October 22, 2020

"And with Joe and Kamala at the helm, you’re not going to have... to argue about them every day. It just won’t be so exhausting."

"You might be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner without having an argument.... When Joe and Kamala are in charge, they’re not going to surround themselves with hacks and lobbyists, but they’re going to appoint qualified public servants who actually care... Our democracy is not going to work if the people who are supposed to be our leaders lie every day and just make things up. And we’ve just become numb to it. We’ve just become immune to it. Every single day, fact checkers can’t keep up. And, look, this notion of truthfulness and democracy and citizenship, and being responsible, these aren’t Republican or democratic principles, they’re American principles. They’re what most of us grew up learning from our parents and our grandparents. They’re not White or Black or Latino or Asian values, they’re American values, human values, and we need to reclaim them. We have to get those values back at the center of our public life. And we can. But to do it, we’ve got to turn out like never before.... We can’t be complacent. I don’t care about the polls. There were a whole bunch of polls last time, didn’t work out, because a whole bunch of folks stayed at home and got lazy and complacent.... I love you, Philadelphia. Honk if you’re fired up, honk if you’re ready to go. Are you fired up?"

Said Barack Obama, at a rally yesterday at a drive-in in Philadelphia.

167 comments:

Lucid-Ideas said...

"And, look, this notion of truthfulness and democracy and citizenship, and being responsible, these aren’t Republican or democratic principles, they’re American principles."

If you like your principles, you can keep your principles!

Mike Sylwester said...

President Joe Biden's first act will be to assign Vice President Kamala Harris to fire any Ukrainian prosecutors who might investigate the Burisma natural-gas company in Ukraine.

danoso said...

What was that line from Queen - “Just surrender and it won’t hurt at all”.

Or if you prefer - Suicide is painless.

daskol said...

Such a lovely man.

phantommut said...

No Biden, No Peace. Seems like blackmail.

Rick said...

Our democracy is not going to work if the people who are supposed to be our leaders lie every day and just make things up.

Obamacare will save the "typical family" 2,500 / year.
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Remember, Gruber repeatedly admitted the entire Obamacare media campaign was a lie. Of course everyone knew this but the media pretended this wasn't so.

Also interesting is Obama's argument that because Dem deep staters use illegitimate bureaucratic initiatives to interfere with governance we should return government to their control. Adults realize the Dems actions justify not only preventing their return but a thorough house cleaning of political operatives from every branch of government.

J. D. Canals said...

Man that guy looks tired and not too convincing.
You can just see that in the back of his mind he's saying: 'Man, even I don't believe what I'm saying' 'I love coming to Pennsylvania!' Yeah, I can tell...……………..

gerry said...

Hey, Obama! "You can keep your doctor."

Worthless hack.

Big Mike said...

When Joe and Kamala are in charge, they’re not going to surround themselves with hacks and lobbyists

They aren’t?!?!? Am I the first to call BS?

Original Mike said...

"And with Joe and Kamala at the helm, you’re not going to have... to argue about them every day. It just won’t be so exhausting."
"You might be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner without having an argument.... "


Ahh, Barack (may I call you Barack?). You guys are the ones who've been doing the arguing (haranguing is a better descriptor), ruining Thanksgiving dinner. We just want to eat our turkey.

Seriously, that is industrial strength obliviousness or disingenuousness. I suspect the former.

stevew said...

"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."

Who are these assholes that pick fights and arguments over Thanksgiving dinner? My approach would be to not invite them next year. We have a large crowd of family, inlaws and all, in for Thanksgiving every year. I am in the minority as a conservative. We never have any fights or arguments about political bullshit.

Obama is just as insufferable today as he was when he was president. As Megan Kelly might say, what a colossal douche-bag.

Dan from Madison said...

Philadelphia. What a dump. Perfect place for a Democrat to brag about what Democrats can do.

BoatSchool said...

Says the guy who, when he was President, urged his followers to “get in their faces” including and especially at family gatherings.

DanTheMan said...

>>Our democracy is not going to work if the people who are supposed to be our leaders lie every day and just make things up.

"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your plan, you can keep your plan."

And let's not forget that Philadelphia was the home of Barack's Miracle: Where he won 59 districts in 2012, with 19,600 votes to ZERO for Romney. Not one vote for Romney, not even one mismarked ballot or accidental R vote.

Nonapod said...

You might be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner without having an argument

In my experience it's generally the people who hate Trump who can't shut up about him and become most aggrevated when someone disagrees with them about him. And the argument here seems to be that we just give the babies what they want? Reward the child for throwing a tantrum in the toy store?

Tommy Duncan said...

I'm going to need taller boots to wade through this.

And, yes, puppets are mindless and easy to control.

Leland said...

It was the Obama Administration that sent out instructions on how to argue with your family at Thanksgiving.

Speaking of exhausting arguments, Trump just released the full unedited interview with Leslie Stahl and 60 minutes. In it, Stahl claims CBS News won't discuss information from Hunter Biden's laptop, because it can't be verified. Did anyone, ever, verify the Steele Dossier? Since this is 60 minutes, did anyone verify the Texas Air National Guard memo?

Yeah, this is so exhausting arguing with these leaders that lie everyday and just make things up.

I also note that Obama, like the New Yorker, is afraid Democrats are staying home. This was pretty apparent earlier in the week when the idea known as Antifa started threatening violence if Biden loses. These aren't behaviors of people that think they are winning.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

A rally at a drive-in in Philly? Way to pack in the faithful, Barack!

Obama doesn't want Biden to win for the same reason he didn't want Hillary to win. As long as Trump is President, Obama is the head of the Democrat Party. With all the windfalls that implies. Do you think he wants to give that up to Biden of all people?

William said...

I just don't think it behooves an ex-President to solicit the votes of the honkies in such an overt manner.

Mr. Apropos said...

Much like a lot of things Obama has said, this one is wrong too...

Paul Snively said...

Neither side has a leg to stand on with respect to not lying. Neither side has disinterested "qualified public servants who actually care." Neither side lacks for "hacks and lobbyists." Neither side lacks "people who are supposed to be our leaders [who] lie every day and just make things up."

