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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: RabidBartender

He would more than likely be a THUG too just like Obama and an ANGRY AMERICAN like Michelle!


51 posted on 03/23/2012 8:08:26 AM PDT by kcvl
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52 posted on 03/23/2012 8:08:50 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: silverleaf

Yep.


53 posted on 03/23/2012 8:08:50 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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To: RabidBartender

Race Race Race....frankly its passe


54 posted on 03/23/2012 8:09:21 AM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: RabidBartender

Good ole Barry, helping Al gin up the crowd.


55 posted on 03/23/2012 8:10:22 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: RabidBartender

I didn’t see anything about him calling for ‘restraint’ from the black race-baiters who are calling for violence. Since when does a president have to get involved in local shootings? They happen every day.

We know why. This shooting can be used to further his race hate agenda, which he has pushed for 25 years.


56 posted on 03/23/2012 8:11:50 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: RabidBartender
If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon.

Is he saying his son would be a "clean" negro?

57 posted on 03/23/2012 8:12:26 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: cuban leaf
Racial violence is the Hail Mary part of his reelection campaign. Stop the violence by keeping "The Great Uniter" in office. He doesn't know if he'll need it yet, but he's keeping the fires stoked in case.


58 posted on 03/23/2012 8:12:38 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: RabidBartender
And the bit about "WE ALL NEED TO DO SOME SOUL-SEARCHING."

UM NO...NO WE DON'T, JERK.

59 posted on 03/23/2012 8:12:57 AM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: cuban leaf

“That man is TRYING to foment racial civil war. This is unbelieveable. Can he really be that stupid, or is this intentional?”

###

He is counting on the Race War continuing to be a one-sided engagement.

Blacks have been attacking whites for decades. The fire has YET to be returned.

Blacks make the big mistake of believing that ALL whites are cowardly, self-hating jackals like Ed Asner, Al Franken and Woody Allen.


60 posted on 03/23/2012 8:15:50 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: bobsatwork

Apparently Zimmerman called in a 911 report of a suspicous person and then followed the kid in his car. Zimmerman got out of his car and chased the kid, which is one definition of initiating the confrontation. There doesn’t seem to be any evidence that prior to the confrontation the kid was doing anything worse than being a negro walking through Mr. Zimmerman’s neighborhood.

Again, I agree, we don’t have all the facts. Regardless of the facts in this particular case, Obama’s comments are creepy and opportunistic.


61 posted on 03/23/2012 8:16:13 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

Local TV interview with witness to Treyvon Martin shooting — is there more to the story??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEDBqvEauYU&feature=player_embedded


62 posted on 03/23/2012 8:16:46 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Georgia Girl 2
He's slowly getting ready to unleash some of the more sinister training he received from his handlers.


63 posted on 03/23/2012 8:17:35 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: RabidBartender

Øbama is pathetic


64 posted on 03/23/2012 8:18:23 AM PDT by ßuddaßudd
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To: RabidBartender

CLASS WARFARE—DIVISION. IT IS HIS MANTRA!!!!!!


65 posted on 03/23/2012 8:19:46 AM PDT by rxtn41
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To: RabidBartender

That twitterer sure nailed it.


66 posted on 03/23/2012 8:21:07 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: RabidBartender
If Obama had a son, he would look like Michael Jackson.
67 posted on 03/23/2012 8:22:22 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Quit poking holes in the life raft!)
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To: cuban leaf

I’ll take “Intentional” for a 1000 Alex.


68 posted on 03/23/2012 8:22:28 AM PDT by SFRigger (There is no perfect candidate.)
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To: achilles2000

I agree 100% that people ought to stop blathering. I withhold judgment about the events in the case, but I stand by comments about President Obama. His comments are opportunistic and creepy.


69 posted on 03/23/2012 8:22:45 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("Jihad" is Arabic for "Helter-Skelter", "bin Laden" is Arabic for "Manson".)
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To: RabidBartender

UH! Obama??....not with Michelle he wouldn’t, or are you talking about with another woman? Then maybe.....


70 posted on 03/23/2012 8:25:45 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: RabidBartender

The police did an investigation and didn’t bring charges against this guy. If he is prosecuted, does anyone think the defense cannot come up with reasonable doubt - after the police did. It’s not as if they don’t know who did the shooting.

How can they convict this guy, but not Casey Anthony. I don’t see it.


71 posted on 03/23/2012 8:26:47 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: RabidBartender

“saying it is “absolutely imperative” that all levels of government investigate “every aspect” of how the unarmed boy was shot.”

Why? Are all levels of government incompetent up until a certain point? This is further proof that he is completely disconnected from the proper role of government.

“When I think about this boy I think about my own kids.”

What happened to keeping politicians’ kids untouchable.


72 posted on 03/23/2012 8:27:17 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: massgopguy
Sounds like everyone with a name that sounds like Zimmerman is being indicted.

Good thing he changed his name!!!!!!

73 posted on 03/23/2012 8:28:16 AM PDT by catman67
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To: Tigerized
Looks like Zimmerman has already been tried and convicted, by the media with an assist from the POTUS no less.

Where is Zimmerman going to be able to get a fair trial? Guantanamo? I'd say he already has grounds for appeal.

You would think the Constitutional Law Lecturer of the US would remind the citizenry about "innocent until proven guilty."

74 posted on 03/23/2012 8:28:55 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
His comments are opportunistic and creepy.

He acts so UNpresidential weighing in and trying to capitalize on every single news item. It diminishes the office and makes him look silly.

