Barack Obama appeared on a podcast yesterday and had some thoughts about the much higher percentage of Hispanic voters who backed Trump in the 2020 election. There is so much assumption, inaccuracy and demagoguery in this single statement that it could only have come from our former President. Let’s break it down.
First off, Obama’s sudden concern for the “cages” is touching, since it was HIS administration that built them in the first place. Yes, Trump slightly expanded Obama’s policy on who would be placed there. But Obama was the original “Detainer-In-Chief.” Of course, the mainstream press has dutifully pushed along the narrative that successfully has tied Trump in with the word “cages.” They were so successful that Obama knows he can pass the buck right now and NO ONE will call him out with the obvious questions.
Obama saying Hispanic opposition to Gay Marriage fueled their support for Donald Trump is simply a lie. Period. Unlike Obama, Trump never ran opposed to gay marriage. If this WAS a big issue for Hispanics, it should have tempered their support for Trump—not enhanced it. But of course, Barry is doing a fair amount of projecting here. You see, he opposed gay marriage until he “evolved” on the issue—after he was re-elected and didn’t have to worry about running again. Profiles in courage.
All this highlights one of the central problems with identity politics. In the real world, identity is really complicated, not cut-and-dried. Believe it or not, Hispanic Americans have nuanced views on politics. They are humans and not automatons. They have the ability to weigh the good and the bad of a decision and make their decision accordingly. Shocker, I know.
Obama’s comments about Hispanics are basically the same thing he said about white people a decade ago, bitterly clinging to their guns and religion. That means Hispanics have made such large strides in America that politicians now feel they can speak derisively about them just like they do white people…with no backlash.
Congrats, Hispanics! Welcome to the party! All you needed to do to get universal scorn from Democrats was to vote Republican. Keep thinking freely and you’ll never go wrong