MORE OF BARACK OBAMA DOING WHAT BARACK OBAMA DOES BEST…

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As we all know it is a very rare event when everyone’s favorite EX-president doesn’t seize upon an opportunity to do that which he does best, which is to spread a little hate and discontent directed at those with whom he disagrees!  And it was just such an opportunity that presented itself on Tuesday at Rice University in Houston, Texas.  And it was then that Barry took it upon himself to deride the American nationalism of President Trump’s supporters, describing it as something somehow rooted in a “hatred” of foreigners.  Such is the typical brand of drivel long heard from the likes of Barry, and it’s really nothing new.  After all we the supporters of the president have been labeled as deplorable, the dregs of society, and Nazis, just to name a few.

It was at this event that Barry said:  “We did not adapt quickly enough to the fact that there were people being left behind [by globalization] and that frustrations were going to flare up and that all these changes were happening really quickly, and you had to address them and speak to them. In those environments, you then start getting a different kind of politics. You start getting politics that’s based on, “That person’s not like me, and it must be their fault,” and you start getting a politics based on a nationalism that’s not pride in country, but hatred for somebody on the other side of the border, and you start getting the kind of politics that does not allow for compromise because it’s based on passions and emotions and identities.”

He went on to say, “When I hear people say they don’t like identity politics, I think it’s important to remember that identity politics doesn’t just apply when it’s black people or gay people or women. The folks who really originated identity politics were the folks who said three-fifths clause and all that stuff. That was identity politics. That’s still out there. Jim Crow was identity politics. That’s where it started.”  Barry lamented the news media diversification following the rise of the Internet. He said a “common set of facts” — previously delivered b consensus via the Associated Press, Washington Post, New York Times, ABC, CBS, and NBC — was lost following the arrival of Rush Limbaugh and Fox News on the news media landscape.

He said, “There are a range of reasons why [“the overlapping ideological spectrum in each party”] changed. Some of it had to do with, frankly, the shift in the media because in 1981, your news cycle was still governed by the stories that were going to be filed by AP, the Washington Post, maybe the New York Times, and the three broadcast stations. Whether it was Cronkite or Brinkley, or what have you, there was a common set of facts, a baseline around which both parties had to adapt and respond to, and by the time I take office, what you increasingly have is a media environment in which if you are a Fox News viewer, you have an entirely different reality than if you are a New York Times reader. It means the basis of each respective party [has] become more ideological.”

And I thought it hilarious when Barry claimed President Trump lacks “reverence” for the Oval Office.  He said, “When I walked into the Oval Office, there’s a reverence there for that office that is independent of you, and if you don’t feel that, then you shouldn’t be there because a lot of fights, a lot of sacrifices, a lot of bloodshed is represented in that office — not just soldiers in Iwo Jima. It’s maids in Selma, workers in a coal mine. It’s farmers in the Dust Bowl. You’re carrying that vessel, and I never lost that reverence for that office, and every day I would come, and I would say, “I’m going to make mistakes. There are going to be decisions that are compromises.”  I found it shocking that Barry was able to say such a thing with a straight face.

And then he went on to say, “Through all those ups and downs, you had to have a part of you — and the Bushes had that, and Ronald Reagan had that, and Bill Clinton had that — that sense of, “This is sacred. This is important.” And there’s a civic religion and a set of ideals and principles that we won’t get perfect, but we should strive to get perfect, and that is something I never lost throughout the time I was there.”  Odd to hear Barry speak of such “reverence” of the office when we remember frequently seeing him pictured in the Oval Office with no tie, in dungarees and with his feet up on the desk.  President Trump is never in the Oval Office without a coat and tie, respecting the office.  And we don’t need to talk about the antics of ‘Slick Willy.’

Yes, in retrospect, it’s still somewhat amazing that our Republic was actually able to survive the eight long years of having Barry ‘O’ in the Oval Office.  Because he was, in fact, someone who was, without a doubt, the most-divisive president in all of American history, in both words and deeds.  But with that said, Barry, with the help of his two Attorneys General, did manage to do significant damage to our nation, with some quite possibly being beyond repair, by their intentionally allowing hatred to fester every chance they got.  The long-term effects of that kind of self-serving promotion of hatred still remains to be seen.  I’m sure historians will come to look back at the eight years of Barry and see how little was actually accomplished.

As I have said many times before, the truly sad thing is, that as the first black president, Barry could have been a truly transformative president.  But instead he chose to simply waste his presidency being an arrogant, divisive, fool, who only sought the lime-light and to be consumed by his leftist politics.  He could have left the country with many of its racial wounds healed, but NO, he chose to inflame them in effort to score cheap political points.  He could have mended partisan divides, but NO, instead he left them totally fractured.  And he could have made it about “We the People,” but instead he made it all about himself.  Barry’s presidency was a period in our history where our country was in worse shape at the end than it was at the beginning.

And never have we had a president like Barry who spoke with a caustic, evil tongue against the citizenry rather than present himself as a soothing, calming and trustworthy force. He is void of the basic emotions that most feel regarding this country and insensitive to the instinctive pride we have in our national heritage. His opinions were formed by those who either envied us or wanted him to devalue the United States and the traditions and patriotism that unites us.  So now here we are, again, after eight long years of Barry’s promulgation of racial and class warfare, still having to hear this failed two-term ex-president intentionally confusing “hate” with patriotism, wanting our borders secured, and maintain our national sovereignty.

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OBAMA, SERIOUSLY DELUSIONAL AND MORALLY BANKRUPT…

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Knowing our most recent ex-president as we do, he does have a rather high opinion of himself.  And we saw that yet again just this past Tuesday when during a rather bizarre conversation he declared he is “very confident” that he would have easily won a third term had the Constitution, and his wife, allowed him to run again.  While there are those who will say that Barry was without a doubt the worst president to ever have served, he does have some competition in that regard.  For instance there was Pierce, Andrew Johnson, Wilson and, of course, more recently, Carter.  But what put’s Barry in the running is the fact that as the nation’s first black president he was something special, even unique.  He came into office possessing so much promise, promise that he simply chose to squander all in the name of politics.

And yet it was in speaking with his former adviser David ‘The Commie’ Axelrod at a live recording of the “The Axe Files” podcast at the University of Chicago, that Barry said he believes voters felt that he had “taken the job seriously, worked hard, been true to my oath, observed and hopefully strengthened the norms and the rules and the values of our democracy.”  Barry said, “I feel very confident that I was in a position—had it not been for both the Constitution and Michelle—to continue in office.”  Barry, as you may remember came into office promising to provide to us the most transparent administration in our history, unfortunately it was just the opposite that turned out to be so true.  And too, by the end of his eight year reign his was, without a doubt, the most corrupt administration in history.

Axelrod had earlier said that some people would like Barry to serve in perpetuity and even joked about some of Barry’s more ardent supporters wanting him to run for vice president.  The ex-president, though, added that he is “not sure it is a healthy thing” to serve more than two terms, pointing out that in countries without term limits, “even very good people… lose their edge and get stale and comfortable in the position.”  Barry said it is “useful to have a democracy have to continually evolve.”  Now had Barry been allowed to run for a third term, it would have been he who would have faced off against Donald Trump in 2016.  But when Axelrod asked whether Barry believed that he could defeat President Trump in 2020 in a hypothetical one-on-one matchup, Barry chose not to take the bait.

Now it is a fact that Barry perpetrated much damage upon our country during his eight years in office, to the point where even those people who tend to avoid politics started to realize it.  The race hatred, the massive amount of overspending, the blatant trashing of our military, the unwillingness to protect our borders, all of it and more.  And he remains very proud of the job he did!  And Hitlery was his designated successor, and was to be Barry’s third and possibly even fourth terms.  She was to pick up where Barry left off on the wholesale destruction of our country, taking the socialist policies that he had put in place and enlarging upon them.  But luckily there were enough people who were able to recognize that electing Hitlery would have been nothing more than putting that final nail in the coffin of our great Republic.

So, hypothetically speaking, what is it that we might have expected to see take place during a Barry third term.  Well, for one thing the nation’s debt would have likely risen to $30 Trillion.  America would have continued to ignore Kim Jong-un, the nation would have been overrun by illegal immigrants, the Supreme Court would have been packed with liberal activist judges, American companies would have continued to leave the country, the Chinese would have continued to exploit the trade system, America would have continued paying the bulk of NATO funding, no new deal would have been made between Mexico, Canada and the USA, Islam would have been promoted in America, the military would have continued to be downgraded and the list goes on.  So, aren’t we lucky it did not and could not EVER happen?

Sadly, as crazy as it may sound, Barry could very well have won again.  After all, he is a much better campaigner than is Hitlery.  And, of course, he would have had the entire ‘fake news’ media complex, including Fox News, campaigning, lying and providing all manner of cover for him, which is a very powerful tool.  And then combine that with being able to break the law, pretty much with impunity, when it benefits one during a campaign and one has what is, at least potentially, a winning recipe.  And while he does remain the greatest fraud ever to be perpetrated upon the American people, it doesn’t necessary make the worst president in history.  But that does not mean he shouldn’t be tried for his many crimes and punished accordingly.  And were he not black, and a Democrat that might well have happened.

