Obama’s Legacy of Corruption

Reporting and commentary on Barack Obama’s presidential legacy, and Donald Trump’s efforts to undo it, have focused, until now, on policy. However, President Obama’s most enduring legacy may have less to do with policy than with an apparatus and attitude of corruption that, under his stewardship, infiltrated our federal government.

Members of President Obama’s senior staff, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, among others, are implicated in the illegal use of the government’s legal and national security apparatus to protect the 2016 candidacy of Hillary Clinton and sabotage the candidacy, and presidency, of Donald Trump. This is impropriety of the highest order — and that’s putting it mildly.

A flow of damning information, leaked or otherwise, is now beyond stoppage. The year-old investigation into ‘Russian collusion’ by Special Counsel Robert Mueller is increasingly tainted with partisan overreach. Hypocrisy among the Liberal Media Complex reaches heights of self-parody. And the so-called ‘deep state’ is in a state of deep panic. President Trump has appropriately called for a full-on investigation, which may require a second special counsel to root out improprieties and illegalities that are legion.

In all of this, a line of inquiry difficult to avoid: What did President Obama know? And when did he know it?

We asked this some months ago. Establishment politicians are now doing so in polite circles. The Liberal Media Complex continues to ignore and deflect, having been part of the scam from the jump. But the deeper one digs, the more a trail of corruption leads to Mr. ‘No-Drama’ Obama himself. It will not go away until Barack Obama’s deepening legacy of corruption is fully exposed, acknowledged and dealt with.

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Bias Creep Already

Here’s how they cover it at The Hill:

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions is under mounting pressure from the right to appoint a second special counsel to investigate conservative allegations of abuse at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI.” (emphasis mine)

The above quote is the first paragraph in today’s story. The Hill is a steadfast establishment news outlet. Query: How often did we read about liberal allegations coming from the left when Special Counsel Robert Mueller began his investigation of the Trump Administration? Answer: We didn’t. We never do when the target of an investigation is Republican.

That double standard is bad enough, however, it is extremely condescending to downplay legitimate concerns about malfeasance at the highest levels of the FBI and U.S. Justice Department as nothing more than … conservative allegations.

An expanding volume of evidence points to serious, perhaps criminal, wrongdoing. And it leans less toward President Trump than toward the Deep State and President Obama. Maybe … just maybe … that is why establishment media are suddenly suggesting it’s about politics more than truth and justice.

D’ya think?

Elections Matter: An Illustration

Imagine a world wherein there is no ‘Russia-gate’ scandal. No congressional committees investigating said scandal, no special counsel or wall-to-wall media coverage.

Imagine that … you were to suggest Russia actually colluded with American politicians to interfere in America’s 2016 elections; that they attempted to hack into our electoral systems and used social media to impact how we voted for our president; that your concerns warrant investigation by Congress and a special counsel to further investigate; and that Russia is now to be counted among America’s worst enemies … Imagine a world in which making these charges would get you written off as a crack-pot conspiracy theorist, and see you driven from the public square in shame and ridicule.

Imagine such a world … as the real world … and you begin to see what things would look like had Hillary Clinton won the presidency in 2016.

The Democrat party line on ‘Russia-gate’ would still be based on President Barack Obama’s words at the White House in October of 2016 (see a video clip by clicking here), when he declared that no one could “rig” America’s elections, that any such suggestion was not to be taken seriously.

The Liberal Media Complex would have joined the Democrat chorus to establish a narrative supporting Mr. Obama’s claim and, thereby, supporting Mrs. Clinton’s claim to presidential legitimacy. And the voluminous evidence of actual collusion between the Clinton Campaign, the DNC, the Obama Administration and, yes, Russians — so as to “rig” the 2016 election against Mr. Trump — would have gone largely, if not completely, unnoticed.

If Mrs. Clinton had won — as the political establishment expected — concerns about Russian meddling in our elections would now be seen as petty and ludicrous; and the liberal media would attend such concerns only so as to delegitimize them. That is, for example, how Democrats and the Liberal Media Complex dealt with Mr. Obama’s Benghazi scandal — they focused on it just long enough to label it as partisan, scandal mongering by Republicans; and after a requisite amount of uninspired media coverage, the Benghazi scandal was cast aside.

By this point in a Clinton presidency, there would have been no appointment of a special counsel, and America would have moved well past ‘Russia-gate’ to focus on other matters … such as …

                                                                              To be continued …

The Era of Zero-Sum Politics

Its roots are in the presidency of Barack Obama, a man who famously refused to negotiate with Republicans, unless, of course, they gave him everything he wanted — Mr. Obama would have considered that a fair negotiation. When he did not get his way, he vilified Republicans in Congress and used executive orders to marginalize them; even as he weaponized powerful organs of the federal government to punish his political enemies.

Toward the end of Mr. Obama’s second term, he and the rest of the established political order fully expected Hillary Clinton to take up the reins as our next president. They envisioned a bright future for themselves, a future of unbridled immigration via open borders; of a newly amalgamated citizenry, ill-informed and heavily dependent on government, with little appreciation for the duties and privileges of citizenship; of an ever-expanding, all-powerful, politically weaponized administrative state; of entrenched liberal dominance as far as the eye could see.

