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Sun Mar 17, 2019, 03:39 PM

Chuck Todd Suggests America's Toxic Politics Is Obama's Fault: He Didn't 'Bring This Country Togethe

STFU, chuckie.

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3/17/19
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Chuck Todd Suggests America's Toxic Politics Is Obama's Fault: He Didn't 'Bring This Country Together'
NBC News' weakest link continues to normalize the GOP's destruction of democratic norms and institutions by blaming President Barack Obama for the Republican Party's obstructionism.
By David


NBC host Chuck Todd suggested on Sunday that the U.S. is divided politically because former President Barack Obama failed to "bring this country together."

While speaking with Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Meet the Press, Todd asked the 2020 contender about healing the country's political divide.

"You aren't the first candidate to say, 'I'm going to bring this country together,'" Todd told O'Rourke. "The most recent Democratic president, a lot of people put their hope in him and thought he was the answer that was going to do that."

"Why do you think that didn't happen in Obama's eight years?" the NBC host queried, ignoring the unprecedented level of Republican obstructionism during his administration, beginning with Mitch McConnell stating openly his goal of making him a one-term president on the day of his inauguration.


"I know that President Obama worked incredibly hard to find common ground with Republicans," O'Rourke replied. "He was able to achieve a heck of a lot in those eight years."

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Reply Chuck Todd Suggests America's Toxic Politics Is Obama's Fault: He Didn't 'Bring This Country Togethe (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 2019 OP
Takket Mar 2019 #1
jmowreader Mar 2019 #10
Volaris Mar 2019 #28
Hoyt Mar 2019 #2
BeyondGeography Mar 2019 #3
Karadeniz Mar 2019 #4
monmouth4 Mar 2019 #19
Karadeniz Mar 2019 #23
Volaris Mar 2019 #27
Squinch Mar 2019 #5
Volaris Mar 2019 #26
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2019 #29
Sherman A1 Mar 2019 #6
benld74 Mar 2019 #7
Leith Mar 2019 #8
MyOwnPeace Mar 2019 #9
JDC Mar 2019 #11
smirkymonkey Mar 2019 #24
Downtown Hound Mar 2019 #12
NRaleighLiberal Mar 2019 #13
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2019 #30
beachbum bob Mar 2019 #14
Hortensis Mar 2019 #15
D_Master81 Mar 2019 #16
mr_lebowski Mar 2019 #33
shanny Mar 2019 #17
peggysue2 Mar 2019 #18
elias7 Mar 2019 #20
Blue_Tires Mar 2019 #21
Gothmog Mar 2019 #22
Volaris Mar 2019 #25
Jarqui Mar 2019 #31
Mike Nelson Mar 2019 #32
mr_lebowski Mar 2019 #34
Thekaspervote Mar 2019 #35
DeminPennswoods Mar 2019 #36
no_hypocrisy Mar 2019 #37
democratisphere Mar 2019 #38
Vinca Mar 2019 #39

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 03:40 PM

1. the only thing Obama could ever have done to please the GOP would be turn into drumpf

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Response to Takket (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 03:55 PM

10. That wouldn't have worked

I'm pretty sure that if President Obama were to go into the Rose Garden and commit suicide on national television, they'd complain about how he did it.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 01:14 AM

28. Yep. He could have resigned, and they would have called him a quitter.

They just HATE, and that requires neither a reason OR a reconcilation.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 03:43 PM

2. True, Obama didn't because most of us are opposed to white wing ideology.

 

And Im glad someone is asking the candidates how they are going to accomplish tired old platitudes. Im tired of BS from candidates. I respect Clinton for calling out Deplorables, implying there is no reconciliation with white wing haters.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 03:48 PM

3. Weak answer

The Republicans have been putting party over country since Clinton. Maybe lead with that, Beto.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 03:50 PM

4. Chuck needs to go and someone brought in who can think.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 07:36 PM

19. I propose we trade chuckie and let him go to Fox and we'll take Shep Smith. n/t

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 07:40 PM

23. Brilliant! Just one hiccup: Fox viewers need Shep more than we do!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 01:12 AM

27. If it were up to me, Maddow would get meet the press, and Olbermann would get her primetime spot.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 03:52 PM

5. Beto had an opportunity to light into him, and he didn't take it.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 01:03 AM

26. Yeah, that's a thing ...

I haven't made a decision yet for who I support in the primaries. That answer doesn't help. I'm not saying I want a firebrand, but goddamn is it too much to ask for someone who isn't gonna agree that bullshit smells like roses?

Come on, man..

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Response to Squinch (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 02:03 AM

29. You know Bernie would of cleaned his clock over that.


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 03:52 PM

6. I blame

Chuck Todd for not bringing us together as a Nation.

He has a national stage from which to speak, I believe it is his job to fix everything.

Or better yet, just go away.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 03:54 PM

7. unprecedented level of Republican obstructionism during #44 years

Todd the TOad strikes again

Needs to move to Faux

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 03:54 PM

8. Fuck the toad

Apparently he didn't notice that the trouble twins Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan opposed everything Obama did - even and especially things the rethugs said they wanted.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 03:54 PM

9. Too bad he didn't answer the truth:

It was that damned tan suit!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 03:59 PM

11. F Chuck Todd and his ridiculous attempt at Ceasar bangs

He is a clown. Period.