But if we can be honest, I do think it fair to say that Barry was the first American president who genuinely hated, and still hates to this day, this country.  He came very close to successfully destroying the country as it was founded.  Barry was, and continues to be, a disgrace.  He continues to run around shooting his mouth off after what was a terrible eight years with a stagnant economy, executive order overreach because his policies were loathed, the rise of ISIS, Russia allowed to run wild annexing Crimea and moving into Eastern Ukraine and China was screwing the world on trade. His liberal social policies fly in the face of American values, he divided the country into every possible identify group.  And his signature ‘achievement’ of socialized healthcare was nothing more than complete and total disaster!!

Yet despite all that failure this smug, arrogant thug is running around telling us how great he is.  In truth Barry is a nobody with no legacy except for trying to destroy the country he was elected twice to lead. Today he resorts to being an armchair president, like a retired, old, has-been quarterback whose record was exceeded by his replacement, a man who has completely lost everything he thought he gained, a man who knows that he can no longer have a position of real power, a man who each day looks into the mirror and sees ‘FAILURE’ written all over his face, a man who can only look forward to seeing President Trump succeed.  While Carter was just plain stupid and in over his head with national and world events at the time, Barry came into office wanting to “fundamentally transform” America, and not in a good way.

OBAMA REMINDS US WHY WE WERE SO GLAD TO SEE HIM GO…

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Even out of office ex-president Barry ‘O’ continues to provide us with proof, on nearly a daily basis, of why it is without a doubt that he will go down in history as being the absolute worst president the American people have ever had the misfortune to elect.  And regardless of how you may feel about President Donald Trump, he can’t hold a candle to Barry’s war on civility that took during his eight years in office and for two years after.  And while I think it’s rather obvious that President Trump has a genuine l love of this country, it is just as obvious that, courtesy of his many statements as well as his actions, Barry still maintains a very deep-seated hatred of America.

Barry recently suggested that President Trump is not solving the world’s problems because he has “racism” and “mommy issues.”  Which was a rather odd thing to hear coming from a guy who we’re told wrote an entire autobiography called ‘Dreams from My Father’ as a means to work through his own many ‘daddy’ issues, and who is certain we can solve all the world’s problems — “climate change, education, agriculture and so on” — quite easily because they are “not nearly as complicated as they are made out to be.”  The “reason we don’t do it,” Barry explained, “is because we are still confused, blind, shrouded with hate, anger, racism, mommy issues.”

It was ‘The Daily Mail’ that first reported the ex-president’s remarks made during the Obama Foundation gathering in Chicago on Monday and added that in taking yet another swipe at President Trump, Barry actually suggested the U.S. was a better place before he was sworn into office.  In a conversation with author Dave Eggers, Barry also repeated his belief that if you could choose a time and place to be born, you would choose the U.S.  But he amended that thought and said: “You’d choose now – or maybe two years ago.”  Right, the country was in a much better place after Barry’s best efforts to turn it into the equivalent of some third world hellhole.

Yet oddly enough, there’s no record of Eggers asking Barry why it would be so easy to fix the world and not the ex-president’s hometown of Chicago, where Barry spent more than a decade working as a community agitator and legislator. Democrats have enjoyed unrivaled control of that city for decades.  It’s a place where nothing is stopping them from realizing their political goals, and, as a result, Chicago has become nothing more than a bankrupt war zone.  Nor is there any record of Eggers asking Barry why he believes it’s so easy to fix the world’s problems but believes a “magic wand” is necessary to bring back manufacturing jobs to the Midwest.

Barry’s rather cynical view of humanity, his view of a pluralistic and democratic society that debates, argues, and fights for its own beliefs as something that “gets in the way” of his idea of “progress,” shows that he is still the same man who in 2008 smeared those different from him as being “bitter” and backwards, describing them as those who “cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”  He has changed not at all in the years since leaving office, having become even more self-absorbed than during his time in office.

I truly do believe that there will eventually come a day when even those who viewed Barry as being nothing less than the second coming will finally come to realize that in electing the first black president the American people wasted a great opportunity in that they could have done so much better than to elect Barry.  It was nothing more than a wasted effort, and a complete waste of time, and one that resulted in so very little that was good.  He left the country far worse off than it was when he found it which, I would argue, was exactly what he intended to do.  He chose to take the easy way out, consumed by his politics instead of making the country better for all.

It was in Barry that we had someone who truly could have been so very much more than what he turned out to be.  And what he turned out to be was little more than an abject failure and on so many different levels.  Rarely do we have someone coming into office with so much potential but who ultimately proves himself to be such an unmitigated disaster.  And yet he still somehow feels qualified to accuse his successor of failing to cure all of the world’s problems, those things that he only succeeded in making worse, and pretty much on purpose.   All of which makes all the more clear what it was that so many disliked about him as president, it wasn’t about race.

