Barack Obama thinks voters are stupid.
One only needs to endure five minutes of any Obama speech to be convinced of that.
Only if you believe voters are stupid would you actually try to take credit for the economic explosion that has happened under President Trump.
And that is precisely what this credit hog tried to do yesterday.
But there’s just a few problems with this outlandish lie.
First of all, there are Obama’s own words.
For the last two years of his excruciating time in office, Obama went out of his way time and time again to prepare the American people for the sad reality that vigorous economic growth was a thing of the past.
He famously mocked candidate Donald Trump’s campaign promise to revitalize America’s manufacturing.
“Some of those jobs of the past are just not gonna come back,” he declared with absolute certainty back in June of 2016.
He snarkingly dismissed Trump’s promise to negotiate better deals – famously asking, “What magic wand do you have?”
Slogging economic growth was “the new normal,” Obama was quick to tell us.
Get used to it, people. One percent growth is the best you’re ever going to see from here on out.
If he really believed that his economic policies were some kind of time-release capsule that would – long after he left office – explode into unprecedented prosperity, why tamp down any expectations?
Why scoff at the notion that America’s economic engine could come roaring back from the brink?
You can’t spend all that time talking down the notion of an vibrant economy then turn around and claim credit when Trump makes it happen.
Unless of course you think voters are stupid.
But more importantly, just look at Obama’s character.
He is vainglorious, self-serving, and insufferable boastful.
If Obama really had the magic key to economic prosperity, his ego would not permit it to be delayed until long after he was out of office.
He would want the praise and adulation for bringing our economy back.
There is no way, given his character, he would risk anyone but him getting the credit.
But because he believes that voters are stupid, Obama doesn’t think twice shamelessly spinning such a craven lie.
And it is a lie.
The economy is soaring under President Trump because he has cut taxes (Obama wanted them raised), slashed onerous regulations (that Obama piled on), and put the American worker first. Those same American workers Obama said would never get their jobs back.
Sure, there are stupid people in this country.
How else do you explain Maxine Waters being a United States Congresswoman or Cory Booker making it into the US Senate?
How else do you explain Rachel Maddow’s ratings or the clowns in red robes haunting the Kavanaugh hearings?
But Obama doesn’t believe that some voters are stupid; he thinks we all are.
And he relies on a news media that is far too busy attaching their lips to his ass to actually call him out on such shameless BS.
But American voters by and large aren’t nearly as stupid as Barack Obama thinks we are.
And that’s why this moronic lie won’t pass the smell test today.
We prefer to believe our own lying eyes rather than this guy’s self-aggrandizing fiction.
Barack Obama taking credit for the #Trump economy is like someone flunking out of college, then showing up at the graduation ceremony and stealing someone else's diploma.
— Dianny 🇺🇸 (@DiannyRants) September 8, 2018
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