As the sun set on our nation last night, an exclusive video unearthed by Daily Caller Editor-In-Chief Tucker Carlson was aired on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity”. It was a video of a speech being delivered by then Senator Barack Obama back in 2007. In it, Senator Obama who was campaigning in a tough race against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, addresses a predominantly African-American audience which he tries to fire up by essentially telling them that the federal government hates black people. Of course the President didn’t use those exact words. Instead he painted a picture of a federal government that doesn’t care as much about minorities as it does for other people.
The President made his charge in this speech by trying to claim that that the federal government is unwilling to help minorities who are victims of disasters such as those in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina back in 2005 (see video of the remarks below).
And while he did not exactly say that the federal government is a bigoted extension of the white man, he tried to explain that survivors of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Andrew received generous amounts of aid while residents of majority-black New Orleans did not because according to him, the federal government considers those victims in Florida and New York to be “part of the American family” but it does not considers the minorities of New Orleans to be “family”.
He reached that conclusion by falsely stating that the federal government refused to issue the same fund-matching waiver to the mostly minority communities torn apart by Katrina Katrina that were offered to more affluent and caucasian communities such as the one in Manhattan which was destroyed during the attacks of 9/11 on the Twin Towers. In addition to being irresponsibly inflammatory, the charge was also false. As it turns out, the federal government did issue the same fund-matching waiver to Katrina-torn regions that it offered to the victims of other disasters throughout the nation.
As seen in the clip below, Tucker Carlson sums the video up probably better than anyone else. According to him, Obama’s words were “shocking”, “divisive”, “demagogic”, and “untrue”.
Since the initial reporting of the story, conservative activists have been a buzz. For some, like Tucker Carlson, the story has the makings of that oft mentioned “October surprise” that every campaign hopes to avoid but prays to see their rival’s campaign have to figure out how to recover from. The problem is that this conservative activist doesn’t see it that way. Unfortunately, I don’t believe this speech will have any impact on the election.
While the video most certainly shows the soon to be President lying and while it also reveals him to be speaking in what is described as a highly “urbanized African-American accent” which is undeniably uncharacteristic of Barack Obama, what the video does not do is present anything new to us.
We have already seen President Obama launch into his chameleon-like ethnic accents that are designed to endear him to the audiences he addresses. It is practically a standard operating procedure for the Obama-Biden campaign. It was perhaps best displayed back in August when Vice President Biden stood before another predominantly black audience in Danville, Va. and shouted with an exaggerated Southern drawl… “They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”
This latest Obama video also does not make news by revealing to us that President Obama is a liar. Many of us already know that President Obama lies. We know that he lies straight to our faces. Recent events in Benghazi have made that more than obvious.
Furthermore; we also know by now that President Obama is anything but a uniter. We have long understood that this President has built his entire political career on a divide and conquer strategy. And it has long been understood that this President’s entire reelection effort is based on a class warfare strategy designed to pit some against others.
If there is anything worth reporting here it is that Mitt Romney raised this very issue back in August while speaking at a rally in Chillicothe, Ohio. It was there that Romney first told us the following;
“Over the last four years, this president has pushed Republicans and Democrats about as far apart as they can go. And now he and his allies are pushing us all even further apart by dividing us into groups. He demonizes some. He panders to others,” Romney said. “His campaign strategy is to smash America apart and then try to cobble together 51% of the pieces.”
He then added;
“Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago, and let us get about rebuilding and reuniting America.”
So I repeat… President Obama’s hate filled, lies in this speech are nothing new and as such, nothing new will come from this latest example of his deceitful, race baiting tactics and divisive political tendencies. The truth is that the 47% of the electorate that opposes Barack Obama knew this about him long ago. So this video will not change their votes. The other 47% knows Obama is a divisive liar but they refuse to admit it. So those Obama supporters will also not be changing their vote because of this video.
As for the remaining 6% who describe themselves as undecided, they will be seeing this video through the filter of a primarily pro-Obama, biased media that will excuse the President’s comments away. As they get fed the liberal spin on the President remarks, these six percent who claim to be undecided but whom I see as simply slow, dazed, and confused , will accept the liberal narrative given to them. As such, most of these “indecisive” voters will never realize how much the President’s past words undermine his attempts to portray himself as a unifying force in American politics. Because of the media’s biases, this swayable six percent of the electorate will probably never allow themselves to accept the fact that President Obama is playing us all for fools. They should, but they probably won’t.
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