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Obama paints himself into a corner over Trayvon Martin
Washington Times ^ | JULY 16, 2013 | BRIAN HUGHES

Posted on 07/17/2013 7:03:22 PM PDT by grundle

Edited on 07/17/2013 7:04:17 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

President Obama's tightrope-walk response to George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin created a no-win scenario for a White House that inserted itself into a racially charged debate with no easy way out.

The president's own words more than a year ago "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon" are fueling the push for his Justice Department to bring federal charges against Zimmerman, the Hispanic neighborhood-watch coordinator who has become a symbol of a broken justice system in the eyes of civil rights groups.

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KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 07/17/2013 7:03:22 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

if we had a president, he certainly wouldn’t look like you

2 posted on 07/17/2013 7:09:41 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: grundle

A real president would put the word out that if anyone harms any member of the Zimmerman family Al, Jesse and Eric will end up hanging from lamp posts. Obama is perfectly willing to keep things stirred up and exploitable.

3 posted on 07/17/2013 7:13:13 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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That why DOJ won't go after Zimmerman. They prefer action from the street.
4 posted on 07/17/2013 7:15:42 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: grundle

And here comes the MSM Lone Ranger to the rescue.

5 posted on 07/17/2013 7:19:52 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: grundle

It must be uncomfortable to the first gay president that his son was a homophobe.

6 posted on 07/17/2013 7:24:38 PM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: grundle
Here is part of Obama's response to the Zimmerman acquittal:

We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis.

Spectacularly inappropriate. Gun violence probably saved George Zimmerman's life. Obama's comment only makes sense if he would have preferred that Martin had continued beating Zimmerman to a bloody pulp.

Race, race, race. Nothing else matters. Martin's life matters, Zimmerman's does not. Race is everything.

7 posted on 07/17/2013 7:43:16 PM PDT by TChad
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To: grundle; mickie
Obama is not in any corner. He is NEVER in a corner.

After he came out with his mandatory lame statement at the end of the trial, he invoked the Limbaugh Theorum which means he's no longer connected in any manner with Trayvon, Zimmerman, a shooting, a sidewalk, talking grass, Old Baldy, Angela Corey, Judge Nelson, Rachel Jeantelligent, Skittles, Purple Drank, Truth, Justice or the American Way.

Just as he's not connected with Benghazi, IRS, AP, Fast and Furious, NSA, etc, etc, etc.

Step right up, ladies and germs, he's the one, the only, the Amazing Disconnected you see him, now you don't!


8 posted on 07/17/2013 8:13:30 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Gamecock

haha, his son was a homophobe indeed. haha

9 posted on 07/17/2013 9:13:58 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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Here’s what a real President would say:

“When Trayvon Martin lost his life on a rainy sidewalk a year and a half ago, I, like most Americans, became interested in the case. I felt then, and I feel now, that it was an unspeakable tragedy for a young man, 17 years old and with his entire life ahead of him, to have that life cut short so suddenly.

The circumstances raised concerns across the nation, with questions about justice, racial profiling, and violence on our streets.

Many Americans, including myself, felt that a full review of what happened that night was warranted, and that George Zimmerman, if found guilty of a crime, should pay the penalty for any such crime he might have committed. The evidence for the prosecution has been presented, and the evidence for the defense has been presented as well. In our system, a man is presumed innocent until and unless he can be found guilty of a crime.

Because of the importance of this case, I have personally reviewed the evidence presented. That evidence did not come close to the legal standard of evidence required to convict Mr. Zimmerman. Indeed, there was much evidence presented that Mr. Zimmerman suffered clear injuries in the encounter that occurred. Those injuries, by any objective standard, could cause any person to fear for his or her life.

I am not here to declare exactly what I personally believe happened that night. I was not present. However, I can tell you this: A jury that was agreed upon by both the prosecution and the defense reviewed all the evidence, and they found Mr. Zimmerman not guilty of any crime.

