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.
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