Twice now, while watching the Daily Show I’ve wanted to get up and write something about the idiotic, stupid, waste of time that is this whole affair with the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. Why did the President of the the whole freaking United States have to make any comment whatsoever on the actions of the police on a charge of disturbing the police in Cambridge, MA? Now I see this on CNN:
So the President invites them all to have beer, the white house has to releases press reports on what types of beer, and some Democrats are UPSET ABOUT THE TYPE OF BEER CHOSEN? What the heck?
If the President make a comment about the possibility of racial profiling, that might be okay. But the bottom line is that no one knew what actually happened at the time the POTUS made his statement that the police acted “stupidly.” Heck, I didn’t know, and he seemed to know even less than I did.
What I want to hear from the President is how he intends to fund universal heatlh care long term (and no, I don’t think he’s trying to kill old people, sheesh). I support it entirely, but I want to know how we’ll handle those costs in the future. And I want to hear about how Treasury and the Fed will work to unwind themselves of all this debt and the increase in the monetary base over the next few years. About whether the stimulus is enough or not (is it just me, or have people begun to forget about the stimulus and some of the major macroeconomic issues at play here?).
Obama, IMO, has proven that he is bad, plain and simple bad, at extemporaneous comments. And that he makes comments more often than he should. Of all the things a President should be doing, apologizing for a “poor choice of words” is not one of them. He just shouldn’t have made that comment in the first place. Obama needs to learn when to shut up and just say “no comment until things are clear.”
This is just so frustrating.