Obama Just Clapped Back At Trump In The Most Savage Way Possible

Incredible news: the reboot of Barack Obama is here and it’s much better than the reboot of Full House. In case I have made you too excited about the state of politics (which is illegal in 2018) with this opening sentence by making you think that Barack Obama is president again, let me clarify. Obama is not president (sad), but he is out on the campaign trail encouraging people to vote and talking sh*t about Trump (amaze). The former president spoke to a crowd in Wisconsin about the lies and corruption coming from the GOP and Trump Administration rn, saying, “In Washington, they have racked up enough indictments to field a football team.” Okay, Obama…slay!!!

Obama had another message for the crowd that we here at the Betches Sup fully stan, and it is that Trump is a liar. Obama dropped some truth bombs about how Trump and the GOP are straight up lying about their promises for healthcare, as well as using fear-mongering tactics in order to get votes in this election. Damn Obama, tell us how you really feel.

Unlike the current president who is like the Cookie Monster if the Cookie Monster’s thing was racism & McDonald’s fillet-o-fish sandwiches, Obama also used his rally to inspire the idea of Democrats and Republicans both working to be better for a greater tomorrow.  He said, “There’s something at stake in this election that goes beyond party, what is at stake is a politics that is decent and honest and lawful, and tries to do right by people, and that’s worthy of this country we love. Because it shouldn’t be Democratic or Republican to say we don’t just make stuff up. It shouldn’t be Democratic or Republican to say you don’t punish political opponents or threaten the freedom of the press just because you don’t like what they say or write about you.”

Hearing Obama speak eloquently at a rally after having to endure so many of Trump’s speeches at his racist pep-rallies is so refreshing. It’s honestly makes me feel kind of…what’s that word…I haven’t used it in so long and thought it was gone forever because it means something positive…hopeful! It makes me feel hopeful. Casual reminder that midterm election is NEXT TUESDAY, November 6th, and we must get out there and vote and make Barack “Zaddy” Obama proud. As he said, “This one, it really is that important, the stakes really are that high, the consequences of anybody sitting out are high. America is at a crossroads right now.” And if I’m doing the math correctly, crossroads is the name of a film starring Britney Spears, Britney Spears is everything, everything that goes around comes around, and that essentially means the Democrats will take back the House. Yup, that math checks out. See you at the polls!

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5 Insane Things That Came Out Of The President’s Mouth Yesterday

Another day of his presidency, another day Donald Trump has held a rally. I’d also like to hold rallies where people shouted in support of me every day, but this isn’t a freshman year dorm party where I’m doing my first keg stand. To no one’s surprise, Trump said a bunch of ridiculous BS at a rally for The Zodiac Killer Ted Cruz in Houston yesterday, which I’m sure the MAGA crowd is getting framed as inspirational Pinterest quotes or whatever. Here’s the worst of it from his rally for Ted Cruz yesterday.

Ted Cruz Has A New Nickname

A great joy of mine has been watching Republicans who once vehemently hated Trump now pretend like he is a a-okay dude. My favorite of these is Ted Cruz who Trump called Lyin’ Ted. Well, the prez has a new nickname for the Texas Senator and no it’s not Beta-Cuck O’Rourke. It’s Beautiful Ted, which maybe is meant to be a compliment but feels incredibly creepy coming from Trump.

Dems Are Releasing Criminals Like They’re Rabid Animals

Not like Trump has ever had anything very positive to say about Democrats, criminals, or undocumented persons, but he really outdid himself during this speech. His exact words were: “Democrat immigration policies allow poisonous drugs and MS-13 to pour into our country, and Democrat sanctuary cities release dangerous criminals from jail and into your neighborhoods.” Damn Donald. Tell us how you really feel. 

Boat Party

For some unknown reason Trump seems to think that the people in Texas who lived through Hurricane Harvey were out in the storm on floating crafts, just like…chillin. Like, I think he is warning those people to not go out in boats, but nothing in this clip is a full sentence and I wouldn’t be heeding advice from this man anyways.

