Democrat Double Standards

During his presidential campaign and eight years in office, Barack Obama never produced his real birth certificate, nor did he ever produce any of this college and early life records. In fact, Obama paid nearly $3 million to seal his records and hide them from the public.

Yet, Democrats not only never asked for him to produce any of his records, they defended his right to hide them and keep them from the general public.

Now, the same Democrats are getting up in arms, demanding that Donald Trump produce his tax returns. There is nothing official that orders a president or presidential candidate to release his tax returns to anyone. The releasing of tax returns has been done for several decades and has become more of a tradition than a mandate, yet Democrats act like it’s a mandate.

The same double standard is evident with their screaming for the head of Attorney General Jeff Sessions because he didn’t recall meetings with a Russian official during Trump’s campaign. Sessions served on the Senate Committee on Armed Services and met with the Russian official in that capacity.

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When he was undergoing his Senate confirmation for the Attorney General position, he was asked if he ever met with foreign officials and he said not to his recollection.

Let me ask you something. If your job calls for you to meet with hundreds of people regularly, can you recall everyone you met with and who they represented?

Democrats are saying that Sessions lied under oath when he said not to his recollection and thus it’s cause for him to resign from his position as US Attorney General. Yet, they never called for the resignation of then US Attorney General Eric Holder when he lied under oath to Congress about his role and knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious. Later documents showed that he in fact did know about the operation long before he told Congress he knew.

What about Barack Obama? He has lied repeatedly to Congress and the American people. If he is not lying about his birth, background and college history then why has he gone to such lengths to hide the information from everyone?

He also lied about his knowledge and role in the IRS scandal as there is strong evidence that the IRS targeting of conservative non-profit groups originated in the White House. According to publicly released records, then IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House more than any other member of Obama’s Cabinet. In hearings before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, it was made known that 118 of Shulman’s 157 White House visits were made during the period that IRS agents were intentionally targeting tea party and conservatives. In fact, he visited the White House more times than the combined visits of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.

The number of White House visits released to public records are as follows:

  • IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman – 157
  • Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank – 86
  • Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez – 83
  • Nominee for Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker – 76
  • Attorney General Eric Holder – 62
  • Secretary of State John Kerry – 49
  • Former Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner – 48
  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – 43
  • Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano – 34
  • Secretary of the Department of Education Arne Duncan – 31
  • Former Secretary of the Department of Energy Steven Chu – 22
  • Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates – 17

It’s also been suggested that when everyone was told that IRS Supervisor Lois Lerner’s emails had disappeared, that they were really being scrubbed to remove any possible link to Obama’s direct involvement in ordering the targeting. She was made the scapegoat in the whole thing but she was paid well for it.

What about the many lies that Hillary Clinton told under oath, before Congress, in courts and to the American people? There are the lies she told about Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation and her email scandal. Clinton committed perjury before Congress and in court when she testified that her emails had been destroyed and then after many were located, she perjured herself again by saying there were no more emails, but that was later proven to be a lie. I didn’t see Democrats throwing stones at Clinton for her many lies and crimes of perjury.

What about the lies that Rep. Nancy Pelosi have told about Obamacare and about Obama? Remember when she said that Obamacare was a success and that it was lowering costs and improving availability when the opposite was true? What about the time Pelosi said that Barack Obama has never done anything for political reasons?

Democrats going after Jeff Sessions and President Trump need to look at themselves and their fellow Democrats before casting stones at Republicans.

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