Barry now comes across as being a bitter broken man whose failures even he cannot deny.  His entire existence has clearly been rife with envy.  He despises America.  He campaigned on a platform to “fundamentally transform America.”  He did his best to destroy America, never anticipating someone like Trump would ever get elected. President Trump has slashed Barry’s abysmal policies and has inspired everyone to get back on track.  As a nation we are a resilient lot, all of which Barry detests.   Barry has returned to an existence mired in envy and is ‘community organizing’ his sentiments to manipulate his fan base and cover-up his failures.

Barry was out of touch and yet those who supported him still refuse to admit it.  Clearly Barry has honesty issues.  He is delusional and trying oh so hard to burnish the image of his eight year reign of error.  President Trump has boldly focused on returning America to greatness and to her rightful place in the world.  Barry was solely focused on transforming America into something unrecognizable.  While President Trump has made a growing economy a centerpiece of his presidency, Barry worked to convince Americans that their best days were over and to get used to it.  President Trump is a leader.  Barry was a leftist puppet, determined to “lead from behind”.

OBAMA STILL OBAMA’S FAVORITE SUBJECT…

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When it comes to Barry ‘O’ it would seem that old habits must die pretty hard.   And the reason for my saying such a thing is the fact that it was during what was described as being a ‘stump’ speech, this past Monday, in Nevada to ‘promote Democrat candidates, our rather illustrious ex-president took the opportunity to spend far more time talking about himself than he did about those he was there to ‘promote’.   Because it was during his speech that he made reference to himself over 90 times.

Speaking at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), our ex-president stressed the importance of voting as a tool to change things about the country that one doesn’t like, whether those things be policies or leaders.  As he spoke, Barry ‘O’ was flanked by U.S. Senate candidate Jacky Rosen — who is facing incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller in a tight race — and gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak, who has recently come under fire regarding some rather allegations of domestic abuse.

But whether he was responding to shouts from what turned out to be a rather small crowd, comparatively speaking, or reflecting on his past experiences on the campaign trail or those while in office, the ex-president preferred to spend far more time talking about himself than about the candidates he was supposed to be there to endorse.  But really, how many of us were really surprised by that?  After all, a leopard can never change its spots.  He is what he is and that’s all that he is.

And it seemed almost only in passing that he even bothered to mention the Democrat candidates standing there beside him and for whom he was there to generate some support.  He mentioned Congressional candidates Susie Lee and Steven Horsford only once each, Senate candidate Jacky Rosen four times, Kate Marshall (candidate for Lieutenant Governor) twice and gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak only once.  But then, I’m sure he saw himself as being the most important person there.

It’s obvious that Barry still yearns to be president of the world.  And I love the fact that he no longer seems able to draw the crowds that he once did, what an ego bruiser that must be for him.  But still, I have no doubt that he has been hard at work behind the scenes, wreaking as much havoc as possible in an effort to undermine the man that has dismantled much of what he, and his leftist allies, sought to put into place.  After all, that’s what creepy bottom-feeders, such as himself, always do!

And I guess we’re just supposed to think’s it’s all just a coincidence that Barry’s economy was stagnant and the “new normal” to be expected was an annual growth of 2%?  Barry presided over the worst economic ‘recovery’ in nearly 100 years.  Now with President Trump at the helm, we have 3-4% growth, record low unemployment, and an 18 year high in consumer confidence.  Hitlery would have, no doubt, continued Barry’s failed policies which would have only caused the economy to worsen.

And you know it just has to stick in his craw that all it took for President Trump to accomplish a true economic recovery, and not the rather anemic excuse for a recovery that Barry managed, was to simply reverse everything, or nearly everything, that Barry ‘O’ did while in office that anything to do with the economy.  And it has taken President Trump less than two years to accomplish that which Barry was unable to accomplish in eight years.  Of course Barry hasn’t stopped trying to take credit.

Barry’s recent appearances since leaving the White House have continued to make very clear that while you can take the narcissist out of the White House, you can’t take the White House out of the narcissist.  A useless, know-nothing, do-nothing, pot-smoking Moslem sympathizer, voted into the White House for eight very long years based on nothing more than the color of his skin.  But then that’s the type of criteria that braindead Democrats tend to use when choosing which candidate to vote for.

OBAMA CONTINUES TO DO WHAT HE DOES BEST…LIE!!!

