For which I apologize. Skip it if you like.
Today, Dave Schuler commented on his blog The Glittering Eye that
The president strikes what I think is essentially the right tone in commenting on the riots in Baltimore….
My response, edited slightly, follows:
Yeah, but the President didn’t stop there. He went on to blame the police, society, and poverty as the root causes for black people rioting.
Fuck him. He makes comments such as
Let’s not pretend the path from poverty like the one I traveled is still available to everyone out there as long as they work hard.
Really? Did he really just say that? What path form poverty did he walk? Raised by fucking bankers (who are in fact the most evil people in the history of humanity) in fucking Hawaii. What path is he talking about? What kind of unmitigated gall does it take for him to make such astoundingly dishonest statements? “Oh, I was so poor that I went to a private preparatory school for several years before being forced to go to Occidental College, Columbia University & Harvard Law School. Can you imagine, not getting to go to Harvard for all my schooling? I feel faint just thinking about it!”
And when he makes comments like
In communities where there are no fathers who can provide guidance to young men; communities where there’s no investment, and manufacturing has been stripped away; and drugs have flooded the community, and the drug industry ends up being the primary employer for a whole lot of folks — in those environments, if we think that we’re just going to send the police to do the dirty work of containing the problems that arise there without as a nation and as a society saying what can we do to change those communities, to help lift up those communities and give those kids opportunity, then we’re not going to solve this problem.
Uh, wait a minute. Hasn’t he been President for the last 6+ years? Wasn’t he a Senator before that for about four years? He’s acting like he’s been out of power, unable to do anything, when he’s been the most powerful man in the country for over SIX FUCKING YEARS. It’s utterly dishonest, the tone he set today, as were many of the specifics. If he were really concerned about the loss of manufacturing jobs, he wouldn’t support the goddamn policies that make certain those jobs keep going overseas & can never come back. If he were concerned about poverty, he wouldn’t be pushing for importing a hundred million more goddamn Third World peasants into the country to suppress wages.
He’s a liar, and a bad one. He’s spent the last six years making certain that guys like Warren Buffet, George Soros and the rest of the super-rich DOUBLED their fucking wealth, while food stamp usage practically doubled, too. Winning! And NOW he wants to be the champion of the poor?
I know that he isn’t doing a goddamned thing for poor people, not even those poor black people that he claims to love*, because I’m living the fucking dream. I’m here in the hood, Barry, not on some estate in Hawaii, not in the Hamptons, not on some private golf course, and not in the fucking White House. I don’t see your skinny ‘black’* ass anywhere. I DO hear about you spending time with the rich and powerful. When was the last time YOU walked down a street like mine? Or down a street like 26th in Baltimore? Walking down it with a Secret Service detail doesn’t count. When was the last time you were among the people?
Seriously, how does he not get called for his blatant lies?
* Note that he’s going to retire to Hawaii to be surrounded by all the brothers and sisters. Oh, wait, Hawaii is less black than Iowa, and just a little more black than the Whitopia of New Hampshire. Oh well, I’m sure he’ll be thinking of all those wretched poor black masses while kicking it in Robin Master’s estate.