Tag Archives: Barack Obama

U.S.– Should those who lost their souls govern the nation’s affairs? – By Mohamed Hamaludin

The Bible, in Mark 8:36, asks, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” The question is rhetorical, the answer is “nothing.” That warning has not stopped Republican Party leaders.

After Barack Obama won the presidency twice, the party undertook a soul-searching in 2012 which yielded a blueprint for becoming more inclusive. Then came first the 2016 campaign and then the presidency of Donald Trump.

Using social media to promote himself and to spread 30,573 lies and misstatements in four years, according to a Washington Post data base, Trump seized control of a political organization whose history includes fierce and relentless opposition to slavery and converted it into a personality cult – and the Republican leadership actively abetted him.          Continue reading

1995 Video Surfaces Of Obama Revealing Who He REALLY Is [Video] |

1995 Video Surfaces Of Obama Revealing Who He REALLY Is [Video] 

A new video has been unearthed of Barrack Obama from 1995. The video, used to promote Obama’s book Dreams from My Father, reveals insight into the man the president was before he entered the national stage.

The Timing of Trump’s Most White Nationalist Week Yet – Ian Reifowitz | Daily Kos

The Timing of Trump’s Most White Nationalist Week Yet

Ian Reifowitz | Daily Kos

The bait and switch: it’s one of the oldest tricks in politics — one of the oldest tricks in life. It’s a fundamentally dishonest ploy, and typically appeals to vulnerable people’s most base instincts in order to get them to, as the term suggests, take the bait. Donald Trump is a master at it.

Trump’s Electoral College victory relied heavily on support from white working-class voters.

According to data from the Voter Study Group analyzed by Lee Drutman, Trump won 27 percent of the “populists” — people who are economically left-of-center, i.e. supporters of social spending in general, but conservative on racial and cultural identity issues — who had voted for Barack Obama four years earlier.    Continue reading

The problem isn’t Trump, it’s bigger – By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

The problem isn’t Trump, it’s bigger

While we resist, we also need to promote a positive agenda of what we want to see.

Opinion - commentary -analysisBy  Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers  – February 6, 2017 | Op-Ed

Trump is a symptom of a long­ term trend of a failing democracy that is too closely tied to Wall Street and the war machine. Both the Republican and Democratic parties are part of this failed system that does not represent the people of the United States. This week the Economist Intelligence Unit issued its ninth annual Democracy Index. In doing so the report described the decline of U.S. democracy as developing over decades.

People have lost faith in the elected government with “political disaffection with the functioning of democracy.” They also describe Donald Trump as “being a beneficiary of the low esteem in which U.S. voters hold their government, elected representatives and political parties, but he was not responsible for a problem that has had a long gestation.   Continue reading

US President recognises work of Guyanese home care CEO – video

 US President recognises work of Guyanese home care CEO
Abigail Loncke

Abigail Loncke

United States (US) President, Barack Obama on Saturday recognised the contribution of a young Guyanese lady  in her homeland in the area of care for the elderly, in his address at a Town Hall meeting in Peru.

“We need leaders like Abigail Loncke of Guyana; Abigail are you there? So after struggling to find her own grandfather a home care, Abigail realized there is a problem for so many other families so she started Community Healthcare, a home care agency, and she started out as a service to help families take care of their loved ones but now has a social movement that also provides training and job opportunities for young women in healthcare so thank you Abigail for the work that you are doing,” the outgoing American leader said to loud applause.  [ Read more]

US Politics: The President Elect – Uri Avnery [in Tel Aviv]

The President Elect 
19/11/16 – Uri Avnery [in Tel Aviv]

trumpTHE FIRST shock has passed. President-Elect Donald Trump. I am gradually getting used to the sound of these words.

We are entering an era of complete uncertainty. We Israelis and the entire world. From shoe-shine boy to head of state.

Nobody knows.

BUT FIRST we must say goodbye to Barack Obama.

Frankly, I like the guy. There is something noble about him. Upright. Honest. Idealistic.

When the cameras showed him this week sitting together with Donald Trump, the contrast could not have been greater. Obama is the anti-Trump. Trump is the anti-Obama.        Continue reading

Obama the Avenger and His Vendetta Against Trump and the GOP – Chemi Shalev – Haaretz

Analysis: Obama the Avenger and His Vendetta Against Trump and the GOP

The First Family is exacting revenge on the candidate who led the Birther movement and the party that tormented them for the past eight years.

– Chemi Shalev – Haaretz

commentaryBarack Obama is fired up and ready to go. He flies around from political rally to donors’ events, stirring crowds, encouraging Democrats and enthusing voters with the intense rhetoric of a Baptist preacher. He pushes his audiences not only to vote but to take others with them, not only to support Hillary Clinton but to achieve victory for Democrats all down the line. And that’s before we even mention his wife, the breakout mega-superstar of the election season who will hold her first joint appearance with Clinton in North Carolina on Thursday.

There’s never been a presidential family that has committed itself so totally and unequivocally in favour of their party’s presidential contender and, in Donald Trump’s case, against the rival party’s candidate.     Continue reading

Barack Obama gives his assessment of the rise of Donald Trump + video

Barack Obama gives his brutal assessment of the rise of Donald Trump

Many have tried to explain Trump’s rise since he entered the race, and now President Obama can be counted among them

by Niraj Chokshi

Donald Trump’s ascendance is nothing if not surprising.

Pundits thought he would flame out early; he has done things that could have ended other campaigns; and his statements are erratic and even sometimes contradictory. Yet, he remains the leading Republican presidential contender.

Many have tried to explain Trump’s rise in the nine months since he entered the race, and now President Obama can be counted among them: He offered up his analysis of Trump and the broader fight for the Republican presidential nomination during a speech Friday afternoon at a Democratic National Committee event at Texas’s Austin Music Hall.

Obama said he was NOT surprised by the billionaire businessman and reality TV star’s rise.

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Photo: OBAMAS & GRANGERS in New York – Sept 2015


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From the Vault • Barack Obama • September 20,1995

From the Vault • Barack Obama • September 20,1995

Published on Mar 12, 2015

22-CityView presents Barack Obama speaking at the Cambridge Public Library. Recorded on September 20,1995, this originally aired on Channel 37 Cambridge Municipal Television as an episode of the show “The Author Series.” In this episode Obama discusses his book “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,” which at the time had just been released a few months previously.

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