In the Morehouse

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What should I lie about today?

By Jeannie DeAngelis

How to give a “rousing” commencement speech if you’re Barack Obama: “Lie about everything.”

Recently, President Obama, with Valerie Jarrett in tow, “graced” the podium at Morehouse College to deliver the “keynote speech” at the historically all-male black “liberal arts” institution’s commencement ceremonies. 

Morehouse’s alumni include “notables” such as actors/Obama “bootlickers” Spike Lee and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as “non-bootlicker” Herman Cain.

Without the assistance of a Marine to shield him from the “rain,” Obama put on his best “in the house” accent and greeted distinguished guests and 2013 graduates.  

Then, after talking about “hair” and Michelle’s “feelings” about rain, the president “bestowed” dispensational entitlement “Crown Forum credits” upon students who would otherwise be “ineligible” to graduate without them.

Barack “You can’t tell me much” Obama, newly installed as an “honorary” member of the “elite” African-American Morehouse Men intellectuals, told the group, “You can always tell a Morehouse Man — but you can’t tell him much.” 

Benjamin Mays

With that in “mind,” one can’t help but “wonder” whether the “scandal-ridden” Obama heard his “own words” when he quoted late Morehouse president Benjamin Mays, who once said, “It will not be sufficient for … any college, for that matter, to produce clever graduates … but rather honest men, men who can be trusted in public and private life.”

As he spoke of Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama proved again that he harbors “deep-seated” bitterness by focusing on “skin color” instead of the “content of character.” 

Worse than that, the president had the “audacity” to tie Dr. King to community organizer Rules for Radicals” author Saul Alinsky when he talked about how at Morehouse “MLK” was introduced to “the writings of Gandhi and Thoreau, and the theory of civil disobedience.” 

Then, just as he did in Israel, and as both he and his wife Michelle do every chance they get, Obama paraphrased the following Alinsky quote:

“It is necessary to begin where the world is if we are going to change it to what we think it should be.” 

Barack Obama

Regarding Martin Luther King, Jr., the president proclaimed, “It was here that professors encouraged him to look past the world as it was and fight for the world as it should be.” 

Moving right along, Obama chose to “transport” the graduates back to a time when “Jim Crow culture told them every day that somehow you were inferior,” and that despite their “ability” to pay $40K a year in tuition, “the bitter legacy of slavery and segregation” has not “vanished entirely.”

Barack Obama “reminded” the grads that, even though “someone who looks just like him can somehow come to serve as president of these United States of America,” or become a zillionaire like Jay-Z, Tiger Woods, and Sean Diddy Combs, while “racism and discrimination still exist.”

According to the president, Morehouse Men “yield something even more powerful than a diploma … and that’s the power of … example.”  

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Wait!  The president should probably “disregard” the four Morehouse Men arrested earlier this month for “raping” a female Spelman student.

Broaching on job creation and blacks having to “work twice as hard,” hardly working Obama covered “crime-and gun-violence” reduction, the security of health care,” and “educating” the children.  

What he “didn’t” mention was his “need” to console a public school-educated child who couldn’t “comprehend” two minus one.  

With plans to grant “amnesty” to 30 million illegal’s, the president saying that “subtraction is tougher than addition” suddenly makes sense.

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A financially “fortunate” Barack Obama certainly enjoys an “extravagant” lifestyle and thinks nothing of “spending” oodles of taxpayer money.  Yet he still ridiculed “fancy jobs … nice houses, and the nice cars.” 

Prefacing his traditional “put-down” of success, the president said, “No one expects you to take a vow of poverty.” 

Then, following that introduction, Obama clarified: “But I will say it betrays a poverty of ambition if all you think about is what goods you can buy instead of what good you can do.”  

The president went on to tell the Morehouse Men: “So, yes, go get that law degree.  But if you do, ask yourself if the only option is to defend the rich and the powerful, or if you can also find some time to defend the powerless” – the latter of which being “exactly” what Obama chose not to do” with his law degree.

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No Obama speech would be “complete” without at least one “disingenuously self-deprecating” aside; on this occasion, he “admitted” that in the past he “exploited” his blackness as an “excuse” for failure, but then confessed, “Michelle will tell you I’m not perfect.  She’s got a long list of my imperfections.”  

The first lady corroborated that “fact” a few days later in Nashville, Tennessee.

Then, “champion excuse-maker” Barack Obama quoted the Morehouse “fraternity” creed — a “credo” that sounds “strangely” like the condition of America for the last five years: “Excuses are tools of the incompetent used to build bridges to nowhere and monuments of nothingness.”

The president also talked about his “heroic single mom,” absentee father, and being a husband and dad, and shared “foretelling” thoughts of what he plans to “reflect upon” on his deathbed.  

Couched in his comments about family, Obama introduced “identity” politics by saying, “Be the best husband to your wife, or your boyfriend, or your partner.”

Then, in a “shameless” attempt to marginalize and “discriminate” against anyone who’s not a minority, homosexual, or female, he “linked” blacks to “illegal’s, LGBT’s, Muslims, and underpaid” women.  

Before “dredging” up what it feels like to be a “marginalized outsider” who suffers from the “sting of discrimination,” the president should have “scanned” the list of groups the IRS “targeted” for the last four years.

Nevertheless, “winding” down with a house full of Is,” the president explained that his “success” didn’t result from “Ivy League degrees or SAT scores or GPA’s,” – none of which “anyone” has ever “gotten” so much of a “glimpse” of. 

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I’m a Black Man

Instead, according to Obama, his “achievements” hinge on his “sense of connection, … empathy,” and the “obligation” he feels to the “black” community as a “black” man proud of his Irish ancestry.

Ending his Morehouse comments, Obama said “empathy” made him successful because, like “black men with less opportunity,” without empathy, “I might have been in prison.  I might have been unemployed.”

Word to the “wise,” Mr. Obama.

If the “scandals” continue to “develop” those two “there but for the grace of God go I” scenarios you “shared” with the Morehouse Men “may” be more a “prediction” of what your future “holds” than a description of what your “past” might have been.

Jeannie hosts a blog at www.jeannie-ology.com.

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