Okay, let’s be honest about what Barack Obama is doing here, since he won’t be. Even at an event at which he accepted the “Profiles in Courage” award, he lacks the courage to say what he truly means.
First of all, he started out his acceptance speech Sunday night at The John F. Kennedy Library in Boston with an obvious ruse.
“I am humbled by this evening and to be honored by a family that has given this country so much.”
You and I know that Barack Obama is never humbled by anything. He’s The Barack Obama, for goodness sake.
But on to far worse stuff. Obama said:
It’s worth remembering this, the times in which President Kennedy led us, because for many Americans I know that this feels like an uncertain and even perilous time. The forces of globalization and technology have upended many of our established assumptions about the economy. It provided a great opportunity and also a great inequality and uncertainty for far too many.
Okay, let’s stop. Now who does that sound like to you? These are the people who elected Trump president, of course.
Our politics remains filled with division and discord, and everywhere we see the risk of falling into the refuge of tribe and clan and anger at those who don’t look like us or have the same surnames or pray the way we do. And at such moments, courage is necessary. At such moments, we need courage to stand up to hate not just in others but in ourselves.
Get it? You Trump supporters are filled with hate and racism — the latter being what he means by “tribe and clan” anger. You poor, misguided Trump voters, you need to have the courage to resist the temptation to be racist.
That’s all this shallow man is saying.
Some of the headlines about the speech have noted that Obama, such a presidential type, didn’t mention Trump. But of course, all of this is all about Trump.
Obama, during his presidency, made a cottage industry of insinuating evil motives on the part of those who merely disagree with him, while pretending he was just contrasting reason — i.e., his subjective views — with irrationality, partisanship, and hatred.
Here’s some more of it, part of his criticism of last week’s House passage of an Obamacare “repeal” bill:
I hope that current members of Congress recall that it actually doesn’t take a lot of courage to aid those who are already powerful, already comfortable, already influential. But it does require some courage to champion the vulnerable and the sick and the infirm, those who often have no access to the corridors of power. I hope they understand that courage means not simply doing what is politically expedient but doing what they believe deep in their hearts is right.
Actually, in their hearts, conservatives do, in fact, believe the are doing what is right, despite Obama’s disingenuous attempt to be helpful. What they know is that Obamacare has raised premiums on average Americans, limited options for good care, and will end up with rationing of services, because you only have so many doctors and so much taxpayer money to subsidize care.
And, while Jimmy Kimmel will be able to afford luxury care for his family from doctors who no longer take insurance, the rest of us will be stuck with higher expenses, worsening care as health providers are squeezed, disease, and death, all thanks to Obama, and Obamacare promoters like Jimmy Kimmel.
Michelle, please give him a piece of your mind! I mean, what happened to all that “When they go low, we go high” crap?