In his most recent TV appearance former president Barack Obama issued a statement that, as Hillary Clinton is wont to say “strains credulity”. That statement was, “There were no scandals in my administration.”
Apparently, the ex-prez is suffering from some sort of memory loss as he seems to forget he was the only top official who was credited with “the lie of the year” when he delivered the statement that “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor—If you like your health plan you can keep your health plan” in selling his lone accomplishment while in office—Obama Care.
Actually, the list of Obama scandals is a long and varied one, much of which was covered up by the complicit mainstream media. Here are a few that did see the light of day: it started with his famous Apology Tour when he demeaned America’s exceptionalism to the rest of the world; another highlight was his enabling of his Secretary of State, Hillary, to run a private email set-up outside the norms of government regulation; he was also the first commander-in-chief to bow to foreign dignitaries; another demeaning TV pix of Obama occurred on a visit to China when he was garbed in Mandarin style and vigorously chewing a mouthful of gum.
Along with his cohort AG Eric Holder, who is to my knowledge the only such office-holder to be held in contempt of Congress, Obama successfully covered up the infamous “Fast and Furious” program.
The IRS scandal, with Lois Lerner taking The Fifth, was poo-pooed by Obama.
I remember reading an article in the New Yorker about Obama calling ISIS a JV Team on an occasion when he was more concerned about his split lip that had occurred in a pick-up basketball game than he was about the growing threat in the Middle East. Later on he said that the struggle against ISIS looked to be a generational thing, but what he didn’t seem to realize was that because of his micromanagement of the fight and his absurd rules of engagement, it might truly last for generations.
When the Trump administration came to power and the course of fighting a war was turned over to the military, ISIS was severely defeated and forced to give up much of their previously conquered real estate.
Obama’s outright demeaning of cops and law enforcement in general is legendary.
One of his most famous prevarications occurred when he drew the famous “red line” in Syria and failed to enforce it. It was said at the time that the red line must have been drawn in invisible ink. It was up to Russia’s Vladimir Putin to pull Obama’s chestnuts out of the fire when it came to Assad giving up his store of chemical weapons. No one is questioning Obama’s oratorical skills—except the times when the teleprompter fails to work properly. The old platitude that “actions speak louder than words” is a perfect way to sum up the difference between Obama and Trump. According to a recent Heritage Foundation poll, Trump has already completed 64% of his agenda in a little over one year. He has done that by rescinding many of Obama’s executive orders. The former president decided to rule by fiat since he could not get anything of substance through the Congress. Possibly his most famous quote was, “Not only have I heard the persons that voted—I have also heard the voices of those that did not vote.”
While the Russian meddling in the last presidential election has been the number one story since Trump got elected, it actually started years before while the Obama administration was in power. During the hectic 2016 election cycle, Russian meddling was known to our intelligence community but since there was no way that Hillary Clinton would not be elected, it was not given much attention. Actually, since the meddlers on one occasion held a pro-Trump rally in one location and an anti-Trump rally in a nearby location, it would seem their main purpose was to foster discord rather than to favor Trump’s candidacy. If Putin is at all interested in what occurs in America, his first choice would logically have been Bernie Sanders for president. Sanders is the nearest thing we have to an outright Communist in his approach to social equality. The next most left-leaning candidate for president would have been Hillary herself, who had promised to take Obama’s Progressive approach even further to the Left. Why would Putin choose to support one of the world’s most devout practitioners of capitalism to run the most powerful country in the world when that person abhors everything associated with the communist philosophy?
The list of the Obama administration’s scandals, known and unknown, is almost limitless.