Obama took time out from his busy schedule of golfing and chatting up donors to update the country on stuff they can see on the news.
According to Obama, everything is fine in Iraq now and the Yazidis are doing great. Reports from the ground say otherwise, but with a track record like the VA and the economy, there’s no reason to doubt positive self-assessments from Obama Inc.
Then Obama felt the need to berate the police in Ferguson. I realize the concept of separation of powers and “You’re not the mayor there” are utterly alien to Obama, but if he wants to run Missouri or Ferguson so badly, maybe he should run for the job.
Right now he’s completely failing at his basic responsibilities to the economy and national defense. And that’s not an opinion anymore. It’s in every poll.
Obama might want to start doing his job for a change, instead of sticking his head into another controversy.
Do we really need to listen to sanctimonious lectures from a guy with a history of palling around with vicious racists like Jeremiah Wright and Al Sharpton? Sharpton, a pal of Obama and Holder, is down in Ferguson making things worse.
“The Department of Justice is also consulting with local authorities about ways that they can maintain public safety without restricting the right of peaceful protest and while avoiding unnecessary escalation,” Obama said.
By “consulting” he means ordering. This is the same consulting that got us the disastrous Zimmerman trial which did nothing but poison the atmosphere further.
But we wouldn’t want to restrict the right to peacefully burn convenience stores, peacefully loot convenience stores and peacefully throw Molotov cocktails at the police.
“There is never an excuse for violence against police or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting. There’s also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests or to throw protesters in jail for lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights. And here in the United States of America, police should not be bullying or arresting journalists who are just trying to do their jobs and report to the American people on what they see on the ground,” Obama added.
Obama has once again prejudiced the police. He describes the reporter-activists, like the Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery who sounds exactly like the shrill activists that he is, as doing their jobs. Rather than the police.
What’s going on in Ferguson isn’t peaceful. It’s violent and ugly. And Obama is pandering to the ugly violence.
He also paved the way for Governor Nixon to burst in and “relieve” St. Louis County police of their authority. Looters win. Both those in Ferguson and Washington.
“Put simply, we all need to hold ourselves to a high standard, particularly those of us in positions of authority,” Obama said.
Has Obama ever been held to a high standard? Or any standard?