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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 07:51 AM

Wow, this article nails how betrayed I feel by Obama, and how his actions led to Trump.

Obama declared that“the biggest threat to our democracy is cynicism.” He also called for “a restoration of honesty and decency and lawfulness in our government.” But his eight years as president fueled the distrust of Washington that Obama now condemns.

Quick outline -
- dozens of times his false promise that “If you like your doctor, you’ll be able to keep your doctor,”

- he campaigned in 2008 on a peace platform and then proceeded to bomb seven nations

- he complain about distrust after he flip-flopped on illegal surveillance and unleashed the National Security Administration to target anyone “searching the web for suspicious stuff”?

- Obama relied on “bureaucratic bulldozing rather than legislative transparency

- the Transportation Security Administration became far more punitive and intrusive during Obama’s presidency

- Obama appointees brought in Whole Body scanners across the nation and entitled TSA agents to aggressively touch travelers’ genitals and breasts.

- TSA still has 95% failure rate in detecting guns/bombs

- Obama expanded federal secrecy and prosecuted more journalists and whistleblowers than any previous administration.

- When Obama took office, the United States had the 20th-most-free press in the world, according to the Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index. By 2016, it had fallen to 41st — worse than South Africa and barely ahead of Botswana. Obama appointees severely undermined the Freedom of Information Act.

- while the FBI was investigating the legality of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, Obama repeatedly publicly declared that she had committed no crime.

- Obama administration lawyers asserted a right to kill U.S. citizens who it labeled terrorist suspects without trial

- Drone strikes increased tenfold under Obama, and he personally chose who would be killed at weekly “Terror Tuesday” White House meeting

- Obama administration fought in court to preserve the legality of defunct Bush administration practices such as torture and detaining Americans arrested at home as “enemy combatants.”


https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/09/13/barack-obama-fueled-government-distrust-elected-donald-trump-column/1260175002/

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Response to Boston (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 08:03 AM

1. It's worse than that


-Used Government Agencies to punish US Citizens who opposed his Party

-Engaged in Illegal Wiretapping of an Opposition Campaign

-Leaked Classified Material to "Journalists" to sway an Election

-Allowed Radical Islam to kill Mideast Christians without cause

-Oversaw the Rise of ISIS and a Caliphate

The GOOD News is Trump is Allowing US Military Intelligence to take down All the Criminals in Obama's Cabal.

All these resignations and Firings are part of the Plan. Clapper, Comey and Brennan will hang!

Many more are going to Prison for long term!


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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 08:45 AM

3. Yes, I thought it was at least missing loss of habeas corpus, and attacks on journalists


The change came with the whisper of Barack Obama’s pen, as he signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual ratification of military Keynesianism—$662 billion this time—which has been our national policy since World War II bailed out the New Deal.

Sacrificial offerings to the Pentagon aren’t news. But this time, snugly ensconced in the NDAA came ratification by legal statute of the exposure of US citizens to arbitrary arrest without subsequent benefit of counsel, and to possible torture and imprisonment sine die. Goodbye, habeas corpus.


https://www.thenation.com/article/obama-and-indefinite-detention-us-citizens/

Trump says mean things about the press ... Obama actually

"Obama, who campaigned on a promise to protect government whistle-blowers, made greater use of the Espionage Act to prosecute leakers and menace journalists than all other presidents combined.
Obama’s Justice Department accessed the personal email of a Fox News reporter and surveilled the reporter’s parents and colleagues. They seized the home, work and mobile phone records of journalists at the Associated Press.White House officials subverted the press in a number of ways while touting themselves as the most transparent in history.

Obama routinely banned news photographers from official events. He went months between press conferences and used social media to circumvent reporters.

First lady Michelle Obama took policy trips overseas with no press on her airplane. The White House scrubbed public visitor logs of names it didn’t want in the news.

The Obama administration posted the worst record in history for fulfilling requests for public records under the Freedom of Information Act.

https://variety.com/2018/politics/news/trump-press-war-obama-administration-reporters-1202782264/

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Response to Boston (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 08:35 AM

2. But the problem is, the other side doesn't care.

In their attempts to be God, all they care about is "control," control of our lives, our movements, our thoughts, our hearts and souls.

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