The first instance where the media teed up a question on race for our first post-racial healer-in-chief came in 2009, when police were called to the home of Henry Louis Gates, a friend of Obama’s and a professor at Harvard, after a neighbor reported a break-in (when they saw Gates struggling to enter his own home). Police arrived on the scene, and Gates was arrested after he became uncooperative.
Obama, during a press conference two days later, was asked about the incident and famously responded, “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home.”
It then came to light that Gates refused to give responding officers his identity and became belligerent with the officer on scene, Sgt. James Crowley, who arrested Gates for disorderly conduct.
When faced with criticism from law enforcement unions for his premature comments, Obama called the situation a “teachable moment” for the country (but not himself) and invited both Gates and Crowley to the White House for a “beer summit” to patch things up.
The punchline came when it was revealed Crowley taught a racial profiling course at the Lowell Police Academy and received high praise from officers of color that knew him.
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told you the fool is a muslim terrorist and a POS.
blm is a farce and a fraud and represents the ultimate form of hypocrisy perpetrating and promoting racial hatred by this fool and administration.
wonder how much money the fool and the closet lesbian hilary got paid to promote this. Oh! hilary now wants all whitiees to embrace the causes of the backs-like lynch-hugging a terrorist ready to cut your throat.
Obama by far is the #1 worst presidents in the entire 240 year history of america abuses the power of office with excutive orders releases crinimals and opens our nations borders to terrorists Obama is a TRAITOR and WAR CRINIMAL
What could have been a ”teachable moment” for Obama/America.
What we learned:
Obama is a self-centered ignoramus.
Sgt. James Crowley is a concerned, empathetic human being.
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Time and time again, the left has quickly come forth with their version of reality (the version that will generate the maximum amount of hate and violence) before any of the facts are known. It started with Zimmerman, the “white-Hispanic” that just up and shot poor little Trayvon for no reason whatsoever. It just got worse after that. In each and every case the left has been shown to have been wrong… dead wrong… but they are never held accountable for the swath of destruction left in their wake.
If any liberal anywhere actually cared about the suffering of the innocent, they would denounce such jumping to conclusions which result in violence, destruction of property and deaths. Ever heard a single liberal lament the harm caused by their false accusations? Yeah, me neither.
@Bill: I keep telling everyone that this post modernism (PM) pushed by the left is dangerous. Everyone creates their own reality is a center belief of PM philosophy. The next piece is “I never intended to trigger the consequences” so I should not be punished!
While the far right and unhinged dog whistlers amuse themselves with illogical justifications of blaming Obama, looks like several conservative writers and lawmakers are actually finally acknowledging that just maybe poorer black communities just may have been the victims of inappropriate policing, for years. That argument does seem to have legs.
And if you really really want to find a huge culprit of today’s racism (and I realize you don’t), you might take a look at your very own recomendation for the highest seat in the world- none other than Birther Donald playing Lee Atwater’s Southern Strategy for everything he can.
@Ajay42302: I believe I have asked this before… provide an example of Trump’s racism.
At least he does not openly support terrorist groups that call for the murder of cops, as Obama, Hillary and Bernie do.
Bill I’ve answered your question multiple times so obviously you’re either profoundly stupid, intentionally distracting, or simply toying with me. Hell, there’s even an example in the comment you responded to.
Heres a d suggestion for the school with the Obama murral Paint it over and if those other school still have their praises to Obama song books turn them over toa paper recycling for the checks the parents need when their jobs are taken by illegal aliens
“If I have to tell you, you’ll never know” Is not an answer… it’s an admission that you have no example. Yet you keep repeating the lie.
In case you are not aware, the practice of calling someone a racist when you have no facts is no longer taken seriously. It is a joke, like the left honors the Constitution is a joke.
So, either serve up an example of Trump being racist or stop your incessant lying.
More and more r each day Jimmy Carter looks better then Obama ever was
@Bill: I’ll agree that while “If I have to tell you, you’ll never know” isn’t an answer, nor is intentional and willful ignorance of the argument a rebuttal. Again, your obvious objective is to be a distracting troll.
Do you not see the bither movement as racism (you know, that it was “a good thing to keep alive” as a constant reminder that Obama had Kenyan background, exposed to Muslim teachings, came from interracial parents and was, simply put, “not like us”)?
