Sheriff Clarke Calls Obama’s Reaction to Chattanooga a ‘Shoulder Shrug’, Then He Said This

Sheriff Clarke Calls Obama’s Reaction to Chattanooga a ‘Shoulder Shrug’, Then He Said This

Obama’s shoulder shrug on these brave soldiers massacred in TN is because none of them look like Trayvon Martin. Isn’t that the truth… Sheriff Clarke nails it once again. It’s funny how Obama couldn’t even be bothered to fly the flags at the White House at half-staff for these boys, but he could do that when Nelson Mandela died. Guess these warriors had several strikes against them for Obama: they were military, they were white and they were patriots. All expendable in Obama’s world – doubly so if they were Christian or Jewish. Obama indeed merely shrugged at the whole incident. He gave some sad-sounding words, then jetted off to party and fund raise. Now, if they had been like Trayvon Martin, illegal immigrants or had been criminals that he could release, Obama would have been all over that with outrage. But when an Islamist guns down five of our military heroes? Not so much.

Chattanooga Shooting Victims

From TheBlaze:

In the wake of the shootings that claimed the lives of five U.S. servicemen in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last week, outspoken Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., took to Twitter on Sunday and explained why he believes President Obama’s reaction to the murders was more or less a “shoulder shrug”:

Chattanooga Shooting Victims

Clarke — who recently joined TheBlaze team with his weekly podcast — stated the reason for Obama’s “shoulder shrug” is because none of the fallen service members “look like” Trayvon Martin.

After Martin, a black teenager, was fatally shot in 2012 by George Zimmerman in what became a highly controversial case, Obama said that “if I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.”

(H/T: Twitchy)

I admire Sheriff Clarke – he’s got a spine and is not afraid to tell it like it is. He strikes me as a genuinely good man. Silly us, we thought all lives mattered – especially our warriors who are gunned down on US soil. A number of these men survived Fallujah, only to come home and be gunned down in a gun free zone by the enemy. All because we won’t arm our military over here. We won’t even confront terrorism and name our enemy on our own turf. By the way, the Liberal justification for Obama not lowering the flags to half-staff is these soldiers were killed in the line of duty. Bull crap. It was on American soil and was a massacre by a terrorist. If there was ever a reason to lower those flags, this is it. The disrespect and arrogance here by Obama is staggering. It’s an insult to the military and all of America. There were orders by the President for flags to be flown at half-staff following the shootings at Fort Hood, the Aurora Century Theater, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook. Why the difference? Because his political agenda has ramped up – he’s going after guns etc. and now doesn’t have to even pretend he cares. Instead, Obama sent out a congratulatory message that day for the end of Ramadan. The next day, he went after those receiving Social Security and moved to take their guns. Clarke is right – they weren’t Trayvon Martin and got a shrug by the Commander-in-Chief.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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