Obama's Flag Pin: The Worst Scandal in Presidential History | The Daily Show

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  • Published on:  Thursday, July 4, 2019
  • We could never forget the time Barack Obama didn’t wear a flag pin.

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  • arcoz elio

    arcoz elio

     7 days ago

    Because wearing a pin makes you the right person to help your nation

  • SugaryCoyote

    SugaryCoyote

     14 days ago

    Obama droning US citizens without trial is a pretty big scandal.

  • Tolulope Akinluyì

    Tolulope Akinluyì

     14 days ago

    Bunch of idle yellow journalists!!!

  • Señor Ham

    Señor Ham

     14 days ago

    Oh to be back in 2007 and have 2007 presidential scandalous...

  • Okaro Shinn

    Okaro Shinn

     14 days ago

    The background music has me DEAD😂

  • kb csDJvno \]][,.

    kb csDJvno \]][,.

     21 days ago

    • State Department email. In an effort to evade federal
    open-records laws, Obama’s first secretary of state set up a private
    server, which she used exclusively to conduct official business,
    including communications with the president and the transmission of
    classified material. A federal criminal investigation produced no
    charges, but FBI Director James Comey reported that the secretary and
    her colleagues “were extremely careless” in handling national secrets.




    • Operation Fast and Furious. The Obama Justice Department
    lost track of thousands of guns it had allowed to pass into the hands of
    suspected smugglers, in the hope of tracing them to Mexican drug
    cartels. One of the guns was used in the fatal 2010 shooting of Border
    Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Congress held then-Attorney General Eric
    Holder in contempt when he refused to turn over documents about the
    operation.





    • IRS abuses. Mr. Obama’s Internal Revenue Service did
    something Richard Nixon only dreamed of doing: It successfully targeted
    political opponents. The Justice Department then refused to enforce
    Congress’s contempt citation against the IRS’s Lois Lerner, who refused
    to answer questions about her agency’s misconduct.




    • Benghazi. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were
    killed in the attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya. With less
    than two months to go before the 2012 election, the State Department
    falsely claimed the attack was not a terrorist attack but a reaction to
    an anti-Muslim film. Emails from the secretary later showed that she
    knew the attack was terrorism. Justice Department prosecutors even
    convinced a magistrate judge to jail the filmmaker.




    • Hacking. Obama presided over the biggest data breach
    in the federal government’s history, at the Office of Personnel
    Management. The hack exposed the personnel files of millions of federal
    employees and may end up being used for everything from identity theft
    to blackmail and espionage. OPM Director Katherine Archuleta, the
    president’s former political director, had been warned repeatedly about
    security deficiencies but took no steps to fix them.





    • Veterans Affairs. At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting
    for appointments at a Phoenix VA facility, many of whom had been on a
    secret waiting list—part of an effort to conceal that between 1,400 and
    1,600 veterans were forced to wait months for appointments. A 2014
    internal VA audit found “57,436 newly enrolled veterans facing a minimum
    90-day wait for medical care; 63,869 veterans who enrolled over the
    past decade requesting an appointment that never happened.” Even Obama

    admitted, in a November 2016 press conference, that “it was
    scandalous what happened”—though minutes earlier he boasted that “we
    will—knock on wood—leave this administration without significant scandal.”




    All of these scandals were accompanied by a lack of transparency so
    severe that 47 of Mr. Obama’s 73 inspectors general signed an open
    letter in 2014 decrying the administration’s stonewalling of their
    investigations.




    One reason for Obama’s penchant for secrecy is his habit of
    breaking rules—from not informing Congress of the dubious prisoner swap
    involving Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the Taliban, to violating restrictions
    on cash transfers to Iran as part of a hostage-release deal.




    The president’s journalistic allies are happily echoing the
    “scandal-free” myth. Time’s Joe Klein claims Obama has had
    “absolutely no hint of scandal” in his presidency. The media’s failure
    to cover the Obama administration critically has been a scandal in
    itself—but at least the president can’t be blamed for that one.

  • kb csDJvno \]][,.

    kb csDJvno \]][,.

