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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Obama: Nasty Vindictive Anti-American To The Last Day
Times, 1-3-2017, Pg 1, 3: Obama puts the “final touches” on his legacy; has
less than three weeks to “tie up loose ends.”
Obama rewrites history
summary of Obama’s revisionist view of his legacy.
eight-years Obama has demonstrated his disdain for The Constitution, The Law
and The American People with his so-called pen and cell-phone unilateral
actions and belligerent proclamations.
Now in the
last days of his reign he has dedicated himself to giving “the bird” to the
American People and their clear choice for the next POTUS by sabotaging all he
can to impede and disrupt The People’s next administration and thereby damage
“The People”, their welfare and future and perhaps even their safety.
clear picture of how despicable this person really is and what a major contrast
to G. Bush and his administration who Obama vilified for years.
And Brags – Reminiscent Of The Berlin
comprehensive view of this Obama Malfeasance is summarized by the following Breitbart
Note: it’s not just the Trump Administration;
it’s The American People that are being sabotaged!
Obama Is Trying to Sabotage the Trump Administration
Barack Obama’s final weeks in office seem dedicated to setting foreign and
domestic policy on fire to make life as difficult as possible on his successor,
Donald Trump. Here are some of the biggest mousetraps Obama scattered across
the White House floor on his way out:
Betraying Israel at the United
refusal to block a United Nations vote against Israel, his
administration’s shadowy machinations to bring that ugly motion to the
floor, and Secretary of State John Kerry’s long-winded broadside against Israel will leave
President Trump with a massive political crisis in the Middle East, and quite
possibly a security crisis, if terror groups and their “political wings”
are emboldened by the rebuke of Israel.
Obama’s Israel maneuver also damages American
credibility, teaching would-be allies that the United States is not the best
friend to have. America’s
erstwhile battlefield allies in Syria
can teach the same lesson, assuming any of them are left alive to take the
podium. This comes at the very moment aspiring hegemons in China and Russia
are showing their allies how Beijing
and Moscow will
go to the mat for them.
team thinks it was clever to saddle Trump with an international edict the U.S.
president cannot easily reverse. They might not have thought this all
the way through, because some of the options that are available to
Trump could leave internationalists, and Palestinian leaders, cursing Barack
even some commentators friendly to Obama, and sources within the Obama Administration
itself, have described the Israel vote as a deliberate act of
sabotage aimed at Trump, because Obama is “alarmed” by some of Trump’s
A new Cold War with Russia: After eight years of relentlessly mocking anyone who
said Russia was a major
geopolitical threat to the United
States (most famously including his 2012 presidential opponent, Mitt Romney)
Barack Obama suddenly realized: “You know what? Russia is a major
awoke to the dangers of cyber-warfare, after an entire presidency of treating
electronic espionage as a purely political problem to be minimized and spun
away, because taking it seriously made him look bad. Who can forget how Obama
left victims of the OPM hack twisting in the wind for weeks, because the
administration didn’t want to admit how serious the attack was?
But then a
top Democrat political operative fell for a crude phishing scam, and the
Democratic National Committee got hacked, so Obama… well,
he still didn’t take cyber-espionage seriously. He slapped the snooze
bar again, because as one anonymous official put it, they thought Hillary Clinton was a cinch to win the
2016 election, “so they were willing to kick the can down the road.”
No, it was
Hillary Clinton’s loss in the election, and the desperate push to damage
President-elect Trump’s legitimacy, that made the president who politely
hacking 25 million American citizens’ private data get tough on information
security. Until now, states involved in cyber-espionage never got anything
worse than a few carefully-chosen words of sour disapproval from the expiring
administration, but the Russkies received a sprinkling of sanctions, and 35
diplomats were expelled.
Russia responded by unleashing an army
of ducks and trolls from the depths of the Kremlin. The New Cold
War is only a few days old, and it’s already weirder than the old one was.