If anything good comes out of this, it will be a heightened American appreciation for "gridlock," AKA the separate but coequal branches of government actually exercising their "checks and balances" roles. Maybe that works best when the same party doesn't share the legislative and the executive, and it would certainly work better if the legislative didn't extensively and repeatedly, for decades and decades, abdicate their responsibility to write clear, understandable, actionable legislation and leave it to the judiciary to read meaning into the statutes, resulting in supreme court nominations being even more hotly contested than the presidential election itself¸ which should be very nearly as boring.

Sebastian said...

Still abstaining, Althouse?

I mean, you do see what's coming down the pike, right?

WA-mom said...

It's funny. I believed in 2008 that, if the Democrats won, they wouldn't be beating up the right half of the country. Au contraire! Obama started fanning the flames of every possible grievance. They are bad winners.

tcrosse said...

I tremble to think why there won’t be arguments.

MacMacConnell said...

My family of nine brothers and sisters all support Trump. Our kids and their kids all support Trump. When the thugs came through our neighborhoods destroying Trump signs nad ripping off car antennas we doubled down, more Trump signs and we all purchase 3x5 Trump 2020 flags to fly on flag poles. We do talk politics at family gatherings, we mostly make fun of Democrats.

Yes we are all college educated.

jnseward said...

Ah yes, everything will go back to normal. You will be told only what you need to hear. No more being made anxious by reports of corruption, malfeasance, treason, riots, and looting. It will be such a relief. Just hang in there for a couple more weeks. Peaceful repose is on the way.

chickelit said...

Odd that he thinks Kamala will be anywhere near the "helm." Then again, he was key to installing her as VP. I wonder why.

Bilwick said...

Red Diaper Barry lecturing us about American principles: priceless. Like Statism is an American value.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Gallup says 29% Republican and 28% Democrat for party registration now nationwide. Thanks, Obama!

RNB said...

Gosh, I'd forgotten how much I enjoy it when I don't hear Barack Obama talk.

Crazy World said...

Such a blowhard....

FullMoon said...

Most divisive president ever. Looking gray,pale,frail and weak. Has he lost weight? Has he been tested? I hope it is nothing serious.

Draws a buck and a half in a parking lot while Trump draws thousands and thousands and thousands.

Anecdote, absolutely no Trump or Biden signs in my locality except for one Trump sign in Chinese neighbors window.

Mary Beth said...

In other words, only one side is full of poor losers.

I don't think that's a good reason to not make them lose.

This Person said...

When those deplorable people who vote for the other guy complain about our lies and corruption, just cut them out of your family. Easy peasy. Happy Thanksgiving America.

ddh said...

Says the guy whose wife said “Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual.” Donald Trump is Barack Obama's true legacy.

Rory said...

"You might be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner without having an argument...."

How many posters will point out, before moderation kicks in, that Barack started those arguments before Trump was on the scene.

Thanksgiving will be quiet for my family because Joe and Kamala have sent me to camp.

YoungHegelian said...

they’re not going to surround themselves with hacks and lobbyists, but they’re going to appoint qualified public servants who actually care...

Oh, sure, just like Slo-Joe hisself.

The myth of the "squeaky-clean" Obama administration is a myth that will takes years to extirpate. If it ever happens at all.

PHenry said...

Tired of all your SJW relatives screaming hysterically that you are a racist bigot homophobe idiot for not supporting their lefty candidates? Want to end the riots and violence in the streets? Easy! Promote harmony by giving in to their demands and electing their extreme leadership.
See? It's easy to bring America together, just give in to the left. That is called compromise!
(I suppose the understood premise is that the right doesn't shun family members and try to burn the country down when their guy doesn't win? )

Professional lady said...

Obama is really worried that he is going to be exposed as the totally corrupt man he is.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

The corrupt left wore us all out... blaming Trump for actual crimes committed by them.

Paul said...

"they’re not going to surround themselves with hacks and lobbyists, but they’re going to appoint qualified public servants who actually care..."

Hahahaha... that is the biggest laugh I've had in a week!! So said the Hack-in-Cheif!

"Honk if you’re fired up, honk if you’re ready to go. Are you fired up?"

So? Did anyone honk? Somehow I doubt it.

JPS said...

"they’re not going to surround themselves with hacks and lobbyists,"

Nor appoint a lifelong political fixer with no actual national security experience as National Security Advisor.

"Our democracy is not going to work if the people who are supposed to be our leaders lie every day and just make things up."

- Everyone remembers "if you like your doctor," so I'm going to go with, "my position hasn't changed" on using executive authority to force immigration reform; the JV team "wasn't specifically referring to" Islamic State; and "the vast majority of the money I got was from small donors all across the country." Among many, many other possibilities.

"We can’t be complacent."

Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.

"Are you fired up?"

Asks the man whose administration was so effective, not to mention remarkably scandal-free, that Donald Trump looked to many like a useful corrective. Freakin' plebs just don't know what's good for them.

NCMoss said...

Obama's argument for how Biden will lead by example doesn't sound so good in light of the nepotism and shady deals.

Xmas said...

That seems to be a set of wholly untruthful claims. Considering that Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and the current run of BLM protesting started under President Obama. Joe Biden, during his 40 years in government has only done things which, if viewed through an objective eye, only aggravate the problems the current "resistance" claims to be fighting.

The Senator From MBNA has not shown a single care about the downtrodden and oppressed, he only uses them as props in campaign ads.

hombre said...

Yes, Barack. We saw how you and the Democrats support American principles and traditions on the streets of our cities and during the peaceful transition from Obama to Trump.

Jim at said...

That guy can just fuck right off.

mccullough said...

Sure.

The riots in Dem cities will stop. The surging violent crime in Dem cities will stop.

Just vote for Joe.

RichardJohnson said...

Obama sayeth:
When Joe and Kamala are in charge, they’re not going to surround themselves with hacks and lobbyists, but they’re going to appoint qualified public servants who actually care

Reality sayeth:Obama administration packed with lobbyists he vowed not to hire.
President Obama has hired more than 100 lobbyists in his administration, a new academic study reports. This doesn't match Obama's campaign promise to exclude lobbyists, or his pretenses of having kept that promise.

"President Obama's public rhetoric on contact with lobbyists does not always accord with his private actions," lobbying scholar Conor McGrath writes in the latest issue of the Journal of Public Affairs.

If you don't understand why that's a laughable understatement, you should read McGrath's paper - or at least study Table 1 and Table 2, which list the lobbyists who entered the Obama administration and the administration officials who have cashed out to K Street.

McGrath's lobbyist count in the Obama administration is the most thorough count to date. If you ask Team Obama, they have hired zero lobbyist - Obama said in his 2010 State of the Union "we have excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs." David Axelrod said in 2011 that Obama "has ended the revolving door between industry and government.... He doesn't, uh, hire lobbyists."

Politico reported last year that Obama had hired "more than a dozen" lobbyists. I compiled a list of 60 lobbyists in senior jobs. Turns out, I was giving Obama too much credit.

McGrath finds 119 former lobbyists in the Obama administration. The administration employs former in-house lobbyists from Microsoft, Fannie Mae, insurance giant Wellpoint, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Monsanto, Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Raytheon, and Goldman Sachs. Obama has hired from the ranks of K Street firms Cassidy & Associates, Covington & Burling, Heather Podesta & Partners, Akin Gump, Arnold & Porter, Winston & Strawn, Timmons & Co., and others.

Howard said...

Elect Inka Joe or cancel Thanksgiving

stutefish said...

Wow. Either Barack Obama is way more clueless and stupid than I gave him credit for... Or he's way more cynical and dishonest than I gave him credit for.

stever said...

stfu already

RobinGoodfellow said...

Obama: Our democracy is not going to work if the people who are supposed to be our leaders lie every day and just make things up.

Also Obama: If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.

Jupiter said...

Little fucker looks old. Good to see.

Not Sure said...

Obama's still got it! A master demagogue and truly artful liar.

madAsHell said...

"Joe, and Kamala"

Interesting marketing. Obama on the stump while selling Joe AND Kamala. They must be going for the white woman vote.

Yancey Ward said...

Has there ever been a man more full of shit than Barack Obama?

Anyone who has to deal with being a Trump supporter with close family who are fervent progressives can tell you the actual truth of the matter- it is the Trump supporters who are forced to be silent just for the sake of family peace- not the other way around. None of my progressive family members feel any inhibition at all in writing and saying derogatory things about Trump voters- their only concession is to not do it while speaking or writing to me, but they all put it there where I often get to read it, and where they know I will read it. When talk does turn to politics anyway at family gatherings, it is never myself that broach the topic- I simply know better. I am pretty sure the things I write online aren't read by any of them, but I won't censor myself here or elsewhere online. In short, you won't find me commenting on politics of any kind on a Facebook page.

Bilwick said...

Thinking about it more, it strikes me as interesting and revealing that Red Diaper Barry sees as a beneficial side effect of a Biden-Harris victory that there would be less arguing--probably a reflection of the utopian (to those of us in the pro-freedom camp, dystopian) future his commie Uncle Frank imparted to him: the kulaks falling silently into line and marching without protest in whatever direction their masters herd them.

Scott said...

The Democrats owe America better candidates. Is Trump so fabulously competent that they can't offer a better candidate than a muppet like Biden?

n.n said...

The godfather of democratic gerrymandering, judicial overrides, social justice, corruption, diversity, monopoly, and "burdens" entreats his followers. And you shall not know war anymore. We'll use a different label.

MayBee said...

All I can think about is Obama sending billions in cash on a plane to Iran. And his terrible mess of a foreign policy.. And I really get concerned that those are the kind of "not hacks" Biden will put in place, too.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

They'll appoint "qualified public servants". Like Beto O'Rourke.

Richard Fagin said...

Give up, bitter clingers! Keeping your freedom is just too, too exhausting. You might have to argue with your ungrateful relatives at Thanksgiving dinner or defend a boor for a President. Such a burden! Let us control everything and you'll never have to deal with such chores again. Of course you won't have a life as you formerly understood it,but not to worry, Middle Class Joe will protect you, from life itself.

Gunner said...

Only thing Barry tells the truth about: don't trust polls.

Trashcan O Man said...

Of all the gaslighting the Democrat Propaganda Media has spewed out the past four years, the idea that Trump is a chronic liar is perhaps one of their biggest flames. The Washington Post compiles a breathless list of "20,000 Lies Trump Tells!!!!!!!" — but dig into them and you'll find they all depend on willful misinterpretation of rhetorical statements, the inability to acknowledge or recognize humor, an autistic literalism, or sheer misrepresentation. Trump is hyperbolic and off-the-cuff, but as Scott Adams says: he is directionally accurate. Joe Biden, on the other hand, is an old-timey pandering politician who will lie at the drop of a hat. He will say anything to one group of people, then say the exact opposite to the next group if that's what they want to hear. Look at fracking. It is inescapable that Biden has come out against fracking during the primaries. He has said explicitly, "I will end fracking. I will end fossil fuels." But now that he needs votes in Pennsylvania, he says "I never said that." And Biden is so used to lying, he can say it with a straight face. Obama understands this kind of lying. Obama said, during a 2008 debate, that he would "renegotiate NAFTA." But the very next day his campaign was on the phone to Canadian ambassadors to tell them to disregard what Obama had said. He explained his statements as "the overheated rhetoric of the campaign." That's what old-timey politicians think of their statements: overheated rhetoric. When Kamala Harris was called on her attack of Joe Biden as a racist during the primary, she brushed it off by saying: "It was a debate." By which she means: she'll say anything if it gains her power, then say the opposite later. But back to Joe. Didn't he have to drop out of his first presidential run because he plagiarized speeches from other politicians? Didn't all the major networks run an expose of his bogus biography? Biden claimed to be the first in his class, garnering three (count ‘em: three!!!) scholarships. Turns out he was in the bottom of his class and only had a single half-scholarship. But Obama thinks old-timey political lying is just what we need back in the White House. Old-timey politicians operate as if the American people are stupid—they don't need to know what’s going on. Remember Hillary Clinton's Goldman Sachs speeches that she wouldn't release? On them she said a politician needed two policies: one they told the public, and one they implemented in private. That's what you’ll get with a Biden presidency: a feeble old man who acts as a cardboard prop for the shadowy dark forces typing his teleprompter speeches and writing his policies. A pandering public shill for private power. The deep state won't need to hide so deeply anymore, as long as they can stand behind the curtains in the Oval Office. Joe Biden will lie to cover for them, as long as there's a few bucks kickback in it for him. Remember Hunter Biden? Joe said he never discussed Hunter's business dealings. Now we know (from Hunter's own business partners) that Joe got a kickback on all money paid, and was involved in all major decisions. In other words, Joe lied. Joe is happy if he gets the dirty moola. He'll lie and lie for that sweet sweet succor. But Obama is all in for that stuff. After all, it’s the Chicago Way.

