The completely unprepared Barack Obama, who was elected to be the nation’s top law enforcement officer, set the tone early in his presidency with a bias that was – at best – skeptical about the police. And his fellow Democrats either remained silent or joined the chorus when radicals in their own party called for less incarceration, fewer arrests and a pullback of police presence in high-crime communities. Well, you reap what you sow. The spike in murders and violent crime is an issue of the Democrats’ own making. And, oh by the way, pandering to government unions for endorsements isn’t the same as supporting cops on the streets.
Except he was prepared, by rootless life, upbringing fatherless by hippie mother’s parents, fostered in radicalism by the Hawaiian communist “Frank” as in his autobio, and subsequent stints on various campuses as beau ideal of leftist mentors and facilitators plus homing in on radical-chic preacher and putting in his time as Alinsky-style organizer — except where’s the record (wins, losses, draws) even on that?
He was made for a race man’s down-with-cops, up-with-streetwise main-chancers who talk the talk, loud and often.