[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: With Leaders Like That...

Friday, July 24, 2009

With Leaders Like That...

President Obama, apologized...kinda sorta maybe...to Sgt. Crowley and the Cambridge, MA Police Department for calling the officer's actions stupid.

I don't know what's more disturbing: the fact that an educated man such as Henry Louis Gates, a professor, immediately and unjustly plays the race card...

...or that the President of the United States jumped to conclusions in publicly and without hesitation criticizing the actions of an officer of the law.

5 Comments:

Blogger The Universal Spectator said...

Both.

9:24 PM, July 24, 2009  
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2:48 AM, July 25, 2009  
Blogger Jonathan said...

It's insane for a US president to get involved in such a minor local issue. It minimizes the office and hurts the country. The least-bad thing you can say about him is that he has terrible judgment. It's even worse if he was doing it to distract attention from the state of his health-care scheme. What a jerk.

7:03 AM, July 25, 2009  
Blogger Robert said...

That is most definitely true, Jonathan. But even putting the issue of a president getting involved in local issues aside for a second, his initial "gut" reaction to go against the police without real knowledge of the facts really struck me.

9:34 AM, July 25, 2009  
Blogger Jorge Costales CPA said...

Robert I agree with you about the 'gut reaction' - chances are he's said [or heard from Rev Wright] the same type of thing a number of times before. But an audience of other liberals just nodded their assent or gave him an 'amen.'

In terms of damage - this is probably the one issue he felt as though, 'I don't have to worry about teleprompters or being told what to say' - that's gone too I imagine.

Silver lining here - maybe his desire for constant attention will be reduced.

10:17 AM, July 28, 2009  

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