Move over Maya Angelou

Trump has figured out how to rhyme. This puts him right on track for entering first grade. His new favorite phrase is “Democrats produce mobs, Republicans produce jobs.” 

Cat’s Out Of The Bag

Trump came right out and said he is a nationalist. We all sort of figured this but the idea is even if he is a nationalist, there ought to be some coyness to it, right? Like I don’t just come out and say I come home after work everyday, get into pajamas, and binge watch Netflix. I lead you to believe I am better than this. Other famous nationalists? Nazis! Just saying!

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Science Says We Have Ten Years To Fix Climate Change Or Everybody Dies

If there’s one thing that should be keeping everybody up at night (apart from waiting for a text back) it’s climate change. And it turns out things are somehow even worse than we’d feared. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report this week that basically says if we don’t do everything in our power to keep temperature rises due to climate change under 1.5 degrees C or we’re all totally f*cked. Casual. If we fail to do this, the IPCC warns that there will be “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” And somehow I feel like these “changes” are less the “I got bangs!” kind and more the “my house just washed away because of rising sea levels!” kind.

So WTF Does This Report Say?

Basically this report says we need to get off our asses and address climate change ASAP or face the consequences. They estimated that we have 12 years – aka until 2030 – to get our carbon emissions under control. It’ll be expensive, but the window to do something is still open. According to this report, sweeping changes to literally every aspect of our energy systems, land management systems, and transportation are needed to limit warming to 1.5 degress. If we do this, we can hang (i.e. continue living on Earth). If we do not do this, we can no longer hang (i.e. we all die in a flood.) Cool cool cool cool cool…

So WTF Can We Do?

Soooo on an individual level, there actually are a few things you can do. According to this report, individuals who want to reduce warming levels can buy less meat, milk, cheese and butter and buy more locally sourced food. Basically, find your most annoying vegan friend and ask them their secret. You can also drive electric cars, or opt to walk or bike short distances (I mean, who doesn’t love hitting their 10k step mark?). Taking trains and buses instead of plans also helps, as well as using a washing line instead of tumble drying your clothes. Also take time to demand low carbon in every product that you buy.

That said, no individual person switching from whole milk to almond is going to make the difference. We need widespread change from the top down to stop this sh*t from happening. Unfortunately, there is one political party on the face of the planet that hasn’t gotten the memo re: climate change, and that’s the party that is currently in charge of all levels of government in the United States. Bummer.

Lucky for those of us who would prefer not to drown there is an election coming up on November 6th where you can make your voice heard on climate change by voting for candidates who support science, common sense, and not dying.

Click here to make sure you’re registered to vote and find the climate-friendly candidates you can support this November. 

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Taylor Swift Got Political And People Are Pissed

Well, it’s taken nearly a decade but Taylor Swift has finally taken a successful stab at Kanye. How? Oh just by a simple Instagram post. Did she drag him in it? No. Even more brutal. She got over 65,000 people to register to vote at a time when Kanye is regularly sporting a MAGA hat.

On Sunday, Swift wrote a lengthy Instagram caption about the importance of registering to vote and why she is backing Democratic candidates in her Tennessee elections. She also explained why she couldn’t in good conscience support Marsha Blackburn, who is Trump’s woman of the hour.


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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! ????????????

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If you’re thinking like “so what? aren’t all celebs political these days?” you’re wrong! The most political Tay Tay has ever been before this is hosting those elaborate Fourth of July models-only parties in the Hamptons. So to come out and be like “this Blackburn bish wants to make it easier for sexual assailants and stalkers to do their thang and harder for nice gay people to do their thang,” that’s really saying something. It’s the ultimate breakup song, if you will. Blackburn, bye.

In the 24 hours following her post, Vote.org’s director of communication said 65,000 had registered to vote. To give you an idea of how coo coo bananas that is, in the entire month of September they organization registered 190,178 people total.  When you have 112 million Instagram followers, I guess what you post gets a response from more than just your mom and college roommate (this is a self-own.)

Obviously this caught people off guard because everyone was assuming Taylor would just keep mum and continue writing songs about cute football players who spelled her name wrong of something. Well, women speak up now so you can’t just bet on blondes from the south to get in line with the GOP.

