I heard you gave a speech last Friday on “the state of American democracy.”
Of course that’s from your “swampy,” corrupt, anti-American, Black poser and Muslim perspective. At least that’s from what I’ve heard!
I heard you had a crowd of about 750 college students.
You know, you can get a crowd of 750 college students to listen to just about anything, don’t you?
Do you know the last time President Trump had a crowd that small?
I don’t either. Ha!
I actually think the smallest crowd he’s had was like 10,000-12,000. His crowd sizes are usually around 15,000-20,000 plus, with people outside waiting to get in.
You urged Americans to vote this November because “American democracy depends on it.” You really don’t want all “Americans” to vote, just the liberal sheep who fall for your crap. Also, I think what you really meant to say is that “the swamp” depends on it. Those looking to sell-out America and the American people like a pimp sells-out a cheap prostitute depend on it.
You also said that President Trump is “a symptom, not the cause” of the division in America today. I wouldn’t say President Trump is a symptom of anything, but I would agree that he is not the cause of division in America. I believe it is you who gets that honor Mr. Obama. Divide and conquer, right?
You said, “We have been through much darker times than these, and somehow each generation of Americans carried us through to the other side.” I would definitely have to agree with you there, except the “darker times” I’m referring to were your eight years in office. And yes, “somehow” the voters in 2016 “carried us through to the other side.” They carried us through to the side that actually put America and Americans first again. They elected President Trump and chose to return America to her prior greatness.
Let’s look at, translate and fact check some other remarks from former President Obama’s speech:
Mr. Obama starts off his speech by trying to be funny, but he’s not.
He goes on to say, “It is good to be home. It’s good to see corn.” Somehow, I don’t think he’s really all that happy to see corn. “I was trying to explain to somebody as we were flying in, that’s corn. That’s beans. And they were very impressed at my agricultural knowledge.”
I’m impressed too! That’s way more than you know about the economy, foreign policy!
“And truth was, I was also intent on following a wise American tradition. Of ex-presidents gracefully exiting the political stage, making room for new voices and new ideas.”
The key word here was “was,” and Mr. Obama chose to NOT follow “a wise American tradition of ex-presidents gracefully exiting the political stage.”
Mr. Obama then proceeds to give all of these students a history lesson about America, which I’m sure they all actually needed. It was probably the first time they heard about a lot of this stuff. This part of his speech actually had some value, to that extent.
This is the way a lot of liberal speeches start. They lay down a bunch of actual facts, and this then lends credibility by association to the hot mess which is about to follow.
He starts cutting to the chase.
“Of course, there’s always been another darker aspect to America’s story.”
I wonder what that “darker aspect” is? I bet I can guess. Is it anyone who disagrees with liberal thought or “the swamp” in general?
“There’s a reason why progress hasn’t been easy and why throughout our history every two steps forward seems to sometimes produce one step back.”
Ya, the reason is we still have a lot of people in this country with some common sense and at least half a brain!
“Each time we painstakingly pull ourselves closer to our founding ideals, that all of us are created equal, endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights; the ideals that say every child should have opportunity and every man and woman in this country who’s willing to work hard should be able to find a job and support a family and pursue their small piece of the American Dream; our ideals that say we have a collective responsibility to care for the sick and the infirm, and we have a responsibility to conserve the amazing bounty, the natural resources of this country and of this planet for future generations, each time we’ve gotten closer to those ideals, somebody somewhere has pushed back.”
Now Mr. Obama uses the old liberal trick of mixing in “founding ideals” with other ideas, making them seem like “founding ideals” as well. And what’s this about hardworking people pursuing “their small piece of the American Dream?” We know you like to limit the hardworking people to small pieces of the American Dream, while saving the big pieces for you and your friends, but that is definitely not part of the “founding ideals” either.
“The status quo pushes back. Sometimes the backlash comes from people who are genuinely, if wrongly, fearful of change. More often it’s manufactured by the powerful and the privileged who want to keep us divided and keep us angry and keep us cynical because that helps them maintain the status quo and keep their power and keep their privilege.”
That is so spot on! Except it is him and his friends that represent the “status quo” now. Then Mr. Obama uses the old liberal and fascist trick of accusing his opponents of doing the exact thing that he and his friends are doing.
“For those with unique skills or access to technology and capital, a global market has meant unprecedented wealth. For those not so lucky, for the factory worker, for the office worker, or even middle managers, those same forces may have wiped out your job, or at least put you in no position to ask for a raise. As wages slowed and inequality accelerated, those at the top of the economic pyramid have been able to influence government to skew things even more in their direction: cutting taxes on the wealthiest Americans, unwinding regulations and weakening worker protections, shrinking the safety net. So you have come of age during a time of growing inequality, of fracturing of economic opportunity. And that growing economic divide compounded other divisions in our country: regional, racial, religious, cultural.”
Wow. This last section is a lot to untangle. First, Mr. Obama seems to be complaining about situations that either he created or that he presided over. Then he somehow attacks and misrepresents our current economic upswing as a negative event, while using this as some kind of impetus for creating divisions in our country, which Mr. Obama actually perpetrated on the American people himself. Of course, the biased mainstream fake news media will fail to point any of this out.
“It made it harder to build consensus on issues. It made politicians less willing to compromise, which increased gridlock, which made people even more cynical about politics.”
I’m not sure exactly what the “it” is that he is referring to at this point, but I am sure that it was the democrats who abandoned the concept of building consensus when they rammed ObamaCare down our throats without one republican voting for it or anyone reading it.
“And then the reckless behavior of financial elites triggered a massive financial crisis, ten years ago this week, a crisis that resulted in the worst recession in any of our lifetimes and caused years of hardship for the American people, for many of your parents, for many of your families.”
Yes, the reckless behavior of financial elites triggered a massive financial crisis. But they were only taking advantage of a system that you and your friends had established. And then to add insult to injury, we bailed them out, and not one of them went to jail. In fact, most of the big wigs got bonuses while they got bailed out. Only in “the swamp’s” America!
“And by the time I left office, household income was near its all-time high and the uninsured rate had hit an all-time low and wages were rising and poverty rates were falling. I mention all this just so when you hear how great the economy’s doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery started.”
Yeah, don’t we all remember how awesome the economy was when you left? Revisionist history is a beautiful thing, isn’t it Mr. Obama? In one fell swoop, it seems like you’re using this speech to try and change history in many ways while trying to make yourself and your “swampy” friends look like the heroes you definitely are not.
“I mean, I’m glad it’s continued, but when you hear about this economic miracle that’s been going on, when the job numbers come out, monthly job numbers, suddenly Republicans are saying it’s a miracle. I have to kind of remind them, actually, those job numbers are the same as they were in 2015 and 2016.”
I’m shaking my head right now as I’m wondering what “numbers” you might have been looking at. I think you might have been looking at a line chart that was upside down! Anyway, how can you say this when in 2016 you said this:
“…And so what we have to do is to make sure that folks are trained for the jobs that are coming in now…, because some of those jobs of the past are just not gonna come back. And when somebody says…, like the person you just mentioned (Donald Trump), who I’m not gonna advertise for, that he’s gonna bring all these jobs back, well, how exactly are you gonna do that? There’s no answer to it. He just says, ‘I’m gonna negotiate a better deal.’ Well, what.., how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have?”
How can you say on one hand that these jobs aren’t coming back, and that we need some kind of “magic wand” to fix the economy, but then take credit for some sort of imaginary good economy at the time, at the same time?
I know it can be hard to keep all of the lies, excuses and fairy tales straight, but this is kind of obvious isn’t it?
“And these challenges get people worried. And it frays our civic trust. And it makes a lot of people feel like the fix is in and the game is rigged, and nobody’s looking out for them.”
Oh, our civic trust was frayed alright. For the last thirty to forty years nobody was looking out for “us,” as our jobs were shipped overseas and these idiotic trade deals were put in place, which benefitted every country except “us.” And as far as feeling like “the fix is in and the game is rigged,” we only have to look at the concerted effort against President Trump by “the swamp,” the DOJ, the FBI, the biased mainstream fake news media and the whole Hillary crowd to validate that notion.
