Friday, July 08, 2016

American Irresponsibility - Blame Obama

In the wake of a week from hell in the life of America, many folks on Right are still not getting it and simply blaming President Obama in a knee jerk reaction. 


Exhibit 1 Hyperbola: 

"...you had governors and mayors and the president — whether it was President Johnson or President Nixon, Republican or Democrat — condemning violence against the police and urging support for the police.Today that's markedly absent." 

-- William Johnson, the executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations 

Reality: 

"I speak for every single American when I say that we are horrified over these events, and that we stand united with the people and the police department in Dallas ... Let's be clear: There is no possible justification for these kinds of attacks or any violence against law enforcement." 



Exhibit 2 Hyperbola: 

"All those protesters last night, they ran the other way expecting the men and women in blue to turn around and protect them,...What hypocrites!...I understand the First Amendment, I understand freedom of speech, and I defend it...It is in our Constitution, it is in our soul, but you can’t go out on social media and mainstream media and everywhere else and say that the police are racist, that the police are hateful, the police are killers.” 

-- Dan Patrick, Texas Lieutenant Governor 

Reality: 

Republicans would not mind unbridled support for the Second Amendment, then why does he want restrictions on the First Amendment? Besides. Texas Lieutenant Governor faults demonstrators in seeking shelter from snipers. What were they supposed to do then? Run in the direction of snipers and get killed along those police officers? What happened to the famous gun law support among conservatives - that someone in the crowd with a gun will take down the shooter? I would say what a hypocrite Texas Lieutenant Governor himself is. 


Exhibit 3 Hyperbola: 

"Mr. Obama’s attempt at balance might have more resonance if once he said Black Lives Matter’s view of American justice is wrong."

-- Review and Outlook, Wall Street Journal 

Reality: 

Why? Why is Black Lives Matter's view of American justice wrong when routinely black men are killed by white cops with no prosecution and accountability for those cops? 

What is happening here is many on Right are simply resorting to a simple way out from where we Americans find ourselves: blame President Obama. That is totally pathetic, wrong and something which for sure will not solve problems America is facing. No wonder, it is going to be harder for President Obama to unite America while root causes are simply pushed under the carpet.

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