Hypocritical Obama and liberal media's efforts to condemn Trump have backfired
Sunday, November 04, 2018
Former President Obama, in a last-minute stump speech for Democratic candidates in Florida before Tuesday’s midterm elections, joined the liberal media chorus in casting President Trump and his supporters as angry and divisive. Obama and his liberal brethren, of course, are blissfully above that.
“In the closing weeks of this election we have seen repeated attempts to divide us with rhetoric designed to make us angry and make us fearful,” Obama said. “It’s designed to exploit our history of racial and ethnic and religious division that pits us against one another and makes us believe that order will somehow be restored if it just weren’t for those folks who don’t look like we look or don’t love like we love or pray like we do. …
But in four days, Florida, you can reject that kind of politics … you can choose a bigger, more prosperous, more generous vision of America, an America where love and hope conquer hate.”
Is President Trump really that divisive? Or are his liberal antagonists who are pushing that narrative incapable of perceiving a conservative message as anything other than divisive?
The liberal media paint Trump as the most divisive president in history in their comprehensive daily smears of every action he takes and every statement he makes. It makes no difference that he’s often just responding to their daily invective because, by definition, they can’t be divisive. They’re just presenting the facts – or so they tell us.
They point to President Trump’s tweets and his condemnation of “fake news” – but what really agitates the liberal media is that this president has the audacity to hit back, even though they’ve drawn first blood. They’re not used to being served their own medicine.
To liberals, divisiveness means a refusal to acquiesce to their leftist policy demands. They never consider their own dogmatic, uncompromising agenda to be divisive.
President Obama talks a good game now, but don’t forget that in office he regarded his own ideas as sacrosanct and was incredulous that anyone could possibly oppose him in good faith. He considered his policies to be self-evidently superior, so told us that Republicans opposed him solely out of crass partisanship.
And when Republicans objected, Obama arrogantly reminded them that he won the election and didn’t want them to do a lot of talking. Yet the media covered for Obama.
In contrast, the liberal media often intentionally distort the facts to damage Trump politically. But in some cases they seem to really believe their own narrow-minded propaganda. To me, this is more alarming than when they are being deliberately biased and falsely denying it.