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“We didn’t have a scandal that embarrassed us,” he said. The former president admitted that his team made mistakes, but no massive screw-ups. He then said, “I know that seems like a low bar,” at which point the audience burst into laughter.

Apparently, Barack Obama gave a “secret” speech at a sports analytics conference at MIT. But he didn’t talk about sports analytics, he talked about himself and how great he is and other progressive bull. Pity the poor attendees at that sports analytics conference.

“We didn’t have a scandal that embarrassed us.” That is because it takes a sense of shame or humiliation to feel embarrassed, and this man has no shame or humility. In case you need a reminder of the scandals that he used to fundamentally transform America and that didn’t embarrass BHO, here is a short list:

  1. Benghazi
  2. Hillary’s private server
  3. Fast and Furious
  4. AG Holder being held in contempt of Congress
  5. Solyndra
  6. Delivering pallets of cash to Iran in the dead of the night
  7. Obamacare “You can keep your doctor”
  8. IRS targeting conservative groups
  9. Bowe Bergdahl
  10. Spying on journalists
  11. Unmasking/spying on political opponents
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  1. Member

    Now he is a narcissist! Full fledge!

    • #1
    • February 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm
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  2. Contributor

    Scott Wilmot: “We didn’t have a scandal that embarrassed us.” That is because it takes a sense of shame or humiliation to feel embarrassed

    Or, at the very least, that your various malfeasances see the light of day.

    • #2
    • February 27, 2018 at 1:10 pm
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  3. Coolidge

    Scott Wilmot:In case you need a reminder of the scandals that he used to fundamentally transform America and that didn’t embarrass BHO, here is a short list:

    1. Benghazi
    2. Hillary’s private server
    3. Fast and Furious
    4. AG Holder being held in contempt of Congress
    5. Solyndra
    6. Delivering pallets of cash to Iran in the dead of the night
    7. Obamacare “You can keep your Doctor”
    8. IRS targeting conservative groups
    9. Bowe Bergdahl
    10. Spying on journalists
    11. Unmasking/spying on political opponents

    That list is, like, so racist.

    • #3
    • February 27, 2018 at 1:11 pm
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  4. Member

    As Paul Simon would say, “Still crazy after all these years.”

    • #4
    • February 27, 2018 at 1:17 pm
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  5. Member

    He is also upset that more than one set of facts are presented to the electorate.

    • #5
    • February 27, 2018 at 1:52 pm
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  6. Coolidge

    PHCheese (View Comment):
    He is also upset that more than one set of facts are presented to the electorate.

    Alternative facts are still facts.

    • #6
    • February 27, 2018 at 2:01 pm
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  7. Member

    Liar. Narcissist. Pig.

    • #7
    • February 27, 2018 at 2:14 pm
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  8. Member

    As you rightly note, the “that embarrassed us” part is far more telling than the speaker likely intended. May I add the fact that there is evidence that BHO himself emailed HRC on the insecure server. A credible case has been made (Andy McCarthy?) that the failure to prosecute Clinton was connected to POTUS involvement. It might have been embarrassing.

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    • February 27, 2018 at 2:20 pm
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  9. Member

    What’s the problem? He’s absolutely right. He’s not embarrassed by any of that. He should be. But he’s not.

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    • February 27, 2018 at 2:37 pm
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  10. Member
    Scott Wilmot Post author

    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    As you rightly note, the “that embarrassed us” part is far more telling than the speaker likely intended. May I add the fact that there is evidence that BHO himself emailed HRC on the insecure server. A credible case has been made (Andy McCarthy?) that the failure to prosecute Clinton was connected to POTUS involvement. It might have been embarrassing.

    To a normal person it would have been a great embarrassment. To BHO and his sycophants it is a mistake that the information got out and a fact to be overlooked.

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    • February 27, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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  11. Member

    I get the point, but there’s still a large set of the population that considers the BH0 administration “scandal-free”. The press did, and continues to do, yeoman’s work carrying water for this guy. And he’s still an enigma. We know more about Joe the Plumber than we really know about 0. We probably know less than that about The 0ne, since 0’s “autobiographies” (who writes one autobiography, let alone two, before accomplishing anything?!?) are either almost certainly ghostwritten or outright fabrication. Make him go away, please.

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    • February 27, 2018 at 4:01 pm
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  12. Member

    Whatever he said at MIT surely pales in comparison to what he said about Rashid Khalidi. That was “secret,” too. But the LA Times still carries water for the guy.

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    • February 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm
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  13. Member

    dnewlander (View Comment):
    I get the point, but there’s still a large set of the population that considers the BH0 administration “scandal-free”.

    It’s the only nice thing they can say about him.

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    • February 27, 2018 at 5:12 pm
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  14. Member

    dnewlander (View Comment):
    I get the point, but there’s still a large set of the population that considers the BH0 administration “scandal-free”. The press did, and continues to do, yeoman’s work carrying water for this guy.

    The correct statement would be

    “We didn’t have a scandal that the press used to embarrass us.”

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    • February 27, 2018 at 5:23 pm
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  15. Inactive

    How could there be a scandal when all the reporters and all the politicians are licking his boots? They were too busy with that activity to look up and see what a Marxist really looks like.

