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Obama Says Reparations ‘Justified’

The former president blames ‘politics of white resistance and resentment’ for doing nothing during presidency

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Former President Obama says reparations for descendants of slaves are justified, but talk is cheap. Many are asking, where was that sentiment when he was, you know, President of the United States and leader of the free world. His explanation, or excuse rather, is shocking.

Obama has a podcast with music legend Bruce Springsteen called “Renegades: Born in the U.S.A” where the two discussed the topic. “So, if you ask me theoretically: ‘Are reparations justified?’ The answer is yes” said Obama.

“There’s not much question that the wealth of this country, the power of this country was built in significant part – not exclusively, maybe not even the majority of it – but a large portion of it was built on the backs of slaves” stated Obama.

As is typical of Barack, he had a smooth answer satisfactorily pleasing to liberals as to why he did nothing about it during his eight years in office. “What I saw during my presidency was the politics of white resistance and resentment, the talk of welfare queens and the talk of the undeserving poor and the backlash against affirmative action,” he said.

Obama continued, “all that made the prospect of actually proposing any kind of coherent, meaningful reparation program struck me as, politically, not only a non-starter but potentially counterproductive.” Pretty typical for the left; use race and cry racism as a justification for one’s own inaction. Nonetheless, Democrats and Obama fans surely have no qualms with his excuses.

As for the current Biden administration’s position, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters earlier this month that Biden supports “a study of reparations.” She added he “continues to demonstrate his commitment to take comprehensive action to address this systemic racism that persists today.”

Source: TheHill.com

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  1. John

    February 27, 2021 at 9:46 am

    The Democrat party should be held solely responsible for the payment of reparations. They are the only institution that still exists from this era. They and they alone promoted slavery. Not only slavery but also Jim Crow laws as well. Make the Democrat party pay.

  2. Jim Morris

    February 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Obama, who is no descendent of a slave, is a Kenyan mulatto. That begs the following questions: what percent Black do you have to be to receive reparations? Does a mulatto or a quadroon qualify? What if your Black descendent arrived after 1865? Shouldn’t a Black have to prove they are actually descendent from a slave? Who should pay? Asians, Hispanics, American Indians? Probably ‘no’. ‘White people’. There was no slavery west of the Mississippi. Why should westerners have to pay? There was no slavery west of the Mason-Dixon line. Why should ‘Yankees’ have to pay? A lot of white people had their descendants immigrate after 1865 (e.g.: Irish, Italian, German, Polish, Scandinavian immigrations were late 19th and early 20th century). Why should they have to pay? Did the Great Obama address any of this? You know the answer! He’s a race hustler pandering for more Black Democrat votes.

  3. MA

    February 27, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Leo – please come and post on Gab and Parler. Many who left twitter are there.

  4. Richard

    February 27, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Obama is vulture puke.

  5. John R

    February 27, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Anything that punishes or rewards based soley on skin color is undeniably racist, therefore, confiscating money from white people, who’s families immigrated to the USA long after the end of slavery, would be making them pure victims of racism. This is what Mr. Barack Obama, and his like minded cohorts, are proposing, which makes them in fact, racists because they want to hold all white people responsible for the wrongs of some people long ago, who happened to be white. Ironically, they would be engaging in the very evil they claim to detest. A big question is why now? I believe the answer may lie in all the categorizing the left is engaging in. Race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, etc. They are intent on categorizing everyone into groups, and then herding the groups politically. Notice how they never speak about “individuality.” Do you ever hear the words “individual sovereignty” come out of their mouths? No, you don’t. You also never hear the words “Liberty” or “Freedom” come from their mouths either. The USA was founded upon the concept of Freedom and Liberty for the Individual, and the resulting “Individual Sovereignty” recognized in the process. The founders, God fearing people, understood there are no white people, there are no black people, there are no genders, there are only “individuals” created in the image and likeness of God. No two are the same, we are all unique “individuals” with rights as individuals to believe what we want, to say what we want, to work the job that we want, to attend the church that we want, to live where we want, and to pursue happiness as we want. Who can be opposed to Individuality? Only the enemies of Freedom and Liberty could stand in opposition to it. Only those who want to dominate and control the people could be opposed to it. You can’t herd “individuals” anymore than you can herd cats. Individual rights no longer exist when there is no individuality, and therefore no God given individual rights, as are enumerated in the Declaration of Independence. Sheep on the other hand, are easy to herd, and have no individual rights. By focusing on superficiality, such as race, gender, or even political affiliation, and brow beating the populace into these herds of sheep, they gain political control over us. Stoking racial animosity, political animosity, gender animosity, etc., which they have been doing for a long time now, appears to be their strategy for accomplishing their ultimate goals. All of We the People, need to expose, speak out, and push back against these blatantly un American tactics. P.S. It would be interesting to have some one trace Barack Obama’s white roots. Wouldn’t it be something if he is a descendant of slave owners?

  6. Rhagen

    February 27, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    I wonder if he would have elected President of Kenya?

  7. Andrew H Mahoney

    February 27, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Reparations are nuts. Absolutely divisive. May cause the second Civil War, but will definitely cause economic chaos.

