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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

During his eight years in office, Obama avoided legal prosecution, and wasn't investigated by any special counsels, breaking a 36-year stretch that dated back to Watergate.

✔ Barack Obama is the only president since Nixon who didn't have to deal with an independent investigation.
✔ Former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford all faced investigations into their activities or the activities of their associates.
✔ The observation comes as President Donald Trump is under investigation, along with his closest associates, as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

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Former President Barack Obama is the only president since Richard Nixon who didn't have to deal with an independent investigation into his activities or the activities of his family or subordinates...
Facts are stubborn things.

#1 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-24 12:36 PM | Reply

And yet I've seen most on the left here believe Obama was the most targeted and victimized president ever.

Cause he was black.........

#2 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-24 12:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"And yet I've seen most on the left here believe Obama was the most targeted and victimized president ever. "

No other President ever faced anything like the Caucus House conspiracy. They also deprived him of his right to appoint a SC Justice to replace Scalia for over a year.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-24 12:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

"And yet I've seen most on the left here believe Obama was the most targeted and victimized president ever. Cause he was black........." - #2 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-24 12:38 PM

"The single most important think we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president ..."
And...
"We're going to do everything -- and I mean everything we can do -- to kill it, stop it, slow it down, whatever we can."
There's a difference between an independent investigation and political obstruction.

I'm surprised you didn't know that, eb.

#4 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-24 12:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 4

"The single most important think we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president ..."
And...
"We're going to do everything -- and I mean everything we can do -- to kill it, stop it, slow it down, whatever we can."
There's a difference between an independent investigation and political obstruction.
I'm surprised you didn't know that, eb.

#4 | POSTED BY HANS

How does everything you just typed NOT apply to Trump-haters?

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-24 12:51 PM | Reply

"How does everything you just typed NOT apply to Trump-haters?" - #5 | Posted by admitted liar and faux liberal at 2017-10-24 12:51 PM

The quotes I posted in my #4 were from Republican leaders of the Senate and House (respectively).

Oops.

#6 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-24 12:53 PM | Reply

Yes, I know, Hans. Maybe you didn't understand my point.

Progressives are going to do everything they can to try and make Trump a one-term potus.
And they'll do everything they can to obstruct Trump/GOP governance.

How is this different from the anti-Obamamite movement?
How is obstruction, once derided by progressives, now an acceptable tool of progressives?

#7 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-24 01:02 PM | Reply

Still trying to figure out how a guy who knows how to tie his own shoes can be a Trump Lover, Sheep.

Thank God for Velcro, huh?

#8 | Posted by TedBaxter at 2017-10-24 01:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

#8 Obstruction!!

#9 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-24 01:03 PM | Reply

"Progressives are going to do everything they can to try and make Trump a one-term potus." - #7 | Posted by admitted liar and faux liberal at 2017-10-24 01:02 PM

Those progressives are not the Speaker of the House or the Majority Leader in the Senate.

Oops.

#10 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-24 01:05 PM | Reply

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Obstruction of governance doesn't require a leadership post. or a deflection.

Is obstruction of governance an acceptable tactic by the losing minority party?

#11 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-24 01:13 PM | Reply

"Obstruction of governance doesn't require a leadership post..." - #11 | Posted by admitted liar and faux liberal at 2017-10-24 01:13 PM

Goals don't exist in a vacuum, they're linked to capability. source
Oops.

#12 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-24 01:18 PM | Reply

#12 I knew you couldn't answer. I just wanted to confirm it for everyone else.

i.qkme.me

#13 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-24 01:30 PM | Reply

#13 | Posted by admitted liar and faux liberal at 2017-10-24 01:30 PM

I knew you were too stupid to understand my #12.

Now everyone knows.

#14 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-24 01:36 PM | Reply

"President Carter attracted scrutiny when it emerged in 1979 that his family's peanut business had received questionable loans, and that Carter may have used some of that money as campaign funds in 1976."

Oh how times have changed. Now trump can directly pay his own businesses with taxpayer money.

Conservatives; all of you gave us this president. You behavior over 20 years made it happen.

#15 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-24 02:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

How is this different from the anti-Obamamite movement?
How is obstruction, once derided by progressives, now an acceptable tool of progressives?

#7 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

It's called a double standard.

#The Resistance is a thing and Dems are on-board.

Personally, I don't have a problem with it. I expect the opposition party to act like an opposition party.

I do get you pointing out the hypocrisy though.

#16 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-24 03:00 PM | Reply

"#The Resistance is a thing and Dems are on-board." - #16 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-24 03:00 PM

Without pointing to a single thing the Democrats have been successful in resisting since Trump took office.

Nada.

#17 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-24 03:08 PM | Reply

#17 | POSTED BY HANS

How can the dems have stopped anything? Every policy trump has attempted failed between him and the GOP. Trump is his own worst enemy.

#18 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-24 03:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"How can the dems have stopped anything?" - #18 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-24 03:15 PM

Indeed, IndianaJones. Hence my "goals don't exist in a vacuum, they're linked to capability" observation (#12).

But some people need equivalency no matter how ridiculous it is.

"Every policy trump has attempted failed between him and the GOP. Trump is his own worst enemy."

Sad that we have to depend on two or three GOP senators to stop some things.

