Obama Does Not Believe In America
Obama Does Not Believe In America
Obama doesn’t believe in America. He doesn’t believe in the Freedoms we all enjoy because of the brilliance of our Founding Fathers.
Oh sure, he’s here to tell you, from an excerpt out of Volume I (768 pages worth) of his ‘look at MEEEEEEEE!!’ memoir, that he does. He believes in the “possibility” of America, and doesn’t plan to abandon it …YET.
“I recognize that there are those who believe that it’s time to discard the myth—that an examination of America’s past and an even cursory glance at today’s headlines show that this nation’s ideals have always been secondary to conquest and subjugation, a racial caste system and rapacious capitalism, and that to pretend otherwise is to be complicit in a game that was rigged from the start. And I confess that there have been times during the course of writing my book, as I’ve reflected on my presidency and all that’s happened since, when I’ve had to ask myself whether I was too tempered in speaking the truth as I saw it, too cautious in either word or deed, convinced as I was that by appealing to what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature I stood a greater chance of leading us in the direction of the America we’ve been promised.”
Is it me, or did that paragraph read strikingly like it came straight out of the 1619 Project??
What a ridiculous message. Obama had 8 years, including 2 with full control of Congress. He sent our jobs to China, left our healthcare system in disarray, our foreign policy in shambles & our people divided. Instead of blaming Trump, Obama should consider what led to 2016. pic.twitter.com/9Vv4EUSbLg— Kristi Noem (@KristiNoem) November 12, 2020
Yes, Governor Noem, it is a ridiculous message. But President Selfie doesn’t do self-analysis, so he’ll never ever be honest about what the Obama Administration did wrong.
Case in point:
Obama, in the same excerpt talks about all the racial tensions in America right now and essentially is implying that all these protests are totally because of President Trump.
“Across the nation, people from all walks of life have poured into the streets to protest the deaths of unarmed Black men and women at the hands of the police. Perhaps most troubling of all, our democracy seems to be teetering on the brink of crisis—a crisis rooted in a fundamental contest between two opposing visions of what America is and what it should be; a crisis that has left the body politic divided, angry, and mistrustful, and has allowed for an ongoing breach of institutional norms, procedural safeguards, and the adherence to basic facts that both Republicans and Democrats once took for granted.”
Ferguson anyone? When did that happen? Who was President then?? Who sent Eric Holder out to give hugs and do nothing in response to the violence and destruction that happened for weeks there? How about Obama’s beer summit? Did that solve anything? NOPE.
What kind of support did the Obama Administration provide to all the historically black colleges around the country? Tons of support and funding right? Oh wait, that was President Trump. What about the Obama Administration providing incentives to businesses to invest in areas that are underserved and are majority low-income black and minority population. That was fabulous and so beneficial! Never mind, President Trump built that.
Everyone who is black voted for Joe Biden right?? Wrong. President Trump in 2016 and specifically in 2020 gained more minority votes because he showed time and again that what he’d say, he’d DO. What did Obama do for minorities in eight years? Nothing.
Never mind that. You see, those who voted for Trump says Obama, did so because Trump is racist, thus all the deplorable chumps who voted for Trump are racist.
“President Trump, he claims, “promised an elixir for the racial anxiety” of “millions of Americans spooked by a black man in the White House.”
Those Americans – whom Obama implies appear racist – were prey to “the dark spirits that had long been lurking on the edges of the modern Republican party – xenophobia, anti-intellectualism, paranoid conspiracy theories, an antipathy toward black and brown folks.””
“”he came to regard Trump’s media ubiquity and characteristic shamelessness as merely an exaggerated version of the Republican Party’s attempts to appeal to White Americans’ anxieties about the first Black president”
That’s just breathtakingly ugly.
As to what I was anxious about? The policies he wanted to put into place from domestic to foreign policy. Obamacare has ruined the health insurance system across the country. His foreign policy was stretchy red lines and appeasement across the board. His silence on riots and voter intimidation by the Black Panthers was deafening. His economic policies were a disaster. The list goes on. I didn’t give a rats ass about what color he is, I was and still am concerned about his policies and the ramifications of such that we are STILL dealing with across this country.
But spying on Trump campaign officials WASN’T delegitimizing??? Uh huh…SURE.
Once again, President Selfie shows us that he doesn’t respect nor like the American ideal, nor any American who sees life in this Republic as something to respect, honor, and lift up. No. Instead he is lecturing Americans and telling us the only GOOD American is one who will put blinders on, ignore our Constitution, and jump before asking Democrats ‘how high?’
Obama, no matter how he spins it, doesn’t like nor has never respected our Republic. He doesn’t believe in the possibility of America now or ever.
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