Obama Ties the Covid-19 Pandemic to Trump’s Rollback of His Climate Change Initiatives

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Shameless attempt by former President Obama to score political points from the misery of ordinary Americans.

The article referenced by President Obama’s tweet was about President Trump rolling back Obama’s economy killing regulations – at a time when the economy needs all the help it can get.

Trump weakens fuel economy standards, rolling back key U.S. effort against climate change

By ANNA M. PHILLIPSRUSS MITCHELLMARCH 31, 20202:12 PMWASHINGTON —  

The Trump administration on Tuesday weakened one of the nation’s most aggressive efforts to combat climate change, releasing new fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks that handed a victory to the oil and gas industry.

The new rule, from the Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department, will almost immediately be plunged into litigation as environmental groups and states with stricter standards, led by California, plan to challenge it.

“We intend to make sure the backsliding doesn’t reach California’s doorstep,” California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said Tuesday in announcing the state’s plan to go to court to defend its tougher standards.

If the administration’s policy survives those fights, it would spare automakers from having to meet ambitious gas mileage and emissions requirements put in place in 2012 under President Obama. It is among the biggest steps the administration has taken to reverse an existing environmental policy.

The final rule is a dialed-down version of the one the administration originally planned. Instead of proposing zero improvements in fuel efficiency in coming years, it would require automakers to increase fuel economy across their fleets by 1.5% a year, with a goal of achieving an average of about 40 miles per gallon by 2026. That’s still a major departure from current rules, which mandate annual increases of 5%, reaching an average of 54 mpg by 2025.

Karl Brauer, an analyst for the research firm Cox Automotive, said that Trump’s rule had put automakers in an impossible position. If they opposed the rollback, their investors would be unhappy. If they endorsed it, they would be branded as anti-environment.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-03-31/trump-rolls-back-fuel-economy-standards

Can you imagine what it would have been like if the Chinese Coronavirus had struck during the Obama Presidency? President Obama would probably have responded to the threat of Coronavirus with an executive order to increase wind turbine funding, like Nancy Pelosi tried to stick in her version of the Coronavirus bill.

242 thoughts on “Obama Ties the Covid-19 Pandemic to Trump’s Rollback of His Climate Change Initiatives

    • What a shame that “HISTORY” does not exist any more, the word “HISTORY” has been replace by the word “IGNORANCE”
      Traveling by train into London in 1962 I could not see the buildings on each side of the track for the smog ( coal fired and wood heating, coal fired locomotive ) arriving at Liverpool Station INSIDE visibility was + – 10 feet, . want to hear a good joke ? “HISTORY”.

      • Are you actually arguing that not increasing car fuel economy to 50mpg is going to bring back that kind of smog?

      • …because a modest increase in mileage as opposed to a nearly impossible one, is exactly like going back to unfiltered coal.

        ~¿~

      • Actually the smog was so bad that in Parts of London you could not see the person that was walking alongside you.

    • Temperature fluctuations in the atmosphere destabilized the warp core leading degradation of the primary seals

      Or, the doors were designed by Morton Thiokol and they added extra seals at each joint which caused the failure

      • Except that the seals (Navy of course) were eaten by killer whales thus closing the Sea World Park due to Corona Virus.

      • Yes, Morton thiokol added an extra o ring seal to each joint. This was intended to provide a backup seal in case the first o ring was compromised, but it actually destabilized the joint.

        The law of unintended consequences? Seems appropriate here with a former president arguing to further injure an already crippled economy for political reasons.

        It’s also true that the joint assembled on site at Morton thiokol consistently had very little blow-by while the field assembled joints experienced a much higher rate, which made them partially blind to the problems in their own testing early on.

        When they did see blow-by on numerous flights, the second o ring did seal which gave some people on all sides of the issue false confidence in the flawed design.

        • Actually NASA took to low bid, by a small amount. Aerojet’s solid boosters were to be one cast in a 150-foot deep shaft and then barged to Cape Canaveral. Motton Thiokol, did better PR and was trucking the segments around the country. Big screw-up…

          • Morton Thiokol was in a State with a key Senate vote. Nothing more. Okay, there was also the railroad shipping advocacy element. Politics kills astronauts.

        • So you’re suggesting that below freezing temperatures had no effect on the O-rings?

          It was probably a political decision to fly since the President (Reagan) was going to talk about the first civilian in space that night. It would have been nice to have one actually in space.
          Instead he was forced to give a tribute to the lost crew.

          I think he could have handled not having her in space that night, but safe and sound on terra firma.

      • The door designer was more qualified to do his job than Oh Bummer, Coney and Brennan were to do theirs.

    • I have kept a very open mind about the origin of this virus, and have been reading everything I can find about Horseshoe Bats, Wet Markets and Virus Labs. I’m sorry to say but my gut instinct (and reading) tells me this epidemic was planned … engineered … and launched. And if I had a shred of confidence left in the CIA, I’d say they knew about it and did nothing … perhaps even participated. I expect Brennan activated one of the cells he planted in … “The Company”. Brennan is a longtime admirer of Communism. Seems that Obama might have launched his ULTIMATE “new normal” on America, remotely, from his Hawaiian Estate … courtesy of his embeds.

      BTW … Contra Costa County just went to social distancing defcon two … No Construction projects allowed. No building permits issued. No outdoor picnics … not even your own family members.

      It’s all for your own good.

      • Those dam sneaky aliens they start with our butts and now they move to locking us in our rooms so they can get us when we are alone.

        • Hell of an argument you offer. I’m far from a tin foil crank. But I’ll give you points for not using the misinformation term … “conspiracy theory” … to dismiss uncomfortable ideas. As for anal probes … Your preoccupation with such activity is none of my business.

      • The Kung Flu is just Too Good To Be True. The hit on China wasn’t that big (the counter shock of the hit on other countries might be a lot bigger than the direct effect), and every non “populist” gov (and even some so called populists) and their media minions seems hell bent on nationalizing economy and running everything. I mean EVERYTHING.

        I see only Trump and Bolsonaro going against the flow, and Bolsonaro got a speech ban from his own country, so…

        • China’s big drop came from a draconian lockdown that would never be tolerated in other countries.

        • The hit on China wasn’t that big”

          That is if you believe all that comes out of China – but I agree that the “temporary” nationalisation that has been advocated throughout the left wing media would be a far more costly disaster than letting Covid 19 run its course. Many of those companies that are screaming out for aid would have run out of cash anyway.

