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Old 2020-06-03, 23:11   #276
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In "utterly shameless chutzpah" news today we have our previous POTUS sagely weighing in on the rioting and racial injustice from the comfort of his $10M retirement dream home on Mahhtha's Vineyahhd:

How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change | Barack Obama, Medium

I'll let NC reader 'timbers' do the honors:
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Obama article. Sorry, could not resist:

“If we want our criminal justice system, and American society at large, to operate on a higher ethical code, then we have to model that code ourselves.”

Like when you held secret meeting with Big Pharma and insurance corporation while making your healthcare law after promising to hold these meetings in public on CNN?

Like how you bailed out the banks and 1% but did nothing for folks stuck with [underwater] mortgages? Like when you assassinated the kid who “liked Harry Potter just like any other normal American child”? Like when you did a Dick Nixon on steroids and corrupted the CIA/FISA/FBI framing [General Michael] Flynn because he wanted to whack Iran instead your preference to whack Syria? Like how you invaded/bombed/regime changed so many nations in so short a time you created “the biggest humanitarian refugee crisis since WW2”?

“Moreover, it’s important for us to understand which levels of government have the biggest impact on our criminal justice system and police practices….But the elected officials who matter most in reforming police departments and the criminal justice system work at the state and local levels.”

Is that why you barely bothered to get some non ideological agenda driven judges on the Supreme Court…which is now comprised of ridged ideologues who have told us your abolition of Habeas Corpus and replacing it with Indefinite Detention so you or Trump can imprison/torture/kill anyone for kicks and giggles….is totally 1000% legal but corporations are people and more rights than carbon based folks?

“Second, I’ve heard some suggest that the recurrent problem of racial bias in our criminal justice system proves that only protests and direct action can bring about change, and that voting and participation in electoral politics is a waste of time….But eventually, aspirations have to be translated into specific laws and institutional practices — and in a democracy, that only happens when we elect government officials who are responsive to our demands.”

Like when you put GWB in prison for war crimes? Or when you prosecuted Julian Assange, Ed Snowden, Chelsea Manning gave us among other things audio/video of US troops with authorization of higher up chain of command shoot and kill civilians for entertainment
Timbers is in fact too kind, he entirely omitted mention of the Obama admin. orchestrating a brutal multi-city law&order crackdown on the Occupy Wall Street protest movement. And there's this blast from the oh-so-recent past:

https://nypost.com/2015/04/28/obama-...als-and-thugs/

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