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Addressing the Congressional Black Caucus gala for the last time as president, Obama warned that while his name would not be on the ballot in November, all of the progress that the country has made over the last eight years was on the line.
"If I hear anybody saying their vote does not matter, that it doesn't matter who we elect -- read up on your history. It matters. We've got to get people to vote," Obama said. "I will consider it a personal insult -- an insult to my legacy -- if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election. You want to give me a good sendoff? Go vote."
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tied herself to President Barack Obama’s legacy, saying Republican Donald Trump was unfit to follow in the footsteps of the man she once ran a hard-fought campaign against.
Speaking to a predominantly black audience at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation gala in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Mrs. Clinton said this year’s election “comes down to who will fight for the forgotten, who will invest in our children and who will really have your back in the White House.”
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: JHumm
Add: He paid lip service to being against the War On Drugs (which IS systematic oppression of the black community), yet did every bit as much to embolden it as he did to undo it.