Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Obama in Dallas wrongly claims it's easier to buy a Glock than a book in ghetto

Yes, I do travel into the inner city. And while I don't ask people there where I can buy a gun--I can assure you that there are public libraries there.

Yesterday in his address at a memorial service for the five Dallas police officers murdered at a Black Lives Matter protest, where he referred to himself 45 times, Obama made an outrageous claim.

From John Podhoretz in the New York Post:
He blew it by going on for almost 25 more minutes, repeating himself endlessly, and broadening his specific focus to a more general preachment about how "we" need to "open our hearts" on the subject of race.

As usual, Obama made strange use of the word "we," because when he says "we," he means "you," and when he means "you," he means people who aren’t as enlightened and thoughtful as he and his ideological compatriots are.

Worse yet, the excessive length gave rise to a few extraordinarily ill-conceived flourishes that would have been discarded from a more contained and controlled final speech.

By far the most jaw-dropping was his assertion that it's easier for a poor kid in a struggling neighborhood to get a Glock than a book. That's not presidential. That's Bill Maher, or Trevor Noah.

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