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Those on the left never tire of telling those of us who continue to support President Trump about how he is nothing more than the very worst kind of a liar.  But it’s in so doing that they seem to forget entirely, or simply choose to remain blissfully ignorant of, the many lies told, and very purposely so, by he who was so very often referred to as being our Liar-in-Chief while he was in office, and just a common liar since leaving office.  Let’s face it.  It just isn’t that often that someone comes along who possesses the skill of our last president when it comes to being able to lie, and very convincingly, about just about anything and everything.

And it was as recently as this past Monday that we once again saw him in action as we were once again reminded of just how skillful a liar our ex-president, Obummer, truly is.  Because it was while seeming to chase our current president across the country in preparation of the coming midterm elections, that our ex-president was heard to utter what may very well have been the single most pompous, patronizing, and pretentious lie ever heard from a politician, any politician, regardless of political party.  And yet, he seems to remain convinced that he can say absolutely anything and be believed and that there is nothing that can be said which crosses the line.

And so, it was during a recent stopover in Nevada, the purpose of which, I guess, was to motivate Democrats, that Obummer said, “Here’s the good news, Nevada. Right now we have a chance to restore some sanity to our politics. Right now we can tip the balance of power to you, the American people. Because ultimately there is only one real check on abuses of power. There is only one real check on bad policy, and that is you and your vote.  He said, “And you know, the great thing in Nevada, you do not have to wait two weeks. You can go ahead and vote right now. In Nevada, early voting is already underway. You can vote at any early voting site in your community.”

He added, “If you do not think it is important to vote, look at what the Republicans have done these past two years. Look at what they’re saying they’re going to do if you send it back for two more. Here is one simple fact—this is a fact.”  And it was then that he made that remarkable, and blatantly false, claim, saying, “Unlike some, I try to state facts. I believe in facts. I believe in a fact-based reality and a fact-based politics. I don’t believe in just making stuff up.”  This rather astonishing statement flies in the face of everything we know about our ex-president and his rather checkered history of being able to deal with the truth.

And I must say that perhaps the most remarkable thing about what it is that he said is the fact that he was able to get through his entire statement while being able to maintain a straight face.  But then that’s really nothing new.  And while I may feel it as being unnecessary to remind folks of Barry’s well-earned reputation as being one who routinely ‘stretches’ the truth, what follows are but a few of the more prominent examples of those times when Barry looked the American people dead in the eye, and then proceeded to lie to them in what was really nothing less than an attempt to wreak as much havoc as possible as he sold (and sells) his bill of goods to America:

  1. In what was rated as being the “Lie of the Year” by left-wing Politifact, Barry said, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” Politifact noted in 2013, “So this fall, as cancellation letters were going out to approximately 4 million Americans, the public realized Obama’s breezy assurances were wrong. Boiling down the complicated health care law to a soundbite proved treacherous, even for its promoter-in-chief. Obama and his team made matters worse, suggesting they had been misunderstood all along.”
  2. It was earlier this year in speaking about his own administration that Obummer actually said: “We didn’t have a scandal that embarrassed us.” Oh, really? He seemed to have conveniently forgotten about the IRS scandal, the Benghazi scandal, the Fast and Furious Scandal, letting Hezbollah funnel cocaine into the United States, and secretly wiretapping AP reporters.
  3. Obummer asserted in 2013 vis-à-vis the Benghazi scandal, “The day after it happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism.” Nope, not quite. Obummer repeatedly described it as “an act of terror,” but never mentioned the word terrorism, possibly because he didn’t want to damage his 2012 campaign theme that the U.S. had terrorists beaten. In fact, the day after the attack in Benghazi, here was his exchange with Steve Kroft of CBS News in which he studiously avoided calling the Benghazi massacre an act of terrorism:

Kroft: “Mr. President, this morning you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word ‘terrorism’ in connection with the Libya attack.”

Obummer: “Right.”

Kroft: “Do you believe that this was a terrorist attack?”

Obummer: “Well, it’s too early to know exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans. And we are going to be working with the Libyan government to make sure that we bring these folks to justice, one way or the other.”

And it was eight days later that Obummer was asked this question at Univision town hall: “We have reports that the White House said today that the attacks in Libya were a terrorist attack. Do you have information indicating that it was Iran, or al-Qaeda was behind organizing the protests?”

Barry answered saying, “Well, we’re still doing an investigation, and there are going to be different circumstances in different countries. And so I don’t want to speak to something until we have all the information. What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests.”

And five days after that, on ABC’s “The View,” Obummer was asked, “It was reported that people just went crazy and wild because of this anti-Muslim movie — or anti-Muhammad, I guess, movie. But then I heard Hillary Clinton say that it was an act of terrorism. Is it? What do you say?”  Obummer answered, “We are still doing an investigation. There is no doubt that the kind of weapons that were used, the ongoing assault, that it wasn’t just a mob action. Now, we don’t have all the information yet so we are still gathering.”  So yes, Barry believes in facts, all right. His facts.

