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Obama rushes to quell racial uproar he helped fire
AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/24/09 | Nancy Benac - ap

Posted on 07/24/2009 4:28:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – Knocked offstride by a racial uproar he helped stoke, President Barack Obama hastened Friday to try and tamp down the controversy. Obama, who had said Cambridge, Mass., police "acted stupidly" in arresting black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., declared the white arresting officer was a good man and invited him and the professor to the White House for a beer.

Obama conceded his words had been ill-chosen, but he stopped short of a public apology. He personally telephoned both Gates and Sgt. James Crowley, hoping to end the rancorous back-and-forth over what had transpired and what Obama had said about it. Trying to lighten the situation, he even commiserated with Crowley about reporters on his lawn.

Hours earlier, a multiracial group of police officers had stood with Crowley in Massachusetts and said the president should apologize.

It was a measure of the nation's keen sensitivities on matters of race that the fallout from a disorderly conduct charge in Massachusetts — and the remarks of America's first black president about it — had mushroomed to such an extent that he felt compelled to make a special appearance at the White House to try to put the matter to rest. The blowup had dominated national attention just as Obama was trying to marshal public pressure to get Congress to push through health care overhaul legislation — and as polls showed growing doubts about his performance.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; crowley; henrygates; mrskippy; obama; quell; race; racial; stupidgate; uproar
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Et tu, AP?
1 posted on 07/24/2009 4:28:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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The blowup had dominated national attention just as Obama was trying to marshal public pressure to get Congress to push through health care overhaul legislation — and as polls showed growing doubts about his performance.

Dominated *-?

I took a couple hours off myself. ;-)

get ready for the FRiday Night Frenzy.


2 posted on 07/24/2009 4:30:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

wow. wonder if I should hold my breath until this headline gets yanked from Yahoo!.


3 posted on 07/24/2009 4:30:41 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The revolution IS being televised.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The louse apologizes for America every time he opens his mouth but he couldn’t bring himself to apologize for himself.


4 posted on 07/24/2009 4:30:52 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: NormsRevenge

If the AP is writing headlines and stories like this, it is REALLY not a good sign for obama.


5 posted on 07/24/2009 4:31:22 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: the invisib1e hand

26 minutes old and counting..

tick tick tick tick .. ;-)


6 posted on 07/24/2009 4:31:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

When whitey is wronged it’s all chuckles and beers.

No double standard. /s


7 posted on 07/24/2009 4:31:33 PM PDT by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: NormsRevenge

For the love of God, don’t allow a Libtard to get away with spreading the BS gossip and lie that Barry is the next best thing to Dr. MLK in fixing race relations in this country......


8 posted on 07/24/2009 4:32:00 PM PDT by cranked
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To: NormsRevenge

why not a public apology obama. You apologized for everyone else e.g for America. Show us your bravery by apologizing for yourself


9 posted on 07/24/2009 4:33:03 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: proud_yank

Po’ Rahm and AxelRod. lolol

and Soros.

hitched to a haywagon in flames headed downhill.

Oh the humanity.


10 posted on 07/24/2009 4:33:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

I never heard of this Nancy. She’s not long for AP with stories like this one.


11 posted on 07/24/2009 4:33:43 PM PDT by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Funny that. Shoe being on the other foot and all...


12 posted on 07/24/2009 4:33:52 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: nhwingut

Crowley should pass on this invitation. Or, better yet, stiff O such that he just meets with his buddy Gates.

You know if its those two vs. Crowley, he’s going to get verbally spanked—especially if alcohol is involved. Sheesh.


13 posted on 07/24/2009 4:35:10 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: rbg81

Crowley should ask that he be able to bring his fellow officers on scene the night the Marxist Professor’s mouth roared.


14 posted on 07/24/2009 4:36:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: rbg81

Hey Kosies, Kosies, Kosies....C’mon and get sum :)


15 posted on 07/24/2009 4:37:41 PM PDT by ak267
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To: NormsRevenge

Subscriptions and readership has not been good for leftist media outlets. If they have any business sense at all, which is questionable/laughable, they’d drop him.

Its so tough to feel bad for them, isn’t it?


16 posted on 07/24/2009 4:38:42 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama: “My mind’s made up. I’m for the black guy so don’t bother me with any facts.”


17 posted on 07/24/2009 4:39:46 PM PDT by csmusaret (If you like this economy, keep voting for Donkeys.)
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To: 4rcane
why not a public apology obama. You apologized for everyone else e.g for America. Show us your bravery by apologizing for yourself

Why? Because in the eyes of the Emperor of the World, he simply cannot do wrong, that's why.
18 posted on 07/24/2009 4:39:57 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Impeach the sumbeech)
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To: Carley
The louse apologizes for America every time he opens his mouth but he couldn’t bring himself to apologize for himself.

I'm not surprised our Narcissist in Chief can apologize on behalf of others but not himself. The One does no wrong.

19 posted on 07/24/2009 4:40:07 PM PDT by colorado tanker ("Ah guess I talked stupidly when I said the officer acted stupidly.")
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To: NormsRevenge
Please vote on whether B.O. should show his birth certificate here. The yeses are winning by a strong margin.
20 posted on 07/24/2009 4:40:33 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: NormsRevenge

I hope the cop tells obamma to go pound sand, he is not coming!!!


21 posted on 07/24/2009 4:41:32 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: the invisib1e hand

“wow. wonder if I should hold my breath until this headline gets yanked from Yahoo!.”

LOL!


22 posted on 07/24/2009 4:41:52 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: proud_yank

The story of Sgt. Crowley by AP was one of the first signs of the demise of BeeO. His true ugly colors are coming forth....he is definitely the RACIST.


