Yesterday, we reported that former President Barack Obama had written a new memoir in which he attacked President Donald Trump, ex-Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, and the entire Republican Party, accusing them all of being racist. Now, South Dakota’s Republican Governor Kristi Noem is firing back to blast Obama for his memoir, calling the message of the book “ridiculous.”
“I’m not yet ready to abandon the possibility of America,” Obama wrote in his book, “A Promised Land,” according to Fox News. He went on to say that he wrote the 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.”
Noem Slaps Down Obama
Noem, however, was not having any of it.
“What a ridiculous message,” Noem fired back in a Twitter post. “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 does not appear to take responsibility for any of the failings of his presidency in his memoir, instead trying to blame them on others while also shaming America in the process. In one excerpt of his book, Obama wrote that the “jury’s still out” on whether Americans “can actually live up to the meaning of our creed.”
Obama Shames America
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“And so the world watches America — the only great power in history made up of people from every corner of the planet, comprising every race and faith and cultural practice — to see if our experiment in democracy can work,” he wrote. “To see if we can do what no other nation has ever done. To see if we can actually live up to the meaning of our creed.”
“The jury’s still out,” Obama added. “I’m encouraged by the record-setting number of Americans who turned out to vote in last week’s election, and have an abiding trust in Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, in their character and capacity to do what is right. But I also know that no single election will settle the matter. Our divisions run deep; our challenges are daunting.”
He also shamed Trump and his supporters by writing that “our democracy seems to be teetering on the brink of crisis – a crisis rooted in a fundamental contest between two opposing visions of what America is and what it should be.”
This piece was written by James Samson on November 13, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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