Yet again, another mass shooting — this time against white police officers. And yet again, our president makes an lame statement about the violence in our country.
It’s funny, when black men were targeted by police, our president discussed race relations. With statistics in hand, President Obama blared, “Black drivers are more likely to be pulled over for traffic stops. After being pulled over, blacks and Hispanics are three times more likely to be searched. Last year, African-Americans were shot by police at more than twice the rate of whites. These are facts. And when incidents like this occur, there’s a big chunk of our fellow citizenry that feels as if, because of the color of their skin, they’re not being treated the same. And that hurts.”
That’s right Mr. President, go ahead, keep on fanning the flames of an inflamed situation. That is just what we Americans need — more division.
It’s true that statistics don’t lie, but there is also the issue of black-on-black crime — just look at this past Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago. The President didn’t address that one at all. No presidential speeches that day.
When the police officers were gunned down like sitting ducks in a pond because they were white police officers, our president chose to enlighten us about violence in our country, and the all ubiquitous “we don’t know yet” routine. Nary a word was uttered that it might have been racially motivated.
“We still don’t know all the facts,” he said.
No Mr. President, we did know. Here’s the New York Times account: “The heavily armed sniper who gunned down police officers in downtown Dallas, leaving five of them dead, specifically set out to kill as many white officers as he could, officials said.”
Why does this president have such an aversion to speaking the plain truth. This attack in Dallas was racially motivated. We all knew it — why didn’t he? Meadow muffins.
In the president’s two terms, this country has seen more division than during the Civil War.
Not for Nuthin™ Mr. President, when you get up there and speechify, try to unite this country instead of dividing it further.
All lives matter Mr. President — it really is time for the race rhetoric to end. We are all One America.
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