The Obama Years – A Legacy of Scandals

There has been much talk, mostly from the Left, of how Donald Trump will be a divisive and dangerous president but what many don’t realize or don’t want to realize is that for the past 8 years we have had a President and an Administration that has divided the country more than any other President before him. In a campaign speech in California just five days before election night Obama himself said that we were just days away from “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” He was right. He has fundamentally transformed The United States in a Nation of political correctness, and a nation that is now more divided that when he first stepped into office.

WAR

Obama campaigned as a candidate who was anti-war but as of today he will be the only President in the history of the United States to serve two terms with the nation at war. Yes, it was a war that started under the Bush Administration but it was also a war that was continued by the Obama Administration. It did not just continue but grew. During Obama’s two terms he was bombed 7 countries, compared the Bush’s 4 and in the past two years alone his administration has dropped over 49,000 bombs on those 7 countries. The Guardian reported that “in 2016 alone, the Obama administration dropped at least 26,171 bombs. This means that every day last year, the US military blasted combatants or civilians overseas with 72 bombs; that’s three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day.”

How Many Bombs Did the United States Drop in 2016?

BENGHAZI

When the Benghazi compound was attacked on September 11th, 2012 killing 4 Americans the Obama Administration along with the State Department run by Hillary Clinton decided to blame the attack on a YouTube video that they say insulted Mohammad rather than blame it on Radical Islamic Terrorists. There were several other attacks on the compound and other facilities in the area since late 2011 yet the compound was left without the security that it needed and when the attack was occurring and helped was needed and asked for none was sent.

The Daily Wire reported that the Benghazi committee reported “that the Obama administration blocked their attempts to investigate an alleged transfer of weapons to Libyan rebels, which has been rumored to be connected to the attack.”

“Multiple news reports in the past year have cited unnamed State or intelligence officials saying the president approved a covert operation to ship weapons to Libyans to arm rebels trying to oust Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi — a proposal Clinton herself supported but that the administration has never acknowledged,” reports Politico.

 

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FAST AND FURIOUS

The United States is quite fond of arming people they should not be arming. Lets look at Operation Fast and Furious, which was conducted between 2009 and 2011, in which the Obama Administration and the Department of Justice allowed gun smugglers and criminals who worked for the Mexican Cartels and other organizations to illegally purchase weapons in order to attempt to trace those weapons back to higher rankings members of the Cartel. The plan didn’t work and the Department of Justice lost track of thousands of weapons while at the same time arming extremely dangerous individuals. With Obama and then Attorney General Erick Holder both denying any involvement in the case although there were thousands of pages to prove otherwise, Holder became the first sitting member of a presidential cabinet to be held in contempt by the House of Representatives and in 2014 he resigned from his post as Attorney General. ATF Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed with weapons that were purchased from Operation Fast and Furious.

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IRS SCANDAL

Did you forget about the IRS Scandal in which the agency was accused of targeting conservative organizations for about two years? Judicial Watch reported that FBI documents revealed that “the agency was targeting conservative groups in the summer of 2011 because of their ideology and political affiliation.” Coincidentally during the investigation it was discovered that emails from Lois Lerner, the IRS Official who was the central figure in the case, were lost due to a computer crash and were then erased once the agency learned of the subpoena (sound familiar). “Mr. Obama’s Internal Revenue Service did something Richard Nixon only dreamed of doing: It successfully targeted political opponents,” stated the Wall Street Journal.

VETERANS AFFAIRS

I’ll also note that in that same article the Wall Street Journal pointed out that Obama and his administration did not do a good job when it came to protecting and providing care to veterans in this country. WSJ reported that “A 2014 internal VA audit found “57,436 newly enrolled veterans facing a minimum 90-day wait for medical care; 63,869 veterans who enrolled over the past decade requesting an appointment that never happened.”

IMMIGRATION

Let’s talk immigration. “In 2013, ICE freed 36,007 convicted criminal aliens from detention who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings,” according to the Center for Immigration Studies. CIS also reported that as of the end of the 2013 fiscal year 872,000 illegal immigrants had received final orders of removal, but had not yet departed. “In 2013, ICE agents reported encountering 193,000 criminal aliens — yet they targeted only 125,000 of these criminal aliens for deportation, letting off 68,000, or 35 percent of the total,” reported CIS.

