Obama and Chappelle

Obama Walks A Tightrope Between Those Who Made Him Rich And The Democrats’ Key Constituency

Over the weekend, former President Barack Obama went to bat for his buddy, Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who is relying on the heavies in his party to rescue his flailing gubernatorial campaign.

In his comments, Obama scoffed at those who object to America veering even more to the left under Democratic rule.

“We don’t have time to be wasted on these phony trumped-up culture wars, this fake outrage, the right-wing media’s pedals to juice their ratings.” Obama said in his appearance with McAuliffe.

Yet the loquacious Obama has been uncharacteristically silent about the culture-war controversy engulfing his media partners and one of his favorite comedians.

Netflix, which in 2018 cut a deal with the Obamas worth tens of millions of dollars, has been rocked by its employees’ reaction to “The Closer,” the new comedy special by Dave Chappelle.

In the performance, Chapelle notes that the LGBTQ community is beyond criticism and belittled the idea of transgenderism by saying that gender is real.

In one example, Chappelle points out that the cancel mob came for the rap star DaBaby.

DaBaby was accused of making homophobic comments during a concert in Miami over the summer, and subsequently concert organizers, business partners, and radio stations cut him loose.

Chappelle, in his special, noted that DaBaby didn’t suffer after he shot and killed a man during a fight in a Walmart three years ago.

“Nothing bad happened to his career,” said Chappelle. “In our country, you can shoot and kill a n***a, but you better not hurt a gay person’s feelings.”

Some Netflix employees have quit over the airing of Chapelle’s special, and last week many of them staged a walkout that turned violent when a Chappelle counter-protester showed up.

But while Netflix employees are waging a culture war against their company, Obama, who once ordered the White House to be illuminated in rainbow colors when the Supreme Court greenlit gay marriage, has been silent.

In fact, it seems few have even thought to ask Obama his thoughts on the controversy that pits his cash cow benefactor and the man who once hosted his favorite comedy show against the LGBTQ community that strongly supported him personally and which is arguably the Democrats’ most important constituency right now.

As The Washington Times reported on Friday, “Obama hasn’t issued a statement about the controversy, which prompted a walkout by Netflix employees last week. His presidential office didn’t respond to a request for comment on the matter Friday.”

Perhaps, as he said, Obama doesn’t have time for a culture war, even when his side declared it.

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