OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.
Are you ready to start seeing a lot more of former President Barack Obama? Ready or not…here he comes. He’s out hawking yet another autobiography. This one checks in at over 700 pages and only covers his first term. So, he’ll have to write another book to cover his second term, laughing all the way to the bank.
Obama was on 60 Minutes this weekend and had
some lies to tell things to say about President Trump.
Obama suggested there has been a “sense” during Trump’s presidency that he would “do anything to stay in power,” including killing people and suppressing journalists. He added that Joe Biden, who has been declared the 2020 presidential victor by the media, needs to signal to the world that is no longer the case.
“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 advised. “And that’s not unique to the United States. 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. And one of the signals I think that Joe Biden needs to send to the world is that no, those values that we preached, and we believed in, and subscribed in, we still believe.”
Killing people? Is he kidding? This coming from the president who authorized spying on Trump’s campaign and who corrupted government for his own political purposes.
It’s quite ironic that the party that worked so hard to change voting laws and procedures this year, outside of legislatures, to benefit Democrats, is now saying President Trump would do anything to stay in power. There is so little self-awareness here.
There are so many questions about the validity of these election results. The Democrats, including Obama, do not want those questions addressed. Obama said in the 60 Minutes interview that Trump should have conceded the day after the election! Do you recall Biden was not even projected to have nearly enough electoral votes at this point? Why would Obama call on him to concede at that point?
Our nation is literally being held hostage by a reality television host’s Twitter. Also Obama is amazing and brilliant and shouldn’t have to clean up this mess.
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) November 16, 2020
If the questions about the election results are not thoroughly addressed and investigated, Joe Biden will never be considered a legitimate president by millions and millions of Americans. That’s a huge problem for our republic, much like it was a problem for President Trump.
In addition to 60 Minutes, President Obama was also recently interviewed by David Letterman for Letterman’s new Netflix show.
Obama spoke and actually got something right.
One of the biggest challenges that we have to our democracy is the degree to which we don’t share a common baseline of facts,” Obama said. “What the Russians exploited, but it was already here, is we are operating in completely different information universes.
“If you are getting all your information off algorithms being sent off a phone, and it is just reinforcing whatever biases you have, which is a pattern. … At a certain point you just live in a bubble,” he added.
Obama is right in this respect. We now have a country where people are living on two different planets. Unfortunately, he thinks his own bubble and set of facts is correct.
I don’t know how we, as a country, bridge our divide.
To close, here is your daily, factual reminder from Dan Bongino.
It’s Monday, November 16th 2020, and the Obama/Biden administration was the most corrupt in US history.#Obamagate
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) November 16, 2020