Republicans Go Into Racist Overdrive By Blaming Obama For Ferguson

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Republicans acting like racists again. Episode #589 of 2014.

Representative Peter King (R-NY) told Fox Business on Tuesday that the way to fix this Ferguson deal is for President Obama to invite Darren Wilson over to sort of make up for months of “smear and slander”.

Watch here:

President Obama is obviously waiting for a genius like King to instruct him on what to do next, so King tells Fox and its audience of KKK adjacents just what the first black President should do in order to make up for the fact that the white police officer was questioned in the media, “I think it would be very helpful if President Obama went and met with the police officer, or invited him to the White House and said, ‘You’ve gone through four months of smear and slander, and the least we can do is tell you that it’s unfortunate that it happened and thank you for doing your job.'”

So killing unarmed black teenagers is Wilson’s job? According to Fox and the GOP, it seems so.

It’s rather bizarre that Republicans see all issues relating to black people as being the President’s purview. Did we hold every white president accountable for every thing white people did? Um, no. That would have been absurd because being white is not a relationship. But for Republicans, everyone who is black is in some club and the President is the defacto leader of said club.

Not being indicted doesn’t mean Wilson is “innocent”. It doesn’t mean he “did his job”. It doesn’t mean that there was no prejudice involved in Wilson’s choice to shoot the unarmed teenager. It means this grand jury did not indict.

TPM pointed out how rare it is for officers to be convicted:

Hard numbers are hard to come by, but Levenson and others agreed that it is exceedingly rare for a police officer to be indicted for a homicide committed in the line of duty. Convictions are even rarer. The FBI reported 410 justifiable homicides by law enforcement in 2012. The number of indictments appear to be minimal after a TPM review of available press reports. A 1979 study found three convictions out of the 1,500 police killings it studied over a five-year period.

As Ezra Klein details, Officer Wilson’s account is hard to believe, “It reads less like something a human would do and more like a moment meant to connect Brown to the robbery.”

I agree. It reads a lot like a story made up to fill in gaps, but one that depends on a person who just robbed a store getting in an officer’s face, slamming his door shut and leaning in through a window to punch said officer (all before officer has even suggested he wants to discuss a store theft, so a robber just throws himself into an officer’s car?) just because the officer asked him to use the sidewalk.

Part of Wilson’s story from Vox:

I was doing the, just scrambling, trying to get his arms out of my face and him from grabbing me and everything else. He turned to his…if he’s at my vehicle, he turned to his left and handed the first subject. He said, “here, take these.” He was holding a pack of — several packs of cigarillos which was just, what was stolen from the Market Store was several packs of cigarillos. He said, “here, hold these” and when he did that I grabbed his right arm trying just to control something at that point. Um, as I was holding it, and he came around, he came around with his arm extended, fist made, and went like that straight at my face with his…a full swing from his left hand.

So Brown is punching inside the car. Wilson is scrambling to deflect the blows, to protect his face, to regain control of the situation. And then Brown stops, turns to his left, says to his friend, “Here, hold these,” and hands him the cigarillos stolen from Ferguson Market. Then he turns back to Wilson and, with his left hand now freed from holding the contraband goods, throws a haymaker at Wilson.

A story this shady, a dead teenager who was shot and killed even though he was unarmed, a prosecutor with an agenda, and a criminal justice system that factually as a course of business robs people of color of justice, and Peter King thinks President Obama should invite this officer to the White House for an apology tour of sorts. So the black President needs to make it up to the white police officer.

This is why people say Republicans are racists.

Oh, and this with its thousands of retweets:

Keep it up, Republicans. Let the whole world know just how you divide people by color.


h/t Politico

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29 Replies to “Republicans Go Into Racist Overdrive By Blaming Obama For Ferguson”

  1. Of course king would suggest some dumfukery like that. He likes to pal around with terrorist. Google king and the IRA for those who don’t know what I am talking about

  2. I believe that most police officers are very fine people, but they need to weed out the sociopaths within their force. Unlike some of the other social sciences, political science teaches us that man seeks power. Where might a power crazed person go to satisfy that desire to abuse others? The police force. We also see undeniable evidence around the nation of police abuse, and we know the historical facts of the police in their involvement with suppressing the labor movement, and the occupy movement. Does that make punks and the rioters any less wrong, no, but the police are not without fault either. All civil unrest will be put down. The Republicans constantly agitate their non-wealthy ignorant base into civil unrest. Would the police unknowingly restore order as the Constitution was being swept under the rug for a multinational corporate fascist police state. Yes they would. Nothing historically leads me to believe that they wouldn’t.

