Comedian and former presidential speechwriter, Ben Stein, appeared on Fox News on Nov. 2, where he called President Barack Obama the ‘most racist president there has ever been in America.’ Yikes. Watch his shocking tirade!
With the Senate up for grabs in the 2014 Midterm Election, comedian, former presidential speechwriter, and staunch Republican Ben Stein, 69, is calling President Barack Obama our “most racist” president ever. (By the way — several presidents were slave owners during their presidential tenures.) Watch the video!
Ben Stein Says Obama Is Our ‘Most Racist’ President Ever On Fox News — Watch
“More people are on food stamps than ever. More people are getting welfare than ever,” Ben told Fox News‘ Shannon Bream. “What cuts are they talking about? More people are getting government-subsidized health care than ever.
“What cuts are they talking about?” He repeated. “It’s all a way to racialize voting in this country.
“This president is the most racist president there has ever been in America. He is purposely trying to use race to divide Americans.
“Anyone who investigates it even a little bit knows it’s hogwash.”
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Ben is referring to what he believes to be some sort of Democratic mandate to paint all Republicans as oppressors of minorities.
“I watch with fascination — with incredible fascination — all the stories about how the Democratic politicians, especially Hillary [Clinton], are trying to whip up the African-American vote and say, ‘Oh, the Republicans have policies against black people in terms of the economy.’ But there are no such policies.”
Given that a number of former presidents once owned slaves (some even during their time in the White House), it’s a bit absurd for Ben to paint President Obama as the most racist president ever. Seriously.
Former president Richard Nixon, for whom Ben was a speechwriter, once said that “the Jews are just a very aggressive and abrasive and obnoxious personality.”
This is not really the place to unpack Ben’s claims about Republican vs. Democratic policies with regards to race, but it’s pretty clear that Ben’s claims are empirically untrue and highly exaggerated.
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