Lists of Obama scandals

Note:  You might want to start at the Barack Obama Index Page, especially if you arrived here by using a search engine.

Sometimes it is difficult to keep up with all the corrupt and sinister activities of the Obama administration.  Fortunately about once a week there's another opinion writer who includes a laundry list of Obama's scandals, just to drive home a related point.

The Obama administration has been immersed in scandals and sub-scandals from day one, and slightly before, and some of the major scandals are covered on pages of their own, e.g.,
A list of Obama scandals you may have forgotten,
Obama's highly suspicious biography,
forged birth certificate,
and fraudulent Social Security number,
Fast and Furious,
Paying ransom to Iran,
Gun control,
Domestic surveillance,
Lies about unemployment numbers and job creation,
Lies about Obamacare,
Lies about taxes and spending,
Lies about energy production,
Lies about immigration and border security,
Lies about everything else,
Intentionally weakening the American economy,
Intentionally weakening America's defenses,
The use of the IRS as a weapon,
The use of the EPA as a weapon,
The use of the NLRB as a weapon,
The use of the Fish and Wildlife department as a weapon,
The heavily politicized Department of Justice under Eric Holder,
The heavily politicized Department of Justice under Loretta Lynch,
The VA hospitals,
Obama vs Gibson Guitar,
Lois Lerner's conveniently deleted emails,
Wholesale amnesty by executive fiat,
Acting like a Marxist dictator,
Changing the Obamacare law day by day,
and a number of miscellaneous scandals.

The articles on this page demonstrate that I'm not the only one keeping a list of those scandals.

Closely related topic:  Grounds for impeachment of Barack H. Obama

"If you engage in an unethical practice, if you cover up a serious problem, you should be fired.  Period.  It shouldn't be that difficult."

Barack H. Obama,    
August 7, 2014      

Obama Scandal Scorecard.  Updated as new stories appear.

Here Are Every Single One Of President Barack Hussein Obama's 633 Scandals.  Remember when President Barack Obama and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett claimed that their administration has been devoid of any scandals?  The brilliant, hard-working geniuses at GRABIEN have compiled a list of 633 scandals — some of which are admittedly about as scandalous as Rosie O'Donnell eating a salad — that proves otherwise.

A Complete Guide to the 633 Scandals of the Obama Administration.  As the news comes at us so quickly these days, it's admittedly hard to keep track of everything that's happened over the last eight years.  The administration seems to recognize this.  Whenever a scandal erupts, the strategy is delay, obfuscate, and punt until the matter fades into the slipstream of yesterday's news.  As Obama's approval rating inched up toward the end of his time in office, his approach seems to be paying off.  To help refresh everyone's memory, Grabien is now publishing what we think is the most exhaustively researched, chronologically comprehensive collection of every scandal that struck the Obama Administration.  As of this publication — which we plan to continue updating — the tally stands at: 633.

Six Democrat Scandals That Should Have Ruined Careers.  The narrative the mainstream media continues to push regarding the Obama presidency is that it was "scandal free," which is absurd.  If anything, Obama was scandal-plagued.  In addition to the IRS targeting scandal, we also had Benghazi.  And both scandals should have impacted the 2012 election in which Obama defeated the GOP's pathetic candidate, Mitt Romney.  While the IRS Targeting story was suppressed by the Inspector General prior to Obama's reelection, Benghazi was manipulated by Obama's National Security Advisor, Susan Rice and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The Supreme Court and the Electoral Coup.  [Scroll down]  And then there was Obama's achievements:  the Iran Nuclear Deal was consummated with the payment of $1.7 billion to the ruling mullahs in Iran, which the Senate wouldn't have ratified were it a treaty rather than a backchannel deal.  Obama's crowning achievement — er crime — that lead us to today's vote fraud dilemma was his oversight and approval of massive clandestine surveillance on Trump, his family and his entire campaign staff by way of an earlier fraud — the illicitly obtained FISA warrants to authorize surveillance — that were undertaken to facilitate an impeachment coup.

We Soon Learn Whether Most Americans Are Any Different From the Masses Who Fell in Line With Hitler and Stalin.  [Scroll down]  Like idols and statues made of metal or plaster, they have ears but do not hear, have eyes but do not see, noses but do not smell a rat.  They even have minds but do not think.  So they are told that Trump is a dictator who has suspended democracy.  Some dictator.  A dictator who, through four years of Obama judges, never defied a court ruling.  A dictator who, through four years, never allocated a dollar of federal funds not authorized directly or indirectly by Congress.  He built only the Wall for which he could dislodge congressionally approved funds.  He tried to cut off sanctuary cities but backed off when the courts limited him.  What civil right did he ever suspend?  Bill de Blasio and Mario Cuomo are closing houses of worship.  Obama spied on journalists.  What law-abiding opponent did Trump ever imprison or even indict?  On what American did he spy?  What emails did he spoliate?  Did he weaponize the IRS as Obama and Biden did?  Did he send deadly assault rifles to Mexican drug cartels as Eric Holder and Obama-Biden did?

How can any Democrat call Joe Biden the 'moral' candidate with a straight face?  With a straight face, liberals tell you they are voting for Biden to bring morality back to the White House.  This is truly one of the fascinating aspects of Trump Derangement Syndrome.  These same individuals cheered on eight years of an Obama/Biden administration that abused all aspects of the Executive Branch's authority to push through their agenda, quash and silence dissent by individuals and organizations with whom they disagreed, and undermine the smooth transition of power for their successors.  Their methods included weaponizing the alphabet city of agencies including the FBI, CIA, NSA, IRS, CFPB, DOE, and DOJ; spying on their enemies; and framing and prosecuting innocent people, from the Benghazi filmmaker to Michael Flynn.  But please, let's bring back this morality.  The list of Obama/Biden scandals is lengthy.  It includes the Fast and Furious gun-running fiasco, which resulted in lost American lives (for which Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress); spying on journalists, including AP and Fox News reporters; weaponizing the IRS to selectively target conservative groups; the Benghazi tragedy resulting in the death of Americans, including a U.S. ambassador, together with the accompanying lies in its aftermath; Hillary Clinton's secret server; the NSA spying scandal; the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap; the Iran nuclear deal passed with lies and the use of the "media echo chamber"; the V.A. scandal; and the use of a government shutdown to hurt Americans — to name a few.

The Legacy of Obama and Biden:  Weaponizing Federal Agencies.  For the first five years after Obama/Biden took office, the mainstream press treated them with kid gloves and did not pursue anything controversial, at least not for long.  Then, their transgressions became so egregious that mainstream media was finding it nearly impossible to continue to shield him.  The list of their sordid policies, botched programs, gerrymandering of our democratic process, and outright fraud and deception was ample.  Had Bush/Cheney been at the helm of the IRS targeting of political groups, let alone Fast and Furious, Black Panther voter intimidation, the Benghazi cover-up, the Affordable Care Act's website debacle, the Gulf Oil Spill, the National Security Agency's snooping, the General Motors recall, the Veterans' Administration scandal, the Bergdahl swap, the border debacle, the ISIS menace, etc, the headlines would be non-stop.

The NeverTrump Right's Intellectual Dishonesty.  [Andrew] Sullivan seems to have forgotten about AG Eric Holder, Obama's self-proclaimed "wingman," as well as Obama's infamous "phone and pen" that he used to do end runs around Congress to dictate policy he'd repeatedly said was out of his purview — DACA, border enforcement etc.  Sullivan also easily forgets Obama's constant barrage of criticism of Fox News, the only major media outlet that had the temerity to offer any measure of criticism of his administration and their policies, or the Obama administration's weaponization of the tools of the state to go after what they considered "unfriendly" media actors like James Rosen and Sharyl Attkisson.  No one in the Democrat media complex seemed to [care] about any of this.  The understanding between Obama and the media seemed to be if they didn't report it, then it didn't happen.

Wikipedia Is Badly Biased.  Examples have become embarrassingly easy to find.  The Barack Obama article completely fails to mention many well-known scandals:  Benghazi, the IRS scandal, the AP phone records scandal, and Fast and Furious, to say nothing of Solyndra or the Hillary Clinton email server scandal — or, of course, the developing "Obamagate" story in which Obama was personally involved in surveilling Donald Trump.  A fair article about a major political figure certainly must include the bad with the good.  The only scandals that I could find that were mentioned were a few that the left finds at least a little scandalous, such as Snowden's revelations about NSA activities under Obama.  In short, the article is almost a total whitewash.

Day One of the Democrat Con-vention: Pros and Cons — Watching PR Pros Combine to Con America.  [Scroll down]  It is time for Michelle Obama.  And she reminds us that, four years ago, the American people had a chance to extend the Obama vision with Hillary — and instead threw her out and dumped the Obama agenda. [...] She — the wife of Obama — tells us that Donald Trump is "in over his head."  We saw what her husband did to stagnate the American economy for eight years, how Putin took the Crimea and marched into Eastern Ukraine on Obama's watch, how ISIS metastasized from a "J.V." team to a terror caliphate, how Obama signed a "climate accord" that imposed devastating restrictions on the American economy while allowing polluters like India and China free reign.  We saw what Obama did with Iran, secretly flying $400 million blackmail in cash to Iran.  We saw "Fast and Furious," Lois Lerner, and now are learning more daily about how the Obama government spied on the incoming Trump administration and used the FBI to spy and perjure themselves to the FISA court.  All while the economy stagnated for eight years, even though it had nowhere to go but up.  And yet she tells us that Donald Trump, [long list of accomplishments omitted for brevity] — that he is "in over his head."

Democrats' Policies are Unfit for the Presidency.  Even if your history knowledge only goes back four years, Obama's presidency:
  •   saw the feds take over of a third of the economy through Obamacare and corporate bailouts
  •   accelerated national financial collapse through unprecedented increases in taxpayer debts;
  •   further nationalized public education through an illegally imposed Common Core;
  •   misused federal power to surveil, harass, and subvert the opposing political party;
  •   appointed two far-left wack jobs of Supreme Court justices;
  •   sent guns to violent Mexican cartels that were used to murder Americans, then lied about it;
  •   effectively amnestyed 660,000 illegally present foreign citizens, forcing U.S. citizens to pay for benefits to them such as public education and health care;
  •   cut off perfectly legal companies from access to banking because of their politics;
  •   weaponized the Internal Revenue Service to harass grassroots political opponents and silence their speech;
  •   tried to force nuns to pay for abortifacients;
  •   forced public schools to put boys in little girls' locker rooms and bathrooms;
  •   fomented campus kangaroo courts that punished anyone accused of sexual assault without a remotely fair trial;
  •   attempted to force medical providers to treat men as women and vice versa;
  •   nationalized the student loan industry and inflated the student debt bubble;
  •   used the National Security Agency to mass surveil innocent Americans and collect private email, phone, and other records;
  •   bailed out with taxpayer cash a terrorist regime that brutalizes its people (Iran);
  •   endorsed race riots in Ferguson, Missouri; and
  •   executed 783 scandals.

Liberals howling over Roger Stone's commuted sentence should remember the Obama years.  The media, other Democrats, and some Republicans like Mitt Romney are feigning outrage that Trump commuted the sentence on Roger Stone.  They aren't outraged at all that the whole Russian collusion scam that entrapped Stone, Flynn, and others was a pure hoax.  They aren't outraged that the Obama administration used massive amounts of government personnel and taxpayer money to illegally spy on Trump and his allies in order to destroy Trump and elect Hillary.  They aren't outraged that Holder, Comey, McCabe, Lynch, Lerner, Rice, Clapper, Brennan, and others committed perjury and got off without being charged.  They weren't outraged that Hillary, her aides, and many others committed major crimes, destroyed records, and obstructed justice and got off scot-free.  They weren't outraged that Biden, Power, and many others illegally unmasked people and information of people surrounding Trump.  But they are outraged that Trump commuted Stone's sentence.

Obama and his Gang of Untouchables.  "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun," Obama said in 2008, cribbing [Sean] Connery's line, during his first campaign for president.  It was a warning that the Chicago-machine raised politician would use any weapon at his disposal to defeat his foes — which is exactly what he did.  And it's the reason why to this day, Obama and his consigliere, Joe Biden, escape any culpability for the biggest shakedown in U.S. political history — the attempted hit on Donald Trump.  After getting away with what would have been presidency-ending scandals for anyone else — illegal gun-running in Mexico, intimidating Tea Party activists with the IRS, shipping billions to Iranian mullahs, and lying about a terrorist attack to avoid losing re-election — Obama and Biden knew they could pull off one more caper.  But this time, Obama's lackeys didn't just ignore or excuse his bad behavior, they were in on it.  Now they are trying to hide the evidence.

Why Are We Letting Democrats Steal from Us?  [Scroll down]  Eight years of Obama's thievery also took a toll on the nation.  As COVID-19 disproportionately impacts lower-income citizens, recall how Obama promised Americans they wouldn't lose their doctors and health insurance under Obamacare.  He lied.  Millions lost their doctors and could no longer afford private insurance.  Obama's ACA also stole the freedom of religion from the Little Sisters of the Poor and others who sought to run their operations in accordance with religious values.  Obama's IRS stole our freedom of speech by refusing to grant nonprofit status to conservative organizations.  He robbed us of our right to privacy by weaponizing his alphabet city of federal agencies, including spying on private citizens.  He also stole the smooth transition of power to his successor — something enjoyed by every prior administration.  The more we learn about the Russia collusion hoax, FBI illegal spying, and other traps set for Trump and his advisers, the more it becomes clear that Obama attempted to steal a duly elected president's ability to govern.  In effect, he attempted to steal our democracy.

Liberals Still Think Obama Was the 'Best President Ever,' Here Are 14 Reasons Why That's Ridiculous.  [#14] There was unprecedented corruption.  By my count, there were at least 30 significant Obama administration scandals.  That has to be a record, doesn't it?  I mean, Nixon had Watergate, Clinton had Whitewater, Monica Lewinsky, and a slew of other alleged affairs.  Donald Trump has a tan line and sometimes more ice cream than other people.  But 30+ scandals under Obama eclipses those.  From trying to sell his Senate seat to using government agencies to target his political enemies, to giving ransom money to a terror state, to even spying on the opponent of his heir apparent to the White House, Obama turned corruption into an art form.  Perhaps this should have been expected, given his Chicago roots, but really, the magnitude of his corruption was certainly underestimated by most of us, and remains totally ignored by the left, which insists his term was scandal-free.

Obama administration was corrupt, more and more evidence reveals daily.  The negligence at Veterans' Affairs, the "stimulus bill" that was simply a redistribution to unions (those "shovel ready projects" weren't so shovel ready after all), the sale of uranium to the Russians, the lies about Benghazi, the Clinton email scandal that was not prosecuted, the appeasement of the Iranians — even sending billions in cash in the middle of the night and bragging about how they lied to the American press and public, the use of financial penalties to fund leftist causes, the use of the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to take property from Americans, on, and on, and on.  I literally could go on forever.  However, the coup-de-grace is what we are now learning about the 2016 election and the criminal spying on the Trump campaign.

It Won't Matter What Obama Knew (or When He Knew It).  Even if we uncovered irrefutable evidence that Obama personally hatched the conspiracy to undermine either the Trump campaign or his presidency, Obama will not be held to account.  From the perspective of justice, what Obama knew and when he knew it is totally irrelevant because nothing will be done about it. [...] Never mind the fact that Obama presided over an anemic economy that his policies demonstrably worsened.  Never mind that the Affordable Care Act made healthcare less affordable for most Americans.  Never mind that he made use of American military firepower in more countries than any other modern president.

Obama's De Facto Russian Collusion Co-Conspirators.  President Obama, as he has done throughout his political career, tacitly encouraged his aides and minions to leak to their accomplices in the media any negative, and oftentimes fabricated, whispers about his political rivals.  The Obama Administration holdovers in the new Trump Administration, having been steeped in this duplicity, would also be part of the grand strategy of marginalizing President Trump utilizing an incessant drumbeat of fabricated leaks about Russia, collusion, and Trump's supposed ineptitude in order to frame public opinion and intimidate the Republicans in Congress.  During the entirety of the Obama presidency, the Republicans and the mainstream media never held him to account for any scandals that presaged the Russia collusion imbroglio.  These include the Fast and Furious cover-up, the use of government agencies to spy on various reporters and news outlets, illegally hacking into the computers in the Senate in order to snoop on and intimidate various senators, and the IRS targeting of conservative organizations in order to undermine their voice in elections.

Judicial, Media, and Agency Activism:  Scourge of the 21st Century.  Hillary Clinton used an unsecured Internet server to conduct the business of the United States State Department, destroyed thousands of subpoenaed documents, and Comey, in spite of mountains of evidence of criminal wrongdoing, exonerated her.  And Comey, along with other FBI officials, signed FISA warrant applications issued on information they knew to be false.  Why was Lois Lerner, who weaponized the Internal Revenue Service, never pursued past her Fifth Amendment plea?  Easy answer, because the trail would have led to places the powers that be at the time didn't want to go.  Why was Susan Rice not questioned about the supposed video that so angered the Islamists in Libya, they attacked an embassy killing four staff including a U.S. ambassador, while four more Americans were left to fend for themselves for 13 hours while Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton twiddled their thumbs.

A Time to Hate.  I accepted Obama. [...] I watched his arrogance, the unctuous way he carried himself literally with his nose up, the way he never held a railing while walking a stairway because he was too cool, the kinds of human dreck he regularly invited as his White House guests, and I accepted it all with the soft whisper, "This, too, shall pass."  I watched the Corrupt Journalist Corps idolize him, crown him a king, admire him as a messiah and a deity, and I accepted the milieu.  This, too, in time would pass.  It meant living through eight years of the deepest public corruption.  Lois Lerner stealing an election by leveraging the awesome power of the Internal Revenue Service to close down legitimate conservative political groups.  Eric Holder — the nobleman who urged people to kick enemies — bringing lawlessness and corruption into the Justice Department, even approving the "Fast and Furious" idea of releasing lethal weapons to Mexican drug lords in the cockamamie scheme to find out how they access and move their weapons.  Glenn Beck exposed Obama's Maoist communications director, Anita Dunn, who walked children through the White House.  There was ACORN.  Just one corruption after another.

It's Time for the Left to Stop Pretending Obama Was Scandal-Free.  How many scandals will it take for the left to admit that Barack Obama had the most corrupt presidency in U.S. history?  Recent revelations that Barack Obama was personally aware of and involved in the bogus investigation of Trump over nonexistent collusion with Russia and the railroading of Michael Flynn should have put the myth of Obama's scandal-free presidency to bed.  They didn't of course.  If the dozens of other scandals during his presidency didn't stop Obama's loyal believers from believing in his messianic infallibility, Obama's participation in a coup against Trump, a man they've been conditioned to believe is worse than Hitler, is not going to convince them.  The latest evidence of Obama's corruption sent #ObamaGate trending on Twitter, angering leftists who came to Obama's defense, arguing, amongst other things, that Obama had a scandal-free presidency or my personal favorite, that the only scandal of the Obama presidency was when he wore a tan suit.

It was Obama, not Trump, who weaponized government against political opponents.  It was Obama who shook down corporations.and create slush funds at EPA, Justice and CFPB to use for political purposes and to reward political supporters.  It was Obama who said he would rule with his pen and his phone when Congress wouldn't do what he wanted.  It was Obama who said that anyone who disagreed on climate change should not be listened to.  It was Obama who used the FBI, intelligence agencies and others to spy on and destroy people surrounding Trump.  It was Obama who changed the rules so classified information could be shared and who had people working under him who questionably unmasked names of people to destroy them.  It was Obama who illegally spied on thousands of Americans, including reporters.  It was Obama who imprisoned and spied on reporters.  But Trump is mean for telling the truth about the bias and false reporting by the press.

A Challenge to Former President Obama.  Barack:  I believe you've had a free roll.  I don't believe you had one tough question thrown at you in the past decade.  Rarely has any member of the media pushed you for a detailed response about your IRS scandal or Hillary Clinton's Russian uranium issue.  You've rarely been asked about the Benghazi cover-up; your justification for the Iran nuclear treaty and why you gave that nation $150 billion, which it obviously used to fund terrorism around the world; and the tall tales used to sell Obamacare.  Then there's the billions wasted in your giveaways to green energy firms and Democratic donors; Joe Biden's Ukraine scandal; Clinton's emails; the nonsense about "shovel-ready jobs"; your attorney general's meeting with Bill Clinton on the airport tarmac; the Democratic National Committee's efforts to fix the primaries for Clinton; and your role in the spying, unmasking and FISA fraud committed against President Donald Trump and his transition team.

Seven Times the GAO Found the Obama Administration Violated Federal Law.  [#3] The Department of Defense was found to have violated the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2014 and the Antideficiency Act in the infamous Bowe Bergdahl swap, when President Barack Obama traded five high-level Taliban detainees for a U.S. Army deserter.  The administration transferred the five Taliban from Guantanamo Bay without notifying relevant congressional committees 30 days in advance, as required by law.  Republicans complained; Democrats were silent.

John Kerry Claims Obama 'Never Had a Whiff of Scandal' So Let's Remind Him Of Some.  During an interview on CNN on Friday, former Secretary of State John Kerry, who's in Iowa campaigning with Joe Biden, echoed the oft-repeated claim that the Obama-Biden administration lacked scandals.  "I believe Joe Biden is the only person who has the set of relationships around the world, who has had this unbelievable breadth of experience as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and then as vice president for eight years — and in an administration, by the way, which never had a whiff of scandal," Kerry said.  The claim went unchallenged.  [Video clip]  This is the problem, absurd claims like that are made regularly by Obama loyalists and go unchallenged by the media.  I can't be silent, so once again I must list a bunch of Obama/Biden scandals so that the truth about the Obama-Biden administration's corruption doesn't get erased.

The Editor says...
The article goes on to list ten big scandals.  The Obama scandals are being gradually pushed closer to the media memory hole.

Obama's 8 years in office was one foreign policy disaster after another.  [Thread reader] In case you don't remember:
  •   [#1] Libya: toppled Quadaffi, had no plan, Benghazi, left it a basket case
  •   [#2] Egypt: picked the Muslim Broterhood, unleashed a bloodbath until Morse could be removed
  •   [#3] Ignored the Green Revolution in Iran, clearly backing the terrorists
  •   [#4] traded 4 terrorists for a deserter, then bluffed about him being a deserter
  •   [#5] Fast & Furious in Mexico, which killed hundreds of people by way of high powered waepons the ATF was told to allow into Mexico
  •   [#6] tried to hide pallets of cash to Iran, then belatedly admitted it
  •   [#7] Got the Iran Deal done thanks to the media echo chamber Rhodes bragged about creating, then hide numerous parts of the deal from Congress
  •   [#8] [D]rew a red line in Syria then pretended he hadn't, then accepted Putin's offer to enter Syria & "help"
  •   [#9] [T]he disastrous "Russian Reset", lifting all of Bush's sanctions from the Georgia invasion, only to impotently watch Putin annex Crimea & invade Ukraine.
  •   [#10] "Opening Cuba["] in return for exactly nothing
  •   [#11] Backing socialist thugs in Central/South America
  •   [#12] Deliberately interfering in Israeli elections [...]

Christianity Today, Where Were You Under Obama?  [Scroll down]  Christianity Today, why did you not see Barack Obama was an enemy of evangelicals through his pastor Jeremiah Wright?  Even if Obama claims he didn't hear the Wright sermons, everyone knows that even in church it is painfully hard to keep secrets.  Obama undoubtedly knew what his pastor was saying in swearing from the pulpit, with anti-American rhetoric, after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.  Christianity Today, why did you not call for the Obama impeachment when he went around the world apologizing for America while American missionaries were locked in prison overseas, putting them in further danger?  Christianity Today, where were you when Barack Obama violated explicit law and transferred five detainees in Guantanamo Bay for a traitor, Bowe Bergdahl, whose disappearance led to the death of American service members who went looking for him while the detainees could go on and kill righteous American soldiers?

Bloomberg is confused as to which president works for the people and which party wants a powerful government.  [Scroll down]  President Obama:
  •   Intentionally violated bankruptcy laws to reward political supporters in the GM bailout.
  •   Refused to give promised missile shields to the Czech Republic and Poland to appease Russia.
  •   Lied continuously in order to take away freedom of choice from the public on health care.
  •   Used the IRS to shut up political opponents.
  •   Illegally stole money, without going through Congress, when Obamacare came up short.
  •   Dictatorially changed immigration laws and refused to enforce existing immigration laws.
  •   Had slush funds at Justice, CFPB, and EPA, which were used for political purposes and to reward political supporters.
  •   Refused to give Ukraine weapons to defend itself in order to appease Russia.
  •   Illegally spied on thousands of Americans.
  •   Illegally spied on the Trump campaign and protected Hillary from prosecution to rig the 2016 election.
Yet most of the media, Schiff, Pelosi, professors, diplomats, bureaucrats, Bloomberg, Hollywood, and other Democrats never said a word about the Constitution, rigging of elections, abuse of power, being a puppet of Putin, usurping Congress's power, or obstruction of justice.  Nope, they supported Obama and still do.  They support Biden, no matter how corrupt and scandalous the Obama/Biden administration was.

