The Media Research Center’s Craig Bannister picks up President Obama’s telling remarks a week ago Sunday following a meeting with Spain’s Prime Minister Rajoy. The White House has posted the text of their remarks here.
In the relevant exchange, President Obama toes the line of his friends in the Black Lives Matter movement and advises the police to confess to their alleged racist wrongdoing. The reporter ask Obamas: “[A]s you prepare yourself to travel to Dallas, how would you advise the Black Lives Matter activists to approach this very sensitive issue — situation?”
Good question. Obama placed the Black Lives Matter crowd in the company of civil rights heroes of ages past and then counseled the police to own up to their alleged offenses:
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.
What complete and utter baloney. As Heather Mac Donald aptly put it in her interview with us this past October: “It’s appalling that the president of our country is dedicated to propagating lies about the criminal justice system, and very poisonous ones at that.”
As Heather suggests, Obama could contribute to a real solution. Obama could own up to the myths and falsehoods of the virulent antipolice campaign he has relentlessly sought to turn to his own purposes.
I know, I know. It’s not going to happen. He is a recidivist and a hard-core offender. And the myths and falsehoods have become Democratic Party orthodoxies.