Barack Obama Can Apologize for America, But He Can’t Apologize to Sgt Crowley for his Race Card Comment Regarding Professor Gates


The Apologist & Chief can apologize for everyone but himself.

How is it that President Barack Obama can travel the world and apologize for America’s wrong doings over and over and over? Yet, The One cannot find it in himself to apologize for himself and his rush to judgment, accusatory comments that did malign the Cambridge, Mass police and Sgt. Crowley.

Barack Obama, the Racial Healer and Chief, hardly lives up to his MSM press.

 Hat Tip: American Power

Barack Obama presumed that his friend, the black Harvard professor Henry Gates was correct and the white police officer, Sgt. Crowley, had done something wrong. It was Obama that automatically assumed that race was involved.

No wonder Obama asked Crowley and Gates to the White House for a beer, they are both Irish. Obama assumes and knows that the Irish like beer, right? More presumptions on the part of The One, because just like all white officers when arresting a black man are doing something wrong, all Irish like beer. (for those who have not figured it out, this is sarcasm)

Stop the ACLU makes a great points referencing Michelle …  “all of a sudden, the Generational Theft Act is going to give money to support law enforcement. Funny how this use of the funds only happens after the President insults a police department.”

In the end, who racially profiled, who acted racist and who acted “stupidly”?

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    48 Responses to “Barack Obama Can Apologize for America, But He Can’t Apologize to Sgt Crowley for his Race Card Comment Regarding Professor Gates”

    1. ANewGirl on July 29th, 2009 12:49 pm

      Well, well. well…even the “known to waffle” but brilliant BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN Colin Powell has now officially stated, “You don’t argue with the Police”

      So, stick that in your pipe and smoke it you liberal reverse-racist crackheads! Seriously, the more and more BS I read about the racial issue being UNNECESSARILY dragged up again—the more I have to ask people what the hell kind of drugs they are on that they can’t see through the simplicity of this story. IT HAD NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE YOU IDIOTS!

      The Obamasiah apologize? Nope—rather…let’s further pontificate and have a damn beer at a picnic table on the White House Lawn to try and cover up the real truth…Barack (half Caucasian and raised by his White Grandmother) really still feels opressed by Caucasians. There is the real truth right there!

    2. SUPER DAVE on July 29th, 2009 12:50 pm

      obama and his boyfriend “uncle remus” had every intention of turning this into a race related incident. once again, the backjumping democrats attacking a woman who only called in to report a “possible” break in at this house. never referring to the two as “black”.
      this goes to show that this not only happens to white men in America at the hands of black racists, but also shows black racism toward other races as well.

    3. Dawg1948 on July 29th, 2009 1:23 pm

      You go Bill. Obama travels the world apologizing for the USA at every turn and never mentioning all the GOOD the USA has done for our sorry planet. Then he jumps to conclusions and assumes the police department and Crowley acted stupidily when he openly admitted he was not there and did not know all the facts. Never once did he consider his friend was the one that acted stupidly. IMAGINE THAT!!!

    4. rightknight on July 29th, 2009 1:28 pm

      Aww, c’mon now, All Presidents make mistakes..nobody’s
      perfect. Well, on the other hand, we’ve hired a guy that
      has a near perfect record of mistakes. Even the lofty
      Professor Gates is quick to err in the area of Explosive Ego.
      Two old friends have a date to share a teaching moment in
      the White House Beer Garden. Oh, and Sergeant Crowley
      will be there as well.

    5. A Texas Grandfather on July 29th, 2009 1:43 pm

      Barry was brought up in a racist culture. The majority of the black people are racist. It is drilled into them at an early age. So when Barry found out about his friend professor Gates being arrested for disorderly conduct he decided to “weigh-in” as the “racist in chief” from his position as POTUS even though he admitted he knew nothing about the event other than the fact that Gates, his friend, had been arrested.
      So much for being POTUS or behaving as he should regarding such an event. POTUS indeed! How about Community Organizer in Chief. It fits his behavior better.

