Skip to comments.Was Obama Really Scandal Free?
Posted on 01/04/2017 11:26:58 AM PST by rhett october
While speaking in Peru for an international summit, President Obama bragged that his administration has been, allegedly, scandal-free during his presidency.
"I'm extremely proud of the fact that over 8 years we have not had the kinds of scandals that have plagued other administrations."
He's actually serious about this. And it appears that it's a goal of the Obama administration to push this claim in an attempt to frame the outgoing president's legacy.
During an interview with CNN which aired on Sunday, President Obama's top aide, Valerie Jarrett, claimed that Obama is proud of himself because his administration has been "scandal-free."
See video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rte5HSkk2rI
"Scandal free." I must admit that the first thing I thought of after hearing those words to describe the Obama administration was a comic image that went around a couple of years ago. See below:
Only a politician would make such an outrageous claim as the Obama administration being "scandal free." I obviously won't be the first to point this out, but the Obama administration was very far from being "scandal free."
I'll summarize just one scandal from this "scandal-free" administration since there are so many scandals within this particular one. I would list more, but who has the time?
The 'You can keep it' Lies
If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan.
If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.
You can keep your hospital.
We will work to lower your premiums by up to $2,500 per family.
None of those statements were true. During an interview with Charlie Rose, Obama speechwriters burst into laughter recalling Obama's you can keep your insurance claim. See below:
Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvL-xQoV_FA
MSNBC contributor and Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page defended President Obama's lies about Obamacare, calling them a "political lie" in an interview.
Because when a politician lies to people in order to get elected or get a policy passed, it's okay, right? If that is how democrats see it, everything they promise going forward should be considered highly suspect by the American people.
Remember how Sarah Palin was ridiculed for saying that Obamacare would have "death panels"? Maybe you remember that the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) of Obamacare, which indeed functions as a death panel in deciding who receives life saving care and who does not based on cost effectiveness, was slowly expanded to its originally planned power after Obamacare was passed.
Though I was called a liar for calling it like it is, many of these accusers finally saw that ObamaCare did in fact create a panel of faceless bureaucrats who have the power to make life and death decisions about healthcare funding, Palin wrote on Facebook.
She was right. Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean drew attention to the IPAB when he called for its repeal in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal in which he argued that the board would ration care for Medicare patients.
The former Vermont governor was not the only Democrat to join Republicans in opposing the death panel. Democratic senators Mark Pryor, Ron Barber, Ann Kirkpatrick, Kyrsten Sinema, and Elizabeth Esty were among the first Democrats who were stunned to find out that the IPAB functioned as a death panel despite Obama and the media's ridiculing of Sarah Palin for suggesting as much.
Remember when President Obama insisted that Obamacare was "budget neutral"? Other democrats, anxious to pass the bill, jumped on board referring to it as such despite republicans and independents saying that it could not be. The Obama administration claimed that taxpayers would pay for the difference, but republicans were quick to point out that there wasn't enough tax money coming in to pay for it unless taxes were significantly increased. It turns out, there wasn't nearly enough taxpayer money to pay for the so-called Affordable Care Act.
Once passed, Obamacare was far more expensive than Obama had promised. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the government gave out $27 billion in premium subsidies this year alone. Over the next ten years, the CBO expects that amount to rise to $568 billion.
According to Forbes:
...those projections were made before recent premium spikes were taken into account. With premiums now escalating by an average of 25 percent with some states seeing premium increases over 60 percent on average the subsidies will have to be markedly more expensive for taxpaying Americans. Tom Miller of the American Enterprise Institute estimates that premium increases might add $8 billion in subsidy costs next year alone.
If premiums continue their upward trajectory, and if more people enroll in ObamaCare, CBOs $568 billion estimate might be quickly overshadowed by the real costs of the law.
The reason that Obamacare is costing more than expected is simple economics. The ACA promised to reduce healthcare costs by offering subsidies. But its already been observed that subsidies for specific productslike higher education, for instancelead to cost inflation for that product. Now, Obamacare costs are rising faster than family incomes and the federal government is footing the bill.
You and I both know that there are more, but all it takes is one scandal to disprove Obama's claim that there are none.
Fox listed nine in a segment entitled, "Aren't You Proud of Us?" Here is that video:
But just one scandal is enough, right?
When you have the Ministry of Propaganda covering for you, you can make any outlandish claim you want.
The truth is something quite different.
I have it on good authority that Patty Smyth never performed at the White House during the Obama administration.
cash for clunkers wasn’t a scam ?
No. His scandals cost us a fortune!
Obama’s entire life is one huge scandal.
A very destructive scam that put many long time family owned car businesses out of business.
Cash for Clunkers was a terrible scam. Poor people and minorities hardest hit. Taking completely serviceable vehicles off the road to be destroyed was obscene. Low income people needed those cars.
Terrible scam, just awful. Immoral, really.
Was Obama Really Scandal Free?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Obama had many scandals.
They were not reported by the press.
Look at what happened to Libya, look even closer and see what was done to the county’s infrastructure.The destruction of the Great Man Made River with greening of Southern desert, destroyed. This eventually starved and killed hundreds of thousands in genocide.It forced peaceful Libyans into the hands of armed jihadis, rapists, baby killers and pillagers just to get water to drink.
Obama in all actuality is a genocidal maniac. Libya was a US ally.
If that’s not a scandal then Obama is simply just another doorstop.
My fondest wish is that a Libyan one day will tap Obama on the shoulder.
Was obama Really Scandal Free?
Ask the hundreds of thousands of the dead people he is responsible for.
Obozo, and all demonrats for that matter, are recipients of the continual efforts of the cover-up media whenever it comes to demonrat crimes and scandals.
But if Trump gets two scoops of ice cream, or drives a golf cart across a green at a course he owns, look out world because it’s the scandal of the century.
“Valerie Jarrett, claimed that Obama is proud of himself because his administration has been “scandal-free.””
All he did was golf. He never did any heavy lifting.
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