Aftereffects of the Obama Presidency

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Aftereffects of the Obama Presidency

[cap­tion id=“attachment_112933” align=“aligncenter” width=“300”] Mon­day morn­ing again[/caption]

Like a Two-​Year Long Hangover

by baldilocks

Some peo­ple think that we should leave For­mer Pres­i­dent Obama alone, since he’s not pres­i­dent any­more. Prob­lem is he and his min­ions won’t leave us alone.

First, there he is in Brazil — the for­mer POTUS — lying about Amer­i­can gun laws.

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama said the United States’ gun laws “don’t make much sense” and claimed any­body “can buy machine guns” while speak­ing at VTEX Day 2019 in Brazil.

Some of you may be aware our gun laws in the United States don’t make much sense. Any­body can buy any weapon any time. With­out much, if any, reg­u­la­tion, they can buy it over the Inter­net, they can buy machine guns,” Obama told the audience.

It’s hard, how­ever, to get too worked up about BHO’s whop­pers. After all, his lips are mov­ing. And, in fair­ness George W. Bush set the prece­dent for for­mer POTUSes lying about/​criticizing his coun­try on for­eign soil.

But, then there’s this.

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump said on Thurs­day that John Kerry “should be pros­e­cuted” for allegedly vio­lat­ing the Logan Act through his con­ver­sa­tions with Iran, esca­lat­ing a feud between his admin­is­tra­tion and the for­mer [Obama-​appointed] sec­re­tary of State.

John Kerry vio­lated the Logan Act,” Trump said dur­ing a White House press avail­abil­ity. “He’s talk­ing to Iran and has has many meet­ings and many phone calls and he’s telling them what to do. That is total vio­la­tion of the Logan Act.”

Kerry spokesperson’s response amounted to “we will do what we want since we are the pro­fes­sion­als and we know how to do this bet­ter than you do, Philistine.”

And it seem that other for­mer Obama offi­cials are intent on inter­fer­ing in rela­tions between the US and Iran.

This is what you get when you elect a per­son — BHO — who feels enti­tled to his ele­va­tion and, iron­i­cally, feels con­tempt for those he leads. You get all of his “elite” cohorts, flunkies, and pup­peteers who can “see the big­ger pic­ture,” the pic­ture that we rab­ble who would elect some real estate mogul-​reality TV star to office can­not see.

And their big­ger pic­ture always involves more power for them and elites in other coun­tries — Iran’s mul­lahs, for exam­ple — and less for you.

These “elites” won’t let go with­out some … incen­tive. They will have to become con­vinced that let­ting go is in their best interest.

And I am con­vinced that there is a lot of “best inter­est” located in the declas­si­fied files of the Russ­ian Col­lu­sion Investigation.

We spent eight years being afraid of what Obama had in store for us next. I want to see what’s in store for him.

Alter­na­tive: they could all HAVE A SEAT.

No, I don’t think it will hap­pen either.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Fol­low her on Face­book, Twit­ter, MeWe, Gab, and Social Quod­verum.

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Monday morning again

Like a Two-Year Long Hangover

by baldilocks

Some people think that we should leave Former President Obama alone, since he’s not president anymore. Problem is he and his minions won’t leave us alone.

First, there he is in Brazil — the former POTUS — lying about American gun laws.

President Barack Obama said the United States’ gun laws “don’t make much sense” and claimed anybody “can buy machine guns” while speaking at VTEX Day 2019 in Brazil.

“Some of you may be aware our gun laws in the United States don’t make much sense. Anybody can buy any weapon any time. Without much, if any, regulation, they can buy it over the Internet, they can buy machine guns,” Obama told the audience.

It’s hard, however, to get too worked up about BHO’s whoppers. After all, his lips are moving. And, in fairness George W. Bush set the precedent for former POTUSes lying about/criticizing his country on foreign soil.

But, then there’s this.

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that John Kerry “should be prosecuted” for allegedly violating the Logan Act through his conversations with Iran, escalating a feud between his administration and the former [Obama-appointed] secretary of State.

“John Kerry violated the Logan Act,” Trump said during a White House press availability. “He’s talking to Iran and has has many meetings and many phone calls and he’s telling them what to do. That is total violation of the Logan Act.”

Kerry spokesperson’s response amounted to “we will do what we want since we are the professionals and we know how to do this better than you do, Philistine.”

And it seem that other former Obama officials are intent on interfering in relations between the US and Iran.

This is what you get when you elect a person — BHO — who feels entitled to his elevation and, ironically, feels contempt for those he leads. You get all of his “elite” cohorts, flunkies, and puppeteers who can “see the bigger picture,” the picture that we rabble who would elect some real estate mogul-reality TV star to office cannot see.

And their bigger picture always involves more power for them and elites in other countries — Iran’s mullahs, for example — and less for you.

These “elites” won’t let go without some … incentive. They will have to become convinced that letting go is in their best interest.

And I am convinced that there is a lot of “best interest” located in the declassified files of the Russian Collusion Investigation.

We spent eight years being afraid of what Obama had in store for us next. I want to see what’s in store for him.

Alternative: they could all HAVE A SEAT.

No, I don’t think it will happen either.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, MeWe, Gab, and Social Quodverum.

Hit Da Tech Guy Blog’s Tip Jar or hit Juliette’s!