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Category: Barack Obama

Apr 12 2024

Solyndra Swindler Continues to Collect Federal Funds

When bad behavior is not punished, it continues. Eighty percent of Obama’s generous green energy loans went to those who had backed him financially. Prominent among these wasteful debacles was Solyndra, which raked in over half a $billion of taxpayer money and soon afterward declared bankruptcy. Because Obama was never held accountable, similar malfeasance continues during his third term. The Regime is still giving our money specifically to the same guy who ran the Solyndra scam:

The Biden administration is giving $6.6 billion to a semiconductor project run by the former CEO of Solyndra, the failed solar energy company at the center of an Obama-era scandal over government misspending.

The money is going to the Arizona subsidiary of Taiwan’s TSMC to make chips in Phoenix.

[TSMC Arizona President Brian] Harrison, who is overseeing TSMC’s projects in Arizona, said he was involved in securing the federal financing in a media interview last August.

It is not competence that makes you valuable in today’s business world. It is what friends you have.

Regarding Solyndra under Harrison’s tenure,

An inspector general investigation found that Solyndra executives provided misleading information to Department of Energy officials during the loan negotiations in 2009 and later “while drawing down loan proceeds.” The IG report said the “actions of certain Solyndra officials were, at best, reckless and irresponsible or, at worst, an orchestrated effort to knowingly and intentionally deceive and mislead the Department.”

Deceiving people is easy when they are eager to pay you off for helping to put them in power.

Outrage over Solyndra forced Obama to scale down the DoE’s loan programs office — but only temporarily:

[N]ow the Biden administration has revived and expanded the office—giving it a massive $400 billion budget for green energy loans.

This isn’t a government. It is a looting spree.

On a tip from R F.

Feb 27 2024

Obama’s Third Term

The single moonbat most responsible for the Democratic Party’s radicalization is not its #1 funder George Soros but Barack Obama. Victor Davis Hanson believes him to be the one calling the shots as Joe Biden gibbers and drools:

What’s the difference between the Obama and Biden Administrations? In the latter, Obama does not worry about being held accountable for the damage he continues to inflict on the country.

On a tip from Blackjack.

Nov 07 2022

Obama’s Demagoguery Applies to Democrats

As the economy staggers under the radicalism and incompetence of the Biden Regime, the only justification Democrats can offer to vote for them is their assertion that because there was a minor riot by Trump supporters in defense of election integrity 2 years ago, Republicans represent a threat to democracy. Jazz Shaw correlates Barack Obama’s recent demagoguery on this issue with the realities of Democrat rule:

Obama: “We have seen throughout history and we see right now around the world what happens when you give up on democracy. You can see it in countries where the government tells you what books you can and cannot read.”

Shaw: Perhaps this might remind you of a country where public school libraries (that are regulated by the government) have removed the Bible, Huckleberry Finn, and the Diary of Anne Frank while adding books celebrating boys deciding to be girls (or vice versa) and the demonization of the Founding Fathers.

Obama:“Countries where, if you dissent, you get put into jail.”

Shaw: You know… the sort of place where a pastor gets hauled off to jail in front of his children by a dozen armed federal agents with body armor and rifles because he sang hymns in an abortion clinic. Or where someone gets five years in prison for literally just walking around in a restricted area of the Capitol.

Obama: “Countries where reporters are silenced.”

Shaw: Do you mean a country like the one where one of the oldest established newspapers was locked out of social media for weeks before an election for the “crime” of accurately reporting about a family member of an elected official? And where that happened while the government was proveably working in concert with the tech platforms to ensure that such voices were silenced?

Obama: “Countries where it doesn’t matter who you vote for because the same folks are going to win every time and they’ll do whatever they want and where corruption is rampant because there’s no accountability.”

Shaw: Many listeners must have been struggling to even imagine a nation where the courts would help suppress efforts to hand count ballots so the totals could be matched against the machine counts. And what sort of banana republic dictatorship would ban election monitors from watching ballot drop boxes to ensure there was no hanky panky going on?

The Founding Fathers recognized democracy as a disfunctional form of government that inevitably leads to tyranny and collapse. That’s why they set up a constitutional republic instead. In a free country, democracy is not an end in itself but a means to the end, which is ordered liberty. We vote not because 51% has a right to impose its will on the remaining 49%, but to maintain a check on the government and ensure that it abides by the Constitution.

When Democrats yelp about threats to democracy, presumably they mean threats to our system of government. These are the same people who want to abolish the Electoral College and attack the fundamental constitutional rights of free speech (“hate speech,” as they call it) and self-defense.

Once again, what Democrats accuse their opponents of, they are guilty of themselves. They are the threat.

On a tip from TCS III.

Nov 05 2022

Obama Brings the Cringe

No need to go back 6 years to find cringe-inducing Democrat campaign videos. This one features the Moonbat Messiah himself, as well as a liberal creature of indecipherable gender:

@underthedesknews In 2008 I voted the way my Dad did, I’m grateful for the work President Obama did to secure marriage equality and will be voting this term to protect these hard earned rights. #creatorsforgood #vote #iwillvote ♬ original sound – UnderTheDeskNews

For once, Obama is correct; these issues are worth going out to vote over. To translate from the liberalese, the three issues he names are imposing poverty in the name of pretending to control the climate, suspending the constitutional right of self-defense, and killing babies on behalf of degeneracy.

