Former President Barack Obama NOW wants Reparations For Black Americans, but he conveniently forgets that during his 2008 presidential campaign, Obama opposed these very same reparations.
Obama, 59, is currently doing an eight-episode podcast series called Renegades: Born in the USA with the 71-year-old DUI rock legend, Bruce Springsteen.
In the second episode, released this week, Obama and Springsteen spoke about their hatred of America and how racists the United States is.
Springsteen asks Obama how he can hold that the same country that sent a man to the moon is the same country of Jim Crow laws, which were state and local statutes that legalized racial segregation and marginalized black Americans.
‘We never went through a true reckoning and so we just buried one huge part of our experience and our citizenry in our minds,’ Obama responds.
of course, Obama conveniently left out the part about who it was that created those Jim Crow Laws…DEMOCRATS!
Springsteen noted that ‘it feels like a reckoning is being called for’ before asking Obama if the country is prepared to consider reparations, which are payments made and programs created to help the descendants of slavery.
‘If you ask me theoretically “Are reparations justified?’ the answer is yes,’ Obama responded.
‘There’s not much question that the wealth of this country, the power of this country was built in significant part, not exclusively, maybe not even the majority of it, but a large portion of it was built on the backs of slaves.’
Of course, every one of those slaves has long since passed, and not one person alive today ever experienced their horrific treatment as slaves.
But, somehow today’s pandering Democrats want today’s American taxpayer to pay for their great-great-great-grandfather’s mistakes?
The former president added that ‘what is also true is that after the formal end of slavery, ‘the systematic oppression and discrimination of black Americans’ continued under Jim Crow.
‘[It] resulted in black families not able to build up wealth, not being able to compete, and that has generational effects,’ Obama said.
Luckily, Springsteen didn’t ask Obama about his 7-bedroom, Martha’s Vineyard waterfront Mansion that sits on 29.3 acres the Obama’s he purchased in 2019 for $11.75 million.
Because that would’ve been embarrassing.
Hey Obama, That’s Racist!
Obama said that as President, he couldn’t pass reparations for Black Americans because it would have been met with ‘the politics of ‘white resistance‘ and ‘white resentment‘.
‘The talk of welfare queens and the talk of the undeserving poor and the backlash against affirmative action, all that made the prospect of actually proposing any kind of coherent meaningful reparations program struck me as politically, not only a nonstarter but potentially counterproductive,’
While “Welfare Queen” became a catchphrase during the political dialogue of the 1980s and 1990s.
By the time Obama took office in 2008, many of those “Welfare Queen” laws that were passed in the 80s and 90s had already been repealed as the nation’s belief in the welfare system had changed.
Obama Reparations For Black Americans, Revisionist History
The former president also noted on the podcast that he understands why ‘white folks‘ might oppose the practice of reparations.
‘It’s perfectly understandable why working-class white folks, middle-class white folks, folks who are having trouble paying the bills or dealing with student loans, or don’t have healthcare where they feel the government has let them down wouldn’t be too thrilled with a massive program that is meant to deal with the past but isn’t speaking to their future.’
Is Obama White?
So only ‘white folk’ are against American taxpayers paying for something that happened 100 years before they were born? Really?
in 2008 Obama, as well as many Democrats like Hillary Clinton, and John Edwards were 100% against reparations for Black Americans.
Revisionist Historian Barack Obama
Of course, Barack Obama using revisionist history to excuse away his doing nothing for the Black community as President, or for blaming someone else for something he did as President is nothing new.
For example, as TuskerDaily reported after Joe Biden had won the 2020 election.
Obama turned his lack of Self-Awareness dial-up to ’11′ when he had the audacity to disparage the Hispanic community for voting for Trump because…
Three Decades of Pandering Democrats Promising To Pass Reparations
President Joe Biden, who served as the former vice president under Obama, stated that he supports forming a commission.
No, not to pass Reparations, he simply supports the idea of forming a commission to talk about reparations.
Because 30-years of Democrats pandering to the black community every 4 years about how if they’re elected ‘We’ll Pass Reparations For Black Americans“.
Now Biden and the Democrats only want to form a commission to…TALK ABOUT IT?
White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters ‘It [H.R. 40] is working its way through Congress.’
Of course, Joe Biden being a spineless jellyfish-like his former boss Barack Obama. Joe Biden stopped short of fully endorsing reparations for Black Americans bill.
When asked if Biden would sign the bill if it passes, Psaki laughably responded:
‘We’d certainly support a study, but we’ll see what happens through the legislative process.’
Oh, how those Brave and Bold Democrats never cease to amaze us.