(TeaParty.org) – There’s a lot to be said about Barak Obama’s massive ego, but one thing is for sure: he makes absolutely no effort to hide his contempt for the nation he once served as President.
The former President gave a speech at Rice University in Texas on Tuesday with former Secretary of State James Baker and much of his rhetoric, as has become his habit since leaving office, involved bashing the average American and blaming “bigotry” for Trump’s election.
“Obama noted the failure of the country to properly adapt to the rapid economic changes brought about by globalization and how he felt that brought on the nationalist politics of the Donald Trump era,” the Washington Free Beacon notes.
Obama chastises America: Our Founders created identity politics with "3/5ths clause" and Jim Crow perpetuated it … Americans have suffered a "great smugness" about our wealth and post-Cold War hegemony. pic.twitter.com/P0icpCgr8g
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 28, 2018
He is aware that he was President during the period leading up to Trump, right?
“In those environments, you then start getting a different kind of politics … that’s based on, ‘that person’s not like me and it must be their fault,’ and you start getting a politics based on a nationalism that’s not pride in country but hatred for somebody on the other side of the border,” Obama lectured.
“And you start getting the kind of politics that does not allow for compromise, because it’s based on passions and emotions,” he continued.
Gosh, that sounds an awful lot like…your party, Mr. President.
Among his comments, he also bizarrely attempted to blame “identity politics” on the Founding Fathers, proving he understands neither history or the definition of “identity politics.”
“(W)hen I hear people say they don’t like identity politics, I think it’s important to remember that identity politics doesn’t just apply when it’s black people or gay people or women,” Obama said.
“The folks who really originated identity politics were the folks who said Three-Fifths Clause and all that stuff. That was identity politics,” he continued. “Jim Crow was identity politics. That’s where it started.”
He sure has his history timeline mixed up…Jim Crow, he apparently fails to realize, happened over a century after the Three-Fifths Clause. It also had little to do with identity politics and more to do with people who were considered the property of other people, and, ironically, was a political compromise, which Obama referenced in the same event he was blaming our nation’s problems on a lack of compromise.
It’s also rather inconvenient to his narrative that in the absence of an agreement like the Three-Fifths clause, Southern slaveowners would have been even more incentivized to import African slaves.
“Counting the whole number of slaves benefited the Southern states and reinforced the institution of slavery. Minimizing the percentage of the slave population (with the Three-Fifth Clause) counted for apportionment reduced the political power of slaveholding states,” the Constitutional Accountability Center explains.
For someone who claims to have been a “constitutional professor” he sure seems to know very little about the actual constitution.
Oh, and let’s not forget that Jim Crow was supported by Democrats.