75 posted on 03/23/2012 8:29:19 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: RabidBartender
I'm not even going to pretend I know what really happened but it's disgusting that Obama is playing politics after this shooting.
76 posted on 03/23/2012 8:32:08 AM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: RabidBartender

We are constantly admonished NOT to bring the kids into our discussions of Obama.

Yet HE does it ALL the time.


77 posted on 03/23/2012 8:32:42 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: RabidBartender

Lookie what we have here.

Articles on this site go back to January, 2012

“8 Steps In Starting A Revolution”
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
http://anonpolitics.com/8-steps-in-starting-a-revolution/


78 posted on 03/23/2012 8:33:07 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: RabidBartender

“has controversially avoided arrest”

Don’t wall avoid arrest daily? This line makes it clear that this is an article with an agenda. I am with holding jusdgement about Zimmerman, at least until I get the facts. However, I am judging the media with every article!


79 posted on 03/23/2012 8:33:13 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: cuban leaf
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?

Yes.

80 posted on 03/23/2012 8:36:08 AM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: RabidBartender

81 posted on 03/23/2012 8:36:08 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: RabidBartender
If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

People like the Marxist-in-Chief want to make sure that dream never becomes reality.

82 posted on 03/23/2012 8:38:33 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: blueunicorn6

If he was obana’s son nobody would believe it because neither of them would have a birth certificate.


83 posted on 03/23/2012 8:39:10 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( "It happened. And we let it happen. - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: RabidBartender

I’ve said it on other threads that Obama is going to fuel the fire and sit back and watch the riots through the summer. He will call in the National Guard and will be “forced” to call marshall law just in time for the elections. This is going to get out of hand throughout the country.

Here in St. Louis today they are demonstrating wearing “hoodies” and marching to City Hall.


84 posted on 03/23/2012 8:40:06 AM PDT by mmanager (NEWT - The Chruchill of our time!)
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To: God luvs America

it was last month....i will have to find the story for you or you can google it....


85 posted on 03/23/2012 8:40:30 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: newgeezer

In other words, “I’m commenting, because I’m black, not because I’m President.”

Don’t forget, Mr. President, you are white too, and so is the shooter.


86 posted on 03/23/2012 8:40:30 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Zimmerman may have been a little too zealous about his Neighborhood Watch duties. But....why did Trayvon (apparently) attack Zimmerman? Most people run from trouble, they don’t wade into it.

By using these words, Obama is definitely playing the race card and fanning the flames. Very irresponsible. And the name Zimmerman sounds vaguely Jewish. A two-fer.

And, by the way, where is he on Black on Black violence, which exacts a much higher cost in young lives? I guess that’s okay ‘cause there no “racism” involved. [/s]


87 posted on 03/23/2012 8:41:36 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: dfwgator

The GOP field stays silent on Trayvon Martin killing

http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/03/the-gop-field-stays-silent-on-trayvon-martin-killing-118446.html


88 posted on 03/23/2012 8:42:56 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: RabidBartender

Obviously Obama hates Hispanics and thinks they are racist against blacks... This crime had nothing to do with RACE it is just being used to gin up a phony racist strawman so the race baiters on the left can use it to attack Republicans, I am glad that America is starting to see through this charade... I hope this race baiter presidents poll numbers tank over this controversy he is the single most divisive president in this countries history.


89 posted on 03/23/2012 8:43:51 AM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Obama reelection means the end of America.)
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To: silverleaf

Like Malcolm X said, “If I had a son he would look like Barack.” sarc


90 posted on 03/23/2012 8:43:51 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: Night Hides Not

“You would think the Constitutional Law Lecturer of the US would remind the citizenry about “innocent until proven guilty.””

We lost that long ago. We are all now guilty, until proven innocent, every time we attempt to board a domestic commercial flight.


91 posted on 03/23/2012 8:43:51 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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To: cuban leaf

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?

This plays right into Obama’s re-election strategy... trumping up racial hatred in this country to forment anger, violence... to stir up his political base.


92 posted on 03/23/2012 8:44:01 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: Night Hides Not

he has to be charged with crime first, and he hasn’t been.


93 posted on 03/23/2012 8:45:01 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: RabidBartender

Is the president saying that all black youths look alike?


94 posted on 03/23/2012 8:47:16 AM PDT by Skeez (O)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“Opportunistic” as well as narcissistic in the way he makes everything about himself.

This guy is so desperate I actually believe he is overplaying his hand lately. Since when does a sitting president weigh in on otherwise not particularly out of the ordinary occurrences in life? Kids die this way almost every day in the inner cities of America. Dumb skanks are called sluts all the time. Suddenly, when he needs women and minority votes the POTUS makes it his business to give a crap about this stuff? I mean specific cases? Come on. So transparent and I believe EVERYONE knows it.


95 posted on 03/23/2012 8:47:28 AM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: RabidBartender

Obama’s dad: “if I had a son he’d look like Malcom X”


96 posted on 03/23/2012 8:49:35 AM PDT by OwenKellogg (Charter Member of the Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List)
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To: jersey117

Exactly


97 posted on 03/23/2012 8:49:44 AM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: RabidBartender
Why is Obama inserting himself into this story like he's an old person with zip common sense?

I notice he does this alot.

Note to Obama: It's not about you stupid...!!!

98 posted on 03/23/2012 8:52:37 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: RabidBartender

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


99 posted on 03/23/2012 8:52:57 AM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: Rannug

I was going to say; if BHO’s mom had another son he might have looked like the 13 year old from Kansas who was set on fire by his classmates. What is the President doing with this subject, looking to start riots this summer? Recruit more Black Panthers to intimidate voters at polling locations? What is his point?


100 posted on 03/23/2012 8:53:20 AM PDT by JTHomes (Free markets now!)
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