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MSNBC Host: Obama Trayvon Speech Courageous Like JFK’s Civil Rights Act Speech

MSNBC Host: Obama Trayvon Speech Courageous Like JFK’s Civil Rights Act Speech

President Obama surprised reporters by showing up to today’s White House press briefing, where he made remarks about the Zimmerman case and on the Stand Your Ground law.

National Journal was able to capture some of the key quotes:

While the president began by commending the judge in the case as “professional” and the jurors as “properly instructed,” he brought the case into the much broader context of race in America.

“When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said this could’ve been my son. Another way of saying that is, a Trayvon Martin could’ve been me 35 years ago. When you think about why in the African American community at least, there’s a lot of pain around what happened I think it’s important to recognize that the African American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.”

He also said that “there are very few African American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping at a department store. That includes me.” The same goes for African American men who have heard “locks click on the doors of cars,” or seen a “woman clutching her purse nervously” in an elevator.

The president also said that “there is a history of racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws” — from the death penalty to drug laws. He continued (with our emphasis):

“Folks understand the challenges that exist for African American boys. But they get frustrated that they feel that there’s no context for them, that that context is being denied. And that all contributes to a sense that if a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, that from top to bottom both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”

While Obama didn’t shy away from making such strong public comments, he urged that any protests that continue should remain peaceful.

The president also commented on Stand Your Ground laws and issues of racial profiling.

From a TPM rush transcript:

I know that Eric Holder is reviewing what happened down there, but I think it is important for people to have some clear expectations here. Traditionally these are issues of state and local government. The criminal code and law enforcement is traditionally done at the state and local levels. Not at the federal levels. That doesn’t mean though that as a nation we can’t do some things that I think would be productive. So let me just give a couple of specifics that I’m still bouncing around with my staff so we’re not rolling out some five-point plan but some areas where I think all of us could potentially focus.

Number one, precisely because law enforcement is often determined at the state and local level. I think it would be productive for the justice department, governors, mayors, to work with law enforcement about training at the state and local levels in order to reduce the kind of mistrust in the system that sometimes currently exists. When I was in illinois, I passed racial profiling legislation and it actually did just two simple things. One, it collected data on traffic stops and the race of the person who was stopped. But the other thing was it resourced us training police departments across the state on how to think about potential racial bias and ways to further professionalize what they were doing. And initially the police departments across the state were resistant, but actually they came to recognize that if it was done in a fair, straightforward way that two allow them to do their jobs better and communities would have more confidence in them and in turn be more helpful in and plying the law.


Along the same lines I think it would be useful for us to examine some state and local laws to see if they are designed in such a way that they may encourage the kinds of altercations and confrontations and tragedies that we saw in the Florida case rather than diffuse potential altercations. I know that there’s been commentary about the fact that the Stand Your Ground laws in Florida were not used as a defense in the case. On the other hand, if we’re sending a message as a society in our communities that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms, even if there is a way for them to exit from a situation. Is that really going to be contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see.

Activists and civil rights organizations like the NAACP have been increasingly demanding that Obama’s Justice Department pursue a civil rights case in response to the Zimmerman trial verdict.

Meanwhile, an MSNBC host compared Obama’s appearance today to what JFK did after the children’s campaign (Children’s Crusade) in Birmingham, Alabama during the Civil Rights era, when JFK came out in support of civil rights legislation.

Longer Obama video below.

Full transcript available here.




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The real sad commentary tragedy is that black children are still much safer on the streets in the white communities then they are in the black communities. When that is issue is acknowledged and addressed then there will be safety for all of our children.

    Uncle Samuel in reply to drjorey. | July 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Blacks are responsible for making the streets and even their own families unsafe for black children. It’s a matter of behavior and moral values, not race.

      Uncle Samuel in reply to Uncle Samuel. | July 19, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      Unsafe neighborhoods and homes are not the fault of white people.

        Jazzizhep in reply to Uncle Samuel. | July 19, 2013 at 5:56 pm

        Methinks crazy uncle syndrome has stricken you Samuel. It is entirely the fault of white people that many African-Americans are in the position of TM and his family—White Liberals!!!!

      kittycat in reply to Uncle Samuel. | July 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Uncle Sam,

      Probably a lot of them know this, but they just won’t admit it. Well, the Dems won’t admit it because it’s political with them. But I have a new name for BO, which is Trayvon Obama.

      GrumpyOne in reply to Uncle Samuel. | July 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      And that environment was directly attributable to the policies generated by the liberal progressive democrats. The aim of such policies were to generate dependence on the government that in turn limited opportunity to seek one’s dream.

      The party that is so vocal refuses to accept responsibility for its role in all this because they are self serving and have utterly no shame.

      Also, these environmental aspects are more or less a local matter and in every single example, there’s nary a Republican to be found…

    gxm17 in reply to drjorey. | July 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Yep. It’s interesting that he didn’t compare himself to Sherdavia Jenkins but that’s probably because he’s never heard of her. A nine-year old gunned down in front of her siblings just doesn’t capture the hatemongers’ attention the way a young man beating a stranger’s head into the sidewalk does.

Someone should show him the statistics on the number of crimes committed by young black males and what their percentage of the population is.

Oh, that’s right – math is hard.

    GrumpyOne in reply to AYFKM. | July 19, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    He’s already admitted as to having difficulty with math above the junior high school level which explains a whole lot why we’re in so much trouble.

    In fact, most democrats don’t have a clue on how numbers work..

Oh No!!!!!
Black people get looked at suspiciously!?!?!?
They get followed and profiled as potential criminals?!?!?!?

Well, might that have something to do with the fact that in areas like Detroit, Houston and Sanford Florida the majority of the crime is being committed by blacks?

I live in an area with very few black people. The blacks that live here are mostly college students.
When I see a black guy walking down the street, I don’t give it a second thought.

Now, when I see a 30 year old white guy riding a BMX bike around my neighborhood, well, then I pay attention. See, in my town, it is 30 year old tweakers on BMX bikes that are committing most of the crime, so you bet, when I see someone like that riding around, I keep a very close eye on them.

Fortunately, nobody can call me a racist as I am profiling a white guy, but I fail to see the difference.
If young black men are committing most of the crime in your area, you are an idiot if you don’t keep your eye on young black guys in your neighborhood.

It is not racist, it is smart!!!

Thank you Professor, for shiningn light on the dingy corners of our MSM.

And the big “breaking news” for NE Florida that just came through on my phone a few minutes ago is that His Obamaness is going to grace us with a royal visit next week:

BREAKING NEWS: President Obama to visit Jacksonville next week

Why Jacksonville and not, say, Detroit?


