President Barack Obama is one of the most arrogant men to ever sit in the Oval Office. Think about the kind of ground that covers! You don’t get to be president without a big head on your shoulders, whether or not there is a big brain inside. Obama may be one of the worst president to ever occupy the White House, but he’s also one of the most confident.
That confidence hasn’t been eroded by eight years of incompetence; in fact, his latest approval numbers have made him more arrogant than ever. Somehow, half the country still thinks Obama is a fine president, and no demographic clings to that opinion more tightly than African Americans. Despite having gained nothing of substance from this man, blacks continue to view Obama as an icon.
On Saturday, Obama decided to take advantage of that unwarranted reputation.
Speaking before the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Obama said he would take it personally if blacks did not turn out to support Hillary Clinton the way they came out for him in 2012 and 2008.
“I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election,” he said. “You want to give me a good send-off, go vote.”
Obama, clearly itching for a third term, tried to insert himself even more directly into the 2016 election.
“My name may not be on the ballot,” he said, “but our progress is on the ballot. 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.”
Obama said that there was only “one candidate who will advance those things.”
Obama said that black Americans were “not stupid” enough to fall for Donald Trump’s overtures.
“He missed that whole civics lesson about slavery and Jim Crow,” Obama said.
Well, that’s the thing, Mr. Obama. Slavery and Jim Crow laws didn’t go by the wayside last week, and no one is suggesting that we bring them back. Is that the only choice African Americans have? Either to be enslaved or to endure a life of government dependency? In many ways, Democrats have consigned blacks to another form of slavery, and it’s keeping them from discovering the true freedoms that are possible. Obama has made it worse, and Hillary will do the same.