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Obama: Prospect of Electing a 'Powerful Woman' President 'Troubles' Many Americans

United States President Barack Obama 46th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference, Washington D.C, USA - 17 Sep 2016 (Rex Features via AP Images)

President Barack Obama, speaking at an event in New York City on Sunday, suggested that  sexist attitudes are the reason why the most qualified person in American history does not have a commanding lead in the polls.

The “Lecturer-in Chief” told liberal donors at a fundraiser in Manhattan that Americans are trying to “grapple” with electing a “powerful woman.” But he expressed confidence that the American people will make “the right decision” and elect Hillary Clinton.

“There’s a reason why we haven’t had a woman president,” Obama lectured. “We as a society still grapple with what it means to see powerful women. And it still troubles us in a lot of ways, unfairly, and that expresses itself in all sorts of ways.” He concluded, “The good news is, despite all that, I have confidence in the American people that we’re going to make the right decision and we’re going to win this thing.”

See, there’s always a good explanation for why a Democrat might struggle to win over certain “deplorable” segments of society.  In 2008, it was because the deplorables were bitter and clung “to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

In 2016, it’s because we are grappling “with what it means to see powerful women. And it still troubles us in a lot of ways, unfairly, and that expresses itself in all sorts of ways.” Okay, we get it. These are the Neanderthals who are voting for Trump.

Obama also surfaced at the Congressional Black Caucus gala in Washington, D.C., Saturday night, while New York City and St. Cloud, MN, were dealing with terrorist attacks.

The president condescendingly told the black audience, “I will consider it a personal insult — an insult to my legacy — if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election. You want to give me a good sendoff? Go vote.”

He also reportedly boasted that he’s had “the least scandal-scarred 2nd term since FDR.”

Which is certainly true if you discount Benghazi, the IRS scandal, the DOJ spy scandal, the whistleblower retaliation scandal, the Bowe Bergdahl scandal, the ISIS intel-skewing scandal, the VA scandal, the Iran deception scandal, the cash payout to Iran, EmailGate, GruberGate, and the botched ObamaCare roll-out, to name a few.

In the past, Obama left it up to his toadies in the media to push the farcical “scandal-free administration” line, but now with only a few months left in office, he’s out there trying to defend his legacy himself.

In July of 2014, 47 inspectors general from across the federal government wrote to Congress  warning that their work and investigations were being unlawfully impeded.

Among other concerns, the officials cited denial of access to documents, wild interpretations of statutes purporting to authorize the stonewalling, undermining the independence of the inspectors general, and similar tactics being used by top administration officials. Analysts said the scheming was merely an extension of Obama’s ongoing “war on transparency.”

Just because the Obama-compliant media allowed their hero to get away with truly historic levels of secrecy, stonewalling, and corruption doesn’t mean the scandals didn’t happen. History is not going to be kind to this president.