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HerbChestnut

(3,649 posts)
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:05 PM Dec 2019

Want to see how to handle a heckler? Just watch President Obama.

No insults. No challenges of physical strength. Stays on message. Unites the audience. This is what leadership looks like.





If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
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Want to see how to handle a heckler? Just watch President Obama. (Original Post) HerbChestnut Dec 2019 OP
Did any of those hecklers shout out RW lies about Malia Obama? emulatorloo Dec 2019 #1
no Skittles Dec 2019 #2
He sure would have. cwydro Dec 2019 #41
yes he did Skittles Dec 2019 #49
Oh, very good. cwydro Dec 2019 #50
Exactly. Siwsan Dec 2019 #3
Malia Obama was like 13 at the time Polybius Dec 2019 #59
There is only one Obama. madaboutharry Dec 2019 #4
People were much more hateful to President Obama than anyone has been to Biden StarfishSaver Dec 2019 #38
+1 and nobody thinks Biden could do as well treestar Dec 2019 #61
Thanks! What an example!!!! nt LAS14 Dec 2019 #5
My god when I watch these I become ill.. a GREAT man is Obama and rump is Eliot Rosewater Dec 2019 #6
I hear 'ya, man............. MyOwnPeace Dec 2019 #35
The glue is coming loose LuvLoogie Dec 2019 #7
Come on Man!!! JoeOtterbein Dec 2019 #12
Buttigieg would not respond that way either. cwydro Dec 2019 #51
Thankfully! JoeOtterbein Dec 2019 #52
You noticed that too? BannonsLiver Dec 2019 #24
Because I'm tired of divisive crap in politics. HerbChestnut Dec 2019 #26
Irony is dead. BannonsLiver Dec 2019 #27
Oh please. HerbChestnut Dec 2019 #28
Bazinga! NurseJackie Dec 2019 #43
Ain't that the truth, lol. MrsCoffee Dec 2019 #48
Really? George II Dec 2019 #46
What a great president!! marieo1 Dec 2019 #8
Exactly. We need that again. Unity. nt redqueen Dec 2019 #15
Because Obama was confident in himself. JoeOtterbein Dec 2019 #9
Me too BannonsLiver Dec 2019 #22
I voted for Obama over Hillary in 2008 in PA. JoeOtterbein Dec 2019 #23
Did Obama have to run against Trump? The Valley Below Dec 2019 #10
Yes!! Thekaspervote Dec 2019 #16
Thanks SO MUCH for sharing! A true gentleman...looking past hate...❤❤❤❤❤ Karadeniz Dec 2019 #11
K&R! redqueen Dec 2019 #13
Toxic masculinity loyalsister Dec 2019 #40
This. cwydro Dec 2019 #42
Can I just say that I miss this man in the Oval Office. pazzyanne Dec 2019 #14
What was the guy in the third video saying and what were they chanting back at him. Maraya1969 Dec 2019 #17
Did you notice............ MyOwnPeace Dec 2019 #36
OK I noticed that. But I asked a question. Do you know what the guy in the video Maraya1969 Dec 2019 #39
I couldn't make out what the guy in the first clip said either treestar Dec 2019 #62
THIS is the way it should Raine Dec 2019 #18
The difference is that guy was attacking Biden's son. If someone attacked one of Maraya1969 Dec 2019 #19
How did he attack Biden's son? nt redqueen Dec 2019 #20
Are you being serious right now? W_HAMILTON Dec 2019 #21
This message was self-deleted by its author phleshdef Dec 2019 #31
Here's the video Maraya1969 Dec 2019 #25
I watched it but couldn't really understand the guy. redqueen Dec 2019 #33
. raging moderate Dec 2019 #30
Number one, I don't think he'd have "blood shoot out of his eyes." cwydro Dec 2019 #53
Okay, I've Been Quiet About This Long Enough, I Guess. The_Counsel Dec 2019 #54
Feel free to google him. cwydro Dec 2019 #55
I Did. Where's the "Mess?" The_Counsel Dec 2019 #56
Not going to rise to your bait. cwydro Dec 2019 #57
It's Not "Bait." I Seriously Want to Know. The_Counsel Dec 2019 #58
I could weep Lulu KC Dec 2019 #29
False equivalency. They weren't smearing Obama's child to his face. phleshdef Dec 2019 #32
Maybe Joe's had nuffa this shit and decided to say something about it. This is family stuff, and I NBachers Dec 2019 #34
That's how it's done. He would never have done what Biden did. Joe941 Dec 2019 #37
It's fun, but short-sighted to pretend there's only one way to address a thing. LanternWaste Dec 2019 #44
Obama isn't running. TidalWave46 Dec 2019 #45
When were either Sasha or Malia accused of taking a job to give a company access to Barack? George II Dec 2019 #47
Has anyone ever claimed that Biden or anyone treestar Dec 2019 #60
 

