The Cop-Hater in Chief
Obama's shameful record of anti-police rhetoric stretches back to beginning
From the very beginning of his time in office, President Obama has taken every opportunity possible to undermine and attack law enforcement in this country.
Now, the president’s record of anti-law-enforcement rhetoric has led in part to the murders of five police officers and the wounding of seven more.
The president’s record of anti-law-enforcement rhetoric has led in part to the murders of five police officers and the wounding of seven more.
Anyone who doubts the extent to which Obama’s presidency has been marked by pronounced distaste for police officers — especially white ones — need only look to the litany of ideologically motivated, anti-police statements the president has made since he assumed office.
When Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates was arrested on July 16, 2009, outside his home after police received reports of an individual trying to force entry into the house, Obama said the arresting officer, Sgt. James Crowley, “acted stupidly.”
How his actions were stupid, Obama did not say. Gates, who had lost his keys, was literally breaking into his own home, and Officer Crowley responded to the call. Obama may believe Crowley should have invited Gates out for a round of beers (as Obama did in the infamous “beer summit”) and politely ask him what he was doing, but it’s unlikely most homeowners would want cops to respond to a reported break-in in such a manner.
After black teenager Trayvon Martin was shot by the overzealous, “White-Hispanic” George Zimmerman — because in Obama’s America Hispanics magically become white people if they shoot a black person — Obama said that, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”
Of course, Obama declined to say if his son would have played hooky and assaulted a community watch volunteer, bashing his head repeatedly into the pavement.
When Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson while in the process of assaulting Wilson and trying to take his gun, Obama did not call for calm or tell people to wait until the full facts of the case were known.
Instead, he chose to believe the media narrative that Michael Brown was shot with his hands up — based on one unreliable witness, Brown's friend — and even sent administration officials to his funeral. Brown's death "stains the heart of black children," Obama proclaimed.
Later, when Freddie Grey was killed in the custody of black police officers who report to a black police chief in a city governed by a black mayor, Obama once again blamed racism against blacks. "This is not new, and we shouldn't pretend that it's new," he said. "There are problems and challenges when it comes to how policing and our laws are applied in certain communities and we have to pay attention to it."
Only this week, after two black men were shot by police officers in two separate incidents in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Obama took to Facebook to spew his twisted racial narrative.
"These fatal shootings are not isolated incidents," he wrote. "They are symptomatic of the broader challenges within our criminal justice system, the racial disparities that appear across the system year after year," Obama added.
The brutal, calculated attack on police officers in Dallas will go down in history as Obama's true legacy. "He built this racial divide," noted Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke in 2014.
"It was a wound that had been healing for a number of years, a number of decades … and he reopened it with his divisive politics," Clarke said. "He's taken sides in these issues. He's fanned those flames."