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Plouffe calls out GOP candidates for criticizing Obama's Martin comments
American Thinker ^ | 3/25/2012 | Rick Moran

Posted on 03/25/2012 8:19:44 AM PDT by Qbert

The president jumps into the Trayvon Martin controversy without all the facts being known, essentially calling for the shooter to be arrested and convicted, and yet it is GOP cadidates criticizing the president who are "reprehensible" according to Obama advisor David Plouffe? CNN:

White House senior adviser David Plouffe did not mince words Sunday when talking about the reaction by Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich to President Barack Obama's comments on the Trayvon Martin shooting.

"Those two comments are really irresponsible. I would consider them reprehensible," Plouffe said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I think those comments were really hard to stomach, really, and I guess trying to appeal to people's worst instincts."...


This is the second racial incident in which Obama has jumped the gun and either criticized "stupid" police as he did in the Gates controversy, or local authorities as he did last Friday in the Trayvon Martin tragedy. The former Constitutional law professor doesn't get it. When the president weighs in on a flashpoint controversy like this, he colors everyone's perception - including police, local courts, and his own DoJ.

In the Gates matter, his statement about police acting stupidly was given before it came out that Mr. Gates, who had every right to be on his own property, had no right to become belligerent and refuse to cooperate with police. In the Martin tragedy, a witness - ignored in the first hours after the incident occurred - has stepped forward and said that Martin attacked the shooter. This is consistent with injuries noted by police on Zimmerman when they arrived on scene.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: davidplouffe; obama; plouffe; racebaiters; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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To: Qbert

The issue in this sad story that makes me mad, is how everyone is jumping the gun so to speak before all the facts are viewed. I honestly do not know what really happened and who is at fault. I do know though that the left has concluded that Zimmerman is guilty, period. The biggest offender is Our President who stated the we need to do “soul searching”..............

For what, is he drawing a conclusion before knowing all the facts. Will this lead to another “beer summit” moment.

Both sides need to let this play out and let all the facts come out before making statements and protesting in the streets. THIS INCLUDES THE PRESIDENT in my opinion!

21 posted on 03/25/2012 8:39:43 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Qbert; John Semmens

When I read Plouffe’s statements, I had to double-check to see if the post was written by John Semmens.

22 posted on 03/25/2012 8:43:02 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: Doogle

Is no one going to take a stand against incitement to act unlawfully... The Bloody Black Panthers are calling for rogue vigilantism with not even a peep from law enforcement... this has gone too far... better get some grown ups stepping up to the plate soon, or all hell is going to break loose.

23 posted on 03/25/2012 8:43:35 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: dps.inspect

Dumbo’s in Korea, he could give a s***

24 posted on 03/25/2012 8:46:43 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Qbert
Actually, Santorum said on the Hannity radio program on Friday that a "heinous crime" had been committed and actually said it twice. Whatever happened to the presumption of innocence. Moreover the Sanford police said that they had "conducted a complete and fair investigation of this incident. We have provided the results of our investigation to the Office of the State Attorney for their review and consideration for possible criminal prosecution."

And the police stated they did not arrest Zimmerman because

"When the Sanford Police Department arrived at the scene of the incident, Mr. Zimmerman provided a statement claiming he acted in self-defense which at the time was supported by physical evidence and testimony. By Florida statute, law enforcement was PROHIBITED from making an arrest based on the facts and circumstances they had at the time. Additionally, when any police officer makes an arrest for any reason, the officer MUST swear and affirm that he/she is making the arrest in good faith and with probable cause. If the arrest is done maliciously and in bad faith, the officer and the city may be held liable."

25 posted on 03/25/2012 8:46:43 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Qbert
I guess trying to appeal to people's worst instincts...

Typical Alinsky tactic. Say it first, so we can't point out that is exactly what the WH is doing. However, it's so obvious that I think they cannot get away with it forever. "Fool some of the people some of the time.." The continual race baiting is getting over the top.

