The Washington Post found Rudy Giuliani guilty of telling a whopper when he stated recently: “We’ve had four months of propaganda, starting with the president, that everybody should hate the police.” On Face the Nation this morning, Major Garrett asked Giuliani if he wanted to retract his statement in light of the Washington’s Post’s verdict. In the video below, Giuliani not only declined; he explored the relevance of Obama’s go-to man on race.
There is much more that could be said to draw out the meaning of Obama’s statements on the Ferguson shooting and associated events. Obama and his administration have cast such events as indicative of racially based police misconduct. That’s precisely why Al Sharpton has become their go-to man on race.
Quotable quote: “I think you miss one very important point. He has had Al Sharpton to the White House 80, 85 times. Often when he’s talking about police issues he has Al Sharpton sitting next to him. Have a poster boy for hating the police, it’s Al Sharpton. You make Al Sharpton a close adviser, you’re going to turn the police in America against you. You’re going to tell the police in America we don’t understand you. I saw this man help cause riots in New York; I’ve heard his anti-police invective first-hand. To have a man who hasn’t paid $4 million in taxes, have a man who’s spent his career helping to create riots and phony stories about police, to have that man sitting next to you speaks volumes. You know, actions speak louder than words. You put Al Sharpton next to you, you just told everyone you’re against the police.”
Via Patrick Brennan/NRO (who also cites the linked Glenn Thrush article on Sharpton’s importance to Obama).