My prediction all along for the Democrat presidential nomination has been someone who hasn't yet been part of the conversation: Michelle Obama. An observation by Martha McCallum on her Wednesday FOX News show gave me even more reason to believe this.

It seems that former members of the Obama administration are not speaking very positively about Ol’ Joe. Martha found it curious that Biden wasn’t getting more enthusiastic support from Obama himself and from the people who used to work closely with both of them at the White House.

With or without this consideration, I think we’d all agree that Biden has had a bad week with the “progressive” base…

https://pjmedia.com/trending/libs-angry-at-biden-for-scolding-gender-neutral-person/

One of the dumbest things Biden said was that there was not even “a hint of scandal” during Obama’s administration. This ridiculous claim was addressed in Thursday’s newsletter, but in case you missed the full story, here are TEN of the Obama-era scandals that will go down in history (if we’re ever fortunate enough to have honest people write it)…


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One particular Obama scandal is especially timely, considering the attention being given right now to allegations that Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits electioneering in an official capacity. Such violations were found to have happened under Obama, but the Office of Special Counsel did not recommend removal. Two of Obama’s cabinet-level officials cited by the OSC for violating the Hatch Act were HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (election year 2012) and HUD Secretary Julian Castro (election year 2016).

Sebelius avoided removal simply by acknowledging her “mistake.” Castro, after praising then-candidate Hilary Clinton during an interview in his HUD office, kept his job after saying something like, “Oops, sorry! Won’t happen again!” See, when you’re a Democrat working for President Obama, all you have to do –- at most –- is say you’re sorry, because no one in the administration or the media will even care. When you’re a Republican working for President Trump and blur the line even a little, you’re presumed guilty and must hire a $1,000-an-hour Washington attorney immediately. You will likely lose your house, your job, all your money, your good name, your future career and maybe even your right to walk free.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/flashback-2-obama-era-officials-violated-hatch-act-but-werent-removed-from-office/

Here’s a breaking story that is thoroughly consistent with that. According to John Solomon at THE HILL, some of his sources are expressing concern that although Inspector General Michael Horowitz has been doing a good job of uncovering the FBI’s bad conduct, there just hasn’t been any accountability. Of those who were confirmed to have broken rules or even the law, not a single one has been prosecuted. (As I recall, Horowitz said their behavior wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the Hillary investigation–- what??) Most are still in their jobs or were allowed to retire with their pensions.

In other words, those who were found to have abused their power have faced no consequences at all. This makes it really easy for someone like Biden to brag that there’s been no scandal and for gullible people to believe him.


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Of course, Exhibit A in the case for double standards is Hillary Clinton. I don’t need to go over this; we’ve seen it time and time again with her. The latest example is the feigned outrage at Trump over his comment that he would probably look at information from a foreign source. (Good heavens, Norway!!) They don’t even CARE that Hillary and the DNC PAID FOR dirt from foreign sources, supposedly including high-level Russian officials, and also that a Ukrainian official, assuming Hillary would be President, tried to damage Trump by leaking about payments to Paul Manafort. Mueller investigated none of that. As Governor Huckabee said Thursday night on “The Ingraham Angle,” Trump gets condemned just for musing hypothetically about doing something Hillary’s campaign ACTUALLY DID and would surely do again in a heartbeat.

Hillary Clinton thinks the word “scruples” refers to some sort of childhood disease that involves a rash, and she was vaccinated against them many years ago.

It’s been fun watching Democrats trying to split hairs defending her behavior. Like this: Hey, what Trump was talking about is WORSE because...um, he was describing a situation in which the RUSSIANS...would be approaching HIM. Yeah, that’s the ticket! When YOU approach THEM, it’s not the same thing at all. Especially if you’re Hillary. Got that?

If you know your history, then you know the Clintons famously entertained shady Chinese characters –- such as hustler and Democratic donor Johnny Chung –- at White House fundraising “coffees.” They even let their big-time supporters stay in the Lincoln Bedroom, and I’ll bet those weren’t all dyed-in-the-wool Americans. It isn’t just in recent years that Hillary has been for sale to the highest bidder. This has gone on since she was First Lady. And we haven’t even touched on foreign influencers such as billionaire George Soros who have been working for years to destroy traditional values and cherished rights, create a borderless world, and elect radical leftists to “fundamentally transform” America. This is all being done from the outside. Democrats have courted it for decades. So just give me a break.

