Biden's claim that Obama was 'scandal free' debunked

Saturday, April 27, 2019
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

Biden announcementA day after officially announcing his candidacy in the 2020 presidential election, former Vice President Joe Biden expressed how proud he was to have served under a “scandal-free” Obama administration – a claim widely debunked by conservative news outlets.

Not surprisingly – according to Biden – former President Barack Obama also patted himself on the back for the same highly contested claim that his two terms as president were scandal-free.

"I'm incredibly proud to have served with him, [and] the thing I'm proudest of is, we, coincidentally, were each in a different part of the country and we were each talking to groups of people that were being televised and at the same day, purely coincidentally, we were asked, ‘What are you proudest of from your administration?’” Biden shared with The View Host Joy Behar, according to the Washington Examiner. “You know what I said – he said the same thing as I did – not one single whisper of scandal."

The leftist host responded by heaping on more praise for the 44th president. "I know,“ Behar agreed. “He's amazing."

Skepticism about the timing and spontaneity of the easily refuted claim was brought up by the conservative media. “Interestingly enough, co-host Joy Behar also claimed earlier this month that the Obama administration was scandal-free,” TheBlaze pointed out.

Grounding Obama back in reality

Without spending much thought or time digging up numerous scandals during former President Barack Obama’s two terms – scandals that the left-leaning mainstream media endeavored diligently to cover up – the conservative media was more than happy to provide lists of scandals that Democrats and the liberal media would just assume leave buried.

Here is an abbreviated list of Obama scandals provided by TheBlaze – ones that much of the mainstream media has not resurfaced as it plays along with the “scandal-free” leftist narrative.

  • [Operation] Fast and Furious program [provided guns to Mexican drug cartels that were used to kill Americans agents]
  • Behghazi attack [State Dept. ignored and covered up pleas for help]
  • IRS targeting conservative [501(c)3 nonprofit] groups
  • Wiretapping journalists
  • Solyndra subsidies [pouring taxpayer money into sinking Green investments]
  • Chicago hospital with Obama ties
  • Veterans’ [secret] waiting list [while those who gave their lives for the country died without seeing a doctor]
  • GSA spending spree
  • Guantanamo Bay lies [putting notorious Islamic terrorists back on battle field]

Additional major blemishes on Obama’s presidential record were offered by the Washington Examiner:

  • Ignoring Hezbollah drug-running
  • Trading five Taliban prisoners for Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
  • Mass domestic spying by the NSA
  • DOJ investigation of journalists
  • Mocking Mitt Romney for sounding the alarm on Russia
  • Calling ISIS the "JV Team"
  • Iran Deal "echo chamber"
  • Possible FISA abuse at DOJ/FBI

The lists don’t include Obama’s signature health care plan, Obamacare, which unconstitutionally forced American citizens to pay for something (health insurance) that they did not want. Another major scandal not included on the list was Obama’s funding of Pay-to-Slay through the Palestinian Authority (P.A.), which co-leads the Palestinian territory with the internationally recognized Islamic terrorist group, Hamas. The bloody program pays cash to families of Palestinian jihadists for murdering Jewish Israelis through suicide attacks and other brutal means.

Social media users chime in …

Countering Biden’s false claim, more scandals were brought up on social media, such as this one listing some more off on Twitter:

“If Obama didn't have ‘one single whisper of scandal,’ explain this:”

  • “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor”
  • “Spying on Trump's campaign”
  • “Hillary's private server”
  • “VA abuse”

— Bradley Byrne (@BradleyByrne) April 26, 2019

Another Twitter user aired his frustration over Biden’s latest campaign propaganda.

“#Joe2020 is correct – four dead Americans in Benghazi was not a scandal – it was a national disgrace,” Mike Opelka tweeted Friday. RIP Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA operatives, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.”

Another tweet likened the propaganda used by Biden and Obama to a quote from Adolf Hitler when he deluded the masses to come under his fascist Nazi regime.

“This is literal propaganda from the Obama administration,” Jon Miller tweeted Friday. “It was plagued by scandal. That is why they feel the need to say it so much: ‘If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.’"

Why no Obama endorsement?

Biden also attempted to provide excuses as to why his former running mate, Obama, did not give his presidential campaign his endorsement.

“On The View, Biden also expanded on his declaration that he asked former President Obama not to endorse him during his campaign run,” Fox News reported. “He first told reporters of the news on Thursday, saying that ‘whoever wins this nomination should win it in on their own merits.’"

He extrapolated further on his explanation for Obama’s lack of endorsement.

“[I didn't want it to appear that Obama was] putting his thumb on the scale," Biden insisted in his Friday interview, according to Fox. "I'm going to do this based off of who I am – not by the president going out and saying, 'This is the guy you should be with.'"

Addressing touching problems …

During his Friday interview, Biden was also asked about allegations by several women who said he inappropriately touched them.

"Are you sorry for what you did?” The View Co-host Sunny Hostin pressed Biden, according to Fox News. “Are you prepared to apologize to those women?"

He ultimately evaded answering the question by excusing his behavior – despite how it was taken by various women.

“Biden – who has insisted that he's a hugger and that he never had any nefarious intentions with any of the women who said that they felt odd around him – answered that he would simply try to be more aware,” Fox News’ Anna Hopkins recounted.

He attempted to justify his touching by euphemizing it is as merely “listening to and understanding what people are going through and what they’re concerned about,” but he conceded that, “I have to be more careful.”

"I'm really sorry if what I did in talking to [the women] or trying to console – that they took it a different way,” Biden told Hostin. “I'm sorry this happened. I'm not sorry in the sense that I think I did anything that was intentionally designed to do anything wrong or be inappropriate."

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