Meanwhile, Gorsuch gets confirmed, and lower federal court appointees get confirmed.

#19 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-24 03:21 PM | Reply

"The single most important think we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president ..."

That line cracks me up. It's only an issue for you because it was uttered out loud to a reporter.

That's your complaint. He said it out loud.

What doesn't bother you is that it's been the same agenda for the opposition party in congress since George Washington.

#20 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-24 03:25 PM | Reply

"It's only an issue for you because it was uttered out loud to a reporter. "

Sure, the issue isn't a complete abrogation of the responsibility to legislate...

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-24 03:26 PM | Reply

Democrats in Congress have said they would work with Republicans on many issues, right now there is a bipartisan bill to stablilize insurance markets, if would be brought to the floor by Republican leadership it would pass both house of Congress.

#22 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-24 03:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"What doesn't bother you is that it's been the same agenda for the opposition party in congress since George Washington."

No, it hasn't really been the legislative agenda in Congress, except for the few times that Presidents have been impeached.

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-24 03:30 PM | Reply

"Personally, I don't have a problem with it. I expect the opposition party to act like an opposition party."

If you don't have a problem with it, why do you routinely post dire warnings like "Nuking the filibuster will come back to haunt the Dems" and "The way Merrick Garland was denied a hearing was a disgrace."

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-24 03:32 PM | Reply

"Sure, the issue isn't a complete abrogation of the responsibility to legislate..."

not to you

#25 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-24 03:47 PM | Reply

What's the issue to me then?

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-24 03:54 PM | Reply

"It's only an issue for you because it was uttered out loud to a reporter." - #20 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-24 03:25 PM

You think it is an issue for me because you're ignoring the context - and subsequent actions - of the person who made that comment and the other members of his party in leadership roles.

That cracks me up.

"What doesn't bother you is that it's been the same agenda for the opposition party in congress since George Washington."

And, yet, regardless of the political party in control of the Congress and the White House, the majority and minority parties collaborated on the business of the country, sometimes they even compromised in order to get things done.

That's not happening today.

And your failure to acknowledge that cracks me up.

#27 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-24 04:05 PM | Reply

"That's not happening today.

And your failure to acknowledge that cracks me up."

I'm not failing to acknowledge anything. Why make that up? I'm not blind to the lack of compromise and collaboration today.

#28 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-24 04:09 PM | Reply

Facts are stubborn things.

#1 | Posted by Hans

You wouldn't know a fact if it bit you on the *****.

#29 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-24 05:13 PM | Reply

Oops.

#12 | Posted by Hans

Oops what? You trip on your shoe laces?

#30 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-24 05:16 PM | Reply

How can the dems have stopped anything? Every policy trump has attempted failed between him and the GOP. Trump is his own worst enemy.

#18 | Posted by IndianaJones

Wrong peanut breath. His worst enemy is mc cain and flake.

#31 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-24 05:18 PM | Reply

"The single most important think we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president ..."

That is what every party says about the opposition.

#32 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-24 05:20 PM | Reply

I'm not failing to acknowledge anything. Why make that up? I'm not blind to the lack of compromise and collaboration today.

#28 | Posted by eberly

Because that is what libs do.

#33 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-24 05:21 PM | Reply

"That is what every party says about the opposition."

Then make with the quotes of them saying it.

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-24 05:23 PM | Reply

That is what every party says about the opposition.

#32 | POSTED BY SNIPER

And only one party abandoned its actual policy proposals to oppose a president.

www.cc.com

You have to be willfully ignorant to think the democrats and republicans are equals when it comes to partisan obstruction.

#35 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-24 06:39 PM | Reply

You have to be willfully ignorant to think the democrats and republicans are equals when it comes to partisan obstruction.

#35 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES

You come across as suggesting the GOP had an obligation to rubber-stamp Obama's agenda.

#36 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-25 11:02 AM | Reply

You come across as suggesting the GOP had an obligation to rubber-stamp Obama's agenda.

Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-25 11:02 AM | Reply

No but their refusal to work with him on ANYTHING declares them unfit for congress. Even Democrats worked with Dubya.

#37 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-10-25 11:10 AM | Reply

#37

Are you suggesting nothing was passed from 2010 - 2016?

Sequestration was passed and that was a bargain between Obama and Boehner.

Ryan got together with Democrats late in Obama' term to pass a 2-year budget.

I can cite other examples.

The House passed 35 bills co-sponsored by Democrats that Harry Reid wouldn't bring to the floor of the Senate. Is that the GOP's fault too?

#38 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-25 11:18 AM | Reply

Add another to the list;

o'bummer gave russia 20% of our uranium.

#39 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-25 05:24 PM | Reply

Oh, Bummer, Dude!

Don't show this article to Trump. (Like it will ever be shown on Fox News, HA!)

He might crash the Internets with his twittering and get so mad he will probably "accidentally" start a nuclear war or something.

AND by the way... Obama's inaugural crowds were big big BIG! The biggest! Bigger than little Donald's. Bigger than Bigly. Bigger than the Universe!

Ha ha effing ha!

(LOL)

#40 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-25 06:38 PM | Reply

I figured the article would be about Obama's trouser trout.

#41 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-10-25 06:44 PM | Reply

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