Where were the whistleblowers on foreign policy during Obama's terms?  Where was the outrage by the media and other Democrats when the Obama Administration prosecuted eight whistleblowers for spying?  There was little or no concern when:
  Obama reneged on a commitment to put in missile defense shields in Poland and the Czech Republic to appease Russia.
  Obama said he would be flexible with Russia if he was reelected.
  Obama pulled troops in Iraq despite being told that was not a good idea.
  Obama called ISIS a JV team.
  Obama/Hillary left Democrats unprotected in Benghazi.
  Obama/Hillary didn't lift a finger to save Americans under attack.
  Obama, Hillary and others concocted a lie about a video that they told to the public and to the families of those who died to protect their political power.
  Obama lied about terrorists being on the run.

Why It's Not Surprising Voters Don't Think Trump's Rhetoric Is Disqualifying.  [Scroll down]  Barack Obama was a well-spoken, generally nice guy.  He also sued nuns to make them pay for abortions.  Everyone in his orbit spent months in 2012 calling Mitt Romney — Mitt Romney! — a racist felon who gave people cancer.  Obama brought a mobbed-up Chicago banker to the White House and emphatically endorsed that mobbed-up banker's run for his old Senate seat.  He made excuses for the Internal Revenue Service going after his political enemies.  He lied repeatedly about health care.  He gave cash to terrorists and guns to cartels, and his own "wingman" at the Justice Department said people were racist for asking questions about the latter.  I could go on about Obama, yet I still see journalists routinely praising his manner and civility as if there weren't a whole lot of very disturbing cracks in that facade.

Why Washington D.C. Compulsively Lies About Donald Trump.  [Scroll down]  So the Obama presidency was brazenly lying about killing the insurance policies of millions of Americans, sleepwalking through the rise of ISIS, and sending pallets of cash to the world's leading state sponsor of terror, among other things.  Voters who wanted answers were instead force-fed endless variations of that silly Obama in sunglasses "I got this" meme even when it was abundantly obvious Obama didn't have "this" under control. [...] Obama gave thousands of guns to cartels and when Congress started asking questions about why those guns were being used to kill dozens of people, including U.S. law enforcement officers, they were stonewalled and called racist.

Biden Believes He Can 'Build On' The So-Called 'Squeaky Clean' Environment Obama Had.  [Scroll down]  Interestingly enough, Biden seems to believe he can build upon the so-called "squeaky clean transparent environment" that existed during the Obama administration.  "And I can tell you now, if I am your president, next president, I'm going to build on the squeaky clean transparent environment we had in the Obama-Biden White House and no one in my family or associated with me will be involved in any foreign operation whatsoever.  Period.  End of story," the 2020 candidate said.  Where was Joe Biden during the Obama years?  Was he unaware of the scandals that plagued the Obama administration or is he simply trying to forget them?  In case you need a reminder, Uncle Joe, here are a couple not-so-squeaky-clean instances you should really re-examine: [...]

Corruption blinders of the media and other Democrats.  Most journalists and Democrats didn't express any concerns when: [List of scandals]

14 Real Obama Scandals That Have Nothing to do with His Wearing a Tan Suit.  Five years ago last week, Barack Obama attended a press briefing in a tan suit, and the media wouldn't shut up about it.  Since then, the tan suit incident evolved into a myth that conservatives had freaked out about the suit.  So, of course, the media has chosen to turn the tan suit into the symbol of Obama's "scandal-free" presidency.  Chris Hayes of MSNBC marked the occasion with a segment called "Remembering Obama's biggest scandal: the tan suit."  CNN, (which once reported on Trump getting two scoops of ice cream while everyone else gets one) remembered the incident as causing "a divisive disturbance in America's normal sartorial acceptance of the President's choices" or something.  The Washington Post also reflected on the "huge controversy" it caused and called the tan suit a symbol of "the relative dearth of scandals during the Obama administration."  Once again, it seems necessary to remind the public that the Obama administration was not scandal-free.  In fact, Obama was so dogged by scandals there's a whole book detailing them.

Shedding Obama.  The reality that Obama failed has not hit Rahm Emanuel.  He told CNN, "I would not treat the Obama years as something to be airbrushed out of history.  Every one of these things needs to be built upon."  Oh?  How do you build on Obamacare?  How do you build on Solyndra?  How do you build on that Beer Summit?  How do you build on ISIS? The answer is you don't.  You raze the shack and start all over again.  And the party has.  AOC is the heart of the party, not Obama.  He will pick the nominee.  She will write the platform.  I doubt this will work out well, but we shall see.

What must Obama be thinking as Dems support Mueller's contention that an ex-president can be prosecuted for crimes committed while in office?  [The Trump-haters] focus instead on Mueller's avowal that while a sitting president cannot be indicted, an ex-president can be.  They urge Trump's defeat because a second term in office would bring the statute of limitations into play, immunizing him from the consequences of his imaginary crime.  Thus, Democrats keep reminding us that it is important to hold ex-presidents criminally liable for their criminal conduct in office.  Have you noticed how ex-President Obama is nearly invisible lately?  I have to wonder if he worries about US Attorney Durham's grand jury investigating the role of John Brennan in enlisting foreign intelligence agencies in the plot to spy on the Trump campaign, and after the election, to bring it down?

How Many Divisions Does Chief Justice Roberts Have?  When Obama didn't like a court order, he ignored it.  In fact, he exceeded the constitutional bounds of his office at least 10 times, notes Ilya Shapiro.  He did it in intervening in Libya without even notifying Congress; in subverting creditors' rights in the Chrysler bailout; in his administration's implementation of ObamaCare; In the political profiling by the IRS; in illegally appointing three members of the NLRB and the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Board when Congress was not in recess; in directing "the Department of Homeland Security to issue work and residence permits" to the so-called Dreamers (Deferred Action to Childhood Arrivals); in assaulting free speech and due process on college campuses; in creating and implementing his clean power plan; in his overly expansive clean water plan to cover water which is not navigable; in adopting a net neutrality rule; in implementing a cap-and-trade rule.

An Obama Scandals List 1-100.

An Obama Scandals List 101-200.

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An Obama Scandals List, 301 and up.

Stop Pretending The Obama Administration Was 'Scandal Free.' It Wasn't.  Obama's 'squeaky-clean' reputation will soon be the only shred of his legacy liberals can hold onto, but even that is a lie.

The Complete Collection:  Obama's Scandals, Gaffes, And Power-Grabs.  As President Obama prepares to wrap up his time in office, he's recently taken to saying he's "extremely proud" to leave office without any scandals besmirching his tenure.  His political adviser, Valerie Jarrett, said the same earlier this week.  "The president prides himself on the fact that his administration hasn't had a scandal," Jarrett told CNN's Fareed Zakaria matter-of-factly.  As ObamaCare now appears destined for the ash heap of history, the Obama Administration is clearly thinking about its legacy.  And that likely explains the new talking point about Obama's supposedly squeaky clean presidency.  What's the reality?

Obama: 'I Didn't Have Scandals.' So What Are All These?  At a Las Vegas tech conference last week, former president Barack Obama told an audience that his presidency had been scandal-free.  "I didn't have scandals, which seems like it shouldn't be something you brag about," Obama joked, according to Newsweek.  We hear this talking point quite often from Democrats.  Now, perhaps the president didn't experience the fallout from a scandal, which is very different from never having been involved in one.  For this confusion, Obama can thank the political media.  Why does it matter now?  For one thing, historical revisionism shouldn't go unchallenged.  Democrats are running to retake power, and many of them were participants or accomplices in numerous corrosive scandals that have been airbrushed.

Obama's 29 scandals and the media's campaign to hide them.  Was former President Obama the "scandal free," top 10 greatest president he claimed to be as he exited the White House?  To his aides and most in the media, the answer has been a hearty "yes." [...] But now, to counter that legacy campaign, biographer Matt Margolis has penned a book detailing some 29 "scandals" under Obama in, "The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama."  It reviews some of the bigger affairs, such as the Benghazi attacks, and littler ones, like his stonewalling of the media, in an effort to chip away at Obama's stain-free legacy.

The Complete List of Barack Obama's Scandals, Misdeeds, Crimes and Blunders.  [#1] $6 trillion in new national debt under Obama[,] after he promised to decrease the deficit.  [#2] Obamacare — A massive and incredibly convoluted bill which exponentially increases the federal government's control over our personal lives, which neither Obama nor a single Democrat even read before passing, and which will likely bankrupt the nation.  [#3] In both the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, the Obama campaign purposely disabled the credit card verification system for its Web site donations, allowing anyone from any foreign country to donate with no limit and no proof of identity; in both elections it was demonstrated that people overseas and people with obviously false identities were able to donate to Obama campaign, in direct violation of several laws.

Lyin' Biden:  Not a 'hint of a scandal' during Obama administration?  Please!  "Know what I was most proud of?" former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said last week during a campaign event.  "For eight years, there wasn't one single hint of a scandal or a lie."  Maybe his memory is going (he is 76 years old, after all).  But I can think of a bunch of scandals — right off the top of my head — that occurred during the two terms in office for the Obama-Biden administration.  Here are a few of the biggest, in no particular order: [...]

Hey Joe Biden, Here Are Some Scandals You Forgot.  [Scroll down]  Then again, Obama could secretly send planes filled with cash to pay ransom to an Islamist terror state responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American servicemen (using money that had been earmarked for terror victims), and most reporters would still regurgitate echo-chamber talking points.  You remember Ben Rhodes bragging about how the Obama administration could trick 27-years-olds whose "only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns" because they "literally know nothing?"  Politico's Josh Meyer, who did know something, would write a deeply sourced piece — featuring numerous real-life, on-the-record administration officials — about the Obama administration's efforts to undermine investigations into a drug-trafficking ring run by Hezbollah operating in the United States, and most major news organizations never even mentioned it.

The Media at Their Lowest:  When Joe Biden claimed this week on The View that the Obama administration "had not a whisper of scandal" during eight years in the White House, the audience cheered wildly. [...] As a reminder for candidate Biden, let's review a partial list of the dozens of scandals and all the corruption during the Obama administration:
  •   IRS targeting of conservative 501(c)(3) nonprofits
  •   The $500-million Solyndra scam admitted to by secretary of energy Steven Chu
  •   Attorney General Eric Holder held in contempt for lying to Congress
  •   Mass domestic spying by the NSA
  •   Illegal DOJ investigations of journalists
  •   Complete mismanagement of the war in Syria
  •   Transferring $1.7 billion in cash to Iran
  •   The Benghazi cover-up
  •   Operation Fast & Furious
  •   Secretary of state Hillary Clinton's pay-for-play scam with foreign governments
  •   Falsified Veterans Administration documents after patients died waiting to be seen
The above list could easily be three times as long. [...] When presented with a list of these scandals, the Left scoffs and passes them off as right-wing conspiracy theories.  Yet every scandal and instance of corruption cited is amply documented.

When Obama's ego blew out his ears.  [Scroll down]  And as if his lousy slum-of-an-economy, which amounted to bureaucrat-hiring, food stamp-distributing, and benefits to elite cronies such as Solyndra, wasn't an insult in itself by its very cavalier attitude toward insisting on a good economy?  Obama stomped all over the private sector during his eight long years, telling businesses they 'didn't build that' and continuously telling them and their workers that subpar growth was their new normal.  And his claims about Obamacare being 'affordable' were yet another insult.  So were his global 'apology' tours.

Headline shows how terrible DC journalism is.  The Washington Post headline was meant to be scary but it was hilarious.  It read, "Trump is already set to use the government to destroy the Democratic nominee." Really?  How is he going to do that?  Is President Donald John Trump going to use the IRS to punish critics?  Obama did.  Is President Donald John Trump going to use the NSA to spy on opponents?  Obama did.  Is President Donald John Trump going to use the FBI to infiltrate opposing campaigns?  Obama did.  Is President Donald John Trump going to use contacts with foreign governments against his opponent?  Obama did.  Is President Donald John Trump going to obstruct justice to avoid indicting his party's nominee?  Obama did.

America's Most Anti-Christian President.  Which American president changed the White House Christmas cards from being about Christmas or faith to cards featuring the family dogs and similar non-Christmas related subjects?  Which president decorated the White House Christmas tree with ornaments that included figures such as Mao Zedong and a drag queen?  Which president excluded pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit?  Which president nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican?  Which president speaking at Georgetown University ordered a monogram symbolizing Jesus' name covered while he was delivering his speech?  Which president made a practice of deliberately omitting the phrase about "the Creator" when quoting the Declaration of Independence?  Which president opposed the inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelt's famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial?

18 Major Scandals in Obama's 'Scandal-Free' Presidency.  President Obama and his mouthpieces have embarked on a bizarre scheme to hypnotize America into forgetting the many scandals of his presidency.  They seem to think that intoning "this administration hasn't had a scandal" over and over again will make history disappear.

Obama's 'Scandal-Free Administration' Is a Myth.  You often hear that the Obama administration, whatever its other failings, has been "scandal-free."  Valerie Jarrett, the president's closest adviser, has said he "prides himself on the fact that his administration hasn't had a scandal and he hasn't done something to embarrass himself."

Biden the Liar.  Harold Schaitberger, president of the AFL-CIO-affiliated International Association of Firefighters, declared at a campaign rally for Joe Biden today that "Joe Biden is genuine.  There's nothing phony or artificial about Joe Biden."  This is a spectacularly audacious claim about one of Washington's most notorious BS artists.  A few days ago, Biden declared on The View, "We were asked, what are you proudest of from your administration?  You know what I said — he said the same thing as I did.  No[t] one single whisper of scandal.  That's because of Barack Obama."  Perhaps Biden believes there was no whisper of scandal because there was so much shouting about veterans dying while waiting for care at the Department of Veterans Affairs; the "Fast and Furious" gunwalking operation at the ATF; the dysfunctional launch of; the Syrian "red line"; Benghazi; the hacking of Office of Personnel Management records; the IRS targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups; other government agencies harassing and targeting the president's critics; drunkenness and reckless behavior at the U.S. Secret Service....

No scandals?  Biden repeats an old Obama whopper.  So let's get this straight here:  The Benghazi coverup never happened.  The IRS targeting of dissidents never happened, either.  The Gold River pollution on traditional Native American lands by the EPA never happened.  Solyndra never happened.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never had an illegal private server in some guy's bathroom.  She never sold 20% of the U.S. uranium supply to Russia, and her bleachbitting of her subpoenaed emails was perfectly scandal-free, as well as her smashing of Blackberries with hammers.  The fact that top-secret emails turned up in Anthony Weiner's perverted computer, for the New York cops to read, was a nothingburger.  And if you like your doctor...  Actually, the Obama administration was probably the most scandal-plagued of all administrations, and for one important reason:  There was never any housecleaning.

Joe Biden says his proudest moment of Obama's presidency was 'not one whisper of scandal'.  Former vice president and newly-minted 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden appeared on "The View" on Friday morning [4/26/2019] and told hosts that his proudest moment of serving with President Barack Obama was that there was "not one whisper" of scandal during the time they served together in the White House.  Biden said that, coincidentally, he and Obama both told press on the same day while in different parts of the country that the thing they were most proud of while in the White House was that there was "not one whisper of a scandal."  "Not one," Biden said.  "And that's because of Barack."

Deliberate Destruction of Our Constitutional Norms:  The Mueller Report.  Make no mistake:  Mr. Obama and his henchmen got away with everything under the sun.  His hands were all over the beginnings of this investigation.  They were emboldened by the press's docile reaction to the criminalization of the IRS in the run-up to the 2012 election, Operation Fast and Furious and Benghazi.  When you use the most powerful U.S. agency (IRS) to throttle your political opponents and enable Americans to be murdered and get away with it, why would you think launching a bogus investigation against the opposition's presidential candidate would ever be questioned?  And they never would have if the unthinkable had not happened — Hillary lost.  Where are the reporters quizzing Mr. Obama and his hand-picked Attorney General Loretta Lynch about their involvement in this constitutional takedown?

What happens after no one goes to jail?  Many of us have learned from past experience how to see.  For example, we soon realized there was no serious inquiry into Benghazi.  Same for the Clinton Foundation, as well as for all the nefarious deeds related to the nation's premier power couple.  We shrug — it is what it is — what can we do about it?  The FISA Court, created in the wake of 911, has become the means to conduct secret, unsubstantiated, investigations against political adversaries.  Hi ho.  NSA vacuuming up of a kazillion phone calls is, we're told, for our protection and well-being.  Sure it is.  Unmasking of persons, led by the Obama administration's U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and the Queen of Unmasking, Samantha Powers, was, well, it must have been justified, right?  Part of keeping us safe.

Ilhan Omar Is Right:  Obama Did Get Away With Murder.  In 2008, Barack Obama ran on the ambiguous promise of "hope" and "change."  He made sweeping — unsubstantiated — claims about his ability to bring peace to the Middle East; to save the ailing American economy; and to make the world's ocean levels recede. [...] Once in office, though, a funny thing happened.  The oceans did not recede.  In fact, according to the American Left, anthropogenic Global Warming got worse!  The economy did not get better either.  Unemployment stayed above five percent for most of Obama's presidency (and real unemployment, the number of those who have no chance of finding work ever again, was in the double-digits).  What Obama did focus his energies on, particularly in his first two years, was forcing a highly unpopular healthcare law on the already-struggling American people.  The "Affordable" Care Act did nothing to ameliorate the onerous cost of medical care in the United States today.  Its implementation, like its passage, was rushed and created more problems than it had helped.  And, Obamacare simply added to the ballooning debt.  Speaking of which, the 44th president has the dubious distinction of not only having presided over eight consecutive years of turgid economic growth, but also of having exploded the country's debt to historic levels. [...] Under the guise of fighting the Global War on Terror, Obama allowed for the most egregious abuses of American civil liberties to be conducted by the U.S. intelligence service.  As that occurred, Obama also ordered the spy services to wiretap Fox News reporters with whom the administration disagreed.  It was later revealed that the Obama Administration's IRS had engaged in unlawful practices during the contentious 2012 presidential election cycle meant to curb the ability of conservative groups to fundraise and generate support for Republican political candidates.

Barack Obama Is Still Trying To Rewrite His Presidential Legacy.  Have you been following Obama's post-presidency career as a comedian?  Well, I have.  His most commonly used bit was the claim that he didn't have any scandals during his presidency.  Though his usual audience tends not to laugh but to cheer at this claim, it is easily debunked by anyone who paid attention during that time.  It appears that Obama is now testing out some new material.  In addition to his "I didn't have any scandals" bit, he's now working in a couple new ones: [...]

Advantage is not a verb, but you get the idea.
Are the Democrats Advantaging the Republicans for 2020?  [Scroll down]  A failing economy under Obama — one that doubled the national debt to $20 trillion ($80K per family) — was not a cause of our decline in national prosperity and spirit, as well as global power and influence, but rather, just a symptom of a naive far leftist worldview and its supporting diseased culture.  Other symptoms of this contaminated culture include eviscerating the U.S. military, powering toward a single-payer, government-controlled healthcare system via lies (ObamaCare), apologizing for "America's Sins" on a world tour, pursuing an empty, precarious foreign policy underscored by a disastrous "Russian Reset," the Iran nuclear deal and Paris climate deal, while ignoring China's theft of U.S. intellectual property and its aggressive moves in the South China Sea, responding without resolve to North Korea's nuclear threats, failing to recognize ISIS as a Muslim jihadi movement, condemning Israel, fueling domestic racial tensions, disrespecting law enforcement, and weaponizing federal agencies such as the DoJ and IRS for political-enemy-attack purposes.  Those are just a partial list of symptoms of a far leftist culture.

Should the FBI Run the Country?  Return to 2008, when candidate Barack Obama had served only about three years in the U.S. Senate, his sum total of foreign policy experience.  And he was running against the overseas old-hand, decorated veteran, and national icon John McCain — a bipartisan favorite in Washington, D.C.  During the campaign, unfounded rumors had swirled about the rookie Obama that he might ease sanctions on Iran, distance the United States from Israel, and alienate the moderate Arab regimes, such the Gulf monarchies and Egypt.  Stories also abounded that the Los Angeles Times had suppressed the release of a supposedly explosive "Khalidi tape," in which Obama purportedly thanked the radical Rashid Khalidi for schooling him on the Middle East and correcting his earlier biases and blind spots, while praising the Palestinian activist for his support for armed resistance against Israel.  Even more gossip circulated that photos existed of a smiling Barack Obama with Louis Farrakhan, the Black Muslim extremist and radical pro-Gaddafi patron, who in the past had praised Adolf Hitler and reminded the Jews again about the finality of being sent to the ovens.  (A photo of a smiling Obama and Farrakhan did emerge, but mysteriously only after President Obama left office).  Imagine that all these tales in 2008 might have supposedly "worried" Bush lame-duck and pro-McCain U.S. intelligence officials, who informally met to discuss possible ways of gleaning more information about this still mostly unknown but scary Obama candidacy.

If Only Trump Haters Could Realize How Dangerously Our Democracy Is Being Threatened.  If the FBI had hated Obama the way their inner circle detested Trump, how hard would it have been for them to obtain Obama's college application to Columbia University, his application to Harvard Law School, his transcripts — and then to have leaked them to the media, as Comey leaked to the New York Times?  Did Obama engage in sexual improprieties in college, in law school, or since?  Has he cheated on Michelle?  Has he done drugs?  Did he collude with the Iranians to allow them to develop nuclear weapons, while secretly sending them $1.7 billion in cold cash?  Was he an Iranian operative colluding with the Mullahs to repress the "Green Movement that he would not endorse, or to refuse to veto a Security Council resolution condemning Israel?  Are these conspiratorial questions any less believable than those suggesting, with far less evidence, the kinds of Trump collusion fantasies that have launched secret FBI probes?

The Scandals of the 'Scandal-Free' Obama Administration.  The Fast and Furious scandal was, among other things, about deliberate government gun-running of weapons to Mexico, perhaps in a warped effort to discredit current U.S. firearms laws.  The Benghazi debacle involved a cover-up of a preplanned terrorist hit on our consulate, an attack that was possible only because it was well known that the consulate's security was lax.  The Benghazi cover-up involved U.N. ambassador Susan Rice lying five times on national television in a single day, when she claimed that the terrorist operation was the result of a spontaneous riot over a video.  And to justify that reelection-cycle concoction, the video maker, a foreign resident on U.S. soil, was summarily jailed on a trumped-up probation charge.  An IRS regional high official, and Obama partisan, Lois Lerner, weaponized and discredited the IRS, by hounding conservative groups that were seeking tax-exempt status.  Lerner staged a self-serving public stunt to leak her misbehavior to friendly ears — she had a reporter ask her a planted question about targeting conservatives.  At her later congressional testimony, Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment to avoid self-incrimination.  She was never charged by the Obama State Department.  Indeed, Obama himself, after expressing initial pseudo contriteness in the face of public furor, waited the public out before finally announcing that there was not a "smidgeon" of corruption in the IRS.  Lerner, in effect, was rewarded for successfully neutralizing many conservative activist groups just months before the 2012 election.

Obama administration scandals.  "Green" scandals, Foreign or military scandals, Law enforcement scandals, Other scandals

Democrats Seek to Normalize Insanity.  The eight years of the Obama administration should be characterized as one long "opposite day," where everything he said was the opposite of the truth, and almost everything he did opposed what he promised.  His "most transparent administration in history" exceeded even Clinton's promised "most transparent administration in history" in its duplicity, secrecy and obstruction.  Obama set his Justice Department and the IRS against the American people in a full-throated effort to silence us, while ramming his extremist agenda down our collective throats.  The Obama administration carried out what has been characterized as a war on police, immigration-enforcement efforts, and electoral integrity.  When he refused to turn over records on the Fast and Furious gun running scandal, responsible for at least one Border Patrol agent's death and hundreds of Mexican deaths, Attorney General Eric Holder was the first ever declared in contempt of Congress.  Lois Lerner's IRS transcended all history in its abuse of law-abiding citizens.  The Obama administration was 1984 on steroids.

Obama Won.  By traditional metrics, Barack Obama's presidency was mostly a failure.  The economy, in a new first, never hit annualized growth of 3 percent.  His signature domestic policy — Obamacare — caused chaos.  Millions lost their coverage and doctors, and paid far more in deductibles and premiums.  The stagnant recovery after the 2008 recession was the worst in 50 years.  Myriads of new regulations, higher taxes, and socialist jawboning vegetated the economy.  Scandals at the IRS, Department of Veterans Affairs, FBI, CIA, National Security Agency, Justice Department, General Services Administration, and National Security Council abounded.  Obama weaponized the federal government by punishing opponents through the IRS, monitoring suspect reporters, scapegoating and jailing a video maker, and using the deep state to exonerate Hillary Clinton from serial wrongdoing and to sabotage the 2016 Trump presidential campaign.

