Monday, March 26, 2012

Did Obama Only Comment on the Trayvon Martin Killing Because He looked Like Him?

The big problem with a President of the United States commenting on local criminal issues is that one immediately wonders why he chose to comment on one incident and not another.  For instance, he commented on the killing of 17 year old Trayvon Martin saying:

So I'm glad that not only is the Justice Department looking into it, I understand now that the governor of the state of Florida has formed a task force to investigate what's taking place.  I think all of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how does something like this happen.  And that means that examine the laws and the context for what happened, as well as the specifics of the incident.

But my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin.  If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon.  And I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and that we're going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.

Is the DOJ going to investigate EVERY crime now if the perpetrator and victim are of different races?   And is THE President going to comment on it?  How about the 13 year old who was set on fire by two teenagers who said "you get what you deserve, white boy" while doing it?  Or how about the recent murder of a 21 year old Mississippi State University student in a dorm where the victim is white and the suspects African American?  Why hasn't he commented on those?  It's a natural question.

You would have thought that Obama would have learned to keep his mouth shut about local matters after his "police acted stupidly" comments which backfired so badly, inevitably forcing the President and VP to have a "beer summit" to defuse the situation.

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