obamacare passed as a result of a concerted effort by the administration to deceive the American people.

Skolkovo Scandal – While serving as secretary of state, Clinton oversaw a program meant to “reset” relations with Moscow and improve ties. The program centered around the Russian city of Skolkovo near Moscow with the stated aim of “identifying areas of cooperation and pursuing joint projects and actions that strengthen strategic stability, international security, economic well-being, and the development of ties between the American and Russian people.” The program transformed Skolkovo into a technology hub akin to a Silicon Valley. Sensitive American technology was transferred to the Russians, substantially enhancing their military and cyber capabilities. The US Army and the FBI concluded that Russia had exploited the program for military applications. The FBI warned American technology companies doing business in Skolkovo that the Skolkovo project was a means by which the Russians would acquire dual use technologies and apply them for military ends. According to investigative author Peter Schweizer, Russian and American companies and individuals involved in the Skolkovo fiasco “had major financial ties to the Clintons.” Moreover, during the Russian reset period, those entities provided the Clintons with “tens of millions of dollars” in the form of “contributions to the Clinton Foundation, paid for speeches by Bill Clinton, or investments in small start-up companies with deep Clinton ties.”

Benghazi Scandal - U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed during an attack on the American consulate office. The Obama administration initially denied that the attack was terror related and instead peddled the now false and discredited narrative that it was triggered by a reaction to an anti-Muslim film. However, emails later confirmed that administration officials were well aware that it was a well-orchestrated, premeditated attack planned by Islamist terrorists and had nothing to do with an internet film. In addition, a congressional committee found that the delay in deploying military assets to the theater, which it attributed to needless bureaucratic bungling, almost certainly cost those men their lives.

IRS Exemption Scandal – IRS officials, taking their cues from the White House delayed, ignored or rejected nonprofit status applications from groups deemed to be right-wing or pro-Israel. Eventually, Former IRS senior executive Lois Lerner, one of the key actors in the scandal was held to be in contempt of Congress, though Holder’s DOJ refused to prosecute.

Iran Ransom Scandal – In deal to secure the release of four Americans held hostage by Iran, the Obama administration gave the Iranian government $1.7 billion in unmarked, untraceable cash, stacked in pallets. The money promptly went to finance Iran’s terrorist activities. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was required to sign off on the ransom deal but no paper bearing her signature was ever produced despite congressional calls compelling her to do so.

Bergdahl-Guantanamo Scandal – Obama released 5 hardened Taliban terrorists for convicted deserter Bowe Bergdahl. The release of the terrorists was in violation of the National Defense Authorization Act. Obama was required to provide Congress with 30-days’ notice prior to releasing the Guantanamo detainees but he only provided notice on the actual day of the exchange. Consequently, the chief counsel for the Government Accountability Office determined that the Pentagon had illegally spent the money used to facilitate the prisoner exchange. In addition, like Benghazi, the administration tried to spin the story and portrayed Bergdahl as a soldier who “served with honor and distinction.” Lastly, at least 3 of the 5 detainees released for Bergdahl have reverted to their terrorist habits placing America and its allies at risk.

Dossier Scandal – Elements within the FBI and DOJ who were hostile to Trump and friendly to Clinton obtained a salacious and unverified dossier on Trump which was compiled by a British foreign agent from Russian sources. In addition to being unverified, unreliable and based exclusively on Russian sources, the dossier amounted to opposition research because it was obtained by agents and operatives working directly and indirectly for the Clinton campaign. Despite this knowledge, the FBI dressed up the dossier to appear as if it was a legitimate intelligence document and then used it to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on American citizens.

