Skip to comments.Obama Enters Trayvon Martin Debate: 'Martin Could Have Been Me'
Posted on 07/20/2013 8:31:18 AM PDT by IbJensen
He just had to go and do it. The verdict is in. The jury has spoken. George Zimmerman was found not guilty. Can't we just move on? Apparently not. In a speech on Friday, Barack Obama went before the cameras and spoke about Trayvon Martin, racial tensions, and "stand your ground laws." Rather than helping the situation, all Obama did (just like Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton) is fuel another racial fire that he and the media continue to ignite.
First let me say that I'm so tired of hearing about this case. The jury felt (as most of us did) that George Zimmerman was fearful for his life... that he acted in self defense when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. So why can't people move on?
Did Zimmerman have a racial bias when he was being beaten. Does it matter if he did? The fact of the matter is that if ANY person were attacking him, beating him, and causing him to fear for his life, that person would likely have been shot. And yet, all we hear from Obama, the media, and so-called "civil rights" leaders is that there needs to be "justice" for Trayvon. It's tragic that the boy was killed, but what "justice" are they looking for? To punish an innocent man?
I cringe whenever Obama talks about race, and perhaps it's because he has the some tone and themes every time. He and Sharpton and Jackson are all about excuses. They never come out and say directly that bad behavior in blacks is excusable, but they sure do imply it.
Remember when Obama spoke out on the arrest of his friend, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates? Police were called to the home of Gates after a woman reported a possible burglary at the home. Police questioned Gates. After failing to produce an ID at the request of police and then becoming confrontational, Gates was arrested. The police officers are white. Gates is black.
When Obama spoke on the issue, he acknowledged, "I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played." So, he admits he didn't know the facts, and yet he goes on to say that the police "acted stupidly." Could it be that Gates was acting like a jerk, just like the police said he was?
So now we fast forward, and Obama is talking about Trayvon Martin.
Obama's full comments are below, but the entire speech was one that does nothing to ease racial tensions. It only makes things worse. First, Obama is coming out against "stand your ground" laws. So, according to Obama and his allies, what is a person supposed to do when they are pushed to the brink... when they feel their life is endangered? Just lie there and die???
One of the main reasons racial tensions are at the level they are is because if they truly eased, Obama, Shaprton, and Jackson would have one less thing to talk about. Sharpton and Jackson would be out of a job, and Obama would have to focus on other things like messing up the economy, adding more debt, and creating even more government.
Obama said Trayvon Martin could have been him thirty-five years ago. Was Obama doing drugs back then? Well... yes, actually. Was Obama going around in a hoodie and beating up people? I don't think so. Trayvon Martin's death is certainly sad, but Obama wants America to believe that Martin had nothing to do with it.... that his actions are irrelevant and that any action on his part was spurred on by "society."
I'm sorry, but Obama is wrong. No one, no matter what race or ethnicity, is allowed to use that race or ethnicity as a free pass for bad behavior. Actions come with consequences, and when all people are held accountable, then we can finally start to move on from all of this.
Well I could be mean-spirited and say it's too bad it wasn't you Obama, but I won't.
I like what inluminatuo posted to this article much better:
Obamas propensity to stir the political poop is progressively pathological. He just cant help himself, or stand to let anyone or any issue steal the limelight of his narcissist Presidency, or let a Constitutionally correct Judicial ruling stand in the way of his fundamentally changing American racially charged agenda. If he ever let the poop just sit and crust over, the smell that empowers his racial voting base might go away and leave him out in the cold, alone in the clean air of a non-discriminatory landscape without a means of support. This is what frightens the likes of guys like Obama, Sharpton, and Jackson, the fear that people of all races WILL come together and put them all out of business,,,,,and business of late has been very, very good and very, very profitable both in book sales, campaign donations and speech fees which they all count on for their retirement years, which always come early in life for the Liberal Leaders who never had a real job to begin with, nor experienced an honest living from the sweat of their brows, like the people they dupe and fleece for their redistributed fear mongering money. It is downright obsessive compulsive, and prima facie evidence of the sign of the Liberal insanity.
but Obama wants America to believe that Martin had nothing to do with it . that his actions are irrelevant and that any action on his part was spurred on by society.
In that point he may be more correct than he knows, because HE IS Trayvons father who continues to father more racially confused hatred to divide and conquer the American people at the polls. His policies of entitlement to other peoples personal property, privacy, neighborhood security, and national security placed Trayvons mindset and placed Trayvons life in jeopardy. Yes we can now answer the racially confused question,,, Whose Your Daddy whose secular Liberal Progressive created SOCIETY of divisive confusion, led Trayvon and will lead US, down the path to his own destruction, just like it will lead us and his daddy unless we go back to the REAL father of our American Constitutional truths.
Most of us here look forward to the day when this evil mystery man departs for places unknown. He'll build a library, but it appropriately belongs in hell!
If he was Trayvon, we’d be saying “President Biden” now...
Who elected this guy President?
So, is Obama saying he went around beating up people he didn’t like 35 years ago?
Nice POTUS we got there. How does he respond to potential riots? By inflaming the situation even more. This guy needs to be impeached NOW. If these morons in Congress can’t get it through their thick skulls that this ADMITTED FOREIGN BORN TWICE UNCONSTITUTIONALLY ELECTED COMMUNIST is hell bent on destroying the country then guess what? He is going to succeed!
“Well I could be mean-spirited and say it’s too bad it wasn’t you Obama, but I won’t”
I already said it yesterday! I guess I’m just plain mean.
That's alright. I'm sure your Press Corpse will give you a pass on this one.
exactly!! He was running around with nude girlie photos, packing guns, smoking pot and calling white people “crackers”..nice move A wipe
Cupcake wasn’t capable of beating up anyone. He was busy drinking whisky out of Mason jars and sucking on doobies at the feet of a known communist pedophile. That’s where he learned all about Marxism and homosexuality.
Barry did have something in common with Trayvon. He hated white people.
It is now WWTD.
They have elevated Trayvon to Messiah status. Zimmerman, the Jewish White Hispanic crucifying the sin free Messiah of all Black People on the sidewalk of Racist Sanford Florida.
I hope for the Trayvon worshipers that they didn’t cremate the remains as he should be rising from grave any day now.
please correct to :he hates white people”
Which is it? Trayvon could have been his son, or he could have been Trayvon.
Of the many disappointments of the 0bama Presidency, the worse is that the first Black President would be a negative influence on race relations (”I could have bee Tayvon”) and a violator of civil rights (1st, 2nd, 9th, and 10th Amendments in the Bill of Rights).
Actually, HRC would be in her second reign as the Queen of Darkness. But, you are spot on about Obama. He could never be Kid Skittles in real life. Obama's been nurtured and guided his whole life to one aim. He's an instigator, not an action guy. Kommunity organizing is how he rolls, not actually getting his hands dirty on the mean gangsta streets. Obama is The Alinsky version of Eddie Haskell.
AND he was not being raised by a gangsta wannabe who hated Whites and Hispanics. Little barry bastard boy learned his racial hatred later, as a means to empower himself in his shiftless life, exploiting the system for financial gains, using race as a tool to leverage foolish leftist white people.
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