Here Are The Angriest Reactions


Mike Huckabee doesn’t have a clear grasp on how time works. Taylor Swift’s formerly 13-year-old fans are now off their parents’ insurance and voting. But way to reveal what you really think about young women, Mike.

So @taylorswift13 has every right to be political but it won’t impact election unless we allow 13 yr old girls to vote. Still with #MarshaBlackburn

— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) October 8, 2018

Tabatha Lobotomy obviously had something to say because doesn’t she always?

Taylor, you’re wrong. I’m so Marsha Blackburn ALL the way.

— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) October 8, 2018

President Trump said that he now likes Taylor Swift “25%” less, which, by the Transitive Property Of President Trump, means that I now like her 100% more.

A day after Taylor Swift endorsed a Democratic candidate over a Republican in Tennessee’s Senate race, President Trump isn’t shaking it off.

“Let’s say that I like Taylor’s music about 25% less now, OK?” he said to reporters with a laugh. https://t.co/EDdWlkG2tx pic.twitter.com/LRQwURYOve

— CNN (@CNN) October 8, 2018

And Here Are The Happiest


Of course, there were people who loved Taylor throwing her hat into the political circus. Looks like she’s added a few more folks to the Swift Army. (My favorite type of army tbh.)

I think now is a safe enough time to admit I still listen to the RED album with semi regularity.

— Phillip Picardi (@pfpicardi) October 8, 2018

Hot move bebe @taylorswift13 – always been so proud, always will be https://t.co/i3FWcaofNd

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 9, 2018

And then there are those who understood that there’s likely a huge PR team behind this, but still!

Huge congratulations to whoever finally convinced Taylor Swift to get on the right side of history.

— KB (@KaraRBrown) October 8, 2018

So this November when all these voting-age Taylor fans show up at the polls, we can look back on all the bullsh*t politics has dealt us this year and say “look what you made me do.”

Click here to make sure you’re registered to vote and find out how you can support the causes you GAF about this November. 


Check out our Betches Sup Podcast episode with Crush The Midterms founder Marisa Kabas to find out more about how you can get involved and support causes you believe in this November.

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We Found A Website That Makes Getting Involved In The Midterms Easy

I know this is truly wild to say in 2018, but I have some amazing news for you. The Betches Sup is teaming up with Crush the Midterms to help making getting involved in the 2018 midterm election as convenient, easy, and effectively as possible. So fetch! So, what exactly does this mean and how can you participate? Omg, I’m so glad you asked!

You can use this link to visit our partnership website, and from there everything is super simple and straightforward. Once you’re on the website, click ‘Let’s Go!’ and fill out the short questionnaire. Based on your answers in this survey, a detailed and personalized plan will be provided for you, both on the site and sent to you via email. It will tell you when to vote, who will be on your ballot, places you can volunteer, organizations and people you can donate to, and more!

There is also an option to add any and all of the suggested events to your calendar, so you don’t forget. It’s literally so helpful and easy to use, not unlike the shot glass necklace I used to wear to parties on St. Patty’s Day in college. Except this assists with making helpful contributions to society.

If you’re reading The Sup, I know you understand how crucial it is to get involved in the upcoming midterms. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start, what to do, and where to put your energy. A lot of us have found ourselves saying, “there should be an app for this.” This is essentially that. You’re welcome.

Visit the website today and get your activism plan started! Being politically active is v chic in 2018. Also, IDK if you’ve noticed, but its like, v important.

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The Best And Worst Midterm Campaign Ads So Far

In case you didn’t know, the midterms are coming up (And if you didn’t know, rectify that situation by registering to vote ASAP) and that can only mean one thing: campaign ads. More specifically, low-budget campaign ads made by first time candidates vying for one of the many, many flippable seats in the House of Representatives. While some candidates have risen to the occasion and put together ads that give you what the kids are calling “all the feels,” others…aren’t doing as well. Here are some of the most inspiriting and the most cringeworthy campaign ads of 2018 so far. Now get out there and vote!

