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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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To: conservativebabe

I guess Obama doesn’t care about the poor white kid who was doused with gasoline and set on fire by two black thugs for being whitey. When is he going to comment on that?


101 posted on 03/23/2012 8:56:31 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: conservativebabe

I guess Obama doesn’t care about the poor white kid who was doused with gasoline and set on fire by two black thugs for being whitey. When is he going to comment on that?


102 posted on 03/23/2012 8:56:51 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: RabidBartender

Congratulations, Baraq. You just tainted every potential jury pool in the United States. Or was that what you WANTED?


103 posted on 03/23/2012 8:57:04 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Myth Romney: "Governor Goodhair" is really just a Whig.)
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To: RabidBartender

Blacks shoot other black everyday in his old Senate district in Chicago.

Why doesn’t he comment on that?


104 posted on 03/23/2012 8:57:21 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: RabidBartender

Have you noticed they havent blamed Palin for this? They are blaming Rush and Newt instead,


105 posted on 03/23/2012 9:00:56 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
There is a story going around which I can't verify (might have been Zimmerman's own statements to police), but it goes like this: Zimmerman chased Taylor, gave up, then returned to his truck when he was attacked from behind by Taylor. Again, there were apparently witnesses, so time will tell.
Agree with your comments re 0bama. As POTUS, his very first input is to ramp up the race issue. Disgusting.
Some people think the Nation is nearing a tipping point. I think we are well past it.
106 posted on 03/23/2012 9:01:07 AM PDT by bobsatwork
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To: RabidBartender

Isn’t the guy that shot the kid a HISPANIC! If so obama is dividing the latino and black vote.


107 posted on 03/23/2012 9:01:35 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: RabidBartender

Wow. And I thought Clinton was the biggest panderer I would ever see. This Panderer-in-chief makes Clinton look like a piker.


108 posted on 03/23/2012 9:02:23 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Rannug
What a POS he is. Always playing the race card, or does he mean the kid was half white?

...or maybe he knows something we don't know. Was our mama's boy president in FL 17 years ago?

109 posted on 03/23/2012 9:05:30 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: RabidBartender
There is nuttin' like our Liar-In-Chief stoking the race wars - some uniter in chief isn't he!!!!

If America does not kick this a$$hat to the curb on Nov 6, then it truly is a new day for America. AND we can thank the Commies for all their good work during the past 40 years.
110 posted on 03/23/2012 9:05:59 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: KansasGirl

**crickets**


111 posted on 03/23/2012 9:05:59 AM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: tumblindice

“One of the most irresponsible things 0 has said or done.
`Mau-mau’-ing this kid’s death is really reprehensible.”

This is going to get UGLY. The dims are totally despicable and our limp wristed GOP leaders must be terrified. Watch the kenyan try to tar Rubio and put him in the middle of this. What a sad time we live in.


113 posted on 03/23/2012 9:07:09 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
From what I’ve heard it appears that Zimmerman was a hothead who initiated the confrontation.

Where did you hear that? The facts certainly don't bear that out. If that were the case, the police would have arrested Zimmerman.

114 posted on 03/23/2012 9:09:32 AM PDT by kabar
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To: RabidBartender

The pres__ent is back to commenting stupidly.


115 posted on 03/23/2012 9:10:47 AM PDT by irgbar-man (had to sell my good tagline for food)
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To: RabidBartender
If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon.

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116 posted on 03/23/2012 9:11:07 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rbg81
And, by the way, where is he on Black on Black violence, which exacts a much higher cost in young lives?

Oh, you mean like the Mattapan Massacre where a jury just let the gunman walk, and was hung on convicting the driver? One of the victims was a two year old boy.

117 posted on 03/23/2012 9:12:16 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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To: RabidBartender; Mr. K; Rannug; Lonesome in Massachussets; PetroniusMaximus; no-to-illegals; ...
Obama: “If I Had A Son He'd Look Like Trayvon”

Perhaps, but who would the biological father turn out to be?