     21 days ago

    • State Department email. In an effort to evade federal
    open-records laws, Obama’s first secretary of state set up a private
    server, which she used exclusively to conduct official business,
    including communications with the president and the transmission of
    classified material. A federal criminal investigation produced no
    charges, but FBI Director James Comey reported that the secretary and
    her colleagues “were extremely careless” in handling national secrets.




    • Operation Fast and Furious. The Obama Justice Department
    lost track of thousands of guns it had allowed to pass into the hands of
    suspected smugglers, in the hope of tracing them to Mexican drug
    cartels. One of the guns was used in the fatal 2010 shooting of Border
    Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Congress held then-Attorney General Eric
    Holder in contempt when he refused to turn over documents about the
    operation.





    • IRS abuses. Mr. Obama’s Internal Revenue Service did
    something Richard Nixon only dreamed of doing: It successfully targeted
    political opponents. The Justice Department then refused to enforce
    Congress’s contempt citation against the IRS’s Lois Lerner, who refused
    to answer questions about her agency’s misconduct.




    • Benghazi. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were
    killed in the attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya. With less
    than two months to go before the 2012 election, the State Department
    falsely claimed the attack was not a terrorist attack but a reaction to
    an anti-Muslim film. Emails from the secretary later showed that she
    knew the attack was terrorism. Justice Department prosecutors even
    convinced a magistrate judge to jail the filmmaker.




    • Hacking. Obama presided over the biggest data breach
    in the federal government’s history, at the Office of Personnel
    Management. The hack exposed the personnel files of millions of federal
    employees and may end up being used for everything from identity theft
    to blackmail and espionage. OPM Director Katherine Archuleta, the
    president’s former political director, had been warned repeatedly about
    security deficiencies but took no steps to fix them.





    • Veterans Affairs. At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting
    for appointments at a Phoenix VA facility, many of whom had been on a
    secret waiting list—part of an effort to conceal that between 1,400 and
    1,600 veterans were forced to wait months for appointments. A 2014
    internal VA audit found “57,436 newly enrolled veterans facing a minimum
    90-day wait for medical care; 63,869 veterans who enrolled over the
    past decade requesting an appointment that never happened.” Even Obama

    admitted, in a November 2016 press conference, that “it was
    scandalous what happened”—though minutes earlier he boasted that “we
    will—knock on wood—leave this administration without significant scandal.”




    All of these scandals were accompanied by a lack of transparency so
    severe that 47 of Mr. Obama’s 73 inspectors general signed an open
    letter in 2014 decrying the administration’s stonewalling of their
    investigations.




    One reason for Obama’s penchant for secrecy is his habit of
    breaking rules—from not informing Congress of the dubious prisoner swap
    involving Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the Taliban, to violating restrictions
    on cash transfers to Iran as part of a hostage-release deal.




    The president’s journalistic allies are happily echoing the
    “scandal-free” myth. Time’s Joe Klein claims Obama has had
    “absolutely no hint of scandal” in his presidency. The media’s failure
    to cover the Obama administration critically has been a scandal in
    itself—but at least the president can’t be blamed for that one.

  • kb csDJvno \]][,.

    kb csDJvno \]][,.

     21 days ago

    • State Department email. In an effort to evade federal
    open-records laws, Obama’s first secretary of state set up a private
    server, which she used exclusively to conduct official business,
    including communications with the president and the transmission of
    classified material. A federal criminal investigation produced no
    charges, but FBI Director James Comey reported that the secretary and
    her colleagues “were extremely careless” in handling national secrets.




    • Operation Fast and Furious. The Obama Justice Department
    lost track of thousands of guns it had allowed to pass into the hands of
    suspected smugglers, in the hope of tracing them to Mexican drug
    cartels. One of the guns was used in the fatal 2010 shooting of Border
    Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Congress held then-Attorney General Eric
    Holder in contempt when he refused to turn over documents about the
    operation.





    • IRS abuses. Mr. Obama’s Internal Revenue Service did
    something Richard Nixon only dreamed of doing: It successfully targeted
    political opponents. The Justice Department then refused to enforce
    Congress’s contempt citation against the IRS’s Lois Lerner, who refused
    to answer questions about her agency’s misconduct.




