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Will Families of Slain NYPD Officers be Obama’s Guests at the SOTU Address?

pendleton-obama-2Originally posted at American Thinker

On January 29, 2013, on the South Side of Chicago, while standing with friends in Vivian Gordon Harsh Park, 15-year-old teen Hadiya Pendleton was killed by two youths who shot into the group in an attempt to hit a rival gang member.

At the time, the president was attending memorials and reacting to the tragedies surrounding the Gabby Giffords; Aurora, Colorado; and Newtown, Connecticut shootings, all three of which took place in 2011 and 2012.  Eager to suppress the Second Amendment by exploiting gun violence (while simultaneously promoting and funding unrestricted feticide), and supposedly in hopes of making sure the children are safe, Obama sent wife Michelle to Hadiya’s funeral in Chicago.

In an effort to ratchet up her husband’s anti-gun rhetoric, at Harper High School in Chicago, where several students had recently lost their lives to gun violence, Michelle personally identified with the murdered teen when she uttered the words “Hadiya Pendleton was me, and I was her.”

It was all very poignant and moving.

Then, just weeks after young Hadiya had been laid to rest, to drive home the guns-need-to-be-controlled point, at the State of the Union, sitting right beside Michelle Obama in the Special People/Political-Point-Scoring Skybox, were Cleo and Nat Pendleton.

Hadiya’s bereaved parents listened while the president encouraged a vote for gun reform by referencing their daughter’s love for Fig Newtons and lip gloss and her drum majorette performance at an event celebrating his second inauguration.

Stressing the need for Congress to vote for gun control, Obama told his audience that “Hadiya’s parents, Nate and Cleo, are in this chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen Americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. They deserve a vote.”

Then the president hammered home the point by saying that “Gabby Giffords deserves a vote[.] … The families of Newtown … [and] the families of Aurora deserve a vote.”

Fast-forward to December 2014.  Amid tensions agitated by the guy who seems more amenable to gun violence if it’s taking place during a bout of racial unrest, and with the encouragement of race-hustler Al Sharpton and that converter of lesbians with the biracial son whom he warned to watch out for the NYPD, Mayor Bill de Blasio, two New York City police officers were shot in the head execution-style.

This was not a random shooting.

Just one week before Christmas, citing the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, clad in camouflage pants and a baseball cap, Ismaayil Brinsley targeted Wenjian Liu, son of Chinese immigrants, and Brooklyn native and aspiring church chaplain Rafael Ramos, solely because they were cops.

Carrying a high-caliber handgun, Brinsley silently approached and fired through the passenger-side window of the police cruiser.  Newlywed Liu and devoted father Ramos, who were working overtime on an anti-terrorism drill, were both mortally wounded.

In the wake of those deaths, the president has had little to say.  Preoccupied by a 17-day Christmas vacation in Hawaii, the man who flew to South Africa for Mandela’s funeral did not allow his golfing time to be disrupted by funerary obligations.  Even Michelle was given a reprieve.  Rather than rush to New York as she did to Chicago when she attended Hadiya’s funeral, the first lady remained in Oahu.

What is odd is that every chance he gets, the president endeavors to weaken the Second Amendment, and yet in the wake of the NYPD murders, Obama seems unwilling to call attention to the rampant bloodshed being perpetrated by angry black youths with racism as their grievance.

It’s also strange is that although he’s the nation’s chief law enforcement official, unlike Michelle identifying with Hadiya, Obama doesn’t seem to personally identify with the assassinated police officers.

After all, if the belief on the left is that “anti-government, pro-gun, xenophobic populism” contributed to the Tucson, Aurora, and Newtown tragedies, isn’t it then the president’s responsibility to acknowledge how expressions of sympathy for the Trayvon Martins and Michael Browns of the world might become an inspiration for Ismaayil Brinsley types to attack and kill cops?

Maybe President Obama hasn’t noticed, but if ever there was a gun-toting, Quran-carrying “bitter clinger,” Brinsley was it!

Furthermore, based on his silence on the subject, the president must not feel it’s necessary to mention that the shooter, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was part of the paramilitary, San-Quentin-originated Black Guerrilla gang and a Muslim with connections to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

However, all is not lost; as the annual State of the Union address draws near, there’s plenty of time for Obama to redeem himself.

Similar to the respect he gave Hadiya Pendleton’s parents by inviting them to sit in the gallery of the House of Representatives, maybe the president will offer equal time at the upcoming SOTU to the heartbroken teenage sons of Rafael Ramos, Jaden and Justin, and their mother Maritza, as well as the inconsolable widow of Wenjian Liu, Pei Xia Chen.

And what better occasion than a primetime speech for Obama to point out how, despite the stringent regulations his executive orders have sought to impose on law-abiding gun owners, if a thug like Ismaayil Brinsley is bent on murder, acquiring a firearm is still easy to do?

