Pat Buchanan: If A Cop Is Shot In Ferguson It will Be Obama’s Fault
Pat Buchanan addressed Obama’s remarks on Ferguson, Missouri, claiming he was “stoking the fires of racial resentment” after the president spoke of Michael Brown’s shooting by police.
Citing unconfirmed, and likely fabricated reports that Brown “smashed” officer Darren Wilson’s eye socket, Buchanan claimed that Brown’s death had nothing to do with race, warning that if “a St. Louis officer is wounded or killed in revenge for Brown, President Obama will deserve a full share of the moral responsibility.”
[su_center_ad]Buchanan wrote, “What, other than its racial aspect, can explain why Obama is so hung up on Ferguson? At the Congressional Black Caucus dinner Saturday, he was back stoking the embers.”
He cited Obama’s remarks, writing, “Too many young men of color feel targeted by law enforcement, guilty of walking while black or driving while black – judged by stereotypes that fuel fear and resentment and hopelessness.”
“Obama is here implying that Michael Brown was profiled, judged “guilty of walking while black,” when shot and killed,” Buchanan declared, without citing a source.
“But that is false, and Barack Obama knows it is false.”
Buchanan writes (I’m linking to Right Wing Watch instead because I have standards):
Brown had just knocked over a convenience store after collaring the clerk and was walking in the middle of the main street in Ferguson, blocking traffic, when Officer Darren Wilson confronted him.
Did Wilson shoot Brown in a racist rage? Or did Wilson, face battered and eye socket smashed in a fight with the 290-pound, 6-foot-4-inch Brown, empty his gun in self-defense? We do not know. And neither does Barack Obama.
For weeks, a grand jury in St. Louis County has been hearing testimony, trying to sort it out. But by implying the shooting was done for racial reasons, that Brown may have been “targeted” for “walking while black,” Obama is stoking the fires of racial resentment.
Why is he parroting a party line about America that he knows is more myth than truth? White cops are not the great lurking danger, nor the leading cause of violent death, of black teenagers and men.
That role is fulfilled by other black teenagers and other black men. And the statistics on the ugliest forms of racial violence in America – interracial assaults, rapes, murders – reveal that such crimes are overwhelmingly black-on-white.
Saturday night, a Ferguson cop was shot in an incident unrelated to August. But Chief Jackson and State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson have told the Washington Post their officers have been repeatedly threatened and, since August, have come under gunfire.
If a St. Louis officer is wounded or killed in revenge for Brown, President Obama will deserve a full share of the moral responsibility.
It is time he started acting like a president of all the people and dropped this role of outside agitator.
This takes “It’s Obama’s fault” to a whole different level. Whenever Obama mentions his race or someone else’s, the right wing claims he’s trying to provoke a race war. Buchanan is no different.
Buchanan is the author of, “The End Of White America” where he writes about the evils of diversity, so this column comes as no shock. Obama did not address the situation in Ferguson in a timely manner, and it’s no wonder why. The man cannot talk about race without being blamed for every injustice in the world. Obama has the audacity to Preside while black and Buchanan is calling him out.[su_csky_ad]