Skip to comments.Obama struggles to find his role after Brown death
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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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!!~~~
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
“.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.
31 arrests last night in Ferguson.
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!
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
“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.
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.
His role is the same as al sharpton’s. No difference.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.