Is Obama planning to prevent Trump from taking office?

From: wnd.com,  by Joseph Farah,  on Aug 4, 2016,  see the article HERE.

The obvious question no one’s asking Obama.

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Barack Obama is a president known for unprecedented statements and behavior.

He lived up to that reputation this week when he asserted that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is “unfit to serve” as his successor.

It’s important to listen to the words he uttered and measure their implications carefully.

  • He said Trump would not abide by “norms and rules and common sense.”
  • He questioned whether he would “observe basic decency” should he reach the Oval Office.
  • He said he would have been disappointed to lose the elections of 2008 and 2012, but never doubted whether his rivals in those elections, John McCain and Mitt Romney, could function as president or had the knowledge to make government work. “That’s not the situation here,” he added.
  • He added Trump “doesn’t have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding, to occupy the most powerful position in the world.”
  • He said he was “woefully unprepared to do this job.”
  • Obama said Trump lacked knowledge about Europe, the Middle East and other parts of Asia.

It’s clear Obama has no use for Donald Trump. But that’s not really the point here.

Like it or not, and I don’t like it, Obama is the sitting president of the United States until Jan. 20, 2017.

The question this harsh, unprecedented attack by a sitting president on a major-party nominee to succeed him raises should be obvious: What happens if Donald Trump wins the election in November?

Given what Obama has said about Trump, would he not have an obligation to prevent Trump from assuming office? And what would that mean to the peaceful process America has enjoyed for more than two centuries of transitions of power?

These are questions Americans have never before been confronted with in American history.

Should we not be concerned about what Obama might do?

Should he not be asked pointedly about the implications of his stunning statements?

Should he not express exactly what his intentions are beforehand rather than to leave any doubt in the minds of the people?

If no one else will ask the question, I will: “Mr. President, if Donald Trump wins the election to become the next president of the United States, will you willingly and peacefully leave office and cooperate fully with the transition of power the way all of your predecessors in the White House have done in the past?”

It’s a simple question that needs to be asked and answered – given Obama’s highly inflammatory rhetoric over the last week.

There should be no doubt in the minds of the American people. There should be no veiled threats hanging over the heads of the citizenry as we prepare for the next election. It’s time for Obama to lay his cards on the table.

Will America follow the rule of law and the will of the people after the November election no matter what Obama might think about his successor?

Some may accuse me of being hyperbolic here – of raising questions that have no foundation for being asked. Maybe that’s true.

But never before in American history have we had a situation quite like this, in which a sitting president has used the power and prestige of his office – and, in this case, doing so inappropriately in the context of a joint press conference with a foreign leader – to declare in no uncertain terms that the nominee of one of the two major parties is uniquely unqualified and disqualified for the office of the presidency.

It’s time for clarity.

It’s time for Obama to address forthrightly and unequivocally the ramifications and implications of his shocking indictment of Trump.

It’s time for Obama to go on record as to whether he will respect the rule of law and the will of the people with regard to the 2016 election results.

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I’ve made it abundantly clear over the past year that Donald Trump is, in my opinion, unfit to serve as our president. On that point, I agree with Obama (THAT may be a first). However, unless something unforeseen happens, I will vote for him over the evil witch Hillary Clinton. I say that to preface the statement that even though I’d prefer to see Larry the Cable Guy taking the oath of office, if Trump wins in November, he MUST be inaugurated in January according to our Constitution.

Even though he has a history of ignoring our Constitution, Barack Obama has ZERO authority to prevent the winner of the November Presidential election from taking office. It’s not his decision. When it comes to inaugurating our next president, his preferences have no more value than mine and the winner MUST be inaugurated.

He could, of course, declare Martial Law and invalidate the election, but I don’t want to even think about what national havoc that would cause, his impeachment perhaps (finally)?

Garnet92.



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9 replies

  1. Spoken like a fluid conspiracy theorist!

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  2. what is it in his history of being successful and loving our country has made Trump unfit for President? The last time i checked our Constitution he’s met the requirements and worked his ass off in spite of the Dems,the whole corrupt media,ppl like yourself,the Never Trumpers,some in his own party,17 candidates and corrupt Hillary Clinton.

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    • Thanks for your comment, rasberry. It’s my opinion that while Trump has been successful in business and likely does love the U.S., those statements could be made about thousands of people. For me, I’ve not seen an ability to control his emotions when he’s attacked, I think that he knows little about the workings of government or the military and I personally don’t think that he has the proper temperament to be POTUS. I think that his notoriety as a TV star, his name recognition and the fact that he is a billionaire is what vaulted him over the other nominees – not his qualifications to be Commander-in-Chief.

      That being said, he and Hillary are our only choices and I’ll choose him over Hillary.

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  3. >>“It’s time for Obama to go on record as to whether he will respect the rule of law and the will of the people with regard to the 2016 election results.”

    With all due respect to the admirable Mr. Farah, what good is the word of a bold-faced liar? Obama’s gone on record assuring Americans of many things before going back on his word – and against the law.

    I’m sure Obama will be up to lots of no good between now and when he has to give up his throne but I don’t think that even he would believe he can get away with openly nullifying a national election.

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  4. Almost 8 years into it and no one has called him out yet to make him clarify or expand on a statement, so I seriously doubt it’s going to happen now. Most in the media are comparing O’s inexperience and shrugging off his criticism of Trump as just his assessment of the candidate and not putting any stock in his words – at least not until November when he pulls a rabbit out of the hat after a Trump win. He practically guaranteed Hillary a clear path to the White House, but did he promise her a win too?

    While I appreciate the history lesson from Mr. Mikey, I don’t think Adams’ marriage issues comes even close to comparing the words and actions of the US’ first black president, who turned out to be more muslim than black.

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    • While I think that Obama would do all sorts of evil things to keep the presidency in democrat hands, I don’t think that he’ll stand in the way of Trump being inaugurated if he wins. Right now, I see his chances slipping away due to unforced errors on his part. Trump thinks he’s smart, but if he loses it’ll be due to his own undisciplined mouth and actions – he is a classic loose cannon.

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  5. “But never before in American history have we had a situation quite like this, in which a sitting president has used the power and prestige of his office – and, in this case, doing so inappropriately in the context of a joint press conference with a foreign leader – to declare in no uncertain terms that the nominee of one of the two major parties is uniquely unqualified and disqualified for the office of the presidency.”

    I’m afraid you are being a bit hyperbolic. It hasn’t happened recently, but in the full context of past history it has been said before. Andrew Jackson was accused by incumbent President John Quincy Adams (also Henry Clay and other surrogates) of being unfit for office because he was a bigamist, having remarried before his divorce was final. New wife Rachel was severely stressed over these charges, and died in December after the election of 1828, a highly contested re-match that Jackson won. Jackson swore God would take revenge upon those who drove his wife to illness and death.

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    • With all due respect IM, that’s not exactly the same. Jackson was being accused of breaking the law while Obama is just describing how inadequate he thinks Trump is for the job. Nevertheless, thanks for your comment and your insight.

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