President Barack Obama was the commencement speaker at Howard University, a historically black college. (Note his use of “ebonics.”) He said one of his biggest pet peeves is that successful people don’t know realize they’ve been lucky. Does he believe successful people can’t take credit for their success?
“He doesn’t believe in human potential,” Sheriff David Clarke said on Sean Hannity’s show. “He doesn’t believe in a person’s ability to work hard, persevere, overcome obstacles, and go on to reach greatness.”
We’re not all equal, the sheriff said. God blesses us in different ways. Sheriff Clarke said it wasn’t luck that got him through a program at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He worked hard. If anyone had told him at commencement that he’d been lucky, he’d have been insulted.
“It’s just the wrong message to give young minds coming out of college,” the sheriff said. You’re going to fail sometimes, but get up and try again. “Don’t blame racism, don’t blame the world for not being fair. It should have been that kind of message. That’s what young people need to hear. But of course, he never misses an opportunity to play the race card.”