The Truth About Barack Obama: 1,375 Examples of His Lies, Lawbreaking, Corruption, Cronyism, Hypocrisy, and Waste

The Obama Legacy

The legacy of Barack Obama includes many examples of lies, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, and waste. This is a collection of 1,375 carefully curated examples. These examples were collected from around the web, and were vetted for accuracy as of the time they were selected. Although some of the articles are older, the information is still relevant as Obama's legacy is carried on by the Biden administration and the Democratic Party.

  1. Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval In June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that Obama had violated the Constitution when he launched military operations in Libya without Congressional approval. In April 2014, Ralph Nader said that Obama should be impeached for his actions in Libya.
  2. Gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton cronies
  • In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011, just hours after the Justice Department had said it would pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of using kickbacks to get foreign contracts.
  • Don't be fooled by the words "former subsidiary." These are the same Halliburbridge cronies that Bush gave a no-bid contract to.
  1. Has an administration full of lobbyists, after promising he wouldn't have any
  • In November 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Obama said that lobbyists "will not work in my White House."
  • However, by February 2010, he had more than 40 lobbyists working in his administration.
  • A list of them can be seen here.
  1. Had close ties to Wall St., but pretended to support Occupy Wall St. Although Obama claimed to support the Occupy Wall St. movement, the truth is that as of 2011, he had raised more money from Wall St. than any other candidate during the previous 20 years.
  • In early 2012, Obama held a fundraiser where Wall St. investment bankers and hedge fund managers each paid $35,800 to attend.
  • In October 2011, Obama hired Broderick Johnson, a longtime Wall Street lobbyist, to be his new senior campaign adviser.
  • Johnson had worked as a lobbyist for JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Comcast, Microsoft, and the oil industry.
  1. Broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay
  • Obama's campaign made the following promise: "As president, Barack Obama will close the detention facility at Guantanamo."
  • PolitiFact rated this as "promise broken."
  • In July 2012, ABC News reported that this "might be President Obama's biggest broken promise."
  1. Supported the $700 billion TARP corporate-welfare bailout just like Bush
  • While Senator, Obama voted for the $700 billion TARP bank bailout bill.
  • The bailout rewarded irresponsible and illegal behavior.
  • It redirected resources from more productive uses to less productive uses.
  • It punished the hard-working taxpayers who had played by the rules and obeyed the law.
  • It created horrible incentives, and sent the wrong message.
  • The bailout was evil because it rewarded the bad people and punished the good people.
  • No society that does this can expect to remain free or prosperous.
  • Instead of bailing out these corrupt corporations, we should have let them cease to exist, like we did with Enron.
  1. Waged the biggest war against medical marijuana of any president, which was the opposite of what he had promised
  • In May 2008, Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt said that Obama would end DEA raids on medical marijuana in states where it's legal.
  • Also in 2008, Obama said that he supported the "basic concept of using medical marijuana for the same purposes and with the same controls as other drugs"
  • and that he was "not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws."
  • However, Obama's actions were the exact opposite of his words.
  1. Nominated a six-time tax cheater to head the government agency that enforces the tax laws
  • Obama nominated Timothy Geithner, a repeat tax cheater, to head the government agency that enforces the tax laws.
  • Prior to his nomination, Geithner had:

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