    • Benghazi. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were
    killed in the attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya. With less
    than two months to go before the 2012 election, the State Department
    falsely claimed the attack was not a terrorist attack but a reaction to
    an anti-Muslim film. Emails from the secretary later showed that she
    knew the attack was terrorism. Justice Department prosecutors even
    convinced a magistrate judge to jail the filmmaker.




    • Hacking. Obama presided over the biggest data breach
    in the federal government’s history, at the Office of Personnel
    Management. The hack exposed the personnel files of millions of federal
    employees and may end up being used for everything from identity theft
    to blackmail and espionage. OPM Director Katherine Archuleta, the
    president’s former political director, had been warned repeatedly about
    security deficiencies but took no steps to fix them.





    • Veterans Affairs. At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting
    for appointments at a Phoenix VA facility, many of whom had been on a
    secret waiting list—part of an effort to conceal that between 1,400 and
    1,600 veterans were forced to wait months for appointments. A 2014
    internal VA audit found “57,436 newly enrolled veterans facing a minimum
    90-day wait for medical care; 63,869 veterans who enrolled over the
    past decade requesting an appointment that never happened.” Even Obama

    admitted, in a November 2016 press conference, that “it was
    scandalous what happened”—though minutes earlier he boasted that “we
    will—knock on wood—leave this administration without significant scandal.”




    All of these scandals were accompanied by a lack of transparency so
    severe that 47 of Mr. Obama’s 73 inspectors general signed an open
    letter in 2014 decrying the administration’s stonewalling of their
    investigations.




    One reason for Obama’s penchant for secrecy is his habit of
    breaking rules—from not informing Congress of the dubious prisoner swap
    involving Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the Taliban, to violating restrictions
    on cash transfers to Iran as part of a hostage-release deal.




    The president’s journalistic allies are happily echoing the
    “scandal-free” myth. Time’s Joe Klein claims Obama has had
    “absolutely no hint of scandal” in his presidency. The media’s failure
    to cover the Obama administration critically has been a scandal in
    itself—but at least the president can’t be blamed for that one.

  • Johnny Rodela

    Johnny Rodela

     1 months ago

    I have few American Flag Lin, for me I like tonwear them on my West Coast Choppers shirt, feeling I can't explain, not a politics at all, just a normal citizen wearing the American Flag Pin.

  • Annabel Hawksworth

    Annabel Hawksworth

     1 months ago +1

    What is it with Americans and the flag? It’s just a flag, it’s not disrespectful to not wear it. How about you focus on important things! No other country is as obsessed with a flag

  • Oyin Ireland

    Oyin Ireland

     1 months ago

    “They just hate the flag” whose they 🤦🏾‍♀️

  • Ganiscol

    Ganiscol

     1 months ago +1

    History is not kind to republicans/right-wing talking heads/trumpublicans - it keeps on coming back on tape to kick them in the nuts! 😂

  • Wolfang cutthroat

    Wolfang cutthroat

     1 months ago

    Maybe because its against the us flag code....

  • wololoam

    wololoam

     1 months ago

    nice vid!

    (I am terribly sorry in advance for the occurrence of misspellings or grammatical errors as I am not eloquent enough to be able to articulate myself in this foreign language.)

  • Greta

    Greta

     1 months ago

    I love this more than life

  • Jean Jones

    Jean Jones

     1 months ago +1

    The Obama presidency: was a huge embarrassment for this country. The man turned out to be a fraud, and his
    Birth Certificate was counterfeit as well...

  • Aggrobiscuit

    Aggrobiscuit

     2 months ago

    What about the time in 2014 when he kept children in cages? I'd say that's worse.

  • adambakas13

    adambakas13

     2 months ago

    No pin? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH GOD HELP US!

  • N. Herbig

    N. Herbig

     2 months ago

    Don't forget he wore a tan suit, 😱😱😱😱😱 the nerve of him. What they did to Obama was disgraceful, but on the other hand I wish that was all we were talking about.

  • Melizabeth Sauceda

    Melizabeth Sauceda

     2 months ago +1

    The background music kills me