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Alexander Rebuts Obama on Zimmerman/Martin

By Mark Alexander · Jul. 19, 2013
“It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him.” –Thomas Jefferson (1785)

Barack Hussein Obama walked into a White House press briefing Friday afternoon to deliver what were, ostensibly, impromptu remarks about the Zimmerman/Martin case. Of course, anything other than “impromptu” would have obligated Obama to take some questions after his comments – which he did not. Some beltway conservative commentators, suffering from acute Potomac Fever, were enamored with his comments. However, grassroots Americans across the nation were not amused.

I have published two comprehensive critiques of this case, “Race Hustlers and Double Standards” last week, and “What Democrats Won’t Say About Race” this week. Those columns challenge the Left’s promotion and intentional distortion of the case as race bait, to maintain the unyielding sycophantic support of 95 percent of black voters. Without that low-information voter constituency, Democrats would win few congressional elections, and Obama would not be president.

Below, I rebut the key points of Obama’s latest effort to politicize the Zimmerman/Martin case, and in conclusion, ask a question that has not been asked – but should.

O: I gave a preliminary statement right after the ruling on Sunday, but watching the debate over the course of the last week I thought it might be useful for me to expand on my thoughts a little bit.

A: In other words, there is more political capital to be squeezed out of Martin’s death.

O: I want to make sure that, once again, I send my thoughts and prayers, as well as Michelle’s, to the family of Trayvon Martin.

A: How about Obama offering thoughts and prayers to George Zimmerman and his family, whose lives Obama, et al., turned upside down by politicizing this case 16 months ago. Otherwise, there never would have been a trial as there was no basis for the charges – and virtually every legal expert, liberal and conservative, agree.

O: There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. … There are very few African-American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. … There are very few African-Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off.

A: Obama is referencing an unfortunate stereotype, unfortunate because that stereotype is well earned. Black males between the ages of 16 and 35 commit a grossly disproportionate share of crime across our nation. Until that changes, the stereotype profile will not change, nor should it. Most people of all races have decent instincts about threats to their person or property, and they respond accordingly. The problem is not that a particular demographic of our society is subject to increased scrutiny, the problem is that demographic has earned that scrutiny.

O: The African-American community is also knowledgeable that there is a history of racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws, everything from the death penalty to enforcement of our drug laws. And that ends up having an impact in terms of how people interpret the case.

A: The racial disparity in arrests and convictions of blacks is commensurate with the racial disparity of crimes committed by blacks. To suggest otherwise is flatly disingenuous.

O: Now, this isn’t to say that the African-American community is naive about the fact that African-American young men are disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system, that they are disproportionately both victims and perpetrators of violence. It’s not to make excuses for that fact, although black folks do interpret the reasons for that in a historical context.

A: They are not “disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system,” they are disproportionately involved in crime, as was Trayvon Martin (see footnote). In Obama’s hometown of Chicago, in the seventeen months since Trayvon Martin’s death, more than 700 black men, women and children have been murdered, mostly by black men, and Obama has said not a single word about a single one of those murders. Apparently black-on-black murders do not fit the Left’s race agenda. Then, in the same sentence Obama suggests “it’s not to make excuses,” he asserts “historical context” as an excuse. Obama makes the case that it is OK for black folks to respond to circumstances based on history, but if white folks respond to circumstances base on history, that constitutes racial profiling – a shining double standard.

Further, Martin was not the sweet child portrayed by the Leftmedia. He described himself as “gangstra” and was described by his Miami high school security personnel as “a thug,” who was regularly involved in fights. He was suspended from that school a month before his death, for possession of a marijuana container in his book bag. That same week he had texted a friend about getting a gun. A few months earlier Martin was caught and suspended for tagging graffiti – “W.T.F.” – on a hallway locker. At that time, when school security personnel searched his book bag, they found 12 pieces of jewelry including wedding bands, diamond earrings and a watch – and a screwdriver the security report indicates was a “burglary tool.” Asked about the jewelry, Martin replied, “It’s not mine. A friend gave it to me.” He had a previous suspension for truancy.

O: We understand that some of the violence that takes place in poor black neighborhoods around the country is born out of a very violent past in this country, and that the poverty and dysfunction that we see in those communities can be traced to a very difficult history.

