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Obama: “If I Had A Son He'd Look Like Trayvon”
Buzzfeed ^ | 3/23/12 | Zeke Miller

Posted on 03/23/2012 7:35:53 AM PDT by RabidBartender

President Barack Obama weighed in on the "tragedy" of Trayvon Martin's death last week, saying it is "absolutely imperative" that all levels of government investigate "every aspect" of how the unarmed boy was shot.

"I can only imagine what these parents are going through," Obama said, adding "When I think about this boy I think about my own kids."

"I am glad that not only is the Justice Department is looking into this, but the Governor of the State of Florida has put together a task force [to investigate the case]," Obama said. Obama carefully avoided any discussion of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin, and has controversially avoided arrest under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense laws.

"My main message is to the parents: If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon. I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: holderspeople; martin; obama; race; racecard; racism; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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Your 2012 Willie Horton moment?
1 posted on 03/23/2012 7:35:54 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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From Twitter: “The ONLY reason Obama is talking about this shooting is because it can be used to further divide the country.”


2 posted on 03/23/2012 7:38:46 AM PDT by RabidBartender (The above statement is not meant to be offensive to women. Please don't whine and have me banned.)
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Is the trayton a boy scout? we are hearing nothing about why a 17 year old was out at night at that time in that nbeighborhood

yeah... skittles


3 posted on 03/23/2012 7:39:31 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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What a POS he is. Always playing the race card, or does he mean the kid was half white?


4 posted on 03/23/2012 7:39:41 AM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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From what I’ve heard it appears that Zimmerman was a hothead who initiated the confrontation.

Still, that does not make Obama look any less opportunistic and creepy.


5 posted on 03/23/2012 7:39:52 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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6 posted on 03/23/2012 7:39:58 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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this from a zer0 that sent his own child into the drug infested streets of mexico. What a zer0!
7 posted on 03/23/2012 7:41:20 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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Obama: “If I Had A Son He’d Look Like Trayvon”

No he wouldn’t; he’d look like commie Frank Davis, your daddy, 0bummer.


8 posted on 03/23/2012 7:41:57 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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One can assume by his silence that Il Douche wouldn’t consider any son of his looking like the white kid set on fire by two blacks who called him “Whitey” and told him be was getting what he deserved in an attack which had absolutely NOTHING to do with self-defense.

But one can see how Obozo couldn’t believe that any son of his could look like THAT boy. It wasn’t like Barry’s mother was white, or anything.


9 posted on 03/23/2012 7:42:38 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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Fanning the flames of racial animosity again, I see.

I thought Obama campaigned on being the “great unifier”.

Looks like Zimmerman has already been tried and convicted, by the media with an assist from the POTUS no less.

Do you think we’ll ever find out the facts around the shooting? Nah, too close to election time...


10 posted on 03/23/2012 7:42:45 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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This is a “teachable” moment. Lol.


11 posted on 03/23/2012 7:44:29 AM PDT by RabidBartender (The above statement is not meant to be offensive to women. Please don't whine and have me banned.)
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Obama carefully avoided any discussion of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin, and has controversially avoided arrest under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense laws.

Of course. He doesn't want to lose the Hispanic vote.

12 posted on 03/23/2012 7:45:06 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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I think some politeness, courtesy and respect for an authority figure would have went a long way for hooded football player, Trayvon Martin. If I was on the ground being pummelled relentlessly by Mr. Martin, I would have taken action much sooner.


13 posted on 03/23/2012 7:45:24 AM PDT by ransacked
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“Is the trayton a boy scout? we are hearing nothing about why a 17 year old was out at night at that time in that nbeighborhood”

I read he was on a 5 day suspension from his school when the incident occurred. Not sure why he was suspended.


14 posted on 03/23/2012 7:45:38 AM PDT by chuckee
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I wonder if the MSM will be as upset as they were when Nixon said Manson was guilty durting the latter’s trial.


15 posted on 03/23/2012 7:45:38 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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It’s ALWAYS about him....how disgusting.


16 posted on 03/23/2012 7:45:58 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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My main message is to the parents: Your son's death gives me the opportunity to talk about myself, again! Pay attention to MEEEE!
17 posted on 03/23/2012 7:45:58 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does your life need some excitement? Become a Cub Scout leader!)
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where is obamas statements on the 16 yr old blacks that doused a 13 yr old white boy with gas and set him on fire...??....this man makes me sick....


18 posted on 03/23/2012 7:46:38 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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“If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon.” Try it and see. See how many of your racist, baby-killing supporters would cheer you and your wife having that third child. I dare you.


19 posted on 03/23/2012 7:47:58 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Obama: Fomenting hate whenever he can, a sort of Alan Sharpton on Steriods ...


20 posted on 03/23/2012 7:48:10 AM PDT by Scythian
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