You know, I get it. Republicans hate President Obama. I mean, they really hate him. That’s fine, it’s nothing new. Jesus Christ himself could come down and profess that Obama is one of the “good guys,” and I’m convinced conservatives would turn on Jesus before they’d embrace Obama.
But that doesn’t mean that they have to make every damn thing into an attack on the president.
Though that’s exactly what Laura Ingraham did while filling in on The O’Reilly Factor. She managed to turn a simple statement about the tensions in Ferguson into some asinine rant about how President Obama sounds more like a liberal commentator and how he’s saying all of this to distract everybody from his other “failures.”
Earlier in the day President Obama said, “There is never an excuse for violence against police or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting.”
“There’s also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protesters or to throw protesters in jail for lawfully exercising their first amendment rights,” he continued.
Seems pretty simple, right? He spoke out against both the violence of some of the protesters and the probable overreach by some members of the local law enforcement.
After all, when there are videos of large protests, mixed with police officers in riot gear firing tear gas, it only makes sense that the President of the United States would issue a statement.
Well, apparently these comments were appalling to Ingraham.
“He should stop micromanaging local police and stop playing the politics of division,” Ingraham said. “There is supposed to be a difference between being the President of the United States and a liberal commentator on Salon.com.”
“We need to rebuild trust between minorities and the police, not breed more suspicion,” she continued.
And then she just went unhinged, claiming that these comments were politically driven.
“There is the distinct possibility that politics is really the impetus driving the president’s involvement here.” Ingraham suggested.
She continued, “His party is looking very vulnerable in November. So, he switches the focus to racial injustice in Missouri, and away from his police failures, to try and gin up the base. This is textbook Obama.”
Switches the focus? He made a statement about violent clashes between Americans and law enforcement officials that just occurred in his country.
This is absolutely absurd.
Because I can promise you that had he said nothing, this bottom-feeder would have been one of the first conservatives blasting him for not issuing a statement on the violence in Missouri.
If Republicans want to hate President Obama, that’s fine. It’s to be expected. But it’s insane that their blind hatred has gotten to such a point that he can’t even issue a non-controversial statement about violence happening in the United States without the conservative media twisting it into some kind of political attack.
Watch Ingraham’s comments below via Fox News: