During his eulogy for John Lewis yesterday, Obama chose to use that moment to continue to divide the country and compared police to the likes of Bull Connor. Tucker Carlson responded last night on his show, ripping Obama as “one of the sleaziest and most dishonest figures in the history of American politics”:
The quote from Obama that Tucker is referring to is this one: “Bull Connor may be gone. But today we witness with our own eyes police officers kneeling on the necks of black Americans.”
Tucker responds to the quote, saying “Bull Connor?!? The country is falling apart, riven by racial strife and tribalism, and one of the respected people in the whole country decides to pour gasoline on that and compare the police to Bull Connor? As if America or Minneapolis is like Birmingham, Alabama in 1963? It’s insane, it’s reckless.”
Tucker adds that Obama doesn’t care that his words are reckless, but only about winning in November. The problem, Tucker notes, is how they are trying to win in November with this defund the police movement. He then proceeds to show what America is like when the police have been ‘defunded’.
Mark Levin had his own commentary about this last night, asking what exactly Obama has done for the black community as he suggests this country is still beset by systemic racism:
Here’s more from Fox News:
“Obama has milked this country for everything it is worth,” the syndicated radio host told Sean Hannity. “He’s milked it for maximum power and he and his wife are now worth tens of millions of dollars, having sold their presidency after they left office.”
In his speech, Obama referenced the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, the Trump Administration sending federal agents to confront protesters and violent demonstrators in cities across America, and challenges to mail-in voting ahead of the November election.
“Today, we witness with our own eyes police officers kneeling on the necks of Black Americans,” Obama said. “George Wallace may be gone, but we can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators.”
Levin responded by asking what Obama had done “for the Black community when he was president other than kill school choice in Washington, D.C.?
“I can tell you what Lincoln did for African-Americans,” he said. “I can tell you what [Ulysses] Grant did. I can tell you what Eisenhower did and LBJ did and I can tell you what Donald J. Trump did, but I can’t tell you what Obama did.”
Levin forcefully dismissed Obama’s implication that America is still beset by systemic racism, asking rhetorically: “Why are [immigrants] trying to come here? Because of George Wallace and Bull Connor?
“This guy — they want to run against George Wallace and Bull Connor? I would say this to President Trump,” Levin continued. “You’ve got a quasi-Bull Connor and a quasi-George Wallace and his name is Joe Biden.”
The former Justice Department official claimed Biden had “bragged about” working with segregationist Sen. James Eastland, D-Miss., and noted that Biden worked closely with another segregationist in Sen. John Stennis, D-Miss.
“Joe Biden has said nasty bigoted things throughout his life, despite the Praetorian Guard left-wing media that protects him and his bubble in his basement,” Levin said. “The fact of the matter is, I know this, Donald Trump in the private sector, hired thousands of Black Americans.
“Tell me, today, the very wealthy Obamas, how many Black Americans have they hired? How many Black Americans have they helped? How many Black Americans did Biden hire?
“So Obama gives a good speech,” Levin concluded, “but when the rubber hits the road, he’s nowhere to be found!”
Exactly. What more is there to say?