What I remember about President Obama:
  •   Turning his back on Iran's 2009 uprising
  •   Allowing Assad gas innocent civilians in Syria
  •   Selling off America's Middle East allies
  •   Bending over backwards to reach a highly flawed IranDeal with Tehran's mullahs

List: 200 reasons why Obama is 'worst president in history'.  When readers see the new book, "The Worst President In History, the Legacy of Barack Obama," liberals are likely to laugh at the list of 200 reasons.  Conservatives are likely to think 200 is too few.  For authors and Obama critics Matt Margolis and Mark Noonan, the list seems to grow every day, and is the reason they have just updated their 2016 book.  Theirs is an account of the Democrat's presidency and includes the controversies Obama waded into during his last months in office and first year in private life, like his administration's effort to protect Hillary Rodham Clinton from prosecution over her private email server and controversial Clinton Foundation deals.  Reason No. 200 cites the FBI's anti-Trump, pro-Clinton bias.

Irony: Obama To Receive Award For Ethics In Government.  Former President Barack Obama, never missing a chance to posture himself as a champion of freedom, will reputedly call for rejecting "the rising strain of authoritarian politics and policies," according to his communications director.  Obama, whose administration was embroiled in various scandals, is scheduled to accept an award for ethics in government at the University of Illinois on September 7.  That award flies in the face of this list of events during the Obama Administration:  the Fast and Furious scandal; the IRS targeting conservative groups; Obama making light of ISIS, calling it the "JV team"; protecting the terrorist group Hezbollah by stalling project Cassandra; spying on Fox News' James Rosen, and lying to the American people in order to sell the disastrous Iran nuclear deal, among other nefarious occurrences.

6 times Obama committed "treason" against the U.S..  These are just 6 of an endless string of Obama's scandals.  Every single one of them is more serious than Trump denying the unstoppable superpowers of 12 Russian nerds with laptops.  But in a sense, the D.C. establishment is right:  Trump is guilty of treason against the Deep State.

Six Times the Obama Administration Should Have Appointed Special Counsel.  [W]hile liberals are holding out hope for Robert Mueller to find evidence of collusion and force Trump to resign or be impeached, it occurs to me that despite the rampant corruption and scandals-a-plenty of the Obama years that there was never a single special counsel appointed.  Not one.  Obama supporters point to this as evidence that his administration was above board, but in reality, it was just proof of just how corrupt things were.  By limiting investigations to their own sham investigations that saw no one held accountable, or to congressional Republicans whose investigations they could simply stonewall and accuse of being partisan, the Obama administration felt they could keep up the ruse that they were scandal-free.

Progressive Regression.  Liberals, who now warn of Trump's "war on the press" long ago excused Eric Holder's monitoring of the Associated Press reporters and Fox News's James Rosen.  And they had no problem with John Brennan lying under oath when he claimed the Obama CIA had not monitored the computers of Senate staffers (he would lie brazenly again under oath about drone collateral damage and his role in seeding the Steele dossier).  Likewise, they snoozed after Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied to Congress in his denial of government surveillance of U.S. citizens.

There's a Direct Line from Obama, Holder, Rice, Lerner, and Clinton to FBI Scandals.  Former President Barack Obama's eight years in the White House were marked by four huge scandals, each of which uniquely contributed to the unprecedented level of corruption now being exposed in the FBI's Russia collusion investigation.  The four scandals include:
  [#1]  Fast & Furious (2011), which exposed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) selling high-powered rifles and other firearms to individuals known to be straw buyers for Mexican drug cartels.
  [#2]  Benghazi (2012), the terrorist attack that killed four Americans in a U.S. consulate in Libya, including J. Christopher Stevens, the country's ambassador to Libya, and the Obama administration's false explanation of it.
  [#3]  IRS targeting (2013), in which the federal tax agency's illegally singled out Tea Party, conservative, and evangelical nonprofit applicants for illegal harassment during the 2010 and 2012 election campaigns.
  [#4]  Hillary email (2015), which included hundreds of emails containing highly sensitive classified information to and from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her private server, which was compromised by multiple foreign powers and hackers.

The 10 Most Destructive Americans of My 8 Decades.  [#2] Barack Hussein Obama:  Obama set up America for a final defeat and stealth conversion from a free market society to socialism/communism.  As we get deeper into the Trump presidency, we learn more each day about how Obama politicized and compromised key government agencies, most prominently the FBI, the CIA and the IRS, thus thoroughly shaking the public's confidence in the federal government to be fair and unbiased in its activities.  He significantly set back race and other relations between Americans by stoking black grievances and pushing radical identity politics.  Obama's open support for the Iranian mullahs and his apologetic "lead from behind" foreign policy seriously weakened America abroad.  His blatant attempt to interfere in Israel's election trying to unseat Netanyahu is one of the most shameful things ever done by an American president.

Obama gets too, too cute when he warns of dictators and liars.  Obama ran the presidency as a strongman, starting with his claim that he could rule with his pen and his phone.  He said repeatedly that he couldn't change or implement immigration laws on his own, and then he did it anyway, in the case of DACA and in the judicial rebuke he got on offshore oil drilling.  Judges, the media, and other Democrats now act as though such made-up rulings were the law.  He decided not to abide by the Defense of Marriage Act as well as immigration laws, and the Justice Department followed his ignore-the-law commands.  He ran the Justice Department as a fiefdom.  Taking over at least 15% of the economy through Obamacare certainly indicates an autocratic president, too.  Setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which operates without congressional oversight and has a gargantuan budget, is another such instance.

Trump's burden:  Cleaning up Obama's mess.  Obama was a president who seemed to have an affinity for using various government agencies as a weapon against many U.S. citizens.  Remember the unlawful seizing of the AP writer's phone records?  How about the Tea Party IRS scandal, where the government is now currently paying out millions to many U.S. conservative citizens?  Do we dare even mention the current Obama-gate:  the FBI, DOJ, NSA, and CIA, apparently all woven together in coordination for the purpose of being weaponized to spy on the Trump campaign and change the course of a presidential election?  How many messes were left for President Trump to clean up?

44 Obama Era EPA Scandals the Media Ignored:  [For example,]
  •   The EPA illegally used social media to push for new EPA regulations
  •   A subpoena was issued after McCarthy deleted nearly 6,000 text messages
  •   Articles of impeachment were introduced against [Gina] McCarthy after she was caught repeatedly lying to Congress
  •   The EPA inspector general said McCarthy was lying when she said Michigan deserved blame for the Flint crisis
  •   After the Colorado mine disaster, the EPA covered up incriminating evidence to shield its agents from prosecution
  •   The EPA knew risk of a "blowout" before the Colorado mine disaster, and then later covered up this evidence
  •   The EPA allowed a known, convicted child molester to remain on the payroll for years, putting him in a position to interact with the public
  •   McCarthy was accused of permitting a workplace hostile to women, including letting workers download porn (even child porn)
  •   Gina McCarthy spent $630,000 on international travel from 2013-2016
  •   Obama's EPA hid experimental data debunking the 2015 ozone rule

Questions Concerning The Collusion Investigation.  The Obama administration accumulated a record of misuse of the powers of government.  This it did to minimalize or indict its political foes.  Whether it be the prosecution and the incarceration of Dinesh D'Souza for an infraction usually addressed with a fine; the IRS's use of audits of Tea Party leaders to stifle dissent; the clandestine electronic monitoring of journalists James Rosen and, most probably, Sharyl Attkisson; the interception of communications between members of Congress and Israeli officials; or the ruination of politically unpopular businesses by targeted regulation by the EPA, the tactics were the same.  The strategy was to thwart perceived enemies through harnessing and perverting the powers of the state.

The Silencing of the Inspectors General.  [Deputy FBI Director Andrew] McCabe and at least a half-dozen other FBI employees quit, retired, were fired, or were reassigned as a result of fallout from the politicization of the FBI. Yet, as Barack Obama left office, his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, strangely boasted that the Obama Administration "has been historically free of scandal."  Obama himself recently concluded of his eight-year tenure, "I didn't have scandals."  Those were puzzling assertions, given nearly nonstop scandals during Obama's eight years in office involving the IRS; General Services Administration; Peace Corps; Secret Service; Veterans Administration; and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, not to mention the Clinton email server scandal, the Benghazi scandal and the 2016 Democratic National Committee email scandal.

Obama is Not 'Scandal-Free' — His Administration is Almost Endless Scandals.  It might be hard to believe, but President Obama and his minions are actually waltzing around during the waning days of his presidency proudly announcing that the administration remained 'scandal free' during his eight years in office!  It has been an oft-repeated theme as the President struggles to preserve some sort of legacy.  "We have not had the kinds of scandals that have plagued other administrations," Obama proudly proclaimed.  His top adviser, Valerie Jarrett concurred, saying "The president prides himself on the fact that his administration hasn't had a scandal." [...] While determining what amounts to a scandal can sometimes lead to varying results, most media outlets put the number at much higher than zero.  One source suggests that the Obama administration has been involved in 18 major scandals, with the very obvious ones including Operation Fast and Furious, the IRS targeting scandal, and of course the Benghazi cover up.  Another media group contends that when using the same standards media used to determine a scandal during the George W. Bush presidency, you could define well over 600 incidents that would constitute a scandal.

Obama's Guilty Contentment.  The scandalous conduct of Obama and his team, from Obama himself to Hillary Clinton to Lois Lerner, always had the purpose of serving Obama's agenda and was often illegal or unconstitutional or — as occurred during and after the 2016 election — a combination of the two that constituted the greatest threat to our democratic system of government since the Civil War.  There is neither time or space enough to analyze all the Obama scandals in one column, so let's concentrate on the ones in which he was personally involved.

If Hillary Had Been Elected:  Hillary Clinton would have likely ensured a 16-year progressive regnum.  As far as counterfactual "what ifs" go, by 2024, at the end of Clinton's second term, a conservative might not have recognized the federal judiciary, given the nature of lifetime appointees.  The lives of millions of Americans would have been radically changed in an Obama-Clinton economy that probably would not have seen GDP or unemployment levels that Americans are now enjoying.  Fracking, coal production, and new oil exploration would have been vastly curtailed.  The out-of-control EPA would have become even more powerful. [...] What John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, Loretta Lynch, Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, Samantha Power, Susan Rice, Peter Strzok, Sally Yates, and others did in 2016 would never have been known — given that their likely obstruction, lying, and lawbreaking were predicated on being unspoken recommendations for praise and advancement in a sure-thing Clinton administration.  Christopher Steele might have either been unknown — or lionized.  Open borders, Chinese trade aggression, the antics of the Clinton Foundation, the Uranium One deal, the Iran deal, estrangement from Israel and the Gulf states, a permanently nuclear North Korea, leading from behind — all that and far more would be the continued norm into the 2020s.

How Democracies End:  A Bureaucratic Whimper.  Does anyone remember that the Obama Administration allowed Lois Lerner ("Not a smidgen of corruption") more or less to weaponize the IRS to help the Obama 2012 reelection effort?  Does anyone remember Eric Holder's surveillance of the Associated Press journalists and Fox News's James Rosen?  Why have conservative constitutionalists focused on what Trump has said rather than the strange treatment accorded to investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson by U.S. intelligence and investigatory agencies?  Do we even remember the Benghazi pseudo-video narrative and the strange jailing of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula?  Is there even curiosity about why and how the departing Obama Administration suddenly and vastly expanded the number of agencies that could have access to classified surveillance in its aftermath?

A grim spectacle:  The left fully revealed.  Over the eight years of the Obama administration, the Democratic Party moved left, then more left, then hard, radical, Alinskyite left.  Terrible damage was done to the country as a result.  Obamacare virtually destroyed our once finest health care system.  The Iran deal was a cash cow for the mullahs; the West got nothing but the promise that Iran would become a nuclear power.  Obama thrived on racial strife, and so he exacerbated it day after day, any way he could.  He supported Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, and Antifa.  He likely saw to it that tens of thousands of dollars were illegally funneled to those groups along with the millions sent their way by George Soros.  Obama enforced few if any immigration laws because the left needs that perennial immigrant underclass to gain power.

Judge Awards $3.5 Million Settlement to Tea Party Groups for Obama IRS Targeting Scandal.  IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform on March 26, 2014.  Koskinen told Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) during the hearing that Lois Lerner's emails were archived and it would take a long time to retrieve them.  In June 2014 the IRS told Congress Lois Lerner's emails were lost in a computer crash.  But thousands of emails were later recovered by an Inspector General that were not previously produced for Congress.  The IRS leadership was targeting conservatives and lying about it to Congress.  The emails confirmed Lerner funneled information on conservative groups to at least one Democratic lawmaker.  The Obama DOJ later dropped charges against Lois Lerner.  She retired with full benefits.

What if Mueller Questioned Barack Obama?  Imagine if a right-wing version of Robert Mueller, backed by a properly pro-Trump legal team, had sent former President Barack Obama the same sort of questions that Mueller allegedly delivered this week to President Trump.

Obama Amnesia and the EPA.  The Obama Amnesia afflicting our friends on the Left is particularly acute when it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency. [...] Notoriously profligate Democratic lawmakers who are now suffering from Obama Amnesia are suddenly distraught over allegedly inappropriate expenditures at the EPA. [...] Despite a number of scandals, there were no calls by the New York Times editorial board for Obama EPA chief Gina McCarthy to resign, even after her agency caused the Gold King Mine spill, an environmental catastrophe for which she refused to take responsibility.  When her agency was caught breaking the law for its illicit use of social media, or as Congress threatened to impeach her for perjury, no major newspaper demanded that McCarthy step down. [...] After EPA employees were caught downloading porn, including child pornography, and McCarthy ignored or excused other egregious misconduct on her watch, it was crickets from our newfound EPA watchdogs in the elite media.  No such niceties have been extended to Pruitt, however.  Quite the opposite, in fact.

Wisdom and the Smartest People Ever.  The eight years of Barack Obama were the West at its low point.  My take:  I never thought our culture could turn so wrong so fast.  Things happened in our government and culture during those eight years we never deemed possible even ten years ago.  Destructive trends, destructive ideas, destructive social movements.  All at their peak through the Obama years:
  •   The destruction of our health care system through the oh, so smart Obamacare.
  •   The worst economy since WWII, in any measure — jobs, GDP, unemployment, spending, etc.
  •   The worst race relations since the 1960s.  Race-baiting, straight from the top.
  •   The worst foreign policy ever.  Iran.  Cuba.  ISIS. Help our enemies.  Betray our friends.  Bolster Islamists; destroy American confidence and its military.
  •   The most corrupt administration ever.  By far.  We're just now seeing how bad.
  •   A turn in leftist immigration policy — its clear intent to replace the current electorate with a malleable, ignorant new electorate willing to believe the leftist siren songs so the left can have unchallenged power.
  •   The worst of pay to play.  Leftists at the trough of government sucked deep.  The Clinton Foundation sucking the deepest.  Follow the money if you dare.
  •   The moral preening of Hollywood and the media.  All the while, they lived and played in the cesspool of Weinstein and Matt Lauer.

The Democrats' Long History of Making Incriminating Documents Disappear.  One EPA regional administrator was forced to resign after being caught conducting government business through an email account with an environmentalist group; another apparently used a fake email account.  Lisa Jackson, the agency's top official, used the account of "Richard Windsor," named after her dog and her hometown.  Windsor, despite never existing, was awarded six EPA certifications in cyber-security and ethics.  Jackson's successor, Gina McCarthy, simply deleted every one of thousands of text messages she sent on her EPA phone, claiming they were all personal.  That includes the ones she could be seen sending while seated at congressional hearings.

Is California Governor Jerry Brown Mentally Ill?  Unlike Obama's punish-evil-America-first presidency, Trump has America's best interest at heart.  Unlike leftists seeking to dissolve our borders, Trump plans to build a wall to protect our people and our economy.  Insanely, leftists cheered when Obama allowed Ebola into America, claiming it was racist and unfair for Americans not to be subjected to the disease.  Unlike Obama, Hillary, Democrats, and fake news media's war on Christianity (forcing a 100-year-old order of Catholic nuns to fund contraception and forcing Christian businesses to service same-sex ceremonies), Trump vows to defend religious liberty.

Fifty Former Failed Obama Administration Foreign Policy "Experts" Form Think-Tank To Unite Against President Trump.  From the insufferable Iran deal, to the appeasement "Russian Reset", to the Libya fiasco, to the rise of ISIS, to installing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, to the explosion of terrorism in Yemen, to civil war in Syria, to the crisis in Ukraine, to the 2010 State Department apology tour (WikiLeaks cables scandal), to their inability to stop North Korean nuclear ambitions and the rise of China as an influential power, there were/are zero foreign policy successes in eight years of the Obama administration.

A brand new stormfront coming toward the Houses of Clinton & Obama.  But don't forget that there are at least NINE other major storms swirling around the heads of these criminals.

Remember when Obama picked the 'winners' and 'losers'?  People who wanted to protect wildlife were also big losers under Obama, because while he would fine oil companies if they killed protected birds, wind and solar panel farms, killed far more wildlife were treated much more softly.  Meanwhile, the Animas River, which is a sacred waterway to Americans Indians in the Colorado region, was flooded with toxic chemicals in the Gold King Mine scandal in 2015, by Obama's Environmental Protection Agency.  Not a one of those who committed the blunder was punished, yet American Indians were left holding the bag.

Obama's Scandal-Free Delusion.  In fact, Obama was a perpetual power-abusing machine.  He was so routinely high-handed and selectively contemptuous of the rule of law that people were beginning to think presidential authoritarianism was the new normal.  How ironic that so many of Obama's enablers are now projecting these sins onto President Trump, who — to this point, at least — hasn't actually crossed the line into flouting the Constitution.  The left believes — and acts on the belief — that the ends justify the means, and so, it naturally assumes we will do the same.  Obama was hell-bent on fundamentally transforming America as founded, and he was willing to scratch, bite, kick, steal and flush the rule of law to accomplish it — and he did, like no president before him.  In other words, Obama's lies were OK because lies are sometimes necessary for the greater good.

All Obama's Scandals That Didn't Embarrass Him.  "We didn't have a scandal that embarrassed us," Obama said of his eight years in office.  "I know that seems like a low bar.  Generally speaking, you didn't hear about a lot of drama inside our White House."  Certainly Obama wasn't embarrassed that his IRS targeted his political opponents.  Or that his Justice Department lost track of guns it was running in Mexico, which were used to kill a U.S. Border Patrol agent.  It's not embarrassing for taxpayers to be on the hook for $535 million in loan guarantees that went to a solar boondoggle, which happened to be connected to one of your major bundlers.  It's not embarrassing to spend $150 million on a website that didn't work.  It's not embarrassing that thousands of veterans died waiting for care due to incompetence at the Department of Veterans Affairs. [...]

Note To 'Experts': Obama Is Not a Top 10 President.  [L]et's discuss some of the things that apparently these scholars believe gives a president top-ten status:
  •   Obama presided over the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression, plagued by stagnant wages and low labor force participation.
  •   Not only did job growth not keep up with population growth, but 95 percent of the jobs created on his watch were part-time or contract jobs.
  •   He is the only president in history to have never had a single year with at least 3% GDP growth.
  •   Even when adjusted for inflation Obama has 8 of the top 10 deficits in history, and racked up more debt than all past presidents combined.
  •   America's credit rating was downgraded for the first time in history on Obama's watch.
  •   His job approval ratings were the most politically polarized in history.
  •   Not once during his presidency did a majority of Americans believe the country was headed in the right direction.
  •   He won reelection with 7.6 million fewer votes than he did in 2008, and was the first president to lose electoral and popular support in his second election.  His party also lost over 1,000 seats nationwide on his watch.
  •   Despite being a former "constitutional law professor" he has the worst record before the Supreme Court of any modern presidency.
  •   He was an unquestioned enemy of the press, spying on reporters and prosecuting journalists and whistleblowers from the AP to Fox News to CBS. [...]
  •   He regularly alienated America's allies and kowtowed to our enemies.
  •   He is responsible for destabilizing Libya, and the rise of ISIS.
  •   Despite promises of making healthcare affordable, Obamacare raised premiums and deductibles, making health care costs the top financial concern of Americans, according to Gallup.
  •   Race relations declined significantly on his watch.
  •   His inability to work with Congress meant he signed fewer bills than even some one-term presidents and fostered a dangerous precedent of executive overreach.
Obama was also plagued by more than two dozen [additional] scandals including:  Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal, the VA scandal, Solyndra, the OPM hacking scandal, the GSA scandal, the Iran Ransom scandal, Uranium One, Project Cassandra, the FISA abuse scandal currently being unraveled... just to name a few.

Scandal, Corruption, Lawbreaking — And So What?  The wrongdoing probably includes attempting to warp a U.S. election, Russian collusion, repeatedly misleading and lying before the FISA courts, improperly surveilling American citizens, unmasking the names of citizens swept up in unlawful surveillance and then illegally leaking them to the press, disseminating and authenticating opposition smears during a political campaign, lying under oath to Congress, obstructing ongoing investigations, using federal funds to purchase ad hominem gossip against a presidential candidate, blatant conflicts of interests, weaponizing federal investigations, trafficking in and leaking classified information ... The list goes on and on.

Federal abuses on Obama's watch represent a growing blight on his legacy.  Given the tight control Obama exercised over every part of his administration and agenda, the idea that any of these appointees and loyalists freelanced their activities without at least his tacit approval or that of his White House strains credulity.  These kinds of abuses of power were nothing new, given the Obama team's long history of this type of misconduct on everything from the Benghazi terror attack to the political misuse of the IRS.  They weaponized the most fearsome government agencies to target, monitor and presumably illegally unmask political opponents, including members of Congress, journalists reporting unfavorable stories, Trump allies and average Americans.

Sr. Congressional Oversight Member:  Everything From Fast & Furious, Benghazi, IRS, & Other Obama Scandals Connected To Corrupt DOJ & FBI.  Congressman Paul Gosar didn't hold back in a recent interview and he's now begging the American people to pay more attention and demand answers from their political leaders.  According to Gosar, the Obama White House micromanaged everything from drone attacks to illegal surveillance on political opponents and was able to do so via very carefully placed DOJ and FBI firewalls that to this day continue to insulate Barack Obama and other Obama-related officials, from justice.

Exclusive — Rep. Paul Gosar:  Obama's Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS Scandals All Connected to DOJ, FBI Corruption in Trump Probe.  Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), a leading conservative member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, told Breitbart News Daily on Wednesday that he believes that there is an interconnectivity between various high-profile Barack Obama-era scandals and the latest revelations about corruption at the Department of Justice and FBI.

The Nunes Memo: Just an Opening Act.  Obama concealed his sharp-edged, Chicago-style machine politics under the rhetorical cover of progressivism.  He was protected by a press corps that first enlisted in his administration and then fought to stop Donald Trump.  But now that Obama is out of office, his ability to intimidate is much diminished.  This past week, a 2005 picture of a beaming Obama next to a bright-eyed Louis Farrakhan surfaced, after having been held back for more than a decade at the behest of a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.  Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, who had been tried for corruption by Obama's Justice Department after he refused to toe the party line about the "peace-loving" mullahs of Iran, has now seen the charges against him dropped.  Z Street, a hawkish nonprofit supporter of Benjamin Netanyahu's government in Israel, had been tied up with IRS matters since 2009; it has just been released from its legal chains.  Democrats are holding to the line that the prophet of hope and change ran a pure administration, virtually free of scandal.  But the memo is probably just the beginning; we're likely to see many more revelations come out.

The Real FISA Scandal.  The memo represents just one more jigsaw piece in a picture of the Obama administration as a Chicago-style Democratic machine rife with cronyism and abuse of power, a machine to which the media closed its eyes.  We know this.  It's not conjecture.  We know that Obama's IRS made successful efforts to silence conservative voices during the president's reelection campaign.  After a settlement agreement in Z Street's lawsuit against them, we know that the IRS also targeted Jewish groups that supported Israel.  We know that Obama appointed one attorney general who styled himself the president's "wing-man ... there with my boy" (imagine Jeff Sessions saying that), and another who held a secret meeting with Bill Clinton while Hillary Clinton was under investigation.  And now we begin to learn that the Obama Justice Department may have colluded with a Democrat's campaign to spy on a Republican's.  Obama misled us about much of this and more: about the IRS; about when he himself gained knowledge of Hillary's secret email server, a server he used under a pseudonym; about his secret dealings with Iran; and about the effects of his signature health-care bill.  All this — really a steady stream of deceptions and abuses of power — while journalists kowtowed to, flattered, and ultimately raved about the administration being "scandal-free."  The press sacrificed its credibility with eight years of willful blindness.

Treason.  The Obama era was eight years of industrial decay, rising unemployment, running down of military capability, political corruption on a grand and blatant scale, oppressive use of the executive branch such as the IRS to intimidate political opposition, illegal wiretapping and bugging of opponents, rising crime, deliberate and unprecedented stoking of racial tensions, a seemingly ever-growing and unstoppable opioid crisis and a foreign policy shambles that resulted in America being at war somewhere around the globe, and with no realistic prospect of winning, for every single day of those eight years.  Even the Secretary of Defense in the last month of the administration, when asked how many wars America was currently entangled in, replied he didn't quite know.  For eight solid years, the administration was never brought to task by the mainstream media to defend that litany of successive disasters, blunders, corruption and abuses of power.

