Barak Obama Conveniently Forgets His Scandals While In Office

In 2017, the last days of the Obama disastrous presidency, Mr. Obama proclaimed through his minion Ms. Valerie Jarrett, that he was scandal-free for 8 years.  History gives a different story, the Wall Street Journal reports the following-

• State Department email. In an effort to evade federal open-records laws, Mr. Obama’s first secretary of state set up a private server, which she used exclusively to conduct official business, including communications with the president and the transmission of classified material. A federal criminal investigation produced no charges, but FBI Director James Comey reported that the secretary and her colleagues “were extremely careless” in handling national secrets.

• Operation Fast and Furious. The Obama Justice Department lost track of thousands of guns it had allowed to pass into the hands of suspected smugglers, in the hope of tracing them to Mexican drug cartels. One of the guns was used in the fatal 2010 shooting of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Congress held then-Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt when he refused to turn over documents about the operation.

• IRS abuses. Mr. Obama’s Internal Revenue Service did something Richard Nixon only dreamed of doing: It successfully targeted political opponents. The Justice Department then refused to enforce Congress’s contempt citation against the IRS’s Lois Lerner, who refused to answer questions about her agency’s misconduct.

• Benghazi. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed in the attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya. With less than two months to go before the 2012 election, the State Department falsely claimed the attack was not a terrorist attack but a reaction to an anti-Muslim film. Emails from the secretary later showed that she knew the attack was terrorism. Justice Department prosecutors even convinced a magistrate judge to jail the filmmaker.

• Hacking. Mr. Obama presided over the biggest data breach in the federal government’s history, at the Office of Personnel Management. The hack exposed the personnel files of millions of federal employees and may end up being used for everything from identity theft to blackmail and espionage. OPM Director Katherine Archuleta, the president’s former political director, had been warned repeatedly about security deficiencies but took no steps to fix them.

• Veterans Affairs. At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at a Phoenix VA facility, many of whom had been on a secret waiting list—part of an effort to conceal that between 1,400 and 1,600 veterans were forced to wait months for appointments. A 2014 internal VA audit found “57,436 newly enrolled veterans facing a minimum 90-day wait for medical care; 63,869 veterans who enrolled over the past decade requesting an appointment that never happened.” Even Mr. Obama admitted, in a November 2016 press conference, that “it was scandalous what happened”—though minutes earlier he boasted that “we will—knock on wood—leave this administration without significant scandal.”

All of these scandals were accompanied by a lack of transparency so severe that 47 of Mr. Obama’s 73 inspectors general signed an open letter in 2014 decrying the administration’s stonewalling of their investigations.

Clearly Mr. Obama is scandal free if no one reads the history of events that coincided with his time in office.  Of course, there are more than just the above scandals.  We must not forget

  • Gitmo.  At least 12 hardened terrorists were released who have since killed Americans.
  • The Affordable Care Act.  If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.  Saving of $2500 per family.
  • Solyndra.  Obama plays venture capitalist with taxpayer money, loaning his crony “green energy” buddies over $500 million.  Solyndra goes bankrupt.
  • The New Black Panthers.  Intimidating white voters at the polls and DoJ refusing to prosecute.
  • Feel free to add to what we missed…

What’s Wrong With The New Noah Movie By Darren Aronofsky

Russell Crowe as Noah

( First and foremost, the producer Darren Aronofsky is a self-confirmed atheist trying to profit off the story of Noah. Rather than trying to stay true to the Biblical history and story, he uses over the top creative license to shoot a movie devoid of Bible credibility.
First off Mr. Aronofsky seems to be trying to make money off of the current flood (pardon the pun) of popular Bible-based or Christian movies. The difference is they are mostly made by Christians who know the Word of God.
The screen writer decided rather than trying to stick to the Judeo-Christian roots of the story, he stated,

“We didn’t want to make it Jewish or Christian, we wanted to make it a more universal story”. Hence, rather than mentioning God in the movie, the movie substitutes “the Creator” a number of times.

The story of Noah is only 3 chapters of Genesis. We don’t have any narrative of anything Noah actually said. But we do know what he did. Noah’s story is about the early earth where sin overran the earth in the form of violence and sexual sin. However, this movie tells people that God destroyed the world due to mining, people eating animals, and the building of cities.
Noah is a powerful story of how one man’s faith can save a generation. However, this movie climaxes with Noah (Russell Crowe) standing over his newly born grandchildren on the arc trying to decide whether or not to kill the babies or not.
Reviewer Todd Starnes says,

“Hollywood director Darren Aronofsky promised to create the least biblical, biblical movie ever made. And based on the early reviews of his film — Mr. Aronofsky made good on his promise.
He left the word “God” completely out of his movie and turned Noah into a crazed environmentalist with anger management issues who wants to slaughter his family.”

The actors on opening night commented on how people can’t say anything negative about the flick unless they’ve seen it. Well, again that sounds a bit like employees of a company telling someone to try their product before the complaining about it. Well, how many people would buy a product when there friend already told you it fell short. In this case, if you want to see Noah on the big screen true to the Bible, then you are wasting your money.

If you want to see a faith-building movie, God’s Not Dead or Son Of God would be better options.

Read Todd Starnes commentary here.