Barack Obama

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I don't care how people vote, or who they support. I do care about correcting revisionist history.

A list of issues, articles and scandals that pertain to Barack Obama. Again, the point isn't to be fair here: it's to be honest. The Press and left can carry his water and play fanboy's for all the good things he did. I'm fine with that. This is just to remind the fans (short for fanatics) when they're going too far. That Saint Obama might not be quite as righteous as many of the delusional revisionism about him, that I've heard.

Obama’s post-partisan timeline

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We owe it to ourselves and others, to remember what actually happened. The Republicans got obstructionist on Obama after nearly 2 years of partisan vitriol from Obama and the Democrat side of the aisle. And you can grouse about that. But if you commit a lie of omission (remove the context of why they did that, or said, "we need him to be a 1 term president"), then I'm going to defend history. Not because I care who you like or vote for or against, but because truth needs a champion.

Obamacare/ACA

Obamacare (ACA or Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), is a bunch of scandals, lies and frauds all in one. This covers the basics on those -- that Obamacare is a Republican Idea, the numbers covered by it, and so on.


Obama Scandals

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A summary of Obama's scandals (with links to more). Read the NYT, HuffPo, watch CNN or MSNBC for his accomplishments (even if it's a shorter list). This is meant to counter-balance to those that claim his administration was scandal free. Benghazi, Gunwalker, his past, domestic spying, bribes for sailors, Solyndra, abuse at the IRS, VA scandals, this President made the Bush or Reagan administrations seem squeaky clean.

• DACA

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Do you love the Constitution and Rule of Law, or do you prefer a corrupt political tyranny (where the President has the powers to write/nullify law)? Pick one.

If you support DACA then you aren't compassionate, you just picked the latter.

• Obama: Bowgate

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Obama was told by State that it's an insult to bow as the head of state, so he did it 8 times, each time generating more cries from those who understood manners. If this had been GWB touching Merkel at a public dinner (despite them being friends), the media would have lost their nut. But since it was "the one", they glossed over this far greater break in decorum, and how badly executed it was.

• Obama: HiroshimaGate

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Obama extended his apology tour to Hiroshima. Either that, or worse: he went to sacred Japanese memorial to insult (shame) them for starting the war that made the bombing necessary. But based on his history, I think he meant it as an apology and thus insult to America, one that opened old wounds, and was a move that was against the advice of the Japanese.

• Obama and Hackers

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After 8 years of doing nothing about serious hacks or real threats to national security, suddenly Obama does his most aggressive foreign policy move (throwing out 35 Russian diplomats), just weeks before he left office, because of the possibility that they might have hacked the DNC and leaked the truth to the public.

Hillary using a private email security in violation of the law (and that was likely hacked according to the FBI), wasn’t a problem for the media/Obama (despite secret, top secret and super-duper top-secret stuff being on there): nothing on it mattered. But her underlings, Podesta gets hacked and releases truths about the Democrat campaign (and how they were corrupting an election) and not anything vaguely related to national security, and that's a threat to national security? The strongest foreign policy signal the Obama administration ever sent to the world was: never, ever, tell the truth about Democrat corruption and abuse of power.

Obama's gun truths and consequences

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From Gun Sales to Mass Shootings, how the unintended consequences of community organizing are often detrimental to the stated goal. How divisive rhetoric and drawing attention to your cause can often get the opposite outcome of intent. Of course if your intent is to pose for the selfie-stick and drive up gun ownership and mass shootings then maybe it isn't the opposite of intent.

Obama fact-check on Guns

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Why don't people trust Obama when he says he isn't trying to take anyone's guns? Because gun advocates listen to what he says at other times too. How he legislated, what he says to campaign contributors, and like his gun control speech that the media failed to fact-check, but I point out just a few of the problems with it.

Obama Gun Quotes

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I don't care how people vote, or who they support. I do care about correcting revisionist history.

Q: Why was Obama the best gun salesman in History?
A: Because people thought he wanted to restrict their gun rights.

Q: Why did people think Obama wanted to restrict their guns?
A: Because they listened to what he said.

The left likes to pretend the informed are nuts to think Obama is anti-Gun, he just wants reasonable controls. The facts tell a different story.


Presidential debate, Oct. 16, 2012
"weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don't belong on our streets. Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced. But part of it is also looking at other sources of the violence. Because frankly, in my home town of Chicago, there's an awful lot of violence and they're not using AK-47s. They're using cheap hand guns."
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"My biggest frustration so far is the fact that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage."
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Quoted by John Lott in At the Brink
"I don't believe people should be able to own guns,"
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Quoted in At the Brink
"Barack Obama is the most anti-gun president ever. "
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So if we take him at his word, he would like to eliminate both handguns and the liberal invention of “assault weapons” (currently that would include the most popular selling rifles and pistols). All the incrementalism is NOT for the ultimate goal of "reasonable" gun control, it's for the eventual elimination of all gun rights, even if these were just baby steps towards his ultimate objective.

To the question: “Is the D.C. law prohibiting ownership of handguns consistent with an individual’s right to bear arms?” — the Supreme court said “No”. Obama said “yes” in his long winded way. He’d love to outlaw all our guns, just at the city level. To quote him,

  • "A: As a general principle, I believe that the Constitution confers an individual right to bear arms. But just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can’t constrain the exercise of that right, in the same way that we have a right to private property but local governments can establish zoning ordinances that determine how you can use it."

In other words, cities and states can ignore the constitution when it suits them. Unless it’s a law he likes, like Obamacare or gay marriage, then they have to follow it. Later he was asked about this issue again (of supporting a city gun ban), and he admitted he supported it.

Fabrications

Then there's cases where Obama either gaffed or lied, and since this was part of a larger speech, that was highly vetted and NOT just some "off the cuff" riff, we know that he's not above intentionally lying to his gullible base when he says things like, "And then there’s a reality that there are neighborhoods around the country where it is easier for a 12 or 13-year-old to purchase a gun, and cheaper, than it is for them to get a book".

Policies

(1996)
Obama supported a ban on handguns to the three question he answered: (a) ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns? Yes. (b) ban assault weapons? Yes. (c) mandatory waiting periods and background checks? Yes.
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answered 3 gun ban questions
(1998)
Supported a Chicago ban on the sale of ALL semi-automatic guns (not just some models)
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(2000)
A bill he cosponsored was limit handgun purchases to one per month (it did not pass)
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(2004)
Advocated banning all gun sales within five miles of a school or park, which would have shut down nearly all gun stores
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Him defending a bill that allowed retired police officers to carry concealed
"I am consistently on record and will continue to be on record as opposing concealed carry. This was a narrow exception in an exceptional circumstance…."
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Obama position: "Ban the sale or transfer of ALL forms of semi-automatic weapons"
According to “on the issues”
Obama position: "Increase state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms"
According to “on the issues”


Links

  • The cruelty of Barack Obama : https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-cruelty-of-barack-obama-1505171158
    • Junior senator from Illinois sabotaged a bipartisan immigration bill (hurting immigrants)
    • Implemented DACA that he himself had previously admitted was beyond his constitutional powers
    • WSJl predicted, “this will further poison the debate and make Republicans more reluctant to come to the negotiating table and cut a deal.... One begins to wonder if anything this President does is about anything larger than his re-election.”
    • "Perhaps a certain ex-president is accusing Mr. Trump of cruelty to help us forget that when he and other Democrats had the chance to grant 11 million immigrants access to the American dream, they instead chose, for partisan purposes, to keep them in the shadows. Fair enough to criticize Mr. Trump and Congress for whatever they do going forward to clean up this mess. But let’s remember the Obama duplicity that created it."