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Obama Aide Spars With Gingrich Over Fla. Killing
Wall Street Journal ^ | March 25, 2012 | Siobhan Gorman

Posted on 03/25/2012 9:24:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

The killing of an unarmed black teenager in Florida became a presidential campaign issue Sunday as David Plouffe, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, fired back at Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich.

On Friday, Mr. Obama spoke out for the first time on the killing of Trayvon Martin, saying, “If I had a son, he would look just like Trayvon.”

Mr. Gingrich, speaking Friday on Fox News’s “Sean Hannity Show,” called Mr. Obama’s statement “disgraceful,” adding, “Is the president suggesting that, if it had been a white who’d been shot, that would be OK, because it wouldn’t look like him?”

On Sunday, Mr. Plouffe called Mr. Gingrich’s comments “reprehensible” in an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; gingrich; gingrich2012; newt; obama; racebaiters; racism; trayvonmartin
President Obama: "Obama's full comments [emphasis mine]: "Well, I'm the head of the executive branch and the attorney general reports to me, so I've got to be careful about my statements to make sure that we're not impairing any investigation that's taking place right now.

But, obviously, this is a tragedy. I can only imagine what these parents are going through. And when I think about this boy, I think about my own kids. And, you know, I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together -- federal, state and local -- to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened.

So I'm glad that not only is the Justice Department looking into it, I understand now that the governor of the state of Florida has formed a task force to investigate what's taking place. I think all of us have to do some soul-searching to figure out how does something like this happen. And that means that we examine the laws and the context for what happened, as well as the specifics of the incident.

But my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon. And, you know, I think they are right to expect that all of us, as Americans, are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves and that we're going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened."

Speaker Gingrich: “What the President said, in a sense, is disgraceful. It’s not a question of who that young man looked like. Any young American of any ethnic background should be safe. Period,” said Gingrich. “We should all be horrified no matter what the ethnic background. Is the President suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot that would be okay because it wouldn’t look like him? That’s just nonsense.”

1 posted on 03/25/2012 9:24:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You know this whole thing stinks of being a top down propaganda campaign that is anti gun and pro racial operation? Since the news is coming out and we find out that Trayvon is not that cute little 10 yo in the little league photos but a 6’ teen and that the eye witnesses saw Trayvon jump and on top of Zimmerman it is beginning to unravel for Obama and his minions.I guess OWS didn’t work so well so they thought they would try another angle?


2 posted on 03/25/2012 9:28:23 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Who could have said it better than Gingrich; yet he trails in the delegate count. Go figure.


3 posted on 03/25/2012 9:29:38 AM PDT by old school
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hussein got caught trying to whip up race hate but his flunky has the nerve to blame Gingrich!


4 posted on 03/25/2012 9:30:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

David “Fluff” will learn quickly that it’s not a smart move to come unarmed to an intellectual contest with Gingrich.


5 posted on 03/25/2012 9:30:52 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Reverse it - What if President Bush had ‘identified’ with a white victim of a black man? Would the press be breathless in their hero worship?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBFOmUXR080


6 posted on 03/25/2012 9:33:40 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: chris_bdba

Obama was (yet again) using his skill set as “community organizer” to rally the mob in a race baiting, base mobilizing push.


7 posted on 03/25/2012 9:38:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Newt's right. 0bama demeans the Presidency once again.

Similar to the "Beer Summit" he improperly interjects the Presidency into a local law enforcement issue.

And, shamefully, he makes it ALL about race ... and ALL about himself.

These facts truly make 0bama's statement "disgraceful".

The fact that 0bama sends Plouffe out to respond shows that Newt is right on target. [the flak is heaviest right over the target]

8 posted on 03/25/2012 9:40:53 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: old school

Gingrich, win or not, is a valuable commentator. IMO, he should replace Andrew Breitbart, and I feel he could be up to the task to do it.


9 posted on 03/25/2012 9:44:16 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Servant of the Cross
And, shamefully, he makes it ALL about race ... and ALL about himself.

There would be no chance of Obama 2012, if he can't actively nurture racial grievances to keep people angry and separate.

10 posted on 03/25/2012 9:46:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Servant of the Cross

I hope Latinos are getting a nice whiff of what these people are all about. Libs are only catering to them for votes to keep the commies in power. The treatment of Zimmerman is what they think about Hispanics. Even Reuters is trying to make some cover for the libs by calling Zimmerman a “white Hispanic”.

