Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Thanks, Obama: For Reminding Us Why Donald Trump Is President

“How hard can that be? Saying that Nazis are bad,” former President Barack Obama asked a crowd in Illinois over the weekend. Well, probably no harder than saying the words “radical Islam,” I imagine. Or maybe it’s slightly less difficult than not sending billions of dollars to Holocaust denying terror regimes that have both the means and intent to murder Jews—in 2018, not 1942. And it’s definitely a lot easier than not meeting, posing and then smiling for a picture with Louis Farrakhan. But thanks for the lecture.
Obama may well find the presence of a few hundred pathetic white supremacists more perilous than a deadly worldwide ideological movement with millions of adherents. But just as Obama’s sins do not excuse Trump’s inexplicable answer to the Charlottesville riot, Trump’s words don’t excuse the most divisive modern president, a man whose unilateralism and contempt for the process and the constitution helped create the environment America now find itself in.
While Obama’s self-reverential speech was crammed with revisionism, the most jaw-dropping contention from the former president was probably a defense of his record on free speech: “I complained plenty about Fox News,” the scandal-ridden Obama explained, “but you never heard me threaten to shut them down, or call them ‘enemies of the people.’”
That’s the thing. We often hear Donald Trump’s hyperbolic, and sometimes destructive, attacks on the press. Thankfully, as of yet, the president hasn’t applied the power of the state to inhibit anyone’s free expression. And this is no thanks to the eight-year efforts of liberals to empower the executive branch when it was useful.
Read the rest from David Harsanyi HERE at The Federalist.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hate Barack Obama lectures. I hoped we could be spared now. I do not thank him for yet another of his lectures.