Skip to comments.Obama rushes to quell racial uproar he helped fire
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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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.
I took a couple hours off myself. ;-)
get ready for the FRiday Night Frenzy.
wow. wonder if I should hold my breath until this headline gets yanked from Yahoo!.
The louse apologizes for America every time he opens his mouth but he couldn’t bring himself to apologize for himself.
If the AP is writing headlines and stories like this, it is REALLY not a good sign for obama.
26 minutes old and counting..
tick tick tick tick .. ;-)
When whitey is wronged it’s all chuckles and beers.
No double standard. /s
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......
why not a public apology obama. You apologized for everyone else e.g for America. Show us your bravery by apologizing for yourself
Po’ Rahm and AxelRod. lolol
hitched to a haywagon in flames headed downhill.
Oh the humanity.
I never heard of this Nancy. She’s not long for AP with stories like this one.
Funny that. Shoe being on the other foot and all...
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.
Crowley should ask that he be able to bring his fellow officers on scene the night the Marxist Professor’s mouth roared.
Hey Kosies, Kosies, Kosies....C’mon and get sum :)
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?
Obama: “My mind’s made up. I’m for the black guy so don’t bother me with any facts.”
I'm not surprised our Narcissist in Chief can apologize on behalf of others but not himself. The One does no wrong.
I hope the cop tells obamma to go pound sand, he is not coming!!!
“wow. wonder if I should hold my breath until this headline gets yanked from Yahoo!.”
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.
Man, when this jack@ss talks off script he must give his fellow marxists nightmares in the DNC...
That’s right! He’s the Great Apologizer. But he cannot take personal responsible. An absolutely disgusting man, our president. I cannot stand him.
Now, who’s the real racist?
Let us know when Obama *actually apologizes* - until then, no sale Barry
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.
Getting a lecture on race relations from the likes of Obama is like getting shaving lessons from a Muslim with a machete.
Same game he played during the campaign.
Amazing is all I can say. Looks like not all the media is now in ZERO’s corner.
Helluva title for an AP piece!
This is actually a "teachable moment" wherein Barky can point out that America still has racial problems...just because we recognized his little "miscalibration".;-)
Obamas rules for race relations:
Rule #1: Black people can say anything they want. If you dont like it, youre a racist.
Rule #2: Black people can do anything they want. If you dont like it, youre a racist.
Rule #3: Youre a racist.
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.
It appears President Obama is learning the meaning of “Chickens coming home to roost.”
The hell he wants to quell the racial fire, obama only wants to take the spotlight off his part in it.
Maybe the white cops should just stay out of black neighborhoods from now on.
They can police their own.
Black on black crime?
Don’t bother calling the white cops.
They won’t be coming.
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.
No kidding, Obama insulted the police officer in public so he should apologize in public. Obama is a coward.
The bullet already left the barrel. Can't put it back.
He exposed himself for what he is...No going back.
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.
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.
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.