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No Fourth Term For Barack Obama

Posted on Sunday, November 5, 2023
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AMAC Exclusive – By David P. Deavel

Former President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the Affordable Care Act at an event with President Joe Biden, Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in the East Room of the White House.

Barack Obama has been sucking up the headlines again for what he’s been saying and doing. The significance of his words and deeds is not actually limited to the particular issues. It’s that they indicate what many have dimly suspected and many others have assumed: he is still running the show. The Biden Administration was his third term—3.5, if you consider how he was the shadowy figure behind so much of the government resistance to President Trump.

It’s good that this truth is being made known. Voters will have to look at Joe Biden—or any Democratic nominee at this point—and ask if they are getting more of the “fundamental transformation” that Barack Obama promised would fill out his promises of “hope and change.” Yesterday, we marked fifteen years since the first black president’s historic victory, yet we know that though America was changed, increased hope played little part in this transformation. We can’t give Obama another term.  

Think I’m exaggerating? Left-wing journalists, noting that Donald Trump has said this, call it  “a stupid idea.”  Yet NBC News reported earlier this week that it was Barack Obama who had been one of the main actors in formulating the policy that went into the Biden executive order on Artificial Intelligence (AI). This executive order has worried many onlookers because its language hints at the possibility of government clampdowns on speech and the enforcement of critical race theory. Assistant Commerce Secretary for Communications and Information Alan Davidson earlier this year said that the goal of AI regulation would include stopping “misinformation, disinformation, or other misleading content.” And in the NBC News report we read that part of Obama’s “approach was to urge industry leaders to consider risks beyond national security, including information integrity, bias and discrimination.”

At the end of the week, a snippet of an interview with the Pod Save America podcast was released (the full interview will come out on Tuesday) in which Obama sonorously intoned how though Hamas’s actions were “horrific,” nonetheless “the occupation and what’s happening to Palestinians” are “unbearable.” Urging Americans to see the “complexity” in the situation, he spoke about how all, including himself, are “complicit” in this and spoke about the difficult way forward.

It was classic Obama. Still speaking in the NPR voice that made his New Left radicalism sound calming and moderate, he is always capable of sounding profound and intellectual while not actually revealing what he’s doing. But let’s give him credit with that bit about being “complicit.” If he was trying to dissolve his own responsibility for the horrific actions of the last month by making it about “we all,” he was at least willing to take a little on himself. Boy, does he bear responsibility.

 It was the terrible Iran deal done while he was in office—$1.4 billion handed over—in the hopes of balancing the Middle East that is now coming back to haunt him. It was the kid gloves he used with the Palestinians, releasing $221 million at the end of his presidency to the Palestinian Authority even though there was no evidence they had reformed the corruption, incitement of violence, and payment of terrorists that had caused a group in Congress to hold up the money. It was his own penchant for using bombs all over the Middle East. It makes one want to respond to him, using his own particular phraseology, “You built this!”

The reality is that all of the blunders made in his own presidency have been repeated over the last three years of this administration. Karl Marx famously corrected the philosopher Hegel’s assertion that all historical personages and events happen twice: they occur, Marx said, “first as tragedy, then as farce.” This third term of Obama known as the Biden Administration is certainly farcical, but has retained and deepened the tragic elements in ways too many to count.  

            That it is Obama’s term is not to be doubted. An August interview in Tablet with historian David Garrow, who wrote an extensive biography of Obama’s early years titled Rising Star, made a lot of news for its revelation that the future president had written to one girlfriend about his homosexual fantasies. Yet there was much more interesting and relevant in the book—and the interview—to those worried about this country’s present. In his preface to the interview Tablet literary editor David Samuels notes that Garrow’s book had dissected a number of myths, none more so than that “Obama was no longer concerned with power or involved with power.”

No, Obama’s actions after leaving office had been clear for those with eyes to see. The Obamas did not leave Washington. “Instead, they bought a large brick mansion in the center of Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood—violating a norm governing the transfer of presidential power which has been breached only once in post-Civil War American history, by Woodrow Wilson, who couldn’t physically be moved after suffering a series of debilitating strokes.” And though this was ostensibly because their daughter Sasha had not graduated, her graduation brought no change in their home address. As Samuels puts it, by this point nobody could think that their decision had been “personal.” “To an extent that has never been meaningfully reported on,” he continues, “the Obamas served as both the symbolic and practical heads of the Democratic Party shadow government that ‘resisted’ Trump—another phenomenon that defied prior norms.”

Everyone, Samuels notes, understood that political operatives came in and out of the Obama house throughout both Trump’s and Biden’s terms. That Joe Biden has not seemed capable of rational thought for his entire presidency has led many to ask who exactly does make decisions at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Upon a visit to the White House in 2022, Obama was swarmed at the event while a lonely and confused Joe Biden seemed to be wandering around looking for someone to talk to. This made Obama’s “joke,” in which he addressed Biden from the podium as “Vice President” all the more telling. Samuels quotes Obama himself, who once told Stephen Colbert, “I used to say if I can make an arrangement where I had a stand-in or front man or front woman, and they had an earpiece in, and I was just in my basement in my sweats looking through the stuff, and I could sort of deliver the lines while someone was doing all the talking and ceremony, I’d be fine with that because I found the work fascinating.”

What is fascinating in the interview that follows is that Garrow, who is completely honest about the self-absorption and weakness of Obama, makes no attempt to deny this reality of what Samuels calls “a new milieu…consisting of party operatives, the people in the FBI and the CIA who are carrying out White House policy, and the press.” Samuels’ description of this situation in which Obama people seem to be making policy is, he says, “Spooky, because it is happening outside the constitutional framework of the U.S. government, and yet somehow it’s been placed off the list of permitted subjects to report on.”  In response, Garrow notes that the Steele document supposedly giving intelligence about Donald Trump’s Russian connections “was just complete crap. It was bad corporate intelligence, even. It was nonsensical.” A perfect way of saying that Samuels has it exactly right.

What we’re dealing with is indeed spooky. For many, especially those influenced by the Claremont Institute, our country has long been acting outside the constitutional framework insofar as the modern administrative state is an unelected and unaccountable fourth branch of government. That power does not actually seem to dwell where constitutional authority puts it is a serious problem, for unseen power cannot be easily held to account or checked. That this unseen power has been revealed to have been controlling intelligence agencies, law enforcement, and who knows what other aspects of our government is unnerving. It was under Barack Obama’s official presidency that spying on American citizens became normalized. It was under his shadow presidency that Big Tech’s era of censorship reached its peak.

That this shadowy operation seems to be coming out of the shadows may well be providential. Our system was meant to put power in the American people. It is only by figuring out how things have been working that this American people can actually be asked what they want. Is it yet more tragic farce emanating from the policy decisions of a man who does not even hold office? If so, Americans will have to turn out Joe Biden, who himself sometimes confusedly says Barack Obama is the President. And anyone who beats him will have to make it the first priority to make sure that the chief of our executive branch actually is where the buck stops. Three full terms of Barack Obama (and more) is enough.  

David P. Deavel teaches at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, and is a Senior Contributor at The Imaginative Conservative. Follow him on X @davidpdeavel.

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Chuck
Chuck
5 months ago

This article speaks the truth about Obama he has worked tirelessly for the destruction of America

C Hensley
C Hensley
5 months ago

This traitor, Obama, should be prosecuted for treason! If he’s so deceitful and enjoys betraying the American people and destroying our constitution and law rule of law…while murdering millions from his actions, then I believe President Trump was right when he stated Barack Obama was not a US citizen. Obama is truly a fraud and lied about his birth certificate!!! He’s NOT an American citizen and should not have been allowed to run for President. He’s mocking our Republic and for sure doesn’t care about illegal immigrants invading our country! He’s plotting to destroy our country with the help of George Soros and the deep state globalist elites! This evil needs to be destroyed immediately, in order to save our great America!

DDS
DDS
5 months ago

So much of what we US citizens face today began well before the voting public ever heard of Barack Obama. He is the ultimate con man. If anyone seriously watched his progression upon becoming President it quickly became clear. All one had to do was watch the budget, the shifting of money away from defense, the manipulation of press, and the adoration Obama reaped by a perfected natural charm. He was a carefully crafted plant on the unsuspecting American tax-paying public. It took no time at all to become aware of inner manipulation of foreign policy, the political games with our foreign image by the man who now sat in the White House, feet on the desk. Why would this new President choose Biden as his vice president? He knew a con man because he was an even better con man. He had the goods on Biden. True to form, Biden, America’s most prominent con man was out conned. And here we are, a country of mostly hard working, tax-paying, angry and shamed by our own choice of one man, the man behind the fall of our once proud country sadly deep in debt, overflowing with illegal unvetted aliens, the laughing stock of what seems like a country a great many of us are ashamed to call home.

