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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 08:42 AM

Obama says Republican allies "obviously didn't think there was any fraud going on" before .....

Source: CBS News

Full Headline: Obama says Republican allies "obviously didn't think there was any fraud going on" before Trump's baseless claims




Former President Barack Obama said it was "disappointing" to see Republicans supporting President Trump's baseless claims that the election was rigged.

"They obviously didn't think there was any fraud going on because they didn't say anything about it for the first two days," he told Gayle King for "CBS Sunday Morning." "But there's damage to this because what happens is that the peaceful transfer of power, the notion that any of us who attain an elected office, whether it's dogcatcher or president, are servants of the people. It's a temporary job."

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"When Donald Trump won, I stayed up until 2:30 in the morning and I then called Donald Trump to congratulate him. His margin of victory over Hillary Clinton wasn't greater than Joe Biden's margin over him," he said.

He continued: "But if you are listening to some of the talk radio that Trump voters are listening to, if you're watching Fox News, if you're getting these tweets, those allegations are presented as facts. So you've got millions of people out there who think, 'Oh yeah, there must be cheating because the president said so.'"

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-trump-election-republicans-fraud/



President Obama also noted that former President and First Lady George and Laura Bush "could not have been more gracious."

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Reply Obama says Republican allies "obviously didn't think there was any fraud going on" before ..... (Original post)
groundloop Nov 13 OP
Iliyah Nov 13 #1
Karma13612 Nov 13 #3
wnylib Nov 13 #7
Karma13612 Nov 13 #18
wnylib Nov 13 #25
Karma13612 Nov 13 #26
usaf-vet Nov 13 #15
mopinko Nov 13 #2
Karma13612 Nov 13 #4
COL Mustard Nov 13 #9
Karma13612 Nov 13 #19
COL Mustard Nov 13 #24
wnylib Nov 13 #8
yonder Nov 13 #16
bucolic_frolic Nov 13 #5
keithbvadu2 Nov 13 #6
Jimbo S Nov 13 #17
keithbvadu2 Nov 13 #23
Roc2020 Nov 13 #10
PatrickforO Nov 13 #12
questionseverything Nov 13 #22
Karma13612 Nov 13 #27
questionseverything Nov 13 #28
Karma13612 Nov 13 #30
questionseverything Nov 13 #31
czarjak Nov 13 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 13 #13
BobTheSubgenius Nov 13 #14
Yavin4 Nov 13 #20
msongs Nov 13 #21
Cha Nov 13 #29

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 08:48 AM

1. Because the republican party think it's superior . ..

and does not have to adhere to laws, rules nor the Constitution of The United States of America.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:08 AM

3. True

but, I liked that Obama pointed out that even Bush was willing to accept a republican defeat with grace. But, that was a whole twelve years ago. How times have changed!

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:40 AM

7. Grace in the moment, at least.

But it didn't take long into the Obama administration for the grace to evaporate and be replaced with vitriol that lasted for 8 years.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:39 PM

18. It's gone past the 8 years

That Obama held America’s hands.

Trump has helped the vitriol grow to volcanic proportions.

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 03:34 PM

25. Very true. But the vitriolic attitude

from the Obama terms paved the way for Trump.

I know that RW insanity was around before Obama, but it reached new heights in the 8 years of Obama, and then Trump took it to the sky.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 05:27 PM

26. Thats a very good

Description.

Sadly.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:15 AM

15. Well they are superior...liars. grifters...cheaters...and cultist. BUT they have a choice to be...

..... Americans first.

BUT they seem to choose the dark road.

Anyone of them or all of them could stand up and say enough is enough YOU LOST and you will be an albatross around our necks for decades to come. Concede NOW!

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:05 AM

2. i'm just so glad to have him speaking out in real time these days.

obama unchained is a great thing for the country.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:09 AM

4. Oh yea!

He is pointing out that the emperor is naked!

Love it. Absolutely love it!

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:46 AM

9. That's An Image I Didn't Need This Morning!!!

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 12:41 PM

19. Sorry!!!!!

My bad!


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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 03:17 PM

24. Thank You!!! 😀👍😀🇺🇸

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Response to mopinko (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:43 AM

8. Yes, it is a great thing.

His sharp mind, eloquence, decency, and humor are national treasures.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:24 AM

16. Same here, he speaks like what once was can be again.

He's in a completely different league than the current resident.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:18 AM

5. Why will appealing to them with truth and logic work this time around?

How do you reach brainwashed MAGAts?

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:27 AM

6. If the repubs are so convinced of fraud, did they pay the $3 million for a Wisconsin recount?

If the repubs are so convinced of fraud, did they pay the $3 million for a Wisconsin recount?

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:36 AM

17. They have until next week.

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Response to Jimbo S (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 03:11 PM

23. They must be waiting for Mexico to send the check.

They must be waiting for Mexico to send the check.

They've been pretty patient so far for the wall payment.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:13 AM

10. Reality is facing the GOP. Democracy may not be your friend

and they will do anything criminal and otherwise to keep power. The country is in or quite close to political collapse.

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Response to Roc2020 (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:44 AM

12. No, it would be had Trump actually been reelected. But now, we do have a shot at saving the republic

Uphill climb, and all that, but a good chance.

Especially if we can take the two Senate seats up for runoff in GA. Stacey Abrams is down there. Obama will be, I'm sure. I'm going to be donating, maybe even making calls. If we get out the same people who carried GA for Biden and Harris, we will have a very real chance to claw out way up out of the morass.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 02:41 PM

22. There are a lot of ex felons who can't register to vote

Because they still owe fines, I wonder if lebron and some other athletes would get involved and pay some fines so those folks could register and vote?

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 05:28 PM

27. I think someone did that for Florida

For the general?

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #27)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 07:38 PM

28. Yes , I think it was lebron

We just need someone to ask him to do it in Georgia

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #28)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:23 PM

30. Betcha they don't even need asking!

All hands on deck.

Lets do this.

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #30)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:55 PM

31. Hopefully Stacey's organization has thought of it

There’s a really short window to register

Someone has to coordinate it.....

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:16 AM

11. Just dare them to bet. Not a taker yet.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 10:57 AM

13. "First Lady George" :P . . . nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 11:05 AM

14. Who among us is suprised that, facing checkmate in 3 moves, Drumpf kicks the board over?

I'd have been shocked if he faced it with grace. I have to admit, though, that the levels to which he will stoop have been at least a little surprising.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 01:01 PM

20. "stayed up until 2:30 in the morning and I then called Donald Trump to congratulate him."

That's why Obama is a better man than me. I would have been up cursing like a storm.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 02:34 PM

21. some people will never give up their delusions about republicans nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 09:44 PM

29. Everybody is gracious & kind except BIG ORANGE

BLUBBER MOUTH.. That's One Reason he's OUT & Joe BIDEN is IN

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