Skip to comments.Obama picks scab off America’s racial wound
Posted on 07/21/2013 7:07:10 PM PDT by markomalley
President Obama, Americas first half-black, half-white president, went to the White House podium last week to address the nations most racially divisive case since Rodney King.
But he wasnt there to calm the country. And he certainly wasnt there to start some conversation on race he doesnt find those particularly productive, he said, what with all the listening. Instead, he came out unannounced to the briefing room to talk about how people are feeling.
Not all people, mind you, just black people and especially, as always, himself.
Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago, said the half-white man raised mostly in Hawaii by two white grandparents. He ticked off a list of racist actions he said whites take whenever a black man (especially him) is nearby locking car doors, clutching purses closer. I dont want to exaggerate this, he said, exaggerating wildly as he labeled all white people racist.
The president, it turned out, had come to pick the scab off Americas healing wound. The nation had been injured, and everything was bloody: A Hispanic man shot a black teenager in a vicious street fight. No one but George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin knows how it all started, who struck first, why a seemingly meaningless altercation ended in death.
But a jury, picked by the prosecutors and the defense, listened to three weeks of testimony. At the end of the trial, the jurors heard the legal instructions of the judge. They weighed the evidence, then applied the law. What happened that night in a Florida neighborhood was tragic, the jury decided, but it wasnt murder.
Violence, sporadic but intense, swept through communities across the country for a week after the verdict, but was subsiding. The president, however, wanted to reopen the case.
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obama is the scab
He wants to incite a race war.
Nothing would make him happier
I’m surprised he forgot the part about the jury “acting stupidly”.
The media wants him to be Lincoln, JFK, Reagan and now he wants to identify with Martin? Who is this clown? Here in Oz we’re laughing ourselves silly like some retarded seal clapping our hands because we’re about to snort through our nose ....The US doesn’t or the media doesn’t realize how much of an idiot he’s shown himself to be overseas.
I have no guilt....I work hard...pay taxes...volunteer and pay more taxes....
who's really the ones that got grips here?....its not freeloaders and whiners, that's for sure...
2008 elections = Obama exploits race; massive turnout.
2010 elections = Obama voters stay home.
2012 elections = Huge dropoff in Obama vote v 2008.
2014 elections = Obama exploits race; starts early.
“Obama picks scab off Americas racial wound”
Seems like, doesn’t it? And what timing with millions of Mexicans, Brazilians, Guatemalans and Canadians pouring in to get amnesty.
But don’t ask our so-called “conservative” House to cut off some of his funding. Because they won’t listen anyway. They’ll just give him more.
“The US doesnt or the media doesnt realize how much of an idiot hes shown himself to be overseas.”
Some of us do. That’s why we’ve totally turned away from the mass media in the US, and now depend on foreign sources for our news. It’s tragic how the UK and Canadian media have much more accurate and timely information than our “news” networks. And, of course, websites where we can find like minded souls.
There are now 2 divided Americas, one that’s portrayed publicly, and the other that’s mostly below the radar.
Whenever I see Obama on TV, my first instinct is to grab my 401k statement.
Ping Jockey sez, BRING IT.
Exactly. I watch the TV news here and stream some stuff from other countries. I read the India Times and the Tokyo Times then check stories in the US and they’re completely different in that the US MSM distorts the fact somewhat giving a completely different slant. Then too stories that happen in the US that are important but are not broadcasted. It’s a totally different US here.
I bet his Secret Service Agents vomit every morning before work.
I would say he's more like a festering sore that refuses to heal.
“United they stand, divided they fall.” It’s all the commies have. They’ve used it perfectly to destroy America.
Not a convincing argument.
Everything dumBO does is about him.
He (Hussein) makes me physically ill.
The judicial system once weighed the law against facts and evidence. Now Obama wants it also weighed against the black perspective. Soon to come the Muslim perspective and Sharia.
Nice zingy piece. Probably the best of these that I’ve read so far.
tinyurl.com/koy8kcr, watch this video and send it everywhere.
He is the most racially polarizing figure on the American scene since John Brown attacked Harper’s Ferry or Elijah Mohammad launched his lunatic Nation of Islam cult in America or Nathan Bedford Forrest founded the KKK.
THis is Hitler tactic.
You go in ghettos and you see white women and their kids and white men with their half black kids.
None of these people really follow the news, they pretty much survive working motels and what not with other blacks.
Check it out, then come this Hitler bull and many throughout Europe as a result back then ended up not liking their jewish friends any more out of the blue.
This crap is really vicious and bring bloodshed and division where there aren’t any.
Obama and his enablers are coward who do not want to face their own faults and foreign enemies.
THe media wants him to create crimes against humanity and promote ghetto divisions between whites and blacks where there are not any.
These people will not stop at any thing to promote their vile agenda.
We are heading that way with this vile piece of crap. This is Africa, Hutu and Tutsy BS.
Fast forward to today.
How many Secret Service Agents would take a bullet for Dear Leader?
35 effing years ago Barry would have had a serious attitude adjustment in my neck of the woods! This @sshat has never walked an inch in most people’s shoes much less the “black” experience! FUBO
And he needs for a number of Blacks to become "willing" sacrifices for "the cause". He and other race-baiters are itching for violence to erupt so they can declare martial law and start the confiscation...Benghazi was the only sacrificial offering to Evil...
Here in Wilmington, there was a rally for Trayvon on Sunday. The Mayor, County Exec. and Governor all showed up.
Meanwhile, over the same weekend. Five young black males were shot, all presumbably by other black males.
Not a peep...
Actually, that’s incorrect.
The situation of “nothing would make him happier” is the same as it is for all leftists -
using the power of the State to murder their political opponents.
The “race war” is simply a step stool to get there.
Didn’t some democrat jackass ask “couldn’t it be the police shooting these black teens?”
What healing wound? The scab, such as it was, had been ripped off by Sharpton and his ilk the moment the jury verdict had been announced and long before Obama gave his disjointed statement.
I have been a Bill Whittle fan for years!
He has a firm grasp of the obvious, and a nifty ability to convey his understanding of it.
Thanks for the headzup.
What “racial wound”? I don’t have a problem except with the alleged leadership of this country.
All of them. Diss Obama if you want, but don't insult the Secret Service. I've met several of them who work counterfitting details and they're all consumate professionals. They may not like or respect whoever is in the White House but they also know that defending the president with their lives if necessary is part of the job.
Which foreign publications do you consider to be the most accurate and fair?
“accurate and fair”?
Boy, that’s relative even in a perfect world.
Domestically, I’d have to say IBD and WSJ probably have the most analytical of coverage. Christian News Sevice good, too.
For going where domestic media refuses, I’d have to give it to the UK Daily Mail and Telegraph. Canada Free Press, like FR, also takes on those subjects the alphabet networks won’t.
If we didn’t have the web, we’d need to have something akin to underground radio...
Pity. We need a regime change.
Didn’t hear that, but wouldn’t put it past one of them to say that for an easy...’mmm hmmm’ and head nod.
“..How many Secret Service Agents would take a bullet for Dear Leader?...”
You’d probably be surprised at the answer. I’d venture to say that the majority of them would.
Right or wrong, they’re professionals. They do their job regardless of their personal opinion.
And with this clown, you can be sure he probably hand-picked his own loyal SS from the pool.
He not only picked the scab, he poured rubbing alcohol into it.