Obama: A “Personal Insult” If Black Community Doesn’t Turn Out for Clinton
“You want to give me a good send-off? Go vote.”
At last night’s Congressional Black Caucus gala, Obama gave a speech in which he urged the black community to vote for Clinton in order to preserve his legacy and all the “progress we’ve made.”
President Obama called on the black community to show Hillary Clinton the same support it did for him in an impassioned speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation gala Saturday night.
“We have achieved historic turnout in 2008 and 2012, especially in the African-American community. I will consider it a personal insult and an insult to my legacy if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election,” he said. “You want to give me a good send-off? Go vote.”
“If you care about our legacy, realize everything we stand for is at stake. All the progress we’ve made is at stake in this election.
“My name may not be on the ballot, but our progress is on the ballot. Tolerance is on the ballot. Democracy is on the ballot. Justice is on the ballot. Good schools are on the ballot. Ending mass incarceration, that’s on the ballot right now,” he said. “And there is one candidate who will advance those things, and there is another candidate whose defining principle, the central theme of his candidacy, is opposition to all that we’ve done. There’s no such thing as a vote that doesn’t matter; it all matters.”
Obama’s full speech:
Hillary, at the same event, made it clear that she intends to ride Obama’s “legacy” to the Oval Office.
The Hill continues:
In her keynote address at the dinner, Clinton similarly presented herself as a way to carry on Obama’s legacy while warning against a Trump presidency without mentioning him by name.
“We need ideas, not insults; real plans to help struggling Americans in communities that have been left out and left behind, not prejudice and paranoia,” she said. “We can’t let Barack Obama’s legacy fall into the hands of someone who doesn’t understand that, whose dangerous and divisive vision for our country will drag us backwards.”
If you are so inclined, you can watch Hillary’s full speech here.
The RNC released a statement on Hillary’s remarks:
Hillary Clinton only represents more of the same stale Democrat policies which have failed black Americans for decades. Over the past eight years, black youth unemployment is up and paychecks are flat, but Hillary Clinton is merely rehashing an agenda that has moved America further away from prosperity for all.
Americans who want good jobs, high-performing schools, and safe neighborhoods can’t trust Hillary Clinton’s lip service on fixing the problems in our inner cities, and her stunning levels of dishonesty and corruption will further dissuade many African Americans who are already thinking twice about supporting her candidacy.
In addition to being the first Republican presidential nominee to host an event during Congressional Black Caucus Week, Donald Trump is putting forth new ideas that will generate millions of good jobs, deliver school choice, and put the American people first once again. Our Party is committed to fighting for the black vote and giving every American an opportunity to achieve their dreams.
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It’s so nice that he has decided to campaign for Trump.
It’s always about him. I surely hope that I’m around when he eventually arrives at the Pearly Gates and meets his Maker. Then, I want to hear Obama make it all about himself!
One more reason for many blacks to vote for Trump. How else can they give him a personal insult? hey may thank him for the advice because they have nothing else to thank him for.
Don’t ask me why or how, but Barracula is set to leave office as one of the most popular POTUS in decades, with something like a 58% approval rating.
If even a small percentage of his support transfers to Hellary, that is a BAD thing.
Because people want to please the pollster. And…
“So, question fifteen. Do you support what Barrack Obama has done as President, or are you a filthy racist scum?”
“Question sixteen. Do you support Hillary Clinton as the next President, or are you a filthy sexist scum?”
I understand the snark, but you can look up the polling, the questions, and how the results break down demographically.
We have to live in reality.
You should try it someday.
Does that mean you are Trump supporter now?
Let me say it again…
I won’t vote for a stinking, lying, pathological COLLECTIVIST fraud and thug.
Not now. Not ever.
The Bradley effect is a fiction:
The polls were spot on about Obama in both 2008 and 2012. No reason to believe they are off now.
So Britain voted to stay in the EU? Oh, wait…..
I suspect the Bradley Effect has gotten much realer in the last 8 years, for two reasons.
1. The SJW crowd has shown that they can and will use both government and private action to ruin people’s lives. Brandon Eich may be the most famous example, but he’s not alone. Memories Pizza, the list is long.
2. We’ve seen how no data is actually private, whether by outside hack or insider leak. People are also fully aware that so-called “anonymous” polls have to be aware of at least phone numbers, and that can tie their answers directly back to them. Which leads directly to either refusing to take the poll because you don’t like lying, or lying about who you support if you have any awareness at all.
Bradley effect — white people will lie to pollsters about voting for a black candidate for fear of being called racist. Was not true then (read my link, R’s had better mail-in ballot game), not true now.
