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Mueller's report looks bad for Obama (opinion) - CNN
(CNN)The partisan warfare over the Mueller report will rage, but one thing cannot be denied: Former President Barack Obama looks just plain bad. On his watch, the Russians meddled in our democracy while his administration did nothing about it.
The Mueller report flatly states that Russia began interfering in American democracy in 2014. Over the next couple of years, the effort blossomed into a robust attempt to interfere in our 2016 presidential election. The Obama administration knew this was going on and yet did nothing. In 2016, Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice told her staff to "stand down" and "knock it off" as they drew up plans to "strike back" against the Russians, according to an account from Michael Isikoff and David Corn in their book "Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump".
Why did Obama go soft on Russia? My opinion is that it was because he was singularly focused on the nuclear deal with Iran. Obama wanted Putin in the deal, and to stand up to him on election interference would have, in Obama's estimation, upset that negotiation. This turned out to be a disastrous policy decision.
Obama's supporters claim he did stand up to Russia by deploying sanctions after the election to punish them for their actions. But, Obama, according to the Washington Post, "approved a modest package... with economic sanctions so narrowly targeted that even those who helped design them describe their impact as largely symbolic." In other words, a toothless response to a serious incursion.
conspiracy  crime  DOJ  election  FBI  gov2.0  legal  mueller  politics  report  russia  special_counsel  trump  obama 
17 hours ago by rgl7194
Newsweek Goes Right Along With Obama Plugging His Fake Basketball Career
Newsweek Goes Right Along With Obama Plugging His Fake Basketball Career
obama  Press 
5 days ago by pjkart
The War on Us – Art Johnson – Medium
Obama dropped on average a total of 3 bombs an hour for his entire 8 year tenure. That’s 210, 240 bombs, there’s not that many terrorists! Who are we still fighting? He was the only US president in history to be at war for two consecutive terms.
obama  war  racket  idiots 
9 days ago by hellsten
Barack Obama represents the old Democratic party | Bhaskar Sunkara | Opinion | The Guardian
Obama says that “if you skip too many steps you end up having bad outcomes”, but we’re now seeing what happens when you go into a negotiation – like he did with the health insurance companies – with an already compromised position. Bernie says “Medicare for All” and he means it, but even if you only wanted a public option, wouldn’t that be a better position to start from anyway?
obama  incrementalism  bernie2020 
11 days ago by jstenner

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