You know, I should probably let this drop, but something else needs to be said.
After calling police officer's stupid on Wednesday night, The Dear Leader tried on Friday to worm his way out of it. Now, as I said previously, he talked about calibrating his words, whatever the hell that means. He wasn't man enough to apologize.
Here's the other thing though... He's trying to pull off the there-is-some-fault-on-both-sides dodge. Crowley overreacted but Gates overreacted too. A pox on both their houses.
Smart people, and smart liberals particularly, like to look for complexity. They think it's a virtue. The world is a complicated place without simple solutions. There really isn't right and wrong, good and evil. There is lots and lots of gray. Gray in every direction. No one has a monopoly on truth.
The problem with that is that it is simplistic. Expecting complexity in everything is as simplistic as thinking there is complexity in nothing. The fact of the matter is that some things are complex and some things are quite simple. True wisdom can tell the difference. Likewise, sometimes everyone is to blame and sometimes it's just one race-mongering Harvard professor.