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Obama discusses Zimmerman verdict response with House Democrats
politico.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | SEUNG MIN KIM

Posted on 07/31/2013 5:03:18 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

President Barack Obama told House Democrats Wednesday that his administration was looking at measures to help at-risk children, particularly minority youth — a move that comes in light of the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case earlier this month.

The topic surfaced from Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), who was the first House Democrat to ask the president a question when the Q&A section of the meeting on Capitol Hill began, according to sources inside the room. Cummings asked Obama what the administration’s next steps were for efforts to help black youth.

Cummings emphasized to the president that officials — with the nation’s focus on the issue after the verdict earlier this month — could not let the moment pass without action.

Obama told Cummings that it was a “good time” to examine disparities in the criminal justice system, and efforts to help black, Asian, and Hispanic men and boys. The president added that officials need to look at what can be done to aid at-risk youth in general.

“We’re doing that,” Obama said, according to a source in the room. The president said some solutions could come without having to pass legislation, and that he was consulting with Attorney General Eric Holder on what options the White House has on the matter, sources said.

Wednesday’s exchange came as congressional Democrats are working to put more focus on race relations, following the verdict in Martin’s death.

Two Democrats – Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) recently launched the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys, and the group hosted Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, at a forum last week. Meanwhile, the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee held a hearing on Tuesday called “A Conversation on Race and Justice in America.”


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 07/31/2013 5:03:18 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Progressive/Democrat/Marxist/Racist Party doesn’t give a crap about helping black people. It’s all about race mongering to keep the “base” fired up. From 2000 to 2010, 14,000 black children under the age of 15 were murdered and 90% percent of those black children were killed by other blacks. Where has the outcry been about that?


2 posted on 07/31/2013 5:06:27 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Meanwhile, dozens of whites were being made the victim of the black “knock-out game.”


3 posted on 07/31/2013 5:06:29 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Didn’t see the words “Chicago” or “Detroit” anywhere.


4 posted on 07/31/2013 5:07:32 PM PDT by Mark (Obama is more confused than a hungry baby in a topless bar)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
President Barack Obama told House Democrats Wednesday that his administration was looking at measures to help at-risk children, particularly minority youth

Tell them not to smash strangers heads into concrete.

That's about it.
5 posted on 07/31/2013 5:08:02 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

NOT GUILTY!! It is called “due Process” but this was a kangaroo court— no indictment!! No Grand Jury Review??? Just a total take over of a trial by thew FEDS!! Not Guilty!! Move on!


6 posted on 07/31/2013 5:08:46 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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7 posted on 07/31/2013 5:11:12 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Midnight Basketball!!!


8 posted on 07/31/2013 5:12:57 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (.You have never tasted freedom, else you would know, it is purchased not with gold but with steel)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The speed and direction we’re going suggests that he’ll announce the creation of a new federally funded program for “at risk inner-city youth” which will include firearms/tactical training and spiffy uniforms.


9 posted on 07/31/2013 5:13:01 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So he is going to focus on minorities. The 0bama administration has been silent on this. If his focus on minorities is as effective as his focus on jobs, minorities are doomed.


10 posted on 07/31/2013 5:13:09 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Best way to help black youths is the same way you help all youths, GET THEM JOBS!

Give them something positive to work toward.
Give them back their self-esteem, earning their own way thru the world.


11 posted on 07/31/2013 5:15:27 PM PDT by OldGuard (Conservatives - Saving the planet since 1860)
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“......congressional Democrats are working to put more focus on race relations....”

Take your race relations and stuff them up your backside.

Race relations were 1000 times better before Obama’s reign and it will now take 50 years to repair the damage, if it’s even possible.


12 posted on 07/31/2013 5:17:31 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I thought we were already paying for them to play basketball and not mugging White Hispanics.