Francisco D said...

stutefish said... Either Barack Obama is way more clueless and stupid than I gave him credit for... Or he's way more cynical and dishonest than I gave him credit for.

Embrace the power of "and".

madAsHell said...

They put him in a mask.

The bad lip reading guys should have a field day with this!!

madAsHell said...

They put him in a mask.

Next week, they can change the voice-over. The evergreen campaign ad.

Rick said...

Leland said...
Speaking of exhausting arguments, Trump just released the full unedited interview with Leslie Stahl and 60 minutes. In it, Stahl claims CBS News won't discuss information from Hunter Biden's laptop, because it can't be verified.



It's revealing news organizations claim this without ever having tried to verify the emails. The fact that they won't even take this first step shows everything anyone needs to know. And of course as you say there are many instances of their reporting on things that could not be verified (because they were disinformation) yet these same people reported on them obsessively for years.

Every time they speak they reveal they are making up standards as they go along to allow anything that hurts Team Red prevent anything that hurts Team Blue. Truth and reality are not considerations.

doctrev said...

https://heavy.com/news/obama-rally-for-biden-crowd-photos-philadelphia/

Have you seen the pathetic crowd at this rally? Oh sure, pack the place with cars and hope no one notices that Barack has ZERO juice anymore, even in his former urban stronghold. The day was that people would get out of their cars, and even with social distancing be 5000 strong. Now, of course, the people of Philadelphia see another grinning, jiving fool who took his and got the hell away from black people. Say what you want about Trump rallies, but even with enforced size reductions they look far more impressive than this desperate attempt to stay relevant. Would a free concert have brought people in? Maybe, but that's the problem. Does an artist want to be humiliated when people stay home rather than see them FOR FREE?

Oh, why don't I address what he said? Who cares what liars say. Personally, I want Barack Obama to see the hanging corpses of everyone ELSE who followed him, while he cowers in a bolt hole in Iran (or Toronto, whatever), knowing he can never come back.

Then again, Canada loves this shiftless jackass so much he might consider himself well rid of America.

donald said...

Found some more .9 mm rounds today. Even I’m stocking up now. That’s cause I know Trump is gonna win. Not having any trouble finding 12 Gauge shells.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

“We’ll stop terrorizing you for awhile if you put Joe in power”

henge2243 said...

You'll only be able to argue about a Slow Joe Presidency for about two days before he takes the long walk. Then, you'll just argue about Kamala and whichever stooge she puts in place to decrease her chance of assassination. She may not be that smart though but she is at least smart enough not to pick Hillary! or Fauxahontas.

mockturtle said...

Obama in his alternate universe. Does he believe anything he says?

Richard Dolan said...

Hmmm. When Obama was running, did he ever say "when Joe and I are at the helm ..." suggesting that Biden would be a kind of co-president? Never was a fan of Obama, but giving credit where it's due, he was clearly far too sharp to permit anything as crazy as that. I think he took Biden's measure long ago, and is forecasting (wishing?) that Harris will have that role. For sure, there will be a vicious fight in the White House for power and control among the "advisors" if Slow Joe becomes the figure head propped up in the Oval Office.

mockturtle said...

When you let the fascists win, all will be calm. Very calm. Or else.

donald said...

I know that my niece, the new doctor has gone over to the dark side. She went from a brilliant world class volleyball player to a fat Billy Eilish fan who won’t even look at me after I asked her to explain How virus’s and herd immunity works on line.

I sent that girl to Europe for a month to play when she graduated in 2013. I bought her supplies and food when she was going to medical school. I rented a condominium for a month in Fort Meyers in 2012 so she, her brother and my sister could have the best month ever. She won’t even look at me. I hate fucking democrats. Viscerally.

Trashcan O Man said...

Of all the gaslighting the Democrat Propaganda Media has spewed out the past four years, the idea that Trump is a chronic liar is perhaps one of their biggest flames. The Washington Post compiles a breathless list of "20,000 Lies Trump Tells!" — but dig into them and you'll find they all depend on willful misinterpretation of rhetorical statements, the inability to acknowledge or recognize humor, an autistic literalism, or sheer misrepresentation. Trump is hyperbolic and off-the-cuff, but as Scott Adams says: he is directionally accurate. Joe Biden, on the other hand, is an old-timey pandering politician who will lie at the drop of a hat. He will say anything to one group of people, then say the exact opposite to the next group if that's what they want to hear. Look at fracking. It is inescapable that Biden has come out against fracking during the primaries. He has said explicitly, "I will end fracking. I will end fossil fuels." But now that he needs votes in Pennsylvania, he says "I never said that." And Biden is so used to lying, he can say it with a straight face. Obama understands this kind of lying. Obama said, during a 2008 debate, that he would "renegotiate NAFTA." But the very next day his campaign was on the phone to Canadian ambassadors to tell them to disregard what Obama had said. He explained his statements as "the overheated rhetoric of the campaign." That's what old-timey politicians think of their statements: overheated rhetoric. When Kamala Harris was called on her attack of Joe Biden as a racist during the primary, she brushed it off by saying: "It was a debate." By which she means: she'll say anything if it gains her power, then say the opposite later. But back to Joe. Didn't he have to drop out of his first presidential run because he plagiarized speeches from other politicians? Didn't all the major networks run an expose of his bogus biography? Biden claimed to be the first in his class, garnering three (count ‘em: three!) scholarships. Turns out he was in the bottom of his class and only had a single half-scholarship. But Obama thinks old-timey political lying is just what we need back in the White House. Old-timey politicians operate as if the American people are stupid—they don't need to know what’s going on. Remember Hillary Clinton's Goldman Sachs speeches that she wouldn't release? On them she said a politician needed two policies: one they told the public, and one they implemented in private. That's what you’ll get with a Biden presidency: a feeble old man who acts as a cardboard prop for the shadowy dark forces typing his teleprompter speeches and writing his policies. A pandering public shill for private power. The deep state won't need to hide so deeply anymore, as long as they can stand behind the curtains in the Oval Office. Joe Biden will lie to cover for them, as long as there's a few bucks kickback in it for him. Remember Hunter Biden? Joe said he never discussed Hunter's business dealings. Now we know (from Hunter's own business partners) that Joe got a kickback on all money paid, and was involved in all major decisions. In other words, Joe lied. Joe is happy if he gets the dirty moola. He'll lie and lie for that sweet sweet sugar. But Obama is all in for that stuff. After all, it’s the Chicago Way.

Todd said...

"And with Joe and Kamala at the helm, you’re not going to have... to argue about them every day. It just won’t be so exhausting." "You might be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner without having an argument....

Because you will be smugly back in charge and won't HAVE to harass your family and friends about that awful Nazi/dictator Trump, unless you still want to of course. They are so "backward" after all and they NEED you to enlighten them and inform them of how much better EVERYTHING is now that the "right" people are back in charge! You go girl/soy-boy! Be ALL you can be! Be the change you have been waiting for, oh wait, that was last time. Well you KNOW what I mean!

Bilwick said...

Another installment of "Tories in History:"

"Damme, things would be so much quieter if these deplorable peasants didn't allow themselves to get so stirred up about their precious 'liberty' by those rabble rousers Paine and Adams!"
--Lord Roger Bathouse (the Hellfire Club's notorious
"Bathouse Roger") looking down through his
lorgnette at a Radical Whig rally, 1776

I'm Not Sure said...

"Such a lovely man."

And clean, too.

rhhardin said...

Nobody argued over Obama. He was a piece of shit in 2008 and he remained one. What can you do. Try to improve the behavior of women voters, is all.

Todd said...

Anyone know how to say "shut your pie hole" in French? Everything sounds better in French.

Drago said...

We are just moments away from LLR-leftists stopping by to praise this latest obambi "speech" at the powerful and compelling "rally" (LOL) as a "masterpiece" and "magnificent" and "brilliant" and "memorable" and "amazing".

Not only that, but did you see the creases in obambi's slacks?

It doesn't get any more "dreamy" than that, right?

Bay Area Guy said...

What a poseur. Surely, he has lost his allure in the eyes of Ms. Althouse.

File this under "What happens to Showhorses, when they have to work?" Alex for 200.

Lexington Green said...

So glad this guy is gone. He is a world-class bullshit artist.

Amichel said...

"What is a demagogue? He is a politician skilled in oratory, flattery and invective; evasive in discussing vital issues; promising everything to everybody; appealing to the passions rather than the reason of the public; and arousing racial, religious, and class prejudices—a man whose lust for power without recourse to principle leads him to seek to become a master of the masses. "-Reinhard Luthin.

Obama to a tee.

Mary Beth said...

I wonder if it hurt his pride, talking in front of such a small crowd. If it did, how will he make Biden pay for putting him through that?

Roger Sweeny said...

Fooled me once, shame on you. Fooled me twice, shame on me.

DavidUW said...

All projection

Yeah Barry you’re the one saying people had to discuss Obamacare at thanksgiving

He’s got HIV or lung cancer.

Birkel said...

Somnambulant comes to mind.
The rage are perfect on this post.

Well crafted.

pacwest said...

Trump fatigue is about the only thing Biden has going for him.

Kevin said...

The most self-unaware man alive

Temujin said...

From what I read, there were about 25 cars there to hear him.

When Obama can't draw a crowd in Philadelphia, I'd be worried if I were a Dem. The enthusiasm for Biden or for Kamala is about the same as that of a soft boiled egg. Actually, free soft boiled eggs would get more people.

Michael K said...

"You might be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner without having an argument...."

If you are in California, Governor Gruesome insists it be outdoors and social distancing be maintained. No mention about if it rains.

BUMBLE BEE said...

There's this... https://www.dailywire.com/news/npr-were-not-covering-biden-laptop-scandal-because-its-not-really-a-story-pure-distractions

Using Tax Dollars against you.

OSU '92 said...

Shorter version:

If you are tired of endless BS investigations, bogus impeachments, riots, racial diviseness and media hoaxes pushed 24/7 by us and our partners in media and Big Tech - then vote for us!

Now that's chutzpah.

Kevin said...

So Barack runs to Philly the day before the last debate so he can say he fulfilled his obligation to campaign for Joe just before it all falls apart.

That's our Obama.

I mean, how's he supposed to give this speech after tonight?

walk don't run said...

Truly a wolf in sheep's clothing. When I see or hear him that always comes to mind. His politics are far far left but he is good at appearing moderate. Its an impressive skill. I believe that he is still in charge of the Democrats behind the scenes, quietly pulling the strings. I think Biden is in play because of him. Couldn't have Bernie running because he is too honest and could never get elected but Biden can appear moderate and is easily dispensable. I am sure Obama et al know of Biden's propensity for corruption. That makes him controllable. He also is not so smart. In that sense he is the ideal candidate to be controlled by the hidden powers that be.

