Sunday, March 25, 2012

Obama Attempting To Walk Back Comments On Florida Shooting

"was speaking powerfully about this as a parent."..."no matter gender or race, this is a tragedy."

David Plouffe, White House adviser.

Read the article.

We have all heard about the shooting in Florida. While we have yet to hear any real evidence in the case, the shooter has been convicted by the court of public opinion and apparently sentenced to death by some in our society. Whatever else happens in the case, we still have a young man dead and family living the horror of any parent, the death of a child.

As he has been wont to do in other racially charged cases, President Obama quickly dove head first into the national discussion with what could easily be taken as a racially tinged statement.

The clear inference in his comment was that it was a tragedy because the kid looked like him. A comment that would have brought howls of protest from a white president. People would still be screaming if George Bush had made such a remark about a white teenager.

It seems as if Obama is now realizing that he may have made a mistake by misjudging how large the mob scene that is developing currently in Florida would become.

As with any case like this we have the Rev Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton rushing down to claim face time in front of any TV camera they can find. Truth, evidence, investigation all be damned. We don't need to know the truth, just give the man a fair trial and hang him.

Problem this time is someone slipped up and let the hard-core racists in. Now we have Louis Farrakhan and the New Black Panther Party in Florida forming a lynch mob.

We have Farrakhan calling for retaliation

FARRAKHAN TWEETS: ‘WHERE THERE IS NO JUSTICE, THERE WILL BE NO PEACE…LAW OF RETALIATION MAY…BE APPLIED’

Read the article.

Then we have the NBPP putting a bounty on the shooter's head and calling for the formation of a militia to hunt down the shooter and take matters into their own hands.

"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."..."If the government won't do the job, we'll do it."

Mikhail Muhammad, leader of the NBPP

Black Panthers offer $10,000 bounty to catch Trayvon killer

Read the article.

Bottom line is that Obama has once again, needlessly, put himself in a no-win situation with a racially-charged issue.

-If he backtracks now or condemns the NBPP and Farrakhan, as he should, he will get criticized from the left.

-If he does not criticize the NBPP and Farrakhan, which he should if he were to be fair, he will be attacked from the right as a racist and turning a blind eye to hatred from the left (again).

-Do nothing, as he pretty much is doing now, and the whole thing blows up in to a race-fueled frenzy and it is too late to do anything.

What is the solution? Elect a President (and by extension an Attorney General) that represents the entire country , not just one race.

10 comments:

Always On Watch said...

It seems as if Obama is now realizing that he may have made a mistake by misjudging how large the mob scene that is developing currently in Florida would become.

I'm going to disagree.

Honestly, I believe that Obama is deliberating PROMOTING division. In this case, along racial lines.

He has been promoting division along age lines and political party lines since day one.

Zimmerman's life is over now -- no matter what happens. By "over," I mean that he's going to have to live in hiding for the foreseeable future.

Always On Watch said...

PS: Plouffe's statement reeks of excrement.

Obama's comment was a racial one. He clearly wouldn't have said any such thing if the dead boy lying in somebody's back yard were white!

sue hanes said...

'Elect a president that represents
the whole country'

That's a good idea - Chuck.

And I'm pretty sure that - that person isn't Mitt Romney.

Now I don't Believe that it is necessarily - not Barack Obama.

But I'm a firm Believer - in working with what ya already have -and working on making the best of it.

And I've always been a hoodie. Why just yesterday - Chuck - I wore a hoodie - and had no problem around Indianapolis at all.

never have had a problem with it - Really.

But if I were near one of those protest marches that are supposed to be taking place in honor of the young Black man that was murdered In Cold Blood - I would join - them.

cube said...

This is totally race-driven and Obama is going to ride it for as long as he can to win the most black votes.

Where was his sense of parenthood when a 13 year old boy was set on fire by 2 black teens? Oh wait, that boy didn't look like one of his own.

Chuck said...

OW, I don't think he regrets what he said - he is a racist and he meant what he said. I think politically he made a mistake. Yes, it will fire up the base but most of these people were going to vote for him. He is treading water with the middle though and this has the potential to push him under.

Sue, you can't be serious?

First, Obama is better for race relations in the country than Romney? I'm sorry but that is absurd.

As to the kid being murdered in cold blood? What is your basis for that remark? Is it the complete and total lack of evidence to support this theory that makes you believe this?

Cube, he will but I believe it is at his own political peril. He will get the black vote (although he could lose some of it) but he will lose some of the white vote, and possibly Hispanics. I wonder what their thoughts are on this?

Z said...

I couldn't agree with you more on the solution, that's for sure.

AOW's right...as if Obama cares about white kids? :-)
Debonair Dude, at my blog, said "maybe there'll be a HOODIE SUMMIT" :-)

Sue.."Murdered in cold blood"?? No wonder you vote for Obama so proudly...you aren't getting the FACTS, are you.

Chuck, by the way...why would this take almost a MONTH to come to anybody's attention? Planning?

sue hanes said...

'Sue, you can't be serious?'

Chuck - about what?

Chuck said...

Z, I find it curious that it is a month old and within a couple of days there is a huge demonstration mobilized?

Sue,

But I'm a firm Believer - in working with what ya already have -and working on making the best of it.

We continue with Obama hoping he will change?

sue hanes said...

But Chuck - Ok.

If you think that Mitt Romney will not TOTALLY screw up this Great Country - then vote for him.

That's what the Vote is for.

I think he would TOTALLY screw up this Great Country.

What I Really think - is that we need someone else to run for President - someone different.

Someone who can DO The Job Right.

and I'm not talkin' about Jeb Bush.

Right Wing Theocrat said...

"Elect a President (and by extension an Attorney General) that represents the entire country , not just one race."

Exactly, unfortunately the current president was elected mainly because of his race and by many because of his approved racism.