Any time a conservative talks tough, the Left claims it’s some kind of secret code for getting violent — a “dog whistle.” But when a leftist overtly calls for violence, these same folks have nothing to say. So what are we to make of President Obama’s speech to the Congressional Black Caucus yesterday?
Now, Fester understands that President Øbama is in serious trouble. Every time he opens his mouth, the economy shudders. (This is what happens when a leftist president seeks to “fundamentally transform” a capitalist society.) But what’s a president to do if his actions are harming the very middle class for which he claims to be a “warrior”? Does he: (1) take a hard look at his policies and find the root cause of their failure; (2) look at previously successful policies and borrow from them; or (3) tell racial minorities to put on their “marching shoes” and rise up those who are “fighting” to “turn back the clock”? Dude, this is Obama we’re talking about.
According to the AP, Obama donned his full faux Southern accent yesterday and started preachin’, y’all:
In a fiery summons to an important voting block, President Obama told blacks on Saturday to quit crying and complaining and “put on your marching shoes” to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity.
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He acknowledged blacks have suffered mightily because of the recession, and are frustrated that the downturn is taking so long to reverse. “So many people are still hurting. So many people are barely hanging on,” he said, then added: “And so many people in this city are fighting us every step of the way.”
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“Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes,” he said, his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. “Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on. We have work to do.”
And let there be no mistake about why Obama thinks people are “fighting [him] every step of the way”:
Last year, Obama addressed the same dinner and implored blacks to get out the vote in the midterm elections because Republicans were preparing to “turn back the clock.”
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Consider Obama’s vaguely racist vision of African-Americans sitting there in their bedroom slippers, complaining, grumbling, and crying about unemployment. Also consider his not-so-vague racist vision of whites eagerly plotting to reinstate Jim Crow laws (or who knows what else). And consider his recent claim that he’s a “warrior for the middle class.” Now consider the language he chose to use in his speech to the CBC.
What is Obama trying to accomplish? Does he think that angry marches are going to inspire confidence in the markets?
Until now, this president has been mostly clueless. But he’s now drifting into very dangerous territory.