No, Barack Obama, Your Administration Was Not Scandal-Free… Here’s a List

Written by Candace Hardin on March 1, 2018

Dear Barack Obama:

You’ll excuse me for not addressing you as president. I don’t believe in saying you weren’t my president like some do today, but in my opinion, you were duly elected president but more of a destroyer in chief.

It was reported yesterday that in a speaking engagement at Harvard University, you claimed that your administration was scandal free and didn’t embarrass the United States.

I beg to differ with you on both points.

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As for scandals, the sheet is long and varied.

Let’s start with the IRS.

Under your direction, Lois Lerner and her employees held up the applications of Conservative groups applying for 501C status.

The first BOLO, (Be on the lookout”) for Conservative groups who sought non- profit status was issued in August of 2010.

Be on the lookout meant to hold the tax status applications up in process and make unprecedented demands of what and who the groups entailed.

Initially it was confined to Tea Party groups, but the list grew to include many more and was in use until 2013.

I happened to be part of those who were applying for 501C status. It took 18 months to receive my paperwork and only arrived after I called my Senator. His office was able to make the IRS process my paperwork and deliver my 501C within a week of his call.

As a citizen of the United States, I was and am offended with such corruption. Especially since the corruption was never cleared, no one was fined or sent to jail.

Then there is Benghazi.

Candidate Hillary Clinton claimed during the campaign that, “We didn’t lose a single person in Libya,” which posed the question for everyone else as to what happened to Ambassador Chris Stephens and the three others who were murdered there.

We saw their bodies being mutilated in the street. Was that a dream?

Your administration and Hillary’s State Department initially blamed it all on an amateur YouTube video someone made about the life of Muhammed. Which had nothing to do with the 9/11/ 2012 attack. An attack that was anticipated by Ambassador Chris Stevens as he begged the State Department for more security and warned of local unrest.Later,
survivors confirmed his request for help that was repeatedly ignored. Others who were privy to the situation and could have helped were told to STAND DOWN.

Enough Scandals? I could list more, but let’s move on to how he embarrassed the United States.

Your apology tours were a real embarrassment to America.

Your uninvited visit to Cuba?

Raul Castro didn’t even come to the airport to meet you. That was a serious insult, especially when Cuba is a country with whom the US does not have a relationship.

In fact, Fidel Castro criticized Obama for the trip as it was unsolicited and Cuba “needed nothing from the empire.” The empire being the United States.

It was insulting to all of the immigrant citizens who had to flee Cuba to the United States for asylum and persecution from the Castros.

Guess spitting on their trials, sacrifice and suffering was fine as you stood in front of the statue of Che Guevara and shook hands with Raul Castro and others that helped spawn these Cuban Americans’ exodus from their homeland.

How about your apology tour to Vietnam where you lifted the arms ban on those with whom we were once at war?

How do you think my Vietnam War Veteran husband and his fellows felt as you posed in front of the bust of Ho Chi Min? You offered monetary help and a new relationship to a country your veterans still consider an enemy.

Do you think it relives the symptoms and diseases of Agent Orange poisoning or the memories that continually plague the sleep of those who defended the Constitution under the draft during the Vietnam War?

Do you think it doesn’t trigger angry, hurtful memories of trying to put enough pressure on your buddy’s stomach, whose guts were falling out of a wound as he begged, “Please help me,” and died in your arms anyway?

A vast majority of Vietnam Vets have never recovered from the trauma of that war. Many have killed themselves because of the illnesses and memories, more from the negligence of the VA hospital under your watch.

You have embarrassed the US at every turn.

Your trips to Europe where you didn’t have enough instruction in protocol not to interrupt or toast during the playing of “God Save the Queen”, insulting England’s national anthem or the First Lady’s making the mistake of hugging the Queen of England.

Your apologies to France and countless others. France being a country the United States saved from the Nazis and rebuilt after WWII.

Meeting with Japan and giving it up for Hiroshima? How about the patriots and soldiers that died at Pearl Harbor? What were you thinking?
As an American, I was embarrassed and ashamed of your every action.

As an American, I was scandalized, and CONTINUE TO BE SCANDALIZED, as more and more of your banana republic orders and suggestions come to the light daily. The way you and Hillary Clinton weaponized the FBI, DOJ and DNC, turning these departments into your own nefarious secret soldiers comes to mind.

The way you followed the current President on his first European tour, trying to keep your name in the mix and casting derision while you are an ex-president with no authority is a shame and you should be embarrassed, but you are too narcissistic and ignorant.

Your utter disrespect and mistreatment of our true ally Israel and her Prime Minister was inexcusable and intolerable. Having your UN ambassador abstain and not veto a vote against Israel was the last straw.

That insult will be taken up with the Almighty ultimately, but was a huge heresy to those of us who believe God’s word in Genesis 12:3. “I will bless those that bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” God hates ugly and he balances the books every day. Retribution will come.

You were a disgrace to the office. However, all of your dark deeds will come to the light and history will file your administration under C for Corrupt.

Tea Pot Dome and Watergate were mere pranks and bumbling mistakes compared with your administration.

photo credit: Excerpted from: Kelly Kline President Obama in Ann Arbor, Mich. via photopin (license)

Candace Hardin
Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on and has a blog, Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.