Skip to comments.Obama: “If I Had A Son He'd Look Like Trayvon”
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."
Sonner says his client was injured that night with a broken nose and a serious cut on the back of his head. He said the injuries were from Trayvon Martin, I assume.
“An Hispanic Zimmerman or any hispanic with a German name is offspring of Nazi exile. Many Nazis fled to South Americaa during and after the end of WWII. There were Nazi Zimmermans, so draw your conclusions.”
OK, my considered conclusion is that you are an idiot! After all, you provided the ammo, eh? HAW
Except for the ones that settled there since the 1830s, including a bunch of Texans who left after the US-Mexican War.
More racist pontificating by the racist in chief. Another of BO’s attempts to fuel the fire of racial divide. What are we to expect from a president who followed a preacher of hate?
This is true. That’s why I generalized the reminder.
This Trayvon one seems out of character for you. What made you so angry here?
He is tacitly assuming (1) the guilt of a man who has not yet gone before a jury of his peers; (2) the (supposed) racism of that man, as the animating factor in this killing; and (3) by extension, the (supposed) guilt of all of white society, with this incident merely being emblamatic of a deeper societal ill.
Presumably, President Obama hopes that by his demagoguing this issue, he can help to fire up his leftist base...
Chill out. I agree with you and apologize for my poor choice of words. “Perp” and in ‘perpetrator’ as in the person who fired the gun; Distinguished from ‘victim’. Based on police reports and other info, I believe Zimmerman was shouting for help and had decided that he must ‘kill or be killed’. I’m tired of the media showing an outdated photo of the dead individual. He’s a low life gang thug on suspension from school, not a Skittles-toting Boy Scout as the media is purposefully portraying to escalate racial tension thus evoking sympathy for blacks, with 0bama reaping the rewards in November. I smell a backfire on the horizon.
Just too many people jumping the shark. If Zimmerman had set out to kill Martin, he certainly would not have been on 911 several times starting at the very beginning. Now all the usual race-baiters, including obama, jumped on the band wagon, and Zimmerman is forced to hide out with a bounty on his head. The worm is starting to turn, especially when an eye witness came forward showing that Martin was the one beating an injured Zimmerman who was on his back shouting out for help. I have urged from the beginning that we should wait until ALL the evidence is in, and it is not in yet!
Thanks, but to me a “perp” is a suspected criminal and the Sanford police investigation certainly did not consider Zimmerman to be one, nor was his legal weapon confiscated at the time. I agree that the issue is going to backfire on the left, unless the DoJ covers up evidence as is their track record like with “Fast and Furious”!
The toon and the Obamaloon, two peas in a pod.
If Zimmerman were out to commit a heinous murder, I SERIOUSLY DOUBT HE'D CALL THE COPS FIRST, AND MORE THAN ONCE!!!
Who gives a good God damn what Al Sharpton thinks about anything?
What do you do Beandog, see how Al feels about something and take the opposite opinion? What if Al says it’s snowing outside and it is? Would you claim it’s actually 80 degrees?
Sharpton’s opinion doesn’t enter into my decision making.
[[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.]]
Hmmm- Ya mean obama’s son wouldn’t look like hte white 13 year old boy who was hunted down bty several older black teens, and doused with gasoline, and set on fire? And Obama doesn’t deem it nearly as ‘imperative’ to ‘investigate every aspect’ of that obviously blatant racist attack on the white teen? It’s obvious to EVERYONE but raqcist black people how Trevon was shot- he was shot by a man fearing his head was abotu to explode o nthe concrete sidewalk because this trevon was smashing his head agaisnt it- and it’s now obvious to everyone that Trevon initiated the fight by cold-cocking zimmerman as zimmerman was goign back to his car-
Just because someone is following a person, it doesn’t give that person the right to assault the follower- Trevon commited a crime by assaulting zimmerman- but the media is silent about thagt crime- Zimmerman had every right to follow someone he thought was acting suspicious in a neighborhood that had been repeatedly burglarized- Trevon did NOT have the right to turn around and assault zimmerman nor to bash his head agaisnt hte3 sidewalk so badly that zimmerman felt his only recourse at self defense was to shoot hte boy
E N O U G H with this bull shit racist accusations about zimmerman- Trevon commited a crime first on zimmerman, and it was so severe and so violent that it led to a trajic death that coudl have been avoided had trevon OBEYED the law and not attacked zimmerman as zimmerman was leaving the scene- Hell- Zimmerman didn’t even fire on the kid and tried to call for help REPEATEDLY but per usual- NOONE came to his aid- ONLY THEN did zimmerman pull his gun and fire!
UIF anyoen has ANY evidence to the cotnrary- present it- if not- please, enough with hte bullshit accusations abotu racism
Is this even real?