Anyway, back to Joe Biden, and why I think he’s in trouble.

Like Hillary, Biden’s got some serious scandals he’s trying to keep under wraps, in his case having to do with Ukraine and China and their $$$$ business dealings with his son, Hunter. Unlike Hillary, Biden doesn’t have the automatic immunity she has enjoyed. Not when he’s an old white guy (in a party that generally wants to neuter old white guys), kind of a weirdo who makes a lot of women uncomfortable and who also is likely to run out of juice, except for maybe prune juice.

(Duly noted that in 2016 Hillary was also older and white and low-stamina, but she was Hillary and Hillary was OWED THIS.  She got a pass for everything, I think mostly because people in the Democrat Party leadership who knew her well were scared to death of her. I suspect that’s the real reason Biden didn’t run in 2016.)


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In campaign speeches, Biden is trying hard to tie himself to Obama, to the point where he’s being made fun of by Stephen Colbert. (“We get it. You know Barack Obama. We understand...At this point, you should just change your slogan to ‘Biden 2020, Obama 2012!’”) Biden has been flipping and flopping, most shamelessly of all on abortion, to try to appease the farthest of the far-left-activist-late-term-baby-murderers, and it just doesn’t ring true. He’s not going to make it.

But among the hundreds of other Democrats currently running for President, there’s not ONE who has broad enough appeal to win the general election. They are just too lefty-socialist. Just wait till the debates start if you really want to see crazy! Even Pete Buttigieg, the esteemed mayor of South Bend, Indiana, will fail at “normalizing” extreme leftism, despite his skill at crafting messages. (It’s fun to pick apart what he says, and I look forward to doing that.) As I’ve said before, he’ll likely go on to help the eventual nominee craft a message.

And whose message might that be? I think the fact that ex-Obama people are coming down so hard on Biden is a big clue. They want Obama’s team back in, and I believe Michelle is waiting in the wings for a coronation. Even though she hasn’t held elective office, she’s got the star power, the smarts, the fawning media, the approachability and the advantage of being female and black and not-old in a party that cares about the ludicrous concept of “intersectionality” above all else. Unless her husband is actually indicted in the DOJ mess, she’s well enough removed from the scandals that they won’t really touch her (as they definitely would Biden).

I also believe she’s WAY farther to the left than she appears to be to casual observers. She can seem fairly mainstream, and since she’d be getting in late, she likely wouldn’t be tarred with some of the crazy-left opinions being expressed right now by the also-rans.

If she wins, Oprah will be her “Valerie Jarrett,” and it will be the Obama third term, on steroids.

This prediction is offered as a warning. I want to be wrong about it, because my view is that Trump beats every one of the current Democratic candidates. So just be ready for something like this to happen. I am not kidding when I call such a development a “black swan.” That, in case you don’t know, is absolutely NOT a racial pun but the actual term for an unanticipated event with extreme, unforeseen consequences.

Yikes. I just saw that pollster Doug Schoen agrees with me…

Michelle Obama outshines all Democratic prospects for 2020

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  • Colette Wagner

    06/18/2019 10:35 AM

    I, too, see this happening. Obama should have never won the election. He lacked experience, he was a nobody politically. People voted for him because he was black. A lot of people wanted to vote in the first black President. This will go in Michelle's favor also. How many people voted for Hillary because they wanted to vote for the first woman President? There are just enough stupid people out there that would think they were creating history with their vote. The other thing to worry about right now are the 15 states that are going around the electoral college and throwing their vote in with CA and NY. In a country gone completely insane the impossible is possible.

  • Grace Shannon

    06/16/2019 11:23 PM

    Not sure I can believe or agree about her being the democrat nominee, but I can sure guarantee you this. There is no way in heaven that she will have a shot at defeating President Trump, any more than Hillary. Not EVEN close!

  • Merlie chavonelle

    06/16/2019 12:59 PM

    I don’t think Barrack will allow her to run because of his ego. He is not as compliant as Bill. Besides what if she left a better legacy than him, his ego wouldn’t be able to stand it.

