WASHINGTON. Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail this week. Claiming credit for the economic recovery, he attacked President Trump in an unhinged speech filled with denigrating references to the American voters who supported Trump. This time the Coup Leader-in-Chief was preaching in Cleveland, Ohio, stuttering his way through a lengthy diatribe in which he referenced himself over 70 times.
Obama Race Baiting: Republicans are Racist White Supremacists
Breaking with all tradition for former Presidents, Obama attacked his successor repeatedly, essentially calling Trump and all Republicans racist, white supremacist extremists who seek to destroy America and enslave black people.
In addition, he lectured and pontificated that all the problems we currently face stem from the current President. By contrast, he claimed his own time in the Oval Office had been a time of growth and prosperity, where America came together for a common cause.
The stain of the Obama Presidency
Except it wasn’t. The Obama Presidency remains one of the great stains on American history. An incompetent, self-absorbed narcissist spent 8 years denigrating his own country, hindering its growth, genuflecting before foreign powers and weakening America abroad exponentially.
It was Obama who allowed the Russians to invade Crimea, dismember Ukraine, and shoot down a commercial jet with absolutely no legitimate response or repercussions. It was Obama who sat on his hands while the Chinese built artificial islands into military bases in the South China Sea.
In addition, it was also Obama who allowed the Russian military intervention in Syria, changing the tide of that civil war and ensuring Iranian hegemony in the region for decades to come.
Obama, Libya, and the migrant invasion of Europe
Likewise, it was Obama who presided over the placid American response to the Arab spring. He supported the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi in Egypt. Yet he opposed Al Sisi when he came to power there in the exact same manner as Morsi.
Obama and Hillary Clinton were the prime instigators in the destruction of Libya. This led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands, leaving Libya a shell of a country facing decades of reconstruction.
They were responsible for the Benghazi attacks, and the deaths of 4 Americans, and lied repeatedly about it afterward to hide a secret CIA operation to arm Al Qaida in Syria.
Obama is also directly responsible for the millions of refugees that have swarmed into Europe from Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Obama: Sucking up to Iran, attacking Israel
His feckless foreign policies and penchant for partying with Jay Z while the Middle East burned were inevitably followed by his attacks on the State of Israel and personal broadsides against Bibi Netanyahu.
All the while he was sucking up to and providing billions of dollars — including $2 billion in cash — to the Iranian government, the biggest sponsor of State terrorism on the planet.
So when Barack Obama says that what is happening today isn’t normal or right, it becomes clear he was in a coma during his own presidency.
Kevin Hassett sets Barack Obama straight on the economic recovery
To think that the current economic boom is a result of anything Obama did during his presidency is ludicrous. Kevin Hassett, Chair of the President’s White House Council of Economic Advisors, obliterated Obama’s contention that the Trump recovery is really the Obama recovery.
In a stunning briefing in the White House Press Room, Hassett delivered statistic after statistic showing that the economic trend lines in critical categories from 2012 – 2016 demonstrated a monumental shift toward the better in the all critical trends immediately following the 2016 election.
Previous to the 2016 election results, US capital spending was on a downward trend. Investment in plants and durable goods was declining. Wages were stagnant. Consumer confidence was low. The stock market was static. Overseas investment was in a debilitated state. Manufacturing continued to leave the country. Workforce participation continued to deteriorate.
The Trump Economy: 4.2% economic growth
Since Trump was elected the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has gone up 6000 points. Capital spending and investment is skyrocketing. Manufacturing is coming back to America in a massive way. Investments in industrial products and durable goods are going thru the roof. The return of capital from abroad will soon approach trillions of dollars.
American energy production increases have made us the leading producer of petroleum in the world. America is a net exporter of oil again. The economic multipliers and the sustained growth of the economy should continue at this pace for another 3 – 4 years.
Growth in the previous quarter was 4.2 %. The Atlanta Fed currently predicts a growth rate of 4.6% in the next quarter. Burdensome regulations have been cut for business and industry on a scale that has never happened before.
Economic Growth and Minority Unemployment
The result of the Trump administration’s economic policies has been surging economic growth. Much of it due to Trump’s freeing of business from burdensome, costly, unnecessary Federal government regulations. In addition, minority business creation for blacks is up a massive 400% in the last year alone.
