RUSH: So the question is: Don’t you think you’d better go to Ferguson, show these other communities that you care? The question alone makes my point. The question’s, “Mr. President, why don’t you get involved? Okay, send Holder, great. But why don’t you do something?” The impression being left is that he is not involved, he’s not doing anything, he doesn’t know what’s going on. He needs to do and so he needs to go there. Here’s what he said.
OBAMA: I have to be very careful about not prejudging these events before, uh, investigations, uh, are completed. Uh, because, uh, although, uh, these are, you know, issues of local jurisdiction —
OBAMA: — or the DOJ works for me and when they’re conducting investigation, I’ve gotta make sure that I don’t look like I’m putting my thumb on the scales one way or the other.
RUSH: Really? You mean like here in 2009?
OBAMA 2009: I don’t know, not having been there, and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry. Number two, that the Cambridge police, uh, acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home.
RUSH: Stop the tape. Wait a minute! He just said that he not gonna prejudge this stuff; that he can’t. He’s president so he can’t prejudge these events until the investigations are completed. He can’t do that. Like the Skip Gates case where he called the police officer stupid and essentially proclaimed Gates innocent before all the facts were in? That led to the beer summit. How about this one? March 23, 2012. Here’s the president once again not prejudging, not getting involved ’til the investigation is complete.
RUSH: Wow. So here’s a guy who says yesterday he’s not gonna get involved. He can’t go there. He can’t prejudge this — it’s too important — ’til all the facts are in, ’til the investigation’s complete, which, by the way, is going to take months. You people in Ferguson had better batten down and hunker down, ’cause this is gonna take months. By design. Here’s a guy prejudging everything up until Ferguson. Now he’s got to back off, not get involved.