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They Put Obama in Office, and They are Accused of Worse Than Trump

I don’t dismiss all the charges against Donald Trump. While some of them are probably false, some are probably true. It’s just too many women, and they are alleging things he bragged about.

And I think it’s disgusting.

But the hypocrisy of the Democrats in an uproar at the charges — especially the outrage expressed by Michelle Obama — is also abhorrent. Because they have accepted far worse from the two greatest modern icons of the Democratic Party, two men instrumental in putting Mrs. Obama and her husband in the White House.

Perhaps the pivotal moment in the 2008 primary battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton was the January 28 endorsement by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy of Obama. Obama had momentum, having just beaten Clinton in South Carolina, and Kennedy’s timely nod set him up to win a string of primaries that made his lead insurmountable.

Ted Kennedy killed a young woman, Mary Jo Kopechne, in Chappaquiddick, Massachusetts on Martha’s Vineyard in July 1969. The married Kennedy, suspiciously alone with her late at night in a car, accidentally drove off a bridge and plunged into the water. He made it to the surface, she didn’t. He didn’t report the incident until the morning, likely, in my view, so he could have a few hours to sober up. But that’s not a problem for the Obamas, or just about any Democrats, as far as I know.

The 2012 decision by Bill Clinton to bury the hatchet and work aggressively for Obama’s reelection may well have provided the small margin of victory Obama was able to achieve over Mitt Romney. Clinton has now been accused of raping two women, both of whose charges are bolstered by people attesting that the accusers told them at the time of the incident. One of the women, Juanita Broaddrick, had bruising that was witnessed by others at the time. She’s not in for the fame, she resisted coming forward for years. But that’s not a problem for the Obamas, or just about any Democrats, as far as I know.

Michelle Obama’s emotional response to Trump the other day was rank hypocrisy.

The speech of course was feted by the media, which anointed Michelle Hillary’s new star surrogate.

Here are the Obamas dancing with Ted Kennedy.

Mary Jo Kopechne would be 76 this year.

Obama to Trump: Stop Whining

President Obama, who has spent more time in office whining about his opposition than any president I can imagine, today rejected Donald Trump’s contention that the presidential contest is “rigged” and told him to go get some votes instead of complaining.

Obama spoke during a news conference today with Italian Prime Minister Renzi:

If you start whining before the game’s even over, if whenever things are going badly for you and you lose, you start blaming somebody else, then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job . . . I’d invite Mr. Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes.

Obama, then, must not have what it takes to do the job. He whines constantly that Republicans are “obstructing” his noble agenda and, more dangerously, has used illegal and unconstitutional means to circumvent the will of Congress via executive order.

Video || The Danger of Policing in Obama’s America

A man grabbed a female Chicago police officer by the hair and wouldn’t let go, slamming her to the ground and endangering her life. High on PCP, he failed to succumb to numerous attempts to tase him.

The officer, Veronica Murillo, indicated that she did not use her gun because she did not want to become the next cop vilified for shooting a black man. Her assailant was unarmed, but clearly could have killed her.

From a local news report:

“She thought she was going to die. She knew that she should shoot this guy, but she chose not to, because she didn’t want her family or the department to have to go through the scrutiny the next day on national news,” Supt. Johnson said.

After Huff was finally subdued, the tactical officer’s body camera caught a telling exchange with firefighters that shows how attitudes about deadly force have been impacted by cameras.

“Were you with her?” a firefighter asked.

“Yea I got tased a bunch of times,” said the tactical officer wearing the body camera. “I was the first one here wrestling with him.”

“Couple months ago you could have shot him,” the firefighter said, half chuckling about it before telling the officer they would fix him up.

Officer Murillo was hospitalized with head and neck injuries and as of Thursday night, was still in the hospital.

Huff was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault and was ordered held without bail.

Not only are police officers’ lives in danger because of the Obama-backed outrage over rare unnecessary police shootings, but your life is in danger too. Especially if you are black and live in the inner city.

Obama: Trump a Populist? “Come on, Man”

President Obama Friday morning ridiculed Donald Trump’s claim to be a populist, saying that Trump had been trying to join the global elite his whole life. From remarks Obama gave during a rally for Hillary Clinton in Cleveland:

This is a guy who spent all his time hanging around, trying to convince everybody he was a global elite. Talking about how great his buildings are, how luxurious and how rich he is and flying around everywhere. All he had time for was celebrities. And now, suddenly, he’s acting like he’s a populist out there. “Man, I’m gonna fight for working people.” Come on, man.You wanna know what somebody’s gonna do? Look what they’ve been doing their whole lives.

Barack Obama is also a self-proclaimed populist and man of the people, whose populism was bred at the Punahou School in Honolulu, Occidental College, Columbia University, and Harvard Law School. As for “Look what they’ve been doing their whole lives,” it’s a good point. Obama has been a politician and has been talking and writing about himself. These are, you might have noticed, traits he carried with him into the White House.

