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Posted 09 September 2018 - 03:15 PM

Dick Durbin: Obama Had 8 Years Without A Major Scandal

‘Every presidency does’

GrabienNews
Sep 9, 2018

*snip video*

CHUCK TODD: What concerns you more, that there’s an unelected cabal or the reports that come out from these anonymous sources. I mean, doesn’t the President deserve to have a staff that doesn’t, not just disparage him this way at times, but stops him from actually doing the job that he believes he was elected to do?

SEN. DICK DURBIN: Well, of course. But you have to ask yourself, “What kind of circumstances in the White House would even give rise to this possibility?” Under President Obama, eight years without an indictment, eight years without a major scandal. You know, they had their problems. Every presidency does. But nothing that went to the heart of the question about whether we have a dysfunctional White House. And if we do, it’s inescapable that the President bears responsibility. He’s the one who gathered this team. He’s the one who tries to keep them together, and yet there is genuine fear, obviously, among some of them that his behavior is going to result in some terrible things for America.

RELATED: A Complete Guide to the Scandals of the Obama Administration

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 04:17 PM

View PostLiz, on 09 September 2018 - 03:15 PM, said:



Holy <censored>!
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 04:37 PM

How 'bout we skip the B.S. and say Obama's presidency was one continuous scandal. When did the country become entrenched with 300 sanctuaries for Illegals? We all remember buses leaving the border full of Illegals with no destination given, a presidency that added more to the nation's debt than all other presidents combined, the line in sand that Assad ignored resulting in 400,000+ dead Syrians as well as millions of migrants spread out all over Europe. Obamacare, military sequestration, Iran nuke deal. Wake up Durbin, the nightmare was real even if you did sleep through it.

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 04:52 PM

View PostNatural Selection, on 09 September 2018 - 04:17 PM, said:

Holy <censored>!

You could say that again! 778 items. Durbin thinks 778 = 0.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 05:19 PM

I'm still holding to the belief (hope) that more will be coming out in the near future.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 05:23 PM

Durbin is on drugs.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 05:34 PM

18 Major Scandals in Obama’s ‘Scandal-Free’ Presidency

Breitbart.com

By John Hayward 2 Jan 2017



The great “stimulus” heist:
Obama seems to think nobody will remember he grabbed almost a trillion dollars for “stimulus” spending, created virtually zero private-sector jobs with it, allowed a great deal of the money to vanish into thin air, and spent the rest of his presidency complaining that he needed hundreds of billions more to repair roads and bridges.

<snip>

Operation Fast and Furious:
Obama partisans seem to think any given example of abuse or ineptitude by their man stopped being a “scandal” the moment it seemed clear he wouldn’t be impeached over it. Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration’s insane program to use American gun dealers and straw purchasers to arm Mexican drug lords, is a scandal with a huge body count, prominently including Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata, plus hundreds of Mexican citizens. Agent Terry’s family certainly thinks it qualifies as a scandal.

<snip>

Eric Holder held in contempt of Congress:
This was a result of Operation Fast and Furious, but it merits distinction as a separate scandal in its own right. Holder was the first sitting member of a president’s cabinet in the history of the United States to be held in contempt of Congress.

<snip>

ObamaCare: Everything about ObamaCare is a scandal, from the President’s incessant lies about keeping your old plan if you liked it, to Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s “we need to pass it to find out what’s in it” dereliction of Congressional duty.

<snip>

Spying on journalists:
Establishment media came about as close to falling out of love with Barack Obama as ever when his administration was caught spying on journalists.

<snip>

The IRS scandal: The selective targeting of conservative groups by a politicized Internal Revenue Service was a scandal grenade Democrats and their media pals somehow managed to smother, even though the story began with the IRS admitting wrongdoing.

<snip>

Benghazi:
This is the clearest example of Obama and his supporters thinking all of his pre-2012 scandals ceased to exist the moment he won re-election. Benghazi has been investigated extensively, and argued about passionately, since the night of September 11, 2012. Nothing can change the absolute fact that the Obama administration’s story for the first few weeks after the attack was false, and they knew it was false. They spun a phony story to buy themselves a little time during a presidential election campaign, and it worked.

<snip>

Hillary Clinton’s secret server: While we’re on the subject of Hillary Clinton, her secret email server is an Obama scandal, too. She perpetrated her email offenses while working as his Secretary of State, and contrary to Obama’s false assertions, he knew about it.

<snip>

The Pigford scandal: Named after a landmark lawsuit from the Bill Clinton era, the abuse of a program meant to compensate minority farmers for racial discrimination exploded under Obama. After years of left-wing attacks on Andrew Breitbart for daring to speak up about the scandal, the mainstream media – no less than the New York Times – finally admitted his critique of the program was accurate in 2013.