“And even though your generation is the most diverse in history, with a greater acceptance and celebration of our differences than ever before, those are the kinds of conditions that are ripe for exploitation by politicians who have no compunction and no shame about tapping into America’s dark history of racial and ethnic and religious division. (Bingo! Well that describes you and all of your democrat friends alright!) Appealing to tribe (What does this mean “appealing to tribe?’ This is some new liberal-speak that I’m not familiar with.), appealing to fear, pitting one group against another, telling people that order and security will be restored if it weren’t for those who don’t look like us or don’t sound like us or don’t pray like we do, that’s an old playbook. It’s as old as time. (It sure is an “old playbook,” and old liberal playbook.) And in a healthy democracy it doesn’t work. A politics of fear and resentment and retrenchment takes hold. And demagogues promise simple fixes to complex problems. They promise to fight for the little guy even as they cater to the wealthiest and the most powerful. (Again, trying to lay all of this at the feet of President Trump, when the democrats have been doing this for decades). The democrats have been “demagoging” the issues faced by African Americans since the 60’s, and where has it gotten the African American community? It’s not pretty when you think about it, is it? Like President Trump said to the African American community about giving him a chance, “What in the hell do you have to lose?”
“So neither party has had a monopoly on wisdom, neither party has been exclusively responsible for us going backwards instead of forwards. But over the past few decades, the politics of division, of resentment and paranoia has unfortunately found a home in the Republican Party.”
Oh really? That’s funny Mr. Obama. I guess perception really is reality, because I was just going to say the same thing about the Democrat Party! I think if we take a closer look at that statement, most of “us” would agree with me.
“It’s not conservative. It sure isn’t normal. It’s radical.” (Yes, it’s very radical. It’s radical to the point of promoting socialism. It’s radical to the point of wanting to eliminate our Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) forces. It’s radical to the point of basically wanting open borders to our country. It’s radical to the point of wanting to grant illegal immigrants the same rights, or more rights, than American citizens.) It’s a vision that says the protection of our power and those who back us is all that matters, even when it hurts the country. It’s a vision that says the few who can afford a high-priced lobbyist and unlimited campaign contributions set the agenda.”
Are we talking about Hillary Clinton here, who ran a billion dollar campaign on other people’s money, or even yourself? You were no slouch yourself when it came to grabbing campaign money, then kicking-back money later to bogus programs and companies. Does anybody remember Solyndra?
“They’re undermining our alliances, cozying up to Russia.”
Here, again, uh, excuse me, but who was cozying up to Russia? Whose administration did nothing about this supposed Russian interference with the 2016 election? Whose administration sold 20% of our uranium reserves to Russia? Who said to the president of Russia in 2012: “This is my last election. After my election I will have more flexibility.” “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir,” Medvedev said, referring to incoming President Vladimir Putin.
I’m just a daily blogger. Are there no journalists out there that feel any of this is worth pointing out? Apparently not.
“Republicans who know better in Congress, and they’re there, they’re quoted saying, Yeah, we know this is kind of crazy, are still bending over backwards to shield this behavior from scrutiny or accountability or consequence.”
Who exactly are “bending over backwards to shield their behavior from scrutiny or accountability or consequence?” Mr. Obama has no shame completely flipping around the actual circumstances. It is republican members of this Congress who are pushing every day for the accountability of the actions of members of the DOJ and the FBI regarding their unlawful spying on President Trump and their treasonous behavior to undermine his presidency.
“These are extraordinary times. And they’re dangerous times. (Ya, dangerous for the treasonous “swamp” scum like yourself!) But here’s the good news. In two months we have the chance, not the certainty but the chance, to restore some semblance of sanity to our politics.” (You mean the type of sanity brought to us by the likes of Nancy Pelosi or Maxine waters?)
“We know that people are tired of toxic corruption, and that democracy depends on transparency and accountability. (That’s exactly why “crooked” Hillary Clinton lost the election in 2016.) So Democrats aren’t just running on good old ideas like requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns, and barring lobbyists from making campaign contributions, but on good new ideas like barring lobbyists from getting paid by foreign governments. (If this last sentence weren’t so hypocritically sad, it could actually be funny.) We know that climate change isn’t just coming. It is here. (Yes, the climate changes from year to year, from month to month, from week to week, and day by day. And like I said earlier, people with common sense and at least half a brain know there is nothing we can do to effect the weather one way or another.) Democrats aren’t just running on good old ideas like increasing gas mileage in our cars, but on good new ideas like putting a price on carbon pollution. (Ah yes. Let’s put us and our companies at a disadvantage with regulations no one else in the world will be willing to follow.)
“And Democrats talk about reforming our immigration so, yes, it is orderly and it is fair and it is legal, but it continues to welcome strivers and dreamers from all around the world.”
Yes, we know all about how you and the rest of the democrats want to reform immigration, and there is nothing “orderly” or “fair” about it.
“That’s why I’m a Democrat, that’s the set of ideas that I believe in.
