New right wing freak-out and despicable race-baiting from the Drudge Report over President Obama’s commencement speech at Morehouse University. Nowhere did President Obama say “I’m a black man,” but that didnt’ stop Matt Drudge from running with that. As usual, the usual chorus of “haterade-drinking” right wingnuts are freaking out. Um, I suppose his speech about empowering young black men didn’t mean a thing to them. So what if President Obama did say he was a black man? Oh, in the minds of the right wing, that would mean he hates white people.
If you really want the truth, read the transcript of President Obama’s Morehouse speech. As you will see, the words, “I’m a black man” don’t appear. That didn’t stop Matt Drudge or his flunkies from putting it in quotations. The Drudge Report links to a Washington Post article, which doesn’t mention words “I’m a black man” either. Of course, truth is rarely on the side of people like Matt Drudge. A freak-out is what they are after.
Sorry to break it to you Mr. President, but your race is IRRELEVANT to all the problems and scandals facing the country right now.
— Matthew Boyle (@mboyle1) May 19, 2013
So, where the right wing is concerned, President Obama is not allowed to speak to black men or even talk about his experience as a person of color. This latest race-baiting tactic comes after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell accused President Obama of engaging in “culture of intimidation.” Um, that’s really calling him a thug.
Listen to a part of President Obama’s Morehouse commencement speech: