Bush’s attack on Trump erased every negative thing that the media ever said about him as the man who was the New Hitler before Trump received the label, basked in the glory of his return to the spotlight and the sweet redemption of liberal forgiveness.
There is not much point rehashing Bush’s speech, it was a defense of globalism and hypocritical words about lies and conspiracies from a man who misled the country into a war based on the whopper that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
— GrrrGraphics Cartoons (@GrrrGraphics) October 20, 2017
If Bush’s diatribe had people scratching their heads then Obama’s had to have left anyone with any memory of the eight years of his miserable tenure scraping their jaws off the floor.
The man who was nearly single-handedly responsible for setting race relations back decades due to his manipulation of tensions for political advantage ripped into Trump as he condemned the politics of division.
Barack Obama slams 'politics of division' as he returns to the campaign trail pic.twitter.com/CDXoAXLD4Y
— AFP news agency (@AFP) October 20, 2017
A fine example of the pot calling the kettle black!
Obama blasts 'politics of division' on return to campaign trail https://t.co/WTn0UbeD3A
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 20, 2017
Former President Barack Obama, back on the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, called on voters to reject a growing “politics of division” that he said was corroding American democracy.
Without mentioning Republican President Donald Trump by name, Obama told campaign rallies in New Jersey and Virginia that voters could send a powerful message about the type of politics they want by backing Democrats in Nov. 7 elections in the two states.
“What we can’t have is the same old politics of division that we have seen so many times before, that dates back centuries,” Obama told a cheering crowd in Newark, New Jersey, that chanted: “Four more years.”
“Some of the politics we see now, we thought we put that to bed. That’s folks looking 50 years back,” Obama said. “It’s the 21st century, not the 19th century.”
At a later stop in Richmond, Virginia, Obama said modern politics increasingly did not reflect basic American values of inclusiveness and were driving people away from the process.
“We’ve got folks who are deliberately trying to make folks angry, to demonize people who have different ideas, to get the base all riled up because it provides a short-term tactical advantage. Sometimes that feels frustrating,” Obama said.
Many of Obama’s comments appeared to be thinly veiled swipes at Trump, whose combative style and inflammatory rhetoric have led to frequent controversy and stoked political tensions.
Mr. Obama made no mention to the leftist thugs who have been beating people up in the streets, shutting down free speech on campus nor the extremist black identity groups who have fomented a climate of anger toward the nation’s law enforcement professionals.
But why would he? The media has his back just like they always have.