The Center of the Web.  Each day we learn about more corruption that occurred during the Obama administration.  We know about the lies of Benghazi, the use of the IRS to target conservative groups, and the lies about Fast and Furious.  It has been forgotten as old news, and was ignored by the mainstream media.  We learned about Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe's wife taking over $700,000 in campaign contributions from Clinton's money man, Terry McCauliffe, for a minor state office.  McCabe has been forced to resign, which is a discharge in employment law, presumably because of his involvement in the $700,000 coupled with the FISA warrant to spy on Trump associates, his meetings with FBI agents Peter Strzok and Linda Page, his role in whitewashing the investigation of Hillary's email scandal, and the expected IG report.  We learned that Comey wrote the exoneration letter before he interviewed Hillary and other witnesses, how the letter was edited to remove Obama's name as the recipient of Hillary's emails from her unsecure email system, and how the letter was changed from "grossly negligent," which is in the statute, to "extremely careless."  We learned that the unverified Steele "dossier," paid for by Hillary, was most likely used in the application to get a FISA warrant to spy on Trump associates.  None of these facts are even debated or challenged by the Hillary/Obama supporters.  Instead the answer to any mention of this corruption is that Russian "meddled in our election."  It seems there is so much corruption, and on such a large scale involving the leadership of the FBI and DOJ, that we have become numb to new revelations.

Obamagate timeline.  The Obamagate timeline is a record of known facts about President Obama's misuse of foreign intelligence gathering for domestic political spying, media manipulation, wiretaps, intimidation of journalists and critics, use of government intelligence agencies to influence domestic elections, efforts to thwart the election of President Donald Trump, subversion of the new administration's personnel and agenda, and to delegitimize and undermine his presidency.  During and immediately after that the 2016 Presidential election CIA director John Brennan targeted Donald Trump.  This covert disinformation campaign became widely known in the fake news mainstream media as Trump-Russia, alleging collusion between Trump and associates with Russia.  The side that actually colluded with foreign powers was that of Hillary Clinton.  After President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, seditious activity and an unwillingness to accept the results of a democratic election by Obama holdovers in the US Intelligence Community came to light.

Trump is 'Stalin,' yet Obama actually threatened journalists' rights.  Jeff Flake, John McCain, and journalists from all over the spectrum are ripping into Trump for his threat to the media.  Flake even compared Trump to Stalin.  I have to wonder where they all were when...
  •   Obama continually targeted Fox News (he obviously wanted 100% devotion).
  •   Obama specifically targeted James Rosen of Fox News.
  •   The State Department erased portions of an interview it didn't like on Iran with James Rosen.
  •   Obama's administration spied on Sharyl Attkisson.
  •   The IRS targeted and shut up political opponents.
  •   The Justice Department threatened legal action against those who dared disagree on climate change.
  •   Obama illegally spied on thousands of Americans for years.
  •   Obama spied on a political opponent before an election.
  •   Obama had staff who illegally unmasked people associated with Donald Trump and their conversations.

The Left as Crime Family.  He began his funneling of money to leftist causes right away with his "stimulus package," stimulating and filling the coffers of his pay-to-playmates.  Many of his bundlers simply took money, as they did in the Solydra solar deal, absconding with millions of dollars and producing nothing.  His union leaders scored tons of money.  As the rest of the U.S. floundered, his already well heeled donors were paid handsomely from this illicit mess.  To this day, we don't know where most of that money went.  Uncle Joe Biden just turned a blind eye.  And no one suffered for his ugly, illegal collusion to steal from the public trough.  Contrary to media and Democratic Parry claims, St. Barack didn't have a scandal-free presidency.  Far from it — most of it was nothing but scandal, unreported by the fawning press. [...] Friends and bundlers receiving money for nothing.  Fast and Furious.  The IRS targeting.  The weaponizing of the bureaucracies.  Just to name a few.

Dr. Media examining Trump?  Why not examine Obama instead?  Obama was paranoid, delusional, and a power-hungry autocrat who didn't care about equal justice, his oath to enforce laws, the Constitution, economic opportunity for all, or the safety of the people.  Obama wiretapped James Rosen, threw Dinesh D'Souza in jail, and spied on Sharyl Attkisson.  If you were an opponent of Obama, you weren't safe. [...] Obama compared Tea Party members to domestic terrorists, and his IRS clearly targeted them, violating free speech rights.  The Justice Department threatened legal action against those who disagree that mankind is responsible for changes in the global climate.  He said when he was elected that sea levels would stop rising.  He was so delusional that he would go around the world saying that if the people and businesses just handed over trillions of dollars, politicians could control temperatures, sea levels, and storm activity forever.  Obama was either delusional or a congenital liar when he went around the U.S., repeating over and over that you could keep your doctor and health care plan and that your premiums would go down if Obamacare passed.  He also lied when he said middle-class taxes would not be raised under Obamacare.

It is too bad journalists idolized Obama instead of being embarrassed by what he did.  Journalists and other Democrats should have been embarrassed but weren't when:
  •   Obama reneged on our commitment to put up missile shields in Poland and the Czech Republic.
  •   Obama whispered to Medvedev that he should tell Putin that he would have more flexibility after he was elected.
  •   Obama sneered at Mitt Romney in a presidential debate when Romney said Putin and Russia are dangerous.
  •   Obama and Hillary left people to die in Benghazi while concocting a lie to protect his political power, because a terrorist attack would be inconvenient right before an election when he had been lying that terrorists were on the run.
  •   Obama showed his lack of intelligence when he called ISIS the J.V. team, allowing the terrorists to build up.
  •   Obama drew the fictional red line in Syria, which contributed greatly to the refugee crisis.
  •   Obama failed to live up to our commitment to help Ukraine when it was invaded by Russia (international agreements meant nothing to Obama).
  •   Obama was so arrogant and ignorant that he signed the Paris Accord, where he pretended that if people just give the government trillions of dollars, politicians can control temperatures, sea levels, and storm activity forever.
  •   The way he was going to control the climate was by slowing the U.S economy and bankrupting coal companies and through stifling regulations.  (I don't know why journalists and other Democrats aren't embarrassed by politicians who want to slow down the economy and make more people dependent on government.)
  •   Obama failed to live up to his promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
  •   Obama used taxpayer money to defeat a candidate in Israel.  (Aren't journalists and Democrats embarrassed to complain about Russia interfering in our elections when Obama interfered in someone else's election with taxpayer dollars?)
  •   Obama continually said that as president he could not rewrite or ignore existing immigration law and did it anyway.
  •   Obama and his staff lied to willing accomplices in the media about lifting up the major sponsor of terrorism.

The Obama Years:  A Legacy Of Scandal and Deception.  On December 13, former vice president, Joe Biden, appeared on CBS with the hosts of "This Morning" where he peddled his new book and showered his former boss with praise.  During the course of the interview, he was asked about his relationship with Obama and responded with the following; "I've served with eight presidents and I've gotten to know four of them very well.  I've never met any president that has more character, more integrity, and more backbone than this guy does."  Then he went completely off the rails when he absurdly added; "And eight years, not a hint — not a hint — of a scandal.  What was perhaps even more outrageous than the statement itself was the fact that none of This Morning's hosts challenged the veracity of that statement and allowed it to pass without a scintilla of scrutiny, exposing yet again an extreme bias existing within elements of the establishment media.

Obama Bombshell dropped by top senator (arrest him!).  For eight years, critics say former President Barack Obama regularly broke United States law and frequently overstepped his executive powers.  In fact, Obama was behind some of the biggest scandals in American political history.  The list includes, but is not limited to:  the Benghazi massacre, Operation Fast and Furious, the IRS-Tea Party scandal, secret cocaine smuggling deals with Hezbollah, the much maligned Iranian nuclear deal, illegal NSA domestic spying, and, of course, helping to cover-up former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's illegal email usage.  Finally, one top U.S. senator is calling for an immediate investigation of Obama's misuse of power:  Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

The Nuclear Option:  Amid Anti-Trump Hysteria, Obama Treason Exposed.  The first major wormhole moment came after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was murdered in 2010 and guns at the crime scene were linked to the U.S. government.  Conspiracy nuts started talking about how the ATF had violated the very federal gun laws the bureau is charged with enforcing by knowingly allowing "straw purchasers" to obtain weapons that they would later sell to Mexican drug cartels.  We are talking tinfoil-hat crazy conspiracy stuff.  Many good people dismissed the claims as preposterous, the daffy product of overactive imaginations and overstimulated partisanship.  Like monsters underneath a child's bed.  Then we learned every bit of it was [the] truth.  Under the Obama administration, our federal government was arming some of our most savage and destructive enemies — purportedly in the name of "tracking" the bad guys.  Since that startling revelation, similarly appalling betrayals and conspiracies have become almost routine.  The root causes of each scandal range from alarmingly reckless incompetence to treasonous betrayals of the American people.

McCain's amnesia on Obama's foreign policy failures.  Somehow, Senator McCain was able to stand and watch as:
  •   Obama, Hillary, and Kerry essentially bragged about leading from behind.
  •   Obama said he wanted to remake America.
  •   Obama went around the world apologizing for what America had previously done.
  •   Obama drew the fictitious red line in Syria.
  •   North Korea, Russia, Syria, and Iran were essentially able to do whatever they wanted with almost zero consequences.
  •   Obama tried to undermine Israeli elections.
  •   Obama sold uranium to Russia.
  •   We paid ransom — over a billion dollar in cash — to Iran.
  •   Obama considered ISIS the J.V. team.
How could McCain have watched everything Obama did from his seat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and not given a speech about abdicating American leadership?  I would love to have McCain or anyone else list Obama's foreign policy successes and how they maintained our leadership position that McCain says is now under attack because of Trump.

Time to subpoena Obama on his ties to Russia.  Barack Obama, the pay-to-play president, cut a deal with Russia shortly after taking office.  The FBI investigated, but mysteriously dropped the case according to the Hill.[...] Russians donated to the Clinton Foundation, after Obama and Hillary promised not to accept foreign bribes — er, donations — while she was secretary of state.  Hillary also signed off on the deal.  Let's see, on his watch, this man who received a Nobel for his efforts in nuclear disarmament:
  •       Gave pallets of money to Iran so it could nuke up
  •       Allowed North Korea to nuke up
  •       Cleared the sale of uranium to Russia
World War III should be named after him.

The Real Reason the Democrats Want to Be Rid of Confederate Monuments.  The media spend their days "rectifying" the news.  They write and print and speak to mislead.  Since they could not factually rectify the outcome of the 2016 election, they have spent every waking moment since constructing lies to delegitimize it; with falsehoods of collusion with Russia, and implications that racism, white supremacism, Nazis, and the KKK somehow denied them their rightful destiny They know none of those imputations are true, but their goal is make the public believe they are factual.  For the eight years Obama was President, the MSM never reported the vast numbers of people who were forced, enticed and even recruited to dependence on Food Stamps (an additional 10.7 million souls), or the catastrophic, unimaginable sum of 10 trillion dollars, by which he increased the national debt (he doubled it, adding more than all previous presidents combined), or the true facts of Obamacare, driving up costs, and wrecking the finances of what was the best system of medical care in the world).

Obama's Legacy:  North Korea's Nuclear Weapons.  Progressives are always talking about Barack Obama's legacy.  Well, this is his true legacy: the needless deaths of perhaps hundreds of thousands of innocent people because he refused to take action before the clock ran out.  Obama wanted to be known as the president who stopped wars and not one who started them, which he did anyway when he thought it would enhance his stature.  Because of this, he withdrew from Iraq, birthing ISIS; waffled in Syria, resulting in the death of a half a million people; and did nothing about North Korea.  He played golf and threw parties in the White House.  With North Korea, it is now probably too late for effective action short of war.  Wait a couple of years, when the bill for his appeasement of Iran will come due.

McMaster:  The Ultimate Holdover.  For eight years the Obama administration relentlessly politicized everything it touched.  Those dedicated to Obama's ideology were embedded in every agency at every level.  Obama's failures are numerous and highly damaging to our national security.  His State Department produced an awful arms agreement with the Russians, tried desperately to pressure Israel into an untenable peace agreement, and proudly signed Obama's nuclear weapons deal with Iran.  Obama's Defense Department supported the massive spending cuts Obama engineered.  Those cuts are the source of the readiness crisis we now face which, for example, leave about 70% of Marine Corps F-18s unfit to fly combat missions.

Here Are The Major Scandals That Took Place When Robert Mueller Was FBI Director.  [#6] IRS Targeting (2010-2013):  the IRS intentionally selected and then delayed or denied tax-exempt 501(c)(3) applications from conservative groups to prevent them from participating in the 2012 election, followed by IRS agent Lois Lerner invoking her Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination[.]  [#7] Fast and Furious (2010):  this ATF program, which seems to have served no rational purpose, allowed over 2,000 guns to be purchased illegally inside the United States and then "walked" into Mexico for use by criminals, one of which was later used in the 2010 murder of Border Agent Brian Terry by the member of a Mexican cartel[.]  [#8] Associated Press Spying (2012):  the Department of Justice illegally seized the communications of AP reporters made during April and May 2012, allowing the DOJ to unmask journalists' confidential sources[.]

The Root Cause Of The Disasters In The Middle East.  During the eight years of the Obama administration, half a million Christians, Yazidis and Muslims were slaughtered in the Middle East by ISIS and other Islamic jihadists, in a genocidal campaign waged in the name of Islam and its God.  Twenty million others were driven into exile by these same jihadist forces.  Libya and Yemen became terrorist states.  America -- once the dominant foreign power and anti-jihadist presence in the region — was replaced by Russia, an ally of the monster regimes in Syria and Iran, and their terrorist proxies.  Under the patronage of the Obama administration, Iran -- the largest and most dangerous terrorist state, with the blood of thousands of Americans on its hands -- emerged from its isolation as a pariah state to re-enter the community of nations and become the region's dominant power, arming and directing its terrorist proxies in Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and Yemen.  These disasters are a direct consequence of the policies of appeasement and retreat of the Obama administration.

America's Media Meltdown.  [Scroll down]  Freed from most press scrutiny, the Obama administration surveilled Associated Press reporters accused of leaks and monitored the communications of Fox News's White House Correspondent James Rosen.  In a variety of scandals, UN Ambassador and National Security Advisor Susan Rice lied repeatedly about the Benghazi catastrophe, the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap, the Iran deal, and the supposed destruction of weapons of mass destruction by the Assad government in Syria.  Meanwhile, Obama's Attorney General Loretta Lynch faced inquiries about massaging the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server.  Close advisors such as Rice and UN Ambassador Samantha Power faced congressional inquiries into whether some in the administration had requested improper surveillance reports of political opponents, unmasked their names, and illegally leaked them to the press — a story that the media overlooked. [...] The media largely ignored a series of scandals, as if investigating them might endanger the Obama progressive moment: the politicization of the IRS, FBI, and Justice Department; ICE reduced to de facto irrelevance; fraud at the VA; overreach at EPA; and incompetence at the Secret Service and GSA.

Beneath the Dignity of the Office.  In fact, Donald Trump has restored dignity to the office, when you consider how Barack Obama soiled the office with his own dissembling, fabrications, and manipulations, not to mention the sort of race hustlers, hoodlums, felons, and traitors routinely welcomed to Obama's White House.  Beneath the dignity of the office:  Bill Clinton spawned the genre.  Obama fertilized it.  Lest we forget, Obama welcomed Al Sharpton 60-70-100 times at the White House.  At the same time, Obama hosted soirees with the Muslim Brotherhood.  Celebrated the swap of five terrorists for U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl in the Rose Garden.  Embraced Rick Ross, notorious rapper indicted for assault and kidnapping, whose ankle bracelet alarm went off at the White House[.]

Real Scandals The Trump-Obsessed Media Are Ignoring.  So what we have here is evidence suggesting that the Obama administration abused national security to damage the Trump administration, politicized the Justice Department to subvert an active investigation into Hillary Clinton, and routinely spied on Americans for reasons unknown.  That's a lot of potentially very serious scandals for an administration that described itself as scandal-free.  Nothing to see here.  Move along.

Helpful Reminder:  What a Real Presidential Scandal Looks Like.  As liberal McCarthyism continues searching for Russian monsters under Trump administration beds, it might serve us well to remember the Obama administration scandals, for which there were no special prosecutors appointed, no grand juries convened, not even a leaked memo to The New York Times via a friendly professor at Columbia University.

Corruption and Collusion:  Obama, Comey, and the Press.  It now seems clear that Barack Obama was a corrupt machine politician in the worst Chicago mold.  He used the IRS to silence his enemies, and the Justice Department to protect his friends.  His two major "achievements" — a health care law that doesn't work and a deal that increased the power and prestige of the terrorist state of Iran — were built on lies to the public and manipulation of the press.  And that's according to his own allies!  Only the leftist bias and racial pathology of the media kept his administration from being destroyed by scandal, as it surely would have been had he been a white Republican.

The Endless Ironies of Donald J. Trump.  The Left was mostly untroubled for eight years about the often unconstitutional abuses of Barack Obama — given that they saw their shared noble aims as justifying almost any means necessary to achieve them.  There was the not uncommon Rice-Gruber-Rhodes-Holder sort of deception (on Benghazi, on the conduct of Bowe Bergdahl, on the Affordable Care Act, the Iran deal, on Fast and Furious, etc.) — a required tactic because so much of the Obama agenda was antithetical to the wishes and preferences of the American electorate and thus had to be disguised and camouflaged to become enacted.  There was the pen-and-phone mockery of established federal law (the suspension of the ACA employer mandate, the Chrysler creditor reversal, the non-enforcement of federal immigration law, the institutionalization of sanctuary-city nullification).

Did Brennan Collude with Foreign Spies to Help Hillary?  [John] Brennan didn't explain why the Russians didn't prefer Hillary, Secretary of State for an administration that did nothing when Russia annexed Crimea and invaded Ukraine.  Why wouldn't the Russians want the Secretary of State who called murderous Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad a reformer and was there when President Obama drew the first of his "red lines," then did nothing to prevent the slaughter of 500,000 Syrians while giving Russia free rein in that country?  Why would Russia prefer Trump over Hillary after she and husband Bill brokered deals giving Russia and Putin 20 percent of our uranium supply to benefit Clinton Foundation donors, including Canadian billionaire Frank Giustra?  As the New York Times reported, this mutual back-scratching gave Clinton donor Giustra control of a significant portion of the world's uranium supply.

The malicious and dishonest media really are, as Trump says, 'enemies of the people'.  Economic growth, which had been 4.5 percent annually in most of the Reagan years, had gradually descended to just one percent with Obama.  Schools and infrastructure were decaying, violent crime was increasing, Obama and Hillary Clinton would not utter the words "Islamist extremism," political correctness reigned, and foreign policy seemed to many Americans to have wobbled from George W. Bush's insouciant war-making to Obama's appeasement of America's enemies.  Trade agreements were widely perceived to have been disadvantageous and the alliance system looked like a bunch of free-loaders relying on American military power rather than collective security.  Trump and his followers believed that the global warming case had not been made and that the push for renewable energy was unjustifiably costly and self-punitive.

A Case for Congress and the Trump Justice Department, Not the Courts.  Eric Holder was the first attorney general in history to be held in contempt of Congress, when he stonewalled committee probes of the Fast and Furious investigation.  Fast and Furious itself was a scandal, involving the government's reckless abuse of investigative powers for the purpose of fabricating an anti-gun narrative.  Instead, its "gun walking" resulted in the killing of a federal agent, among other violent crimes.  Attorney General Holder made misleading representations about both Fast and Furious and the investigation of Fox News journalist James Rosen. [...] Then there were the Justice Department's outrageous misconduct and serial lies in a prosecution of New Orleans police, which a federal judge variously described as "bizarre," "appalling," and "grotesque" — conclusions upheld by the Fifth Circuit appeals court.

Obama's Chickens Coming Home To Roost.  If you believe your random mainstream media outlet of choice, North Korea and Syria were crises freshly spawned by this administration with no prior history.  But these ticking time bombs are the direct result of the two terrible terms of his predecessor.  The Nobel Peace Prize winner's years in the White House were the most dysfunctional, schizophrenic and senseless eight years of our national foreign policy.  His domestic policy was a disaster, but it was a radioactive toxic waste dump with clear and consistent goals.  ObamaCare, the abuses of the Justice Department, the Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency were the naturally terrible outcome of left-wing policies being implemented with inevitably terrible results.  But Obama's foreign policy was a wildly inconsistent mess.

Trump is warned that he can't just do what he wants.  The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne wrote an opinion article that lectures Donald Trump that he can't just do what he wants. [...] I do not recall Dionne writing warnings to Obama or objecting when:
  •   Obama continually changed tax provisions and other provisions of the ACA without going through Congress.
  •   Obama illegally robbed low-income housing funds from Fannie and Freddie Mac to fill in shortfalls at Obamacare.
  •   Obama couldn't get the DREAM Act passed through Congress so unilaterally implemented it anyway.
  •   Obama and the Justice Department allowed sanctuary cities to ignore immigration but sued states like Arizona that wanted to enforce the laws of the land.
  •   Obama allowed his secretary of state to continually violate security laws and personally corresponded with her on a non-secure server and pretending he didn't know.
  •   Obama lifted the travel ban and other restrictions on Communist Cuba without going through Congress.
  •   Obama agreed to a deal with the terrorist-sponsoring Iran without getting approval from Congress.
  •   Obama agreed to the Paris climate accord without getting approval from Congress.
  •   Obama refused to enforce immigration laws, clearly violating his oath of office.
  •   Obama continually blocked pipelines that had cleared regulatory hurdles.
  •   Obama had the EPA intentionally write regulations without going through Congress to bankrupt coal companies.
  •   Obama and Michelle took separate jets to their family vacations.

"Fundamental Transformation" Demands Chaos.  Nothing more clearly marked the intended mission of Barack Obama's presidency than his own words, spoken shortly before the 2008 election:  "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." [...] The political IEDs that have delivered chaos during the last eight years and are embedded to deliver further turmoil include:
  •   Weaponizing the administrative state to act against American citizens deemed political enemies (e.g., the IRS targeting scandal).
  •   Undermining the rule of law so there is no level playing field of justice.
  •   Nearly doubling the national debt to roughly $20 trillion.
  •   Enabling a more chaotic world by undermining allies and dealing passively with enemies while weakening America's ability to defend itself.
  •   Dividing Americans against each other on issues of race, religion, sex, speech, and immigration, all while not actively discouraging violence.
  •   Enabling global and national elites while nearly destroying the Democratic Party's electoral strength across the country.

Turns out Obama was the real Russian stooge.  The circumstantial evidence is mounting that the Kremlin succeeded in infiltrating the US government at the highest levels.  How else to explain a newly elected president looking the other way after an act of Russian aggression?  Agreeing to a farcically one-sided nuclear deal?  Mercilessly mocking the idea that Russia represents our foremost geo-political foe?  Accommodating the illicit nuclear ambitions of a Russian ally?  Welcoming a Russian foothold in the Middle East?  Refusing to provide arms to a sovereign country invaded by Russia?  Diminishing our defenses and pursuing a Moscow-friendly policy of hostility to fossil fuels?  All of these items, of course, refer to things said or done by President Barack Obama.

The Rotten Obama Record — and Legacy.  An incomplete recap of the corruption that has happened under his watch:  Eric Holder, the "stimulus," Fast and Furious, Solyndra, Obamacare, the census power grab, the IRS targeting of political opponents, executive amnesty, the Snowden NSA spy revelations, the debate collusion with Candy Crowley, race-baiting for votes, selling our soul to Iran and Cuba, wiretapping allies, spying on journalists, destroying attempts to clean up voter rolls, the Benghazi video.  Politicizing and weaponizing our government and its bureaucracies.  And so much more.  This was eight years of a purposeful, corrupt power grab in the worst of ways.  And no, I do not believe for a second he did not know, or did not incite these to happen.

When Normalcy Is Revolution.  Political correctness under the Obama administration led to euphemisms that no longer reflected reality.  Poorly conceived reset policy with Russia and a pivot to Asia both failed.  The Middle East was aflame.  The Iran deal was sold through an echo chamber of deliberate misrepresentations.  The national debt nearly doubled during Obama's two terms.  Overregulation, higher taxes, near-zero interest rates, and the scapegoating of big businesses slowed economic recovery.  Economic growth never reached 3 percent in any year of the Obama presidency — the first time that had happened since Herbert Hoover's presidency.  A revolutionary federal absorption of health care failed to fulfill Obama's promises and soon proved unviable.  Culturally, the iconic symbols of the Obama revolution were the "you didn't build that" approach to businesses and an assumption that race/class/gender would forever drive American politics, favorably so for the Democrats.

