Joe Biden: "Know what I was most proud of? For eight years, there wasn't one single hint of a scandal or a lie." pic.twitter.com/Yb8Mm8DdIC— The Hill (@thehill) June 12, 2019
Joe Biden actually says, "Know what I was most proud of? For eight years, there wasn't one single hint of a scandal or a lie."— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 12, 2019
I mean, even PolitiFact gave Obama 'lie of the year' when he blatantly misled the American people about his technocratic health-care plan. That lie upturned millions of lives.— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 12, 2019
“Operation Fast and Furious” put around 2,000 weapons into the hands of narco-traffickers (and an Islamic terrorist), leading to the murder of 100s of Mexicans and at least one American, border agent Brian Terry.— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 12, 2019
It's true, though, that during the incompetence, absurdity, recklessness, and fatalities of the program, the entire affair never really received scandal-like attention. Few did.— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 12, 2019
Holder became the first sitting attorney general in American history to be held in contempt of Congress — a vote that included 17 Democrats — and Obama still never paid a political price.— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 12, 2019
Obama could secretly send planes filled with cash to pay a ransom to a terror state (using money earmarked for terror victims) and most reporters and analysts would regurgitate echo chamber talking points.— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 12, 2019
Not all. When Politico reported that the Obama administration had undermined law enforcement efforts to shut down a drug-trafficking ring run by Hezbollah operating in the United States, most major news organizations never even mentioned the piece.— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 12, 2019
The Obama DOJ spied on the Associated Press, tapping around 20 different phone lines—including cell phone and home lines—that snared at least 100 staffers who worked for the outlet.— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 12, 2019
The Justice Department also spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen in 2010, collecting his telephone records, looking at his personal emails and tracking his movements.— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 12, 2019
Then again, CIA director, John Brennan covered up illegal spying of a legislative branch staffer over torture files. James Clapper lied to Congress about spying on American citizens. No scandals.— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 12, 2019
IRS leadership aggressively targeted conservative groups before elections. The IRS admitted as much in an apology letter.— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 12, 2019
Susan Rice went on national television and claimed that Benghazi was a “spontaneous reaction” to “hateful and offensive video,” even when she knew it was a sophisticated and pre-planned terror attack. No scandal.— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 12, 2019
Cronyistic green projects which enriched political allies. Secret Service’s embarrassing debauchery. Obama's constant unilateral abuse of power. Hillary Clinton’s attempts to circumvent transparency. The Veterans Affairs’ negligence. No scandals.— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 12, 2019
Some others weighed in as well.
Don’t forget Bowe Bergdahl and them praising Bowe in the Rose Garden. Susan Rice calling the deserter’s service “honorable and with distinction”. And it allllllllll having to be walked back.— Sugarcane (@5ugarcane) June 12, 2019
At least you got to keep your plan… oh, nevermind.— nicomp (@nicomp) June 12, 2019
We still don't know if Obama was present when the Ambassador to Libya was being killed, what orders were given to either attempt rescue or stand down, and who was making those decisions. (among many other issues about that scandal)— Gitabushi is Only Sorta Taking a Break (@brainfertilizer) June 12, 2019
This is the most confidently told lie of any candidate thus far.— Art Tavana (@arttavana) June 12, 2019
Joe was medicated for 8 years.— Denise McAllister (@McAllisterDen) June 12, 2019
Uh wow! Really Joe? Not one? Not even Obamacare being labeled lie of the year by Politifact?
This is why many people like myself hate both political parties. The Republicans and Democrats both refuse to hold their leadership accountable for any single thing they might have done wrong, regardless what it is. They often vigorously fight against that very notion with every last breath.
Unfortunately that’s sort of expected these days, but it’s the doubling down on the lies that’s outrageous to me. To sit there looking at cameras and tell the world that there was not a single scandal or lie in his administration knowing full well the laundry list of crap they “got away with” is EXACTLY the same shit we are dealing with right now with President Trump.
This is why I often refer to the Trump administration as Obama 2.0. It’s not necessarily because of their policy ideas, although some are remarkably similar that were considered bad under Obama but now good under Trump or vice versa, but in fact the sheer arrogance and refusal to accept or take responsibility for the truth.
The absolute narcissism on absurd levels and total echo-chamber like existence of both presidencies is stunningly similar. Of course most of the people who are fans of either the Trump Administration or the Obama Administration (and some both) refuse to acknowledge these things entirely. They bring their silly talking points and often finger the other side as the true culprit while ignoring their own sides inequities and faults.
We are now a system of government run by fanboi populism and it’s going to be the death of this country.