SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 BY RAY BELL
Okay, Barack, you’re back so let’s unpack your speech from today, September 7, 2018, at the University of Illinois U-C. Frankly, I was surprised to see you could tear yourself away from hanging out with the billionaire class, considering the corruption in your Department of Justice, and Intelligence agencies is about to be exposed, and your legacy will be alongside the pitiful Warren G. Harding.
You won the Democratic primary by calling Hillary Clinton a racist and sabotaging her campaign. You did the same to John McCain and exploited the fact he would not fight back exposing the fraud you were. (And then spoke at his funeral like you were old buddies.) The media has been staunchly complicit in covering up your relationships with the likes of Bill Ayers, Reverend Wright, and Father Pfleger. Pictures of Louis Farrakhan were hidden away. And your walled, multi-million-dollar compound in D.C. is a long way from your hometown of Chicago, which you’ve apparently abandoned because it’s not safe or up to your limousine lifestyle standards. But I digress.
You won the presidency by promising racial unity, hope, and change. You promised healthcare for all, and that we would be able to keep our doctors, all the while knowing that was all a lie.
Then you told Republicans that you had won and they should just deal with it! Then you got to work building a legacy.
You rammed Obamacare down our throats, leaving us with outrageously high premiums, deductibles that scaled up, and an IRS linked mandate that punished families with fines for non-compliance. All as we said goodbye to our doctors.
The economy bottomed out and you doubled the nation’s debt telling us less than 2% growth is the new norm and manufacturing jobs would never come back. You reminded us you inherited the sluggish economy, but you didn’t mention the reason was yours and previous administrations’ misguided attempts to expand home ownership to those who couldn’t afford a mortgage. Wall Street was greedy, irresponsible, and complicit in the financial crisis. We know they are the foundation of the Democratic Party.
We watched you on the world stage apologizing for America, and you drew red lines that you did not have any clue, or intention, of enforcing. We heard how you inherited two wars, but you did in Libya what you criticized in Iraq and thousands of men and women in our armed forces died as a result. Your global weakness gave us ISIS, Putin trying to reconstitute the Soviet Union, you appeased Iran with money and terrible policies, the Benghazi nightmare will haunt us forever, and a belligerent North Korea flummoxed you.
As your Presidency limped to the finish line, unemployment had fallen a bit, but the labor participation rate was the lowest since the Great Depression because of your regulations and requirement to offer expensive health care packages. Fewer jobs meant fewer people were even looking for work because of the depressed economy. Your push to raise the minimum wage meant businesses could hire fewer people, and many small businesses failed because of your regulations. College graduates flocked home, becoming the largest boomerang generation ever because of the lack of entry-level jobs. You told us to get used to it.
You ignored the working class, especially in the rust belt. Minorities in inner cities became your pawns, as you only paid attention to them when you wanted their votes. The rest of the time they went back to mourning their youth and cowering in the face of MS 13, which you had no clue how to oppose. Your own city, Chicago, suffered from increased homicides and racial tension, which again, you had no clue how to cure, but you fanned the flames whenever police and minorities clashed, blaming law enforcement and gun ownership.
We coped with your reign by going on food stamps, disability or by working two jobs. Your excuse was white privilege, and those who cling to their guns and religion. Minorities were made victims, told they couldn’t achieve without handouts, and sympathy from the Democrats was the only salve they could expect. How insulting!
Donald Trump, as imperfect as he is, rode down that escalator to remind us America can be great again, no gender or racial divisions: We are all Americans.
You and the Democrats laughed at him while your administration lost fourteen Supreme Court cases, in ten of them the Justices ruled unanimously that you exceeded your constitutional power. You couldn’t boost Hillary’s campaign because your own track record was so poor, and by the way, you’d emptied the DNC coffers through your out of control spending.
Well, sir, Mr. Trump won because he didn’t forget the inner cities or the working class, and he spoke to each citizen as if they were valued and included. He proceeded to roll back your crippling policies, and—Boom! We saw 4% GDP growth. His policies and deregulation raised the labor participation rate, and unemployment fell to historical levels across all group people. As much as the mainstream media and late night comedians tried to make him a laughing stock, the laughter turned on you and your impotent policies.
Trump has been instrumental in defeating ISIS, Iran is on notice, North Korea is heading toward denuclearization, and NATO has been strengthened. America is respected again and red lines have been enforced.
You are angry that your presidency has been diminished, and you claim you had no scandals, but the evidence is emerging, and will soon prove that to be false. That’s why you filled your speech with Democrat talking points to fuel the left wing media’s narrative against Trump.
I found it interesting that you applauded the Republican’s historic hardline on Russia to attempt to say Trump is soft on Putin. But we will never forget you told Romney the 1980s wanted their foreign policy back, and in a hot mic moment, told Vlad you will have more flexibility after the election.
Here are some hard truths for you, Mr. Obama. The world is now safer and America is more prosperous with Donald J. Trump as President. Despite your reign over the deep state, the corruption and arrogance of your administration is being exposed.
I predict that in 100 years or so a high school student will open a shiny new history book to see your portrait as you sit in that bush alongside a black-and-white picture of Warren G. Harding. Underneath your pictures will be a caption, “The Worst Presidents in US history.” Welcome to your legacy Barack!