Finally, the 'End of an Error'.  Obama is gone.  Time to undo what the Community Organizer organized for America:  astronomically increased debt, a disrespected law enforcement and military community, numerous ticked off allies, newly empowered enemies, erasure of borders, and demographic divisions aplenty.

Squeaky clean, huh?  Obama forgot about these 25 scandals.  It's an eye-popping claim:  Barack Obama is a squeaky-clean president who will leave office without ever having been marred by a single scandal or embarrassment during his eight years in the White House. [...] Apparently a refresher is in order, so WND assembled a list of Obama's top 25 most outrageous scandals during his eight years in the White House.

The Worst Perversion.  The Obama administration was full of scandal, though we have a lazy and partisan news media that is determined to see no scandal in it.  The lame-duck columns have been nearly unanimous on the point:  Barack Obama is remarkable among recent presidents for having been utterly untouched by scandal, personal or political. [...] Not only was the Obama administration marked by scandal of the most serious sort — perverting the machinery of the state for political ends — it was on that front, which is the most important one, the most scandal-scarred administration in modern presidential history. [...] The fact that the same people at CNN who were colluding with the Clinton campaign cannot see a scandal in the Obama administration does not mean that no scandal was there.

Obama legacy a big lie, let me count the ways.  On fake news 60 Minutes tonight, Obama will make this incredible statement:  "I'm proud of the fact that with two weeks to go, we're probably the first administration in modern history that hasn't had a major scandal in the White House."  Can someone say "Big Lie?"  There's not room enough in this whole newspaper to list all the scandals, big and small, that have enveloped this most corrupt of all regimes in American history, modern or otherwise.  One website last week came up with 633, and they missed more than a few!  And in the true spirit of the "Big Lie," this isn't the first time these bums have floated the no-scandal whopper.  Valerie Jarrett, his Iranian-born Rasputin, was pushing it to the alt-left media just last month.  Just for starters, Hillary Clinton is probably beseeching President Soetoro right now for a pardon, given the crimes she committed as his highest-ranking cabinet official — the next attorney general has already announced he'll be recusing himself from the inevitable criminal probes against her.

Media Has Decided Obama Had Zero Scandals But We Found a Few.  The scandals that never happened:
  •   Fast & Furious
  •   Solyndra
  •   Benghazi
  •   VA — officials got bonuses as veterans died
  •   IRS — Lois Lerner, targeted citizens
  •   Politicized press and agencies
  •   Stimulus theft for unions
  •   Obamacare — keep your doctor, your insurance, your hospital (he guaranteed it), premiums reduced by $2500 less for the average family, horrible website
  •   Hillary Clinton's private server — he sent emails to that address under a fake name
  •   The Pigford scandal
  •   Bowe Bergdahl — the scandalous handling of the court martial and the trade of this deserter for five vicious Taliban
  •   Iran nuclear deal and ransom payments
  •   GSA lavish parties
  •   Secret Service gone wild with idiots in charge
  •   Influencing Israeli elections
  •   Spying on journalists and Angela Merkel
  •   GM bailout — he violated the spirit of the law and precedent by putting the investors at the end of the line and paying off the unions.
  •   He told Medvedev he'd have more flexibility after his second election

Obama: We're 'Probably' First Admin 'In Modern History' Without 'A Major Scandal in the White House'.  During a preview of an interview set to air on Sunday's "60 Minutes" on CBS, President Obama said, "we're probably of the first administration in modern history that hasn't had a major scandal in the White House."  Obama said, "I'm proud of the fact that, with two weeks to go, we're probably the first administration in modern history that hasn't had a major scandal in the White House.  In that sense, we changed some things."  [Video clip]

The Editor says...
If Benghazi is not a scandal and Fast and Furious is not a scandal, and the use of the IRS as a political weapon is not a scandal, and the Secretary of State's secret email system is not a scandal, and the doubling of the national debt is not a scandal, I wonder what Mr. Obama would consider a major scandal.

Levin skewers Meryl Streep after 'baloney' Golden Globes speech.  Liberal actress Meryl Streep's virtue-signaling Golden Globes speech Sunday invoked the wrath of Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin.  In a Facebook post Monday [1/9/2017], Levin skewered Streep for professing solidarity with immigrants and the media — groups she considers to be victims of the same hate-fueled conservative campaign that brought Donald Trump to power.  He then provided a long list of atrocities committed by the Obama administration that the 30-time Globes nominee neglected to speak out against: [...]

Obama WH Chief of Staff:  I'm Proud That We've Been 'Historically Free of Scandal'.  On CNN's State of the Union today [1/15/2017], White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough reflected on the past 8 years and said the thing he's "most proud of" is how their administration has been "historically free of scandal."  This talking point echoes the words of President Obama, who said last week, "We are probably the first administration in modern history that has not had a major scandal in the White House."  McDonough also argued that the White House cooperated with every single investigation Congress investigated them for.  Jake Tapper pointed out a lot of people (particularly Republicans overseeing those investigations) would take issue with that characterization.

The Scandals That Valerie Jarrett Overlooked.  While [the implementation of Obamacare] was going on, the scandals Jarrett overlooked were brewing.  Operation Fast and Furious, which began in the George W. Bush administration, exploded under Obama, when the guns the feds intentionally had let slip into the hands of Mexican gangs were used to kill one of their own.  Then came Libya, where heavy armaments the feds secretly had passed into the hands of terrorists masquerading as rebels were used to kill the U.S. ambassador and topple a friendly government.  Then came the seizure of telephone records of journalists critical of the administration by the Department of Justice, which secretly convinced a federal judge that talking to a whistleblower and reporting on his questionable behavior somehow involved reporters criminally in that behavior.  Then came the targeting by the IRS of conservative advocacy groups by denying them tax-exempt status for political reasons.

Obama ignores facts with boastful 'greatest hits' list.  [Scroll down]  Obama credited himself with "the longest streak of job creation on record" but forgot to mention all those would-be workers who were downgraded to part-time or left the workforce altogether.  "Today, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, another 20 million American adults know the financial security and peace of mind that comes with health insurance," the president boasted.  Meanwhile, Americans have lost their doctors, watched their costs soar as services drop, and insurers flee the marketplace.  But the greatest communicator of our age was only warming up.  "Over the past eight years, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland."  Where to begin?  Perhaps with Fort Hood, the Boston Marathon, San Bernardino or Orlando, but who's counting?

Obama's Disastrous Legacy.  Obama is proud of himself. He and his devoted followers believe he has left America in better shape than when he found it.

Broken: The Sickening, Stale, and Worn Out Narratives of the Left.  Instead of picking apart mistakes by Trump, let's focus on the damage the Democrats have done.  It's legion.  In the guise of economic "fairness," they gave us the worst economic recovery since World War II.  They simply ground to a standstill our economic engine, causing massive unemployment and a job market that gives no hope to Americans for the future.  They ruined our alliances and fed our enemies under a horrifyingly stupid, feckless president and secretary of state.  They laid the groundwork for ISIS to become a power and were virtually useless in dealing with that organization.  They destroyed our borders under the idea that it is racist to have them, flooding us with illegal aliens who don't care a whit about American values of the past, and they steal from our kindness.  They were on the way to destroying health care, paving the way for massive government control of doctors, insurance companies, and yes, us as patients.  The evidence is in:  Obamacare was a failure.  They lied to get it passed, they lied to keep it, and they are lying about how good it is now.  Thankfully, most people understand they now have a pig in the poke that costs a ton, and they can't use it.

Obama's Failed Presidency.  The president is correct that the largest issue in the election was the Obama legacy:  the 125 percent increase in federal debt while the national work force shrank by 10 percent, the shameful Iran nuclear and sanctions giveaway, the shambles of the "red line" and other flip-flops and miscues all over foreign policy, the haughty disparagement of large sections of the electorate (in which he was almost outdone by Mrs. Clinton), the immigration policy of proudly admitting to the U.S. whomever might be seized by the ambition to enter, and the slavish adherence to the most alarmist versions of the faddish climate apocalypse, whatever the cost in American jobs and the current-account deficit, and without waiting for evidence adequate to justify radical measures.

18 Major Scandals in Obama's 'Scandal-Free' Presidency.  President Obama and his mouthpieces have embarked on a bizarre scheme to hypnotize America into forgetting the many scandals of his presidency.  They seem to think that intoning "this administration hasn't had a scandal" over and over again will make history disappear.  It's the lamest Jedi Mind Trick ever, and is being pushed on people who know Star Wars is just a movie.  Here's a short list of the many scandals Team Obama thinks it can make America forget: [...]

Obama's closest adviser says president has been scandal-free.  President Obama has been squeaky clean, according to his closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett.  "The president prides himself on the fact that his administration hasn't had a scandal and he hasn't done something to embarrass himself," Jarrett said in an interview broadcast on CNN Sunday [1/1/2017].

'Legacy': 10 Ways Barack Obama Broke the American System.  Obama sought to transform America, and believed that the ends would justify the means.  Republicans, hypnotized by race and cowed by the media, put up little fight.  So voters took matters into their own hands.  Here are ten of the most serious ways Obama broke the system.

The Vast Cognitive Gulf between the Left and the Right.  When Barack Obama won his second term, conservatives were distraught about the certainty that the damage already done by Obama would continue for another four years.  Obamacare would continue to destroy what was once the best health care in the world.  The EPA would continue to destroy jobs and businesses with pride and glee, without a moment's thought for those devastated by their thousands of new regulations.  Iraq was already a disaster because, by removing all US troops, Obama left it as an open invitation for Al Qaeda and ISIS to take over.  Libya was gone, our ambassador dead.  Syria was being systematically destroyed by its own barbaric leader. [...] Obama, despite his "red line" threat, did nothing.  So subservient to Iran, he did nothing to stop the murder of all Christians in the Middle East.

The Progressive Regression.  An Affordable Care Act whose premiums just exploded by more than 20 percent despite massive deductibles, a Nobel Peace Prize-winner meddling in Syria, Libya, and points beyond, and a post-racial presidency coinciding with Ferguson, Baltimore, and Dallas all give lie to the promise of hope and change.

Assessing the Obama Legacy — Against His Own Mileposts.  [For example,] "Promoting immigrant and refugee integration and citizenship awareness."  The southern U.S. border is largely unenforced.  Immigration law is deliberately ignored.  The president's refugee policy was unpopular and proved a disaster, as illustrated by the Boston Marathon bombings, the San Bernardino attack, the Orlando nightclub shooting, and the recent Ohio State University terrorist violence.  Note what Obama's staff omitted:  his doubling of the U.S. debt in eight years, the unworkable and soon-to-be-repealed Affordable Care Act, seven years of anemic economic growth, record labor nonparticipation, failed policy resets abroad, and a Middle East in ruins.

5 Reasons Barack Obama Will Be Viewed As One Of The Worst Presidents of All Time.  Compiling a list of reasons why Barack Obama is a terrible president seems like a project for a book rather than a column.  However, when we start looking at the catastrophic mistakes he's made that may reverberate for years to come, it's clear that he's been a disaster for America on a scale that few other Presidents can match.  Just look at his record.

Obama's Leftovers.  The sun never sets on President Obama's leftovers.  He entered office promising to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  He leaves it with those wars still taking the lives of American servicemen.  Wars that didn't exist in 2009 — Syria, Libya, and Ukraine — continue at the pace prescribed by our enemies.  The first American was killed in Syria on Thanksgiving Day.  America has been at war for fifteen years in Afghanistan and thirteen in Iraq.  Obama ran as a "peace now" candidate, but — as Gen. James Mattis is quoted as saying — the enemy gets a vote in when a war ends.  Worse, as in the Afghanistan conflict, Obama specifically disavowed victory.  He continued those wars seeking only to avoid the blame for losing.  Obama has engaged us in new unnecessary wars, such as in Libya, and refused to take timely action to topple Bashar Assad in Syria.  His refusal to act created the opportunity for Russia and Iran to seize control of Syria and propel their influence across the Middle East.

White House:  Obama Proud No 'Major Personal Scandal' Occurred in His Administration.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that President Obama is proud that no one in his administration has suffered a "major personal scandal" during his time in office.  The comment came at the White House daily press briefing during a discussion about former CIA Director David Petraeus' past guilty plea of mishandling classified information.

The legacy Mr. Obama imagines.  President Obama is indulging himself only a little more than usual.  He boasts in an interview that his pride swells when he regards his eight years in the White House as "scandal free."  It's true that no one was jailed for taking a bribe, but calling his administration "scandal free" is more than a stretch.  All presidents live in a bubble, but Mr. Obama appears not to have subscribed to a newspaper, not even The Washington Post or The New York Times, over these past eight years.  If he had, he could have read about scandals.

Obama Says He's Had A Scandal-Free Administration.  Here Are 11 of His Scandals.  Obama's presidency has been mired with numerous scandals that would be blared on the news 24/7 if he were a Republican.  But because he's a Democrat, too many people buy Obama's argument that his presidency has been scandal-free.  Here are 11 of Obama's scandals.

Senator Jeff Sessions Will Be the Restorative Attorney General We Need.  The Obama Justice Department has been the most politicized in the nation's history.  It has weaponized the law against the president's political adversaries and scapegoats, while insulating the president's allies against investigation and prosecution.  It has made progressive political activism the touchstone of Justice Department hiring, stacking various departmental sections with social-justice warriors who see the law as their arsenal to achieve fundamental societal transformation.  It has exploited the legal process as an extortionate tool to shakedown deep-pocketed institutions for the purpose of funding progressive rabble-rousers.  It has used law-enforcement to craft political narratives that, for example, propped up Obama's "blame the video" fraud after the Benghazi massacre; framed the nation's financial institutions for the mortgage meltdown, to the exclusion of reckless government policies; and undermined Second Amendment rights while getting federal agents killed (see the "Fast and Furious" debacle, over which Holder was held in contempt of Congress).  It has injected racial discrimination into the enforcement of civil-rights laws in blatant violation of the equal-protection principles those laws are supposed to assure.  It has exhibited a contempt for Congress and a propensity to obstruct legislative oversight that would have made the Nixon administration blush.  It has repeatedly engaged in appalling prosecutorial misconduct and then lied to federal judges to cover it up.  It has not only refused to enforce the immigration laws and sued to prevent sovereign states from enforcing them, but has also endorsed the president's claimed power to ignore congressional statutes.  It is abetting a war on the nation's police departments, seeking to nationalize them under the guise of baseless and ruinously divisive smears that cops are hunting down African-American men, and that the justice system is rigged against black people.

Bureaucratic Tyranny in Trump's Crosshairs.  We have a VA that purposely lets vets die without medical care.  We have an EPA at war with the energy industry.  The Department of Education threatens public schools with loss of federal funds and mandates progressive lies about American history, teaching generations of schoolchildren to be ashamed of America and ignorant of our Constitution and our forefathers.  Universities are forced by the DOJ to hire feminist and racialist thought police under an Obama bureaucrat's interpretation of the Civil Rights Act.  We have an IRS that has a political enemies list its employees punish at the behest of Democrats.  Homeland Security and FBI are under a gag order that forbids them to use the term jihad or Islamic extremism.  Everywhere we look, regulations are strangling business, intruding into the personal lives and property rights of ordinary citizens.

Scandal 'Free' Obama.  Well, let's start with the IRS scandal — or is there another word for what happens when public officials in one of government's most sensitive departments make decisions based on ideology.  Let's see, how about when any organization with the words "tea party" in its name applies for tax-exempt status?  Lois Lerner, who headed the tax exempt division resigned.  But guess that's only a "significant scandal" for those groups still waiting to hear back from the IRS.

The Shocking Intolerance of Anti-Trump Liberals.  [Scroll down]  What are the rights that supposedly Trump is going to take away?  We've been living in a country where, as The Weekly Standard's Mark Hemingway tweeted, "Obama did sue nuns over birth control for crying out loud," where religious bakers and florists have been told they have to participate in same-sex weddings, where an African-American fire chief lost his job over a book he wrote about his religious beliefs that included passages on same-sex marriage, and yet, the real threat to rights is from Trump?

It's Gloves Off in Obama's Final Two Months.  Barack Obama has demonstrated great contempt for Rule of Law during his eight years in office.  From the Iran nuclear deal to the Paris climate agreement — and myriad other executive actions and unilaterally enacted regulations far too numerous to list — Obama perennially stretched and breached the boundaries afforded the executive branch.

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Election Day also means Obama administration is likely to skate free of misbehavior.  What are the consequences, if any, for these recent years chock-full of so much misbehavior, both public and private?  Do those people widely seen as cheating, lying and abusing a sacred public trust pay any public price for their moral malfeasance?  Or do they skate free of penalty to enjoy the perceived rewards of power?  We are, of course, talking mostly about the Obama administration and Clinton crowd.  Let's look at a few examples: [...]

21 Times that Barack Obama Blamed Other People for His Own Failures.  As he campaigned for Crooked Hillary today, Barack Obama went on the corrupt Liberal news outlets — CNN, Time Magazine and New York Times — and told Donald Trump to "stop whining" about a "rigged election".  That kinda struck me as funny because for the past 8 years Obama has done nothing but whine and blame others for his own failings.  From the moment he first began to occupy the Oval Office, Barack Hussein Obama has had failure after failure as president.  Throughout it all, he has never once accepted the blame or taken responsibility for his failures, but instead sought to lay blame elsewhere.

Obama: 'We Have Not Had a Major Scandal in My Administration'.  President Obama told a fundraiser in California Sunday night that there has not been a "major scandal" in his administration, according to a White House transcript of the event.  He made the remark while criticizing Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) at a fundraiser for congressional candidates, including Issa's Democrat challenger, Doug Applegate.  Obama said Issa's main contribution to the U.S. Congress has been to "obstruct and waste taxpayer dollars on trumped-up investigations that have led nowhere."

9 Controversies Obama Didn't Mention When He Denied Any 'Major Scandals'.  President Barack Obama discarded eight years of controversies surrounding his administration, including the targeting of conservative groups, veterans lacking health care, the administration's response to a terrorist attack weeks before the 2012 election, and a botched gun sting.  During a Democratic fundraising event in San Diego Sunday, Obama attacked Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, for the various investigations into the administration.  "Here's a guy who called my administration perhaps the most corrupt in history, despite the fact that actually, we have not had a major scandal in my administration," Obama told Democratic donors.

Obama Claims He Didn't Know About Hillary's Private Email Server — But WikiLeaks Just Dropped a Bombshell!  President Obama has lied for 8 years about major topics:  Benghazi, Iraq, Obamacare, and illegal immigration.  But this is a smoking-gun proof of a coverup.  He would end up endorsing Hillary Clinton for President, and he didn't want his candidate to face criminal charges.

Trump's Dirty Talk versus Hillary's Corruption.  In the past week:
  •   [The Department of] Justice drops the case against a gunrunner from Hillary's Libya fiasco whose testimony would certainly have harmed Obama and Hillary.
  •   Evidence surfaced that the White House participated in the cover-up of Hillary's violation of national security laws with her private server even though they said they absolutely knew nothing about the server and would not interfere with an investigation.
  •   We have learned more this week about how the investigation of Hillary by the Justice Department and FBI was a pure sham as they gave immunity to so many, took so much stuff off limits, and even carried out the destruction of evidence.  The email investigation was pretend, just like the IRS investigation and any supposed investigation of the Clinton Foundation.  It is clear that the White House, Justice Department, State Department, and IRS are working specifically to protect Obama and Hillary instead of working for the American people.
  •   Aleppo and Syria are deteriorating rapidly despite Obama and Kerry being extremely tough and telling Russia and Assad to stop it.
  •   Obama partially blamed the Civil War in Syria on a drought he says was caused by humans.  That is one of the most ignorant statements ever.  The war is because Assad is a tyrant, and the Mideast is essentially a desert that has had continued droughts for millennia.
  •   An NBC News man topped Obama's stupidity by saying the worthless Paris climate agreement would stop hurricanes.
  •   Obamacare is collapsing rapidly.  The multiple lies to pass the law are more obvious every day.  The law is greatly harming the middle class and small employers and reducing the potential for full-time jobs.
  •   An NSA contractor who committed the same crime as Hillary by keeping classified documents at home on several nonsecure devices is under arrest.  Why isn't Hillary?

Obama obsessed with Trump's buildings, hates John Wayne.  Barack Obama can't stop talking about presidential candidate Donald Trump. [...] Obama's obsession is understandable.  Trump embodies the socialist's worst nightmare.  In 2008, Obama, like all socialists, promised his followers a land of milk and honey.  Eight years later, he's delivered unemployment, poverty, food stamps, violence in the streets, open borders, drug cartels, heroin overdoses, terrorist attacks on our own soil, $10 trillion more debt, no economic growth, and radical Supreme Court judges.  He has generally corrupted all three branches of government.  Along comes Trump, threatening, in Obama's own words, to "reverse progress" of Obama's last two terms.  Trump, the unapologetic, affluent, determined, and tough-minded individualist, is everything Obama is not.

The Ugly Truth Of Leftist "Heroes".  [Scroll down to Barack H. Obama]  Huge chunks of the life of this tremendously overrated "community organizer" are shrouded in mystery, all the way back to his birth.  Thus, all those low-information voters had little idea who they were electing. [...] While a junior Senator with an unremarkable legislative record, he entered the 2008 Presidential race and got sold by the media as a messiah figure.  He broke a whopping number of campaign promises about what he'd do in his first year:  heal the economy, halve the deficit, withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan, close Camp X-ray, etc.  He continued many of Bush the Younger's policies, but got praised for doing the same things that got the Shrub condemnation.  His major legislative triumph was a socialized medicine scheme which caused healthcare prices to skyrocket, even though all those politicians swore up and down that wouldn't happen.

The House That Barack Built.  Dismissive of Western civilization and what went before, the president seemed to believe that history started on the day of his inauguration.  Shortly thereafter, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize by a gushing European coterie — something grand, which he did not earn.  A former community organizer from Chicago, he set out to apply the art of creating unrest — to incite men against women, straights against gays, whites against blacks, Hometown U.S.A. against Wall Street, Democrats against Republicans, and the so-called 1% versus the 99%.  Skeptical of the capitalist system, he nonetheless pitched to Silicon Valley, the grandees of Hollywood, and professional athletes.  Playing the race card in situations such as the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida and the riots of Ferguson, Missouri, he aggravated societal tensions.

Obama, the Worst President Ever, Except Maybe for Hillary.  [Scroll down]  Liberals scoff at our supposed sensationalism in depicting Obama's record, but they are the ones in fantasyland — not us.  Their judgment is so skewed that they wouldn't recognize a disastrous, perennially sluggish economy if it hit them in the face — because it has.  They wouldn't see it if Islamists were waging war on the United States, because they are and they don't.  They wouldn't be alarmed if the Constitution and rule of law were under ongoing assault, because they are and they aren't.  They don't care that the nuclear family is in peril, because they favor diluting traditional and gender distinctions.  And they wouldn't care if the federal government were deliberately fostering dependency addiction among its citizenry and demonizing work, the work ethic, productivity and business, because it is and they enable it.

Seven Giant Scandals That Barack Obama Just Couldn't Keep Undercover!  From Benghazi to Fast and Furious.

Desperation Grows Amid The Weaponized Media.  Unfortunately when the wider U.S. electorate voted the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers to be the president of the United States they were, perhaps unwittingly, ushering in a new era of fundamental change, governmental weaponization.  Events and outcomes ceased to be determined by laws, and the politics of any given event became the overriding filter through which all action, or lack thereof, would be determined.  The last seven years have provided numerous examples for points of reference.  The IRS investigation of conservative groups was driven by politics, not legality.  The investigation of officer Darren Wilson was driven by politics, not evidence or legality.  The arrests of the Baltimore Six were driven by politics, not factual, substantial evidence.  The FBI decision not to recommend an indictment of Hillary Clinton was driven by politics not evidence.  These are just a few examples of manipulated common law principles that have been overridden by considerations of political benefits.

So Much for Experts.  So fifty Republican "national security experts" have disavowed Trump as a candidate for the presidency. [...] Where were these men these past eight years, while President Obama's policy of "leading from behind" has caused chaos around the world?  When Hillary took on Libya as her personal project, thinking it would boost her into the presidency?  Have they written a group letter about her endangering of our national security with her unsecured server?  Is her irresponsibility the cause of the Benghazi attack and the death of those four Americans?  For the death of nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri in Iran, whose name she revealed in an unsecured email?  Everything they say about Trump is already true of Obama and Hillary!

Obama the Frightened Child.  We hired Barack Obama as our chief executive and with any amount of hope in our hearts went down his dreary road with him.  He insisted that his trillion-dollar stimulus would jumpstart the economy; we tried it, and the economy tanked.  He promised us we could keep our own doctor and every American family would save $2,500 a year on medical insurance premiums with Obamacare; we tried it, and the exact opposite happened.  He promised us that things would be okay if we ran from Iraq; we did, and our retreat produced one of the worst horrors in human history.  Now he insists we have never been stronger militarily, but when we look, we see that the Marine Corps has been hollowed out, the Air Force is flying half the number of planes it used to, the Navy keeps shrinking, the Army is approaching its lowest level since before World War II, and the Russians are laughing at us as the Chinese build better aircraft carriers.  Last but not least, there's the issue of racial animosity, something Obama was supposed to help the nation transcend.  Indeed, it was his biggest selling point — some would say (and I do) his only selling point.  Yet instead of improving with his time in office, the animus has increased.