In fact, the unemployment rate for blacks and Hispanics is at an all time low. Better still, unemployment in general is below the rate of growth, for God’s sake. 3.9% unemployment vs. 4.6% growth.
That Barack Obama, who never presided over an economy growing above 2%, should claim credit for a recovery he had nothing to do with is not just laughable. It’s 8 Pinocchios on the Politifact truth telling scale. And that Pinocchio scale only goes up to 4.
Barack Obama: The oversized ego that won’t go away
Barack Obama is a man who was phenomenally unsuccessful as President. But he simply refuses to go away. Does anyone think he is effective? Does anyone really give a damn about what Barack Obama thinks?
Here is a man that proved the most destructive President for America’s national interests and economy since Jimmy Carter. Here is a president who covered up the Fast and Furious scandal. He was also the principal instigator behind what later became the Lois Lerner / IRS scandal.
Most egregiously, Obama was unmistakably the leader of the ongoing attempted Coup d’Etat against current President Donald Trump. That coup was launched by Obama partisans embedded in the CIA, the White House, the State Department, the Justice Department and the FBI.
Barack “Coup d’Etat” Obama: Leading the conspiracy
It’s increasingly clear that Obama and John Brennan, Sally Yates, Loretta Lynch, James Comey, James Clapper, Susan Rice , Ben Rhodes, Valerie Jarrett, Samantha Powers, Hillary Clinton, Bruce Ohr, Andrew McCAbe, Andrew Weissman and others are at the center of an Obama-led conspiracy to overthrow the duly-elected President of the United States by any means necessary.
That’s why we don’t need Barack Obama lecturing us on ethics. He illegally used the FBI and CIA to persecute Donald Trump. Even worse, he lied to the FISA courts to try to destroy his political opposition during — and after — the 2016 campaign.
Community Organizer, incompetent President, seditionist coup leader
Obama never ran a business. He never met a payroll. And he added a massive $8 trillion to national debt during his presidency. We simply don’t need or want this shallow unprincipled community organizer to lecture us on economics.
We also don’t need the most racially polarizing and divisive President in memory calling more than half the population of our country racists, or smearing all Americans by claiming that our conservative politics are based on white supremacy. Barack Obama is the racist. Obama is the polarizer. Obama is the divider. Not us.
We don’t need lectures from the man hovering at the center of attempts to overthrow the Federal government of the United States in a unconstitutional putsch, while acting like he is a still a legitimate voice in the political firmament.
He is not a legitimate voice. He had his 8 years to get America back on track and he blew it. Now he is back on the campaign trail. Continually trying to sabotage his successor. Sucking all the oxygen out of the room for other Democrats with his inflated ego and bombastic rhetoric.
The real Obama impact: Turning out the Trump vote
For the GOP, Barack Obama is the gift that keeps on giving. Every time he speaks, he reminds America of why we elected Donald Trump in 2016. Every time he campaigns, he reminds us of how tired we are of him.
Barack Obama’s mystical campaign presence couldn’t affect previous elections, except in a negative way, in 2010, 2014, and 2016. His re-emergence on the 2018 campaign trail will actually energize Trump supporters.
Hogging the spotlight and changing the focus, his presence will also anger 2020’s growing Democrat roster of presidential aspirants. They are tired of Obama, and Hillary, and Biden, and Sanders for that matter.
This former President, who inflicted so much damage on this country, left office trying to destroy and sabotage his successor. He belongs in front of a Grand Jury, not out on the 2018 campaign trail.
Until then, Barack Obama will remain the gift that keeps on giving. Feckless. Clueless. An egocentric, racist demagogue finding White Supremicists under the bedsheets of everyday Americans. A divisive figure who accuses long-beleaguered middle-class voters of being racists instead of the hard-working patriotic Americans they are. Patriotic Americans who are tired of seeing their country go down the toilet.
Obama is a man who insults every American with his lies, even as he continues his effort to divide and destroy his own country. When Barack Obama looks for what’s wrong with America, he needs to start by looking at himself in a mirror.
But don’t hold your breath. All he would ever see is a halo.
— Headline image: Cartoon by Branco. Reproduced with permission and by arrangement with Comically Incorrect.