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Obama struggles to find his role after Brown death
Yahoo! News ^ | 2 hours ago | By JOSH LEDERMAN

Posted on 08/19/2014 2:57:04 AM PDT by F15Eagle

WASHINGTON (AP) — When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America's painful history on race, can be healed.

Six years later, the stalemate suddenly seems more entrenched than ever. As Obama pleads for calm and understanding in Ferguson, Missouri, he's struggling to determine what role — if any — the nation's first black president can play in defusing a crisis that has laid bare the profound sense of injustice felt by African-Americans across the country.

As Obama sought to strike the appropriate tone Monday, he appeared to be trapped between the need, as president and commander in chief, to stand up for the government's right to ensure law and order, and the inclination, as an African-American, to empathize with those whose say the killing of an unarmed black man just goes to show how blacks are treated differently by police.

"In too many communities around the country, a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement. In too many communities, too many young men of color are left behind and seen only as objects of fear," Obama said at the White House, in his most expansive comments to date about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown just outside St. Louis.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: communityorganizer; ferguson; looting; missouri; racepimp; riot; riots
Created and brought to you (respectively) by the race-baiters at AP and Yahoo!. Who conveniently and repeatedly ignore the crimes of MB.

Here's one good comment:

~~~It is sooo hard for a president to find his role in-between the 12 and the thirteenth hole. Considering how he loves Hollywood, and tries to emulate their pull on American's heartstrings.Let me suggest his best role for the remainder of his term!! Obama should pick up a role with Al Sharpton as his "straight-man. The two of them could travel the country doing Abbot and Costello remakes. They would get a few less laughs but people would take them more serious!!~~~

1 posted on 08/19/2014 2:57:05 AM PDT by F15Eagle
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To: F15Eagle
I know what I want his role to be.
And take al & jessie & holder & jarrett & lerner plus a whole bunch more with him.
2 posted on 08/19/2014 3:04:34 AM PDT by DeaconRed (We have a useless, clueless, gutless leader we can't get rid of for 2 more years.)
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To: F15Eagle

Here’s an idea: Obama should give another speech chastising White America. That will do the trick. Eric Holder can personally prosecute Officer Wilson, regardless of the evidence, with all the Federal resources at his disposal, which ignoring Black-on-Black violence.

At the same time letting in millions more illegals. All this will do wonders for Black opportunity and help stoke the next, even bigger, race riot.


3 posted on 08/19/2014 3:38:18 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: F15Eagle

I love the title of this article:

Obama struggles to find his___________________

Man! You could fill that blank in with SO many things, it isn’t funny.


4 posted on 08/19/2014 3:39:26 AM PDT by Netz
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To: rbg81

Wonder why these idiot lefties can’t look at Ferguson, Missouri and see how the chickens are going to come home to roost on them, as well?

Incredibly-stupid.


5 posted on 08/19/2014 3:43:28 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

When he sends in a racist like Holder, his role is agitator...as it has been in every other venue. It’s all he knows.


6 posted on 08/19/2014 3:44:57 AM PDT by stevem
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To: F15Eagle

If he were seriously trying to make a difference, Obama would get on the TV and tell blacks to simply STOP COMMITTING CRIMES!

Your chances of being involved with a Police Officer are greatly reduced when you don’t hang out with the local thugs and you don’t participate in their thuggery!

Good God, does this author really believe his own drivel? I mean he suggests that there has never been an unarmed white teenager (18 is an adult, which is what the media wants you to, and they continue to, ignore and obscure) shot by a cop?


7 posted on 08/19/2014 3:47:51 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: F15Eagle

His role is quite obvious.

He has directed his enforcer, Eric Witholder, to make sure that the racist shooter cop goes to jail for the rest of his life, regardless of his guilt or innocence.


8 posted on 08/19/2014 3:49:57 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Netz

“.Odumbo........the killing of an unarmed black man just goes to show how blacks are treated differently by police.”.....

Hmmmm? Seems that particular black was hell bent of getting to that cop and taking out his own “revenge” on the police. (Obviously a bad decision on his part).

If the blacks were not the ones breaking the laws, perhaps they would not be the ones getting shot by the police. Had I been the officer who shot Brown, I could care less what race he was when attacking me like has been reported.
The media delights in stories about cops shooting blacks but then, how many whites do the same thing as the blacks? Not many I would guess.


9 posted on 08/19/2014 3:50:53 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: All

31 arrests last night in Ferguson.


10 posted on 08/19/2014 4:07:23 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: DaveA37
The argument of the “Angry Young Black Man” died out in 1972.

I don't buy the “Rage-Anger” thing anymore.

It reminds me of the Arab Muslim “Rage” as well. They're always revolting, raging, burning, angry and all that because of their religion or society or whatever and I don't care and am not listening anymore.

They all need to pull their fingers out of their collective rear ends and get on with their lives and start PRODUCING something instead of using all those worn out Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton VICTIMHOOD things!

Enough is enough!

11 posted on 08/19/2014 4:15:30 AM PDT by Netz
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To: rbg81
at the same time letting in millions of illegals. All this will do wonders for balck opportunity...

Perhaps, if Obama, Holder, and the racist enablers (black and white) can incite unemployed blacks to stay busy rioting, they won't notice that invaders are taking what should be their jobs

12 posted on 08/19/2014 4:32:53 AM PDT by grania
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To: ExTxMarine

“Obama would get on the TV and tell blacks to simply STOP COMMITTING CRIMES!”

