This arrogant asshat just got him some "bonifides" for his classes. I think Gates has enough racial sensitivity to go around. No need to have the cops take classes.
Gates could have dispelled all the bad air by just saying, "thanks for stopping by officer; here's my lisence, I live here." Then he should have shouted out to his neighbor, "Good looking out neighbor; it's me, Skip." And then invited her (and the cops) over to his next Bar-B-Q. Done - settled with good cheer all around, in less than a minute and a half.
Instead we get Gates having the time of his life playing the poor black victim of police brutality. Here's a guy that America has showered with every reward, living and working at the top of the game in academic USA. Yet that is not enough; this insecure little wart needs his radical 60s street cred; he gins up a big racial confrontation with a man who is just trying to do his job.
Flipping sxxt at cops even in the best circumstances (there really are no best circumstances) is just not a smart thing to do...
"Official Dikwad" Haw! I haven't heard that since highschool.
Well, how are you supposed to foment a race war if the vast majority of the white folks twigged to respect, equality, and basic decency oh, thirty or forty years ago?
This is a distraction; whether or not there was collusion aforethought between Gates and the administration, watch what happens to anybody who tries to question The Won about ANYTHING... after the First Teleprompter Reader's "stupid" remarks.
Race pimps. Newspapers. Statesmen.
Which of those things are gluts on the market?
Obama is a bad paint job on a cheap used car.
I was thinking douchebag, but dickwad works fine,too.
"I don't know the facts of the case, but Whitey acted stupidly."
This situation is that pampered, privileged, pompous poobah's dream come true.
This was supposed to be the post-racial presidency.
Can we call him Gates of Hell now?
If we didn't know it before (which everybody should have), we do know now that Obama is not the post-racial president: he's the most-racial president.
This cop is the perfect fall guy for it all, an uber-liberal Obama supporter. How did we think he got the job at Cambridge? Looks like he is even going to take one for the team, like the Jewish revolutionaries patiently waiting for Stalin to feed them to the executioner when he had no more use for them.
Besides, who better than this cop to know we do not expect similar behavior between races. He should have turned and driven away with the perp running after him shouting epithets. I've done it many times. Look at the alternative.
We have no dog in this fight. This is a private clusterfuck.
"like a drug-soaked twink in a leather bar"
And that, folks, is the type of writing that keeps me coming back for more.
Another thing worth mentioning: What's the betting that any call from the Gates residence to the police will be met with something like "Sorry. All our officers are busy on other calls right now."?
ATTENTION ALL BURGLARS, ASPIRING BURGLARS, AND THOSE WHO UNTIL RECENTLY HAD NOT CONSIDERED BURLGING A GOOD CAREER CHOICE BUT ARE NOW BEGINNING TO RETHINK THIS IN LIGHT OF CURRENT EVENTS:
If you're black, please note that if you break into someone's house with a prybar, and the police arrive, you need merely claim to be the householder while screeching, "Racist! RAAAAAA-cist!" to get them to leave you alone in the house. Use this handy tip today to further your life of crime!
If you wish to take full advantage of this opportunity, please keep track of the busy conference schedule of Professor Henry Gates and proceed immediately to his residence the next time he is traveling - because, should a call come in to the Cambridge PD concerning "a black man possibly breaking in", a vigilant police presence is something you just won't need to worry about.
The officer should sue Gates and Obama. And tell Obama he'll have a beer with "yo momma" after doing the b8tch.
Can we officially refer to this incident as "Gates-gate"?