Former President Barack Obama has finally gotten around to releasing the post-presidency memoir he was paid a hefty sum for in 2017 and, by virtue of the few snippets released to the public ahead of publishing, we can expect more of the same divisive pablum that we heard for the eight years that he was in the White House.
Blasting Obama’s message as “ridiculous,” Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem took to Twitter to call him out for just some of his failures as president, The Daily Wire reported.
Noem: “What a ridiculous message”
Gov. Noem’s tweet came in direct response to a passage from an excerpt from Obama’s book, “The Promised Land,” that was published by The Atlantic.
In the passage, Obama wrote, “I’m not yet ready to abandon the possibility of America. I wrote my book for young people — as an invitation to bring about through hard work, determination, and a big dose of imagination, an America that finally aligns with all that is best in us.”
In her response, Noem tweeted, “What a ridiculous message. Obama had 8 years, including 2 with full control of Congress. He sent our jobs to China, left our healthcare system in disarray, our foreign policy in shambles & our people divided. Instead of blaming Trump, Obama should consider what led to 2016.”
What a ridiculous message. Obama had 8 years, including 2 with full control of Congress. He sent our jobs to China, left our healthcare system in disarray, our foreign policy in shambles & our people divided. Instead of blaming Trump, Obama should consider what led to 2016. pic.twitter.com/9Vv4EUSbLg
— Kristi Noem (@KristiNoem) November 12, 2020
Obama blames racist Americans for Trump
Noem’s mention of Obama “blaming Trump” was fitting, considering that Obama has indeed repeatedly sought to cast blame upon President Donald Trump for virtually all of the current global and societal ills, though it has been noted that, in his book, the former president also cast a share of the blame for everything wrong with America on 2008 vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
First, with regard to President Trump, The Hill reported that Obama wrote in his book, “It was as if my very presence in the White House had triggered a deep-seated panic, a sense that the natural order had been disrupted.”
“Which is exactly what Donald Trump understood when he started pedaling assertions that I had not been born in the United States and was thus an illegitimate president,” he added. “For millions of Americans spooked by a Black man in the White House, he promised an elixir for their racial anxiety.”
In other words, racist Americans afraid of a Black president — even though he was overwhelmingly elected twice, it should be noted — were catered to by Trump in order to exploit their anxieties and fears for his presidential aspirations. More ridiculousness.
Obama trashes Sarah Palin
As for Palin, the Washington Examiner reported that Obama wrote, “Through Palin, it seemed as if the dark spirits that had long been lurking on the edges of the modern Republican Party — xenophobia, anti-intellectualism, paranoid conspiracy theories, an antipathy toward Black and brown folks — were finding their way to center stage.”
That, my friends, is beyond ridiculous and bordering on libelous slander. Alas, all it really shows is, once again, Obama is an empty suit with nothing but platitudes and divisive rhetoric who is quick to cast blame on others while avoiding any responsibility for his own failures. What a joke.