First things first: Albert R. Hunt’s piece in Bloomberg this week is clearly labeled an opinion piece, but obviously one that Bloomberg felt was compelling enough to publish.
Hunt kicks off his piece with a CNN poll that shows most Americans think Barack Obama was a better president than Donald Trump has been. It’s not policy, though, that accounts for the result; to Hunt, it all boils down to one word: integrity.
Voters miss Obama. Why?
— Bloomberg (@business) May 19, 2018
“The explanation seems simpler: a respect for integrity,” Hunt writes. “Obama had it, running a largely corruption-free administration. The Trump presidency, all 16 months of it, has been marked by lies, greed, ethical transgressions and criminal charges.”
First, we always get a kick of out the retrospective claims that Obama’s administration was scandal-free, and second — isn’t this the guy who won Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” honor in 2013 for his claim that “If you like your plan, you can keep it”? And then there was Fast & Furious, spying on Fox News’ James Rosen, pallets of cash to Iran … wait, let’s leave some for others.
This has to be the fakest of all Fake News? https://t.co/XPhtKUJgUu
— MN Jim (@SelbJim) May 20, 2018
Said no sentient being, ever. https://t.co/fBEC3IQ86N
— Diana Allocco (@dianamee) May 20, 2018
Parody, right? https://t.co/cbCe3YfcQM
— Rod (@AlwaysAskRod) May 19, 2018
*takes a deep breath*
— Mint Chip? (@BasketOfSexy) May 19, 2018
Did we change the definition of a word again? https://t.co/RE2dv6FNUe
— ChitownMike312 (@ChitownMike312) May 20, 2018
Apparently you need to buy a dictionary https://t.co/UFR3QITwb3
— CaptainCanuk (@kelownascott) May 19, 2018
One word: masochism https://t.co/Ot7gOjhVw6
— Brian Dordevic (@briandordevic) May 19, 2018
One word: WHAT? https://t.co/yr9JvbXg3z
— Rick Mac (@RMacCNG) May 19, 2018
Voters miss Obama because the media choreographed a utopian fairy tale without the possibility scandal or misstep, compared to a 24/7 media suicide watch under Trump. https://t.co/8N3vXn61vE
— THOU SHALL NOT DACA (@secondiusacct) May 20, 2018
LOL. No. Integrity. What a joke, more like the press became a propaganda mouth piece. So glad Obama is out. So glad. Equally glad Hildabeast lost. https://t.co/gOGAkVBSvF
— Jesse Morgan (@xXHexagonXx) May 19, 2018
If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. https://t.co/8FMQfX6i53
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) May 20, 2018
The tag line of Obamacare was “If you like your plan you can keep your plan” he immediately broke that promise. Attributing integrity to Obama’s is equal to attributing subtlety to Trump https://t.co/u7aAG6WpCC
— Michael .A. Wolff ? (@WolffintheWild) May 20, 2018
I lost the ability to have health insurance that fits my budget.
I'm a voter.
I don't miss Obama.
Take your narrative somewhere else. https://t.co/OCKkdM5hFd
— Isaac McInerney (@IMcInerney621) May 20, 2018
Integrity? He went against 90% of what he promised. https://t.co/7Ha5ZWUaEu
— JC (@jdc92_) May 19, 2018
Interesting timing with the confirmation he was spying on Trump but sure, integrity. Morons. https://t.co/FB8eNCuKxT
— Jason Hebert (@abearclan) May 19, 2018
– Obamacare disaster
– Pallets of cash to Iran
– My healthcare rising 160%!!!
– Looking the other way on Hillary’s illegal server
– Setting race relations back 30 years!
…Yep, that just screams integrity! https://t.co/wwWZA9qlwJ
— Jeff (@jeffbro64) May 20, 2018
Iran sure misses him. Maybe Bergdahl, Bradley Manning and the rest of the circus. https://t.co/LPGdATz1z0
— Reggie Dunlop (@ChiefsRegDunlop) May 19, 2018
MSM is in full cover-up mode right now https://t.co/I88MddjQab
— Tom Clancy (@jusantherguy) May 19, 2018
Ain't nobody missing Obama other than the snowflakes https://t.co/vU5m5axAPM
— Stevie Vixx (@vixcontango) May 19, 2018
Bloomberg rivals The Onion. We'll revisit this assessment in 12 months. https://t.co/bOzPnYh2JR
— Kevin W. Massengill (@Kurghen) May 19, 2018
'Training wheels': Bloomberg View columnist would set the voting age at 13 or 14 https://t.co/gZ5l9iWmHm
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 26, 2018