Update: HWC in the comments has provided a very useful video link HERE. The video is located at the right hand column at the link and is an interview with Sergeant Crowley. Crowley answers many questions we have all had about what happened on the day he arrested Henry Gates. The video is about 22 minutes long. Crowley appears to be a very responsible and decent man.
Race-baiting Barack Obama and his race-baiting friends accused Bll Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Hillary supporters of being racists. Even the many brave African-Americans who dared advertise themselves as for Hillary, and not the Rezko pal from corrupt Chicago, were assaulted unfairly as “racists”. Hillary supporters know how outrageous the charge of “racism” is.
A black police officer who was at Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s home when the black Harvard scholar was arrested says he fully supports how his white fellow officer handled the situation.
Sgt. Leon Lashley says Gates was probably tired and surprised when Sgt. James Crowley demanded identification from him as officers investigated a report of a burglary. Lashley says Gates’ reaction to Crowley was “a little bit stranger than it should have been.”
Asked if Gates should have been arrested, Lashley said supported Crowley “100 percent.”
Gates has said he was the victim of racial profiling.
President Barack Obama says the officers “acted stupidly.” Lashley called Obama’s remark “unfortunate” and said he should be allowed to take it back.
Officer Crowley teaches racial profiling at the Lowell Police Academy. Crowley was personally selected by the African-American (former) police chief, Commissioner Ronny Watson, to teach the course on racial profiling. But now Crowley has been accused of being a racist. How is Crowley going to continue to teach that course now that the mighty Henry Gates of Harvard University has called him a racist (aided and abetted by race-baiting Barack Obama)?
Hillary supporters Crowley go to get back his good name and repudiate the charge of racism? We hope he files a defamation of character lawsuit against Harvard’s Henry Gates. We hope for a full investigation of this incident.
Crowley has been trashed by Obama and his race-baiting friends. The reprehensible Michael Kinsley in today’s Washington Post praises Henry Gates as credible and makes the absurd claim that Gates “nobly but unconvincingly frames his anger in nonracial terms”. Really? Gates is “noble” and “nonracial”?
“It is the fault of the policemen who couldn’t stand a black man standing up for his rights, right in his face,” Gates said on CNN.
It appears that Gates is confirming that he was “in his face” and it is Gates who is not so “noble” but rather attacking Crowley in very ugly race-baiting and very racial terms.
Perhaps Kinsley will run away from his stupid remarks in defense of Henry Gates in the same way that Obama is running away from his own “stupid” remarks.
There are Left Talker attorneys who think Obama is “brilliant” and that being “black” is somehow exempt from common sense when dealing with authority and especially when interacting with a police officer who is responding to a report of breaking and entering. For these Left Talkers it is enough to hear “racism” and the Pavlov response is immediate.
Left Talkers who think Obama is brilliant, who surrendered to Big Media and said “vote for the Media darling” along with assorted race-baiters ignore the class ramifications of their Obama world.
Left Talkers who trashed Sarah Palin and laughed as David Letterman made clear class based attacks on Palin as a “slutty” stewardess type will take sides with their arrogant brethren rather than with a lowly working class cop.
Gates includes among his friends the Mayor of Cambridge (who is black), the Governor of Massachusetts (who is black), a well known thug from Chicago who occupies a white house (who is black) and the entire faculty of Cambridge’s Harvard University. But he is black so the Left Talkers immediately take his side and ignore that the entire power establishment of Cambridge are also black and friends of Gates.
Gates, unlike the poor or middle class, had the entirely justifiable charges against him dropped almost immediately without so much as a hearing. Does that happen to anyone but the best connected in the United States?
We certainly are not saying that police power and the abuse of same is not a problem. Indeed, the abuse of police power is extremely frightening. Abusive police, racist officers are a very real problem. What is disgusting however is that a poor or middle class person without connections who falls victim to a problem cop does not have the resources and power of the powerful Henry Gates and will now have genuine claims of racism devalued because of the false claim by Henry Gates. If there has been an abuse of power it is from Gates and his high powered friends, like Barack Obama who dares to speak without knowledge of the facts.
Americans can recall when Mayor Rudolf Giuliani of New York would automatically defend the police and deride the defendants in controversial incidents. How the defense bar of lawyers would howl and denounce the Mayor for talking sides or tainting ongoing investigations. It was right to denounce Giuliani for using his megaphone as the Mayor to prejudge an investigation. It is right to denounce Obama too.