Inspiring: MJ Hegar for Texas

Before yesterday, most people would have thought a door-themed campaign ad wouldn’t really resonate with voters. Now we know that doors are actually very, very meaningful thanks to MJ Hegar, a Purple Heart recipient and combat veteran who is running in Texas’ 31st District. The ad (titled “Doors”, because duh) gives you door-themed look at Hegar’s life story, starting with her experience witnessing domestic abuse, to her time in Afghanistan, to the helicopter crash that almost killed her and her lawsuit that pushed the Pentagon to allow female soldiers in combat roles. Yeah. She did all that.

Why am I running for Congress against a Tea Party Republican in Texas? It all started with a door: https://t.co/fuNyjLzIqM

— MJ Hegar for Texas (@mjhegar) June 20, 2018

Hegar waits a full two minutes before finally coming for her opponent John R. Carter, stating that when she was fighting to get women an equal place in the Armed Forces, he wouldn’t even take a meeting with her. “Apparently being a consituent and a veteran wasn’t enough to get a meeting — apparently I also had to be donor.” Damn, MJ. Tell us how you really feel.

She then ends the ad by saying he’s never faced a tough race in his life, but “we’ll show him tough, then we’ll show him the door.”

Brb. Moving to Texas’ 31st District so I can vote for this woman.

Cringeworthy: Levi Tilleman – The Man Who Pepper Sprayed Himself


Levi Tilleman is a Democrat running for Colorado’s 6th Congressional District and he wants you to know that he is serious about gun reform. How serious, you ask? Well, he’s so serious that he pepper sprayed himself in his own campaign ad to prove a point.

Yes. You read that right. This man — who wants us to all believe he has the sound decision making skills necessary to represent his district in Congress — pepper sprayed himself in the face during his own campaign ad.

Why, you ask? He was trying to make a point about how instead of arming teachers, we could give them all pepper spray.

Hmmm…couple things here…

1) giving teachers pepper spray does nothing to address the underlying issue of guns and mental health in America, and I also doubt a lunatic with an assault rifle will be deterred by the idea that one of the teachers might pepper spray them, especially considering they can shoot from farther away than pepper spray can spray.

2) Omfg did he really have to do that much? And at such a close a range? When would you ever pepper spray anyone for such a prolonged period and from such a close range?

3) Why???? Would????? You??? Do????? This????

The Colorado Congressional primary will take place on Tuesday, June 26th, and voters in the 6th will have to ask themselves this crucial question: Who would you rather vote for, a guy who has never pepper sprayed himself in the face, or a guy who totally did pepper spray himself in the face?

Inspiring: Randy Bryce

Remember when the Republicans in Congress couldn’t stop trying to take our healthcare away? (They’re still totally doing that BTW.) Well it was right around then that Randy Bryce (and a casual 48% of a Americans) decided that Speaker Paul Ryan should fire up the old LinkedIn and start searching for another job.

.@IronStache ( Randy Bryce ) is running against Paul Ryan. Here’s his campaign ad. #healthcare https://t.co/W0HsKAH3nE

— will county news (@willcountynews) June 20, 2017

Honestly this ad gives me chills every time, and you have to watch it keeping in mind that it was released before we knew whether or not “repeal and replace” would fail. Randy is a Wisconsin steel worker who uses the nickname/Twitter handle “The Iron Stache” and he ends his ad by saying “Paul Ryan, you can come work the iron, and I’ll go to DC.” TBH I’d love to see the Paul Ryan steel worker’s fitness pics that would come out of that job switch.

Cringeworthy: Don Blankenship

Sadly, this last contender already lost his primary (wonder why), but we’ll always have this amazing shit show of a campaign ad to remember him by. Is it racist? Yes. Is it confusing? Of course. Is it literally just him, with completely dead eyes, speaking in a monotone directly to camera? Yaaaaassss queeeeen.

*Sigh* Goodbye, Don Blankenship. Considering you were convicted of “conspiring to violate federal mining standards” after one of the mines you ran exploded and killed 29 people, it’s pretty impressive that this ad might be the worst thing you’ve ever done.

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