President Obama had a lot to say about the string of police shootings in the past couple of weeks, but unfortunately it centered around blaming the police department for its own tragedy.
Fielding a question on Sunday, July 10, about the violence against police in Dallas, Texas last week, which left five officers dead, Obama said police officers will be safer once they acknowledge their failures:
“There are legitimate issues that have been raised, and there’s data and evidence to back up the concerns that are being expressed by these protesters.
“And if police organizations and departments acknowledge that there’s a problem and there’s an issue, then that, too, is going to contribute to real solutions. And, as I said yesterday, that is what’s going to ultimately help make the job of being a cop a lot safer. It is in the interest of police officers that their communities trust them and that the kind of rancor and suspicion that exists right now is alleviated.”
Can you imagine the outrage that would ensue if the statement was reversed? If Obama had made those same comments about the culture of crime and violence that plagues low income, inner city neighborhoods? What an outrageous liberal double standard.
Ironically, the President also recently called for an end to “divisive rhetoric.”
“Everyone, right now: focus on words and actions that can unite this country rather than divide it further,” he said. “We don’t need inflammatory rhetoric. We don’t need careless accusations thrown around to score political points or to advance an agenda. We need to temper our words and open our hearts ― all of us.”
It would be nice if the President followed his own advice.
You can watch the President’s shameless victim-blaming here: