Former President Obama is tired of the good ole’ boys’ way of politics.
During a town hall meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, he stressed that more women need to play a bigger role in politics.
“I want you to get more involved. Because men have been getting on my nerves lately. Obama said on Wednesday (July 17) after a Kenyan woman complained about the influx of political corruption and asked for advice on how to run for office.
“I mean, every day I read the newspaper and I just think, ‘Brothers, what’s wrong with you guys? What’s wrong with us?’ I mean, we’re violent. We’re bullying. You know, just not handling our business.”
He continued, “So I think empowering more women on the continent ― that right away is going to lead to some better policies.”
Take a look:
Now, Obama may have not mentioned anyone by name, but we wouldn’t be surprised if he was referring to his successor Donald Trump. The same man who during his recent trip to Helsinki, fawned over Russian President Putin, initially refused to publicly admit that Russia meddled in the 2016 Presidential election and downplayed the fact that the Intelligence community has proof that Russia is still meddling in American politics with their eyes set on the 2018 midterm elections.
Perhaps that’s the “not handling business” part Obama was referring to.
And when it comes to bullying, #45 is the ultimate troll master, spending needless hours on Twitter belittling patriots like Congresswoman Maxine Waters who, based on his shady dealings with Russia, dare to question Trump’s allegiance to the very country he was elected to govern. Two words: Mueller investigation.
And when it comes to these better policies that more female elected officials could usher in, perhaps Obama’s referring to the gender-based issues that Trump’s administration seems to be so vehemently against such as upholding Roe V. Wade, making equal pay a federal law, providing paid maternity leave to new mothers and applying stricter anti-rape policies on college campuses throughout the U.S.
Let’s not even get started on the White House’s stance on race, immigration, police violence, prison reform or voting rights because none are truly beneficial to Black folks.
But there could be a glimmer of hope in flipping the House and Senate blue.
Not only can Black women’s voting power impact electoral outcomes, but with the 2018 midterm elections right around the corner, there is a huge influx of women, especially Black Democratic women, running for office throughout the country. Perhaps we will be the change we have been desperately waiting for since Obama left office.
Time will only tell.
Watch Obama’s town hall in its entirety and get inspired:
President Obama’s Photoshopped Beard Is The Thirst Trap We've Been Waiting For
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Gurl, yes! This beard is my favorite song! pic.twitter.com/XogVM1tH3Q— Midwest BSFA (@midwestbsfa) February 10, 2018
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Someone photoshopped a beard on President Obama and I'm having all sorts of inappropriate feelings. pic.twitter.com/RkQbaOb2Tg— Ari Solomon (@VeganAri) February 11, 2018
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This isn’t a real beard on Obama. But if he did grow it out Michelle ain’t about to let him leave the crib 😂😍 https://t.co/ryz1Qp4GkR— Tris + The Exhibition (@TrisSpillar) February 10, 2018
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I don’t get the hype about Obama’s looks, but with this photoshopped salt and pepper beard...😏😏👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽💃🏽 https://t.co/iFIS1TlzYO— Autumn Night (@tmarie207) February 10, 2018
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Omg I don’t like them geriatric but President Obama GOT DAMN 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/046MQ9P477— queen virgo 🦋 (@IndiaAlmighty) February 10, 2018
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While folks are playing games, Obama’s out here infiltrating & dominating the whole beard gang and looking like “The Most Interesting Man In The World.” #StayThirstyMyFriends pic.twitter.com/rIPNz4tDlj— DrWizdom "Nikole Hannah-Jones’ Ice Grill” Powell (@Wizdomisms) February 10, 2018
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Y'all, between this week's Marlon Brando news & Obama's new beard, I think I might need a cigarette right about now.— Joseph Cassara (@josephbcassara) February 10, 2018
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It is photoshopped but we really need to petition Obama to grow a beard ‘cause... pic.twitter.com/nYYQWpE06r— Sleigh my name 🛷🎄🎅🏽 (@TiffanyElle) February 10, 2018
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Obama's beard is better than ANYTHING @realDonaldTrump has ever done.— ✨Leslie Simone, TRIPLE VAXXXED ✨ (@LeslieSimone_) February 11, 2018
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That's not really Obama's beard.— Edward Robert McClelland (@TedMcClelland) February 11, 2018
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"The World will never be at peace until the Bearded community gets a Beard Emoji" - Barack Obama pic.twitter.com/GrF6o2RMZC— brothers beard ® (@_BrothersBeard) February 11, 2018
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Liking that beard, damn I miss the Obama's! https://t.co/LyZX8gjiFE— Blb (@blb19570) February 11, 2018
Obama Wants To See More Women Get Into Politics: ‘Men Have Been Getting On My Nerves’ Lately’ was originally published on hellobeautiful.com