Is Obama Inciting Racial Violence in Arizona? 2010 April 29 by Paul Coopertags: Arizona law, Immigration, Obama, Riots, Tea Party. Does the President want more of this? Is it possible President Obama is inciting violence in Arizona? Could he, some in his party and in liberal media be using racial bating to do it? I think you could make that case. So why arent the mainstream media and level-headed Democrats in Congress criticizing the President, others in their party, and some in the media for stirring up possible aggression in Arizona? Arizonas recent law cracking down on illegal immigration has had an immediate backlash from those on the Left. The state is being flooded by angry protesters, many of whom are not only holding angry signs, but have even been filmed throwing water bottles at police and others. One organizer reportedly did not excuse the violence but did defend the reasoning behind it. Sadly, he put it all in racial terms. Now here comes a man, a white man, a minuteman, saying ya know, I have the right to go anywhere I want and get out of my way you bunch of Mexicans. Ya know, thats gonna get people upset. I know there is no justification for what they did, however, you have to think that this is youth, theyre really upset. Mario Escobar What is President Obamas reaction to the Arizona law and the public reaction? He has made it worse. Instead of saying we need to read the Arizona legislation or give it time, he has lied about possible outcomes that include racist police arresting innocent families based on ethnicity. The President told a crowd in Iowa this week: Now,suddenly, if you dont have your papers, and you took your kid out to get ice cream, youre going to get harassed thats something that could potentially happen Thats not the right way to go. President Obama What? That is a total fabrication of the new law. There is nothing in that legislation that allows for any kind of racial profiling. In fact, it is carefully written to make sure it doesnt happen. Either the President has never read the immigration law and is speaking without doing some basic research, which is a horrible practice for someone with his bully pulpit (ex. The police acted stupidly.), or he is lying to the American people to incite people to fear racist cops and act out against the new law. Remember, he said these words after protesters were already attacking police officers. Either way, whether Obama is misinformed or dis-informing, his words can only raise the temperatures of those angered by the actions of Arizona law makers. Now, I ask again, where are the Democrat leaders and media calling Obama out for this action? This might surprise you, but Ive searched through news databases and I may just have found a few proper reactions to Obama and other leaders stirring up angry and potentially violent protests. I was very, very concerned and disappointed [by those comments]. Not only do I not think its useful. I think it creates an atmosphere and debate that is [not] constructive and can sometimes be dangerous. -House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) Oh wait, Hoyer wasnt talking about this issue. He was talking about conservatives in radio and in Congress who spoke up against Obamacare. He believed their comments against the bill would create violence in Tea Party protests. Let me try another one a media reaction this time. The (protesters) are terribly misguided and perhaps embarrassingly manipulated; manipulated by Democrats and its disingenuous spinners into harnessing all of their frustration and rage at Arizona Governor Jan Brewer into their underlying not-so-subtle-racism. Huffington Post Oops, wrong topic again. I changed the word GOP for Democrats and President Obama for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Huffpost was actually talking about the Tea Party too. One last try. Lets see what a former President has to say about this anti-Arizona government language. We shouldnt demonize the government or its public employees or its elected officials. We can disagree with them. We can harshly criticize them. But when we turn them into an object of demonization, you know, you you increase the number of threats. Bill Clinton Wait a minute Clinton wasnt talking about Arizona and Obama either. He was telling ABC that the GOP and conservative radio is inciting Tea Party folks to a level of anger that could lead to another attack like the Oklahoma City bombing. The double standard is clear. When people speak up against Obama policies, they are racist and incite violence. (Granted the Left is who speaks against the law, or lies about the law, or says the law gives racist cops the power to arrest based on skin color they arent inciting anything. Obviously not all the Arizona protesters are violent or racist. There was a lot of violence against police, but it was a minority of people doing it. Of course, the past year many have argued that the possible racist comments of one or two in the Tea Party should be used to identify the whole group. I know of no one claiming angry Hispanics in Arizona are all violent and racist. That would be silly and show a sickening bias.