Looks like Obama is rapidly losing his last remaining base: The angry black male.
Protestors clashing with police over the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager say President Obama needs to do more to solve the racially charged conflict.
Obama has already dispatched Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate why Michael Brown died at the hands of a police officer who shot him six times. Obama also addressed the issue in careful language on Monday.
This has not satisfied protesters who see the shooting as symptomatic of a broader culture of intimidation and civil rights violations by law enforcement. They want the president to make a personal visit to give national recognition what they see as a grievous incident of racial injustice and to rein in the police’s combative tactics in response to the protests.
Steven Wash, a 26-year-old from Ferguson, said Obama needs to come to his community “ASAP.”
“He needs to come down here and stop all this and bring all this to justice,” he said early Wednesday morning after a standoff with police, who waved riot batons and shot tear gas to shoo protesters away from the commercial strip where they had marched for hours.
Well, since even the governor has thrown the officer under the bus, we suppose due process isn’t something the mob is interested in.
As the police became more aggressive in their tactics, some of the protesters, who are predominantly African-American, began to voice more frustration with Obama.
“F–k the White House. I’m never voting again. Another disenfranchised black male,” said Tef Poe, 27.
“He needs to touch down and calm this s–t down,” he said about what he wants Obama to do.
Do these morons realize golf and partying is much more important to Obama? Meanwhile, they’re wandering off onto totally unrelated topics:
Some protesters said they saw a disconnect between Obama’s concern over Israel’s aggressive response to the restive Palestinian population in Gaza and what they see as his relative cool response to the street battles in Ferguson.
“Y’all don’t need Gaza when you got Ferguson,” said Malik Rhasaan as he watched riot police charge and fire tear gas at a group of young black male protesters. “Obama won’t visit this s–t.
“They bump their toe with Israel, they send them $1 billion,” he said of Palestinians, who have received $5 billion in U.S. assistance since the mid 1990s, according to the Congressional Research Service.
Oh, so maybe we should throw them some money, maybe start up a jobs training program or something.