emulatorloo

(44,109 posts)
1. Did any of those hecklers shout out RW lies about Malia Obama?
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:10 PM
Dec 2019
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Skittles

(153,138 posts)
2. no
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:11 PM
Dec 2019

but he would have handled them just as easily

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cwydro

(51,308 posts)
41. He sure would have.
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:21 AM
Dec 2019

He knew how to handle them.

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Skittles

(153,138 posts)
49. yes he did
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 05:53 PM
Dec 2019

I think most women know too.

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cwydro

(51,308 posts)
50. Oh, very good.
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 06:45 PM
Dec 2019

So true.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Polybius

(15,372 posts)
59. Malia Obama was like 13 at the time
Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:19 PM
Dec 2019

Big difference, as under 18 kids are off-limits.

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madaboutharry

(40,203 posts)
4. There is only one Obama.
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:15 PM
Dec 2019

It’s a high standard.

Maybe Joe Biden could have tried to not take it so personally, but it may not be fair to compare people to President Obama.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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StarfishSaver

(18,486 posts)
38. People were much more hateful to President Obama than anyone has been to Biden
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:43 AM
Dec 2019

He just handled himself differently.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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treestar

(82,383 posts)
61. +1 and nobody thinks Biden could do as well
Sat Dec 7, 2019, 05:31 PM
Dec 2019

though he had 8 years to learn and observe, lol.

Different personality thought, and different opponent. Dotard has lowered every standard and we know the pundits will call our nice candidate "weak" for acting with integrity.

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LAS14

(13,781 posts)
5. Thanks! What an example!!!! nt
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:16 PM
Dec 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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Eliot Rosewater

(31,109 posts)
6. My god when I watch these I become ill.. a GREAT man is Obama and rump is
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:17 PM
Dec 2019

garbage.

makes me sick to think of what is in that WH now and MAD

If I were to vote in a presidential
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MyOwnPeace

(16,925 posts)
35. I hear 'ya, man.............
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:51 PM
Dec 2019

I feel like just banging my head against the wall thinking about how "far" we have come!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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LuvLoogie

(6,975 posts)
7. The glue is coming loose
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:18 PM
Dec 2019

from your undecided beard

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JoeOtterbein

(7,700 posts)
12. Come on Man!!!
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:23 PM
Dec 2019

You gotta know that Obama could never ever, even now, get away with losing his cool like that.

Imagine if Cory responded like Joe. Or Liz. Or Hillary.

The reaction would not have been so polite.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
51. Buttigieg would not respond that way either.
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:20 PM
Dec 2019

And of course, neither would Booker or Warren.

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BannonsLiver

(16,352 posts)
24. You noticed that too?
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:47 PM
Dec 2019

Super invested in this particular issue. It’s odd TBH.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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HerbChestnut

(3,649 posts)
26. Because I'm tired of divisive crap in politics.
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:12 PM
Dec 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

MrsCoffee

(5,801 posts)
48. Ain't that the truth, lol.
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 11:37 AM
Dec 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
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marieo1

(1,402 posts)
8. What a great president!!
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:18 PM
Dec 2019

What a brilliant man and negotiator President Obama is/was - he worked to bring us all together - not drive us apart.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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redqueen

(115,103 posts)
15. Exactly. We need that again. Unity. nt
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:30 PM
Dec 2019
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JoeOtterbein

(7,700 posts)
9. Because Obama was confident in himself.
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:20 PM
Dec 2019

Never ever did I see him sweat it a bit.