H/T Washington Examiner.

Obama Vows Mars Mission Even as He Cuts NASA’s Budget

President Obama published an op-ed for CNN today declaring that we are going to Mars AND HE’S RESPONSIBLE, thank you very much.

The short piece, of course, includes ample self-references.

One of my earliest memories is sitting on my grandfather’s shoulders, waving a flag as our astronauts returned to Hawaii. This was years before we’d set foot on the moon. Decades before we’d land a rover on Mars . . .

The next step is to reach beyond the bounds of Earth’s orbit. I’m excited to announce that we are working with our commercial partners to build new habitats that can sustain and transport astronauts on long-duration missions in deep space. These missions will teach us how humans can live far from Earth — something we’ll need for the long journey to Mars . . .

Someday, I hope to hoist my own grandchildren onto my shoulders. We’ll still look to the stars in wonder, as humans have since the beginning of time. But instead of eagerly awaiting the return of our intrepid explorers, we’ll know that because of the choices we make now, they’ve gone to space not just to visit, but to stay — and in doing so, to make our lives better here on Earth.

CNN’s website is a model of Obama glorification. Look at this.

Obama Mars

Gotta hand it to Obama’s press shop. Talented group.

Of course, Obama forgets to mention in the piece that, memories of grandpa and astronauts being fished out of the sea near Hawaii aside, he proposed earlier this year significantly cutting the funding for space exploration so he could pursue all his various earthbound social welfare and environmental policies.

“This administration cannot continue to tout plans to send astronauts to Mars while strangling the programs that will take us there,” Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science Committee, told The Daily Caller in February. “President Obama’s 2017 budget proposal shrinks our deep space exploration programs by more than $800 million. And the administration once more proposes cuts of more than $100 million to the Planetary Science accounts, which have previously funded missions like this past year’s Pluto flyby.”

That, even as the overall federal budget continued to increase. Universe Today reported:

This 2017 budget request amounts to almost $300 million less than the recently enacted NASA budget for 2016 and specifically stipulates deep funding cuts for deep space exploration programs involving both humans and robots, during President Obama’s final year in office.

The 2017 budget proposal would slash funding to the very programs designed to expand the frontiers of human knowledge and aimed at propelling humans outward to the Red Planet and robots to a Jovian moon that might be conducive to the formation of life. Absent sufficient and reliable funding to keep NASA’s exploration endeavors on track, further launch delays are almost certainly inevitable – thereby fraying American leadership in space and science.

This is clearly more Obama legacy garbage. The Great Man wants to be credited for stemming the rise of the oceans and, should that fail, finding another place for humans to live. CNN is only too happy to help him construct his ongoing self-hagiography.

No doubt this is another thing Obama watched, at least as a replay, at his grandfather’s side, thinking, Why not me?

Obama to Trump Voters: You are Racists

From a piece I have running today in LifeZette:

In a column titled, arrogantly enough, “The Way Ahead,” Obama asserts the current moment “reflects any number of eras in which Americans were told they could restore past glory if they just got some group or idea that was threatening America under control.” He adds, “We overcame those fears and we will again.”

Trump’s legions dream of the good old days, Obama believes, when swarthy immigrants and African-Americans stayed in their places and white working folk clocked out of the factory and returned home to wives named Betty who served them and their 2.1 children roast chicken and potatoes before everyone gathered around the TV to watch Milton Berle.

Actually, what Americans are hoping for is an economy that grows by more than Obama’s 1.5 percent and some decent-paying jobs, instead of the globalization and welfare state expansion that is driving people out of the workforce, stunting wage growth, creating hopelessness, and helping feed an epidemic of heroin use.

You can read the rest of my take on Obama’s column here on LifeZette.

Obama Hires Hundreds of PR Staffers at Cost of a Half Billion a Year

From the Washington Times: President Obama has swelled the ranks of government PR, adding hundreds of new public relations specialists to the federal payroll during his time in office, costing taxpayers a half-billion dollars a year, the government’s chief watchdog said Wednesday. That doesn’t include the more than $100 million the administration spends annually for… Continue Reading

Obama is Not Done with America Yet

My latest piece for LifeZette: “Obama’s Last Radical Push.” From the article: President Obama has only about 3.5 months left in his administration — but don’t be fooled. He still has plenty of time to do lots of damage. Obama just ceded U.S. government control over the internet by relinquishing Commerce Department oversight of ICANN,… Continue Reading

White House Forgets that it Doesn’t Think Jerusalem is in Israel

The White House today accidentally did something pro-Israel by inadvertently sending out a transcript of President Obama’s Shimon Peres eulogy which listed Jerusalem as part of Israel. It was forced to send out this correction. White House policy is that Jerusalem belongs neither to the Palestinians nor the Israelis, and our embassy is in Tel… Continue Reading