Actually it was done long ago by ML King. The black panelist on Fox last evening, I think his name is Jayson, (surely not Juan), said ML King said precisely that in 1961 i.e. Blacks are 10%, then, of the population and commit 58% of the crimes. The nutty lib lefty attacked him for supporting what the police were doing in Ferguson and he pointed out he was very familiar with inner city activities having grown up there and he knows the real victims here will be those who live there who will be forever victimized by having fewer places to do business or get jobs. Kristin, or whatever her name is, argued with him from the left as usual about the militarization. Jayson said their job there is to protect the innnocent and their property.


13 posted on 08/19/2014 4:36:55 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: F15Eagle

Although the president is of African heritage, his ancestors were not slaves.Lacking such heritage, the president can not possibly by any stretch of the imagination identify with the outpouring of rage in the Missouri town.

The rage on exhibit is directed at the shame of being enslaved and at those Africans that sold them into slavery across the ocean away from the peace and quiet of west Africa.


14 posted on 08/19/2014 4:47:35 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: F15Eagle

His role is the same as al sharpton’s. No difference.


15 posted on 08/19/2014 4:49:40 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: bert
The rage on exhibit is directed at the shame of being enslaved and at those Africans that sold them into slavery across the ocean away from the peace and quiet of west Africa.

Sorry, but your assertion is complete poppycock. Not one rioter has EVER been a slave.

The rioters are dupes of the democrat party, bought for the price of EBT cards, their families destroyed by welfare, immigration policy, and Godlessness. The rioters should be rioting against the forces of statism and "immigration reform", and also against the likes of Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who are the Uncle Toms of the Democrat party.

You need to open your eyes and wise up. Or spout your nonsense elsewhere.

16 posted on 08/19/2014 5:36:06 AM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: bert
Bert, that part of the POTUS heritage that is purportedly African comes from the Luo tribe of Kenya. The Luo were intimately involved with slavery, but on on the supply side.

They served as the slave hunters and suppliers for the Arab slavers who operated in East Africa well into the 20th C ... and perhaps even into this one. The Luo today are about half-Christianized, but those who remained Muslims consider themselves much superior to the other tribes of Kenya because of their Arab connection, many even claim Arab blood.

As I never tire of posting on this sight, Obama claims kin with Raila Odinga, for whom he, while a sitting US Senator, campaigned on the stump in Kenya in 2006. He also raised millions for him here in the US. When Odinga lost the election for President of Kenya, his followers went on a murderous anti-Christian rampage in which thousands of Christians were massacred, many burned alive in their churches.

Odinga's Obama-supported "platform:"
Autonomous Muslim Provinces ruled by Sharia Law,
Expulsion of Missionaries,
Expulsion of Christians from the Muslim Provinces and confiscation of their land,

After his electoral loss, Odinga threatened civil war and Cousin Obama worked tirelessly to arrange a "power-sharing" arrangement for him. Odinga was an honored guest at the first inauguration.

I sincerely hope this is not the first time you are reading of this. It was covered for brief time by the BBC. Obama was joined on his African Political Adventure (strictly illegal, BTW) by none other than Dick Morris. It is perhaps the most shocking example of the pass granted to this creature by the MSM. The massacres and martyrdom of Christians continues: Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, and now Iraq. ... A common thread: our POTUS.

17 posted on 08/19/2014 5:41:33 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Only a specific Program, Plan, and Leadership will end the chaos of dysfunctional government.)
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To: F15Eagle

When an issue or conflict is at a stale-mate, it can progress towards a mutually beneficial solution, or it can regress towards open warfare.

Guess which way Mr. Obama and Mr. Holder have chosen to go.


18 posted on 08/19/2014 5:48:14 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: grania
Encouragement of Illegal Immigration, or even of massive 'legal' immigration is not an exclusively Democrat policy. For years, it was supported by the Republican Establishment, who actually hoped (The Karl Rove foolishness of "Latinos as the Republicans of the Future") to use Latino votes to offset the death grip the Democrats have on the African-American vote. As none other than Rush Limbaugh used to say on his show, ".... illegal immigration is the sign of a healthy economy, ...." parroting the official line of the US Chamber of Commerce. To give the old RnR disc jockey credit, he is more with the program now!

Now that "Latinos," or "Hispanics" outnumber African-Americans by more than 2+ - 1*, the damage becomes much more readily apparent. Blacks are massively unemployed, displaced by "Hispanics." The "Hispanics," are successfully competing with them for welfare ... Affirmative Action rewards ... educational opportunities ...housing...etc., driving them ever "down-market."

The Federal response: pay the African-Americans more, encourage the 80% + illegitimacy rate, and also increase abortion rates,, etc. IOW, buy their cooperation in their own destruction as a viable part of the American fabric.

Some day, not in my lifetime, the Congressional Black Caucus just may wake TF up.

* ...that's right folks. African Americans are just under 15% of the US population. Overall, Latinos are over 30% + (the "+" is a WAG at the unknowable number of illegals ...11 million LOL), and in many places in the Southwest, already over 50%! ¿Sería posible qué no entiendas nada de lo que pasa con tu país? If you don't understand that, ask anyone on Main Street in Siler City, NC. (Of all places!)

19 posted on 08/19/2014 6:15:57 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Only a specific Program, Plan, and Leadership will end the chaos of dysfunctional government.)
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To: Kenny Bunk
Blacks 15%. Hispanics 30%.

Those numbers are disturbing. Today, an element of blacks are stupid enough to riot over a looting stoned bully who assaulted someone half his size then threatened a police officer. What's going to happen when they have legitimate gripes about hispanic gangs polluting their schools and neighborhoods? What white policeman will defend them?

This is either a setup to cause a race war in the US or the DC crowd is very, very dumb. Or both.

20 posted on 08/19/2014 7:26:08 AM PDT by grania
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