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Trump Mocking? Obama Mocked the Tea Party Anti-Tax Protests

Posted by FactReal on October 4, 2018

OBAMA LAUGHED AT AMERICANS WORRIED ABOUT HIGH BUDGET DEFICITS
On April 15, 2010, Obama mocked and dismissed the Tea Party protests: “You would think they’d be saying thank you.”

Obama was laughing at millions of Americans for attending Tea Party rallies asking government to be fiscally responsible. Americans were concerned about the trillion of dollars Obama’s policies were adding to the budget. Even the liberal Newsweek reported then that huge tax increases would be needed to close the “growing gap between the government’s promises and the existing tax base.” Obama found that funny.

The Left and the media have been demonizing the Tea Party movement since it started. The media today are attacking Trump claiming he mocked Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. But did he? Wasn’t Trump just going over the many inconsistencies of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony?]

Real Clear Politics[1] gave the details of what Obama said on April 15, 2010:

AP: President Barack Obama said Thursday he’s amused by the anti-tax tea party protests that have been taking place around Tax Day.

Obama told a fundraiser in Miami that he’s cut taxes, contrary to the claims of protesters.

“You would think they’d be saying thank you,” he said.

Allahpundit[2] responded to Obama:

Let’s see. For starters, he’s lying: He has raised some taxes, contrary to his campaign pledge two years ago. But more than that, he seems almost to be laughing at people for being concerned about deficits. Did we or did we not learn just last night that a majority of tea partiers think their taxes are fair? They’re not some fanatic “zero tax” movement, in other words. They’re willing to pay what they’re paying now; what they want is a government small enough to make ends meet with what they’re paying. By The One’s logic, if he lowered the top marginal income tax bracket to one percent, we should expect tea partiers to fall on their knees and shout hallelujah even though it would mean annual deficits many times the trillion-dollar leviathans we’re currently saddled with. Anyone think that would happen? Anyone except Obama not yet grasp that conservatives want fiscal responsibility, not lower taxes at any and all costs?

Newsweek[3] painted the bleak picture: (Hat tip: Malkin)

By all estimates, the budget outlook is daunting. The latest projections of the Congressional Budget Office reckon the cumulative deficits under President Obama’s policies to be $12.7 trillion from 2009 to 2020. In 2020 the estimated annual deficit will be $1.25 trillion, or 5.6 percent of the economy (gross domestic product), despite assumed “full employment” of 5 percent. And the deficits get larger with every succeeding year. Given unavoidable uncertainties, these precise projections are likely to prove wrong. But their basic message seems incontestable: there’s a large and growing gap between the government’s promises and the existing tax base.

How big a tax increase would be needed to close the gap? Well, huge. To put things in perspective, all federal taxes (income, payroll, and excise) averaged 18.1 percent of GDP from 1970 to 2009. Under CBO’s assumptions about Obama’s policies, taxes in 2020 would already be slightly higher, at 19.6 percent of GDP. But on top of that, there’d need to be a further tax boost approaching a third to balance the budget, because spending is projected at 25.2 percent of GDP. Needless to say, this would be the largest tax burden in U.S. history, even including World War II.

SOURCES:
[1] Obama On Tea Partiers: “You Would Think They’d Be Saying Thank You”
#https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/04/16/obama_on_tea_partiers_you_would_think_theyd_be_saying_thank_you.html

[2] Obama Mocks Tea Partiers: You Should Thank Me For Cutting Taxes
#https://hotair.com/archives/2010/04/15/obama-mocks-tea-partiers-you-should-be-thanking-me-for-cutting-taxes/

[3] Newsweek: APRIL 15, 2010: THE BEST TAX DAY OF YOUR LIFE (April 14, 2010)
#https://www.newsweek.com/april-15-2010-best-tax-day-your-life-70743

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Trump Mocking? Joe Biden Called Trump Supporters ‘Dregs Of Society,’ ‘Virulent’ [Video]

Posted by FactReal on October 3, 2018

BIDEN FEEDING THE LEFT’S HATE-MACHINE
In 2018, Democrat Joe Biden called Trump supporters ‘virulent dregs of society.’

But the media today are going wild claiming Trump was mocking Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. [But wasn’t Trump just going over the many inconsistencies of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony?]

On September 15, 2018, Democrat Joe Biden attacked Trump’s supporters:

Despite losing in the courts, and in the court of public opinion, these forces of intolerance remain determined to undermine and roll back the progress you all have made.

This time they —not you— have an ally in the White House. This time they have an ally. They’re a small percentage of the American people—virulent people, some of them the dregs of society.

Report from video:

Former Vice President Joe Biden unleashed a vicious attack on supporters of President Donald Trump. His remarks came at the [pro-LGBT] Human Rights Campaign’s annual dinner at the Washington Convention Center on September 15, where [he] added that Trump has been using the White House as a literal bully pulpit.

