Barack Obama Compares the Federal Government’s Treatment of Protesters to George Wallace

Former President Barack Obama was among a number of speakers at the Atlanta funeral of civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis and though there were early questions about how the former commander-in-chief may address the presidential election less than 100 days away, Obama delivered his speech with a call to action.

The 44th president told the crowd, “Bull Connor may be gone, but today we witness with our own eyes police officers kneeling on the necks of Black Americans. George Wallace may be gone, but we can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators.”

After applause from the congregation, Obama continued, “We may no longer have to guess the number jelly beans in a jar in order to cast a ballot, but even as we sit here, there are those in power who are doing their darnedest to discourage people from voting by closing polling locations and targeting minorities and students with restricted ID laws and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision.”

Moments later, Obama added, “I know this is a celebration of John’s life. There are some who might say we shouldn’t dwell on such things. But that’s why I’m talking about it. John Lewis devoted his time on this earth fighting the very attacks on democracy and what’s best in America that we’re seeing circulate right now.”

Obama had been staying out of the political arena for the past few years as Donald Trump led the country but he’s recently come back into the spotlight.

Last week, Obama and Democratic nominee Joe Biden appeared together in a video for the Biden campaign. In that clip, Obama said of Trump, “Can you imagine standing up when you were president and saying ‘it’s not my responsibility. I take no responsibility.’ Literally. Literally.”

Responses

  1. Just a fact to set the record straight for the General: Osama is white. His family was white, except for his Dad and his black brother whom he rejected.

  2. Scotty the Imposter- so says the guy who gets off on Sesame Street. Which is your favorite character Scotty? So many to chose from so it’s hard for you to answer.

  3. “you have no clue of what I think or feel” Lying Paul The Emeffer

    You lie – again. You post your thoughts here often enough for all of us to have a pretty good idea about what you think and feel about quite a few topics.

  4. Scotty the Imposter you have no clue of what I think or feel. You are full of crap. Do everyone a favor and go back to watching Sesame Street in your mother’s basement. Again and again you show your ignorance here.

  5. fact check for Obozo: George Wallace and Bull Connor were Dimocrats.

    “Jelly beans in a jar”? That’s a new one. It was another Democrat attempt at voter suppression like poll taxes, the grandfather clause, and the voting test.

    Again EVERY SINGLE ONE a purposeful effort by the Dimocrats to suppress black voting.

  6. Am I the only one to remember when Don Lemon called Michelle Antoinette Obozo more attractive than Melania?

    Outside of the fact that Melania worked as a professional model, Don Lemon is gay which is going to skew his aesthetic tastes. Was he saying that Michelle is more mannish and therefore more his type?

    I’ll ask my sasquatch buddies who they find more attractive.

  7. “Race baiting once again! Obama just can’t quit.” Lying Paul Ghe Emeffer

    You are confused, Lying Paul The Emeffer

    Obama isn’t DOING anything to race bait. YOU think that he is race baiting just because he IS black. That seems to be enough for you to accuse him of race baiting. What a sad excuse of a human being you are.

  8. “but we can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators.” Peaceful demonstrators? BS!!! over 60 days of riots in Portland, occupied parts of the city in Seattle. Damaged property all over. Obama is lying, dividing America again. He’s been going at it for over 13 years. It’s time he stopped inciting riots. Obama = corruption and lies.

  9. Obama doing what he does best: lying and race baiting.

    He was the worst president this country ever had and left it more racially divided than it ever was.

    Lying about who the protesters are rather than condemning their violence, makes him a vile piece of human fecal waste as well.

  10. So the ultimate racist pulls the race card out of his wallet. Sort of like the things Lewis did to promote himself. Not happy to see someone die that had family, friends and such, but I rarely agreed with his politics. If people like Osama and Lewis would consider themselves Americans and act respectfully they may get more empathy from other Americans.

  11. Obama and his manly wife never learned that you go away after your term is over. He typifies his species. Scum like Obama have lowered the bar and will be the death of America. Which is his goal by the way. Somalia is his vision for America.

    1. He was the only president to be on television every single day. He even made appearances on reality tv shows. He’s an egotistical narcissist that can’t grasp that he’s a, “has been.” Or, a “never was.”

  12. Centrist, It takes a real ASSHOLE to make a comment that you will be happy when the people you don’t agree with die. YOU ARE THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A POS.

  13. screwtape, paul, virginia…this country will be much better off when you racist bastards are six feet underground!

    1. Hardcore radical Leftist, you’re commenting is not tolerant, diverse, or progressive.

  14. I get that you are really stupid, obama, but when people throw fireworks and knives and rocks and frozen bottles of water with the intention of bringing harm to others, that is NOT peaceful. Buring down buildings, breaking out windows, setting cars on fire is NOT peaceful. Study up on MLK. He never did that.
    By the way, Lewis did something for others back in the 60’s, but he never did anything to
    improve the lives of the people he represented in Congress. I know. I live close enough to have to travel through his district on occasion. I avoid it if at all possible. Shame on you both.

  15. How historically-illiterate but perfect for the low-info voters.

    George Wallace NEVER tried to destroy federal offices, attacked law enforcement, or took over downtowns.

    Let’s hear Obozo’s thoughts on LBJ’s use of troops in Montgomery OR Eisenhower’s to support integration in Little Rock.

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