Barack Obama inadvertently explains why democracy is dying under this administration



The Democrats have trotted out their celebrity superstar Barack Obama in an attempt to save his party from a wipeout on Tuesday and he’s been making stops in states across the nation in response. But when he showed up in Nevada this week to deliver a lengthy stemwinder, he seemed to lose track of the country he is currently living in. When he cautioned people about the threat that a Republican victory on November 8th would pose to democracy, Obama described how things are in countries without a functional democracy, a warning that I assume all of us could take to heart. But he went on to list some examples of things that happen in countries without our rights and freedoms. See if you recognize any of them. Here’s the video of his address. Skip forward to the 34:50 mark. You only need to listen to roughly three minutes of it and then he moves on to different talking points.

For those not inclined to watch the video above, Obama opens this portion of the speech with some generic warnings about democracy in general.

“I understand that democracy might not seem like a top priority right now. Especially when it doesn’t seem like the results always work for you. When you don’t see enough progress on issues that matter to you and your family. Sometimes progress is slow. But we have seen throughout history and we’re seeing right now what happens when you give up on democracy.”

Then we get to the specific complaints about undemocratic government practices. Let’s take a moment to examine the four specific charges.
You see it in countries where the government tells you what books you can and cannot read.”
Perhaps this might remind you of a country where public school libraries (that are regulated by the government) have removed the Bible, Huckleberry Finn, and the Diary of Anne Frank while adding books celebrating boys deciding to be girls (or vice versa) and the demonization of the Founding Fathers. Other districts have gone in the other direction, banning books with LGBTQ themes. I’ll give you a hint. The country’s name is two words and they start with the letters U and S. Shouldn’t all of the books that don’t contain clearly pornographic material be available, with adults providing guidance and context regarding the contents?
Countries where, if you dissent, you get put into jail.
That certainly sounds awful. Must be some sort of third-world, authoritarian nation. You know… the sort of place where a pastor gets hauled off to jail in front of his children by a dozen armed federal agents with body armor and rifles because he sang hymns in an abortion clinic. Or where someone gets five years in prison for literally just walking around in a restricted area of the Capitol. And yet people who burn crisis pregnancy centers to the ground in a place where security cameras were operating pose too great of a mystery for the government to solve.
Countries where reporters are silenced.”
Do you mean a country like the one where one of the oldest established newspapers was locked out of social media for weeks before an election for the “crime” of accurately reporting about a family member of an elected official? And where that happened while the government was proveably working in concert with the tech platforms to ensure that such voices were silenced? That sort of a country? Sounds terrible.
Countries where it doesn’t matter who you vote for because the same folks are going to win every time and they’ll do what they want because corruption is rampant and there’s no accountability.”
Many listeners must have been struggling to even imagine a nation where the courts would help suppress efforts to hand count ballots so the totals could be matched against the machine counts. And what sort of banana republic dictatorship would ban election monitors from watching ballot drop boxes to ensure there was no hanky panky going on?

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“True democracy?”
obama is confused.
The USA is a REPRESENTATIVE democracy, not a true one (or a pure one.)

Turkey had a true (or pure) democracy ….. until they finally elected Erdogan.
Than he became president for life.

Gaza had a true (or pure) democracy, too.
Until they put in Hamas for life.

The LAST thing we want is a “true” or “pure” democracy where the big coastal cities tell all the rest of the nation how to live, farm, ranch.

Democrats don’t even believe in Democracy; they can’t accept that the majority does not want their onerous and anti-American agenda.

It started under Bill Clinton then Obama and now Biden Trump just got in their way

Obama is an a$$hole. Period.

The world loved Obama and still does. He was the best President that America has had in decades.

No they don’t. He’s a war criminal and cardboard cutout.

By the numbers, he’s one of the worst Presidents in history.

It’s a fact.

Sure he’s so loved he can’t fill a room in deep blue country.

The left loves and worships Obama as an idol. The sane part of the world sees him for the lying socialist he actually is.

A vote for any Trump-selected tool a vote for Putin, and a vote against America.

“I understand that democracy might not seem like a top priority right now. Especially when it doesn’t seem like the results always work for you. When you don’t see enough progress on issues that matter to you and your family. Sometimes progress is slow. But we have seen throughout history and we’re seeing right now what happens when you give up on democracy.”

Republicans support democracy.

Democrats are against it.

The GOP has become a party of liars, deniers, and sniveling cowards, and will remain so until they have the courage to dump Trump.

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Nah. Trump actually wins elections, and sends the GOP and Democrat Party running.

And “dump Trump” is code “don’t vote for people we didn’t approve of within our corrupt insider establishment”

You f*cking fascist pig…

Tell us, when idiot Biden said gas was $5 a gallon when he took (through fraud) office, was that a lie? When he said he never spoke to Hunter about his illicit business deals, was that a lie? When idiot Biden said he was a truck driver, was that a lie? YOU are an ardent member of the most corrupt, dishonest and destructive party in US history.

Ooooo…. scary. But, of course, a complete lie. It has been Democrats that enabled and supported Putin’s aggression.

It appear manchin thinks he is an idiot as well


I wonder if Manchin understands what a “promise” by idiot Biden is worth now?

