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President Obama Is The Luckiest President In History

I can’t help but believe the title to this post is so true. President Obama really is the luckiest President in the history of America. Imagine, if you will, what the reaction would have been if the scandal over CIA Director David Petraeus’s affair with Paula Broadwell had broken before the election. What if the scandal had already emerged to show the involvement of General John Allen’s involvement with Jill Kelley? If certain sources are correct, Attorney General Eric Holder knew about the Petraeus affair in September, but failed to tell the man who sits behind the desk in the Oval Office. How would that information have played in the public eye, had it been common knowledge?

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As always, hindsight is 20-20. I’m not saying Mitt Romney would have defeated President Obama on November 6, had these scandals not President Obama is luckybeen conveniently hidden until after the election. I am saying that Obama has to be wiping his brow and thinking about how closely he dodged the Petraeus/Broadwell/Allen/Kelley bullet. There is every indication that the scandals were purposefully kept quite until after the election, which could only serve the purpose of protecting Obama and his chances for reelection. Couple that with the obvious fact that David Petraeus is the one man who could have destroyed the Obama narrative about what happened in Benghazi and a more sinister picture begins to emerge.

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David Petraeus has specifically stated that he issued no “stand down” order to the CIA operatives in Benghazi. He was in line to be called to testify before Congress and he had to have known the questions that were sure to be asked. President Obama and his White House also had to realize the grilling Petraeus would be facing, were he to testify. A scandal that has been hidden for months suddenly comes to life and the man who could have made life miserable for President Obama is out of the picture. He will no longer testify before Congress, unless they decide to pull rank and subpoena him to come to Capitol Hill.

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You’ll have to forgive me for being a bit skeptical of how these events have played out. Had they broken before the election, it is possible the results would have been different. Probably not, but you’ll have to allow me that bit of hopeful hindsight. Instead, the information about what has gone on behind the backs of the American public and the military establishment is slowly leaking out, piece by piece. We now have a President who will be in office for another four years. Obama is going nowhere and neither are these scandals. That will result in four years of brow raising and questions about his fitness to lead our country. That’s just what we didn’t need, but that’s what we have. President Obama really is the luckiest President in the history of America.

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Founder and author of the political and news commentary blog Political Realities. I have always loved to write, but never have I felt my writing was more important than in this present day. If I have changed one mind or impressed one American about the direction our country is headed, then I will consider my endeavors a success. I take the tag line on this blog very seriously. Above all else, in search of the truth.

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  • There’s not a doubt in my mind the Petraeus affair (pun intended) was purposefully suppressed until after the election for political purposes. However, I don’t believe it would have had any change at all on the election had the story broken before the voting began. I will also go so far as to say even if it became known that Obama intentionally left those men there to die, there are so many millions of people who would still have voted for him that, along with the vote fraud that took place, he still would have been reelected. The democratic electorate has become such that even if there was a video of their candidate committing murder, he would still receive millions of votes.

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  • Robert

    Justice can only come from the barrel of a gun

    • I would disagree on that point. There should be a way to serve justice, without resorting to violence.

  • There are a lot of people inside and outside of government who work very hard to protect Mr. Obama form anything would would have hurt his chances to be reelected and also to maintain his aura of beoing the smartest man in the room. Pathetic!

  • Obama has no interest in governance. Or had. Now we will see the real Obama come forth. He rarely took his briefings. This way he has clean hands. Call Valerie jarrett to testify if we want to know the truth.

  • Steve Dennis

    Luck is part of it Larry but you hit on the truth here as well. THis was purposely hidden until after the election when it would do him less harm. Once Petraeus was expendable he was thrown under the bus, and honestly Barack Obama has a long history of throwing people under the bus when they are either of no more use to him or become a liability.

  • Obama isn’t lucky, he’s calculating.

  • Dragonconservative

    I agree with Steven. Obama won re-election because he calculated it out. He painted Mitt Romney as a callous rich guy with no concerns about the poor. He continually used divisive rhetoric to play to minority groups and women. And it worked. Obama understood the movement sweeping the country. In the words of Bill O’Reilly, there is about half of the country who want stuff (maybe 47%–not sure). And Obama is the guy to give them free stuff. Like Paul Krugman, Obama has sought a cradle to grave dependency on government. The results? High unemployment, huge government spending, massive deficits, and high taxes on the rich in order to pay for more government programs. But the point is, Obama understood this principle, making it easier for him to win the election. Mitt Romney could have won, but he would have had to have a much more aggressive campaign.

  • Yeah, Obama is lucky like a fox. Lucky that Petraeus didn’t break ’til just after the election; lucky that “everyone” believed initially Benghazi was a flash-mob, that unemployment miraculously (and apparently temporarily) improved just before the election and the evil Super-Pacs called Romney a murderer, not the Obama campaign.

    Maybe any one of these would not have made a difference in the outcome, but taken together–come on! He won by 2 3/4% afterall. I’ve always said I’d rather be lucky than smart, but Obama would rather be cunning than either. And to think they called Clinton “Slick”.

    All this will of course be soon completely forgotten and will not make the slightest difference in his final term as president. I guess the end really does justify the means, at least to Chicago Democrat pols.

  • Acethepug

    I agree that the cover-up was done for political purposes, and that Obama did indeed toss Petraeus under the bus (as he has so many others, Rice seems to be next on the hit list).

    Sadly, I am inclined to agree with Charles, it wouldn’t have changed the election. The media simply would not have covered it, in the same dishonest way they are “covering” the aftermath of Sandy. Compare it to how Katrina was covered, or high gas prices, or pretty much anything else.

    We need to get real coverage that is as widespread as the so-called MSM. We need to make the news clear, insofar as how it impacts the average voter. I’m honestly not sure how to do that, either.

    I’d say the luck is that Obama is both a Democrat, and black. Democrat, because it means the media covers for him (although far more nakedly than even under Clinton), and black, because it means the accusation of “racism” can be used (and used, and used, as it has been since 2007) to deflect ANY criticism (see also Chris Matthews) – it’s even being used over the criticism of Rice.

    We live in interesting times — here’s hoping we survive the experience!

    Thanks for posting!

    • While it is true that the election results may not have changed, it is troubling, nonetheless. I believe the McCain/Palin ticket was doomed in 2008 because of a “perfect political storm” that they had very little control over. Everything seemed to conspire to elect Barack Obama.

      Much the same thing seems to have happened in 2012 and we are stuck with him in the White House for another four years. You aren’t the only one who is hoping we can survive the experience.

      Thanks for commenting on Political Realities. I hope you return often.