“RussiaGate is now a complete dead letter — but ObamaGate is taking its place. Just how far did the then-president go to cripple his successor?” – New York Post editorial
It’s easy for me to understand why Obama would go to any lengths to destroy the Trump presidency. He was and is a thin-skinned narcissist who never, ever forgets a grudge.
I learned this way back when I first heard this story. On October 21, 2006, New York Times’ Maureen Dowd wrote a column called “Obama’s Project Runway.”
In it she says he logs “a lot of time at the gym” calls him an “intellectually nimble, preternaturally articulate smarty-pants.” Later, she says he “combines the political ability — alien to the Bush administration — to see something from your opponent’s point of view with the cool detachment of a J.F.K.”
But in the third-last paragraph, she mentions that his “ears stick out”, a trait she calls “intriguingly imperfect.”
On Sunday, December 10, 2006, roughly 50 days after the article appeared, then-Senator Barack Obama sought out Dowd after a press conference and “chided her — in a kidding way” for having written that his “ears stick out.”
“I just want to put you on notice,” he reportedly told her. “I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears.”
He was a U.S. Senator for crying out loud. One might think he’d have had too much to think about to remember and be bothered about such a stupid thing. One even might think that anyone with such thin skin should not be in politics.
One would be wrong on the first count, but 100% right on the second.
On Sunday, May 10, 2020, Fox News’ Sara A. Carter said, “Flynn was Obama’s nemesis. He was the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, but I interviewed Flynn quite often during 2016, 2015. I knew him when he was a J2 at the Pentagon, even before he was at the DIA.
“And he wasn’t afraid to approach Obama, tell President Obama exactly how he felt. In fact, one time he told me during an interview, he said, ‘my job was not basically to make the President feel good, it was to tell the President the truth.’ And President Obama didn’t want to know the truth.”
Given how annoyed Obama was about a reporter mentioning his ears, imagine how deeply angry it must have made him that the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency kept telling him he wasn’t God’s gift to the military.
Early on, we learned that he believed he was the best at everything: “I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it … I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. … I’m a better political director than my political director.”
Then we gagged as the Left spent a decade feeding his massive ego. They told us every day that he was the greatest thing since sliced bread. They fawned over his every move, going so far as to declare him “an enlightened being” on the level of a messiah.
Clearly, they said, he deserved all the awards, accolades, and halos they heaped on him. He himself admitted he believed it.
I can only imagine his fury when Donald Trump won the election! Barack Obama had assumed his grand legacy would be continued and embellished by a Hillary Clinton presidency, not dismantled by a man who undoubtedly pushes every one of Obama’s insecurity buttons.
So, it takes no imagination at all for me to believe President Obama was behind RussiaGate and the attempted destruction of Michael Flynn.