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    Where is the Smooth Presidential Transition Vowed by Obama? He is Panic-Stricken

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    Right after the stunning victory of Donald Trump back in November 2016, President Obama pledged a peaceful transition of power to the president-elect; however the latest decisions of the outgoing president look like he's planting mines for his successor. Media sources attempt to understand what could have caused such a change.

    Just after Hillary Clinton delivered her concession speech on November 9, the day after the presidential elections, President Barack Obama convened a press conference to deliver concessions of his own.

    Obama offered a message of unity and reassured Americans that there would be a smooth and peaceful transition of power after Donald Trump unexpectedly won the presidential election the previous night, shocking the nation.

    "Now, it is no secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty significant differences," Obama then said.

    "But, remember, eight years ago President Bush and I had some pretty significant differences. But President Bush's team could not have been more professional or more gracious in making sure we had a smooth transition so that we could hit the ground running. And one thing you realize quickly in this job is that the presidency and the vice presidency is bigger than any of us."

    The "peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy," Obama added, insisting that come January, "we are going to show that to the world."

    However the US media was shocked to realize that the current policies of the outgoing president differ drastically from what he promised the nation.

    Commenting on the recent decisions of Obama administration, Washington-based publishing company McClatchy DC has wondered:

    "Since Obama vowed to run a smooth presidential transition, what’s the real point of picking a tardy diplomatic scuffle with Putin? What’s the real point of setting Israel (and the annoying Netanyahu) adrift at the United Nations now?"

    "Why issue all these offshore drilling bans and new federal regulations? Why commute more federal prison sentences than a dozen past presidents combined? Why keep releasing Guantanamo terrorists when so many return to their homicidal careers?"

    "Might it be to plant political IEDs for his annoying successor, as Democrats seek to restore their party?" it further wondered.

    The outlet further noted that for the first time in nearly a century a former president decided to reside in Washington.

    "Obama has rented a mansion and office space where he’ll be easily accessible to media friends for, say, kibitzing his successor – unlike Obama’s predecessor, who went silent for more than a year," it therefore suggested.

    In a separate analysis on the issue, Danish daily Politiken has suggested that there is an impression that Obama and his administration have only now realized the results of the elections and therefore understood that they are no longer at the helm.

    The outgoing president, it says, seems to be in a panic that his successor is not only going to make some corrections to the course of his administration but will ultimately steer it in the opposite direction.

    "Obama might have thought that transition of power will go without any visible problems," the newspaper says.

    However, it further suggests, the power then should have been transferred either to Hillary Clinton or, at least, to a more traditional republican who would maintain the political legacy of the outgoing president.

    Obama, the outlet suggests, might have understood that Trump's election has cancelled all the widely accepted rules and practices.

    Hence, he no longer wants to play by these rules himself, it finally stated.

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    • avatar
      jas
      I despise deceptive writing. It is a trick to fake a view and then at the end proclaim Obam justified in being a jerk and inappropriate.

      I would also remind the writer that Trump is a traditional conservative Republican. The GOP hasn't been conservative since before Reagan. (1980). I don't accept Reagan because he planted seeds of the current disaster. Reagan couldn't have done a better job of destroying the GOP if he had tried. So Trump is hated because he really is a conservative Republican and is probably going do a lot to put the GOP back in order. The "former" Democrats in the party (RINOs) don't want that.

      OK. I see it was McClatchy. No surprise then.
    • avatar
      marcanhalt
      I guess that the relationship of Trump and Putin might come down to, initially, our use of Russian sappers? Why not? Putin has already proven that he is willing to go anywhere, anytime, to put out Obama's malicious fires.
    • Mikhas
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      Daylight come and me wan' go home"



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      Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day
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      Daylight come and me wan' go home
      Day, me say day, me say day, me say day...
      Daylight come and me wan' go home

      Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
      Daylight come and me wan' go home
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      Daylight come and me wan' go home

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    • Drain the swamp
      Obama is a master of deception, everything is the opposite of what he says. Good riddance.
    • avatar
      jasin reply toDrain the swamp(Show commentHide comment)
      Drain the swamp, Yep. And McClatchy is trying to present this amoral, chronic liar as some sort of clever person who just responds with reason. He's a sociopath and has to cheat to compete.
    • avatar
      marcanhalt
      Seems to be some conspiracy talk as to why the Obamas bought a home in Washington for themselves after January 20th. One article stated that George Soros ordered him to stay. This one indicates that an office space will be used, but inferring what? This family involves two girls, both enrolled at Sidwell, a very prestigious school for girls. Malia graduated from there, and Sasha wants to, as well. Chelsea went there and they were impressed with her. Let's let them live out the next few months and find out what happens in the interim without interfering with what we do not know.
    • Darius
      I am not so sure if he is himself "Panic-Stricken" or if it is his secret masters who are "Panic-Stricken" !
    • avatar
      nonyank
      The American public hear the same B.S. from this monkey from the start....he makes Bush look like a genius....Obama the LIAR IN CHIEF....GOOD RIDDANCE!
    • avatar
      ivanwa88
      Obama laid the bed of roses in front of Trump leading to a acid bath with Obama waiting to give the final push.
      Trump was not interested in his treachery plenty in his administration had ample experience of Obama's treacherous ways nothing is what you see its the opposite.

      My first impression of that meeting was that Obama was to take control and dictate how this was going to play out?
    • avatar
      tobi.gelando
      How more I think it over how more we to thank God that we have Mr. Putin as President of Russia !!!! This democrat terrorist club like to start WW III no daub !!! President Putin has see this a long time before and has respond as a real peace President !!!
      And the democrats until now have not give up there ide !!!
    • avatar
      marcanhaltin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, You know, I get that same impression whenever I read a CBS Sports article from one of their many heralded writers. They bait you into thinking one thing and then they leave you hanging at the end with a "We will see, won't we?" I have found that it is good to be a speed reader. That way when you read some comments, you can get disappointed long before they even get to their own ending
    • avatar
      marcanhaltin reply tononyank(Show commentHide comment)
      nonyank, Not sure what "nonyank" refers to, but I have to assume you are from outside the USA. Obama is the incumbent President. He is not "this monkey". Show some respect. I gave you a 'thumbs up' for everything else
    • avatar
      jasin reply tomarcanhalt(Show commentHide comment)
      marcanhalt, I think part of good (great) writing is to have the reader trust where the words take him and be open. Writing shouldn't be an exercise of manipulation or bait and switch.
    • avatar
      giorgoskaz11
      All american presidents were so far elected to serve the establishment i.e. the bankers , the military industry and the rest, but not the people. I am not quite sure if Trump can be different
    • avatar
      copius
      Chicago kidnapping and torture of a white teen is linked to Obama.
    • avatar
      copiusin reply toivanwa88(Show commentHide comment)
      ivanwa88,
      Trump is smart man.
      He is doing what I normal do. Let the other think he is in control and slide them into complacency.
      That is where you jump in and slaughter the other with a quick blow.
      No drama needed.
    • avatar
      marcanhaltin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, One of the top five books in my library is How to Read a Book by Moritmer Adler. I give away a copy of it to a top graduate in my area every year. With it, you can reach the same conclusion a speaker will make within his first ten minutes. I recommend it highly.
    • avatar
      Andrew J
      If Trump becomes president these lowlife are in serious trouble. Hitlery herself implied leading up to the election that they would "hang" if defeated. They are sweating hard now and liable to very dangerous actions. Hilary will now probably be punished for failure and Obongo faces investigation.
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