Dante’s inferno

We are inundated with race hustling baloney from the top on down, from President Obama and Attorney General Holder to New York’s Comrade de Blasio (as Sean Hannity calls him) and MSNBC’s Power Dem Al Sharpton. Before the murders of the NYPD officers, when the protesters were riding high, de Blasio had soliloquized over the painful warnings he had given his mixed-race son Dante about the perils of a black man dealing with the police. That soliloquy gave us the perfect hustling storm right from the top. De Blasio explained:

I was at the White House the other day, and the president of the United States turned to me, and he met Dante a few months ago, and he said that Dante reminded him of what he looked like as a teenager. And he said I know you see this crisis through a very personal lens. And I said to him, I did.

Because Chirlane and I have had to talk to Dante for years about the dangers that he may face. A good young man, law-abiding young man who would never think to do anything wrong. And yet, because of a history that still hangs over us, the dangers he may face, we’ve had to literally train him—as families have all over this city for decades—in how to take special care in any encounter he has with the police officers who are there to protect him….

And he wasn’t done. There is more at the link.

One reporter returned to Dante in de Blasio’s press conference yesterday. The New York Post reports:

Despite his newly professed desire to protect cops, de Blasio got into a red-faced exchange with one reporter who asked whether he would be “comfortable” if his own kids chanted that the NYPD is “racist.”

De Blasio insisted, “No, of course not,” then shifted blame to the media.

“What are you guys going to do? Are you going to keep dividing us? I’m not talking about every single one of you, but let’s get real,” he fumed.

“Let’s get real,” indeed. It won’t happen any time soon, but the New York Post tries to get it going in the editorial “Dante’s real dangers.”


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