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Hillary, Obama Offer Classy Speeches to End a Turbulent Election Season

Hillary, Obama Offer Classy Speeches to End a Turbulent Election Season

Why can’t they show this human side when campaigning?

The 2016 elections season has finally ended, which means speeches galore today. I planned on making them Quick Takes, but the ones from Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton, and President Barack Obama surprised me with their class and humanity I feel they deserve more attention.

Hillary showed a human side that didn’t make much of an appearance on the trail. She congratulated Trump, told her supporters that they “owe him an open mind and a chance to lead.”

Hillary also offered to help Trump in his presidency and hopes “he’s a successful president for everyone.” She urged her supporters to come together and work together with the winners. She had no bitterness or negativity. She was gracious in defeat and held her head high.

House Majority Leader Paul Ryan also came through with a strong speech, urging unity within the GOP. He made a great point:

“Donald Trump heard a voice out in this country that no one else heard,” Ryan said. “He connected in ways with people that no one else did. And now, Donald Trump will lead a unified Republican government.”

President Obama showed a humble side to him, offering Trump a visit to the White House and stressed his team will work as hard as possible to make sure Trump’s administration has a smooth transition. He also reminded Americans we are all on the same team and want the same things for this country. Trump’s message of unity delighted Obama, who hopes the president-elect will continue that message through the next four years.

President-elect Trump ended last night with possibly his best speech on the trail. He vowed to be a president for all Americans, asked everyone to come together to unite as one people.


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Sure, now that his legacy has been repudiated, Jugears wants to talk about reconciliation and working together.

But I remember “We won! Elections have consequences!” and Obamacare getting rammed up our asses and then down our throats. We can still taste it.

Screw you Jugears. And Hillary too.

    conservative tarheel in reply to Paul. | November 9, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    when do we drive them beaten and bloody before us
    and hear the weeping and lamentations of their women?
    THAT is what the left understands …
    now get Rudy Giuliani in their as Attorney General
    and start with the prosecutions.
    Hillary, Lynch, and many many others ….

I wonder if she now feels anyways tired.

Why can’t they show this human side when campaigning?

Out of arrogance.
When campaigning, they were sure that they were going to win. The firework display plan then cancellation was pathetic but revealing.
They used all kinds of insults, and showed disdain and contempt towards Donald Trump and his supporters. They were cocky and arrogant.
But, Oh!
The humbling effect of a humiliating defeat!

NOW, they’re all grace and sportsmanship. I don’t buy it.
And I already resent that Trump seems to go straight to violate one of his campaign promises: prosecute Hillary Clinton.
Losing the election is NOT the legal penalty for her illegal actions.

Agreed, both the concession and victory speeches were gracious, graceful, and appropriate. Some residual rancor may still occur, but Mr Trump and Mrs Clinton made sure they didn’t contribute to it.

Sorry, but this post reminds me of the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect

“You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them. In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.”

Hillary is a liar. Obama is a liar. This is already well-known. And yet you take these remarks as if they were made in good faith, you forget what you know.

This need to say “let us all come together” smells like Virtue Signaling – the Republican Achilles’ heel, this desire to be regarded as civil and respectable that drowns out all common sense.

In my 30 years in politics, the only time the Left calls for civility is when they are on their heels. Soon as they catch their breath, they’ll be spitting in your face again. As you reach down to help them get up, they stick a shiv in your belly.

And every time we win, we fall for it.

    Paul in reply to Fen. | November 9, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Yep, the first thing they’ll do is puss-out and rescind Reid’s “nuclear option” for confirmation of court appointees. We’ll get some watered down Prog-lite on the SCOTUS as a result.

      Fen in reply to Paul. | November 9, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      Yup. That was my next comment. I would give you a hat tip for the Ninja, but the fact that what you said is so obvious to most of us is sad – we EXPECT the GOP to cave.

      Fen in reply to Paul. | November 9, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      LOL. Guess what I heard on the radio driving home from work, not 20 mins ago.

      Yes, Mitch McConnell is hinting that the GOP Senate will take the nuclear option off the table.

      Here comes the GOPe, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

    Neo in reply to Fen. | November 9, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    NYSE floor traders began chanting “lock her up!,” as Clinton appeared on television screens around 11:35 am, when she urged her millions of disappointed supporters to accept the stunning defeat. “Ding-dong, the witch is dead,” shouted another floor trader.

Clearly Trump couldn’t get on national TV and ask for Hillary’s head. It doesn’t work that way. It was a time to show the world why we are not a banana republic, yet. Calm soothes the markets and the markets make the world go round. If the market crashed because Trump comes out firing and people lose their life savings, again, how in the world does he lead?
Riots would have exploded all over the country. LA Raza, globalist paid goons were just looking for any excuse.
He will be clever and hopefully he does select, and Gulianni accepts AG.

    No way in (censored) could Trump get on TV and blast her. Absolutely. No. Way.

    Think about it for a moment. What if Hillary collapsed during one of her interviews? The press would run Trump’s last words about her 24/7, nonstop, just like the Shuttle Challenger footage.

Henry Hawkins | November 9, 2016 at 3:25 pm

Missing from Obama and Clinton’s speeches was the fact they are both already working behind the scenes to undermine the new GOP president and congress. They were gracious outwardly, for political reasons, but continue to lie.

So now, after almost 70 years of lies, we are expected to believe Hillary?

Bull…. continue the investigation of her security violations and the Clinton Foundation and, if they were misbehaving, prosecute them.

NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW, even if you did lose an election.

    Ragspierre in reply to Anchovy. | November 9, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    What a lot of people don’t get is the value of these investigations and digging by the press…like the HAWTNESS of Catherine Herridge and Sharyl Attkisson.

    The yearn for any actual criminal responsibility is probably a vacant hope, given the dynamic of a POTUS pardon.

    But the record needs to be made for the sake of posterity.

    “Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out”, as “I, Claudius” would have it.

      If Mr Obama has an actual stake in these investigations not proceeding to a criminal prosecution, I would expect a pardon.

      Frankly, the email prosecution is probably a bit more pointless than any of the others. Hillary will not be doing much in government from here on out, so she really doesn’t need a clearance (which she should lose).

      On the other hand, the Clinton Foundation investigation should be prosecuted to the fullest. There is criminality that not only happened in the past but could easily be repeated in the future if not fully understood.

I expect the period of good feelings to last a bit longer for Trump than the guy who started with I won.

    C. Lashown in reply to Neo. | November 9, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    My prayer is that the next BIG WIN by Obama will be a long term lease on a prime peace of real estate in a Federal prison. Yes, he’s won all right…but it’s all Bush’s fault!

“Why can’t they show this human side when campaigning?”

She is responding to a stimulus of burning, dream crushing, abject pain. The masks she wore for years, the lives she wasted in her quest for power – all that was not a guard against the pain of this election defeat. At her age and health status, she’ll never have this power again in her grasp. A wasted life.

I question if she even ‘likes’ people, other than as stage props for her manipulations of power. Trump, as screwed up as he is, seems to like people. CRAP, even a dog knows if you like them or not. Hillary liked the thought of a presidential coronation, not the thought of a waitress in some dinner depending on the government feeding her kids.

The monster and her pedophile husband still have a long prison sentence waiting for them, without an Obama pardon!

I’m glad she was gracious but she still needs to go to prison. And that goes double for that thing she’s married to.

Love the purple outfit on Hillary, and Bill’s purple tie. Somebody die?

Nice words.

I’ll reserve judgement until I see the actions associated with those words. I suspect I’ll be waiting a long time.

Ummm, “classy”? Some of her speech was; after all, she’s a Clinton and she’s got people who can write that kind of thing for her.

But in case you missed this phrase, let me translate “we have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought” for you.

In Hillarese, that means ‘Waaaay more toothless, racist, white trash deplorables stayed sober enough to drive to the polls than my internal pollsters told me.”

So yes, she conceded, hit some of the right conciliatory notes, and didn’t go full Nixon ’62 on us. But damned if she didn’t still get a shot in there even while being gracious.

Hillary has an expression you’d usually see on something in a big bottle of formaldehyde.

I’d guess she’s on some serious opiates there.

Yeah sure they’re polite. Such generous losers talking all nice and kind like that…..

Say – do you like your insurance plan? Do you like your doctor?
Guaranteed you can keep them.
You do know the Benghazi attack was precipitated by a Youtube video don’t you?

And so begins the Clinton PR push to stay out of prison.

There was nothing special about either speech, each was exactly as it should have been and has been given by predecessors many, many times before. Hillary was particularly galling, though perfectly in character. She lacked both the grace and courage to speak to her supporters at the ungodly hour of 2:30 a.m., sending instead John Podesta to deliver a message she could very well have delivered herself. The inconvenience, and in a grubby convention center! With great masses of the unwashed! Please.

Better to grab some prime, national, daytime TV time from a posh hotel in front of a small, relatively intimate group of insiders so the masses, from a distance of course, could get a last (we should be so lucky) look at the perfectly coiffed, turned out wonderful person we had treated so miserably at the polls. And the flags! Twelve of them, in a single, unbroken, magnificent backdrop for posterity – just like at the Democratic National Convention. Oh, yeah, forgot.

I listened carefully to Hillary this morning, but first I engaged my bullshit filter. Her soi disant “gracious” speech was naught but another attack on Trump. Oh yes, it was very carefully crafted but its negative indicies were off the chart! Note all of the time she took listing all of the things he said – or was reputed to have said – that were used against him during her campaign: treatment of undocumented Latinos, stringent enforcement of immigration policies, the black and LBGT community, etc.. All couched in seemingly conciliatory language but reminders of things all these groups should hold against the President Elect before he even takes office.

Sugar-coated invective no doubt meant to build resentment in a large portion of the population. It was definitely NOT gracious or an attempt at healing the rift.

Classy? Is this some sort of joke?

“Our constitutional democracy … enshrines the rule of law.”

Really? Hillary didn’t show that when she repeatedly broke the law, letting her maid print out classified emails, and engaging in a cover-up afterward. She didn’t have a problem with Obama repeatedly breaking the law, be it changing Obamacare without legislation or legalizing illegal aliens without an act of Congress or mass pardons of criminals from jails.” — Ed Straker

I, too, listened carefully to her speech. It was a very nice speech. It occurred to me that, had she lived up to that speech in practice while she was in high public office and while she was campaigning for President, she would have had my vote.

Maybe Hillary and Obama can find the time to address their rioting supporters who are beating up people they think voted for Trump.

“My fellow Democrats, this is not who we are” so somesuch.

Ironic too, considering all their fake outrage that Trump “said” he wouldn’t respect the outcome of the election…

Fen’s Law: The Left doesn’t really believe in the things they lecture the rest of us about”

Because Obama and Hillary have the influence to stop these riots. They choose not to.