26 posted on 03/25/2012 8:47:12 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Qbert

SANFORD — Members of the New Black Panther Party are offering a $10,000 reward for the “capture” of George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin.

New Black Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad announced the reward during a protest in Sanford Saturday. And when asked whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly: “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

The bounty announcement came moments after members of the group called for the mobilization of 10,000 black men to capture Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon in a gated Sanford community on Feb. 26.

Muhammad said members of his group would search for Zimmerman themselves in Maitland — where the 28-year old worked before the shooting, employees there told the Orlando Sentinel. He declined to say when the group would begin their search.

27 posted on 03/25/2012 8:51:47 AM PDT by radioone
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To: cripplecreek

“The media should be questioning why this president feels this desperate need to insert himself into issues that are best left up to law enforcement and the judiciary.”

The Cambridge police acting stupidly and this guy Zimmerman (who is Hispanic, although it is hard to tell from the coverage) get nailed to the cross for Obama’s race wars. The media would LOVE to cover one of them.

28 posted on 03/25/2012 8:52:10 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

You are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. In an election year, if you are not black and kill a black and it can be used to throw the race card into the mix, you are presumed guilty .... and you will never be proven innocent in the eyes of the media and the race baiters, including race baiter #1 Obama. What a disgrace for a president.

29 posted on 03/25/2012 8:54:13 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: radioone

The administration and Depart of Justice should take the Black Pamper Party’s words as a terrorist threat and arrest them.

We have a Department of InJustice and a divisive angry childish president.

30 posted on 03/25/2012 8:54:35 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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I think that they are trying to punch above their weight....ha ha ha, I kill me!

31 posted on 03/25/2012 9:01:25 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Qbert

If we had a man, who wasn’t such a disgrace to the Office of the President of the United States, he would have doused the flames of lynch-mob rhetoric by volunteering the DOJ to assist; if they were asked to come into the investigation. But, we don’t have such a man in that Office!

32 posted on 03/25/2012 9:03:27 AM PDT by old school
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To: FreeAtlanta

My gut instinct tells me the Supreme Court is going to uphold the basic framework of Obamacare with perhaps a 5 to 4 vote. I figure Kennedy is just left enough that he won’t want to cause a meltdown by chucking the very legislation and idea that this administration strove to obtain power to enact in the 1st place. I really see no hope to reverse this mess save economic collapse itself.

33 posted on 03/25/2012 9:04:34 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Qbert

He looks like the towel boy at a bathhouse. Like he just swallowed something him at least.

34 posted on 03/25/2012 9:10:19 AM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Yeah, but our side needs to take some lessons from them. As opposed to our ‘elites’ not wanting to get their hands dirty, they jump right in.

They never let any challenge go unanswered.

They’ve got the street fighters.

We’ve got a bunch of Nancy boys.

35 posted on 03/25/2012 9:13:02 AM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: Qbert
The former Constitutional law professor doesn't get it.

There is no record (other than his say-so) of Obama ever being a "professor". His utter disregard for the Constitution suggests an abysmal lack of knowledge on the subject. I will be willing to withdraw my opinion when anyone claiming to be a former student of Constitutional law under professor Obama can produce a transcript showing participation in such a course of study.

Our pathological narcissist is guilty of resume enhancement! (AGAIN!)


36 posted on 03/25/2012 9:14:13 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Qbert
Plouffe calls out GOP candidates for criticizing Obama's Martin comments

Hopefully they'll call right back!

37 posted on 03/25/2012 9:16:31 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: RichInOC
Very nice - ROFL.

How many caught the joke, I wonder?

38 posted on 03/25/2012 9:18:14 AM PDT by mykroar (Ray: "You drank too much."...Archer: "That's a thing?!?")
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To: radioone

It is a 1 MILLION dollar reward not $10,000.00........

39 posted on 03/25/2012 9:18:59 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Altura Ct.
There was an old joke that ended with the lines:
“Plouffe went the crabs.
And then Plouffe went Pierre's mustache.”
40 posted on 03/25/2012 9:19:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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