      • I certainly believe that the virus came out of the lab and not the wet market. The Wuhan lab is the only level 4 lab in China. It does research on bat corona viruses and it’s only 300 yards from the wet market that they blamed. My coincidence meter just blew up in my hands! Additionally, Chinese researchers in N. America have been arrested for removing biological materials from labs here that are related to this very type of research. How gullible are we supposed to be?

      • When any disaster happens, various groups in power scramble to see what benefit they can derive from it. Frequently there is none – occasionally some group will do very well.

        There then follow theories that the powerful group that benefited – or might have benefited – has planned the disaster for their own advantage. If they had indeed gained, the theory will sound quite believable.

        I approach these theories by considering whether, if I were such a powerful group, I could credibly plan the disaster and ensure that it happened reliably with no blame attaching to me. And whether such a plan was indeed to most cost-effective way of spending the large sum of money and taking the considerable risk involved in planning and implementing the disaster.

        In all cases so far I have come to the conclusion that all disasters I have examined are better explained by mixtures of happenstance, incompetence and coincidence. And that the business of setting up these disasters would have been exceptionally difficult, and that there would have been far easier ways of achieving the same benefit….

        • Do you have any case in mind when a major disaster was followed by an inquiry to determine what happened?

      • There is plenty of evidence that this virus was being studied and its contagion properties and inclination to discriminate against the old and unhealthy was well known. How it got out in the public is still in question. What is not in question is the actions of the CCP when doctors alerted the public about the potential pandemic properties of the unknown pathogen. What is also not in question is the rapid development of the genome of the virus by Chinese scientist. They wanted this to develop a vaccine, which they have been strangely silent about.
        The CCP makes decisions based on what is good for the CCP. If they think it is good to lighten the load of near-dead wood, then there is going to be a fire. And if a few houses get burned down in the process, so be it:
        https://video.foxnews.com/v/6146182586001#sp=show-clips

      • The Japanese are inscrutable , not the ChiComs. I don’t believe they would chance intentionally releasing it in their own country.
        But, I have little doubt that your main “conspirator” would do such a thing. JB SOB IMO

      • At no point the question of how and WHEN the intel community (whatever that is) determined that MULTIPLE agencies of the Russian gov hacked the DNC was asked.

        Nor was asked: WHY THE INTEL COMMUNITY DID NOT DO ANYTHING TO STOP RUSSIA HACKING THE DNC OR TO TELL THE DNC ABOUT IT?

        Anyone not asking these questions has zero credibility to defend US intel.

    • Stan:
      He has to covers his tracks because he wasted money on bird & bats thrashers (windmills) and bird & bat fryers (solar panels) rather than invest in a Pandemic Infrastructure–remember H1N1 Swine flu.

    • The Obama administration funded multiple Bullshit labs at various universities in the U.S. and around the world. It also loaded up federal institutions such as NASA and NOAA with that peculiar sort of political activist that believes their cause warrants complete disregard for impartial performance of their job. The result of this was the intentional release of a hybrid form of B.S. that infected an already weakened science with virus-like incentives to infect all forms of media and pump out mutated replications of it’s foul product. A vaccine is needed to intercept the B.S. virus and intentional government infection at the university level, where malignant “professor” particles give off toxic ideas to young people who haven’t yet formed a BS. immune system. The giving away of grant money to people who struggle to think rationally was aggravated by the administration’s limitations regarding economics, wherein their thinking was,”take from whoever has and give to whoever has not, and then collect the votes.” Impairment of productive capacity was not an issue they could comprehend.

    • I’m sure next, he’ll be extolling the virtues of high-density housing, because it makes it easier to keep everyone sequestered, and you can divvy out tests faster once everyone’s infected.

    • Stan, it really is fascinating how some people believe rumors.
      1) There is no evidence that the bio lab in Wuhan has anything to do with weapons research.
      2) There is no evidence that the Wuhan virus leaked from that lab.

        • Actually there is evidence. The fact that COVID-19 is very similar to various bat viruses combined with the fact that viruses jump the species barrier from time to time.

          Regardless, making reckless charges with no evidence helps no one.

          • There is plenty is evidence and witnesses that the labs were studying the exact virus strains that are carried by bats and are coronavirus strains that can “jump species barrier”. The type of bat that is most likely to have been the host for this virus is the intermediate horseshoe bat. That type of bat was not sold at the wet market since it is not found in the Wuhan area.
            It was used in both the Wuhan Virology lab and the Wuhan Center for Disease control and Prevention lab that is within several hundred meters of the wet market.
            Of course the bat-woman from the virology lab made a quick denial of any connection to the Wuhan Virus although she was concerned about it enough to rush to her lab and compare strains that they had on hand for research and the one that was killing people. It does show that they had access to similar viruses and were actively studying them both for contagious properties and health risks.

            https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-chinas-bat-woman-hunted-down-viruses-from-sars-to-the-new-coronavirus1/

          • Warning: Another reckless charge with no evidence follows! Only “logical analysis” for those that dare tread that unstable surface! I am referencing the story in my previous post. If you have not read it, now is the time, if you dare have your skepticism meter tested.
            If you understand the current pathological nature of Chinese society is is possible to understand the situation the Bat-Woman finds herself in. And it is not one of her own making, yet she is the linchpin of this unfolding story. And she indicates her turmoil in the initial paragraph, without invoking the wrath of those that would like to “tie up loose ends”.

            “I wondered if [the municipal health authority] got it wrong,” she says. “I had never expected this kind of thing to happen in Wuhan, in central China.” Her studies had shown that the southern, subtropical areas of Guangdong, Guangxi and Yunnan have the greatest risk of coronaviruses jumping to humans from animals—particularly bats, a known reservoir for many viruses. If coronaviruses were the culprit, she remembers thinking, “could they have come from our lab?”

            She is openly admitting that the odds of this happening by chance in Wuhan is near zero. She couches this in words that will escape the quarantine of censorship, by asking if it “could be” verses it was! She has studied these virus types as they are found in nature more than any other person. Not just by location and species, but genetically using the subjects antibody resistance. And her first thought was “this would NOT occur by chance in Wuhan”!!! Many other locations had a much higher risk profile. She goes on to express her relief in not finding this particular virus in the list of strains she has spent many years accumulating through scouring the bat caves of SE Asia. Any other statement would have killed the story and taken her life. If she is able to continue her work, it is because her value / risk ratio is still positive. And she has shown a willingness to play her cards well enough to stay in the game.

