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  1. Peggy says:

    When beating up the country on divisiveness, and racism it is good to look back at the people doing the dividing, Obama drug the country through a cesspool of Saul Alinsky communist tactics we have yet to crawl out of. For eight years no one could disagree with Obama on any matter without being called racist. That is the saddest thing of all, that the first black President hated the country and two thirds of her people. Try to remember this, The United States of America is the first predominantly white nation in the entire world to elect a black leader, for all the good that did us.

  2. Jim says:

    This is perhaps the most absurd drivel I’ve ever seen. A new low, even for a web site like this. Is this the best you got? Cherry picking one sentence of a speech or conversation and trying to make something sinister of it. The comment about his grandparents for instance, is a completely true statement. And that’s divisive?

  3. Jim says:

    Pretty funny – attack him for everything he does and then blame him for not forcing you to join him. The man bent over backwards to try to make the the GOP happy – the farther he came the faster they ran.

  4. Frank says:

    This posting by the Political Insider is not simply ludicrous; it is disingenuous and scurrilous. Each point is either absolutely wrong or it takes President Obama’s words out of context and intentionally misconstrues them. They would have had a much easier time making the case that Donald Trump is the most divisive president in history. But let’s look at their 20 points:

    1. No, Obama does not say that no one liked his policies because they’re racist against him. What he said was that racism is a serious problem in our nation – something that the events of Charlottesville etc. substantiate. So if most Americans think that the country is racist – they’re right.

    2. Obama did not insert himself into a sensitive racial issue. His opponents have inserted racism into their criticism of President Obama. Here is a president who shows sympathy and empathy for the death of a young man in a racist attack. He speaks to ALL parents (Black and White), so if non-black Americans feel guilty and uncomfortable, it is probably because they should.

    3. He told Latinos to vote for equality and against those who promote racist policies against them. That does not make Obama divisive – it means that those pushing racist policies are divisive. (which is a classic no-brainer since racism is by definition devisive0

    4. No, he does not attack Christians. He “attacked” Christians who speak more out of hatred than out of love. It’s the kind of thing Jesus himself would do.

    5. What Obama said here was (and still is) true. It is the responsibility of a leader to speak the truth – no matter how much some people don’t want to hear it. Again, this does not make Obama divisive – it means that those who take out their frustrations on people who are not like them are divisive.

    6. He didn’t make up a white girlfriend – he used several white girlfriends as a composite to explain the racial identity crisis that he was going through. But, really, how does such a personal struggle to find one’s own identity become one of 20 reasons why he is divisive?

    7. Again, how does pointing out the racism he experienced from white members of his own family make him divisive. This article confuses effect with cause.

    8. He did not ignore the violence. He was commenting on the protests and the right of Americans to engage in such protests. Obama made his opposition to the violence very clear. The great irony here is that this article does more to create division that Obama ever did.

    9. Listen to the video. He did not ignore black-on-white violence. He addressed it in a measured, rational way.

    10. So Obama did not jump to conclusions, but instead urged the public to wait until we had more information. Now, how is that divisive?

    11. Again, how is Obama’s expressed concerns about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets divisive? Give me a break.

    12. Al Sharpton was frequently invited to appear on Fox News. Does that make Fox New divisive?

    13. He uses the term “lazy” as a synonym for “lackadaisical” — a perfectly good word to describe how Americans are in terms of working to know about so many other nations and cultures in our world. Speaking the truth is not divisive. Criticizing the truth is.

    14. & 15. Again, Obama told the truth: arresting a man in his own home like that was “stupid.” He went to great pains to say that he did not know what role race played in that incident, but that there is widespread evidence that race does play a role in so many of those kinds of arrests. In his book, The Presumption of Guilt, Ogletree includes accounts of 100 distinguished black men who have experienced egregious racial profiling, and tells many stories about members of elite professions who have been mistaken for gardeners or asked to hold strangers’ coats. People with stellar academic and social credentials all fail to escape the humiliating injustice of racial profiling. The divisiveness here does not belong to Obama, but rather to the racial profiling that was and is so common.

    16. And again, Obama simply spoke the truth. Nothing divisive here – except for the rhetoric coming out of some Republicans at that time.

    17. Being in favor of gun control and citizen safety is not divisive. Using the Second Amendment as an excuse for owning and trafficking in weapons is.

    18. The whole quote was “If you have been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.” He spoke first of his own success. To take his comments out of context and use them to paint him as divisive is deceptive and, well, divisive.

    19. That comment is in response to the law suit filed against President Obama for taking action to help the middle class. Actually, that’s how things get settled – in court. But taken out of context, this short quote is deceptive and, well once again, divisive. Almost as divisive as suing the President because you don’t like his actions when you (Boehner and the Republicans in the House) failed to act.

    20. Was Warren Buffet divisive by pointing out that he was paying a lower tax rate than his secretary? NO. And neither was Obama. Get real.

  5. William says:

    Add one more crime of falsehood.
    Obama constantly was undermining the efforts of border control to halt the inflow of illegals through the Southern border.
    Since the left-wing media was covering for him, he was very successful in getting a better than 80% support from the larger group of 40 million Hispanics in our country.
    This was the issue that Trump, after seeing that people were angry about it, grabbed like a football and ran with into the White House.

    1. Jim says:

      I guess you missed the memo that pointed out the fact that deportation under the Obama administration were the highest in years, and the number of illegal aliens living in this country has dropped by 1.2 million. And thenumber of Border Patrol agents increased to an all time high of over 21,000.

  6. William says:

    Add one more crime of falsehood.
    Obama constantly was undermining the efforts of border control to halt the inflow of illegals through the Southern border.
    Since the left-wing media was covering for him, he was very successful in getting a better than 80% support from the larger group of 40 million Hispanics in our country.
    This was the issue that Trump, after seeing that people were angry about it, grabbed like a football and ran with into the White House.

  7. Marilyn says:

    Yes Obozo, people are bitter about government & you’re the major culprit of our anger. You tried your best to destroy this country & you’re nothing but a lying, racist traitor who deserves prison for all your crimes!

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