President Barack Obama built his career around political correctness, but that did not stop him from using himself as an example while discussing whether it has gone too far in America.
Ever the victim, Obama shared the miseries he has had to endure during an interview with NPR… just before he jetted to Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation.
“I had to live through controversies like the notion that I was trying to kill Christmas,” the president said. “Right? Well, where’d that come from?”
“Well, I bet, you know, well, he said happy holidays instead of merry Christmas. So, that, you know, that must be evidence of him either not being a Christian or not caring about Christmas,” he continued. “It sounds funny now, but you’ll have entire debates in conservative circles around that.”
The most divisive president in recent memory said “it cuts both ways” and despite a rich history of demonizing the GOP, he lectured America on being able “to distinguish between being courteous and being thoughtful and thinking about how words affect other people and not demonizing others versus having legitimate political debates and disagreements.”
As for hypocrisy, Obama was in a giving mood, warning against a “hypersensitivity” that may cause people from expressing their point of view out of fear of being called racist.
“If sort of our social discourse and our political discourse becomes like walking on eggshells so that if somebody says, you know what, I’m not sure affirmative action is the right way to solve racial problems in this country — and they’re — somebody’s immediately accused of being racist,” he said.
“Well, then, I think you have a point although I happen to approve of affirmative action. But I think that I can have a polite dialogue with somebody who — who differs from me on that issue.”
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