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The Continuing Rise of Low Expectations

2016/07/12

An Analysis/Opinion – By Charles Hurt

(Edited Excerpt)

There can be no dispute that Barack Obama was forced to wade through unprecedented bigotry in his speedy ascent to the most powerful perch in the world. …

A street hustler with sterling academic bona fides — which are always suspect — Obama had never accomplished a single thing as a politician when he decided to run for president. In his 2008 campaign, he was most admired for not voting to invade Iraq — a vote that took place years before he joined the U.S. Senate.

Yet not even one year into his presidency, and while directing two hot wars, Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy between peoples.” He was heralded in particular for his unparalleled success in the Muslim world.

Indeed, the soft bigotry of low expectations exists nowhere so virulently as in the whitest confines of Nordic lands and elite American academia.

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It is now nearly eight years on. By no measure can anyone argue that things are better. No one is trying to say that promises were kept or that people have been made whole.

Racially fueled riots have not been this common in nearly a half-century. The “quiet riot” Obama talked about early on has become a deafening roar of hatred and discontent.

Read more: Obama tramples on high ideals of America, fuels Black Lives Matter racism
July 11, 2016
The Washington Times

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