If I were to live to be 500 years old, I never thought that I’d live to see the day where ANYONE on the Left would come out in opposition to former President Barack Obama.
Obama is their “Chosen One,” and for years, he could do no wrong in their eyes.
However, in the long view of history, it’s plain to see that he really didn’t do much right in eight years in the Oval Office.
Obama wasn’t elected for the job he was doing…
He was elected because he fit the right mold, kowtowed to the correct people, and had an uncommon knack for being able to connect with the American people on an emotional level when he would speak.
Even so, for the past few years, he’s been untouchable.
The only person that had the guts to criticize or ridicule Barry O was our current President, Donald J. Trump.
Other than that, Obama essentially got a pass for a lot of the shadiness that happened under his administration, including Fast & Furious, the illegal spying on the Trump campaign, and putting immigrant kids in cages.
It was because of Obama’s time in office that Trump decided to run…
All while the mainstream media (minus Fox at the time) kissed his butt whenever they reported on him.
The Kid Gloves Are Off
Well, that favoritism from his party is becoming a thing of the past, and his more centrist ideas have now become passe as radicalism quickly takes over the Democrat Party.
The Squad—the batch of Congresswomen that came in after the last midterm elections—are shaking things up in DC.
Collectively, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley have made waves during their short time in the legislature—and they all won re-election in 2020.
They’re the new breed of activist lawmakers that care more about social justice than they do about REAL justice.
So, when there’s an issue that the extreme side of the party latches on to, they go all in, the whole lot of them.
This tendency towards radicalism is exactly what set them against the former Democratic president when they found out that Obama hasn’t gotten on board with the whole “defund the police” movement.
In response to an interview with Obama in which he said, “You lose people with snappy slogans like ‘defund the police’,” the Squad took to Twitter to make their thoughts known.
Ilhan Omar tweeted, “We lose people in the hands of police. It’s not a slogan but a policy demand. And centering the demand for equitable investments and budgets for communities across the country gets us progress and safety.”
We lose people in the hands of police. It’s not a slogan but a policy demand. And centering the demand for equitable investments and budgets for communities across the country gets us progress and safety. https://t.co/Vu6inw4ms7
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) December 2, 2020
The Squad Unloads On Barry O
Notice she doesn’t mention how many people are lost to the high crime rates in cities like Baltimore and Chicago, though.
Rashida Tlaib tweeted, “Rosa Parks was vilified & attacked for her civil disobedience. She was targeted. It’s hard seeing the same people who uplift her courage, attack the movement for Black lives that want us to prioritize health, funding of schools & ending poverty, rather than racist police systems.”
Rosa Parks was vilified & attacked for her civil disobedience. She was targeted. It's hard seeing the same people who uplift her courage, attack the movement for Black lives that want us to prioritize health, funding of schools & ending poverty, rather than racist police systems.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) December 2, 2020
Except there is no “racist police system,” Rashida.
There may be racists in the police (racists of all colors against all colors), but the system itself isn’t “racist.”
We challenge you to find ONE policy or law that puts the priorities of one race over another.
If you can find one, we can talk.
And then, “forgotten” Squad member Ayanna Pressley decided to make her thoughts known as well, “The murders of generations of unarmed Black folks by police have been horrific. Lives are at stake daily so I’m out of patience with critiques of the language of activists. Whatever a grieving family says is their truth. And I’ll never stop fighting for their justice & healing.”
The murders of generations of unarmed Black folks by police have been horrific. Lives are at stake daily so I’m out of patience with critiques of the language of activists.
Whatever a grieving family says is their truth.
And I’ll never stop fighting for their justice & healing.
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) December 2, 2020
Obviously, not one of these women decided to look at the actual statistics, because if they did, they’d see how wrong they truly are.
We’ve progressed incredibly far with race relations in this country, and we can’t hold the people of today accountable for those that committed horrible actions in the past.
That brings us to a NEW realization: if I lived to be 500-years-old, I never thought I’d be defending Obama against ANYONE… but here we are, standing side-by-side against the radicals of his own party.
Guess you learn something new every day.
“Radicalism itself ceases to be radical when absorbed mainly in preserving its control over a society or an economy.” – Eric Hoffer