David Millikan
David Millikan
5 months ago

Obama and Dictator Beijing biden’s motto is it’s everybody else’s fault but theirs for the mayhem they and the democrats created in intentionally attacking and destroying America. Starting with our Energy Independence and Constitutional Rights.
The FAKE news and your Local FAKE news motto is to keep lying to America to protect Obama, H. Clinton, and Dictator Beijing biden’s LIES.
Remember when Obama said he’s president and he has a pen and a phone and can do anything he wants? They don’t impeach his traitor butt for giving plane loads of cash on pallets to Terrorist Iran by supporting Terrorist Iran among countless other acts of treason. But they impeach President Trump for a perfect phone call.
Don’t forget about Benghazi with obama, biden, and H. clinton.
Americans died.

Tom Smith
Tom Smith
5 months ago

I never would have voted for Obama but I was proud of America on the day he was elected as the first black President. Now I realize that he is the worst thing to happen to our once great country in my lifetime.

Tom
Tom
5 months ago

There should have never been a first term for the Constitutionally ineligible seditious alien.

Timothy
Timothy
5 months ago

We are a communist nation.Only way to save us is to Donald Trump..

David Millikan
David Millikan
5 months ago

Thanks to Obama and Dictator Beijing biden, Banks have been closing down people’s bank accounts (50% plus increase since 2021, over 80 Million people) for no reason except other than that you don’t vote or support FASCIST liberals and their Communist agenda. Meanwhile, you can’t get any money or pay your bills or employees while your credit is being ruined thanks to FASCIST Obama and Dictator Beijing biden.
The banks don’t have to report it and the government doesn’t even protect you.
The banks close your accounts and you haven’t done anything wrong.
Sound familiar?
These are acts of Terrorism against the people of the United States being supported by Obama and Dictator Beijing biden.
To end this war against Americans vote for President Trump.

Nancy
Nancy
5 months ago

Bark Obumma – the biggest fraudster and illegally elected (non) president in history. A Muslim Brotherhood member to boot, swearing to “transform” – manipulate (and destroy) America at any price. The price was right for him. He got what he spoke for. And still dictating rules for his has been VP- now puppet of the century acting the role of illegally elected Nazi commander in chief of America. Unfortunately, too many Americans have become brain-dead to what has happened to our once great nation. Allowing a non-American – enemy and non American citizen to rule over them.

Will
Will
5 months ago

Amazing to see that people are finally starting to see the truth , if you really think about it Obama has run 5 terms he was one of them who was undermining Trump why he was president, this man is a Total traitor of the American people he has all ready killed over a hundred thousand Americans with the open boarders , and thats not including illegals who have flooded our country human and child trafficking is at a all time high because of his boarder policy and now we have two wars going on because of his stupidity , or did he have this planned out the whole time . The whole Biden administration including F.B.I. C.I.A. A.T.F. ,and who ever eles is involved needs to thrown in prison for treason.

Dale Valenti
Dale Valenti
5 months ago

Senile old Joe has never been POTUS, just a stand in.

Jeanette
Jeanette
5 months ago

I’ve always had a gut feeling about this very thing yet no one would believe me. Now we know for sure. Trump has to win this next election or this United States is done.

Alan
Alan
5 months ago

Our country’s first half-black president is a disgrace to both of his races. We have Oprah to thank for him getting elected.

The Legend of Wall Street
The Legend of Wall Street
5 months ago

Barack Obama, Moochelle and the two little darlings are not a biological family. Michelle is a tranny and the two girls are rent a kids from friends in Chicago. We demand DNA testing on all four of them with at least three different labs. The Obama family was the biggest fraud ever perpetrated against the American people in history. and I have come to the conclusion that Barack is the Antichrist referred to in the Book of Revelation in the Bible

Philip
Philip
5 months ago

Barry Soetoro, or whomever he is, was America’s first half-white so-called “president”… more like half-white usurper. Like usurper Brandon, I firmly believe he was seated by the NAZI Klaus Schwalb and the WEF, not “elected.”

J. FARLEY
J. FARLEY
5 months ago

Here is something you can do for me Obama!! GET LOST, you America hating slime-bag!

GMA
GMA
5 months ago

Obama initiated what is happening..he kissed the Middle East right from the beginning.

Richard Hayes
Richard Hayes
5 months ago

“Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society” Aristotele

Beverly
Beverly
5 months ago

Has anyone else noticed how many mass shootings have happened during Obama’s and Biden’s “reigns”? It’s all about trying to get our guns.

Old Silk
Old Silk
5 months ago

Time to take the gaffe in the head out of calling the shots. He’s the one who said that was what he wanted, if he could just be in the basement with a microphone telling the resident what to say.

