Skip to comments.Britain Waits For Obama to Comment Movingly . . . on Gun Murders of White Tourists by Black Youth
Posted on 03/29/2012 12:36:14 PM PDT by rhema
I dont know what President Obamas schedule is looking like for today, but Im sure hell be making time to comment on the case of Shawn Tyson, the Florida teenager who was yesterday sentenced to life without parole for the cold-blooded murders of two young British men who were holidaying in the state.
Im sure the president will want to share his thoughts on the tragedy, because he takes such a keen interest, in his capacity as bridge-builder-and-healer-in-chief, in inter-racial altercations and in particular fatal shootings to which theres an apparent racial element. And the racial element here is at least as much a factor as it was in the case of the Trayvon Martin shooting which has so exercised Mr. Obama, and probably more so.
Tyson was black, while his victims, James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24, were white. The pair were gunned down after straying into Tysons predominantly black housing project, and while theres no shortage of black-on-black shootings in such areas, its hard to imagine that two black men with no gang affiliation walking through the same neighbourhood would have been as likely to be targeted.
As reported in the Fox News story linked above, friends of Cooper and Kouzaris who spoke at the trial said they were dissatisfied with the lack of support or condolences from the United States government, and from President Obama in particular.
But Im sure Mr. Obama will be swift to make amends, and will insert himself into this tragedy in a way that, according to the Washington Post, is at once deeply personal and completely universal, and avidly avoids taking sides in a political fight.
Im expecting Mr. Obama to say that he can only imagine what the parents of Cooper and Kouzaris have had to go through since Tyson executed their sons, after making them beg for their lives, last April.
Perhaps hell even say that the two young men could have been, if not his own sons, then perhaps his younger brothers. Theyre white, yes, but in every other respect they could have been his sons, or his brothers and anyway, were all color blind these days when it comes to such matters arent we?
Or perhaps the president will take a more controversial line and, in the context of discussing the problem of gang-related violence in Americas black communities, deliver a compelling soundbite that will earn praise from Americas and the worlds media. Something like: If I had a son, hed look like Shawn Tyson.
Im confident that Mr. Obama will want to comment on this case. Because if he didnt, some observers might jump to the conclusion that the leader of the free world was little more than a shameless, race-baiting opportunist who was more interested in firing up one of his core constituencies head of Novembers election than in seeing justice done.
And that would come as an awful disappointment to his many adoring fans here in Britain none more adoring than Prime Minister Cameron himself.
Obama should be addressing that just any time now . . . . .
. . . . . he’s going to talk about these senseless murders in just a moment . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . he’ll be talking personallky to the parents of these kids by phone . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . he’s going to invite them to the Rose Garden so he can have a beer with them and express his condolences . . . . . . . . . . .
I remember the German tourists killed years ago in Florida; I think they were targeted for their rental car decals. A friend of mine went on a school trip to Germany, and they were told in advance not to wear any Miami Dolphins apparel.
Anyone who has a PC can usually avoid “this problem” with a little research; if that doesn’t work honestly “ask Free Republic”.
They didn't even have to do that. The thugbrothers were trailing them from airports to some stopping-place and robbing them, and they were also working rest-stop areas on Interstates. And yes, they were murdering them.
Good luck with that! First strike, they were white. Second strike, they were British (which follows only second to American in the kenyan’s hatred). Third strike would be if the victims actually had jobs.
They were white AND they were British. That is a double-whammy according to Obama, Hater of Colonialists and Honkies planet-wide.
Gay? What gave you that idea?
Obama doesn’t care about white people.