Former president Barack Obama fanned the flames of racial resentment in his politicized eulogy for the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) at his funeral in Atlanta, Georgia, Thursday afternoon, comparing law enforcement officers and President Trump to racist Democrats Bull Connor and George Wallace.
“Bull Connor might be gone, but today we witness with our own eyes, police officers kneeling on the necks of Black Americans,” Obama intoned. “George Wallace may be gone, but we can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators. His fact-free assertion about federal agents using tear gas on “peaceful demonstrators” was met with enthusiastic applause from the mostly Democrat attendees.
Obama: "Bull Connor might be gone, but today we witness with our own eyes, police officers kneeling on the necks of Black Americans. George Wallace may be gone, but we can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators." pic.twitter.com/8w4geWxSQ2
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 30, 2020
As American Greatness has previously reported, statistics do not support the Black Lives Matter narrative that law enforcement in the United States is systemically racist, but Obama could not resist the opportunity to divide the nation along racial lines like he did for eight long years as president.
His dig against federal agents was even more egregious.
Since May, violent, left-wing street mobs across the nation have blocked traffic, ignited fires, looted stores, done massive amounts of property damage, and terrorized unfortunate citizens caught up in the antifa/BLM mayhem.
Meanwhile, as police officers are ordered to pull back from doing proactive police work, homicide rates have skyrocketed across the nation.
Last month hundreds of federal officers were deployed to American cities as part of Operation Legend to quell the violence and restore order.
In recent days, federal officers in Portland, Oregon, have been fending off violent rioters intent on storming and torching the federal courthouse with DHS personnel inside.
Rioters bring fuel to start fires and create incendiary devices on the go. The intent from day one has been to burn down the building and kill officers inside. https://t.co/HQtgtD1sel
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 30, 2020
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 26, 2020
The antifa mob has hurled bricks, frozen water bottles, canned goods, rocks, paint, gasoline, mortars, knives, and Molotov cocktails at federal officers, who have responded by firing non-lethal munitions and tear gas. They have also shined high powered lasers into their eyes, in some cases causing permanent damage.One of the Homeland Security agents who was protecting the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in downtown Portland recently confided that officers have been dealing with “mentally ill, frothing-at-the-mouth individuals” who seem “almost catatonic with hate.” “As the night goes on, the rioters become so hateful it is surreal,” he told the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) earlier this week.
Their voices hoarse, their sentences jumbled, they seem almost catatonic with hate. The unrest seems to draw the mentally ill and drug abusers. Some seem to be both. The officers stand calmly, listening to it, taking it, only making a move if the rioters try to destroy the property or enter the area they have been told repeatedly not to enter. They [the agents] don’t even respond to thrown projectiles, merely calmly dodging them. Some of the things screamed at us, ad nauseum:
“Go home! You’re Nazis, racists, the Gestapo! Fuck you, fuck your mom, you suck! Quit your job and go fuck yourself! I’m going to get all your fucking names!”
I’m seeing African American Federal Protective Service inspectors, twenty year’s law enforcement officer, being called the N-word to their face for the first time in their careers, by a scrawny, pasty white booger-eating communist shithead.
But of course, ever the “community organizer,” Obama took the opportunity to describe scummy racist creeps like the agitators in Portland as “peaceful protesters” during a civil rights icon’s funeral.