Still Praising Obama’s Speeches, by Kevin Jackson
Much has been made about Obama’s impromptu crashing of the press briefing at the White House the other day to weigh in yet again on Trayvon Martin’s death.
Obama’s speech reminded me of the movie The King’s Speech, where the man who would be king of England had to give just one good speech, so all of England would feel comforted.
I chuckled at the big deal made by “reporters” that the man who is supposed to be a great orator and “Leader of the formerly Free World” did so without his “blankie,” the trusted teleprompter.
“Look at him,” the lamestream press marveled. “He’s not using a teleprompter! See he is NOT the Affirmative Action president.”
Leftist pundits were as easily impressed as the reporters — I heard some say that Obama’s speech seemed “personal,” not realizing that they were intimating that his other speeches were not.
In his speech, Obama created a fictional scenario where HE could have been Trayvon 35 years ago. And that is supposed to nourish the nation? “There but by the Grace of God go I?”
Why would a president compare himself to a hood rat like Trayvon Martin, one might think? It seems pretty obvious that Obama secretly wishes he had led that black experience that he proffers so readily.
Pre-Senate Obama was a child of privilege, raised by two white people, and educated at America’s finest white institutions. And what “articulate and clean,” non-threatening black man hasn’t heard car doors lock as he approached white people sitting in a vehicle, the occupants no doubt stalking him? Uh…not one.
Obama has been “acceptable” to whites his entire life. He has relied on that. Selling his blackness has been the trick.
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