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On Jimmy Kimmel Show Obama Exposes His Skill Of Mob Manipulation

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On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, in typical fashion, President Obama played it both ways regarding the social unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

Commenting on the recent shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Obama blended the justification for protests while making a critical statement about the shooting.

Kimmel’s question gave Obama a perfect opportunity to express outrage about the shooting of police officers and to correct the record about the false claim that Michael Brown was killed while trying to surrender.

Instead, Obama skillfully used the interview to manipulate the mob.

Here is Kimmel’s question and Obama’s response:


In Ferguson, two police officers were shot and thank goodness they’re at home now and they’re out of the hospital. And especially, you gave a beautiful speech in Selma last Saturday but in talking about these very subjects – about civil rights, the past, the present, the future of civil rights – does that make it especially painful for you when something like this happens?


Obviously we don’t yet know what happened. Our thoughts and prayers are with the officers and their families and thankfully, as you said, they’re going to be ok.

What was beautiful about Selma was reminding ourselves that real social change in this country so often has happened because ordinary people are willing in a nonviolent fashion to make their voices heard. And, you know, I think that what had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest.

But there was no excuse for criminal acts and whoever fired those shots shouldn’t detract from the issue. They’re criminals, they need to be arrested and then what we need to do is to make sure that like-minded, good spirited people on both sides – law enforcement who have a terrifically tough job and people who understandably don’t want to be stopped and harassed just because of their race – that we’re able to work together to try to come up with some good answers. I put together a task force after the original Ferguson event had taken place that had police officers, police chiefs and some of the organizers of protests both in Ferguson and in New York – young people.

And they came up with some terrific recommendations and found that there’s a lot of common ground and what we have to make sure of is that the folks who disregard and disrespect the other side, people who resort to violence that they’re marginalized. And they’re not the majority and in the same way that you can’t generalize about police officers who do an extraordinarily tough job overwhelmingly they do it professionally, you can’t generalize about protestors who, it turns out, had some very legitimate grievances.

The Justice Department report showed that they were being stopped, African-Americans, were being stopped disproportionately mainly so the city could raise money even though these were unjust.

First, Mr. President we do know what happened: someone tried to kill two police officers. Period end of story. And as the top leader in the U.S., you should have condemned the shooting from the start with the strongest language possible without any equivocation.

Also, given the heightened social tension in Ferguson, it’s morally wrong and irresponsible to merge the right to protest with comments about the attempted police killings. Of course, the public has the right to protest but many of the protesters are operating under the wrong assumption about Brown’s death.

Cleverly, Obama interjected the recent Department of Justice report that found evidence of racism in Ferguson’s police department as the reason for protesting. Yet, the original social unrest was about Brown’s shooting. The DOJ report is giving Obama an opportunity to justify protests.

Moreover, Obama was in the perfect position to calm social tensions by emphasizing the Department of Justice investigation found officer Darren Wilson acted properly in the shooting of Michael Brown and the accusation that Brown was killed while trying to surrender with his hands up was a lie.

Obama’s statements on the entire Ferguson matter illustrates his real skills are in community organizing and mob manipulation.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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