<snip>

NSA spying scandal: Opinions about the nature and intensity of this scandal vary wildly across the political spectrum, but there’s no doubt that Edward Snowden’s pilfering of sensitive National Security Agency data was a debacle that damaged national security. We had the ghastly spectacle of Attorney General Holder thanking Snowden for performing a public service by exposing surveillance programs Holder’s own administration didn’t want to talk about.

<snip>

Bowe Bergdahl: Bergdahl’s ultimate fate rests in the hands of a military court (unless Obama pardons him) but no verdict can erase the scandalous way this administration conducted the prisoner swap that freed him from the Taliban and its allies. Many lies were told, the law was flouted, a deal of questionable wisdom was struck with his captors, and outraged Americans demanded recognition for the soldiers who died searching for Bergdahl after he abandoned his post.

<snip>

Iran nuclear deal and ransom payment: Everything about Obama’s dealings with Iran has been scandalous, beginning with his silence while the Green Revolution was brutally put down by the mullahs in 2009. The Iran nuclear deal was pushed with lies and media manipulation. The infamous pallet of cash that wasn’t a ransom has become symbolic of Obama’s mendacity and penchant for breaking the rules, when he thinks following them is too much trouble.

<snip>

Polluting the Colorado river: The Environmental Protection Agency managed to turn the Colorado River orange under this greenest of green Presidents. Of course there was a cover-up. Would you expect anything less from this “transparent” administration?

<snip>

The GSA scandal: The General Services Administration was caught wasting ridiculous amounts of taxpayer money on lavish parties and silly projects. Heroic efforts to resist accountability were made, leaving puzzled observers to ask what it took to get fired from government employment under Barack Obama. (Alas, it was hardly the last time that question would be asked.) Oh, and of course there was a cover-up from the Most Scandal-Free Administration Ever.

<snip>

The VA death-list scandal: The Department of Veterans Affairs has long been troubled, but the big scandals broke on Obama’s watch, most infamously the secret death lists veterans were put on while executives handed in phony status reports and signed themselves up for big bonuses. Obama was more interested in spinning the news and minimizing his political exposure than addressing problems; in few areas outside ObamaCare has his rhetoric been more hollow, his promises more meaningless.


Solyndra:
The marquee green energy scandal wrote “crony capitalism” into the American political lexicon, as corners were cut and protocols ignored to shovel billions of taxpayer dollars at companies with absurdly unrealistic business models. President Obama’s ability to pick bad investments was remarkable. Luckily for him, American taxpayers covered his losses.

Secret Service gone wild: The Obama years saw one scandal after another hit the Secret Service, from agents going wild with hookers in Columbia, to a fence jumper penetrating the White House, and tipsy Secret Service officials driving their car into a security barrier.

Shutdown theater:
Obama hit the American people hard during the great government shutdown crisis of 2013, doing everything he could to make American citizens feel maximum pain – from using “Barry-cades” to keep war veterans away from their memorials, to releasing illegal alien criminals from detention centers. It was an infuriating lesson for voters in how every dollar they get from government is a dollar that can be used against them, when they are impudent enough to demand spending restraint.


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Posted 09 September 2018 - 05:37 PM

View PostLiz, on 09 September 2018 - 03:15 PM, said:

Dick Durbin: Obama Had 8 Years Without A Major Scandal


RELATED: A Complete Guide to the Scandals of the Obama Administration

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Dick Durbin is one ginormous shameless bald faced pathological LIAR.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 06:07 PM

The right watchman is on the lookout!

Liberals have been saying this for years and it drives me crazy. Actually, Senator Dumbin, there were plenty of scandals during the Obama years. The media just did not report on them extensively, if at all.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 06:16 PM

If a scandal hits the White House and no one in the press reports on it, does it make a sound?

If the press had treated Obama the way they treat Trump he would have been impeached, for good cause, years ago. You wouldn't have to make up fever swamp dream level inanity unlike they do with Trump. I'm sure there are chefs out there in Leftist areas who think Trump should be impeached for liking his steak well done.

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 06:59 PM

You know, they don’t even try to hide the bs anymore.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 07:02 PM

Durbin has been in public office since 1983 and accomplished nothing positive for America
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 08:19 PM

His turban is wrapped too tight.
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 01:34 AM

Dick lives up to his name.

Isn't he the same guy who said a billion dollars isn't much money?

( of course it ain't when it belongs to someone else and you're throwing it away!)
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 02:35 AM

View PostNatural Selection, on 09 September 2018 - 04:17 PM, said:

Holy <censored>!