    Vince in reply to Amy in FL. | July 19, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    He should visit Rosewood.. just to stirs things up even more 🙂

      He’s already just recently attended the state funeral of a fellow Democrat who was an exalted KKK leader during that shameful era… I don’t know how wise it’d be of him just at the moment to stir up peoples’ recollections of the Democrats’ involvement in such goings-on.

    profshadow in reply to Amy in FL. | July 19, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    …..Bwaaa, haaaa, haaa, haaaa……Smithers, Release The Squirrels!…..

    Baker in reply to Amy in FL. | July 19, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Jacksonville is the home turf of the prosecution team. Maybe he’s going down there to give them all a couple of bitch slaps for screwing this case up.

It appears that blacks want the skewed rules of “affirmative” action applied to the law as well: a conviction that would be good enough if the defendant were white is insufficient when applied in an analogous situation with a black defendant.

Or is that just lynching?

The hoodies and the droopy drawers do the profiling for you.

brucet45410 | July 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Seems to me that changing behavior is a two way street. Start acting like you want to be a part of a community and you will be accepted by the community.

    not_surprised in reply to brucet45410. | July 19, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    From the above spot on two posts, its easy

    1) If you insist on wearing a hoodie, use it in the winter and drop it when you enter a business. Too many criminals hide behind them and raise criminal (not race) profiling.

    2) Drop the saggy/oversized clothing. what are you hiding? same for (1).

    Just recently a prime example, and I watched this video a couple of times, it’s hard to say if the suspect is black or white, but he certainly murdered the store manager and used a hoodie to conceal his face.

      FYI here in Australia we have a lot of crime involving people wearing hoodies. There has been one exception and that was a female who put her boobs on display when she was committing the crime (it really happened).

      Nearly all robberies at places like the 7-11 (over here they sell gas), or Shell etc are people who prefer wearing hoodies.

      It means that people wearing hoodies up when they have entered a business are suspect.

      In my country most of these perpetrators are white, but often they are of M-E origin.

His timing is nasty for me… a semi truck driver who is delivering in Los Rioting Angeles… if I die… imma cry

    NC Mountain Girl in reply to CREinstein. | July 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I’d cut him some slack. Once the #GreatKateWatch is over Barry won’t be able to get headlines for several days. By then the Zimmerman verdict will be old news among the lo-infos.

Let me clue you all in: when I was homeless in the late ’80’s, I got the door clicking too. (I’m white)

Because I was scruffy and unkempt and walking (which in many areas is a rarity unless accompanied by a canine) along the street.

I understood why they did that. It’s called self preservation.

What is descried as racial profiling is just playing the odds.

Even Jesse Jackson (in a moment of rare candor) said the same thing about being less afraid of a group of whites walking behind him at night than a group of his own race.

Obama once again shows his agenda; to divide and deride. To bring this country to it’s knees so that his own particular ideology can attempt a takeover.

He is not a bumbling buffoon as some try to frame his actions. He is a willfully vicious, malignant ego maniac who has been put in that position to destroy America.

woodchuck64 | July 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Obama’s remarks are bit more nuanced than that. For example,

Now, this isn’t to say that the African American community is naive about the fact that African American young men are disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system; that they’re disproportionately both victims and perpetrators of violence.

I think the African American community is also not naive in understanding that, statistically, somebody like Trayvon Martin was statistically more likely to be shot by a peer than he was by somebody else. So folks understand the challenges that exist for African American boys.

    But our first black president doesn’t care about any of those young black men who are killed by other young black men, especially the ones in gun-controlled paradises like Chicago and DC. They’re not worth a second of his time, nor are their grieving families.

    You have to be shot by a “white hispanic” in Florida to score a shout-out from The One.

    Jazzizhep in reply to woodchuck64. | July 19, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Obama will fix the statistics that show a disproportional number of crimes are committed by blacks by doing what he said schools should do—stop reporting crimes by blacks.

I wonder if Obama’s delving deeper into this mess in this way is evidence that he is really in trouble because of all the scandals. Perhaps this will serve to distract people enough that he can survive them. Either that or he really is stupid enough to believe his own bull.

not_surprised | July 19, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Got to love the narrow case (GZ’s case) of 1 on 1 for attacking SYG. What happens when I am at a mall and a nutcase decides to start shooting people and I am near a door? am I supposed to run and let other people die? What about an armed rapist attacking a women in a pack? should I retreat and dial 911 or use my gun?

What happens when 4 thugs rob me and I could run, but not outrun them (and what if I am shot in the back etc?)

Nobama even tried to twist it around by saying if TM had a gun he could have stood his ground and killed Zimmerman! LOL

First of all someone following you in a car hardly constitutes reasonable fear of anything. So TM would not be able to use SYG for defense and secondly, by his own suggestion, if we take away SYG TM would not be able to shot GZ in fear of being followed. Makes no sense, then again that was Nobama.

SYG is perfectly balanced, IMO.

I did hear Nobama say a few things that seem to set the stage for leaving GZ alone:

1) These matters are for the states to handle, not the feds
2) The court ruled properly, jurors instructed correctly
3) We have to accept that
4) Anyone who resorts to violence dishonors TM.


    VetHusbandFather in reply to not_surprised. | July 19, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    My jaw dropped to the floor when I got to the part of the transcript where he suggested an armed Trayvon might have used SYG as a defense to shoot GZ. He couldn’t possibly be dense enough to believe you could justify lethal force against someone for following you.

    This is ridiculous. 31 of the 50 states has an SYG law. So, FL is in the majority. Even in “duty to retreat” states, one only has a duty to retreat if one is absolutely sure that retreat would guarantee safety; so, not very different from SYG.

    Not that SYG matters, because at the time Zimmerman felt he was in mortal danger, he had no path of retreat anyway. Zimmerman wouldn’t have necessarily lost his right to self defense even if he threw the first punch. He would have only lost the right if he punched Martin in order to provoke a life-threatening attack so that he would have an excuse to kill him. But, that is as implausible as it gets. Zimmerman knew the arrival of police was imminent, he had no motive for murder, there’s no indication of such contemplation and Zimmerman told the police he lost sight of the Martin.

    Things turned out badly. Martin was a teenaged boy and teenagers are terrible at both predicting the consequences of their actions and controlling their impulses. He gambled when he decided to who the “cracker” whose balls were bigger. In the end, a dumb kid lost his life and there are no winners in this story. But there are no murderers either.

    As a woman and one who has had bad experiences with people following in cars, I would have to object with regard to how you express yourself.

    I have to note here that on the first occasion that I was followed the person did something that caused my fear. That something was to ask for directions followed by an invitation to get in his car: RED FLAG.

    The second occasion was a little less obvious but I felt enough fear and yes I knew he was following me for the wrong reasons!! In that situation the man was working in a factory, and his wife was working in the same factory, and I was working there as a contract employee!!

    It is not hard to sense when one is being followed, I doubt the whole TM/RJ conversations. However, it is possible that TM sensed that he was being followed and he was probably jittery because he got caught casing houses in the complex.