Clinton Email Server Scandal – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used an unsecured bathroom server to send and receive classified information. It is a virtual certainty that many of Clinton’s emails were compromised by foreign, hostile governments. Over 33,000 emails belonging to the State Department were deleted and some of Clinton’s state department emails ended up on a registered sex offender’s laptop. Clinton was criminally exonerated by the FBI and Loretta Lynch’s DOJ blindly accepted the FBI’s findings and recommendations without conducting an examination of its own. FBI agent Peter Strzok, who maintained a visceral hatred toward Trump and was deeply involved in the email investigation, later changed the wording of a memo exonerating Clinton to “extremely careless” from “grossly negligent.” The change was significant because the latter language tracked the wording of the criminal statute. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was also involved in investigating Clinton, failed to disclose that his wife had accepted $500,000 for her state senate campaign from long-time Clinton ally, Terry McAuliffe.

Uranium 1 Scandal – While serving as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton signed off on a deal that allowed Russia to acquire 20 percent of America’s uranium mining capacity. While other members of the Obama cabinet were also required to sign off for approval of the deal, Clinton was the only cabinet figure to obtain direct pecuniary benefit, to the tune of millions of dollars, from entities with vested interests in seeing the acquisition completed. She never disclosed this conflict of interest when giving her authorization. Once in Russian hands, some of the uranium, the foundational material for nuclear bombs, was exported abroad. 

Loretta Lynch-Bill Clinton Tarmac Scandal – While Hillary Clinton was being criminally investigated by the FBI, Loretta Lynch, the nation’s top law enforcement official met with Bill Clinton for 30 minutes at a Phoenix tarmac where she says they discussed “grandchildren” and “golf.” Later, it was revealed that she instructed FBI Director James Comey to refer to the investigation as a “matter” rather than an investigation, tracking the Clinton campaign’s talking points. Finally, Comey testified in a closed session before the Intelligence Committee, that he confronted Lynch with a sensitive document in which it was suggested that Lynch was going to use her authority and power of her office to thwart prosecution of Clinton irrespective of the FBI’s findings. Lynch reportedly stared at the document and then “looked up with a steely silence that lasted for some time, then asked him if he had any other business with her and if not that he should leave her office.”

Project Cassandra Scandal – In an effort to curry favor with the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Obama administration delayed, obstructed and ultimately shut down a DEA initiative aimed at thwarting Hezbollah arms trafficking, drug trafficking and money laundering schemes. As a result, Hezbollah continued to import drugs into the United States, continued to supply anti-American insurgents with deadly Explosively Formed Projectiles and continued to engage in massive money laundering schemes.

The level of corruption and scandal witnessed during Obama’s tenure rivals, and perhaps even surpasses that of the Nixon years. The administration’s legacy leaves a long and wide trail of lies, deception and government overreaching. Biden’s comment on This Morning would be laughable if it wasn’t so sad. Lastly, whether one opposes or favors Trump, all can acknowledge that but for Trump’s victory, many of these scandals would have never come to light because the Clinton administration would have happily swept all the filth under the rug.



Edit: i've gone back and bolded the scandal headers. Now it's easier to find something that really makes your blood boil. Pick and choose, they're all shitty!
« Last Edit: January 07, 2018, 10:59:06 PM by Obese and Triggered »

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1628 on: January 07, 2018, 10:08:38 PM »
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I didnt read all that 888 but I did it mention the fact that Obama’s a Kenyan Muslim commie faggot?

Cause it should’ve.

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1629 on: January 07, 2018, 11:50:10 PM »
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A question for muricans: how much is left of Obama's legacy to destroy? Any specific law you'd like to see disappear soon?

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1630 on: January 08, 2018, 01:58:23 AM »
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A question for muricans: how much is left of Obama's legacy to destroy? Any specific law you'd like to see disappear soon?

I think the legacy he and the Democrats were hoping for is "no other Republican will ever get voted the president again".
But I do often point out that I write both science fiction and fantasy. It’s just that the science fiction is usually titled ‘technical proposal’ and the fantasy is titled ‘budget proposal.’

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1631 on: January 08, 2018, 06:30:04 AM »
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Basically the only thing he has left is "Cool black guy" which could easily be stifled by electing Shaun King.

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1632 on: January 08, 2018, 06:38:37 AM »
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Obama is a surrogate cool black friend for white liberals.  That’s the only legacy the left cares about.

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1633 on: January 08, 2018, 06:48:13 AM »
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A question for muricans: how much is left of Obama's legacy to destroy? Any specific law you'd like to see disappear soon?
If charges get levied against him he loses his "scandal free" title that is really just a talking point.
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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1634 on: January 08, 2018, 07:42:09 AM »
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Yeah Obama was supposed to usher in a new phase of the end of history where we just have one party rule with the Republicans turning into more of an advocacy group for business interests and controlled opposition.

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1635 on: January 08, 2018, 07:46:49 AM »
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Imagine if Obama wasn't a ignorant racist who hated America.  He might have been able to pull it off.

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1636 on: January 08, 2018, 08:08:38 AM »
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I've yet to be able to use my line when someone says Trump is racist. "I know what it's like to live under a racist President. I've had it for the last 8 years."

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1637 on: January 08, 2018, 10:09:12 AM »
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Yeah Obama was supposed to usher in a new phase of the end of history where we just have one party rule with the Republicans turning into more of an advocacy group for business interests and controlled opposition.

and Trump losing in 2020 will cement to them that it was just a fluke and they have total rule. It's largely why the media is furious. They thought they were going to be kingsmakers for all eternity telling us about our delightful choices of communist old guy and hard left old hag murderer.

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1638 on: January 25, 2018, 10:15:47 PM »
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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1639 on: March 01, 2018, 07:37:44 AM »
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If you have seen the new official portraits of Barry and Michael Obama, you have probably wondered why they chose artists so conspicuously lousy.


Actually, both artists do have qualifications.

Amy Sherald, who painted something that vaguely resembles a Chimp (No offense intended to actual Chimps) if you squint, is a Woman of Color from the math-illiterate city of Baltimore.

Kehinde Wiley, creator of the Barry Obongo lost in the outfield at Wrigley Field portrait, isn’t as bad at painting, is also of politically preferred pigmentation, and has the further qualification that he paints pictures of black women brandishing white people’s severed heads. Did you expect any less?


Kathy Griffin gives it a double thumbs-up.

Wiley explains: “It’s sort of a play on the ‘kill whitey’ thing.”

Just because he is finally out of the White House does not mean Barry is done poking us in the eye. These awful portraits will hang in the Smithsonian indefinitely.


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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1640 on: March 01, 2018, 07:55:37 AM »
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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1641 on: March 09, 2018, 07:37:32 AM »
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/08/us/politics/obama-netflix-shows.html

Obama in Talks to Provide Shows for Netflix

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Under terms of a proposed deal, which is not yet final, Netflix would pay Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, for exclusive content that would be available only on the streaming service, which has nearly 118 million subscribers around the world. The number of episodes and the formats for the shows have not been decided.

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Mr. Obama has long expressed concerns about how the flow of information — and misinformation — has the power to shape public opinion. In the last several months, Mr. Obama has discussed with technology executives and wealthy investors the threats to American democracy from the manipulation of news.

He has seethed privately and publicly, about what he says is the manipulation of news by conservative outlets and the fractured delivery of information in the internet age. In several recent public appearances during the last several months, the former president hinted at his frustration with the way conservative news outlets have shaped people’s perceptions about the divisive 2016 campaign and the issues he cares about.

“If you watch Fox News, you are living on a different planet than you are if you are listening to NPR,” Mr. Obama told David Letterman in an interview broadcast in January for the comedian’s first Netflix program. Last December, at a forum in New Delhi, Mr. Obama conceded that “If I watch Fox News, I wouldn’t vote for me. I would watch it and say, ‘Who is that guy?’”