The Democrats are good at pulling together because they are the party of the collective. They truly believe in the collectivity. For them the collectivity is always worth fighting for even if it means having to tell a few white lies like, "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor." Republicans not so much because they are the party of the individual. That's why Republicans often seem so hopeless compared to the Dems because they always fight amongst themselves as they push their individuality. Trump is of course the ultimate individualist and that is why he has to be completely a totally destroyed!! We cant have an example like him undermining the collective.

Skeptical Voter said...

Like a relief pitcher whose career is almost over---but who wants to pitch in one last game and promises he can still "bring it", Obama shows up--a little grayer now. He may have lost a few miles on his "heater" and has to rely on his curveball and change up. But he can still bring horse manure by the wagon load when he wants to. And he did it here.

Who argues politics at an extended family dinner and keeps shoving "progressive pabulum' in your face? It's not old Uncle Charlie who has voted the straight Republican ticket all his life and knows that you don't discuss politics, religion or sex at table.

Of course Obama is right that the "fact checkers"---busy little Democrat operatives that they are, can take a four year vacation if Biden and Harris occupy the White House. Actually it's more a leave of absence. Their bosses will tell them "nothing to see here--wait until a Republican occupies the White House again".

BUMBLE BEE said...

Stutefish: Right and Right. He's dumpster divin for his life. If Joe goes there are a lot of 'em going. How much was that bundled on those pallets? By, oh say, %15. Nice day's take.

320Busdriver said...

I love the smell of desperation in the morning. And it’s all over Barrack...the smell that is

Stoutcat said...

Well if that isn't a valid reason for voting for the Big Guy, I don't know what is!

I'm Full of Soup said...

I think it is a good sign if Ameica elects Biden because it will now have elected an Affirmative Action president in Obama and a retarded president in Biden. It says we will give everyone a chance.

Stoutcat said...

WA-mom said... They [Democrats] are bad winners.

They are even worse losers. Just look at the last four years.

Iman said...

The enthusiasm is breathtaking. This jug-eared fellow should take a hint and exit, stage far-left...

Iman said...

The Big Zer0 has a haunted look about him these days. Probably for good cause...

tommyesq said...

"And with Joe and Kamala at the helm, you’re not going to have... to argue about them every day. It just won’t be so exhausting."
"You might be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner without having an argument.... "


Who remembers Pajama Boy and the Twitter campaign, from Obama's own Twitter feed, that stated “Wear pajamas. Drink hot chocolate. Talk about getting health insurance. #GetTalking” and encouraged liberals to actively and aggressively confront their conservative relatives about Obamacare over Christmas dinner?

wendybar said...

So Saint Obama (Do NO WRONG) is dividing Americans once again. He was the Divider in chief for a reason. He makes my skin crawl. His smooth lies may calm some down, but I see the sinister hate behind the mask....

Achilles said...

Obama is a traitor.

He was in charge while his second in command was making deals with China.

They were both involved in lying to secure FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign.

Now he is threatening us with violence if we don’t elect Democrats. Not that this is new ground for him.

Obama is a piece of shit and so is anyone who supports him.

mikee said...

Odd how Democrats, who back in the day denounced Ronnie Reagan, GHW Bush, and GW Bush as Hitler reincarnate, with added evil, today compare them favorably to Trump as decent and honorable and respectable presidents who accomplished worthy goals and improved the country. Trump being Uber-Hitler now, of course, until the next Republican president, despite Trump's massive successes in our domestic economy and foreign policy.

Also odd: James Earl Carter, William Jefferson Clinton, Barack Hussein Obama all had presidencies where, despite massive failures of domestic and foreign policy, they were defended as honorable and respectable presidents during their scandal rich tenures. But now, all three are seen as extremely tarnished tin plated divas, whose presidencies were failures both foreign and domestic. And they are all three pretty slimy characters as human beings, too.

I'm seeing a pattern. How about you?



Big Mike said...

Either Barack Obama is way more clueless and stupid than I gave him credit for... Or he's way more cynical and dishonest than I gave him credit for.

@stutefish, consider the healing power of “AND.”

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

"And with Joe and Kamala at the helm, you’re not going to have... to argue about them every day. It just won’t be so exhausting."

Yes, if everyone claims to be on the same side politically, there will not be any exhausting political arguments. Unfortunately, the argument works just as well for Trump. And neither is remotely convincing, because just because some guy is President doesn't mean that you are forced to agree with him. It's a pity that no one deployed that argument in 2017, but it's BS either way. We still have freedom of thought -- at least, I think we do -- and that means that even if there's a Harris Administration -- no, sorry, a Harris Administration with Joe Biden -- I have the right not to agree with it.

"You might be able to have a Thanksgiving dinner without having an argument.... "

So you've already forgotten that Thanksgiving is cancelled this year? You can't debate Grandma even now, because she's "socially distanced" halfway across the country from you. And I'd be very surprised if we know who is the next President by Thanksgiving anyway.

tcrosse said...

Obama draws a big crowd the size of a small crowd....

Doug said...

"And, look, this notion of truthfulness and democracy and citizenship, and being responsible, these aren’t Republican or democratic principles, they’re American principles."

And if you don't like them ... I have others.

Hey, Barack, remember how during your administration, dems lost 1000 federal, state and local elected offices? Amy Coney Barrett says thanks!
You jackass.

Joe Smith said...

"Philadelphia. What a dump."

Have been there three times over thirty years, the last time a year or so ago.

Ugly, ugly city. Trash, druggies, homeless...

In other words, run by Democrats.

It's a shithole town.

Bob Smith said...

Barry took a long time to say “Vote for Joe or we keep burning s**t down.” He be shaaap.

bagoh20 said...

"In September 2009, interrupted a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama to a joint session of Congress by shouting "You lie!"[3] The incident resulted in a reprimand by the House of Representatives." ~ wikipedia

Sometimes a the biggest truths are short and sweet.

Josephbleau said...

At a certain point, Beiden, Hillary, and Obama have taken enough bribe money.

Michael K said...

NPR now refusing to mention the Biden laptop story.

"We don't want to waste our time on stories that aren't rally stories."

