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Was anybody else offended by this?

I'm generally a very hard person to offend. But I've been a Probation/Parole Officer for about 10 years, worked with cops a lot, and been in very similar situations, myself, that these Officers were in Cambridge. I've had blowhards screaming about racism when I'm just trying to do my job and it's irritating. Then Obama, who knows nothing about police work, second guesses what some Officers did as they were responding to potential burglary and uses the word "stupidly". You will very seldom her me make a rant about my President (no, I didn't vote for him, but he is my President all the same), but he should have kept his mouth shut about this one. angry

Had to get that out.

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obummer seems to have developed a severe case of politico-itis, a disease that occurs after too frequent insertion of foot in mouth or head up ---- Thumbs up . this condition is often noted after speaking too much without sufficient information and consideration , and especially afflicts residents of washingtondc after very short exposure. it is also very contagious, which suggests biden was the vector. neener!

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after a second opinion, the cdc has declared the vector to be "im a blow job" of iran.

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I couldn't help but notice he didn't deny the racist angle, didn't say cops aren't racist, etc. He regretting not wording it better. Oh, yeah...and we're overreacting. Move along...nothing to see here.

I also like the part about having them over for a beer. Straight out of the Truman Show. You can bet that solution was the result of a lot of discussion of how to address it in such a way that might look good to blue-collar, union types.

I'd love it if the cop showed up and paraphrased Patton: "Kindly tell Professor Gates that I will not drink with him, or any other racist son of a b**ch."

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Why a beer? Because white cops are rednecks who drink beer?

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Maybe Obamination likes his 40`s while he is rollin

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Why a beer? Because white cops are rednecks who drink beer?

That was my thought exactly, when I first heard it. It also made me mad that Obama was trying to make light of what he said and then whitewash it with the "let's have a beer" statement.

Obama was wrong to even comment on this. He didn't have all the facts and to immediately chastise the police was stupid. He's mum about significant world events, and then opens his mouth about something that he has no business even commenting on.

Has anyone listened to any of the liberal talking heads about this? I caught some over the weekend and it appears they're all blaming the "radical right wingers" like Rush & Fox for supposedly blowing this all out of proportiion. Most claim it was no big deal, until the righties came unglued. It made me furious.

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Notice that they're desperate to throw someone on the bus as the villain to take the heat off Obama. Can't go after the arresting cop, can't go after Gates...but you CAN go after the person who made the 911 call and a cop that used a derogatory term in an email.

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Why on Earth was the question even asked to Obama. It had no relevence to the subject to begin with. And, had Obama not answered "stupidly" there would be no need for the expense of bringing all those guys together for a sitting down to a freakin beer. I can't believe everyone around this country took such an interest in this garbage. Don't people have better things to worry about. I just think this whole thing was silly.

Cudos to the good women who called the cops, they were just being good citizens. The cops were just doing their job as best they could with a totally uncooperative subject. SHAME on everyone else involved!!

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