In light of the recent developments in the cases of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, which stemmed from the investigation into supposed Russian collusion with the Trump campaign (a claim that has yet to materialize any direct evidence), the Left has attached themselves to the rich talking point that former President Barack Obama, unlike his vile successor Donald Trump, only had one scandal during his tenure, and that was wearing a tan suit!
Of course, anyone who was awake during the Obama years knows how wildly off-base that assertion is.
Left-wing activist group Now This posted a video echoing this nonsense in a now-viral video post on Tuesday.
One of Obama's biggest scandals was wearing a tan suit ☕️ pic.twitter.com/2K2IFZwoYQ
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 22, 2018
As did other leftists:
The only scandal… pic.twitter.com/zzenO4fVXM
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) August 22, 2018
Why are we wasting our time on Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort? Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s tan suit was a scandal ridden nightmare threatening to undue our norms, fracture our democracy and was an affront to our freedoms. He must be made to answer for it! #MichaelCohen #PaulManafort pic.twitter.com/qjfpYXPocI
— Exavier Pope (@exavierpope) August 21, 2018
Obama wore a tan suit. https://t.co/kUWHzDLrUO
— Steve Schale (@steveschale) August 21, 2018
Obviously, tan suit is not the same as porn star hush funds. https://t.co/yvK9Lh2mmb
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) August 22, 2018
You get the point.
Conservatives quickly quieted the refrain by listing some of the most galling Obama scandals, such as the illegal gun-running operation known as Operation Fast and Furious; the targeting of conservatives at the IRS; the mishandling and cover-up of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, where a U.S. Ambassador was murdered; uncared for veterans dying at the VA; then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server debacle, and the Iran Deal.
—Fast & Furious
—ISIS as J.V.
—Ignoring Hezbollah Drug Trade
—Taliban 5 & Bergdahl
—Clinton Email Server
—DOJ Wiretapping Journos
—Disastrous Iran Deal
But sure. The tan suit was one of his biggest scandals.🤔 https://t.co/DuzzWyTKWK
— Jerry Christmas 🎄🎅🏽 (@JerryDunleavy) August 23, 2018
Obama failures on Russia (partial list):
—Removing missiles from E. Europe
—Mocking Romney about 1980s calling for their FP back
—Telling Putin he’d have more “flexibility”
—Handing Syria to Russia & Iran
—Ukraine & Crimea invasions
—Letting Putin interfere in 2016
— Jeremiah Stephan Dunleavy IV (@JerryDunleavy) August 23, 2018
IRS targeting conservative groups
Fast and Furious
Ransom to Iran
EPA poisoning rivers
But other than that…. https://t.co/Dr8uyFQsru
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) August 23, 2018
He killed American citizens without due process
Spied on journalists
His NSA spied on all Americans…
But the tan suit though https://t.co/VcB7CoRtBF
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) August 24, 2018
Or that little IRS scandal targeting Conservative groups…or the guns at the border…or the “keep your docs” lie…or the “video caused it” lie leaving an Ambassador dead. It goes on but you stick to the tan suit.
— Steve Mullen (@Mullen135) August 22, 2018
The Left needs a new talking point.