      • There’s also no evidence the Mob killed Jimmie Hoffa. That doesn’t mean there’s no reason to suspect.

      • There’s no evidence this virus was engineered to be a bio weapon, true.

        But we know Wuhan virologist were splicing together “chimeric” corona viruses because they published their research in Nature magazine a few years back, and noted that their experiments had resulted in “increased pathogenicity”.

        So we KNOW similar viruses had been experimented with in Wuhan.

        And we KNOW SARS viruses escaped containment from a Beijing lab on a couple of occasions. So we know the Chinese have a history of incompetence with regards to keeping viruses contained (but before we get too smug, remember Ft. Detrick has had accidental releases of their playthings, too)

        It’s true we don’t know if SARS-COV-2 was engineered at Wuhan or whether it was deliberately or accidentally released.

        My vote is for an engineered virus – developed for experimental purposes rather than as a bio weapon – was accidentally released.

  1. “We’ve seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic. We can’t afford any more consequences of climate denial….”
    Barack Obama Mar 31, 2020

    Obama is trying to convince the public of a clear link between climate change and COVID-19….

      • You can read it both ways, actually. Either way you read it, Obama is an idiot who should never have been made president.

      • Then why didn’t he refill the N95 stockpiles after his very delayed response to the 12,000+ deaths due to H1N1?

        This isn’t the guy I would be holding up as any sort of reliable oracle.

      • He’s making a comparison to the consequences of DENIAL.

        Hi MoronMoss:

        I think he’s probably just looking to do anything he can to resurrect the Paris Accord wouldn’t you agree? It’s one of those “achievements” he thought himself truly godlike for accomplishing. You remember, the one that couldn’t ever really be enforced because it wasn’t fashioned in the form of an actual treaty that could be ratified by Congress?

        Because as a Progressive he never had the foresight to think about what might happen if someone like TheDonald were to be elected?

        Because that’s what Progressives do, i.e., forget to think? Or maybe never begin to think much at all these days in the first place?

        I’m just thinkin’ . . .

        What say you?

        • @syscomputing

          “Because as a Progressive he never had the foresight to think about what might happen if someone like TheDonald were to be elected?”

          Obama is not a progressive & has privately derided some of the more authentic progs like Liz Warren even when he’s adopted some of their ideas.
          A true progressive would NEVER have put forth the industry gladhanding and legislative mess that is Obamacare even though it’s better than whatever preceded it.
          A progressive would have insisted on Medicare-for-ALL.

          • A true progressive would NEVER have put forth the industry gladhanding and legislative mess that is Obamacare even though it’s better than whatever preceded it.

            Thanks for making my point for me. 🙂

          • Liz warren’s approach appears to be, tell at least one big lie per day, even if it’s not necessary. Did Obama claim to be Cherokee? What a collection of stumblebums they Democrats have become. They sorted carefully and decided on a serial molester with dementia.The best of the bunch. BY far!
            Obamacare was a failure in the womb. It’s provisions meant that it would be unfundable under the next administration and therefore a political timebomb. That was deliberate. It wasn’t constructed to be viable. It was political. The issue with American health care is the lack of cost control. This seems to me to be somewhat a function of the HMO structure which has no real incentive to apply realistic cost limitation measures in hospital care.

          • Obama said that he wanted single payer, but the political environment wasn’t right for it at the time.

      • Except there is no such thing as “climate denial ”

        Everybody knows we have a climate, that is different in different places, and is always changing.

        • And that is *not* global. There is no such thing as global climate or global sea level. These are 100 percent local conditions.

        • Given that “global climate” is made up of an average of 30 years of LOCAL weather.

          • It is refreshing to see liberal leaders like Marc Morial, the National Urban League president, break with the radical Green agenda.

            According to recent media coverage, Morial, and even Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, has warned against “an abrupt move away from natural gas.”

            Black individuals and black families, furthermore, are the ones hit hardest by high energy expenses, often foregoing food and medicine to pay the heating bill.
            Nearly a third of U.S. households reported struggling to pay energy bills, according to an Energy Information Administration report. Half of those who reported difficulty affording their energy bill are black.

        • The 700 plus known volcanoes under the oceans have to be plugged ! They put more “toxic gases” into the atmosphere than all humanity combined.
          I have an idea, to do this .Require 17 trillion $ PLEASE !

          • I have often heard the claim, that volcanoes release CO2 or other “toxic gases” in higher amount that the global population, but I have never seen a source for this. Do you happen to have a source for your claim?

      • Denial of what may I ask, if you where to ask a room of a hundred people is the climate changing you should get a response of a 100%. The real question is way is it changing and what extent are people causing it, now that is the rub. The true ludicrous denial are those that think we are 100% the cause, they are 100% incorrect and idiots. Even at that, the true denials are those who think humans are the majority of the cause. Prove me wrong you can’t. Now a non falsifiable theory is true denial.

        • “Denial of what may I ask”

          Well, the alarmists conflate a changing climate with human-caused climate change, but they always leave out the “human-caused” part, they assume that, and then if you are skeptical that humans are causing the climate to change, then you are called a denier of climate change, when they should really call you a denier of human-caused climate change.

          “Climate Change” is a tool used by the alarmists to sow confusion.

          It’s like NASA calling the International Space Station, “Space Station” all the time, as if there can only be one space station. It’s arrogance. It is assuming too much.

          Climate alarmists think when the term climate change is used, it means human-caused climate change. They assume it is real, and want you to think it is real, and there is no need to add the “human-caused” part because that is obvious to alarmists, and they want you to look at it that way, too.

          It’s psychological warefare.

      • Barack’s middle name is “Hypocrite”>

        If his lips are moving, he’s lying.

        We will probably get a good critique of his administration after Federal Attorneys get through with their investigation of the attempt by the Obama-Biden administration to undermine the 2016 presidential election, and undermine Trump after he was elected. I’m betting Obama won’t come out looking too good. He’ll look more like a traitor to the United States that a president of the United States.

        This comment by Obama: “We’ve seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic.”, is aimed right at Trump. The Democrats, if you hadn’t noticed, are trying to push the narrative that Trump was somehow late in reacting to the Wuhan virus and has blood on his hands as a result. Expect to hear this theme from all the Democrats. This is their latest smear campaign against Trump. And Barack’s comment is part of the scheme.