Then, just as the president stressed the significance of saving one child’s life through gun control in a prior State of the Union, this year, Obama can announce new measures to protect the lives of the police officers currently threatened by the disgruntled black youths he and his cohort of race-baiters have so blatantly incited.

FERGUSON SOLUTION? Maybe Obama Should Issue an Executive Indictment

barack-ob-300x180Originally posted at Clash Daily

The “no true bill” Ferguson grand jury decision is in, and the looting has begun. Rest assured that either way there would have been looting with this bunch. If Darren Wilson had been indicted there would have been celebratory looting, but since prosecutor Bob McCullough announced no charges, instead there’s outrage looting.

Obviously, outrage looting is more fun.

After the decision was announced, Al “Tawana Brawley” Sharpton said he is heading to Ferguson because, according to the guy who gives Aqua Net a bad name, the grand jury decision not to indict is an “absolute blow” to the race-baiting faux civil rights leader who, rather than keep Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive, works tirelessly to keep hate alive.

Sharpton said that he had no confidence in McCullough and would have preferred a federal investigation where likeminded race-baiters overseen by the new attorney general and Barack Obama could Loretta-Lynch Officer Darren Wilson by offering him up as a blonde, blue-eyed sacrificial lamb.

According to the evidence, Michael Brown robbed a convenience store and, according to eyewitnesses, tussled with Wilson, attempting to get the officer’s gun while attacking him in his police car. After being shot in the hand in the struggle, Brown started to run away and then turned around and charged Officer Wilson like a football player with his head down.

Evidently, facts and eyewitness accounts don’t seem to matter to race-hustlers like Sharpton.

Then there’s Barack Obama, who delivered a sober nine-minute plea for calm. The president called for a “long-term solution” to the tensions between inner city youth and white police officers.

What Obama did not mention during his remarks was the long-term solution for all the innocent children who have died unnecessarily from the Enterovirus D-68 that Obama himself is responsible for bringing here. Nor did he mention how many illegal aliens – whom he never plans to prosecute – have shot and killed black teenage boys and girls, we know for certain were innocent.

Instead, based on the glum expression on the face of the man who in the past had already accused a white police officer of “acting stupidly,” Obama looked as if he was thinking “this could have been my [hoodie-wearing] son” who died.

However, despite being clearly dismayed and majorly peeved, the president did call for respect for the rule of law. The problem is that this is obviously another version of “do as I say, not as I do” because as he’s just recently proven, Obama, above all, has zero respect for the rule of law.

In fact, it’s quite possible that the Ferguson, Missouri plunderers learned how to burn down and demolish from observing Barack Obama’s low level of respect for the U.S. Constitution.

Yet to the president’s credit was his acknowledgment that “communities of color have higher crime rates,” which inadvertently cleared up the question as to why there is so much lawlessness in the community of color where he lives: the White House.

Meanwhile, back in Ferguson, Mike Brown’s defenders are about the business of attempting to uphold the teen’s stellar reputation and clear his name by setting fires to businesses, torching cars, shooting off guns, closing down the St. Louis airport, and randomly attacking, shooting, and throwing rocks at news reporters.

In fact, things have gotten so out of hand that a 26-year-old woman named Becca Campbell, fearful of being injured during the unrest, accidentally shot herself in the head with a gun she purchased for self-defense. Becca was jokingly waving the gun around, saying “Ready for Ferguson” when the car she was riding in was rear-ended. The gun went off and Becca died.

The only thing missing from the scene is the always-serious and reliably melodramatic Geraldo Rivera speaking out on behalf of racial calm.

Why hasn’t Geraldo, dressed in riot gear, been lowered onto a street strung with “Season’s Greetings” Christmas lights from a hovering helicopter? Then, like a brave soldier, he could commiserate with the rioters and choke back emotion while gagging on tear gas and ducking airborne boulders.

Geraldo or no Geraldo, the pillagers have announced that they will loot as many stores and businesses as necessary to get justice, because everyone knows that justice for a man who died while attacking a cop after just having stolen some cigarillos is done by gathering up as much cheap merchandise as one can from the local dollar outlet.

In the interim, as the convenience store that Michael Brown robbed on the day he died is being ravaged in his memory, there is a way to stop all the madness. Because Michael Brown is deceased, there cannot be a Henry Louis Gates/Officer Crowley-style beer summit at the White House, so Barack Obama needs to be a little more creative. One way would be for the president to formally declare that hence forth and in perpetuity, just like illegal aliens are innocent because they’re illegal, regardless of what he did, Michael Brown was innocent because he was black.

Then our historic first black president can put his head together with his close advisor Al Sharpton (after all, great minds think alike) and announce the first-ever Executive Indictment. The indictment can then call for the immediate arrest of Officer Darren Wilson following a “no justice no peace”-style federal investigation and trial that will surely find the Ferguson police officer guilty of a murder he didn’t commit.

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