  8. MS

    February 28, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Obama was one of the most derisive presidents in modern history. Where Trump stood for rising the people by empowering them, Obama stood to divide the country based upon race. Be it Ferguson, MO or Trayvon Martin, Obama was quick to lay blame anywhere he could to leverage blacks against whites.
    Reparations are a laughable excuse to provide something to those black people that were never slaves. And, to punish those that had nothing to do with that portion of our history either. Consider the native Americans, the Japanese, and so many other throughout history that were seized upon. Imperialist growth of all countries was accomplished by those that held more power over another group. What about the black slave owners in America? Is that forgotten?
    Race pandering is all the Obama is good for. Perhaps he should get Biden to appoint Al Sharpton, Spike Lee and other black bigots to lead that charge. All this will do is further divide our country.

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Trump Says Reports On A Conflict With DeSantis Are ‘Fake News’

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During a Fox News interview on Thursday, former President Donald Trump shot down recent reports claiming that there were rising tensions between the former president and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, saying it was “fake news” and that DeSantis has “done a really terrific job in Florida.”

Trump’s comments came in response to an article from The New York Times claiming that Trump had a “long-stewing resentment” toward DeSantis.

“For months, former President Donald J. Trump has been grumbling quietly to friends and visitors to his Palm Beach mansion about a rival Republican power center in another Florida mansion, some 400 miles to the north,” The New York Times wrote. “Gov. Ron DeSantis, a man Mr. Trump believes he put on the map, has been acting far less like an acolyte and more like a future competitor, Mr. Trump complains. With his stock rising fast in the party, the governor has conspicuously refrained from saying he would stand aside if Mr. Trump runs for the Republican nomination for president in 2024.”

Hannity said that he was recently told that DeSantis does not think there has been “any conflict or bickering” between the two and that the report was “total BS” from the mainstream media.

“Is he right?” Hannity asked.

“Well, he is right,” Trump responded. “I get along great with Ron. Ron was very good on the Mueller hoax. He was right up front along with Jim Jordan, and all of the rest of them, they were fantastic. The Republicans really stuck together. And it was a great thing. And Ron was one of them. And Ron wanted to run and I endorsed him. And that helped him greatly.”

“And he went on and he’s done a really terrific job in Florida, and I think you know, Ron has been very good,” Trump continued. “He’s been a friend of mine for a long time. It’s totally fake news. I think Ron said last week, he said it very publicly, he says the press is never going to get in the middle of my friendship with Donald Trump, we’re not going to do that stuff. And he said it very strongly, I thought it was very interesting, actually. And very nice. But he said that, and I agree with him on that 100%. No, I have a very good relationship with Ron and intend to have it for a long time.”

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Youngkin Replaces State’s Department of Equity and Inclusion with Anti-CRT Leaders

Move over ‘Critical Race Theory’ there’s a new Sheriff in town

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Move over ‘Critical Race Theory’ there’s a new Sheriff in town. Newly elected Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin just ripped the roof off of Virginia’s “woke” elite. Youngkin completely gutted the employees of the state’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and then rebuilt it, filling the positions with reasonable individuals.

Christopher Rufo tweeted, “Glenn Youngkin has asked all of the state’s DEI employees to resign and tapped anti-critical race theory leader Angela Sailor to lead the department. In her first move, Sailor eliminated the word ‘equity’ and replaced it with ‘opportunity.”

Youngkin asked all of the state’s DEI employees to resign, then put Sailor in charge to lead the department. Sailor is a former policy expert at The Heritage Foundation;. Having replaced the word ‘equity’ for ‘opportunity’ at the department, Sailor is now formally the DOI “Director of Diversity, Opportunity and Inclusion.”

Citizen Free Press reports “Youngkin also issued an executive order to refocus the DEI office, tasking Sailor and her staff to work on economic opportunity, cooperation among religious groups, promoting ‘free speech and civil discourse’ at colleges and universities, and ensuring that Virginia’s history curriculum is ‘honest, objective, and complete.”

Rufo’s tweet included a link to an article by the Richmond Times-Dispatch which reported “Former Gov. Ralph Northam created the state’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in 2019 in the aftermath of the blackface scandal that nearly ended his term. The office has been unstaffed since its former chief and her four staffers, who served at the will of the governor, were not asked to stay in their jobs.”

Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:

Youngkin’s first executive order signed Saturday seeks to ban “inherently divisive” concepts from Virginia classrooms.

In recent blog posts for The Heritage Foundation, Sailor said that lessons arguing that “America is systemically racist,” are “the textbook definition of racism.”

“No one would argue that children shouldn’t be thoroughly taught about the evils of racism, slavery, and segregation that happened in this country,” she wrote in July in a piece titled, “Schools Hiding Behind Diversity and Inclusion Rhetoric to Spew Critical Race Theory Vile.”

“But [critical race theory] ignores the hundreds of thousands of lives that were sacrificed during the Civil War to end slavery, the long struggle of the civil rights movement to end segregation and win equality, and the reality that the nation has made great progress.”

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