Brexit (another time, another country, not applicable) polls showed the race within the margin of error with the pro-Brexit side gaining.
The US presidential election polls were spot on both 08 and 12.
Trying to tailor the description to fit the narrative? SJW to the bone.
Bradley was a specific case of a general effect: people will lie to pollsters to give the PC answer. For Bradley, voting for him was the virtue signal, inflating his polling; for Trump, it’s the exact opposite: NOT voting for him is the virtue signal, DEFLATING his polling.
And the same is true of the Brexit vote; SJW intimidation crosses the borders you hate quite well. And this year another time? Like all SJWs, your ignorance and dishonesty betrays you.
tl;dr: it’s not there because edgeofinsanity says so!
I can tell you why and how. Look at the two major party candidates — in comparison Barakster is likable and reasonable.
A few things to say, a few observations to make.
re: “Obama: A “Personal Insult” If Black Community Doesn’t Turn Out for Clinton: You want to give me a good send-off? Go vote.”
Actually, there are better ways to give Obama a memorable ‘send-off’ if that is what he truly wants. From the religious point-of-view, Jesus was willing to die for his doctrines, and just look at all the followers he has now!
Likewise, Abraham Lincoln, died while in office and his funeral train stopped in multiple towns where the people mourned and wept at the nations great loss.
Even closer to home, Dr. King died because of what he represented, and ended up with a federal holiday named after him. No, Obama doesn’t really want a ‘good send-off’.
My personal thoughts and suggestions: Obama, again, is blowing hot air at those he considers fools. The last thing anyone should do is vote Clinton to extend Obama’s policies – and PLEASE, let’s not let any harm come to this mere mortal. Hopefully he will live a long and unhappy life, similar to the previous record holder of America’s worse president, Jimmy Carter. America certainly doesn’t need any more contested ‘dead president’ holidays, especially for the Chicago messiah (from Kenya).
“You want to give me a good send-off? Go vote for Trump.”
There, finished your sentence.
Obama is trying to appeal to unsophisticated voters. (Sophisticated voters of any race can make their own decisions without his simple-minded cheerleading.)
Their votes will be decided by, in increasing order of abstraction—
1. Vote for the black candidate. Next best, vote for the half-black candidate. Hmmm, no such choice this time around; they can vote for the white candidate, or they can vote for the other white candidate. Not a lot of motivation possible there.
2. Vote as if it’s the last chance to stick it to whitey. Hmmm, same problem; can’t stick it to whitey by voting for one of them.
3. Vote for the handouts. But the D’rats are not doing well on that score. They’re hot to pack the country with foreigners from Latin America and the Middle East, both of whom are new communities which will threaten to displace THE Community from the front of the Affirmative Action Handout Line. Not an attractive prospect.
I predict another failure for Obama. A fitting tribute to his legacy, indeed.
“Next best, vote for the half-black candidate.”
That may be Slick Clinton’s wife.
Remember back to days of yore, when Slick Clinton’s wife discovered that her grandmother, or great grandmother, after having delivered all the children she was going to deliver, after her first husband had departed the scene (death, divorce, I don’t remember), married her second husband, who was Jewish. Voila, Slick Clinton’s wife was Jewish.
There may be a black person in the family tree, making Slick Clinton’s wife half black.
I’m confused, Slick Clinton or Sick Clinton? One has a problem with fidelity, the other with telling the truth. I guess they’re both Slick…or Sick.
The Democrats’ [class] diversity schemes (e.g. racism, feminism) are an adverse reaction to MLK’s dream that people should be judged by the “content of their character” (e.g. principles), not the “color of their skin”.
Good Lord, judging a person by his character is the *last* thing Democrats want to do!
…and there is another candidate whose defining principle, the central theme of his candidacy, is opposition to all that we’ve done.
Wow! That’s the strongest argument in favor of Trump I’ve seen yet.
And it comes from Obo the Clown, himself.
It is doubtful if the marginal black voters will turn out in the same strength for Hillary as for Obama. But remember the move toward early, mail, and unrestricted absentee voting gives Democrats a huge advantage with the opportunity to cajole & “help” many of those voters before election day, so “turnout” is less of a problem.
Wasn’t there a Bible verse? And the dead shall rise and vote again, many times.
And the land will be afflicted with LBJ for years after his death. Yeah, I remember reading that in the Bible.
Zero has been a “personal insult” to me for lo these eight years ~
If Obama’s legacy is anything, it will at least be him being know as being the greatest horse’s ass to ever have held high office.
And get back on the Democrat Plantation….
Translate:”You are bought and paid for, do as I say!”
I wish I was black so I could personally insult the POS.