Interested in understanding how Obama’s indiscretion folly probably caused Hillary to lose the election?

The Chicago Tribune article titled: Analysis: 6 key Takeaways from Night 2 of the Democrat National Convention, contained the following statement:

“Donald Trump’s journey to the presidency began with then-President Barack Obama mocking the reality TV star relentlessly during the White House correspondents’ dinner in 2011 — a brutal ribbing that propelled the notoriously sensitive mogul toward his 2016 run.”

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient proverb which if Obama had understanding of proverbial wisdom and modern sensitivity psychology might have changed the outcome of the 2016 election.

King Solomon

The discretion of a man deferred his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.


That he does not show it immediately; but takes time to consider of the offence given him, and makes use of a proper time to resent what is fit should be resented; he is a wise and discreet man that is slow to anger

and it is his glory to pass over a transgression; to forgive an offence committed; it is the duty and interest of a man to do so, and it is to his honor;  

What’s My Point?

The article implies that President Obama decision to make Trump the butt of his jokes angered and propelled Trump to run for President.

Trump had been critical of Obama’s politics and obviously wounded Obama’s pride by being  instrumental in Obama finally producing his birth certificate to prove he was born in the USA.

My point is if Obama had heeded the above proverb wisdom advice. Hillary might have won the election.

In My Opinion

History has recorded many instances of what can happen when powerful men become angered with one another.

A lot of killing wars resulted for similar reasons with similar results.

All because each new generation forgets the follies of past generations and the advice of the wise men efforts to warn us how to prevent us from repeating the same actions or follies.

If Interested

Read the Source links below.

You Decide

Did Obama’s decision to “engage in brutal ribbing” in public instead of using wise discretion in private the folly the real reason the led to the result why Hillary lost the 2016 election?

Should we all spend more time studying and taking the advice of the wise men of the past, especially the advices written in the Bible to promote wisdom and love to motivate us instead of pride and anger?

Are the Democrat speakers presenting actual plans and ways they intend to pay for the promises they are making at their Convention, or is their message to voters based on pride and anger of a brutal ribbing. rather than wisdom and love?

Source Links

Chicago Tribune August 18, 2020

Excerpt Bible Hub Gil commentaries of Proverb 19:11

Psychology Today Anger Strength or Weakness