Their sense of entitlement, of imminence, led some establishment politicians and bureaucrats to a deeply corrupt place, doing inappropriate and perhaps illegal things, certain they would get away with it. They could, for instance, conduct a sham investigation of Hillary Clinton’s classified email imbroglio, or falsely obtain a FISA warrant to spy on candidate Trump and his campaign; because candidate Clinton benefited from their malfeasance, and a President Clinton would never hold them accountable.

In the Autumn of 2016, with Mrs. Clinton on the verge of victory, the established political order were that close to having it all. But Trump didn’t lose to Clinton, as written in their script. And now, they see it all slipping away. They are bitter. And angry. And vulnerable.

If Democrats can re-take Congress, if they can destroy and humiliate Donald Trump, if they can intimidate congressional Republicans into submission as once was customary … they may still have a chance. This is why Democrats, with their allies in the Liberal Media Complex and the Deep State, are now so partisan and vicious. Their struggle is existential. They will win … or suffer a slow death … on this field of political battle.

Is This the Biggest Scandal, And Most Consequential Election, In American History?

Today’s big story furthers our recent coverage of dubious deeds within the Justice Department, the FBI, the Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Obama Administration — directed toward destroying a U.S. President and denying American voters their own electoral destiny.

For the latest details … click here … and watch just the first four minutes of this interview. If you’re learning of this only now, it is mind-blowing.

Much remains to be unearthed — concerning one of the biggest political scandals, and most consequential presidential elections, in American history.

What Did the President Know? And When Did He Know It?

In the now distant days of the Watergate scandal, then President Richard Nixon found himself in the crosshairs of congressional investigators and a Special Prosecutor. The query driving media hounds and establishment politicians was … What did the President know, and when did he know it? Only upon answering that did investigators in the government and the news media find time to rest.

Americans are going to hear, in coming days, of a more recent abuse of power, occurring at high levels of government, including the FBI and U.S. Justice Department. We are likely to learn that such abuses involved coordinated, highly inappropriate and most likely illegal efforts by federal law enforcement and intelligence officials to spy on and subvert Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy, his transition to power once elected, and his fledgling administration as it struggled to get its bearings. Such revelations — suspected for some time and on the verge of confirmation pending the release of a memorandum now with the U.S. Congress — portend national embarrassment and political corruption on a scale unprecedented and unparalleled.

Among other things, we are likely to learn not only that Donald Trump was a target, but that Hillary Clinton was an intended beneficiary of massive abuses of governmental power. Mrs. Clinton’s shenanigans, if brought fully to light, could make Richard Nixon, the left’s poster-boy for presidential corruption, look like a neophyte.

Moreover, the trail of corruption being unearthed may go beyond our law enforcement and intelligence communities, to constitute collusion of such magnitude that, indeed, one cannot imagine it occurring without a then sitting President having known of it. And if he knew of it, did he not condone it? This could lead to the very top, to the Oval Office of Barack Obama and the unavoidable query … What did the President know, and when did he know it?

What America Needs Is a Good Sense of Humor

How can you tell when someone has a good sense of humor?

Worth asking, given the extreme polarization in America these days. After all, it’s hard to poke someone in the eye when you’re sharing a good laugh. Am I right? It’s easier to appreciate the jokes, of course, when you’re the one writing them. And for decades, liberals in New York and Hollywood have been creating most of the funny stuff the rest of us have consumed via movies and television.

That means more often than not the joke is on the “stupid” Republican, the “heartless” conservative, or the “antiquated” values of middle-America. But, heh, Americans are used to that. Our liberal media have spent these past several decades training us — at least those of us who do not self-identify as liberals — to laugh at ourselves and our values. All the while, American culture erodes in an unrelenting deluge of deprecation.

Want to try something really funny? … Turn the tables by getting the liberal establishment to laugh at, say, Harvey Weinstein … you’ll be making light of sexual harassment. Or the lunatic ravings of Hillary Clinton on her self-vindication tour … you’ll be a misogynist. Or the many glaring hypocrisies of Barack Obama … you’ll be a racist. Hmmm … so, how does one get around this conundrum?

Nearly thirty years ago, Rush Limbaugh began doing his part on national radio, lampooning the left’s sanctimony, snobbery and sacred cows. He did it with humor and irreverence — traits liberals thought they owned — and the left went bonkers. They despised and tried to destroy Limbaugh. But he has thrived because he speaks with sincerity to a vast audience that New York and Hollywood have taken for granted. And what is his secret trick, the one so obvious that liberals cannot see it? Limbaugh has never laughed at his core audience … only with them, and that’s why they’ll never poke him in the eye.

Something similar is playing out in our polarized politics. When President Trump mocks and ridicules the establishment, even irreverently, so long as he laughs with his base, not at them, they will not abandon him. After decades spent laughing happily at themselves, they take in Mr. Trump’s irreverence like a breath of fresh air. And this drives the liberal establishment crazy. They cannot get their heads around this phenomenon, because these comic geniuses remain oblivious to a key ingredient in good comedy.

How can you tell when people have a good sense of humor?

When they can laugh at themselves.