Obama Spoke Stupidly

I don’t blame Obama for what he said.  For a very long time, to be black in America was to be a target for law enforcement (and I’m sure it still is occasionally at least).

But it is also true that for a very long time in America (and, I suspect, anywhere on the planet earth), even a white person can get him or her self arrested for doing nothing more than arguing with a police officer.

Obama admitted he did not have the facts and still offered up an opinion which was based on the past history between police and African-Americans.   Obama spoke stupidly.

Josh Marshall at TPM Media has an excellent post up about the position a police officer is in every time he or she responds to a call.  I recommend it.

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