It’s curious that someone elected to the presidency of the United States on the back of a generation lacking shame would employ shame to motivate right back. With Hillary Clinton not showing much of a chance of bringing her numbers back up, it seems the sitting US president has only a few tactics left to try and sway the tide—including race-baiting threats.
President Obama took to the stage Saturday night and admonished those in the decidedly racist Congressional Black Caucus to protect his legacy or risk disappointing him. “I will consider it a personal insult and an insult to my legacy if this community lets down its guard,” Obama said, per BizPac Review. He advanced, in a room of predominantly black establishment Democrats and Progressives, the “us against them” mindset.
At a time when most in this country are debating whether or not Barack Obama will displace Jimmy Carter as the worst president in the history of our nation—even as his approval rating hovers around 50 percent by those who fear being called racist—Obama is worried about his legacy. Oh, and you have to vote for Hillary Clinton too.
Speaking purely of voter turnout and ignoring the decimation his tenure has provided the black community, the president spoke directly to the black political elite. He invoked the idea of the shame they would feel at his disappointment.
“We have achieved historic turnout in 2008 and 2012, especially in the African-American community,” Obama said. “I will consider it a personal insult and an insult to my legacy if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election. You want to give me a good send-off? Go vote.”
While Clinton holds a sizeable lead over her rival, GOP Nominee Donald Trump, it is a lead dissipating at an alarming rate. A current Washington Post poll has Clinton with 80 percent of the African American vote. This falls far short of Obama’s 93 percent support during the 2012 contest against Mitt Romney.
Additionally, this 80 percent support in poll results will not translate to 80 percent of the black vote if the black community is not energized to go vote for her.
“My name may not be on the ballot, but our progress is on the ballot,” Obama said. “Tolerance is on the ballot. Democracy is on the ballot. Justice is on the ballot. Good schools are on the ballot. Ending mass incarceration, that’s on the ballot right now.”
However, looking at each of those issues we see that eight years of Barack Obama, the first African American president (for the record, he is biracial) and a progressive, has left the African American community worse off than before he arrived in the Oval Office.
Our nation is more divided than ever with tolerance nowhere to be found. Justice is not only damaged, but she exists with her blindfolded cast aside so as to base justice on skin color and political class. And our schools have deteriorated under the Obama Administration, with union leaders and theoreticians mandating class courses and ignoring the pleas of teachers in the classroom strictly for political purposes.
“If you care about our legacy, realize everything we stand for is at stake,” Obama thundered. “All the progress we’ve made is at stake in this election.”
Truth be told, if the black community awakens to the fact that Barack Obama, progressives, and the Democrat Party have been gaming them for the votes for the last 50 years, Mrs. Clinton might be lucky enough to garner 50 percent of the African American vote.
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