"It's time to panic"
Willed amnesia is interesting. Deliberately forgetting what was said and done. And even who was there at the time:
Beginning with “birtherism,” there’s been a long campaign from the far right to delegitimize Barack Obama as president of the United States. Important examples are Donald Trump’s short-lived rise to political fame on the claim that Obama was hiding his “long form” birth certificate, and the film 2016: Obama’s America—a project of conservative provocateur Dinesh D’Souza—which portrayed the president as an anti-Colonial Manchurian candidate bent on crippling America and redeeming his father’s legacy. (It wasn’t very good, but it was awfully popular.)
These arguments weren’t embraced by Republican candidates in the 2012 elections, but they weren’t disavowed either. (The noted exception being Newt Gingrich, who asked: “What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-Colonial behavior can you begin to piece together [his actions]? That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.”) Mitt Romney embraced Trump during the GOP primaries, even as the latter pushed the idea that Obama was inherently suspect.
And, let's not forget - if it went down exactly like that - it was Obama's fault.
Didn't nobody else do anybody nothin',...