Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:57 pm

Obama opines on a subject he admits he does not know all the facts.
I don’t know all the facts. What’s been reported, though, is that the guy forgot his keys, jimmied his way to get into the house.

He should have stopped there...
but just could not help himself...
He has thus inflamed a minor local incident into a national political firestorm. He was not very politically astute or presidential.
http://www.google.com/search?q=obama+cambridge+police&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7GGLG_en
The police report
http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/Gates_Arrest.pdf
Good article about the cop standing up for himself.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/23/police-officer-obama-butt-arrest/
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.

Who would have thought Cambridge, MA could be such a thorn in the side for BHO!
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:52 am

Proof positive that the "race card" will continue to be played as people see fit forever. :roll:

The cop was just doing his job.

& isn't it "SURPRISING" that Obama has a buddy in the PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CAMBRIDGE???? The most liberal bastion on the face of the earth (besides 'Frisco)! :sick:
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: Paulie On: Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:05 am

Obama lost some political juice on this one.
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:43 am

Same thing happened to me earlier this year. I went to my customer's shore house; opened the door as usual, and the alarm went off. They never set the alarm, so I wasn't prepared. I didn't have the code or password. The alarm Co. calls immediately, I tell them I'm the handyman and I know they have to call the cops. I start getting ready for work, a minute later a cop is at the front door.
I apologized profusely, explained and cooperated completely. The cop said he hates the new NJ driver's licences (hard to read) as he took my info. I thanked him and they left.
I didn't get all uppity and start insulting the guy. Why would I want to get myself arrested? Watch that little PHD moron drag this on and on.
No offense to the educated, but I'll take my natural mechanical ability anytime over the credentials. I've seen plenty of educated people who can't tie their shoes or check their oil. Why didn't pompous Gates have his door fixed???? Big chip on his frail shoulder.
I'm waiting for potus to have a DAILY news conference so he can continue to laugh at his own jokes and soak up the attention.
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:06 am

As soon as he said that I knew it was going to come back at him, it almost sounded like he was frustrated. I think that if the african americans wouldn`t make a big deal of things change would come a lot sooner. I don`t have too many occasions to be confronted by police but I always keep my wits about me & try to respect the uniform even if an AH is wearing it. Everyone has a bad day once in awhile & from what I have heard from both sides so far I believe that the officers story is a lot more truthful.
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:12 am

Oboingo must not have had a teleprompter in front of him on that one and actually revealed his true status as a typical schmuck..... God help this country
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:55 pm

Don't let the perception that he made a big mistake fool you, he knew full well that he was going to make those remarks at the end of the press conference, this was not something he thought of at the "last minute" and decided to mention. There was a reason for this...I just haven't figured out what it was yet!
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:25 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Don't let the perception that he made a big mistake fool you, he knew full well that he was going to make those remarks at the end of the press conference, this was not something he thought of at the "last minute" and decided to mention. There was a reason for this...I just haven't figured out what it was yet!


Because a reporter asked him a question????
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:36 am

You're right, sorry! I was very tired when I posted that (ADD), I forgot he was asked a question.

I will say that I feel that the issue was on his mind, otherwise he wouldn't have used the event in his answer. He certainly shouldn't have used it as an example due to the fact that he didn't know all the details. I don't think he can "think on his feet" very well. I also feel that the President doesn't walk into these conferences blindly, the staff must know what questions the press is planning to ask ahead of time.
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: mr1precision On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:43 am

When this thing happened it reminded me of a race experiment that Fox did back in 06. They took a black family and white family and made them look like the oppossite race. In this episode you can see the black guy was looking for reasons too prove that whites acted differently because he was black. The white guy who was made up to be black was trying to prove that he was wrong. I found it on youtube. It get better towards the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtyC4R_D ... re=related
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: Paulie On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:13 am

The guy that got arrested is a hot head. Rule #1 of civil liberties, DO NOT MESS WITH THE COPS. Had this guy just produced an ID with out the lip, he would have been fine. He would have been way more pissed off if he got home to find
all his stuff gone and his house trashed. This guy is just a baby. Obama dropped the ball on this one, and he knows it.
Hence, the VERY QUICK dousing of the flames. The Cop was correct, the Gates guy was a dick. Race had nothing to do with
it.
The sad truth is that by crying discrimination, the Gates guy discredited his cause and race. He basically screwed black
people every where. Why? Because he is a spoiled baby. Oh, he was a little cranky after a rainy vacation week on the Vinyard...Please.....
Had this thing continued, the Cambridge PD would have released the audio recording of the arrest. THEN, the
country and the world( pretty sad) would see first hand what a Spoiled Jerk this Gates guy really is. It still may be released,
and really, it should. Stay tuned.....................the last thing Gates and Obama want is that tape getting aired.

As far as education goes, this affirmative action baby has all the degrees, but less than ZERO character. That is the problem with free bees, if this guy had paid his own way through school, he would have had to work, and LEARN how to
get along with people. Really no different than a spoiled child. Just not fun to be around. As he learned, the cops are not
baby sitters, and operate by RULES. Disorderly conduct/hindering an investigation are crimes. That the guy was a total
dick made it all that much easier to snap the cuffs on him. The President can not be liking this guy right now. Basically
his FRIEND has effectively thrown the President under the Bus for the country and the world to see. Hey, how about a beer?
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:14 pm

Yes Obama was stupid to get involved.




But where are all the freakin libertarians on this board?

The Police arrested a guy they knew had not committed a crime while in his own house for asking the cop for his badge number. Did he ask nicely? No he didn't. But loudly scolding a cop who is falsely accusing you is not a crime.
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:59 pm

ErikLaurence wrote:Yes Obama was stupid to get involved.




But where are all the freakin libertarians on this board?

The Police arrested a guy they knew had not committed a crime while in his own house for asking the cop for his badge number. Did he ask nicely? No he didn't. But loudly scolding a cop who is falsely accusing you is not a crime.


He didn't get arrested for being in his house. He got arrested for following the cop outside and continuing to make a scene.

While I'm no fan of the PD, I see no reason to start an encounter with them by accusing them of being racist. It's just not smart and isn't going to end well for you.
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:25 pm

jpete wrote:
He didn't get arrested for being in his house. He got arrested for following the cop outside and continuing to make a scene.

While I'm no fan of the PD, I see no reason to start an encounter with them by accusing them of being racist. It's just not smart and isn't going to end well for you.



He got arrested because the cop wanted to punish him. Once ID was established the cop should have given the prof his badge number and walked away.

Cops do this all the time. Race has little to do with it. The punishment they can mete out is the PITA of dealing with the arrest process. But punishment without due process is against the 5th amendment.

"No person shall be ... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law ...."

Annoying a police officer is not a crime. Calling a cop an A-hole is protected by the first amendment.



All that said... It is well known that annoying a police officer will get your civil rights violated. If you do it you should not be surprised at what happens.
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Re: Obama Spoke 'Stupidily'

PostBy: ncountry On: Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:38 pm

IMO. What happened to Gates is wrong regardless of color or social class. In my own home I AM GOD (although do not ask my wife's opinion ,she may differ) I do not care what words were uttered, after my Identity was established I would expect the officer to leave my home... Having authority issues 8-) I probably would have assault charges against me if the officer gave me any lip.
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