Obama's Magical Thinking
Manuella is in the Kitchen
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Sunday, May 27, 2018. We have a new friend at the stove this morning. Her name is Mantis Manuella. You know her twin brother, Manny. Manuella is astounded by former President Obama's claim that his administration was scandal free. She has asked for the pleasure of your company this morning so that she can discuss President Obama's skewed recollections. Manuella is quite a good cook. This morning she is creating Skillet Enchiladas. Please join us a soon as possible. Enchiladas need to be eaten warm.
Thanks so much for joining us this morning. Former President Obama seems to be suffering from a bout of "magical thinking." In recalling his presidency all he sees is a smooth road of accomplishment. Nary a scandal touched his reign and life in America was good. He told an audience at MIT that "we didn't have a scandal that embarrassed us." The truth tells a different story. Although the former president may not have been embarrassed by his eight years, he should have been. His tenure was riddled with scandals, and most Americans remember them quite well. It may be time for the former President, and those that still adore him, to take a refresher course. School is in session!
Let's take a walk down memory lane. Does the former president remember Operation Fast and Furious? Apparently, he doesn't, but we do.The Department of Justice allowed thousands of guns to be sold to smugglers. Their twisted thinking was that the sale would lead them to the Mexican drug cartels. I suppose it sounded like a grand plan at the time, but it all fell apart when the hapless Obama administration lost track of the guns. There were many murders traced to those weapons, but chief among them was the killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in 2010.
The Past Remembered
I wonder if the scandal free president remembers Benghazi? It doesn't sound like he does, so let's refresh his memory. Ambassador Chris Stevens along with three other people lost their lives during a terrorist attack on the US consulate in Libya in 2012. The Obama administration knowingly and falsely blamed this tragedy on a You Tube video. Secretary of State Clinton continued the lie. Emails to her daughter, Chelsea, later proved that Clinton knew the truth but preferred to continue the myth of the inflammatory video. She had plenty of help spreading the lies. I guess Benghazi slipped President Obama's mind when he was speaking to the audience at MIT.
The Truth Hurts
Let us not forget the IRS scandal. Apparently, President Obama did, but conservatives who were targeted by the IRS remember the pain quite vividly. The IRS, under the hideous leadership of Lois Lerner, systematically discriminated against conservative groups applying for tax exempt status. Lerner pleaded the fifth and President Obama pleaded ignorance.
Here is another scandal that rocked Washington during the Obama years. The administrator of the General Services Administration, Martha Johnson, was accused of allowing extravagant spending on travel and conferences for the agency's employees. She did finally admit that our money was squandered.
Let's not forget The Obama administration's "green" energy fiasco. More than $500 million in loan guarantees were wasted on Solyndra, a nothing start-up with no track record. Taxpayers lost everything when the company went bankrupt. No big deal I guess, in light of the many other scandals in the scandal free Obama administration. Nevertheless it happened, and it hurt.
Class Stays In Session
The truth is that the scandal free Obama administration has so many scandals that the bell may ring before we can get to all of them. Let's try to do our best running them all down. Let us not forget Election Day 2008 when two members of the New Black Panther Party stood outside a Philadelphia polling place with nightsticks. They were there to intimidate voters, and they certainly accomplished their goal. Attorney General Holder could care less about the incident, His stance on this incident told the entire story of his sorry reign as Attorney General. He is still at work to this very day trying to encourage the Department of Justice to ignore all requests by Congress for documents. Old habits die hard.
Before time runs out, we must remind the former president about the VA scandal. A waiting list existed, and still does, in many VA clinics around the country. Thousands of our veterans died needlessly because they were refused timely care by a government that owed them so much. The system failed the veterans and their families, and President Obama failed to do a thing about it.
Last, but not least, let's look at the Clinton email scandal. Hillary Clinton, the darling of the left, maintained a private email server. She played it fast and loose with classified documents and, by doing so, she put our nation at risk. Her "crime" went unpunished and the corrupt FBI Director James Comey cleared her before he even looked into the matter.
If former President Obama was in class today, he might have learned a thing to two. His presidency was riddled with scandals. More is coming out about how corrupt his presidency was each day. President Trump's efforts at draining the swamp are helping to expose the truth about the Obama years. I long for the day when we get the whole story. I long for the day when the guilty get what's coming to them. Perhaps I am guilty of magical thinking, too.
When I dance they call me Manuella
And the politicos call me names
They close their eyes
They hold their ears
Why are they so afraid?