In a speech on Thursday, New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie blamed President Barack Obama’s “lawlessness” for the growing racial unrest on college campuses.
That’s right, just like Benghazi, Iraq, Afghanistan, the economy, the weather, global warming and Christie’s hemorrhoids — it’s all Obama’s fault.
Over the last few weeks, several racially-charged incidents of campus unrest have made headlines, including protests at Yale University and the University of Missouri. Mizzou President Tim Wolfe was forced to resign when 32 black players on the school’s football team refused to play until he was ousted.
When asked about the issue during a campaign speech in Muscatine, Iowa, Christie said it was a “product of the president’s own unwillingness and inability to bring people together.”
Right. Barack “we do so together; bringing people together; to work together; binds us together” Obama sounds sooo unwilling. And yes, those are direct quotes from Obama speeches.
Christie went on:
When people think justice is not applied evenly and fairly, they take matters into their own hands. The lawlessness that the president has allowed to exist in this country just absolutely strips people of hope.
Christie was alluding to the Black Lives Matter movement, which he has derided in the past for fomenting violence against police officers. Christie said:
When a movement like that calls for the murder of police officers … no president of the United States should dignify a group like that by saying anything positive about them.
News flash, guv: No one officially connected to the Black Lives Matter movement has asked for the murder of police officers. Individuals in the streets have chanted such words, but that can no more be attributed to the Black Lives Matter movement itself than any other statement by a person speaking on their own.
Nice try, Chris. Such are the words of a desperate man at the end of a failing campaign:
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