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Sorry, Liberals. Ben Carson Wasn’t the First to Refer to Slaves as ‘Immigrants’

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Are liberals really this dense? Or does their selective outrage simply know no bounds?

How is it that they can come unglued over Housing Secretary Ben Carson referring to slaves as “immigrants,” but totally ignore the fact that Barack Obama said almost the EXACT SAME THING just two years earlier?

Oh, that’s right – Carson is a conservative and a Bible-believing Christian. Obama’s not, so it didn’t count when he said it.

God, this is getting tiring…

At any rate, this is what Carson said in his inaugural speech to HUD staff:

“That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other 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.”

Ok, you may disagree with his wording, but it wasn’t really all that bad. After all, African slaves did indeed “immigrate,” even if not by choice.

Barack Obama agrees. This is what he said at a naturalization ceremony in 2015:

“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. But, like you, they no doubt found inspiration in all those who had come before them. And they were able to muster faith that, here in America, they might build a better life and give their children something more.”

Nor was it the first time Obama had made such a comment.

In 2012, he said that all Americans, besides those from “First Nations” tribes, were immigrants, “whether they arrived on the Mayflower or on a slave ship.”

This really does highlight the incredible hypocrisy of liberals.

There was not a peep of outrage when Obama made these remarks. And yet, when Ben Carson says almost the same exact thing, liberal heads everywhere start to explode.

Pathetic.

H/T The Federalist Papers

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