Most former presidents in history tend to go off into a relatively quiet retirement. Bill Clinton changed that and Barack Obama has been following in his footsteps, both making big money after their times in office.
But Obama would probably do better just to stop talking because he just keeps getting in trouble with both his narcissism and his twisted view of America and Americans.
Last week, he attacked Americans who questioned climate change calling them “confused, blind, shrouded with hate, anger, racism, mommy issues.”
This week, he upped that, claiming the Founding Fathers were the creators of ‘identity politics.’ Obama, of course, was known for employing divisive identity politics during his term and he sought to deflect that.
During a speech at Rice University in Houston, Texas, Obama attacked President Donald Trump.
From Free Beacon:
“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. And you start getting the kind of politics that does not allow for compromise, because it’s based on passions and emotions,” Obama said.
Sounds like projection there.
“Which is why, by the way, when 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 … Jim Crow was identity politics. That’s where it started.”
Wow. Way to attack the Founding Fathers.
He also revealed he doesn’t really get what the Three-Fifths Clause was about.
The question at the 1787 Constitutional Convention was should slaves, who had no vote, be counted for taxes and representation? Large slave states wanted slaves to count because that would enable slaveholding states to have greater control and push slavery further. Free states and smaller states didn’t want that. So the clause which said that every five slaves would be counted as three individuals in terms of apportionment of representation and taxes actually diminished the power of the slave-owning states.
Obama also claimed that there was “great smugness” in America after the cold war. Because, hey how dare America know its system was better than Communism?
“So part of what’s happened is that when people feel their status is being jostled and threatened, they react,” Obama went on. “What I would agree with is that the Washington consensus, whatever you want to call it, got a little too comfortable … they’re only looking at GDP numbers and they’re looking at the Internet, and everything’s looking pretty great, particularly after the Cold War. After what you guys engineered, you had this period of great smugness on the part of America and American elites, thinking we got this all figured out.”
Are there any Americans he hasn’t attacked at this point besides leftists?