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President Obama’s remarks on Trayvon Martin (full transcript)
The Washington Post ^ | 7/19/2013 | Washington Post Staff

Posted on 07/19/2013 11:58:12 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

President Obama spoke about the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws on Friday at the White House.

REPORTERS: Whoa!

Q: Hello.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: That’s so -- that’s so disappointing, man. Jay, is this kind of -- the kind of respect that you get? (Laughter.)

Q: Wake up!

Q: What brings you out here, Mr. --

PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know, on -- on -- on television it usually looks like you’re addressing a full room.

Q: (Laughs.) It’s just a mirage.

Q: There’s generally not --

PRESIDENT OBAMA: All right.

(Cross talk.)

Q: (Inaudible) -- got the Detroit story.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I got you. All right. Sorry about that. Do you think anybody else is showing up? Good.

Well, I -- I wanted to come out here first of all to tell you that Jay is prepared for all your questions and is -- is very much looking forward to the session.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: martin; obama; obamaspeech; obamatrayvonspeech; remarks; transcript; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/19/2013 11:58:12 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: Uncle Chip; SE Mom

Ping


2 posted on 07/19/2013 11:59:29 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

He did this to take the heat off of the IRS scandal and Detroit going bankrupt.


3 posted on 07/19/2013 12:08:09 PM PDT by jonsie
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To: All

“On the other hand, if we’re sending a message as a society in our communities that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms even if there’s a way for them to exit from a situation, is that really going to be contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see?

And for those who resist that idea that we should think about something like these “stand your ground” laws, I just ask people to consider if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk? And do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman, who had followed him in a car, because he felt threatened?”


4 posted on 07/19/2013 12:09:45 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"We understand that some of the violence that takes place in poor black neighborhoods around the country is born out of a very violent past in this country, and that the poverty and dysfunction that we see in those communities can be traced to a very difficult history."

(it's all the fault of white slave owners)

"On the other hand, if we’re sending a message as a society in our communities that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms even if there’s a way for them to exit from a situation, is that really going to be contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see?"

(it's all the fault of white gun owners)

5 posted on 07/19/2013 12:10:06 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be what you might have been.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I’m still in shock. Listening to the massively dense Chris Wallace simply does not get it. Appallingly he thinks O was smart.


6 posted on 07/19/2013 12:10:14 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I send my thoughts and prayers, as well as Michelle’s, to the family of Trayvon Martin, and to remark on the incredible grace and dignity with which they’ve dealt with the entire situation.

And what thoughts and prayers are you sending to the Zimmerman family other than threats of another DOJ investigation???

7 posted on 07/19/2013 12:10:25 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“The African_American Community is going through an experience that never goes away”

Well, Mr President, check out all the YouTube video’s depicting African-American flash mobs that scare the hell out of white folks,read about beat whitey night in Iowa,ask about the knock-out game in St Louis, and even more importantly how about acknowledging the ridiculously high black-on-white crime stats.

Maybe after reading these items you may understand what non-blacks experience everyday and shows NO signs of dissipating!


8 posted on 07/19/2013 12:12:00 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Its all a distraction, Obama is hiding the failures; Obamacare, Benghazi, IRS, NSA, Meddling in Egypt, Detroit, and list of other goof ups.

The low information Media just echo his words without any concerns of the facts...This is Idiocracy in action.


9 posted on 07/19/2013 12:13:21 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: SE Mom

Referencing SYG laws: “And if the answer to that question is at least ambiguous, it seems to me that we might want to examine those kinds of laws.”


10 posted on 07/19/2013 12:13:27 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This guy is so full of ****!

Oh Noes! Somebody gave me a look over!

Trayvon would be alive had he not assaulted Zimmerman.
Just STFU you poor oppressed sack of ****.

How did you get to be top dawg by being so oppressed?


11 posted on 07/19/2013 12:14:50 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

It’s a reasonable response given the base he is trying to appeal to. Certainly more to the center than his race-baiting cohorts in the media and capitol hill. However, he needs to take them to task for their incitement to violence and misrepresentation of the facts in this case.

He should be warning gansta-wannabe black youth about the destructive path they are on. Their deaths should weigh heavily on his conscience. He and his fellow Rats make a daily sacrifice of their young live in pursuit of political points. They would rather run on the problem than try to solve it.


12 posted on 07/19/2013 12:14:57 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Kinda hard to get away when some ***hole is on top of you giving you whoop ass.

Whoop Ahhhssss.


13 posted on 07/19/2013 12:16:42 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me.

When was the last time you then turned around and delivered a beatdown on one of your followers.

14 posted on 07/19/2013 12:16:52 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: mylife
Obobo must have fallen and hit his head. Or why would he be talking such goofy nonsense ??
15 posted on 07/19/2013 12:16:59 PM PDT by timestax
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To: darkwing104

AND...
He is going after your right to self preservation.


16 posted on 07/19/2013 12:17:41 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I’m new what does ping mean? Anyway, have we ever had a president try to

divide based on class and race so much in this country?


17 posted on 07/19/2013 12:18:13 PM PDT by freshlook
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To: timestax

He believes his own nonsensical BS.

Any fool that give up his rights to this gibberish is a FOOL.


18 posted on 07/19/2013 12:19:07 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: SE Mom

Then that one chick said there were no deaths as a result -’so far’- did they too get blacked out on those brothers in Florida murdered by blacks for their Free Zimmerman bumper sticker last Sunday!@??


19 posted on 07/19/2013 12:19:21 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
There are very few African-Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often.

So then if she then gets out of the elevator should you deliver a beatdown???

20 posted on 07/19/2013 12:20:04 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: freshlook

“Ping” means I am sending you this link to this thread to peruse since I feel you will take an interest.


21 posted on 07/19/2013 12:20:59 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: freshlook

Shiekdetailfeather was sending a notice regarding the article (ping) to Uncle Chip; SE Mom.


22 posted on 07/19/2013 12:21:23 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: freshlook

WELCOME TO FR!!! No we have never had such a divisive president. It is sad.


23 posted on 07/19/2013 12:21:55 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Uncle Chip

Amen.
Sing it Brother.


24 posted on 07/19/2013 12:22:27 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
WOW! I can hardly believe a president of the United States, esp one who claims to have had a legal education, has uttered these utterly shocking words:

...[that had Trayvon had a gun] he "might have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman" for merely "following" him in his car!

After positing that absurdity, Obama then went on to opine that "the law" is "ambiguous" on this point!

The legal community needs to get all over that wildly irresponsible statement.

25 posted on 07/19/2013 12:22:37 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: mylife

“Trayvon would be alive had he not assaulted Zimmerman.
Just STFU you poor oppressed sack of ****.”

The feds and the race baiters spelled out Official Reality back in March 2012. Zimmerman thought Martin was suspicious because he was black, followed him, stalked him, and killed an innocent kid just for being black and wearing a hoodie. An astounding number of people believe that, probably because they made up their mind back then and then stopped listening (this is why the propaganda gets pushed HARD early on).

Although I have no doubt that Obama at least had a brief on the trial if he didn’t pay attention himself, he is speaking to the Official Reality that got planked together in 2012. He knows that many people will see his words as truth, since they do match Official Reality.

This entire play is about gun control and adding “profiling” laws to the “hate crime laws we already have, and maybe one or two other agenda items. I thought from the beginning that this was a scripted program, that went awry because they did not know for quite a while that Zimmerman was Hispanic, not “white”.


26 posted on 07/19/2013 12:23:48 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Has no one told the president how often black people have successfully used SYG? That they use it far more than whites? That it’s because there is so much black on black crime? That he needs to sit down for a few hours and examine the EVIDENCE in the GZ case.


27 posted on 07/19/2013 12:24:13 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: shhrubbery!

Yes. That is the line the left is pushing. I heard a leftist on Fox today say “This verdict tells me if I am followed I do not have a right to defend myself.”


28 posted on 07/19/2013 12:24:28 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often.”

Actually, that’s what pretty much all the taxpayers do when he’s around. He’s just in their presence so rarely he never noticed.


29 posted on 07/19/2013 12:24:48 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: freshlook

Welcome! And you’re right. We’ve never had such a divisive character leading our country. It’s painfully sad and a constant distraction.


30 posted on 07/19/2013 12:24:50 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: freshlook

A ping addressed to freshlook will appear at the top of the page under “Posts to you”

Click it.

We call it a ping when there is no message content to the addressee, just a link to the article and the word “ping”.


31 posted on 07/19/2013 12:26:19 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: freshlook

Welcome to FR! (Tell ALl your friends- all the cool people are here)

‘Ping’ means to send some sort of notice to another person, so if I want to let you know about a particular article I would ‘ping’ you

It is a computer term probably adapted from early internet days where you would test if you had a TCP/IP connection to another computer by ‘pinging’ it and seeing if you got a response.

FR welcomes everyone- as long as they can conduct civil conversation - no swearing allowed

We espeically love to talk to liberals, in the hopes we can cure them if their affliction (liberalism is a mental desease)

I AM NOT speaking for the site owner (The Great, and One and Only JimRob) - I am just saying what I believe would be common agreement

And if a moose ever bites your sister DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE OF POSTING IT HERE!!!


32 posted on 07/19/2013 12:27:27 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: txhurl

I haven’t read more about that case. .sure sounded racial though. Awful.


