Obama’s Cynical Privileged Morehouse College Speech

Daniel Greenfield
FrontPage Magazine

It’s an open question of whether Obama has anything in common even with the Black middle class. But the idea that he has anything in common with the underclass is a cynical joke…

…Obama’s pretense that he had a common experience with the kid on the streets is willfully dishonest. He didn’t.

“The brothers who have been left behind – who haven’t had the same opportunities we have – they need to hear from us. We’ve got to be in the barbershops with them, at church with them, spending time and energy and presence helping pull them up, exposing them to new opportunities, and supporting their dreams,” Obama said.

A quick look at the unemployment rate for Brothers will show how well Obama has done that. What has Obama actually done about that? Every now and then he gives a speech in which he pretends that his time goofing around doing drugs gives him some understanding of the “brothers”.

“Whatever success I achieved, whatever positions of leadership I’ve held, have depended less on Ivy League degrees or SAT scores or GPAs, and have instead been due to that sense of empathy and connection – the special obligation I felt, as a black man like you, to help those who needed it most; people who didn’t have the opportunities that I had, because but for the grace of God, I might be in their shoes,” Obama said.

It’s highly unlike that Obama, the son of privilege on his mother’s side, and of a foreign diplomat on his father’s side, whose stepfather was a colonel in Indonesia, would ever be in their shoes…

Read the entire article at FrontPage Magazine.

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