13 posted on 07/31/2013 5:21:52 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“President Barack Obama told House Democrats Wednesday that his administration was looking at measures to help at-risk children, particularly minority youth”

I’m sure some government organization will be formed to deal with it ‘cause the parents of those minority youths only care about the check they’re getting every month for them. It’s not like they actually parent the kids.


14 posted on 07/31/2013 5:24:57 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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“Cummings asked Obama what the administration’s next steps were for efforts to help black youth.”

His Arrogance stated that to help black youth he was ordering in Federal Troops to police Chicago and the State of Illinois. Since the State and Chicago were completely corrupt and owned by organized crime and drug cartels he was using an Executive Order to take charge of the State and Chicago. All State, local and municipal officials are to turn themselves in to the nearest Federal Courthouse. Federal Troops were authorized to shoot to kill all drug cartel and gang members, including those working parttime for the state or city. The State Democratic party and State Employees Unions are considered organized crime units and subject to immediate arrest.

See, the life of black youths will immediately get better and longer.


15 posted on 07/31/2013 5:25:11 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The only growth industries left under Progressives are government and poverty.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Two Democrats – Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) recently launched the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys, and the group hosted Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, at a forum last week.

Great. Host a Crips gangbanger whose neglect of his son led that boy down the same path - fatally.

They're not interested in fixing the problem. Just in blaming their failure to deal with it on anything but the source - themselves.

16 posted on 07/31/2013 5:28:16 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: OldGuard
Best way to help black youths is the same way you help all youths, GET THEM JOBS!

Kinda hard to keep a job when have never been given the skills or attitude to such - and anyone who does is trashed as acting white.

17 posted on 07/31/2013 5:36:11 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So Basically he want’s to help anyone but whitey.


18 posted on 07/31/2013 5:54:37 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

“So, basically he want’s to help anyone but whitey.”

You got it! He probably won’t get the race war he so desperately wants, but he will unite logically thinking whites for the next election.

Republicans would be idiots NOT to take advantage of that!!


19 posted on 07/31/2013 6:04:46 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OFCITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obama hates white people.


20 posted on 07/31/2013 6:08:13 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

GZ 1 Barry Soetoro 0. GZ has a new gun and Lil Barry can’t do anything about it. Resign, Barry, you phony POS.


21 posted on 07/31/2013 6:12:07 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Why would the alleged federal executive and one part of the federal legislature discuss a response to a state criminal trial? In any sane world with the rule of law and responsible media, they wouldn’t have the nerve to intrude on a state judiciary.


22 posted on 07/31/2013 6:35:40 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: OldGuard

Who is suppose to get them jobs? Self esteem? These thugs have too much of that already. They need self respect and a work ethic.


23 posted on 07/31/2013 6:38:21 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: BunnySlippers

Yes he does. He’s a anti white marxist packages as a “nice”
light skinned mixed black guy. He didn’t have much of a record to run against and was made into whatever the media wanted him to be and suckers bought it. A man doesn’t sit at the feet of Rev. Write for over 20 years if he doesn’t believe in the hate that is preached.


24 posted on 07/31/2013 6:40:29 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: snarkytart

*packaged


25 posted on 07/31/2013 6:41:12 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: dirtboy

Kinda hard to get a job with Obambi in the white house doing everything he can to kill the American golden goose.


26 posted on 07/31/2013 9:58:13 PM PDT by OldGuard (Conservatives - Saving the planet since 1860)
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To: snarkytart

Obambi was supposed to be “creating jobs”. just ask him, he’ll tell you how many millions of jobs he’s created.

Where the hell are they? He sure as hell hasn’t created any, let alone in the black community...


27 posted on 07/31/2013 10:01:23 PM PDT by OldGuard (Conservatives - Saving the planet since 1860)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"President Barack Obama told House Democrats Wednesday that his administration was looking at measures to help at-risk children, particularly minority youth — a move that comes in light of the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case earlier this month."

"Midnight basketball" again?
28 posted on 07/31/2013 10:01:52 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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