President Obama Has Different Talking Points Depending on the Tragedy

Nick Kangadis | July 18, 2016

President Obama is a funny guy. No, seriously. His level of hypocrisy has reached such epic heights that it’s laughable.

At the White House on Sunday, Obama said:

As of right now, we don’t know the motive of the killer. We don’t know whether the killer set out to target police officers or whether he gunned them down as they responded to a call.

So, Obama wants to reserve judgment as to the motive of the Baton Rouge cop killer, wanted to reserve judgment as to the motive of the Dallas killer, but had no problem condemning the police officers in the shootings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.

Micah "X" Johnson and Gavin Long shot and targeted police officers, but Obama isn't quite sure whether the killers were targeting cops. 

When Obama commented about the two civilian shootings on Facebook on July 7, he said:

But regardless of the outcome of such investigations, what's clear is that these fatal shootings are not isolated incidents. They are symptomatic of the broader challenges within our criminal justice system, the racial disparities that appear across the system year after year, and the resulting lack of trust that exists between law enforcement and too many of the communities they serve.

Those comments stoked the fire that people were already feeling after the news of the two police-involved shootings came out. Obama had no problem publicly indicting the police officers, right or wrong, before all the facts came out. Apparently, Obama knew that race was the motive in those shootings.

But in this case, Obama wants to reserve judgment in the executions of police officers, because it doesn’t fit his narrative.

In the next paragraph of his Facebook post, the president backtracked, saying:

To admit we've got a serious problem in no way contradicts our respect and appreciation for the vast majority of police officers who put their lives on the line to protect us every single day. It is to say that, as a nation, we can and must do better to institute the best practices that reduce the appearance or reality of racial bias in law enforcement.

Basically, Obama said that we should respect officers while trying to stifle the job police do on a daily basis. It was a backhanded compliment if I ever saw one. You have to give Obama credit, though. He definitely knows how to talk out of both sides of his mouth.

Obama commented further on Sunday, “We don’t need inflammatory rhetoric. We don’t need careless accusations thrown around to score political points or to advance an agenda.”

Really? The divider-in-chief needs to begin heeding his own advice.

It is apparently okay for Obama to use inflammatory rhetoric to denigrate cops and score political points to advance his agenda, but he wants to reserve judgment and condemnation for the men who killed police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

Wake up, everyone. We have let a president run roughshod over our country for eight years. We hold everyone else in the country accountable for what they say. Isn’t it time to hold the president accountable for HIS words and actions?

Which lives matter, Mr. President?