“I’m here to tell you that you should still be concerned with our current course and should still want to see a restoration of honesty and decency and lawfulness in our government.”
I cannot actually believe I hear those words coming out of your mouth! You want to see “a restoration of honesty and decency and lawfulness in our government.” Let me remind you of a few names, like Lynch, Rice, Clinton, Comey, Brennan, Yates, Clapper, Rosenstein, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr, Weissmann, and even the name Obama. Some or all of these people in jail would be a good start on “restoration of honesty and decency and lawfulness in our government.”
“It should not be Democratic or Republican, it should not be a partisan issue to say that we do not pressure the Attorney General or the FBI to use the criminal justice system as a cudgel to punish our political opponents.”
That’s funny, coming from you, since you apparently “weaponized” the FBI against President Trump. That’s also funny coming from you, since you manipulated Loretta Lynch and Susan Rice like a couple of puppets on a string while they were in your service.
Isn’t this fun when there’s someone like me around to help you jog your memory?
“It shouldn’t be Democratic or Republican to say that we don’t threaten the freedom of the press because, they say things or publish stories we don’t like.”
It’s not a matter of “liking” or not “liking” Mr. Obama, it’s a matter of responding to false stories. It’s a matter of sounding an alarm when no stories appear because of biased protectionism. It’s a matter of calling out “news” that is really propaganda.
“I complained plenty about Fox News, but you never heard me threaten to shut them down, or call them enemies of the people.”
Here again sir, you actually went further than to threaten Fox News or call them names. You actually had your weaponized FBI spy on one of its reporters, and his family, and you tried to shut him down. You don’t recall that? Again, I’m glad to be here to help you recall things correctly here and there.
“It shouldn’t be Democratic or Republican to say we don’t target certain groups of people based on what they look like or how they pray. We are Americans. We’re supposed to standup to bullies. Not follow them.”
I’m sure you mean that we shouldn’t target people based on their political beliefs as well, right? Like Maxine Waters has called on people to attack and harass conservatives? Is that the kind of “bullying” you’re referring to?
“We need majorities in Congress and state legislatures who are serious about governing and want to bring about real change and improvements in people’s lives.”
Exactly! Except we need republican majorities, not democrat majorities, to make sure we continue President Trump’s policies which have brought about “real change and improvements in people’s lives.”
“You’ve got to vote. If you support the #MeToo movement, you’re outraged by stories of sexual harassment and assault inspired by the women who shared them, you’ve got to do more than retweet a hashtag. You’ve got to vote.”
If I’m not mistaken, all, or most, of these sexual harassers and assaulters were liberal members of the elite entertainment business or liberal members of the elite biased media. Were they not? Why would voting for liberal democrats be any type of antidote for that situation? Wouldn’t a vote for democrats just be promoting that kind of behavior? Just sayin’.
“Part of the reason women are more vulnerable in the workplace is because not enough women are bosses in the workplace, which is why we need to strengthen and enforce laws that protect women in the workplace not just from harassment but from discrimination in hiring and promotion, and not getting paid the same amount for doing the same work. That requires laws. Laws get passed by legislators.”
Blah, blah women, blah blah blah women. Women blah blah blah. Wasn’t it discovered that women in your White House were not getting equal pay for equal work or for equal position levels? Huh. There I go, helping you remember things correctly again. As I go through your speech to these impressionable young minds, I’m finding more of your points require correction than those that don’t. In fact, I’m finding that most of your points are being misremembered of misrepresented.
That’s the good old President Obama I know!
“When you vote, you’ve got the power to make sure white nationalists don’t feel emboldened to march with their hoods off or their hoods on in Charlottesville in the middle of the day.”
Do we also have the power to make sure that masked ANTIFA terrorists don’t feel emboldened? Do we Mr. Obama, huh, Do we? I’m sure you forgot to refer to ANTIFA by accident, huh?
Of course reading former President Obama’s words does not give the proper sense of being spoken down to that needs to be imparted.
Former President Obama’s speeches are special that way. He talks down to his audience, while being fairly ignorant about any practical topic himself.
He stands there and lies right to the face of his audience with no apparent shame.
And he exudes an air of arrogance which he has no business throwing at us.
In my opinion, Mr. Obama was inept, corrupt and a failure as a president.
I think we would all be better off if Mr. Obama had chosen, and chooses in the future, to follow “a wise American tradition of ex-presidents gracefully exiting the political stage.”
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