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  • Open letter to "Dear Leader" in response to his Zimmerman statement

    07/21/2013 3:28:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    Received via email with request to post | July 21, 2013 | Commentary by a lurker
    Mr. President: By stating that the outcome would have been different were it a white child, you have deemed the jury’s verdict on Mr. Zimmerman to be wrong. The prosecution said that race was not involved; the jurors revealed that race was never considered; and yet, you purposed to re-inject it into an already contorted national algorithm…to an exponential degree. You re-condemned a man found innocent by an impartial jury. What does remembrance of your being profiled in some department store have to do with other than your own imagined past? By clouding the jury decision with such self-serving verbal...
  • Why Obama’s Remarks on the Zimmerman Case Are a Failure of Leadership

    07/19/2013 1:50:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 19, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    In the minutes after Texas passed HB 2, the law that bans abortions after 20 weeks and raises standards at abortion clinics to protect women’s health, Barack Obama through Twitter signaled his support for those who were protesting against the law. The fact that many of those protesters had engaged in outrageous, even disgusting, behavior did not slow the president down. He was eager to go on the record that he rejected what the people’s representatives had done. That speed of opinion contrasts with another local case. During the trial of late-term abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Pennsylvania, Obama flatly...
  • Obama - If You Feel Threatened By Being Followed, Then Maybe Under SYG Laws You Can Shoot!

    07/19/2013 1:29:13 PM PDT · by zencycler · 78 replies
    Vanity | 7/19/2013 | self
    Did I really just hear Obama suggest that armed young black men may shoot anyone watching or following them, if that makes them feel threatened, in Stand Your Ground states? Here's what he said today: "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...
  • Zimmerman defense responds to President Obama comments

    07/19/2013 9:16:37 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 7/19/13
    WASHINGTON - Defense attorneys for George Zimmerman released a response to President Barack Obama's remarks on "stand your ground" laws and how the Trayvon Martin verdict is affecting the community. "We have listened to President Obama’s comments about the verdict in the Zimmerman Case. People are focusing on this quote: 'Trayvon Martin could’ve been me 35 years ago.' To focus on this one line misses the nuances of the President’s message, which includes comments about how African Americans view the Zimmerman Case in the context of the history of racial disparity in America," the defense wrote on their website, GZLegalCase.com....
  • President Obama’s sad view of America

    07/19/2013 7:02:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/19/13 | Jennifer Rubin
    President Obama’s extensive remarks in the White House Briefing Room this afternoon were as surprising as they were gratuitous. He had already made one statement asking citizens to respect the George Zimmerman verdict. Today he did so again but offered no specific policy recommendation with regard to race (although he used it as a forum to assail “stand-your-ground” legislation that ultimately was not at issue in the case). In fact, Obama undid some of the closure he provided in his earlier written statement by intoning: “If a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, that,
  • President Obama Speaks on Trayvon Martin - video and transcript

    07/19/2013 6:34:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The White House - see body of thread for links | July 19, 2013 | President Obama
    Video Transcript The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 19, 2013 Remarks by the President on Trayvon Martin James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:33 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: I wanted to come out here, first of all, to tell you that Jay is prepared for all your questions and is very much looking forward to the session. The second thing is I want to let you know that over the next couple of weeks, there’s going to obviously be a whole range of issues -- immigration, economics, et cetera -- we'll try to arrange...
  • Trayvon Martin’s Parents Comment on President Obama’s Remarks (Full statement)

    07/19/2013 1:24:36 PM PDT · by kristinn · 38 replies
    Press release via Tumblr ^ | Friday, July 19, 2013 | Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin
    "We are deeply honored and moved that President Obama took the time to speak publicly and at length about our son, Trayvon. The President’s comments give us great strength at this time. We are thankful for President Obama’s and Michelle’s prayers, and we ask for your prayers as well as we continue to move forward. We know that the death of our son Trayvon, the trial and the not guilty verdict have been deeply painful and difficult for many people. We know our family has become a conduit for people to talk about race in America and to try and...
  • Al Sharpton: ‘Historic statement’

    07/19/2013 1:18:09 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 23 replies
    politico.com ^ | July 19, 2013 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Rev. Al Sharpton praised President Barack Obama’s comments on the Trayvon Martin case, calling it a “historic statement.” “I thought the president made a very ,very historic statement that I think had to be said. I think he said it in a way that will make this country have to deal with the reality of why they’re seeing such dissatisfaction and such real anger in our community,” Sharpton told Tamron Hall on MSNBC Friday afternoon. The liberal pundit, who hosts his own MSNBC show “Politics Nation,” especially delighted in the president making it personal, relating to the incident and acknowledging...
  • President Obama’s remarks on Trayvon Martin (full transcript)

