Just recently, former president Barack Obama took part in a town hall in Johannesburg, South Africa as part of his Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program, which is reportedly a year-long development initiative “for 200 emerging leaders from across the continent.”
Stunningly, during the meeting, the former United States leader seemed to reveal just how truly prejudice and hypocritical he is by telling the audience that men have recently “been getting on my nerves.” After making such a sickeningly sexist claim, he then called on women to confront them by getting involved in the political process.
“Women in particular…I want you to get more involved,” explained former president Obama while speaking to the audience attending the town hall before adding, “because men have been getting on my nerves lately.”
To clarify, he stated, “I mean, every day I read the newspaper and I just think like, ‘Brothers, what’s wrong with you guys? What’s wrong with us?’ I mean, we’re violent, we’re bullying. You know, just not handling our business. So I think empowering more women on the continent ― that right away is going to lead to some better policies.”
Clearly, though, making such a claim is completely sexist. He’s basically condemning an entire group of people based on generalizations.
It would be no different, for instance, if someone were to base their condemnation of women on a similar stereotype. Yet, while the latter is obviously sexist, many on the left, including the former president himself, apparently fail to see how his own comment is similar.
Obviously, upon hearing his hateful comments, countless people on social media were left understandably outraged.
Pandering. Completely generalizing. Ok to make fun of men. What a terrible leader.
— Mark Rousseau (@TwitMark11) July 19, 2018
“The question you should be asking is what is wrong with YOU?? Do not generalize and judge ALL men because we are doing ok and well. Especially now that you are NOT the president,” added another similarly enraged user.
To make matters even worse, at another point during the town hall, Obama also reportedly made a subtle jab at President Donald Trump by criticizing leaders who “completely make stuff up” undermining facts could lead to democracy’s “undoing,” which is alarmist lunacy.
“We see the utter loss of shame in political leaders when they’re caught in a lie and they just double down and lie some more,” clarified the former leader, as if to suggest that President Trump spends his time doubling down on lies.
Much like his other claim, though, this one is also utterly absurd. Instead of doubling down on lies, the president is actually just trying repeatedly to correct all the factually inaccurate things that end up getting published by several extremely biased media outlets.
Although the former president’s comments are absolutely reprehensible, they are sadly not terribly surprising due to the fact that it seems it’s becoming more accepted and increasingly common for individuals on the left to viciously attack political opponents.
For example, earlier this month, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway revealed to reporters she was allegedly harassed by a deranged liberal while shopping inside a grocery store when she first arrived in Washington DC to work for the president.
Incredibly, though, Conway claimed that she was not only left unfazed by the awful mistreatment but actually managed to respond with a savage come back as well.
Specifically, Conway was purportedly confronted by an unidentified man while she was shopping for groceries and allegedly told her, “you ought to be ashamed of yourself! Go look in the mirror!”
In response, however, Conway apparently retorted, “mirrors are in aisle 9—I’ll go get one now!”
When asked about why she responded the way she did while talking to reporters afterward, she stated, “what am I gonna do? Fall apart in the canned vegetable aisle?”
In addition to Conway, Steve Miller, who is a former Senate aide and current policy advisor for President Trump, has also been harassed in public. According to reports, Miller was allegedly harassed by an unidentified bartender as he picked up take-out sushi. The bartender apparently followed him outside, yelled his name, flipped him off, and cursed at him.
And just before that, Steve Bannon, the former strategist for President Trump, was reportedly harassed while peacefully browsing for books inside of a bookstore in Virginia. Disturbingly, while speaking to reporters about the incident, the owner of the bookstore mentioned that although he asked her to stop harassing him, she refused to comply so he was forced to contact the police. After calling the local authorities, though, the woman put an end to the harassment and fled the store, which caused the call to be canceled.
Prior to that, Jennifer Rubin, an anti-Trump journalist, and MSNBC contributor, appeared to call on others to essentially harass White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a relatively similar manner.
To justify such harassment, Rubin reportedly suggested that the press secretary does not really have a right to live free of any fuss and should, therefore, receive a life sentence of discomfort for allegedly “inciting against the press” and “lying to the press.”
And several weeks before Rubin’s reprehensible claims, anti-Trump comedian Kathy Griffin went on ABC’s “The View” and basically retracted her apology to President Trump that she issued last year for holding up a fake copy of his bloodied, decapitated head during a photo shoot. Griffin also, quite sickeningly, lashed out at several members of the president’s family as well as some of his associates, like United States Attorney General (AG).
In addition to that, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) also reportedly called on others to harass those associated with the Trump administration.
“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere. We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents,” exclaimed Waters during a speaking event a couple of weeks ago about undocumented aliens supposedly being ripped apart from their families when they illegally enter the US.
Without a doubt, the attacks on president Trump and his associates must not be tolerated. Unfortunately, though, with the former president now stooping to this low level, such attacks may likely increase.