President Obama, who just days ago publicly maligned the Cambridge Police in defense of a friend who was flinging "racist!" around like so much poo, is today doing the mother of all backpedals. But that doesn't mean he can't find the energy to condescend:
Obama said he hoped the event would end up being a "teachable moment, where all of us instead of pumping up the volume spend a little more time listening to each other" and improve race relations "instead of flinging accusations."
All of us? Thank goodness father Barack is there to protect us from the lesser angels of our nature.
Incidentally, he goes on to say that no one is talking about health care since this episode began, pretending of course that he is frustrated by that. Some Democrats though, are talking about health care:
The seven Blue Dogs on the Energy and Commerce Committee stormed out of a Friday meeting with their committee chairman, Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), saying Waxman had been negotiating in bad faith over a number of provisions Blue Dogs demanded be changed in the stalled healthcare bill.
“I’ve been lied to,” Blue Dog Coalition Co-Chairman Charlie Melancon (D-La.) said on Friday. “We have not had legitimate negotiations.
Obama might want to consider calling another citizen "stupid."
UPDATE: This statement is a beautiful Obama gem:
"In my choice of words [ A quick choice of words refresher - "The Cambridge Police, acted stupidly" - Ed.], I unfortunately gave the impression that I was maligning the Cambridge Police Department or Sergeant Crowley specifically."
Who would've thought everyone would have gotten such a wackie impression? Give the moron back his teleprompter! Please!