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Published:April 30th, 2015 10:47 EST

Obama Has Legitimized Use of the Word 'Thug': Not Code for N-Word!

By Robert Paul Reyes

"President Obama doesn`t regret using the term `thug` in describing the violent rioters in Baltimore this week, spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday.


`Whether it`s arson or, you know, the looting of a liquor store ... those were thuggish acts,` Earnest said.

In discussing the riots Tuesday, Obama assailed the "criminals and thugs who tore up the place,` and described them as a distraction from the real issues of police brutality."


President Obama`s speeches, statements and press releases are so professorial and politically correct that it makes you wonder if every word he utters is vetted by a team of lawyers and public relations experts.

I was shocked when in discussing the Baltimore riots, Obama condemned the "criminals and thugs who tore up the place."

The word "thug" isn`t code for "nigger", the word isn`t a reference to a person`s skin color but to his behavior.

Anybody (regardless of skin color) who engages in thuggish behavior like rioting, looting and throwing rocks at peace officers is a thug.  

Only a namby pamby politically correct fool would ascribe racial connotations to the word "thug" and it would be an affront to the English language and common sense if we stop using this legitimate word.

Kudos to Obama, who unlike black Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, didn`t apologize for describing the violent rioters as "thugs."

Thank you Obama for giving your stamp of approval to the word thug  in describing violent and lawbreaking protesters.  

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