“Former President Barack Obama is criticizing President Trump`s immigration and travel ban issued on Friday, saying through a spokesman that he is “heartened by the level of engagement” over the weekend in opposition to the action.
`In his final official speech as President, he spoke about the important role of citizen and how all Americans have a responsibility to be the guardians of our democracy – not just during an election but every day,` Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said a statement. `Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake.`
It is the first public comment from Obama since he left office just over a week ago and departed for a vacation in Palm Springs, Calif. In his final press conference, Obama signaled he would give the new president some deference, but that he wouldn`t hesitate to speak up if he believed the country`s core values may be at stake, including `systematic discrimination being ratified in some fashion.`”
Former President George W. Bush refrained from criticizing his successor, he didn`t want to undermine the office of the presidency. Even though Obama was enacting a liberal agenda that was anathema to his conservative philosophy, Bush bit his tongue, took up painting and kept a low profile throughout the eight years of the Obama administration.
Instead of paying it forward and giving President Trump time to get his administration off the ground, Obama is already doing his level best to undermine the administration of the new president. Is there anybody who`s surprised that Obama didn`t extend the same respect to Trump, that Bush extended to him?
Like most ideologues Obama thinks his political philosophy is the Gospel Truth, and that it`s incumbent upon him to educate his political opponents.
I`m not going to debate the merit of Trump`s executive order, this isn`t about right or wrong, it`s about respect and knowing when to shut the hell up.
I will never forget the time that I had dinner at a friends house, I went to the bathroom and and I dropped a huge log, that wouldn`t flush. Reminds me of Obama, after serving two terms as president, instead of retiring to Kenya, Hawaii or Chicago he stays in Washington, and he just can`t keep from putting in his two cents.
The American electorate will sooner or later realize that they elected a buffoon, we don`t need any self-serving comments from Obama.
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