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Obama: “If I Had A Son He'd Look Like Trayvon”
Buzzfeed ^ | 3/23/12 | Zeke Miller

Posted on 03/23/2012 7:35:53 AM PDT by RabidBartender

President Barack Obama weighed in on the "tragedy" of Trayvon Martin's death last week, saying it is "absolutely imperative" that all levels of government investigate "every aspect" of how the unarmed boy was shot.

"I can only imagine what these parents are going through," Obama said, adding "When I think about this boy I think about my own kids."

"I am glad that not only is the Justice Department is looking into this, but the Governor of the State of Florida has put together a task force [to investigate the case]," Obama said. Obama carefully avoided any discussion of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin, and has controversially avoided arrest under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense laws.

"My main message is to the parents: If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon. I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: holderspeople; martin; obama; race; racecard; racism; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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Your 2012 Willie Horton moment?
1 posted on 03/23/2012 7:35:54 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: RabidBartender

From Twitter: “The ONLY reason Obama is talking about this shooting is because it can be used to further divide the country.”


2 posted on 03/23/2012 7:38:46 AM PDT by RabidBartender (The above statement is not meant to be offensive to women. Please don't whine and have me banned.)
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To: RabidBartender

Is the trayton a boy scout? we are hearing nothing about why a 17 year old was out at night at that time in that nbeighborhood

yeah... skittles


3 posted on 03/23/2012 7:39:31 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: RabidBartender

What a POS he is. Always playing the race card, or does he mean the kid was half white?


4 posted on 03/23/2012 7:39:41 AM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: RabidBartender

From what I’ve heard it appears that Zimmerman was a hothead who initiated the confrontation.

Still, that does not make Obama look any less opportunistic and creepy.


5 posted on 03/23/2012 7:39:52 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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To: RabidBartender

6 posted on 03/23/2012 7:39:58 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: RabidBartender
this from a zer0 that sent his own child into the drug infested streets of mexico. What a zer0!
7 posted on 03/23/2012 7:41:20 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: RabidBartender

Obama: “If I Had A Son He’d Look Like Trayvon”

No he wouldn’t; he’d look like commie Frank Davis, your daddy, 0bummer.


8 posted on 03/23/2012 7:41:57 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: RabidBartender

One can assume by his silence that Il Douche wouldn’t consider any son of his looking like the white kid set on fire by two blacks who called him “Whitey” and told him be was getting what he deserved in an attack which had absolutely NOTHING to do with self-defense.

But one can see how Obozo couldn’t believe that any son of his could look like THAT boy. It wasn’t like Barry’s mother was white, or anything.


9 posted on 03/23/2012 7:42:38 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: RabidBartender

Fanning the flames of racial animosity again, I see.

I thought Obama campaigned on being the “great unifier”.

Looks like Zimmerman has already been tried and convicted, by the media with an assist from the POTUS no less.

Do you think we’ll ever find out the facts around the shooting? Nah, too close to election time...


10 posted on 03/23/2012 7:42:45 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: PetroniusMaximus

This is a “teachable” moment. Lol.


11 posted on 03/23/2012 7:44:29 AM PDT by RabidBartender (The above statement is not meant to be offensive to women. Please don't whine and have me banned.)
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To: RabidBartender
Obama carefully avoided any discussion of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin, and has controversially avoided arrest under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense laws.

Of course. He doesn't want to lose the Hispanic vote.

12 posted on 03/23/2012 7:45:06 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: RabidBartender

I think some politeness, courtesy and respect for an authority figure would have went a long way for hooded football player, Trayvon Martin. If I was on the ground being pummelled relentlessly by Mr. Martin, I would have taken action much sooner.


13 posted on 03/23/2012 7:45:24 AM PDT by ransacked
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To: Mr. K

“Is the trayton a boy scout? we are hearing nothing about why a 17 year old was out at night at that time in that nbeighborhood”

I read he was on a 5 day suspension from his school when the incident occurred. Not sure why he was suspended.


14 posted on 03/23/2012 7:45:38 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: Tigerized

I wonder if the MSM will be as upset as they were when Nixon said Manson was guilty durting the latter’s trial.


15 posted on 03/23/2012 7:45:38 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: RabidBartender

It’s ALWAYS about him....how disgusting.


