When fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested in Irving, Texas, for bringing a homemade clock to school, President Obama stood by the young science enthusiast and praised him for his interests. “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great” tweeted out the official POTUS account. It was an gratifying show of support for the profiled teen and a silent critique of the Islamophobia being propagated across the nation by xenophobic Republican politicians.
"The “family values” hypocrite has once again followed in her mother’s footsteps and fed a load of incendiary nonsense to the ravenous infotainment media, following FOX News orthodoxy to the letter. The campaign to somehow paint President Obama as a divisive figure who is actively encouraging violence against law enforcement by the far-right wing is one of the most shameful political attacks that our nation has ever seen. ....."
"......... President Obama’s gesture was an act of kindness meant to help a confused and hurt kid feel better; to politicize it as race-baiting is a callous and cruel way to approach it. As someone who has been under fire for her own poor decisions- having a child out of wedlock while preaching abstinence- one might think Palin might have a little empathy for someone suddenly thrust into the national spotlight."