Now that former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton no longer have to pretend to be great buds and that everything is rosy in Democratland, we’re suddenly allowed to hear more of the truth about the relationship and the criticisms they have of each other.
The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Sidewire’s Jonathan Allen report in “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign” the criticisms he had that he didn’t say in public at the time.
“He couldn’t understand what possessed Hillary to set up the private e-mail server, and her handling of the scandal — obfuscate, deny, and evade — amounted to political malpractice,” the authors wrote.
He couldn’t understand? Given her prior track record of scandals, she didn’t want any record of her communications that wasn’t under her control, whatever the rules or the law.
And despite that he thought it was deceptive, he still pushed for her candidacy? So what does that say about him?
Clinton’s actions, according to Parnes and Allen, reminded Obama of some of the “qualities” that helped him win the Democratic primary in 2008.
What qualities? The “obfuscate, deny and evade” qualities? Well, yes, she has you down to the life as far as those qualities are concerned.
Clinton apparently was disturbed that FBI Director James Comey announced the decision that he wouldn’t be referring her for charges on the same day that she wanted news to be focused on Obama traveling with her to campaign.
Well isn’t that misplaced anger? Comey laid out all the elements for the crime, he just didn’t pull the trigger by referring her for prosecution. That was a gift that she didn’t deserve and she should have been overjoyed she wasn’t prosecuted.
Obama’s server criticism was rather kind, as it wasn’t just ‘political malpractice,’ it fit all the elements of a crime, just one that they chose not to prosecute…