Everyone knows the mainstream media are in the bag for the left.
They don’t even pretend to be non-partisan anymore.
But now one host of “The View” told a ridiculous lie to protect Barack Obama.
The Media Darling
Barack Obama was arguably the first celebrity president.
He was an undistinguished Senator.
In fact, he was absent for several votes in his short stint.
He didn’t do much as a State Senator in Illinois.
Before that he was a community organizer.
That’s a fancy term for leftist agitator.
Community organizers mainly bus people around for protests.
Despite this, the media turned Obama into a rock star.
They acted as if he fell from the sky.
His ties to several radicals such as Bill Ayers — a leftist responsible for dozens of bombings as the leader of the Weather Underground — were ignored.
Obama’s time as a graduate student at Columbia was never examined.
Neither were his grades.
However, he admitted that he “hung out” with socialist types in his college days.
But when he broke away from such radicals is unclear, at best.
The True Obama
Obama’s nondescript past is supposed to be ignored.
Instead everyone is supposed to worship at his altar.
He could do no wrong.
That’s how co-host Sunny Hostin from “The View” sees things.
Hostin first ripped Donald Trump, then praised Obama.
She said, “You know, when you elect a president whose moral values are in the trash, it takes the moral discussion in our country into the trash.”
One wonders if Hostin was singing this tune when Bill Clinton cheated on his wife in the Oval Office, lied about it under oath, and suborned perjury.
She then moved onto Obama and proclaimed, “When Obama was president, we were talking about vegetable gardens. We were talking about the fact that he wore a tan suit. That was the biggest scandal.”
First, Hostin’s statement shows how derelict the media were under Obama.
There was plenty for them to cover.
But they anointed him the nation’s savior and dared not question him.
Second, Obama’s administration was far from scandal-free.
Obama had the “Fast and Furious” scandal that ended up with guns in the hands of drug cartels, and an American border agent killed.
Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress, but Obama used executive privilege to shield him.
The raid on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi happened on Obama’s watch.
Then Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice went on television and lied about the reason for the attack.
Obama jailed dozens of journalists.
He executed drone strikes on U.S. citizens.
He weaponized the IRS against conservative groups.
Obama even targeted a prominent conservative for making a documentary about him.
Those are just a handful of scandals that happened on Obama’s watch.
Hostin must not have been paying attention.
People’s disappointment with Obama and the establishment led directly to the election of Donald Trump.
Trump spoke to the concerns of the people instead of jamming unpopular policies down their throat.
But Obama is back.
He refuses to go away, and now he’s actively campaigning for Democrats.
It’s not uncommon for outgoing presidents to campaign for their successor.
But Obama has been gone for two years.
It’s a bad look for him to come back and undermine Trump.
He even took credit for the economy in a recent speech.
That’s laughable considering the economic recovery under Obama was the slowest in history.
After a recession, it usually takes the economy about two years to recover.
Under Obama, it took over six years.
That’s the impact of his meddlesome policies.
The best thing presidents can do is not screw up the free market.
Trump has cut taxes and regulations to allow the market to do its work.
This has resulted in a growth rate that leftist economists like Paul Krugman thought were impossible.
But Obama was a star, so facts no longer matter.