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.
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