As the election came to a close, Mr. Obama told The New Yorker that the new media landscape had made it possible for large swaths of the country to ignore facts. “Everything is true and nothing is true,” he complained. He later personally scolded Facebook’s chief executive for saying it was “crazy” to think the social network influenced the election.

Mr. Obama has particularly close ties to Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer. Mr. Sarandos is married to Nicole A. Avant, an activist who served as Mr. Obama’s ambassador to the Bahamas. And Reed Hastings, the chief executive of Netflix, was close to Mr. Obama while he was president and an attendee at state dinners. A spokesman for Netflix declined to comment about any discussions with the former president and his wife.

Some of the biggest media companies on the internet, like BuzzFeed and Vice, have embraced politically-themed programming, even as they have recently seen their growth flatline with shifts in the digital advertising and distribution landscapes. Political news start-ups like the website Axios and the podcast “Pod Save America,” hosted by former Obama officials, have connected with audiences that are eager for scoops, analysis and opinion.

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The deal between Netflix and Mr. Obama would be a modern media twist on an approach that former politicians have tried in the past.

Al Gore, the former vice president, created a new cable network after losing the presidency to George W. Bush in 2000. Mr. Gore and Joel Hyatt, a businessman and Democratic activist, purchased a small cable company in 2004, eventually renaming it Current TV and positioning it as an “independent voice” in the political debate.

The network expanded its presence on cable and satellite networks and changed formats several times during the next eight years, at one point providing a home for Keith Olbermann, an outspoken liberal and a former host at MSNBC. In 2013, Mr. Gore and Mr. Hyatt sold their company to the Al Jazeera Media Network, which shut down the Current TV channel.


Obama sure does hate the internet, doesn't he?  Let's take a trip down memorylane to the distant past: 2008!


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How Will Obama Now Use the Internet Army He Built?

Barack Obama is the first major politician who really "gets" the Internet. Sure, Howard Dean used the Web to raise money. But Obama used it to build an army. And now, that army of digital kids expects to stick around and help him govern. Crowd-sourced online brainstorming sessions? Web sites where regular folks hash out policy ideas and vote yea or nay online? A new government computer infrastructure that lets people get a look into the workings of Washington, including where the money flows and how decisions get made? Yes to all those and more. "This was not just an election—this was a social movement," says Don Tapscott, author of "Grown Up Digital," which chronicles the lives of 20-somethings raised on computers and the Web. "I'm convinced," Tapscott says, "that we're in the early days of fundamental change in the nature of democracy itself."

Call it Government 2.0. Instead of a one-way system in which government hands down laws and provides services to citizens, why not use the Internet to let citizens, corporations and civil organizations work together with elected officials to develop solutions? That kind of open-source collaboration is second nature to the Net-gen kids who supported Obama and to technologists from Silicon Valley who are advising him. "An open system means more voices; more voices mean more discussion, which leads to a better decision," Google CEO and Obama adviser Eric Schmidt told a roomful of policy thinkers in Washington last week, gathered for a discussion on the role technology will play in government. "A community will always make a better decision than an individual."

The trick for Obama will be to lead the Netroots movement rather than be led by it.  Tapscott, the author of "Grown Up Digital," thinks there's a real risk of backlash if the kids who supported Obama feel their hero has let them down. "If he betrays this generation, the protests of the '60s will look like a tea party," Tapscott says. But Markos Moulitsas, captain of the liberal blog DailyKos.com and an occasional NEWSWEEK contributor, doesn't think Obama's base would turn on him. "If they get disillusioned, they'll probably just become apathetic again," he says. "I couldn't see disappointed supporters becoming enraged against him. "

Whatever the risks, the president-elect has made it clear he wants all those voices at the table, building a grass-roots-style government that won't always agree with him. That could mean tens of millions of voices, all with different thoughts and priorities, constantly fighting for one man's ear.

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1642 on: March 09, 2018, 09:41:14 AM »
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https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/833xf6/anon_explains_how_a_proobama_documentary_exposes/
Anon explains how pro Obama’s documentary exposes how incompetent he was.
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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1643 on: March 09, 2018, 06:52:58 PM »
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/late as fuck.

