Seth Connell reports at a campaign event for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam in Virginia, former President Barack Obama took to the microphone to build momentum for the far-left candidate here in the Commonwealth.
As a part of his speech to the crowd, Obama denounced the divisiveness of politics these days. Without actually doing a name drop, he pointed to President Donald Trump as the one who has caused this division.
Axios reports that Obama spoke to the crowd, saying:
We have politicians trying to “get the base all riled up because it provides a short-term tactical advantage,” Barack Obama said at a campaign rally for Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee for Virginia governor, Thursday night, saying America had to aspire to a better form of politics.
“If you had to win a campaign by dividing people, you’re not gonna be able to govern them,” he added. “You won’t be able to unite them later, if that’s how you start.”
He further stated, “Folks don’t feel good right now about what they see. They don’t feel as if our public life reflects our best.”
Boy, oh boy… Where can I start?
President Obama brought in an era of division not seen since the 1960s. His entire administration, and the Left who loyally followed him without question, trampled a road of identity politics that caused intense resentment from their opponents on the Right. And because of that resentment, they lost big time in 2016.
Indeed, David Limbaugh discussed this in great detail last summer, in the months leading up to that incredibly strange election.
In his editorial at Townhall, Limbaugh documented just a few of the highlights of the Obama administration, where the President acted on various events to either advance or thwart certain narratives.
In Warsaw, Poland, during a news conference, one journalist asked Obama to address the motives of Micah Johnson, the shooter who massacred police officers in Dallas. She said: “Help us understand how you describe his motives. Do you consider this an act of domestic terrorism? Was this a hate crime? Was this a mentally ill man with a gun?”
Obama replied, “First of all, I think it’s very hard to untangle the motives of this shooter.”
Except that was not the case at all. His motives were rather clear early in the investigation.
No, it’s not hard to untangle the motives of the killer, because they weren’t tangled. He made them quite clear both on Facebook and in his exchanges with cops during the standoff. Troubled or not, he appeared to hate white people and was livid at cops. Indeed, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said Micah Johnson “wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”
Obama simply ignored the question of whether the Dallas shootings were a hate crime, yet he had no difficulty in so characterizing the recent police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.
Then how about when Nidal Hasan massacred 13 people at Ford Hood in Texas? Was Obama quick to condemn Islamic terrorism, the clear motive of the attack?
No, instead he said “We don’t know all the answers yet, and I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts.”
But remember that when another police-involved incident involving a Harvard professor arose, he immediately jumped to conclusions on that.
When police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, arrested black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home, Obama sprinted to judgment, wholly without benefit of all the facts, and condemned the police, who he said “acted stupidly.”
And how about the infamous Trayvon Martin case, where Obama directly infused himself into the situation, making the issue even more racially charged than it was before?
After George Zimmerman was acquitted for the shooting of Trayvon Martin, Obama couldn’t resist the urge to identify with Martin, saying, “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” He couldn’t pass up a chance to lecture us on the “history of racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws,” even though Zimmerman is Hispanic.
The list just goes on and on, as Obama and the Democrats ushered in an era of identity politics that haunts them to this day. Yet despite that, they are still insisting on playing that game. If they want to win people over to their cause, they’re sure doing a helluva job at it; that is, if they’re trying to win people over to the Republican side.
Here comes Trump 2020 at this rate…