They say that truth is stranger than fiction, and nothing proves that better than the goings on that have surrounded our current president for the past eight years. Barry “Almighty” and his many, and very devoted, mouthpieces have embarked upon what can only be described as being a rather bizarre scheme to hypnotize the American people into forgetting the many scandals that have occurred during his presidency. They seem to think that intoning “this administration hasn’t had a scandal” over and over again will make history disappear. A list of what most people would consider scandals that took place during Barry tenure would include, but not be limited to, the following, which is but a very short list of just some of the scandals Team Obama thinks it can make America forget:
The great “stimulus” heist: Team Obama seems to think nobody will remember how he grabbed almost a Trillion dollars for “stimulus” spending, created virtually zero private-sector jobs with it, allowed a great deal of the money to vanish virtually into thin air, and spent the rest of his presidency complaining that he needed hundreds of Billions more to repair roads and bridges. Vast sums of taxpayer money were wasted on foolish projects that came close to the Keynesian economic satire of hiring some people to dig holes, and others to fill them in. Americans ended up footing the bill for what was nothing more than an army of government jobs, and a lavish network of slush funds for the Democrat Party and its union allies. It’s one of the worst government-spending scandals in our history.
Operation Fast and Furious: Team Obama also seems to think that 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, Barry’s rather insane program to use American gun dealers and straw purchasers to arm Mexican drug lords, is a scandal with a huge body count, prominently including Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata, plus hundreds of Mexican citizens. Agent Terry’s family certainly thinks it qualifies as a scandal.
However, the more sinister take on Fast and Furious is that Barry wanted to create gun crimes in Mexico so they could complain about lax regulations on American gun sales for the purposes of creating a narrative that they could use in America to try and thwart our Second Amendment constitutional rights.
ObamaCare: Everything about ObamaCare is a scandal, from Barry’s incessant lies about keeping your old plan if you liked it to Nancy Pelosi saying, “we need to pass it to find out what’s in it.” ObamaCare continues to be a scam, pure and simple – sold on false pretenses by people who knew it wasn’t going to work the way they promised. It doesn’t feel right to dismiss it as a “failed” scheme when so much of the failure was intentional. The bill was so sloppily crafted that Democrats were basically signing blank sheets of paper when they rushed it through Congress in a foul-smelling cloud of back-room deals.
The Supreme Court rewrote ObamaCare on the fly twice to keep it alive, which is a scandal in and of itself. Barry delayed and rewrote the law so often it was impossible to keep track of the changes, cutting Congress out of the loop completely. (Actually, someone did keep careful track of them, and the tally was up to 70 distinct changes by January 2016.)
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.
Democrats suffocated the scandal by acting like circus clowns during congressional hearings, but at no point were the actual facts of the case truly obscured: yes, pro-life and Tea Party groups were deliberately targeted for extra scrutiny, their tax exemption applications outrageously delayed until after the 2012 election without actually being refused. If anything remotely comparable had been done to, say, environmentalist and minority activist groups by the IRS under a Republican administration, the results would have been apocalyptic.
There’s also no question about the facts of the follow-up scandal, in which IRS officials brazenly lied about having backups of relevant computer data. The American people were expected to believe that multiple state-of-the-art hard drives failed, and were instantly shredded instead of being subjected to data recovery procedures. Luckily for the politicized IRS, the Justice Department was hyper-politicized under Barry too, so no charges were filed, and scandal kingpin Lois Lerner got to enjoy her taxpayer-funded retirement after taking the Fifth to thwart lawful congressional investigation.
Benghazi: This is the clearest example of Barry 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 Barry’s story for the first few weeks after the attack was false, and they knew it was false. They spun a phony story to buy themselves just enough time to make it through the presidential election campaign, and it worked.
But things certainly don’t stop there. Because let’s not forget how it was that journalists were spied on, or how it was that Hitlery had a secret server, then there was the NSA spying scandal and the Bowe Bergdahl scandal, the Iran nuclear deal and ransom payment, the polluting of the Colorado River, the GSA scandal, the VA death-list scandal, Solyndra and the endless shutdown theater perpetrated by Barry and the Democrats. The list is nearly endless. Actually it’s quite amazing that Barry could be involved in so many scandals is such a short span of time. Frankly, it’s pretty impressive. Barry spent the last eight years trying to destroy this Nation, and that he was allowed to succeed to the degree that he has, offends me. Democrats welcome Barry’s attempt to rewrite history, but the rest of us won’t be fooled.