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Obama: Don’t Shut Down Speech on Campus

Well this was refreshing.

President Obama, during the commencement address at the historically black Howard University in Washington, said Saturday that liberal students should let others into their safe spaces:

So don’t try to shut folks out, don’t try to shut them down, no matter how much you might disagree with them. There’s been a trend around the country of trying to get colleges to disinvite speakers with a different point of view, or disrupt a politician’s rally. Don’t do that — no matter how ridiculous or offensive you might find the things that come out of their mouths . . . Let them talk. Let them talk. If you don’t, you just make them a victim, and then they can avoid accountability.

Of course, Obama couldn’t resist castigating those who disagree with him, justifying the acceptance of opposing views by characterizing it as an opportunity to tear people down.

“As my grandmother used to tell me, ‘Every time a fool speaking they are just advertising their own ignorance,'” he said, although he added as an aside, “If the other side has a point, learn from them.”

Advice the president himself might have wanted to occasionally heed.

H/T Washington Examiner.

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16 Responses to Obama: Don’t Shut Down Speech on Campus

    • Keith is misdirecting here. The big story IMO was MajicKneeGrow saying that successful people are just LUCKY! Insane!

      Just like when zero said you didn’t do it someone else did it for you!

      From a sick mind comes these kind of statements.

  1. Arrogance beyond bounds. Sure, let other people talk. We all know we are right and they are just fools; clanging symbols. But don’t shut them down and let them claim we are being mean. Just laugh at them.

    What a tool. President of the Liberals. Dismissive of the rest of us. January can’t come soon enough.

  2. Ha. The message isn’t to listen to other opinions, but this- “disrupt a politician’s rally…Don’t do that”.
    It’s occurred to the Dems and their radical supporters that disrupting MrTrump’s rally by waving the Mexican flag, or shouting “Bernie, Bernie” isn’t working against the Repub candidate, but rather bringing him more supporters.
    After 8 years of trying to shut down anyone who objected to the Obama agenda with insults of racism, or anti-just about everything he supports, he now wants peace and inclusion of all opinions. Yeah, right – pfft.
    We all recall his first shot –“I won, John” so many years ago when SenMcCain and the Repubs wanted to have some input into changing the health insurance industry by forcing Obamacare on all of us.

  3. I do not find his words ‘refreshing’ in any way. IIRC, Obama is the one who cheered the rioters on in Ferguson et al by telling them to ‘stay the course’. He has single-handedly set race relations back 60 years! I do not find his words ‘refreshing’ in any way.

    I only watched a minute or two before I started to become violently ill, but he sure sounded stoned to me…a salute to his skool daze in Hawaii, no doubt.

  4. Unfortunately, Obama has been advertising his ignorance, globally for almost 8 years. He is the fool of which his grandmother was speaking. Obama is suffering from the classic narcissist personality disorder. Please God, let this nightmare be over soon.

  5. Blind squirrel finds nut, film at eleven.

    Actually, that’s too kind.

    I suspect that Barrius Caesar saw Mizzou’s fall enrollment numbers doing a passable impression of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, and was shrewd enough to do the political math.

    If American universities become finishing schools for ticket punchers and carpet munchers, the feeder system for the Left’s Sturmtruppen would be disrupted. Even more, if young adults, absent four years of indoctrination, figure out how to govern themselves, the entire collectivist Ponzi scheme would be gravely threatened.

    There can be a wrong reason to say the right thing. And given who we’re discussing, that’s more likely than getting it right by accident.

  6. His grandmother was probably trying to get HIM to shut up when she said ‘Every time a fool speaking they are just advertising their own ignorance’. It hasn’t worked yet grandma.