        Obama = Worst President Evah!!! Without a doubt. And then Trump came along and fixed most of the damage Obama did, and if he gets elected again, he will finish the job.

    • If climate change was a big deal and causing pandemics why did he not replace the mask he used up when he was in office.

    • He is comparing “real deaths” with “future virtual deaths” that only exist in models. That is like comparing deaths in Vietnam with deaths in Fortnite.

    • “what a slimy skank”
      Don’t talk about IMPOTUS like that.
      Just because he’s a professed germophobe who scarfs down junk food that’s been touched by many hands or rawdogged a porn star while his wife was nursing their newborn is no reason to be insulting.

      • Seems you need a course of medication for TDS.

        It is curable you know, you just have to switch on your brain.

        • @fred250
          “Seems you need a course of medication for TDS”

          Seems you haven’t been around long enough to recall the years of OBS that consumed the rightwingnuts even before Barack was the nominee.
          For example, Rush Limbaugh playing a parody song, written by one of his staffers pretending to be Al Sharpton singing Barack The Magic Negro. That was in Mar 2007.
          Enjoy!


          • That neither justifies the parody nor disclaims rightwing OBS.
            It should be fine for someone to make a parody of Melania singing something like “Why don’t you grab MY p**sy”, right?
            If not, then why not?

          • That neither justifies the parody nor disclaims rightwing OBS.

            Neither of those was my intent.

            It should be fine for someone to make a parody of Melania singing . . .

            Sure, why not?

          • By all means, make such a parody if you want. I’m sure you’ll even find a sizable audience for it among the Hollywood elites and other TDS sufferers. (that’s the beauty of free speech, something the left – with their “cancel culture” and “no-platforming” – abhors)

          • Limbaugh making fun of liberal stupidity proves that conservatives were obsessed with Obama?
            Really. BTW, are you even old enough to remember the Obama maladministration?

        • That’s twice you’ve posted that – each time making your deliberate editorial effort to characterize the spirit of the parody as racist.
          The point was it was the LA Times and progressives that were obsessed with race.
          And because you ARE, you have no ability to see anything but.

      • I wonder when grade school will start up again?
        MM clearly misses having someone to talk to.

      • MorinMoss,
        Enough already. Take your juvenile methods of argument and go play with kids your own age.

    • Obama was a non-entity as a president.

      He is even more a non-entity now.

      A worthless piece of human crud.

  2. What would OBiden-Bama do is all I need to know in order to make any decision about what to think.

    • Biden would be facing the wrong way and sniffing MIchele’s hair while Obama would be looking for his special cheque book to hire more black, transgendered, incompetent pseudo scientist/activists to produce studies on how the world will be much, much better if no one is working. The media will love it.

    • Good points “but” you did use the word resistor and if that retards the rate at which thermal energy can exit a system then the system will warm until a higher temperature equilibrium is reached. And the graph, where would H2O fall on that plot?

      • “retards the rate at which thermal energy can exit a system then the system will warm until a higher temperature equilibrium is reached.”

        No it won’t, that’a just rhetoric.

        Molecules do not move faster because they are moving slower elsewhere. What a retarded idea.

        A resistor eats up voltage, and doesn’t cause higher voltage at incoming end.

        GH effect is post-modern science, i.e. assertion IS fact.

        • Resistors don’t eat up voltage, the resist current.
          By reducing the flow of current, resistors can easily cause higher voltages at the incoming end.

          I guess electronics is yet another subject that you know absolutely nothing about.

          • As someone with a degree in electrical engineering, I guess I’ll have to school you. Assuming you have sufficient brain power to understand anything beyond first grade physics.

            If you had actually read the article, you would have noticed that the voltage drop is due to the current through the resistor. You can calculate this by the equation I * R = V.
            Since everything has resistance, not just the resistor you are measuring, less current means less voltage drop across every other component in the system. Ergo, reducing current means the voltage upstream of the resistor will rise.

            Let’s just face it dear, you are no where near as smart as you think you are.

          • PS: your toxic mix of arrogance and ignorance causes most people to just ignore you. Fortunately for you, I am more tolerant than most.

          • Hi retard,
            If you actually read the article there is no decrease in current and raise in voltage. Things do not adjust to conserve resistance as you suggest happens. There is no physical principle of conservation of resistance. Resistors do not cause a reduction in current and a raise in incoming voltage. The math for resistors in series do not acknowledge less current after each subsequent resistor.

            “Ergo, reducing current means the voltage upstream of the resistor will rise.”

            No, imbecile, if you did reduce the current, the voltage DROP will be reduced across the resistor. This does not raise the voltage supplied on the incoming end.

            “As someone with a degree in electrical engineering”

            I highly doubt that. You’re either a liar or an idiot or you think the audience is.

            You’re a garbage human being.

          • Ah yes, you can always tell when a 10 year old is losing an argument, they resort to insults.
            If there is no reduction in current, then there is no resistance. Unless you are working with a constant current source. However the way a constant current source keeps the current constant in the face of increasing resistance is by raising the voltage.

            Why don’t you just admit that you are making it up as you go and be done with it?

    • This gal is getting as bad as Sid. At least Sid managed to occasionally write a post that wasn’t an ad for his latest delusions.

  3. This is just crazy. The company I work for in Australia has just announced a 4 day week with a 20% cut in pay to 30th June (End of financial year here).

      • Not really. I have not been with them long however, most people are being “encouraged” to take annual leave even if they don’t need or want to, before 30th June. What this means is the bottom line looks better come July 1st. This is all it is about. Not about people, those out of work because of this jumped up “threat” from a “virus”. Companies are shedding people because of it.

    • The company I used to work for in Australia paid us 20% extra to go from a 40 to 60 Hour week and most accepted it in a time of difficulty.

      • 20% extra for a 50% increase in a working week hours? Does not sound like a bargain to me.

  4. So, in buying a sea frontage property with ~ 3 metres elevation above sea level, would the Obamas be labeled as “DEN1ERS” ??

    • Not at all. They bought for 1/2 the 2015 asking price.
      They’ll probably keep it for a few years and put it on the market after starting rumors that his real long form birth certificate and Islamic prayer rug are hidden somewhere on the property.

      That should quickly start a bidding war and earn them a tidy profit.

      • Long form, schlong form … I am still waiting for a contemporaneous 1961 Hawaii Birth Cert. not some Reddi Form facsimile generated in 2009. I have never had the slightest difficulty obtaining my orig. 1955 birth cert.

