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Donald Trump Elections

Trump Just Tried To Insult Michelle Obama AGAIN And Only Wound Up Owning Himself

In a desperate attempt to try and counter what former First Lady Michelle Obama had to say Monday evening during the Democratic National Convention, President Donald Trump made a vain attempt at insulting Mrs. Obama and only succeeded in humiliating himself with one of the all-time great self-owns.


After sending out angry tweets aimed at the former first lady Tuesday morning, the president simply couldn’t resist trying another cheap shot at Mrs. Obama, whining at a event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that Mrs. Obama clearly taped her speech, CNN notes:

“Yeah, no, she was over her head. And, frankly, she should have made the speech live, which she didn’t do; she taped it. And it was not only taped, it was taped a long time ago because she had the wrong deaths.”


Did you catch that? He’s complaining that the former first lady got the number of deaths from COVID-19 incorrect because she taped her speech. So he’s whining because the death toll on his watch is even higher now. As one person noted on Twitter, that’s not exactly something Trump should be proud of:

Then others joined the debate, nearly all of them reminding Trump that the only person he humiliated with his remarks was (as usual) himself:

Maybe later, Trump can complain that almost no one ever mentions anymore how he’s separated more children from their parents and terrorized more infants at his modern-day internment camps than any president in U.S. history.

Yeah, you’re doing one hell of a job, asshole!

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Donald Trump GOP Whining

GOP Sources: Trump Is Furious That Americans Still Love Obama More Than Him

Over the past few weeks, Donald Trump has been more obsessed than usual with his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, even going to far as to suggest (without a shred of proof) that the Obama administration illegally spied on the 2016 Trump campaign and giving rise to a Twitter hashtag, #Obamagate.


As you’d expect, Trump’s allegations are nothing more than a bogus conspiracy theory and a feeble attempt to divert attention from the fact that he failed to protect the United States and his bumbling has led to nearly 100,000 Americans dying from coronavirus.

So is Trump just gearing up for reelection and trying to gin up his base as he prepares to face presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who served as Obama’s vice president for eight years?


Actually, Republican insiders say it’s a lot more immature and petty that mere politics, because Trump apparently cannot get over the fact that Obama is more popular than he’ll ever be.

The Guardian reports that Tara Setmeyer, who served as a communications director for the GOP on Capitol Hill, says Trump is jealous of Obama:

“First off, Donald Trump has a problem where I think he’s just jealous of the fact that President Obama is still so admired. Number two, I think he has a problem with people of color who are in authority that don’t do the kind of song and dance that he wants them to do.”

While Obama was still in office, Trump repeatedly tried to question his legitimacy by helping spawn the “birther” movement, asserting that Obama wasn’t actually a U.S. citizen (even though he was born in Hawaii) and demanding proof of Obama’s American citizenship.


Matthew Miller, who was director of public affairs at the Department of Justice, notes that the real source of Trump’s anger and jealousy can be summed up in one word: Respect:

“There’s some racism there but, most of all, it’s driven by the fact that Obama has the thing that Trump has always craved but never achieved, and that’s respect. I’ve always thought that the respect that Barack Obama gets from people in this country and around the world is something that just eats Trump alive inside.”

Donald Trump will never be respected. He was a failure as a businessman and will likely go down in history as this country’s worst president. People don’t respect Trump. They laugh at him. He is an object of derision, mockery, and humiliating jokes. He knows that, and he knows just how inadequate he is.

Eat your heart out, Donald! You will never be the man or the statesman Barack Obama is and always will be.

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Elections

Michelle Obama Has The Perfect Strategy For How Democrats Can Win Big In November

On Wednesday, Netflix will release a long-awaited documentary that sounds like a must-see for anyone who’s sick and tired of Donald Trump and counting the days until November 3.


The documentary, entitled, Becoming, focuses on former First Lady Michelle Obama, The Daily Beast reports:

“The release of Becoming this Wednesday, centering around Michelle Obama’s event book tour and conversation series in support of her bestselling memoir, should garner its fair amount of curious eyeballs, whether from those craving the nostalgic solace of 90 minutes spent back in the world of the Obamas or those parsing it for messaging or criticism of the Trump administration and the current powder-keg cultural climate.”