Do you not know who Lee Atwater was and his role in “The Southern Strategy”? Do you deny the Southern Strategy as racist for political gain? Do you deny the chant of “nigger nigger nigger” as racist and the realization that the ploy had to be changed because of the “backlash” and needed to become “coded” and “abstract” in order to keep that same racist soundbites alive and well? Do you not see that “coded” and “abstract” message in the birther meme?
But it’s understood that this is simply a distraction in order for your to abet such asinine narratives like Obama and Dems being the culprit of race baiting, which simply doesn’t withstand scrutiny on most any front.
Initiated by Hillary and not racist.
What does that have to do with Trump? You are aware, are you not, that racism was kept alive by the Democrats that ruled the South? How about Lyndon Johnson’s assessment of how the passage of the Civil Rights Act would “have those n***ers voting Democrat for 100 years”? Can you not find me anything that is in a code that only you can decipher?
As long as you have no basis to call Trump a racist, why don’t you just stop being so stupid and dishonest and try and concentrate on facts for a while?
You again tuck tail and run from the argument, inventing your own along the way.
Ignore how Rs exploited the birther issue because keeping it front and center was politically advantageous because, well, Hillary, or something.
Totally ignore Lee Atwater of admitting to exploit miniorities and improve their “nigger, nigger, nigger” message to white southerners because Johnson and the Civil Rights Act.
Ignore the reality that Trump has been somewhat of a King Birther and the birther movement is no more than a page from the Lee Atwater bigoted plan.
And while you’re at it, pretend that Trump isn’t somewhat of a KKK darling And lifts passages from white supremacist websites.
And I will not quit calling the racist Donald Trump a racist simply because some bigoted troll on a bigoted hack site wants to cover his ears and pretends not to hear reality.
But again my distracting friend, that really isn’t the point. My original point was more towards how much of the world and leaders and writers of both parties have noticed a problem of the police treatment of black communities rather than the asinine finger pointing towards Obama by dog whistle tooters like Dr John.
@Ajay42302: Distracting. Yeah. YOU are the racist. To you, racism is a handy tool, an accessory to rely on when things get tough. Things such as having to defend a proven corrupt, lying, incompetent failure or a President or candidate. So, all you are left with is, “well, Trump is a racist.” What an absolute lying moron.
When you can’t scrape a single, solitary example of any such attitude (except for those in your secret code) you don’t think figuring out how racist YOU are, using race as a weapon and prop, is relatively easy?
Now, this race-baiting by the left has resulted in communities destroyed, lives ruined and many dead. But vipers like yourself just continue the practice. Because your racist minds can conceive of no other tactic, you continue using race as a weapon despit the tragedy we know results.
I can only thank God that He made me better than that. For lying slime as yourself, you can only hope for last minute absolution for your cynical disregard for human life. Good luck with that.
@Bill: Go ahead and thank God for making you superior than me, all while calling me the racist while you do your “heil Trump”. Truly amazing!
@Ajay42302: Anyone that does not resort to calling someone a racist simply because they can’t provide a valid reason to be critical is superior to you and your ilk. What is amazing is how people like you can invoke Nazism while supporting fascist candidates.
@Bill: I’ve laid out 3 separate points in this discussion pointing to Trumps racism and you pretend they don’t exist. Obvious to you, supporting the KKK (or refusing to disavow) isn’t an indication of racism.
Please copy and paste evidence that I support the other candidate and please note that my opinions of Trump being a racist and a dangerous candidate is not an endorsement of Clinton.
@Ajay42302: You’ve laid out nothing but how stupid you are and how stupid you thing anyone else is. When did Hillary disavow the Klan? When did Obama? Therefore, according to you, they are Klansman racists. When did they disavow the Holocaust? Now, they are murdering antisemites. They’ve never disavowed the slaughter of the Plains Tribes… oops, now they hate Native Americans.
There is plenty to criticize about Trump, though apparently YOU aren’t aware of it, or you would be capable of having an honest conversation.
And if I supported Obama and Hillary, I’d lie about it, too.
@Bill: You again cowardly run from your disgraced and failed argument while simply inventing incredibly irrelevant gibberish.
Trump was asked point blank on the KKK but refused to disavow and later made up something about a bad ear piece (which is an outright lie because he tap danced around the question so obviously he heard it).
