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May 15, 2023

Biden, Obama, and the ‘Scandal-Free’ Years

We haven’t heard a whisper from Joe Biden’s old boss in months, and the reason for it is obvious.

Anyone seen Barack Obama lately? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

We here at The Patriot Post have hardly mentioned the guy’s name since just before the 2022 election, when he was doling out advice to his fellow Democrats, telling them not to be “buzzkills” and such.

We ask because we think he’s got some ‘splaining to do. “Scandal-free” Barack, you see, was the guy who selected Joe Biden to be his vice president — and then allowed the Big Guy to preside over an elaborate and lucrative influence-peddling operation right out of the White House. Just ask the Chinese. Or the Ukrainians. Or the Romanians.

Obama, of course, was also the same guy who shamelessly wrote in the most recent of his three — count 'em, three! — memoirs: “Without exception, we avoided scandal. I’d made clear at the start of my administration that I’d have zero-tolerance for ethical lapses, and people who had a problem with that didn’t join us in the first place.”

An aside about those three memoirs: In all, our 44th president has written more than 1,500 pages about His Excellence. If you’re keeping track, that’s 400 pages more than Tolstoy’s War and Peace. And the guy is clearly becoming more loquacious with age, as his most recent nod to narcissism, A Promised Land, which lists for $45.00 but can be had for a more properly priced $1.80 on Amazon, checks in at a boat-anchoring, narcolepsy-inducing 768 pages.

Our point is the guy loves to talk about himself. He always has. But he’s been strangely silent since it became clear that the first executive decision he made in his life was to select a corrupt and deceitful backslapper as his veep.

Last week, our Nate Jackson posed the beginning of a metaphysical question: If a Biden Corruption Bombshell Drops in a Leftmedia Forest…

Well, what if? And the answer is, They’d focus on the dubious indictment of a GOP back-bencher named George Santos rather than the mountain of evidence that’s piling up against not only Hunter Biden but Joe Biden as well.

As Congressman James Comer said, Obama knew “what Joe Biden was doing the last year of his vice presidency,” but he chose to ignore it. “He knew his son [Hunter Biden] was no good, and he knew this was nothing but a political liability not just for our country, not just for the Democrat Party, but for Obama’s legacy.”

Indeed, where has the media been during all this? Why haven’t they beaten a path to Barack’s oceanfront home there on Martha’s Vineyard? Or his oceanfront home there in Hawaii? Why, it’s as if they’re afraid to ask him a simple question about his second-in-command: What did you know and when did you know it?

The answer is important, because unless he can somehow thread a needle of plausible deniability, Barack Obama will expose himself as either complicit in the corruption or utterly asleep at the switch. It’s one or the other.

Florida Republican Congressman Byron Donalds is practically begging the media to do its job: “You guys in the press, this is easy pickings. This is Pulitzer Prize stuff,” he implored.

Of course, The New York Times and The Washington Post are too busy admiring the Pulitzers they got for their holier-than-Swiss-cheese reporting on the Russia collusion hoax.

To this point, the Times’s recent and laughable headline, the one it pushed out in the wake of House Republicans’ efforts to lay out the influence-peddling case against the Biden Crime Family, is telling: “House Republican Report Finds No Evidence of Wrongdoing by President Biden.”

Why would the Times print something so gymnastically preposterous? Because its scribes know that to impugn Joe Biden is to impugn the presidency of Barack Obama. And to do that would cause a mutiny among the Obama-worshipping leftists in their newsroom.

It’s rich, isn’t it? Obama is the same guy who oversaw the greatest political corruption scandal in American history — the fake, phony, fraudulent “Russia collusion” hoax that allowed his administration to weaponize the Department of Justice and our nation’s intelligence services to spy on then-candidate Trump and continue to spy on him and his team after they’d taken office.

The same guy who sicced the IRS, DOJ, FBI, ATF, and OSHA on private American citizens, trampling on their rights for the sole purpose of intimidating and thereby suppressing his political opposition.

Yep, the same guy who was once caught on a hot mic whispering sweet nothings into then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s ear about how he’d be better able to compromise our national security and betray our NATO allies on missile defense as soon as he got through his 2012 reelection campaign. “This is my last election,” he quietly told Medvedev, stressing the importance of being able to look tough until after the American people had cast their ballots. “After my election, I have more flexibility.”

The same guy who had the nerve to call Donald Trump a “corrupt motherf***er.”

The same guy whose “scandal-free” administration we’ve called out again and again. And now, conveniently, the corruption cat has his tongue.

At the very least, some intrepid journalistic outlier needs to get Obama on the record about his vice president’s audacious influence-peddling operation, even if only to have him pull a predictable Sergeant Schultz: “I know nothing, nothing.”

Barack Obama knows something, though. And his silence is deafening.

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