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John Kerry Claims Obama 'Never Had a Whiff of Scandal' So Let's Remind Him Of Some... Here are Just 10 of them.
PJ Media ^ | 01/12/2020 | Matt Margolis

Posted on 01/12/2020 10:05:00 AM PST by SeekAndFind

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

I keep thinking about the above quote whenever anyone claims that the Obama administration was scandal-free. How many more times are we going to hear people make this claim and see it go unchallenged?

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.

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. Here are ten very real and very serious scandals that are far more than "a whiff."

10. The Senate seat for sale scandal

Before Obama even took office he was implicated in a scandal involving his soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich had hoped to get a cabinet position or ambassadorship in exchange for appointing an Obama-backed individual to replace him in the Senate. Obama’s top choice had been Valerie Jarrett, and he offered to appoint Jarrett “in exchange for the position of Secretary of Health and Human Services in the President-elect’s cabinet,” but she eventually opted to follow Obama to the White House as his top advisor.

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1 posted on 01/12/2020 10:05:00 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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Thanks to the lying, complicit leftist news media people, who covered up Obummer’s sins.

If Obummer didn’t give off a whiff of scandal then a row of portable toilets at an outdoor event in July smells like a rose garden when you’re downwind.

2 posted on 01/12/2020 10:08:48 AM PST by frank ballenger (End vote harvesting,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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One of the all-time bodacious federal scams was Obama’s “stimulus program.” All the Democrats got filthy rich.
Obama appointed Biden to “oversee “stimulus money distribution.” To date, still no full accounting as to
where it all went (not to worry, Hunter knows where it is).

Missing in Action: Stimulus Sheriff Joe Biden
By Michelle Malkin - Oct 10, 2012
Copyright 2012, Creators Syndicate Inc.

Remember when President Obama bragged about Joe Biden’s fiscal discipline creds in 2009? “To you, he’s Mr. Vice President, but around the White House, we call him the Sheriff,” Obama warned government employees. “Because if you’re misusing taxpayer money, you’ll have to answer to him.” Fast-forward to 2012. Call in the search teams. Since being appointed the nation’s stimulus spending cop, Sheriff Joe has taken a permanent donut break.

He’s AWOL on oversight. In fact, he’s been bubble-wrapped, boxed and kept completely out of sight. The garrulous gaffe machine hasn’t sat down for a national media interview in five months.

The Democrats’ trillion-dollar “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” however, keeps piling up waste, failure, fraud and debt. Who benefited most? Big government cronies. According to Investor’s Business Daily, a new analysis by Ohio State economics professor Bill Dupor reported that “(m)ore than three-quarters of the jobs created or saved by Pres Obama’s economic stimulus in the first year were in government.”

Dupor and another colleague had earlier concluded that the porkulus was a predictable jobs-killer that crowded out non-government jobs with make-work public jobs and programs. Indeed, the massive wealth redistribution scheme “destroyed/forestalled roughly one million private sector jobs” by siphoning tax dollars “to offset state revenue shortfalls and Medicaid increases rather than boost private sector employment.”

Will this Keynesian wreckage come up during Biden's debates? It should be a centerpiece of domestic policy discussion. Nowhere is the gulf between Obama/Biden rhetoric and reality on jobs wider. Remember: Obama’s Ivy League eggheads behind the stimulus promised that “(m)ore than 90 percent of the jobs created are likely to be in the private sector.” These are the same feckless economic advisers who infamously vowed that the stimulus would keep unemployment below 8 percent — and that unemployment would drop below 6 percent sometime this year. Sheriff Joe rebuked the “naysayers” who decried the behemoth stimulus program’s waste, fraud and abuse. “You know what? They were wrong,” he crowed.

Sheriff Biden was radio silent about the nearly 4,000 stimulus recipients who received $24 billion in Recovery Act funds — while owing more than $750 million in unpaid corporate, payroll and other taxes. (Cash for Tax Cheats, anyone?)

He had nothing to say about:
<><> $6B in Homeowners' stimulus energy credits showered on nearly 1/3 of credit-claimers who had no record of homeownership, including minors and prisoners.
<><> $530 million dumped into profligate Detroit public schools for laptops and other electronics that had little, if any, measurable academic benefits.
<><> the whopping $6.7 million cost per job under the $50 billion stimulus-funded green energy loan program
<><> politically connected Green companies are now bankrupt---they took the money then went belly-up
<><> remember? Solyndra ($535M), Abound Solar ($400M), Beacon Power ($43M), A123 ($250M) and Ener1 ($119M).
<><> $1 million stimulus went to Big Bird and Sesame Street “to promote healthy eating,” for a theoretical 1.47 jobs ($726,000 per job created.)
<><> hundreds of stimulus millions to govt GSA junkets in Las Vegas and Hawaii,
<><> hundreds of millions to ghost congressional districts, dead people,
<><> 100's of millions for infrastructures to nowhere
<><> 100's of millions for Obama propaganda----road signs stamped with the shovel-ready logo.