Obama will be appointing Corey to some position someplace as a reward for this malicious prosecutorial distraction from all the scandals of his administration.

Jeeze…I live in Jax. I’m so hating this. I’ve got to book a trip to Belize or something.

Midwest Rhino | July 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Obama mentioned that the violent past was the excuse for the violence of blacks present tense. But his recognition of current violence confirms a reason to profile. Not to assault, but to have heightened awareness. Wasn’t it New Jersey where blacks were getting more speeding tickets, but it was found in independent analysis of speeding cars going by, that blacks were speeding more in the same proportion as they were getting tickets.

All of life is about profiling … the food we eat may be worse but looks better. We buy products advertised by more sexual models, or choose people for a job based on speaking ability.

What the left claims, and Obama just denied, is that blacks are unfairly profiled. But it really seems people go out of their way to incorporate blacks, more than the other way around. But Obama siding with the Sharptons and Crumps over Bill Cosby or Thomas Sowell, is the root of the problem.

After all, Obama was elected for his race. That overruled his Marxist and anti-white history, and his lack of executive or legislative accomplishment. How dare he continue to chastise and demonize the white man.

Obama saw that his stoking the racial flames was backfiring on him, so he tried to walk it back, but still wants to have it both ways, as usual for him.

    Midwest Rhino in reply to Midwest Rhino. | July 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    oh, and Obama’s African ancestors violently sold blacks INTO slavery, and now in cities like Chicago and Detroit, he keeps them on the Democrat plantation, while he and his pals like Wright, Crump, Cone, Sharpton, Jackson … get rich off their suffering.

    Meanwhile my ancestors fought to free slaves, never owned slaves, and still fight for freedom.

    But racists profit by telling lies about the past, and convicting solely on skin color. Obama still thinks reparations are not enough … and skin color alone is a solid basis, though not based in fact.

    Midwest rhino, I cannot subject myself to White Black POTUS’s speeches, punctuated by numerous displays of his imperial nostrils. Are you serious when you say he justified this lawlessness and violence?

    If the POTUS believes not in Rule of Law but in uneven application of the law and retribution, then we are no longer a civilized society and we should all arm ourselves for the coming civil war.

NC Mountain Girl | July 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I wonder if Barry and his Justice Department have ever heard of DWR- driving while redneck? I knew a white dude, a fit 6’2″ long haired 30 something guy with multiple, visible tats who favored old jeans, tees and a cowboy hat. He was the nicest guy in the world but he looked like he could be a lifelong con up to no good. Hence he was always getting stopped by cops.

Whew. I was afraid she had Obama on autoplay.

Anyway, unfortunately, I caught the whole thing live.

First, Obama shows up unannounced, then started to complain there weren’t enough reporters in the room. “Hey, anybody else going to show up?”

Then, he started yammering and yacking, searching for words, and the thoughts behind them..

I said to myself, “somebody get this man a teleprompter!”

Certainly Obama thought to himself, “Damn, I should have brought my teleprompter!”

Moral of the story–it wasn’t a speech. It barely cleared the “off the cuff remarks” threshold.

From the transcript of the speech:

“And I don’t want to exaggerate this, but those sets of experiences inform how the African American community interprets what happened one night in Florida. And it’s inescapable for people to bring those experiences to bear.”

Uh, if White people do that, it’s called PROFILING. And BIAS. And STEREOTYPING. Sooo, do we have one set of standards for all people, or not???

Link to the transcript:

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Thanks Barack, for once again elevating the office of the President.

(Yes, that is sarcasm)

[Valerie told him he had to say something about Trayvon before she allowed him to golf this weekend.]

Uncle Samuel | July 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Heck, America must really be racist, even the Ayatollah Khomeiny is saying ‘Justice for Trayvon’ and scolding us for horrific conditions for poor black folks in the US:

InstaPundit said it long ago…

As the Pres. Snoop-Dog regime goes in the crapper, he will get increasingly black.

We are watching ObamaCare unravel like a Chinese golf-ball, so…

Timing of this little race-baiting distraction is very interesting.

Yesterday, Issa & Co. proved the IRS scandal led right up the chain to an Obama appointee: William Wilkins. Mr. Wilkins represented Jeremiah Wright in 2008 in a ‘tax matter’.

Definitely leads any clear-thinking American to realize Valerie Jarrett is in this up to her eyeballs.

This administration stinks, from the head down, like a perpetual rotting fish.

    inquisitivemind in reply to clafoutis. | July 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Well in their distorted perversions of reality would you rather have the Sunday morning talk shows focused on the IRS scandal or the O’s meaningless words.

    They are attempting to drive a narrative of distraction under a veil of pandering to his black caucus

I thought the President’s comments were most inappropriate. Currently, not only is George Zimmerman living in hiding, but his parents as well as a result of all the death threats they have received. People have been assaulted across the country and told it was payback for Trayvon. The riots and destruction of property, the sit ins blocking normal activities, all are uncivilized and historically representative of a his group of people.I was alive in the 60’s and remember their riots then. They are better now but much less justifiable. The sterotyped fear is not racism, it is not irrational, but rather predicated as a result of their own uncivilized antisocial behaviors. That “culture” is not acceptable and he insults us all to suggest it is our racism. It was also completely inappropriate to suggest that Trayvon should have been carrying a gun. That is in fact what is getting all those young men killed today who look as he did 35 years ago but act differently.

    not_surprised in reply to btdt100. | July 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Add to that the illegal interference with Stanford PD and keeping Zimmerman from getting his much needed gun from him arbitrarily. To be fair then, all cross-race murders should have secondary civil right investigations and all those guns kept in Government custody right?

Our President sure talks about himself a lot.

    A personal pronoun tax might balance the budget…

    Katty in reply to Redneck Law. | July 19, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Yes, if only he could single-handedly imprison Zimmerman the way he single-handedly caught and killed Bin Laden. Alas, Americans’ pesky attachment to due process and rule of law frustrates his saintly efforts.

    Baker in reply to Redneck Law. | July 19, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    From his talk:

    “You know, when I was in Illinois I passed racial profiling legislation.”

    Yeah – He was so powerful that all by his lonesome he passed legislation.

DINORightMarie | July 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Mandy Nagy, I am alerting you to Squeeky Fromm as a troll.

Not requesting “banning” but letting you know “she” is showing up on several of today’s posts trolling…………..

    Browndog in reply to DINORightMarie. | July 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    She appears harmless. Let her be.

      Thank you Brown Dog! There are two groups of people who dislike me intensely. However, neither of their particular passionate causes provide much subject matter at this blog. FWIW, I used to post here some maybe a year or two ago, at the old place.

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter


Cable news canaries are treating Obama’s “remarks” like it was Jesus/Temple on the mount.


On profiling. Look, if you resemble a criminal, then you should expect people who see you to be careful. If you bear a strong resemblance to a criminal, then you should expect people who see you to wonder whether you might be a criminal. If your identical twin is a wanted man, then you should expect to be reported to 911 by everyone who recognises you, and stopped by every policeman. It may be unpleasant for you, but so what? Blame the person or people who look like you and committed the crimes.

I recall the time, about 30 years ago, when a drawing of a wanted criminal was published on the front pages of all the newspapers, and it looked exactly like someone I knew. Different name, so I knew it wasn’t him, but when I next saw him everyone was joking about it, and he said every time he walked down the street he expected to be questioned by the cops. Fortunately they caught the guy a day later, so this didn’t last long. But that’s what profiling is: making informed assumptions, based on the limited information available when all you know about someone is what’s showing.

As Walter Williams (I think) once put it, if a Bengal tiger comes into the room you’re in, you don’t stop to find out whether it’s hungry, you leave!

Obama claims “there is a history of racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws” Heather MacDonald from the Manhattan Institute points out that: “A 1994 Justice Department survey of felony cases from the country’s 75 largest urban areas discovered that blacks actually had a lower chance of prosecution following a felony than whites did and that they were less likely to be found guilty at trial.”
She also wrote in reference to the hype that black kids had to hide from whites hunting them down:
“if a black parent wants to radically reduce his son’s chance of getting shot, he should live in a white neighborhood. New York’s crime profile is typical of urban-crime disparities across the country. The per capita shooting rate in predominantly black Brownsville, Brooklyn, is 81 times higher than that of predominantly white and Asian Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, according to the New York Police Department. Blacks in 2012 committed about 75 percent of all shootings in New York, and whites a little over 2 percent, though blacks are 23 percent of the city’s population and whites 35 percent. Blacks are 60 percent of the city’s homicide victims. Their killers? They aren’t white.”
You can read it here:
I’m sick and tired of hearing how it’s whitey’s fault for the crime rate among black males. The fact of the matter is black males 14-24 commit most of the crime in this country even as the overall crime rate of this country has dropped for black males it has risen the last 20 years. I’m sure the crime rate would drop much lower if more of them had jobs but for that they need to look in the mirror at their voting patterns, all Democrat all the time. That is why Detroit is Detroit. They continually vote for Dems and they always wonder why things get worse. The GOP is who stopped slavery, it was the GOP who forced the civil rights act thru congress, but when Dems found they could silence blacks with the power of the purse thats what they did and blacks voted them. Not all Democrats were in the KKK but all members of the KKK were Democrats. Race hustlers are not helping the black community and neither are Democrats in congress, they need to face facts, the biggest problems blacks have is their 70% out of wedlock child birth stats, black kids killing ever younger black kids and school drop out rates of about 38%.

Appears that we got the question about whether BO sees himself as a BLACK President or a President whose race is Africa American answered. BO is just like Al and Jesse – maybe a little slicker but he’s carrying the same race cards.

The reason why blacks are charged with drug possession are as follows:

1. They are caught dealing.
2. They are arrested for a violent crime and just happen to be carrying drugs with them and are cited for it concurrently.
4. They are consuming drugs openly in public.
It has nothing to do with race.

PackerBronco | July 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm

“When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said this could’ve been my son. Another way of saying that is, a Trayvon Martin could’ve been me 35 years ago.”
Did Bambi just confess that 35 years ago he was slammin’ the skulls of white a** crackers into the concrete pavement?

>>”Trayvon Martin could’ve been me 35 years ago.”

I don’t think so. Obama was a privileged preppy in Hawaii who went on to three of the most elite colleges in America.

But don’t you feel post-racially healed and united now?

PackerBronco | July 19, 2013 at 4:40 pm

If a young black male is dressed like a thug, I will NOT apologize if I view him with suspicion.

If this is “profiling” then the solution lies with the black community to demand more of their young men.

“There is nothing more painful for me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery—and then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”
– Jesse Jackson – Reverend & Racial Profiler

Fantasywriter | July 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Obama’s comment phone line is hanging up on people who criticize him over this. They hung up on me three times. (I wasn’t rude or profane, just critical.) The fourth time was the only time I was allowed to finish my (very brief) remarks. They must be taking a lot of heat, & getting a bit testy.

Am I allowed to post Obama’s comment line #? Pls delete if need be:


On the other hand, if we’re sending a message as a society in our communities that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms, even if there is a way for them to exit from a situation.

Of course we are, moron. Why should an assailant get the benefit of demanding a victim run away from him?

    styro1 in reply to randian. | July 19, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Thats what they want, for the victims to hand over their wallet/purse/smartphone etc and turn tail and run. Worse thing you can do to an assailant is to turn your back to them.

    Katty in reply to randian. | July 19, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Supposedly our first White Black POTUS is a lawyer and he’s pontificating because he is fully aware of the facts of the case; which are that Zimmerman, pinned under Martin and getting his skull smashed in had no “path of retreat”. Thus, there is no lesson about any exits here.

    Whereas, there are plenty of lessons our White Black POTUS can learn about refraining from killing innocents with drones.

Over 35 years ago there were more job opportunities for young people of every color. They had something to look forward to even with just a high school diploma.

Under this regime, their opportunities have been severely limited. They cannot even find a decent job with a college degree. And a lot of young black guys would be just as happy with a well paying blue or white collar job.

That self-centered person in the White House wont even sign off on the Keystone Pipeline which would benefit many young men and women. The ripple effect on the economy would give America a tremendous lift. But he’s at war with energy production, thereby the people of this country, making him the main, if not sole, reason for this sub-par economy.

He’d rather race bait than look at ways of improving the lot of young people that foolishly look up to him. Everything that hits the news is always about him, unless it’s an agency scandal his regime is responsible for.

Obama is a sociopath and deserves to be in prison along with his racist AG, Eric Holder. As long as the MSM remains an extension of the Leftists running the shadow government the Republic will continue to disintergrate.

theduchessofkitty | July 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm

What a way to add more toxic fuel to the fire!…

The same goes for African American men who have heard “locks click on the doors of cars,” or seen a “woman clutching her purse nervously” in an elevator.

This man is an idiot. What is he trying to infer? That it should be illegal to lock your car door if an African American is around… that this is some sort of “civil rights” violation? Is he not aware that some car doors lock automatically (as a safety feature)? These clicking-locks and woman-clutching-her-purse memes are ridiculous and whiny. Who the hell cares what other people are doing as long as they aren’t bothering you? Mind your own business and quit obsessing on what you think I’m thinking.

And, FTR, Obama, as a small woman I spent most of my life looking like a teenager, and I too have been followed around stores. But I guess that doesn’t matter since I don’t look like you. What a jerk!

    theduchessofkitty in reply to gxm17. | July 19, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    “What is he trying to infer? That it should be illegal to lock your car door if an African American is around… that this is some sort of “civil rights” violation?”

