President Barack Obama gave a “Yes, we can” commencement speech at Howard University Saturday and said that the country is “a better place today” than when he graduated from college more than 30 years ago, citing his historic election as “one indicator of how attitudes have changed.” He also said it’s better under him.
At the Sentinel, we read between the lines when we translate Obama’s speeches so bear with us.
He claimed he did all kinds of things he didn’t do including improving racial relations and cutting poverty. Obama is a Walter Mitty character.
Obama said that the graduates are entering an economy and society that’s undergoing profound changes.
He’s right, we are in the midst of a sea change – a Marxist cultural and political revolution.
The economy has undergone profound changes. We only had 166,000 new jobs added this year, way below projections and way below what we need to meet the increase in the population. Our job growth is almost nil. Obama is the only president to never have had 3% job growth.
The speech at Howard is the first of three commencement addresses Obama has scheduled this season.
“A lot of folks didn’t even think blacks had the tools to be a quarterback,” Obama said. “When I was a graduate, the main black hero on TV was Mr. T,” Obama said.
The Black unemployment rate is terrible and the rate of imprisonment is just as terrible, though he’s taken to releasing them of late. They haven’t fared well under his socialist regime.
He talked about his Marxist mantra – income inequality and climate change. He promoted the lie that “50 years after the Voting Rights Act, there are still too many barriers to vote.”
Promoting the 1960s style black-white animus, he said, “Remember the tie that does bind us as African Americans: That is is our particular awareness of injustice, unfairness, & struggle.”
“You will have to deal with ignorance, hatred, racism … at every stage of your life,” he warned.
Much of the racism seems to be going in the opposite direction these days thanks to him and his Marxist friends. He would see that as an improvement.