I don’t make the news I just report it. From the NY Post:
President Obama on Tuesday urged Americans to “do some soul-searching” and work harder to end what he called the “slow-rolling crisis” of deaths of black men at the hands of police officers as he addressed the riots in Baltimore.
Still, the president lashed into the rioters who torched buildings and looted businesses in Baltimore a day earlier, calling them “criminals and thugs” who were destroying their own communities.
Despite the inveterate race-baiting that has characterized the mal-administration of Barack Obama, I’d think most people could agree that burning, stealing, assault, etc. are not legitimate acts of protest, they are acts of violence. When said burning, stealing, and assault is carried out in the neighborhoods of the people protesting (I’ve never been able to see the logic of burning your own s*** down to get back at THE MAN; if you want to get THE MAN’S attention, you burn his s***) you add asshattery onto the bill of particulars.
But this did not go down well with the MSNBC crowd. Via RCP
ALEX WAGNER, MSNBC: Brittney, you bring up this point in your writing today that it is as much a black-white issue as much as it’s a black-black issue. I mean, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is a black woman. Barack Obama is half-black, half-white, but is identified as a black president and they’re using the word thug. Now, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has since apologized, but the president seems, if we’re to believe the White House press secretary, defiantly sort of doubling down on this is how I describe looters and people who perpetrate violence. So what is that conversation in the black community?
Alex Wagner, by the way, according to her bio is zero percent black.
all I can add to this is