Now you can spew word salad babble about Obama or Hillary not disavowing the Holocaust and Klansmen (which is profoundly stupid) but I don’t recall them having the endorsements of folks like Daily Stormer, a leading neo-Nazi news site; Richard Spencer, director of the National Policy Institute, which aims to promote the “heritage, identity, and future of European people”; Jared Taylor, editor of American Renaissance, a Virginia-based white nationalist magazine; Michael Hill, head of the League of the South, an Alabama-based white supremacist secessionist group; and Brad Griffin, a member of Hill’s League of the South and author of the popular white supremacist blog Hunter Wallace. I don’t remember backers such as the Virginia KKK leader backing Trump and going on TV stating, “The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in.”
Unlike Trump, Obama and Hillary have no records of rental discrimination nor have they been sued by the Justice Department for refusing rental and demanding different rental terms and conditions to blacks and then sued again 3 years later by the DOJ for telling black applicants that apartments weren’t available when they were.
Aside from Trump advocating the beatings of BLM folks (“maybe they should be roughed up” “I’ll pay the legal expenses’ etc), calling his supporters who beat up a Latino homeless man “passionate”, the infamous “criminals and rapist”, his leading of the “birther” conspiracy, firing black casino workers at the request of white high rollers for no more than being black, etc etc etc, Trump has repeatedly made the GOP grimace because he’s saying racial things out loud that they don’t want to be said.
So with just barely scraping the tip of the iceberg on Trumps long history of racism, you are simply being intentionally dishonest to not at least recognize that argument exist as does him being an out right lying conman, a bully, an xenophobe, fascist, totalitarian, misogynist, and on and on.
But I realize that you’re a Trump licker and as I’ve said before, you just can’t rationalize with a Trump licker. So I expect your head to remain in the warm comfort of his bowels and unaware of reality in the real world.
But aside from all that, you failed to provide a quote, link, copy and paste or anything else that I support Hillary Clinton. Please do so. If you can’t, then you are obviously a blatant liar, someone who will just make up anything knowing damn well it isn’t true. Please justify statement.
@Ajay42302: I am running from nothing… because that is all you have offered. Nothing. Trump doesn’t have to denounce every bad idea to prevent being associated with it; that is stupid to the extreme, just as you are.
Again, if you want to call Trump a racist, PROVIDE AN EXAMPLE OF HIS RACISM,, not your stupid little “codes”.
You are indeed a trolling fraud, just as I said earlier.
After going to the trouble of listing countless incidents, several adamant racist supporting him, DOJ cases of blatant racism, and much much more, here you are back with your regurgitated “but name something” silliness.
Okay, you’re just toying with me for sport. Fair enough. It’s a reasonable crutch for such mindless babble so I digress.
But you are indeed running like a spineless whipped pup because you cannot validate your accusation of me supporting Clinton. Where is it at? Where did I say it? So you are caught red handed not only as a kibitzing troll only here to protect Dr John’s debunked buffoonery but you are exposed as an abject liar, unable to validate yopur lie that I support Hillary. Where’s it at? Tell us. How did you come to that conclusion? Bigotry? Dishonesty? That really seems to be your only reason of existence.
@Ajay42302: When you support the dialogue, you support the candidate who spews it!
@Ajay42302: Why don’t you stick to the subject at hand and either provide proof Trump is racist or shut you lying, liberal, Obama-worshiping, Hillary-groveling, racist propaganda sewer?
@Bill: I’ll take that as an outright admission that you are the lying troll I suggested, unable to validate your very own accusations. Your accusations are garbage as is your deflective rhetoric., having no legs to withstand scrutiny, dependent solely on you regurgitating nonsensical gibberish to save face.
Even your comrades have seemed to bail on you.
No, I’m not laughing with you.
@Ajay42302: So, even though, by way of your NINE opportunities to provide just ONE example that would validate your accusation that Trump is a racist, you confess you… YOU are a lying troll that, instigated by those that provide your thoughts to you, make idiotic, false, stupid accusations, then you take the coward’s way out and project your cowardice towards someone else.
Well, you’re not off the hook. Provide proof or admit to your lying cowardice.
Okay, I’m the lying troll. I’m the racist race baiter. I’m any and every rubber/glue passe you want me to be.
I get that.
So please tell us when I endorsed Hillary. When? How?
I mean, you run your mouth so back it up. Do you have the balls or simply no more than a little fuzzy bag?
@Ajay42302: When did I say your endorsed her?
But, no examples of Trump’s racism. Got it.
Who is the fascist candidate that I support?
And just to add to the list, what about in 1998 when Trump told Howard Stern the U.S. would be better off to send all the blacks back to Africa?
