October 24, 2021

President Barack Obama blasted Republican nominee for governor, Glenn Youngkin, for refusing to rebuke the extremists who held a rally for him, where they pledged allegiance to a flag that was used during the insurrection on January 6th.

Speaking at a rally for Terry Mcauliffe, Pres. Obama laid into Youngkin for acting like he's not a wealthy business owner.

"You do notice whenever a wealthy person runs for office, they always want to show you what a regular guy they are," Obama said.

"That's okay," he said. And then he lowered the boom.

"But when your supporters hold a rally, where they pledge allegiance to a flag that was flown at the insurrection at the [US] Capitol on January 6th, the biggest threat to our democracy in my lifetime, when you don't separate yourselves from them, when you don't think that's a problem, well you know what? That's a problem," he said to loud audience agreement.

"You can’t run ads telling me you’re a regular old hoops-playing, dish-washing, fleece-wearing guy, but quietly cultivate support from those who seek to tear down our democracy, " Obama explained.

"Either he actually believes in the same conspiracy theories that resulted in a mob, or, he doesn't believe it, but he's willing to go along with it, to say or do anything get elected. And maybe that's worse."

Obama continued on about what those choices say about Younkin's character, asking, "When are you willing to say, 'There are some things that are more important than getting elected, and maybe American democracy is one of those things!'"

Clearly, Younkin and Republicans care not for American democracy, but are fine with saluting fascist extremists who have tried to overthrow the US Constitution.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. When registering you will also be presented with the option to tie all your old Disqus comments to your new Insticator account. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.