Hillary Clinton promises us she’ll continue the legacy of Barack Obama’s presidency (which should be reason enough never to vote for her), and to Obama, being the first black president somehow fits into that. Hillary has been blasting Donald Trump for months now as “racist” to solidify her minority voting base, and now Obama is considering blacks voting Democrat as “protecting his legacy.”
As WISTV 10 reported: President Barack Obama said Saturday night he will take it as a “personal insult” if the African-American community fails to turn out for the presidential election and encouraged black voters to support Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Obama delivered his final keynote address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, symbolically passing the torch to the person he hopes will succeed him next year.
Obama said his name may not be on the ballot, but issues of importance to the black community were, including justice, good schools and ending mass incarceration.“I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election,” Obama said with a stern look and booming passion. “You want to give me a good send-off, go vote.”
In her own pitch to African-Americans at the same dinner, Clinton implored the crowd to help protect Obama’s legacy, warning of a “dangerous and divisive vision” that could come from Republican opponent Donald Trump.The gala featuring nearly four dozen black members of Congress underscored Clinton’s need for a large turnout of black voters against Trump. In a tight presidential race, Clinton is hoping that African-Americans turn out like they did for Obama’s two victories when they comprised 13 percent of the electorate.
Surprising Obama didn’t come out and say it would be racist to vote for Trump.
How fitting Obama wants to you continue his legacy by refusing to think for yourself?
[Note: This post was written by The Analytical Economist]