No wonder Barack Obama can’t be trusted to say even one single thing without a teleprompter. If he does, he runs a great risk of saying something patently stupid.
The “post racial” and “new way of doing politics” and “change agent” President Obama, the top law enforcement man in the United States, injected himself right into a Massachusetts police case, at his latest national primetime (and notably deceptive, but that’s another story) press conference two nights ago, during the scary (for him —it’s just funny for us), off-teleprompter Q & A session.
As President, injecting oneself into a local police case, in and of itself, demonstrates a terrible lack of intelligence and judgment. But he stepped in it even further when he went ahead and labeled the (white) cop in the case and his actions as “stupid”, and as (yet another! —Oh God there’s so many!) examples of that big bad old America and its age-old problem of “racial profiling”. The arrested guy was black, see. Therefore, ipso facto, as if I had to tell you: it’s racial profiling.
“Racial profiling.” Uh-huh. Well maybe by Barack Obama. And “stupid”? Right back atcha.
But don’t worry, it’s the CBC to His rescue for us Canooks. The CBC labels the arrest as “controversial”. No, not Obama’s remarks. Only the arrest is “controversial”, you see.
That is the informational banner being displayed all day today by the CBC.
The entire Cambridge Massachusetts police department —its unions and police associations — came together today to rebuke President Obama for his overt interference in an ongoing police case, and disparaging their members, purely in order to protect what turns out to be Obama’s buddy, a (black!) professor. And to race bait, it seems to me. Coincidentally, The Hill Times reports that Gates was provocative and called the arresting officer a “racist” instead of providing identification, when asked by the officer to show ID. They’re like two peas in a pod.
David Holway, president of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, which represents 15,000 public safety officials around the country, said yesterday, “The president’s alienated public safety officers across the country with his comments.”
The Cambridge Police Patrol Officer’s Association president, Stephen Killion, also rightly criticized Obama’s remarks. “That was totally inappropriate. I am disgraced that he is our commander-in-chief. He smeared the good reputation of the hard-working men and women of the Cambridge Police Department. It was wrong to do. It was disgraceful.”
But to the CBC, it’s the arrest which is causing all this controversy.
“Uh uh uh I should say from the outset that uh, ‘Skip’ Gates is a friend, uh, so I may be a little biased here, I don’t know all the facts…”
—President Obama, July 22, during a news conference (off teleprompter), before pronouncing for a fact that it’s a case of the white cop acting “stupidly” and that it’s a case of “racial profiling”.
As one of the police association spokesmen said today, usually when an official of some sort begins his sentence with the words “I don’t know all the facts”, the next words you hear out of his mouth are ”…and therefore I won’t comment on the case.” Or as the kids say, “No sh*t, Sherlock.”
The experienced and exemplary and widely praised police officer, and white man, is, as it turns out, also an expert on racial profiling, unlike Barack Obama, who obviously knows diddly squat about racial profiling, as he engages in it himself.
Even Obama declared that it was his remarks which are what’s controversial today. “I have to say I am surprised by the controversy surrounding my statement…”. And today he tried to weasel his way out even further, by pretending to (but not really) apologize, hoping this will all go away.
He’s “surprised” about the controversy he started, but at least he knows what it is that is actually controversial, which is himself, unlike the CBC, which appears to be love-struck by “Himself”, and come what may, will cover for him.
Even after reporting Obama’s (pretend) apology later today (“Because this has been ratcheting up and I obviously helped to contribute ratcheting it up, I wanted to make clear in my choice of words I think I unfortunately gave an impression that I was maligning the Cambridge Police Department or Sgt. Crowley specifically,” Obama said. “And I could have calibrated those words differently.”) the CBC maintain their “CONTROVERSIAL ARREST” banner and have supplemented it with another one reading “A CASE OF RACIAL PROFILING?” —by which we know they mean racial profiling by the cop—not their man Obama.
YouTube: Obama Stands by “Stupid” Remark
Late this afternoon, the CBC changed its tune slightly, possibly because they recognized that they were being ridiculed, or because they realized they alone were going against the totally, blatantly obvious, and felt as stupid as they should have: