Sitting in on The Factor for Bill O’Reilly on Thursday Laura Ingraham channeled the Bloviator-in-Chief so well he may as well have been sitting in the chair himself as she attacked President Obama for his comments on the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.
Ingraham accused the President of politicizing events since an unarmed Michael Brown was gunned down by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday in order to draw attention away from his low approval ratings and to “gin up” Democratic voters for the upcoming mid-term elections.
Of course since the President is on vacation this week she had to begin her remarks by feeding the false perceptions of the right that he is “always on vacation” by mentioning that he interrupted his vacation to speak about the resignation of al-Maliki in Iraq and to address the events in Ferguson.
After playing a clip from the President’s remarks in which he condemned those who are looting and committing acts of vandalism as well as the police who have overreacted going as far as arresting journalists trying to do their jobs Ingraham said:
“There you have it, the leader of the free world, with sagging approval numbers, jumping into another local criminal justice situation. And once again he does this before all of the facts have been gathered and before authorities on the ground have completed their own investigation.”
Easy for Ingraham to say since we know she is not the least bit concerned with history and, at 50, she is too young to remember when the behavior of the police in Ferguson was commonplace in the south. To her this is just another case of blacks demanding “preferential” treatment, not a matter of a community demanding justice for a young man whose life was cut short by an overreacting white police officer whose white colleagues immediately closed ranks to defend him.
Of course, she wants us all to remember “his ‘if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon’ remarks” as if it had some kind of bearing on this case going on to ridicule both the President and Attorney General Eric Holder for suggesting that there is still racism in the country today, after all everyone “knows” that racism died the day we elected our first black President:
“These Obama administration interjections have stoked racial discord in America and sown more distrust between minorities and some local law enforcement.”
Ingraham claimed that to even suggest that the police in Ferguson may have acted improperly is “irresponsible, especially coming from the President” although it is clear that the St. Louis County Police Department has not acted responsibly. At the very least they created the appearance of impropriety, something that a responsible police department must avoid at all times.
If the situation had been handled properly, Governor Jay Nixon most likely would not have relieved the entire department of their duties in Ferguson!
Ingraham may think that the President is politicizing the issue, but to the objective observer it looks more like it is Ingraham and her cohorts who are doing the politicizing.
Watch Ingraham bloviate below.