Wingnuts Explode in Rage Over Obama Being Reasonable

Yes, this headline could be a repeat from every day since January 20, 2009. President Obama made some thoughtful and reasonable comments about Ferguson and race relations between the community and the police force last week and, of course, the wingnuts lost their fucking minds over it. Some of what he said:

A grand jury made a decision yesterday that upset a lot of people. And as I said last night, the frustrations that we have seen, are not just about a particular incident. They have deep roots in many communities of color, who have a sense that our laws are not always being enforced uniformly or fairly. That may not be true everywhere. And it’s certainly not true for the vast majority of law enforcement officials, but that’s an impression that folks have and it’s not just made up. It’s rooted in reality.

Now as I said last night, there are productive ways of responding. And expressing those frustrations and there are destructive ways of responding. Burning buildings, torching cars, destroying property, putting people at risk, that’s destructive and there’s no excuse for it. Those are criminal acts. People should be prosecuted if they engage in criminal ablgs. But what we also saw, although it doesn’t get as much attention in the media, was people gathering in overwhelmingly peaceful protests, here in Chicago, in New York, in Los Angeles, other cities. We have scene young people who are organizing and people beginning to have real conversations about how do we change the situation so that there’s more trust between law enforcement and some of these communities. And those are are necessary conversations to have.

We’re here to talk about immigration, but part of what makes America this remarkable place is, being American doesn’t mean you have to look a certain way or have a certain last name or come from a certain place, it has to do with a commitment to ideals, a belief in certain values, and if any part of the american community doesn’t feel welcomed or treated fairly, that’s something that puts all of us at risk. And we all have to be concerned about it. So my message to those people who are constructively moving forward, trying to organize, mobilize and ask hard, important questions about how we improve the situation, I want all those folks to know that their president is going to work with them.

Separate and apart from the particular circumstances in Ferguson, of which I am careful not to speak to, because it’s not my job as president to comment on ongoing investigations and specific cases, but the frustrations people have generally, those are rooted in some hard truths that have to be addressed. Those who are prepared to work constructively, your president will work with you. And a lot of folks, I believe in law enforcement and a lot of folks in city halls, and governor’s offices across the country, want to work with you as well.

So as part of that, I have instructed attorney general Eric Holder not just to investigate what happened in Ferguson, but also identify specific steps we can take together to set up a series of regional meetings focused on building trust in our communities. And next week we’ll bring together state and local officials and law enforcement and community leaders and favorite leaders to start identifying very specific steps that we can take to make sure that law enforcement is fair and is being applied equally to every person in this country. And we know certain things work, we know that if we train police properly, that that improves policing and makes people feel that the system is fair.

Moderate, temperate, not at all inflammatory or exploiting the situation for political gain, just positive talk about how we can improve trust between police and the public, especially minority communities. Cue the comments at Breitbart:

These violent racist thugs are the darlings of the left. They are Third World savages, it’s no wonder they admire radical Islam so much. They need no excuse for their destruction and violence, that’s just how they are. The Obama regime has set race and class relations in the U.S.A. back 150 years. This type of race/class division is text and verse from the Communist Manifesto…

If Obama had a son, it would look like Trayvon. If Obama had two sons, it would look like Mike Brown. If Obama had a v8gina, he’d look like Oprah. If Obama was white, he’d be Jeffrey Dahmer…

The next time a black man rapes, or murders a white person the nation of WHITE people need to rise up and go to the courts and demand justice. Too often white people leave the justice system to deal with crimes committed by blacks. Time to not turn the other cheek!..

The problem is that the Caucasians DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT stick together. WE THROW EACH OTHER UNDER THE BUS!!! EVERYTIME!!! RIGHT or WRONG. Until we unite as one, this crap will continue to happen and WILL GET WORSE!! WE ARE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY!!!…

This from a government regime setting up to destroy America and take over. I always wondered why “the government” went after The White Power People. It wasn’t because they were stealing or harming anyone, it was for the brainwashing against WHITES and CHRISTIANS, the main AMERICANS. SO now there are blacks murdering whites and others and the “government” DOES NOTHING!…

Liberals are specialists at managing “crisis”

We don’t need no stinkin’ Marxist lecturing us about law enforcement issues. Stop destroying America Hussein the Marxist. Somebody in the White House better start justifying as to why the hell a Marxist is destroying America…

Adolf didn’t have curly hair or a big nose. Other than that, there’s a pretty strong resemblance. Of course, Obama also looks a lot like a chimpanzee too…

Or a silverback like its wife?

There’s an internet law that says that the comments on any article about feminism prove the necessity of feminism. It applies to race too.

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  • madgastronomer

    Googling that, it looks like that speech was in August.

  • NitricAcid

    Are you saying that the comments on an article about racism prove the necessity of racism?

  • matty1

    Obama’s remarks seem perfectly sensible to me, although I would have words with the speech writer who slipped in “of which I am careful not to speak to”. That said this one slightly ungainly phrase is still better written than any of the comments you quote.

  • D. C. Sessions

    being American doesn’t mean you have to look a certain way or have a certain last name or come from a certain place

    Where does he get off saying shit like that? Who does he think he is, anyway, lying like that about America?

  • John Pieret

    Looking at the comments, it is rather clear that being moderate, temperate, and not inflammatory is pretty much anathema to these people.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    These violent racist thugs are the darlings of the left.

    Darren Wilson is a socialist? Who knew?

    The next time a black man rapes, or murders a white person the nation of WHITE people need to rise up and go to the courts and demand justice.

    Yeah, white people NEVER get upset when black people commit crimes. We’re all full of that Christian forgiveness so we keep on forgetting God’s Law.

    Of course, Obama also looks a lot like a chimpanzee too…

    Yep, that’s the sound of Post-Racial America flipping out in righteous rage at the suggestion that there’s still racism in America.

  • Michael Heath

    One particular wingnut in the above blog post:

    The problem is that the Caucasians DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT stick together. WE THROW EACH OTHER UNDER THE BUS!!! EVERYTIME!!! RIGHT or WRONG. Until we unite as one, this crap will continue to happen and WILL GET WORSE!! WE ARE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY!!!…

    I thought the prosecutor’s office and the grand jury did stick together and not throw the white police officer, “under the bus”.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    People should be prosecuted if they engage in criminal ablgs.

    Dammit, nobody lets me have any fun any more!

  • http://dontlinkmebro F [i’m not here, i’m gone]

    I rather think that was far too light a speech, almost mere lip service. “Trust” between law enforcement and the community? How about removing the stupid authoritarian thugs from LEOs and quit militarizing them. The Ferguson cops have been completely out of control, even ignoring the inciting incident.

  • busterggi

    I am glad the glad has moved past racism into batshit-racism. No longer do I have to listen to code words or sly asides, the hate is clear & open – how refreshing!

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    The problem is that the Caucasians DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT stick together.

    I’m white, and I can’t think of any circumstance that would ever make me want to “stick together” with the authors of these comments. I want to stay as far away from them as possible.

  • Subtract Hominem, a product of Nauseam

    Hater #4

    The problem is that the Caucasians […] ARE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY!!!

    Finally! We’ve found someone on the right who dares tackle the epidemic of white-on-white crime in America.

  • http://florilegia.wordpress.com Ibis3, These verbal jackboots were made for walking

    Too reasonable. Building trust is something you can do when both parties are acting in good faith. The authorities and police in the US don’t generally seem to be worthy of anyone’s trust. Not when you have cops stopping and questioning a man for ‘making people nervous’ by walking down the street with his hands in his pockets and saying it must be done because there are “lots of robberies”. Not when the police union rep loses his mind when NFL players walk out onto the field with their hands up in solidarity with protesters. Not when grown men and little boys are shot dead for holding/playing with toy guns. Not when the same cops allow other groups of men walk around armed to the teeth with assault rifles for no discernible reason or set up armed resistance when the authorities come to carry out lawful orders. Given this state of affairs, Obama’s speech comes off as disingenuous grandstanding.

  • howardhershey

    Obama looks like a chimpanzee? That means he has straight hair, white skin, and thin lips,

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yqlLkI_ZagE/TVvDjpIA9nI/AAAAAAAAISU/PLsuRUMEIhA/s1600/Chimpanzee+pictures.jpg

    Friends who worked in the Congo said that they would describe whites as looking like chimps,

  • Crimson Clupeidae

    The next time a black man rapes, or murders a white person the nation of WHITE people need to rise up and go to the courts and demand justice.

    Or worse, what if a black man walks around with his hands in his pockets!?!?!!! (should I add some eleventys to that?) :-p

  • caseloweraz

    That second comment quoted from Breitbart — how dumb does someone have to be to write that and mean it? His mind must be to rational thought as a black hole is to light.