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Obama’s Shameful Legacy Plagues American Politics  

AMAC Exclusive – By Andrew Abbott

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Arguably no president entered office with greater pomp and circumstance than Barack Obama. In 2008, political commentators compared him to a “god.” Supporters heralded his ascension to the White House as the coming of a new age in American politics. Even foreign leaders heaped praise on the one-term Senator. The hyperbole reached such a fevered pitch that he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize only nine months into his first term as president, for no achievement in particular.

Yet since Obama left office in 2016, a litany of scandals have emerged surrounding his presidency that confirm what conservatives long believed – the media’s rosy depiction of the 44th President’s tenure was far from reality. Despite the fact that Obama repeatedly labeled his own administration the most “scandal-free” in history, with time, it has become apparent that his legacy is in fact marred with some of the most serious political corruption scandals in history – many of which continue to plague our politics to this day.

  1. Hunter Biden

As far back as 2008, the Obama campaign recognized that Hunter Biden would be a problem. From 2000 to 2008, Hunter had a lucrative business lobbying Congress to add earmarks to legislation that would benefit his clients and make him wealthy in the process. While the White House purported that Hunter never invoked his father’s clout to close deals, one of his clients summed it up nicely in saying that Hunter had “a very strong last name that really paid off in terms of our lobbying efforts.”

After getting indirect pressure from the Obama campaign, Hunter closed the business, but then immediately started a new one that, by 2012, was conducting business with Chinese private-equity funds that had direct ties to the Chinese government. In 2013, he even joined his father on a flight to China to conduct business with foreign nationals. According to one report, several staff members were concerned about a potential conflict of interest with the Vice President.

Just this week, audio emerged in which Hunter is heard bragging that he can get his father to adopt any policy position he wants.

When Hunter expanded his business interests into Ukraine, then-State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki dismissed concerns because Hunter was a “private citizen.” In multiple interviews, several Obama officials said, at minimum, his work was “questionable.” Yet there’s no record of Barack Obama ever once taking any substantive steps to stop these “questionable” conflicts, although it is impossible to believe he was unaware of his own Vice President’s family training on access to the administration. Hunter’s questionable business dealings, combined with the shocking revelations from his laptop, all suggest that Obama had to know something was amiss with Hunter and chose to look the other way.

2. The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had access to some of the most highly-classified documents in the country. Yet, she knowingly put national security in jeopardy by keeping sensitive emails on a personal “homebrew” email server. Despite finding multiple Top Secret emails on her server, something she denied having possession of, the FBI declined to charge her.

Obama was asked multiple times about these emails and consistently claimed he found out about the server at “the same time everybody else learned it, through news reports.” Yet, according to the Inspector General’s report, Obama was one of over a dozen government officials who routinely communicated with Clinton via this server. In fact, one FBI disclosure found that Obama had even used a “pseudonym” for many of their conversations, behavior that strongly suggested he knew there was something wrong about Clinton’s emails.

3. The IRS Scandal

In 2010, Catherine Engelbrecht applied for tax-exempt status for two organizations, “True the Vote” and “King Street Patriots,” both dedicated to promoting the principles of the Tea Party movement. Then, over the next two years, she and her family faced unprecedented attacks and investigations by the federal government, including multiple audits of her business, an ATF investigation, and even audits of her and her husband. Her non-profit was one of the dozens of groups aggressively investigated by the IRS for no reason other than having “tea party” or “patriot” in their names.

When President Obama first responded to the allegations of IRS targeting, he dismissed it as “outrageous” and a naked partisan attack. Once a Congressional investigation provided irrefutable evidence, however, he begrudgingly permitted the resignation of Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller, seemingly an admission of wrongdoing. Yet, when the architect of the scandal, Lois Lerner, pled the fifth before Congress, Obama made no attempt to press the issue. He essentially let her off the hook after she weaponized the IRS for political purposes, strongly suggesting it was done with the sanction of higher officials than Lois Learner. To this day, the IRS’s abuse of government power under President Obama has gone unpunished, even as it destroyed the lives of hundreds of law-abiding American citizens.

4. Steele dossier/Russia hoax

Much has been said about naked partisan bias demonstrated by the mainstream media and the intelligence community in regard to the “Trump-Russian Collusion Hoax.” Yet most of the accusations and statements explicitly omit the genesis of the aforementioned hoax. Where did the lying begin, and why didn’t anyone stop it?

