All you can do is plumb ancient history??<quoted text>
Which is a ridiculous statement.
Most people would have been compliant knowing the police were there trying to protect their property.
It's when Gates became beligerent when first met by the police as to their purpose for being there, refusing to produce any identification and his first reponse being "Why, because I'm a black man in America?" that the trouble started.
Would that have been your first reaction?
Is there another election you can use this against Obama, or is it all just sour grapes from a loser??
The latter, fer sure.
Obama won re-election, yet you never talk about why your side performed so badly.
All you do is continue the same losing arguments that didn't work for you for four years.
BTW, the Cambridge Police dropped the charges.
When police drop charges, they admit they had no ability to convict.
The cop entered Gates' residence without permission. In many states, he could have been shot - legally.