For the people who wonder whether the Biden White House represents the third term of the Obama presidency, Barack Obama provided the answer last week in a wide-ranging interview with New York Times columnist Ezra Klein.
In Obama’s esteemed opinion, the answer is definitely yes. In making this assertion, Obama reminded the nation just what small ball politics he and his minions play – at least when everyone is looking.
“I think that what we’re seeing now, is Joe and the administration are essentially finishing the job,” Obama told Klein. “And I think it’ll be an interesting test.”
In an interview with Anderson Cooper that aired Monday on CNN, Barack Obama showed once again how well he has mastered the art of sanctimony.
“You would think with all the public policy debates that are taking place right now that the Republican Party would be engaged in a significant debate about how are we going to deal with the economy and what are we going to do about climate change?” Obama said to Cooper.
He added, “Lo and behold, the single most important issue to them apparently right now is Critical Race Theory. Who knew that that was the threat to our republic?”
In a wide-ranging interview with New York Times columnist Ezra Klein, former president Barack Obama, the archduke of sanctimony, weighed in on any number of issues. To be sure, what Obama thinks would be no more relevant than what Jimmy Carter does except for one claim: “Joe and the administration are essentially finishing the job.”
By “the job,” Obama appears to mean the “fundamental transformation” he once promised for America. By his estimate, “90 percent” of the people who worked in his administration are now working for “Joe” — President Biden — presumably to fulfill Obama’s promise.
That boast got the media’s attention. One issue that did not, but should have, was Obama’s take on Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Said the tone-deaf Obama, just hours before the Fauci email story exploded:
“Some injustices are so heinous, so horrific, so grievous they can’t be buried no matter how hard people try,” said President Joe Biden in Tulsa on Tuesday. Biden knows something about burying injustice. On April 19, 1993, he was serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee when a Democrat-controlled, FBI-led tank assault on the Mount Carmel religious community outside of Waco, Texas, left 74 people dead, more than half of them racial minorities.
As chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Biden had the responsibility to redress the injustice that took place at Waco. He passed on that responsibility. Of the 74 killed that day, six were Hispanic. Six were of Asian descent. And 27 were black. The victims ranged in age from 6 to 61. And no, this is not something I read on the internet. I found a verifiable list of the dead, broken out by age and ethnicity, and counted them.
To write without context in 2021 that Obama was “offended and enraged” by Trump’s accusation of spying four years earlier is a symptom of Big Media’s terminal myopia. That myopia is
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aggravated in Dovere’s case by his choice of sources, one of whom was Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice. It was she who related the national security team’s reaction to the Trump tweet. “That was when I think everybody went, ‘What the . . . ?’” she told Dovere.
Partisan writers like myself remember Rice as the Obama operative who famously told the same Benghazi lie on five different shows one Sunday morning. “Mainstream” writers like Dovere take her at her word.
Overlooked in Edward-Isaac Dovere’s much-discussed new book on the 2020 election, Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaigns to Defeat Trump, released May 25, is his credulous account of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Relying heavily on Barack Obama’s key national security people, Dovere seems unaware that they have used him to launder their wretched history.
In Dovere’s retelling, the drama begins when CIA Director John Brennan arrives at a private White House lunch with a package of classified material. “The Russians weren’t just coming,” Dovere writes. “They were already here.” Dovere traces this hush-hush meeting, the first of many, to late July 2016. Being a “do-it-by-the-book” kind of guy, Obama did not want any of this information to leak. “We knew that this was a threat to our democracy,” Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice tells Dovere, “and it was potentially going to affect candidates up and down the ballot in every state and every party.” Had Mike Lindell said something this hyperbolic, at least 16 states would have banned MyPillows outright.
In his controversial new book on the 2020 election, Battle For The Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaigns to Defeat Donald Trump. Edward-Isaac Dovere repeats a canard that has become
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something of a staple of Democratic mythology. According to Dovere, in November 2020, then-president Barack Obama had a hard time making sense out of Hillary Clinton’s loss “to a man he thought of as a moronic carnival barker.” Dovere traced Obama’s grudge against Donald Trump to the birth certificate issue.
Obama, writes Dovere, “would never forgive [Trump] for turning a fringe obsession with his birth certificate into an issue he’d had to address from the White House briefing room in 2011.” Dovere errs on several counts. Trump was not the one who turned the birth certificate into an issue. Obama was. Nor did Obama have to address the issue from the White House. He could have easily settled it in his attorney’s office three years earlier. More importantly, perhaps, it was not the birth certificate that provoked Obama’s wrath. It was Trump’s ability to see Obama the same way Obama saw himself — as a fraud.
The prosecution’s key witness, Rachel Jeantel, was an impostor. To confirm his suspicions, Gilbert went and found the real “phone witness,” Brittany Diamond Eugene, a then 16-year-old Haitian-American hottie. Based on Gilbert’s dogged research, George Zimmerman and his attorneys filed suit against Crump and others, including Trayvon’s parents.
Specifically, Zimmerman accused Crump et al. of “conspiring to switch and/or cover up the identity of Defendant Eugene who was the real phone witness to the events prior to Trayvon Martin’s death, by substituting an impostor and fake witness, Defendant Jeantel.”
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In his own most recent memoir, Promised Land, Obama’s fixation on Trump is manifest. In fact, it borders on obsession. In reviewing that memoir for my own forthcoming book, Barack Obama’s Promised Land: Deplorables Need Not Apply, I could not help but notice, however, just how situational is Obama’s objection to the sexual mores of others.
There is, of course, his and Michelle’s coziness with Hollywood pervert and major Democratic donor, Harvey Weinstein. In fact, their daughter Malia interned with Weinstein. Tweeted cultural critic Frank Rich after the Weinstein saga became too big to ignore, “Biggest mystery of @nytimes Weinstein story: How exemplary parents like Obamas let their daughter work there. The stories were out there.”
Said Obama long after he should have spoken out, “Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein. Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status.”
“Any man,” that is, except those who are politically useful, and none was more useful to Obama than the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. About Kennedy, Obama cannot gush enough. The Kennedy Obama came to know, he tells us in A Promised Land, was “the closest thing Washington had to a living legend.”
“But even Dr. King’s assassination did not have the worldwide impact that George Floyd’s death did,” said Joe Biden. Although then candidate Biden made this claim in June 2020, the video has resurfaced following Derek Chauvin’s trial.
On both sides of the aisle, the response to Biden’s words has been pure shock. The comparison between Floyd and King seemed so outlandish, in fact, that Snopes felt compelled to fact check the quote. The result: “Correct Attribution.” Biden did indeed say that Floyd’s death had a greater “worldwide impact” than King’s 1968 assassination. Even Snopes seemed stunned.