Race? I think not. This is White Collar Elites vs. Blue Collars

Race? I think not. This is White Collar Elites vs. Blue Collars

The Beer Meeting between Obama, Sgt, Crowley and Louis “I’ll talk to your Momma” Gates has apparently been set. Everyone, of course, refers to it as “Obama’s Beer Diplomacy,” when all initial reports indicated it was Crowley’s idea.

Is an Apology on the Way? Obama’s Beer Diplomacy Scheduled for Thursday

Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the Cambridge police officer who arrested him June 16, Sgt. James Crowley, will hoist a cold one with the president Thursday evening, officials told ABC News…

Obama called Crowley and Gates on Friday and proposed that the three get together to discuss the incident at the White House over a beer. The White House is now hoping to turn the debate into a dialogue about racial profiling.

“I think the president sees this as an opportunity to get dialogue going on an issue that has… been historically troubling and one he has worked on,” White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

Let’s set aside here for the moment Urkel and his Mob taking credit for Crowley’s suggestion. That malevolent White House crew has now announced they’re hoping to use this situation to make this class-based debacle into “a dialogue about racial profiling.” Even after the 911 tape confirmed it was not a race-based call, and the other officers at scene, of all complexions, confirmed this was a good arrest based on behavior, not skin color.

As Obama’s approval numbers crash and his agenda to bankrupt this nation crumbling, Obama is desperate to turn the tide the way he knows best–by stoking racist divisions. Bottom line: all this happened because Americans keep victimizing blacks, treating them with a different set of rules. As I noted on Tammy Radio and in my Special Report podcast on the issue, this is an issue of class, not race–White Collar Elitists versus Blue Collar Law Enforcement. After all, how dare someone beneath the President and his Harvard University professor friend dare to even enter their charmed and privileged lives?

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  1. CatB1 says:

    I would love to be a “fly on the wall” for this little “chat” (even if they photo op it I bet the private part would be telling). If they try to double team him my money is on Crowley…he is the only one I have seen in this who doesn’t have an “agenda”.

    “Bottom line: all this happened because Americans keep victimizing blacks, treating them with a different set of rules,” Yes, time to end affirmative action and let all compete on a level field. Stop victimizing by making certain groups…”special”.

  2. Palin2012 says:

    I really loved this. I am so exhausted by the “cry racist” which has replaced “cry wolf” by a huge factor; maybe even higher than the deficit! Everywhere you look in the media, the story of Gates and Urkel vs. Sgt. Crowley is about “the new chance to finally have a real discussion about race”. Where have these people been for the last 40+ years? I googled “discussions on race” and got 51,600,00 hits. Do they know about Google? Are there racists out there? Absolutely, of all persuasions, pigmentation, philosophies, …. and there always will be. Stupid people will always exist, so get over yourselves and move on!

  3. PeteRFNY says:

    I am actually amazed that it took this long for Obama to play the race card. The first chance he got to muddy the waters he JUMPED at (like a hungry dog after an unattended baloney sandwich at a picnic)

    Honestly, the first peek at the race deck for “The One” was his picking Sotamayor (who doesn’t even deserve to be sitting on the bench in traffic court, never mind the Supreme Court). And to think we have another three-plus years of this to look forward to!

    When all is said and done, I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama did for blacks in American politics what Dinkins did for them in New York. Dinkins was SO incompetent and such a polarizing figure (Crown Heights, anyone?) that it will probably be another 50 years before NYC has a black mayor again.

    On the plus side, Dinkins’ incompetence led to two terms of Giuliani and a better city for all.

  4. Tinker says:

    Well, we know Gates and Obama are not going to apologize. I hope Crowley doesn’t either. In fact, I think he’s being extremely gracious by even agreeing to be in the same room with these two.

    Bet they won’t be having Kobe beef with that beer. :o)

  5. OneShotWataw says:

    I think it’s so ironic that out of all the white cops they could have ignorantly accused of being a racist – they point the finger at one hand-picked to train other cops in Racial Profiling. What are the odds?

    At the end of the day, when all of the smoke clears, and all the spin winds down – Gates is just another black man with an attitude and Bozama – well, we already know what he is – it’s everybody else’s turn now.

  6. Lamplighter says:

    I don’t expect Obama to change his response to this incident, which has been to minimize and deflect: minmize his and Gates’ behavior, minimize Crowley’s professionalism, deflect the blame elsewhere.
    In short, Obama’s response has been:
    1. No apologies (of course).
    2. Gates and Crowley are BOTH decent men (though only Crowley behaved decently).
    3. Gates and Crowley BOTH could have handled it better (a tremendous insult to Crowley).
    4. Racism is still a problem (bait and switch, deflect).
    Following a model of socialist equality, Obama wants to put everyone on the same level, which means overlooking inappropriate behavior (by Gates and himself) and ignoring proper behavior (by Crowley).
    The final step is to deflect the blame by means of a scapegoat (racism—-or more specifically, white America).
    Who’s the real racist here?

  7. Dave J. says:

    Dare I dream that this could actually throw my beloved Massachusetts into play for 2010 and 2012? Excuse my reversion to dialect, but everyone back home who DIDN’T go to Hahvahd knows cops, has cops as friends and family, and supposedly the bahs back in the neighbahoods are totally up in arms.

  8. daredevilaccordian says:

    Remember that racism means either 1. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races or 2. the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.

    So, yes, based on #2, Obama is a racist.

  9. lawmom90 says:

    A week later, I am still quite speechless over the nerve of the President in lowering the status of the office. I was outraged at the bullying that went on in this situation and have blogged about this three times now on http://lawmom90.wordpress.com. As a former prosecutor, I have seen cases that made me go “I wish the police hadn’t done that” This is not one of them. Anyone who says “the police brought him out of his home and they didn’t need to arrest him” is clearly ignorant and hasn’t read the transcripts or listened to the tapes. Crowley was investigating; Gates tried to interfere. He created a disturbance by being loud and obnoxious and he should have had to go to trial. The ole “don’t you know who I am” routine doesn’t fly with me. Give a crap who you are; you broke the law. And no amount of BEER is going to change that. Sgt. Crowley is a class act, but I am sure Obama will find a way to diminish the officer again. God bless you, Sgt. Crowley and good luck with your two street thugs tomorrow. Don’t forget you can call for backup.

  10. Shifra says:

    If Bambi and the good Prof got together, they would probably have a nice glass of chardonnay. But, with the blue collar guy, I guess they are slumming, and will have a beer with him. And what will they have with that beer? Crudities ? Arugula salad ? or pork rinds ?

  11. Carol says:

    I just heard that the nutty prof’s daughter called the cops from inside the home thinking there was a break-in in progress . This came from a colleague who has a friend on a SWAT team. Anyone else heard this? I shouldn’t get into rumors, but I trust this particular person; he is also a friend.

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