Friday, September 23, 2016

I Agree With Louis Farrakhan. Wait... What???

I never thought there would come a day when I agreed with Louis Farrakhan. But that day has come.

Farrakhan recently blasted President Obama because, as he put it, Obama "failed your own people."


"Farrakhan blasted Obama and his "legacy" in recent remarks saying he "failed to do what should have been done" as his "people are suffering and dying in the streets!" Farrakhan also questioned why Democrats have been so loyal to a party that has given them nothing in return.

So you Democrats, you been in their party a long time. Answer me, what did you get? You got a president. He is worried about his legacy. You want Hillary to get in to protect your legacy because Trump said the minute he gets in, he is going to reverse the Affordable Care Act. Because that is your signature achievement.

"In the epic rant, Farrakhan also seemed to mock Obama for insisting that his "legacy" is "bound up in an Affordable Care Act that only affects a few million people."

"If your legacy is bound up in an Affordable Care Act that only affects a few million people and they are trying to make it really difficult for those of us who signed up, that’s not your legacy."

Farrakhan also blasts Obama for fighting for the rights of "gay people" while his "people are suffering and dying in the streets!"

But I just want to tell you, Mr. President, you’re from Chicago, and so am I. I go out in the streets with the people. I visited the worst neighborhoods. I talked to the gangs. And while I was out there talking to them, they said ‘You know, Farrakhan, the president ain’t never come. Could you get him to come and look after us?’ There’s your legacy, Mr. President. It’s in the streets with your suffering people, Mr. President. And If you can’t go and see about them, then don’t worry about your legacy ’cause the white people that you served so well, they’ll preserve your legacy. The hell they will. But you didn’t earn your legacy with us. We put you there. You fought for the rights of gay people. You fought for the rights of this people and that people. You fight for Israel. Your people are suffering and dying in the streets! That’s where your legacy is. Now you failed to do what should have been done.”

Meanwhile, on Saturday night, President Obama told the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation that it will be an insult to him if they don't vote for Hillary Clinton.

“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. You want to give me a good send-off, go vote.”

And while one could argue he didn't mention Clinton by name, it was evident from his next statement he wasn't talking about voting for Trump. He referenced Trump's recent appeals to black voters and talked about Trump's lack of knowledge of history.

“I mean, he missed that whole civics lesson about slavery and Jim Crow, but we’ve got a museum for him to visit. We will educate him.”

Perhaps, Mr. President, someone should refresh your memory of history. Jim Crow laws were created and passed by Democrats and slave owners in the South were Democrats. Have you checked your party affiliation recently? And Trump is the problem?

Obama certainly has failed the black community. All one need do is look toward Chicago, Charlotte, Detroit, etc., to see that. Black unemployment, particularly among young people, is still exceptionally high. And Obama has yet to address the violence in the streets of the inner cities. He worries about black inmates in prisons but not about the unbelievable numbers of black on black murders on the streets.

It's shameful, really. And Farrakhan is right to address it.

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