A: Actually NOT. The “violence, poverty and dysfunction” can be traced to decades of liberal social policy, which created the urban poverty plantations upon which generations of poor blacks have been enslaved, and which have become breeding grounds for an unprecedented culture of violence besetting our whole nation.

O: Now, the question for me at least, and I think, for a lot of folks is, where do we take this?

A: Apparently, to the political bank.

O: I think it’s important for people to have some clear expectations here. Traditionally, these are issues of state and local government – the criminal code. And law enforcement has traditionally done it at the state and local levels, not at the federal levels.

A: Then why did Obama federalize the case in the first place? Obviously he thought they would win this case. Now, he is attempting to punt the blame back to “the state and local levels.”

O: Precisely because law enforcement is often determined at the state and local level, I think it’d be productive for the Justice Department, governors [and] mayors to work with law enforcement about training at the state and local levels in order to reduce the kind of mistrust in the system that sometimes currently exists.

A: But Obama and his NeoCom cadres fomented the distrust in this case, as they do with every political opening – and to suggest now that he will step in with training to correct the situation is arrogant and ludicrous. We already know that Obama thinks police “act stupidly.”

O: I think it would be useful for us to examine some state and local laws to see if they are designed in such a way that they may encourage the kinds of altercations and confrontations and tragedies that we saw in the Florida case, rather than diffuse potential altercations.

A: Florida’s “stand your ground” law, as well as those of 22 other states, do not encourage tragedies, they prevent them.

O: I just ask people to consider if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk?

A: No. Zimmerman did not attack Martin – Martin attacked Zimmerman, case closed. Obama should show a little “respect for the jury.” Florida’s “stand your ground” law was not an issue in this case, and for the record, more blacks, as a percentage of the population in Florida, have invoked the “stand your ground” defense than whites or Hispanics – or even “white hispanics.”

O: “If a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”

A: Yes, it would have been very different because a “white hispanic” assault on a white teen does not fit the race-bait political agenda of the first “white black” president and his NeoComs. Thus, nobody would ever have heard about it had Matin been white. Notably, there have been seven clear cases of black-on-white hate crimes in the last week alone, but Obama did not mention those.

O: We need to spend some time in thinking about how do we bolster and reinforce our African-American boys? There are a lot of kids out there who need help who are getting a lot of negative reinforcement.

A: Then Obama should stop dishing out the negative reinforcement and start reversing the liberal social policies that created and maintains poverty plantations.

O: I think it’s going to be important for all of us to do some soul-searching.

A: Start with your own soul, Obama, if you haven’t completely sold it out.

O: You know, there has been talk about should we convene a conversation on race. I haven’t seen that be particularly productive when politicians try to organize conversations. They end up being stilted and politicized, and folks are locked into the positions they already have.

A: Obama launched the Zimmerman/Martin “conversation on race” so on this point, he is correct.

O: Ask yourself … am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can; am I judging people, as much as I can, based on not the color of their skin but the content of their character? That would, I think, be an appropriate exercise in the wake of this tragedy.

A: This from the titular head of the Democrat Party, which has turned Martin Luther King’s challenge about color and character upside down. Indeed, for Obama and the Left, color trumps character.

Obama closed his remarks saying, “Those of us in authority should be doing everything we can to encourage the better angels of our nature as opposed to using these episodes to heighten divisions.” Seriously, that is what this consummate hypocrite said. Of course Obama has risen from a “community organizer” to the office of President of the United States, solely by invoking the politics of disparity, fomenting class, race, sex and religious division across the nation. Democrats rely on this “divide and conquer” strategy in every campaign, and Obama politicized the Zimmerman/Martin case for precisely that reason during his 2012 reelection campaign.

Obama did feign disdain for the protests incited by Al Sharpton and other race-bait hustlers, saying, “If I see any violence, then I will remind folks that that dishonors what happened to Trayvon Martin.” Fact is, Obama’s remarks dishonor what happened to Martin, because they divert attention from the real tragedy of cultural entropy and epidemic violence in predominately black communities.

