Today was pretty busy for me, I posted about Obama and his farce of a press conference at a relatively early for me. It is not easy being a one woman blog. Unfortunately unlike my PUMA pals at The Confluence, I don’t have a Fantastic Four, five or six, rotation blogger team ready to jump in when Afrocity is too tired, or on a business trip, or just plain too angry to blog.
Ok, to be fair -not that there would be a boatload of conservative PUMA bloggers to join forces with me anyway. Elderj aka “The Black Commenter” is the only other conservative PUMA I know besides myself. Afrocity is on her own here.
After posting, I got dressed and went about my day. I watched a bit of Fox News. No one was mentioning the Obama response on the Cambridge Police Department. How strange , I thought but then again Obama is the man who got away with comparing Sarah Palin to a pig.
“Phony Outrage”, is how then presidential candidate Barack Obama scripted criticism of his remarks. His response reminded me of that of a frat boy date rapist. The sort of man that coaxes you into not calling the authorities because his family is more influential than yours.
The mainstream media resides so deep in his pocket that they must feast daily on his clothes lint.
If Barack Obama says it didn’t happen, then it did not happen. I figured the media had ignored yet another example of Obama’s deeply arrogant and race baiting nature.
I was wrong . While riding in my car, I tuned in to the Rush Limbaugh show and thankfully Rush was on top of it. Thanks Rush for pointing out that this “Post Racial” garbage is just that- garbage. I have included some of the Rush Limbaugh transcript.
I have also included a clip of White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs speaking with Rachel Maddow about Obama’s remarks on the Cambridge Police.
I find Rachel Maddow to be an utter disappointment as a journalist. She is a Kool Aid drinker, and says Obama’s joke about “being shot” was funny. “It was a good joke”, Maddow says. give me a break.
RUSH: Okay. So I’ve long thought that there’s a chip on the shoulder here, and that there’s a little anger out there at the country based on who his mentors, associates, all that were. Gates was not “stopped.” This was not a profiling case. Let’s review what happened. To the best of my knowledge, a neighbor sees Gates. (interruption) Okay. Okay. Oh, okay. A friend and driver of the car, in addition to Gates, tried to get in the house. Gates and one other person. And some neighbor said, “Whoa, what was that? That doesn’t look right.” They called the police. My first reaction would be to thank the neighbor for looking out for me. But I guarantee you the neighbor is also going to be, before this is all over, a racist. In Cambridge now. We’re talking Harvard, Cambridge!
We’re talking idyllic liberal setting. It may as well be Duke. May as well be the lacrosse team here. May as well be that dancer. Gates and a friend break in, and the cops show up, and apparently all hell breaks loose inside the house, handcuffs and so forth. Obama doesn’t know what all happened — and we don’t, either. There are five or six different versions of what went on in there. We still really don’t know. Bill Cosby has come out today in Boston, and he can’t believe the president would say what he said about this admitting he doesn’t know all the facts. So Obama wasn’t quite through. After taking this incident — where Gates was not stopped. He was not pulled over. The cops were called there by somebody in the neighborhood. This was not a profiling incident. Here’s more from President Obama.
OBAMA: When I was in the state legislature in Illinois, we worked on a racial profiling, uh, bill because there was indisputable evidence that blacks and Hispanics were being stopped disproportionately. Uh, and that is a sign, an example of how, you know, race remains a factor in the society. That doesn’t lessen the incredible progress that has been made. I am standing here as testimony to the progress that’s been made, and yet the fact of the matter is that, you know, this still haunts us.
RUSH: Okay, wasn’t supposed to. We’re supposed to be beyond all this now, right? Postpartisan, postracial. So last week we dump on the white firefighters; this week from the Oval Office… Obama’s buddies at ACORN dumping on the white firefighters in New Haven. This week from actually the East Room we now start dumping on cops. The cop in question, Sergeant James Crowley, had this exchange with an unidentified reporter.
REPORTER: Mr. Gates has asked you for an apology. What is your reaction to that?
CROWLEY: There will be no apology.
REPORTER: Does it…? Is this now and ever no apology?
RUSH: No apology. He didn’t do anything wrong. We’ve heard now this guy gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to Reggie Lewis of the Boston Celtics who’d had a heart attack. He’s black. The cop was even citing this. “I didn’t see race. I saw a human being in distress,” and the neighbor in Cambridge, a neighbor of Professor Gates. This is quick. It’s five seconds long.
NEIGHBOR: I would have to say, you know, it was — as the police report said — “belligerent.”
RUSH: He was belligerent, talking about Gates. Now, here’s Charlie Ogletree, Harvard professor, Gates’ lawyer, on ABC’s Good Morning America. The question: “What was your client’s reaction to the president’s comments tonight?”