    I guess The One just wants for us to go through the worst part of town with our cars unlocked, so one of those “trayvons” could pull us out from the car, (especially us females), then have them rape us at gunpoint…

    … And in the meantime, we’re supposed to hear him say in our heads, “Don’t worry about it, ladies, you’re making a contribution to society… You’re not screaming for help and calling him the N-word like Paula Deen did… You’re not pulling a gun on him – that’s good!… You’re just letting them “do what comes naturally”… Sure ladies, do this for The One, for Dear Uncle Sugar Sam… Lie down and think of England The New America… Might as well enjoy it…”

    What a creep.

    In 1984-85 I was living in Fairborn Ohio which is a majority white community. In a community not far away all black people who entered were profiled by the police (Beaver Creek).

    My comment here relates to one of our trips which took us through Pennsylvania. We were heading to Philadelphia and were diverted through what was a black neighbourhood. We were driving, yet I ordered my children to lock the doors in the car. I guess I was profiling based upon what I was seeing at a distant and the feeling of unease that I experienced.

    This was an unusual situation and it never occurred in any other location. Something set off that unease. Not even in D.C. did we feel such unease, even when we ended up in a wrong hotel and close to an area full of Hispanics etc. (Another story again).

Really? Because some people clutch their purse and lock their doors when they see a black guy dressed in the colours of The Bloods or The Crips, Martin should have license to bash in the skull of a guy who merely lawfully followed him? And our White Black lawyer of a POTUS is all for an uneven application of the law?

I’ve never locked my doors when I saw a normal black guy walking down the street. How many of us have clutched our purse and locked our doors when we saw a creepy white guy making his way toward us?

    styro1 in reply to Katty. | July 19, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I keep alert of groups of teens white, black or green I don’t care what race they are. But with blacks teens committing the overwhelming number of what they call knockout game, and flash mobs who enter a store and terrorize employees, and customers, steal and vandalize should we ignore these crimes and who is committing them? If I see a couple of black business men or black college students coming from class I don’t pay them no mind. If a few black or white or purple teens are walking down sidewalk, being loud, rude, and vulgar like they own the world I become aware of them.

      Katty in reply to styro1. | July 19, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      Agreed. The crowds of prep school boys in my tony town made me very uneasy. Even with the known crime statistics, a group of 20-something black men is far less scary than groups of teenagers of any race; in part because teenage boys are still really stupid. When they gather into groups, the average IQ seems to drop.

Race Baiter in Chief.

Carol Herman | July 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Not one kind word to George Zimmerman for surviving a horrific attack, started when he was punched in the nose, by a visitor to the condo complex.

Hails the judge who refused to let in the information that Trayvon was using drugs. Had been in fights. And, that DD liked thru her teeth (and misaligned jaw), to cover up that Trayvon was actually looking for a fight.

Will the truth ever come out?

This failed and incompetent president has doubled down on our 2nd Amendment. How far will he get? I do not know! But that’s his game. Until his term ends.

While the journOlists will do all they can to see to it the world never hears of Trayvon’s past. And, never gets upset that George Zimmerman is still in the cross-hairs of our federal government.

This will end badly.

Shame on obama.

    amwick in reply to Carol Herman. | July 19, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    I thought BO was our president. Now I think he is their president.. He may have been sincerely saddened, but he was in no way impartial..

    I am nobody, but a thoroughly disillusioned nobody.

Just another day in the life of a leftist.

Forever to endeavor to mold human nature to their utopian image.

Reject those voices in your head, the ones that tell you a danger may be present based on real life experience and knowledge.

Reject common sense and logic.

No, listen to them.

If you don’t, you’re the dangerous one.

[…] Barack Obama is race-baiting for political profit and hurting black Americans (even if most are so invested in skin color they refuse to recognize their own interests). At CNN Walter Olsen is warning black Americans: […]

NavyMustang | July 19, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Obama delivers his race baiting punches while wearing a velvet glove, but it’s still race baiting.

It finally dawned on me that I should not be surprised in the least that Obama is the way he is. I mean he sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years and listened to vile garbage like this every Sunday, surrounded by fellow parishioners who validated Wright’s every word.

Most anyone who listened to “Christians” like Wright and Father Pfleger (Pope Francis, defrock this man!) with an open heart would poison their souls too. Truly sad.

After all that brainwashing, I would be surprised if Obama was able to think rationally.

inquisitivemind | July 19, 2013 at 5:54 pm

What pissed me off the most(asides from deciding to chime in in the first place) was that he touched on the notion of young black males having influences that are less than savory. So he went there, with out actually “GOING THERE”.
If you want to make your mark on this case and use it for something purposeful I employ you Mr. President GO THERE.
Call the dirtbags of the black culture glamorizing gang life, drugs, disrespectful attitude towards women, and your own internal problems of not having a real daddy around.

Until a black leader of nominal prominence decides to ruffle some feathers amongst their own, young black men will be profiled(with just cause) for the culture that pervades the minds of everyone on the outside.

I have never seen the Office of President so diminished in
stature as with this pathetic spectacle. A President of the
United States with all manner of national crises appearing on
the national stage focuses instead on whining wistfully about
the outcome of a trial he obviously didn’t like.

People actually believed this President would improve race
relations. Instead he has ushered in race riots, a Justice
Department that uses race as a proxy for guilt and innocence,
and waxes superfluous about how his own days as a drug abusing
member of the Choom Gang make him a wannabe Treyvon Martin.

There are so many great, qualified people, black, white,
brown, Asian and more in this great country. What a shame
we ended up with Barrack Obama as President.

    Uncle Samuel in reply to DaMav. | July 19, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Obama is using this as a distraction from his other problems and to keep his AA voters churned up for the next election cycle.

On most police websites are instructions on how not to be a victim. Near the very top is keep your car doors locked. But our Commander in Chief has now declared that that is racist. Will he be signing an executive order as a new civil rights violation?
I Googled “how not to be a victim” and this site came up
Number 2 on list under “when driving” was keep windows rolled up and doors locked. Does the Lowell police know that is now racist? For Shame!

So the president of the United States has just styled the entire “affair” a racial event. Nothing else … no other conversation will be countenanced. It is not even remotely possible to weigh the chances that Zimmerman could have been defending himself or that this was a “tussle” with blame divided to both sides. Neither is anything that happens to Zimmerman, his family and others who may be even loosely associated with him by accident of race or color, be important or relevant. The discussion must solely about recognizing the pain of the African American community.

Subjectivity rules and the subjectivity of a class is held up as the way forward … over generations. This paradigm is fatally flawed. It can only harm the country. And at the purely “personal” level it is inhumanly biased and callous. For whatever his faults, whatever his choices, Zimmerman deserves some reasonable measure of compassion and respect.

It is wrong that for the “good of the many” – in this case the many members of the president’s community – that one man’s life be sacrificed – perhaps literally.