Of course, there’s no example of unfettered stimulus squandering more fitting than the one named after Keystone Fiscal Kop Joe Biden himself. Government-funded Amtrak’s Wilmington, Del., station raked in $20 million in “recovery” money after heavy personal lobbying by the state’s most prominent customer and cheerleader. In return, the station (which came in $6 million over budget, according to The Washington Times) renamed its facility after Biden. Bloated costs.

Crony political narcissism. Glaring conflicts of interest.

Monumental waste.

This is the Obama/Biden stimulus legacy bequeathed to our children and their grandchildren. Sheriff Joe and his plundering boss need to be run out of town on a rail.


3 posted on 01/12/2020 10:10:17 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Lois Lerner scandal.

4 posted on 01/12/2020 10:11:21 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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9. The New Black Panther Party Voter-Intimidation Scandal

8. The Illegal Firing of an Inspector General to Protect A Sex Predator

7. The Green Energy loans scandal

6. The Sestak job offer scandal

5. Obstructing Dozens of Inspectors General

4. The Fast & Furious cover-up scandal

3. The Benghazi attack cover-up

2. The IRS scandal

1. The Iran Ransom scandal

I guess the Hillary email scandals do not belong to Obama?

What about the Russiagate and Ukrainegate and Chinagate scandals that the Press do not want to talk about?

Did Obama not know of Hunter Biden?

Did Obama know of the Russian Uranium deal with the Clinton Foundation?

BTW, where is the mainstream press on these?

5 posted on 01/12/2020 10:11:25 AM PST by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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RE: The Lois Lerner scandal.

That’s on the list at #2

6 posted on 01/12/2020 10:11:51 AM PST by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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Ah. So it is. Thanks.

7 posted on 01/12/2020 10:16:49 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SeekAndFind

I truly regret that Hanoi John came hoke from Vietnam.

8 posted on 01/12/2020 10:17:32 AM PST by Howie66 ("...Against All Enemies, Foreign and Democrat.....")
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To: SeekAndFind

Says the “Vietnam” vet.

9 posted on 01/12/2020 10:22:17 AM PST by ealgeone
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The most scandal free administration is US history. I know because I’ve heard Obama, Biden and now Kerry say that and they wouldn’t lie.

10 posted on 01/12/2020 10:24:25 AM PST by Will88 (The only people opposing voter ID are those benefiting from voter fraud.)
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“I’m John Kerry, and I’m a pompous arse”

11 posted on 01/12/2020 10:25:24 AM PST by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another is: trading a couple of known terrorists for 1 traitor Bergdahl

12 posted on 01/12/2020 10:26:24 AM PST by Bob434
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It’s only a scandal if it’s reported on as such. If it’s ignored by the slobbering media, then it is unreported criminal activity. Criminal activity that is reported on and causes the public to condemn is a scandal. It’s like that tree, forever falling in the forest that nobody hears. There’s still a downed tree.

13 posted on 01/12/2020 10:33:20 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: SeekAndFind

Kerry hates this country too. The difference is, that Kerry didn’t have any particular love for the muzzies until he got to the bammy administration, and then he was forced to love them.

14 posted on 01/12/2020 10:34:06 AM PST by I want the USA back (If free speech is taken away, dumb and silent we are led, like sheep to the slaughter: G Washington)
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The reparations to black farmers descendants of who were supposed victims of Dept of Agriculture discriminatory policies.
15 posted on 01/12/2020 10:38:33 AM PST by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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Kerry likes to sail. Perhaps there is a yard-arm waiting for him

16 posted on 01/12/2020 10:38:49 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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Something like a hundred intel analysts resigned over Syria, claiming that their reports were being rewritten to match what Obama wanted to hear.

Fast and Furious had another analog, Operation Castaway, where they were running guns to Honduras out of Florida. Otherwise, same thing. This probably had to do with their efforts to overthrow the government there after they impeached and removed a pro-Chavez president.

17 posted on 01/12/2020 10:40:58 AM PST by marron
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Sounds like from the Babylon Bee.

18 posted on 01/12/2020 10:44:11 AM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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Michelle ... Is she a transgender. His kids ... Are they really his ...Michelle ... Just how much money DID she spend on travel .. Barack ... Is the man on the beach with him his lover These are big whiffs.

19 posted on 01/12/2020 10:49:08 AM PST by Cowgirl
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Spygate is the biggest of them

20 posted on 01/12/2020 10:52:39 AM PST by inchworm (liberal)
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