Barack Obama, like Henry Gates, spattered race into a situation which reeks of class “you don’t know who you are messing with” arrogance. Prepare for lectures by the Hopium addled on how this is all code language for calling Gates “an uppity negro” because we all know that it is 100% impossible for black people to be arrogant. Black people, like Hillary supporters can be “racist” if they don’t support Obama but black people, even Ivy League Mussolini-types like Barack Obama and Henry “you don’t know who I am” Gates can never be arrogant.
Another line of defense by the Hopium addled is that the cop, Crowley, should have walked away because he eventually found out that Gates was indeed the resident of the house he had just broken into. This line of defense means that if you are in the right you have permission to insult law enforcement officials. Imagine that lovely world with people who are not committing crimes able to insult and denounce and ridicule police at will. If you are innocent of violating the law but a cop comes to your house on a call, or stops you for whatever reason you then have the right to call him/her a racist or insult their mothers or whatever simply because you have not violated any law.
Al Sharpton race-baited on the Tawana Brawley case. The race-baiting by Al Sharpton diluted the genuine claims by others who have indeed been made the victims of police misconduct if not outright racism.
Henry Gates shouted “racism” while abusing a police officer. The fake Gates “racism” cry now hurt the poor and the powerless who are genuine victims of police misconduct or genuine police racism.
Barack Obama proved once again he will race-bait.
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Obama is so so brilliant we are told by Left Talkers and the Hopium addled. He was not so brilliant in his most recent publicity stunt however.
Does anyone remember health care, or rather, health insurance? Obama is no longer alleging he is concerned about health care reform, now it is only about health insurance reform.
Obama killed his own publicity stunt message on health care.
Health care itself can be located at Saint James Infirmary – at the mortuary slab.
Don’t blame Republicans for this rigor mortis:
House healthcare negotiations dissolved in acrimony on Friday, with Blue Dog Democrats saying they were “lied” to by their Democratic leaders. [snip]
The seven Blue Dogs on the Energy and Commerce Committee stormed out of a Friday meeting with their committee chairman, Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), saying Waxman had been negotiating in bad faith over a number of provisions Blue Dogs demanded be changed in the stalled healthcare bill.
“I’ve been lied to,” Blue Dog Coalition Co-Chairman Charlie Melancon (D-La.) said on Friday. “We have not had legitimate negotiations.
“Mr. Waxman has decided to sever discussions with the Blue Dogs who are trying to make this bill work for America,” Melancon said.
Although those Blue Dogs were supposed to be headed back into another meeting of the Energy and Commerce Democrats, their anger was visible.
If the two sides cannot reach an agreement, the only hope for passage of the bill in the House will be to go straight to the floor, an option leaders shied away from endorsing but said was an option.
But the Blue Dogs issued dire warnings to leaders contemplating that approach.
“Waxman simply does not have votes in committee and process should not be bypassed to bring the bill straight to floor,” Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.), the lead Blue Dog negotiator, said on Friday. “We are trying to save this bill and trying to save this party.”
Melancon said there would be 40-45 “solid no” votes from the 52-strong Blue Dogs, among other problems throughout the caucus. And Melancon said there are more Democrats who will vote against the bill.
“If they try to bring it to the floor, I think they’ll find out they have more problems than the Blue Dogs.”
On Wednesday Obama held a nationally televised publicity stunt and on Thursday he scheduled another publicity stunt “town hall”. Also on Thursday the Dimocrats in the Senate gave Obama a massive slap in the face as they told him “see ya later”.
Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday abandoned plans for a vote on health care before Congress’ August recess, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama’s ambitious timetable to revamp the nation’s $2.4 trillion system of medical care.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., delivered the official pronouncement on what had been expected for weeks, saying, “It’s better to have a product based on quality and thoughtfulness rather than try to jam something through.”
His words were a near-echo of Republicans who have criticized the rush to act on complex legislation that affects every American.
It is very likely that the August long delay, and the issuance of new economic reports will kill the Obama “reforms”. It is very likely that when constituents get to express their hostility towards the Obama “reform” to their elected officials during the August vacation the Obama “reform” will be killed.
It’s a mercy killing.