@Ajay42302: You support Hillary. If you are spreading malicious lies about Trump’s racism, YOU are directly supporting Hillary.
Again, how about PROOF?
@Bill: I don’t support Hillary nor will I vote for her. I don’t support Trump nor will I vote for him. I’m not sure if you can read and comprehend that considering you can’t even read and comprehend the 7 above points I made indicting Trump to racism:
1) Following Lee Atwarter’s Southern Strategy
2) Allegiance to the KKK and the 7 named endorsers
3) Being sued by the DOJ for creating hardships for blacks to rent
4) Being sued by the DOJ for denying rentals to blacks
5) Advocating beating BLM members
6) Referring to an entire race as “criminals and rapist”
7) Saying all blacks should be sent back to Africa
One would have to deduce that either you are a blatant liar (as in the case of saying I endorsed Hillary when I never have), you cannot read and understand the words (which is highly questionable yet you don’t dispute them but claim the writing isn’t there, doesn’t exist, that I never gave a single example) or that you must believe that none of the 7 points I’ve listed pertains to racism and therefore I’ve presented no examples.
But as I’ve mentioned many times, you just can’t get a coherent or honest answer from a Trump licker.
@Ajay42302: Still waiting… “codes” and wild accusations (he never advocated beating BLM members, or anyone else… only self defense and he never characterized any race as criminals and rapists) don’t cut it. Got a link? Got some proof? Show it. Or shut up and go plant your “I’m With Hillary!” sign.
Good job Bill, admission that there is in fact an argument is indeed a step to recovery.
Kinda ran like a skeered rabbit from those DOJ suits, hiking rates on blacks refusing rentals to blacks, and wanting to ship them back to Africa didn’t you? Yeah, those really really are there, claims I really really did make (and actually happened) but you can pretend they’re not there. I realize too much reality at one time might be hazardous to you so we can do it in increments.
And of course, you now want links as otherwise they didn’t happen or perhaps of course the links I provide are not really there or some other evasive gibberish. And yeah, I know not providing these links is a disqualifier but that tactic’s like 15 years old, used long ago on blogs as a distraction just so you can dodge reality. You and I both know you’re not interested in links and they’d do no good. You and I both know that my arguments and points are real and have been argued on many levels from both sides but now never happened unless I have links. Such sophomoric and grade school idiocy. Can’t you step up your game with the big boys? The only reason I’m playing the reverse Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown game with you is just the sport of watching how profoundly stupid you are.
Again, you just can’t rationalize with a Trump licker. They have no concern of reality or anything other than the scent of Trump butt.
You are indeed one blind and dishonest fool. And I’m actually trying to be nice.
@Ajay42302: STILL waiting (note: your credibility is zero).
@Bill: It wouldn’t matter how many times Trump’s racism is pointed out—-the good news is the large majority–65-70% have said they distrust Trump and will never vote for him–as a Trumpeteer you are in a distained minority—Trump’s ONLY hope is that he’s running against HRC.
Bernie and fellow Dems. are lining up behind HRC.
Cruz, Rubio, Bush and many other Repubs are not backing Trump.
You’ve got a few fellow Trumpeteers here at F.A and a few so anti HRC they’ll hold their nose and abandon their conscience–but the #’s don’t add up and HRC is a 4-1 favorite to win.
@Richard Wheeler: Aside from the fact that no racism has yet been pointed out, only media driven exaggerations, context assassinations and outright lies, the fact is the Trump is not what is best for America… he is what is BETTER for America.
A known and proven criminal liar should not be allowed into the Oval Office.
@Bill: Not that I expect a shred of honesty nor do I expect you to have the balls to answer but what precisely in your mind is racism (as obviously Webster et al don’t count or, uh, something). I mean if hiking up rental rates for blacks only ain’t it and denying housing to blacks only ain’t it and advocating that all blacks should be sent back to Africa ain’t it and encouraging supporters to “beat the hell out of em” ain’t it and being the birther king ain’t it and coddling up to the KKK ain’t it and securing the endorsements of prominent white supremacist ain’t it then, well, what exactly in your mind constitutes racism?
@Ajay42302: Proof. Verification. Already, your incidents of “beating BLM members” and “an entire race of rapists” reveals how readily you will lie. Therefore, there is no further discussion until you can prove you are not lying.
@Bill: Just as I stated, no balls, just a little fuzzy bag.
Is that what it feel like when they are in your mouth?