Does Jesse Kelly see the humor in black lung disease or acid rain? How about mountain top removal mining, or the out-of-sight, out-of-mind mountains of toxic coal ash?

16 percent of coal miners develop black lung. The percentage is rising. Those who make a career of coal mining have an average life expectancy of less than 60 years.

Does he know that the United Mine Workers of America strongly supported Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislation? They did, and took Joe Manchin to task for not supporting it on their behalf. That, of course, isn’t the sort of fact you would know from listening to a special interest shill like Jesse Kelly. He’d probably support putting 15-year-olds back in the mines, as happened prior to 1965. He has a problem with child labor laws.

President Biden signed Build Back Better into law on August 16, 2022.

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I do. I’d rather see human progress and births rather than let the demonic globalists kill us off so they can have the planet to themselves, which is what this is all about.

I’d like to see your faces when harsh reality catches up with what you expect from a republican-controlled Congress.

I want to see your face when the harsh reality of a conservative led Congress sinks in. No more child mutilation before the age of 21. No more protecting the high end neighborhoods and making a Hell of the low end neighborhoods because what is left of the Democrat led police departments are mostly assigned to their friends in high places. No more trash taught in schools or queers, having invaded the teaching field, trying to convince 5 year old boy they are really girls.

I want to see your face when our oil fields are re-opened to actually drilling and exploration instead of shutting down an entire economy to a system that is decades away.

Hey, democracy is a give and take. You DON’T get to be a one-party police state without you openly declaring TREASON on our country, which you people have done.

And greg, the GOP = Democrats. They are one and the same.

The Majority of Americans voted for Trump to break this unholy fascist state where big money from banks, tech, pharma, and foreigners like China literally undermines our government and turns it into a tyranny.

Trump beat hillary in 2016, and beat Biden in 2020. You people had to rig an election instead of accepting the balance that comes with democracy.

You and your people are enemies of our state, and present a clear and present danger to the United States of America.

“greg, the GOP = Democrats”

One side is for Medicàre and Social Security, and the other side is talking about phasing them out.

One side fought for the ACA, and the other side has fought to end it.

One side thinks that man-made climate change is real, and the other side doesn’t.

One side fights for tax cuts to the richest Americans, and the other side fights against them.

That doesn’t sound like the two sides are the same.

Nah. The Medicare/SS hoax is just the latest talking point. Biden needs his donors to get that money. It’s not about people at all.

Yes, the ACA wasn’t constitutional, and Trump ran on ending the mandate.

He delivered, as he did with most of his campaign promised like no other President i’ve ever seen.

Climate change is real (always has been), and humans definitely contribute to it. One side supports rational analysis of what’s going on and an appropriate response. The Other side demands we give them our freedoms so they can use “climate change” to install a one-world, unelected government and depopulate the planet as a result.

Trump cut taxes. Biden and Democrats raised them

It’s not two sides at all. It’s Americans verses open Treason.

The GOP = Democrats, and their feckless trolls get triggered when you remind them.

You didn’t bother to explain how Democrats and Republicans are the same despite having diametrically opposed positions on a range of issues.

I already did.
They are both paid by the same companies and entities, for the most part.
The battle here is as I said: democracy over the installed Uniparty we know is corrupt.
The myth, and reason trolls like greg even exist, is to keep the “us vs them” hoax going.
It’s Americans vs tyrants.
Always has been.

And how much death and suffering is involved in mining rare earth minerals for your beloved “renewable” energy generators?
The union supports idiot Biden, not the majority of the members, who don’t want to “learn to
code” in order to feed their families.

greg is really losing his mind as the elections loom.

You think he can’t Zoom into Twitter headquarters from Langley anymore?

Musk’s Twitter changes should be interesting. The platform is already losing major corporate advertisers who don’t want to be associated with unmoderated rhetoric. Then there’s the $8/mo user fee he’s been talking about for verified accounts.

Knee deep in irony.
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His workplace was called “slack?”
Appropriate, from what I’ve heard.
The Twitter workplace was bloated with excess workers who did nothing.
They were there for the look of diversity, I suppose.
Scrape the fat off to the bone and rebuild with people you trusk, Elon.
Already posters there are adding, “and proud to pay $8/month to be verified.”
All the bots are gone and too many 2nd stringer “celebs” are finding out they really weren’t all that popular in the real world.

“His workplace was called ‘slack?'”


“Scrape the fat off to the bone and rebuild with people you trusk”

If you scrape down to the bone, you’re taking off meat as well as fat. From what I can tell so far, that seems to be an apt metaphor for what’s going on.

Indeed, free speech is a threat to the Democrat/Leftist Deep State that censors those they can’t beat in healthy debate.

Add to that the corporate collusion, and we see Musk’s purchase of Twitter was for the right reasons.

End the fascist cabal of these companies with our illegal deep state regime now.

The Left will have to live in a world of discussion and debate, and not of one of tyranny and genocide, as they not-so-secretly want.

Musk’s buy is an EPIC win for democracy and free speech, globally, as we see citizens of the world rejoicing.

Anything Obama, or any other Democrat, might do that reflects the truth would be inadvertent.

If the left wing media doesn’t report on it, it never happened.