Skip to comments.Obama Camp: GOP Criticism on Trayvon Martin Case Is ‘Abysmal, Despicable’
Posted on 03/28/2012 9:33:51 AM PDT by Nachum
NationalJournal - The Obama campaign responded on Wednesday to criticism from two GOP candidates regarding his remarks on the Trayvon Martin killing, condemning their remarks with strong words of their own.
I think its abysmal, despicable that people like Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are trying to make this a divisive issue, said Stephanie Cutter, Obamas deputy campaign manager, on CNNs Starting Point, adding that they should watch their own words.
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Obama’s people are trying to start riots over this thing and they don’t even know what really happened.
Speaking like a hypocrit.
I spent some time looking at border city newspapers this am. Trayvon seems to have disappeared as a story except for in FL. This is suggestive of the story not redounding to the racist/bolsheliks’ benefit. Time to fade to the next manufactured outrage.
The words of John McEnroe come to mind.
YOU CAN NOT BE SERIOUS!
Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2012
In Trayvons case, (Parks & Crump) alerted the news media more quickly. They phoned the Rev. Al Sharpton almost instantly, and organized marches with local civil rights activists. They also started pressing for federal involvement and alleging a cover-up from the get-go.
In court, you have the jury, Crump says. Our job is to get the case to a jury. We need to fight first in the court of public opinion. The jury is the American people.
Someone Must Be Punished for Killing Trayvon Martin, Says Mom Sybrina Fulton
by Allison Samuels Mar 22, 2012 2:04 AM EDT
The now controversial killing of Trayvon garnered virtually no mainstream media attention in the days immediately after he was fatally shot, but that all changed when the teenagers parents decided to hire civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump and his law firm to get more answers on exactly how and why their son died.
They called me the same day they were notified that their son was dead, Crump told The Daily Beast. When I heard their unarmed teenage son was shot to death, I just knew thered be an arrest shortly. There wasnt an arrest 48 hours later, and then I knew wed have to take this outside of Sanford if we wanted justice.
Trayvons parents were told by the Sanford police that Zimmerman wasnt arrested in their sons death because the facts of the case did not dispute his claim of self-defense.
For Crump, taking the Trayvon Martin story outside of Sanford simply entailed dialing up a few well-placed friends such as the Rev. Al Sharpton. Crump worked closely with the civil rights leader in 2006 on another racially charged casethe controversial death of a 14-year-old, African-American inmate of a Florida boot camp.
I had to call people like Sharpton and a few other black civil rights leaders and the black media to tell them about this story, said Crump. I had to get them to understand what happened to this young man and what hadnt happened in his case so they could spread the word.
Historically, cases of murder and violence against blacks in the United States rarely have been given the same amount of attention as cases in which the victims of crime are whiteand often go unnoticed and unprosecuted.
Just days after hearing the details of Trayvons death, Sharpton arranged to have Crump and the teenagers parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, on his syndicated radio show and his popular MSNBC show, Politics Nation, to tell their story.
In the wake of non-stop media attention from the likes of Sharpton and CNNs Don Lemon concerning the Trayvon Martin case, black media blogs such as MediaTakeOut.com and Huffington Post Black Voices also began publishing accounts and editorials about the Florida casedaily. Almost instantly, readers of all races, ages, and backgrounds began tweeting and posting on Facebook their outrage over how the police have handled the case, and the lack of an arrest in the shooting. To date, almost 1 million people have signed a Change.Org petition to have Zimmerman arrested. In response to the widespread outrage, the Justice Department has opened an investigation into the shooting.
STATEMENT BY REVEREND AL SHARPTON AND NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK REGARDING THE SHOOTING OF TRAYVON MARTIN AN UNARMED AFRICAN-AMERICAN TEENAGER KILLED BY A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH CAPTAIN IN FLORIDA
March 12, 2012
While the Zimmerman/Martin 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 a gang of feral blacks in Oklahoma just last week?
The 90 year old war veteran husband was beaten and his jaw broken. He was shot in the face numerous times with a BB gun and sent to the hospital in critical condition.
The 85 year old partially blind wife was RAPED and then BEATEN TO DEATH.
Can you just imagine the pain, the humiliation, the horror that dear old lady experienced being gang raped by that pack of feral animals? (the autopsy states she was raped.
Dont think these animals didnt all participate)
And can you imagine the pain, the horror of that dear old husband having to witness this?
Theres a lot more involved 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 a BB gun numerous times?
85 wife year old semi blind wife RAPED and BEATEN to death??
Where is the 24/7 MSM coverage?
Why does it take a foreign press to enlighten America as to this henious crime?
Where is the outrage?
When Bobo wants to send someone who doesn’t know what she’s talking about, it’s always Cutter. You’d think the girl would wake up and smell the coffee burning...
Stephanie, you ignorant slut . . .
“If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.”- Obama the Divider.
Obama and his accomplices, including the media, have inflated this story I’m order to start a civil war, which will allow Obama to implement the emergency powers he has given himself, and thereby seize power as dictator.
