Eight cops have been shot and killed this month. And February, 2016, ain't even half over. Already, on my social media stream, I see my cop friends blaming Obama.
Well, you must remember December, 2003 when seven cops were shot and killed? Republican George W Bush was president. August of that year? Nine cops were shot and killed. April? Ten cops shot and killed.
Or maybe it was better when Reagan was president and this country "was great"? In July, 1982, eight cops were shot and killed. August: ten. September: eleven. October: eight.
Ronald Reagan? 37 cops shot and killed in four months!
Under the Obama administration, you have to go back to May of last year to get 37 cops shot and killed. (That's nine months, for those lacking in certain skills.)
Do I think the president is to be blamed for dead cops? No. And that's my point. But maybe you just hate Obama so much that you don't remember any of that. That's fine. Honestly, I had to look up those old figures. But you conservative Obama-hating motherf*ckers said you'd "never forget." But you have.
If you want to judge presidents by the number of cops shot and killed, Obama has been the most pro-cop president ever. And if your conservative ideology is more important to you than dead cops? Well, then, fuck you.