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."
He would more than likely be a THUG too just like Obama and an ANGRY AMERICAN like Michelle!
Race Race Race....frankly its passe
Good ole Barry, helping Al gin up the crowd.
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.
Is he saying his son would be a "clean" negro?
UM NO...NO WE DON'T, JERK.
“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.
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.
Local TV interview with witness to Treyvon Martin shooting — is there more to the story??
Øbama is pathetic
CLASS WARFARE—DIVISION. IT IS HIS MANTRA!!!!!!
That twitterer sure nailed it.
I’ll take “Intentional” for a 1000 Alex.
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.
UH! Obama??....not with Michelle he wouldn’t, or are you talking about with another woman? Then maybe.....
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.
“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.
Good thing he changed his name!!!!!!
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."
He acts so UNpresidential weighing in and trying to capitalize on every single news item. It diminishes the office and makes him look silly.
We are constantly admonished NOT to bring the kids into our discussions of Obama.
Yet HE does it ALL the time.
Lookie what we have here.
Articles on this site go back to January, 2012
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“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!
"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.
If he was obana’s son nobody would believe it because neither of them would have a birth certificate.
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.
it was last month....i will have to find the story for you or you can google it....
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.
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]
The GOP field stays silent on Trayvon Martin killing
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.
Like Malcolm X said, “If I had a son he would look like Barack.” sarc
“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.
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.
he has to be charged with crime first, and he hasn’t been.
Is the president saying that all black youths look alike?
“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.
Obama’s dad: “if I had a son he’d look like Malcom X”
I notice he does this alot.
Note to Obama: It's not about you stupid...!!!
One of the most irresponsible things 0 has said or done.
`Mau-mau’-ing this kid’s death is really reprehensible.
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?