Editor’s Note: His “legacy” as a community organizer to get black voters to jump on the KKK party? The [amazon text=racist history of the Democratic party&asin=1621573478] is all there for anyone who bothers to look.
President Barack Obama told a predominantly black audience it would be a “personal insult” if they don’t back Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the November presidential elections.
Speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner on Saturday night, Obama said he would take it as an “insult to [his] legacy” if there isn’t a strong black turnout for Clinton.
“My name may not be on the ballot, but our progress is on the ballot,” he said. “Tolerance is on the ballot. Democracy is on the ballot. Justice is on the ballot. Good schools are on the ballot, ending mass incarceration, that’s on the ballot right now.”
Obama used the civil rights movement and the struggle to enable African Americans to get the vote to remind the audience of the importance of casting their ballots.
“I am reminded of all those folks who had to count bubbles in a bar of soap, beaten trying to register voters in Mississippi,” he said. “Risked everything so that they could pull that lever. So, if I hear anybody saying their vote does not matter, that it doesn’t matter who we elect, read up on your history. It matters.”
The president pressed the crowd to give him a good send-off by registering people to vote. “If you care about our legacy, realize everything we stand for is at stake, on the progress we have made is at stake in this election,” he said.
Obama attacked Republican candidate Donald Trump’s claim that black Americans have “nothing to lose” in voting for Trump over Clinton.
“[Trump] says we’ve got nothing left to lose, so we might as well support somebody who has fought against civil rights and fought against equality and who has shown no regard for working people for most of his life,” Obama said. “Well, we do have challenges. But we’re not stupid.”
Obama has been criticized for failing to do enough for black Americans during his presidency. Many Americans feel that the first black president has failed to make enough progress for the black community. The founding of the Black Lives Matter movement, numerous examples of police brutality against black people, and a lack of employment opportunities have been cited indications that Obama has not done enough.
Mr. Obama I take your 8 years of higher crime, terrorism, illegals, unemployment, food stamps & War on? as a personal slap to the face of ??
— Im A YUGE Deplorable (@los001979) September 18, 2016
Obama claims that Trump is out to ruin his legacy, no honey, Trump is out to #MAGA. You ruined your own legacy by being a terrible president
— Black Women 4 Trump (@TallahForTrump) September 18, 2016
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