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Old 11-05-2019, 10:38 AM
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I remember reading/hearing that those on the left need to watch what they say or do as they will begin to eat their own. Here we see an example of that as some on the left are attacking Obama for not being radical enough.

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The professional victim class is very upset with former President Barack Obama. Why? Because he basically pointed out how they’re not activists, they’re basically Nazis willing to do anything to enforce conformity of thought on the nation.

Obama, of course, didn’t call them Nazis, at least not in so many words, but the implication was there. And it wasn’t missed by the left-wing mob demanding uniformity of thought.

What did Obama say that has these snowflakes melting? He told a crowd at an Obama Foundation event, “This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically ‘woke’ and all that stuff. You should get over that quickly. The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. People who you are fighting may love their kids. And share certain things with you.”

You may be asking yourself how that’s controversial; how did getting along with people and compromising to get things done become a betrayal to some kind of liberal cause? If you’re a sane person, it’s not controversial, it’s reality. It’s adulthood.

But thanks to the policies and political party of President Obama, adulthood is now just a prolonged temper tantrum. The “woke” crowd is a large percentage of millennials, though not the whole group (thank God), and their existence to this point has not prepared them for a world outside the cocoon of groupthink.

They’ve been raised not to keep score, because losing could damage their psyche. Their walls are covered in participation ribbons and the area between their ears is marinated in praises of adequacy. When you’ve been told your existence makes you special by people who were supposed to prepare you for adulthood, adulthood becomes a scary place.

Reality doesn’t care that your parents thought the world of you, the world doesn’t think of you at all. You have to make it think of you by making something of yourself. And these little brats, whose fits thrown in the toy aisle may have ended up with “time out” also likely ended up with the toy they wanted.

So when someone, anyone, tells them “no,” scolds them in any way, they aren’t capable of handling it.

Some guy named Ernest Owens, who is described only as “a journalist,” was tapped by The New York Times to respond angrily to Obama’s mild rebuke of people freaking out over every perceived slight.

Owens wrote a long, whiny piece about how everyone else just doesn’t get how important these temper tantrums are because they’re too dumb to understand it. “Boomers and Gen-Xers, along with a handful of younger people with more regressive views, have been agitated by the way many young Americans — and especially young people of color — use social media, the only platform many of us have, to talk about the causes we care about,” Owens declared. “But they are going to have to get over it.”

Owens really lays on a thick coat of victim paint. He’s a gay black man who can’t accept most people don’t care about either of those things while believing he should be celebrated for them. Those things define him, and his “journalism.” In a video on his website he talks about how he brings his unique “intersectionality” to journalism. Not accuracy, not honesty or fairness, but intersectionality.

For sane people who don’t know, intersectionality is the ever-changing food pyramid of victimhood Democrats created to ensure they could take any situation and manufacture a victim. It’s garbage, and it’s ruining a generation of young people.

Over the weekend, a bunch of angry leftists in New York stormed the subway system, jumping the turnstiles to protest the idea of enforcing the law by arresting people who do just that. For good measure, they carried the usual “progressive” signs about f-ing and punching the police.

One of the organizing groups, calling itself “Decolonize This Place,” chanted, “It is our duty to fight for our freedom! It is our duty to win! We must love each other and support each other! We have nothing to lose but our chains!”


They’re too angry or dumb to realize they are free and whatever “chains” are holding them down are of their own making. It’s amazing how the more “woke” someone is, the more they seem to sleep through the obvious.

One day, hopefully soon and before it’s too late, these people will wake up and realize that they’ve been lied to. That President Obama, of all people, was giving them a gift when he told them to calm down, that reality bears little resemblance to their insulated drum circles and college “safe rooms.” Until then, be prepared for more Nazi tactics, ironically done to combat what they think of as fascism. Oh, and unemployment, because social media is forever, and who would be crazy enough to hire anyone bringing this kind of baggage with them?
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I remember reading/hearing that those on the left need to watch what they say or do as they will begin to eat their own. Here we see an example of that as some on the left are attacking Obama for not being radical enough.
Reality doesn’t care that your parents thought the world of you, the world doesn’t think of you at all. You have to make it think of you by making something of yourself. And these little brats, whose fits thrown in the toy aisle may have ended up with “time out” also likely ended up with the toy they wanted.





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That right there is the heart of it. Ask anyone who overcame obstacles to become, even reasonably, successful.

If God did create the world, as the story goes, he did not make it and Eden. Besides, our human nature got us kicked out of Eden. So to the snowflakes I say, "buck up."

Whether one believes in God or not, the simple fact is the world, owes you nothing but a chance. And even that is conditional.

Obama often said some things that seem responsible and make some sort of sense. But, Obama was hardly a sage. He was and is, after all, nothing more than a a consummate "POLITICIAN."
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That right there is the heart of it. Ask anyone who overcame obstacles to become, even reasonably, successful.

