Let’s get some truth out there about Barack Obama

Piers Morgan reports on some misconceptions about Barack Obama.

Now I’m not usually one to agree with Piers Morgan but this is an impressive list of reality when it comes to the One.

That Barack Obama’s a lovely guy, right?

Handsome, intelligent, eloquent, charming, witty; he can sing, dance, shoot hoops, and make speeches that stir the soul.

Oh, and he’s a great husband, father, son and friend.

In fact, to many around the world, President Perfect is the complete antithesis of his replacement Donald Trump.

That’s why millions have marched to protest against the current POTUS, who they brand the ‘new Hitler.’

Why, they squeal with rage, can’t ‘Monster’ Trump just be more like ‘Saint’ Obama?

Hmmm.

Right, that’s the preamble, let’s get to the facts.

We all know that Donald Trump is “literally Hitler” when it comes to immigration…but what about Obama’s record?

My favourite question for the anti-Trump brigade is this: ‘How many people did Barack Obama deport from America during his eight years as President?’

Most people guess 5,000, maybe 10,000. Even those with a good knowledge of how the real world of US immigration policy works rarely respond with a number higher than around 500,000.

In fact, Obama deported nearly THREE MILLION people.

That is the most deported by any president, ever.

His appalled critics even dubbed him ‘Deporter-in-Chief.’

When challenged, Obama loved to pretend that he was only deporting ‘criminals’.

The truth is very different. Over half of all immigrants deported under Obama had no criminal convictions. Many others were slung out for minor offences involving traffic violations or marijuana possession.

Myth busted.

What about the great peace-maker reputation of Obama?

Obama also loved to make out that when it came to killing people, he was a very reluctant dove; a man of peace, not war.

Again, the truth is the complete opposite.

He was at war longer than any president in US history, and is the only president to have served two whole terms with America at war.

By contrast, the much-maligned Jimmy Carter never ordered a US military bullet to be fired in anger during his four-year tenure.

Obama was a hawk, alright, and a lethal one.

Recently released figures revealed that in 2016, US special operations were active in 70% of the world’s nations, or 138 countries. This was a 130% increase over Bush’s administration.

In the same year, Obama ordered his military to drop at least 26,171 bombs. That’s 72 a day, or three every hour.

They rained relentlessly down on seven majority-Muslim countries – Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan.

Yes, Bomber Barack deliberately targeted Muslims, folks.

Only he wasn’t exposing them to ‘extreme vetting’ as Trump wants to do, he was killing them.

Obama ordered 10 times more drone strikes than George W. Bush, a mind-blowing statistic.

Yet when he left office, his administration laughably tried to claim only 117 civilians died in all this bombing.

That was an obvious lie.

Independent assessors put the estimated death toll massively higher, in the 1000s.

So Obama killed a lot of innocent people but prefers us not to know about it.

Those are the people directly killed by his actions. His dithering over Syria, Russia and Ukraine killed thousands more.

What about his broken promises?

Guantanamo Bay – He promised to close it, it’s still open.

Gun violence – Obama was the world’s greatest ever gun salesman. “Under him, over 250,000 people in America died from gun violence.” All he ever did was cry a bit.

Morgan lists even more:

  • Drug abuse in America, particularly involving opiates, rocketed to obscene levels in the Obama years.
  • Racial tensions, especially between police and civilians, worsened to levels not seen since the 60s and 70s.
  • Violent crime, on a downward curve for several decades, spiked by 15% in each of the last two years.
  • Even Obamacare, his once-vaunted flagship health program, has disintegrated amid bitter acrimony and soaring costs to millions of Americans.

How about his media relations?

As for ‘Monster’ President Trump’s war with the media, arguably the single worst offender in presidential history when it came to attacking press freedom was…you’ve guessed it, Barack Obama.

Under Obama, the Justice Department and FBI spied on reporters by monitoring their phone records, and pursued Fox News reporter James Rosen’s private emails, then misled Congress about it.

His administration set a record for failing to provide information requested by the press and public under the Freedom of Information Act.

It used the Espionage Act to prosecute whistle-blowing leakers more than all of his predecessors combined.

Veteran New York Times reporter James Risen said Obama’s administration was ‘the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation.’ Others say it was even worse than in the Nixon era.

Mr ‘Transparent’ turned out to be as transparent as the heavily fortified doors on the presidential car, The Beast.

Now Obama is trying to roll Donald Trump.

A close Obama family friend told DailyMail.com last week that Obama’s goal now was to oust Trump by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment.

He’s turned his new home in Washington, just two miles from the White House, into a nerve center for the mounting insurgency against Trump, even moving his long time consigliere Valerie Jarrett into the mansion.

Obama’s former Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters: ‘It’s coming. He’s coming. And he’s ready to roll.’

I’m sure he is.

But as ‘Saint’ Obama rolls against ‘Monster’ Trump, it may be worth remembering just what a deadly, deporting, press freedom-destroying, and generally weak president he was himself.

Donald Trump is delivering on his promises and isn’t all that bad, especially when you look at what Obama did while president.

Piers Morgan has actually managed an honest column for once.

-Daily Mail

 

 


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