    You mention the Iranian cash pallets but he also should be investigated for trying to collude with them to give them nuclear weapons and to deescalate tensions when they consider themselves at war with us. This is treasonous behavior and it should be investigated — it’s already a scandal.

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    • February 27, 2018 at 6:53 pm
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  16. Member

    Don’t forget to add what may become the next program scandal to be getting some light shown on it — the Promise program.

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    • February 27, 2018 at 8:53 pm
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  17. Member

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    dnewlander (View Comment):
    I get the point, but there’s still a large set of the population that considers the BH0 administration “scandal-free”. The press did, and continues to do, yeoman’s work carrying water for this guy.

    The correct statement would be

    “We didn’t have a scandal that the press used to embarrass us.”

    Or,

    “The press didn’t embarrass us by reporting on any of our scandals.”

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    • February 27, 2018 at 10:49 pm
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  18. Member

    I think this investigation IS about the scandal in his administration. He needs to get a TV and turn it to Fox News…..:-)

    PS…..There’s a story on Drudge about how the community organizers in Chicago are rejecting the Obama Library…..there are plenty of good reasons, the biggest I can think of is who needs a reminder encased in a large building of what a lousy administration we had for 8 years.

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    • February 28, 2018 at 6:41 am
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  19. Thatcher

    12. “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”

    • #19
    • February 28, 2018 at 6:48 am
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  20. Member

    Citizen44 strikes again.

    He and his wife–his surrogate–

    must

    be

    Stopped. 

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    • February 28, 2018 at 6:53 am
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    I think this investigation IS about the scandal in his administration. He needs to get a TV and turn it to Fox News…..:-)

    PS…..There’s a story on Drudge about how the community organizers in Chicago are rejecting the Obama Library…..there are plenty of good reasons, the biggest I can think of is who needs a reminder encased in a large building of what a lousy administration we had for 8 years.

    My [admittedly warped] reading of the controversies surrounding the proposed Obama Library is that the Obamas want to radically transform the neighborhood, and the neighborhood doesn’t think it wants to be radically transformed.

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    • February 28, 2018 at 6:59 am
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  22. Member

    Yeah but…none of the stuff you mentioned was reported using the -gate suffix. Isn’t that the criteria for real serious scandals?

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    • February 28, 2018 at 7:00 am
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  23. Contributor

    He is far too arrogant to be capable of embarrassment.

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    • February 28, 2018 at 7:08 am
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  24. Member

    dnewlander (View Comment):
    I get the point, but there’s still a large set of the population that considers the BH0 administration “scandal-free”. The press did, and continues to do, yeoman’s work carrying water for this guy. And he’s still an enigma. We know more about Joe the Plumber than we really know about 0. We probably know less than that about The 0ne, since 0’s “autobiographies” (who writes one autobiography, let alone two, before accomplishing anything?!?) are either almost certainly ghostwritten or outright fabrication. Make him go away, please.

    All media are statists. The statist media. “State sponsored media”.

    “The press is the enemy.” — President Donald Trump. (The RINOs went crazy after he said this, the other day.)

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    • February 28, 2018 at 7:20 am
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  25. Member

    The man is a national treasure. Someone should stuff him (and his lovely wife) in a box and bury it nice and deep for safekeeping.

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    • February 28, 2018 at 7:42 am
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  26. Thatcher

    Nathanael Ferguson (View Comment):
    He is far too arrogant to be capable of embarrassment.

    And they say Trump is arrogant and thin-skinned. Trump can laugh at himself; all the reports of his desperate need for constant approval come from others, their interpretation of his motives – I don’t buy it.

    Obama was the thinnest-skinned guy I’ve seen as President.

    Btw, nice picture there, Nathanael. You’ve got a serious Jonah Goldberg going on there. 😁

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    • February 28, 2018 at 7:52 am
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    My [admittedly warped] reading of the controversies surrounding the proposed Obama Library is that the Obamas want to radically transform the neighborhood, and the neighborhood doesn’t think it wants to be radically transformed.

    Change “neighborhood” to “country” and you’ve succinctly stated my problem with the entire Obama Presidency.

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    • February 28, 2018 at 8:04 am
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    My [admittedly warped] reading of the controversies surrounding the proposed Obama Library is that the Obamas want to radically transform the neighborhood, and the neighborhood doesn’t think it wants to be radically transformed.

    Change “neighborhood” to “country” and you’ve succinctly stated my problem with the entire Obama Presidency.

    Exactly. That’s why I find the current controversy so entertaining (in a warped morbid type way).

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    • February 28, 2018 at 9:38 am
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    Scott Wilmot Post author

    These non-embarrassing scandals keep coming to the light of day.

    Samantha Power Lied To My Face

    Kassem Eid, who survived Assad’s bombings, starvation, and chemical weapons attacks:

    Obama admin knew about Assad prison crematoriums & hid evidence because it would have forced them to act vs Syria – and that would’ve gotten in way of their Iran policy

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    • February 28, 2018 at 10:25 am
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  30. Member

    Scott Wilmot:

    • IRS targeting conservative groups
    • Bowe Bergdahl
    • Spying on journalists
    • Unmasking/spying on political opponents

    12. I will have more flexibility after the election.

    13. Jeremiah Wright

    14. And we still wait for someone to buy the LA Times so we can see the the Rashid Khalidi tape

    • #30
    • February 28, 2018 at 11:10 am
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