Friday, January 20, 2017

Obama has one last whopper for America as he exits the White House

Most presidents wait until the corner stone is laid for their presidential libraries before they really try to airbrush their mistakes, errors and scandals out of history. But President Obama is already into full revisionism. He told CBS’ “60 Minutes” last Sunday that “we are probably the first administration in modern history that hasn't had a major scandal in the White House." His chief of staff, Denis McDonough says he’s “most proud of” is that Obama’s tenure has ben ‘historically free of scandal.”
Every administration engages in political spin, but this is political fantasy. For starters, this president and his minions have twisted, bent, and distorted the Constitution, engaging in unilateral actions that ignored, changed or rewrote federal law as if he was a potentate with a “pen and a phone,” not the executive of a constitutional republic.  Obama has, in fact, presided over some of the worst scandals of any president in recent decades. Just a quick overview reveals a collection of truly “deplorable” events”
Operation Fast & Furious, the most reckless law enforcement operation ever conducted by the Justice Department that supplied dangerous Mexican drug cartels with over 2,000 weapons? Perhaps he should talk to the family of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry or the families of the many Mexican citizens who have been killed with weapons obtained through that program.  He even claimed executive privilege to cover up this scandal and obstruct a congressional investigation, an investigation that resulted in Attorney General Eric Holder being held in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents about the operation.
In behavior even Richard Nixon didn’t get away with, President Obama’s IRS flagged tax-exempt applications from conservative groups. Some were never acted on, some were put through intrusive and improper questioning and others weren’t approved. All of this may have resulted in “suppressing”  Tea Party groups enough to secure Obama’s narrow 2012 election.

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