Monday, March 9, 2015
On Saturday, Barack Obama traveled to Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march in 1965.
Those were sad and tumultuous times, marked with violence and social injustice. But even then there was hope. Even on the day of that fateful march, there was a young black boy who dreamed that someday, somehow, he would become president of the United States.
That boy was, of course, not Barack Obama. He was in Indonesia eating dogs and bowing towards Mecca. No, the boy was Herman Cain, whose presidential dream screeched to a halt when the Democrats destroyed his reputation with bogus sex scandals. Tough break, kid.
Still, 50 years after the march, much has changed in our country. We've gone from a time when a black man couldn't drink at a "white" drinking fountain to a time when a blitheringly incompetent anti-American douchenozzle can be elected president solely because he is black. In other words, we've made a lot of progress - but mostly on the drinking fountain front.
In his remarks to the crowd, Obama did his standard job of disparaging America in the most poetic of terms. Giving a history which was not "airbrushed," he described our country's development by farmers and miners...followed by entrepreneurs and hucksters. The immigrants who came to our country were "stowaways," of course, much like the "hopeful strivers who cross the Rio Grande" to get here.
"We are the slaves who built the White House," the president continued - not even pausing to thank the slaves who now fund Obamacare and myriad entitlement programs. "And we’re the Tuskegee Airmen, Navajo code-talkers, and Japanese-Americans who fought for this country even as their own liberty had been denied." Denied by evil white folks, of course.
But not all of Barry's remarks focused on the past. He made a point of calling out Ferguson as a sad modern day example of racism run amuck - a town where black people lack the basic freedoms to commit strong arm robbery and attack police officers.
The Great Uniter then savaged Republicans, saying "the Voting Rights Act, the culmination of so much blood and sweat and tears, the product of so much sacrifice in the face of wanton violence, stands weakened, its future subject to partisan rancor."
All we can say is, if there's a partisan ranker than Obama we have yet to see him.
BONUS: OLD BLACK JOE
BONUS TWO: HILLARY'S EMAIL - EQUAL TIME REBUTTAL