[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Barack Obama is no stranger to hypocrisy. During the 2012 presidential race, he railed against Mitt Romney’s history with Bain Capital, using it as a mechanism to discredit him with the people as being out of touch. However, during his own presidency, Obama has gotten cozy with people associated with Bain Capital, golfing with attorneys and lobbyists for the investment firm on a few different occasions. Being a hypocrite seems to be inherent to who Obama is, just like being a liar and a tyrant are. His hypocrisy came into play once again during his remarks on a panel at Georgetown University as part of the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]As he addressed education, Obama sang the praises of the public school system while attacking those who choose to send their children to private schools as doing so simply to separate themselves from the public. Obama said that the wealthy separating themselves from the poor also leads them to use other private facilities rather than public ones and translates into a lack of desire to invest in services for others.
Obama said, “Those who are doing better and better, more skilled, more educated, – luckier – having greater advantages are withdrawing from the commons. Kids start going to private schools, kids start working out at private clubs instead of the public parks, an anti-government ideology then disinvests from those common goods and those things that draw us together.”
Notice the twisted language here. If you are doing well because you learned a skill and became educated, you are not a hard worker, according to Obama. No, you are just lucky. (Sounds a bit like ‘you didn’t build that,’ doesn’t it)
There is also the use of the word ‘common’ by Obama. Communism is from the Latin word communis which means common. Before anyone says that pointing out such a thing is simply fear mongering, or as Obama might put it an ‘anti-governement ideology,’ remember this is the same man who has implemented a tax…fine…whatever he is calling it these days, for those who do not have health insurance under Obamacare’s mandates. The penalty is called a ‘Shared Responsibility Payment.’ Such language is straight out of Communism 101.
But, let’s get back to the schools.
Obama goes on the attack against those who put their children in private schools accusing them of simply not caring about the poor. But, as Townhall pointed out, Obama’s own daughters attend the private Quaker school Sidwell & Friends to the tune of $37,750 a year. Multiply that times two and their tuition cost is a whopping $75,500.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]Now, some would say that of course the Obama girls attend private school. After all, he is the President of the United States. Perhaps they should be reminded that the Obama girls also attended private schools when the family lived in Chicago. The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools (talk about an indoctrination sounding name) cost $27,384 per child.
Obama also attended private, elite schools from fifth grade on through graduation from law school.
So, private schools are okay for Obama and his daughters, but other ‘elites’ should be ashamed for sending their children to private schools. Got it?
Not unexpectedly, Obama came under fire for these comments. So, his press secretary, Josh Earnest, was sent out to try to clean up the mess. Rather than clean it up, he just drew attention to a seeming continued push by Obama and the left for communism in America with overt communist language used to explain what his boss meant.
PJ Media details the comments made by Earnest on Wednesday morning on the Obama-friendly Lean Forward network, MSNBC. (emphasis mine)
“His point is that, even if you send your kids to private school, we all have an interest in making sure that we have good, high-quality public schools in this country that are available to everybody. And it’s not that far from the White House that we do have some of the best public schools in the country over in Fairfax County, Virginia. And that is an example — that is also a more wealthy than average county in the country. And that is an example of a society and of a community that is invested in a common good for the benefit of their community,” Earnest continued.
“I don’t think that he’s criticizing people for sending their children to private schools.”
Instead, Earnest said, Obama is “suggesting that all Americans need to keep in mind that it’s in our collective best interest as a country and as individual citizens for us to invest in the common good, for us to invest and make sure that we have good quality public schools are available for everybody, so that everybody has a fair shot, everybody has a fair shake, everybody has an equal opportunity to succeed and will let their ambition and their hard work take them as far as it — as it will carry them.”
These words sound nice and pretty, even altruistic, unless you know what these concepts are rooted in.
Obama’s agenda is a dangerous one, and hypocrisy is becoming nearly as legendary as his lies. He talks a good game while hoping people don’t actually notice what he does. He is the epitome of an elitist who has two sets of rules, one for himself and his family and another for you and yours.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]