    07/19/2013 11:58:12 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/19/2013 | Washington Post Staff
    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...
  • Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago'

    07/19/2013 12:07:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 68 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1:57 p.m. CDT, July 19, 2013 | Tribune staff and wire reports
    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama said on Friday that the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager shot dead in Florida last year, has raised questions about why young African-Americans experience racial profiling. "You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago," Obama told reporters at the White House, in his first public remarks after the acquittal by a Florida court of Martin's shooter, George Zimmerman. and racial profiling, and sought to explain why the African American...
  • Remarks by the President on Trayvon Martin (White House transcript)

    07/19/2013 12:15:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 44 replies
    The White House ^ | Friday, July 19, 2013 | President Barack Hussein Obama II
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 19, 2013 Remarks by the President on Trayvon Martin James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:33 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: I wanted to come out here, first of all, to tell you that Jay is prepared for all your questions and is very much looking forward to the session. The second thing is I want to let you know that over the next couple of weeks, there’s going to obviously be a whole range of issues -- immigration, economics, et cetera -- we'll try to arrange a fuller...
  • Obama Addresses Trayvon Martin-Zimmerman Verdict and Race ... But Did He Make the Racial Divide in

    07/19/2013 12:23:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    fox ^ | 7/19/13 | fox
    REPORTERS: Whoa! Q: Hello. PRESIDENT BARACK 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. Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/07/19/obama-addresses-trayvon-martin-zimmerman-verdict-and-race-did-he-make-racial-divide-case#ixzz2ZWMr0Ecu
  • Alexander Rebuts Obama on Zimmerman/Martin

    07/19/2013 2:13:24 PM PDT · by Sopater · 9 replies
    the Patriot Post ^ | July 19, 2013 | Mark Alexander
    "It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him." --Thomas Jefferson (1785) Barack Hussein Obama walked into a White House press briefing Friday afternoon, unannounced. He used the briefing to deliver his political assessment of the Zimmerman/Martin case....
  • Was Obama drunk or high in today's IamTrayvon "presser"? (Vanity)

    07/19/2013 2:22:25 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 80 replies
    7/19/13 | Mamzelle
    I'm writing a vanity to see if anyone noticed what I did when I watched the recorded statement when Precious interrupted Weasel during the WH briefing. His eyes were half shut as if drowsy, or trying to keep them hidden and downcast (have seen this behavior to conceal dilated pupils)--I know he always mumbles but seemed much worse than usual. Anyone else? Stoned? drunk? Manchurian medication?
  • President Obama: "Trayvon Martin Could've Been Me 35 Years Ago"

    07/19/2013 2:18:48 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 19, 2013l | Matt Berman,Brian Resick,Matt Vasilogambros,Niraj Chokshi
    President Obama made a surprise visit to the White House press room on Friday to speak about the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin case, making some of the boldest and most open remarks about race of his presidency.
  • WATCH: MSNBC host on Obama's remarks about Z trial: 'Wow! We really do have a black President'

    07/19/2013 2:04:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    WBZT-AM / The Blaze ^ | July 19, 2013
    MSNBC co-host Toure praised President Obama’s first public remarks on the George Zimmerman verdict Friday, saying they reaffirm that “we really do have a black president.” The president surprised many by saying Trayvon Martin “could’ve been me 35 years ago,” despite the criticism he received for saying “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” back in March. Martin was shot by George Zimmerman in what a jury recently ruled was self-defense. Toure remarked: “I’ve been thinking lately, do we actually have a black president, or a president who happens to be black? …This moment was like, ‘Wow!...
  • ‘I WAS TRAYVON’: PRESIDENT OBAMA TODAY MAKES MATTER WORSE

    07/19/2013 1:26:58 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 92 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 19, 2013 | John Gibson
    <p>He ended his remarks in the White House briefing room on an optimistic note, saying American kids the age of his children are better than we were, or our parents and grandparents were when it comes to race. Praise for the current generation, back handed slap at the generation, now on social security, who made the civil rights movement possible.</p>
  • Obama enters Martin debate with personal remarks, questions 'stand-your-ground'

    07/19/2013 12:50:39 PM PDT · by yoe · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 19, 2013
    President Obama publicly and personally addressed the Trayvon Martin case for the first time since George Zimmerman was acquitted nearly a week ago, relating his own experiences to the "pain" the black community is feeling and going on to question so-called "stand-your-ground" laws. The president delivered extensive remarks during a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room. He underscored the role race may have played in the case, saying that if a "white male teen" were involved "both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different." [snip] The president used the highly personal comments to, in his words,...