118 posted on 03/23/2012 9:12:41 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: RabidBartender

This is all about Critical Race Theory to the press and to the Democrats. Soledad O’Brien. Baraka Obama. Professor Bell. Etc.


119 posted on 03/23/2012 9:12:49 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: tatsinfla

thanks- because your point is dead on and i want to stick it in the faces of liberals....


120 posted on 03/23/2012 9:13:59 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
If you want to inform yourself, read this Q&A from the police.
122 posted on 03/23/2012 9:15:17 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

I know very few facts about this event, but I heard that the boy was wearing a hood, similar to the one in the photo, at the time of the shooting. People, it’s hot in the South now, especially in Florida. If somebody covers himself with a hood, it’s probably not because he’s cold. He’s up to something.


123 posted on 03/23/2012 9:15:59 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: sam_paine

Hawaiian tourist maybe?


124 posted on 03/23/2012 9:16:28 AM PDT by JTHomes (Free markets now!)
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To: RabidBartender

What a deceitful, divisive jerk Obama is. And as usual, it’s all about him.


125 posted on 03/23/2012 9:16:56 AM PDT by livius
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To: RabidBartender

I quit watching television due to the cynical way it treats you and me. All of us just sit there and take it, and that’s fine (if a waste of time) when only some silly series is at risk.

Here we have a degraded Presidency that views the American People as cynically as any sitcom writer, only the stakes are HIGH. We all know what it says about Obama to hear him say absurd things like this, but what does it say about Americans to just sit there and take it?


126 posted on 03/23/2012 9:17:27 AM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: lodi90

It’s bad enough that the ever-enterprising `Reverend’ Al is involved. You would think he’d have Korean shopkeepers to persecute.
But for the president of the USA to `stick his oar in,’ now that’s really remarkable and not at all helpful for the matter.
It reminds me of him half-cocked calling the policeman “stupid”. He has really lousy judgment. We knew that, I just didn’t know how bad.

mau-mau (moumou)
tr.v. mau-maued, mau-mau·ing, mau-maus Informal
To attack or denounce vociferously, especially so as to intimidate: “In years past, [the civil rights leadership] ... would mau-mau the government or the corporate sector or the white community” (Joseph Perkins).
[After the Mau Mau, a secret society of Kikuyu terrorists that led a rebellion against the ruling Europeans in **Kenya** in the 1950s, from Kikuyu mau-mau, sound of the voracious gobbling of a **hyena.**]


127 posted on 03/23/2012 9:18:08 AM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: RabidBartender
If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon.

I don't think Trayvon is looking too good right now. And things are only going to deteriorate.

128 posted on 03/23/2012 9:18:28 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: RabidBartender
"I can only imagine what these parents are going through," Obama said

That's true because to Obama this is nothing more than a campaign event.

129 posted on 03/23/2012 9:19:15 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: sam_paine

Michelle Obama.


130 posted on 03/23/2012 9:19:28 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: July4

Read the link at my post #122. It will give you a good overview of the circumstances and what we know.


131 posted on 03/23/2012 9:20:13 AM PDT by kabar
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To: RabidBartender
I can't believe the POTUS would get involved in this. Move over Rev. Sharpton there's a new activist in town.
132 posted on 03/23/2012 9:21:15 AM PDT by McGruff (Newt Gingrich, the closest thing we've got to Sarah Palin.)
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To: RabidBartender

He’d probably end up like Trayvon too


133 posted on 03/23/2012 9:21:39 AM PDT by Peter Vollmer
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To: kabar

That does not constitute a ringing endorsement of Mr. Zimmerman or his actions.


134 posted on 03/23/2012 9:22:30 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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To: Mr. K

He was on suspension from school for 5 days...which is why he was near Orlando, instead of the Miami area, where he typically lived.

To my knowledge, nobody has released any information as to why he was on suspension.


