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Democrats salivate over Obama coming off sidelines The Hill


The decision by Bernie Sanders to suspend his campaign means former President Obama is about to get back into the political spotlight.

Sources close to Obama and Biden say the two men have spoken "quite frequently," as one put it, in recent days as Biden pivots to the general election. Obama has also spoken to Sanders in recent days, according to two sources with knowledge of the conversations.

The former president has stayed out of the Democratic primary, but sources say he is anxious to endorse his former vice president, Joe Biden, and become an active player in the general election campaign against President Trump.

Democrats across the country are also ready for his entry.

"IT IS TIME," Doug Landry, a former Hillary Clinton aide, wrote Wednesday, tweeting a cartoon image of Obama as superman. "RELEASE THE SUPER SURROGATE."

He's eager to go," said one source close to Obama. "He's been waiting for this election for almost four years.

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Posted by Wash. state Desk Jet | Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:29 PM (10 replies)

The Atlantic com (This Is Trump's Fault }

That headline, "It's Trump's Fault," may cause you to think that this is just another snarky little article from a snarky writer. Let me assure you that what David Frum has written here is anything but snarky. It's a step-by-step, well-documented exposition covering events from very early January to the present that proves with each word that yes, indeed, it is Rump's fault. The article is long, but length is what's needed to cover Rump's multitudinous lies, missteps and negligence. Copied from a friend's post.


Donít take responsibility at all,Ē said President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden on March 13. Those words will probably end up as the epitaph of his presidency, the single sentence that sums it all up.

Trump now fancies himself a ďwartime president.Ē How is his war going? By the end of March, the coronavirus had killed more Americans than the 9/11 attacks. By the first weekend in April, the virus had killed more Americans than any single battle of the Civil War. By Easter, it may have killed more Americans than the Korean War. On the present trajectory, it will kill, by late April, more Americans than Vietnam. Having earlier promised that casualties could be held near zero, Trump now claims he will have done a ďvery good jobĒ if the toll is held below 200,000 dead.

he United States is on trajectory to suffer more sickness, more dying, and more economic harm from this virus than any other comparably developed country.

Read: How the pandemic will end

That the pandemic occurred is not Trumpís fault. The utter unpreparedness of the United States for a pandemic is Trumpís fault. The loss of stockpiled respirators to breakage because the federal government let maintenance contracts lapse in 2018 is Trumpís fault. The failure to store sufficient protective medical gear in the national arsenal is Trumpís fault. That states are bidding against other states for equipment, paying many multiples of the precrisis price for ventilators, is Trumpís fault. Air travelers summoned home and forced to stand for hours in dense airport crowds alongside infected people? That was Trumpís fault too. Ten weeks of insisting that the coronavirus is a harmless flu that would miraculously go away on its own? Trumpís fault again. The refusal of red-state governors to act promptly, the failure to close Florida and Gulf Coast beaches until late March? That fault is more widely shared, but again, responsibility rests with Trump: He could have stopped it, and he did not.

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Posted by Wash. state Desk Jet | Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:52 AM (8 replies)
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