Update II: Today Barack Obama is on vacation from his vacation. Soon he will be back on vacation. Today the semi-retired president was forced to say something about Ferguson again because he just can’t help race-baiting for political profit.
While in Washington vacationing from his vacation Barack Obama proved once again he is a queen-sized boob. Consider: Barack Obama plotted to exploit the riots in Ferguson to distract the country from his many international blunders and failures back to a strategy he believes will help in November’s elections. Yup, Obama thought he could get back to race-baiting to gin up what little remains of his “base” to get them to the November polls. Score another failure for Obama.
Ferguson did not cooperate and awarded Obama another failure. The riots – looting – Molotov cocktails – continued. In fact after Obama made his first statement on Ferguson the situation got worse. It’s even worse now and the National Guard has been called out. The governor did not even bother to tell Obama he was calling out the Guard.
Now the hapless Nobel Peace Prize winner is sending race-baiter commander Eric Holder to Ferguson for no reason at all other than to race-bait and elevate the racial animus. We doubt Holder will speak with “Josie”.
Geez, don’t you love all the racial peace and harmony we’re enjoying these days? Don’t you love all the peace and love in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Muslim world now that we elected Barack Hussein Obama? Thanks Andrew Sullivan and John Kerry for predicting so accurately this golden age of Obama’s black “face”.
Update: Keep digging until you find what you want? Corrupt Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered a third autopsy of Michael Brown. Big Media irresponsibility continued as Yahoo News published pictures of the police officer who shot Michael Brown. The cop who previously received a commendation for “extraordinary effort in the line of duty” is now an easy target for thugs who are in the hunt for him because CNN and other Big Media outlets broadcast the picture and address of the police officer’s house.
The police officer being hunted by thugs appears to be a very decent and good man also received some unexpected support. It turns out that video soon after the shooting recorded a conversation among witnesses inadvertently taped in which they say that Michael Brown was hurtling towards the cop and the officer shot in self defense.
Some of the good citizens of Ferguson are beginning to assert themselves but thugs from outside the community more interested in looting and liquor still command the night. The police in last night’s rain had difficulty maintaining order. Arrests and tear gas helped maintain what passes for order. Good citizens came out in the morning to help clean up their lawless town.
On the Rick Perry front others are writing what we wrote This contrived indictment may be the best political thing that’s ever happened to Rick Perry.
Because of Barack Obama we now live in a lawless society. Now it is often “normal” to see celebration when the “law” is either ignored or abused for political purposes. The spirit of the law is violated.
Under his self-perceived dictatorial powers Barack Obama now chooses which laws he enforces via the Department of Justice and which laws he tramples. Lawless Barack Obama has brought Chicago to America. Now many communities operate under Obama Chicago law.
In Ferguson, Missouri, a young black man, was shot to death by a police officer. A friend of the dead man told TV reporters that he and the soon to be dead man were walking along peacefully and the cop for no reason shot and killed his friend. There were violent protests and looting of stores by those supposedly outraged by the death. The protestors/looters demanded “justice” which to them meant the police officer be identified and lynched either literally or figuratively.
It turns out the young black man, who was over six feet tall and weighed close to 200 pounds, robbed a store just before he was shot. The witness/friend now admits that was a fact he withheld from his televised “eye witness” account. The initial reaction by the community to release of photos and video of the robbery was to claim the evidence was fake, tampered with, and not evidence the dead man committed a crime.
The “Department of Justice” under Obama henchman Eric Holder tried to keep the news of the robbery from reaching the public. The claim now is that the robbery is irrelevant. The parents denounced the “character assassination” of their dead son. We’ve heard that before.
During the Trayvon Martin craziness we noted that Trayvon Martin was a very troubled young man. We noted that he had been repeatedly suspended from school. Indeed Trayvon Martin was out of school due to suspension when he was shot.
We noted at the time that the mother of Trayvon Martin had turned Trayvon over to his dad because neither she nor her family could exercise control of Trayvon. Instead of stern discipline and dictatorial fatherly watchdogging the father was irresponsible. The night of the death of Trayvon, Trayvon’s father gave Trayvon money then left Trayvon to fend for himself. The father left Trayvon at the home of the father’s girlfriend so that the father could go have fun far away in Miami with his squeeze.
That was not responsible parenting. The father was carousing while his son was busy getting himself shot due to his belligerent attitude against the wrong man at the wrong time. That was not responsible parenting.
Once the father, after his night out on the town, discovered Trayvon was shot dead all we heard from him and the mother was that Trayvon was such a good boy. Many rallied around the irresponsible parents and demanded “justice”. Their son was such a good boy.
We heard the same thing about the man shot in Ferguson. He was such a good boy.
Last night the community in Ferguson continued to riot and loot. The police stood back and didn’t even bother to watch.
Not all the community looted and ran riot. The community was divided. There were looters and there were the looted.
“Why Didn’t They Shoot Those Looters?” That’s the question asked by a member of the community. The answer: because your community chose to live without the law. Your community is reaping what it has sown. The police are doing what the community wants. The police are going to watch you stew in your own juices. When you abandon the rule of law the law will abandon you.
The looters robbed the store Michael Brown robbed before he was shot.
