Since the Charleston shooting last week, Obama has been having a field day as he uses the tragedy to shamelessly promote his anti-gun agenda.
Less than 24 hours after nine people were killed at a South Carolina church, Obama was on national television using the massacre for his own personal gain.
Two days after the killings, Obama appeared on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast to basically blame white people and gun-lovers for the shooting.
“The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives, you know, that casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on,” Obama said, according to Variety.
“Racism, we are not cured of it,” he continued. “And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say n– in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don’t, overnight, completely erase everything that happened 2 to 300 years prior.”
Obama went on to say that shootings like this have happened “way too often” during his presidency, forcing him to “speak to the country and to speak to a particular community about a devastating loss.”
“It’s not enough just to feel bad,” he added. “There are actions that could be taken to make events like this less likely and one of those actions we could take would be to enhance some basic comment sense about safety laws … there’s no other advanced nation on Earth that tolerates multiple shootings on a regular basis and considers it normal and, to some degree, that’s what’s happened in this country.”
Obama also slammed the NRA, saying their hold on congress is so strong that gun laws won’t change until the public realizes “this is not normal. This is something we can change.”
“The American people are, overwhelmingly, good, decent people,” Obama concluded, adding “Everybody that I meet believes in a lot of the same things … they believe in honesty, and family and community and looking out for each other … the problem is there is a big gap between who we are as a people and how our politics expresses itself.”
Obama has received some flack for using the n-word, but his minions have been quick to defend him, saying he also used the phrase “Dreams from My Father.” Had a conservative president used this word, they would likely be facing impeachment and a liberal mob, but since it was Obama, his loyal followers are looking the other way.
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