I’m sure we all remember how Obummer blamed everything that went wrong, during his entire eight years in office, on Bush.  And now we’re seeing him trying to take credit for everything that’s going right under President Trump.  And he’s getting lots of help in that endeavor, from his many remaining allies in both the Democrat Party and the state-controlled media.  I’m confident that there will come a day when Americans will look back and realize the greatest mistake we ever made was in electing Barry as president.  And I feel just as confident that we will back at President Trump’s eight years in office as a turning point for this country.

OBAMA, THE TRUE THREAT TO A FREE PRESS…

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For the last year and a half, and perhaps even a bit longer in some cases, it’s from the left that we’ve heard nothing but whining as well as accusations of every sort about how it is that President Trump has maligned those poor folks in our state-controlled media.  We have continually been told how it is that this president specifically is nothing short of a “threat to the freedom of the press.”  Yet oddly enough all of those now accusing President Trump of attacking the media seem to be suffering from a case of selective amnesia when it comes to another recent president who actually did pose a very real threat to freedom of the press.

And of course it is of Barry ‘O’ of whom I speak.  A guy who, during a recent speech at the University of Illinois, said, “It shouldn’t be Democratic or Republican to say that we don’t threaten the freedom of the press because — they say things or publish stories we don’t like.”  And it was then that he went on to say, “I complained plenty about Fox News, but you never heard me threaten to shut them down, or call them ‘enemies of the people.’” Barry certainly had his issues with Fox News. Newsweek actually described the conflict between them as “a war.”  But to be honest, Barry’s war with the media wasn’t limited only to Fox News.

In fact, Barry’s treatment of the media was so bad that even New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan criticized him in 2013 for what she called “unprecedented secrecy and unprecedented attacks on a free press.” And it was David E. Sanger, the chief Washington correspondent for The Times, who said of Barry’s administration, “This is the most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered.” According to a report on press freedoms by the highly respected Committee to Protect Journalists, “In the Obama administration’s Washington, government officials are increasingly afraid to talk to the press.”

And it’s hard to imagine, given how it was that so many of our so-called ‘journalists’ perceived Barry as being the greatest thing since sliced bread, that his administration would have been so antagonistic toward those in the press.  But the evidence that he was a true enemy of our ‘free press’ is nothing short of astounding, all one has to do is to look. Those in left-leaning media of today who insist upon calling President Trump’s attacks on the media unprecedented, conveniently ignore all that took place during Barry’s eight year reign in the White House.  So as a refresher here are five examples of Barry’s attacks committed against our ‘free’ press:

  1. Manipulating media coverage: While media was generally very positive toward Barry ‘O’, he wasn’t willing to risk losing control in an interview while he was running for reelection should a ‘journalist’ actually try to ask a tough question. To solve this problem, Barry only went to local media outlets to do interviews.

Why does this matter? Well, the reason is control. National media outlets would not be so open to ground rules for interviews. But local media outlets were another story. Local news stations don’t often get the opportunity to interview the president of the United States and are far more willing to agree to ground rules, such as establishing what topics can be discussed or what questions can’t be asked.

Barry was clearly more comfortable when he could dictate the terms of an interview. By August 2012, Barry had done fifty-eight local media interviews, but only eight national media interviews.

  1. Proposed government monitors in newsrooms: The Constitution protects freedom of the press because a free press is a check on the power of our elected leaders. Barry didn’t want this check, not on his watch, and made many efforts to rein it in. Early in his second term, Barry’s FCC proposed a new program that would have put FCC agents in media newsrooms “to determine how stories were selected, whether there was bias in reporting,” and whether “critical information needs” were being met. These monitors would be placed not only in broadcast newsrooms, but also print media outlets that the FCC had no regulatory authority over. Because the FCC controls licensing of broadcast media, these monitors would have been effective intimidation tools… a constant reminder to the media that if the government didn’t like what you were saying, your license to broadcast could be revoked.

Who knows what would have happened had it not been for FCC commissioner Ajit Pai (now chairman under President Trump), who exposed the existence of the proposed program in 2014, causing outrage and the eventual scrapping of the program.

  1. Threatening journalists for negative coverage: After trying to blame Republicans for so-called sequestration budget “cuts,” Barry was less than thrilled when ‘journalist’ Bob Woodward wrote both in his book, ‘The Price of Politics’, and in an early 2013 opinion piece in The Washington Post that automatic spending cuts had been proposed by the White House and personally approved and signed into law by Barry ‘O’. Less than a week after the piece ran, Woodward revealed that a senior White House official warned him he would “regret” calling Barry out for his role in the sequester.  After Woodward revealed his experience, other ‘journalists’ came forward with similar stories.

