Jim Bovard reflects on the legacy of Barack Obama’s presidency in light of Donald Trump’s. Obama is garnering favorable comparisons now, explains Bovard, but we shouldn’t forget all of the horrible things he did, especially on civil liberties and foreign wars. The cycle of corruption and lies continues with President Trump, whose presidency will more than likely lead to the reactionary election of yet another charlatan.
Discussed on the show:
- “Obama’s Forgotten Frauds and Debacles” (The Future of Freedom Foundation)
- “William Barr’s Connection to Ruby Ridge, Defending FBI Snipers” (The American Conservative)
- “Obama: “We Don’t Have A Domestic Spying Program” | Video” (RealClearPolitics)
- “FBI Agent Can’t Be Charged in Ruby Ridge Case” (LA Times)
Jim Bovard is a columnist for USA Today and the author of Public Policy Hooligan: Rollicking and Wrangling from Helltown to Washington. Find all of his books and read his work on his website and follow him on Twitter @JimBovard.
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