Obamagate

‘Obamagate’ Isn’t A Conspiracy Theory, It’s The Biggest Political Scandal Of Our Time

John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist

Instead of grappling with the implications of newly released details about what Obama officials were doing to undermine the incoming Trump administration during the transition, the mainstream media have fixated on Trump’s use of the term “Obamagate,” dismissing it as a conspiracy theory. It's easy to get overwhelmed or tune it out, but the ongoing revelations about the FBI’s targeting of Flynn can’t be ignored. They demand a full accounting. If ever there was a threat to the rule of law, it was the Obama administration’s abuse of power and its weaponization of intelligence agencies to try and take down Trump.

Welcome to #Obamagate, Everybody!

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

With Obamagate, there is no longer the reasonable expectation that the Deep State, or Washington elite Americans have left largely to their own devices to regulate, legislate, and deficit-finance our lives since the Great Depression, will continue as they have. The public is now acutely aware of a two-tiered justice system that allows the political class to ignore the laws it inflicts on regular people. And the market has been shaken out of its status quo — talk to any small or medium-sized business entrepreneur, and they’re reexamining everything they’re doing in recognition their prosperity is no longer assured.

Get ready for ‘Obamagate’ to become ‘ObamaBidengate’

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The 2020 race doesn’t lack for the sharp contrasts that usually decide elections. Trump’s personality and policies are one set, his response to the pandemic and the economic fallout another. But the world’s greatest counterpuncher won’t play defense only and the entry of the Russia-Flynn scandal into the mix gives the president a big new hammer. Count on him to use it. Biden can’t have it both ways. Either he was a fully involved VP, or he was mere standby equipment. And if he was the former, as both he and Obama have repeatedly insisted, then he must answer for one of the dirtiest scandals in American history.

The Most Dangerous Aspect of Obamagate

David Catron, The American Spectator

Thomas Jefferson said: “The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood.” In our era, the Fourth Estate can no longer perform the one function that justifies its existence — to defend liberty by exposing the lies of its enemies. Instead, the media embrace the anti-democratic ideology of the left, parrot its pernicious propaganda, and have themselves become a clear and present danger to the republic.

Obamagate’s Origin in John Brennan

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The press showered Brennan in reverential coverage last week, casting him as a patriot of the highest order. What a joke. He is a political hack and anti-American radical to his core — a supporter of the American Communist Party during the Cold War and now a tool of Islamic propagandists during the present conflict.

Dirty Harry Reid's Role in Obamagate

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Was the CIA's John Brennan using Reid to put additional pressure on James Comey to accelerate his investigation into Trumpworld? What emerges from these fragments is a picture of far-flung and stunningly flaky political espionage — a game of Russian whispers played by partisans desperate to interpret the shoddiest “intelligence” in the most sinister light in order to help Hillary and hurt Trump.

Obamagate’s Truth Is Stranger Than Orwell’s Fiction

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The English author George Orwell wrote that “political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” But even Orwell couldn’t have imagined the propagandistic whoppers that American journalists would mouth in their frenzied attempt to sanitize Obama’s spying on Trump.

The Media Gives Short Schiff to Obamagate

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Obama once ludicrously said that his administration had no scandals — a phony claim that the media pooh-poohing the Rice revelation is jealously trying to preserve. But no matter how hard they try to avoid it, reporters will have to reckon with Obamagate and the perversely rich irony of ACLU-style liberals like Rice and Brennan becoming exactly what they once opposed.