Obama makes a new move in the president election games, asking black voters to protect his legacy.
Barack Obama’s final address to the Congressional Black Caucus as the president of the United States took a different line from his usual speeches. He used the opportunity to garner support for the Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton.
Obama involved himself in the president election games when he tried to convince African-Americans to elect Clinton. He said, “I will consider it a personal insult — an insult to my legacy — if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election. You want to give me a good sendoff? Go vote.”
The president further encouraged the Blacks to massively participate in the voting process. He said that “If I hear anybody saying their vote does not matter, that it doesn’t matter who we elect — read up on your history. It matters. We’ve got to get people to vote.”
On the other hand, Black people in America haven’t seen much in terms of improvement in their lives under the tenure of Obama. Records say that 25% of Black households find themselves living underneath the poverty line as compared to their white counterparts. Black unemployment rate is still at its peak.
From the statistics, it is quite obvious that African-Americans haven’t enjoyed the benefits they were promised before the start of Obama’s rule. Their hope for a better life was shuttered.
Now, when the election odds are not in favor of Hillary Clinton president Obama remembered about his legacy. We are wondering what legacy he means. Police violence, corruption, etc.? He asks African-Americans to support Hillary, who was a promoter of racial hatred during her husband’s rule. Now she is trying to flirt with the Black caucus but will she be a good president? No chance!
Source: The Root