President Obama and his band of Clouseau-like detectives are looking for the motive of the latest murder of men in blue, this time three Baton Rouge officers. A motive that is obvious to everyone who has paid attention to Obama and his Justice Department's non-stop assault on law enforcement, but one which Obama pretends to not see.
Obama's presidency has been pockmarked with knee-jerk reactions against law enforcement. From the beer summit necessitated by his overly harsh condemnation of the Cambridge Police in their arresting one of his friends, a professor, for disorderly conduct to his Administration's reactions to Trayvon Martin, Ferguson and Baltimore as well as welcoming Black Lives Matter anarchists into the White House, President Obama and his Justice Department team have set the anti-cop tone in America.
Even in his speech at the memorial for the five assassinated Dallas law enforcement officers, Obama could not resist providing a rationale for shooting cops bringing up two black men who were recently shot by police.
As an attorney, Obama had to know that his focus upon two cases that are being adjudicated in the context of a memorial service for executed cops created a moral equivalency that can only lead to additional violence against the police.
Obama's deliberate decision to equate the targeted deaths of five officers who were protecting a Black Lives Matter rally to two separate in the line of duty shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana and created the implicit okay for the future targeting of the police.
Make no mistake, I don't know enough facts about the police shootings that he referenced to know if they were justified or not, but the truth is, neither did Obama.
I do know that the rash of ambushes and executions targeting law enforcement is a direct attack on the rule of law and any semblance of an orderly society. And Obama should know this as well.
Yet, his response is to double down with his 1960s radical rhetoric aimed at stoking racial division and hatred aimed at whites. It is Adjunct Professor Obama lecturing the nation about the justness of the cause of those who march against the police in Dallas saying, "We have all seen this bigotry in our lives at some point." Obama continued at the memorial, "None of us is entirely innocent. No institution is entirely immune. And that includes our police departments. We know this."
No, President Obama, you are wrong. As if the dead cops deserved to die.
Those police officers went to work to protect the community they served. They were targeted and executed by someone who was incited by the very rhetoric of the Black Lives Matter movement that has marched chanting for police to be murdered. You allowed those very elements into the White House and have helped nourish and legitimize those voices of hate who have called for cops to be killed.
President Obama, you don't get to blame the rest of us for the evil that has been unleashed as you play the role of "Agitator in Chief" as the Black Lives Matter movement that Politico reports is funded by the far left, George Soros supported Democracy Alliance continues their hate speech.
If Obama really wanted to do something to stop the escalating violence, he would directly signal to his left-wing media sycophants that the Black Lives Matter should be treated the same as their counterparts the Ku Klux Klan, forever ending their legitimacy.
But instead he just continues blaming America. If Obama really wants to find the motive for these police murders, he merely needs to read his own speeches and statements that always contextualize the attacks on the enforcers of our nation's laws. His own unwillingness to "just say no" to racial hatred of all stripes is the clue that he dare not look at in his search for the motive behind these heinous attacks on police.
The motive is hate, but Obama cannot see it, because the left's ideology demands that racial hatred is a one-way street and to admit anything else would force an honest discussion about race in America, rather than the finger-pointing lecture series that Obama prefers.
The author is president of Americans for Limited Government.