Skip to comments.Obama: “If I Had A Son He'd Look Like Trayvon”
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."
From Twitter: “The ONLY reason Obama is talking about this shooting is because it can be used to further divide the country.”
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
What a POS he is. Always playing the race card, or does he mean the kid was half white?
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.
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.
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.
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...
This is a “teachable” moment. Lol.
Of course. He doesn't want to lose the Hispanic vote.
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.
“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.
I wonder if the MSM will be as upset as they were when Nixon said Manson was guilty durting the latter’s trial.
It’s ALWAYS about him....how disgusting.
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....
“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.
Obama: Fomenting hate whenever he can, a sort of Alan Sharpton on Steriods ...