As you’re probably aware, former President Barack Obama strode back into the spotlight last Friday with his first major political speech since leaving office. Apparently having determined that the fate of the Democrats in the midterm is more important than returning the favor to Trump that George W. Bush gave to him, Obama added a less-than-necessary voice to the Resistance, while also making a lame play for credit on the booming national economy.
In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence said he was disappointed to see Obama bash the administration at a time when the country could use voices of unity.
“It was very disappointing to see President Obama break with the tradition of former presidents, and become so political, and roll out the same tired arguments that he and liberals have made over the last eight years,” Pence said. “We inherited an economy that was growing a little bit more than 1 percent,” the vice president continued. “In the last quarter, our economy is growing at 4.2 percent. Four million new jobs, unemployment at a 50-year low. And to have President Obama come out and tout his policies that resulted in less than 2 percent growth — which saw tax increases, ObamaCare regulation, and a doubling of the national debt — I think was very disappointing.”
Pence also addressed the talk of Washington for the last week, which was the anonymous New York Times op-ed written by a “senior Trump administration official” who declared that a covert cabal of government workers were intentionally trying to sabotage many of the president’s initiatives.
Pence, who has come under suspicion for having written the piece thanks to a unique word – “lodestar” – that was used in the op-ed, said that he was more than willing to take a polygraph to prove otherwise.
“I would agree to take it in a heartbeat and would submit to any review the administration wanted to do,” he said.
Far from being sympathetic to the writer’s quest for glory, Pence said it was un-American for anyone in the Trump administration to create a “second track” presidency for their own whims.
“If they are that senior administration official — that they’re violating an oath, not to the president, but to the Constitution,” Pence said. “Look, it’s un-American. And I think that’s why you’ve seen Republicans and Democrats condemn this. To have someone who literally celebrates coming in every day to frustrate the agenda that the president and I were elected to advance — it really is an assault on our democracy. And it should be universally condemned.”