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OP-ED: Time for Audacious Barack Obama to take a bow




From an American Patriot - 

Obama has had the audacity to say his number one priority in his remaining days in office is to help the smooth transition of power to President-elect Donald J. Trump. However, as we have seen consistently over the last eight years, Obama says one thing and then goes on to do the exact opposite.

We see this today as Obama unabashedly tries to set up as many policy and ideological road blocks as possible before Trump takes the Oath to Office in just a few short weeks. The transition has been so bad that President-elect Trump had to tweet the following, “Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!”

One of the most recent attempts to tie the hands of the oncoming Trump Administration is the Obama retaliation against Russia for its efforts to “influence the outcome of the presidential election,” by sanctioning Russia and expelling 35 intelligence agents. This is a perfect example of the issue not being the issue. The issue is not the hacking of the email accounts, the issue for the Obama administration is identify a scapegoat for Hillary’s loss and the rejection of his policies. Good leaders take the blame for when things go wrong and pass the credit when things go right. Obama has consistently done the opposite.

In regards to the hacking, there is yet to be presented proof the Russians interfered with the elections. Additionally, the hacking of John Podesta’s emails exposed the real issue that the Democratic Primary election was rigged against Bernie Sanders in favor of Hillary Clinton and that Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor, was feeding debate questions to Hillary in preparation for the debates.

In other words, the system was rigged for Hillary just as President-elect Trump announced and was then aggressively attacked by the media for saying so. The sharing of Podesta’s emails only confirmed what was already believed by most Americans. It may be convenient for Obama to try and blame the Russians for the Democratic loss but it ignores the ugly truth that Obama and his policies have obliterated the Democratic Party as it lost over 900 state legislative seats, 12 governors, 69 House seats and 13 Senate seats in just the past eight years.

Other recent acts of Obama’s audacity can be found when his administration abstained from a vote at the United Nations (UN), allowing other countries to pass a resolution condemning Israel. The Obama administration denied any responsibility for the resolution. However, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said of the UN resolution that "we have no doubt that the Obama administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed.” With Obama, having destroyed his credibility years ago, the smart people will take the credible and honest word of Prime Minister Netanyahu everyday over Obama’s.

The audacity of Obama should not be a surprise to anyone, for he demonstrated his disdain for truth and transparency going back to the campaign trail when he said he would have the ‘most transparent administration” in history. Years later David E. Sanger, the veteran chief Washington correspondent of The New York Times said, “This is the most closed, control freak administration I’ve ever covered.”

Obama vowed to unite the country, yet he deliberately drove wedges in matters pertaining to race, gender, religion, and law and order. He also said he would promote the values that helped create this country, however, he has consistently and blatantly violated the limitations of our founding document.

Mr. Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, and a certified liberal that voted for Mr. Obama, now argues that Obama has “become the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid,” and warns his overreach could permanently alter the system that has for so long made Americans a free people.

One can’t help but think about Dr. Ben Carson’s quote from 2013 when he discussed someone having the audacity to try and destroy America and said, “Let’s say somebody were [in the White House] and they wanted to destroy this nation. They would create division among the people, encourage a culture of ridicule for basic morality and the principles that made and sustained the country, undermine the financial stability of the nation, and weaken and destroy the military. It appears coincidentally that those are the very things that are happening right now.”

This is most accurate and relevant to the Obama Legacy.

On New Year’s Day 2017, Obama had the audacity to take to tweets, following President-elect Trump’s favorite form of communication, and addressed his legacy and the greatness of Obamacare. Truth be told, since Obama won't, is that the reason the Republicans picked up the majority in the House in 2010 and the Senate in 2014 was because of the failure of Obamacare.

As the president made very clear on the campaign trail for Hillary, he would consider it a "personal insult" to his legacy if black voters didn't turn out for Hillary. They did not come out and it was because of Obamacare and a legacy that failed to make American lives better and more secure, while stripping hope away from Americans through the type of change he delivered.

There are countless other audacious acts of Obama, one that must be mentioned is the one in which he said, “All the progress we’ve made over these last eight years … goes out the window if we don’t win this election.”

Obama, you and your failed policies did not win the election. In honor of your infatuation with pop stars, it is now time to take direction from Rihanna’s lyrics in her song Take a Bow,

You put on quite a show, You really had me goin',

But now it's time to go, Curtain's finally closing,'

That was quite a show, Very entertaining,

But it's over now, Go on and take a bow.

Say goodbye Obama, you have done enough damage, it’s now time to "Make America Great Again!"

Editor's Note: "An American Patriot" asked Illinois Review to publish this post anonymously due to the author's confidential public service. Illinois Review has verified the writer's identification.


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