During an interview on “The Steve Malzberg Show” Tuesday, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay claims that the only people who haven’t “gotten over” Jim Crow and slavery were “professional racists” like President Obama.
DeLay criticized Obama for going on “The Daily Show” Monday night and saying that America has not gotten over the history of racism and slavery, but have made “extraordinary” progress. According to DeLay, it’s only racist like Obama who still hasn’t been able to get past it.
“This is just unbelievable,” DeLay said. “You know, he’s never gotten over his racism. Many of us, in fact, I think the entire country has gotten over slavery and Jim Crow and all of that; it’s the professional racists like Obama and his buddies that can’t get over it because then they’re totally irrelevant.”
According to DeLay, Obama and his supporters still hang on to these issues so “they can continue their welfare programs that keep people on plantations and dependent on the government” because, although there might be a few racists in the country, everyone else has “gotten over slavery and Jim Crow.”