Barack Obama on Dallas police shooter: ‘it’s very hard to untangle the motives of this shooter’
Earlier today Barack Obama was asked how he would categorize the police shooting in Dallas a couple of days ago. Does he consider it to be domestic terrorism? Was it a hate crime? Or maybe it was a case of a mentally ill person who should not have been allowed to have a weapon in the first place.
Barack Obama would not answer the question, instead he said “it’s very hard to untangle the motives of this shooter.” This is nonsense because the shooter told the hostage negotiator he wanted to kill white people but especially white police officers. The motive is clear, here is a video which juxtaposes Barack Obama’s statement with the statement of the Dallas Chief of Police during a press conference which was held at 8:30 the following morning.
It sure sounds to me as if this qualifies as a hate crime so why is it Barack Obama did not want to answer the question? Could it be because #BlackLivesMatter has been calling for people to shoot police officers? Or could it be that Barack Obama understands, and does not want to admit, what could have been what was partially behind the motive of the shooter and what drove him to this point?
Just a few hours before the Dallas shooting Barack Obama used his podium to decry the justice system as being racist but this was not nearly as incendiary as the comments Hillary Clinton made when she talked about “facing up to the reality of systemic racism.”
In the wake of the shooting people such as Hillary Clinton, in an apparent attempt to place the blame for the shooting on Donald Trump, called for an end to “hateful rhetoric.” While they might not be willing to admit it the left has been fanning these flames for quite some time and it is possible it finally reached the boiling point last Thursday. I think it is time for the left to start following the advice they have been giving while lecturing the right.
I am not blaming Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton for the actions of this shooter, in the end he is responsible for his own actions, but I think it is time for the left to stop with the hateful rhetoric they seem to feel is one-sided.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium