Posted by Brian
Obama: "... I've Heard of It. Seen It On Television."
During the height of the Tea Party rallies, numerous politicians, media and the White House were quick to point out that the attendees to these events were violent, racist, anti-semitic, homophobes who needed to be marginalized. This, despite the total lack of evidence, either audio or video, to back up their outrageous charges. Remember the scene of Nancy Pelosi marching up to the Capitol, oversize gavel in hand, arm-in-arm with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, to vote on President Obama's health care bill. Remember also the charges that Tea Party members were spitting on some of the black Congressman and calling them "Ni**ers". Remember how the media, despite having cameras and microphones everywhere and not capturing a single instance of the these supposed acts, spent the next week (and still does bring up) to use these phantom acts to label the Tea Party as a racist movement? Talking to people, I find that there are still many who still believe this lie perpetuated by the media.
Fast forward to today and look at what is actually happening, with audio and video proof, and the media is virtually silent. They have zero intellectual curiosity to try to find out who is behind the organizing of these "rallies", which are becoming increasingly violent. What little coverage there is of the protests is being whitewashed. The show a few benign looking signs, and tell us which "celebrities" are there supporting the protests.
This morning, President Obama is asked about these protests and he glibly says that he's "heard of it". There are thousands of people in the streets of New York City, clashing with police, calling for the destruction of system, and the leader of the free world claims he has "seen it on T.V."? No criticism. No denouncing the numerous anti-semitic remarks (which are documented on audio and video, and which the media has, thus far, virtually ignored). He appears to be nearly disengaged from what should be, in my opinion, a high priority for this administration: ongoing civil disobedience which is spreading across the country.
Personally, I think he is very engaged. This is what he has called for ("Put on your marching shoes"). This is who he is, and these are his people.