~ David Harsanyi
Just because the media didn't cover the Obama scandals does not mean they did not exist. In actuality, the Obama administration presided over numerous scandals, all of which were soft-pedaled by an adoring media that quickly swept them under the news rug and galloped on to the next story, hoping none of us would notice.
(Memo to Media: We did notice. That's why Trump is now president.)
The Obama scandals are quite extensive, and they impacted the country far more than President Trump's daily tweets. Trump's tweets, as ubiquitous, tasteless, and often inane as they are, still unfailingly manage to shock the waiting reporters, who spend hours analyzing each word while ignoring the positive nationwide effects of tax cuts, a robust economy, and low unemployment.
What are the Obama scandals? Below is a partial list:
- Fast and Furious gun-walking
- Solyndra subsidies
- IRS targeting of conservative groups
- Black Panthers intimidating voters at the Philadelphia polls on Election Day
- The VA's phony waiting lists
- Spying on reporter James Rosen, among others
- Cartons of cash flown to a terrorist state to pay for a hostage
- The Clinton email server (that Obama learned about "in the papers." Sure he did.)
In fairness, flip the situations around. Imagine the outcry if Donald Trump had run guns to Mexico and one of our Border Patrol agents was murdered by one of those guns? What would the media reaction be if Trump gave away hundreds of millions of dollars to "stimulate" a company that ended up bankrupt? What would the outrage be if he had instructed the IRS to target, harass, and block liberal 503c organizations?
Keep going. Work your way through the list and tell me President Trump wouldn't be a pile of fried hash if he had done even one of those things. Yet Barack Obama, with his usual pompous arrogance, is allowed by the complicit media to boast that he "didn't have scandals."
Obama had more scandals than do most presidents. The only missing element in Obama's scandals is the media coverage.