Sheriff Clarke: Obama Has ‘Incited Americans Against Americans,’ The Republic ‘Is A Hot Mess Right Now’

By Michael W. Chapman | November 17, 2015 | 4:29pm EST

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A.

Clarke Jr.  (AP)

America has “retrogressed” under President Barack Obama who has “incited Americans against Americans,” said Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., who added that we can “survive” and “come out stronger” if we are willing to “fight back,” to “beat back these subversives who are trying to bring this Republic down.”

“The American ghetto is a mess, and I think it’s been exacerbated under this president, Barack Obama, who had a chance to come in and really make this country go to the next level of greatness -- it is a great country,” said Sheriff Clarke on The Blaze Radio Network on Nov. 14.

“Instead we have retrogressed under this president who has incited Americans against Americans,” he said. “The Republic is in crisis right now. Obama has pitted the poor against the rich. He’s pitted blacks against whites. He’s pitted illegal immigrants against American citizens. He’s pitted women against men.”

“It is a hot mess right now,” said the sheriff, who was awarded the Sheriff of the Award in 2013.

He continued, “But I’m one of those who believes that we come to define moments in our history. Those moments challenge us as a Republic. It happened during the Revolution, it happened during the Civil War, it happened during two world wars, it happened during Vietnam, the tumultuous ‘60s, it happened during the economic fallout, it’s happening again. But this is a resilient country. We’ll survive, we’ll come out stronger.”

“But we’ll only come out stronger if we’re willing to fight back, and beat back these subversives who are trying to bring this Republic down – and that is their goal, by the way,” said the sheriff.

David A. Clarke Jr., a Democrat, was elected to a 4-year term as the sheriff of Milwaukee County in 2002, and was re-elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014. In those elections he won, respectively, with 74%, 78%, 74%, and 79% of the vote.

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