Race hustlers across the nation are calling for a civil rights investigation into Zimmerman’s motives for shooting Martin. However, during Zimmerman’s trial, it was clear that none of his actions were motivated by race. But Rachel Jeantel, who was on the phone with Martin just prior to the altercation, testified that Martin described Zimmerman as a “creepy-ass white cracker.” Seems a more pertinent question would be: Was Martin’s assault on Zimmerman racially motivated?

Footnote: Trayvon Martin was not the sweet child portrayed by the Leftmedia. Martin described himself as “gangstra” and was described by his Miami high school’s security personnel as “a thug” who was regularly involved in fights and drug use. (Recall that Martin’s autopsy revealed THC in his system – meaning he had been using drugs prior to the altercation.) He was suspended from that school a month before his death, for possession of a marijuana container in his book bag. That same week he had texted a friend about getting a gun. A few months earlier Martin was caught and suspended for tagging graffiti – “W.T.F.” – on a hallway locker. At that time, when school security personnel searched his book bag, they found 12 pieces of jewelry including wedding bands, diamond earrings and a watch – and a screwdriver the security report indicates was a “burglary tool.” Asked about the jewelry, Martin replied, “It’s not mine. A friend gave it to me.” He had a previous suspension for truancy.

P.S. Despite all the spin Obama is generating around this case, we won’t get distracted from all his other scandals and policy fails!

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462 Comments

Cindy in Colorado said:

I love this truthful retorting after Obama's blathering self-pandering comments. Isn't journalistic writing cathartic when you are writing the truth? Yes it is.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Jim Knight in Port Ludlow replied:

Right on!

Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:40 AM

Paul Leslie in Ga. replied:

Dear Leader's self-serving remarks went far beyond "blathering." They were very powerful and effective in accomplishing his purpose - the further division of our culture, and stirring up foment.

People forget that he was a community organizer (rabble rousing subversive) and they also ignore his Marxist philosophy and practices.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12:00 PM

John Spivey in Belmont said:

Bravo!!

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Mark Vandegrift in North Canton said:

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." - Rahm Emanuel

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Bruce in Texas said:

Obama is one that never accepts responsibility for his actions. To ignore the basic facts of children without fathers are more likely to be into crime. Children without fathers are more likely to drop out of school. There is an underground society within portion of the people who grew up on welfare, know how to game the system, the children learn from the parent and it goes on to the next generation. We need to end entitlements over a period of years - say 10 and one tenth of the funds are reduced from the previous budget not from the proposed - welfare and food should be the community's work and not the government. Then we will see who people would vote for. Unfortunately the Washington Elite won't see it that way because their future is based on being re-elected even though they are damning the country to a third world basis.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Jan in Overland Park Kansas replied:

I was a social worker in 1972, I had the third generation in many households on aid to dependent children. That was in 1972 ! Can you add up about every 14 to 15 years another generation, which is about what it takes, for how many generations have continued this lifestyle?? No wonder Detroit is bankrupt.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Mangus Colorado in Texas said:

Maybe Obama should just stop fomenting racial hate and fear . . Maybe he should fix the Detroit and Chicago Murder of Blacks . . maybe he should even give a speech to the MSM national addressing the Black on Black shocking murder rates . . maybe he and AG Holder should try to stop the crime in the ghettos - thousands are killed each year in the 50 largest cities and DEMOCRATS run them all . . yes the schools also. How about showing some real RESPONSIBILITY FOR SOME THINGS . .???

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-trayvon-martin-zimmerman-verdict-2013-7#ixzz2ZWhhEQMS

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Eleanor in FL replied:

Mangus, I agree with you 110%. Very well stated.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Hamilton in IL replied:

Mangus,

You speak of the murder of blacks in Chicago. As someone who lives near Chicago, and watches the nightly news, I would say many Americans don't know the half of it. Just about every day, there are shootings in Chicago. It's uncanny; and it's more regular than most people's digestive tracts. And it's almost exclusively in the black neighborhoods, proven and documented via news reports. We don't see this in the Hispanic neighborhoods (of which there are many), or the German or Polish or Asian neighborhoods, etc. - no other ethnicity does this. The blacks need to look at themselves in the mirror.

And this has been going on for decades upon decades, without any concealed-carry legislation, and with some of the strictest gun control laws in the country on Chicago's books. So nobody can point their fingers at the Second Amendment because Chicago illegally abridged that amendment by local statute, for all those decades until very recently.