BUT THAT IS NOT ALL – BIDEN AND HER WIFE WENT FURTHER:
The Daily Wire reported:

Those who try to excuse this kind of prejudice in the name of culture, I say, ‘Prejudice is prejudice and humanity is humanity — it is a crime,'” Biden said, urging those in the room to continue to oppose Trump. “Our work is not yet done by any stretch of the imagination. The stakes are much too high.”

And then he went even further. “This is deadly earnest, we are in a fight for America’s soul,” Biden said.

Biden’s wife, Jill, also got in on the act before introducing her husband.

“There is nothing that makes either of us more angry than a bully. There’s nothing that’s more unfair or unjust than people using their power to try to make other people feel small, to tell them who they are or what they are capable of, to say their identity doesn’t belong,” she said.

There is nothing that makes us want to pick a fight more than that,” she said.

SOURCE:
Joe Biden Calls Trump Supporters ‘Virulent People,’ The ‘Dregs Of Society’
#https://www.dailywire.com/news/35931/joe-biden-calls-trump-supporters-dregs-society-joseph-curl

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Trump Mocking? Obama’s AG called us Cowards [2009 Video]

Posted by FactReal on October 3, 2018

REMEMBER WHEN ERIC HOLDER CALLED US A NATION OF COWARDS?
In 2009, Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder offended the whole nation by saying that we are a ‘Nation of Cowards.’

But the media today are going wild claiming Trump was mocking Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. [But wasn’t Trump just going over the many inconsistencies of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony?]

Holder said on February 18, 2009:

Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial, we have always been, and we, I believe, continue to be, in too many ways, a nation of cowards.

As reported:

Attorney General Eric Holder described the United States Wednesday as a nation of cowards on matters of race, saying most Americans avoid discussing awkward racial issues. […].

“Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards,” said Holder, nation’s first black attorney general.

Race issues continue to be a topic of political discussion, Holder said, but “we, as average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race.”

Heather MacDonald wrote in February 2009, “Nation of Cowards?
So says Eric Holder, but what’s really cowardly is racial dishonesty.”

Attorney General Eric Holder, a Clinton administration retread, …Holder recently told his Justice Department employees that the United States was a “nation of cowards” for not talking more about race. […]

Is he nuts? Leave aside for a moment Holder’s purely decorative call for a “frank” conversation about race. The Clinton-era Conversation also purported to be frank, and we know what that meant: a one-sided litany of white injustices. Please raise your hand if you haven’t heard the following bromides about “the racial matters that continue to divide us” more times than you can count: Police stop and arrest blacks at disproportionate rates because of racism; blacks are disproportionately in prison because of racism…

Heather MacDonald goes on to cite facts and statistics.

Mona Charen wrote, “An honest “national conversation” about race is not what the grievance-mongers want.”

In 2009 Eric Holder dismissed America as a “nation of cowards” because we wouldn’t, he argued, have a “national conversation” about race. It’s a slander wrapped in a farce. We talk of race unremittingly. That’s the farce. The slander is hydra-headed.

No honest conversation about race is possible when accusations of racism replace reasoned arguments. Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, who mentioned high rates of crime among black males, was rewarded with the label of “racist” within minutes by some (The Atlantic, Slate) who presumably agree with Holder that we are too timid when discussing race.

[…]

When you consider the steady stream of agitprop churned out by the RGI [racial-grievance industrial complex], it’s amazing that race relations aren’t worse. The RGI has circulated falsehoods about black-voter “disenfranchisement” in the 2000 presidential election, about a spate of “racially motivated” arsons at black churches, about George W. Bush’s “indifference” to the lynching of a black man in Texas, about voter-ID laws being a conspiracy to suppress the black vote, about Republicans’ opposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (MSNBC recently ran a picture of George Wallace that ID’d him as a Republican), about “racial profiling” by New Jersey state troopers, and about “racist” killings of black immigrants by New York cops. Each of these is an outright falsehood. There was zero voter disenfranchisement in 2000, George W. Bush signed the death warrant of the killer in Texas, Republicans were more in favor of the Voting Rights Act than Democrats, the tragic shootings of two black men in New York were mistakes, and on and on.

[…]

The federal criminal penalties for crack, passed in the 1980s, were a response to the devastation crack was causing in black neighborhoods. The huge spike in crime during the 1980s — and the vast victimization of inner-city blacks — was primarily attributable to crack addiction. If it was racist to impose these penalties, why were members of the Congressional Black Caucus the first to champion the legislation? Heather Mac Donald noted in City Journal that the laws on crystal meth have a similarly “disparate impact” . . . on whites. “In 2006, the 5,391 sentenced federal meth defendants (nearly as many as the crack defendants) were 54 percent white, 39 percent Hispanic, and 2 percent black.”

