Heated political debates belong neither in church nor at a funeral, yet Obama had no issue violating this unspoken rule of respect at John Lewis’s recent funeral, which was held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
Nonetheless, Democrats have proven repeatedly that simple things like respect, restraint, and decorum are hardly the ideals they espouse. Consequently, like the trusty servant to the Democrats that he is, Obama wasted no time in exploiting his public platform at John Lewis’s funeral to push his progressive agenda.
And not just any progressive agenda. November 2020 progressive agenda.
“Even as we sit here there are those in power who are doing their darnedest to discourage people from voting by closing polling locations, and targeting minorities and students with restrictive I.D. laws, and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision, even undermining the postal service in the run-up to an election that’s gonna be dependent on mail-in ballots so people don’t get sick,” Obama said. [Source: Daily Caller]
Obama clearly didn’t bother with a light touch, even throwing in the incendiary phrase “Jim Crow” for good measure.
“And if all this takes eliminating the filibuster, another Jim crow relic in order to secure the God-given rights of every American, then that’s what we should do,” Obama added. [Source: Daily Caller]
Given the current political climate in this nation, along with the media’s desperate attempts to smear Trump as “racist,” it is likely not the greatest idea to throw around the phrase “Jim Crow,” particularly at a funeral.
Oh, and he also threw in criticisms of Trump’s decision to send the national guard to Portland, Oregon, a state where rioters are attempting to burn down buildings and furious, unhinged white communists have stabbed black conservatives. Despite the stabbing of another young Black man, Obama opted to criticize the National Guard’s use of “tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators.”
It’s a sad day in the United States when the first Black President labels criminals who stab young Black conservatives as “peaceful.”
How exactly can Antifa claim to care about BLM when its members are furiously attacking anyone who doesn’t wax poetically about the joys of living in an authoritarian, communist state?
For that matter, how exactly is a funeral the place to bring up such highly politicized commentary?
Unless, of course, the goal was to stoke tension and keep people angry. Then again, that seems to be the only goal of Democrats these days. Apparently it’s easier to keep people angry than to keep Biden from spilling out yet another gaffe. The upside is that the gaffes are certainly appreciated by Trump’s reelection campaign marketers, given that they effectively write the commercials themselves.
Obama not only exploited the funeral, but he also exploited the rather obvious reality that the vast majority of raging leftists tend to have the attention span of a furious fly following a directionless path, which means that their memories are even shorter than their thoughtless, yet highly incendiary, tweets.
Just fifteen years ago, or only three years before he was elected as the 44th President of the United States, Obama expressed strong support for the same filibuster he just lambasted at Lewis’s funeral.
“If the right of free and open debate is taken away from the minority party, and the millions of Americans who asked us to be their voice, I fear that the already partisan atmosphere in Washington will be poisoned to the point where no one will be able to agree on anything. That doesn’t serve anyone’s best interests, and it certainly isn’t what the patriots who founded this democracy had in mind,” Obama explained. [Source: Daily Caller]
Apparently, things like “the right to free and open debate” and “democracy” were in vogue in 2005, yet they’ve become four-letter words to the Democrats these days. And Obama’s mention of the word “patriots” is especially stunning, given that “patriot” is effectively “racist” to leftists these days.
Furthermore, Obama’s poor track record with Black Americans has been rightfully called out by a wide array of individuals, from Kanye West to “Life, Liberty, & Levin” host Mark Levin, who crystalized his views of Obama’s legacy.
“I can tell you what Lincoln did for African-Americans,” he said. “I can tell you what [Ulysses] Grant did. I can tell you what Eisenhower did and LBJ did and I can tell you what Donald J. Trump did, but I can’t tell you what Obama did …
The fact of the matter is, I know this, Donald Trump in the private sector, hired thousands of Black Americans … Tell me, today, the very wealthy Obamas, how many Black Americans have they hired? How many Black Americans have they helped? How many Black Americans did Biden hire?” [Source: Fox News]
Excellent food for thought.
In the meantime, stay tuned for more of Obama’s rather obvious attempts to interfere in the 2020 election.