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Britain Waits For Obama to Comment Movingly . . . on Gun Murders of White Tourists by Black Youth
P J Media ^ | 3/29/12 | Mike McNally

Posted on 03/29/2012 12:36:14 PM PDT by rhema

I don’t know what President Obama’s schedule is looking like for today, but I’m sure he’ll be making time to comment on the case of Shawn Tyson, the Florida teenager who was yesterday sentenced to life without parole for the cold-blooded murders of two young British men who were holidaying in the state.

I’m sure the president will want to share his thoughts on the tragedy, because he takes such a keen interest, in his capacity as bridge-builder-and-healer-in-chief, in inter-racial altercations – and in particular fatal shootings to which there’s an apparent racial element. And the racial element here is at least as much a factor as it was in the case of the Trayvon Martin shooting which has so exercised Mr. Obama, and probably more so.

Tyson was black, while his victims, James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24, were white. The pair were gunned down after straying into Tyson’s predominantly black housing project, and while there’s no shortage of black-on-black shootings in such areas, it’s hard to imagine that two black men with no gang affiliation walking through the same neighbourhood would have been as likely to be targeted.

As reported in the Fox News story linked above, friends of Cooper and Kouzaris who spoke at the trial said they were “dissatisfied” with the lack of support or condolences from the United States government, and from President Obama in particular.

But I’m sure Mr. Obama will be swift to make amends, and will “insert himself” into this tragedy in a way that, according to the Washington Post, is “at once deeply personal and completely universal, and avidly avoids taking sides in a political fight”.

I’m expecting Mr. Obama to say that he can only imagine what the parents of Cooper and Kouzaris have had to go through since Tyson executed their sons, after making them beg for their lives, last April.

Perhaps he’ll even say that the two young men could have been, if not his own sons, then perhaps his younger brothers. They’re white, yes, but in every other respect they could have been his sons, or his brothers – and anyway, we’re all color blind these days when it comes to such matters aren’t we?

Or perhaps the president will take a more controversial line and, in the context of discussing the problem of gang-related violence in America’s black communities, deliver a compelling soundbite that will earn praise from America’s and the world’s media. Something like: “If I had a son, he’d look like Shawn Tyson.”

I’m confident that Mr. Obama will want to comment on this case. Because if he didn’t, some observers might jump to the conclusion that the leader of the free world was little more than a shameless, race-baiting opportunist who was more interested in firing up one of his core constituencies head of November’s election than in seeing justice done.

And that would come as an awful disappointment to his many adoring fans here in Britain – none more adoring than Prime Minister Cameron himself.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: obama; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 03/29/2012 12:36:32 PM PDT by rhema
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To: rhema

I pray they are not holding their collective breath.


2 posted on 03/29/2012 12:38:13 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: rhema

If my mother had a son he’d look like....


3 posted on 03/29/2012 12:39:43 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (tick..tick..tick...)
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To: rhema

He does not care.
They were the wrong color..............


4 posted on 03/29/2012 12:41:25 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: rhema

Does Shawn Tyson look like a son that Obama might have sired?


5 posted on 03/29/2012 12:42:39 PM PDT by monocle
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To: rhema

Does Shawn Tyson look like a son that Obama might have sired?


6 posted on 03/29/2012 12:42:39 PM PDT by monocle
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To: woweeitsme
I pray they are not holding their collective breath.

That might no be so bad. Think of all the CO2 it would save from the atmoshpere. The world would be cooler for it. (Sarc)

7 posted on 03/29/2012 12:42:43 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: rhema
In Obama’s eyes, killing 2 white boys is Great and being from Briton is a bonus.
8 posted on 03/29/2012 12:47:24 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: rhema

Good article well written with a great helping of Sarcasm. Bozo’s racism stands out every day in every way. What a putz. How they he** anyone was fooled enough by this guy to vote for him is a mystery to me and I have a very close friend who voted for the guy. I stopped talking to her until she finally admitted she was wrong and that Bozo is a total loser and she will never vote for him again. Still, I have to wonder, WTF was she thinking.


9 posted on 03/29/2012 12:55:16 PM PDT by calex59
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To: rhema
Tyson was black, while his victims, James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24, were white.

Tyson is no longer black?

I wish the editor position was filled by a qualified person

10 posted on 03/29/2012 12:56:19 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: rhema
Shooter convicted of life without parole.

-vs-

Shooter not arrested or charged.

Yeah, I can see how the cases are exact mirror images of each other other than the race of the participants.

Ok. Maybe not so much.

11 posted on 03/29/2012 12:58:54 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: rhema

Maybe he should call...


