Former President Barack Obama penned an article on Medium Monday morning calling for protests and condemning the rioting.
In the middle of his articles, Obama addressed something that we’ve heard the protestors say in these blue cities where the rioting is occurring.
Through the weekend we’ve heard from protestors and rioters that they voted and things didn’t change.
They are right, Democrats have told minorities you need to vote for us and we’ll protect you from the evil Republicans.
The people of Minneapolis have one of the most liberal mayors in the country, they have a radical Attorney General and a Democrat Governor and what did it get them?
Like Rudy Guiliani said over the weekend Stop…Voting…For Democrats.
About to be on Sean Hannity to discuss the shockingly incompetent handling of the unnecessary death of George Floyd.
Only to be followed by the totally inept handling of protests which were allowed to become lawless.
Directly the result of the policies of the Mayor and Governor
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) May 30, 2020
As Democrats are trying to win the 2020 election they know they are losing support, to address this Obama wrote:
[The italics were written by former President Barack Obama not us, it’s a long excerpt but I wanted to post it in context]
I’ve heard some suggest that the recurrent problem of racial bias in our criminal justice system proves that only protests and direct action can bring about change, and that voting and participation in electoral politics is a waste of time. I couldn’t disagree more. The point of protest is to raise public awareness, to put a spotlight on injustice, and to make the powers that be uncomfortable; in fact, throughout American history, it’s often only been in response to protests and civil disobediencethat the political system has even paid attention to marginalized communities. But eventually, aspirations have to be translated into specific laws and institutional practices — and in a democracy, that only happens when we elect government officials who are responsive to our demands.
Moreover, it’s important for us to understand which levels of government have the biggest impact on our criminal justice system and police practices. When we think about politics, a lot of us focus only on the presidency and the federal government. And yes, we should be fighting to make sure that we have a president, a Congress, a U.S. Justice Department, and a federal judiciary that actually recognize the ongoing, corrosive role that racism plays in our society and want to do something about it. But the elected officials who matter most in reforming police departments and the criminal justice system work at the state and local levels.
It’s mayors and county executives that appoint most police chiefs and negotiate collective bargaining agreements with police unions. It’s district attorneys and state’s attorneys that decide whether or not to investigate and ultimately charge those involved in police misconduct. Those are all elected positions. In some places, police review boards with the power to monitor police conduct are elected as well. Unfortunately, voter turnout in these local races is usually pitifully low, especially among young people — which makes no sense given the direct impact these offices have on social justice issues, not to mention the fact that who wins and who loses those seats is often determined by just a few thousand, or even a few hundred, votes.
But there lies the problem these protestors have that live in blue states with blue mayors and it is one reason why they are so angry.
The video below was an interview with a woman that just spray painted a tractor-trailer.
Listen to what she says during the interview as she explains she’s voted for years and nothing changed.
Interview with woman who tagged Postal truck. pic.twitter.com/ERhJtPf8J4
— Chris Martin Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) May 31, 2020
Similar to Joe Biden’s comments last week, Democrats have extorted the African American community and taken them for granted.
Sorry, Barack your little pep talk isn’t going to help, your Democrat party has done nothing to help minorities.