Alphabet Soup Corruption.  [Scroll down, past the first eight scandals]  To the above alphabet scandals could be added the a number of scandals involving the Secret Service; the General Service Administration debacle of lavish conferences and unauthorized government junkets; the abrupt post-election resignation of CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus under mysterious circumstances; the likely forced resignation of Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sibelius after the promises of the Affordable Care Act proved fantasies and its website unworkable; and the diminution of National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who falsely assured the public on five Sunday morning news outlets that the Benghazi terrorist attacks were the fallout from an obscure video maker (subsequently jailed) — when both she and Secretary of State Clinton already knew that an al Qaeda affiliate was responsible for the killings and that such terrorism proved inconvenient to the pre-election narrative of an "al Qaeda on the run."

Retired White House Correspondent Explains "How Obama Gets Away With It".  Usually when an incumbent president is leaving office and a slew of candidates are battling for his job, that departing chief executive's record is a major campaign issue.  But not this year, even though two of three Americans say the country is on the wrong track, job creation is sluggish, income inequality continues to rise and Mr. Obama's job approval barely tops 50%.  Moreover, approval of his handling of the war on terror and Islamic State is underwater, and a majority of Americans — white and black — say race relations are getting worse, not better.

13 Incompetent Failures in the Obama Administration.  Throughout his eight years, President Obama has elevated to high office a long list of incompetent people, or people who revealed themselves to be utterly unsuited for the public office assigned to them.  Here is PJ Media's list of the 13 most egregious examples of failure in the Obama administration.  This is by no means an exclusive list, and who knows what our president will cook up in his last few months.

Barack Obama:  The Unspoken Issue In This Year's Campaign.  [Scroll down]  There are many people who tell pollsters they approve of Obama, while simultaneously saying they disapprove of just about everything he does.  I think the reason is the one suggested by Glenn — reporters put everything the first black president does in a favorable light, and voters are inclined to give him, personally, the benefit of the doubt, even though his foreign policy is a disaster, he has repeatedly flouted federal law and the Constitution, and he has overseen the weakest economic recovery of the modern era.  This means that the support we see for Obama in polls is largely illusory.

Lynch's Transparent Abuse of the Law.  When Loretta Lynch succeeded Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General a year ago, some harbored the tiniest hope that she wouldn't be quite as radical.  After all, Holder had done his best to gin up racial resentment, dismiss a clear case of voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party, attack voter photo ID laws, refuse to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, threaten a congressman trying to get to the truth of the Fast and Furious Mexican gun-running scandal, and ignore the Internal Revenue Service's mob-like persecution of conservative groups.

Bathrooms are latest diversion from Obama's and Clinton's troubles.  In yet another executive overreach to redirect public discussion, Obama arbitrarily ruled that every public school receiving federal funds must allow the minute fraction of society who are transgender to use the restroom of their choice, not their biological gender.  We're being played again, folks.  Here's what's really at stake:  Obama's heir-apparent and legacy protector, the 68-year-old Hillary Clinton, is getting shredded in Democratic primary after primary by a 74-year-old socialist, Bernie Sanders. [...] Obama would also like to distract you from the slipping new-job creation rates.  Obama Care and its artificial state exchanges are crumbling beneath the weight of their own costs and disincentives. [...] Disturbing reports of the military's poor readiness mount, including planes being cannibalized for parts to keep half the jets flying.

How Congress Mysteriously Became a 'Small Business' to Qualify for Obamacare Subsidies.  It seems that federal officials have worked overtime to undermine public trust.  Benghazi, the IRS abuses, the "fast and furious" gun-running fiasco, the solar power boondoggles, and the seemingly endless implementation problems of the Affordable Care Act — all these scandals have common themes:  arrogant and abusive bureaucracy, double dealing, lame excuses, and legal hairsplitting.  The outrages listed above can be placed squarely at the doorstep of the White House.

Barbarians Inside the Gate.  President Obama came into office in 2009 promising "transformation" and he has delivered on that promise. Over the past 7½ years we've witnessed billion dollar deficits and the establishment of a highly politicized and inexorably failing health care system ("Obamacare"); the "weaponization" of government agencies (think, IRS, EPA, DOJ) to intimidate and attack his political opponents; the calculated and feckless decline of American power and influence throughout the world; relentless redistributionist policies; and the president's support (often with a wink and a nod) of thuggish (and sometimes violent) radical groups like "Occupy Wall Street" and "Black Lives Matter."  As a result, America is "on edge" — socially, racially, economically — as it hasn't been for decades.  Indeed, many have reached the sobering insight that America's best days may now be behind her.

Run Against Obama.  [Scroll down]  Then there's the felonious abuse of the IRS; the institutionalization of too-big-to-fail; the irresponsible release of terrorists from Guantanamo; widespread flouting of the rule of law; and assaults on religious liberty.  There's much more.

Progressives Muscle into the Restroom.  Similar to ObamaCare, same-sex marriage, abortion on demand, and refugee resettlement, who uses what bathroom is just another in a long list of unpleasant impositions the tyrannical minority plans to use to browbeat the majority into submission.

Obama Escalates His War On Prosperity.  Not since the New Deal's heyday in the 1930s has Washington waged such an unrelenting assault against the private sector. [...] Banks have been reduced to the role of utilities.  One group victimized has been small and new businesses, which have been starved of reasonable and reliable lines of credit since Obama took office.  Hospitals and health insurers know who their real customer is these days — Big Government, not the patient.  The EPA's jihad against fossil fuels is well-known.  Even the Internet hasn't been spared, as the FCC, a supposedly independent agency, has meekly followed White House orders to hit the Net with 1930s' rotary-phone-style regulations.  This maneuver was illegal and will continue to suffocate new investment until the courts can adjudicate the matter.  Largely unremarked upon has been the Federal Reserve's extraordinary usurpation of power, notably its seizure of nearly $4 trillion in financial assets.

Sloppy Leftist Thinking Compares Trump With Hitler, But Ignores Obama's Dictatorial Actions.  On February 21st, Danielle Allen wrote an opinion article for the Washington Post titled "The moment of truth: We must stop Trump". [...] In the [second to last] paragraph she states that "Donald Trump has no respect for... constitutional democracy, nor for the requirements of decency necessary to sustain democratic citizenship".  So, with this quick and late entry in her article, Ms. Allen shows how twisted her thinking is in wondering how a Hitler can come along in a modern state:  she has ignored the denial of a "constitutional democracy" under the Barack Obama administration, considering that he illegally and unconstitutionally opened the borders of America to the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens.  And Obama spit on the idea of a "constitutional democracy" when he denied Americans the right to select and pay for their own healthcare.

Progressives are implementing lopsided equity.  [Scroll down]  In the name of thoughtfulness toward minorities, fear of offending some overly sensitive protected class has bestowed upon cultural diversity a power that has usurped the constitutional right to free expression.  And that's not the worst of it.  Religious freedom is eroding as Islam is given deference over the nation's foundational Judeo-Christian tenets.  The reality of that forfeiture intensifies when taxpayers, who are largely pro-life, are forced to fund abortion on demand, and Christian bakers and photographers pay penalties for refusing to provide wedding services to same-sex couples.  Let's not forget that these are the same progressives who manipulate thought and opinion by elevating illegals to immigrant status, and doing so while referring to living human beings, growing within the womb as clumps of cells.  These misleading actions, words, and ideas are how the marginal have managed to gain despotic dominance over the majority.

Obama: The Lamest Duck.  President Obama is boxed in a state of paralysis — more so than typical lame-duck presidents.  His hard-left politics have insidiously eroded the Democratic Party, which has lost both houses of Congress and the vast majority of the state legislatures, state elected offices, and governorships. [...] There is so far no Obama legacy, except the creation of Donald Trump, a $20 trillion debt and zero interest rates — and the gift of flat energy prices that came despite not because of Obama's efforts.  Almost every major bureaucracy is awash in scandal or charges of incompetence.  The common theme of the disasters at the GSA, EPA, ICE, IRS, NASA, Secret Service, and VA is ideological subversion and ingrained hostility to meritocracy.

David Brooks Misses A Lot More Than The Crease in Obama's Pants.  As much as I loathe Donald Trump, I loathe Barack Obama even more and would not miss him for a nanosecond.  After all, if it weren't for Obama's deference to our enemies and disdain for America and her Allies, there would be no chance that Trump would be a viable presidential candidate.  Brooks praises Obama's integrity for running an administration which has been "remarkably scandal-free."  Well, how about Fast & Furious, The VA, The IRS & Benghazi?  If the Obama Administration is willfully giving guns to Mexican drug gangs, allows veterans to die waiting for health care, makes a concerted effort to stifle free speech while refusing to help the four Americans under assault from terrorists doesn't merit the word scandal in David Brooks' book, then he demonstrates no capacity for reason.  Then again, the New York Times only prints the news it sees fit printing and Fast & Furious, the VA, the IRS, and Benghazi don't fit into their agenda.

Obama's Lawlessness Fuels Civil Disobedience and Record Government Distrust.  [Scroll down]  With this week's detention of American sailors, we've witnessed another humiliating illustration of how badly Obama's lawless behavior has backfired to our peril.  Meanwhile, we have learned that the Obama Administration spied on our close ally Israel, as well as members of Congress, a coequal branch of government, to advance its diplomatic opening to Iran.  Obama has infamously behaved just as lawlessly in other areas, such as unilaterally declaring the Senate to be in "recess" when only it has the power to do so, the swap of hardened terrorists for deserter Bowe Bergdahl in violation of his explicit duty to inform Congress beforehand, arbitrarily suspending and imposing ObamaCare regulations for political purposes, job-killing and punitive environmental regulations, IRS persecution of conservative organizations and now a commitment to impose gun regulations that he could have introduced into Congress back when he possessed overwhelming Democratic majorities.  Throughout his presidency, Obama has simply chosen to disregard constitutional and political constraints in order to impose his agenda.

The Left's Problem with Nature and Logic.  [Scroll down]  We've noticed all the violence and racial animus created by the grievance peddlers in the Obama administration who stoked the fires of Ferguson and Baltimore, all the while making villains of our nation's law enforcement officers.  We've seen an administration that provided deadly weapons to Mexican drug cartels while seeking to circumvent the Bill of Rights by denying such weapons to law-abiding Americans interested only in protecting their homes, their families, and their God-given right to defend their liberty.  We've watched our president ignore federal law by allowing criminal lawbreakers to enter our country, effectively depressing wages for American laborers while the invaders reap benefits (like health care, education, welfare, etc.) that drown taxpayers in liability.  Food stamp rolls have swollen, the labor participation rate has dropped to the lowest level since the Carter years, middle-class wages have seen no signs of improvement.  Look, this litany of failures could go on and on — Cash for Clunkers, the IRS targeting scandal, the Benghazi lies, NSA snooping, the VA scandal, etc.

No "Major Scandal" in Obama Administration?  [David] Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Obama, recently asserted something so patently untrue that it demands a response.  "And I'm proud of the fact that, basically, you've had an administration that's been in place for six years in which there hasn't been a major scandal," he pronounced at a University of Chicago event.  The Washington Post leapt in to defend Axelrod's claim by pointing to how President Obama's approval ratings did not shift in the wake of the potential scandals he has faced since taking office.

The 'will of the people' means us — this time we must enforce it.  One of the most important consequences of misguided, uninformed voting is what Barack Hussein Obama has done to the black community and racial relations in this country.  He has turned the civil rights movement to shreds deliberately because he is following one of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals:  "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."  The targets being the Constitution, Capitalism and racial harmony.  The Obama administration is replete with black Marxists and it was clear from the very first moment that Obama got away with anointing the first green Czar — Van Jones, a self-described 'communist' that this was his agenda. [...] Racial relations have never been worse because there are so many black socialists in this administration, including the Justice Department.  Their anti-military, anti-American, pro-jihad, anti-capitalists, anti- second amendment, environmental whacko agenda has decimated every successful enterprise from healthcare, military might to the space program that has made this nation so powerful.

While No One Was Watching, Obama Took Control of the Courts.  The New York Times wrote in 2014, "Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching consequences for the law and President Obama's legacy."  It didn't favor conservatives but there was a dramatic shift to the far left.  The appellate is under the control of leftists and ACLU types.  They own the Court of Appeals.  As he has done by ignoring Congress and the Supreme Court of the United States, Obama has been eliminating voices not his own.  He has been erasing the Separation of Powers and our Constitution.  He has been obliterating states rights.  The judicial branch was also on the agenda.  This is part of Mr. Obama's fundamental transformation.

Obama's SOTU Versus Reality.  Obama claimed that there are no existential threats facing this nation, that his economy is robust, that his educational record is stellar, that people who are skeptical that global warming is man-made are fools, that the United States is more respected internationally now than it was before he took office, that Obamacare has lived up to its promises, that the military is overfunded, that ISIS members are just fanatics and killers riding around in pickup trucks, that his "clean energy" programs are superior, that people who support entitlement reform are the irresponsible ones — saying we should actually double down on these bankrupting boondoggles — that proponents of an orderly immigration system are bigots, that Ted Cruz's pledge to aggressively pursue the Islamic State is code for deliberately bombing innocent civilians, that he himself deserves praise for reducing the deficit, that he values bipartisanship and compromise and ideas other than his own, that it's morning in America and that he's just getting warmed up and planning on engineering further transformational change at the expiration of his term.  Can you imagine having this record of failure, bragging about it and promising to deliver more misery into the indefinite future?  It would be like the owner of the Chicago Cubs pledging to keep winning the World Series.

The Lamest Duck.  We have entered a most dangerous period of the Obama presidency.  It's not just that every rogue actor from Kim and Putin and Castro to Maduro and Khamenei and Xi knows he has one last year to behave badly without fear of reprisal.  It's that the president and his team are isolated, aloof, detached from reality.  They think a climate deal is a rebuke to terrorism.  They think the response to jihad in San Bernardino is to 'close the gun-show loophole.'  They think a new communications strategy will convince the public that the war against ISIS is going well.  I don't question Obama's sincerity.  I question his sanity.

Obama's 'Streisand Effect' Presidency.  [Scroll down]  So it's a wonder that the Obama presidency hasn't quite figured out that denying the existence of the obvious actually doesn't help.  When you say there's peace and security in Syria, you're not convincing anyone that's the case. [...] Denial of the obvious has been a feature of the Obama presidency.  Recall that Obama told Bill O'Reilly in his Super Bowl interview a few years back that there was "not a smidgen of corruption" at the IRS.  Well, no.  In fact, the IRS held a press conference to admit its own wrongdoing and the chief IRS official involved is pleading the Fifth.  What about "Obamacare is working"?  We hear that a lot.

Marco Rubio: Another charming young man.  We are facing the near total transformation promised by President Barack Hussein Obama, one that has taken the USA from an exceptional world power to a lawless corrupt nation and a joke among world leaders.  Our national debt is near $20 trillion.  About 94 million Americans are out of the labor force.  Our borders are not secured while sanctuary cities protect foreign criminals.  Our policemen are being demonized.  Our Judeo/Christian values are being persecuted and humiliated.  Our national security is being threatened by admission of "Syrian refugees" even after the horrific terrorists acts in Paris on Friday, November 13.

A True Scandal.  From the IRS, to the Department of Justice, to the Department of Energy, to Veterans Affairs, to the State Department managed by Hillary Clinton; this White House has been implicated in a number of controversies and alleged transgressions. [...] Certainly, the alleged and still unresolved implication that the nation's tax collection service was unduly targeting conservatives to limit their ability to participate in politics was a terrifying abuse of authority.  The VA scandal was a violation of the social compact and a matter of life and death for American servicemen and women.  The misallocation of taxpayer funds for boondoggles like Solyndra was an avoidable mess borne out of a myopic political imperative.  All of these scandals and more are deadly serious for those segments of American society that they affected, but the segmentation of those who suffered narrowed the political impact of these affairs.

Obama Has Just Begun.  In the 2016 election campaigns, most Democratic candidates in swing states will have distanced themselves from the last eight years.  Otherwise, they would have to run on the patently false premise that American health care is more affordable and more comprehensive today than it was in 2009; that workforce participation is booming; that scandals are a thing of the past; that the debt has been addressed; that Obama has proved a healer who brought the country together; that immigration at last is ordered, legal, and logical; that the law has never been more respected and honored; that racial relations are calmer than ever; that the campuses are quiet; that the so-called war on terror is now over and won with al-Qaeda and ISIS contained or on the run; that U.S. prestige aboard has never been higher; that our allies appreciate our help and our enemies fear our wrath; that Iran will now not go nuclear; that Israel is secure and assured of our support; and that, thanks to American action, Egypt is stable, Libya is ascendant, Iraq is still consensual, and the Middle East in general is at last quiet after the tumultuous years of George W. Bush.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Is Bad for All Americans.  With a recent column in Time magazine entitled "Ben Carson is Terrible for Black Americans," NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar decided to weigh in.  Sounding like a bad Elaine Benes date, Abdul-Jabbar begins his piece by asking and answering his own question — twice.  He concludes that a Carson presidency would "be an unmitigated disaster."  I suppose that with record numbers of Americans on welfare, record numbers of Americans not working, accumulating more federal debt than every other U.S. president combined, a perverse redefinition of marriage, granting a "God bless you" to killers of children in the womb, promoting a culture of lawlessness, inspiring hostility toward U.S. law enforcement, encouraging an invasion through our southern border, and on top of all of that, ruining school lunches for millions of American children, for Mr. Abdul-Jabbar, the last seven years constitutes something other than an "unmitigated disaster."

The immense gratitude Republicans owe Obama.  Obama's economic policies and regulations have created the worst economic recovery and most sluggish job market in six decades.  They've stifled the dreams of millions, chased them from the workplace, limited their choices and increased widespread reliance on government handouts.  His serial lies and cynical abuse of authority and privilege through over-reaching power and over-blown language have corroded Americans' trust in their most hallowed institutions.  Obama's sequester suggestion helped hollow America's once dominant military to an enfeebled condition requiring years to rebuild.  Obama's stubbornly naive foreign policies, if you call them policies, have turned America into the paper tiger once the wishful dream of communists.  Obama's reluctance or inability to lead in anything other than appeasement created vast vacuums of power abroad for eager opponents to expand as thousands perish in the conflicts.

CO-OP Flop: The Biggest Obamacare Disaster You've Never Heard About.  It's an Obamacare story with every imaginable outrage — blatant conflicts of interest, millions of tax dollars going to political cronies, thousands of Americans left without health insurance, lavish pay for incompetent executives, federal funds diverted illegally, multiple congressional investigations, insider trading convictions and big decisions made behind closed doors.  Tragically, there is even a child abuser.  But search the New York Times web site for "Obamacare co-ops" and nothing comes up.  Just three entries appear for the same search on the Washington Post web site.

5 Obama Scandals The Mainstream Press Is Ignoring.  This list only scratches the surface.  There's Obama's inept handling of the BP oil spill.  His intimidation of reporters who didn't toe the party line.  The failed multi-billion-dollar ObamaCare launch.  The Solyndra collapse.  The Fast and Furious scandal.  Heck, even Obama's scandalous mishandling of the economy should be the talk of the nation.  All of these paint a picture of a president who is out of control, out of his depth, dangerously out of touch with reality, and incapable of effectively running the government or protecting taxpayer money.

Obama: Nihilist or Just Incompetent?  Where did all the rogues and incompetents at the GSA, ICE, NSA, TSA, and VA come from?  Did they simply come out of the woodwork once Obama set the tone that bureaucrats are to be ACORN and SEIU-like community organizers?  When did the goal of a 24-year-old college graduate become a sinecure as a government bureaucrat, replete with de facto lifelong tenure, guaranteed pay raises, and a retirement system that pays out annually more than does a private $4-million 401K without the worry?  Was all this due to incompetence or nihilism?

The Poisonous Obama Years.  Barack Obama's administration is scandal-plagued.  In its twilight years, this White House has subordinated accountability and the preservation of faith in public sector competence to exculpation from the political press.

What Has America Accomplished After Two-Terms Of A Barack Obama Presidency?  If one was to take a step back and objectively examine where the world finds itself today after only two-terms of an Obama presidency, logical thinking would say that all of this must in some way have been planned!  That the possibility at least exists that Barack Obama is the Manchurian President who has systematically and methodically tried to bring the US to its knees and now, with tens of thousands of non-vetted Syrian refugees about to arrive here, may be getting closer to his endgame!

Donald Trump and the Revenge of the 'Low-Information' Voters.  Ninety-four million Americans are out of work.  Obama's hiked up the debt from $10 to 18 trillion.  He's dismantling our health care, legal, and educational systems; hired radical activists to head up agencies; purged high-ranking officers in the military; targeted Tea Party members, Christians, and law enforcement officers; and spent tens of millions on family vacations.  He has given tax refunds and welfare benefits to illegals while veterans lack basic necessities; ratcheted up regulations on small business; pinched the middle class black and blue; and ignored militant Black Panthers calling for the murder of "white cracker babies" while calling out a whole police department for "acting stupidly."  He has held no one accountable for those in his administration who cracked a few eggs (the murders of Brian Terry, Jaime Zapata, and hundreds of Mexican nationals) to "make an omelet" in the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation, played nice with dictators, and generally made the United States a laughingstock around the world.

President Barack Obama's Complete List of Historic Firsts
  •   First President to Refuse to Tell the Public What He Did For Eight (8) Hours After Being Informed That a U.S. Ambassador Was Facing Imminent Death During a Terror Attack (Source: Mediate)
  •   First President to Lie About the Reason For an Ambassador's Death, Blaming it on an Internet Video Rather Than What He Knew to be the Case:  the Al Qaeda-linked Terror Group Ansar al-Sharia (Source: House Oversight Committee, et. al.)
  •   First President to Have an Innocent Filmmaker Thrown in Jail After Lying About the Cause for a Deadly Attack on U.S. Diplomats, Using the Filmmaker as a Scapegoat (Source: CNN)

Obama? Rule of Law?  "I will just say on principle that the success of our democracy depends on the rule of law," Earnest deadpanned. [...] In case you are getting teary-eyed with patriotic sentimentality at this point, remember that this White House has issued not a peep of concern about that its former secretary of state may have broken federal records keeping and national security laws.  And what's more ... [#1] that it made recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board while the Senate was not in recess; [#2] that it effectively put an end to the Defense of Marriage Act by simply deciding it wasn't going to enforce it; [#3] and that it tried to enact a wholesale change in immigration laws by refusing to enforce those, too.  The matter is now before the courts, which at least temporarily put a stop to it.

America's Culture War Starts Claiming Victims.  Everywhere we turn, American freedoms and free markets are under attack — from Obamacare's insidious individual mandate to the IRS persecution of conservative groups to the NSA's warrantless mass surveillance of all Americans.  All the while, the national debt is soaring, our entitlements are on the verge of being exhausted, labor participation is at four-decade lows, wages are stagnant, and America's status as the world's only superpower is crumbling every bit as fast as the rule of law is eroding here at home.

Liberalism: From "Mainstreaming Dumb" To "Mainstreaming Crazy".  If every conservative and moderate in America disappeared tomorrow, liberals would party like they won the Super Bowl.  Five years later, the entire economy would collapse; Cuba, Mexico and Canada would be occupying parts of the United States and President Bernie Sanders would be encouraging people to burn down the remaining businesses that hadn't gone under to protest unemployment.  They're pursuing both spending and immigration policies that could fairly be called suicidal for America.  On the international scene, Obama has managed to restart the Cold War with Russia, throw away two wars Bush had already won in Afghanistan and Iraq and has enabled the rise of ISIS.  If there is a part of America that's important or works, liberals are systematically trying to destroy it.

The Hell That is the Obama White House.  Every sentient human being whose brain isn't stuffed with ideological fairy dust can see that Obama is behind every major scandal of his administration from Benghazi to the I.R.S. disgrace.  How can one know this?  Because the culprits haven't been fired.  Moreover, if they are serial liars like Susan Rice, they've actually been promoted to posts where their loyalty to the criminal-in-chief can do America and its citizens even more damage, if that is possible.  A president faced with a scandal created by underlings behind his back would be naturally furious at their misbehavior, and want heads to roll.  This didn't happen in any of these scandals because their point of origin was the White House itself.  Promoting the culprits is a way of keeping them quiet.

Cultural aggression, destructive policies, and ceaseless smearing are wearing out a great people.  To the Democratic Party, and specifically those of you responsible for shaping federal policies over the last seven years and our cultural institutions over a far longer time... Great job.  You've succeeded beyond your wildest dreams in your efforts to, as the front man for your current operation called it, "fundamentally transform America."

What Obama really doesn't want you to read.  Today [7/2/2015], Obama travels to Wisconsin to tout his amazing success with the economy that actually shrank in the first quarter.  All of which underlines a real presidential success, Obama's implementation of his public schedule to lead a compliant media, a weak-kneed Republican Congress and inattentive public on a merry hunt for more domestic distractions to keep public discussion away from Obama's unfolding foreign policy disasters.  They are legion — ISIS, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Russia.  So many of Obama's actions, or in-actions, confound common sense.

Can I see that birth certificate again, please?  I believe any thinking person would say a disastrous caliphate being stood up in the Middle East, Iran getting a nuclear weapon and threatening Israel's existence, increased terrorist attacks in the United States, a refusal to call Islamic terrorism what it is, China hacking entire departments of classified data and ripping us off blind, terrorists streaming across the southern border, illegal immigrants being resettled in large numbers without the knowledge of the states or local communities, the American military on its way to levels not seen since before World War II, et cetera, et cetera.  It makes you wonder, doesn't it?  What could be the agenda allowing all of this to happen?  Or should I say, encouraging all of this to happen?

Barack Obama's Third Term.  He has defied the Constitution in many areas since his first days in office.  He brazenly announced he did not like the Defense of Marriage Act and would not defend it in court (or enforce it before it got to court).  He has played fast and loose with U.S. immigration law.  His response to the GOP takeover of Congress has been to issue Executive Orders detailing how he will not "take care that the law be faithfully executed."  On Iran, he is proceeding to let the mullahs — those inventors of suicide bombings — slip the noose of international economic sanctions.

Can We Finally Stop Pretending?  [Scroll down]  Can we finally stop pretending that they are not also lying to us about everything else?  Can we stop pretending they are not lying to us about guns, and abortion, and voter fraud, and voter ID laws, and taxes, and the economy, and the environment, and education, and energy, and job creation, and national security, and international relations, and Islam, and their assault on Christianity, and amnesty, and entitlements, and stimulus, and recovery, and Fast and Furious, and Benghazi, and the IRS scandal, and a war on women, and our borders, and domestic surveillance, and weakening us militarily, and their supposed loyalty as Americans, [...]

In The End, It's Up To Us.  At Obama's direction, the IRS and the EPA have been used to selectively attack his political opponents.  The Veterans Administration has neglected the health care needs of veterans, and Obama does nothing.  Obama routinely ignores the counsel of his military leaders, and has refused to acknowledge the threat of ISIS.  He has imposed preposterous rules of engagement that make the military's task much more dangerous, and much less effective.  The media acts as a shield for Obama's failures, and has abandoned all pretense of "professional journalism". [...]

Why does GOP assist an "agenda that is both diabolical and destructive"?  It's hard to trust a president who does not tell the truth, does not follow the Constitution, backs anarchists, communists, and socialists in Ferguson and elsewhere as they demonize police, spends wildly and uncontrollably, and has abandoned our allies to support an Islamist takeover in the Middle East while negotiating a deal with the terrorist nation of Iran.

The Obama Presidency — A Cacophony of Corruption.  Obama apologists have recently been trotted out en masse to absurdly portray the Obama presidency as an entirely scandal-free citadel of piety. [...] As Obama, himself, has insisted, there is not a "scintilla of scandal" to be seen.  If only it were so.  In fact, however, both in scope and scan, the Obama reign is arguably the most scandal-ridden presidency in American history.

How Do Americans See Obama?  Obama may well have been an unapologetic progressive wolf in centrist clothing, but mostly he was a continuation of what he had been in the past:  an unimpressive state legislator, a one-term partisan senator without any accomplishments, a lackadaisical executive who in his own words had to worry most about not appearing lazy and distracted.  Obama as president simply pushed the right progressive buttons, all the more easily once his own party lost the Congress and he was freed to sign executive orders that enraged his enemies and moved the country leftward.  He cares little about the scandals involving the IRS, VA, AP, NSA, GSA, TSA, EPA, Benghazi, and the Secret Service, other than ensuring that they stay far away from his own godhead.

David Brooks: 'Obama Has Run An Amazingly Scandal-Free Administration'.  One doesn't know what to do with the rubbish which follows beyond noting it and hoping that the ridicule which results will somehow and in some way have some kind of impact.  Despite 6½ years of horrid governance and dozens of acknowledged scandals, several of which a few of the credible remaining outposts of liberal thought have actually agreed are scandals, David Brooks, the New York Times's resident fake conservative, asserted on Friday's [5/29/2015] PBS NewsHour, as if it's an indisputable fact, that "President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but the people around him."

Also posted under Media bias in Obama's favor.

The Permanent Presidency of Barack Obama.  Imagine if the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was free to target conservatives at will for their political beliefs.  Imagine if the IRS could single out families who chose to adopt children in need for intrusive and abusive audits.  Imagine if the Veterans Administration (VA) could pick and chose which of our nation's war heroes receive desperately needed medical care and which ones died, neglected by the nation they fought to protect.  Imagine if the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) could mandate that nuns and Christian business owners alike provide abortion pills in direct violation of their firmly held religious beliefs — the very foundational principles on which they base their lives and livelihoods.

Think like a liberal — or else.  Extra-legal executive orders can help a president bypass supposed troglodytes in Congress and among the public.  Obama granted blanket amnesties, proposed rules that would lead to the closure of many coal plants, and arbitrarily chose which health or labor statutes should be enforced and at what times.  A filmmaker was even jailed on a trumped-up probation charge after making a video about Islam that was deemed unhelpful to the official administration Benghazi narrative.  The IRS hounded nonprofit groups considered insufficiently progressive.

Where America, Big Government Collide.  [Scroll down]  Think of the Department of Veterans Affairs failing veterans who die from lack of care.  Or the Justice Department, spying on reporters and seizing their records.  Or the Internal Revenue Service, targeting conservatives.  And where do you even begin with the mess that is the Secret Service, the CDC's incompetency during the Ebola outbreak, or the National Security Agency program that collected millions of Americans' phone records?

Obama's Chicago Presidency.  Obama has chosen to skip various widely attended anniversaries, including the liberation of Auschwitz and the Battle of Gettysburg.  He passed on the commemorative march of world leaders who condemned the terrorist killings in Paris.  Critics pounced.  How does the president have time to meet with GloZell, do his March Madness NCAA-tournament basketball picks, or banter with Internet bloggers if he cannot meet with the current chief of NATO?  Why does he jet out to California to do Jimmy Kimmel, but refuse to fly to Paris to show solidarity against Islamic violence?  Why would Obama fly all the way to Denmark to lobby for a Chicago Olympics, but not attend the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall? [...] The point is that it was his pleasure not to attend any of them.  The full Obama cares nothing about appearances.  Indeed, he feels that such disdain magnifies his godhead, as someone absolutely immune to tradition, protocol, and criticism.

Obama Administration Scandal Bracketology.  President Barack Obama's administration has been one rife with scandals.  Some pertain directly to the President himself and his own actions — like the recent immigration executive order that some say unconstitutionally side-stepped Congress — and some to members of his administration, like the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS and the Secret Service's series of embarrassments.

Democrats for a Dictatorial Presidency.  When Barack Obama was on the cusp of becoming president in 2008, he gave a speech declaring to his supporters that they were days away from "fundamentally transforming the United States of America."  That was one promise he did keep.  How has America been transformed?  America has unprecedented levels of national debt.  The Obamas, like the Clintons, will not feel the impact since they will all be vastly enriched from their "public service."  There have also been records set for food stamp and disability payments, record low workplace participation rates and unparalleled weakness abroad. [...] Obama made recess appointments when he alone declared Congress was in recess, and tried to load up government positions with like-minded ideologues without bothering to abide by the Constitutional mandate that the Senate had to approve these appointments.

Hillary or Bust!  Most Americans believe that the era of adolescence is over, and the next president will have to be an adult who puts away the golf clubs and ESPN monitors to clean up what will be $20 trillion in debt and a collapsed foreign policy.  The public seems to accept that taxes can't go much higher.  No one thinks that borrowing trillions was a sign of government austerity.  Too many, not too few, Americans appear to be hooked on entitlements.  The borders are too porous, not too well guarded.  Spiking the stock market was not the same as creating well-paying middle-class jobs.  More gas and oil came despite, not because of, Obama.

Obama's Ongoing Assault on the Constitution.  Throughout his tenure in office, Obama has been exercising powers outside the scope of his constitutionally prescribed executive authority. [...] People have probably forgotten by now Obama's radical czars, whom he appointed to serve with all the power of Cabinet officers but without being confirmed by the Senate.  Then there was Obama's planned defiance of the Senate in moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. soil — in Illinois — despite the Senate's having voted 90-6 against such a move.  Also, don't forget his unilateral reversal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gay service members, his Environmental Protection Agency's regulatory end run around Congress to regulate carbon because Congress had refused to pass a cap-and-trade bill, his lawless subordination of secured creditors in favor of his union allies in the Chrysler restructuring scandal, and his defiance of a federal judge's order invalidating his imperious ban on deep-water drilling.  There are many more examples.

Has the media finally turned on the Clintons?  Think about all those Clinton scandals in the nineties — Travelgate, Cattlegate, Hillarycare, BedroomGate and, of course, "that woman, Ms. Lewinsky."  OK, don't think about all of them.  They were mind-numbing.  But there were a lot.  That pair just denies any wrongdoing.  And they and their minions talk each one to death until everyone is tired of trying to follow the complications they've thrown up.  And then Hill and Bill declare it's old news.  That's what Obama is trying to do with the IRS and Benghazi scandals.  It worked on Fast & Furious, Solyndra and others.  Stall to make the details old.  Then, point out they're old.

The Liberal Circus.  Attorney General Eric Holder came into office alleging racism and calling the American people cowards, and six years later is exiting, still blaming racism for his own self-inflicted failures.  In between, Holder became the first attorney general to be cited for contempt by Congress.  He stonewalled the Fast and Furious investigations.  His plans to try terrorists in federal civilian courts were tabled almost immediately.  He ordered electronic taps and surveillance on the communications of Associated Press and Fox reporters for supposed leaks.  He ignored wrongdoing in the IRS mess, a scandal that continues to grow.  He got caught using his government jet to take his daughters and their boyfriends to the Belmont Stakes.  But Holder will be remembered largely for his racialist tenure.  He dropped a strong case of voting intimidation by armed Black Panthers at the polls.  In congressional testimony, he referred to blacks as "my people"; anyone else — except Joe Biden — who had said the same would have been asked to resign.

Axelrod claims 'there hasn't been a major scandal' in the Obama White House.  Longtime Obama administration political insider David Axelrod claimed on Monday [2/16/2015] that the Obama administration hasn't been tainted by a smidgen of scandal. [...] 'I'm proud of the fact that basically you have had an administration in place for six years in which there hasn't been a major scandal,' Axelrod said.  'And I think that says a lot about the ethical strictures of this administration.'  Audio and video of Axelrod's remarks indicate the audience's first reaction to his insistence that Obama has presided over a scandal-free government was a chorus of laughs — before friendly attendees quickly drowned them out with applause.

President Barack Obama's Complete List of Historic Firsts.  [For example,]
  •   First President to publicly announce an enemies list (consisting of his opponents campaign contributors; and to use the instrumentalities of government to punish those on the list)  (Source: Heritage Foundation)
  •   First President to Attempt to Block Legally-Required 60-Day Layoff Notices by Government Contractors Due to His Own Cuts to Defense Spending — Because The Notices Would Occur Before the Election.  (Source: National Journal)
  •   First President to Intentionally Disable Credit Card Security Measures (in order to allow over-the-limit donations, foreign contributions and other illegal fundraising measures)  (Source: Power Line)
  •   First President to send 80 percent of a $16 billion program (green energy) to his campaign bundlers and contributors, leaving only 20% to those who did not contribute.  (Source: Washington Examiner)

Obama's legacy: Obfuscator-in-Chief.  His approach is raw and brutal, but effective.  Subpoenas are for suckers, court orders for losers.  Ignore the question, tell a little lie.  Don't be afraid to deny or defy.  Ignore.  Obfuscate.  Give up nothing.  Then, when the investigations continue to flail, label them as partisan witch hunts and count on your friends in the media to amplify the message.  From the early days of Fast and Furious through last week, his administration has remained largely untouched — though hardly untainted — by scandals far and wide.  There is Benghazi, the IRS, the EPA email scandal, monitoring of reporters' communications, and Operation Choke Point.  There are many more as well.  But what they all have in common is we have not come close to getting to the bottom of them and are not likely to before President Obama leaves office.

Tiptoeing around terror.  It should be painfully clear by now that no one of authority is in charge at the White House, least of all President Obama.  His government is running itself, without any serious, detailed direction from the West Wing in the day-to-day issues and troubles America faces at home and abroad.  We saw that happen in the bungled, mistake-filled rollout of Obamacare, where the left hand did not know what the right hand was doing.  Many other times since then in the deadly Benghazi consulate attacks, the incompetent Veterans Affairs scandal, the politicization of the Internal Revenue Service that targeted voter groups who didn't support Mr. Obama, and a long list of other management disasters over the past six years.

24 Worst Examples of Emperor Obama's Serial Desecration of the United States Constitution.  [For example,]  [#1] The president's selective targeting of political opponents for harassment and abuse by the IRS and obstruction and corruption of the resulting investigations[.]  [#2] Fraudulent claim that the Benghazi massacre was caused by a film, willfully misleading Congress and the American people, providing false information to Congress, scapegoating an individual instead of taking responsibility for waging a war under false pretenses and inadequately protecting Americans overseas.  [#3] Unlawfully granting amnesty to categories of illegal immigrants, pressuring states by expensive litigation and the withholding of federal resources to not enforce laws against illegal immigration[.]  [#4] Refusal to enforce border security laws passed by Congress[.]

The President as Pest.  Moving on to scandals, we find another cornucopia.  Fast and Furious!  Lois Lerner!  Solyndra!  Jonathan Gruber!  The Muslim Brotherhood!  Illegal executive orders!  Illegal ObamaCare changes!  And going back, Obama's award of a trillion-and-a-half dollars to his friends in the financial industry, for which he had no constitutional or legal sanction whatsoever.  All this before the last phase of Obama's tenure — historically the period when festering scandals begin to bubble up.

'Fruit Loop' Obama's Peculiar Priorities.  [Scroll down]  There are only so many hours in a day to clean up the planet and punish overachievers.  Moreover, it's probably Barack Obama himself who chases down and recruits former Democrat campaign staffers to play down-and-out housewives at State of the Union addresses.  And let's not forget — when he's not "fixing" our "broken" healthcare system, Obama is actively about the business of decimating our military, upping the minimum wage on behalf of the "hardest working people in America," waving millions of illegal immigrants with infectious diseases across the border, and purposely contributing to racial unrest.

Media Celebrate Obama's "Audacity".  [Scroll down]  With the notion that Obama is "unleashed from the hesitancy," the Times, in essence, dismisses the controversial legacy of President Obama's far-from-hesitant nor un-noteworthy six years, such as:  the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservatives applying for non-profit status; the deceitful packaging and passage of Obamacare; the manufactured border crisis; the death of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya in 2012 and the ensuing administration cover-up; the trade of five Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo for one apparent deserter, Bowe Bergdahl; the war on journalists; the overall decline in transparency; the embrace of the race-baiting huckster, Al Sharpton, and the Department of Justice's "civil rights" investigations in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York; shutting down the World War II Memorial and national parks; and more.

I'm Not Proud That We Elected Obama.  I'm not proud of President Obama when he says we've entered a new era of responsibility and then spends his entire presidency blaming President Bush, ATMs, the Arab Spring and tsunamis and a myriad of other excuses for his woes.  I'm not proud of President Obama for his contempt for our allies whether through abandoning missile defense in Poland and the Czech Republic, his unwillingness to secure Ukraine's sovereignty against Russian aggression, and his vilification of the State of Israel.  Nor am I proud of him for leaving Chris Stevens and three other Americans to fend for themselves in Benghazi and then claim the attack was a result of a silly Internet film about Muhammad rather than a well-coordinated terrorist attack that just happened to occur on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Epitaph for Hope and Change.  Never has a modern president been so pampered by the press, and never has the press been so disrespected for its obsequiousness.  After Obama, what will the press do? Will it investigate some future Republican abuse of executive orders, deplore serial crippling deficits, complain of a government hostile to the media, expose scandals in the IRS or VA, lament the decline of U.S. prestige abroad, tally up "illegal" Predator assassinations, chronicle bombing without congressional approval, talk of a McCarthy-like administration tapping reporters' communications and computers, whine about an anemic "jobless" recovery, chart how a president deliberately misled the country about health care, amnesty, or dangers in the Middle East?  Will it demand that the next presidential candidate release his college transcripts and medical records or details about his associates?

The Media Remains Focused On The Manufactured "Crisis At Hand".  Whatever happened to the results of the Bowe Bergdahl investigation that was completed by the Army?  What about that Unaccompanied Alien Children crisis that Jeh Johnson was saying required the emergency $3.7 Billion dollar "emergency" appropriations that never took place?

Republican children are fair game, totally mockable; Democratic ones are sacred.  [A] staff member for a Republican representative wrote a mildly critical observation about the girls on her personal Facebook page, and — pow!  Forget the trivial, oh-so-well media-covered events in Ferguson; Jonathan Gruber's admissions about the (Un-)Affordable Care Act; the Obama's administration selling out to Iran over nuclear weapons; the Democratic debacle in the elections; the Obama's administration's expensive carbon regulations; Obama's unilateral, unconstitutional illegal alien amnesty; the horrors of the Islamic State; Russia's dangerous aggressiveness; etc.; etc. — her Facebook remark is a serious, national consequential matter, the liberal media decreed.

Liberalism in Ruins.  [Scroll down]  Obama will go down in history as presiding over the most corrupt administration of the last half-century, when historians finally collate the IRS, VA, GSA, and Secret Service scandals; the erosion of constitutional jurisprudence; the serial untruths about Benghazi, amnesty, and Obamacare; the harassment of journalists; the record shakedown of Wall Street lucre in 2008 and 2012;and the flood of lobbyists into and out of the Obama administration.

Obama unleashed: Defies GOP election wins, moves in opposite direction.  President Barack Obama has spent November acting with a defiant fury, moving with little regard for the message voters sent at the polls.  Instead of reaching out to Republicans who won control of next year's Congress Nov. 4, he's charged ahead with initiatives that infuriate the victors, prompting critics to label him a "king" or "emperor."  Wednesday [11/26/2014], the Obama administration began an effort aimed at easing smog-related pollution.  Earlier this month, Obama took executive action on immigration and climate change.  The White House has suggested he would block the Keystone XL pipeline.  He's vowed to have the federal government regulate Internet access.

Explaining Away Obama.  The only mystery about the last six years is how much lasting damage has been done to the American experiment, at home and abroad.  Our federal agencies are now an alphabet soup of incompetence and corruption.  How does the IRS ever quite recover?  Will the Secret Service always be seen as veritable Keystone Cops?  Is the GSA now a reckless party-time organization?  Is the EPA institutionalized as a rogue appendage of the radical green movement with a director who dabbles in online pseudonyms?  Do we accept that the Justice Department dispenses injustice or that the VA can be a lethal institution for our patriots?  Is NASA now a Muslim outreach megaphone as we hire Russia, the loser of the space race, to rocket us into orbit?

King Obama betters the tyranny of King George.  Mr. Obama has exterminated American citizens not accused of crime without due process of law on his secret say-so alone.  He has initiated wars against Libya, Syria, and the Islamic State without congressional authorization.  He has imprisoned persons indefinitely without accusation or trial at Guantanamo Bay — even detainees whom the military has found to be innocent of international terrorism.  He has used military tribunals in lieu of independent courts for the prosecution of civilian offenses.

Obama to Congress: It's My Way or My Way.  It is always remarkable to me — which is why I am remarking upon it — how the only way this president can be rescued from a bad news cycle is if an even worse one comes along.  This is a source of frustration for many on the right who get outraged by the fact that "we" don't talk enough about Fast & Furious or Benghazi or the IRS scandal or the VA scandal or Ukraine/Syria/Islamic State/China/Libya/Gitmo ... etc.  The reason some of these topics get pushed to the backburner, even on the right, is that another controversy or scandal suddenly eclipses the previous one.

Alinsky Does Amnesty.  We've endured six years of "If you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan," "How dare you call Obamacare a tax," "The video did it in Benghazi," "Of course we'd never let guns walk to Mexican gangs," "Workplace violence," "Kinetic military action," "The IRS harassment is outrageous and intolerable," and "not a smidgeon of corruption" from "the most transparent administration in history."  Yet what so astonished the commentariat about Obama's decree of amnesty for illegal aliens was the sheer audacity of hoax.

Dear Mr. Obama, It Must Be Good to Be King.  Incredibly, even after all of the scandals, corruption, lies, and deceits; even after this past week when we learned about the depth of your Obamacare deception; even after using the IRS to target your political opponents; even after letting your ambassador die in Benghazi and lying about it afterwards; even after dividing the nation and exploiting racial tensions for your own gain; even after six years of incompetence, dishonesty, conspiracy, and illegality; even after every law you've flouted, promise you've broken, and lie you've told, you still found a way to top yourself.  In refusing to enforce our borders and uphold our immigration laws, you are now guilty of the most profound presidential power grab since Abraham Lincoln.

A Moral Primer.  The last but long gasp of the Obama administration is characterized not so much by deceit and incompetence as by growing chaos.  Everything appears to be coming apart.  The chariot of state now veers up and down with a terrified Phaethon clueless at the reins.  Whether it is ISIS, Ebola, Putin, or Obamacare, the common strain is not simple incompetence, but a maladroitness born of intolerant ideological fundamentalism.  Have our government agencies ever seemed more corrupt or useless or both, staffed by political cronies and leftist zealots?  What ever happened to the old IRS, GSA, VA, Secret Service, NSA, NASA, EPA, or Justice Department?  All seem now mere appendages to a larger agenda of fundamentally transforming America.

Obama Doubling Down Right Out Of Radicals' Handbook.  Bypassing Congress on amnesty, and the rest of President Obama's double-down response to the voters' rejection of his policies, should shock no one.  "Never let up" is one of Saul Alinsky's "Rules For Radicals." [...]
  •   Within days he is to issue an executive order that cannot be viewed as less than an impeachable offense, giving at least 6 million illegal immigrants amnesty — as criminal aliens taunt the law enforcement officials holding them in custody.
  •   The "landmark" greenhouse gas pact he brings home from Beijing asks the Chinese only to increase emissions more slowly by 2030, while the U.S. commits to further decrease our output.
  •   He plans through regulation what amounts to a government takeover of the Internet.
  •   Aides warn that he will veto the Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring crude oil to U.S. refineries.
  •   Perhaps biggest of all, he seems set this month to agree to a deal that would let Islamofascist Iran keep its nuclear program, endangering the free world in Neville Chamberlain-like fashion.

Obama: Irrelevant, Incompetent or Intentional?  Now that the celebratory champagne has lost its fizz, we need to soberly assess where we stand with this administration.  President Obama can veto any repeal of Obamacare.  He still maintains control over college student loans.  Common Core (fairly dubbed "Obamacore") is still advancing despite fierce grassroots opposition.  He is still converting a severely weakened military into a laboratory for radical social experimentation.  He is packing the federal judiciary with radicals.  He will rely on these black-robed rogue judges to force the changes he wants but cannot achieve through legislation.  He is staffing the federal bureaucracy with his devotees — and creating new "Czars" not subject to Senate confirmation.  He will use Executive Orders to limit or even frustrate the intent of Congress on major issues.

Maybe Big Data should play smaller role in our politics.  In a sense, this is the last piece of the puzzle to click into place for the president's Nixonian transformation.  Spy on reporters?  Check.  Bomb a country (or two) without authorization from Congress?  Check.  Issue dubious claims of executive privilege to conceal embarrassments or prevent scandals?  Check.  Withdraw from — and lose — an unpopular war he didn't start?  Check.  Corrupt IRS?  Check.  Imperial presidency?  Check.  One of the last things on the list was to insist that the silent majority of Americans is really on his side.  Of course, Nixon's "silent majority" actually voted.

Here's the short list:
Three scandals GOP Senate must tackle: IRS, Benghazi, Fast & Furious.  As President Obama sits down on Friday with Republicans who will soon control the Senate and the House, there's no shortage of issues lawmakers want to tackle when the new Congress convenes in January.

It's the Socialist Democrat Party on Tuesday's ballot.  [Scroll down]  For the truth is, in all but name, the Democrat Party is the Socialist Democrat Party that is giddily well on its way to completion of the Fundamental Transformation of America.  Even though half the country did not vote for him, this is what millions of Americans, promised Hope & Change by Obama back in 2008 got to date: a vulnerable borderless country, an all-but-gutted military, increased threats of Islamic terrorism and an Ebola pandemic.  But the biggest change notwithstanding all of the above in Obama's promise of change is that millions of Americans no longer have jobs and little hope of ever finding a new one.

The Sayings of Barack Obama.  America may not be able to impeach Obama in the House but he has already impeached himself by having done what he likes to do so much:  talk.

