"America is circling the political toilet in part because Obama had the chance to fix many longstanding problems and did not rise to the occasion, a fact the former president is still stubbornly unwilling or unable to see," writes @ryanlcooper. https://t.co/rAF1Rz1LZY
— The Week (@TheWeek) November 24, 2020
Another day, another excuse. With the collapse of the NYT vetted this story which disproved Tara Reade's allegations....
Whoops. They didn't. In fact, in a rare moment of anti-DNC pique the NYT struck back at this falsehood, mouthed by the wunnerful Stacey "I believe Women but not this woman" Abrams. NYT said they did no such thing. They had not proven nor disproven the TR story.
Some time around the end of last November we started to see a few articles like this:
Waiting for Obama
With typical quotes like these:
Publicly, he has been clear that he won’t intervene in the primary for or against a candidate, unless he believed there was some egregious attack. “I can't even imagine with this field how bad it would have to be for him to say something,” said a close adviser. Instead, he sees his role as providing guardrails to keep the process from getting too ugly and to unite the party when the nominee is clear. There is one potential exception: Back when Sanders seemed like more of a threat than he does now, Obama said privately that if Bernie were running away with the nomination, Obama would speak up to stop him.
I remember reading those headlines at the time, thinking, if he steps in to stop Bernie publicly, it will destroy his legacy. And if there is one thing Obama cares about, it's his legacy.
The part of the left that lives and breathes politics on twitter has pushed candidates to take stands on issues contrary to our best interests. That small subset of hobbyists has an outsized influence as they are posting and reposting all of the outrage de jour. Most candidates, their staff, and the media follow the same or similar twitter posters.
...but that was in another country; And besides, the wench is dead.
Necessary steps in investigating the investigators
The following video by retired Lt. Colonel Anthony "Tony" Shaffer relates his insights into what steps must occur in the proper sequence of investigating the hoaxers and coup plotters and their Russia burdened, anti-Trump frenzied attempt to overturn the 2016 presidential election.
Greeting fellow swampers and those who prefer remaining dry:
In 2018 people stepped up and showed up like never before. Keep it up in 2019. We’ve got a lot of work to do, and I’ll be right there with you. Happy New Year, everybody!
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 1, 2019