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Trump defends Obama against criticism from Chelsea Manning, because sure, why not

Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:11 pm

WASHINGTON (CNN)–President Donald Trump called Chelsea Manning an “ungrateful TRAITOR” in an early morning tweet Thursday, after the former Army private and leaker wrote an op-ed criticizing the former president’s administration.

“Ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning, who should never have been released from prison, is now calling President Obama a weak leader. Terrible!” Trump wrote in a post.


Trump seemed to be responding to an op ed in the Guardian that Manning, who had her sentence commuted by former President Barack Obama, shared on Twitter on Wednesday, in which she wrote that Obama’s presidency had been insufficiently progressive.

“Takeaway from the @BarackObama legacy: What we need is a strong #unapologeticprogressive to lead us,” Manning wrote in a tweet that linked to her piece.

“The one simple lesson to draw from President Obama’s legacy: do not start off with a compromise,” Manning wrote in the op-ed. “They won’t meet you in the middle. Instead, what we need is an unapologetic progressive leader.”

Obama commuted Manning’s sentence for her role in the 2010 WikiLeaks controversy in the final week of his presidency, a move that immediately drew criticism. Manning thanked Obama in a tweet after her commutation was announced: “Thank you @BarackObama for giving me a chance. =,)”

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:01 pm

Chelsea Manning wrote:“The one simple lesson to draw from President Obama’s legacy: do not start off with a compromise,” Manning wrote in the op-ed. “They won’t meet you in the middle. Instead, what we need is an unapologetic progressive leader.”

Brilliant.  That comment goes to Obama's only mistake.  (Old negotiation trick: get the other side to say 'split it down the middle'...and then split his share down the middle.)

When it comes to Republicans, you've got to have a killer instinct: leave their dying, bloodied bodies lying in the gutter.  Obama lacked that.  As a result, Republicans would plead for mercy, and Obama would flinch; then the Republicans would go about leaving their own enemies' dying, bloodied bodies lying in the gutter.  

Do you wonder why in my positions I give no quarter?  They're just setting you up.  We need more progressives to realize that.  We need progressives to toughen up.

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Post by veya_victaous on Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:02 pm

Original Quill wrote:
Chelsea Manning wrote:“The one simple lesson to draw from President Obama’s legacy: do not start off with a compromise,” Manning wrote in the op-ed. “They won’t meet you in the middle. Instead, what we need is an unapologetic progressive leader.”

Brilliant.  That comment goes to Obama's only mistake.  (Old negotiation trick: get the other side to say 'split it down the middle'...and then split his share down the middle.)

When it comes to Republicans, you've got to have a killer instinct: leave their dying, bloodied bodies lying in the gutter.  Obama lacked that.  As a result, Republicans would plead for mercy, and Obama would flinch; then the Republicans would go about leaving their own enemies' dying, bloodied bodies lying in the gutter.  

Do you wonder why in my positions I give no quarter?  They're just setting you up.  We need more progressives to realize that.  We need progressives to toughen up.

quite, the 'conservatives' need and want to be punished Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

I agree that you need more hardened progressives in the USA.
Julia Gillard was a good one cause she just 'done stuff'. no need to debate every little thing. She knew what she was doing was right (several things in Education mainly) sure that conservatives hated her but stuff got done.

don't tell them your going to do it, tell them you have done it Wink



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