The right is now mobilizing heavily against President Obama’s comments last night about the Henry Louis Gates case.
The NRCC has sent out a press release, challenging individual House Dems about whether they agree with Obama that the police “acted stupidly”:
The president was slow to point out any wrongdoing in the wake of the Iranian election and his administration was quick to force through a failed stimulus plan even though they ‘misread’ the economy. This is certainly a questionable rush to judgment coming from a president who hasn’t exactly been quick to call out unconscionable behavior by a merciless foreign dictator or gotten his facts straight before advocating a trillion-dollar mistake to address our ailing economy. Is it really presidential for him to cast harsh judgment of a law enforcement official without all the facts?
Meanwhile, Rush Limbaugh is being much more blunt in a racial appeal:
“Last week, we saw white firefighters under assault by agents of Barack Obama and Sonia Sotomayor,” said Limbaugh (emphasis his). He added: “Now, white policemen are under assault from the East Room of the White House, by the President of the United States, after admitting he had no — he didn’t know all the facts, what went on in there.”