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."
From Twitter: “The ONLY reason Obama is talking about this shooting is because it can be used to further divide the country.”
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
What a POS he is. Always playing the race card, or does he mean the kid was half white?
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.
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.
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.
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...
This is a “teachable” moment. Lol.
Of course. He doesn't want to lose the Hispanic vote.
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.
“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.
I wonder if the MSM will be as upset as they were when Nixon said Manson was guilty durting the latter’s trial.
It’s ALWAYS about him....how disgusting.
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....
“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.
Obama: Fomenting hate whenever he can, a sort of Alan Sharpton on Steriods ...
That time of night? It was six-thirty in the evening.
In that neighborhood? He was visiting his father and his father's girlfriend who lived in the complex.
Skittles? Yeah -- skittles.
Is Mr. K some code word for asshat?
Actually, Obama is not dividing the country (from his POV)...he is solidifying it against the White devils (in a manner consistent with Black Liberation Theology).
The difficulty is that there isn’t much real information available. The race pimps have been working this hard. It could be a case of unprovoked hispanic on black violence. Alternatively, the kid (whom I have read was 6’2” and 200lbs - the pictures of him when he was younger notwithstanding) may have circled back and jumped the hispanic.
It is impossible to tell at this point what happened, but given past race-baiting hoaxes like the Twana Brawley incident and many others, people ought to just stop blathering about this.
That’s a pretty big “If”, President Sissy.
If I Had A Son He’d Look Like Trayvon
What type of F’ed up comment is that? This is worse than pandering.
Judging by the reactions to these news reports, I'm certain some posters here still think Brawley was really raped.
“Looks like Zimmerman has been tried and convicted”. Sounds like everyone with a name that sounds like Zimmerman is being indicted.
Man, this president is a joke.
Too bad the presumptive Republican nominee is just as much of a joke.
Well they all look alike. (Just Kidding) ;)
I will get all irate over this Trayvon Martin incident the minute Obammie pays attention to the white boy set on fire by blacks in Kansas City or the couple in Tulsa that was just shot by a boy that might look like Obama’s son if he had one.
The couple was married 65 years. She died. The husband was shot in the face, but is still alive.
I could list 10 incidents on white on black crime for every one Trayvon Martin incident.
So why do these racists enflame this Zimmerman shooting while ignoring hundreds of real “hate crimes”?
Because shooting a whitey is no big deal. Happens all the time.
"I'm also treated unfairly...He even looks like me."
He does the same thing when people are getting praised for something. Two weeks ago, he was praise glomming Jeremy Lin. "He's a Harvard man, like me..."
[ If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon. ]
Did he have big ears?
Deserves inclusion — Front Page?
Unless the aggressor starts getting his ass kicked by the person he targeted.
or Malcom X
Exactly. And all we have is the word of Zimmerman and possibly a witness or two. So the race-baiters will get to remain smug and demand "justice" regardless of the outcome of any investigation.
7pm at night. Yeah, what was he thinking?
This is the democrat way; publicly parade the corpse as long and as often as possible to support your regime.
I was driving when I heard this and I almost ran off the garbage-strewn Memphis road.
WHAT A RACE-BAITING POS.
Also, notice how he said he'd take ONE question...and it was about Trayvon Davis. The question was a PLANT---with his answer neatly rehearsed--which then also served to ward off any OTHER questions...
namely the otherwise likely number one question: HIS OBAMACARE ANNIVERSARY.
We need to get it together, guys, and focus on bringing down this ENEMY OF OUR NATION. If we don't...and he gets re-elected...
WE WON'T HAVE A COUNTRY IN A MATTER OF MONTHS. SERIOUSLY. Think about it.
>> If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon.
Barky Jr. — a punk in a hoodie? You know, I can actually *believe* that.
“If I had a son, he’d look like (the sperm donor we found for Michelle because I wouldn’t touch that breeder ass, I prefer the Mangina).
There, I fixed it.
Wow. Yeah, except hed have jug ears, a massive under bite and be about 15 shades whiter. But why let reality make its way into the delusions of the left now.
In related news, Obama is a pandering ass.
O. M. G.
That man is TRYING to foment racial civil war. This is unbelieveable. Can he really be that stupid, or is this intentional?
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