By Neil Munro – Daily Caller
President Barack Obamaâ€™s passive response to the riots and arson in Ferguson may prompt a November rebuke by the silent majority of American voters, says Patrick Buchanan, who was an adviser to President Richard Nixon during the late 1960s race riots.
The mediaâ€™s focus on the conflict ensures the â€œcountry is being polarized by watching this,â€ Buchanan told The Daily Caller.
â€œI donâ€™t think that that is going to be helpful to the party of Rev. Sharpton or Jesse Jackson,â€ said Buchanan, who is now a columnist.
â€œI think the riots and the violence and the looting are going to cause a lot of folks to recoil from those who appear to be condoning those sorts of actâ€¦ there is no question about it,â€ he said.
Many Americans will remain silent amid the media furor, until they can vote, he said. â€œA lot of people just watch these things, observe quietly and talk with each otherâ€¦ [and] I think you will see it at the pollsâ€ in November, he stated.
â€œThe silent majority will react as it always does â€” it will recoil [from] the cursing, the hollering, the obscene gestures, the assaults on police, the looting and vandalism,â€ Buchanan observed.
The dispute may boost turnout by Obamaâ€™s base, but it will also turn out his opposition, Buchanan said.
â€œThe polarization is not going to be beneficial to the president,â€ he warned.
â€œThe president should really call for calming down, let the law go forward and the facts presents themselves,â€ he said.
Obama should say, according to Buchanan, â€œLook this is a terrible tragedy, a 18-year-old life has been cut off in a violent act in the streets of Ferguson, and weâ€™ve got to the let the law and investigation take its course…
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