Skip to comments.Obama: Trayvon Martin ‘could have been me 35 years ago’...(Here we go again!)
Posted on 07/19/2013 11:50:37 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
President Barack Obama, breaking his silence on the George Zimmerman acquittal, said Friday that many African-Americans believe that both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different if Trayvon Martin had been white. You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son, Obama said somberly during a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. In searingly personal terms, Obama described his personal experience with race-based prejudice. There are very few African-American men in this country who havent had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store -- that includes me, he said.
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Tell us about the 13 month old boy, Antonio West who was shot in the face, Obama.
i think barry is exactly like trayvon.
He’s such a tease.
Then would have never heard of Barry Soetoro , Barack Obama, etc etc etc ,80 more times
Pathetic. But maybe he and Zim can have a beer and discuss Zim getting his iron back.
In searingly personal terms...Obama is full of crap!
Did he pound a Hispanic’s head into the pavement too?
Jesse Jackson said he’d feel relieved if he was followed by whites.
Obama delivered the talking points. If Martin had been armed, he would have been justified in shooting Zimmerman. But he was a good little boy who didn’t think he needed a gun. I didn’t think I could detest obama more. The more I detest him, the more I detest those who voted for him and continue to support him. I know there are so many people who will say “He’s wrong about this, but....”
Will just one politician come out and condemn obama for this and stand with the Zimmermans? One?
Without lying and affirmation action - he’s right - it could have been him. The same hatred is there. He’s only bashing whitey now with a suit and not a hoodie.
Obama was a dope smoking, thuggish, thief. And he still is.
That's not really fair to St. Trayvon.
I don't think he smoked that much dope.
He needs to keep stirring the flames of hate...racism....what an SOB.
The man is an agitator through and through. Trying to conjure up images of him ending up the same way as trayvon in peoples minds. Low down dirty politicking “how can i keep all my other scandals out of the news” b.s.
So where is any politician to speak up against this BS?
I did not know that the president might have assualted a neighborhood watch person 35 years ago.
Obama hates Whites AND Hispanics.
How about that.
Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.
Was he smoking weed, drinking lean and jacking jewelry as a teen?
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