It must be great to be a Harvard professor with a bad attitude and be friend of the President. You might get a cool job in Washington D.C. You can also pop off to a cop and then expect the most powerful community organizer in the world to get your back at his next press conference. If you happen to be an African-American Harvard professor with a bad attitude you can also scream racism and no one left of John McCain will doubt you are wrong.
I also wonder what kind of lawyers they are churning out at Harvard when their most well know alum starts a statement with. “I don’t know all the facts.” and then doesn’t follow that with. “So I have no comment.” Instead he goes on for two paragraphs giving the facts as he was told them by his friend the Harvard professor with a bad attitude and then reaches a conclusion that the police acted, “stupidly.”
What he meant when he said “stupidly” was that the arrest of the friend of the most powerful community organizer in the world was racially motivated. President Obama believes in one of the great myths of progressivism: The police are always wrong and always racists!” Many of our progressive friends believe that anytime a member of a minority is stopped they are innocent and the victims of racial profiling.
What is racial profiling? It seems hard to make the case that you are an oppressed minority when after you mouth off to a cop and get arrested your high powered mouthpiece gets on the blower to the governor who calls the mayor who calls the police chief and gets the charges dropped. Meanwhile you are on the phone to the only automobile executive with access to nuclear weapons asking for him to give you a shout out at the news conference. I wish I had that kind of juice. I can’t beat a speeding ticket in my home town where I know four of the five top guys in the police department and I play golf with the county prosecutor.
I do know this, from the time I was a very young hillbilly living in rural Kentucky my dad taught me that when you got stopped by anyone with a badge and a gun that you said, “Yes, Sir.” and “No, Sir.” Especially on a dark country road where there were no witnesses. You did what the cop asked and you never lunged for the glove box. My dad had a rule that worked well for him and I still use; before you make a big deal out of something ask yourself if you let the situation go will you remember it in six months?
Let’s suppose the cops had acted the way President Obama and other liberals seem to have thought they should in this case but in a slightly different situation. Let’s say that you are at home with your wife and kids. You are in bed sleeping. Meanwhile, someone is using a crowbar to let some fresh air into your home. A neighbor calls the cops and reports the break in. The police respond and find a guy just inside your front door. He tells the cops he lives there and everything is under control. The cops say, “Ok” and walk away. In the morning when you don’t show up at the office they find you and your family dead. Do you wish the cops had done a little profiling?