        • @Kenji

          “I am still waiting for a contemporaneous 1961 Hawaii Birth Cert”
          Trump claimed back in the day his investigators discovered some bigly tremendous wonderful so many things in Hawaii. All so wonderful that they can’t be revealed, it would appear.

        • I’d like to see his birth certificate from Kenya, but he probably got rid of that on his visit to his grandmother in Hawaii prior to his first election.
          And I doubt he had a prayer rug or even a prie-dieu. Despite being raised a Muslim he does not seem at all religious, though he claims Christianity for expediency.

          • Obama did say the Islamic Call to Prayer was the most beautiful sound on Earth.

            I suppose he could have been lying just to impress someone. It’s hard to tell with him on this subject.

            I think Obama is an even better liar than Bill Clinton, and that’s saying something. He’s a natural. Doesn’t bat an eye as he tells a whopper.

          • @Tom Abbott
            I’ve been an atheist since age 14 but enjoy much religious music including Gregorian chant & Qawwali.

          • “I’ve been an atheist since age 14 but enjoy much religious music including Gregorian chant & Qawwali.”

            Am I supposed to respond to that, Morin, or are you just filling us in on the details of your life?

          • I’ve been an atheist since age 14

            Wow you can see into the future and know what you’ll be when you turn 14 a few years from now? 😉

      • Would a “few years” be more or less than 10. I have it on good authority that we’re all going to drown by then.

      • And his Islamic tendencies and sympathies are front and center..

        He does not try to hide them, and never did.

        • @fred250
          “he does not seem at all religious, though he claims Christianity for expediency”
          He turned a eulogy into a Baptist sermon

      • They’ll probably keep it for a few years and put it on the market after starting rumors . . . and earn them a tidy profit.

        Well at least we’re agreed the Obama’s are typical opportunistic Progressive prevaricators, propagandizing others in order to enrich themselves with the FilthyLucre.

      • Mr. Moss: You are quite deluded. No buyer would believe Barry would hide his prayer rug.

        • @MarkW
          If you perchance are referring to me, long experiece has taught me I would have to suffer severe brain damage to be as dumb as most of them.

          • What is it about liberals and their desperate need to believe that anyone who disagrees with them has to be stupid.
            Insecurities on steroids perhaps?

          • That would be a rarity: severe brain damage increasing one’s intelligence. Of course when one start with such little as MM, there’s really only one direction it can go. 😉

  5. I’m not tracking this..

    I thought everyone is on-board with saving the planet so it would be irrelevant if anyone changed the CAFE standards. What Obama is claiming is that the restrictions are unpopular, people don’t like being coerced into making purchases on government approved vehicles only. So he knows that his restrictions that he added as he was heading out the door was a F-U to Americans. Otherwise, what Trump did was an empty gesture, sort of like saying that it is OK to now burn tires in the backyard and the backlog of people eager to resume burning tires is large enough to help the economy.

  6. Obama allowed 20,000 Americans to die of the Swine Flu (H1N1) before he did anything about it. The final death toll was twice that. But nobody panicked, because the media didn’t tell them to.

    Moral: The media always want to sell you an emergency, because emergencies sell papers and ads. If there isn’t one they’ll invent it.

  7. Eric,
    I doubt that Obama would have lied and lied again about the virus as Trump has been doing. He spent
    the first three months of the year downplaying the severity of the virus and blaming the media for using
    it to damage his re-election chances.

    e.g. “The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant.”
    or
    “No, not at all. We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”
    or
    “It’s going to disappear. One day — it’s like a miracle — it will disappear.”
    or
    “So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!”

    Then all of a sudden he is now claiming that “victory” would mean between 100 000 and 250000 deaths. On top of claiming that NY medical staff are stealing medical supplies while risking their lives to save people.

    Trump is failing the US in a time of crisis and pretending otherwise is just going to get more people killed.

    • “Trump is failing the US in a time of crisis and pretending otherwise is just going to get more people killed.”

      Ridiculous! Your bias blinds you to the facts.

  8. Obama is just playing to his base support of Libtards. The lines are drawn. The only question is how many will show up from each camp to vote in November.
    The Democrats of course have a huge demographic advantage with the dead vote and illegal alien vote.

    But for that to be enough in November them, the Democrats better have a candidate who should not be in a memory care nursing home. As it is, old Senile Joe just won’t cut it. Joe Biden would be older on his 2021 inauguration day than President Reagan was on his last day in office in 1989. IOW, not gonna happen.

    Trump knows that. He knows the Dems leadership is planning on replacing Joe at the Convention soemhow, probably a rules change. Which is why he twitter trolled Governor Cuomo yesterday.

    • Hi Joel,
      I am guessing that Trump’s commission on voting integrity found all those dead and illegal aliens
      voters that you mentioned. Or did it meet twice and never issue a report?

      • They would have if they had used FBI procedures and FISA warrants.

        But thankfully the laws of physics make voter fraud impossible with mail in ballots.

        • Paul,
          all the studies show that illegal aliens are more law abiding than citizens (which makes
          sense since they face greater consequences if caught). Furthermore there is no evidence
          from any study suggesting that they vote in significant numbers.

          • If you believe that I go a bridge to sell you. Funny a convenience store in Moorhead Minnesota go call racist because they put in shopping detectors and in the store the majority of the items that had the strips on or in them were what Hispanics like to buy. How an inventory control software knew the nationality preference of the product is quit some programming. I rather believe what got tagged is what constantly short on product purchased and product sold, much easier program to write.

          • you might want to re-think that, illegals break more laws, they start off by coming into the US illegally, if they work they present false SSN/ITN numbers, if the SSN belongs to someone else that I believe is Identity thief. so bottom line is illegals break quite a few law, saying they don’t is the height of audacity.

          • No, you fell for the usual MSM “lying with facts” technique.
            Studies have shown “immigrants” are more law abiding than US born citizens.

            “ILLEGAL” immigrants have a MUCH higher rate of criminal activity.
            The most obvious statistic that confirms that is the demographics of the prison population, especially in border states. (And don’t try to tell us the police are “picking on” undocumented folk!)

            Those commenting that there are no studies of significant numbers of illegal voting of any kind ignore the fact that the US voting process is CONFIDENTIAL. If you remove the requirement of voter ID, ignore the buses of “voters” that stream into polling places near state borders and discount the boasts of Dem politicians like the late Mayor Daley there is no way to determine who voted illegally or post mortem!

            On top of that, tell me how in a system where no one is allowed within 10 feet of you in a voting booth it is perfectly OK for someone to go to nursing homes or very select communities and “harvest” votes, and then later deliver hundreds or thousands of votes to an election district!?! What study will tell you that those votes weren’t sorted before delivery or that the “harvester” didn’t influence the voting decision?
            Mail in, driver license and same day registration are all easily manipulated in a way impossible to detect.

          • Izaak – that’s complete crap – ILLEGALS are not more law-abiding – that stat is perverted by including LEGAL immigrants in the stat, to preserve your BS talking points.

        • Yeah, he and Morin Moss are on hissy-fit, stereotypical progressive rampage today.

          Easy to see the PC press has been taking their standardized hate speech up a notch.

      • Mr. Walton: The Dems want to plug “vote by mail” into emergency funding bills. Aren’t you worried the Russians will use that to steal elections? Or do you think they will all be postmarked “Moscow”?

  9. We suffered for 8 years under his strange edicts and did a lot of losing. Can we please just ignore him now? We have a President now who puts Americans first. I like winning.

    • He got himself a Nobel Peace prize and sent $1B USD to the climate change slush fund, so he was busy helping the rest of the world … the US not so much.

  10. Strange, the dense urban environments with lots of mass transit seem to be taking the brunt of this. It’s almost as if the very things meant to fight a global thermageddon completely lacking in any empirical evidence have actually made populations vulnerable to real threats.

    But they had good intentions, so that makes the deaths ok.

  11. Emeritus** presidents, such as Barack “worst ever” Obama, ought to go gracefully, keep quiet, and play with the dog and grandchildren.

    **Latin for having served one’s time, such as a soldier, and is no longer useful.

  12. Just shameful from the biggest P.O.S. president in my lifetime.
    As we’ve often thought, just a political hack.

  13. “… We can’t afford any more consequences of climate denial….”
    — Barack Obama

    If the covid19 virus is seasonal and declines with warm weather, then we sure could use a bit of global warming just now.

  14. “We can’t afford any more consequences of climate change denial” – Obama.
    What bad consequences have there been so far? You can’t have more unless you already had some.
    Anyone care to list them? Geoff S

    • The consequences is most Americans are paying 40% more for electricity of a moot issue.

  15. Climate “Denial,” of course there is such a thing, has nothing to do with this pandemic.

    After days of consideration, My strategy is, Quarantine old and sick people, let the rest of us go back to work and play, do not destroy the most magnificent Economy in history, and tell the kids, Do not Visit your Elders.

    Wow, only Trillions at stake….

  16. The Watermelons are going to play the Wuhan Flu for all it’s worth. These people are bats!

  17. I have reached a stage in life where I can look at an issue and if I find no logic or rational explanation for it, it tells me there probably isn’t any.
    This latest Sars Cov 2 outbreak is being treated as though it is so life threatening, we have to destroy life ourselves first, before the Covid 19 gets a chance to deal with you.
    There is no logic, to what is happening in the world at the moment. It looks like people in authority have decided to take advice from the nutty professor, without any checks or balances.
    Only in our current instantly connected world, could such a situation develop allowing herd instincts to take control of world governments.
    Sweden are not falling into line with this destroy the economy herd inspired strategy. It will be interesting to watch the numbers unfold, we will compare those governments who chose to destroy their economy and see how they compare with Sweden, who chose to be more sensible.

    • Balking at these government restrictions has some problems.

      If you go against the flow, it has little benefit overall since most everyone is already making restrictions. Second, it gives everyone else an easy excuse in the aftermath. (Sure the economy crumbled, but it was because those rural areas prolonged the outbreak, etc)

      Trump seems to be doing about the best thing in the situation, which is to back “the experts”, while saying we need to remember not to make the cure worse than the disease.

  18. Obama is as deluded as Australia’s Kevin Rudd…..says it all….
    Just no idea, born a “leftard” , will die a “leftard”….

  19. I expect politicking in a Presidential election season, but this is just pure stupidity that Obama is displaying.

  20. The Saul Alinsky & Noam Chomsky Marxist/Socialist methodology adopted by Obama..

    RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.

    RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.

    RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.

    RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

    RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

    RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.

    RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.

    RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.

    RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.

    RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.

    RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.

    RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

    • Not only adopted by Obama, but the meme that he was a “Chicago Law Professor” is based on the fact that as a visiting lecturer, he gave courses on Alinsky’s organizing methods.
      (In the “famous” photo of him teaching at U of Chicago, the drawing on the blackboard is Alinsky’s organizing model!)
      BHO was recruited by the Alinsky organization to “organize” in Chicago.
      The link with Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn was not an accident.

  21. “Can you imagine what it would have been like if the Chinese Coronavirus had struck during the Obama Presidency? President Obama would probably have responded to the threat of Coronavirus with an executive order to increase wind turbine funding, like Nancy Pelosi tried to stick in her version of the Coronavirus bill. ”
    ———————————–
    WTF are you on about. “Imagination of consequences” is this really worth headlining?

  22. “vote this fall”

    What a pig ignorant xxx this guy is, that doesn’t even know it’s called Autumn.

  23. President Trump statements
    Feb. 7 (tweet): ”… as the weather starts to warm & the virus hopefully becomes weaker, and then gone.”

    Feb. 10: “I think the virus is going to be — it’s going to be fine.”

    Feb. 14: “We have a very small number of people in the country, right now, with it. It’s like around 12. Many of them are getting better. Some are fully recovered already. So we’re in very good shape.”

    Feb. 19: “I think it’s going to work out fine. I think when we get into April, in the warmer weather, that has a very negative effect on that and that type of a virus. So let’s see what happens, but I think it’s going to work out fine.”

    Feb. 24 (tweet): “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. … Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

    Feb. 25: “You may ask about the coronavirus, which is very well under control in our country. We have very few people with it, and the people that have it are … getting better. They’re all getting better. … As far as what we’re doing with the new virus, I think that we’re doing a great job.”

    Feb. 25: “Now they have it, they have studied it, they know very much, in fact, we’re very close to a vaccine,”

    Feb. 26: “Because of all we’ve done, the risk to the American people remains very low. … When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero. That’s a pretty good job we’ve done.”