“But the insanity doesn’t end there. While drastically reducing the number of criminals, terrorists, and immigration violators deported from the United States, the Obama administration simultaneously kicked open the back door. Over the course of his eight years in the White House, the U.S. has admitted approximately 605,000 refugees. Many hail from countries known as hotbeds of terrorism. None of them were properly vetted,” reported Lifezette.

“During the past 15 years, the U.S. has admitted 399,677 Christian refugees and 279,339 Muslim refugees, meaning that 46% of all refugees who have entered the U.S. during this time have been Christian while 32% have been Muslim, reported Pew Research Center. In 2016 “a total of 38,901 Muslim refugees entered the U.S.” making it the “highest number of Muslim refugees of any year since data on self-reported religious affiliations first became publicly available in 2002.”

EXTORTION

During the past 8 years the Department of Justice, the Department of Education as well as Obama himself attacked many school districts and states that would not allow men or boys to enter the bathrooms, locker rooms, or fitting rooms of girls simply because of the persons gender identity. This administration went so far off the deep end to push this agenda that they threatened to cut federal funding from all public schools in the nation that would not comply with his directive.

CUBA

Obama for some reason thought it would be a good idea to begin to “normalize relations” with the Castro Regime although Cuba is one of the worst countries when it comes to human rights. Since the beginning of the process which began with a joint announcement in December 2014, the Castro Regime has doubled down on those who speak against the government, especially those who protest. Politically motivated arrests in 2015 totaled 8,616 and from the beginning of 2016 to the end of September the number is almost the same as Cuba is on pace to arrest more than 11,000 people this year alone for political reasons.

“The Cuban government increased its violations of religious freedom “tenfold” according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide, with 2,300 violations in 2015, up from 220 in 2014,” reported The Daily Signal.

 

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“After two years of President Obama’s Cuba policy, the Castro regime has made out like bandits and received numerous concessions from the U.S. without lifting a finger to return the fugitives it is harboring from American justice, pay Americans for their stolen property, or allow the Cuban people to exercise their God-given freedoms,” says Marco Rubio.

PARDONS & GUANTANAMO

Obama recently commuted the sentence of Bradley Manning, who likes to go by Chelsea Manning now. Manning was an Army Private who was serving 35 years for leaking secret documents to Wikileaks. This did come as a surprise but what really should concern people is that Obama also commuted the sentence of Oscar Lopez Rivera. Who is Oscar Lopez Rivera? “Lopez-Rivera was a key leader of Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional Puertorriqueña (FALN), a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization which sought to establish an independent, communist Puerto Rico,’ reported LifeZette. Lopez-Rivera built bombs for the organization and was convicted in 1981. FALN was active from 1974 to 1983. “The group was responsible for the 1975 bombing of the historic Fraunces Tavern in New York City, which killed three innocent Americans and injured more than 50 others,” stated LifeZette. The Washington Post reported that FALN was responsible for more than 120 bombings from 1974 to 1983.

 During his two year term Obama commuted the sentences of 1,715 inmates, more than the last 13 presidents combined and also granted 212 pardons and presided over a reduction of the federal prison population, the first president to do so since Jimmy Carter.

RELIGION AND FAITH

This country witnessed scandal after scandal with the same “I didn’t do it” or “We didn’t know” rhetoric from the White House but what is truly disturbing is that during the Obama Administration many people lost hope. Many people lost faith. In 2007, 78.4% of the American population considered themselves to be Christians. In 2014, that number decreased to 70.6%.

Changing U.S. Religious Landscape

“When it comes to the nation’s religious identity, the biggest trend during Obama’s presidency is the rise of those who claim no religion at all,” wrote Pew president Michael Dimock. “Those who self-identify as atheists or agnostics, as well as those who say their religion is ‘nothing in particular,’ now make up nearly a quarter of the U.S. adult population, up from 16 percent in 2007.”

In regards to race relations the Daily Signal reported that “a recent Rasmussen poll found that 60 percent of Americans felt “race relations have gotten worse since Obama’s election”—a far cry from the president’s claim of “better” race relations under his administration.”

These past 8 years have been difficult for America. It has been 8 years of broken promises, divisive politics and political correctness. On November 8th the silent majority voted to drain the swamp and elected a President that has promised to put America First.

God Bless America and God Bless The Trump Administration.

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