This just proves that Barack Obama is as good a liar now as he was when he was president.
During an appearance on his former campaign adviser David Plouffe’s podcast on Friday, Obama said, “What we’ve seen in a way that is unique to modern political history is a president who is explicit in trying to discourage people from voting.” He added, “What we’ve never seen before is a president say, ‘I’m going to try to actively kneecap the postal service to encourage voting and I will be explicit about the reason I’m doing it.'”
He added, “That’s sort of unheard of.”
What’s unheard of is a president who used federal law enforcement to spy on a presidential campaign of the opposing party, then fabricate evidence to make it appear that campaign workers were colluding with the Russians. This Obama Post Office conspiracy theory is no different. It’s 100 percent bullschtein. And then, on top of that, in the middle of the discovery of what he did during and after that 2016 election, the former criminal president has the audacity to go public with such a blatant lie.
Think this through. The Democrats want you to believe that a president who brought back the millions of manufacturing jobs that the previous administration said were never coming back, a man who did more for the black community than the first black president, a president who renegotiated trade deals that were good for America, is afraid of losing to Joe Biden, a man who spent nearly 50 years in Washington and nobody can think of a single achievement.
This Post Office story is nothing more than another in a series of Democrat hoaxes designed to get voters to turn on Trump.
The unfounded accusation was immediately taken up by the Fake News media, and the conspiracy theory took hold on social media. Even pop music dingbat singer Taylor Swift repeated the bullschtein allegation. Nobody ever said Swift was an intelligent person.
Swift wasn’t the only Hollywood celebrity who fell for the Democrat lies about the Post Office. Jamie Lee Curtis went so far as to take a photo of a mail truck on a flatbed, which usually means the truck broke down, but she tweeted out that it was Trump supporters stealing Postal trucks to help Trump win the election.
A picture of a truck with several USPS mailboxes on it, taken in Portland, went viral last week. Don’t forget that Portland is the land of violent lunatic anarchists.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden latched onto the conspiracy theory that mailboxes were being collected in Portland as a form of voter suppression for the election in November.
“They’re going around literally with tractor trailers picking up mailboxes,” Biden said at a virtual fundraiser. “You oughta go online and check out what they’re doing in Oregon. I mean, it’s bizarre!”
These conspiracy theories were created and put out there by the Biden campaign and their close allies in the Democratic Party and Fake News. From the beginning of the Chinese virus pandemic, Democrats exploited the nature of the virus to make voters so frightened of going outside that they were willing to accept the ludicrous idea that mail-in voting was the only way we should vote this election. We saw Democrats complain when American protested against lockdowns that were bankrupting them, but then they had no problem with a thousand times as many people protesting and rioting after the death of George Floyd.
The whole thing is bunk. Democrats want to use mail-in voting to steal the election from Trump and they’re doing classic projection to take the focus off of their cheating in the election.
Here’s another facet of the Post Office conspiracy theory. USPS officials are sending out warnings that they will not be able to handle the load of mail-in ballots, simply because the Democrats didn’t give them enough time to prepare for such a monumental task. Democrats are now claiming those warnings are Trump trying to steal the election. Again, think this through. The Democrats want you to believe that the Trump administration TELLING YOU OPENLY that there will be problems with taking in so many ballots by mail is somehow an attempt at voter fraud.
Kimberly Frum, a USPS spokeswoman, told The Hill that mailbox removal is a common occurrence. In fact, thousands of them were removed under the Obama administration.
“Historically, mailboxes have been removed for lack of use and installed in growth areas,” Frum said. “Relocating low-use boxes to high traffic areas such as shopping centers, business parks, grocery stores, etc. for increased customer convenience.”
“When a collection box consistently receives very small amounts of mail for months on end, it costs the Postal Service money in fuel and workhours for letter carriers to drive to the mailbox and collect the mail,” she continued. “Removing the box is simply good business sense in that respect. It is important to note that anyone with a residential or business mailbox can use it as a vehicle to send outgoing mail.”
Steve Doherty, a USPS spokesman told Boston.com that it’s common for a lot of mailboxes to be repaired or replaced with newer ones. “These trucks are on the street daily,” Doherty said. “They’re part of our field maintenance fleet.”
“This is why you may see one box on a corner that previously may have had two or three side by side,” Doherty continued. “With declining letter volumes, we try to keep the system efficient.”
“In short – this is all routine maintenance,” Doherty said. “There’s no effort underway to reduce collection boxes.”
In reality, between 2011 and 2016, there have been roughly 14,000 USPS mailboxes eliminated, which was through the Obama-Biden administration.
A 2009 Washington Post article stated, “In the past 20 years, 200,000 mailboxes have vanished from city streets, rural routes and suburban neighborhoods – more than the 175,000 that remain.”
“The U.S. Postal Service says it removes ‘underperforming’ mailboxes – those that collect fewer than 25 pieces of mail a day – after a week-long ‘density test,'” the report detailed, echoing what Frum said last week.
Due to the Democrat-hyped hysteria over the mailboxes being relocated, the USPS said they would not remove any boxes until after the election. Yeah, that’s great. Just give in to the psychos so that they can claim a victory over a nonsense conspiracy theory.
“We are not going to be removing any boxes,” USPS spokesman Rod Spurgeon told NBC News. “After the election, we’re going to take a look at operations and see what we need and don’t need.”
Nonetheless, it wasn’t only mailboxes that were on the chopping block during the Obama-Biden administration, 3,653 post offices were targeted to be shut down, according to a 2011 Washington Post article. The US Postal Service in the end decided against closing the nearly 3,700 post offices, and cut costs by reducing operating hours.
The USPS was looking to minimize costs as a result of it was hemorrhaging money, as the mail delivery service has been doing for decades. Think of how much email has cost them in lost business.
The General Accounting Office (GAO), said, “USPS financial viability continues to be high risk because USPS cannot fund its current level of services and financial obligations from its revenues.”
Even Obama knew that the US Postal Service was a money pit.
In 2016, Obama suggested that the USPS terminate 12,000 jobs.
In 2009, Obama compared the USPS with private mail carriers, and pointed out that they were thriving while the USPS persistently struggled. But Democrat live in the History of Now, and they never look at what happened when they were in charge.
“I mean, if you think about it, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? No, they are,” Obama said at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire. “It’s the post office that’s always having problems.” That’s right, he said it.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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