Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Beer Picnic

The latest seems to be that Obama has invited Professor Gates and Officer Crowley to the White House to sit down for a beer and discuss "The Situation."

Obama is making the same mistake here that he makes in trying to negotiate with rogue nations like Iran.

Clearly, Gates is going to take the stand that he is a black victim and that the cops, Crowley in particular, are all racists and out to get him.

Crowley is going to explain how he responded to a call without having race in mind and that Gates became belligerent.

There really is no middle ground, and I don't see Gates (or Obama) willing to apologize, because they can't do so without losing face. I can't see Crowley apologizing, since he appears to have no reason to apologize.

Stalemate.

I make the comparison to Iran for this reason: Iran is like Gates. They both have a twisted world view that shapes their actions and they will not be swayed from that view. Obama things that everyone is willing to see the "other guy's" point of view. That is simply not the case. I could be wrong about Gates, and I hope I am, but I don't see him coming around and realizing that he mischaracterized the actions of Crowley. He has an agenda, and apologizing or seeing the view of the other side doesn't fit into that agenda.

This Beerfest is a complete waste of time. Nothing worthwhile will come of it. It's a distraction.


2 comments:

dmarks July 29, 2009 at 5:33 AM  

Gates already acts like a mindless raging drunken idiot. I'm not sure if giving him beer is a good idea.

On the other hand, let him drink up. It'd be so sweet if he violated an alcohol level law and had to get arrested in D.C. as well.

RepublicanGirl July 29, 2009 at 8:38 AM  

Talk about double standards. Why is it with the blacks it is always about racism - get over it people. You are not nor ever have been slaves yet you are mired in that mindset of your ancestors. If this professor had simply acted as the gentleman he is supposed to be and answered the officer's questions none of this would have transpired. The officer was completely in the right to question this man. The caller did the right thing by reporting a possible break-in - you'd better believe Gates would have been screaming if there were a real break-in - what a horses a** that man is.

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