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Sun May 17, 2020, 04:27 AM

Dan Rather, on Obamagate






Dan Rather
@DanRather

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Watching President Obamaís graduation address tonight I think I finally understand Obamagate. Itís the scandal of having a president being able to speak with empathy, humor, insight, inspiration and in complete and coherent sentences.

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Reply Dan Rather, on Obamagate (Original post)
sl8 May 2020 OP
ProudProgressiveNow May 2020 #1
rickyhall May 2020 #2
overleft May 2020 #5
Bernardo de La Paz May 2020 #7
BigmanPigman May 2020 #3
rickyhall May 2020 #6
BigmanPigman May 2020 #15
brer cat May 2020 #4
Jarqui May 2020 #8
Lonestarblue May 2020 #9
spanone May 2020 #10
dalton99a May 2020 #11
Boomerproud May 2020 #12
Hermit-The-Prog May 2020 #13
Cha May 2020 #19
Hermit-The-Prog May 2020 #20
Cha May 2020 #21
Neema May 2020 #14
Wounded Bear May 2020 #16
Cha May 2020 #17
Cha May 2020 #18
Journeyman May 2020 #22

Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:48 AM

1. KR NT

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:50 AM

2. Trump has always been jealous of President Obama's intelligence.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:36 AM

5. tRump has always been envious because President Obama is everything he will never be.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:47 AM

7. The thing about being envious of intelligence & class is that he can never ever attain those


His deep-seated frustration is that even he knows he can never even approach Obama.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:13 AM

3. I always took it for granted that the POTUS would be able to think before he speaks.

That was until Dear Leader pushed his way onto the US stage and sucked all the air out of the country.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:39 AM

6. W not very good at it either...

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #6)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:58 PM

15. He even makes W look like Lincoln or Churchill.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:24 AM

4. K&R

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:56 AM

8. Beyond Rather's comment, Obama gathers the experts & facts

Last edited Sun May 17, 2020, 06:52 AM - Edit history (1)

He thinks things through weighing the various opinions including the other side.
Then he makes his decision.

Trump is incapable of understanding, appreciating or utilizing that process..
Which is why tens or hundreds of thousands of Americans are going to needlessly die from this virus.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:52 AM

9. But that is why so many Trump supporters love him.

Many of them are poorly educated and also do not use appropriate grammar or speak in clear, coherent sentences. The anti-intellectual mindset has been around for a long time, as if the beliefs in bad science are just as valid as the beliefs in actual, proven science. I remember a middle school history book teaching that the framers of our Constitution were just farmers like everyone else. No slam on farmers, but most them do not have the education that people like Jefferson and Adams had, including in Jeffersonís case years at the French Court. Perhaps somewhere back in the 80s is when the notion started that intellectual competence in our leaders doesnít matter. As in George Wís case, he was someone you could have a beer with. Iím not saying that W is stupid because heís not, but he is also not an intellectual in Obamaís category. I prefer a president who has the capacity to think and to assimilate facts about the world, but Iíd also love to sit down and have a beer with Obama!

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:04 AM

10. Thank you Mr. Rather.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:07 AM

11. Kick

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:03 AM

12. We all noticed the self-depreciating humor Obama

used "my big ears" "old guy". Trump only makes fun of others-NEVER himself. It's part of his pathology

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:07 PM

13. Obamagate -- desperate rally cry for ignorant, racist, QAnon-believing sacks-o-shit.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #13)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:18 PM

19. #ObamaGreat!

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Response to Cha (Reply #19)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:26 PM

20. If I was on twitter I'd wear that hashtag out. ...

Every time some trumper said Obamagate, I'd respond, "Yes, he really is great! #ObamaGREAT"

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #20)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:29 PM

21. And, I will if i ever see one.. I mostly see

only Dems.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:26 PM

14. It's another way of demonstrating his point about shooting someone on 5th Ave

His supporters don't need to know, or care about, him being justified, correct or honest. If the shitgibbon says it or does it, it's all good with them. If the rallying cry also includes a black person they can hate, even better.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:04 PM

16. K & R...for truth...nt

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:16 PM

17. Yes, it's pure insane jealousy.. TY, Dan Rather.. Retweeted!

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:18 PM

18. #ObamaGreat!

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2020, 01:33 AM

22. I heard "Obamagate" is the little portal in Trump's head that Barack uses to enter and . . .

live rent free in the space where Trump's brain would otherwise be.

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