From 1976 to 2004, 65 percent of executions involved whites, though whites committed only 47 percent of murders. Evidence of anti-white bias in the system? You could make such a case, and it would have as much validity as the manufactured panic about anti-black bias in America.

SOURCE:
-Nation of Cowards? So says Eric Holder, but what’s really cowardly is racial dishonesty. (February 19, 2009)
#https://www.city-journal.org/html/nation-cowards-10538.html

– Holder, Racism, and Our ‘Nation of Cowards’ (July 19, 2013)
#https://www.nationalreview.com/2013/07/holder-racism-and-our-nation-cowards-mona-charen/

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Trump Mocking? Obama Maligned Americans [2008 Video]

Posted by FactReal on October 3, 2018

OBAMA’S CONDESCENSION TOWARDS HARDWORKING AMERICANS
Remember Obama’s 2018 comment that ‘bitter Americans cling to guns or religion’? The media defended Obama saying he was “just observing the way an anthropologist would observe a society.”

But the media today are going wild claiming Trump was mocking Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. [But wasn’t Trump just going over the many inconsistencies of Ford’s testimony?]

In April 2008, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama muttered words of disdain for Americans who he claimed get bitter, and “cling to guns or religion:”

You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.

And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

CNN had the audio of Obama:
And comments by Hillary Clinton & John McCain, who were also running for president in 2008:

The Media Defended him Claiming Obama was “Just Observing the way an Anthropologist would Observe a Society”
NewsBusters reported in 2014:

Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of Meet the Press, appeared on NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show on Tuesday November 11, to promote his new book “The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House.”

During his appearance, the NBC host defended Obama’s 2008 speech in which then-candidate Obama claimed “bitter Americans” “cling to guns or religion.” Todd argued that Obama’s “just observing the way an anthropologist would observe a society.”

Despite Todd’s insistence that President Obama was merely making the same type of anthropological observation that his mother would, he did not make his comments at an academic conference but during an April 2008 Democratic Party fundraiser.

In fact, many in the liberal media have since defended the controversial remarks In April of 2008, CNN’s senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin also defended the comments as being “factually accurate.” CNN contributor Jack Cafferty expressed similar sentiments

Reuters reported on the event where Obama made the derisive comments : (Saturday, April 12, 2008)
[report captured below the YouTube video]

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama came under fire on Friday for saying small-town Pennsylvania residents were “bitter” and “cling to guns or religion,” in comments his rivals said showed an elitist view of the middle class.

Obama’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, and presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain both pounced on the comments Obama made last weekend at a fundraiser in San Francisco.

Video of the fundraiser, which was closed to the press, surfaced as Obama was campaigning in Indiana, trying to highlight issues of concern to working-class voters, such as job losses and rising mortgage foreclosures.

“You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama, an Illinois senator, said.

“And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations,” he said.

Clinton, a New York senator who is battling Obama for the Democratic nomination and the right to face McCain in the November presidential election, said in Philadelphia the comments showed Obama “looks down” on voters in Pennsylvania, which holds a closely watched nominating contest on April 22.

“Pennsylvania doesn’t need a president who looks down on them,” she said told a rally. “They need a president who stands up for them, who fights for them, who works hard for your futures, your jobs, your families.”

Liberal John McCain criticized Obama (he was also running for president in 2008):

It’s a remarkable statement and extremely revealing. It shows an elitism and condescension towards hardworking Americans that is nothing short of breathtaking, it is hard to imagine someone running for president who is more out of touch with average Americans.

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Remembering 9/11/2012 Islamist Attack to U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya

Posted by FactReal on September 11, 2018

On September 11, 2012 (the 11th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attack), Islamic gunmen stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
(See Factreal’s original report here).

Four Americans were killed:
– Chris Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya for the Obama administration
– Glen Doherty, retired Navy SEAL working as civilian security
– Sean Smith, Air Force veteran working for the State Dept. in Libya
– Tyrone Woods, retired Navy SEAL working as civilian security

The Obama administration tried to blame an obscure, stupid YouTube video for the attack, when in reality it was another Islamic attack on the U.S.
(Emails during Libya Attack: Al Qaeda-tied Group Responsible. Obama White House knew it.)

Nonetheless, the Obama administration arrested the man behind the silly video about Mohammed to distract from the real perpetrators: Islamists.
(LIST: Excuses Islamists use for their destructive riots and jihadi plots.)

