It is said that when the only tool you know how to use is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Hence Obama’s response to #Fergudishu, spend a quarter billion dollars and let DC take over local policing.
No doubt that the Community-Organizer-in-Chief will make sure a lot of that $263 Mil will end up in the pockets of left-wing Democrat front groups like Al Sharpton’s National Action Network and the National Council of The Race.
Also, Emperor Obama gave a speech that was the usual mix of pablum and megalomania we have come to expect from Third World tinpot despots. “This time will be different, because the President of the United States is deeply vested in making it different,” he said, then paused to make sure Andrea Mitchell didn’t pass out from sheer rapture.
There were some good ideas in Obama’s speech. Putting cams on cops has been proven to reduce both complaints of police brutality and assaults on police. If Darren Wilson had been wearing a cam on his collar, we could have Gosnelled the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Narrative before it made it out of Dorian Johnson’s lying pie-hole. (Narrative being the modern Democrat version of what Goebbels called the Big Lie.) Putting some controls on the acquisition of war equipment by local police is also good idea. But this is just the reasonable-sounding window dressing for what is essentially federalizing local police departments and (metaphorically) having a community organizer ride shotgun in every patrol car.
The problem is that Obama lies and no one can trust him. His speeches contain rhetoric flourishes that sound almost reasonable, but are just the sugar coating on the turd sandwich of leftism he is actually proposing. e.g. “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” (Lie) “Border security is stronger than it has ever been.” (Lie) ” “We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations.” (Lie) “The United States of America is meeting (ISIS) with strength and resolve.” (Lie)
Lawlessness starts at the top (the Emperor’s new immigration order) and flows all the way down to rioters protesting the “murder” of an “innocent” black man by burning down the businesses of innocent people who had nothing to do with it. Representatives of the former were present at the emperor’s meeting yesterday; representatives of the latter were not.
Maybe a couple more year’s of Emperor Obama’s lawlessness will give the public a craving for a leader who stands for law and order; much like the lawlessness of David Dinkins led directly to the election of Rudy Giuliani. People tend to tolerate Social Justice Warriors only up to the point were they no longer feel safe in their own neighborhoods.