Obama thinks he’s maneuvered Trump into a position that will make whatever
rapprochement he might have entertained with Moscow more difficult, or at least more
politically costly for the new President. The end result might
be easier relations between Trump and Russian President Vladimir
Putin, and a lingering memory of how little Barack Obama cared about
cybersecurity until it was politically expedient for him to freak out.
Ban on oil drilling: An overt act of sabotage
directed at the American economy itself, leaving an especially heavy bootprint
on Alaska. Smug administration flacks spent the past couple of
weeks assuring media talking heads that Obama’s unprecedented abuse of an obscure law was impossible
for his successor to reverse. It’s like they stayed up all night, looking for
executive actions that can’t be undone by the new President four weeks
later. (Amusingly, Obama dropped this bomb on our energy sector just a few
weeks after publicly advising Trump not to abuse executive
that legions of lawyers will battle throughout 2017, and perhaps beyond, to
determine if Obama’s “latest poke at Trump” (as Politico put it) really is irreversible. What a lovely
parting gift from the departing President to the country that elected him
twice: a pile of gigantic wealth-destroying lawsuits!
National-monument land grab: The other theoretically
irreversible presidential edict discovered by Obama’s munchkins is the ability
to designate national monuments. Another 1.65 million acres in Utah and Nevada
was yanked off the market in the last week of December,
bring Obama’s Antiquities Act acreage up to an unprecedented 553 million acres.
arrogant act by a lame duck president will not stand. I will work tirelessly
with Congress and the incoming Trump administration to honor the will of the
people of Utah and undo this designation,”
thundered Senator Mike Lee of Utah.
Sixty-five percent of his state is now under the wise and compassionate
environmental protection of the same government that turned the Colorado River into a toxic-waste dump.
Eliminating the national immigration
in case Trump got any ideas about using it as the basis for the “enhanced
vetting” he has promised for immigrants from terrorist-infested regions, the
Obama administration killed a long-dormant program called NSEERS that once
committed the unforgivable politically-incorrect sin of tracking military-age
males from violently unstable Muslim-majority countries.
debatable whether the NSEERS program was of any practical use. When it pulled
the plug, the Department of Homeland Security noted that the post-9/11 program called for collecting
data that is now routinely collected for most foreign visitors, along with more
sophisticated biometric information. Almost everyone saw the elimination of
these roles as a purely symbolic act — i.e. political sabotage directed at the
The great Guantanamo
paying little more than lip service to his promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison for much of his presidency,
Obama went into overdrive in his last years, transferring over 150 detainees.
A shocking number of them ended up back on the
Royce (R-CA) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed this week to sound the alarm
about Obama’s “midnight push to empty out Guantanamo.”
House has repeatedly released detainees to countries it knew lacked the intent
and capability to keep the detainees from returning to terrorism. The results
have been deadly,” Royce wrote, challenging the wisdom of such Obama
administration brainstorms as dropping al-Qaeda’s top bomb maker into Bosnia, a
country with “limited security services” but plenty of radical mosques and
unemployed military-age males. Royce’s committee has been investigating
allegations the administration tried to pay the bomb-maker $100,000 to refrain
from passing his deadly skills along to eager apprentices. Hunting down the
rest of the transferred prisoners who transferred themselves right back into
the global jihad will be a job for the Trump administration.
Depicting Trump’s election as a
not forget Obama’s acts of rhetorical sabotage, such as describing Trump’s
presidential campaign as a crime against American class and racial harmony, or
his wife wailing that all hope was lost for America’s children. Trump himself
has taken note of the “many inflammatory President Obama
statements and roadblocks.”
to remember a previous instance of the outgoing president attacking the
legitimacy of his successor this way, especially during the
transition, before the new chief executive has actually done anything. And
it’s probably not over yet. The time for big executive orders is growing short,
but Obama is always just one day away from calling a press conference and
saying something else that will make the transition more difficult.
he can still talk all he wants after January 20th, and he’s given every indication he won’t follow the dignified
path of his predecessors and allow the new president time to chart his own
course, but there’s no substitute for the bully pulpit of the presidency. The
timber of Barack Obama’s political voice will be very different on January
Hostile While Hiding Their Federal Jobs