Some have said that Mr. Zimmerman should not have left his vehicle. That may well be true. However, leaving one’s vehicle is not a crime, especially when one is in his own neighborhood. No evidence was produced that Mr. Zimmerman started the altercation that led to Trayvon Martin’s death. The jury could judge Mr. Zimmerman only on the basis of the evidence that was available. As a nation and as a people, we can do no less.

Whatever happened that night, one thing appears clear. From a review of Mr. Zimmerman’s past behavior, I found no indication that Mr. Zimmerman is a racist. On the contrary, in 2011, Mr. Zimmerman exerted himself on behalf of a homeless black man when others turned a deaf ear. He tutored two children, giving of his time and efforts to better the lives of others who were not members of his own race.

At the time the incident occurred, I remarked that if I had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin. That is true. It is also true that if I had a son in law, he might well look like George Zimmerman.

Dr. Martin Luther King advised us that we should judge others not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. The jury has spoken, and has not found sufficient evidence to convict George Zimmerman of a crime.

I would therefore ask that all Americans respect the result of our legal process. At the same time, of course, we continue to mourn the loss of Trayvon Martin, and others like him across our nation who are lost to violence every day. We can only keep our children safe if we choose to respect each other, to respect the rule of law, and to act in non-violent, and non-racist ways toward each other.

If Trayvon Martin’s mother and father choose to pursue a civil suit, they have that ability under the laws of our nation, and I support them in whatever decision they may make. However, I do not believe that sufficient evidence of racial intent exists to justify a federal civil rights action under the Department of Justice.

As a nation, we continue to work toward the day when race is no longer a factor in how we treat one another. It is my hope as your President, that each American will take the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart, that we may judge each other not by the color of our skin, but by the content of our character. Thank you, and good night.”

10 posted on 07/17/2013 9:28:11 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: TChad

Just what is a White Hispanic American??? That is what the media and Black American racists term what George Zimmerman is. I just gotta figure that out. Well, Zimmerman has Hispanic, Black, White blood in his ethnic makeup, so.... we can now call POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama exactly what he is...a White, African, Kenyan, American. And...if George Zimmerman is called a racist by our media and Black racists, should not POTUS Obama be called a Muslim Brotherhood Devotee, also for his undying support of that famous Muslim terrorist organization Answer, Yep!!! White, African, Kenyon, American, POTUS, Barack Hussein (Muslim Brotherhood Devotee) Obama. Yep...sounds about right!!! (LOL)

11 posted on 07/17/2013 10:29:30 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: grundle

Dear leader needs to lay low on this until he gets amnesty done. Some of his children may not be so keen on rewarding lawbreakers with voting rights.

12 posted on 07/17/2013 10:37:59 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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Just what is a White Hispanic American???

I think there is only one, and his name is George Zimmerman. Zimmerman had to be part white so he could be all racist.

13 posted on 07/17/2013 10:42:35 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Jeff Winston

“If Trayvon Martin’s mother and father choose to pursue a civil suit, they have that ability under the laws of our nation, and I support them in whatever decision they may make.” say what?
More like...”I hope that Mr Martin owns up to the fact that he dropped the ball severely in raising his son and was not a good moral example, as all fathers should be. There is where most of the responsibility lays!”

14 posted on 07/17/2013 10:48:31 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: fabian

The MSM continues to ignore the fact that Trayvon’s birth momma didn’t even raise him.

There was another woman who raised him from when he was about3 y/o, but SHE wasn’t reported other than a couple of clips I saw of an interview she did on some TV program.

I think this other woman was the one that kicked his ass out of the house because of his thuggish ways and being expelled from school.

SHE spent more years raising Trayvon than his mother did, so why did his mother cash in on a lawsuit against the HOA at the gated townhouse community?

The mother, Sybrina Fulton, is just all about the money. What a piece of trash!

15 posted on 07/18/2013 12:51:52 AM PDT by octex
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To: dontreadthis

Post of the day! (and its still early)

16 posted on 07/18/2013 5:06:56 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: fabian

I’m sure that’s true, but it’s not what a real President would say.

Presidential words carry a lot of weight. So a real President would walk the diplomatic line.

17 posted on 07/18/2013 10:32:38 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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