Doug Leedy
Doug Leedy
5 months ago

The RNC is asleep at the switch again. They take no leadership role at all in the Republican Party at a time when it is desperately needed.
if anyone has any juice with influential Republicans, please ask them to urge Republican candidates across the country to run against the Dem principles that are failing everywhere they are used and forget about running against Biden. Everyone knows he is a dead man walking both politically and literally.
Such a campaign would help every Republican candidate in the country and be the start of the GOP landslide we so desperately need.
Imagine a series of 30 or 60 second ads explaining the difference between GOP and Dem philosophy and Capitalism and Socialism paid for by the RNC and provided free of charge to every Republican candidate!
I hope the right person sees this and finds it worthy of consideration

michaelR
michaelR
5 months ago

“Still speaking in the NPR voice that made his New Left radicalism sound calming and moderate”. Manipulating the English language just like any ex-liberal lawyer would do. In other words, a BS artist.

anna hubert
anna hubert
5 months ago

That monster has done enough damage for 10 terms

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
5 months ago

I hear Biden is down 11 points and poll below Trump in five key battle states. They better start criticising Israel more in the coming months before they lose the anti-Semitic vote.

David Millikan
David Millikan
5 months ago

The democrats now have convicted felons running for political offices. FACT.

Gabe Hanzeli kent wa
Gabe Hanzeli kent wa
5 months ago

you know why obama skin is brown? because he has to stick his whole body up biden to make biden’s mouth move.

TRUTH
TRUTH
5 months ago

That’s the funniest thing I’ve seen all weekend.

Phil
Phil
5 months ago

Barry Soetoro, the first (that we know of) half-white so-called “president,” seated by Klaus Schwab and the W.E.F..

Levon Baxley
Levon Baxley
5 months ago

Whoever wants Obama for president again needs to have a brain check to see if they are same!

GrayPanther
GrayPanther
5 months ago

Not surprised by any of this. O & his minions have been behind all this mess involving Trump & have been pulling Biden’s strings all along.

Garyk
Garyk
5 months ago

obama, biden and the marxist democrat party are the evil behind all the destruction to Our Country and deserve to be treated as traitors!
Obviously they all forgot that they are merely public servants working for Legal Citizens and are not even deserving of that position.
They DO NOT control Our God Given Rights, or the Faith, Families or Freedom of Americans.
These clowns are racist,divisive ,dishonest,immoral haters of Citizens and America!
EVERYTHING they do is aimed toward ending freedom,prosperity and the future of Our children and Grandchildren
They must ALL be removed and NEVER again be allowed into Our Government.
Wake up People the wolf is at your door and seeks to do you hard. END It’s existence and SAVE AMERICA.
America First and Always!

Hamish Macmillan
Hamish Macmillan
5 months ago

Obama is not black – his mother was white and his father an East African Arab.
Louis Farrakhan famously said “First Selected and then Elected” of Obama.
One can see the “Happy Love” Obama has for Good Ol’ Boy Louis when doing a search on the net for photos of the two together.
I think Obama is going to have a hard time finding kitchen staff for his Martha’s Vineyard residence! Just saying……..

mikem
mikem
5 months ago

obama and big mike both the devil incarnate are wholly responsible for bringing the racial divide back into this country. it’s so funny as trump did more for the blacks than obama ever did the obama’s care little about blacks and only like rich white people. they are the perfect example of webster’s definition of narcissists.

Lieutenant Beale
Lieutenant Beale
5 months ago

Too RINOish.

McM.
McM.
5 months ago

I love my country and proud to be an American. I am angry of what’s happening and the people behind all the bad things I see. Obuuma and Bi- debadman are a pair from hell. 2024 can’t come soon enough. Trump 2024.

Jabok
Jabok
5 months ago

The guys an AI bot. Arbitrary & capricious. Nothing of value.

Jackie
Jackie
5 months ago

I didn’t want the first term of Obama!! His ideology of ‘fundamentally transforming America’ never did sit well with me!! He, in my opinion, is the cause of all of the division in our country!! He has brought many questions about his past that still haven’t been answered – is he actually an American citizen, were many of the things he pulled off actually legal for him to do (Iran middle of the night money), all of the executive orders!!! Obama, Biden, every other corrupt politician in any government anywhere (town, city, county, state and, especially, the feds; and the justice system as well!!!

Paul Molinari
Paul Molinari
5 months ago

Just a disgusting communist skank.