Somewhat obscured by the overall focus of the documentary are remarks Mrs. Obama makes regarding what she sees as she travels the country and her observation that the negativity pouring out of the current president’s Twitter feed on a daily basis doesn’t match the “good” she sees in the American people:

“The energy out there is much better than what we see. I wish people didn’t feel badly because this country is good. People are good. People are decent.”


It pays to remember that the majority of the American electorate didn’t vote for Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton received 3 million more votes, but the electoral math fell in Trump’s favor, making him president. It’s the way our current system works, and until the popular vote winner becomes the deciding factor (which it will one day), it’s what we have to endure.


But perhaps the most telling thing the former First Lady mentions in regard to the 2016 election is how many people stayed home, deciding not to exercise their right to cast a ballot. That’s a right men and women have given their lives for us to have:

“It takes some energy to go high, and we were exhausted from it. Because when you are the first black anything. So the day I left the White House and I write about how painful it was to sit on that [inauguration] stage. A lot of our folks didn’t vote. It was almost like a slap in the face.

“The people who didn’t vote at all, the young people, the women, that’s when you think, man, people think this is a game. After all that work, they just couldn’t be bothered to vote at all. That’s my trauma.”

The way we turn the page on this painful chapter in our history is to vote. We outnumber the Trump voters, but if we don’t bother to take every election seriously — like it’s a matter of life and death; because it is! — we might just as well give up our citizenship and declare ourselves men and women without a country. If we fail to act, we may one day find out that we have indeed lost the nation we call our home.

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Right Wing Morons Veterans

Double Amputee War Vet Dem Claps Back After Being Mocked For Being Disabled

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is an American hero.

In 2004, while serving in Iraq, Duckworth lost both of her legs when a helicopter she was piloting was shot down by an enemy rocket-propelled grenade.

And yet, the right-wing blog site Red State decided it would be a good idea to try and attack Senator Duckworth for her support of Miguel Perez Jr., a war vet who was convicted of a drug offense and then deported earlier in March. Red State posted this:

“Unfortunately Duckworth doesn’t really have a leg to stand on in making this argument.”


Duckworth, who has repeatedly referred to Donald Trump as “Cadet Bone Spurs” for the ailment that got him a deferment from service in Vietnam, wasted no time setting the record straight on Twitter:

And while she was at it, Duckworth reminded the web site that Perez, who was convicted of manufacturing and delivering cocaine in 2010, suffered from PTSD, something that can only be fully appreciated and understood by those who have served in combat:

And Senator Duckworth got plenty of support from social media:

Memo to conservatives: Before you pick on Tammy Duckworth, you might wanna grow a spine and remember that she’s seen and been through shit you cannot even imagine.

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Politics

TRUTH! President Obama Says Donald Trump Is ‘Nothing But A Bullsh*tter’

Overall, former President Obama has been very respectful and said almost nothing about Donald Trump since leaving the White House in January, but a new report reveals that Obama doesn’t hold the current resident of the Oval Office in very high esteem.

A story in the latest issue of People reveals that President Obama summed up Trump on election night, telling two friends when he got off the phone with Trump:

“He’s nothing but a bullshitter.”

Another source who’s close to the Obamas added:

“He’s deeply concerned with what he’s seen. But he’s also optimistic and heartened that citizens aren’t just watching it happen but engaging with neighbors and elected representatives at town halls.”

And former adviser David Axelrod said Obama has been careful to not be overtly critical of Trump, just as his predecessor, George W. Bush was:

“[Obama’s] very respectful of the appropriate role of a former president and that ex-presidents should not be looking over the shoulder of their successors and commenting on every decision.

“President Obama’s predecessor didn’t do that. Obviously, this now is a unique set of circumstances, but my sense is that he’s going to try and respect that tradition while reserving the right to speak out in given moments when things rise to that level.”

Mrs. Obama reportedly joked about Trump being in the White House, saying it had inspired her to wear black quite a lot:

“I’m going all black for the next couple of years.”

With the current head of state embroiled in multiple scandals and having possibly cooperated with the Russians to help assure his election, the dichotomy between how Obama and Trump ran the country is even more pronounced. For eight years we had a brilliant, caring, engaged leader running this country. Now we have a buffoon who thinks he can bully others to do whatever he wants, even if that means overlooking his criminal acts. God help us all.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org