He never had the respect of the police. I had to work a security detail for his inaugural train and I couldn't find a single officer who voted for him. Nobody wanted to salute the train as it passed by. Nobody wanted to take a bullet for the Obamassah. The big joke was that "if you hear gunfire, duck!"
I'm surprised by the controversy surrounding my statement, because I think it was, uh, uh a pretty straightforward commentary that you probably don't need to handcuff a guy -- a middle-aged man who uses a cane -- who is in his own home.
Now, what I do know is, as I said last night: I don't know all the details to the case.
My suspicion is -- is that words were exchanged between the police officer and Mr. Gates and that everybody should have just settled down and cooler heads should have prevailed. That's my suspicion. But I was asked, you know, did it make sense for it to escalate to the levels that it did (sic), and I said probably not and that uhhh, you know, it would have been more sensible for everybody to just, once it was established that Mr. Gates was in his own home, that, uhhh, we should just settle this thing down.
President Barack Obama said a white police officer "acted stupidly" when he arrested a black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. After receiving a call that there was a break in by a neighbor.This is something that is huge where I live (Massachusetts). I agree with the Officers.....I lost respect for Obama a longggg time ago but this puts the frosting on the cake.
President Barack Obama said a white police officer "acted stupidly" when he arrested a black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. After receiving a call that there was a break in by a neighbor.
I doubt if it would any difference if the burglar had been white or black. If it was me and it very well could have been because I have locked myself out several times and had to break in.
If a neighbor called and our local officers arrived, I would have been very apologetic for his inconvenience and very carefully explained the problem to him. I would have understood the situation that I had created and knew the officer was only doing what he needed to do.
I also work at a University, but that would be the last thing I would use as an excuse of my stupidity.
Now if we really want to talk about “Stupid”
I would wonder why our President would stand with Honduras’s ousted President Manuel Zelaya’s a (want to be) Dictator and the rest of his support that comes from the Chavez-led group of socialist presidents in Latin America, known as the Alba bloc, which includes the leaders of Ecuador, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Cuba.
I also wonder why he wants to stand with a Dictator such as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and not with the People of Iran.