I miss No Drama Obama!!!

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BannonsLiver

(16,352 posts)
22. Me too
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:44 PM
Dec 2019

It’s pretty amazing Bernie didn’t want him to be the nominee in 2012.

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JoeOtterbein

(7,700 posts)
23. I voted for Obama over Hillary in 2008 in PA.
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:47 PM
Dec 2019

Would vote for him over Joe, or Bernie, now. I wish I could!

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The Valley Below

(1,701 posts)
10. Did Obama have to run against Trump?
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:21 PM
Dec 2019

Different circumstances.

We need a man like "Rabid Joe" Biden in this moment.

A bad-ass.

Americans saw a foreshadowing of what he'll do with Trump. Big win.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Karadeniz

(22,492 posts)
11. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing! A true gentleman...looking past hate...❤❤❤❤❤
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:21 PM
Dec 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

redqueen

(115,103 posts)
13. K&R!
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:28 PM
Dec 2019

Really dismayed to see the support for personal insults here. Trump has truly changed this country.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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loyalsister

(13,390 posts)
40. Toxic masculinity
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:00 AM
Dec 2019

Actually, toxic white masculinity is ugly on any candidate. I am not impressed by the sense of entitlement and the way Joe is taking politics personally. I am both surprised and disappointed by the defense and celebration of it I see coming from supporters. While he lives with a unique sense of loss and grief, Biden has been in politics long enough to know better. He doesn't have to read every piece of hate mail and respond with an emotional reaction. The same goes for hecklers.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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cwydro

(51,308 posts)
42. This.
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:22 AM
Dec 2019

Thank you.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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pazzyanne

(6,546 posts)
14. Can I just say that I miss this man in the Oval Office.
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:29 PM
Dec 2019

Our present occupant causes daily pain to our people and our nation. Work hard and choose wisely in 2020.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Joe Biden
 

Maraya1969

(22,474 posts)
17. What was the guy in the third video saying and what were they chanting back at him.
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:32 PM
Dec 2019

The guy with the blue shirt and grey hair.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Joe Biden
 

MyOwnPeace

(16,925 posts)
36. Did you notice............
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:01 AM
Dec 2019

it is SO apparent that the "people in the background" are NOT hand-picked stooges/paid clones.
Remember when one kid not too long ago was making faces behind IQ45 (not sure if he was responding to the "brilliant statements" or what he was seeing from where he was sitting ) but there was a "swat team" that moved in and removed him so the the "background" was "sincere MAGA freaks!"

Seriously, keep that in mind and watch the first clip again..........................

What a marvelous man PRESIDENT OBAMA is - and I cry for our loss.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Maraya1969

(22,474 posts)
39. OK I noticed that. But I asked a question. Do you know what the guy in the video
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:47 AM
Dec 2019

said? The guy with the blue shirt and gray hair. Or what they were chanting?

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treestar

(82,383 posts)
62. I couldn't make out what the guy in the first clip said either
Sat Dec 7, 2019, 05:34 PM
Dec 2019

and he was right there!

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Raine

(30,540 posts)
18. THIS is the way it should
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:33 PM
Dec 2019

done!!!

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Maraya1969

(22,474 posts)
19. The difference is that guy was attacking Biden's son. If someone attacked one of
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:33 PM
Dec 2019

Obama's girls like that I think we'd see blood shoot out of his eyes.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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redqueen

(115,103 posts)
20. How did he attack Biden's son? nt
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:39 PM
Dec 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

W_HAMILTON

(7,853 posts)
21. Are you being serious right now?
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:41 PM
Dec 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #21)

 

Maraya1969

(22,474 posts)
25. Here's the video
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 09:54 PM
Dec 2019


Edit: I didn't realize that one was from Fox and they are apparently trying to spin it against him
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redqueen

(115,103 posts)
33. I watched it but couldn't really understand the guy.
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:37 PM
Dec 2019

From what I understand it sounds like he's saying Biden got him the job.

