Classless Obama Uses John Lewis Funeral To Attack Trump, Accuse Cops Of Beating ‘Peaceful Demonstrators’

(Breitbart) – Former President Barack Obama used his eulogy at the funeral of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) to call for an end to the Senate filibuster to pass Democrats’ new legislation on voting reform.

Obama said that Republicans had imitated Jim Crow-era restrictions on voting rights, which Lewis marched against, by passing state voter ID laws and other measures that conservatives argue prevent voter fraud.

He urged Congress to pass a new version of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

“You want to honor John? Let’s honor him by revitalizing the law that he was willing to die for,” Obama said, to applause.

Democrats have pushed for a new version of the law, after the Supreme Court invalidated part of it in 2013, saying that it was outdated.

The new version of the law, which has been renamed for Lewis, would restore federal supervision of state efforts to pass new election reforms.

Obama said Democrats should go beyond that legislation and also enact laws making voter registration automatic, granting the vote to ex-convicts, and making Election Day a national holiday, among other changes.

“And if all this takes is ending the filibuster, another Jim Crow relic, in order to secure the God-given rights of every American, then that’s what we should do.”

Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, Obama likened the president to segregationist Democrat Gov. George Wallace of Alabama, and compared federal law enforcement officers to the police who beat civil rights marchers across the South.

He accused the government of “sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators.”

(In fact, federal law enforcement was sent to Alabama to confront segregationist George Wallace, not the other way around.)

Obama also hinted at statehood for Washington, DC, and for Puerto Rico, describing them as disenfranchised.

D.C. residents have a delegate, but not a voting representative, in Congress; residents of Puerto Rico cannot vote in national elections.

Both would likely elect two Democrats to the U.S. Senate if they became states, effectively preventing a future Republican majority.

Video: Barack Obama’s full eulogy at John Lewis’s funeral

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Why don’t we know anything about his youth, college or professional years as we have heard about every president in the past. How many groups are being paid to keep his life private…he has so much to hide

  2. Obama lied throughout his entire presidency and continues to lie now. He and Michele should just go and retire in their nice white neighborhood and leave the job of “leading the nation” to the much better president, #45.

    • Obama has more class in his little finger than the entire Trump family truth hurts i guess when he calls out the racist liar in chief

    • ‘William’, you’ve accomplished surpassing ‘Bob’ for the day’s TDS posting award….As usual, you’ll also be getting a ‘Participation Trophy’ (from Bob)….

    • Obumma, America’s first half black president who was raised by wealthy whites in Hawaii, is still race baiting and cries when people point out why he sucked. No class and nothing to say every time he attends any event where he can pretend he still has some influence. Loser.

    • Sunshine….the only thing “Bob” and bicth lavoie have to figure out is who’s pitching and who’ catching…..

  3. Time for AG Barr to arrest this criminal. there is more than enough evidence to arrest the entire Obama crime family. ARREST THESE CRIMMINALS NOW!!!!!!

  4. The Kenyan mozzlem piece of sh!t needs to be charged with sedition and treason and thrown in Gitmo. Make sure he gets a cell facing mecca so he can pray to satan 5 times/day…..

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