President Obama decided to issue a response to the mayhem unfolding in Baltimore today, and he pretty much continues to spew the same, tired racially divisive rhetoric that lays the blame for this shenanigans at the feet of police officers who he claims treat African-Americans poorly.
Don’t be too hard on him now, folks.
He has to keep up the racial divide or else risk losing a chunk of the black voter base, and his fellow party members wouldn’t be too happy about that, would they?
From The Guardian:
Barack Obama is now speaking at his press conference about the protests and riots in Baltimore and about police violence:
Since Ferguson, and the task force we put together, we have seen too many instances of what appears to be police officers interacting with individuals, primarily African-American, often poor, in ways that raise troubling questions.
This seems to be happening once a week now, he suggested.
It’s pretty much the same speech as Ferguson.
Here’s a little commentary from Ace of Spades HQ — who responded live as the president was delivering his statement — that summarizes Obama’s response beautifully:
Another point: As usual, Obama acts as if he is simply a commentator or blogger. He speaks about the riots as if his role is entirely one of analysis or to provide inspiration.
I didn’t hear him say anything about taking action to actually stop the rioters.
Classic Obama right there.
Of course he isn’t going to actually do anything to stop this madness, that requires effort, work, and abandonment of the progressive agenda, which as he’s proven time and again, he cares about more than life itself — and certainly more than he does this country.
The reason Obama doesn’t do more is because he politically benefits from the unrest and from siding with “peaceful protesters” in the area — he said something about these “peaceful” demonstrations, but I have yet to actually see one — as he plays on both sides of the fence.
With Obama, it’s always about the political advantage to be gained from a situation. Every riot is an opportunity for him to further divide Americans and keep the liberal agenda alive.
Let’s hope action is taken that will bring these horrible acts of violence to an end before Baltimore suffers any further destruction.