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Just when you thought you were rid of him…he returns.
Barack Obama held a rally in Florida last night to support Corruptocrats Andrew Gillum and Ben Nelson. Gillum is in the midst of what should be a campaign killing federal investigation, where it’s essentially already been proven he took illegal gifts, but he’s a Democrat so it’s no big deal and is getting almost no play nationally.
Another major story this week appeared when Trump started rattling about using an Executive Order to end birthright citizenship. This is the supposed constitutional right to citizenship if you are born in the United States, irregardless of your parents legality. There are persuasive arguments for or against and it’s very much uncertain whether the President could do such a thing. I’d tend to think not. Yet, no one can deny that the original intent of this right is being completely abused by illegal immigrants, as well as by wealthy Russians and Chinese who pay to come to the US to have their children.
As the debate rages, here comes Barack Obama with this hot take.
“A president doesn’t get to decide on his own who’s an American citizen and who’s not,” Obama told a crowd in Florida while stumping for two Democratic candidates there: Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee who is running for governor, and Sen. Bill Nelson, who is seeking a fourth term.
“That’s not how the Constitution of the United States works,” added Obama, who once taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago. “That’s not how the Bill of Rights works. That’s not how our democracy works.”
I love the resume puffing HuffPo does here by pointing out he was a “CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER!!” That has to mean he’s right, right?
But, wait a second. Isn’t this the same guy who used an executive order to grant legal status to millions of illegal immigrants? Didn’t he essentially proclaim by fiat that he not only had near full autonomy over the processing of illegal immigrants, but that he could assign them a positive immigration status with just his pen and phone?
Yeah, that was him, but here he is decrying the same possible use of executive power by Trump because it’s Trump. Notice the article doesn’t mention the hypocrisy at all, as if it never happened. Must be nice to be a Democrat.
The self-awareness fails weren’t done though.
Next, Obama decided he was going to decry those with power and privilege, because you know, those are the real bad guys here.
Barack Obama: "It's an old playbook. It's one that the powerful and the privileged turned to whenever control starts slipping away. They'll get folks riled up just to protect their power and their privilege. Even when it hurts the country." https://t.co/NILLbhBEPP pic.twitter.com/aVpSb3rk0A
— The Hill (@thehill) November 3, 2018
Woah. What in the heck is going on with Bill Nelson’s face in that picture? Does it always look like that? But I digress.
Let’s note that Obama is worth over $50 million now. He just bought a new $5 million house in DC after holding the most powerful position in the world for eight years. But tell me more about how bad the powerful and privileged are or something.
This is the hypocrisy of the left and it’s hilariously brazen. They know the media will play along so they have no qualms with doing one thing while saying another. Not a single outlet will point out the lack of self-awareness present in these statements because they fit the narrative. Given that, I can’t really even blame Obama here. If someone’s handing out free cash, you might as well take it.