Well, of course white cops pick on black folks, even the ones like Officer Crowley, who just happens to be a department diversity specialist. Everyone knows that. Barack Obama know that too, and their are no extenuating circumstances that will permit him to admit otherwise.
He's quite secure in calling the Cambridge police officers who arrested psycho professor Gates "stupid". But it's not about them, or professor Gates - it's about Barack Obama, and Barack Obama finds himself in a heap of hot water. How to fix without compromising his racist principles? Bring in the media! In this case, Politico,who starts out gently chastising Obama for letting his cards show:
...for a politician who has benefited from his critics' ineptitude with racial language – such as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's description of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as a "Latina woman racist" – Obama's comments struck an uncharacteristically polarizing note.
Hmm...isn't Judge Sotomayor's description of white men as "less just" then a "wise Latina women" a bit of ineptitude with racial language as well? Well, I'll just point out that she and Obama are on the exact same ideological wavelength, and move on:
Republican pollster Whit Ayres said Obama played his cards Friday right by reaching out to Crowley and responding to a spiraling dispute that was "not consistent with the image of a post-racial America and a post-racial president." ...
The president, however, did not disavow the entirety of his comments on Gates's arrest. Though he massaged some of his specific word choices, Obama stuck by the core of his reaction to the incident in Cambridge, saying he still believes "that there was an overreaction in pulling Professor Gates out of his home, to the station."
And neither Obama nor his press secretary went so far as to issue a direct and literal apology.
Barack Obama will not apologize; he will not admit he was wrong - in fact, he feels quite strongly that his racist knee-jerk reaction was the correct one. He just wants this all to go away, and what better way than to "reach out" to the man he viciously stereotyped in front of 24 million people?
Politico applauds this action as evidence of "post-racial" healing. It is anything but. An apology from the president and an admission that blacks too can be guilty of stereotyping would bring about some healing, but that would require an admission of fallibility from The One, and that's not gonna happen.
Instead we get a smear of feel-goody in an attempt to cover a racial firestorm fanned by a racist president, who is still blindy labeled as a "healer" by his supplicants in the media.
Look familiar? Only if you've lived through the "racial healing" of the Mayorship of one David Dinkins of New York City...