    6. yoyo muffintop on July 29th, 2009 2:14 pm

      New Girl – Faced with a lippy but non-criminal subject, Crowley misused the powerful authority given to him by the state to arrest Gates. Gates could not “escape the ride.” The police officer made the process the punishment.

      Everybody loses in this scenario: the cop wastes time better spent chasing criminals, the defendant is put to unnecessary humiliation and expense, the already overburdened justice system is taxed anew, and the defendant (and others) are left to wonder about officer’s motivations. I get why some people believe it might be about race.
      However, imo, it’s about a cop asserting his authority over a member of the public who doesn’t show sufficient deference.
      And that is wrong 100% of the time.

    7. Michelle Smith on July 29th, 2009 2:17 pm

      As was stated in the video: All the facts support Sgt. Crowley. Enough said

    8. PA Mom on July 29th, 2009 2:35 pm

      I hope that the Obama and Democrats have more than apology for the American people, but I think Obama despises the US. This is why he’s pushing so hard for socialized medicine. If he was looking out for Americans, he would be pushing for jobs. What good is health care when your starving to death.

    9. Rusty Bridges on July 29th, 2009 3:03 pm

      #6, nobodys time would have been wasted if Gates would have cooperated.

      How is this police officer to know what this persons next move would have been. He was acting irrational and combative.

      The publics best interest was served.

    10. Susan on July 29th, 2009 3:58 pm

      Obama is the kind of person who feels he does NO WRONG, makes NO MISTAKES, etc., etc., so of course there’s no need to apology to Sgt Crowley, in his mind anyway.

    11. ANewGirl on July 29th, 2009 5:38 pm

      YoYo- The Sgt. (not Officer- his rank was Sgt.) had no other motivations other than responding to a normal POSSIBLE B&E call as dispatched from the 911 Operator. As usual, you continually have to make things out to be far more than they really are just for the sake of arguing and you getting another chance to come on a public blog and call everyone who doesn’t agree with you a Racist.

      Grow Up!

    12. yoyo muffintop on July 29th, 2009 6:07 pm

      Boston Police Officer suspended today for making a racial slur about Mr Gates:

      “The law enforcement official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Officer Justin Barrett referred to the black scholar as a ” jungle monkey” in the letter, written in reaction to media coverage of Gates’s arrest July 16.”

      Good thing those Mass. police officers don’t harbor any racism….lol.

    13. Michelle Smith on July 29th, 2009 7:03 pm

      #12 That has nothing to do with Sgt. Crowley. You are just trying to stir up more crap. Sgt. Crowley acted in a professional manner and did nothing wrong. What another officer from a different police department does or says has nothing to do with what transpired with Mr. Gates & Sgt. Crowley. Your post just proves that the state of Mass. will not tolerate racism in their police departments.

      You are just making an ass of yourself. Who said that there was no racism in Massachusetts? It’s silly to suggest that racism doesn’t exist, we know it does everywhere but that doesn’t mean everyone is.

      I agree with NEWGIRL….You need to grow up.

    14. megamooo on July 29th, 2009 7:49 pm

      Hey yoyo muffintop—for the love of glory, let go of your hate and embrace the gym…perhaps you’ll be able to work off your “muffintop”… :)

    15. Greg the Mongoose on July 29th, 2009 8:01 pm

      What a mess President Obama created. A beer party
      should put a end to this. Wrong! Obama has shown his true color. Forget the red, white, and blue.

    16. Michelle Smith on July 29th, 2009 8:40 pm

      Yes that’s right, invite them over for a beer at the white house that should fix things right up. Wow, if everybody would just sit down to a beer there would be no more racism in this world. Sounds like a brilliant plan.

    17. yoyo muffintop on July 29th, 2009 9:59 pm

      The support for Officer Crowley from the right has been astonishing. The very party that tries to tout freedom and sovereignty is now saying that an American citizen isn’t so free in their own home.

