Rules for tree but not for me appears to be a common theme of the Obama administration.
He blasts American gun owners while standing behind armed guards. He’s campaigned against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while pushing for war in Syria. The list could go on, but I want to focus on a more recent case stemming from his commencement speech at Rutgers University the other day.
President Barack Obama on Sunday urged college graduates to shun those who want to confront a rapidly changing world by building walls around the United States or by embracing ignorance, as he delivered a sharp and barely concealed critique of Donald Trump.
Obama used his commencement speech at Rutgers University to illustrate a world view antithetical to the ideas espoused by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Looking out at a sea of red and black gowns, Obama told the roughly 12,000 graduating students that the pace of change on the planet is accelerating, not subsiding, and that recent history had proved that the toughest challenges cannot be solved in isolation.
“A wall won’t stop that,” Obama said, bringing to mind Trump’s call for building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. “The point is, to help ourselves, we’ve got to help others — not pull up the drawbridge and try to keep the world out.”
The hypocrisy here? He says this as the White House is increasing the side of their fence for security reasons. When his wall didn’t work – he made it taller. When our border is incomplete, we’re told that there’s nothing we can do about it, or that “borders simply don’t work.”
Trump even noticed the inconsistency in Obama’s rhetoric before he made these specific comments at Rutgers:
H/T FOX News
How does he get away with stuff like this? Probably because those college students don’t even know any better. Image how much worse their education would be if Bernie made it free. Share this story with all your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
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