Washington (CNN)Joe Biden has said former President Barack Obama has nothing to apologize for. Pete Buttigieg's campaign has compared his rise in Iowa to that of Obama's a dozen years ago. Kamala Harris was once heralded as the best candidate to unite the Obama electorate. And Deval Patrick, the latest candidate to get into the race, is Obama's closest friend in the primary field, sharing both a personal story and close relationship with the former President. Obama may have left office nearly three years ago, but his presence -- and the legacy he left from running two successful presidential campaigns -- looms over the 2020 race, with many of the Democrats looking to retake his old job by attempting to lay claim to portions of the Obama mantle. That was evident at Wednesday night's Democratic debate. Harris said she would "rebuild the Obama coalition." Biden claimed to be "part of the Obama coalition." And Buttigieg used Obama's words to validate himself. How to approach Obama's eight … [Read more...] about The next Obama: Democrats grapple with the former president’s legacy
No, Hollywood isn’t planning a reboot of The Addams Family. This is a photo from earlier today when President Trump met Pope Francis at the Vatican. Needless to say, the pope doesn’t look too happy about the situation. But it’s nothing technology can’t fix. Twitter user Space Archaeology found a genius solution that the White House might want to use on the dour photo. By utilizing FaceApp, he was able to turn the Pope’s disgusted scowl into a big, happy smile. Advertisement President Trump’s Global Tour of Cuck has provided the world with countless memes and GIF-able moments, much to the embarrassment of the United States. And while Pope Francis did manage to crack a smile or two when the cameras were clicking, the more unguarded moments seemed to capture his true feelings. Previously, Trump has clashed with Pope Francis over his desire to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. The Pope went so far as to say that Trump wasn’t a Christian … [Read more...] about Pope Francis Didn’t Look Happy to Meet President Trump, But Technology Can Fix That
Remember yesterday when First Lady Melania Trump swatted away Donald’s extended hand? Well, the President just landed in Rome, and it looks like things are still a bit shaky in the Trump household. Donald Trump is a tremendous asshole to his wife, Melania. And the internet has seen that play out in GIF form ever since the day he was inaugurated. We have a GIF that will surely be inducted into the GIF Hall of Fame, where her smile turns to a depressed look as soon as he turns his back. Or, if not the GIF Hall of Fame, at least the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library. Advertisement The speculation, of course, is that Donald says something terrible to Melania before he turns his back, which seems like a pretty safe bet. And in the span of just a couple of days we have more GIFs, showing just how deeply Melania resents her husband, a man who is both the leader of the United States, and one of the most disgusting human beings on the planet. Melania clearly doesn’t want to … [Read more...] about President Trump Lands in Rome, Gets Rejected by Melania Again
Marianne Williamson, the self-described “bitch for God” who comes off like a cross between a becrystaled Goop disciple from Monterey and the deranged dance mom in Donnie Darko, is surging since her mystifying performance at the first Democratic debate. The spiritual guru-cum-presidential candidate, who loves Avatar way more than anyone should, is hosting trippy fundraisers in Beverly Hills filled with guests dressed as aliens. She’s inspired a rash of Rabelaisian tweets and head-scratching op-eds, including a doozy from the Washington Post titled “Marianne Williamson is the only true anti-Trump,” with the author opining that the bestselling author of A Return to Love possesses many of candidate Trump’s so-called “strengths,” including: “no political relationships yoking her to an ossified party consensus, no policy experience.” And most glaringly, a recent survey had her polling ahead of Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand in … [Read more...] about Hollywood’s Embarrassing Embrace of Marianne Williamson for President
Whether you’re a centrist Democrat (former Vice President Joe Biden) or a lefty progressive Democrat (Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren), it’s now evident what the future holds for wealthy Americans. They will be squeezed, deeply and often, to fund a lengthy list of goodies dreamed up by the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. “The [rich] are going to pay every penny; they are going to be squeezed as a lemon is squeezed — until the pips squeak.” Actually, I’ve taken liberty with this 1918 remark from British politician Sir Eric Geddes at the close of World War I. Geddes helped popularize “pipsqueak,” but his reference was to Germany (not rich people) and the heavy indemnities Germans would pay for having started the war.Germans did pay, and pay heavily. So heavily, in fact, that the country’s subsequent economic collapse led to the rise of Nazism and World War II. Those pips squeaked, indeed. … [Read more...] about KOLB: Democrats For President Dream About Spending Other People’s Money; What Else Do They Offer?