Ron Fournier, the former editor-in-chief of National Journal, said of Barry’s administration: “I received several emails and telephone calls from this White House official filled with vulgarity, abusive language, and virtually the same phrase that Woodward called a veiled threat.” Lanny Davis, ‘Slick Willy’ Clinton’s longtime advisor and now lawyer to Michael Cohen, also came forward with claims he had received similar threats for unflattering pieces he wrote about Barry in the Washington Times. Liberal ‘journalist’ Jonathan Alter said he’d been subjected to abusive treatment from Barry’s administration for writing something they didn’t like. “There is a kind of threatening tone that, from time to time — not all the time — comes out of these guys,” he said. A young female reporter was called crude names in an email for merely asking important questions of a Barry ‘O’ cabinet secretary.

  1. Spying on the media: If threatening ‘journalists’ for asking tough questions and writing unflattering articles isn’t bad enough, all I can say is that it gets worse. Barry & Co. actually spied on the media. Less than six months into Barry’s second term we learned that his Justice Department secretly obtained two months of phone records of AP reporters and editors. What was Barry & Co. after? They wouldn’t say, but Gary Pruitt, the president and CEO of the Associated Press, had an idea:

He said, “These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP’s newsgathering operations and disclose information about AP’s activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know.”

Similarly, the Justice Department secretly obtained then-Fox News reporter James Rosen’s phone records, tracked his movements, and read his emails while investigating possible leaks of classified information to Rosen for an article on North Korea’s nuclear program. One consequence of Barry &Co.’s spying was that longtime sources stopped talking to the Associated Press and other news organizations.

  1. Trying to jail journalists and whistleblowers: For all of President Trump’s mean words and use of the term “fake news,” I think we can all agree that such things aren’t nearly as bad as threatening and spying on journalists, right? Do you still think Barry ‘O’ was an advocate of the free press?  What if I told you he actually tried to put journalists in jail, for simply doing their jobs! The aforementioned James Rosen, who was subjected to spying Barry & Co., was also threatened with jail time when Barry’s Justice Department labeled him a “co-conspirator” with one of his sources who was charged with violating the Espionage Act of 1917 for leaking the information to Rosen. Another ‘journalist,’ James Risen of the New York Times, was similarly treated as a co-conspirator with a government source indicted by Barry & Co. under the Espionage Act. Risen was subpoenaed, and originally compelled to testify against one of his sources.

Barry & Co. used the Espionage Act six times in eight years to go after government sources, more than double the number of all previous administrations combined. Risen would later describe Barry & Co. as “the greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation.”

Leonard Downie Jr., the former executive director of the Washington Post, said “the administration’s war on leaks and other efforts to control information are the most aggressive I’ve seen since the Nixon administration.”

I’m of the opinion that a good analogy for the press would be to say it’s like that woman who keeps going back to the significant other even though he continues to mistreat her. Barry hated the press, and yet they did provide service.  They repeatedly lied for him. They were absolutely giddy in his ‘God-like’ presence.  And in the end, the public actually realized that the press doesn’t report ‘news.’  They now take anything that happens and spin it against Trump. He gets 92% negative coverage, yet somehow still manages to get 44 to 48% favorability ratings. The majority of this country hates the media and so now pays little or no attention to them.

Barry tended to strike out only at those in the press who dared to tell the truth about his deception.  Hence his war against Fox News.  President Trump strikes out at our ‘fake news’ media for lying about him, for spreading misinformation and disinformation for no other reason than because they don’t like him. Today those in our so-called ‘free press’ tend to operate more like members of a state-run propaganda machine not unlike Pravda.  I would strongly recommend to my fellow citizens that they do their homework like a lot of folks are now doing.  It’s not hard to put the pieces together if you don’t prejudge the content.

The press hates President Trump because he happens to be ONLY one of few Republicans who possesses the requisite gonads to call the ‘fake news’ media exactly what it is.  The fact is those who comprise our ‘fake news’ media spend 90 percent of their time trying to take down our duly elected president after spending 90 percent of their time kissing Barry’s ass.  Why should it be seen as acceptable for the media to tell non-stop lies about him?  And why is it that just because past Republican presidents have cowered before the media and tried to earn their love, does it mean that President Trump should continue that incredibly insane practice?