Scales Finally Falling From America's Obama-Obscured Eyes.  In his first few years and beyond, liberal funnymen sometimes complained that Obama was so flawless that he didn't provide them any material.  Of course, we knew at the time that this otherworldly caricature of Obama was wholly mythical, but it was nonetheless very real in the eyes of its liberal beholders.  They regarded him with a quasi-idolatrous zeal — almost as though it would be sacrilegious to criticize, much less mock, him.  But on "Saturday Night Live," among other shows, the comics have grown increasingly derisive.

Barack Obama, bewildered bystander.  Barack Obama reflexively insists on playing the shocked outsider when something goes wrong within his own administration. [...] He's not simply protecting his own political fortunes.  He's trying to protect faith in the entitlement state by portraying its repeated failures as shocking anomalies.  Unfortunately, the pretense has the opposite effect.  It produces not reassurance but anxiety.  Obama's determined detachment conveys the feeling that nobody's home.  No one leading.  Not even from behind.

Even the comedians are reciting lists of scandals.
SNL Rips Obama on Ebola.  NBC's "Saturday Night Live" mocked President Barack Obama for his handling of Ebola and other problems in his administration's second term.  In the sketch, Obama says "some people want to criticize the way our administration has handled this crisis, and it's true we made a few mistakes early on.  But, I assure you, it was nowhere near as bad as how we handled the ISIS situation.  I mean, our various Secret Service mishaps, or the scandals of the IRS and NSA.  And I don't know if you guys remember, but the Obamacare website had some pretty serious problems too. [...]"

Paul Krugman's Indefensible Defense of Barack Obama.  For now, let's bare the truth on this truly execrable piece of writing:  that it is so amatuerishly written that it could have been cobbled together by a high-school student with only a rudimentary understanding of the economics, environmental policy and the social dynamics of a highly complex nation; that its very self-impressed author fails entirely to address foreign relations, where Obama's meandering policies have resulted in disaster upon disaster; that he significantly sidesteps the rise of Islamic terrorism in places where the president only 24 months before had declared it snuffed out; that he refuses to engage in any discussion of the mounting scandals — the Benghazi sacrifice of an ambassador; the IRS debacle, wherein one of the most important public institutions in the country was thoroughly corrupted by politics; or the Fast and Furious campaign, which placed American firearms in the hands of terrorists and gangsters.

Obama: They Still Don't Get Who He is.  Think of Obama as a cyborg programmed by socialist/progressives, unfeeling, relentless and laser focused on his mission to transform America as founded and dethrone her.  And nothing, I repeat, nothing, including American lives, will deter this machine from fulfilling its mission.  Consequently, Obama's programming prohibits any possibility of him banning flights from the Ebola hot zone, no matter how many Americans are infected.  Fundamentally transforming America as founded requires open borders and granting amnesty to several millions of unskilled needy illegals.

One Bad Apple: Obama and his Influence.  [Scroll down]  And look at the rest of his administration:  a DoJ that obstructs justice over and over and over.  An IRS that can conveniently "lose" important records.  A secretary of state who has covered up her involvement in one of the biggest tragedies to ever befall an American embassy.  I could go on and on.  Lying has become the way you play the game in Washington.  Has this falsehood-loving corruption flowed any further into American life?  Take a close look at Planned Parenthood and their willingness to hide what they're really up to.  Look at the quiet perfidy in the implementation of Common Core.

America's October Worries.  Once-unimpeachable federal agencies now appear as 19th-century tribal fiefdoms.  No one much trusts the IRS anymore.  Partisan politics seem to determine whether Americans are audited.  The Department of Veterans' Affairs covered up callous — and occasionally lethal — treatment of scores of hospitalized veterans.  The National Security Agency lied about monitoring the communications of average Americans.  Almost nothing in Obama's lectures about the new unaffordable Affordable Care Act proved accurate.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement cannot come clean about the nation's utter lack of border enforcement with Mexico.  The once-hallowed Secret Service seems incompetent and scandal-ridden.  Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department has picked and chosen which laws to enforce largely out of partisan considerations.  NASA is hardly recognizable.  Its director said that the agency's first concern was not our continued reliance on Vladimir Putin's space rockets, but Muslim outreach.

Obama's Enablers in the Senate.  Is there a single Obama initiative that has actually worked as advertised, or even one that has improved the lives of most Americans or improved the U.S.'s standing in the world? [...] Obama has bungled disaster responses ranging from the BP oil spill to Hurricane Isaac to the current, mind-bogglingly inept handling of the Ebola outbreak.  He's been mired in scandals:  gun-running in Mexico; IRS abuses of conservative groups; racialism at the Justice Department; mistreatment of inspectors general; spying on the press; trading terrorists for a deserter; deliberately created chaos at the Mexican border; massive fraud at the Department of Agriculture; and the ongoing lies and cover-ups about Benghazi.  With repeated support from Senate Democrats, Obama has gutted American defenses and radically undermined our diplomatic standing.

President Lameduck's attorney general.  President Obama announced this week that he plans to make a very important decision, but not until after the Nov. 4 election.  We're not referring to the forthcoming executive order changing U.S. immigration policy without congressional input — although Obama has also promised to do that after the election, because the public doesn't yet "understand what the facts are on immigration" as well as he thinks he does.  Nor are we referring to Obama's more recent deferred promise to defy Congress by moving several Guantanamo terrorism detainees so that they can continue to be held indefinitely and without trial or charges in prisons within close proximity to millions of Americans.

Returning To Peace Through Strength.  Less than three weeks from election day, the nation faces threats as dangerous and more diverse than September 11, 2001.  This predicament can be directly traced to the misguided, reckless, and naive policies of the Obama administration.  The threat of ISIS arose from President Obama's abandonment of Iraq.  In the vacuum that his own military leadership warned him of, ISIS seized much of Iraq and moved into Syria.  Americans are all too familiar now with ISIS' barbarity in the form savage beheadings paraded over the internet.  Compounded by gross negligence at the nation's borders and immigration policies imposed by fiat from the administration that subvert the will of the people, Americans find themselves facing everything from the prospect of terrorists entering the nation illegally, to the spread of Ebola in the United States from foreign travelers.

Email Conversation with a Drone.  I want you to consider the following list, then think about what this means 5, 10 and 15 years down the road for your kids. [...]
  •   Ebola.
  •   IRS targeting of political opponents.
  •   Gun-running to Mexican drug cartels with hundreds dead as a result.
  •   Wiretapping 100 reporters.
  •   Mass genocide in Syria.
  •   Mass genocide in Iraq.
  •   The most powerful army of Islamic terrorists ever seen on Earth (ISIS).
  •   A nuclear Iran.
  •   A U.S. ambassador murdered by terrorists after all security was stripped from him.
  •   Open hatred of Israel.
  •   Open love for the Muslim Brotherhood, a direct offshoot of the Nazi Party.
  •   Russia invading Ukraine.

The Unequal-Pay Delusion.  Voters are souring on the Democratic party.  Apparently all it takes is six years of economic torpor; the disastrous debut of the biggest new federal program in two generations; record levels of federal debt; revelations of scandals and malfeasance at the Veterans Administration, the IRS, the Secret Service, and the Justice Department; Russian revanchism on the march; a rampaging army of (literal) cutthroats gobbling up territory in the Middle East; and the feeble and patronizing government response to a modern plague.

Could It Possibly Get Any Worse?  The U.S. has its lowest labor participation rate since women went to work.  The middle class is consistently losing ground.  Race relations in the U.S. seem to have gone backwards fifty years in the last six, African Americans overwhelmed with victimology and picking on cops before there is any evidence.  Critics of the president are constantly accused of racism.  Seventy percent of black children are born out of wedlock.  No one trusts the word of the president because he has lied so frequently about everything from health care to Benghazi. [...] The U.S. Army is falling apart with only 12 of 37 brigades combat ready.  Our Navy is disappearing.  Al Qaeda is NOT on the run.  Just the opposite — it's everywhere.

The Obama Scandals.  For those of you who may have accidentally lost track of the scandals plaguing us since the beginning of this administration, below I offer you a brief timeline of some of the most preposterous events endured by Americans during Obama's regime of deceit.  I should caution everyone, though, that the issues made reference to, are meant to simply outline some of the most boisterous scandals while it would probably take volumes to script the unending list of travesties suffered by the American people under the Barack Obama presidency.

Obama is at Two Dozen Scandals and Counting.  President Obama claims that Republicans are busy probing "phony scandals." But the sheer number of scandals suggests that misbehavior, abuse of power, and possibly corruption are not something being dreamed up by the GOP, but a defining characteristic of the Obama administration.  [This article includes] a full list of the administration's most egregious scandals.  The ones we know about, at least.  I've added four since the last time we ran the list — an increase of 20 percent!

Barack Obama, the Teflon President.  Back in the 1980s, the Democratic Party media dubbed Ronald Reagan the "Teflon President."  By this, they meant that their false, dishonest and trivial attacks on Reagan didn't sway the public, which appreciated the most meteoric economic recovery in modern history and restoration of America's status as not just a great power, but a competent one.  Something quite different is happening with Barack Obama.  By any possible measure, he has been an awful president.  His administration has been good for hedge fund managers and "green" energy scammers, but disastrous for working class Americans, especially African-Americans.  Median income and household wealth are down, and let's not even talk about foreign policy or the national debt.  Yet, Obama's approval ratings have a relatively high floor of around 40%.

The last comic standing.  Some will ask how is President Obama violating the Constitution?  He made recess appointments to the National labor Relations Board (NLRB) while the Senate was in session.  This was found to be unconstitutional by a rare unanimous Supreme Court decision.  Obama Administration uses IRS to target conservative, Christian and pro-Israel organizations, donors, and citizens.  In an unprecedented attack on the First Amendment, the Obama Justice Department ordered criminal investigations of FOX News reporters for doing their jobs during the 2012 election year.  President Obama, throughout his Presidency, has refused to enforce long-established U.S. immigration laws.  For example[:]  More than 300,000 captured illegal aliens had been processed and were awaiting deportation.  But, incredibly, Obama stopped these deportations and ordered the U.S. border patrol to release many of these illegal aliens in violation of law and without explanation.

Obama making fools of the media.  When disastrous news emerges, Team Obama does two things:  refuses comment and charges its foes with playing politics.  And because the news cycle streams on, the media jump onto the next shiny thing they see and the disastrous news becomes old news replaced by new news.  There have been dozens of scandals, and most have simply slipped away, replaced by newer scandals.  The Fast and Furious gun-running scheme has never been fully explained, and Congress was so fed up that it held Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt (another story that disappeared).  There was (and is) Benghazi, Solyndra, the IRS targeting conservative groups, the "disappeared" hard drive, the Justice Department collecting AP phone logs, "Rosengate," the GSA scandal, the VA mess, and on and on.  None of them has resulted in a firing or even a mild admission of wrongdoing by the administration.

Count Down to Impeachment.  While most of the smaller controversies may be chalked up to "business as usual" a few of Obama's scandals are truly beyond the pale:
  •   Trillions of dollars of new debt and hundreds of trillions of dollars of unfunded liabilities
  •   Money printing gone wild
  •   NSA spying
  •   Benghazi
  •   The loss of Iraq
  •   Betrayal of Israel and other allies
  •   Bergdahl
  •   DOJ targeting conservatives
  •   DOJ's persecution of the press
  •   Extra-congressional changes made to Obamacare
  •   IRS targeting conservative groups and the cover-up including destruction of evidence
  •   Recess appointments
  •   The planned flood of illegal immigrant children and the expected mass amnesty
  •   Unprecedented quantity of executive orders
  •   Appointment of Czars
  •   TARP
  •   Destroying NASA and nurturing the military through unilateral disarming in the face of growing terrorist threats
  •   The abysmal failure of the so-called "Arab Spring"
  •   The countless and lavish family vacations and fundraising on the public's dime
While the above list is a prosecutor's playground, the IRS scandal, recess appointments and failing to secure the border certainly qualify as impeachable offenses.

50 Things Barack Obama Has Done Wrong.  As you get a refresher on the national nightmare that has been Barack Obama's presidency, keep in mind that the biggest difficulty in compiling it was limiting it to just 50 examples of corruption, dishonesty, and incompetence.

LA Street Artist Blasts Obama for 'Scandalous' Fundraiser.  As President Obama arrives in Los Angeles for his $32,000 per plate fundraiser at the home of Shonda Rhimes this week, a local street artist is pointing out the irony of the producer of the hit TV show Scandal, a show about a Washington public relations firm that specializes in managing political scandals, hosting the producer of such actual scandals as the cover-up surrounding the Benghazi attack, the lost hard-drives of IRS officials targeting conservatives, and the Fast and Furious gun running scheme.

2014: Obama's America.  The economy shrank last quarter. Record numbers of adult Americans are still not working.  Zero-interest rates have destroyed the tradition of passbook savings and the very idea of thrift.  No-interest financial policies ignited a stampede to the stock market that has further enriched the one-percenters — an artificial boom that everyone believes will soon bust.  The borrowing of $7 trillion has proved no stimulus.  A natural American recovery was stymied by vast federal borrowing, by the addition of more incomprehensible regulations, and by an Obamacare package that proved to be the opposite of almost everything that was promised.  Inflation is said to be manageable, but only by not counting soaring food, gas, and electricity costs that do the most to erode family budgets.  U.S. immigration law simply no longer exists.  Incoming foreign nationals more likely welcome arrest than fear it. [...]

Our Roost, Obama's Chickens.  When a president occasionally fails to tell the truth, you get a scandal like the monitoring of the Associated Press reporters.  When a president serially fails to tell the truth, you get that plus the scandals involving the IRS, the NSA, the VA, Benghazi, and too many others to mention.

All Obama's World's a Stage.  "Have you noticed," Jonah Goldberg recently remarked, "that basically the only way this White House can get out from under one scandal or controversy is by getting crushed by another?"  That cycle — scandal, outrage, subsequent rejection as "phony," followed by another scandal — has conveniently appeared throughout the Obama presidency. [...] "Scandal exhaustion," noted Tom Blumer, seems to be a part of the left's "Cloward-Piven attempt to overwhelm opponents.  With so many scandals out there, no single outrage can generate concerted, sufficiently visible opposition."  It's "a scandal a month," Ben Shapiro commented, "and then every so often, President Obama decides to replace one scandal with another, the media loses interest.

Obama's Scandal Playbook.  Since Obama took office in 2009, we've witnessed Operation Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Department of Justice spying on reporters and their families, IRS targeting of conservatives, the debacle, the GSA conference scandal, Solyndra, veterans dying as a result of secret wait lists within the Department of Veterans Affairs, and many, many more. [...] Obama's White House has not weathered these storms through luck alone.  They have a well-thought[-]out, well-used playbook designed to lie to the American people, protect administration officials, and to avoid accountability or criminal prosecution.

Can't stop the music.  The Financial Times actually believes that a Veteran's Administration scandal may taint president Obama in a way that Benghazi, IRS, the AP wiretapping scandal, Egypt, Iran, Syria, Libya, NSA, Ukraine and Obamacare could not.  In an article filled with outrage the writer thinks, this time it sticks.  Why should it?

Is Salazar the New Holder?  "There's plenty of scandal to go around in this administration," Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who represents the valley, told PJM.  "With Eric Holder, you have a major scandal with Fast and Furious, which has resulted in numerous deaths.  And it is inexcusable that Holder is defying Congressional requests to turn over documents that could explain how this misguided operation was conceived and implemented."  "As for Ken Salazar, he is a fully owned subsidiary of the environmental lobby," Nunes continued.  "This is evident in the plight of my district's farmers, who have had much of their water supply cut off and are being forced off their land due to federal environmental regulations that can accurately be described as anti-human."

The Year in Obama Scandals.  With 2011 drawing to a close, it is time to account.  As an early-and-often chronicler of Chicago-on-the-Potomac, I am amazed at the stubborn and clingy persistence of President Barack Obama's snowblowers in the media.  See no scandal, hear no scandal, speak no scandal.  Dartmouth College professor Brendan Nyhan asserted in May — while Operation Fast and Furious subpoenas were flying on Capitol Hill — that "one of the least remarked upon aspects of the Obama presidency has been the lack of scandals."  Conveniently, he defines scandal as a "widespread elite perception of wrongdoing."

Eric Holder's New Scandal: Money Laundering For Cartels.  Just as Fast and Furious was allegedly intended to track and interdict gun-trafficking into Mexico, this operation, detailed in a New York Times article Sunday, is said to have as its purpose to follow how criminal organizations move their money, where they keep their assets and, most important, who their leaders are.  But the question once again arises: Have the feds interrupted or aided the flow?

Why Don't You "Spread the Wealth Around"?  Apparently, the Obama campaign remains so flush with cash that it's going to give staffers an extra month's pay, along with blackberries, laptops and other assorted goodies.  Assuming the money was raised within the boundaries of law and ethics (a mighty big assumption), in one sense, who can object?  If it's theirs fair and square, then they should be able to use it for any purpose they please.  But given that Obama's victory supposedly represents a "wave" of "change" that involves "spreading the wealth around," it's the height of hypocrisy to blow all that extra cash on goodies for themselves.

Nation of Islam activists on Obama camp payroll.  Sen. Barack Obama employed and continues to employ senior staffers who belong to the Nation of Islam, and the presidential candidate has some "worrying" ties to the controversial group headed by Louis Farrakhan, a former key Obama insider told WND.

Husband's foreign deals may pose issue for Clinton.  Hillary Clinton has campaigned as a champion of workers' rights.  This year, Brazilian labor inspectors found what they called "degrading" living conditions for sugar cane workers employed by an ethanol company in which Bill Clinton invested.

AP Ignores Jarrett's Slum Ties.  It'll be interesting to see if the Associated Press and other mainstream media outlets more fully cover [Valerie] Jarrett's participation in the management of Chicago slums.  Certainly if Karl Rove, White House senior adviser in the Bush administration, had such a record it would not have gone unmentioned.  Perhaps President-elect Obama will be asked directly by the press about Jarrett's mismanagement of public housing.  Or would that put a damper on all that hope and change the mainstream media have been selling us?

Obama adviser lobbied to protect Fannie.  A transition adviser to President-elect Barack Obama earned millions of dollars overseeing an office that led a lobbying effort to prevent increased oversight of mortgage giant Fannie Mae, the company at the heart of the ongoing turmoil in the nation's financial markets, public records show.  The unpaid adviser, Thomas E. Donilon, held several senior positions at Fannie Mae from 1999 to 2005, including vice president of law and policy, at a time when the company's officers and lobbyists were insisting that now-troubled Fannie's finances were sound.

You must register to become president.  As the mainstream media covers President-elect Barack Hussein Obama's every cabinet appointment consideration, citizens have been seeking information about Obama that, when uncovered, appears to be one fraud after another.  On Nov. 13, Debbie Schlussel, attorney and political commentator, posted on her website a copy of Obama's Selective Service System Registration form.  Schlussel points out all the peculiarities and inconsistencies in the document that would lead just about anyone to conclude the document is a fraud and that either Obama signed the fraudulent document in 2008, rather than in 1980 as the document portends, or he never registered for the draft, as required by law, and someone else created the after-the-fact forgery.

Obama's Draft Registration Raises Serious Questions.  Did President-elect Barack Hussein Obama commit a federal crime in September of this year?  Or did he never actually register and, instead, did friends of his in the Chicago federal records center, which maintains the official copy of his alleged Selective Service registration commit the crime for him?  It's either one or the other, as indicated by the release of Barack Obama's official Selective Service registration for the draft.

Fugitive Financiers.  The party that casts itself as the champion of the poor is more like the party of Wall Street plutocrats.  That Bill Clinton's most famous pardon went to a billionaire financier illustrates the party's evolution.  Clinton ended up soft on crime, only deviating from Democratic custom by choosing a white-collar one.  Not long after pardoning Marc Rich, Clinton received from Morgan Stanley — in a small sign of Wall Street's client-indifference and dereliction to come — $100,000 for a speech at a "high-yield" conference in Boca Raton.  It was the first speech of his post-presidency.

Obama's $1.74 million party.  President-elect Barack Obama's victory celebration in Grant Park cost Chicago taxpayers $1.74 million, turning up the heat on the cash-flush Obama campaign or the Democratic National Committee to reimburse the city.  Mayor Daley had predicted that more than 1 million people would attend the rally and that the election night extravaganza would require the city to spend $2 million.

The Editor says...
Of course, if the Republicans had spent that kind of money on a victory celebration, the liberals would certainly have asked, "Why couldn't some of that have been spent on the homeless?"

An example of Obama 'transparency':  As a preview of transparent things to come [... beginning] January 20, 2009 in America, listen to The Office of President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama's interruption to a question from John McCormick, a reporter from the Chicago Tribune — his hometown paper.  "Let me just cut you off because I don't want you to waste your question."  In other words, asking a legitimate question about Obama's relationship with his state's governor, even though it was not the purpose of the press conference, indicates The Office of the President-Elect will cut off all reporters who probe too uncomfortably in sensitive areas.

Future President Obama commits a crime.  In a ceremony held in Hawaii, Obama, teary-eyed, poured his grandmother's ashes into the sea from the sand-lined shore.  Environmentalists were quick to stand up against the move.  The reason behind the contention was the state's Department of Land and Natural Resources Protection Law, which prohibits ashes from being dropped into the ocean.

Obamas may come out of the woodwork.  Just days before the election, the media focused briefly on the news that Barack Obama's paternal aunt was living illegally in public housing in Boston.  While the story didn't get much traction, it offered a glimpse of things to come:  With the spotlight shining so hard on the next president, distant family members are likely to get caught up in the glare.

The Editor says...
An aunt or a half-brother is not generally considered a "distant" relative.  If you aren't familiar with the story of Aunt Zeituni, read this.

Two More Weeks of Senator Biden -- But Why?  Among those who will take the oath of office Tuesday, when the 111th Congress convenes, is a man who has no intention of further service as a member of Congress:  Sen. Joe Biden. ... Obama, by contrast, resigned his Senate seat shortly after Election Day -- creating the vacancy that is has caused so much controversy in Illinois and beyond.

With Friends Like These, It's Tough to Believe in Change.  So, this is Change We Can Believe In?  It's more like the same old change we've heard jingling in the pockets of politicians since the beginning of time.  And it's the same dirty change that has landed the bums in jail since the beginning of democracy.  Barack Obama hasn't even made history yet by getting into the White House, but he's already making history for the number of serious scandals between his election and his inauguration.

Life in the Clown-Car Fast Lane.  Can you believe it?  Barack Hussein Obama II hasn't even been inaugurated yet and he's already been interviewed by federal prosecutors in the ongoing Blago mess; ... and he's facing the prospect of the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, standing like a homunculus George Wallace in the schoolhouse door, ready to deny entrance to a black man when Roland "We Are the Senator" Burris tries to take Bambi's hardly-even-used seat tomorrow.

Corruptocrat Eric Holder's National Security Cover-Up:  For more than a year, I've been writing about the looming national security and conflict-of-interest problems posed by Holder's status as a former partner at the prestigious law firm Covington and Burling.  The company currently represents or has provided pro bono representation and sob-story media-relations campaigns in the past to more than a dozen Gitmo detainees from Yemen who are seeking civilian trials on American soil.

TARP Inspector General excluded from investigating $30 billion TARP funds?  Neal Barofsky, the Inspector General for the TARP program, has been pretty critical in the past of how that money has been used.  Now it looks like the Treasury Department is trying to keep the watchdogs at bay.

Time mag lauds Obama as "on the path to huge success," ignores facts.  President Obama's success is underestimated by his critics and he's on path to become one of the most successful presidents ever, writes Mark Halperin of Time magazine. ... As for scandals, let's see:  There's the questionable dismissal of Gerald Walpin, the gangster-like shunting aside of creditors to General Motors and Chrysler, and the Justice Department's refusal to pursue charges against the Black Panthers who threatened Philadelphia on voting day.  There are the phantom districts getting stimulus money.  There's the administration's revolving door relationship with Goldman Sachs and other special interests.

Obama team braces for Rep. Darrell Issa, avid investigator.  Hearings that Issa says he requested but were ignored by the Democrats include: food safety; homeland security; Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; health-care reform oversight; wasteful stimulus spending; the Minerals Management Service (see BP oil spill); and school choice.  Also on Issa's inquiry wish list:  federal emergency management; protecting the independence of inspectors general; federal IT systems; federal financial management; TARP oversight; failures at the Securities and Exchange Commission; stimulus oversight; Countrywide Financial Corp.; the Presidential Records Act; and federal-agency performance management.

Shocking Charges at VA Likely To Be But the Start Of an Even Worse Scandal.  The nation was shocked by charges that more than 1,400 vets lingered and 40 died on a secret waiting list at the Phoenix, Arizona, Veterans Administration A medical center.  The list was concocted to conceal long waits for care.  What you haven't heard is even worse.  VA hospitals all over the country are manipulating the official electronic waiting list, and the deadly cover ups have been going on for years.

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