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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

How Obama Runs A Squeaky-Clean White House

The White House under Obama has avoided big scandals, despite GOP claims to the contrary. Jonathan Alter writes in his new column, “The Obama Miracle: A White House Free Of Scandal”:

President Barack Obama goes into 2012 with a weak economy that may doom his reelection. But he has one asset that hasn’t received much attention: He’s honest.

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  • angryspittle

    The great scandal of this administration has been his sellout to Wall St. and the betrayal of the trust the people placed in him to bring real change from 8 horrible years of the Bush misadministration. He has actually pursued and expanded some of the more egregious abuses of the previous gang of thugs and thieves who drove the country into disastrous wars and plundered the treasury for their own benefit.

  • sotto voce

    The article carefully avoids any mention of the elephant in the room: Fast and Furious. And excusing Solyndra as poor decision making totally ignores the fact that one of Solyndra’s investors is an Oklahoma billionaire who was a major bundler for Obama’s 2008 campaign. The Solyndra loan guarantee was fast-tracked despite urgent warnings from Obama’s own administration of the company’s imminent collapse, and when it did fail bankruptcy rules were changed to put private investors ahead of the taxpayers whose stimulus dollars were wasted on Solyndra. The whole mess reeks of cronyism and illegality.

    Angryspittle does have one point: Obama’s cozy relationship with Wall Street. What makes that even more disgusting is his hypocritical demonizing of those evil “millionaires and billionaires” while he eagerly rakes in their campaign cash. Saying Obama has personal integrity would be laughable if it weren’t so breathtakingly dishonest.

    I’m on this site because I received an email link, but after reading this blog and looking over your list of editorial writers I’m opting out. I don’t know who your backers are, but I have my suspicions. I’m not wasting my time wading through any more dishonest articles like this one.