Hey, look over there! I’ll bet they sure are grateful for Ferguson in the midst of this scandal-laden administration.
By Tammy Bruce, FOX NEWS
For President Obama and his cronies, everything is political and everyone is a pawn. After a grand jury declined to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the White House and Department of Justice immediately pushed the meme that the issue in Ferguson was about racism and policing.
While a legitimate issue, in reality it is a symptom of the systemic problem of big-government-sponsored poverty, made worse by the liberal agenda so dear to Mr. Obama himself.
Focusing on the tension between the black community and local law enforcement also serves as an invaluable tool maintaining distrust and perpetuating mayhem, which is exactly what the Democratic Party machine needs. There is an imperative to keep their own biggest supporters, African-Americans, from noticing liberalism’s disastrous economic agenda, which has been condemning communities of color for generations.
The day after being repudiated by the voters in the midterm elections, Mr. Obama quietly met with what The New York Times called “national leaders” of the protests in Ferguson, Mo. There, according to Al Sharpton as quoted in the newspaper, the president urged the protesters to “stay the course,” which up to that point had included riots in August.
A week before the grand jury decision was announced, Real Clear Politics posted video of Mr. Holder likening “the shooting of Michael Brown to the 1955 murder of Emmett Till” after an event on Capitol Hill where a tree was planted in Till’s memory.
The 14-year-old Till was kidnapped and murdered by racists in 1955 Mississippi. “The struggle goes on,” Mr. Holder said following the grand jury’s decision on Monday. “And it’s not only Ferguson, there are other communities around our country where we are dealing with relationships that are not what they should be … .”
Mr. Obama, a day before the grand jury announcement, offered up this comment, which could easily be interpreted as his opinion of what happened to Mr. Brown: “[Communities of color] need law enforcement more than anybody … but they want to make sure the police are trained so they can distinguish between a gang banger and a kid who just happens to be wearing a hoodie, but otherwise is a good kid and not doing anything wrong,” he added.
Not exactly a series of comments from an administration that is interested in calming things down in a community already expecting violence at that point.
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