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Should Crowley meet with President and Gates? (Poll) Updates/Videos

Posted:  07.27.09 Updated 7.27.09 @ 1:58 p.m.  Updated:  7.27.09 @ 4:37 p.m.

Please vote.  There’s 1 vote so far AND IT’S ME!!  LOL. (Now there’s more – thank you thank you.)

UPDATE: Representative McCotter (R/Michigan) calls for an Obama apology – a real one.  He agrees with me :).

Hear audio here.

The issue is really the power of the presidency coming against a citizen. We’re talking about Cambridge, Massachuetts, a liberal stronghold. I just learned Cambridge has a black woman as a mayor, and I knew that Massachuetts has a black governor, and the President of the United States is black.  So I just don’t get it.   You mostly hear statements like: “There is a history of racism in this county, especially in the deep South….” and I think we get a bad rap. Massachuetts definitely is not the “deep south” and yet and still there is this high profile racial incident. I haven’t heard of anything like that around here, but then nobody would have heard of this had the President not inappropriately injected himself in it.

Old saying: It’s not what you know but who you know. True. But the president should realize he’s not in Chicago. 🙂 A teachable moment. For him.

Lord, Here’s a little insight into the thinking of Professor Gates. Chip on shoulder. Or maybe boulder on shoulder.

Old saying: Get the plank out of your own eye so you can better see how to get the speck of dust out of another’s. Quote of One of considerable influence.

UPDATE:  Video/audio of 911 call and dispatch released:

We still haven’t heard what Professor Gates had to say.

H/T:  RBO.  Thank you.


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President of the U. S. insults Cambridge police

The President of the United States attacks a Cambridge cop trying to do his job, saying the Cambridge police “acted stupidly.”

This is beyond the pale. Especially since he prefaced his remarks with the fact that Harvard Professor Henry Gates is a friend and that made him prejudiced in his favor and then admitting he did not have all the facts. Yet he continued to comment on it on national tv in a prime time presidential press conference.

The leader of the free world meddling in a local matter that doesn’t even rise above a misdemeanor?  If ever a question cried out for a “no comment” reply, this was it.  One would expect better judgment from the most intelligent man in the world.

Harvard Scholar Disorderly Sgt. James Crowley, Cambridge cop.

See report and great video of a short interview of Sgt Crowley and some emails and comments from a Boston station.

Also go here for a link to the Imus interview with Michael Graham this morning on this subject.

This whole thing with the question on Gates and so forth, was it staged in order to divert attention from the horrible press conference that rambled on for an hour without answering any question??  If so, well, it worked.  Well, sort of.  CNN is waiting for the Town Hall in Ohio where he will speak yet again on what will reportedly be more scare tactics on the health care issue.

Posted:  07.23.09


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