What a horrible, terrible shame that he injects himself into the process of Justice in such a low fashion.

    Sally MJ in reply to frankns. | July 20, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Obama styled it as a “racial event,” even though the Martins, prosecution, defense, and jurors said it was NOT racial. O puts race into everything. This is going backwards, not forwards.

    mzk in reply to frankns. | July 21, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Clearly he isn’t concerned about wringing racism out of each one of us, or he would never have made the speech, since it was based on racism.

    So 35-year-years ago he would have been a thug, and perhaps beat someone’s head on the sidewalk?

Obama asked us to reverse the races. So, the black George Zimmerman lives in the mixed race neighborhood of Retreat Twin Lakes that has been experiencing multiple and increasingly brazen robberies from black youths (we’ll keep that race part the same) outside the neighborhood who then flee. Black George organizes a Neighborhood Watch program. White Trayvon, who’s been smoking dope and is on his way back home from the store, is standing in the rain (in a hoodie) looking around as Black George is headed out for groceries at around 7:20 p.m. Black George can’t determine race anyway, but is suspicious why a person is standing and looking around in the rain.

Black George calls 911 non-emergency, and while watching and following White Trayvon in his truck, is sized up twice by White Trayvon. White Trayvon runs off, and as he does so, the 911 dispatch asks Black George if he can see where he went. Black George gets out of his car to see but loses White Trayvon.

Black George is asked for an address, and has difficulty remembering the street he is on, but walks through to his own street, directly across, to get the right location. As he returns, White Trayvon appears and asks Black George if he has a problem. Black George says no. White Trayvon says “you do now” and punches him and proceeds to beat the hell out of him telling him he is going to die tonight. Black George struggles while being pounded, including having his head pounded on concrete, and cries for help for 45 seconds. White Trayvon notices a gun and reaches toward it, but reaches above. Black George pulls the gun and puts one bullet in White Trayvon.

I think Obama gives Black George the Congressional Medal of Freedom.

    inquisitivemind in reply to artys. | July 19, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Except what Obama was truly eluding too was that the “white trayvon” would have been raised by halfway decent parent(s)and would have gone home, not accosted Black George etc.

    He just can’t go there, even though by all accounts he was raised as a half black/white kid with all the “privileges” of a suburban white kid and the benefit’s of AA sprinkled on top.

      What I heard from Obama, at least in the portion of the video posted above, is what seems to be Obama directing a shift of expectations to acceptance of two things, 1) that there is no Federal recourse to the Zimmerman verdict, specifically, and no Federal solution to the problem of violence and incarceration among young black men in general and 2) the identification that the problem of Travyon Martin and violence and incarceration of young black males is more of a socio-economic issue then one of race.

      He still couched much of what he said in terms of race, which is actually appropriate considering how the black community (and much of his larger liberal base) view the issue.

      In thinking about the Zimmerman trial and arguing with liberal relatives, I have come to realize that the reason the Trayvon Martin incident created such outrage and why so many people refuse to see it for what it is – a straight forward case of self-defense – is because of the culture of victimhood that many liberals and much of the black community in particular have fallen into. I realize this is not an original thought on my part.

      The result is that it is much easier to blame racism for economic disadvantage and the epidemic of violence and incarceration among young black men than it is to admit that broken families create young men that tend to fall victim to violence and incarceration (which applies to young men of any skin color) which in turn leads to broken homes. It is a cycle that cannot be solved by big government nor is it a result of racism. Black leaders like Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson are either too stuck in the Civil Rights area paradigm to see it or are simply hucksters fixated on self-aggrandizement or maybe a combination of the two.

      And then there is the Drug War which also contributes heavily in the creation of criminal drug culture and the high incarceration rate.

    SmokeVanThorn in reply to artys. | July 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Nice job, artys.

    But let’s add to the scenario that, before the confrontation, the white 17 year old is talking on his cell phone to a young white woman and calls the black adult “creepy ass [insert anti-black racial epithet].”

    The DOJ would prosecute the white corpse for a hate crime.

My God, this must be the most ignorant speech this idiot has ever made.

    not_surprised in reply to CrustyB. | July 19, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Doesn’t come close to a speech, but more like a EPIC FAIL effort to damage control, caused by his own ineptness.

    Thinking he can give different groups what they want and when that all falls apart in his face he tries to rationalize it all together using his personal experiences as a black make as a context, somehow mandating we need to be in his shoes.

    Problem is, if TM was like him 35 years ago, I would never go into his shoes!

    bawatkins in reply to CrustyB. | July 19, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Would that it was only ignorant. This is evil. Obama has nothing to offer to address the “problem”, there is nothing positive that can come out of this, no new laws, no changes in public policy, nothing. So bringing it up again and again can only serve to inflame racial tensions, cause additional damage and injury, and further divide the country, undoing so much of what people have tried to do over the past 50 years to ease racial tensions. The ultimate goal? Who knows, but I suspect that something evil this way comes.

    jayjerome66 in reply to CrustyB. | July 19, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Made me want to throw up.
    White-Black Obama abandons his whiteness once again.
    Sides with his not so black blackness, throws the memory of his white mother and his white grandparents under the Al Sharpton bus.

    IrateNate in reply to CrustyB. | July 19, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Don’t worry, I’ve little doubt that we’re nowhere near bottom yet. As ignorant and arrogant as this man is, I’m sure he can go a lot lower.

Uncle Samuel | July 19, 2013 at 6:17 pm

This is not about you, Obama.

This is the case of an innocent man (George Zimmerman) being demonized, threatened and placed at grave risk, his Civil Rights violated for ideological purposes by your administration and your fellow hard-core leftists and ‘race specialists’ to advance your agenda.

The Prosecution brought a dubious Affidavit with false claims leaving out evidence, sidestepping a Grand Jury. Their case went down hill from there during the trial as one State witness after another was turned into Defense witnesses. Yet, they are continuing to call Mr. Zimmerman a murderer post trial.

Your Justice Department is setting up a hotline for anonymous people to report any racist acts by Zimmerman although he was cleared of any racist attitude by an FBI investigation.

If anyone has had their Civil Rights violated, or been ‘profiled’ or attacked for his skin color, it is George Zimmerman.

As you know, Trayvon Martin was far from an innocent boy and his story and family history is far different than the story being promoted by the media.

The Crump Law Firm (Martin attorneys) and Julison Communications concocted a false narrative and released it to news agencies at a crucial time in your campaign to create a media blitz for political and financial gain. This is a violation of several FL attorney ethics rules.

The truth about Trayvon and factors (drugs, porn, fighting, broken unstable family and home, suspension from school, evidence of burglary) contributing to his increasingly unstable mental state (paranoia, emotional lability and aggression) was not allowed in evidence during the trial, yet George Zimmerman was acquitted.

In reality, Trayvon was a walking bomb about to explode by the time he attacked and threatened the life of George Zimmerman.

