Okeedokie folks - let's get the combustion chamber off to a good start here! (this is a racial thread, not racist. let's discuss, eh?) What do you think of Obama getting involved by injecting his opinion in the arrest of Black professor Henry Gates by white officer James Crowley? Personally, I think that the POTUS should not have commented at all on a local police issue. But now that he has, Obama exposes himself as a man with a biiig chip on his shoulder. He admitted not knowing all the facts in the case, yet still came to the conclusion that the police "acted stupidly". I can't believe that people like Gates still believe that there is widespread racism here in America when BHO is president. I'm not saying that there is no racism, but c'mon folks. If Obama didn't have the "white vote" - he would have lost. Now Obama wants to have them get together for a beer at the white house. Amazing. This guy should concentrate on being President, and not try to personally get involved with every aspect of American life. Sheesh. What say you?