Barack Obama’s Delusions of Grandeur

The man is a legend in his own mind.  Mr. Obama recently delivered his farewell address, in which he talked for almost 10 minutes longer than the farewell speeches of Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton… combined!   He has a very high opinion of himself and a staggeringly inflated view of his “legacy”, which in real terms boils down to this: he was the first bi-racial president of the United States.  That is his only permanent achievement, as his solitary legislative fiat, Obamacare, will soon be repealed, and Trump will erase Obama’s executive orders just as they were created, with the stroke of a pen.

Mr. Obama’s delusions of grandeur have been on full display the past two weeks, as he has made the rounds giving speeches in praise of himself and his self-perceived accomplishments in an attempt to shape the media’s narrative of his presidency.

Obama’s repeatedly claimed that by nearly every standard, Americans are better off today than they were when he was elected.  He must be willfully ignoring that this economic “recovery” is the weakest since WWII, and under his administration, labor force participation has fallen to levels not seen since the 1970’s, food stamp dependence has increased 32%, median income has fallen almost 5%, home ownership is at a record low, and all of the 10 million jobs created in the past 8 years are part-time or service industry/restaurant jobs that don’t even approach the middle class earning potential of the millions of manufacturing and white collar career positions lost throughout his presidency.

There are a record 95 million healthy working-age Americans who are NOT working today according to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Since Obama was elected, 14.5 million Americans have been forced out of the work force, or in other words, 18% more Americans are jobless now than when Obama was elected.

It gets worse.  There are record-breaking millions of foreigners under H1-b and other specialized visa and federally approved programs that are holding US jobs at the expense of American citizens, and at lower wages to boot, thus driving down wages for those Americans who are still lucky enough to remain employed.

The New York Post further destroys Obama’s economic recovery delusion with some additional facts:

“Obama’s is the only modern presidency that failed to show a single year of growth above 3 percent … Plus, the Obama economy failed to prosper even though the Federal Reserve had its pedal to the metal. Its quantitative easing, $2 trillion balance-sheet expansion and zero-interest-rate policy all produced zilch. … The recent declines in the unemployment rate are due less to the uptick in employed persons than to an increasing number of persons leaving the labor force.”

Mr. Obama’s presidency lies in the bottom 4 of 44 for GDP growth, and while ZIRP and pumping $2 trillion into the market created record highs for the Dow Jones and S&P, they merely stoked an even bigger bubble than the dotcom setup.

Moving from economics to demographics, “Race relations have improved under my administration” is another Barack Obama delusion he shared with the world last week.  “I am absolutely convinced that race relations on the whole are actually better now than they were 20 years (ago),” Obama said to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

All evidence points to the contrary.  Under his administration we have seen race riots in Ferguson, dozens of knockout game attacks on whites, and the kidnapping and torture of a white man by four young african americans.  The fictional story of “hands up don’t shoot” was repeated ad nauseum by the liberal media, while the Black Lives Matter domestic terrorists shut down commerce at the Mall of America and blocked transportation on numerous highways and major thoroughfares.   In the past few years we have witnessed targetted assassinations of police officers by African Americans, and a president who not only declares that all police are infected with systemic racism, but who questions their motives, decisions and actions at every turn.

According to an AP/NORC poll just released, “Only 27 percent of Americans think Obama has been successful in uniting the country, while 44 percent say the United States has become more divided.”  A Washington Post / ABC poll shows Americans overwhelmingly feel that race relations have gotten worse under Barack Obama, with 66% believing race relations were “generally good” in 2009 and now 63% stating in 2016 they are “generally bad”, a total revearsal, revealing his deluded claim to the contrary as a lie.


This, and Obama’s petulant habit of demonizing any who oppose his radical policies have sealed his fate as one of the most divisive presidents in history.

On the international front, Barack Obama said last week that America is stronger and more respected by the international community than when he took office.  That claim is decimated by recent world events such as China fearlessly stealing 21 million background checks and personal histories of federal workers by hacking the OPM (an act of war which Obama ignored), Russia invading and annexing Crimea, Syria continuing to this day the use of chemical weapons despite Obama’s professed yet never enforced “red line”, and Iran accelerating not only their nuclear refinement but their missle delivery systems as well.  Incidentally, this week Obama helped arrange for Iran to take delivery of over 120 tons of uranium.

Not content with just his soapbox speeches, Obama has also submitted a very lengthy diatribe on his role in the criminal justice system to be published in the Harvard Law Review.  Two of his delusional claims contained therein:

“There is no growing crime wave.”  and “Crime remains near historic lows.”

The FBI beg to differ.  Comparing the first six months of 2016 to the first six months of 2015, murders in our largest cities increased a staggering 21.6%.  Violent crime as a category including murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault increased 9.7%.

Violent crime increased in all city groupings. Among cities, violent crime rose the most over the previous year (9.7 percent) in those with populations of 1,000,000 and over. In cities with populations from 500,000 to 999,999, violent crime increased 5.2 percent, and in cities with 250,000 to 499,999 inhabitants, violent crime was up 4.3 percent.

From the economy to race relations, from our international standing to domestic crime, while a deluded Barack Obama figuratively sings from the rooftops that we are in a much better place today as a direct result of his presidency, the opposite is true.  Facts bear this out, but the man’s fragile ego and his desire for a legacy blind Obama to the truth.

 

 

Buzzfeed Publishes Fake News

Wow, just when you thought the press couldn’t sink any lower, enter click-bait factory Buzzfeed.

