by G. Brown
Republicans and a lot of right-wingers may not like him, but they know the power of Former President Barrack Obama. They’re so aware of that power that they tried to use it against a Dems top runner—who just also happens to be Obama’s former Vice President.
Obama is reportedly sending a cease-and-desist letter to TV stations in South Carolina over ads that take his words out of context and uses them to attack presidential candidate Joe Biden.
According to Politico, super PAC attack ads began airing on TV stations Tuesday as a GOP strategy “to torpedo Biden in an effort to keep him from facing President Donald Trump.”
The ads target Black voters and people of color “by misleadingly using Obama’s words from his 1995 book “Dreams from My Father” to suggest that the former president believes his vice president supports “plantation politics” that hurt African Americans.“(Politico.com)
Obama’s communication director that “This despicable ad is straight out of the Republican disinformation playbook, and it’s clearly designed to suppress turnout among minority voters in South Carolina by taking President Obama’s voice out of context and twisting his words to mislead viewers”.
Obama didn’t even bother with trying to convince Republicans to play fair, he went straight to the TV stations and the legal route…which tells us that Obama is smart enough to know how to fight back….especially when they go low.
Under the alleged code name “Operation Chaos” the GOP’s plan was to push Biden out and get Bernie in with voters. Ok, ok, let’s draw a line at the point where the plan sounds like a reboot of an old “Get Smart” sitcom script.
We already know this country has lost its collective mind over politics and turned the entire process into something out of “Alice In Wonderland’ where the rabbit hole just keeps getting deeper. These people are willing to burn this country to the ground just to keep their power.
As disturbing as it all is, there are still some positive takeaways from this hot mess…
#1 The GOP is really scared of Biden.
#2 The GOP knows that Obama still has the power to hurt them. He can rally Black voters to Biden and they are losing their minds over that fact.
#3 Black and Latino voters can make all the difference in this election. The GOP knows it can’t win without more support from minorities, so they’re willing to lie, cheat, get Russian help and do whatever to win 2020.
The last thing we can learn here is to stay awake. Be careful what you retweet or share on social media. Twitter bots and Facebook trolls are always on the prowl looking for a sucker to share their propaganda.
It really pisses me off that “the powers that be” think they are smarter than the average voter–especially Black voter. Who you vote for is your decision…just make sure it’s your decision and that you’re not getting played by people who think they have the power. Truth is…you have power and they need you.