Oh, "And we don't want waste our reader's and listener's time on stories that are pure distractions." Distractions ?

bagoh20 said...

He almost escaped clean, but now he's gonna get that loser shot stain all over him. It took a long time for the mistake of choosing Biden for VP to surface, but now he's stuck with it.

tim in vermont said...

I have become desensitized to Obama’s lies, that’s for sure.

tim in vermont said...

"If you guys would only stop struggling and let us have the control that is rightfully ours, look the other way on the beak dipping, pay the taxes we won’t pay ourselves, there could be peace.”

It’s Obama’s sermon on the mount.

Static Ping said...

The Thanksgiving argument issue is not because who is President, but the self-control of the diners. I can assure you that Thanksgiving arguments typically arise from two stubborn people who can't stand other people being "wrong" and then aggravating everyone else because this is the most important thing ever overriding all decorum and manners. Politics is a "fun" topic for these sort of fiascos, but I can assure you that they can arise from non-partisan family matters quite easily, and low stakes mundane "who cares" stuff like math or history can cause arguments just as vicious. Been there, done that.

It is this sort of people that make Twitter what it is.

I suspect Barack is one of these people, though he is probably more of the passive-aggressive type than the in your face type.

tim in vermont said...

“Good citizens need not fear.”

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"And with Joe and Kamala at the helm, you’re not going to have... to argue about them every day."

...because you'll be in jail

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Obama in 2020 is like Elvis in 1964.

Once the biggest star ever, but the zeitgeist has changed.

bagoh20 said...

You know who else never had arguments at the dinner table?

I knew they were totalitarians, but do they really plan to kill us all that quick?

wendybar said...

Trumps bringing Tony Bobulinski, Hunter Biden’s former business partner-turned-whistleblower to the debate as a guest tonight. EPIC!!!

boatbuilder said...

I guessed who it was by the third sentence. Pure lying BS smoothly presented.

RichardJohnson said...

stutefish
Wow. Either Barack Obama is way more clueless and stupid than I gave him credit for... Or he's way more cynical and dishonest than I gave him credit for.

Consider Obama's mastery of Chicago politics from the beginning. In his initial electoral contest, the Democrat primary for a state legislative seat, he got all his opponents off the ballot. That isn't "clueless and stupid." Cynical and dishonest win the day.

Rigelsen said...

First, when you are in power, help create the problem by politicizing everything and demanding everyone who disagree with you shut up or be called “racist”. “sexist”, what have you.

Second, demand that you be returned to power to stop the the culture war which you fomented.

Yeah, not buying it either.

MD Greene said...

Plus this: We'll never hear another word about Obama hosting the Jan. 5, 2017, Oval Office meeting to organize the coverup of the source of the dossier or the lies used to obtain FISA warrants or why Samantha Power needed to unmask Gen. Michael Flynn seven times between the 2016 general election and the 2017 inauguration, among so many other pesky questions.

Poof! -- all will be gone forever. The press can go back to sucking up to liars who are the right kind of people. Questions of malfeasance at the FBI and the NSA and the Department of State will be swept under the rug, as if by magic.

tim in vermont said...

"a retarded president in Biden”

We don’t say retarded. But he did flunk third grade.

donald said...

He’s got HIV or lung cancer.

Which would be sweet.

bagoh20 said...

According to Rasmussen, Trump surges bigly to 52% approval, 2 points higher than Obama at this point in their first terms. Nobody ever loses reelection with 50% approval.

Suck it!

AllenS said...

"Hold my affirmative action card, and listen to this." -- Barack Hussein Obama

Have you heard about the systematic racism in our country? It's name is affirmative action.

tim in vermont said...

Talk about “broken glass Trump supporters”

College Football Hall of Fame Coach Bobby Bowden recently disclosed one of his primary motivations for wanting to beat the coronavirus: He wanted to be around to vote for President Trump. Bowden, 91, made the comments in a statement released by his son. “I’ve had a chance to get a lot of wins in my life, but I really wanted to win this one because I wanted to be around to vote for President Trump,”

Good thing he never developed dementia, or he’d be voting for Biden.

Matt Sablan said...

Emotional blackmail is going high I guess.

mockturtle said...

Just listened to Bobulinski. He sounds entirely credible and will present his evidence to the Senate tomorrow.

Fernandinande said...

Puke.

Drago said...

tcrosse: "Obama draws a big crowd the size of a small crowd...."

Careful! Comments like that arouse the ire of certain LLR's who, upon hearing them, immediately leap to defend the honor of Their Beloved Obama by saying "I will FIGHT you!!".

Its all quite dramatic.

madAsHell said...

MSNBC is announcing the Biden, and Trump are tied at 45 in Georgia.

They have that ugly un-elected Governor Abrams as a talking head. What is her appeal??

Josephbleau said...

is there any objective evidence that Obama is smart? crafty-yes.

320Busdriver said...

Well that was....devastating

Francisco D said...

Josephbleau said...
is there any objective evidence that Obama is smart? crafty-yes.

Obama was mentored by Illinois political hacks like Emil Jones and community psychology professors like Lenny Jason at DePaul. Yes. Bill Ayers and Bernadette were heavily involved.

He turned out to be less the Manchurian candidate than they hoped.

Gk1 said...

Pardon my french but Barack Obama is a fucking asshole.

n.n said...

Have you heard about the systematic racism in our country? It's name is affirmative action.

Affirmative action (e.g. mentoring, notification) may be inclusive. However, diversity (i.e. color judgment) including affirmative discrimination motivated by race, sex (e.g. masculinism, feminism), age, etc. is exclusive. Another euphemism in their semantic game. That said, diversity of individuals, minority of one. #HateLovesAbortion

stan said...

Obama lied more and about more important topics than any president in history. He's still a liar. And an idiot.

Big Mike said...

Just listened to Bobulinski. He sounds entirely credible and will present his evidence to the Senate tomorrow.

I hope he has good bodyguards.

I'm Not Sure said...

Mike Rowe, on Facebook...