      Pure republican hypocrisy motivated by politics and there hatred towards Obama….nothing else.

      Hate to break it to ya, but what Crowley did by arresting Gates was illegal under Mass. law.

      Ask the DA of Mass. – they viewed the report/charges and instantly knew there was no violation of law, so the DA threw the case out.

    18. yoyo muffintop on July 29th, 2009 10:49 pm

      Watching you republicans willingly forfeit your own 1st and 4th Amendment rights is quite entertaining.

    19. rightknight on July 30th, 2009 12:07 am

      Gates is 100% guilty of “white policeman profiling”. The
      classes Officer Crowley teaches about racial profiling
      should be required for illustrious professors of ethnic
      studies. The same cool training could assist our much
      loved POTUS avoid stupid snap judgements as well.
      Lots of great Learning Moments possible here.

    20. John on July 30th, 2009 3:57 am

      Lets just stick with the fact. Fact is an illegal immigrant can be counted to apologize, though can certainly be an apologist for the Democrats and other running dog whiners.

    21. ANewGirl on July 30th, 2009 5:27 am

      While on the way home from dinner last night with my Husband- he popped in an old Eric Clapton CD… and I thought, one the lyrics in this tune were appropriate in this situation (for Obama & The Professor) actually.

      “Before you accuse me….take a good look at yourself”

      #18—Yoyo—You are always way too assuming on everyone’s Political Party on this website. How many times do you need to be reminded that not everyone on here is a Registered REP. Told you before, I’m a former DEM from the State of Mass who has been registered IND now since in my late 20′s. Do not paint us all with the same broad brush strokes. Also, no bloggers I’ve read comments from on this site or that I’m aware of appears willing to forfiet any of their rights as afforded in the Constitution….esp. the 1st and 4th. Once again, your’e a shit talker.

    22. ANewGirl on July 30th, 2009 6:02 am

      P.S.—Regarding the Moron Officer who wrote those comments on an inter-departmental email:
      SM: Racism is ignorant and unacceptable no matter where or whom it comes from. However, what did anyone think was going to happen when Barack Obama called a police dept in Boston racist?

      I do not condone it but it was expected that there would be a reprisal just as ignorant.

      Let’s be fair about this, the police officer was suspended for his ignorant, racist comments … lets do the same for Obama?

      Fair is fair.

      The President of the USA escalated a race issue where none was and now has created a nightmare. This man has proven he is incapable being President.

    23. St Stephen on July 30th, 2009 6:42 am

      John Kass of the Chicago Tribune has this meeting nailed…,0,915294.column

      Read this and you will find out why I have not bought or drunk Budweiser for lo these many years.

    24. SUPER DAVE on July 30th, 2009 7:23 am

      watching yoyo grovel at obama’s crotch is even more entertaining. your boy uncle remus and his boyfriend obama giving you a little spark that your boyfriend couldn’t ?
      i bet they would let you be the pivot man. or is that woman ?
      my rights are not given up. they will have to be taken but it won’t be by a liberal coward like you boy.

    25. BUN on July 30th, 2009 8:22 am

      The officer is bringing his lawyer, I hear, and may I sugest a taste tester to make sure his beer of choice is not tampered with in anyway.

    26. Rusty Bridges on July 30th, 2009 8:58 am

      #18, yoyo, it’s amazing to watch the leftys let Obama walk all over the american people like they claimed Bush was and not a peep. Amazing.

    27. SUPER DAVE on July 30th, 2009 10:17 am

      what beer company has obama offered air time at this supposed beer party. i bet he and remus will
      be having a couple fortys. maybe colt 45 ?

    28. ANewGirl on July 30th, 2009 2:17 pm


      White House has announced that the Media is not allowed at the event, and THE CHOSEN ONE will not be taking questions or speaking to them after.