12 posted on 03/29/2012 1:06:45 PM PDT by O6ret
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To: rhema
Yet another murder, brought to you by...


13 posted on 03/29/2012 1:10:27 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: rhema
I’m confident that Mr. Obama will want to comment on this case. Because if he didn’t, some observers might jump to the conclusion that the leader of the free world was little more than a shameless, race-baiting opportunist who was more interested in firing up one of his core constituencies head of November’s election than in seeing justice done.
Ouch!
now that will leave a mark. ;-)
14 posted on 03/29/2012 1:24:59 PM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: rhema
Sadly, the only way he would do that would be if they Black British youth killed by Whites.
15 posted on 03/29/2012 1:28:26 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: rhema

He could say “If my parents had another son that looked more like my mother instead of my father, James Cooper or James Kouzaris would look like my brother.”


16 posted on 03/29/2012 1:32:58 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: rhema
It's a shame the little prick thug couldn't get the electric chair, because of a stupid SCOTUS decision banning the death penalty if the rabid animal is under 18.

As an aside, it's pretty evident from the article that the 2 Brits were gay, in addition to being white. Wonder why that 'hate crime' angle wasn't brought up ...

17 posted on 03/29/2012 1:34:10 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: rhema
There have been a number of cases like it; British tourists have been robbed and murdered with regularity, and the British press and public have certainly noticed, esp. as respects Florida.

To them I say, "try Padre Island instead!"

But as for justice, there's nothing anyone can say. We can't sentence these loser-killers fast enough, and now the black political community wants a "get out of jail free" card, on the basis of "disproportionate impact". (The refutation is simple: "Disproportionate bloodthirstiness and homicidal mania.")

18 posted on 03/29/2012 1:36:25 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: rhema

C’mon Zer0 at least send the families a DVD of your speeches. /s


19 posted on 03/29/2012 2:09:58 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: lentulusgracchus

***British tourists have been robbed and murdered with regularity***

Have to wonder what are the statistics for all foreign tourists who venture into crime-infested neighborhoods.

My nephew and a couple of his friends in their early 20’s were visiting from England and I warned them to stay away from cheap motels & low rent or industrial sections of large cities. After my warning they looked terrified. Sadly, one of them paid cash for his room in the evening and at the morning check out he had no receipt or proof of payment.

Certain areas in the US resemble Third World Tourist Traps. Not good for the economy or international diplomacy.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 2:33:16 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Newtrition - soul food for a starving America.)
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To: rhema

Obama should be addressing that just any time now . . . . .

. . . . . he’s going to talk about these senseless murders in just a moment . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . he’ll be talking personallky to the parents of these kids by phone . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . he’s going to invite them to the Rose Garden so he can have a beer with them and express his condolences . . . . . . . . . . .

(crickets)


21 posted on 03/29/2012 2:36:13 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: sodpoodle

I remember the German tourists killed years ago in Florida; I think they were targeted for their rental car decals. A friend of mine went on a school trip to Germany, and they were told in advance not to wear any Miami Dolphins apparel.

Anyone who has a PC can usually avoid “this problem” with a little research; if that doesn’t work honestly “ask Free Republic”.


22 posted on 03/29/2012 2:47:40 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: sodpoodle
Have to wonder what are the statistics for all foreign tourists who venture into crime-infested neighborhoods.

They didn't even have to do that. The thugbrothers were trailing them from airports to some stopping-place and robbing them, and they were also working rest-stop areas on Interstates. And yes, they were murdering them.

23 posted on 03/29/2012 2:49:08 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: rhema

Good luck with that! First strike, they were white. Second strike, they were British (which follows only second to American in the kenyan’s hatred). Third strike would be if the victims actually had jobs.


24 posted on 03/29/2012 3:49:42 PM PDT by Student0165
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To: rhema

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g04aCp3ej-I


25 posted on 03/29/2012 3:59:16 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Red Badger
They were the wrong color..............

They were white AND they were British. That is a double-whammy according to Obama, Hater of Colonialists and Honkies planet-wide.

26 posted on 03/29/2012 4:28:22 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: bassmaner

Gay? What gave you that idea?

27 posted on 03/29/2012 4:41:10 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: rhema
Silly British citizens..subjects...they're not up-to speed on Parsley O'Bozo views;
w /O'Bozo, there are no black or muslim defendants / criminals..only white ones.

28 posted on 03/29/2012 4:52:32 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass ( Kill all the terrorists, Protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: rhema

Obama doesn’t care about white people.


29 posted on 03/29/2012 4:55:41 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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