We’re at the point where very little can be done by President Obama. With precious few days left in office, any overreach of his power can be easily thwarted.
In a matter of weeks, the government will be handed over to Donald Trump and a GOP majority.
Much of Obama’s toxic legacy will be overturned in the very first 100 days. In the coming years, Trump and his leadership will quite possibly eradicate every last trace of Obama’s mark on our society, bringing back jobs, crushing terrorism, and ending illegal handling of immigration.
With cast a very interesting light on recent news.
From Zero Hedge:
Late on Friday, with the US population embracing the upcoming holidays and oblivious of most news emerging from the administration, Obama quietly signed into law the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which authorizes $611 billion for the military in 2017…
But while the passage of the NDAA – and the funding of the US military – was hardly a surprise, the biggest news is what was buried deep inside the provisions of the Defense Authortization Act…
Long before the “fake news” meme became a daily topic of extensive conversation on such discredited mainstream portals as CNN and WaPo, H.R. 5181 would task the Secretary of State with coordinating the Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors to “establish a Center for Information Analysis and Response,” which will pinpoint sources of disinformation, analyze data, and — in true dystopic manner — ‘develop and disseminate’ “fact-based narratives” to counter effrontery propaganda.
Some are calling the measure a return to Cold War era propaganda on the part of the government.
Recall that as we reported in early June, “a bill to implement the U.S.’ very own de facto Ministry of Truth had been quietly introduced in Congress. As with any legislation attempting to dodge the public spotlight the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 marks a further curtailment of press freedom and another avenue to stultify avenues of accurate information. Introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181 seeks a “whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions” to counter “foreign disinformation and manipulation,” which they believe threaten the world’s “security and stability.”
It’s nothing new for our government to want to manipulate the news to suit their own purposes. They’ve been doing that throughout the entire Obama administration. Clearly during the campaign, the media was in the bag for Hillary, wildly distorting facts in her favor. This latest measure will empower the government to root out supposedly foreign infiltration of our media in order to “protect” the integrity of our news.
The really hilarious irony is that this law will go into effect next year, just as Trump takes over the White House. The people who will have the power to use this law will be the men and women he appoints to his cabinet.
So Obama effectively empowered Trump to have greater control over the media, the media that have been trying to destroy him with false news for over a years.
Some have called into question Obama’s judgment. But it seems he has been working to help Trump all along.
Source: Zero Hedge