O’Malley Latest To Apologize For Saying “All Lives Matter”

Governor_O'Malley_PortraitWe have been following the controversy over people declaring “All Lives Matter,” which is now viewed as racially insensitive and a “micro aggression” against the black community. We recently discussed the heartfelt apology given by Kathleen McCartney, the president of prestigious Smith College after she said “all lives matters” rather than ‘Black lives matter.” Now Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley has followed suit with his own apology for saying that “all lives matter” in a speech, which he was interrupted by black audience members booing and protesting.

The protesters had been chanting that “Black lives matter!” and O’Malley simply responded: “Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter.” There was a time when that would have been viewed as a true and uplifting sentiment to express. It is now viewed as insensitive and audience members booed O’Malley.

O’Malley later made a public apology and said “I meant no disrespect. That was a mistake on my part and I meant no disrespect. I did not mean to be insensitive in any way or communicate that I did not understand the tremendous passion, commitment and feeling and depth of feeling that all of us should be attaching to this issue.”

Ironically, O’Malley’s opponent Hillary Clinton was also called out for saying “all lives matter.” Clinton used the phrase while telling a story from her grandmother: “I asked her, ‘What kept you going?’ Her answer was very simple. Kindness along the way from someone who believed she mattered. All lives matter.”

That produced an outcry with Renita Lamkin, a pastor at the St. John AME Church in St. Charles, stating “With her statement that all lives matter, that blew a lot of support that she may have been able to engender here.” The Clinton campaign rushed out a statement that Clinton used “All Black Lives Matter” the year before.

Source: CNN

72 thoughts on “O’Malley Latest To Apologize For Saying “All Lives Matter””

  1. OMG! There is no hope left when ANYONE disagrees with the statement that ALL LIVES MATTER! When are we going to put a stop to this craziness How about all of us white people just commit suicide since OUR lives don’t matter, evidently. This is where liberals and PC has taken us? How much more of this racism are whites going to put up with? Enough is enough.

  2. And to Mr. O’Malley and white liberals in the States concealing their racism through certain language and propaganda…….

    Black Lives Matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. All Lives Matter

    If all lives matter, why would Darren Smith be willing and ready (for decades) to put people in cages for life, or for terms that ruin their life???

  4. Bob Stone, David Simon is a rational liberal w/ real world inner city experience. He was a cop beat reporter for the Baltimore Sun and wrote The Wire, one of the best TV shows ever. He has a new HBO series on now about desegregation in Yonkers. It is not nearly as well written or good as The Wire. Anyway, Simon was interviewed about this new HBO series and the issue of Ferguson came up. Simon said that virtually EVERY police shooting he worked, and he worked many, there were street dudes saying, “The cop shot him down like a dog!” And, almost all the time it was a lie. Again, Simon is a rational, real world, liberal. If only there were more.

    1. I believe Mr. Simon also blamed Wilson for the fatality; rather than the guy who grabbed his gun and tried to kill him.

  5. New ‘Black Lives Matter’ textbook written for middle school and high school students meets Common Core standards

    A new “Black Lives Matter” textbook will soon be available to middle school and high school classrooms.

    According to the publisher’s description, “’Black Lives Matter’ covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in U.S. society that these events have brought to light.”

    ABDO Publishing specifies that the book was written for sixth graders through high school students, and says the textbook is “aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.”


    I wonder if the text will cover the following:

    *That the witness that “Black Lives Matter” advocates claimed to be key to the Ferguson grand jury not returning an indictment against Wilson, i.e. Witness 40,” A.K.A. Sandra McElroy, was only one of 24 “Witnesses Whose Accounts Do Not Support a Prosecution Due to Materially Inconsistent Prior Statements or Inconsistencies With the Physical and Forensic Evidence”.

    *That the DOJ found every single witness seeking to inculpate Darren Wilson was not credible; making the total of credible witnesses testifying against Darren Wilson in the Ferguson Grand Jury to be ZERO (0).

    *That Black Lives Matter is a movement based on the “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” lie, and all the other lies it spawned that destroyed the life of a cop who, AS THE DOJ FOUND, justly defended himself.

    “Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  6. Damn straight. Only cops lives matter. You’re just a perp, and we’re justified doing whatever comes to mind with you.

  7. TheDisco – First, according to history it is the Democrats, the Left Wing, that has not been fans of black people. Study your history – the Democratic party is from where the Klu Klux Klan sprang; The Democrats fought legislation to put and end the black lynchings after Reconstruction; The roots of Separate But Equal & Jim Crow has it roots in the Democratic Party, Bull Conner and George Wallace were from the Democratic Party, and I can go on. But as a Black man myself – I will take the “Black Lives Matter” movement seriously when their is the same kind of passion expressed in the wake of blacks killing blacks in record numbers. Or when you are directed that anger towards Plan Parenthood who have murdered countless millions of black babies since Roe versus Wade. And I heard that in New York there are now more black babies being aborted than are being born. So until the “Black Lives Matter” movement addresses these things the movement is just a political hoax rooted in hatred and bitterness.

  8. this is why we love Trump. he doesn’t apologize to anyone, and that’s damned refreshing.

    1. Ask Icker: Yes, and Ol’ Comb Over made his money the old-fashioned way: he inherited it.

      There’s nothing fake about his fiefdom other than his ego purporting to be brains.

  9. Some lives matter. Someone commenting called O’Malley a bozo. We need someone on the blog to put his face on toilet paper with a bozo hat on. Someone here on the blog did the face on the toilet paper trick once before. Please!

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