    Feb. 28: “I think it’s really going well. … We’re prepared for the worst, but we think we’re going to be very fortunate.”

    Feb. 28: “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

    Feb. 28: “This is their new hoax.”

    March 4: “Some people will have this at a very light level and won’t even go to a doctor or hospital, and they’ll get better. There are many people like that.”

    March 4: Now, this is just my hunch, but based on a lot of conversations with a lot of people that do this, because a lot of people will have this and it is very mild… So if, you know, we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better, just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work, some of them go to work, but they get better and then, when you do have a death like you had in the state of Washington, like you had one in California, I believe you had one in New York, you know, all of a sudden it seems like 3 or 4 percent, which is a very high number, as opposed to a fraction of 1 percent.

    March 9 (tweet): “So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!”

    March 10: “And it hit the world. And we’re prepared, and we’re doing a great job with it. And it will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”

    March 11: “I think we’re going to get through it very well.”

    March 12: “It’s going to go away. … The United States, because of what I did and what the administration did with China, we have 32 deaths at this point … when you look at the kind of numbers that you’re seeing coming out of other countries, it’s pretty amazing when you think of it.”

    March 15: “This is a very contagious virus. It’s incredible. But it’s something that we have tremendous control over.”

    march 17: “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic”

    march 24: “We’re going to be opening relatively soon… I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter.” He added in a subsequent interview: “Easter is a very special day for me… and you’ll have packed churches all over our country.”

    ———–
    And you think Obama was an idiot?

    • Those statements were true at the time he said them.
      As always, liberals demand perfection from anyone who disagrees with them.

      • “Those statements were true at the time he said them.”

        That’s right. Trump was just going by the best evidence available at the time. Trump said yesterday he is America’s cheerleader and his aim in all that rhetoric was to keep everyone calm and focused.

        If things had been left up to Democrats, the whole nation would look like New York right now, because they would not have put a travel ban into effect and it wouldn’t have taken long for the infection to spread all over the U.S. Even with the travel ban, the infection is all over the place, but luckily, so far there are only a few problem areas.

        I wore my N95 mask to go shopping this morning for the first time. There were a lot of people doing the same. I imagine it will become very common, especially when the supply of masks catches up with the demand. They say it is illegal to go outside in public in China without wearing a mask. Before the virus, I used the mask when I mowed the lawn.

        With possibly 25 percent of infected people being without any symptoms, but still able to infect others, it might be a good idea for all of us to put on masks in public for the duration.

    • So, Trump can change his tune when beaten over the head with facts. Good! Proves he’s smart.
      Obama dealt with being wrong by going even further the wrong way. A billion and a half of cash for the Ayatollah, cheap at half the price for an Iranian deal. Reduce trade sanctions to induce a regime doing it’s best to produce nuclear weapons. Fat chance of anything going wrong there! O proved he was smart by covering up his hypocrisy.

    • ghalfrunt: “and you think Obama was an idiot?” Yes, was and is. He linked corona virus to climate change. That’s a special sort of idiot, trumping all of Trump’s statements above. Agreed?

    • So where’s the part where Trump tried to exploit the issue to screw the public further.

      At worst, Trump was guilty of being overly optimistic in his calming efforts at the beginning.

    • I also seem to remember Pelosi in her home district exhorting people to come visit Chinatown – Feb 24?

    • “And you think Obama was an idiot?”

      I wouldn’t call him an idiot. Dishonest would probably be more accurate. He’s dishonest like the Democrats I just heard soundbites of, that were encouraging people to go visit Chinatown and go out and eat at restrurants, in an effort to throw cold water on Trump’s travel ban and warnings about the Wuhan virus. The Democrats were downplaying everything and now they claim Trump was downplaying everything. Dishonest Hypocrites.

  24. @fred250
    “Seems you need a course of medication for TDS”

    Seems you haven’t been around long enough to recall the years of OBS that consumed the rightwingnuts even before Barack was the nominee.
    For example, Rush Limbaugh playing a parody song, written by one of his staffers pretending to be Al Sharpton singing Barack The Magic Negro. That was in Mar 2007.
    You can find it on YouTube
    Enjoy!

    • Really is fascinating how upset libtards get when anyone makes fun of them.
      Limbaugh always ridicules liberals, it’s what he does.

    • Yeah – that phrase was taken from black LA Times writer.
      Funny, how you left that part out.

    • “Barack The Magic Negro”

      Funny how a word is sinful except when it’s the black liberals who use it.

      • Niceguy et al: I read today one of the weakest women on earth, Susan Rice, said Trump is intimidated by “strong black women”. If I say back, “blah blah blah…strong black women”, guess what that makes me.

  25. @fred250
    “Seems you need a course of medication for TDS”

    Do you not recall the YEARS of Obama Derangement Syndrome that consumed the rabid rightwing, even before Obama became the nominee.
    Rush Limbaugh started playing a parody song called Barack the Magic N- on his radio show for at least several weeks beginning in March 2007

    • FYI Morin:

      Unfortunately, because of past sins, around here posts get posted “posthumously,” so-to-speak, if I may be allowed a modicum of bad literary hyperbole.

      If you don’t see them immediately, you might wait until the 1/2 or top of the hour. Or so goes my experience.

    • Mr. Moss: Obama derangement syndrome? So what did your multiple “OBS” references above mean? Not Obama Bull Sh*t?
      Some would like you to go away, not me. May 5 is coming, and I’d like to keep in top form.

  26. The leftist lockstep is at it again. The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Obama are signing from the same song sheet……at the same time….there must be a guiding force that directs these robots with their prognostications.

  27. It’s a very depressing exercise to read through all these comments. Well, 90% of them. You know, those who go along with the Gaslighter-in-Chief, One-Term-Trump.

    But, back to the actual story.

    Let me see if I get this right.
    You’re buying a new pickup truck, so you can shift all your guns, baseball hats, lite beer and bibles back to your trailerpark. You stand in the car lot, and there are 2 identical vehicles, for the same price. Identical in every respect – apart from one. One has a higher fuel economy. (Burns less gas per mile, just in case you were wondering what that meant).

    Which one do you buy?

    I’ll leave that with you.

      • Funny how a post that has no connection with reality gets your approval.

        Then again, you’ve never demonstrated any connection with reality either.

    • What a pair of lowlifes.
      I love the way you progressives cling to your stereotypes. That’s why you’re always the best bigots.

