There seem to be a lot of things that President Obama does before anyone else. I mean, there’s the obvious, of course — he was the first President to have the official portrait photograph taken with a digital camera. Oh, and the whole “first black President” thing too, I guess.
Anyway, now there’s something he’s doing at least before any of the major media outlets are doing it: He’s weighed in on the Alabama Senate race between human rights champion Doug Jones and accused child molester Roy Moore, without mentioning Moore by name.
It seems like most news agencies are incapable of even saying “Doug Jones,” rather than just calling him “Roy Moore’s opponent.” In fact, the coverage looks a lot like it did during the presidential race in 2016, where they covered Trump and his disgusting antics extensively and didn’t bother much with actual positions and platforms. They wanted ratings, and I guess that’s how you get them.
But Barack Obama wants to see Doug Jones in the United States Senate.
So in response to Donald Trump’s robocall that he recorded for the pedophile Moore in the days leading up to the election — which is Tuesday — Obama recorded one of his own:
This one’s serious. You can’t sit it out. Doug Jones is a fighter for equality, for progress. Doug will be our champion for justice. So get out and vote, Alabama.”
It’s pretty commonly known that Obama was and remains one of the most popular presidents ever to sit in the Oval Office, while the reverse is true for Donald Trump. In fact, even in areas where Trump should have an advantage over the former president he despises so much, like Twitter — which Trump uses every single day — it seems that Obama outpaces him in style and popularity without blinking. In a recent report of the top nine most-retweeted messages of 2017, Barack Obama held a third of the spots on the list. Trump was nowhere to be found.
It should be no surprise that people will be far more receptive to hearing Barack Obama’s mellifluous voice on the other end of their phone than Trump’s honking, nasal squeak telling them to elect a child predator.
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