He only represents those he can frighten into voting for him and Democrats by using whatever demagoguery necessary, be it the phony "War on Women" or playing the race card.
Today, he used the podium at an organization headed by one of the most divisive figures in modern America, the alleged "Reverend" Al Sharpton, to employ racial demagoguery about voting rights being stripped away by those evil wascally Wepublicans (the Obama-friendly Politico).
President Barack Obama struck hard at restrictive voting rights laws Friday, calling them a Republican political tactic conceived to address a made-up problem.
Pretending that there’s widespread impropriety, he said, is just about keeping Democrats from winning.
“The real voter fraud is people who try to deny our rights by making bogus arguments about voter fraud,” Obama said, in a speech to Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in New York — an organization that he said should serve as a national model for organizing people around voting, led by a man who deserved “a big round of applause.”
The voting rights argument is a key element of the White House’s strategy to have the president focus on boosting base turnout for the midterms, especially among core Obama voters.
“There are well-organized and well-funded efforts to undo [the] gains” of the civil rights movement, Obama told the largely African-American crowd. “Just as inequality feeds on justice, opportunity requires justice, and justice requires the right to vote.”
Democrats face a different landscape than they did in 2012, when they had the benefits of running against new voting laws that were being challenged in court without having to worry as much about their voters actually being blocked.
The laws are on the books. Obama isn’t on the ballot. And the party needs an issue that can rile up the base, raise money from the grassroots, rally volunteers and form a rhetorical entry point to a larger argument about how Republican policies are hurting the constituencies most threatened by voting restrictions.
“The right to vote — what kind of political platform is that? Why would you make that a part of your agenda, preventing people from voting? How can you defend that?” Obama said. “This recent effort to restrict the vote has not been led by both parties. It’s being led by the Republican Party.”
As Obama did Thursday in Austin in a speech commemorating the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, he directly linked the struggle of African-Americans in the 1960s to the battle against voting laws today.
Obama did not announce any new policy, but did say that he was fully supportive of the efforts by Attorney General Eric Holder — who addressed the convention Wednesday, speaking about the priority he’s placed on voting rights cases.
“There’s a reason the agency he runs is called the Department of Justice,” Obama said.You mean Eric "My People" Holder, the racist, black supremacist who dropped the case of the New Black Panther Party members who stood in the doorway of a voting area, telling white voters "you're about to be ruled by the black man, cracker."?
The Obama-boot lickers at the Politico didn't report on how Al Sharpton hugged a woman named Melowese Richardson, convicted of vote fraud, admitted voting six (6) times for the vote fraud denier Obama.
Not only that, Ms. Richardson sat on the board of a group that received a grant from Obama's EPA. But just like protecting Socialist Security as a monument to FDR, Obama and Democrats want the voting rights act left alone as a monument to progressive Democrat racist Lyndon "I'll Have Those N'rs Voting Democrat For 200 Years" Johnson.
Also, for all the talk of conservatives and Tea Party members being "extremist," why do liberals not mind Obama and his fellow racist Holder speaking at a group headed by someone who has called Jews "diamond merchants," and used homophobic slurs, in addition to using the N-word against then New York Mayor David Dinkins?
And can we still consider that Obama is a racist?