Timeline (2013):

Death And Deceit In Benghazi – Did Obama Try to Hide The Truth? (2012 FoxNews video)

Hillary Clinton Lied at Libya Hearing about not Blaming the Mohammed Video
LIST: 13 Attacks Prior to Consulate Attack in Libya
Videos, Timeline: Obama’s Responses to Libya Attack
more…

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CNN’s John King Shows Susan Rice’s Flip-Flop Re: Unmasking (video)

Posted by FactReal on April 5, 2017

WOW! GREAT TO SEE CNN DOING THEIR WORK OF REPORTING ONCE IN A WHILE
CNN John King showed Tuesday afternoon the contradictory versions given by Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice about her role in “unmasking” the names of Trump associates on intelligence reports.

3/22/2017: On PBS with Judy Woodruff, Susan Rice denied knowledge:[1]

SUSAN RICE: I know nothing about this. I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today. I really don’t know to what Chairman Nunes was referring. But he said that whatever he was referring to was a legal lawful surveillance and that it was potentially incidental collection on American citizens.

4/04/2017: On MSNBC with by Andrea Mitchell, Susan Rice accepts participation in the unmasking:[2]

RICE: There were occasions when I would receive a report in which a U.S. person was referred to. Name not provided – just “U.S. person.” And sometimes in that context in order to understand the importance of the report and assess its significance, it was necessary to find out, or request the information, as to who that U.S. official was.

Susan Rice also said on April 4: “I didn’t request unmasking of Trump team members for political reasons.

ONE QUESTION:
Did Susan Rice “unmask” (reveal the identities of) U.S. citizens as part of a political fishing expedition or as part of possible national security concern?

We are being told that “unmasking” is not illegal when done as part of a legitimate investigation, but “unmasking” can allow for backdoor surveillance of American citizens.

However, Susan Rice was a political operative, not an investigator.

FOR THE RECORD:
Twitchy reports: PBS releases full transcript of Susan Rice Q&A ‘people have distorted,’ but Brit Hume’s not buying it:

“The transcript refutes her denial. She was asked a very broad question about Trump associates being swept up in intelligence,” Brit Hume responded to PBS in a tweet.

Fox News’ Brit Hume notes also that the full transcript shows she was asked very broadly about the possibility that Donald Trump and people around him in his campaign were caught up in surveillance of foreign individuals and their names disclosed. “Do you know anything about this?” is about as broad a question as can be asked.

SusanRiceTranscriptRefutesDenialUnmaskTrump

Here is transcript of Woodruff’s full question to Susan Rice:

JUDY WOODRUFF: Susan Rice, welcome to the program. So we invited you on to talk about several things, but in the last few hours we’ve been following a disclosure by the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, that in essence during the final days of the Obama administration – during the transition, after President Trump had been elected – that he [Trump] and the people around him may have been caught up in surveillance of foreign individuals and that their identities may have been disclosed. Do you know anything about this?

SUSAN RICE: I know nothing about this. I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today.

And let’s back up and recall where we have been. The President of the United States accused his predecessor, President Obama, of wiretapping Trump Tower during the campaign. Nothing of the sort occurred, and we have heard that confirmed by the director of the FBI, who also pointed out that no president, no White House can order the surveillance of another American citizen.

That can only come from the Justice Department, with the approval of a FISA court. So, today, I really don’t know to what Chairman Nunes was referring, but he said that whatever he was referring to was a legal, lawful surveillance, and that it was potentially incidental collection on American citizens.

And I think it’s important for people to understand what “incidental” means. That means that the target was either a foreign entity or somebody under criminal investigation, and that the Americans who were talking to those targets may have been picked up.

3/22/2017: The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, said he had received evidence that some of the Trump transition team’s communications with foreign actors were surveilled by the Obama administration:

I also said that while there was not a physical wiretap of Trump Tower, I was concerned that other surveillance activities were used against President Trump and his associates.

1. I recently confirmed that, on numerous occasions, the intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition.

2. Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming administration, details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value, were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting.

3. I have confirmed that additional names of Trump transition team members were unmasked.

4. I want to be clear: None of this surveillance was related to Russia or the investigation of Russian activities or of the Trump team.

SOURCES:
[1] PBS: “Susan Rice: The world wonders and worries if the White House can be trusted” (3/22/2017)
#http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/susan-rice-world-wonders-worries-white-house-can-trusted/
video:#https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f3ScOY5FJY
Archived video as aired by PBS

[2] MSNBC: “‘I leaked nothing to nobody,’ Susan Rice insists” (4/4/17)
#http://www.msnbc.com/andrea-mitchell-reports/watch/-i-leaked-nothing-to-nobody-susan-rice-insists-913714243789
Video and transcript via RealClearPolitics

RELATED:
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Flashback: Susan Rice on 5 Sunday Shows Blaming Benghazi Attack on a YouTube Video

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