REALITY CHECK: Obama BRAGS About His ‘SCANDAL-FREE’ Administration — What About THESE?

Written by K. Walker on November 22, 2016

Hey, Barry! Did you forget about THESE?

With typical Obama arrogance, the Lame Duck POTUS tweeted this little gem:

Is he delusional or is his memory just that bad?

Well, BHO, here’s a quick reminder of the past 8 years according to the ‘Bitter-clingers’ ‘Deplorables’:

1. Operation Fast and Furious

Arming drug cartels south of the border to undermine the Second Amendment? That’s pretty despicable. A U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry, was killed with one of the guns obtained through the program.

Eric Holder, then Attorney General, was held in contempt of Congress for stonewalling the investigations into Fast and Furious.

2. Benghazi.

Security that was requested repeatedly prior to the attack in Libya was denied, which resulted in the deaths of 4 Americans. This was then blamed not on terrorists, but on a ‘spontaneous protest’ because of a YouTube video.

3. The IRS targeted conservative organizations.

Lois Lerner, Director of the IRS, admitted that Tea Party groups were heavily scrutinized. More stonewalling occurred. It has been reported that the DOJ knew about the targeting as early as 2011.

4. The DOJ interfering with the ‘Freedom of the Press’.

Two months of phone records from the Associated Press as well as phone records and emails from FOX News Reporter, James Rosen were seized. This put the reporters’ confidential sources at risk.

5. The NSA violates the Fourth Amendment.

Edward Snowden revealed that the National Security Agency had been conducting mass surveillance against American citizens—a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment.

6. The Obama administration paid ransom to Iran for hostages and lied to the American people about it.

$1.7 Billion was ‘returned’ to Iran at the same time that four hostages were released. The Obama administration stressed that this was just a ‘coincidence’ not a ‘ransom payment’.

7. Hillary’s email scandal.

Obama emailed Hillary on her private server using a pseudonym. He lied to the American people saying that he learned about the server the same time everyone else did.

8. The Environmental Protection Agency poisoned a Colorado river.

The EPA breached the Gold King mine that led to the release of “three million gallons of toxic mine waste,” according to The Daily Caller.

9. The EPA also broke federal law in promoting a regulation.

The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office concluded that the EPA was using covert propaganda and therefore broke the law by using Thunderclap, a social media platform that amplifies tweets, to promote their ‘Waters of the United States’ regulation.

10. EPA buries the lead levels in Flint, Michigan water tests.

A whistleblower was pleading with his EPA higher-ups to warn Flint residents about the lead levels. Region 5’s Regulations Manager Miguel Del Toral even offered to pay for additional water testing himself because he believed that there was contamination.

“It’s all of this ‘don’t find anything bad’ crap at EPA that is (the) reason I desperately want to leave,” Del Toral wrote. “I am not happy to find bad things. … It is completely stressful because it means children are being damaged and I have to put up with all of the political crap, but where these problems exist, I will not ignore them.

“I truly, truly hate working here.”

Del Toral sent the email soon after an internal memo he wrote outlining the dangers in Flint’s water system first circulated in EPA circles. The memo marked a key point in the Flint saga because EPA officials were made aware of the looming public health risk, but downplayed its significance and, some congressional lawmakers argue, retaliated against Del Toral for writing it.

Source: Detroit News

11. The GSA scandal.

The General Services Administration spent $823,000 in Las Vegas on a conference — apparently a spectacular conference. ‘What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,’ and so did a crap-ton of taxpayers cash.

12. The Secret Service scandal.

In Cartegena, Columbia, Secret Sevice agents engaged prostitutes and left sensitive information in hotel rooms.

13. Solyndra.

Why does everyone forget the Solyndra Soap Opera? It cost us a crapton of cash.

Taxpayers are on the hook for more than $2.2 billion in expected costs from the federal government’s energy loan guarantee programs, according to a new audit Monday that suggests the controversial projects may not pay for themselves, as officials had promised.

Nearly $1 billion in loans have already defaulted under the Energy Department program, which included the infamous Solyndra stimulus project and dozens of other green technology programs the Obama administration has approved, totaling nearly about $30 billion in taxpayer backing, the Government Accountability Office reported in its audit.

The hefty $2.2 billion price tag is actually an improvement over initial estimates, which found the government was poised to face $4 billion in losses from the loan guarantees. But as the projects have come to fruition, they’ve performed better, leaving taxpayers with a shrinking — though still sizable — liability.

Source: Washington Times

14. Long Waits At The VA Causing Deaths.

In nearly four and a half weeks, the ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows have offered 110 minutes to an evolving Obama administration scandal involving secret lists designed to keep veterans from receiving proper medical treatment. Back in January, it took those same network shows just four and a half days to churn that much coverage for Chris Christie’s Bridgegate.

Since the VA story broke on April 23 with the news that as many as 40 veterans seeking treatment at one Phoenix facility died while on secret waiting lists, CBS has provided the most coverage, 48 minutes and 46 seconds. NBC allowed 44 minutes and 53 seconds and ABC came in last with a scant 16 minutes and 44 seconds. None of the networks bothered covering the story until May 6, almost two weeks after it broke. (This is despite heavy investigative reporting by Fox News and CNN.)

Source: Newsbusters

15. Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber’s ‘Stupidity of Americans’ Comment.

Just imagine the reaction of the liberal media if a video had surfaced of a George W. Bush administration official admitting that “lack of transparency” was “a huge political advantage” in selling the Iraq war and that they relied on the “stupidity of the American voter” to launch an attack on Iraq? That video would be everywhere.

However, the clip of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber using those exact phrases in talking about the passage of the Affordable Care Act has yet to be reported on ABC or NBC’s evening or morning shows. The sum total of Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network coverage was a 2 minute, 50 second segment on Thursday’s CBS This Morning – six days after the tape was first discovered. On the print side the Washington Post offered a front page story on Gruber on Thursday. But the Gruber comment has yet to show up in the pages of The New York TimesUSA Today, the Los Angeles Times or even the Associated Press.

Source: Newsbusters

16. Failures Of ObamaCare.

Despite skyrocketing premiums, major insurance companies backing out, and one state exchange after another failing, through October 28, 2016, the evening news broadcasts of ABC, CBS and NBC have only devoted 10 minutes and 21 seconds combined to ObamaCare failures. Until Bill Clinton called the Affordable Care Act “this crazy system” on October 3, ABC and NBC hadn’t covered any ObamaCare news in 2016 at all.

Source: Newsbusters

A complicit Media(D) opted not to report scandals, which is why Barry can’t seem to remember them.

Well, Barry, it’s been an eventful 8 years.

We can’t wait for it to be over!

Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.

H/T: The Daily Wire

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker