Is the president responsible for the looting in St. Louis?

This morning I decided to watch Fox and Friends, and they did not disappoint. They were interviewing some no name ex-DC cop. He was giving his take on the looting in St. Louis. I was actually waiting to see how could they possibly make a connection between the looting and the president, and the cop did it. He said that most of the people doing the looting and the rioting probably voted for the president and since there is big unemployment in the community they are frustrated, and that is in fact the president’s problem. Now part of his statement is true. The president did receive the majority of the black vote, but frustration does not turn you into a criminal. Frustation might breed apathy and maybe contempt, but it does not make good people commit criminal acts. The reality is the riots are not the fault of the White House. Everything is not President Obama’s fault, but for some folks everything is a reason to attack him, but if something good happens it happened in spite of him.

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  • Spanish Inquisitor  On August 12, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Of course he is. And he also shot JFK, was an un-indicted Watergate burglar, introduced Monica Lewinsky to Bill Clinton, drove the boat into the USS Cole, and hung Robin Williams.

  • Bill  On August 13, 2014 at 2:05 am

    It is unfortunate that you would reduce your credibility and stature by uttering an ad hominem in referring to the former D.C. police officer as “some no name ex D.C. cop”. Unsurprisingly I don’t agree with your take on the guest’s assessment of the president’s culpability in this situation. True, frustrations don’t cause good people to commit criminal acts but they can cause criminals to commit criminal acts. And by your tacit acknowledgement that these people committed criminal acts you define them as criminals.

    No, not everything is the president’s fault but it is undeniable that the degraded economic conditions in the black community are a result of his failed economic policies. But there is nothing surprising about that considering that he had zero preparatory experience for the job.

    • Bill  On August 16, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Sorry SI, but your sarcasm cannot deflect from the failure of a inexperienced, feckless president who learns of the world events from news reports just as you do. He would not recognize leadership if it smacked him in his face. So call me racist because I do have some blood of white ancestors flowing through my veins. Oh, wait so does he.

      • Spanish Inquisitor  On August 18, 2014 at 2:42 pm

        I’ll defer to your superior knowledge, Bill. I’m sure he reports to you, and you have your finger on the pulse of the Oval Office, and know that he doesn’t get briefed by intelligence, but gets all his news from the National Enquirer and FOX, like you.

        That was sarcasm too….;)

  • willholahan  On August 16, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    No, the president is not responsible for the looting in St. Louis, Nor is he responsible for the police brutality and “kill the enemy” mentality. The people looting are responsible for their own actions, plain and simple. Everybody wants to blame someone else for their own actions. This is wrong.

  • Bill  On August 18, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    SI, it was the president himself who publicly disclosed the he first learned of many of the pivotal events from news reports. I should have previously stated that he learns of them just as you AND I do so that you wouldn’t take it as a personal affront. As to your deference to my superior knowledge, what exactly was it that I indicated that I had superior knowledge?

    • Spanish Inquisitor  On August 18, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      Probably your contention that the President “learns of the world events from news reports just as you do”. It implies that you have access to the President’s mind that I don’t. I had no idea that he didn’t rely on the intelligence services that are supposed to inform him of “world events”, but apparently you did. I applaud your inside info.

      • Bill  On August 18, 2014 at 6:48 pm

        SI I didn’t contend anything; HE said that he learned about numerous events from news report. Here is one such example. I hope you consider this a trusted source. NOT MY WORDS!!!

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