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There will be hell toupee for this:


Obama: If I Ran for a Third Term, I Could Win

Obama: If I Ran for a Third Term, I Could Win, "But I can't"

Maya Rhodan @m_rhodan 8:15 AM ET

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech to the African Union on July 28, 2015, in Addis Ababa.

President Obama said that if he could run for a third term he thinks he would win, while calling for African leaders to adhere to term limits during a historic speech before the African Union.

“I actually think I’m a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t,” Obama said in Ethiopia on Tuesday. ” There’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving, but the law’s the law.”

President Obama addressed his third term viability while calling on African leaders to step aside when their terms end on Tuesday. During his speech, the first by an American president before the African Union, Obama said when a leader “tries to change the rules in the middle of the game” in order to stay in office it puts a nation’s stability and the future of Democratic progress across the continent at risk. Obama specifically noted recent elections in Burundi, where President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term. The United Nations has said those elections occurred in an environment that was not “not conducive for an inclusive, free and credible electoral process,” according to the Associated Press.

” The point is, I don’t understand why people want to stay so long. Especially, when they’ve got a lot of money,” Obama said Tuesday, during the final stretch of his historic trip to two African countries. “And sometimes you’ll hear a leader say ‘I’m the only person who can hold this nation together.’ If that’s true, then that leader has failed to truly build their nation.”


Hillary stumps for Trump


GOP strategist "Imagines" the Republican Debates

July 28, 2015

“Imagine a NASCAR driver mentally preparing for a race knowing one of the drivers will be drunk.
That’s what prepping for this debate is like.”

— GOP strategist John Weaver, on Twitter.


What's Wrong With This Picture?



mr. fish, always controversial, but he makes me THINK.

Why War?

stumbled onto this artist's site this morning:

More interesting art here:

Obama: GOPers Like Huck, Trump Would Be 'Ridiculous' If They Weren't So Sad

Obama said Huckabee's remark was
"part of just a general pattern that we've seen that would be considered ridiculous if it weren't so sad."


Holy Chutzpah Batman! Dick Cheney's Nuclear Confession:

CHENEY: "Usually, we have historically underestimated the nuclear efforts of others"

You Think?????

See how he "underestimated" Iraq WMDs?

There weren't any.



It is who we are-It is a price to pay for freedom-we are told -& yet-somehow-we are less & less free

Re-Post: Of Course It's the Guns. It's Always the Guns.
(This is a repost from a month ago because there's very little left to say. One word has been added: Lafayette, which is the Rude Pundit's hometown.)
- See more at: http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/#sthash.zpVhDGzf.dpuf


But we are so afraid. Politicians are afraid of the NRA. Gun owners are afraid of government power. Everyone is told to be afraid of their neighbors, the black guy walking down the street, the Muslims in front of a mosque. And that fear has made us hold to our guns, if not in actuality then in support of mild laws and compromising politicians.

Yet reality demonstrates again and again that, mostly, the fear is over nothing, over a lie. There's never a good guy with a gun around when you need one. And, no, more guns won't solve that.

This post is absent of facts. It's absent of links. It's absent of stated context, although you know what the reference points are. They have become a mantra of places: Lafayette, Charleston, Newtown, Aurora, and many more already part of the chant and many more to be added.

This blogger has grown weary of the depraved ignorance that has taken the place of rational discussion. He's long been amazed at how people who are wary of the motives of the government they elected don't have any suspicions of the organizations and corporations who only answer to the dollar. Very little surprises him anymore, not even this latest massacre.


- See more at: http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/#sthash.zpVhDGzf.dpuf
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