Fox's favorite whacked out law enforcement officer, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, was on again with Megyn Kelly. Clarke used the opportunity to blast away at the Black Lives Matter movement and stated that the Southern Poverty Law Center should list it as a hate group.
Clarke going on national TV to publicly project his self-loathing is nothing new. But what did leave me flabbergasted and gobsmacked was when Clarke made the statement:
"We have some very irresponsible rhetoric coming from some very powerful people."
It's not clear just whom Clarke is talking about, but it would be an accurate statement if he were referring to himself.
Just yesterday, we pointed out that Clarke was using the Dallas tragedy to blame Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
But that really is just the tip of the iceberg for Clarke's long history of irresponsible rhetoric.
The most common source of Clarke's spouting of irresponsible rhetoric stems from the multiple feuds he has with other elected officials.
When Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan, a former Marine, questioned Clarke's purchase of 575 Glock handguns for his deputies, Clarke responded by tantruming like a 3 year old and spewing a string of insults, including calling Weishan a "puke politician" and a "small man."
Clarke also beclowned himself when, during another anti-BLM tirade, said that the NRA was the biggest civil rights movement.
But these are just small potatoes.
Clarke really stepped up his game when he made this comment:
"Let me tell you why blacks sell drugs and involve themselves in criminal behavior instead of a more socially acceptable lifestyle — because they're uneducated, they're lazy, and they're morally bankrupt," Clarke said. "That's why."
Perhaps the best example of Clarke's irresponsible rhetoric is when he used taxpayer money to put out public disservice announcements telling people not to call 911 in an emergency:
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In the radio ad, Clarke tells residents personal safety isn't a spectator sport anymore, and that "I need you in the game."
"With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option," Clarke intones.
"You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back."
Clarke urges listeners to take a firearm safety course and handle a firearm "so you can defend yourself until we get there."
"You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We're partners now. Can I count on you?"
As the gentle reader might have guessed, people used Clarke's ads as an excuse to use their guns at will, including a woman who took potshots at her niece and guys shooting at each other in a traveling case of road rage because they "mean mugged" each other.
Clarke is the living personification of irresponsible rhetoric, which goes a long way to explain why he is a Fox favorite.