A 35 page opposition piece full of rumors, libel and slander has been making its way around the beltway media and political landscape for over 6 months now, and everyone left it alone till now because it is nothing but unsubstantiated attacks on Trump.  Then this week, CNN reported that the Intelligence Community (IC) had briefed both Barack Hussein Obama and Donald Trump on the scurrilous claims, without mentioning any.

Creating a whole new level of Fake News, Buzzfeed then published the slander in full, all 35 pages.  Remember when the press actually did research and vetted stories?  Ben Smith at Buzzfeed apparently doesn’t.  He is actually priding himself on his determination to publish pure rumor.

Here are the Buzzfeed editor’s own words in an email to colleagues:

As you have probably seen, this evening we published a secret dossier making explosive and unverified allegations about Donald Trump and Russia. I wanted to briefly explain to you how we made the decision to publish it.

We published the dossier, which Ken Bensinger obtained through his characteristically ferocious reporting, so that, as we wrote, “Americans can make up their own minds about allegations about the president-elect that have circulated at the highest levels of the US government.”

Our presumption is to be transparent in our journalism and to share what we have with our readers. We have always erred on the side of publishing. In this case, the document was in wide circulation at the highest levels of American government and media. It seems to lie behind a set of vague allegations from the Senate Majority Leader to the director of the FBI and a report that intelligence agencies have delivered to the president and president-elect.

As we noted in our story, there is serious reason to doubt the allegations. We have been chasing specific claims in this document for weeks, and will continue to.

Publishing this document was not an easy or simple call, and people of good will may disagree with our choice. But publishing this dossier reflects how we see the job of reporters in 2017.

Wow, really?  You see reporters’ jobs in 2017 as publishing a collection of slanderous tripe just to get you some clicks and a bit of revenue?  Looks like there is no journalistic integrity at all in 2017.

CNN Omits Key Fact on Boxing Day Mall Brawls

CNN would have all “youth” shoulder the blame for violence  perpetrated at over a dozen shopping malls on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, by omitting a key fact about those responsible:  the perpetrators were almost entirely African Americans.  Unfortunately, a number of malls are now contemplating or instituting an outright ban on all “unaccompanied minors” on Boxing Day in the future as a result of inaccurate reporting by the press.

CNN describes a more than a handful of the major mall brawls, many of which were pre-planned on social media, or during the commission of which participants called for backup over social media.  These fights included as many as 500 people, and resulted in malls being evacauted, closed, and SWAT teams being called out.

What is missing in EVERY SINGLE DESCRIPTION of the mall fights is identifying information about the participants, who are frequently and generically called “teens” or “youth”…  even though those arrested included people over 21.

What CNN and every other news source that covered these fights purposely excludes is the race of the offenders, despite the fact that twitter, facebook and youtube all have videos of the fights, and some of the news articles even include said videos.  The offenders were almost entirely African American children and young adults, thus it was politically incorrect to name the problem.

To address and fix an issue, one must first define the problem accurately.  It is ridiculous that the media misreported these fights as if it were a young person problem, when in fact it is a race problem, just like the fights that rage during 4th of July weekend all over the country.

No One Hacked the Election

NPR is supported by taxpayer dollars, yet spews falsehoods on a regular basis.  Take for example today’s NPR announcement that Barack Obama is sanctioning Russia for “Election Hacking”.

Here is today’s NPR Tweet: “President Obama orders sanctions against Russian intelligence services officials in response to election hacking.”

Not to be outdone, the New York Times’ headline is “Obama Strikes Back at Russia for Election Hacking”.

Newsflash: there was no election hacking.  The DNC’s email was hacked, revealing how its members helped Hillary and undermined Bernie Sanders, effectively rigging the primary.  John Podesta’s email was hacked, which ended up showing America how Hillary and her campaign team plotted and planned, and sometimes even backstabbed each other.

Contrary to NYT & NPR’s wildly inaccurate headlines, no election was hacked.  No votes were changed, no voting machines altered, which would be required for a “hacked election.” Russia accessed some Democrat party official emails, and according the Wikileaks, they didn’t even share them.

As for Wikileaks, wherever they got the emails from, that organization simply exposed the truth, informing the public of the duplicity and unethical behavior of liberals.

This wasn’t the first time NPR conflated hacking emails with “election hacking”.  They lied about it an article earlier this month.

The FBI confirmed that only emails were accessed,  and Secretary Johnson of DHS clearly stated “We see no evidence that hacking by any actor altered the ballot count, or any cyber actions that deprived people of voting,” but facts like that apparently confuse NPR and the New York Times.

Sadly, as a result of these wildly inaccurate media stories, over 52% of Democrats recently polled falsely believe that Russia actually hacked polling machines!

**Update 01/17/2017**

No wonder so many Democrats are under the false impression that Russia changed votes by hacking the election!

From December 8 to January 8, MRC analysts found that journalists on ABC, CBS and NBC repeated this loaded phrase at least 49 times in their morning and evening broadcasts. After blaming the electoral college for Clinton’s loss didn’t work, the media moved on to blur the release of Democratic e-mails with the idea that Russia “hacked the election.”

Presidential Lies

United States Presidents have told some whoppers!

From Bush’s “Read my lips, no new taxes” to “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.  If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.”  That second one was awarded lie of the year, and unfortunately was just one of many from Barack Hussein Obama during the past 8 years.

You would think that someone elected to any political office would have the foresight and intelligence not to spew easily disprovable lies, especially when virtually everything you say is caught on film these days.  Yet politicians and presidents continue to spew obvious falsehoods on an almost daily basis.

We will be taking a look at presidents’ lies quite a bit here… and this category will have quite a few posts going forward.