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Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Throughout the past week, revelations regarding the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups, the Department of Justice’s decision to subpoena the phone records of over 100 Associated Press journalists, and the Republican Party’s continued obsession with a supposed cover-up in Benghazi have left President Barack Obama on the defensive. As a result, many in the media are speculating that the president has been fatally wounded politically, and Republicans are openly discussing impeachment.

This is not the first time they have predicted Obama’s demise, however. In fact, the president’s four-plus years in office have been littered with “bombshells” that were supposed to destroy his credibility, only to land with a thud when presented to the American public.

Here are five “scandals” that were supposed to destroy President Obama.

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  • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

    Between Darryl Issa and Donald Trump, America continues to be entertained by Republicans seeking to destroy this country and the Presidency.

    • RobertCHastings

      They don’t want to destroy the presidency, just the current sitting president.

      • Before he destroys the nation.

        • RobertCHastings

          If W was unable to do it with everything he did, I question your assertion that Obama will. After all,the large majority of the presidential powers under which Obama acts were in placelong before he became president.

        • Caribou “FIRED” Barbie™

          You guys have been saying since day one.

          • False Dichotomy

            Well, Obama already basically destroyed the US economy. Retroactively. Magically. Somehow. I guess…

          • Caribou “FIRED” Barbie™

            How so? Did you read the housing sales stats today? You’re a liar.

          • False Dichotomy

            “Retroactively. Magically. Somehow. I guess…”

            Gee… not sure how I could have been any more sarcastic. Or any more obvious.

            Keep up the good work…

        • False Dichotomy



          Good god, already… Haven’t all of you f*cking brainwashed, mindless, blind-partisan drones done enough damage to what very little remains of the once-respectable, once-credible Republican Party and genuine, rational, moderate conservatism?


    • Citizen G

      no, the president is destroying the country.

  • Lucien

    Truth must and always will prevail. If Obama is being targeted to deliberately destroy him, then beware Republicans what goes around comes around.

    • latebloomingrandma

      The only thing is, the Republicons have so much hidden money behind them.

      • cats33

        Sambo isn’t acting so smug these days. What’s the problem??

        • RobertCHastings

          Oh, gee, such cheap racism. That’s the best you could do?

    • Obama is destroying himself. He’s a tyrannical psychopath with delusions of grandeur.

      • False Dichotomy

        No sh*t, right?! And I can’t believe the stupid f*ck is going to GET AWAY with causing the senseless slaughter of 5,000 American soldiers and pissing away of several TRILLIONS of borrowed and taxpayer dollars by deceiving and recklessly railroading the country into a g*ddamned disastrous, epic blunder of a foreign policy, invading and occupying the wrong f*cking country, without justification. He and his entire cabal should be tried for high crimes and even treason.

      • Gene Burke

        So you wish. Republicans have always tried to make something out of nothing. Tell lies over and over hoping it will stick. Having national health care will be good for the country. Having everyone paying into Health Care and holding cost on run away meds. is the only smart way to go. The rest of the world is not wrong. They have better Health Care and their people live longer. Is that what you want,everyone to die young so there will not be anyone drawing Social Security. I am 70 years old and have been watching politics since 16. You don’t fool me at all.

  • read the brain dead dumbocarts!

    • False Dichotomy

      Geez… a lot of bald/gray hair for a f*cking 2-year-old…

  • RobertCHastings

    Hell, the no-bid contracts Halliburton got for “rebuilding” and security in Iraq should have been enough to sink Bush and Cheney. Then, of course,there was the one about WMD; then the outing of a covert agent, then the personal escort afforded OBL’s family out of the US after 9/11; and on and on and on. He should have taken at least two Supreme Court Justices down with him in the Gore v Bush debacle in 2000.

    • You must be upset that Obama has no bid contracts with Haliburton. Or were you not aware.

      • RobertCHastings

        I searched it on and, two reliable and true sources, and was unable to find verification. However, the sites that DO verify your claim are, at best, disingenuous, and, at worst, just outright lies in an attempt to besmirch the president.

      • Nosh_72

        Lie recently??? Or just delusional? I guess sources do matter except for Repubs.

  • They have been doing this to Obama since day 1. First it was to make him a one term president and when they didn’t succeed at that, their next agenda is to destroy and ruin his 2nd term and his LEGACY. This is all for ONE reason, not because he is a Dem., not because he is not worthy of the job, but because he is BLACK. The CANNOT accept the fact that a black man won twice over the old white guy and it really eats at them like a cancer that he lives in “THEIR” WHITE HOUSE. They just can’t stand it so now their agenda is to ruin him, They will never succeed in doing so as Obama has twice the brains, class, and character of any one of those assholes.

    • plc97477

      I think we could almost say he has more brains, class and character than all of them put together.

    • Citizen G

      bull ship. he wouldn’t have been elected if it weren’t for the 38% white vote. but then again he wouldn’t have been elected if it weren’t for the 93% black vote…you want to make this about race? he’s a fool and a failure as president.

      agenda is to ruin him? ruin what? what has he done?

      brains, class and character. that’s rich.