Brewsky diplomacy! I almost love it.....almost.

@xfahctor (14131)
Lancaster, New Hampshire
July 29, 2009 11:08am CST
So, what better way for two people in a disagreemnt to solve differences than to sit and talk about it over a few beers (or a big ol' fattie if you prefer)? For most of us, this is probably an ok practice and in many cases, may at least lead to a truce even if not an agreament. Ok, so I thought this was all a running joke at first. I didn't realize this was actually going to happen. This was one of those moments in our government that made me do a genuine physical face palm when I saw it was for real. Seriously, Obama, seriosly. Listen bud, I understand what you are trying to do and it is admireable. BUT, you are the president of the united states, not the nations peace maker, not the nations mediator. You have no business settling individual disputes between citizens and you have even less business in the affairs of local law enforcement. Please sir, the next time you have a "beer summit", call me, you and I need to sit down over a couple beers (or a big ol' fattie if you choose) and talk about a few matters of greater importance. So, Mylotters, what are your thoughts on this thing?
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Jul 09
If he hadn't inserted himself into the debate, then I would say it was definitely going beyond the scope of his usual diplomatic responsibilities. It's a local matter, and without all the details, the president shouldn't have commented and made himself part of the debate. Once he did, though, he got himself into an embarrassing position of taking sides and this is his way of making up for that. I don't think it really does that though. The President's remarks were inflammatory and the backlash against him for those remarks must have surprised him. But it shouldn't have. It's really depressing that anyone of any race makes assumptions about any situation where racism is being charged. I am really angry with Obama for causing more racial tension and just another situation where people feel they must take sides. Now he wants to stand in the middle, but it's too late.
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@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Jul 09
I think his involvement has not only not been productive, but counter productive. By injecting his name in to it, he has managed to get this blown up in to an even bigger story than it would have been.
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@spalladino (17925)
• United States
29 Jul 09
This effort is destined to fail and I'll tell you why. The tapes have been released and the officer involved apparently did nothing wrong and, according to reports, he's standing by that. Add to the mix a ticked off university professor. A very well known one at that. University professors are by nature authoritative...they are in charge, they are above the common man. The professor is not going to accept anything less than an apology from the officer. I have no doubt that the professor was uncooperative. How dare someone question him and order him about? You do as I say, not the other way around...I've encountered the attitude too many times during my life. Obama better get a keg.....
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Jul 09
ROFL! a keg? The more I see of this story, the more I agrea, it was never a racial thing. The 911 call doesn't mention it in any relevent sense at least. AS to the exchange between the officer and the professor, the only one's who really know are the two men. *shrug*, who knows. But my issue was the fact that our president has injected himself in to this and is trying to act a s a peacemaker and moderator of a dispute between to citizens and has injected himself in to a local law enforcement issue. This is BIG TIME constitutional no no's.
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@spalladino (17925)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I agree with you completely, x. He shouldn't have voiced an opinion in the first place...especially since he started out by admitting that he didn't have all the facts...and now he's making matters worse by trying to "fix" it.
@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Jul 09
I hope this doesn't become a trend. Can we expect to see people lined up at the white house gates now, for the president to settle their disputes? Is he now the village elder or tribal chief that tribe's people bring their disputes to?
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
29 Jul 09
This is actually a good thing, it ties Obama's hands up for at lest one night. If he has one to many it ties his hands up for the next day too. Obama could be doing something worse. Now on a more serious note this is not the job of the President. A President should never have lowered himself to this kind of level in the first place, by saying what he said in the news conference. He did say it, all he needed to do was apologize and walk away. If the professor and the cop want to go to a bar, let them do it on their own.