This does not mean that the police nor individual police officers are perfect. Far from it. But the idea of the rule of law must be upheld. When there is police abuse which is clear cut it is the right, it is the duty, of those who believe in the rule of law to protest and demand redress of grievances. When the police are lawless, citizens must cling to the law more than ever and demand the rule of law, not engage in further destruction of the rule of law.
Some in the community tried to stop the looting. Some in the community stood with the law. But they were outnumbered by the criminals.
Some of the looted tried to protect their property. The police stood by. ‘”I think the first message is to remind all law enforcement that they are hired to serve and protect and if they’re going to sit back and watch looting, they’re not serving us; they’re not protecting us,” Pastor Robert White told the station.” Sorry Pastor, you live in a lawless community in a lawless country with a lawless president.
Eventually we will get both sides of the story about what happened in Ferguson. The police officer will tell his side of the story. The witnesses will tell their side of the story. We will soon know more facts.
We know the lone police officer in a squad car stopped Michael Brown. Reports are that was due to Brown and friend walking in the street stopping traffic. Did the police officer discover Brown was possibly the robber police were searching for when the reports came over his radio while he was with Brown as is claimed? Or was the cop unjustified and acting criminally when he shot Brown? We’ll know soon enough.
Rick Perry for all his power and prestige might as well be living in Ferguson Missouri. Rick Perry is living today in a land of injustice. Rick Perry is living in a lawless land.
Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, has been indicted by a grand jury in a lawless country by a lawless political party subverting the rule of law. Before You Pass Judgment On Rick Perry… watch these two videos:
The first video is from the dashboard camera of a police car when the police stopped and arrested Travis County, Texas, District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg for drunk driving.
The second video is the nasty drunk Democrat District Attorney being “booked” for drunk driving and lamenting her political career is ruined by the police for doing their job.
Governor Rick Perry saw those videos and was disgusted by DA Rosemary Lehmberg. Governor Perry demanded her resignation as well he should have. When the nasty drunken pig of a DA who is supposed to be a paragon of law but instead violated the law and endangered the community with her drunk driving refused to resign Governor Rick Perry did what he should have done.
Governor Rick Perry demanded her resignation and if she did not resign Governor Rick Perry threatened to veto funding for her office. Because of his lawful and appropriate threat and veto Governor Rick Perry has now been indicted for “abuse of power”:
A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law when he promised publicly to nix $7.5 million over two years for the public integrity unit run by the office of Travis County Democratic District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. Lehmberg was convicted of drunken driving, but refused Perry’s calls to resign.
Perry’s general counsel, Marry Anne Wiley, defended the governor’s action.
“The veto in question was made in accordance with the veto authority afforded to every governor under the Texas Constitution,” she said. “We will continue to aggressively defend the governor’s lawful and constitutional action, and believe we will ultimately prevail.” [snip]
Perry was indicted on charges of abuse of official capacity, a first-degree felony with potential punishments of five to 99 years in prison, and coercion of a public servant, a third-degree felony that carries a punishment of two to 10 years.
No one disputes that Perry is allowed to veto measures approved by the Legislature, including part or all of the state budget. But the left-leaning Texans for Public Justice government watchdog group filed an ethics complaint accusing the governor of coercion because he threatened to use his veto before actually doing so in an attempt to pressure Lehmberg to quit.
“We’re pleased that the grand jury determined that the governor’s bullying crossed the line into illegal behavior,” said Craig McDonald, executive director of Texans for Public Justice. “The complaint had merit, serious laws were potentially broken.”
Michael McCrum, the San Antonio-based special prosecutor said he “took into account the fact that we’re talking about a governor of a state — and a governor of the state of Texas, which we all love.”
“Obviously that carries a lot of importance,” McCrum said. “But when it gets down to it, the law is the law.”
This indictment of Governor Rick Perry is lawlessness by a corrupt Democratic Party subverting the law, twisting the law, violating the spirit of the law.
We’ll give Rick Perry the same advice to Chris Christie: Come out guns blazing!
Chris Christie did not take our advice. Instead of fighting back and becoming a bully on behalf of the people against the tormentors of the people Chris Christie lost weight and his bellow.
It looks like Rick Perry will fight:
“I intend to fight against those who would erode our state’s constitution and laws purely for political purposes and I intend to win,” a defiant Perry said during a news conference Saturday. [snip]
News of the indictment has elicited glee among many Democrats who are eager to take down Perry, a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016.
But Perry, who has been trying to burnish his national image in the wake of his disastrous 2012 White House run, has also been receiving support from many in the GOP who claim the allegations against him are politically motivated.
Those issuing statements of support since Friday’s indictments have included Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. All three are potential rivals to Perry for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
Rick Perry must fight for the rule of law. A governor with the plenary powers of the office is well within his rights to call for removal of a drunk driving district attorney. Indeed, not doing what he did would have been a crime against the law he is sworn to uphold.
Rick Perry, like Chris Christie before him, has been given a golden opportunity. If Rick Perry fights for the rule of law and against this political assassination attempt he will be doing this country a great service. Rick Perry can stop this country from becoming Ferguson Missouri – the land of the lawless.