If God did create the world, as the story goes, he did not make it and Eden. Besides, our human nature got us kicked out of Eden. So to the snowflakes I say, "buck up."

Whether one believes in God or not, the simple fact is the world, owes you nothing but a chance. And even that is conditional.

Obama often said some things that seem responsible and make some sort of sense. But, Obama was hardly a sage. He was and is, after all, nothing more than a a consummate "POLITICIAN."
Obama's words "sound" reasonable, but he has yet to take BLAME for it...

He led the "Victim/Hate America/I'm owed" crowd...He expected this to be a 9 on a scale of 1-10...But now it's become a 37, and he's trying to reign in the herd of cats he, himself, let out of the bag...

He should be looking in the mirror asking "What have I done?!?!"...yes
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Obama's words "sound" reasonable, but he has yet to take BLAME for it...

He led the "Victim/Hate America/I'm owed" crowd...He expected this to be a 9 on a scale of 1-10...But now it's become a 37, and he's trying to reign in the herd of cats he, himself, let out of the bag...

He should be looking in the mirror asking "What have I done?!?!"...yes
No, I don't blame hardly any of this on Obama, he has generally tried to bridge the divide between people. I blame this on universities, on far left political activist groups, on social media, and on mainstream media.
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No, I don't blame hardly any of this on Obama, he has generally tried to bridge the divide between people. I blame this on universities, on far left political activist groups, on social media, and on mainstream media.
I don't put the blame solely on him, but he IS a product of the "universities"...In fact, he taught Alinsky rules in them...He wanted to punish the successful through wealth redistribution...And as far as "far left political activist groups", he was an associate of Farrakhan, Reverend Wright, Father Pfleger, Bill Ayers, and Madeline Dorn...

He didn't start the fire, but he was definitely fanning its flames...
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I don't put the blame solely on him, but he IS a product of the "universities"...In fact, he taught Alinsky rules in them...He wanted to punish the successful through wealth redistribution...And as far as "far left political activist groups", he was an associate of Farrakhan, Reverend Wright, Father Pfleger, Bill Ayers, and Madeline Dorn...

He didn't start the fire, but he was definitely fanning its flames...
Fair enough, I suppose.
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Fair enough, I suppose.
Then I hope you don't mind while I pile on...

Simple question...

During Obama 8 years, when have you heard ANYTHING that comes close to his recent comments...

Obama NOW - "The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. People who you are fighting may love their kids. And share certain things with you.”

Obama THEN - "I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face,"

“My plan says we’re going to put teachers back in the classroom, construction workers back to work rebuilding America, rebuilding our schools, tax cuts for small businesses, tax cuts for hiring veterans, tax cuts if you give your worker a raise,” said Obama. “That’s my plan. Then you’ve got their plan, which is, let’s have dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance. So far at least, I feel better about my plan.”

Two different Obamas...The Obama THEN would spit in the face of Obama NOW...
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Then I hope you don't mind while I pile on...

Simple question...

During Obama 8 years, when have you heard ANYTHING that comes close to his recent comments...

Obama NOW - "The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. People who you are fighting may love their kids. And share certain things with you.”

Obama THEN - "I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face,"

“My plan says we’re going to put teachers back in the classroom, construction workers back to work rebuilding America, rebuilding our schools, tax cuts for small businesses, tax cuts for hiring veterans, tax cuts if you give your worker a raise,” said Obama. “That’s my plan. Then you’ve got their plan, which is, let’s have dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance. So far at least, I feel better about my plan.”

Two different Obamas...The Obama THEN would spit in the face of Obama NOW...
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"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face," he said.

"And if they tell you that, 'Well, we're not sure where he stands on guns.' I want you to say, 'He believes in the Second Amendment.' If they tell you, 'Well, he's going to raise your taxes,' you say, 'No, he's not, he's going lower them.' You are my ambassadors. You guys are the ones who can make the case."
As far as the last reference, where he said:

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Then you’ve got their plan, which is, let’s have dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance.
Not the best way to word it, but if someone wants to get rid of regulations on those things, or not do anything to help make those things better, it indeed would be dirtier air, dirtier water, and with no plan on how to insure more people, it would be less people with health insurance.
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To be fair to Obama I remember a few of his Father's Day messages where he got on all the deadbeat Dads in America. I thought that was pretty cool.
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No, I don't blame hardly any of this on Obama, he has generally tried to bridge the divide between people. I blame this on universities, on far left political activist groups, on social media, and on mainstream media.
He certainly put in a lot of effort to "globalize" the people. It is the best way to control them completely, once they are all disarmed, stupid academically, and expectant of free goodies from their masters.

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