Now, he’s telling college graduates on their biggest day they “got lucky.”
The podcast king excoriated Obama for his May 7 address to Howard University seniors. Obama told the students from the historically black college they shouldn’t feel too proud of their achievements.
Obama spoke about their poor, downtrodden peers, and how they once may have seemed as full of promise as the graduates themselves.
That’s when the president uncorked the following:
“And that means we have to not only question the world as it is, and stand up for those African Americans who haven’t been so lucky — because, yes, you’ve worked hard, but you’ve also been lucky. That’s a pet peeve of mine: People who have been successful and don’t realize they’ve been lucky. That God may have blessed them; it wasn’t nothin’ you did. So don’t have an attitude.”
That set the podcast host off.
“Is this what we want in a president? His pet peeve is successful people not realizing they’re lucky,” Carolla railed. “Shut the f*** up with that conversation. Stop it. Stop it.”
Couldn’t we say anyone born after the cholera epidemic was lucky, too, he argued.