STARNES: Obama Likens Police Officers to Bull Connor, George Wallace
President Obama turned the funeral of Rep. John Lewis into a shameful spectacle by taking cheap shots at the Trump administration and law enforcement officers.
It probably should not have been a surprise to the president who once declared that cops acted “stupidly” while arresting a university professor.
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Here’s the offensive text of Obama’s diatribe:
“Bull Connor may be gone. But today we witness with our own eyes police officers kneeling on the necks of Black Americans. George Wallace may be gone. But we can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators. We may no longer have to guess the number of jelly beans in a jar in order to cast a ballot. But even as we sit here, there are those in power are doing their darnedest to discourage people from voting — by closing polling locations, and targeting minorities and students with restrictive ID laws, and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision, even undermining the Postal Service in the run-up to an election that is going to be dependent on mailed-in ballots so people don’t get sick.”
The protest marches have been anything but peaceful. Hundreds of police officers have been injured. Hundreds of stores have been pillaged and plundered. Statues and monuments have been desecrated. Churches have been burned.
So President Obama spoke today out of ignorance or he willfully lied. Either way he shamed himself.