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Response to JDC (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 21, 2019, 08:33 PM

24. Seriously! This is petty, but who the hell is that guy's stylist with his little

 

Lloyd Christmas hair style and the pubic hair on his chin? He is one of the most unappealing men on television. Not to mention stupid and badly informed. Honestly, how does this loser have a job?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 04:04 PM

12. Republicans: Blaming everybody else for problems they cause since 1980

And probably long before that.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 04:21 PM

13. Fuck Chuck. Useless hack.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 02:06 AM

30. Fuck Chuck is right!! Why Some here continue to defend that toady is beyond me.


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 04:24 PM

14. Todd is basically right, what Obama did was reveal the DEEP RACISM of the REPUBLICAN party

 

no doubt now what they are and what they support

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 04:26 PM

15. False equalization: Their BIGGEST tactic these days,

and long the most effective. Over 40% didn't vote in 2016 and most claimed to believe there was no significant difference between parties.

Appallingly, that claim was made by many leftist dissidents, who to this day seem unable to connect their anti-Democrat behaviors and votes with such things as stacking of the courts with hard-core conservative political activists and white supremacist atrocities and persecutions of various vulnerable groups.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 04:41 PM

16. Obama did 10X what Trump has ever done

How often was he meeting w/ GOP leaders? Hell he even did interviews with O'Reilly. Lets see Trump go do an interview with someone on MSNBC. He wont even do it for CNN. The thing that drives me insane in this country is that the GOP goes hard to the right or hard line tactics and if the Dems do anything to respond it's "both sides do it". If a liberal policy is put forward its "look how socialist the left has gone" but no one mentions how far right the GOP is, to the point we aren't even listening to scientists anymore.

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Response to D_Master81 (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 03:29 AM

33. This is freaking infuriating ... 100% agree ...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 04:56 PM

17. Dishonesty thy name is Toad.

 

Toad dumps on Obama for not bringing the country together--as if that were even possible. I for one have no interest in reaching out to bunch of fascists and I hope our next president feels the same.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 04:57 PM

18. Chuckles does what Chuckles does best

Blame the Democratic Party and in this case blame Barack Obama for the sins of the Republican Party, Faux News, right-wing radio and the continuous spew of propaganda. We should ask Chuckles and other 'pundits' why that is the case, why there's so little pushback by a good portion of the media, why Trump was given a pass on every disgusting comment and revelation.

Easy to blame President Obama who was handed a shit sandwich when he took office--rising unemployment, the housing market in a tailspin and the economy both here and abroad on its knees. All tied to Republican mismanagement.

But then, I don't think Chuckles and his cohort like looking in the mirror much. Let's point fingers elsewhere. That's the ticket!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 05:40 AM

20. And Obama didn't fix climate change or cure cancer, Chuck.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 08:37 AM

21. ugh... I'm beyond words

Luckily Twitter is letting Todd have it with both barrels:













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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 01:01 PM

22. Beto correct Todd on his Todd's stupid claims about President Obama

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 12:46 AM

25. 'to Trump's mouth-breathing base, 'bring this country together' meant 3 things:

Obama was supposed to ignore and absolve outright and abject racism (and tell ALL the non-white people to do the same)

Obama was supposed to ignore his own party planks in order to cut taxes for rich WHITE PEOPLE

Obama was supposed to invade and destroy every country in the middle east, and give all that conquered land to Israel.

In other words, in order to bring this country together in a why that white rascists would have been happy with, Obama would have to have shoved himself into their idea of what a 'Good N****r was supposed to be.

Chuck Todd can go fuck himself to death.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 02:26 AM

31. Chuck Todd has NEVER been anything close to the sharpest knife in the drawer

Tim Russert is rolling in his grave.

Blaming Obama for not solving the rampant racism that's been around for more than 200 years?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 03:28 AM

32. Chuck's big...

paycheck is $ecure for another round of talk$... the $uits will love thi$ talking point!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 03:30 AM

34. I'm like ... Hey Chuck?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 04:04 AM

35. Could we all boycott his show?! Mouth and brain are disengaged

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 05:52 AM

36. It's subtle, but there's a difference between

O'Rourke's message and Obama's. Obama was more of let's get along, be bi-partisan, make things work. O'Rourke's campaign is asking Americans to unite around our common values.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 06:21 AM

37. Oh really ? ? What a short memory Chuck Todd has . . . . .


On the night of Barack Obamas inauguration, a group of top GOP luminaries quietly gathered in a Washington steakhouse to lick their wounds and ultimately create the outline of a plan for how to deal with the incoming administration.

The room was filled. It was a whos who of ranking members who had at one point been committee chairmen, or in the majority, who now wondered out loud whether they were in the permanent minority, Frank Luntz, who organized the event, told FRONTLINE.

Among them were Senate power brokers Jim DeMint, Jon Kyl and Tom Coburn, and conservative congressmen Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan.

After three hours of strategizing, they decided they needed to fight Obama on everything. The new president had no idea what the Republicans were planning.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/the-republicans-plan-for-the-new-president/

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 07:30 AM

38. Obama didn't create the racist drumpfian cult.

The racist have always been there hiding in the weeds awaiting the return of their new found grand master.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 07:41 AM

39. If only Obama hadn't created that birther conspiracy . . . oh . . . wait . . .

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