16 posted on 03/23/2012 7:45:58 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: RabidBartender
My main message is to the parents: Your son's death gives me the opportunity to talk about myself, again! Pay attention to MEEEE!
17 posted on 03/23/2012 7:45:58 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does your life need some excitement? Become a Cub Scout leader!)
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To: RabidBartender

where is obamas statements on the 16 yr old blacks that doused a 13 yr old white boy with gas and set him on fire...??....this man makes me sick....


18 posted on 03/23/2012 7:46:38 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: RabidBartender

“If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon.” Try it and see. See how many of your racist, baby-killing supporters would cheer you and your wife having that third child. I dare you.


19 posted on 03/23/2012 7:47:58 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: RabidBartender

Obama: Fomenting hate whenever he can, a sort of Alan Sharpton on Steriods ...


20 posted on 03/23/2012 7:48:10 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Mr. K
Is the trayton a boy scout? we are hearing nothing about why a 17 year old was out at night at that time in that nbeighborhood yeah... skittles

___________________________________________

That time of night? It was six-thirty in the evening.

In that neighborhood? He was visiting his father and his father's girlfriend who lived in the complex.

Skittles? Yeah -- skittles.

Is Mr. K some code word for asshat?

21 posted on 03/23/2012 7:48:18 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: RabidBartender
Look..simple question..there are two 911 tapes...one call by zimmerman and one by a neigbore...on the last one by the neighbor you hear somone yelling for help..then a shot.......so who is yelling for help...the shooter or the guy that got shot.......the aggressor does not yell for help
22 posted on 03/23/2012 7:48:50 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: RabidBartender

Actually, Obama is not dividing the country (from his POV)...he is solidifying it against the White devils (in a manner consistent with Black Liberation Theology).


23 posted on 03/23/2012 7:49:11 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "Will someone rid me of that Nettlesome Newt?")
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

The difficulty is that there isn’t much real information available. The race pimps have been working this hard. It could be a case of unprovoked hispanic on black violence. Alternatively, the kid (whom I have read was 6’2” and 200lbs - the pictures of him when he was younger notwithstanding) may have circled back and jumped the hispanic.

It is impossible to tell at this point what happened, but given past race-baiting hoaxes like the Twana Brawley incident and many others, people ought to just stop blathering about this.


24 posted on 03/23/2012 7:49:24 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: RabidBartender

That’s a pretty big “If”, President Sissy.


25 posted on 03/23/2012 7:50:24 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: RabidBartender

“If I Had A Son He’d Look Like Trayvon”

What type of F’ed up comment is that? This is worse than pandering.


26 posted on 03/23/2012 7:51:15 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm supporting Newt.)
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To: achilles2000
"but given past race-baiting hoaxes like the Twana Brawley incident and many others"

Judging by the reactions to these news reports, I'm certain some posters here still think Brawley was really raped.

27 posted on 03/23/2012 7:52:14 AM PDT by RabidBartender (The above statement is not meant to be offensive to women. Please don't whine and have me banned.)
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To: Tigerized

“Looks like Zimmerman has been tried and convicted”. Sounds like everyone with a name that sounds like Zimmerman is being indicted.


28 posted on 03/23/2012 7:52:14 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: tatsinfla

link?


29 posted on 03/23/2012 7:52:51 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: RabidBartender

Man, this president is a joke.


30 posted on 03/23/2012 7:53:37 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

Too bad the presumptive Republican nominee is just as much of a joke.


31 posted on 03/23/2012 7:54:28 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: RabidBartender
Let's take every murder with the seriousness it deserves, Mr Obama. The black on black murders, the black on white murders, the gay on straight murders. Not just the ones you can turn into an international racial issue and use for political gain.
32 posted on 03/23/2012 7:55:33 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell ( Go Obama! Go! Go! Go! Go away! Far, Far Away!)
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To: RabidBartender

Well they all look alike. (Just Kidding) ;)


33 posted on 03/23/2012 7:56:14 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: RabidBartender

I will get all irate over this Trayvon Martin incident the minute Obammie pays attention to the white boy set on fire by blacks in Kansas City or the couple in Tulsa that was just shot by a boy that might look like Obama’s son if he had one.

The couple was married 65 years. She died. The husband was shot in the face, but is still alive.

