Down Trend -- Race relations in America are the worst they’ve been in 40 years and the partisan gap is as wide as it’s ever been. We can thank president Obama for this because he’s spent both of his terms dividing the nation along racial, religious, political, sexual orientation, gender, and economic lines. It seems weird that a person that has driven so many wedges between us is suddenly slamming the Republicans for their divisive rhetoric.
The Hill reports that Obama was the keynote speaker at the Toner Prize of Excellence in Political Reporting. No doubt he was there to thank the mainstream media for taking it easy on all of his lies and bullshit over the years. He took some time off absolving himself from dividing our nation to blame the Republicans for his handy work. I know, I’m as shocked as you that Obama would pass the blame for his disasters onto others.
More specifically Obama was attacking the GOP presidential candidates, though he lacked the courage to actually name them. Maybe he’s scared if he says the name “Trump” three times that The Donald will appear and call him a loser.
“The divisive and often vulgar rhetoric that’s aimed at everybody, but is often focused on the vulnerable or women or minorities. I say this right now because this does corrode our democracy and society,” said Obama.
That’s almost like a cohesive thought. When exactly has anyone currently running for the GOP nomination said anything vulgar about women, minorities, or vulnerable people? Also, I’m pretty sure that rhetoric that’s aimed at everyone, as Obama says, isn’t divisive; it’s all-inclusive.
As for his assertion that the silly Trump/Cruz war of words is corroding our democracy, has Obama ever looked in the mirror? A president who oversteps his authority, bypasses the Congress, and legislates from the White House is what corrodes our democracy. A president who consistently blows his nose with the US Constitution is what corrodes our democracy. A couple guys battling over who has a prettier wife has no effect on our democracy whatsoever.
“When our elected officials and our political campaigns become entirely untethered to reason and facts and analysis, when it doesn’t matter what’s true and what’s not, that makes it all but impossible for us to make good decisions on behalf of future generations,” Obama said.
I’m going to miss Obama’s lack of self-awareness when he leaves office. It’s so funny when he levels accusations against others that apply more appropriately to himself. Since when have reason and facts guided his presidency? Since when does “what’s true” matter to the world’s biggest liar? Obama calling Republicans liars is like Oprah Winfrey calling a skinny guy fat.
The catalyst for the anti-GOP tirade was Trump and Cruz calling for a crackdown on Islamic terrorism following the terrorist bombing in Brussels. Guess what Obama? Fear of radical Islam has actually been a fairly uniting force in this country. While our weak Commander-In-Chief refuses to do anything about it, or even say it, people are gravitating toward candidates that will takes steps to protect us from Muslim terrorists.
Far from being divisive, the GOP “vulgar rhetoric” concerning ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism is bringing us together against a common enemy. I guess Obama is just pissed because he has spent so much time trying to divide us.
Blog Author's Comments -- Do any of the people who elected Obama to the office of president - twice - regret what they did? One would think they would know that they should never elect a boy to do a man's job. He came into the White House as a community organizer and will go out the same person. He has done and is still doing what he wanted to do - damage our country.
Just how willfully blind is Obama? He will criticize the media over not holding politicians accountable and for not reporting accurately and fairly. He was actually implying this with regards to the GOP not himself. No human being in the history of mankind has been given more passes, had a more tolerant and adoring lap-dog media than Obama, and he thinks its not critical nor honest enough in reporting on the GOP politicians.
Obama has never given a speech in his presidential life that didn't include divisive rhetoric of some sort. He's also never given a speech that didn't attack Republicans and yet he mysteriously expects them to work with him.
Poor people have been voting Democrat for over fifty years and they are still poor, I assume this will continue because they do not seem to understand what they are doing. I guess we will find out if they have learned anything during Obama's two terms in office when it is time to vote in the presidential election this year.