Five policemen slain in Dallas.
I lay a lot of this at President Obama's feet. President Obama has gone out of his way to fuel black grievance, anger, and entitlement. The trajectory, as I remember it, has gone like this:
* First, there was Harvard University's Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the black university professor accosted by cops. Obama rushed to judgement and blamed the cops. Wrong. This was followed by the Rose Garden kiss-and-make-up "Beer Summit". Too late. Obama had sent out a strong signal: Cops bad/blacks victims.
* Then, Trayvon Martin and Obama's "If I had a son" comment. The media turned light brown George Zimmerman into a white to advance their white racism narrative. The evidence in this case was, at the very least, murky. There's a good chance Martin was throttling Zimmerman on the sidewalk.
* Then, Ferguson and the "gentle giant" thug Michael Brown. Another federal government rush to judgment and a rush by the justice department to interfere in local/state matters.
All of this fueled a sense of black entitlement to protest, destroy, and kill. The liberal media -- not least the prestigious New York Times, took Obama's narrative and ran with it.
I view Obama as a failed President who divided the nation. He spent too much time being a black President and not enough time being an American President.
And that's the way the Ball bounces.