Obama: Demagogue-in-Chief

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stephen-lendman  H   is remarks make painful listening, misinformation and Big Lies substituting for hard truths, all demagoguery all the time, mocking legitimate leadership. 

Obama on the stump for Hillary. “”Can I just say, I am really into electing Hillary Clinton. This is not me going through the motions here. I really, really, really want to elect Hillary Clinton.”

Parties blamed for that fateful day’s high crime had nothing to do with what happened – convenient patsies to divert attention from the mother of all false flags.

Not surprisingly Obama is working actively for Hillary. 

Obama in Philly stumping for Hillary—Read the USA Today version of events.

Obama in Philly stumping for Hillary—Read the USA Today version of events.

PHILADELPHIA — President Obama went after Donald Trump on the campaign trail on Tuesday, attacking the Republican presidential nominee for his business ethics, his affinity for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his pessimistic vision of America.

“I keep on reading this analysis that Trump’s got support from working folks. Really? This is the guy you want to be championing working people?” Obama said at a campaign rally in Philadelphia. “The guy who spent 70 years on this earth showing no concern for working people?

“He wasn’t going to let you on his golf course, He wasn’t going to let you buy into his condo. And now he wants to be your champion?”

With Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sidelined by pneumonia, Obama rolled up his shirtsleeves and stepped into the 2016 campaign with a stop in Philadelphia designed to bring out the voters that helped him to carry Pennsylvania twice. 

Obama’s campaign trip to Philadelphia — his first appearance on the trail since a joint appearance with Clinton in Charlotte in July — was scheduled weeks ago. But the timing was serendipitous, giving the surrogate-in-chief top billing in a key electoral battleground while Clinton recuperates at home.

But Obama’s appeal seemed directed as much at Republicans as the Democratic loyalists who packed a downtown Philadelphia park. 

Several times, Obama contrasted Trump’s brand of conservatism with that of President Ronald Reagan. “He called America a shining city on a hill. Donald Trump calls it a divided crime scene.”

Noting that Trump appeared on Russian state television last week, Obama accused Trump of trying to “curry favor” with Putin. 

“He loves this guy. Think about what’s happened to the Republican party, Obama said. “Can you imagine Ronald Reagan idolizing someone like that?”

And in a Trump-like turn, Obama even addressed a complaint to the reporters at the back. “I’m not running this time, but I sure do get frustrated by the way this campaign is being covered. Guys in the back, I’m just telling the truth about how I feel about this,” he said.

“You don’t grade the presidency on a curve. This is serious business. And when we see folks talking about transparency — you want to debate transparency? You have one candidate in this race who’s released decades worth of her tax returns. You have another candidate who is the first in decades who refuses to release any and all.”

The Clinton campaign said 6,000 people packed the rally in Philadelphia’s Eakins Oval, a park at the bottom of the steps to the Philadelphia Art Museum’s made famous by the movie Rocky. The steps themselves were fenced off, framed by giant letters spelling out the Clinton campaign slogan: “Stronger Together.”

“Can I just say, I am really into electing Hillary Clinton. This is not me going through the motions here. I really, really, really want to elect Hillary Clinton,” Obama said. “Sometimes folks are kind of surprised by that because they remember, man, you guys had a tough fight eight years ago. Every time I thought I was ahead, it was like climbing up the Rocky steps.”

Both campaigns are fighting over Philadelphia — and especially its middle-class suburbs — as educated white voters have turned into a swing demographic. Donald Trump was scheduled to come to those same suburbs Tuesday night for a speech on childcare aimed at winning over women.

With Clinton off the trail for two days, Obama was part of a high-powered surrogate lineup that also included her daughter Chelsea Clinton, running mate Tim Kaine, his wife Anne Holton, former president Bill Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama. 

Afterward, Obama was scheduled to headline a number of fundraisers in Philadelphia and New York to benefit the Democratic National Committee, which will pay the cost of the president’s campaign trip on Air Force One.  

White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reporters to expect more presidential campaign trips in the coming weeks.


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Addressing a memorial service at the Pentagon, Obama disgracefully reinvented history. He mocked and denigrated millions America killed by naked aggression, related violence, preventable diseases, starvation and overall deprivation in nations America attacked.

Obama: “(W)e’ve dealt devastating blows to al Qaeda.”

Fact: America created and/or supports virtually all terrorist groups, including al Qaeda.

Obama: “We’ve strengthened our homeland security.”

Fact: DHS is America’s gestapo, a police state apparatus instituted post-9/11.

Obama: “We’ve prevented attacks. We’ve saved lives…(We’re) doing everything in our power to protect this country…”

Fact: Truth is polar opposite. Never before in US history were Americans less safe – from their own government at the federal, state and local levels.

Obama: “Groups like al Qaeda, like ISIL…will never be able to defeat a nation as great and as strong as America.”

Fact: They’re US foot soldiers, waging imperial wars OF terror on victims in countries Washington targeted, others to come.

Obama: “We will preserve our freedoms and the way of life that makes us a beacon to the world.”

Fact: America is a fascist police state, the most reviled nation on earth for good reason.

On Tuesday, Obama was at it again, in Philadelphia campaigning for Hillary, his main partner in high crimes while she was at State.

He recited his usual litany of Big Lies – with emphasis on bashing Trump and Vladimir Putin, calling Russia’s leader “Donald Trump’s role model. He loves this guy…He’s out there praising (him), saying he’s a strong leader because he invades smaller countries, jails his opponents, controls the press, and drives his economy into recession.”

Obama cries Jan. 5, 2016
Obama has been a weak and phony leader in all areas of social policy, except in imperial warmaking .

Unwittingly or otherwise, Obama described America, not Russia, under him, George Bush and Bill Clinton – a generation of endless horrors at home and abroad under their leadership.

Obama way overstepped comparing Putin’s high approval rating (80% in a new Russian Public Opinion Fund poll) to Saddam Hussein “90% poll rating,” a despicable tactic to compare one leader to the other negatively this way, saying:

“If you control the media and you’ve taken away everybody’s civil liberties, and you jail dissidents, that’s what happens” – a good description of America, not Russia.

Trump was right calling Putin a “stronger leader” than Obama. He’s on the right side of history, supporting world peace and stability, democratic values and mutual cooperation among all nations.

US policy under rogue leadership heading neocon infested Washington is polar opposite – humanity’s greatest threat.



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STEPHEN LENDMAN lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”  ( http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html ) Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com



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