We need to use this to our advantage. Make sure Latinos realize that they are as hated as whites by these people and that the commies will do nothing for them but use them.


11 posted on 03/25/2012 9:50:37 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: old school

“Who could have said it better than Gingrich; yet he trails in the delegate count. Go figure.”

I know. I am really disappointed in the electorate. Newt is the man who should be the next President of the United States of America.


12 posted on 03/25/2012 9:50:38 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gingrich is the only one with the courage to say these things. Go Newt!!


13 posted on 03/25/2012 9:50:45 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

With this story “front and center”, will anyone even notice the Supreme Court taking up Obamacare on Monday?


14 posted on 03/25/2012 9:55:42 AM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When you think about it, it’s the same strategy Satan uses by dividing humans and causing strife between mankind. Obama is a Christian though, so nothing to see here... /s


15 posted on 03/25/2012 9:57:15 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“I think all of us have to do some soul-searching to figure out how does something like this happen.”

Totally wrong in my opinion for the President to have said this BEFORE all the evidence is known!!!!


16 posted on 03/25/2012 10:04:16 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon

I agree, blueyon. I know I’m not going to be searching my soul.


17 posted on 03/25/2012 10:12:13 AM PDT by jakota (jakota)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So Obama would have a son that looks like a thug, too?


18 posted on 03/25/2012 10:13:18 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I give newt credit on this one, however, I still believe he is off base on the scenario of this event, however that’s understandable seeing as how the US media is a bunch of lying, deceitful, evil b@stards.


19 posted on 03/25/2012 10:25:30 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Like father like son.


20 posted on 03/25/2012 10:29:17 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: chris37

I’m glad at least that somebody is calling Obama on his making political hay out of the incident. Regardless of what people thought about the event itself, how could even other blacks have been pleased to hear Obama come out with his usual “I,I” “me,me” type of comments again?

But with Obama, everything is all about him, and he uses anything that comes his way, shamelessly. (Remember how he exploited the shootings in AZ?) And nobody ever calls him on it.


21 posted on 03/25/2012 10:41:28 AM PDT by livius
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To: Parley Baer

Yes, Newt is.

Meanwhile, Santorum jumped on the anti-Zimmerman bandwagon. I just don’t get it.


22 posted on 03/25/2012 10:51:28 AM PDT by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Saintorumn has convicted Zimmerman without a trial.

Drop out now Rick!!


23 posted on 03/25/2012 10:56:22 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Piranha

I cant believe this pinhead is gaining traction.


24 posted on 03/25/2012 11:06:27 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

David Plouffe, senior adviser to President Barack Obama. Thanks Cincinatus’ Wife.


25 posted on 03/25/2012 11:12:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: blueyon

Okay, I’ve searched my soul on this.

I’m okay.


26 posted on 03/25/2012 11:21:28 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Obama was (yet again) using his skill set as “community organizer” to rally the mob in a race baiting, base mobilizing push.”

That is all obama is ... “community organizer”. There is nothing Presidential about obama ...from the way he skips down the ramp of a plane ... to every speech given that does not have a ‘blame’ placed on President Bush ... to lying about our oil drilling .... to spending my money, flying around the country bashing Republicans.

obama pitting one group against another = community organizer


27 posted on 03/25/2012 11:23:03 AM PDT by malia
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To: hummingbird

What else does Obama want me to search my soul on?

Racist, thy name is Obama.


28 posted on 03/25/2012 11:23:28 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: chris_bdba

It looks like it’s turning into “Decatur II.” The race hustlers (and us) never learn. Getting facts before fomenting anger just is not in their script.


29 posted on 03/25/2012 11:24:27 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Parley Baer

“Newt is the man who should be the next President of the United States of America.”

YEP.


30 posted on 03/25/2012 11:31:40 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: No Socialist

No, they made sure right away that the media describe him as a WHITE Hispanic.... making a distinguishable difference.


31 posted on 03/25/2012 11:36:55 AM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: mylife

“I cant believe this pinhead is gaining traction.’

I can’t believe it either. I’m to the point where I’ll vote for Romney over Santorum.


32 posted on 03/25/2012 12:59:43 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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