Yesterday, I had a chat with my neighbor, Claire, a lovely woman who loves Facebook, and thinks Returning the Favor is the best show ever. Like many of my neighbors, Claire applauded Facebook’s decision to suppress the Post article. Yesterday, while walking our respective mutts, she said to me, “How could any fair-minded person possibly object to waiting for a story like this be verified before it shows up in millions of news feeds?”
As I retrieved one of Freddy’s perfectly formed turds, I considered her question. “Before I answer, Claire, let me ask you something. Imagine the recovered laptop belonged to Donald Trump, Jr. Imagine The New York Times published an article that claimed the FBI was in possession of emails that implicated the President. Would you really want Facebook and Twitter to suppress a New York Times story, simply because they hadn’t verified it as 100% true?”

To her credit, Claire answered me honestly. “No,” she said. “I’d want that story to be out there for everyone to see.”

“Why?” I asked.

“Because Donald Trump has to go,” she said. “And sometimes, the ends justify the means.”


https://www.facebook.com/TheRealMikeRowe/

Bunkypotatohead said...

How can it be that the Biden/Harris campaign needed to call in the big guns to Philadelphia to try to drum up some enthusiasm. Philly should to 9 to 1 dem already.
Or do they know something the pollsters aren't telling the rest of us.

tommyesq said...

Bunkypotatohead (??) said...

How can it be that the Biden/Harris campaign needed to call in the big guns to Philadelphia to try to drum up some enthusiasm. Philly should to 9 to 1 dem already.
Or do they know something the pollsters aren't telling the rest of us.


I heard a radio ad this evening in which a young African American man tries to claim that Trump has done nothing for blacks, and that "almost 20% of Americans who have died of Covid are black" - if Biden feels the need to spend money in late October to try to convince African Americans to vote for him, their internal numbers must be horrifying.

Doug said...

Thanks, Althouse, for refusing to pay my comment. Once again, let me say that I come here because of your commentariat, not for your 'cruel neutrality'.

Doug said...

donald said...
He’s got HIV or lung cancer.

Which would be sweet.


We don't need that kind of noise here.

I would wish death and disease on no man, friend or foe. But there are some obituaries that I will really enjoy reading.

mikee said...

Obama, whose lawless administration introduced the word "weaponized" to the Federal government executive branch, started his 8 years by slandering a cop so bad he had to have the fellow over to the White House to stop the public jeering at him. He finished by having the FBI & CIA run a counterintelligence smear campaign on the policital opposition. Quite a record. I, for one, listen to his every word while repeating to myself, "Never again."

Lurker21 said...


So much for Alinsky and unruliness. Obama comes across as an authoritarian who wants government to decree and the people to do as they're told.

I also notice he's not making the "scandal-free Obama administration" claim anymore.

Big Mike said...

Pardon my french but Barack Obama is a fucking asshole.

@Gk1, in French it’s “putain de connard.” Or so Google translate says.

Martin said...

I stopped at the "... won't surround themselves with hacks and lobbyists..." If any phrase describes both Biden and Harris, it would be "surrounds self with hacks and lobbyists."

That is surreal. Obama always lied his head off, he just cannot stop. Trump exaggerates or thinks out loud (not a good habit for a President, true) or tries to compliment people he wants something from (naively, imho; what works in NYC real estate does not necessarily work with Xi Jinping), and they call it lies and we are supposed to be outraged. They lie their heads off, strategically, with calculation, ALL THE TIME, year after year, and we are not supposed to even notice.

I found interesting the reference to Biden and Harris together... getting us ready for when they defenestrate Biden and put the one they wanted all along in place. The Democratic Party voters disliked her in late 2019 and early 2020, she had to drop out before the first primary despite all the support from the Party elite and media, and now they are going to jam her down everybody's throats, anyway.

Mark O said...

Said the most corrupt President in the history of the USA.
Of course, we should remember that all the fights were started by him and his party.

Sam L. said...

I won't and don't listen to Obama.

DavidD said...

Paul Snively said...
“If anything good comes out of this, it will be a heightened American appreciation for ‘gridlock,’ AKA the separate but coequal branches of government actually exercising their ‘checks and balances’ roles.”

Amen, brother.

I’d much rather have a “do nothing” Congress than an activist Congress like we had in 2009 and 2010.

Lurker21 said...


Biden's problem is that he's been around so long that he has a record. People know who he is and he can't be a blank screen for people to project their fantasies on, as Obama was in 2008.

But now Obama has a record. He's golfing Barry, Martha's Vineyard Barry, Netflix Barry, $65 million dollar book deal Barry, not so scandal-free administration Barry -- you don't even have to make up things about him to be scandalous anymore -- so it's hard for people to take his populist appeals seriously. They know that he goes back to his mansions and back to his very privileged life.

My suggestion is, pick up a hammer and start building houses for the poor with Jimmy Carter.

PM said...

Joe and Laffy.
If Trump wins, they'll disappear.
If they win, they'll be a daily TV dinner for Trump's news show.

Stepper said...

Philadelphia, where Zuckerberg is pouring millions into to set up extra polling places on election day:
https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-election-2020-technology-local-elections-elections-c2dcfde7fc750b7dd64243b0cf7fbb69

He's spent money on "helping" the Philly DA office analyze crime cases too:
https://technical.ly/philly/2018/06/20/chan-zuckerberg-initiative-philly-district-attorney-office/
"The [Chan Zuckerberg Iinitiative’s] justice and opportunity team, which supports a range of organizations working on criminal reform, has also backed projects on affordable housing, immigration and economic opportunity.

The Dems really, really want Philly & Pennsylvania this election.

Skippy Tisdale said...

The fact that with just a handful of days before the election, Obama finally campaigns for Joe tells me the know they are in deep shit and the last thing Obama wants is further investigation into his crimes should Trump be re-elected. That one hell of both a tell and a motivator.

DEEBEE said...

Says the guy who knowingly lied multiple Tens of times about medical insurance and being able to keep it.

Clues? said...

Just think of him as Borat, and he’s putting you on. Then this speech becomes AMAZING!