President Obama just can’t keep his hands out of the cookie jar when it comes to race.
His polarizing speech on how black people are always late and, more recently, a speech he gave to law school students about “white people” and the electorate system is probably why America has become more racially charged since he’s been in office.
Claiming that America’s voting system is rooted in racism with laws that “unabashedly discourage” some Americans who aren’t white from voting, he pressed University of Chicago law students to support mandatory voting to “reduce some of the polarization” in our country.
“We really are the only advanced democracy on earth that systematically and purposefully makes it really hard for people to vote,” Obama said. “There is no other country on earth that does that. There is a legacy to that that grows directly out of a history in which first propertied men, then white men, then white folks didn’t want women, minorities, to participate in the political process and be able to empower themselves in that fashion. That’s the history. We should be a society in which at this point we should say, yeah, that history is not so good.”
“That can’t be right. There is no justification for that. You can’t defend it,” he continued. “Maybe the single biggest change that we could make in our political process that would reduce some of the polarization, make people feel more invested and restore integrity to the system is just make sure everybody is voting. Australia has got mandatory voting. If you start getting 70 or 80 percent voting rates, that’s transformative.”
“At this point, we should be at the point were we say, ‘You know what? We want everybody to vote.’ Because that’s the essence of our democracy,” Obama added.
Clearly, the Democratic presidents end goal is to force young, liberal voters into casting a ballot for other old Democrats like himself.