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July 24, 2009

Obama...Wow, What's The Big Deal About Bashing Cops Without Knowing All The Facts?

Doubling down, baby!

"I have to say I am surprised by the controversy surrounding my statement, because I think it was a pretty straightforward commentary that you probably don't need to handcuff a guy, a middle-aged man who uses a cane, who's in his own home," Obama said.

...The president said he understands the sergeant who arrested Gates is an "outstanding police officer." But he added that with all that's going on in the country with health care and the economy and the wars abroad, "it doesn't make sense to arrest a guy in his own home if he's not causing a serious disturbance."

Yeah, except that's the part that is in question, isn't it. Obviously, the cops maintain Gates was creating a serious disturbance and not in his own home but out on the porch in full view of anyone passing by.

As we've learned, facts and a lack of knowledge aren't things that the smartest and coolest President ever let's get in the way.

Fortunately, we may get a better understanding of what happened if the police release the 911 and radio calls. If they don't, someone needs to get up to Cambridge and start filing the Freedom of Information request forms.

Obama however does regret something about the remark, no don't be silly, he's not sorry he slandered the cops, he regrets stepping on his health care message. It's a 'distraction' but one of his own making.

Funny how a seemingly stupid question (many of us groaned when it was asked) could create such a shit storm. That's what you get when you elect an amateur to one of the toughest jobs in the world. Nice going 52%!


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