President Obama Wednesday urged Americans not to “turn against each other based on divisions of race or religion,” presumably by supporting Donald Trump.
Unfortunately, this is coming from the president who has done more to divide America along lines of race than any in modern history. A man who, as the nation’s first black president, had an historic opportunity to complete the healing process that began after the end of segregation in the 1960s, but who has instead opened up new wounds.
President Obama has shown clear racial bias in matters involving police force against African Americans. He helped fuel the fury of those inappropriately angered the justifiable shooting of a black man by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. His wading into the Trayvon Martin case before any legal proceedings had occurred was unconscionable. His admonition to Hispanics in October 2010 to “punish” your “enemies” at the ballot box was a clear racial incitement.
And then, of course, there was this:
Obama ought not be lecturing us about Trump, since his own work to divide the country in so many ways with his utterly partisan and unconstitutional presidency paved the way for him. But we will be lectured nevertheless from now until Inauguration Day.
Now listen closely!