Barack Obama was elected president with high expectations, to a great extent based on his first election’s theme, “hope and change”. Perhaps in no area were expectations higher than in race relations in. America elected not only its first African-American president, but also a person from a blended family with his father being African and mother Caucasian.
Instead of meeting the potential, race relations in the United States have deteriorated since Obama’s first moderation. This can be attributed to the politics of divisive used by the radical Left and this President to gin up their political base. It divided people by sexual orientation, income bracket, immigrant status, and yes race.
The President inappropriately interjected himself in local actions where race could be discussed since early in his first term. First, this included making televised national comments concerning the arrest of Prof. Gates by local police for disturbing the peace, even before as Obama admitted, he knew the facts. He then interjected himself into the Travon Martin shooting, even though it became evident that the shooting was not racially motivated. Then, Obama and Attorney General Holder not only inferred that the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson was racially motivated, but that the police officer involved was guilty of a crime. Both assertions were false as determined by Obama’s own Justice Department and a grand jury true. The often promoted theme of “hands up, don’t shoot” was also prove to be a fabrication. Still, there has been no admission of error by Obama.
As a result of the increasing racial divide, outward expression of violence in America is increasing. In Ferguson, Missouri, the rioting was devastating to the local community. In Baltimore, Maryland, rioting was even more extensive since the death of Freddie Gray with the murder rate of African-Americans in that community since skyrocketing.
A non-surprising outgrowth of this growing racial divide is the Black Lives Matter movement that infers police and much of America do not value African-American lives. With this type of outrageous rhetoric, it is no wonder violence is increasing. That begs the question; who is benefiting from the increasing racial divide? Certainly not the greater African-American community. Not the police. And not middle America. The ones that benefit are the bosses on the radical Left, which includes Barrack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi. Shame on those elitists that seek personal gain on the backs of the suffering of those less fortunate.
Now the racially-based violence is morphing with police being in the crosshairs. This past weekend Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth was murdered by an African-American merely because he was a police officer. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman correctly called this an execution and blamed the shooting on the vitriolic rhetoric on race. (see video below)
Fellow Sheriff, African-American David Clarke, blames the White House for the increasing violence against police officers stating: “I said last December that war had been declared against the American police officer, led by some high-profile people. One of them coming out of the White House, another one coming out of the U.S. Department of Justice. And it’s open season right now, no doubt about it.”
It is difficult to place the genie back in the bottle once a cycle of violence based on preconceived notions takes hold in society. President Obama is one of the few people who could have a significant positive effect on this issue. Unfortunately, he has shown little willingness to admit error or place the Country’s overall good before his own political well-being.