  3. Oh my god. I am so sick of these crazy people. There is no excuse for them and their ignorance. Do these jerk-offs really thing Wilson is owed some kind of apology for mudering a kid? Sick Sick Sick.

  4. Michael Brown was a ‘Giant Beast Negro’ That Had to Be Killed

    If you have not yet read Darren Wilson’s testimony to the Ferguson grand jury which decided that he would suffer no ill consequences for his decision to kill Michael Brown, please do so.

    Wilson’s description of the events on the day that he decided to shoot and kill an unarmed person cannot be adequately relayed to you by a second party.

    The absurd, unfathomable, and fantastical story which Wilson spun out of the whole cloth in order to justify killing an unarmed black teenager combines the deepest and ugliest white supremacist stereotypes and fantasies about black folks’ humanity such as the negro fiend”, “black beast”, and “giant negro”, with white racist paranoiac thinking, and dialogue from blaxploitation movies.
    Read More
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/25/1347447/-Shorter-Darren-Wilson-Testimony-Michael-Brown-was-a-Giant-Beast-Negro-That-Had-to-Be-Killed

  5. Maybe it is time to burn this shit down
    • The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid. (Whites in America on average own almost 18 times as much as blacks; in South Africa in 1970, the ratio was about 15 times.)
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-after-ferguson-race-deserves-more-attention-not-less.html?_r=0

  6. People would burn this country down. If the President were to invite this killer to the white house. Black skin is not a weapon, that justifies this little shit shooting an unarmed teenager. His whole story is racist from the start to the finish. Black people have been dealing with this crap for 400 years. We are sick and tired of it. Thank you Repugs for showing the world what you really are.

  7. Until all bad cops are turned in by “good” cops, then there are no “good” cops. Code of Silence, Fraternite’, whatever…they’re supposed to be the ‘Thin Blue Line’ and simply ignoring miscreants in the ranks makes all cops tacitly guilty. In most states, if 2 perps are present when a homicide is committed, then both are considered equally guilty regardless of who pulled the trigger. Same should go for cops. If you’re aware of a bad cop in the ranks and do not report it, you’re guilty of conspiracy at least.

  8. Rep King, is a fool. As if Wilson is a hero. Just wait, repugs will be giving him a parade by next week. And of course it’s all Obama’s fault, as usual.

  9. Oh? Inviting Wilson to the White House would just make everything all better, would it?

    Here’s the problem: What’s happened here with this case is the straw that broke the camel’s back. This isn’t just about Michael Brown. It’s about all of the black people in this country who are looked upon as criminals first, and as being up to no good second. They aren’t people.

    Look at how Brown was described by Wilson in his testimony to the Grand Jury. He was a “demon” and Wilson was a “child” in the grips of someone much stronger and meaner than him – a monster on two legs. Brown was the black menace out to get all white folks.

    That’s how people of color are seen by many in law enforcement and many civilians (not all).

    And Mr. King thinks inviting this poor “child” to the White House will help race relations? Simplistic thinking produces a simplistic “solution” that completely misses the larger issues surrounding race relations in this country.

  10. Oh’ and should he give him a medal while he’s at it, King? Since shotting Brown must have also been a misunderstanding.

  11. Wanting the uppity ni**er to apologize to massa. It hasn’t changed my whole life. Anyone dark skinned are targets for these idiots. I know, I am half Cherokee and dark skinned, so I lived a lot of the racism and can’t imagine how black people feel.

  12. OK, so how does the President, who is on the other side of the nation, is to blame for a white police officer killing an unarmed black man and the extremely shady proceedings that came from this.

    BTW, this is for Mr. Trump here: Just. SHUT. UP! No one wants your opinion or any opinion from you or your fellow conservative assholes. All you do is blame, blame, blame. Well, why do you think we have the problems we have today? All it takes is a real good look in the mirror and seven simple words: I am to blame for this.