      Mr. Obama! Tell us how this is supposed to be a teachable moment if the Public isn’t going to be privy to live snippets of the meeting!??? PLEASE!

      Do you think the Pres is sending Biden out to make the beer run to keep him busy since this has been dominating all headline News since last week?

      Don’t forget the BUD LIGHT, Joe- Barry’s Brew of choice. Gimme a break!

    29. yoyo muffintop on July 30th, 2009 2:45 pm

      The only thing Obama said about the cop is that he acted stupidly…which the cop did.

      Obama: “Now, I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts what role race played in that, but I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry. Number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately. And that’s just a fact.”

      Note: “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts what role race played in that”

      Also note: “what I think we know separate and apart from this incident”

      Obama never stated that the cop was racist – he in fact went out of his way to disconnect the Gates case from his observations about racial profiling. He was merely using the issue as a chance to talk briefly about the very real racial issues it’s stirred up.

      Btw #21 – If you are backing the cop in this arrest, you are willing to give up your 1st and 4th rights. The arrest of Mr Gates was by Mass law illegal. It’s ok to say Gates was an a-hole but the cop was wrong to arrest.

      But I guess you’re ok with a police state as long as it puts you on the side against Obama.

    30. yoyo muffintop on July 30th, 2009 2:52 pm

      How’s your Klan hat & sheet fitting today #27?

    31. Pat in Alabama on July 30th, 2009 4:03 pm

      Leave it to Obama to offer these guys a few beers when a keg party is needed. At least that’s what we’re trying to teach our kids is the way to solve problems, right?

      Perhaps this cop making racist statements will take a lesson and invite Obama and Gates over for a beer.

    32. SUPER DAVE on July 30th, 2009 4:13 pm

      fits just like black panther glove. or a black racist president’s tailored suit. or a black harvard racist’s walking cane.
      what’s your excuse? you are still missing a few words in my name and after all i have taught you !

    33. ANewGirl on July 30th, 2009 4:44 pm

      Yoyo–Once again, you are wrong. The Sgt. did not do anything illegal. The reason Mr. Gates initially was arrested was because:

      1. He at first, refused to identify himself when asked twice. Screaming, “Don’t you know who I am?!?!” at a Sgt. and the accompanying African-American Officer is not appropriate.

      2. When told if he didn’t settle down after being completely irate and yelling and IMMEDIATELY threatening about a lawsuit, then issuing his own degrading ETHNIC COMMENTS to Sgt. Crowley, they simply snapped the cuffs on him for his overall obnoxiousnous & to get him settled down and to show they meant business until they sorted everything out. Of course, they never booked him since, as you say- it was an accident and the Neighbor only called in- not knowing it was his residence and a malfunctioning door.

      You are such an arse. Gates was given several warnings and asked nicely and professionally to please keep his emotions under control, and he was so irate- (and after several warnings) they told him if he didn’t stop..they would arrest him for disorderly conduct. That is why he was “arrested”..but not really. They also dropped those charges when the whole thing blew up. It all blew up within minutes on the Man’s front porch, Yoyo—not sure if they even entered the residence AT ALL…didn’t have the chance to go that far….Where did you get the info that an illegal search was done without a warrant? That’s BS—there wasn’t any search.

      Anyway- that’s the story going around in Beantown…don’t get so technical all the time…Both the Sgt. and the black Police Officer professionally performed their duties. End of Story right there until everyone made a field day out of this…..Maybe our President just shouldn’t have commented AT ALL until he knew more about the case that both sides have said- was just a misunderstanding gone wrong.

      Hey, YoYo- have a bud light- have a teaching moment- and for once- stop trying to act like you know everything. Picnic Bench and Front Lawn optional.