33 posted on 07/19/2013 12:27:52 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: DBrow
This entire play is about gun control and adding “profiling” laws to the “hate crime laws we already have, and maybe one or two other agenda items.

It is also about gun control. It is all about control and social engineering. We can't have anyone of the reservation.

34 posted on 07/19/2013 12:30:42 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Uncle Chip

I understand why black people are followed around in stores...

A family member owned a store in a local mall. While the clientelle in the mall were only 10% black they were responsible for MOST of the shoplifting.

She was a flaming liberal too. Until she started notincing stuff missing almost every time one had been in the store.

AND she had to stop taking checks from everyone, even though there were always good from white people there were nearly always bad from black people.

She spent half her time in court until I finally told her you do not want to CATCH people shoplifting, you want to PREVENT it. So she put up a lot of mirrors and real and fake video surveilance cameras and the shoplifint stopped considerably

But she said to me she was so dissapointed because she would be mortified to be consiudered a racist but what do you do when you are just reacting to reality?


35 posted on 07/19/2013 12:33:37 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Unless there is a restraining order, anyone may follow anyone.
I think you should bear a burden of proof that you are skeered before you can restrict someones movements.

So know the NSA can spy on us all but we have no rights to suss anyone up?

BS!


36 posted on 07/19/2013 12:34:07 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Mr. K

Discrimination is not racism.
It is a survival tool.
EVERYONE does it.


37 posted on 07/19/2013 12:37:02 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
... Those that have the bully pulpits out there to make a difference need to get off their collective asses to help diffuse the growing unrest that is being encouraged and inflamed by the administrations propaganda machine.

.... The problem with all of this race bating is that the Race Industry has been hiding and covering up any positive information attesting to the real character of Mr. George Zimmerman as opposed by the media fabricated one. The more information that gets out there that makes it to the vacant brains of the so called Low Information useless idiot public out there, the better chance that this incident will be subdued .... because ... let's face it ...... they picked the wrong guy to brand a Rabid Racist!!!

There absolutely needs to be a concerted effort to get the information out to the public even if it means spending a few advertising dollars to do so. There needs to be articles and perhaps viral videos and news specials made that tell the actual truth about Zimmerman!!!

..... For instance, unlike the vapid empty headed braindeads out there ... we all know that Zimmerman mentored under privileged black youth and was involved in the community ..... But, Did you all know .... that the evil George Zimmerman forced the investigation, arrest and discipline of a police Lieutenant's son who beat up a black youth ....... How much does America really know about George Zimmerman?

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ARTICLE

38 posted on 07/19/2013 12:37:33 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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know = now,

Yeah, yeah, I no /s


39 posted on 07/19/2013 12:39:31 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Mr. K

How does your liberal friend like being a...a...a...a.................”profiler”.


40 posted on 07/19/2013 12:39:45 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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Black Man Shoots White 17 Year-Old Teen Twice, Jury says Self Defense --- And Nobody Riots ---(2009)

roderickscott02roderickscott01

41 posted on 07/19/2013 12:42:53 PM PDT by Heartlander (It's time we stopped profiling crazy ass crackers)
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To: Heartlander

Imagine.


42 posted on 07/19/2013 12:51:25 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Uncle Chip

honestly she feels awful about it- but she said :what can I do?” they were putting her out of business

She hired security too, and the money she saved from shoplifitng more than paid for his employment


43 posted on 07/19/2013 1:03:02 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

bump


44 posted on 07/19/2013 1:05:11 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: All
Obama:
"Trayvon Martin ‘could have been me 35 years ago’..."


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45 posted on 07/19/2013 1:08:13 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Heartlander

Was this decision just handed down???

He should be on Hannity.


46 posted on 07/19/2013 1:08:32 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Heartlander

Thanks for the link-—I was unaware of this case but now I have a rebuttal to all the nonsense that is going around.

What was The One’s opinion when this verdict came down?

.


47 posted on 07/19/2013 1:14:50 PM PDT by Mears
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Rep. Bobby Rush Tries to Defend Trayvon Martin on Hannity - 7/18/13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifBpSbblhvk#at=238


48 posted on 07/19/2013 1:15:26 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Just wondering. When is there going to be an investigation into the stolen jewelry that was found in Trayvon’s possession? Where did this child get his marijuana ,how did he pay for it, was he a dealer? His texts indicate that he was in an illegal fighting club. I think this needs to be resolved.


49 posted on 07/19/2013 1:19:50 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Toespi
Just wondering. When is there going to be an investigation into the stolen jewelry that was found in Trayvon’s possession? Where did this child get his marijuana ,how did he pay for it, was he a dealer? His texts indicate that he was in an illegal fighting club. I think this needs to be resolved.

This is about social justice. We ain't got time fo' all dat!

50 posted on 07/19/2013 1:22:38 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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