Former President Barrack Obama crossed a line on Thursday when he took advantage of a deceased congressman in order to take shots at President Trump.
Obama politicized the eulogy of late congressman John Lewis in an effort to undercut President Trump who has recently been gaining ground on the Democrat’s candidate in Joe Biden.
“Today we witness with our own eyes police officers kneeling on the necks of black Americans,” Obama said, according to The Independent. “George Wallace may be gone, but we can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators.”
These so-called “peaceful” protestors that Obama is referring to have been wreaking havoc throughout the country for weeks in the form of violent riots. President Trump authorized the deployment of federal agents to protect federal property after the Democrats in charge proved themselves incapable of controlling the riots in their cities.
Attorney General William Barr earlier in the week defended the move saying, “What unfolds nightly around the courthouse cannot reasonably be called protest. It is, by any objective measure, an assault on the government of the United States,” the AG said. “Since when is it okay to burn down a federal courthouse?”
Obama didn’t stop the political theatre there, however. The former president continued on to claim — without any evidence to back it – that Trump is actively trying to suppress votes of minorities, and hit the GOP for pushing basic voter ID measures.
“Even as we sit here, there are those in power who are doing their darndest to discourage people from voting by closing polling locations, and targeting minorities and students with restrictive ID laws, and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision – even undermining the postal service in the run up to an election that’s going to be dependent on mail-in ballots so people don’t get sick,” said Obama.
Obama also called for a renewal of the Voting Rights Act, taking aim at Supreme Court decisions that he said enabled local officials to suppress minority turnout.
“There’s a better way than a statement calling him a hero. You want to honor John? Let’s honor him by revitalizing the law that he was willing to die for. Naming it the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. That is a fine tribute. But John wouldn’t want us to stop there, just trying to get back to where we already were,” Obama said, calling for every U.S. citizen to be automatically registered to vote and to keep protesting.
Obama said during the eulogy that he knows “this is a celebration of John’s life,” and that “there are some who might say we shouldn’t dwell on such things, but that’s why I’m talking about it. John Lewis devoted his time on this earth fighting the very attacks on democracy, and what’s best in America, that we’re seeing circulate right now.”
Fox News’ Sean Hannity perfectly characterized Obama’s inappropriate politicized eulogy by saying, “In an effort to trash President Trump and his supporters, Obama said many things that are simply factually inaccurate and not true.”
He concluded by saying this was all part of the Democrat’s predictable playbook. “Every two years, every four years, Democratic Party, the playbook remains the same. They divide America [into] old versus young, rich versus poor, and play the race card.”