I provide the link below to another fabulous piece by Thomas Sowell, but the one thing that floored me, and that I want to highlight in case you don’t want to read his whole article, is the following.
Remember the video that was unearthed a week ago of Obama, in all his southern twang he’s-so-fine-ness giving one of his grand oratories to a predominantly black audience at Hampton University? Well, that speech took place on June 5, 2007.
Remember that date.
You’ll recall that in that speech he charged the federal government with prejudice, basically; with not showing the same concern for the people of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina hit as they had shown for the people of New York after the 9/11 attacks, or the people of Florida after hurricane Andrew hit. He went off script (and we all know how that usually works out for him, ay?) and started twanging about the Stafford Act, which requires communities receiving federal disaster relief to contribute 10 percent of the amount of money that the federal government does to a particular relief effort.
Anyway, you’ll recall he pointed out that this requirement was waived in the case of New York and Florida because the people there were considered to be “part of the American family”—you know … white—but that the people in New Orleans—you know … predominantly black—”they don’t care about as much.” And, as Thomas Sowell so perfectly states, “If you want to know what community organizers do, this is it: Rub people’s emotions raw to hype their resentments.” (And, I might inject, this is what O-be-lyin’ has been doing every day single day of his presidency.)
Ok, let’s get back to that date of the speech, June 5, 2007. Why is that date important?
Less than two weeks earlier, on May 24, 2007, the United States Senate had in fact voted 80-14 to waive the Stafford Act requirement for New Orleans, as it had waived that same requirement for New York and Florida. Mr. O-be-lyin’ didn’t mention that in his fiery southern twang oratory. And, as a matter of fact, more federal money was spent rebuilding New Orleans than was spent in New York after 9/11 AND in Florida after hurricane Andrew—COMBINED!
Ahhhhh, but that ain’t all my friends.
Thomas Sowell went and checked the Congressional Records. The Congressional Record for May 24, 2007 shows that then-Senator Barack Obama (hmm, hmm, hmm) was present that day and DID vote on the bill that waived the Stafford Act requirement. But …. are you ready? Do you know how he voted? Drum roll please ….
Barack Hussein Obama (hmm, hmm, hmm) was one of just 14 Senators who voted AGAINST the legislation which included the waiver. Let me repeat that: O-be-lyin’ voted AGAINST the waiver.
He is one low-life, pathological lying, son-of-a-communist.
Here is the link I promised earlier…
Phony in Chief