  13. djchefron, you are 100% correct, I was in the UK when all the IRA killings were going on and King has a great many English and Irish peoples blood on his hands.

    I shudder every time I see his face or hear anything about him.
    My high school friend has been paralyzed from the neck down since the Brighton bombing, and King was complicit in fundraising for those terrorists.

  14. Rep. King subliminal message is to set up a narrative for the prestitute media to repeat.

    First, their is still a investigation taking place (Federal). A real investigation..

    Second, this unrest, racial tension, & mistrust was created & nurture by Gov. Nixon. His failure to lead, his cowardice to make the hard decisions. His underlings punk him from the beginning.

    Third, Amer. is a land of laws & varies level of govt.. The Black experience have a long history (most not good). My heart bleeds for the family, my anger at the injustice. But for all the families that have to deal w/ that lose. https://twitter.com/TheObamaCat/status/537050154902499328/photo/1
    My suggest to King is to take his psychotic a#* & meet w/ the family & community face to face. & tell them that sh!@.

  15. So Trump thinks no other black president will be elected – because of President Obama!!! What an ass, no DEMOCRATIC president has much chance of being elected because of DIRTY TRICKS from gop politicians with their “fixed” elections. Didn’t this killer cop have a Taser he could have used since he was in fear for his life? He is as tall as the young man he killed, plus supposedly trained. He is a trigger-happy sociopath.

  16. So glad Trump stopped in to elucidate the unwashed masses with “how things really are.” What a douchecanoe. As a white man nearing the turn to middle-age, I’ve promised myself that, no matter how far i go, no matter what i achieve, no matter how what kind of house, car or neighborhood I ever find myself in… I am never, ever turning into that.

  17. I agree, Mary. I guess I’ll blame Trump and his ilk the next time white people go crazy after the National Championship or Super Bowl. You know what’s coming with those games. It’s his fault.

  18. As soon as I read the title of the article I smelled the stench of Faux news. And now Trump pops in spewing ignorance equal to Ted (Nutball) Nugent & Chuckie Norris. I’m sure there will be more tag team idiots adding their two cents as well.

  19. Truer words have never been spoken Passdov. “Until bad cops are turned in by good cops, there are no good cops” Until this happens, all we have are Cops bound together by brother hood. Covering for each other eventually, following the same path. History has proven what Cops do to other Cops, who do, turn in unethical members of the force.

  20. A ignorant klan member slaughters a 18 year old boy and gets away with it. Not only that but the teahaters and other klan members raise a lot of money to AWARD HIM

  21. Garry Adams and the Sinn Fein are in line to take back the Republic of Ireland from the Dail and Enda Kenny. Yes Adams has ties to the IRA but not the so called Real IRA. All my Irish friends are backing him. So just because King had supported the IRA once doesn’t mean much. And when the Brit’s are gone from Irish soil forever and the country becomes one country as it should be, I would say that Kings knowledge of the IRA doesn’t mean anything here.

  22. The Republicans haven’t run out of idiots to blame Obama for everything. Of course we all know that all that is in the Republican book of commandments. How in hell can President Obama be blamed fr Furgeson ? It’s absolutely sickening t listen to all these nuts that the media has given press to. ABSOLUTELY SICKENING. We never put down or blamed Bush the way the Republniuts have done. Sure we blamed him for a lot ,especially lying for geting us in the war but not for everything that has gone wrong. I’m surprised that the Christian right haven’t blamed Obama for Eve giving Adam the apple. They have blamed him for everything else.

  23. NY POLICE UNION BOSS INCITING HATRED AND DIVIDING THE COUNTRY

    There is a mistrust of law enforcement and the court system and it’s not just blacks that feel that WAY! There is a history of corruption racial discrimination in both! The Grand Jury is a total joke and disgraceful when a police shooting is involve! There are significant structural barriers to successful police indictment or prosecution. For one, investigations are usually conducted by a combination of police detectives and investigators from the prosecutors’ office. Prosecutors tend to take a greater role when there is a reason to believe that the shooting might not be justified. However, they must rely on the cooperation of the police to gather necessary evidence, including witness statements from the officer involved and other officers at the scene. In some cases they are the only living witnesses to the event.

    Two police officers sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn were shot at point-blank range…

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