Henry Gates Jr. – Do you know who I am?

President Obama – in my opinion – should have kept his mouth shut concerning the arrest of Professor Henry Gates Jr. up in Boston. By claiming the police acted stupidly (his word) he’s ticked off every police officer in the country. All of that said, I’ve uploaded a copy of the police report if you’re interested.

Granted, the report only tells one side of the story. But with the police report, a history of prior break-in attempts at Gates’ residence, a physically messed up door due to prior break-in attempts, a witness calling the cops reporting exactly what she saw (not disputed), and multiple witnesses on the sidewalk, this is not looking good for the good professor.

Here’s the report, it will only take you a minute or two to read.

Of course, if Obama would have passed on answering the question, we would not be seeing this today. (Click to enlarge)


From the AP today, as the White House tries to figure away to re-write history…

The White House tried Thursday to calm a hubbub over President Barack Obama’s comments about a white police officer’s arrest of a black scholar near Boston, saying Obama was not calling the officer “stupid.”

Spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters that Obama felt that when it was clear that Harvard scholar Louis Gates Jr. was not a burglary suspect last week, “at that point, cooler heads on all sides should have prevailed.”

Seems to me (so far) the cops were more than accommodating and kept their heads cool. Will this be another throw-him-under-the-bus moment for Obama? First Obama blames the cops, now he’s saying “all sides” should have kept cool…

If this story pushes into the weekend, anyone want to bet Obama will move the blame to Gates? Tossed. Under. Bus.

13 replies
  1. donh
    donh says:

    Shame on Obama for putting the life of racism ahead of your grandma's need for healthcare. This Gates incident is like an old Amos & Andy comedy "Check and Double Check"… .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXmTN1-lrAw No comedy for men in uniform long assaulted by the likes of Bill Ayers. Sargeant Crowley gave mouth to mouth to Celtics basketball star Reggie Lewis. I always thought racists refused to drink from the same water fountain. What about the poor taxi driver? I always tip my drivers. The fact Gates had no wallet , no ID handy, suggests Gates made a chump of his poor working class brother stiffing him without a tip even after getting help with the door.

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    The Obama Modus Operandi: "I don't know anything about it, so I am going to comment on it like I am an authority on the subject."

    See: the economy, health care, foreign policy, how to treat foreign dignitaries, taxes etc., etc, etc.

  3. skepticalcynic
    skepticalcynic says:

    Pass the blame to Gates?

    Never. Notin a million years. Not till hell freezes over. That could have a FILM of Gates throwing a brick at this cop and the blame would NEVER be placed on him. That sort of thing just doesn't happen in todays America.

    Black support for obama was 98% before the election. It's 98% now, last I heard. And every single one of those 98% want the same undying support FROM obama that they GIVE obama, it has NOTHING to do with right or wrong.

      • skepticalcynic
        skepticalcynic says:

        You think so Steve?

        I don't know if he was thrown under the bus as much as he was put on the bus to East Gabrew, by himself and without any money to get back home.

        Did I miss the part where Obama called him out?? I always got the feeling that if "I don't pay anymore attention to him, he'll go away…" type of thing. Along with a visit from some very big MIB telling wright it might be a good idea to SDTHU until AFTER the election.

        As long as Obama doesn't adopt the Bill COsby attitude, he will be given carte blanche by african americans.

  4. LOIS
    LOIS says:

    Mr. Gates should have immediately thanked the police officer and his neighbor. Attitude goes a long way. I wonder if Mr. Gates would have responded differently if the the police officer were black. No apology needed on the policemans part. Mr Gates should apologize to everyone!! Obama showed his true colors, eletist, racist. In his position the correct response should have been I don't know the whole story, so I cannot comment. Maybe he saw it as a diversion from his lame health care plan.

  5. ViolaIncognita
    ViolaIncognita says:

    Thanks for posting the police report. Very interesting. Maybe someone should talk to Obama about the evils of gossip.

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