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Ahhh...17 tickets for Obama!

Posted by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 2:35 AM
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Had to clear his name prior to campaigning for President....no wonder he was not fond of the Cambridge police!

No wonder obama had "stupid" comment about Cambridge police- they issued him 17 tickets from 1989-1991--a two yr. span,while a student there,& left them unpaid till 2 wks. before his bid for POTUS-TRUTH COMES OUT?

'Scofflaw' Obama has history with 'stupid' Cambridge police
Condemns action of officer at department that ticketed prez 17 times while a student

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Posted: July 24, 2009
2:00 pm Eastern

© 2009 WorldNetDaily


Barack Obama, the man elected president

President Obama, who targeted the Cambridge, Mass., police department with his comment that one of its officers acted "stupidly" in the arrest of a black man, has a history with the department dating from his college years to as recently as the launch of his presidential campaign.

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was arrested July 16 by Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley, who responded when a woman called police to say two black men were trying to force open the door of the home.

Gates, who contends he was racially profiled, said the door of his own rented home was jammed, and he and his driver were trying to force it open. Obama responded to a question about the case at a nationally televised news conference Wednesday.

"But I think it's fair to say, No. 1, any of us would be pretty angry," Obama said. "No. 2, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home. And No. 3 – what I think we know separate and apart from this incident – is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that's just a fact."


The officer reported Gates was belligerent, followed him onto the home's front porch and screamed at him. Today, the local police officers union held a news conference to say there was no evidence the arrest was race-based.

A spokesman said Gates had it within his control to determine the outcome of the encounter with the officer by responding correctly.

Further, the president should learn the facts before jumping in with a comment, they said.

"He said the Cambridge police acted 'stupidly,'" said a spokesman. "We think that conclusion was wrong."

The White House already has been trying to calm down the situation, with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs saying Obama now believes "at a certain point the situation got far out of hand."

According to the Somerville Times in 2007, as a Harvard Law School student, Obama got 17 parking tickets during 1989-1991 from the Cambridge Police Department that he left unpaid until just weeks before he announced his bid for the presidency.

"In other words, as a practicing lawyer in Chicago, he allowed these tickets and penalties to remain unpaid; as an Illinois state senator he allowed these tickets and fines to remain unpaid; and as a United States senator he allowed these almost-two-decade-old signs of his disdain for the law to remain unpaid," commented John LeBoutillier on Newsmax.com.

The Washington Post said two years ago that the tickets included parking without a proper permit and parking in a bus stop.

The Associated Press reported in 2007 that Obama's "healthy stack" of parking tickets was finally paid, including late fees, "two weeks before he officially launched his presidential campaign."


Said Jen Psaki, spokeswoman for Obama's campaign during his race to the White House, "He didn't owe that much and what he did owe, he paid. … Many people have parking tickets and late fees."

The White House press office did not respond to a request for a comment.

However, activist Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder of BOND Action, Inc., called for Obama to apologize.

"Barack Obama was wrong to malign and insult the Cambridge police department without knowing the facts. He wasn't there. This was a local law enforcement issue; yet Obama chose to elevate it to a national racial crisis on prime time television. Obama's comments were racist and irresponsible. He owes the nation an apology," said Peterson.

"Barack Obama is Jeremiah Wright, Jr. Obama's racially tinged and bias[ed] remarks validate the hatred that many black Americans feel towards police, especially white cops. He has stirred up racial tensions and is causing deep irreparable damage to race relations in this country," he said. "Mr. President, words have consequences. Do the right thing as a man and as president and apologize. Apologize to Sgt. James Crowley and the Cambridge Police Department. Apologize to white Americans; then apologize to black Americans for encouraging and in many cases validating their hatred of whites and police officers."

David Holway, president of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, told Fox News, "What we don't need is public safety officials across the country second-guessing themselves," His organization represents 15,000 public safety officials around the country. The president's alienated public safety officers across the country with his comments."

Authorities confirm Gates was charged with disorderly conduct after police said he yelled at the white officer and accused him of being a racist. The charge later was dropped.

