Re: who is racist here?
posted at 7/24/2009 12:13 PM EDT
In Response to Re: who is racist here?
How much of a brain do you have to know that when a cop recieves ID proof that a resident is *in fact* a resident, and then procedes to call seven more cops to the scene, without explanation, and is in plain clothes but does not offer any ID of his own that the cop "acted stupidly"? Here is the lingering *fact* that is the same between the Police report and Gates' statment: Gates proved he was the home owner, and THEN the Police officer called in more Police, and offers no explanation of why he would do this in his report. Motivation aside it was stupid. Maybe he didn't trust him because he was black? Maybe he didn't like his tone? Who gives a rat's behind wher it relates to Obama's statement. That is the naked fact. At that point, the officer says, "Sorry for the disturbance," and leaves, he doesn't try to lure an agitated citizen onto public property so he can slap him with a disorderly charge (which cannot be done in a private residence), and he doesn't call in half the cops in Cambridge. Here is verbatim what Barak Obama said: "I don't know, not having been there, and not having seen all the facts, what role race had to play in this situation. I think its fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry. Now secondly, that the cambridge police acted stupidly arresting somebody when there was already proof they were in their own home. And then addressed the question of profiling as "separate and apart from this incident." It is fairly cut and dried. The officer acted stupidly. One perfunctory glance at the report, in the officers own words, verifies this, and it is the reason the charges were dropped. They wouldn't hold up in any court of law. Taking the actual arrest aside, the proof that race is still a factor on some level is evident in the false outrage from conservatives at these words. If McCain had been elected and stated that it was stupid that someone who had already presented their ID and proved they were in their own home has a battalion of police called after that fact, these same meat-heads would be clapping (if it were a story at all) about the "rights of private citizens" and "personal responsibility" or in the wing-nut factions, about how they have the right to shoot the cop for challenging their private property. But Obama stands up for the rights of a private citizen in his own home, and it is playing some fictional race card? Gimme a f-ing break. The rest of you who would get sanctimonius about the way Obama ties his shoelaces should take a rest and actually listen to what people have to say instead of waiting for O'reilly or Limbaugh to shout their version back at you.
Posted by zbellino
great point zbellino . . .
conservative (or like minded) america, when simon (O'reilly or Limbaugh or conservative talk radio) says . . . jump, (conservative or like minded response) how high?
when simon (O'reilly or Limbaugh or conservative talk radio) says . . . support anti-america antics, (conservative or like minded response) yes, whatever you say, your wish is my command!
racism still exists believe it or not, conservative or like minded america or anyone for that matter, and your blatant resistance to the fact is why it will still continue to exist . . .
The fact that this post somehow shows up in a sports thread says that conservative or like minded americans are seeking attention where ever they can get it, which is depressing to say the least.
advice to the attention seeking conservatives (reasonably thinking conservative need not apply). . . you do more harm than good by trying to spread your message beyond the conservative circles as you expose more of your irrational and idiotic ideology than intended.
stay classy conservative or like minded americans . . . (or not)