Commentary
Commentary
5 months ago

Obama has been trouble from the get-go. He is no longer a president and should no longer have any power but he deeply seeded govt agencies with what he calls his “alumni” and there we have it — the takeover for the “fundamental change” he promised. Thing is there is NO Hope and the change is horrific for our country. Anyone even considering voting for Michelle (OMG, she is no way even close to being a leader) should hit themselves upside the head to smack some sanity into it.. A 4th term for Obama?! Since when did we decide to have a monarchy, esp. one run by a failed president whose admin was one scandal after another, who totally failed at foreign policy (still advocates for and panders to Iran and bowed to the Saudi king) who purposefully divided our nation with his identity politics (divide and conquer) and whose self-importance and arrogance leveraged his office into great personal wealth.

Inquirer
Inquirer
5 months ago

The Great Con-Man is currently beating up on Israel, one of his greatest ambitions!

Jeannie Huppert
Jeannie Huppert
5 months ago
  1. Those who’ve been listening to quality prophets for the last 3 years knew for at least 2 yr.: Obama put ear “bud” into biden’s ear & dictated to him. 2. obama said hamas (that word means violence–look it up) was terrible. yeah right. he has backed them for a LONG TIME. We all need to wake & smell the . . . gun powder.
Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
5 months ago

What 4th Term if Biden quits etc Zero

Maximilian Glick
Maximilian Glick
5 months ago

I agree!!!

spitfire?1940
spitfire?1940
5 months ago

I wonder what the “Z” stands for after David?Whatever it is, it’s not representing of any logical thought process.More like the rantings of a juvenile who cannot get his own way.

Granny26
Granny26
5 months ago

Deport his lying-anti-American butt back to Kenya where he’s from and Michael right along with him. Only thing is, I hear Kenya doesn’t want him either….so guess it should be Gitmo….next to Soros cell.

Rita
Rita
5 months ago

Bye-Bye Barrack‼️‼️????‍????????‍????

SusanP
SusanP
5 months ago

Obama was to be the final nail in the coffin of the USA. He didn’t get the job done. Since his 2nd term ended, the socialists/Marxists/communists who are embedded in the very structure of the organized crime ring that is the bureaucracy in D.C. has tried, with everything they have, to finish the job. Trump held them off and caused them to lose much ground in his 4 years in the White House, despite their persecution of him and his family. Today, they are desperate to finish the job before enough citizens wake up to the plot and put an end to it.
It may come as a surprise to most of you, but Abraham Lincoln and Karl Marx formed a mutual admiration society of 2. Lincoln read Marx’s book and wrote to express his admiration. They continued as pen pals. Lincoln was the first USA President to defy the U. S. Constitution to further his own obsession. Lincoln’s feelings about slavery are clearly stated in his letter to Horace Greeley. Lincoln would have used the “slavery question” in any way that furthered his obsession. Lincoln did not accept the sovereignty of We the People or the sovereignty of the individual states. He demanded an unbreakable union of all the states under a strong federal government. The Southern states had every right to seceded from the USA and form their own country. Lincoln pushed a war to prevent that regardless of the slavery question. Read the Emancipation Proclamation carefully. It did not FREE any slave. It clearly states the proclamation is only to be applied to the states that had seceded and were no longer under Lincoln’s command. If that doesn’t convince you, check up on U. S. Grant. Grant was a slave owner and he did NOT free his slaves during or after the war. After being elected president, he was told that he must free his slaves or his inauguration would be cancelled. Then, and only then, did Grant free his slaves. Many other slave holders in the North did not free the slaves under Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation because it did not apply to them.
The slow progress to destroy the country our Founding Fathers built has been proceeding since the 1860s. Don’t punish yourselves for not noticing it. Socialism can look very lovely at first glance, but it is a cancer that always kills; unless you catch it in time to destroy it. Mostly, only history nerds have been seeing behind the curtain for more that a few years.

Vince
Vince
5 months ago

AMEN to that! Horrible person for the people of a great nation. Two terms of him was way yonder too much for this Republic. When I look at him, I’m seeing evil at work.

Casey C Matt
Casey C Matt
5 months ago

“What we are dealing with is absolutely spooky”,,,,,,,,,,HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

patriot
patriot
5 months ago

Most Americans realize that Obuma is the one who has been whispering in Bidums earpiece. Disgusting how both have done so much to destroy America while being it’s president. Also disgusting that Obama would create OFA, Obuma’s organization to oppose and obstruct Ameria’s government after he was out of office. This should not have been allowed, he did too much damage while in office.

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