OBAMA IGNITES THE FLAMES OF RACISM IN A STUNNING FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP
Sharpton and President Obama. Each of the three leaders fanned the flames of hatred and racism. I expected this kind of behavior from someone like Al Sharpton who sees racism in every social situation in America. Racism gives Sharpton his purpose for living. He is like an oncologist that would hate to see a cure for cancer. Without racism, Sharpton would have to find a real job!
“…there are real “problems” and a “deep distrust” that exists “between law enforcement and people of color” around the country. “We need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson speaks to the broader challenges that we face across the nation…”
Obama’s irresponsible and inflammatory comments were not what the nation needed to hear at this time of extreme emotionality.
In 30 seconds, Obama fanned the flames of racial discord. In these 30 seconds, Obama reverted back to his all-to-familiar role as the community activist in Chicago as he displayed a deep mistrust for law enforcement officers across the country.
No, I am not saying that race relations between various communities and the police are not strained and do not need attention. They are in some cases, and these concerns should be addressed. However, at this time of unprecedented emotional volatility, this was not the time make such a set of inflammatory statements. For a moment last night, I could not tell if I was listening to a Presidential address to the nation or a race-baiting tirade from Al Sharpton.