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  •  Making Obama's endorsement of Ray Kelly, (0+ / 0-)

    a person who has organized and promoted one of the most sweeping and massive racist police tactics in a good long while (NY Stop & Frisk), so ridiculous that we have to consider whether there are two Obamas and the one who just gave this speech just got loose and once he got to the podium they couldn't just snatch him away.

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      It's a heckuva bit of whiplash, and I'm wondering if Jed's suspicion that the President read Coates' NYTimes article is in fact spot-on.  

      Whatever the reason, I hope the President who shows up today trumps the one who quasi-endorsed Ray Kelly, because this was one hell of a speech.  Normally when politicians take on powderkeg issues (well, normally they avoid them completely) they paper over them with a few platitudes - god, country, family, the end.  He went directly into the issues and addressed them, and it was pretty fantastic.  

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 11:47:20 AM PDT

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