I could list 10 incidents on white on black crime for every one Trayvon Martin incident.

So why do these racists enflame this Zimmerman shooting while ignoring hundreds of real “hate crimes”?

Because shooting a whitey is no big deal. Happens all the time.


34 posted on 03/23/2012 7:56:33 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: RabidBartender
Blatant sympathy glom.

"I'm also treated unfairly...He even looks like me."

He does the same thing when people are getting praised for something. Two weeks ago, he was praise glomming Jeremy Lin. "He's a Harvard man, like me..."

35 posted on 03/23/2012 7:56:51 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: RabidBartender

[ If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon. ]

Did he have big ears?


36 posted on 03/23/2012 7:57:02 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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Deserves inclusion — Front Page?


37 posted on 03/23/2012 7:58:05 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: tophat9000
the aggressor does not yell for help

Unless the aggressor starts getting his ass kicked by the person he targeted.

38 posted on 03/23/2012 7:58:59 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: carriage_hill

or Malcom X


39 posted on 03/23/2012 8:02:20 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: achilles2000
"The difficulty is that there isn’t much real information available. The race pimps have been working this hard. It could be a case of unprovoked hispanic on black violence. Alternatively, the kid (whom I have read was 6’2” and 200lbs - the pictures of him when he was younger notwithstanding) may have circled back and jumped the hispanic."

Exactly. And all we have is the word of Zimmerman and possibly a witness or two. So the race-baiters will get to remain smug and demand "justice" regardless of the outcome of any investigation.

40 posted on 03/23/2012 8:03:17 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: Mr. K
Is the trayton a boy scout? we are hearing nothing about why a 17 year old was out at night at that time in that nbeighborhood

7pm at night. Yeah, what was he thinking?

41 posted on 03/23/2012 8:03:26 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Rallies for religious freedom today - probably one near you.)
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To: RabidBartender

This is the democrat way; publicly parade the corpse as long and as often as possible to support your regime.


42 posted on 03/23/2012 8:03:40 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RabidBartender
"...he'd look like me."

I was driving when I heard this and I almost ran off the garbage-strewn Memphis road.

WHAT A RACE-BAITING POS.

Also, notice how he said he'd take ONE question...and it was about Trayvon Davis. The question was a PLANT---with his answer neatly rehearsed--which then also served to ward off any OTHER questions...

namely the otherwise likely number one question: HIS OBAMACARE ANNIVERSARY.

We need to get it together, guys, and focus on bringing down this ENEMY OF OUR NATION. If we don't...and he gets re-elected...

WE WON'T HAVE A COUNTRY IN A MATTER OF MONTHS. SERIOUSLY. Think about it.

43 posted on 03/23/2012 8:03:46 AM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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>> If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon.

Barky Jr. — a punk in a hoodie? You know, I can actually *believe* that.


44 posted on 03/23/2012 8:04:11 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
From what I’ve heard... - The initial police report said Zimmerman was bleeding from the nose and back of his head, and that the back of his shirt was wet as if he had been laying in grass. Zimmerman was quoted as saying something like "I kept calling for help. No one would help me." The report also identifies several eyewitnesses, so the truth should come out soon.
45 posted on 03/23/2012 8:04:30 AM PDT by bobsatwork
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To: KansasGirl

“If I had a son, he’d look like (the sperm donor we found for Michelle because I wouldn’t touch that breeder ass, I prefer the Mangina).
There, I fixed it.


46 posted on 03/23/2012 8:05:24 AM PDT by steve8714 (Clay...Carnahan...who is the least of these?)
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47 posted on 03/23/2012 8:06:09 AM PDT by magslinger (If I wanted to vote for a Commie I would vote for Obammie. He has a chance of winning.)
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To: RabidBartender

Wow. Yeah, except he’d have jug ears, a massive under bite and be about 15 shades whiter. But why let reality make it’s way into the delusions of the left now.


48 posted on 03/23/2012 8:06:09 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: RabidBartender

In related news, Obama is a pandering ass.


49 posted on 03/23/2012 8:07:19 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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To: RabidBartender

O. M. G.

That man is TRYING to foment racial civil war. This is unbelieveable. Can he really be that stupid, or is this intentional?


50 posted on 03/23/2012 8:07:59 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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