Former President Barack Obama received an award for “courage” on Sunday.
How do you think he accepted that award? He accepted it by attacking President Donald Trump and the Republican Party.
“I’ve been thinking on this notion on political courage this weekend, in particular about some of the men and women who were elected to Congress the year I was elected to the White House,” Obama said, according to The Hill. “Many of theme were new to Washington, had their entire careers ahead of them and in that very first term they had to take tough vote after tough vote because we were in crisis.”
“These men and women did the right thing, they did the hard thing,” when they voted for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obama said. “Theirs was a profile in courage. Because of that vote, 20 million people got health insurance who didn’t have it, and most of [those lawmakers] did lose their seats.”
“I hope that current members of Congress recall that it actually doesn’t take a lot of courage to aid those who are already powerful … but it does require some courage to champion the vulnerable and the sick and the infirm and those who often have no access to the corridors of power,” he said.
“I hope they understand that courage means not simply doing what is politically expedient, but doing what they believe deep in their hearts is right.”
What a clown. Why doesn’t he address the fact that it took him a lot of courage to accept $400,000 from Wall Street for a paid speech.
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