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  •  The governor needs to be taken down (0+ / 0-)

    he hasn't exactly been on top of things, but then neither has Obama really.

    At least with respect to appearances, I can say that.

    •  What should he have done? (1+ / 0-)
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      I thought he took the locals off the job within a couple of days of the unrest.  AND - put a good choice in charge.

      Should he have invented a time machine and headed everything off at the pass?

      LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

      by dinotrac on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 11:06:54 AM PDT

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      •  You see unlike Katrina (1+ / 0-)
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        where the President knew what was coming and had time to take action, in situations like this, you cannot wait for one second.  As far as I can tell, Obama didn't call Nixon until the MSM was attacked and then it was the lead story the next day.  

        He should have been on Nixon that Sunday, period.  Also people are angry and they have been thru this 'let's wait for all of the facts BS'.

        What that has meant to black folk is no one should say or do anything until the criminal justice system has adequate time to change the facts by manufacturing and manipulating the circumstances to fit their narrative.

        In the meantime, black men are being slaughtered under suspicious circumstances.  

        People are tired of that and the time for Obama's fence walking is now over.

        •  Keeping the peace is generally a local activity. (0+ / 0-)

          Until the facts are clear, it makes no sense to usurp local officials.

          Nixon might have acted more quickly than he did, but there is no room for a hair trigger in these situations -- especially when you consider that the local authorities are the ones most familiar with the situation and the lay of the local land.

          LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

          by dinotrac on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 01:28:05 PM PDT

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      •  Gov. appointed Higyway Patrol to "solve problem" (1+ / 0-)
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        but gave them no authority, no required communication between local units but charged HP with full responsibility.  

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