Once again parting with Presidential tradition, rather that delivering his farewell speech from the oval office, the ever so humble Obama has decided to give his final address to the American people from his home town of Chicago. And, like his 2008 speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, we're certain this will be a glorious event complete with a slew of celebrities and all the pomp and circumstance befitting a king...rest assured that no taxpayer expense was spared.
While the content of Obama's remarks have not been revealed, earlier today he posted the following preview on Facebook which noted that he looks forward to going back to "where it all started" and humbly affirmed that he's "made America a better, stronger place for the generations that will follow."
For Michelle and me, Chicago is where it all started. It’s the city that showed us the power and fundamental goodness of the American people.
It’s that inherent strength that brought our country through our fair share of challenges these last eight years. Because of you, we’ve come through them stronger. Because of you, we’ve held to a belief that has guided us ever since our founding – our conviction that, together, we can change this country for the better.
It’s easy to lose sight of that in the blizzard of our minute-to-minute Washington news cycles. But America is a story told not minute to minute, but generation to generation – a story written by parents, and teachers, and veterans, and neighbors who’ve taken on the call of citizenship, working together, without fanfare, to form a more perfect union.
Over the course of my life, I’ve been reminded time and again that change can happen – that ordinary people can come together to achieve extraordinary things. And I’ve seen that truth up close over these last eight years.
We’ve made America a better, stronger place for the generations that will follow. We’ve run our leg in a long relay of progress, knowing that our work will always be unfinished. And we’ve reaffirmed the belief that we can make a difference with our own hands, in our own time. That’s the imperative of citizenship – the idea that, with hard work, and a generous heart toward our fellow Americans, people who love their country can change it.
So tonight, I’m returning to where it all began to offer my most grateful farewell to the American people. I hope you’ll join me – I want to thank you for everything you’ve done.
And while Obama will undoubtedly brag about his amazing "economic recovery," we would once again highlight the following data that seemingly paints a slightly more sobering picture.
Of course, these charts that we presented last summer also cast a slight shadow over Obama's "economic recovery."
Unfortunately for Obama, simply stating something repeatedly doesn't actually make it a fact.
And speaking of repeating fictitious stories until they somehow become fact, as Post News pointed out yesterday, for weeks now Obama and his various mouthpieces have been peddling the fiction that his administration managed to spend 8 years in the White House without a single major scandal. And while that would be a fantastic accomplishment, unfortunately it's every bit as "fake" as the Obama "economic recovery." In fact, here are just a few of the scandals that plagued the Obama administration over the years (a detailed description of each can be viewed here).
- Iran Nuclear Deal and Ransom Payment
- NSA Spying
- Operation Fast and Furious
- Eric Holder - First Attorney General Ever Held In Contempt Of Congress
- IRS Targeting Of Conservative Groups
- Bowe Bergdahl
- The Great “Stimulus” Heist
- Spying On Journalists
- VA Death-list Scandal
Finally, since Obama will undoubtedly use his pedestal tonight to defend his one crowning piece of legislation, in a last-ditch effort to save it from being repealed by the incoming Trump administration, we leave you with the following charts displaying the epic collapse of Obamacare in just 1 year as insurers pulled out of exchanges all around the country in 2017 leaving Americans with minimal insurance options and substantially higher premiums.
2016 healthcare insurance carriers by county:
2017 healthcare insurance carriers by county:
With that intro, here is Obama's farewell speech for your viewing pleasure: