June 22, 2021

Beloved Democrat icon Barack Obama becomes latest target of cancel culture

Among the political left, certain personalities seem to carry with them an air of invincibility and utter immunity to serious criticism, but recent developments in Illinois suggest that when it comes to the hierarchy of wokeness, nobody is truly safe.

Chicago ABC affiliate WLS reports that amid discussions over renaming two schools in the Waukegan Community Unit School District 60, a suggestion to honor Barack and Michelle Obama was met with fierce resistance from “Latinx” community organizers, who labeled the former president an “oppressor” due to the number of deportations that occurred during his administration.

The issue arose in relation to the district’s decision to change the names of Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Daniel Webster Middle Schools over their namesakes’ historical links to slavery. The school district developed renaming committees for each of the schools, inviting community members, staff, and students to participate in the process, according to WLS.

The committee charged with bringing forth ideas for Thomas Jefferson Middle School announced that among the top three options formulated was that of naming the school in honor of the nation’s first Black president and first lady.

Surprisingly, the proposal was met with swift opposition from members of the so-called Latinx community, with school board member Edgar Castellanos – himself a formerly undocumented immigrant – declaring:

I will not be part of renaming a school after someone who did not and does not represent the undocumented community.

Local immigration activist Julie Contreras added her voice to those who do not support honoring the Obamas, saying that while president, Barack Obama did not fulfill promises made to undocumented individuals, adding:

From the time Barack Obama became president until 2017 when he left, he today is still the highest ranking president with deportations in our nation. We fell that Barack Obama did disservice to us. He denied us, and he didn’t stop the deportations, the way he promised.

The turn of events in Waukegan is particularly interesting given that some might consider the Obamas to be perfectly emblematic of the left’s willingness to erase those with whom they disagree politically. Earlier this year, for example, Michelle Obama called on social media giants to permanently ban former President Donald Trump from their platforms in the wake of Jan. 6 unrest at the Capitol, as CNBC noted.

However, it is also worth noting that even Barack Obama seemed to appreciate the dangers such tactics pose to civil society, saying back in 2019 that those who focus on being “politically woke” need to “get over that quickly,” adding that “the world is messy, there are ambiguities, and people who do really good stuff have flaws.”

As the controversy in Waukegan clearly illustrates, though, even seemingly untouchable liberal heroes such as the Obamas can sometimes find themselves subject to the old – slightly paraphrased – maxim of “live by the woke sword, die by the woke sword,” depending on which grievance group has the floor.

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  2. Oh how heartbreaking! Give me a fricking break. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

    1. My opinion that the Obama’s are racist people. Michelle had no rights to tell platforms to ban Trump She is full of hate for Trump which is very disturbing

      1. The Obamas have always been racist, black supremist. That is why we have so much trouble trying to get along, when you have people like the Obamas sewing division all the time, it makes it hard to come together.

      2. michael aka michelle Obama should just shut up her words mean nothing he wasn’t the first lady he was the first man

      1. I Agree…Both have Divided the Country to the Present Level…Both very Bad
        People and nothing they do will change it…..

      2. You got that right, they are both a disgrace to the United States and both of them seem to try their hardest to destroy it.

  3. It is time Ashole Obama got cut down what just another fake president that should not have been in office was not US born

    1. Democrats do not vet their candidates for office, then when they are questioned they lie for them. We had Obama, then Omar, now Harris.

  4. If anybody had bothered to even check up on Monkey Boy in 2008, they would have known he was, & still is, an avowed communist & puppet of the extreme left! He’s never had any intention of making America better, but only dragging it down to 3rd-world, crap hole status! People who vote for candidates like this & Bite-me should just stay home, please!

    1. They did stay home, it was not the people that put this chimpanzee in the Dark House it was Dominion and Smartmatic voters that did it.

  5. Berry Sorta is getting the what comes around also goes around treatment from loyal minions? Boo Hoo !!!

  6. FINALLY the CANCEL CULTURE got ONE THING RIGHT, only problem is they were a LITTLE TOO LATE, MOST OF US CANCELED THEM WHEN THEY WERE PUT IN OFFICE! Nice going but way too late!!!

    1. This is Complete B S ! And Completely Racist and Bigotry. Just because he and his he/she Michael Robinson Phipps were First Unpresident & Fraudulent first lady.
      of our Great Country doesn’t give anyone the Authority to Change anything .

  7. Michael Saunders, U.S. Army S.F. veteran of the Vietnam war and 23 years in law enforcement says:

    If these woke dumb people want to live by the woke sword and die by the woke sword I would happily do that for them. I have a real samurai sword that I would use for they ideas of living with and die by the sword. I do also know just how to use this sword in any kind of combat.

  8. Trump Qualifies because he was not a Politician and he has been the only President
    that was Inclusive…And the Democrats do not count cause they lend against
    anything good for the country based on Racism….Wealth & Party….. and they are experts
    at Disguising Division… Poverty & Racism for Power and that is the Truth…

  9. How can a dead person get heartbreaking news? The POS/SOB was executed a while back. Unless there is a direct line to Hell, he’s hearing nothing. He was a lying scumbag that should never been allowed to be president of this Country. Proven shortly after inauguration that he was not American born. Shot in the back of the head. Sign of a traitor among other things.

  10. That Juagalote’ AKA Turkey deserves a great deal more! He alone committed more than five times Treason, along with Hillary, Biden and all of the Dems!

  11. The censors are blocking posts with certain words in them. Figures, freedom of speech is truly dead

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  13. The Kenyan Obozzo should be deported to his home country or the one where he holds his only valid citizenship. That would be Indonesia, where his step father adopted him. I recommend a one-way ticket.

  14. the names of any of these historical places shouldn’t be touched. I mean so sad these minorities were not even close to even been a thought (sorry they even came here at this point) when these places were named. I mean lets face it whether you agree or not, this is a white country, that’s the way it is . This place was founded by pure white European Americans of Christian faith. Like it or not I don’t give a hoot because I know and you know I’m right

  15. Obama, Obama hmmm I’ve heard that name before somewhere! Oh yeah! Isn’t he the black guy that hated his white mother?

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