Sorry, Obama, my sympathies are not with you for the loss of your imaginary son or your imaginary self and the Martin/Fulton family has lost my sympathy entirely for their participation in this charade.

My sympathies are with the Zimmermans for your political henchmen’s baseless attacks on him and his family.

    inquisitivemind in reply to Uncle Samuel. | July 19, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I admit to having white-Hispanic” guilt too 😉

    jayjerome66 in reply to Uncle Samuel. | July 19, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    You left out homophobia, Uncle, and the porn may have included child endangerment as the girls were described as naked and under age.

    archtyrx in reply to Uncle Samuel. | July 21, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    zimmerman was punk racist w/ rap sheet for violence. Even though he walked, his life is OVER. In some ways he’d be safer in jail. He’ll end up there anyway, like most of his kind.

You know what? After listening again, I think Obama was trying to do the right thing. The problem is, his attitudes about race are so ingrained that he doesn’t see them as problematic. To view Blacks, in hoodies and hanging around in the dark, as criminal is profiling. That is discrimination. That is a bad thing.

Yet, if you are Black, to view cops, the courts, and White folks in general with suspicion—that isn’t profiling. That is just reasonable observation and common sense based on experience. That if not actually a good thing, is at least a reasonable thing.

I really don’t think Obama gets that. He goes on to disparage a law (SYG) which in Florida,has benefited Blacks proportionately more than Whites. Then, he goes on to PROFILE Black folks and Trayvonites as being prone to violence in this, and warns them. Here is what he said:

“If I see any violence, then I will remind folks that that dishonors what happened to Trayvon Martin and his family.”

What if a White Sheriff named Bubba had said that?? OMG, the staff at MSNBC would be doing the St. Vitus dance over it, and gagging on their tongues. Chris Matthews would have to pull the bottle out of his drawer right there in public on air, and chug-a-lug a few ounces of Absolut to calm him down.

Obama is all over the place so much, that I don’t see much rational thinking or even rhetorical manipulation going on here. What I see is some instinctual hackle-raising caused because, “A Black kid got shot by a non-Black man.”


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I haven’t been able to watch the video yet. In which dialect did Obama speak? White people listening or his people listenin?

    inquisitivemind in reply to guycocoa. | July 19, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Typical O without a teleprompter – words following thought, sporadic, rather incoherent thoughts. No he didn’t have his “pulpit” voice on, the white O attempting to portray himself as an inner-city black young man – keeping the charade going

    archtyrx in reply to guycocoa. | July 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    B I G O T

I have news for Obama… I lock those doors when I see white people approaching my car. I pull that purse tighter and step off the elevator when the man is white, or Hispanic, or Asian. Now days I may even do it with females that look like trouble.

If they look like a hood I take precautions.

If the hair on my neck tells me something is wrong with the person I take precautions.

I’d like to tell Obama something else. I know how to read. I read statistics. I read crime reports. I understad the law of probability.

jayjerome66 | July 19, 2013 at 6:52 pm

What’s really hideous in all this is that he continues to hold up Trayvon as a role model.

kentuckyliz | July 19, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Why should I have any less right to self defense, just because I am not at home or in my car? (I don’t get to count my workplace because it is a college and our state has prohibited firearms on campuses.)

Why did Obama even feel he needed to comment on this matter, didn’t Chris Matthews come out and apologize for Whitey on his TV show last night? Don’t tell me the White House doesn’t watch him either.

    Ragspierre in reply to styro1. | July 19, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    AllahPundit opined that it was because he know the DorJ would not be charging Zimmerman, and needed to provide a sop to his racist base.

      Fabi in reply to Ragspierre. | July 19, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      Acceptable. Doubtful, but acceptable.

      jayjerome66 in reply to Ragspierre. | July 19, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      I think because his wife got on his ass to speak in favor of the ‘poor black child’ again. I’m certain in my mind she had a lot to do with the ‘if I had a son’ lament:
      To foot stomping, with hands on hips: “Now Barack Hussein Obama II, you get your skinny booty out there and DEFEND that boy, you hear!”

Leave it to our Divider-in-Chief to make certain that this unfortunate event retains the racial overtones that this whole circus trial began.

Do we really need three more years of this man?

I don’t judge a neighborhood by the color of people walking around, I judge it by the content of the ghetto white, black, Asian, etc characters stumbling around.

Why do black people assume that race is the first filter white people use to make a character assumption?

    randian in reply to Dennis23. | July 19, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Why do black people assume that race is the first filter white people use to make a character assumption?


    DriveBy in reply to Dennis23. | July 19, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Here is a photo of Treyvon, dead:

    Magnify the image many times. Look at what you see and what you do not see.

    He is clean shaven his hair is neat and trimmed close. He is dressed in khakis, new and clean white with red tennis shoes and socks, and the infamous hoodie – charcoal grey, with a clean white shirt under that. He is wearing a photo button on his chest of a friend. This is what George saw. Frankly, Treyvon does not look or project “Gangsta Thug” IMO.

      Fabi in reply to DriveBy. | July 19, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      ‘He looks black.’

      MarkS in reply to DriveBy. | July 19, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Again listen to the NEN call GZ made. He wasn’t suspicious of Trayvon because his khakis weren’t pressed or he forgot to shave. He was suspicious of Trayvon because of his actions and it became necessary for GZ to shoot Trayvon not because his white shirt was wrinkled or because he didn’t like the photo on his button. It became necessary for GZ to shoot Trayvon because he was in fear of severe injury or death because this clean cut lad was bashing his brains out. You know, looks can be deceiving.

      btdt100 in reply to DriveBy. | July 20, 2013 at 12:07 am

      He sure acted like a thug as evidenced by the beating he gave Zimmerman.

This is becoming creepy. While reading the media coverage today, I realized something: they want riots.

It’s almost incomprehensible, but it’s the only explanation that fits: politicians and the media WANT there to be riots over this case, even though the trial is ended and the president says the outcome was legal.

They want riots – that way, the media get their ratings, the politicians (left and right) pander to their various constituencies, and the American people are left divided and mistrustful of one another. Divide and conquer – and we the people are fools and suckers for taking the bait.

The establishment wants there to be riots: it will help their careers, help their pocketbooks, and boost their ratings. This is all happening at a distance – it’s a spectator sport for them, they’ll never be personally at risk. After all, it’s not like the rioters are going to make it to Georgetown or the Upper West Side…

    The Black Panthers tried to get something stirred up in Tampa the other day, lots of local publicity, “Justice 4 Trayvon”, the whole thing.

    It drew a huge crowd of … wait for it … three people.

    No wonder Obama feels the need to come down here personally next week and stir the pot a little more, and his media enablers feels moved to help.

    There’s a “crisis” going to waste, gosh darn it! We want race riots already!! The narrative demands it!!!

