We need a lion and Barry-O actin’ like a lamb…
Obama Slammed For Not Speaking About Ferguson Riots
As the black community watched the armor-clad, tear gas tossin’, gun totin’ police department in the town of Ferguson, Missouri time-warp back to the 1950’s last night, many voices were heard via television and social media. One very conspicuously absent voice was that of our 44th President, Barack Hussein Obama.
We’re still not sure what he was doing that was more important, but apparently he’ll be made aware of the state of his country today.
The White House says President Barack Obama is being briefed on the situation in a St. Louis suburb where police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel protesters.
The protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have been sparked by the death of an unarmed teenager who was shot by a police officer. The officer is white and 18-year-old Michael Brown was black.
The White House says Obama was briefed late Wednesday night by Attorney General Eric Holder and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. Obama is vacationing on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, as are Holder and Jarrett.
The White House says Obama has another briefing scheduled for Thursday morning.
Earlier in the week, the president issued a statement saying that Brown’s death is stirring “strong passions,” and he appealed for reflection.
Yeah, well, the only thing “reflecting” was the flash from the tear gas grenades that police hurled at the enraged-yet-peaceful people of Ferguson.
Criticism of the President ranged from vitriolic to despondent, but the underlying sentiment was “where IS Barack Obama when we need him?!?”
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