obama uses Zimmerman verdict to push gun control

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  1. g8orbill

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    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/07/14/Obama-Responds-to-Zimmerman-Verdict-Stem-the-Tide-of-Gun-Violence

    from the article
    He added that Americans should "honor" the life of Trayvon Martin by committing to "stem the tide of gun violence," and "ask ourselves if we are doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion in our communities."
    In March 2012, Obama had lent his political weight to those pressing for Zimmerman's prosecution, saying that "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon." In his statement Sunday, he did not comment on calls by the NAACP and others for a Department of Justice prosecution of Zimmerman on civil rights grounds.
  2. candymanfromgc

    candymanfromgc Well-Known Member

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    I'm shocked-well not really, the guy is the biggest jackass ever.
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    Obama used the term "stem the tide of gun violence". Although it may have been implicit, not once in the statement did he specifically push gun control legislation.
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    Loser president. He needs to stay neutral or stay out of it.

    "The legal system ran it's course" is the correct and appropriate line.

    "Trayvon would be my son" was F'n embarrassing.
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    So now you are pro-gun violence and anti-compassion, since Obama came out with a position on these two things? Never saw the words gun control in his statement.
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    gator7_5 Well-Known Member

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    Where's the compassion for the guy who got raked across the coals THE PRESIDENT IGNITED and had to stand trial as an innocent man? Or does his compassion not reach across racial boundaries?

    Community Divider indeed.
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    So you would be cool with it if he said "we are a nation of laws and the jury has spoken?"

    You really should click-through before passing judgment so as not to comment without knowledge.
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    candymanfromgc Well-Known Member

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    He is a divider not a uniter in every sense of the word. He should NEVER have commented on this case in the first place and would not have except for the racial component. Where is his compassion and concern for his hometown Chicago and it's black on black crime so out of control.
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    Frankly, I would rather be Zimmerman than Trayvon Martin today. How about you?


    Again, before looking more foolish, you really should read the comment, which does not say that we should only have compassion for Martin.
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    PrezBO is just another wag left lib who wants to rewrite the bill of rights and take away our guns
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    He has discussed that quite a bit. Does he need to mention it in every speech or statement to make you happy?
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    Yeah, I can't remember the last president who asked me to "honor" the memory of a criminal who assaulted another man and got himself killed.
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    How about saying something along the line if I has a son he would look like any of these 100's of kids a year shot in the streets of Chicago.
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    Well that is a whole lot of assuming based on what you want to be true rather than what has been determined to be true. The reason I have mostly stayed out of the Martin stuff is that both sides seem more than willing to take absurd leaps of faith in defense of their position, regardless of the relatively limited knowledge of what actually happened that night (which was why the case was so weak and the acquittal occurred).

    I personally would prefer to not comment on situation in which I truly don't know for sure what happened. I just wish others, on both sides, would follow that advice. Maybe we don't end up with a circus if that is the case.

    You want to sympathize with one guy or another, that's fine. You want to declare to know with some level of certainty what happened, that is you making up your own set of facts.
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    But isn't that what the leader of the free world did when the death occurred? That's what this thread is about right? Not you or me, but that worthless instigator portraying a president?
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    Michelle Obama saying almost exactly that work for you?

    http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/war...cago-To-Discuss-Youth-Violence-200238791.html

    Of course, Obama has also addressed violence in Chicago multiple times even since being elected President of the whole country.
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    And equally careful not to say anything conciliatory with regard to the acquitted man and his family and their safety/privacy. Same with Corey and her team -- the omission was quite pointed in their case. Not the case with Obama, but still noticeable if you were listening for it.
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    I'm pretty sure threatening the safety of the acquitted man or his family is not a part of calm reflection.

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