I received a very civil comment on a previous post, with argument that drug laws, crack cocaine laws in particular were INTENDED to be racist when passed.
Of course, I disagreed. I promised to respond and while looking around for evidence to link to, I found an article on Salon.com of all places that explains it as well, or better than I could. So, I am including the link above.
Immaturity at the Presidential Level
It has been the case for some time, almost 7 years, that President Obama has shown his disdain for anyone who didn’t vote for him, for example:
“So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
Read the original article here, there is more context to this statement, however, no one in this country thinks we cling to our religion or our guns because we are biter, and it’s offensive to say so. ( It should be noted that no one called for safe-spaces to be set up)
All too frequently, he has seemed dismissive of other ideas that differed from his own, often in a publicly humiliating way. It has been reminiscent of an adult lecturing a child.
In the wake of the Paris attacks this month, many people (many governors, both democrat and republican) called for a temporary halt to the influx of Syrian refugees. The main concern is we do a horrible job of vetting them, and ISIS has repeatedly threatened the US and Europe, Here and Here. It now looks likely they can reach us, see here.
While on a trip oversees, on two different occasions the President mocked and insulted the politicians and voters concerned: Here, and here Ted Cruz responds to being called out, and challenges Obama to a debate on policy. The initial reports had Sen. Cruz sounding like a street tough, however, the video dispels that.
I for one, would love to see a policy debate. Sitting President, or not, what could Obama possibly lose? Sen. Cruz could embarrass himself and lose his parties nomination. He has all the risk.
Let me know what you think.