23 posted on 07/24/2009 4:43:42 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: NormsRevenge
The sad thing is, Obama's put not only the officer on the defensive, but pissed off or horribly shocked every single thinking white man and woman in the United States.

Man, when this jack@ss talks off script he must give his fellow marxists nightmares in the DNC...

24 posted on 07/24/2009 4:44:47 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 4rcane

That’s right! He’s the Great Apologizer. But he cannot take personal responsible. An absolutely disgusting man, our president. I cannot stand him.


25 posted on 07/24/2009 4:44:48 PM PDT by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: NormsRevenge

Now, who’s the real racist?


26 posted on 07/24/2009 4:45:37 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: NormsRevenge

Let us know when Obama *actually apologizes* - until then, no sale Barry


27 posted on 07/24/2009 4:46:59 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: nhwingut
I think they should treat him as they did Imus for his mistake........Please take him off TV and don't broadcast him on radio, especially FOX Radio which seems to get a tingle to hear his stumbling Ah, Bah, Rah....etc. etc.
28 posted on 07/24/2009 4:47:18 PM PDT by BilLies
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To: nhwingut
all chuckles and beers.

Exactly! Personally, I believe that invitation for a 'beer' is derogatory.
30 posted on 07/24/2009 4:48:54 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON – Knocked offstride by a racial uproar he helped stoke started [deliberately?]
31 posted on 07/24/2009 4:49:07 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Move over NetZero - Obama's in the house!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Oh the humanity.Hehehehe...lmao ;^)
32 posted on 07/24/2009 4:51:01 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Move over NetZero - Obama's in the house!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Call me presumptuous.

Zero has the list of reporters to call upon and I’m sure he knows the questions beforehand. What he said was exactly what he wanted to say. It wasn’t ill-chosen.


33 posted on 07/24/2009 4:51:19 PM PDT by wvguy (Montani semper liberi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Getting a lecture on race relations from the likes of Obama is like getting shaving lessons from a Muslim with a machete.


34 posted on 07/24/2009 4:52:31 PM PDT by gorilla_warrior (Metrosexual hairless RINOs for hopey-changey bipartisan-ness)
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To: NormsRevenge

Same game he played during the campaign.


35 posted on 07/24/2009 4:53:13 PM PDT by JavaJumpy
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To: proud_yank

Amazing is all I can say. Looks like not all the media is now in ZERO’s corner.


36 posted on 07/24/2009 4:53:44 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: NormsRevenge

Helluva title for an AP piece!


37 posted on 07/24/2009 4:54:02 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: NormsRevenge
Hey! There's a silver lining in this cloud.

This is actually a "teachable moment" wherein Barky can point out that America still has racial problems...just because we recognized his little "miscalibration".;-)

Right, Barky!

38 posted on 07/24/2009 4:54:34 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama is "An" AntiChrist...but is he "THE" AntiChrist? The jury is still out...for the moment!)
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To: NormsRevenge

39 posted on 07/24/2009 4:57:14 PM PDT by South40 (Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. ~Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: freekitty

Obama’s rules for race relations:

Rule #1: Black people can say anything they want. If you don’t like it, you’re a racist.
Rule #2: Black people can do anything they want. If you don’t like it, you’re a racist.
Rule #3: You’re a racist.


40 posted on 07/24/2009 4:59:01 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama definitely did the right thing by edging away from the racial precipice he danced near.

He’ll eat some crow over this still- but if he wouldn’t have and stirred up trouble he’d be in worse shape and so might the country.


41 posted on 07/24/2009 5:00:38 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: NormsRevenge

It appears President Obama is learning the meaning of “Chickens coming home to roost.”


42 posted on 07/24/2009 5:01:28 PM PDT by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: NormsRevenge

The hell he wants to quell the racial fire, obama only wants to take the spotlight off his part in it.


43 posted on 07/24/2009 5:02:51 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe the white cops should just stay out of black neighborhoods from now on.

They can police their own.

Black on black crime?

Too bad.

Don’t bother calling the white cops.

They won’t be coming.


44 posted on 07/24/2009 5:03:48 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: NormsRevenge

What a douche. We should all be embarrassed (at least the idiots who voted for him should be embarrassed). To think he is the best we could do for President.


45 posted on 07/24/2009 5:04:15 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: 4rcane
why not a public apology obama

No kidding, Obama insulted the police officer in public so he should apologize in public. Obama is a coward.

46 posted on 07/24/2009 5:05:19 PM PDT by upsdriver
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why not a public apology obama.

The bullet already left the barrel. Can't put it back.

He exposed himself for what he is...No going back.

47 posted on 07/24/2009 5:05:22 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: csmusaret
Obama: “My mind’s made up. I’m for the black guy so don’t bother me with any facts.”

That reminds me of a statement made by a normally-conservative black co-worker who rationalized his vote for Obama this way: "Gotta help a brother out."

Yes, that's what he said. Groan.

48 posted on 07/24/2009 5:05:44 PM PDT by kromike
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To: upsdriver

Exactly. He got where he is today by manipulating the racial issue, but he had to be careful how he did it so that his true - dare I say it? - colors wouldn’t come out. But every so often, they do, and he knows that most of America doesn’t like what it sees.

That’s the only reason he even pretended to apologize (which he didn’t really do, of course). With Barry, it’s all about him.


49 posted on 07/24/2009 5:06:52 PM PDT by livius
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s funny to think about how the braindead left criticized Bush for being an illiterate, a moron, a chimp and a hillbilly. But compared to Obama, Bush looks like Einstein. Obama might be the dumbest mother f***** to ever step foot in Washington and I really mean that. I think the guy has mush in his skull and he can’t think for himself. Someone is pulling his puppet strings and when he’s left to his own devices, he can’t pour piss out of a boot with the instructions on the heel.


50 posted on 07/24/2009 5:13:27 PM PDT by NoobRep
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