    34. george on July 30th, 2009 6:08 pm

      Its sad that people talk about how the president has pulled the race card etc. Listen to all of the Ignorant, Non realistic White this, Black That BS. you guys are posting. Have you forgot that the Presidents Mom is White, His Grandma whom he Loves etc. People need to get Educated first, and then speak, because its sad how some people living in this day and age still think. Kind of prehistoric huh? The US is more Racially Diverse than ever and still growing. Grow up,and more important Get a Life, Deal with It!!! You have people who are White and bad people, You have people who are Black and Bad people, and so on ….Get the picture? All people are not Bad or the stereotypes that you portray them to be…

    35. Elmer on July 30th, 2009 8:27 pm

      Re #24: Is it just me, or does anyone else think Supper Dave’s obsessive homosexual references belie certain “issues” of his own? I’ve honestly never seen anything like it.

    36. St Stephen on July 30th, 2009 10:41 pm

      #35 Elmer

      It’s only qrm(man-made noise).

      You have to ignore it in order to focus on rational posts on these threads.

    37. Scott on July 31st, 2009 7:36 am

      yoyo – you are a dolt. Crowley did nothing wrong. Gates was DISORDERLY. I’m not sure why you can’t get that through you thick skull. He did his job. Why is it his black brothers on the force defend him? Why dumbass? He wasn’t going to arrest him until he started verbal abusing him while Crowley was walking away, out of his house.

      The police have a job to do; plain and simple.

      It’s amazing, well no it isn’t; this is what you liberal scumbags do. You come on here telling people how to live their lives like you know what your talking about as you live out of your cardboard box; and now you are trying to act like you know how police officers are to respond. My dad was a police officer for 30 years in one of the toughest counties in America; just outside DC; so I would respect his EXPERIENCE over you liberal drivel anyday. That; along with all of my police officer friends, both black and white, who support Crowely. He worked by the book.

      You know jack shit about police officers and the law. It’s funny how you sit back and MMQB. I’d love to see the skeletons in your closet; i’m sure there is some pillow biting going on in your closet.

      It’s typical yoyo would jump on the race issue because that’s all he is about is race. Has your green card expired or are you here illegally?

    38. Elmer on July 31st, 2009 11:14 am

      Re #36: I suppose you’re right, but I’m really starting to wonder if some of these over-the-top characters are made up by the moderators to generate more “noise” and thus more hits. I really like the forums on and find the folks there to be thoughtful and considerate. Here on the blog it’s another matter much of the time. I suppose it *is* my choice whether to visit and/or participate. ;-)

    39. St Stephen on July 31st, 2009 11:39 am

      Re #38

      I highly doubt that the moderators would go “in reverse” and sully the decent direction that Scared Monkeys is taking by conjuring ugly and hateful banter for “hits”. No sane person with true American conservative values would do that.

      As a matter of opinion, the posts issued by the character you mention(as well a few that exist now on both sides of the political spectrum) probably drives away more inquisitive conservatives from this board than liberals.

      I would like to think that the true American conservative, while having differing views than their adversaries, more than likely is highly respectful of others as is their nature. We are armed with facts and experiences in history in being more correct in our philosophical and political beliefs than the present day liberal, as is being proven with each passing day.

      Which is why I feel that with the proper campaign and right candidates the Republican party can regain the reins of this runaway stagecoach and put us back in the right direction.

      OK, Elmer, I’m off the soapbox. Have a great weekend.

    40. ANewGirl on July 31st, 2009 1:29 pm

      During, up to and after the Sud Fest yesterday, the Police Officer of African-American decent accompanying Sgt. Crowley still completely supports him 100% and says the proper actions were taken at the time.

      If that isn’t it in a Nutshell right there- I don’t know what is. I forget his name, but you can google it. Heard on radio today.

    41. St Stephen on July 31st, 2009 3:17 pm


      …which may be why HE was not invited to participate!

    42. yoyo muffintop on July 31st, 2009 5:52 pm

      #39 – “I would like to think that the true American conservative, while having differing views than their adversaries, more than likely is highly respectful of others as is their nature.”