    • Once again, a liberal demonstrates that:
      1) She despises anyone who isn’t like her.
      2) She thinks in stereotypes, she isn’t bright enough to realize that the only ones who believe the stereotypes that she lives by, is herself and her fellow libtards.
      3) She actually believes that the overly simplified analogies that she comes up with accurately reflect the real world. (Not that she has ever bothered visiting the real world.)

      If the trucks were identical in every way, then by definition they would have the exact same gas mileage. The only way to get a higher gas mileage is to reduce the power, the weight or some combination of the above.

    • Mr. Mann: Lite beer? You really can’t see the target, can you?
      You read through them all, depressing yourself. We’re happy in our new pickup and clear path to four more years for our favorite gaslighter (think you’re depressed now?). Not even Chinese virus can push Joe Biden across the finish line, sorry for your choice. I’ll leave you with THAT!
      Bonus for our side- ghalfrunt thinks your lame comment was a “good one”. It only gets better if Chinese CP compliments Hillary. They did???!!! Oh my.
      I want to thank our host for letting us rip on a political column. I promise to read a science one.

    • Identical in every respect – apart from one.

      Don’t you contradict yourself, Adrian?

      Gotta laugh at the “logic” of Liberals.

  28. Actions speak louder than the words of shameless tweets. The former president purchased that multi-million-dollar ocean-front property on Martha’s Vineyard in denial of the warnings of drastic sea-level rise too.

  29. …Nearly 900 million more tons of carbon dioxide are expected to be released under the new rule than under the Obama-era standards….

    California is leading the way:
    “We intend to make sure the backsliding doesn’t reach California’s doorstep,” California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said Tuesday in announcing the state’s plan to go to court to defend its tougher standards…”

    California (and of course Hawaii) Leads the way in average gasoline prices at the pump:

    https://www.gasbuddy.com/USA

    California averages just under $3 per gal. ($2.994) , while Oklahoma averages $1.484 per gal:

    This is a burden on the middle class and poorer folks in CA…
    Check it out – link:

    https://www.gasbuddy.com/USA

    JPP

    • I think that Obama and some of the other alarmists must think that CO2 is poisonous like Carbon Monoxide . . . Greta probably thinks so . . .
      Does he not realize that the extra CO2 in the air is actually greening the earth and increasing crops rather than depleting them . . . and is causing no harm to humans, or the climate.

      JPP

  30. Traditionally former presidents keep their mouths shut for obvious reasons. Reasons for which Obama is typically oblivious.

    Obama makes a false comparison of something that is not happening to actual auto gas mileage.

    And if Trump is causing global warming by easing up on auto makers gas mileage restrictions and the virus dies off in warmer weather how is that not good?

    The good news is Obama in not now president.

    • Correction: Traditionally Republican former presidents keep their mouths shut.
      Democrat former presidents have routinely felt the need to keep themselves in the spotlight by criticizing their successors.

      I believe Truman was the last Democrat who didn’t constantly run to the microphone every time he felt people weren’t paying attention to him.

      • MarkW has it exactly right. Only Republican presidents are silent and don’t interfere in a new president’s administration.

        Democrat presidents are free to criticize Republican presidents to their heart’s content, and the Media cheers them on.

      • Actually, FDR and JFK are probably the only Democrat presidents to spend much of their time criticizing their successors.

        • I missed a very critical “not” in that last post.

          Actually, FDR and JFK are probably the only Democrat presidents to NOT spend much of their time criticizing their successors.

  31. Title should read: Obama tries to tie the COVID-19 Pandemic to Trump’s Rollback of His Climate Change Initiatives.
    Nobody but cretins are going to buy that crap from a guy that just dropped 15 million dollars on an ocean front mansion.

    Really Obama and is former administration minions are all looking so small these days. They’re like Chihuahuas trying to nip the pant leg of a giant that has so overshadowed them, they are now irrelevant.

    Susan Rice took the opportunity to play the race card when a black PBS reporter got snarky with the POTUS during a briefing. Candace Owens, a conservative black female blogger and political activist landed a knock out blow right on Rice’s kisser for that one:

    Candace Owens 11h 1245130009171374080

    Trump has gone to war with nearly every reporter since he has stepped into office but when it happens to a black reporter— it’s suddenly “cuz she’s strong & black”

    Nothing makes black people look more weak and pathetic than blacks that cry racism when they are treated equally.
    Susan Rice@AmbassadorRice
    You go, girl. Pathetic when insecure men can’t stomach strong black women. https://twitter.com/yamiche/stat

    I could go on and on with examples but you get the idea. The left is all about trying to divide and it’s not playing well with the average American during this time when the whole nation faces a challenge unlike anything since the flu pandemic of 1918. This is because about everyone but the cretins pumping that stuff out understands that the enemy we’re facing doesn’t give a crap about your ethnicity, or what color your skin is, or what party you belong to, or what your sexual orientation is, or if your a cop or a cop hater, or if your rich or poor or politically powerful or not.

    • It will be interesting to see Susan Rice’s involvemnt in the Obama administration’s efforts to undermine the U.S. Constitution and the 2016 presidential election.

      Imo, it looks like Susan Rice should get herself a good lawyer. Hillary could probably recommend one.

      • Tom Abbot: I hope so, she was not a Hillary aide, so they didn’t scorch her laptop and give her immunity (unlike Cheryl Mills and Huma Weiner).

  32. Even the title lies:
    > Trump weakens fuel economy standards, rolling back key U.S. effort against climate change

    Trump delayed implementing stricter future standards. Not the same thing.

  33. Consider this a ‘teaching moment’. During the 8 years of the irresponsible Obama regime, Obama was the master of the ‘blame game’. The skunk has not changed his stripes….

    • He was only a “master” because the media carried his water 24/7/365.

      BTW Rush is back after over a week off to take Chemo. And yesterday he was in rare form.
      “It took a world wide pandemic. It took a 35% plunge in the stock market. It took six feet of social distancing. It took quarantining. It took many small businesses closing. It took canceling practically everything, to bring the US economy back to the Obama high mark.”

  34. The irony is rich. Had the world and the Obama administration not been so enthralled with saving the world from climate change, maybe we could have done more to prepare ourselves for real threats like global pandemics. Can you imagine if the time and money spent on climate change had been applied towards better protocols, equipment or anti-viral medicines. Even worse, the Obama administration actually transferred hundreds of millions from the State Department’s global pandemic fund to the UN’s climate change fund.

Comments are closed.