  • Sue Racine

    06/15/2019 09:33 AM

    I agree that to date, the democrats do not have a viable candidate. Just fact it. None of them are even likeable. But, Michelle Obama? Are you kidding me. She is not likeable either. She was fashioned into a celebrity by the liberal news media. They may fawn over her, but I really think that many Americans view Michelle as a very "angry" black woman who doesn't even like her country. The anger and hate and divisiveness come from democrats who turn what they do into accusations against republicans. They still worship and obey Saul Alinsky and Marxism.

  • Linda Orf

    06/15/2019 05:03 AM

    The first debate is already set. What is the deadline for throwing her hat into the ring??

  • Marie M Dahl

    06/14/2019 10:57 PM

    Anybody nutty enough to vote for Michelle Obama will deserve what they get. I never could understand why she is so well liked. Apparently, they don't pay close attention....or no attention.
    There are so many things that will come out if she runs.... and she knows it. Trump is not going to go PC on us all of a sudden. No playing nice at this stage of the game. I pray that she's smart enough not to even consider running. She knows exactly what her weaknesses are and so do a lot of other people.

  • Marilyn DEMarco

    06/14/2019 10:31 PM

    Lord, help us if Michelle Obama should run!

  • Linda Webster

    06/14/2019 06:39 PM

    We have had 8 miserable years of the Obama’s!! I pray to God this NEVER happens!! Trump 2020 ????????????

  • Susan McKinnon

    06/14/2019 03:22 PM

    Another unqualified candidate whose only asset is name recognition, and that’s not saying much.

  • Bruce Ross

    06/14/2019 03:04 PM

    That is absolutely terrifying to think that might happen. But it has been rather quiet in the obama camp. Not sure our country would be able to survive. God help us

  • Deborah Hafet

    06/14/2019 02:51 PM

    Please be wrong! Cant imagine the hell on earth for Americans - true God-fearing Americans if the Dems win. God save America from such evil.

  • Paul T. Kern

    06/14/2019 02:44 PM

    The devil in disguise. If Americans are fooled into voting for her it would be tacit approval of the Obama Marxist approach She has been shown to be as corrupt as the rest of them.

  • Patricia McMahon

    06/14/2019 02:23 PM

    Michele Obama is a very scary candidate. She may well be popular with many on the left. Her remark that she's never felt proud to be an American really 'frosted my feathers' when she made this very tacky statement. I really don't want to go back to the Obama Era. That's a troubling thought that gives me pause for thought. Only HRC would be a worse candidate. Time for me to get the candles out and pray to God. I don't want the Super Elite
    lying back in charge. They had No Honor.

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    06/14/2019 12:31 PM

    I think her supporters want Michelle Obama to run much more than she does. She is acutely aware that many of the changes implemented by Obama are in danger of being overturned by President Trump. As much as her ideology means to her, Michelle Obama harbors a lot of anger, which will require a supreme effort to curb under the microscope of the Oval Office. Also, if you think fly over country sprang into action to keep Hillary from taking the presidency, you ain't seen nuthin' yet. Let Michelle run, and millions will sprint to the polling stations, desperate to keep her out of the White House. As controversial as Hillary is, she is somewhat comical in how she makes it up as she goes; a blatant Capitalist trying to convince people of all stripes that she's one of them. But Michelle is the real thing - an America-hating, Socialist Leftist. Only the extreme Left will vote for her. In my opinion, Michelle Obama may get the Democratic nomination, but she is not a lock for the presidency. Not by a long shot.

  • Doug Morgan

    06/14/2019 12:31 PM

    I 100% agree with your assessment, that MO will be the socialist party candidate. That would be a very disturbing development for all conservatives. She will be a terrible President, even worse than Obama, but I predict would be almost a sure thing for the socialist party. UUGGG!

