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Election bytes: Obama concedes on NPR, Biden obstructs, FLOTUS plays race card, Landreiu just nuts

Written By | Nov 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, November 4, 2014 – While he has been kept tucked in the Oval Office and the Democrats have sent Bill and Hillary Clinton out to campaign for Democrats, today, in an un announced interview on NPR the President has said:

“In this election cycle, this is probably the worst possible group of states for Democrats since Dwight Eisenhower.  There are a lot of states being contested, they just tend to vote Republican.”

Previously the President said (just before they locked him in the Oval Office):

“I’m not on the ballot this fall. Michelle’s pretty happy about that,” Obama said. “But make no mistake: These policies are on the ballot, every single one of them.”

And then FlOTUS helped to increase racial division telling voters listening Roland Martin that the candidate on the ballot and what they say or do should not matter to African-Americans because voting for a straight Democratic ticket best serves their communities.

The first lady said, “Thats my message to voters, this isn’t about Barack, It’s not about person on that ballot, its about you, and for most of the people we are talking to, a Democratic ticket is the clear ticket that we should be voting on regardless of who said what or did this, that shouldn’t even come into the equation.”

Then Mrs. Obama drove home the racial message when she jokingly gave the largely-African American audience permission to indulge in fried chicken after they vote, to celebrate a Democratic victory.

Martin: So can we, if we go out to the polls, can we say, we have ‘souls to the polls’ on Sunday, can we do ‘soul food after we vote’?

Obama: Absolutely, I give everyone full permission to eat some fried chicken after they vote only after—if you haven’t voted…(laughter.)

Martin: Just checking!

Obama: You make a good point because I am, I do talk about health. But I think that a good victory for Democrats on Tuesday, you know, should be rewarded with some fried chicken.

The American Thinker says Mrs. Obama is “racial stereotyping that would get a white politician excommunicated from decent society.”

The Tea Party News Network wrote:

“[H]ad Sarah Palin, Michelle Malkin, Marsha Blackburn, or, heck, even Mia Love or Tim Scott had made this statement, by virtue of the fact that they are Republicans, the Left would have a field day with their racist accusations and demands for apology.”


Christian Science Monitor wrote:

Though it was said in jest, as a motivation for getting out the black vote, the comment was doubly controversial for some: first, as proof of Michelle Obama’s position as food police, as some on the right see her; and second, for its racial undertones, linking the black community and fried chicken.

Louisiana’s incumbent Senator Mary Landreiu further’s racial divisions by claiming Obama’s poor showing in her state is because “the South has not always been the friendliest place for African Americans” and the are also conservative, sexists who don’t like her because she is a woman:

Joe Biden has unabashedly admitted that the obstructionist in the Government resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and has laid Democrats claim to Joe Orman of Kansas saying:

“We have a chance of picking up an independent who will be with us in the state of Kansas,” said Biden, as he predicted the outcomes of various Senate races around the country.

What is interesting is that Orman’s camps says that Orman has never spoken to the Vice President and will act on behalf of the people of Kansas, not either party.


I am sure there will be more before the night is through.  I mean, Ted Cruz has been quiet for a while as has Mitch McConnel and John Boehner. I wonder if the GOP sent out a memo?



Jacquie Kubin

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