You don't understand the libs don't consider all these major scandals, now Trump drinking Coca-Cola, two dips of ice cream and throwing a whole sack of food to the fish, just like the Japenese PM did. now, these to the libs are major scandals.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 09:06 AM

View Postdonsaliman, on 10 September 2018 - 02:35 AM, said:

You don't understand the libs don't consider all these major scandals, now Trump drinking Coca-Cola, two dips of ice cream and throwing a whole sack of food to the fish, just like the Japenese PM did. now, these to the libs are major scandals.


Good God, anyone who has ever taken care of Goldfish knows they can chow down. Large Goldfish can really gobble the Fish Chow, Koi are essentially monstrous Gold Fish and if they where human could be Olympic eaters. There are plenty of things about Trump I do not care for and even find questionable to down right wrong. BUT, you take the good with the bad, decide what's really important and matters most. Almost never do you get a total or perfect package. For better or worse everyone has faults and shortcomings, not an excuse for them, just being honest.

Also, I think in this day and age we just know everything about someone and it's much harder to hide anything. Willing to bet if we judged and looked at past Presidents in the exact same we Trump is looked at they wouldn't fare so well. IE Roosevelt died at his Girlfriends house, Kennedy had a revolving door at the White House while he was president, the belief is Lincoln Marriage to Marry Todd was a shotgun wedding. I think entire narratives of some Presidents would change even.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 09:44 AM

View PostLiz, on 09 September 2018 - 03:15 PM, said:

Dick Durbin: Obama Had 8 Years Without A Major Scandal

‘Every presidency does’

GrabienNews
Sep 9, 2018

*snip video*

CHUCK TODD: What concerns you more, that there’s an unelected cabal or the reports that come out from these anonymous sources. I mean, doesn’t the President deserve to have a staff that doesn’t, not just disparage him this way at times, but stops him from actually doing the job that he believes he was elected to do?

SEN. DICK DURBIN: Well, of course. But you have to ask yourself, “What kind of circumstances in the White House would even give rise to this possibility?” Under President Obama, eight years without an indictment, eight years without a major scandal. You know, they had their problems. Every presidency does. But nothing that went to the heart of the question about whether we have a dysfunctional White House. And if we do, it’s inescapable that the President bears responsibility. He’s the one who gathered this team. He’s the one who tries to keep them together, and yet there is genuine fear, obviously, among some of them that his behavior is going to result in some terrible things for America.

RELATED: A Complete Guide to the Scandals of the Obama Administration

Link

From one dirt bag to another.....HA, both are from Illinois!
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 09:45 AM

View PostSeverian, on 09 September 2018 - 08:19 PM, said:

His turban is wrapped too tight.

You beat me to it, LOL!
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 10:09 AM

View PostRock N, on 09 September 2018 - 05:34 PM, said:

18 Major Scandals in Obama's 'Scandal-Free' Presidency

Breitbart.com

By John Hayward 2 Jan 2017



The great "stimulus" heist:
Obama seems to think nobody will remember he grabbed almost a trillion dollars for "stimulus" spending, created virtually zero private-sector jobs with it, allowed a great deal of the money to vanish into thin air, and spent the rest of his presidency complaining that he needed hundreds of billions more to repair roads and bridges.

<snip>

Operation Fast and Furious:
Obama partisans seem to think any given example of abuse or ineptitude by their man stopped being a "scandal" the moment it seemed clear he wouldn't be impeached over it. Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration's insane program to use American gun dealers and straw purchasers to arm Mexican drug lords, is a scandal with a huge body count, prominently including Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata, plus hundreds of Mexican citizens. Agent Terry's family certainly thinks it qualifies as a scandal.

<snip>

Eric Holder held in contempt of Congress:
This was a result of Operation Fast and Furious, but it merits distinction as a separate scandal in its own right. Holder was the first sitting member of a president's cabinet in the history of the United States to be held in contempt of Congress.

<snip>

ObamaCare: Everything about ObamaCare is a scandal, from the President's incessant lies about keeping your old plan if you liked it, to Rep. Nancy Pelosi's "we need to pass it to find out what's in it" dereliction of Congressional duty.

<snip>

Spying on journalists:
Establishment media came about as close to falling out of love with Barack Obama as ever when his administration was caught spying on journalists.

<snip>

The IRS scandal: The selective targeting of conservative groups by a politicized Internal Revenue Service was a scandal grenade Democrats and their media pals somehow managed to smother, even though the story began with the IRS admitting wrongdoing.

