Isn’t the first advice of being in a hole to stop digging? Someone needs to remind Obama of that, because he’s still out there making enemies of police officers throughout America. He’s also saying utterly ridiculous things to justify his position. How’s this one?
The president said he understands the sergeant who arrested Gates is an “outstanding police officer.” But he added that with all that’s going on in the country with health care and the economy and the wars abroad, “it doesn’t make sense to arrest a guy in his own home if he’s not causing a serious disturbance.”
If police offers were responsible for health care, the economy and foreign wars, that might make sense. As it is, though, their job is to protect the public at home, and to ensure that citizens cooperate with them in keeping communities safe. What Obama said isn’t even a straw man argument. It’s just nonsense.