Obama on Reparations, 2008 and 2021

I can’t remember former President Barack Obama’s ever discussing reparations, but Legal Insurrection got interested after reporter Mike LaChance wrote of Fox News’ Houston Keene findings on his second listened podcast with Bruce Springsteen.

Keene writes,

Obama said he believes reparations are “justified” and that “there’s not much question that the wealth… the power of this country was built in significant part — not exclusively, maybe not even the majority of it, but a large portion of it — was built on the backs of slaves.”

The former president claimed that a reparations proposal didn’t make its way through the lawmaking process during his presidency due to “the politics of White resistance and resentment.”

Consider that revisionist history with what Dave Urbanski of The Blaze found from 2008:

“We can’t even get this country to provide decent schooling for inner-city kids,” Obama also said, according to the Post.

“And what I saw during my presidency was the politics of white resistance and resentment. The talk of welfare queens and the talk of the undeserving poor. And the backlash against affirmative action. All that made the prospect of actually proposing any kind of coherent, meaningful reparations program … not only a non-starter but potentially counterproductive.”

Fox News said it appears the former president has changed his position on reparations, as he opposed the idea during his 2008 presidential campaign and argued that “the best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed.”


Obama on Reparations, 2008 and 2021 — 10 Comments

  1. After having been arrested for DWI in Jersey, I think Springsteen’s next Super Bowl ad, should have him crashing his Jeep into that Kansas Chapel.

  2. Didn’t negroes invent electricity, build the great pyramids and come up with the heliocentric solar system?

    Without negroes we’d be living in caves.

  3. Seems like it is mainly Democrats and leftists pushing for reparations. Democrats of the past opposed President Lincoln’s drive to free the slaves. So, let’s have reparations. Have the political party that opposed freeing the slaves now pay back to African Americans. We can borrow from Cherokee Liz’s formula to tax the ultra rich to do that.

    Let reparations operate yearly for say the next 10 years. To fund reparations, every registered Democrat and every Democrat who voted for presidential candidates Barak Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton and doofus Joe Biden will be taxed an extra 2 percent of their net worth and their income.

  4. Let’s repatriate the slave descendants. But what about all the blacks who owned Slaves?

  5. Springsteen is another mediocre musician who was promoted by fellow Jews in the ‘industry.”

    Remember Spector?

  6. Springsteen way, way, way over rated.

    Music, singing is actually yelling by him.

    Garbage rock.

  7. Bruce is a “puce.”

    He’s on the wrong side of the transgenders v female athletes controversy. And he donated to BLM.

  8. Ol deep state sock monkey can’t keep them lips of his Shut ! Your Done no one wants to hear from you OR Billary’s or cheatin regime in there NOW Go Away!!! I think a sequel to Kunta kinte is coming out go apply…

  9. I believe that ALL reparations were “PAID” by the 600,000 Americans that died for our country up to 1864.

  10. Klaatu, you are a loon.

    My country was invaded by the Great War criminal Lincoln who shredded the Constitution.

    Wake up.

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