Buttle's World

23 July, 2009

Bully Pulpit

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 9:23

The Messiah’s behavior last night was boorish and inexcusable. Besides beating up on doctors while telling His health care lies, He completely botched the question about the arrest of Henry Gates.

The correct response would have been, “I’m the President of the United States. I do not comment on local police matters.” Instead He beat up on the cops, saying they “acted stupidly”. To quote a favorite Coen brothers movie, “Who looks stupid now?”

Well, the police report makes Gates look like a real a**hole. Pretty stereotypical for a Harvard professor, I’d say. Officer Crowley, to his credit, is sticking to his guns.

And just look at all the white cops surrounding Gates:

It seems obvious who the real racists are here, and their names are Gates and Bully-In-Chief Obama.


This is too funny. Turns out that Officer Crowley is a racial profiling expert.

Another Update:

Heard on the radio last night: “You can tell a Harvard man, you just can’t tell him what.”

Final, Probably Update:

Oh, no wonder he behaved like such a crybaby. Gates isn’t even a real professor. Or, more acccurately, is a professor in a completely bogus, racist department.



  1. When did it become against the law to yell at a police officer on your own property?

    Stupid yes. Disrespectful yes. But against the law?

    The word “disorderly” is rather vague and often open to interpretation under the law.

    While Gates was clearly acting foolishly I see no reason for his arrest.

    And yes, the President had no real reason to comment on this case…

    Comment by Bob — 23 July, 2009 @ 13:59

  2. Disorderly conduct may be vague, but Gates certainly seemed to fit it. Did you read the police report? When the guy is so noisy and unhinged that the cop can’t hear his phone and/or radio then he’s out of line.

    Gates’ response should have been, “Thanks for responding, officer. Nice to know that you and the neighbors are looking after my house. Here’s my ID. I live here. Pretty funny, huh?” That would have been the end of it.

    The President made a fool of himself. Of course he’s been doing that for months, but now more people are noticing.

    Comment by buttle — 24 July, 2009 @ 6:08

  3. Yes I read the report…

    Oh Puhleeeasssee…

    “He couldn’t hear the radio..”?

    Then go outside. He already determined that their was no illegal activity at the scene.

    We both know (or can reasonably guess) what happened:

    Gates was acting like a buffoon. He pissed off the officer. Gates got arrested.

    Acting like a buffoon within the limits of the law, on your own property, is not against the law.

    After reading the report I think it’s clear that the officer blew it. He could have easily difused the situation by simply leaving.

    That’s why no charges were filed. No case. At all.

    And you surely must be comfortable with presidents making fools of themselves…We’ve witnessed a cavalcade of buffoonery for the last, what, 5o years?

    Comment by Bob — 24 July, 2009 @ 7:24

    • It’s just as clear why no charges were filed as why an arrest was made. Yes, either man could have defused the situation. But one of them has been acting like a professional, and the other like a crybaby.

      As for presidential buffoonery, yes Carter and Clinton were pretty embarrassing. But this guy is taking it to new levels.

      Comment by buttle — 24 July, 2009 @ 7:43

  4. Is this a dead horse yet?


    “Yes, either man could have defused the situation.”

    I think the police officer has the professional obligation to diffuse the situation before anyone? Defending the peace?

    I love right wing blinders. Your omission of Regan and Bush is delightful!


    Comment by Bob — 24 July, 2009 @ 9:14

  5. I left out Bush just to tweak you. If you’ve read the blog long enough you know I complained about plenty of his buffoonery.

    Left-wing lenses are as funny as right-wing blinders. Reagan was never a buffoon, but the Left wanted to paint him as one.

    Still, this empty-suited teleprompter addict is raising the buffoonery bar.

    I don’t think the horse is going to walk again…

    Comment by buttle — 24 July, 2009 @ 9:17

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