Breaking Update: Obama Calls Cambridge Cop– REFUSES to Apologize (Video)
“I continue to believe based on what I’ve heard that there was an overreaction in pulling Professor Gates out of his home.”
Throwing Gas on the Fire
July 24, 2009
Obama still believes “overreaction” took place during the arrest even though the cops at the scene including a black police officer support Sgt. James Crowley.
Again, nice work inflaming the controversy, Mr. President.
You keep finding a way to “stupidly” keep stepping in it.
President Obama told reporters that he called the Cambridge cops today but that he did not apologize.
FOX News reported:
President Obama stopped short of an apology to Sgt. James Crowley on Friday for saying he “acted stupidly” for arresting black Harvard scholar Henry Lewis Gates Jr., but said he should have chosen his words more carefully.
At an impromptu appearance at the daily White House briefing, Obama said he spoke with Crowley over the phone, and said he wanted to share a beer with Crowley and Gates at the White House.
“Because this has been ratcheting up and I helped contribute to ratcheting it up, I want to make clear that in my choice of words I unfortunately gave an impression that I was maligning the Cambridge Police Department or Sgt. Crowley specifically and I could have calibrated those words differently.
“My sense is you’ve got two good people in a circumstance in which neither of them were able to resolve it the way the wanted to resolve it,” President Obama said.
Earlier in the day Friday, the Cambridge and area police unions voiced their support for Sgt. James Crowley and called for an apology from President Obama for his statement.
Does Barack Obama really believe that Sgt. Crowley would want to sit down and have a beer with the racist professor who called him a “rogue policeman” and insulted his mother?
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**Obama Doubles Down: Defends Comments That Boston Police Acted “Stupidly” (Video)
**President of International Brotherhood of Police Officers Slams Obama! …Update: Cop Considers Lawsuit Against Gates
** Breaking: Cambridge Police Unit Demands Apology From Obama (Video)…Update: Doctors Want An Apology Too!
UPDATE: Is it time to start an “I’m Sorry for Obama” page?
This just came in the Inbox:
Jim – Please use your blog to apologize to Officer Sgt. James Crowley for the words of President Obama and the actions of Henry Gates. President Obama is very good at apologizing to all sorts of people and countries for the actions of others but seems to be incapable of apologizing for his own mistakes. I believe we should follow his lead and I, for one, would like to apologize to Sgt. Crowley, and I think you should as well. You might want to offer your listeners an opportunity to join me (and you?) in this apology. I believe you could assemble quite a list of names.
You’re right, Tim.
Sgt. Crowley, “I’m sorry, too.”