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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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DeSantis Directs Secretary Of State To Investigate Facebook For Election Interference

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has directed Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee to investigate Facebook for alleged election interference after recent reports suggesting that Facebook impacted the results of state and local elections.

“I hereby direct that your office immediately investigate this alleged election interference caused by Facebook through its whitelisting program – and any other previously undisclosed program within Facebook – in order to determine whether any violations of Florida’s election laws took place,” DeSantis said in a letter to Lee. “Your office should use all legal means to uncover any such violations, including but not limited to, issuing subpoenas, conducting witness interviews, reviewing all available information and consulting with law enforcement.”

“The thought of technology companies clandestinely manipulating elections is an affront to the basic principles of our republic,” DeSantis added. “Floridians deserve to have faith that their elections are fair and free from intrusion by Big Tech monopolies like Facebook.”

DeSantis cited a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, which found that Facebook has a secret list of users that are not subject to Facebook’s content posting rules.

“According to a review of internal Facebook documents conducted by the Wall Street Journal, Facebook has created a shadow list of certain users who are immune from Facebook’s enforcement actions on posting content,” DeSantis wrote. “These elites – selected by Facebook behind closed doors – are able to post material without being subject to the opaque review process that normal users endure. This “whitelist” effectively creates two classes of speakers on Facebook’s platform: those who are privileged and those who are not.”

According to the Wall Street Journal report, “While the program included most government officials, it didn’t include all candidates for public office, at times effectively granting incumbents in elections an advantage over challengers. The discrepancy was most prevalent in state and local races, the documents show, and employees worried Facebook could be subject to accusations of favoritism.”

DeSantis’ office said in a press release, “If the Wall Street Journal report is accurate, Facebook has created a privileged class of speakers and has empowered them to manipulate our elections with impunity. Even more disturbing, these elite users on Facebook’s ‘whitelist’ were allegedly selected by the tech giant behind closed doors. The selection process, scope, and real-world influence of the whitelist is concealed from the public and known only to Facebook. If true, this process may have provided a benefit to incumbent elected politicians over their challengers in state and local elections.”

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BLM Leader Vows to ‘Abolish’ NYC Mayor De Blasio’s Vax Passports

Says ‘Free Pass to Racism’,  ‘Modern-Day Freedom Papers’

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Chivona Newsome

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s vaccine mandates and consequential vaccine passports necessary to enter most bars and restaurants in the city are being dubbed racist by a Black Lives Matter leader.

Chivona Newsome co-founded the Greater New York Chapter of BLM and also ran as a congressional candidate in 2020 for New York’s 15th district sent a statement to Fox News explaining the claims of racism.

“Although Mayor Bill De Blasio ran on progressives values, nothing in his tenure will attest to his campaign promises,” Newsome stated. “The September 13th vaccine mandate is racist and specifically targets Black New Yorkers. The vaccination passports are modern-day Freedom Papers, which limit the free will of Black people.”

De Blasio’s mandates went into effect September 13, ordering indoor establishments making patrons show proof of vaccination before entering. Businesses can face fines up to $5,000 for not complying. On September 20, the Mayor’s office announced it had already issued 3,200 warnings to businesses in the first week.

Newsome continued, “The vaccination mandates infringe upon the civil liberties of the Black community…It’s more than where we can dine or enjoy entertainment, it will result in loss of income. As of Monday, September 27, Black health care workers and educators will lose their jobs.”

Newsome’s concerns for minorities and repercussions such as losing jobs is the same reasoning hundreds of groups and unions across the country have stood up against Biden’s vaccine mandate. Postal workers, Police unions, Nurse Unions and Hospital administrators are all amongst those expressing outrage.

Newsome says De Blasio’s actions are a direct attack on black Americans, and he “chose to disenfranchise and force the very people who elected him into poverty and second-class citizenship.”

She explained that de Blasio is, “fully aware of the hesitancy and distrust people of African descent have about vaccination and their interactions with government and law enforcement.” Newsome concluded, “the vaccination passport will not be a free pass to racism. Our organization pledges to demonstrate until the vaccine mandate is abolished.”

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