Baltimore an example of decades of liberal control

Law abiding citizens gasp once again as chaos reigns in yet another American city. This time it’s Baltimore, where lawlessness, rioting, looting, arson and the injuring of 15 police officers rolls over into yet another day. It’s a repeat, on larger scale, of the anti-law enforcement mentality that rocked the black majority small town of Ferguson, Missouri in the heat of last August following the police shooting of a black youth. The per capita income of $21,000 is indicative of too little education resulting in too little opportunity. Setting the town on fire and looting stores is strangely regarded as a catharsis.

Now it’s Baltimore. Another death, this time a man in police custody, leads to more rioting, seemingly condoned by those who are supposed to be in charge.  Baltimore’s Democrat  Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she instructed police officers to allow protestors to express themselves saying, “we also gave those who wished to destroy, space to do that as well.”

These reckless words were spoken as stores were looted and set ablaze, police cars torched and a flaming metal garbage can was hurled toward a line of police officers in riot gear as they tried to push back the violent crowd. Some officers were hit with bricks.

Later the mayor denied ever saying the words that were captured by news cameras. She unashamedly blamed the media for twisting her words and misleading viewers.

The actual misleading message was the one that echoed in the months preceding the 2008 election of Barack Obama. We were told electing the first black U.S. President would be historic. That it would be a balm for race relations.  In fact, they haven’t been worse since the days of the 1965 Watts riots which left 34 dead, more than 1000 injured and caused over $40 million in property damage in the predominately black section of Los Angeles. Over 2,000 National Guardsmen joined the police trying to maintain order on the streets at the time.

According to 2013 Census figures, Baltimore has a 63.3% black population. with 23.8 % living below the poverty level. It’s long been reported that well over half of the high school students in Baltimore City Public Schools are “chronically absent.” The connection is clear.

Race relations in America under Barack Obama have descended to levels most of us never lived through. Rather than healing, he has inflamed. Yet after four years of his failed policies, he was reelected by a stunning 87.4 % of the Baltimore City vote. In nearly 60 years, there have only been only been two Republican governors in the state of Maryland. 

Democrat policies are the root cause of the unrest. Liberalism fosters toxic government dependence. Cronyism, union corruption and the tragically failed schools (video) that follow in their wake, have run amok in Baltimore for over a half-century. 

Fifty-three percent of Americans polled by Bloomberg say race relations have worsened under the man who was supposed to usher in a golden era of “post-racial” relations.

Read Arnold Ahlert‘s “How Obama Poisoned Race Relations in America.” Though written in 2013, it remains relevant.

13 Responses to Baltimore an example of decades of liberal control

  1. MacBeth says:

    Another fine post! The instructive ad inked in the post tells the story. It’s worthy of a stand alone. Hope you don’t mind. Some readers might miss it.

  2. SmallGovt says:

    Absolutely SRAZ, Baltimore, Detroit, and most of the big cities are prime examples of huge amounts of waste that has gone to make a few rich and keep many more on the Federal and State govt dole.

    Especially black citizens who want a better life for their children should at least threaten to vote Republican to scare those democrats. Not that Republicans do much better when they are in office.

    Citizens should demand a true accounting of how an administration plans to spend their tax dollars and insure it is not in extreme pay/benefit packages for employees.

  3. Vince says:

    The thoroughly disconnected Obama says he’s “seen this movie too many times.” Of course he has. He wrote the screen play, the movie adaptation and plays the starring role.

  4. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Obama and his far left policies are destroying America. His race baiter appointments to key cabinet posts are ruinous. His divisive racist associations with people like his longtime America and White hater Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan forged his mindset. Democrats survive by imposing a nanny state and having people who contribute nothing get benefits from the rest of us who work.

  5. Doc says:

    Great post, SRAZ! So, just to show that there was at least 1 Mother that didn’t drink the liberal “give th’ protesters some space”, LSD laced electric kool-aide, the following:

    This Woman needs a dozen roses a week for th’ rest of th’ year!!!

    • Anthem Al says:

      Now THAT’S a mother!!! Bravo for her. And thanks for the video, Doc. It made my day!!

      • jake sez says:

        While I approve of the woman pulling her son out of the demonstration, I have a real problem with all the media calling this a great example of a single mother. She has six children with no father at home. Children without fathers a much more likely to be in trouble and do poorly in school. If she is the mother that everyone thinks she is, she would have either stopped having welfare babies or made a life for her and her children by keeping at least one of the fathers at home.

  6. azgary says:

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Harry Reid Is Better Than Jeff Sessions

    and this is who owns the republican party.

    • Ellsworth says:

      It should be shocking that the Chamber of Commerce would be so blatant in its liberal skew, but that’s what you get from the arrogrant business “leaders” who think they control the American landscape. They like sell out Amnesty Harry and scorn Jeff Sessions because he speaks the truth.

  7. Night Owl says:

    The motivation for the latest violence is a 25 year old named Freddie Gray. He ran from the police because of his priors for drug related offenses. His a criminal rap sheet shows at least 18 arrests.

  8. LEO IN TSN says:

    SRAZ, just for clarity in the name of full disclosure regarding the “police shooting of a black youth” in Ferguson, we now know it was a self-defense shooting of a 6’4” 300 pound black robber who was trying to kill a police officer who had tried to coax him from a roadway for his own safety. His extensive criminal background and love of gang violence (portrayed on his own facebook account) seem to take the innocent shine off of his “youth.”

    What will we find out about the players in Baltimore, after riots incited from the White Mosque and fomented by a corrupt mayor giving them room to destroy? I think it will probably be another account of chaos created by the Leftist agenda to transform US.

    Remember, these are the 20 RINO traitors who confirmed Loretta Lynch, many of whom had been challenged by conservatives in their last primary but were able to buy their re-elections in the best McAmnesty style:
    Republicans voting to end debate were Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Susan Collins (Maine), Bob Corker (Tenn.), John Cornyn (Texas), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Pat Roberts (Kan.), Mike Rounds (S.D.), Jon Thune (S.D.), and Thom Tillis (N.C.).

    How many can still wonder why “our” Congress never seems to stand up for US? This is right out of the Communist Manifesto, clarified by Alinsky for our modern community organizers.

    God bless America.

  9. Saguaro Sam says:

    The useful idiot, Al Sharpton, is using the bully pulpit in Baltimore to call for a national police force to come under the authority of DOJ.

    Get it? A national police force.

    All of this is orchestrated. It’s been Obama’s plan all along.

    And, now there’s This:
    The Nation of Islam is broadcasting that they are “Willing to Kill”.
    It’s on their website.

    Everyone—please be careful. Your only offense may be that you are Caucasian.

    And, by the way, just heard today that Your taxpayer dollars are being spent by ASU to give a course entitled “The Problem of Whiteness”.