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That’s What the Police Union Gets for Endorsing McCain

posted at 2:55 pm on July 23, 2009 by

Concerning the arrest of Obama’s friend, Harvard Professor Henry “I’ll meet your mama outside” Gates, the Fraternal Order of Police issued a statement condemning Obama’s “stupidly” comment, as well as Obama’s instinctive assumption that the arrest was racially motivated.

Why did Obama shoot from the hip with that comment about the police officer without doing his trademark pause filled with “ums” and “uhs” to try to process the implications of what he was about to say? It might have something to do with the fact that the Fraternal Order of Police endorsed McCain for president.

If the FOP had endorsed Obama and were already in his pocket, do you think the politician seeking re-election in Obama would have caught himself before he said what the community organizer seeking retribution in Obama wanted to say?

Heck, in some areas, the Fraternal Order of Police fits Homeland Security’s definition of “right wing extremist” groups, so Obama’s lack of appreciation for what these cops do and how they do it, along with his baseless accusations of racism, is hardly surprising.

Let’s just put it this way: When you have a vested interest in seeing groups like ACORN metastasize, law enforcement officials doing their jobs by the book aren’t exactly welcome additions to the family of Hope and Change — and sometimes it shows.


The Fraternal Order of Police stupidly endorsed McCain/Palin, proving that the nation’s police force has a long way to go in the area of race relations

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If you think you have the right to resist an officer, while the officer is establishing control over a situation, then whatever happens to you as a result of the officer demonstrating his charge of the situation is richly deserved. Argue and condemn improper actions and abuses of power later. The odds are stacked against you for winning the argument during the heat of it. Respect the uniform and the role of these public servants immediately.

ericdijon on July 23, 2009 at 6:42 PM

The FOP sends a questionnaire to each candidate on a number of issues. The democrats routinely don’t even bother to respond. They hold the police in total disdain.

Blake on July 24, 2009 at 8:03 AM