Is there any event that Barack Obama won’t politicize? Of course the question is rhetorical because the answer is obvious.
The latest- a recent Black History Month reception at the White House was intentionally scheduled on the third anniversary of Trayvon Marin’s death. That the president’s advisers thought this was a good idea gives more insight into who the president is and who it is that surrounds him. Even though most blacks think Martin is some kind of a martyr- of the Order of the Blessed Hoodie, to have an event that celebrates black achievement and contribution to America that includes Martin is saturated with insult.
So is the president’s faux black accent that he always appropriates when speaking to back audiences. And in that condescending “black talk” the president, said-
...they stand as testimonials to the fact that one day a year is not enough to honor the kind of courage that they showed; one month a year is not sufficient to take on their example and to celebrate the power of a movement. That’s something that we have to do, each and every one of us every day, living up to their example, then handing it on to our children, and our children’s children. And today, on the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, showing all of our kids, all of them, every single day that their lives matter. That’s part of our task. I want to thank Trayvon’s parents for being here on what’s a very difficult day for them. It takes all of us… It takes all of us to show our young people, as Ms. Atkins puts it, that where we are today didn’t come easy, it came through thick and thin. “That’s what I tell my children,” she says. To stand up for what’s right. It’s a simple thing to say, sometimes it’s hard to do.
The president doesn’t appeal to Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass or Harriet Tubman as examples to show kids that ‘their lives matter.’ No acknowledgment of the successes of Clarence Thomas or Thomas Sowell as examples that people should live up to.
He mentions… Trayvon Martin. Trayvon Martin is an example that children’s lives matter? In what way, exactly?
Again, it’s sad that Martin’s parents lost their son prematurely, and yes, I know- if Obama had a son, “he’d look just like Trayvon.” But of all of the people to point to and things to say regarding black history, Trayvon Martin surely isn’t one of them.
This is just another sad example of how the Left must politicize everything. Clearly this was another in a very long line of missed opportunities for Obama. Here, he descends into divisive racial politics rather than encouraging people to rise above them.
He’s a disgrace.
Listen to Obama, if you can stomach it.
h/t Truth Revolt