Liberals are attacking Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, for calling slaves immigrants, but, once again, they’ve proved themselves to be hypocrites!
Former President Obama, the liberals’ “knight in shining armor,” has called slaves immigrants. Not once but several times. This proves once again that liberals trash things Republicans say just because they’re on the opposing side.
There are 11 separate times (at least) that Obama has called slaves immigrants, according to The Federalist. This destroys all of the liberal arguments against Secretary Ben Carson.
Notably, we have the 2015 naturalization ceremony where Obama said it wasn’t easy for Africans to come here involuntarily, yet they were immigrants.
Another incident of this word usage occurred at a similar ceremony three years earlier where he stated that everyone is an immigrant unless they are Native American, and that this is true whether your ancestors came over on the Mayflower or a slave ship, through Ellis Island or crossing the Rio Grande.
On April 28, 2011, at a DNC event, Obama stated that once again no matter how you came into this country, we are connected to each other. When he makes a point, he makes it several times — almost always using similar word choices.
A day later at a commencement speech, where he basically repeated what he said the day before but threw in a Statue of Liberty comment, he once again stated that we are all connected as one people — as immigrants.
Throughout these numerous speeches, former President Obama made it very clear, time and again, that if you were on a slave ship, and you came to America, you were an “immigrant.”
It seems he went out of his way to mention slave ships in all of these speeches, and no one had a problem with it. He said it more than enough times, and if someone had a problem with it, it would have been brought up at least ONE of those times. But it wasn’t.
And this is clearly not due to the issue of race because Ben Carson is also black. It’s all about which side of the political spectrum they are representing. Obama made it very clear that it didn’t matter if you came here willingly or unwillingly — you were an IMMIGRANT, which he stated using that exact word! And this was met with nods of acknowledgment and even applause.
However, now that Carson is saying it, suddenly the liberals have a huge problem. The next time the liberals decide to attack someone for saying something “offensive,” they should make sure their “favorite president” didn’t say the exact same thing.
The liberals are simply dead-set on ruining President Trump and his administration through these made up allegations of hurt feelings. Liberals, Obama said the EXACT same thing, many times, so if you’re going to throw Carson under the bus, then Obama needs to be held to the same standard.