President Obama got in a few jabs at the Republican nominee on Tuesday, telling Donald Trump to “stop whining [about rigged elections] and go try to make his case to get votes."
The president was responding to Trump’s completely logical allegation that “the press has created a rigged system and poisoned the minds of the voters.” That’s beyond true and anyone who has read the Wikileaks e-mail dump, or been alive for the last 50 years, can attest to the media being in the pocket for Democrats.
But what about Obama himself? Has he not proved himself to be quite the whiner on more than one occasion?
Check out this cartoon by the great A.F. Branco, which sums up the truth quite nicely:
Let’s do a rundown of that list.
The time when Obama blamed George Bush for the rise of ISIS:
“ISIL is a direct outgrowth of Al Qaeda in Iraq that grew out of our invasion, which is an example of unintended consequences which is why we should generally aim before we shoot.”
The time when Obama blamed Fox News and Rush Limbaugh for Washington gridlock:
“The issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that they feel persuaded that I’m not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but I’m somebody who is interested in solving problems and is pretty practical, and that, actually, a lot of the things that we’ve put in place worked better than people might think.”
The time when Obama blamed “right-wing radio” for threatening his legacy:
"I mean, we have been hearing this story for decades: tales about welfare queens, talking about takers, talking about the '47 percent'. It's the story that is broadcast every day on some cable news stations, on right-wing radio. It's pumped into cars and bars and VFW halls all across America, and right here in Elkhart. And if you're hearing that story all the time, you start believing it.
"It's no wonder people think big government is the problem."
The time when Obama blamed the “bitter clingers” for being against him:
“You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.
“And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
The time when Obama blamed the rise of terrorism on climate change:
“Understand, climate change did not cause the conflicts we see around the world. Yet, what we also know is that severe drought helped create the instability in Nigeria that was exploited by the terrorist group Boko Haram.
"It's now believed that drought and crop failures and high food prices helped fuel the early unrest in Syria, which descended into civil war in the heart of the Middle East.
"Climate change increases the risk of instability and conflict.”
Pot, meet kettle.