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Obama urges black voters to rally for Hillary Clinton

Posted September 18

— President Barack Obama is making it clear that if the African-American community fails to turn out for the presidential election and support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, he's taking it personally.

Obama delivered his final keynote address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Saturday night and said his name may not be on the ballot, but issues of importance to the black community were.

And he realizes that a victory for Republican Donald Trump could undo much of what he has done. Clinton also made a pitch at the same dinner for African-Americans' support.

The Republican nominee campaigned in Houston, where he talked to a gathering of the Remembrance Project, a group founded to remember those killed by people living illegally in the U.S. and to press for tougher laws.


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  • Sam Nada Sep 19, 5:15 p.m.
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    I'm sure it will break your heart but Obama stated unequivocally that Clinton is qualified to be President.


    In addition, between Clinton and Trump, the qualification gap is greater than any time in our lifetimes, if not in history. So, you have no point.

    Trump is a racist. He's made that clear on numerous occasions, and he is officially endorsed by white supremacist groups and known KKK leaders. Even his own Party leaders admit he's a racist.


    But based on your previous comment abortion is your issue, so rationality has been abandoned. You apparently will sacrifice anything and rationalize anything for that delusion. I only wish there were a god to save us from its believers. Good day.

  • Justin Briller Sep 19, 12:37 p.m.
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    So Sam Nada, did you believe Obama when he campaigned against Hillary saying she wasn't fit to be president or do you believe him now?


    They will say and do anything to keep the fear mongering Dumacr*ts in power. Trying to paint Trump as a racist because he wants to protect Americans by securing borders and keeping un vetted refugees out. Oh by the way I am a registered Independent.

  • Justin Briller Sep 19, 12:21 p.m.
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    So Sam Nada is supporting a career liar who can't remember anything when pressured for answers related to her criminal activity by putting Americans in danger. She is paying her daughter 900K per year to speak out against white privilege. She care's nothing about black people. She only want's their vote. Unlike Obama she has to campaign for it. She stole from the white house, her husband is a sexual predator, but yet we chastize Trump for what he says instead of what he does.

    Anyone who supports taking the life of an innocent child, their word holds ZERO weight with me. I wonder would they be so inclined to stop the heart beat if it was their own?

  • Kenneth Jones Sep 19, 12:50 a.m.
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    Would it be ok for Trump to rally white voters for himself? That would just racist now, wouldn't it? The media is horrible.....

  • Pete Muller Sep 18, 11:10 p.m.
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    Mr. Brown. Repeating the same nonsense over and over doesn't make it a fact. I know it is Trumps mo and your wishful thinking. Trump is still the birther, he will ever be. Yes, 8 years ago Clinton supporters expressed doubt that Obama was born in the US. That was all until the Donald picked it up and made a movement out of it trying to delegitimize the POTUS. Even after Obama made his birth certificate public, btw, we are still waiting for Trumps tax returns to see, he had the audacity to challenge its authenticity well knowing he had been lying and duping his own followers all along. Sorry, Trump the birther can only go away after issuing a meaningful apology. But we both know that the clown is incapable of doing that.

  • Sam Nada Sep 18, 10:28 p.m.
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    Even Fox News knows that your statistics are a lie.

    "data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund shows that firearms-related deaths of officers in the line of duty are still lower than they were during previous decades like the 1970s."


    Not only have total LEO deaths been lower than in previous decades, but per capita rates are significantly lower.


    Your other points are just as flawed and untrue. The more I read right wing blatherings the more I'm convinced that being detached from reality is a requirement to vote GOP.

  • Justin Briller Sep 18, 10:10 p.m.
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    Just look what the blacks have accomplished in the last 8 years. The have killed more LEO's than any other president before. Racial divide is worse than under recent president. If this is what you want 4 more years of then yes vote for Hillary Clinton. She should be in jail instead of running for president. Obama slammed her in every way possible and now he thinks she will be a great president......LOL

  • Buster Brown Sep 18, 9:57 p.m.
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    Mr. Muller: To begin with, There are simply not -99, or 97 % of African Americans that are going to vote for Clinton---as with Mr. Nada, you seem to assume that the African Americans don't have enough intelligence to look at circumstances and to make informed choices. That is a racist claim. Secondly, "Trump the birther" is in error also. In fact, it has been demonstrated that members of Clintons 08 campaign were the first to originate the "birther" controversey. In fact, unless you haven't kept up, Trump clearly and loudly affirmed Obama's birth in the US. So please, lets keep to facts and not liberal/leftist/ screed that is scripted out for repeating. Were I an African American, I would be moving as far away from the Democratic party and Hillary Clinton as fast as I could--they have presented not one thing other than promises---and we all see how well they keep their promises.

  • Jeffrey Derry Sep 18, 9:22 p.m.
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    African Americans have their own mind and resent people telling them what to do. They know that Clinton is a fatally flawed candidate

  • Pete Muller Sep 18, 9:08 p.m.
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    Mr. Brown. It doesn't matter if 99% or 97% of African Americans will vote for Clinton. The message is the same. Based on those numbers African Americans have more intellect than white people. Seriously, what does Trump the birther have to offer other than believe me, believe me, extreme. extreme, I am the greatest?