  • Robert Hornbeck

    06/14/2019 12:14 PM

    Gov. Huckabee, I have said all along this cabal of Dem. presidential candidates is a ruse and sham. They are spread all over the country for the purpose of building campagne networks that will be joined together when the REAL (Michelle) candidate jumps in at that latest possible moment to save the day. They each are also collecting $$ from their own loyal followers and ALL that money will be turned over to the DNC when they, one-by-one, start to dropout. This "plan" also allows the BIG money PACs and people (like Soros) to spread their money and avoid election limitations. I also think what they might do is have Biden select Michelle as his running mate and then see what the polls say near the election. If they don't look good, he drops out (for medical reasons), she takes the top spot and selects the gay Gov. as VP. If the polls are looking good for Biden AND they/he gets elected, he stays on for 2-3 years, THEN resigns (for medical reasons) she takes the Presidency and runs twice and we wind-up with 10-11 years (or more) of a massive shift to socialism - that we will never recover from. RMH

  • Sharon Hayden

    06/14/2019 11:58 AM

    I think you might well be right. However I do hope you're wrong. It would be such a disaster for America.

  • Carol T Farmer

    06/14/2019 11:31 AM

    It would be a cold day in hell when I would vote for Michelle!

  • Amelia Little

    06/14/2019 11:30 AM

    That's scary stuff, right there. I wonder, would she say, she was proud of America only during the 8 years obama was president, if she was even nominated--proud again? Her greatest accomplishment (if you can call it that) was to ruin school kids' lunches with an extremely high price tag to tax payers. Well, if she were to make it, we don't really have to worry about HER agenda--barry will be guiding her, falling back on his experience--and, frankly, they get their marching orders from rich pals (bosses) like soros. And, that is really scary, too.

    "those who knew her well were scared to death of her." (hilary) They probably have in the back of their minds the people associated in some way with clintons (even FRIENDS, ASSOCIATES) who died mysteriously. While there isn't proof, there is probably enough coincidence to make people wary of crossing the clintons in any fashion.

  • Ronald J Bangert

    06/14/2019 11:27 AM

    With so many candidates from the 'crazy left' (the party of diversity, not Christian-Judeo leaning), it seems there is a Great Plan to create such disenchantment among the clueless so that the Democrats will abandon all the presidential Minions (23?) to rally around a central fugure. Just like her husband who was a nobody from nowhere (community organizer?) why not the wife?

  • Patricia A Buben

    06/14/2019 11:21 AM

    I agree that it's a possibility although Michelle has said she has no interest in it. But, if she were to get drafted, that could change things. I hope this won't come to fruition because the other democrats don't stand a chance, but Michelle is very popular.

  • Jan C

    06/14/2019 10:31 AM

    I think you are absolutely spot-on. They don't want to put her out too early, lest the people grow weary of her hate, bitterness, anger and arrogance. Eventually all of that is made known, because it is all there (we have seen it all before) and it is who she is...oh, and she hates the White House too. Her hatred of the office might be the only thing that saves us from this taking place. IMHO Good article.

  • Karen Banks

    06/14/2019 10:28 AM

    GOD forbid it. Imagine one more democrat woman, or whatever, running? They destroy everything they touch. Together they seem to have 1/8th of a working brain cell among their collective selves, imo. What a disastrous mess they have made of all they try to do. Every time I hear a democrat speak or for that matter all these women on the left of everything that is right; all I hear is my FATHER's Words, over and again... and I sure hope some will wake up and get out of it all.
    2 Timothy 3:1-17 
    These words sure describes these left women today.

    In fact, HE has a lot to speak of to 'silly women' to warn them and help them learn 'rightly'

    1 Thessalonians 5:21 - Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
    Galatians 5:19 - 5:25
    1 Corinthians 6:19 - 6:20
    1 John 4:1 - 4:6

    A Truth is that we woman can learn a lot from our FATHER's words. Did you know there are 222 instances in all HIS Word regarding the subject of "SILLY WOMEN" in the KJV Bible:
    128 in the O.T.
    44 in the N. T.
    50 in the Apocrypha

    Here one can read them all in one place ?
    Or in your KJV Bible.

    We all are better from learning it.

    Thank GOD in Jesus name <3

  • Donna Martin

    06/14/2019 10:22 AM

    Already been prophesied Trump will win 2nd term

  • Anne

    06/14/2019 10:20 AM

    I totally agree, do not rule out Michelle Obama.