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18 Scandals of Obama

18 Scandals


The great “stimulus” heist: Obama seems to think nobody will remember he grabbed almost a trillion dollars for “stimulus” spending, created virtually zero private-sector jobs


Operation Fast and Furious: Obama partisans seem to think any given example of abuse or ineptitude by their man stopped being a “scandal” the moment it seemed clear he wouldn’t be impeached over it. Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration’s insane program to use American gun dealers and straw purchasers to arm Mexican drug lords, is a scandal with a huge body count,


ObamaCare: Everything about ObamaCare is a scandal, from the President’s incessant lies about keeping your old plan if you liked it, to Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s “we need to pass it to find out what’s in it” dereliction of Congressional duty.


Spying on journalists: Establishment media came about as close to falling out of love with Barack Obama as ever when his administration was caught spying on journalists.


The IRS scandal: The selective targeting of conservative groups by a politicized Internal Revenue Service was a scandal grenade Democrats and their media pals somehow managed to smother, even though the story began with the IRS admitting wrongdoing


Benghazi: This is the clearest example of Obama and his supporters thinking all of his pre-2012 scandals ceased to exist the moment he won re-election. Benghazi has been investigated extensively, and argued about passionately, since the night of September 11, 2012. Nothing can change the absolute fact that the Obama administration’s story for the first few weeks after the attack was false, and they knew it was false.


Hillary Clinton’s secret server: While we’re on the subject of Hillary Clinton, her secret email server is an Obama scandal, too. She perpetrated her email offenses while working as his Secretary of State, and contrary to Obama’s false assertions, he knew about it.


Edward Snowden’s pilfering of sensitive National Security Agency data was a debacle that damaged national security. We had the ghastly spectacle of Attorney General Holder thanking Snowden for performing a public service by exposing surveillance programs Holder’s own administration didn’t want to talk about.

President Obama and his administration made many false statements as they tried to contain the political damage. The fallout included significant losses for U.S. companies, and diplomatic problems for the United States. Just about everything Obama did before, during, and after the Snowden saga damaged the relationship between American citizens and their government.


Bowe Bergdahl: Bergdahl’s ultimate fate rests in the hands of a military court (unless Obama pardons him) but no verdict can erase the scandalous way this administration conducted the prisoner swap that freed him from the Taliban and its allies. Many lies were told, the law was flouted, a deal of questionable wisdom was struck with his captors, and outraged Americans demanded recognition for the soldiers who died searching for Bergdahl after he abandoned his post.

Iran nuclear deal and ransom payment: Everything about Obama’s dealings with Iran has been scandalous, beginning with his silence while the Green Revolution was brutally put down by the mullahs in 2009. The Iran nuclear deal was pushed with lies and media manipulation. The infamous pallet of cash that wasn’t a ransom has become symbolic of Obama’s mendacity and penchant for breaking the rules, when he thinks following them is too much trouble.


The list goes on buy we all know most of these and wonder how much more we don't know. 

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Re: 18 Scandals of Obama

He's not running for anything. No Democrat pinned as far right of center as him and as owned by the neoliberal both parties serving masters lobby will for the next 4 to 20 years 


The "swamp clearer" and his new corporatist allies will need to get this fascist project finished with no leaks or cracks in fairly short order or things might get a bit different. 


Big shifts happen fast, once the feebleness of the emperor standing naked is broadcast  Heck, there could be an organic sea change by mid-summer. 


This one cane out of the blue and all it really proved is that the people are restless 


Senior Advisor

Re: 18 Scandals of Obama

Told you he was an extremist. You said we were skin heads.

Re: 18 Scandals of Obama

Who?  Obama?


As neoliberal center right as all of his immediate predecessors. 


Where re do you see the extremism?  Passing a long time GOP/conservative proposed insurance and big medicine friendly health  program?


Maybe with nothing else useful to do the Bagger caucus could float a practical single payer plan and become the patriotic heroes they've been fanticizing themselves to be.  The public (who overwhelmingly wants that) isn't sharp enough to make the distinction.

Senior Advisor

Re: 18 Scandals of Obama

We have single payer. It's called VA. It saves through the long lines of rationing where people die on waiting list waiting to get on the waiting list. The administrators then get huge bonuses because of the savings they create. But now all of a sudden you don't like Obama. Has to be because he is black.

Re: 18 Scandals of Obama

No.  I like the man.  And much about him.  Admire his fortitude and directness, as well as he he could muster up against a hate industry that only became hyper fueled by his mere election.

Senior Advisor

Re: 18 Scandals of Obama

Oh. You like failure.


Re: 18 Scandals of Obama

These are things the conservative media desperately tried to make into scandals. 18 fake scandals that *****efart and Fox news manufactured.  They failed.


Obama didn't even cheat on his wife, unlike tRump.


Senior Advisor

Re: 18 Scandals of Obama

No. But a fast and furious gun killed border agent Brian Terry and a film maker set in jail for a year because of his lies about benghazi.