    DriveBy in reply to Cassie. | July 19, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Calm down, I haven’t checked the Drudge Report in the past few hours, but I don’t believe that anyone (read: “the Blacks,” according to Uncle Samuel and a whole bunch of regulars here) have been inspired by the press conference remarks and are now massing for violent riots.

    rantbot in reply to Cassie. | July 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Well, considering the effort Sharpton, Jackson, Obama et al seem to have been putting into it, they don’t have much to show. A couple of beatings of pedestrians, some traffic snarls, a little vandalism and petty theft in a few cities … not much for a country of 300 million. There hasn’t even been any wholesale looting of wide-screen TVs. As nation-wide rioting goes, this one is a flat bust so far.

jayjerome66 | July 19, 2013 at 7:18 pm

If only Mike Wallace was still alive: could you imagine the impression on the public from a Wallace no holds barred segment on Trayvon and the Martin family? Showing them truthfully, and not this PC filtered fairy tale.

It will never happen of course. In this era of puerile pundits and cow-towing minority-genuflecting columnists the values of post WWII America have all but vanished in an ocean of politically correct bullshit.

    DriveBy in reply to jayjerome66. | July 19, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Why are you using vocabulary that you would never use in a conversation with your Mama? I’ve always cogitated that sesquipedalian terminology obfuscates the rumination. That cabal of pompous polysyllabic pontificators can osculate my gluts.

Obama’s claim that he could have been TM is laughable. Obama attended the Punahou School which is a prep school and the tuition now is $19,200 per year for K-12. He then went on to Occidental College for 2 years where tuition is over $45,000 per year, his last 2 years were spent at Columbia where tuition is over $60,000 large. Onto Harvard Law that costs about 78,000 a year. No he was nothing like TM. Obama is not half white half black he’s half Elitist and half Marxist.

Officials in Long Beach are warning residents about a planned ‘Bash Mob’ potentially planned for Friday afternoon.

    DriveBy in reply to styro1. | July 19, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    The Bash Mob was planned for 2:00PM Pacific, it is now 4:58PM Pacific with no Bash Mob, and yet you dare to post that crap? Fear monger much?

      styro1 in reply to DriveBy. | July 19, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      How is it fear mongering to let people to know what has/had been planned but was foiled by the police b/c they found out about it before hand. ABC, NBC, LA Times CBS, KTLA, and numerous other networks and newspapers are also fear mongering I guess. Reporting that black teens need to be fearful of whites b/c they are hunting them down is fear mongering.

I know this comment has been made before, but it bears reiterating: “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin.” I wonder which son that would be: a.) the clear-complexioned (photoshopped), 13-year old in the hoodie which became a media cause-celebre; or b.) the shirtless 17-year old flipping off the camera, holding wads of 100-dollar bills, smoking weed, trafficking in small-arms, thieving, cursing and carousing?

Now, the second part, which probably hasn’t been said: If Obama had a son who looked like Trayvon Martin, I would argue that son should have been removed by Child Protective Services for NEGLECT. Had Obama acted as Tracy Martin did, obviously not coming home, obviously not knowing where his son was over night, and not knowing that his own son was shot less than 75 yards from his house, having to be told by the POLICE that his son had died when he reported his son as missing, any child of that parent should be at least investigated for being entirely neglectful of their parental duties.

Henry Hawkins | July 19, 2013 at 8:16 pm

The best article on this is by one of our babysitters, neo neocon, posted on LI now. Good stuff:

I wonder how GZ feels watching the POTUS “comment” on this tragedy and offer ZERO sympathy for the ordeal that he and his wife and family endured? He did get a pretty strong not-guilty verdict based on the interviews I saw from the juror and the alternate. I’m shocked that he did this.

Looks like the organizer in chief decided that the hatred was getting a bit too muted in the last day or so.

Divide and conquer.

    archtyrx in reply to Exiliado. | July 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    you bigots in this forum – your days are numbered. Enjoy this forum, the only place that you can have your twisted beliefs validated

I’m wondering when the DOJ/Crump/Sharpton or other race hustlers find another Dee Dee to say that GZ was a raging racist who threatened to shoot him/her on the night of February 26 2012 just before the encounter with TM but they got away and didn’t report it.

The POTUS talks about the dignity of the Martin parents, when Tracy Martin lied under oath when he said he never told Serino and Singleton that the voice screaming on the 911 call was not his son. You could tell he was lying. He was stammering and sweating and shifting his eyes back and forth. BOTH Serino and Singleton were very sympathetic to Tracy Martin, but there were both unequivocal that Martin said the screaming was not his son. And the POTUS is giving kudos to someone who lied under oath. Shameful.

Carol Herman | July 19, 2013 at 11:33 pm

In my view, given that it is Zimmerman screaming for help; the race baiting prostitutes decided to LIE, and say Trayvon was punching, and screaming. Screaming and punching.

This is by far the most disgusting and egregious part of this whole sad story.

    Sally MJ in reply to Carol Herman. | July 19, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Even a child knows that if you are punching someone you don’t scream. Only one at a time. GZ stopped screaming when he shot TM, because TM stopped beating him.

So Obama is courageous like JFK? Nah – I say crazy as a fox.

There was so much stupid in that one speech I had to turn it off. At one point he said something about “what would have happened had Trayvon been armed and been able to stand his ground?”

He is arguing against Stand Your Ground but is also pointing out how Trayvon would still be alive as a result of it… even though Trayvon was the aggressor… which would have made him a murderer… which… look squirrel! The whole speech was just one, long, rambling, creepy incoherency. He mumbled through most of it as if he really didn’t know what point he was trying to make. And then his brain would latch onto something like “what if Trayvon stood his ground” and he would throw that in between talking about who he (Obama) looks like and how hard it is to be him.

And the most galling part of it all is that if there is any one person in this entire universe who has no right to lecture about privilege it is Barrack Hussein Obama; he who was raised by bankers, and who had everything he has ever accomplished in his entire life given to him based largely on the color of his skin. He got in law school because of it despite not having the grades. He got on the Law Review because of it despite publishing nothing (and I am sure despite his grades). He was selected to go into politics because of it. He was elected because of it. He was given the Nobel Prize for the explicit reason that he was of the correct color, despite having no accomplishments to warrant it. He became president because of it. He did very little to earn these things other than be at the right place at the right time and have the correct skin color.

We won’t even mention the pass he gets because of it. Any white politician who did half of what he has done would have been driven from office in shame or impeached if he could ever even get elected having all of the same baggage.

And now Obama has the temerity to lecture the rest of us on who is privileged (not him, oh never him) and who is not… this guy who was given a pass on pretty much everything.

Bottom Line, as Dr.Krauthammer said yesterday on Fox News: Under the president’s blather was the veiled affirmation that the Feds aren’t going after this as they DON’T have the slightest thread of a Case. Baa-Daa-Bing. Like Dat.