      Then I guess you would not put yourself in the category of a “true American conservative” #39….unless your definition of “highly respectful” is calling someone with a learning disability a “retard” or calling someone “deaf and dumb” as you say you do. Let me guess, you also call someone with downs syndrome a “mongol” don’t you?

      I think you need to take that soapbox you are standing on and wash your mouth out with it…pathetic is what you are, not highly respectful of others as you say you are.

      Hopefully your “dying breed”, as you claim you are, dies quick. We don’t really need a bunch of old guys walking around calling people “retards” mongols” and “deaf and dumb” like yourself.

      “I didn’t realize calling someone with a learning disability a retard was pejorative”…..please.

    43. St Stephen on July 31st, 2009 9:10 pm

      #42 yoyo muffintop

      Your response to my post in another thread leads me to believe that you either did not read my posts thoroughly or you had but seem to be programmed to select certain words and phrases, ignoring the rest, and effectively taking the posts in question completely out of context.

      If the first scenario is true I suggest that you do read and attempt to comprehend the nature of the posts in question.

      However, if you did read them and gathered that conclusion, then there is nothing I can say to you or do for you as I see no need to waste my time or yours.

      The wish(or hope) that you would want to rush my demise I find common among those of your philosophy…much like the “Obamacare” proposal should it pass.

      However long I have I plan to enjoy. I know nothing about you and I do not wish you ill or harm.

      Why you would percieve me as a threat I find quaint but not uncommon, as I am sure you see many of those who think differently than you are.

      At any rate, unless there are posts that you send that lead to an intelligent discussion, I bid you a good weekend.

    44. Elmer on August 1st, 2009 4:23 pm

      Re #43: Again, I find the over-the-top characters on here a little too much to believe. I think yoyo is just some hack keeping the pot stirred. I don’t believe anyone as dumb as he and Supper Dave and a couple of others here appear to be could figure out how to use a mouse and a keyboard. Several years ago, during the OJ trial, there was a character who called himself “m.a.” or something of the sort who carried on and kept everybody fired up. All he had to do was say something clever like, “Punkass!” and several posters would squeal like pigs. I’m sure whoever was pulling the trigger on that one was getting a real kick out of everyone else’s reactions. I honestly think there’s a lot of that going on here, as well.

    45. St Stephen on August 1st, 2009 10:49 pm

      #44 Elmer

      The antagonists on this board as I have stated before seem to drive people AWAY from, not toward the forum. The only ones benefitting would be the few that participate in the melee.

      If I had a forum I would want to bring people in the thread for an intelligent exchange of ideas and the easiest way to chase potential participants out is to have personal attacks rather than intelligent debate.

      So while I see the skepticism you have pertaining to Scared Monkeys, I do not agree that they do this intentionally as it is in effect tarnishing an otherwise stellar reputation of being a fine conservative board. At least that is my opinion.

    46. yoyo muffintop on August 4th, 2009 12:30 am

      #43 – Nope, not out of context and yes, don’t waste your time.

      Here’s a hint of advice for you – maybe if YOU actually wrote something of intelligence someone would engage with you.

      So far, I’ve read nada.

      Why don’t you start your own forum…your first discussion could be how you walk around calling folks with learning disabilities “retards” and “deaf and dumb” and then explain how it’s ok because you are part of a “dying breed”.

      Good luck with that – Lol.

    47. Scott on August 4th, 2009 11:08 am

      Actually moron, you are the dolt which nobody wishes to engage because all you do is purport lies and myths, much like your President.

      I’ve got a green card here for you!

    48. Dave B on August 11th, 2009 2:57 am

      The rhetoric is a little nasty so I hope I can offer some perspective. Gates was arrested for tumultuous behavior in public (I’ve been a cop since 1976 in Massachusetts)and it took place because other neighbors were being disturbed. A cop’s public peace can not be disturbed. To all those that are of the opinion that Crowley acted wrong just look to the reaction of the black officers and you will see what is really the case. Our duty is to “keep the peace” first and that’s what happened.

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