Shut Up, Obama. You’ve Got Enough to Worry About.
No doubt feeling the heat from the slowly-gathering storm of Obamagate, former President Barack Obama spoke to high school and college graduates on Saturday with a pair of virtual commencement addresses that, naturally, made no mention of his administration’s abuse of the national intelligence apparatus. Instead, Obama used his addresses to take not-so-veiled shots at our current leadership in Washington, arguing that Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic had exposed the administration as hapless.
“More than anything, this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing,” Obama said without mentioning Trump by name. “A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge.”
Obama’s remarks drew a sharp reaction from White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who released a statement saying that “President Trump’s unprecedented coronavirus response has saved lives.” McEnany noted Trump’s early action clamping down on travel from China, his small business loan program, and his efforts to use the private sector to “fill the stockpile depleted by his predecessor.”
As of Sunday, President Trump has not bothered to respond to Obama’s criticism. That said, he’s hardly been silent on his predecessor. The simple tweet “Obamagate!” is currently pinned to the top of the president’s Twitter feed. And on Saturday, the president retweeted remarks from The Federalist’s Sean Davis.
Davis wrote: “Mitch McConnell has spent years pretending as though the Russian collusion hoax never happened. If he thinks he’s going to keep the Senate majority and confirm more judges without addressing the hoax and holding the hoaxers accountable, he’s lost his mind.”
Trump added, “Mitch, I love you, but this is 100% true. Time is running out. Get tough and move quickly, or it will be too late. The Dems are vicious, but got caught. They MUST pay a big price for what they have done to our Country. Don’t let them get away with this!”
The media, of course, is burning both ends of the candle in a full court press to convince the public that there is no such thing as “Obamagate” – that it’s all just a conservative fever dream and an attempt to distract voters from the coronavirus. What they do not mention is that there’s far more evidence to prove that Obama misused our powerful intelligence tools to spy on his political opponents than there ever was to suggest that Trump colluded with the Russians. THAT was a conspiracy theory the mainstream media didn’t mind running with for, oh, about three years straight.
On the befuddled wings of Joe Biden, a lot of the same Obama people who perpetrated this fraud now want to regain power in Washington. Whatever you may think about the people “in charge” right now, they are a hell of a step up from those cretins. Let’s not make the mistake of letting them squirm back in.