I don't understand how that's an attack - is there more that I missed?

If I were to vote in a presidential
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raging moderate

(4,297 posts)
30. .
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:34 PM
Dec 2019

People DID attack Obama's daughters, and his mother, and his wife, and sometimes with horrible twisted slanders. But, as Michelle and Barack always said, "When they go low, we go high!" The Obamas are wonderful!

If I were to vote in a presidential
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cwydro

(51,308 posts)
53. Number one, I don't think he'd have "blood shoot out of his eyes."
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 07:23 PM
Dec 2019

Number two, Obama’s daughters were minors when he was elected.

Hunter is a grown man who’s managed to make quite a mess out of his life. That’s nothing to do with Joe Biden, and he should be able to rise above it.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

The_Counsel

(1,660 posts)
54. Okay, I've Been Quiet About This Long Enough, I Guess.
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 10:25 PM
Dec 2019

Exactly HOW did Hunter Biden “make a mess out of his life?” Serious question.

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cwydro

(51,308 posts)
55. Feel free to google him.
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 10:27 PM
Dec 2019

There’s plenty to read.

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The_Counsel

(1,660 posts)
56. I Did. Where's the "Mess?"
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 10:36 PM
Dec 2019

Seriously...there has to be literally millions of people who have made a bigger mess of their lives than Hunter Biden. I know a few of them personally. And that’s even before you start counting people who have ruined their lives with drugs, alcohol or have gone out and killed someone or whatever.

I don’t know Hunter Biden, but I don’t see anything he needs to be ashamed of from where I sit.

He sat on a board of directors. So?

If I were to vote in a presidential
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cwydro

(51,308 posts)
57. Not going to rise to your bait.
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 10:41 PM
Dec 2019

There was a great article in the New Yorker about him.

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The_Counsel

(1,660 posts)
58. It's Not "Bait." I Seriously Want to Know.
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 10:49 PM
Dec 2019

I guess I can find the article and read it on my own, but you seem convinced the guy ruined his life or whatever. Can you give me the highlights at least. I mean....throw me a bone here....

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Lulu KC

(2,565 posts)
29. I could weep
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:33 PM
Dec 2019

I need to watch the SNL Come Back Barack song now.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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phleshdef

(11,936 posts)
32. False equivalency. They weren't smearing Obama's child to his face.
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 10:36 PM
Dec 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

NBachers

(17,098 posts)
34. Maybe Joe's had nuffa this shit and decided to say something about it. This is family stuff, and I
Thu Dec 5, 2019, 11:17 PM
Dec 2019

salute him for defending his family emphatically.

But - - - keep tryin'

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Joe941

(2,848 posts)
37. That's how it's done. He would never have done what Biden did.
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 12:25 AM
Dec 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
44. It's fun, but short-sighted to pretend there's only one way to address a thing.
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 09:53 AM
Dec 2019

Sure, 2+2=4, yet so does 10-6.

Consistency.

Hobgoblins.

Little minds.

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TidalWave46

(2,061 posts)
45. Obama isn't running.
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 09:55 AM
Dec 2019

Something from this cycle? I'm sure there is a good one out there. I also didn't see any of the hecklers in your videos going after Obamas children.

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George II

(67,782 posts)
47. When were either Sasha or Malia accused of taking a job to give a company access to Barack?
Fri Dec 6, 2019, 11:37 AM
Dec 2019

I'll wait.

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treestar

(82,383 posts)
60. Has anyone ever claimed that Biden or anyone
Sat Dec 7, 2019, 05:29 PM
Dec 2019

could do as well?

Running against Dotard, there is a case to be made that reacting like Biden did is better.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
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