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After 8 years of almost complete failure in everything he has tried, Obama is determined to leave office like a petulant brat, making charges without substance.
This generation of Democrats - Obama, Clinton - is a pitiful lot.
They've done nothing for their own people.
They've started wars to kill tens of thousands.
They've introduced extrajudicial killing on an industrial scale.
And they lost an election, displaying nothing but poor attitudes afterwards.
Now, they are trying to "poison the well" for Trump.
Obama surely goes down as one of the worst presidents in history.
I do think, too, the Democratic Party, dominated as it has been by the Clintons and their money-connections, is now likely to go through quite a crisis.
Hillary, always a huge spender in elections, spent well over a billion dollars, and some of her donors want details of what was done with it.
They are not happy. Hillary, as always, made some bad choices.
Both of the Clintons face serious charges over their crooked Clinton Foundation when the investigations are through.
There are rumors that the Clintons have lawyers negotiating some kind of pardon from Obama before he leaves office, but that may not be possible.
Part of Putin’s words responding to Obama’s attack:
“We reserve the right to retaliate, but we will not sink to the level of this irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy. We will take further moves on restoring Russian-American relations based on the policies that the administration of President-elect Donald Trump adopts,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a statement published by the Kremlin website.
“We will not forbid families and children from spending the New Year’s holidays at the places they are used to. Moreover, I invite the children of all American diplomats with accreditation in Russia to New Year’s and Christmas festivities in the Kremlin,” the Russian president said.
Putin said he regretted that US President Barack Obama is ending his term “in such a way,” but that he extended his New Year’s congratulations to the outgoing US president and his family nevertheless.
“I congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and the entire American people!”
Putin is quite simply the greatest statesman of our time.
This is a remarkable response in its level judgment and display of good temperament.
After all, the man who created this unpleasantness is only one man and a man who has proved many times over that he lacks judgment and capacity.
Obama is simply a failure, from beginning to end, a failure who has chosen this sour note with which to leave office.
A last speculation on Obama's intent in all of this petulant behavior.
It is quite possible Obama expected a Supreme Court appointment from Clinton as reward for his campaign efforts.
After all, there never has been any genuine friendship or admiration between the Obamas and the Clintons to motivate his campaign efforts.
And the Obamas bought an expensive house in Washington for his retirement.