What an achievement. Eight years, no scandals. Not to mention a booming economy, an amazing new healthcare system -- some minor "misunderstandings" notwithstanding -- and a 'Smart Power' foreign policy tour de force. That's the self-congratulatory and delusional line coming out of the Obama White House over the home stretch of the president's expiring term. Obama's eminence gris, Valerie Jarrett, raised some eyebrows with this 'zero scandals' assertion on CNN a few days ago:
"The president prides himself on the fact that his administration hasn't had a scandal, and that he hasn't done anything to embarrass himself."
Even the Russian judge gave that sycophancy routine a perfect ten-out-of-ten score -- and, in all fairness, perhaps the Russians also hacked her memory. While it's true that Obama was never embroiled in a sordid personal scandal, very much unlike the last Democratic president, it is flat-out preposterous to claim that his administration was scandal-free. Via the Free Beacon, here's a brief montage featuring some of the events and firestorms that seem to have slipped Jarrett's mind:
I'd also add the journalist-targeting imbroglio to the list, as well as an illegal negotiation with terrorists, lying about shipping a cash ransom to a terrorist regime, lying about nuclear negotiations with said regime, and lying about doctoring the public record regarding the previous lie. I'll leave you with this. Heh:
So this meme aged well. pic.twitter.com/oFfhWAn2F6— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) January 2, 2017