Let’s go back to the night in November when the St. Louis County Grand Jury declined to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown, the black punk who was trying to kill him.
Several days earlier Nixon had called out the National Guard because it was common knowledge that Wilson would not be indicted and that the peaceful black community – led by thugs imported by the actions of Eric Holder, Barack Obama, and Al Sharpton – would be on hand to riot and loot the city.
On that night, crowds formed, and at one point Michael Brown’s sperm donor called for the city to be burned down. Nixon and the National Guard were nowhere to be found that night.
Everybody wondered where in the world the National Guard was. The Mayor of Ferguson wanted to know where they were.
“I know I’ve been on the phone in contact with the County Executive’s Office. I know he has requested. I am requesting. I’ve requested the National Guard troops to come out from their command post to help restore order along the business district. We have not seen that… Those calls have gone unheeded at this point… We need to have the governor step up and give us the resources that he’s promised from the beginning. He said he would have a strong response. The resources necessary would be provided. They have not been provided so far.“
Well, today we know.
Nixon was in a meeting that night with Missouri Democratic power brokers including Senator Claire McCaskell (D) and Rep. William Lacy Clay (D), a prominent member of the Congressional Black Caucus. He was also in touch with the White House.
“Valerie Jarrett [a top adviser to President Obama]has talked to Gov. Nixon twice, once last night and once this morning,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters on Nov. 25, the second day of rioting, according to a media pool report at the time. Schultz said Jarrett was “receiving updates on what’s happening on the ground there and also promising to stay in touch.”
What decision was made by Nixon, after talking to Missouri Democratic power brokers, a representative from the Congressional Black Caucus, and the White House?
Burn the bitch down!
We’d like to think that the black community – those people whose businesses were burned, those whose lives were put in jeopardy – the black community in Ferguson and St. Louis who weren’t rioting, would take a hard look at the people involved in the decision to withhold the national guard and ask “What the hell?”
Let’s be clear. Democrats, and especially black Democrats, don’t give a damn about the black community. All they care about is making sure the black community understands that they wield the power to get their votes. We’d like to think that they’d wake up and throw the bums out.
We’re not that naive though.
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