Trump’s America – Episode #139 – Obama’s Legacy?

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By Arthur Piccolo

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 20, 2019:
Call me by my real name – Joe BARACK OBAMA Biden please.

I am inspired to write about Obama’s legacy this episode after the recent Democratic Presidential debate in which Obama’s legacy and how the different candidates responded to it and how Biden is totally running on it …

They were a big point of discussion following the debate in the media so …

I felt I needed to set the record straight and call out Obama as this photo above also does so well. More about the photo later.

Do you need to know any more as to why Joe Biden must not be the Democratic nominee for President next year? Besides being a weak candidate no matter what some polls predict if they are right or just as bad …

We do not need the new OLD Obama Administration, otherwise known as going BACK to the future – yes just like the movie. We already have one very BAD version now of going BACK – Donald Trump playing (sic) President. 

Don’t worry, I will get to the award-winning photo above later.

Right now I want to tell you about a MIRACLE that took place Thursday morning when I first went to The New York Times Website as I always do religiously – right after emerging from that golden chariot I ride each morning – the NYC subway to my office – I saw this featured opinion piece titled ..

“BARACK OBAMAS BIGGEST MISTAKE” by Times opinion columnist Farhad Manjoo. I was swept “back to the future.” It felt like I was reading many of my 213 episodes of Obama’s America when Barack was President and before Trump’s America.


Barack Obama was another FAILED President. Not as BAD as TRUMP; how could anyone be? But a failure nonetheless and worse, Obama’s failure is why we got stuck – I say STUCK – with Donald Trump.

After reading Manjoo’s piece I knew I had to write a comment to post to it on The Times Website …

Well The Times posted 1454 comments to Manjoo’s piece before closing off comments to that article but they did NOT post mine. Of course, I feel hurt but the good news is my readers get an EXCLUSIVE others will not!

SURPRISE, by far the most popular comments were carefully “planted” comments attacking Manjoo for attacking Obama’s record.

Now before I get to some of Manjoo’s piece for context …. Again I will get to the Obama photo above later!


….. I Just pulled up a fairly random episode from Obama’s America, episode # 87 from way back on October 11, 2012, titled … THE SINS OF BARACK OBAMA here is a taste from it …

I open with …. (it’s fun quoting myself) …

“While Barack Obama may remain the lesser of two political evils even after his misguided small ball debate performance last week, never lose sight of the real Barack Obama not the fictional character, he played in the 2008 campaign.”

 Later on in this episode I write …

“Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz appearing on the Charlie Rose Show (remember Charlie Rose?) recently said …”

“To paraphrase Stiglitz: ‘Obama was right to save the banks but there was no reason for him to save the bankers who created the mess. Obama could have insisted as part of the bailout they get fired instead they are still there doing better than ever because Obama made no such demands.”

Fire them and how about JAIL? But not with Obama as President. A true friend of the rich and the powerful. They got richer and more powerful with Obama as President as inequality increased without stop.

Now Obama as a Former President is collecting his REWARDS. Barack and Michelle have now joined the club of the Very Rich and Powerful. Did you get a look at the super ocean front mansion with acres and acres they just bought on Martha’s Vineyard that only the SUPER rich can afford?

Enough of episode 87 for now but you can read all of it you just have to google this entire phrase “Obama’s America Episode 87 Arthur Piccolo” and it will be the first response that comes up. It’s that simple.

Now back to My Man, the BRAVE Farhad Manjoo ….

“In 2009, Barack Obama was the most powerful newly elected American president in a generation. Democrats controlled the House and, for about five months in the second half of the year, they enjoyed a filibuster-proof, 60-vote majority in the Senate.”

“Democrats also had a once-in-a-lifetime political opportunity presented by a careening global crisis. Across the country, people were losing jobs and homes in numbers not seen since World War II. Just as in the 1930s, the Republican Party’s economic policies were widely thought to have caused the crisis, and Obama and his fellow Democrats were swept into office on a throw-the-bums-out wave.”

“If he’d been in the mood to press the case, Obama might have found widespread public appetite for the sort of aggressive, interventionist restructuring of the American economy that Franklin D. Roosevelt conjured with the New Deal. One of the inspiring new president’s advisers even hinted that was the plan.”

Now here is the PUNCH line from Farhad Manjoo …

“And then Obama took office. And rather than try for a Rooseveltian home run, he bunted: Instead of pushing for an aggressive stimulus to rapidly expand employment and long-term structural reforms in how the economy worked, Obama and his team responded to the recession with a set of smaller emergency measures designed to fix the immediate collapse of financial markets. They succeeded: The recession didn’t turn into a depression, markets were stabilized, and the United States began a period of long, slow growth. But they could have done so much more.”


“And then Obama took office …. They could have done so much more.”

We all got a SUCKER DEAL from Obama and also Donald Trump.

Enough said. Let me close this episode with the photo of Obama smoking marijuana on bucolic Hawaii with all the richest kids in Hawaii and living a dream teenage life, who went on to become President and not only refused to decriminalize marijuana use but he kept marijuana in the category with heroin in the class of most dangerous drugs that led to severe jail sentences.

Barack Obama, thy name is Hypocrisy. Biden for President? A Bad Joke!

 (This series dedicated in honor of the late Liu Xiaobo & Jamal Khashoggi)


EDITOR’S NOTE: About The Writer: Arthur Piccolo is a professional writer and commentator and often writes about Latin America for New Americas.

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