DNC Lawyers Council Chair and former Obama White House appointee Andrew Weinstein was on the receiving end of some major pushback after tweeting a claim that the biggest scandal under President Barack Obama was wearing a tan suit.
“Happy anniversary to the biggest scandal of the Obama presidency.” he tweeted over the weekend.
It’s such a serious point for Weinstein that he tweeted the same exact thing one year earlier.
Happy anniversary to the biggest scandal of the Obama presidency. pic.twitter.com/NloqB6OR13
— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) August 28, 2021
The ‘tan suit scandal’ has been a consistent lie from the media and the left that Obama’s two terms in the White House were so scandal-free that his choice of fashion was the biggest news to come out of those years.
None of it is true, of course. In fact, the suit ‘scandal’ was a completely media-concocted story to portray conservatives as unreasonable rubes for nitpicking Obama.
The reality is that the media focused on the tan suit because the subject matter during that press conference on August 28, 2014, was a scandal itself, with Obama admitting “we don’t have a strategy yet” to deal with ISIS in the Middle East.
Obama was at the head of many, many scandals. Here are just a few.
bombed weddings, hospitals, and American citizens without due process when he wasn’t spying on them. https://t.co/d7fh9CwrIy
— siraj hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) August 30, 2022
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Weinstein Got Bombed Like a Yemeni Wedding For Ridiculous Tweet
Weinstein’s tweet about Obama’s tan suit being his biggest scandal earned nearly 30,000 retweets and over 230,000 likes. But silly ignorant people like himself weren’t the only ones to take notice and/or share the low-information tweet.
Many people responded by noting the Obama tan suit non-scandal was the least of his efforts, with several focusing on his penchant for killing civilians without due process through drone strokes.
One of the dumbest tweets in the history of dumb tweets https://t.co/3hU98yOfwm
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) August 29, 2022
Under the Barack Obama administration, drone strikes that took out civilians were commonplace. In his first week in office, Obama authorized a drone strike that killed nearly a dozen civilians, including a child.
Heyyyyy, this isn’t a picture of him extra judicially murdering a teenage American boy with a drone strike. https://t.co/q75hGfbB7E
— 💸🇵🇷Javi No Tax🇵🇷💸 (@Melhyphen) August 29, 2022
Some might consider Obama’s biggest scandal to be the fact that he rescued Joe Biden from the political scrapheap by nominating him as his Vice President and ultimately leading to the disastrous administration we see today.
President Biden brought the drone tradition back with a vengeance last summer when he launched a retaliatory strike in Afghanistan that killed 10 civilians – including an aid worker and 7 children.
What color was his suit? Probably blood red.
He killed an entire wedding in Yemen https://t.co/dplV7l0ceV
— Vincent Bevins (@Vinncent) August 29, 2022
Obama’s Tan Suit Was the Least of His Scandals
It’d be nearly impossible to run off an entire list of the actual scandals Barack Obama encountered during his eight years in the White House. But we can certainly address some of them.
Let’s continue with the theme of drone strikes.
Obama acknowledged in 2016 that “civilians were killed that shouldn’t have been” in past U.S. drone strikes conducted when he was President.
“In the past, there was legitimate criticism that the legal architecture around the use of drone strikes wasn’t as precise as it should have been,” he said. “There’s no doubt that civilians were killed that shouldn’t have been.”
Indeed, a 2013 drone strike in Yemen actually hit a wedding party and killed women and children.
The biggest scandal was actually him wearing this suit to a destination wedding! Google “Obama Yemeni wedding” for more information https://t.co/3lQ4iQeCdO
— Rayy (@RayyvanaTTV) August 29, 2022
PBS reported on an October 2015 attack in which “an AC-130 gunship mistakenly hit a hospital in Afghanistan that was run by the charity organization Doctors Without Borders.”
“The group has demanded that the strike be investigated as a war crime,” they wrote. “The Pentagon disciplined several officers and enlisted personnel for their part in the attack.”
But hey, that tan suit was the only problem Obama encountered, eh Mr. Weinstein? Even far-left liberal sycophants aren’t buying it.
Funny meme. But one that ignores so much imperial violence, economic injustice, and political cowardice. But sure. The suit. https://t.co/IrdsX2TAhL
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) August 29, 2022
There are, of course, other significant scandals.
Does anyone recall Obama lying Obamacare into existence by repeatedly telling Americans: “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan … If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”
That was later named Politifact’s “Lie of the Year.”
U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens not available for comment.
— Rusty 🎙️ (@rustyweiss74) August 30, 2022
There was also the Benghazi scandal, often pinned on then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but covered up by Obama and his administration.
Former National Security Adviser under Barack Obama, Susan Rice, claimed in her book that she was pushed to do five Sunday television interviews by the administration to cover for Clinton by insisting that the Benghazi attacks were the result of an obscure YouTube video.
They lied and lied repeatedly on that matter to the American people. But who cares – It’s not as big a deal as that damn suit.
Libs aren’t forgetting about his war crimes – they just don’t consider them scandalous. https://t.co/G9WoYbYSOt
— Jack (@JackInPogForm) August 30, 2022
Speaking of covering up deaths at the hands of the Obama administration, does anyone recall a little thing known as Fast and Furious, a gun-running scandal that resulted in the deaths of dozens of people, including border agent Brian Terry?
President Obama was in office when Snowden leaked the info about the NSA violating the constitutional rights of literally every American. https://t.co/GW138S5Nxq
— DISSIDENT (@philthatremains) August 29, 2022
But wait, there’s more!
Obama was also behind *deep breath*:
A trade of high-ranking terrorists for a traitor, giving Iran access to the U.S. financial system, using the DOJ to try and shut down reporters by accusing them of committing a crime, meddling in foreign elections, using the IRS to punish political opponents, all but ignoring Christian refugees being persecuted in the Middle East, and using law enforcement agencies to spy on an adversary in an attempt to subvert the American election in 2016.
All this is to say that Weinstein is an ignorant DNC shill. The notion that Barack Obama was ‘scandal-free’ or that the biggest offense he ever committed was wearing a tan suit is simply a lie.
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