Of course, most people, including the other two branches of government, either aren’t aware of it or are ignoring it. By the time they wake up, it will be too late
This “blame others for what you are actually doing” thing is getting old and transparent. I think he is worried about losing the hispanic vote. He is now trying to blame the GOP for his own shortcomings (again) hoping to get some of them (hispanic voters) back. I think it is too late. Time will tell.
What an embarrassingly pathetic attempt to turn things inside out. Really, really pathetic. Obama’s comments force these people to go in front of the public, and destroy their own reputations by having to make such idiotic statements.
LOL! Obama is at least consistent on politicizing every issue.
Obama has not said one word about the bounty that the New Black Panthers have placed on George Martin’s head.
Obama has said nothing about Spike Lee tweeting the address of George Zimmerman’s parents’ home, forcing them to hide out in a motel.
Instead, the Obama campaign is selling hoodies, similar the one that Trayvon Martin was wearing.
Really? THis from Mr. “Trayvon would look like my son if I had one”? Racebaiter.
If a “civil war” starts, not that I agree with the term, why do you think that Obama will be in power for more than a few weeks?
I think the tweets do go to show character, but the full page add only needs to detail the time line from the 911 call to the weapon discharge. That is what is relevant to this event.
"The Cambridge Police acted stupidly".Of course,in reality,it was "Skip" Gates that behaved stupidly."Racism...racism...racism" cried the tenured Harvard Professor,as he was caught breaking into a house.
I concur your honor. Not guilty on all counts.
By the way, what were we talking about again? I forgot.
I think it starts with a P and ends with a Y -—— Oh Yeah - PARTY!!!! lol
Instead, the Obama campaign is selling hoodies, similar the one that Trayvon Martin was wearing.
Wow! So how is he not polticising the shooting, exactly?
He really DOES think we are all idiots.
THEY ARE DOING WHAT THEY ACCUSE.
You are so wright. It will not be a civil war. Just a few big mouth punks causing trouble and if the guns come out it will be short lived. The people have swallowed their crap too long. Its 2012. Only one complication. There is a Whigger who has control of the military.
Where are the leaders to plead for restraint and rule of law? FL is convening a grand jury in April to hear the details of the case. Let the process work!
How can he call it anything, what if someone who was thug jumped on him, This POS POTUS is totally a racist..
Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the Black Panthers and Barack "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon" Obama are the ones who have, to varying extents, callously politicized this issue, throwing not only caution to the wind but any pretense of an honest concern for justice.
They have all engaged in prejudice - the making of moral, legal and personal judgments in advance of any factual determination by the authorities.
But they will not suffer themselves to be criticized about anything, ever, certainly not by those awful Republicans. But we mustn't speak of why.
Best defense is a good offense. The Obama campaign realizes now that they “stepped in it” and are desperately looking for a way to escape this News cycle.
There. Fixed it.
It really doesn't matter to him what those who oppose him think....he's made that quite clear.... He's after his base which he's been loosing....many of which are black and or liberal. And the liberals are accustomed to keeping the black population in the victim mode so they can draw them out and rile them up on call.
We all see Obama is not interested in operating within any guidelines but those he determines or creates...his tricks are how to operate without stepping over them...and or stepping on or around them... knowing that if there's any outcry for him doing so...it's after the fact, the deed is done... and he's still President regardless.
Any actions taken against him ,in what he determines, have no relevance to him......he knows he can pretty much blog anything down in the courts and it will have no affect on his re-election.
“If a civil war starts, not that I agree with the term, why do you think that Obama will be in power for more than a few weeks?”
What has he not gotten away with so far? The 0bamacare case ( I changed my word from “fiasco”) in front of the USSC is pretty much the first point focused item against him. Yes, of course you could point to the 2010 elections and that would fall into the “rebuke” category, but it is not especially focused on him, except among thinking and rational people.
I don’t think that Obama is concerned with whether we take him seriously. He is simply further politicizing the Trayvon Martin shooting further, by accusing the Republicans of politicizing it.
Watch for the OWS protesters to show up wearing the gray hoodies, that say, Obama 2012.
She didn't bring up homeboy Romney, did she?
tells me alot.
I don’t know what newt said about this but Santorum was very pandery to Obama’s lookalike son. I didn’t like what my favorite candidate said at all and he had no right to claim what he claimed.
I think Newt said it well for me-Obama divided us (again) which is disgraceful. Obama could have used the moment to show leadership.
Good. He’s doubling-down on this.
May the resulting Black vs. Hispanic race war consume his party in its flames.
My heart skips another beat.
That’s because rioting is the goal,
the case is just an excuse.
Just like with all things of the left,
their “solution” to anything was the goal all along,
the issue at hand is just an excuse.
“Whigger”? LOL.... I had to look that word up.
Does it really exist???? I just conjugated...
Yes. My take is that it’s a ghetto word. It’s meant to describe Whites that try to act like ‘some’ Blacks. Google it... it’s there with two spellings. Whigger and Wigger.
I occasionally wear a hoodie when beach walking... guess I might be seen as a Whigger. This nonsense cracks me up.
LOL... I guess I don’t get out much.
Is still like the expression,errr one word, zebra...its half black and white.