There’s nothing more controversial in this Orwellian, upside-down world of political correctness than telling pure, unadulterated truth. No wonder why George Orwell, author of the prophetic, dystopian classic 1984, once said that, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
One of those “revolutionary acts” of truth was committed by 2016 GOP presidential candidate and former three-term governor Rick Perry on Thursday, speaking before the National Press Club.
Perry did the “unthinkable,” pointing out that poverty among blacks, a Democrat Party stronghold, has dramatically increased under the first “black” president.
“I’m proud to live in a country that has an African-American president,” Perry said. “But President Obama cannot be proud of the fact that the prevalence of black poverty has actually increased under his leadership,” he announced.
“Like the rest of America, black America, in the aggregate, is better off now than it was when I came into office,” Obama said on December 19, 2014, to Urban Radio Networks.