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President Obama & Hillary Clinton, from Class to Narcissistic Peddlers of Hysteria & Hypocrisy
This election demonstrated and brought to light a good many things, but perhaps the most startling exposure was the disconnect between elitist and everyday Americans. The establishment, comprised of both parties, media personalities, DC insider, pundits, and anyone benefiting from the current corrupt political system, threw everything behind preserving its power with the election of Hillary Clinton.
From consistent news coverage simultaneously shielding Clinton and blasting any opposition (mainly Trump) with negative publicity, the outcome proved extraordinarily difficult for the powers that be to swallow. After spending an entire campaign season ricocheting establishment talking points off each other, media outlets and their loyal followers were left with one of the most startling upsets in United States political history (not really for those of us existing outside the liberal echo chamber).
Podesta's embarrassingly misguided instructions for demoralized supporters that tirelessly waited for Clinton on election night aside, Democratic Party leaders did initially show some humbleness in the face of defeat. There is no denying that Hillary Clinton's initial concession was classy, as was President Obama's call for a peaceful transition of power. However, in the weeks leading up to the electors officially casting their votes on December 19 and the ever looming inauguration, the two leftist elitists just could not resist. Obama, Clinton, and their spouses have since entered the fray and further sown the seeds of discourse amidst upset liberals, already being mislead by spiteful establishment media outlets.
"Donald Trump is going to be our president... We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead."
This was the message that Hillary Clinton expressed in her concession speech, following the major electoral upset on November 8th. Regardless of political affiliation, you have to give her credit where it's due, as calling for unity following any election is the responsible course of action for both winner and loser.
Despite initial calls for her base to accept the results of the election and recognize the will of the people, the former Democratic Nominee could not truly accept loss with grace. At what has been dubbed a "thank you party," the defeated candidate made the following unsubstantiated proclamation:
"Vladimir Putin himself directed the covert cyber attacks against our electoral system, against our democracy, apparently because he has a personal beef against."
Ego and pride must have left poor Hillary incapable of escaping the talking heads' countless assertions that it was not her lack of vision that lost, but rather had to be some external force at work that stole the election away from the former First Lady. Is the "grudge" that Hillary referenced, her failure to provide Russia enough plutonium when she sold roughly 20% of our stockpiles to them (no, but seriously...)?
The Secretary's husband, former President Bill Clinton, took a more direct approach, firing shots across Trump's bow. His method is nothing short of being one of the most classic of liberal tactics, which involves rebranding and labeling the opposition as racist. The 42nd President provided a newspaper with this set of irresponsible talking points:
"[He] Doesn't know much... One thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him."
While there is no denying that Trump tapped into and capitalized off the growing discontent among Americans, especially the white working class that has been decimated under Obama's failed economic policies and the "Affordable" Care Act, President Clinton's racially dividing undertones in his assertions are incredibly misguided.
Considering Trump received a higher number of votes from minorities than former Republican nominees, Governor Mitt Romney and Senator John McCain, I would say that is an extremely shortsighted analysis and base pandering. But what can we expect from a career politician, who has exemplified the absolute worst characteristics of elitism and self-enrichment (and then some... anyone?). Clinton Cash
President Barack Obama
President Obama originally assured the public that he would follow in the footsteps of his predecessors and attempt a peaceful transition of power, delivering the following:
“Now, it is no secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty significant differences. But, remember, eight years ago President Bush and I had some pretty significant differences. But President Bush's team could not have been more professional or more gracious in making sure we had a smooth transition so that we could hit the ground running. And one thing you realize quickly in this job is that the presidency and the vice presidency is bigger than any of us. The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy... we are going to show that to the world.”
We should also take a moment for a quick refresher on President Obama stance on hacking and influencing the election process, just days before Americans cast their votes:
"No serious person would suggest that you could even rig America's elections... There is no evidence that that has happened in the past or that there are instances in which that will happen this time. And so I’d invite Mr. Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes..."
Now let's fast forward to just a few days ago, when President Obama made the following accusations (Proof? other than a politicized CIA and "anonymous sources") that Russia hacked and influenced the 2016 Presidential election, after an embarrassing Hillary Clinton loss:
"I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action and we will at a time and place of our own choosing... some of it may be explicit and publicized; some of it may not be."
The hypocrisy of this President is on full display yet again. Not only did he follow in Hillary Clinton's footsteps, in initially appealing to Americans for a peaceful transition of power and then flipping to appease his unruly, blood-lusting base, but continues to go down as a divider-in-chief. How liberals aren't concerned by his complete and absolute 180 on foreign actors having the ability to hack/influence US elections is just utterly astounding. The man could not have undergone a more drastic "evolution" (a convenient term for Democrats flipping on stances that they label opposition as "flip flopping") on his views in such a short amount of time.
Not to mention what was peddled from behind Josh Earnest's podium by the White House Press Secretary, coming directly from the Obama Administration (see Earnest's statements here).
But the President is not the only member of the First Family that is furthering the discourse, as Michelle Obama's statements on Oprah have come under fire. Seen as beneath the First Lady, her revelations of hopelessness have only reassured those that voted for Trump of their decision this past November.
The verbal representation of Michelle Obama's sour grapes:
"We feel the difference now. See, now, we are feeling what not having hope feels like. Hope is necessary. It's a necessary concept and Barack didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes (Really?I challenge any such notion)... He and I and so many believe that -- what else do you have if you don't have hope... What do you give your kids if you can't give them hope?"
While Michelle's comments may echo the despair currently felt by Obama loyalists, I would argue that many Americans (Democrats, Republicans, moderates, and conservatives that voted for Trump) are experiencing a sense of hope and optimism for the first time in eight long years.