At the news conference, Obama was asked about Gates' arrest. He noted that he considers Gates his friend.

On a Boston radio program, entertainer Bill Cosby said he was shocked to hear the comment from the president.

To WZLC radio, he said, "If I'm the president of the United States, I don't care how much pressure people want to put on it about race, I'm keeping my mouth shut."

Obama later told Nightline, "My suspicion is that words were exchanged between the police officer and Mr. Gates and that everybody should have just settled down and cooler heads should have prevailed. That's my suspicion."
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Suzys_monkees
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 2:44 AM

rolling on floorFigures!  What a putz!  My oh my, did he act "stupidly?"

cowgirlsr2
by Silver Member on Jul. 28, 2009 at 2:55 AM

If the correct answer is not on his teleprompter than it will be a real buck up!! Obama only knows how to put his foot in his mouth cause if people really knew his true opinions then he would not be in the White House.


blondekosmic15
by Ruby Member on Jul. 28, 2009 at 2:59 AM


Quoting Suzys_monkees:

rolling on floorFigures!  What a putz!  My oh my, did he act "stupidly?"


Ahhh yes, this IS the transparency Obama promised us!

blondekosmic15
by Ruby Member on Jul. 28, 2009 at 3:05 AM

 

Quoting cowgirlsr2:

If the correct answer is not on his teleprompter than it will be a real buck up!! Obama only knows how to put his foot in his mouth cause if people really knew his true opinions then he would not be in the White House.


 

A careful reading of Obama's first memoir, "Dreams From My Father," reveals that his childhood mentor up to age 18 — a man he cryptically refers to as "Frank" — was none other than the late communist Frank Marshall Davis, who fled Chicago after the FBI and Congress opened investigations into his "subversive," "un-American activities."

As Obama was preparing to head off to college, he sat at Davis' feet in his Waikiki bungalow for nightly bull sessions. Davis plied his impressionable guest with liberal doses of whiskey and advice, including: Never trust the white establishment.

"They'll train you so good," he said, "you'll start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that sh**."

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=302137342405551

And you are the company you keep Barack Obama....

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rocklovinggirl
by Bronze Member on Jul. 28, 2009 at 4:53 AM
Seriously? LOL... that man never ceases to amaze me...and it is always in a LOL @ his stupidity way! (Forgive me God for being so mean!)

I support Ron Paul!
margroc
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 8:34 AM

Big Deal - the guy had unpaid parking tickets - that he eventually paid.  Big Frickin Deal!

mistynights234
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 9:21 AM

Run Henny Penny, Run Cocky Lockey, Run Goosey Loosey, Run Foxy Loxy!  Obama had parking tickets!!!!!!!!  The sky is falling!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(we wont even discuss the abuse of power and violation of the constitution of Bush)


 

Quoting margroc:

Big Deal - the guy had unpaid parking tickets - that he eventually paid.  Big Frickin Deal!


MissBearNMonkey
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 9:34 AM

Or how Halliburton received a multi-million dollar bonus for work that KILLED American soldiers in Iraq. Nah. Let's just badger the Hawaii Dept of Vital Records and the Parking Commission in Boston.

Quoting mistynights234:

Run Henny Penny, Run Cocky Lockey, Run Goosey Loosey, Run Foxy Loxy!  Obama had parking tickets!!!!!!!!  The sky is falling!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(we wont even discuss the abuse of power and violation of the constitution of Bush)


 

Quoting margroc:

Big Deal - the guy had unpaid parking tickets - that he eventually paid.  Big Frickin Deal!



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PamR
by Ruby Member on Jul. 28, 2009 at 9:34 AM
Oh the SCANDAL! Parking tickets! Where does the madness end??????
Stefanie1085
by Silver Member on Jul. 28, 2009 at 10:07 AM


Quoting PamR:

Oh the SCANDAL! Parking tickets! Where does the madness end??????


What do we do? Can you believe we have a president that had unpaid parking tickets? I would NEVER have any of those, and know that no one else would DARE have unpaid parking tickets from college......

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