Instead of a statement after Harry Reid's passing, former president Barack Obama shared the final letter that he wrote to Reid.
Former President Barack Obama made an appearance during the COP26 climate summit on Monday, warning nations around the world that “we are nowhere near where we need to be” on responding to the challenges imposed by anthropogenic climate change.
Former President Barack Obama commented on the Kabul airport attack, offering a “heartbroken” commemoration for those who were lost. 13 American service members were killed in the attack, along with 72 Afghans who were trying to evacuate the country.
Donald Trump has made it his life’s work to try to top anything that Barack Obama ever did. From the day he took office, the 45th president attempted to reverse everything done by the 44th.
And it seemingly sticks in Trump’s craw that Obama was given credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden. During a recent interview with Hugh Hewitt, the former president claimed that bin Laden wasn’t all that big a deal.
Fox News personality Mark Levin claimed that the Taliban, which has over the last few days seized control of Afghanistan, “gave safe harbor” to former President Barack Obama.
“When the hell is the media in this country, or the flunkies who sound like the media in this country going to get over this?” he said of the media’s coverage of the Taliban takeover without citing any evidence. “They’re an evil people. These people attacked us. They gave safe harbor to Obama. They now control Afghanistan. They didn’t even control the northern part of Afghanistan.”
Again, we have to ask, where and in what shape would Americans and the U.S. economy be without the “radical socialist” agenda of the Biden administration?
While promoting his new book, John Boehner has been more than willing to criticize Republicans like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. The former Speaker, though, also has critiques for some of the Democrats he worked with. Boehner took a weird shot at Barack Obama during a Sunday appearance on Meet the Press.
During the interview, host Chuck Todd and Boehner discussed the racism seeping through the party led by representatives like Marjorie Taylor Greene. After the former Speaker denounced Greene, he went on a tangent about the 44th President.
y second biggest regret during my time as Speaker is not being able to come to an agreement with President Obama on an immigration reform bill,” he said. “Our immigration system is a mess, it’s broken, from top to bottom. And it needs to be fixed so that it’s fairer for Americans that are here and fairer for those that are trying to come here.”
Mass shootings have sadly become a part of everyday life. They certainly were when Barack Obama was in office. And since Obama has been out of office, shootings have continued at a rapid pace.
And with another shooting happening Monday, Obama felt the need to weigh in on the situation. And doing so, Tucker Carlson says, it an attempt by Obama to divide the country.
Obama’s statement read in part, “We should be able to live our lives without wondering if the next trip outside our home could be our last. We should. But in America, we can’t. It is long past time for those with the power to fight this epidemic of gun violence to do so.”
The irked Carlson to no end. The Fox host told his viewers:
“White supremacy, that’s the culprit, no matter what the color the criminal was. It doesn’t matter the criminal’s color because it’s systemic racism and like carbon monoxide, it’s an invisible poison. That is suddenly a very common view on the left. It’s certainly Barack Obama’s position. More than any other contemporary American leader, Barack Obama is a racial arsonist. He emerges at our most vulnerable moments to deepen the wounds that divide us. He sows hate. Why would Barack Obama do this?”
Tucker Carlson has a big problem with Barack Obama, who he calls, "America's Chief Racial Arsonist," issuing a statement about the Chicago shooting. pic.twitter.com/zYshQWKhJx
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa)
March 24, 2021
The filibuster is another way Republicans turn reality and democracy and their heads to install a tyranny of the minority.
Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama are urging all Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as part of a new ad campaign. Former President Donald Trump is the only one who did not take part.
The four former living presidents talk about the things they’ve missed as a result of the pandemic, which has claimed nearly 530,000 lives across the
Writing in 1782, in the aftermath of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine exclaimed, “We are now really another people.”
What Paine meant, in part, was that the new republican form of government required a new and different kind of person, a new kind of citizen. People were used to being subjects of the Crown, ruled monarchically through fear and force. So, the fledgling republic devoted to freedom faced the challenge of making liberty and some kind of governmental authority compatible. As noted historian Gordon Wood has noted, echoing Paine, simply transforming the structure and nature of authority, of government, would not be sufficient: “The people themselves,” he wrote, attempting to capture the sentiment and urgency of the time, “must change as well.”
Barack Obama will campaign in Georgia to support Senate candidates
Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, who will compete against incumbent Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in highly-anticipated races that will determine which party gets control of the chamber.
In an amazing feat, multiple medical companies have created an effective COVID-19 vaccine. While the treatments can eventually eradicate the pandemic, the worry now is that a number of Americans will fail to get vaccinated.
During a Wednesday appearance on Joe Madison’s Sirius/XM radio show, Barack Obama talked about ways that he might be able to help. The 44th president even said that he would be willing to get the vaccine live on TV in an effort to convince Americans it was safe.
People in the country are leery to get the treatment for a number of different factors including misinformation on Facebook, attacks on Doctors like Anthony Fauci and comments straight from Donald Trump.
Obama told Madison, “I will be taking it and I may take it on TV or have it filmed so people know that I trust this science. What I don’t trust is getting Covid.”
The 44th president also talked about the reason people of color may fear preventative medicine:
“I understand, historically, everything dating back all the way to the Tuskegee experiments and so forth, why the African-American community would have some skepticism. But the fact of the matter is, is that vaccines are why we don’t have polio anymore. And they’re the reason why we don’t have a whole bunch of kids dying from measles, and smallpox and diseases that used to decimate entire populations and communities.”
Former President Barack Obama condemned the actions of Republicans who have echoed President Donald Trump‘s false (and debunked) claims that election fraud helped President-elect Joe Biden win the general election last week. Obama made the comments in an interview with “60 Minutes” that will air in full over the weekend.
