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Assume -- Obama Administration Makes an Ass Out of U and Me

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By Gary McCullough

The airwaves are filled with the news; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano didn't need to read the Arizona immigration law to publicly trash it; she just assumes it is a racist law. Attorney General Eric Holder didn't need to read the law although he is considering a federal lawsuit to stop it; he just assumes it is unconstitutional. President Obama doesn't need to speak with Arizona law enforcement officers; he assumes they will act as racists.

Network news continues to report the failure to read Arizona's immigration law as "gaffs" by the Administration. We are made to believe that the media "caught" Napolitano and Holder assuming facts rather than actually reading the law.

This reminds me of when President Obama "slipped- up" in a press conference when he belittled Cambridge police officers; assuming the facts before talking to the officers or their superiors.

I propose that these public statements are not mistakes. These Bidenistic statements are purposeful and reflect the Obama Administration public relations policy.

Without reading the Arizona law -- they can put whatever political spin they want on the law and besmirch Arizona's law enforcement officers without discussing what the law actually says. This tactic comes directly from the top, directly from the President's example of stating before the nation's press corps how racist law officers can be; whether in Arizona or Cambridge.

President Obama readily admitted that he had no knowledge of the facts regarding the dispute between his friend and Cambridge police officers. But that didn't stop the President from saying that the officers "acted stupidly."

We must stop assuming the President and his surrogates misspoke. We must stop assuming that an Obama Administration -- which controls its message so well that they release their own in-house taped interview of Supreme Court nominee Kagan -- simply made a mistake. We must stop assuming they erred when speaking out on this Arizona immigration law without reading it; it is not error, it is their deliberate modus operandi.

It is we, you and I, which are being made asses of when we assume that these statements were mistakes. President Obama says exactly what he wants to say, with the spin he has crafted. Obama's policy: when an opportunity presents itself for political advantage -- use it, and use it quickly, before any additional information could affect the opportunity. Facts are irrelevant, the spin is everything.

The erroneous statements made by President Obama have one goal; to endear himself and the Democrat Party to Hispanics and African Americans. He wants to hear the cheer of the crowd despite any increased danger his words might bring to law enforcement officers.

President Obama through the bully-pulpit has sent a message to African Americans and Hispanics: "The law enforcement officer you meet may very well be a racist." So while the President seeks a political advantage, he makes our nation less safe and more divided.

The harm President Obama has brought upon law enforcement officers is incalculable, but that doesn't make it less real. An individual's expectation of whether a law enforcement officer will be just has a direct impact on the safety of all involved in the encounter. Never before has a President placed such a doubt in the minds of so many. Never before has a President placed the safety of citizens and police officers at risk for political gain.

Standard Newswire

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