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President Obama Pays Tribute To Supporters, His Family, And Joe Biden In Farewell Address

President Obama Pays Tribute To The First Family And Vice President Joe Biden And Calls Out Republicans For Selective Sorting Of Facts And Discrimination And Says A “Post-Racial America” After His Election Was Never Realistic.

President Barack Obama received a hero’s welcome in Chicago Tuesday night as he took the stage to deliver his farewell speech.

Supporters stomped on the bleachers set up behind him and members of the crowd shouted ‘four more years’ over a disruption. ‘You can tell that I’m a lame duck,’ he said over cheering from supporters and members of his administration, ‘because nobody’s following instructions.’

The exiting president who campaigned on ‘hope and change’ told his supporters ‘you were the change’ and encouraged them to continue standing up for their values.

3c09550b00000578-4105722-the_president_himself_wiped_away_a_tear_while_paying_tribute_to_-a-32_1484106049758‘Yes We Can. Yes We Did. Yes We Can,’ he said at the end of his remarks, a reference to his 2008 slogan and the future progress he expects backers of his brand of politics to make.

Obama never mentioned his successor by name but made multiple references to his nemesis as he declared to loud clapping and cheers ‘that science and reason matter’ and referenced his attacks on Muslim Americans.

He also decried the ‘selective sorting of facts’ he said members of the other party have embraced.

In the 50-minute speech Obama also took on the touchy topic of race, saying that talk of a ‘post-racial America’ after he was elected ‘was never realistic’ as he condemned the framing of economic disagreements as a battle between ‘hardworking white middle class and undeserving minorities.’


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