“There’s damage to this,” Obama said. “Because what happens is that the peaceful transfer of power — the notion that any of us who attain an elected office, whether it’s dog catcher or president, are servants of the people, it’s a temporary job, we’re not above the rules, we’re not above the law — that’s the essence of our democracy.”
Addressing the president’s allegations of fraud, Obama said Republicans “
obviously didn’t think there was any fraud going on, because they didn’t say anything about it for the first two days” after Election
Joe Biden’s campaign for the presidency is going quite well. He is running well ahead of Hillary Clinton in most states and has an average lead over Donald Trump of around 10 percentage points.
On Wednesday afternoon, Biden unleashed his secret weapon, former President Barack Obama. Obama held a drive-in rally in Philadelphia aimed at reaching out to black male voters.
During the event, the 44th President made reference to the recent revelation that Donald Trump has a secret Chinese bank account. And that the account has been used to pay a much higher rate of taxes in China than he does in the United States.
Obama told the crowd:
“We know that he (Trump) continues to do business in China because he has a secret Chinese bank account. How is that possible? How is that possible? Listen, can you imagine if I had had a secret Chinese bank account? When I was running for reelection? You think Fox News might have been a little concerned about that? They would have called me Beijing Barry.”
Obama goes after Trump over secret Chinese bank account and taxes pic.twitter.com/H4ubOtPB0T
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 21, 2020
In a new ad, former President Barack Obama encourages Americans to vote–and vote early. The election is just 19 days away.
“Millions of Americans are already voting
. Make sure you stand up and join them,” he says in the ad. “There will always be reasons to think your vote doesn’t matter. That’s not new. What is new is a growing movement for justice, equality and progress on so many issues.”
President Donald Trump, who is back in the White House and reportedly suffering side-effects from a steroid used to treat coronavirus patients after testing positive for the virus last week, spent his morning conspiracy theories about his predecessor, former President Barack Obama.
Trump’s tweets revived conspiracy theories about the nature of the Russia investigation, namely that the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign, and that Hillary Clinton backed the Obama administration’s attempts to make it appear as if Trump had colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2020
A sampling of the President’s retweets is included below. The rest can be found on his Twitter feed.
The President has spoken about “Obamagate” over the last six months, claiming that Obama and his administration tried to frame him and damage his presidency. This theory alleges that the entire Russia investigation is a hoax and was soon picked up by conspiracy theorists who’ve claimed that there’s a “deep state” of government officials working against Trump to oust him from power.
Each time the President speaks about this, it appears to be an attempt to shift public opinion away from his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Yesterday he received significant criticism for halting stimulus negotiations that would have hopefully provided Americans with long-awaited financial relief in the wake of the largest economic crisis the United States has ever faced.
He soon reversed course, however, and earlier this morning he tweeted to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that she should approve a round of stimulus checks for him to sign, a move critics have decried as a transparent attempt to buy votes in the absence of an adequate stimulus package.
Stanley McChrystal, a retired Army general who was fired by former President Barack Obama after his feelings on administration officials were publicized in a 2010 Rolling Stone article, has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for the presidency.
Biden “would surround himself with an effective team of good people,” McChrystal said during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” adding that he is “humble enough to listen to experts.”
“I think he would set a tone in which he brings out the best of people,” McChrystal continued. “Again, not everybody will agree with every policy ― nobody ever will ― and that’s healthy in a democracy. But we have to believe in our values. You have to believe that your commander-in-chief, at the end of the day, is someone you can trust. And I can trust Joe Biden.”
You can watch the interview below.
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) October 1, 2020
Although Rolling Stone did not quote McChrystal directly, staff members who spoke to the outlet made it clear that McChrystal was not impressed with Obama, Biden, or the administration’s strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“I extend my sincerest apology for this profile,” McChrystal said in a written statement after the article was published. “It was a mistake reflecting poor judgment and should never have happened. Throughout my career, I have lived by the principles of personal honor and professional integrity. What is reflected in this article falls far short of that standard. I have enormous respect and admiration for President Obama and his national security team, and for the civilian leaders and troops fighting this war and I remain committed to ensuring its successful outcome.”
Obama fired McChrystal, though he made it clear he did not do so “out of any sense of personal insult.”
“I don’t think we can sustain that unity of effort and achieve our objectives in Afghanistan without making this change,” he said at the time.
Endorsements can be an extremely powerful thing during election season. They can be especially formidable if they come from someone within the opposite party. This was obvious during the DNC when prominent Republicans like John Kasich, Christine Whitman and Susan Molinari endorsed Joe Biden.
David Valadao was a 3 term Congressman in California’s 21st district who’s run overlapped with Barack Obama’s Presidency. The Republican is seeking to regain his seat. In a recent campaign ad, Valadao makes it seem like he might have the endorsement of the 44th President.
During the spot, a voiceover reads, “An independent problem solver, (Valadao) worked with President Obama to bring more water to the Central Valley, made health care more accessible, and stood up to his own party to reform immigration and protect Dreamers.”
David Valadao didn't work with Obama. In fact he voted to repeal Obamacare and take away healthcare from 60,000 Central Valley residents. Valadao doesn't care about the Valley, he wants to go back to Washington to do Trump's bidding. https://t.co/FWbJmvuE8m
Barack Obama has said there’s little difference between Bernie Sanders’ and Joe Biden’s political goals. The former President pointed to their approach to healthcare among other issues.
Obama spoke to the New Yorker about his former Vice President and the Vermont Senator, drawing a positive contrast between them.
If you look at Joe Biden’s goals and Bernie Sanders’s goals, they’re not that different, from a 40,000ft level,” Obama said.