Barack Obama has spent seven years stirring up racial division for the sake of political gain. From his earliest days as president, when he derided Cambridge police as “stupid,” Obama has endorsed and propagated the great lie that American law enforcement is systematically racist. That strategy has worked very well for Obama and for the Democratic Party, but now, with events spinning out of control and the Democrats on the short end of the political stick, Obama wants to call a truce.
Today he gave a speech on the murder of three police officers in Baton Rouge, which has been the site of intense anti-police agitation led by Black Lives Matter, a group that has been all but officially endorsed by Obama:
Confronting another killing of police officers, President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans to tamp down inflammatory words and actions as a violent summer collides with the nation’s heated presidential campaign. …
“Every one right now focus on words and actions that can unite this country rather than divide it further,” Obama said.
He also said:
We don’t need inflammatory rhetoric. We don’t need careless accusations thrown around to score political points or to advance an agenda. [E.g., the accusation that law enforcement is systematically racist?] We need to temper our words and open our hearts, all of us.
That’s rich! After seven years of inflammatory rhetoric that has deliberately divided Americans by race, Obama wants others to smooth over the hatreds he has helped to sow. Sorry, Mr. President. Racial division was your political strategy. You own it.