“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”

“We don’t mind the Republicans joining us – they can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”

“... they get bitter, they cling their religion and guns...”

“My white grandmother – a woman who helped raise me, who sacrificed again and again for me, who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street… she is a typical white person.”

“That’s just how white folks will do you.” 

“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends…”

Words from a racially obsessed bigot? A rabble-rouser? A Black Lives Matter protester?

No – these are all words from the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Although they seem shocking in black and white, they are not surprising when taken in context – this man sat in Jeremiah “God-d*** America” Wright’s church in Chicago for twenty years, when Wright presided at his wedding and baptized his daughters.

Now, at the end of two terms in the Oval Office with unemployment rates for African-Americans still in double digits, and his adopted hometown, Chicago, in the throes of genocidal gang warfare, Obama knows who’s to blame for racial division and anger – and it’s not him.

Obama says white Americans are angry because of what they hear on cable news, right wing talk radio, and FOX News.

Or rather, he tried to blame them as he stuttered and sputtered in a bizarre rant in Elkhart, Indiana on Wednesday.

“The one thing I can promise you is if we turn against each other based on divisions of race and religion – if we, if… if… if… if… if… if… if… if… if… if… if we, if we fall for… you know… a bunch of okey-doke… just because, it… it… it.. uh… you know… it… it… it… it… it sounds funny or the tweets are… provocative, then we’re not going to build on the progress we started.”

In one especially odd twist of logic Obama cited the fact that high black unemployment is still twice as high as white unemployment as proof that reverse discrimination has not been a problem during his presidency.

 

 

 

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