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."
What would have happened if President Bush had identified with a teenager BECAUSE he was white? Looked like one of his kids...
I don't watch MSNBC or CNN you know that. I wouldn't be here over 10 years if I did...
Maybe it is because I live in Illinois and this isn't normal for some guy to act like a Wild West Sheriff and go marching around with a shot gun. Then shoots a kid with skittles!
I've been called racist on this site many times, now I'm suddenly a supporter of Sharpton??? Wowzers maybe the people who called me a racist will grant me a pardon???
Forget the MSM talking heads, forget Obummer using this as a campaign ad. I don't like the whole "I have lots of black friends" argument, that's always the first line to be used.
I have a cousin who is black and we are related by blood!!! At least that doesn't sound like I'm pandering!!!
All I'm saying is listening to the 911 calls, not the screaming agitators like Sharpton and the other loons. The guy was out of line in my opinion.
I live on a court backing up to a Forest Preserve. We have had several burglaries. No one has gone marching out with guns at night. I simply have an alarm system and if that don't work I'll shoot an intruder, until they ban guns outright in Illinois and with the dems in charge that's a good chance of happening.
I'm not parroting any news. Want the truth? I haven't watched any news since Mittens won IL Tuesday because it made me sick, I've been watching the Military Channel.
So before jumping the gun, no pun intended, just ask me to clarify before going Media Matters on me!
Finally, there was no investigation and you know this! The guy could have given himself a bloody nose for Christ sakes! There are multiple 911 tapes one where you can hear the shot, I heard no screaming as if a struggle was occurring. For the Cops to leave because Zimmerman had a bloody nose isn't grounds for not investigating further! I know you and you have come to my defense in the past here, you know logically there should have been an investigation.
Now the Rats have their Rosa Parks of 2012!!! Just think this through logically and don't go crazy with attacks. I hope you remember our discussions in the past because we have fought side by side on many a thread...
He has a son, she just hasn’t told them yet.
OBAMA, if you had a mother, would she look like Nancy Strait??
White 85 year old partially blind Nancy Strait was robbed, tortured, raped and beaten to death just the other day in Oklahoma by a gang of feral blacks.
Her 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten, his jaw broken, shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.
While the Zimmerman white on black killing is covered 24/7 on the MSM with an outpouring of rage and charges of a racial hate crime, where is the concern- where is the rage about the home invasion, torture, beating, rape and murder of the elderly white couple by African Americans in Oklahoma just the other day?
WHY NO MENTION ON THE MSM??
WHY DOES IT TAKE THE BRITS TO BRING THIS NEWS TO US??
Theres a lot more here than a home invasion and robbery.
WHERE ARE THE CHARGES OF A RACIAL HATE CRIME??
90 year old husbands jaw broken and shot in face with BB gun?
85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??
Where is the 24/7 MSM coverage
Where is the outrage?
"..if he had a son Moochell would be pissed and it would look like Mr.Hanky"
I'm seriously interested to know what you heard in the 911 calls that lead you to the conclusion that Zimmerman was out of line?
Did you listen to the call Zimmerman made to the Sanford Police Department? Are you aware that Zimmerman was part of the neighborhood watch? Did you know that Zimmerman did exactly what is expected of those who encounter a suspicious scenario - contact the police?
Since you refer to Zimmerman as some kind of "Wild West Sheriff", obviously you are unaware that Zimmerman was not on watch that night, but out running errands when he returned home to find an unfamiliar youth wandering his gated community.
Those screaming agitators that you call loons painted this portrait, yet you believe it? Did you bother to ask yourself "when have I ever believed anything these guys have said before"?
Why dont you go join Sharpton and his lynch mob. Im sure youll feel more at home with them.
If I thought this website was a "bunch of racists" as you state, I would not have been a member since September 15, 2001.
Thank you for calling me a race baiter because some folks who've since been zotted used to call me a racist saying I hated blacks, hispanics and arabs. So thanks for granting me the racial pardon!!! Much appreciated!!!
I'm not race baiting here. I don't care what color the guy was. If some guy was wandering around my neighborhood with a shot gun I'd freak out and lock the door and grab my gun!
If it is a gated community that means there should be security on site.
Anyways thanks for clearing up to the trolls that I am not a racist, however, I'd watch your tongue before saying I'm pro-Sharpton.
My posting history dates back nearly 11 years, I have said many a thing about the "Reverend" Sharpton who got his divinity degree out of a cracker jack box. Including Taywana Brawly, Freddy's Fashion Mart, Megaphone hysteria, ect... If you think I am an Al Sharpton support please contact Jim Robinson and the Mods, I think they can do a quick history check and you will quickly find out my stance on that thug, along with his buddy Jesse Jackson a locust who tried to shakedown my father's company!!!
There are police reports that have been made public. The Sanford police have said that they conducted a fair and complete investigation and it welcome state and federal officials to review their findings.
Maybe that was just fabricated though, I mean maybe they made up the 911 phone call from the one woman.
Let me reiterate this isn't the 911 phone call Zimmerman made this was made by a female resident who was an eye witness to the shooting, you cannot hear any signs of a physical struggle. I find it impossible that if someone was getting punched in the nose they wouldn't say a word. If you believe that, well I rather not even argue with you because, hell is a place where there is no logic, and I would rather not be dragged into hell.
A question ... Has the police report been printed as public information or has it been sealed due to a present ongoing investigation?
When are Blacks as a whole going to comment on that?
Doesn’t that disgust them?
What about the black kid here in Florida (St.Petersburg) who shot and killed the white police officer last year?
Where’s the outrage?
Where are the riots?
Where are the rallies calling for justice?
An Hispanic Zimmerman or any hispanic with a German name is offspring of Nazi exile. Many Nazis fled to South Americaa during and after the end of WWII. There were Nazi Zimmermans, so draw your conclusions.
Hmmmm...interesting...is it this one?
How about this?
And finally this.
Nope - guess it couldn't be any of these you heard because all of them that take place before the gunshot state that they hear a man screaming help. Since a gunshot would be heard by people farther away it makes sense that they don't report the screams only the gunshot. Don't know what to tell you....
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And let me reiterate that Zimmerman NEVER made a call to 911. He called the Sanford Police Department - there is a difference you know. And there were no eyewitnesses to the shooting that I'm aware of, but if you have evidence to the contrary I would be interested to see it. Can you provide a link?
What is it that Reagan said? It's not that you're wrong it's that so much of what you know just isn't so.
Thanks in advance.
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