Not missing a chance to stand on foreign soil and bash the country that elected him to office twice, President Obama on Tuesday told an Indian audience that he understands racial discrimination – because he’s experienced it himself in the United States.
“There were moments in my life where I’ve been treated differently because of the color of my skin,” Obama said in a speech in New Delhi before leaving India for Saudi Arabia, according to Fox News.
It was one of the rare times of his presidency when Obama was demonstrably telling the truth (and we can skip the parts about getting handed car keys outside expensive restaurants.)
He’s been treated differently because of the color of his skin at least since his Harvard days – there probably wouldn’t have been any Harvard days for a Caucasian Barry Obama for starters (too Celtic-sounding).
How about that 1984 Democrat keynote slot? Would a white Barry Obama have gotten that?
Here are a couple of other times when he was treated differently because of the color of his skin:
When it turned out the pastor who officiated his marriage, baptized his children and provided the title of his second autobiography “The Audacity of Hope,” turned out to be a raging, racist, America-hating lunatic.
Every Democrat primary and caucus contest in 2008, when a novice black candidate nobody ever heard of had white liberals fluttering in their white liberal hearts.
The entire 2008 election season, when a white Democrat candidate would have been vetted by a mainstream media (a sympathetic mainstream media, of course, but not the doting, adolescent mainstream media that slobbered over him.)
The 2012 re-election campaign.
That’s not the kind of “treated differently” Obama was talking about. Or the kind his wife conjures up with her fantasy Target racists.
But it’s the kind of “treated differently” he’s actually experienced at his country’s hands.
As Geraldine Ferraro, such a stalwart Dem she was once her party’s vice presidential nominee, put it in 2008: “If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman of any color, he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.”
And for that, he bashes us.
On foreign soil.
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