The dangerous combination of arrogance and hypocrisy by liberals and Democrats was in full pathetic display again with the fresh discovery of former President Barack Obama delivering a statement a couple of years ago similar to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's comment on Monday about slaves and immigrants.
Conservative critics shared that during a speech at a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives and Records Administration in 2015, Obama also mentioned the hardships being experienced by those who are new to the U.S.
Obama said that life in America was not always easy and that it wasn't always easy for new immigrants. The former Democrat president also discussed that "certainly it wasn't easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves. There was discrimination and hardship and poverty."
Carson's Monday statements were, in essence, similar with that of Obama's. The HUD Secretary said that "there were immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land".
After the discovery of Obama's quote, conservative outlets such as the enterprising Breitbart News and The Federalist published stories exposing the hypocrisy of the liberals who hurled criticisms against Carson when their own poster boy for political correctness, Obama no less, spoke the same thing and they did not raise an uproar at that time, and with their favored son Obama.
In apparent praise of Breitbart for their enlightening piece, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee said in a tweet that the revealing article is one of the reasons why Democrats hate Breitbart.
Armstrong Williams, a former spokesperson of Carson also defended the secretary in an op-ed piece for The Hill, hailing Carson as a man of compassion. Williams wrote that Carson's intent for his original comment was to shine light on the values and aspirations that we share. It was certainly not to offend anyone.
Carson, an accomplished neurosurgeon, suffered from severe criticisms and harsh commentary from liberals and Democrats, with some of them even branding him ignorant and attempting historical revisionism. It was proven, however, that Carson's statement was just taken out of context again by the biased mainstream media. He clarified in a social media post that the slave narrative and the immigrant narrative are two entirely different experiences. He also said that the immigrants made the choice to come to America. In contrast, slaves were forced against their will and lost all their opportunities.