by Steve on March 24, 2012

If I had a son he would look like Trayvon.

I have tried to get past the President’s il-advised comment for the last several days and failed.

The shooting was a tragedy yet to be thoroughly investigated. It provided fodder for the gun control crowd and is a stain against those who carry responsibly. If the white house felt inclined to officially comment on yet another shooting it should have issued a generic statement, not the racially charged comment above.

There is so much wrong with that short sentence and the context from which it was issued. It’s not supposed to be about color but when the CINC points to the obvious it’s hard for the common folk to focus on the big picture.

A kid lost his life under questionable circumstances. Does it really matter that he’s black or that our President is black? It shouldn’t but now it does.


Stephen March 24, 2012 at 23:13

But Steve, it’s not out of character for this President. Racism is an opportunity to be seized. Remember what Rahm said, “never let a crisis go to waste.” When you have no solid executive record to trumpet to your core constituency, you gotta fire ’em up somehow. And look how long that strategy was worked for Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson. When your poll numbers are down, fall back on the tried and proven. When the facts come out in a few weeks, or months, they won’t matter. All the political leverage will have been wrung from this unfortunate situation. Dang.

Brian Hamilton March 25, 2012 at 12:50

I find it hard to believe that they didn’t arrest this guy when they arrest people for assault for grabbing the arms of another person who is hitting them. They should have arrested him and let the system and if necessary a jury sort out whether he is guilty. If they will do it for the case of assault, wouldn’t murder rise to the occasion?

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