135 posted on 03/23/2012 9:22:43 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: RabidBartender

It took much less time than I thought for the agitator-in-Chief to stick his stupid,racist foot in this one.

I thought he’d let his lackey’s in the MSM build up for a couple weeks, then have Holder get involved, and finally, he himself seek political gain only much later. You know, try and come off as a racial “healer.”

Obama must be really desperate - he went right for it .


136 posted on 03/23/2012 9:26:03 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: RabidBartender
If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon.

Moochie sleeps around?

I could have sworn I read the kid was beating the snot out of an old guy trying to take a gun before he was shot.

137 posted on 03/23/2012 9:26:03 AM PDT by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: lacrew

Apparently Satan did have a son, and it is you Obama.


138 posted on 03/23/2012 9:26:54 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: RabidBartender

Dear Mr. President,

Trayvon is everyone’s son.

Sincerely,
Chgogal


139 posted on 03/23/2012 9:27:04 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: tatsinfla

found it...three weeks ago:

Teens set kid on fire for being ‘white boy’

“They rushed him on the porch as he tried to get the door open,” Coon told KMBC. “(One of them) poured the gasoline, then flicked the Bic, and said, ‘This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.’”

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-03-04/news/31122324_1_white-boy-fire-tv-station


140 posted on 03/23/2012 9:27:28 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: tumblindice

Get this, “Reverend” Al’s mother just died the other day. I guess fomenting trouble is much more important.


141 posted on 03/23/2012 9:27:28 AM PDT by surrey
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To: carriage_hill
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.

Lest we forget the input from the mother...

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142 posted on 03/23/2012 9:27:41 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: kabar

Thanks. I had read this information, and I appreciate your posting it. Particularly interesting was the statement, “When the Sanford Police Department arrived at the scene of the incident, Mr. Zimmerman provided a statement claiming he acted in self defense which at the time was supported by physical evidence and testimony.”

If that is true—self-defense “supported by physical evidence and testimony”—what is the outrage about?


143 posted on 03/23/2012 9:29:40 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: RabidBartender

[ From Twitter: “The ONLY reason Obama is talking about this shooting is because it can be used to further divide the country.” ]

Obama WANTS a race war, because he will not win re-election any other way...


144 posted on 03/23/2012 9:30:14 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: RabidBartender

What a rotten POS! He wants to stir up his base as much as possible. He does not care about the consequences if it helps him.


145 posted on 03/23/2012 9:30:54 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: for-q-clinton
Nope - actually according to the MSM, Zimmerman is a White/Hispanic - which is obvious by the photo. About as white as one could get and still be Hispanic. /sarc Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

146 posted on 03/23/2012 9:31:31 AM PDT by Chance Hart
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To: RabidBartender
You would have think Obama would have learned something from:

Obama: Police who arrested professor 'acted stupidly'.

147 posted on 03/23/2012 9:32:33 AM PDT by McGruff (Newt Gingrich, the closest thing we've got to Sarah Palin.)
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To: combat_boots
Makes one understand if one can distract the population, one can make further inroads for the enemies of the population. zer0 and his minions are good at distracting the population as the enemies of the population make their inroads and become entrenched. Smart plan by those who implemented and are contributing to America's enemies. Awaiting to see the whites of their eyes, as they rape, murder, and burn. The enemies of the population are going to receive the surprise of their lives once they come for the generation, and their offspring, of the Greatest Generation. The Greatest Generation may have to be redefined (imho), as only being as good as the next two after the Greatest Generation.
148 posted on 03/23/2012 9:34:32 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: RabidBartender
If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon.

Wow. I can't believe he said this. By saying it, it gives an air of innocence to Trayvon since obviously Obama wouldn't have a son that looks like a criminal, and if George Zimmerman did indeed act in self defense, then the actions by Trayvon Martin are by definition, criminal. It's his unique way of poisoning the well.

I really loathe this guy...

149 posted on 03/23/2012 9:35:37 AM PDT by csense
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