In August 2016, according to CIA officials, President Barack Obama was briefed on the existence of the now-infamous “Steele dossier.” Yet, only a year later, Former CIA Director John Brennan would testify that “It wasn’t part of the corpus of intel information we had…it was not used in any way as a basis.” If it wasn’t verified or germane to the investigation, why was Obama “briefed” on it? Furthermore, under Obama, the intelligence community falsified surveillance applications, illegally entrapped, and even attempted to imprison Trump advisors and aides. In 2020, a bipartisan commission found that Obama’s handling of “Russia-gate” had “many flaws.”

Though Special Counsel John Durham has yet to release his anticipated report, the preliminary findings are damning for the Obama administration. As a direct result of his investigation, the American public now knows that much, if not all, of the “Russia-Trump collusion” narrative was a disinformation campaign engineered by the Clinton administration to undermine the legitimacy of the Trump presidency. In 2016, then-President Obama was directly briefed by CIA Director John Brennan that the Clinton campaign was doing this, yet made no effort to halt it. In fact, Obama seemed to enable the hoax by permitting the FBI to spy on Trump’s campaign, and later discussed prosecuting General Michael Flynn under the Logan Act (something completely unheard of) in the Oval Office.

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If Obama were merely a private citizen, then revisiting his legacy would be a largely academic endeavor. Yet Obama was one of Biden’s most effective supporters during the 2020 election. He is currently on the campaign trail, stumping for other vulnerable Democrats, and will likely be a critical figure in Biden’s 2024 reelection campaign. Americans should ask: why is it that almost every major scandal currently consuming American politics leads back to Barack Obama?

Andrew Abbott is the pen name of a writer and public affairs consultant with over a decade of experience in DC at the intersection of politics and culture.


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MR. A. B. JAMES
1 month ago

all of the people that voted for obama because of his race have been well rewarded.

Russ
1 month ago

The incredibly sad part of all of these revelations, is that NOBODY will ever be held accountable!

PaulE
1 month ago
Reply to  Russ

Correct! All the perpetrators get to not only walk away scot free, but they have all succeeded in personally enriching themselves beyond their wildest dreams. Who says America is no longer the land of opportunity? If you’re a high-level Democrat or a family member of a high-level Democrat, the sky is the limit. There is no crime you can’t commit. No level of corruption you can’t get away with. Nothing that you or your family will ever be held personally liable for and suffer the consequences.

The really incredibly sad part of all of this is that the American people continue to just sit by and let it all happen over and over again. When good people stand by and choose to do NOTHING, evil does indeed ultimately triumph. Go figure.

Clark Kent
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

‘Soap box, ballot box, cartridge box’ – Abraham Lincoln. Connect the dots…

Letts Brandon
1 month ago
Reply to  PaulE

Amen!

spitfire?1940
1 month ago

Obama and Biden sitting together remind me of two wooden puppets.Saul Alinsky has his arms up both of their arses

Dagney Galt
1 month ago

ADD Fast and Furious and Benghazi, and HRC’s sale of uranium to Russia. as well, and certainly their are many others. Those that hate America PLEASE LEAVE. YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE. America was founded by God fearing, not god acting men. It’s not a perfect nation, but it’s the greatest country in the world. If it collapses due to their evil and godlessness, even THEY will have no place to escape to.

Bruce
1 month ago
Reply to  Dagney Galt

O Fubar should be in jail with the rest of the swamp, but it ain’t gonna happen.

H Griffin
1 month ago

Though no administration is entirely free of questionable policy and decisions, the article offered above uses the same shadowy and nebulous generalities assumed to balance the incredibly huge dump truck load of shame we’re all responsible for allowing and even supporting…And that in order to justify our lack of foresight, credible information gathering, and general discontent with this or that individual decision…

Using identifiers such as,  “his legacy is in fact marred with some of the most serious political corruption scandals in history”, Hunter Biden ( a ruse similar to that used by the NEO Reaganites for Hilary), and the tiring array of whines. proven without validity even by those with credentials extending beyond the garden slug just dismissed.

So I”m outta’ here… not because I agree or disagree with the right to do what little you do to promote legitimacy but find it to be a genuine waste of time to repeat tired epithets and whines is neither helpful or credibly intended journalism or legitimate resource for more than seriously flawed disinformation gathering and expedient distribution of tripe. I”m a long time conservative voter, voting conservative citizen, and retiree of corporate executorship. and find NO parallel reason to find affinity in this pseudo pretentious forum

Clark Kent
1 month ago
Reply to  H Griffin

Does your train of thought have a caboose?

