Obama remembers RBG, calls out GOP on blatant SCOTUS hypocrisy

President Obama has weighed in on the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the confirmation battle that’s sure to ensue. Here’s his statement in its entirety: Sixty years ago, Ruth Bader Ginsburg applied to be a Supreme Court clerk. She’d studied at two of our finest law schools and had ringing recommendations. But because she was…

Trump has reportedly turned on Lindsey Graham over Obama-bashing strategy

The redoubtable Gabe Sherman has another dispatch from the land of cray-cray kookaburras. And in this episode of the Fluorescent Lipo-Fat Golem Show, our intrepid protagonist is heartlessly tossing his most loyal puppies under the sputtering Trump Train. Seems Trump doesn’t think his campaign team is doing a good job of spinning his congealing couch sharts…

Child POTUS refusing to unveil Obama's presidential portrait at White House

I’d like to believe that, in a closet or an attic somewhere, there’s a portrait of Donald J. Trump that’s emotionally maturing at a normal human pace, even as the heap of callow adipose sliming the Resolute Desk remains eternally stuck in neutral. Because shit like this is, well, not normal. A decades-old White House tradition…

Trump calls Obama a 'grossly incompetent' president

The day after our last real president said today’s leaders (i.e., Trump) weren’t even “pretending to be in charge,” Trump responded with this: x The level of projection here is just incredible pic.twitter.com/1rzNgKl9Qa— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 17, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> TRUMP: “Look, he was an incompetent president, that’s all I can say. Grossly…

Trump claims Obama left him with a military 'very low on ammunition'

It’s a metaphysical certitude that either 1) Trump made this up out of whole cloth or 2) James Mattis told him this because Trump wanted to invade Mexico, Puerto Rico, California or somewhere equally as insane. Because I really, really doubt the U.S. military — with a budget of $611 billion for FY2016 (nearly $400 billion…

Trump still freaking out over Obama's Netflix and book deals

The little man just can’t stand the idea of another president making money. In this case, a former president. Ever since the black man had the temerity to get himself elected president in Fred Trump’s America, Donald Trump has had it in for him. You might say he’s been single white female-ing Obama — except…

Remember when Trump ripped Obama for negotiating with the Taliban?

Back when Donald Trump was just a dangerously uninformed civilian instead of a dangerously uninformed pr*sident, he thought negotiating with the Taliban — “our sworn enemy” — was a huge mistake. Now? Let’s invite them to Camp David for “secret” negotiations just prior to 9/11! And then announce on Twitter that the “secret” negotiations are off….

Obama responds to El Paso and Dayton like a real president should

President Obama just responded on Facebook to the weekend tragedies in El Paso and Dayton. This speaks for itself: Michelle and I grieve with all the families in El Paso and Dayton who endured these latest mass shootings. Even if details are still emerging, there are a few things we already know to be true….

Obama shares impassioned anti-Trump op-ed on Twitter

President Obama rarely comments on the puerile antics of Donald J. Trump. Let’s hope that changes when election season gets into full swing and he hits the campaign trail on behalf of our nominee. But for the most part, he’s faithfully observed tradition and held his tongue, despite the dopey depravities of our doddering dunce-in-chief….

New Trump appointee spread multiple ugly conspiracy theories about Obama

Well, so did Trump, of course, and he’s allegedly president. Apparently, Monica Crowley has a penchant for saying Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim. You know, the usual. Totally normal, folks. Totally, totally normal. CNN: Monica Crowley, who was appointed by Trump last week as assistant treasury secretary for public affairs, made multiple comments spreading…

Mitch McConnell: Obama's ancestors also owned slaves

You know, if you go back far enough, most people today probably have ancestors who “owned” slaves. Slavery was rampant in the ancient world, after all. But with regard to reparations, here’s what’s important: Some people ***cough, cough, white people*** continue to benefit from the institutional racism that followed slavery and continued until ***checks watch*** now….