<snip>

Benghazi:
This is the clearest example of Obama and his supporters thinking all of his pre-2012 scandals ceased to exist the moment he won re-election. Benghazi has been investigated extensively, and argued about passionately, since the night of September 11, 2012. Nothing can change the absolute fact that the Obama administration's story for the first few weeks after the attack was false, and they knew it was false. They spun a phony story to buy themselves a little time during a presidential election campaign, and it worked.

<snip>

Hillary Clinton's secret server: While we're on the subject of Hillary Clinton, her secret email server is an Obama scandal, too. She perpetrated her email offenses while working as his Secretary of State, and contrary to Obama's false assertions, he knew about it.

<snip>

The Pigford scandal: Named after a landmark lawsuit from the Bill Clinton era, the abuse of a program meant to compensate minority farmers for racial discrimination exploded under Obama. After years of left-wing attacks on Andrew Breitbart for daring to speak up about the scandal, the mainstream media – no less than the New York Times – finally admitted his critique of the program was accurate in 2013.

<snip>

NSA spying scandal: Opinions about the nature and intensity of this scandal vary wildly across the political spectrum, but there's no doubt that Edward Snowden's pilfering of sensitive National Security Agency data was a debacle that damaged national security. We had the ghastly spectacle of Attorney General Holder thanking Snowden for performing a public service by exposing surveillance programs Holder's own administration didn't want to talk about.

<snip>

Bowe Bergdahl: Bergdahl's ultimate fate rests in the hands of a military court (unless Obama pardons him) but no verdict can erase the scandalous way this administration conducted the prisoner swap that freed him from the Taliban and its allies. Many lies were told, the law was flouted, a deal of questionable wisdom was struck with his captors, and outraged Americans demanded recognition for the soldiers who died searching for Bergdahl after he abandoned his post.

<snip>

Iran nuclear deal and ransom payment: Everything about Obama's dealings with Iran has been scandalous, beginning with his silence while the Green Revolution was brutally put down by the mullahs in 2009. The Iran nuclear deal was pushed with lies and media manipulation. The infamous pallet of cash that wasn't a ransom has become symbolic of Obama's mendacity and penchant for breaking the rules, when he thinks following them is too much trouble.

<snip>

Polluting the Colorado river: The Environmental Protection Agency managed to turn the Colorado River orange under this greenest of green Presidents. Of course there was a cover-up. Would you expect anything less from this "transparent" administration?

<snip>

The GSA scandal: The General Services Administration was caught wasting ridiculous amounts of taxpayer money on lavish parties and silly projects. Heroic efforts to resist accountability were made, leaving puzzled observers to ask what it took to get fired from government employment under Barack Obama. (Alas, it was hardly the last time that question would be asked.) Oh, and of course there was a cover-up from the Most Scandal-Free Administration Ever.

<snip>

The VA death-list scandal: The Department of Veterans Affairs has long been troubled, but the big scandals broke on Obama's watch, most infamously the secret death lists veterans were put on while executives handed in phony status reports and signed themselves up for big bonuses. Obama was more interested in spinning the news and minimizing his political exposure than addressing problems; in few areas outside ObamaCare has his rhetoric been more hollow, his promises more meaningless.


Solyndra:
The marquee green energy scandal wrote "crony capitalism" into the American political lexicon, as corners were cut and protocols ignored to shovel billions of taxpayer dollars at companies with absurdly unrealistic business models. President Obama's ability to pick bad investments was remarkable. Luckily for him, American taxpayers covered his losses.

Secret Service gone wild: The Obama years saw one scandal after another hit the Secret Service, from agents going wild with hookers in Columbia, to a fence jumper penetrating the White House, and tipsy Secret Service officials driving their car into a security barrier.

Shutdown theater:
Obama hit the American people hard during the great government shutdown crisis of 2013, doing everything he could to make American citizens feel maximum pain – from using "Barry-cades" to keep war veterans away from their memorials, to releasing illegal alien criminals from detention centers. It was an infuriating lesson for voters in how every dollar they get from government is a dollar that can be used against them, when they are impudent enough to demand spending restraint.


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Reading the two year old comments after this article shows what everyone knew:
https://c.disquscdn.com/uploads/users/15378/5706/avatar92.jpg?1489194409 I Am Deplorable Jason JD2 years ago I have a feeling 0 isn't going to fade off anywhere. He will be just like a STD. He'll keep coming back.


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 12:37 PM

View PostUSNRETWIFE, on 10 September 2018 - 09:45 AM, said:

View PostSeverian, on 09 September 2018 - 08:19 PM, said:

His turban is wrapped too tight.


You beat me to it, LOL!


Durbin's Urban Turban is Disturbin'.

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