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1644 on: March 09, 2018, 09:07:10 PM »
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I needn't a documentary to know how incompetent and stupid Obama was

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1645 on: March 10, 2018, 09:51:56 AM »
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I needn't a documentary to know how incompetent and stupid Obama was

My wife is very apolitical but I used to love the rare time we'd see Obummer on TV somewhere and she'd say shit like, "There's just something about him that makes me despise him." I suspect a lot of normies had the same reaction.

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1646 on: March 11, 2018, 08:12:07 PM »
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I needn't a documentary to know how incompetent and stupid Obama was

It sounds to me like it's the standard MO of the left for these documentaries and movies "based on a true story" where the documentary interprets facts as they see them (read: whitewashes the history), copies of the movie get flooded to schools and anywhere it can be seen for little or nothing, and then it becomes the opinion of record.  We saw it in recent years with Selma and Hidden Figures.  Obama only gives a shit about his gay legacy and will hang around like a fart in the shower until he is confident that he has "secured" his legacy.

Already I see a bunch of my leftist Faceberg buddies pretending the Obama years were some kind of idyllic paradise.  They're trying to spin Obama into the Reagan of the Democrats: everything he did was always correct and America finally got fixed after years of Rethuglikan/alt right corruption and raycism, at least for eight years when Drumpf Cheeto Hitler the Ultragiganazi won the election illegally thanks to Russia collusion via twitter bots.  The left is a fucking joke.

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1647 on: March 11, 2018, 10:01:49 PM »
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You ever have a tooth that bugs the tits off of you. Every time you eat, it hurts. It bugs you when you brush your teeth. When you drink cold water it hurts. Then you go to the dentist and find out that you need a root canal. So after you get the root canal and about 2 or 3 months later, you forget the pain even existed and it's all a distant memory, but if someone brings up tooth pain, you suddenly remember it and you realize how glad you are that you don't have to deal with that pain anymore?

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1648 on: June 04, 2018, 09:35:28 AM »
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Sometimes you just get such a sad about the Trump Presidency that you have to write a fawning haigiographical piece about Obama, like comfort food to ease your soul:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/02/opinion/sunday/obama-ben-rhodes-world-as-it-is.html

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Hours after the globe-rattling election of a man whom Barack Obama has total disdain for, a toon who would take a chain saw to the former president’s legacy on policy and decency, Obama sent a message to his adviser Ben Rhodes: “There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on the earth.”

Perhaps Obama should have used a different line with a celestial theme by Shakespeare: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”

As president, Obama always found us wanting. We were constantly disappointing him. He would tell us the right thing to do and then sigh and purse his lips when his instructions were not followed.

Shortly after Donald Trump was elected, Rhodes writes in his new book, “The World as It Is,” Obama asked his aides, “What if we were wrong?”

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But in his next breath, the president made it clear that what he meant was: What if we were wrong in being so right? What if we were too good for these people?

“Maybe we pushed too far,” the president continued. “Maybe people just want to fall back into their tribe.”

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So really, he’s not acknowledging any flaws but simply wondering if we were even more benighted than he thought. He’s saying that, sadly, we were not enlightened enough for the momentous changes wrought by the smartest people in the world — or even evolved enough for the first African-American president.

“Sometimes I wonder whether I was 10 or 20 years too early,” Obama mused to aides.

We just weren’t ready for his amazing awesomeness.

It is stunning to me, having been on the road with Barack Obama in the giddy, evanescent days of 2008, that he does not understand his own historic rise to power, how he defied impossible odds and gracefully leapt over obstacles.

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Re: Was Obama the worst president of all time?
« Reply #1649 on: June 04, 2018, 12:51:46 PM »
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Makes you wonder if perhaps, just perhaps, the author had other authority figures in their life that they disappointed.
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