The thing I hate about even the politicians I like is they often never tell things like they are. When a bad event happens, they express (not so convincing) condolences and prayers followed by a boring speech. The current wave of riots following news stories about the evils committed by a few police officers have gotten ludicrous. These events should be protested peacefully, but unfortunately in major cities there are too many people acting like they got no sense. I was glad to see President Obama tell the honest truth in response to the Freddie Gray riots in Baltimore, Maryland.
"When individuals get crowbars and start prying open doors to loot, they're not protesting, they're not making a statement, they're stealing," "When they burn down a building, they're committing arson. And they're destroying and undermining businesses and opportunities in their own communities that rob jobs and opportunity from people in that area."