President Obama Divides Instead of Unites on George Zimmerman Case

July 19, 2013


Obama Trayvon MartinThe President doubles down and has added to his “If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon Martin” and now says he could have been Trayvon Martin all those years ago. Really? Would he have come back and jumped a George Zimmerman in his neighborhood? Really?

The President took to the podium today to further personalize the George Zimmerman case to make an emotional attachment to himself instead of making the case for the rule of law. He inserted himself in the case to make a point about race–which was not an issue at trial and only the view held by race hucksters Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. And when you think about why, in the African- American community at least, there’s a lot of pain around what happened here, 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 — that doesn’t go away.

For the only-child-in-chief it’s always about him, never the country. Where he could have been uniter he once again has become a divider. Instead of being an attorney in the White House he used his position score political points. 

Where was the upbraiding of thugs and hoodlums for trashing cities across the country over a verdict that the President doesn’t elucidate? Instead, he further personalizes and emotionalizes a case that could have been explained, but he did not do that. Shame.