On a tip from seaoh.

Nov 20 2020

Thomas Sowell Names Worst American President

It’s official; Barack Obama displaced Jimmy Carter as the worst president in the history of the USA. The determination was made by the esteemed historian Thomas Sowell.

Major reasons include Obama’s role in undermining the healthcare industry, his irresponsible immigration stance, his corrosive race-baiting that set the stage for the tsunami of Black Lives Matter riots, his push toward a fascist-style economic system, his facilitation of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and his pernicious (not to mention astonishingly hypocritical) Marxist rhetoric:

Obama is also displacing Jimmy Carter as the worst ex-president.

On a tip from FrancesJohn.

Nov 18 2020

Barack Obama Calls for Censorship, Denounces America

Barack Obama continues to overtake Jimmy Carter as the USA’s worst ex-president.

One of America’s most fundamental strengths is its reverence for free speech. Obama aggressively opposes it. Kyle Smith quotes him:

“I think at some point it’s going to require a combination of regulation and standards within industries to get us back to the point where we at least recognize a common set of facts before we start arguing about what we should do about those facts.”

Big Tech/Big Media have worked aggressively to establish an official “set of facts” that accords with the viewpoint and interests of the Democratic Party, arrogantly censoring even the President of the United States, smothering explosive news stories like the Hunter Biden laptop revelations, and retracting published information on Joe Biden’s sexual misconduct.

However, this does not satisfy Obama, who wants an official reality imposed via government force. Utopia has not been achieved until authoritarianism is imposed not on an ad hoc basis by Silicon Valley, but uniformly by the federal government.

Obama’s opposition to fundamental American principles is consistent with his rejection of America itself, which he still hopes to fundamentally transform into a different country. From the Washington Times:

“I’m not yet ready to abandon the possibility of America,” Mr. Obama says in “A Promised Land,” which hit shelves on Tuesday. He adds that he wrote the book “for young people — as an invitation to bring about, through hard work, determination, and a big dose of imagination, an America that finally aligns with all that is best in us.”

Despite Obama’s conspicuously vast sense of self-importance, those who revere America and its founding principles are unimpressed:

The passage drew outrage from critics, including South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.

“What a ridiculous message,” she wrote last week on Twitter. “Obama had 8 years, including 2 with full control of Congress. He sent our jobs to China, left our healthcare system in disarray, our foreign policy in shambles & our people divided. Instead of blaming Trump, Obama should consider what led to 2016.”

However, Obama will continue to rake in fortunes selling his product, namely, elitist contempt for the country that elected him.

On a tip from Varla. Hat tip: Maggie’s Farm,

Nov 16 2020

Obama Unhinged

Possibly in hopes of ginning up book sales, Barack Obama has become unhinged. Oblivious to his own hypocrisy, he even denounces Donald Trump for behavior allegedly befitting a dictator.

The Blaze reports:

“I think that there has been this sense over the last several years that literally anything goes and is justified in order to get power,” Obama said.

That would include extreme power grabs, like a purely partisan impeachment signifying that the president now serves at the pleasure of Congress, and even promising to pack the Supreme Court with political flunkies as soon as control can be gained over the Senate. But the erstwhile Moonbat Messiah isn’t talking about Democrats.

“And that’s not unique to the United States,” Obama continued. “There are strong men and dictators around the world who think that ‘I can do anything to stay in power. I can kill people. I can throw them in jail. I can run phony elections. I can suppress journalists.’ But that’s not who we’re supposed to be.”

The clear implication is that despite all the evidence to the contrary, it is Republicans rather than Democrats who have been engaging in large-scale election fraud. Trump is a dictator who kills people and suppresses journalists.

Actually, it is Obama who is infamous for killing American citizens by drone, including a 16-year-old.

As for suppressing journalists, even the lefties at Associated Press could tell you who has behaved more like a dictator:

The Obama administration used the 1917 Espionage Act with unprecedented vigor, prosecuting more people under that law for leaking sensitive information to the public than all previous administrations combined. Obama’s Justice Department dug into confidential communications between news organizations and their sources as part of that effort.

In 2013 the Obama administration obtained the records of 20 Associated Press office phone lines and reporters’ home and cell phones, seizing them without notice…

AP … called the seizure a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into its news-gathering activities, betraying information about its operations “that the government has no conceivable right to know.”

Obama’s Justice Department also secretly dogged Fox News journalist James Rosen, getting his phone records, tracking his arrivals and departures at the State Department through his security-badge use, obtaining a search warrant to see his personal emails and naming him as a possible criminal conspirator in the investigation of a news leak.

“The Obama administration,” The New York Times editorial board wrote at the time, “has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news.”

Independent Sentinel provides other examples of the Obama Administration bullying the press.

Trump isn’t the only one Obama haughtily denounces. He feels the same way about the tens of millions of Americans who elected him. From his bloated upcoming memoir A Promised Land, as amplified by CNN:

“For millions of Americans spooked by a Black man in the White House, [Trump] promised an elixir for their racial anxiety.”

Given his laughably light résumé and alarming associations with anti-American radicals like Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright, Obama would have had zero chance of getting elected POTUS were he not black. Yet he turns the situation upside down, denouncing America for not liking blacks, as if it elected him twice without realizing his race and then hastened to correct the error.

Move over, Jimmy Carter. Make way for a new worst ex-president.

On a tip from FrancesJohn.


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