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Old 08-26-2019, 10:03 AM
 
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The same thing that happened to all the false left wing predictions about Bush.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:05 AM
 
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Per thread title - same thing that happened to all the left wing predictions about Dubyah, Reagan, Nixon, Ike, etc, and the same thing that will happen to every left-wing prediction about Trump.

Here's what I say to the hysterics on the losing side of our quadrennial theater of the absurd - the day after the election, when you are at your lowest point, morose beyond consolation, fearing the end of the world as we know it....write down every horrible, scary thing you honestly believe will happen in the next four years because Bad_Man_01 is the President instead of your preferred Not_So_Bad_Man_02. Write it out all nice and detailed. Now, put it in an envelope, seal that envelope, and then put it in a drawer.

OK, now four years later, take out the envelope and look at the list. You'll find out that very little on that list came anywhere close to becoming a reality, that you were simply being emotional and hysterical, and nothing with our government's crony corporatist plutocracy changes much year to year, and hasn't since around WW I or so. Repeat this process enough times, and a truth will sink in...the game is rigged and your participation and belief in that game is a fool's errand.
This ^^^

And also the same thing that happens to every promise made by every candidate during their campaign. It all goes into the black hole and we forget we were lied to.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:08 AM
 
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The former president seems to be happily enjoying his retirement from public life. why not let him go? he is no longer in politics.
Someone needs to alert the current president. He just spent half his G7 press conference lambasting Obama.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:09 AM
 
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The same thing that happened to all the false left wing predictions about Bush.
Are we talking George W. here? Out of all of the former Presidents in my life (Reagan on), George W. was the closest to ruining the USA than all the others. 9/11, Iraq war, give away to corporations, unfunded tax cuts, Patriot act, poor response to disasters in the USA, TARP. Hell half the stuff we complain about now was started during the Bush Presidency. Why are we still in Afghanistan?


People speculate and infer things about other modern Presidents or have 1-2 things to really hammer on (NAFTA) but Bush had so problems that cost American tax payers Trillions in addition to thousands of lives for no reason.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:11 AM
 
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1) Obama Will Create Death Panels
2) Obama Will Kill His Critics
3) Obama Will Spread Disease In Order To Imprison Americans
4) Obama Will Start A Race War
5) Obama Will Create A Personal Brownshirt Army
6) Obama Will Seize Guns
7) Obama Will Invade Texas
8) Obama Will Ban The Bible
9) Obama Will Impose Sharia Law
10) Obama Will Stay In Office

https://www.alternet.org/right-wing/...ever-came-true


You left out:

Will spy on the Republican candidate for president using the nation's intelligence agencies, clear a very guilty Hillary Clinton of numerous felonies and attempt a coup based a completely fabricated cooperative venture between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:15 AM
 
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1) Obama Will Create Death Panels
2) Obama Will Kill His Critics
3) Obama Will Spread Disease In Order To Imprison Americans
4) Obama Will Start A Race War
5) Obama Will Create A Personal Brownshirt Army
6) Obama Will Seize Guns
7) Obama Will Invade Texas
8) Obama Will Ban The Bible
9) Obama Will Impose Sharia Law
10) Obama Will Stay In Office

https://www.alternet.org/right-wing/...ever-came-true
lol None of those were right wing predictions.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:20 AM
 
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1) Obama Will Create Death Panels
2) Obama Will Kill His Critics
3) Obama Will Spread Disease In Order To Imprison Americans
4) Obama Will Start A Race War
5) Obama Will Create A Personal Brownshirt Army
6) Obama Will Seize Guns
7) Obama Will Invade Texas
8) Obama Will Ban The Bible
9) Obama Will Impose Sharia Law
10) Obama Will Stay In Office

https://www.alternet.org/right-wing/...ever-came-true
no one ever said those things. he did a pretty good on some though. and if you replaced 'will' with 'would like to' you'd be spot on
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:21 AM
 
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11) Eli34 will NOT take his meds today
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:37 AM
 
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no one ever said those things. he did a pretty good on some though. and if you replaced 'will' with 'would like to' you'd be spot on
Oh many said those things on national television. People went nuts in 2010 and road the Tea Party movement into the Mental Asylum. It was a never ending Fear and dog whistle show by Right Wing media for 8 years. It still continues now with Trump blaming Obama for stuff that happened during Trump’s presidency and no one on the Right calls him out for it.

Trump’s primary challenger for 2020 Joe Walsh has admitted on many occasions that the tea party movement rode in the language we hear now in politics. They made it normal to attack the children of the President, made it ok to question the citizenship of the only Black President this country has ever had, and made it ok to call your opponent the “enemy” of the country instead of just a political opponent

Trump is the end result of where politics were taken on the Right during Obama’s Presidency. The idea that Republicans would nominate a 3 time married, swearing, disrespectful, non-fiscal, non-conservative, with no moral underpinnings was unthinkable 10 years ago. It’s a big change that started in 2010, and now we will see a rebound by Democrats to the left. This will continue at the extremes for the foreseeable future.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:46 AM
 
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He instigated quite a few from that list and we are still feeling the effects.

I'm just happy that Obama's fictional scandal free presidency is being exposed as corrupt as Russia, China or Central America. Spygate is the biggest abuse of power political scandal in US history when a sitting President approved a counter intelligence operation to spy on the opposition party candidate and staff using the most powerful intelligence tools in the world. Then recruited foreign intelligence agencies to take part. When they couldn't prevent Trump's election, they tried and are still trying with media complicity to overthrow an elected President. .

It's a shame only everyone around Obama will be indicted but not him. He will continue living his elite luxury lifestyle like any other third world deposed dictator, hobnobbing with other corrupt oligarchs, hedge fund managers and venture capitalists.
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