TRUMP ON A MISSION TO MAKE IT APPEAR AS IF OBAMA WAS NEVER PRESIDENT…

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Hopefully, and with any luck, right about the time that President Trump is finishing up his eighth year in office it will be as if Barry ‘O’ had never been president.  And I think that’s the one thing that terrifies Democrats most of all about President Trump, and why there has been such a concerted effort by those on the left to do all that they can in their attempt to remove him from office.  But as has been mentioned more than a few times, of late, it’s in spite of ‘news’ coverage that has been over 90 percent negative practically since he took office that his approval rating continues to tick upward and is now higher than Barry’s was at the same point in his first term.

And might I say that never has there been a president who was more deserving of having his ‘legacy’ erased, and to make it appear as if his presidency never even happened, than Barry ‘O’.  The ONLY positive thing that resulted from his having been in office is that we ended up with President Trump.  Because, as I have said on any number of previous occasions, had Barry not been elected president I am very firmly convinced there would have never been a President Trump.  Barry set out to “fundamentally change America.”  And now Trump is fundamentally changing Barry’s legacy.  Barry is now being fundamentally erased, as if he was never elected.

And the decision by President Trump to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran is the biggest blow, but it’s only the latest. The elimination of the individual mandate and canceling the yearly bailout of insurance companies has left Obamacare in a precarious condition.  Young immigrants whose parents brought them to the United States unlawfully, the so-called dreamers, are losing their legal status.  This is historic. Presidents often vow to wipe out big chunks of their predecessor’s legacies.  President Eisenhower was going to take on the ‘New Deal’, Ronald Reagan targeted ‘The Great Society.’  Both backed down.  President Trump, so far, has not.

But Barry and Democrats made President Trump’s task a relatively easy one.  Barry, as you’ll recall, succeeded brilliantly in the first two years of his presidency when Democrats controlled Congress.  But once Republicans held the House, Senate, or both over the next six years, he ignored Capitol Hill whenever he thought he could get away with it.  He spared himself the unpleasantness of having to compromise with Republicans and instead governed by executive orders and regulations.  And as he is now finding out, actions taken by the president alone prove vulnerable to being erased by subsequent presidents. And that’s what happened to the pact with Iran.

Democrats went so far as to use the filibuster to block even a nonbinding vote on it. President Trump killed the deal with his pen. That was also all it took to quit the Paris accord on global warming.  There were two factors behind Barry’s decision to shun a treaty, which requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate. Winning that lopsided a vote appeared to be impossible. On the other hand, Barry had a backup, Hitlery. She was expected to win the presidency in 2016 and could then be relied upon to protect the nuclear agreement.  But a funny thing happened on the way to the inauguration, Hitlery lost the election.  And Barry’s legacy is now going up in smoke.

On immigration, Barry might well have prevailed had he sought congressional approval of legal status for young illegals, the dreamers. Again, Republican votes would have been needed.  He rejected that. And since Barry said he couldn’t legally act on his own, it looked like nothing would be done.  Then he changed his mind and simply announced the approach known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Neither a regulation nor a law, it’s simply a policy. With Barry gone, it lacks a presidential defender.  Trump abandoned it, though he’s offered a pact to keep the dreamers here: They’d be legalized and Trump would get his wall on the southwest border.

Which would seem to be a pretty straightforward exchange, except for one thing. Democrats remain stubbornly opposed to the wall.  It’s more important to them than even the fate of hundreds of thousands of dreamers, so Democrats declined.  Which leads to another problem they’ve created for themselves, one that further jeopardizes Barry’s legacy while making political life less of a struggle for President Trump and Republicans.  Democrats have adopted a strategy of resisting President Trump across the board.  It’s blind resistance, all anger and ideology with absolutely no amount of commonsense thrown in.  And there haven’t been any exceptions.

As much as Barry and Democrats are to blame, Barry’s incredible shrinking legacy isn’t entirely their fault. A good bit is the result of Trump’s success and canny choice of issues. On foreign policy, does anyone want to return to the days of appeasing North Korea? Should the American embassy in Israel be moved back to Tel Aviv at the earliest opportunity?  Should we go back to insisting that concessions by Israel provide a path to peace in the Middle East?  On domestic issues, Barry’s legacy has better prospects for survival, or at least for being revived by some future Democrat majority in Congress.  That’s because the Democrat mindset on taxes is locked in place.

Finally, Barry ‘O’ set out to fundamentally degrade America, internally and externally, and he was largely successful because our cadre of RINOs in Congress simply rolled over and essentially funded him 100 percent for eight years.  And what about the social fabric of our nation?  Look where the promotion of homosexual marriage/ adoption and transgender “rights” has lead us.  Look at the black racism in the BLM movement and in racial alliance with violent black thugs that Barry openly promoted.  President Trump needs to continue the dismantling of Barry’s legacy and to root out the pernicious residue left behind by this anti-America traitor!