Former President Barack Obama had a sit down with Joe Biden where the duo spoke about how their administration always took responsibility for their mistakes.
Biden posted a video to his Twitter account of the socially-distanced meeting along with the caption “44 + 46,” a reference to their possible presidential line numbers.
The video is a teaser of the conversation between the previous president and vice president.
In the clip, Biden and Obama criticize President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Can you imagine standing up when you were president and saying ‘it’s not my responsibility. I take no responsibility.’ Literally. Literally,” Biden asked.
“Those words didn’t come out of our mouths when we were in office,” replied Obama.
44 + 46
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 22, 2020
Blamed Benghazi on a YouTube Video
Now, when you’re dealing with two skilled and accomplished liars in Biden and Obama, there is a lot to unpack in their comments. Even with just a couple of short sentences.
Let’s begin with Biden’s claim that Trump hasn’t taken responsibility for the pandemic.
While it is true that the President said he doesn’t “take responsibility at all” over four months ago when it was clear that Democrats had impeded congressional efforts to address COVID-19 by hosting an impeachment circus, more recent comments have differed.
In an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, he said: “I take responsibility always for everything because it’s ultimately my job, too. I have to get everybody in line.”
As for Obama saying of shirking responsibility that “those words didn’t come out of our mouths” – what absolute gall.
This was an administration – from Obama to Biden, down to Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice – who refused responsibility for the Benghazi terrorist attack in 2012 that killed four Americans, instead deliberately crafting a lie to the public involving an obscure anti-Muslim YouTube video.
At first, they tossed Rice under the bus, forcing her on news stations to repeat the lie over and over again. Clinton would later be tossed under the bus as well.
It took several weeks for Obama to suggest he took any responsibility for the lives lost in Libya, and only did so as the controversy refused to subside and he faced election against Mitt Romney.
Biden, on the other hand, continued to lie.
— David Webb (@davidwebbshow) July 22, 2020
Doesn’t Stop at Benghazi
When did Obama and Biden take responsibility for spying on Trump’s presidential campaign? We must have missed it.
Some Obama-era officials may have no choice but to accept responsibility for the biggest political scandal of our time according to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
In discussing the investigation by U.S. Attorney John Durham into the origins of the Russia collusion probe, Meadows said he “expect(s) indictments.”
“It’s all starting to come unraveled,” he said. “It’s all unraveling. And I tell you, it’s time that people go to jail and people are indicted.”
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows says more documents will be revealed that further prove the FBI illegally spied on President Trump and his associates.
“It’s time that people go to jail and people are indicted” for the Russia hoax! pic.twitter.com/3jvCFbI0MX
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) July 20, 2020
Aside from that, Obama and Biden took responsibility for everything else.
One of Obama’s favorite targets for finger-pointing was his predecessor, former President George W. Bush:
- Obama blames Bush for the Fast and Furious scandal.
- Blamed Bush for the VA scandal.
- Bush for the economy.
- Bush for the deficit.
- And Bush
And, of course, Obama blamed Fox News for everything that ailed his failure of a presidency. He blamed Russia for Hillary’s 2016 election loss. Not the fact that he was essentially on the ballot for a third term by proxy.
Despite their claims in the Biden video, passing the buck during difficult times was a hallmark of the Obama presidency.
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