Letts Brandon
1 month ago
Reply to  H Griffin

GOODby.

Richard Minetti
1 month ago

I’m sure when we regain a conservative House and Senate in November, a lot of this nonsense will be corrected and the perpetrators punished by “real” impeachments!!

Connie Gordon
1 month ago

Sorry to disagree, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. Government corruption is out of control, no matter which party is in the majority. Now more Rhinos than ever are coming out of the closet, many of them never having been conservative in the first place.

Robert Zuccaro
1 month ago
Reply to  Connie Gordon

I agree. I had fun chanting “lock her up” but the reality is politicians (for the most part, Democrat ones) are ABOVE THE LAW. Try driving your car off a bridge resulting in someone’s death, walk away and don’t report it for hours and see what happens to YOU. A Democrat can send “inappropriate pics” to a 16-year old girl and run for mayor of New York and the press doesn’t even mention it. Only a Democrat can have the Director of the FBI read off felony counts for 20 minutes and at the end state they won’t prosecute because there was “no intent”… then she runs for Prseident! Republicans will win then as usual no one will be held accountable. Its all a Swamp.

John Boy
1 month ago

Deception and lawlessness beyond description. Who is surprised? Drunk for power, the end justifies the means.

Forrest
1 month ago

Thank God for Catherine Englebrecht, the gift that keeps on giving.

Forrest
1 month ago

No one listened to ambassador Alan Keyes when he ran against BHO in the IL senate race in 2000.It was a political contest in IL, and no one cared.The fix was in, and the rest is history.

William Smith
1 month ago

I knew right from the beginning the Obummer was a traitor of the American people , and is now trying to destroy this country from the inside side out , all the policies that Biden is putting on America Oboummer was already doin why he was president. Think about it what president in their right mind send a pallot full of money for billions to Iran wich is a terrorist country so they can have a nuke deal go on, and now look where it is. Afghanistan was no mistake either sure Biden is getting blamed for it but it has Obummer written all over it, the school shootings seem to have went to more extreme when he came in to office as well as racism it seems he has been planning this out right from the beginning.

Stephanie
1 month ago

He’s in office right now, we all know that he’s the one running the country behind his puppet, Biden.

Connie Gordon
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephanie

I think you’re right, but I also think someone higher up is pulling Obama’s strings.

Pat Stutzman
1 month ago
Reply to  Connie Gordon

Agreed. Obama by himself isn’t that smart.

Clark Kent
1 month ago
Reply to  Connie Gordon

Soros and Bloomberg.

Karen
1 month ago

Wise up everybody….you don’t want that commie Obama to keep running the country any longer because he has that dream to ruin America. After Donald gets in again, you can bet that there will be revenge. You can kiss all the commies goodbye. That’s why the commies don’t want him to run.
Keep praying!!!!!

PIDL
1 month ago
Reply to  Karen

Not Obama, shadow government who has the ultimate control.

Dee
1 month ago
Reply to  PIDL

The globalist.

Richard
1 month ago

Amac tells the truth and I pleased to have joined them. Pray Amac continues to have success Levintv.com praises Amac

Dee
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

This article hid the more serious tyrannical policies the Obummer administration committed.

Markmywords
1 month ago

You also forgot Eric Holder, Fast

Rush Glick
1 month ago

If Biden does, indeed, actually mount a re-election campaign in 2024, Obama will be seated next to him with his hand up his back and providing the voice.

Anthony Dellisola
1 month ago

You left out the Benghazi scandal that Obama was ultimately responsible for. Overall he should never have been allowed to be President since he was not of American born parents. But because he was black it was overlooked. Overall he was a terrible President that didn’t defend our country, he really hated the country when he said he’d like to see every American be in the same poverty as a third world nation. The Noble Peace Prize should be taken back.

Gary
1 month ago

Yes

Ray Busch
1 month ago

Lets not forget that Obama along with Holder started the ” We hate cops ” crusade that resulted in the deaths of countless law enforcement officers

Dick B
1 month ago

I am aghast that one with the purported credentials of “Andrew Abbott” would even accept that Biden will have an active 2024 reelection campaign.

ops
1 month ago

A vote for a Democrat is a vote against America!!

stout
1 month ago

obummer is in his third term. obiden is his puppet.

PIDL
1 month ago
Reply to  stout

Obama was just another patsy for the shadow government who has been controlling elections for decades. Reagan and Trump were the only ones that did not have their endorsement.

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