Although I won't hold blacks, as a culture, blameless for their problems, Mark Alexander's assertion that their problems can be exacerbated by liberal policies is true. Years ago, the do-gooder liberals at the Chicago Housing Authority built the Cabrini-Green complex and the Robert Taylor Homes for low-income housing. They proved to be long-term nightmares for Chicago. Many, many black people died in those communities, both of which became major hubs for black-on-black crime, and every sort of pestilence you could imagine.

Monday, July 22, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Geraldine in Puyallup replied:

The shootings must be my fault.....I'm white

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Hamilton in IL replied:

Ha Ha Ha! . . . Good point.

I'm telling Obama on you!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 12:08 AM

Charles Hansford in Fl said:

Mark is Correct in his statement. Stand your ground is a good Law for Fl. Zimmenmen did not use this law

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Dan Klein in Spokane, Wa. said:

Obama does not have the legal standing to direct the DOJ or any other Federal agency to look into States laws. This is not a Federal matter and the Feds need to back off.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM

winterhope in Coquille replied:

Dan, you are so correct. But it appears that most Americans will do nothing about it!
Obama continues to circumvent the limits of the POTUS! From day one, Obama has been out for himself. He is like a predator bird feeding of the pain and agony of others.

We truly never know when he is speaking truth...Zimmerman was found innocent! But if Obama feels he can profit from this story, I'm afraid we haven't heard the last of it.

Something from one of our Founding Fathers:

"It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world's believing him." --Thomas Jefferson (1785)

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Friday, July 19, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Effie in Ia. said:

If Zimmermna was not a wannabe cop this never would have happened. He is to blame for all of this. Barry O. is not going to miss a chance to campaign becasue he doesn`t think he will ever be out of office.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 5:00 PM

winterhope in Coquille replied:

I disagree...there was WAY too much evidence that led the jury to find Zimmerman innocent.
So, I'll go out on a limb here and presume that Zimmerman should have allowed Martin to beat his head into the concrete??
I don't care about color, I care about being assaulted by ANYBODY, and being killed...I would have protected myself as well!!

But I do agree with you about Obama thinking he will forever be the POTUS!

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 7:32 PM

LaRue in Ok replied:

You don't have to be a "wantabe cop" to be licensed conceal carry. as to the rest of your comment, does anti-christ ring a bell? For reference read the book of Revelations written by the Apostle John, If not familiar with this it is the last book in the King James Version of the New Testament. Put your trust in the real God and not one who wants you to think he is the one.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:07 AM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

Rev was not written by the Ap John, Most of the early church considered it as fake. (See Nicene fathers or any good commentary.) I Scholarship aside for we love to believe we know more than we do, I concur with your last sentence.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Capt. Call in New Mexico replied:

Of course it was written by the Apostle John. There is no reason to believe otherwise. The book itself claims that the author was named John. John the Baptist was dead, and there is no proof of the existence of someone supposedly known as "John the Elder," separate and apart from John the Apostle. John was part of Jesus's "inner circle" of three, Peter James, and John.

Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Cynth in FL replied:

I agree that Revelation was written by John the Beloved, the apostle. It's amazing the tangents that people go off on. I think that the Zimmerman case was handled properly, and that the verdict was just. From what I have read and listened to, Trayvon was the aggressor. I am sorry that Trayvon was killed, but this should not be such a political case. Whoever threw the first punch is the aggressor and having one's head banged against the pavement is aggression as well. Obama has a lot more important things to be working on than to be commenting on this case.

Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Dale Hogue in La Habra, California 90631 replied:

If Zimmerman was not a concerned neighbor he wouldn't have volunteered to help his neighbors protect their homes from thieves no matter what color these thieves were. If Trayvon had acted his age instead of being a childish bully, he wouldn't have confronted and punched Zimmerman. Apparently the president doesn't believe either one of the comments I've written in this post. Of course, George and Trayvon didn't have a political agenda like Barack does.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Jim Knight in Port Ludlow replied:

If Martin had not been prowling and breaking into peoples houses this would not have happened. (Just check the break-ins before he began "visiting" his mother, when his visits visits occurred, and after they ended.)

Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:49 AM

Michael B. Petriello in New York said:

Here comes the dictator’s newest fiat. He is about to come out with a federal law against private citizens having firearms. The idiot occupying the White House has absolutely no respect for the U.S. Constitution. Obama is leading this country in to failure and likely open revolt.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Kevin Fitzsimmons in Michigan replied:

I totally agree.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 5:41 PM

winterhope in Coquille replied:

So absolutely true!!!
If we watch the POTUS, one can see right though him. He should have NEVER been given the power he has, never!
And yes he wants anarchy...riots...abortions...black against white...illegal aliens murdering Americans, he is for Agenda 21 and those that hold the money will work their evil motives through the prez. because he himself is evil!! God bless us all!

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 7:41 PM

veteranasm in TX replied:

Let the games begin, lock and load !!!

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10:01 PM

JojoMojo in atlanta replied:

charming.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 8:21 PM

butch2 in Marietta, Ga replied:

open revolt will only get a lot of patriots killed for nothing without the Army's support. There must be a means of removing this incompetent President without a new Revolution.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 8:36 AM

HardThought in Kansas replied:

But the Army's front line troops support the Constitution and would never back a would be dictator. That is why they are Combat Arms soldiers of all races.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Jim in Western NC replied:

@ Hard Thought - I don't know. The Army is changing. Sure, some soldiers, particularly in Special Ops units, would uphold the Constitution. The problem is that too many in today's military are part of the "gay", feminized, and politically correct crowd. They would have no problem going after their fellow citizens if ordered to. Unfortunately, I'm sure it includes a number of politically motivated senior commanders as well.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11:52 AM

RK Sprau in L.C. N.M. replied:

We're right back to Obomacare, we don't like it so let's carry firearms around, intimidate, and yell REVOLUTION. No one ever stops to consider this action of armed insurgency will take away whats left of our freedoms, it is self fulfilling prophecy.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Warren in Charleston SC replied:

Jim,
I worked directly for and with the Army for 35 years. It has since 1989 become one of the country's most "politically correct" institutions. I would estimate that 85% of the officer corps have no independent thoughts about the constitution and will obey like trained dogs. The senior commanders tend to be the worst, since politics and knee-bent obsequiousness decides promotions. I love the Army, but it has become something quite different than it was.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Michael in Anaheim, CA said:

It is a sad day when a person is found guilty by our judicial system, granted it is not a perfect system but it is the best one around, in Florida and riots happen as far away as California because they did not like the verdict. The false message this is sending, and which is being reinforced by politic leaders with agendas, is that if you do not like the verdict of a trial case it is ok to riot causing multiple tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage and added man power costs.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 5:02 PM

winterhope in Coquille replied:

Michael,
I agree. Obama plays the racial card and by doing that, he is sending the message that it is okay to have riots, its okay to get away with these things because of how the blacks have been treated in the past.
If the Blacks, Latino, Asians, any illegals continue to believe in a hope through Obama, then they will vote for that man again!!

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 7:47 PM

LaRue in Ok replied:

I think you meant "not guilty".

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Juanita Holloway-Walters in Houston said:

Simply stated, Obama added insult to injury. One cannot help but ask the question, is Obama mentally ill?

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Abu Nudnik in Toronto replied:

I think he is. I think he's sociopathic. I came to this conclusion reading part of one of his books where he wrote that he found that people tended to project onto him whatever they wanted him to be and (when wrong and to his advantage) he didn't bother to correct their misimpression.

That level of connivance in the exercise of using people is sociopathic.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 6:08 PM

BuzzardB in Havertown replied:

It is called narcicissm.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10:52 PM

winterhope in Coquille replied:

Sometimes there is a fine line between mentally ill, and being pure evil.
I believe someone described him as being NARCISSISTIC! I tend to agree.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Ray in Texas said:

What a pant load! What a winer! Stop the free phones, the basically free housing, and all the other handouts. Put these bums to work and maybe, just maybe, they will sing a different tune when they actually contribute something to society besides murder, drugs, robbery, rape, etc. Clean up the democrap run cities and states with some common sense policies and stop the madness. Talking to liberals is like having to slap the TV several times to get a picture.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 5:04 PM

butch2 in Marietta, Ga replied:

Good idea...Bring back the C.C.C...let build roads and pick up trash from the highways, plant new growth forests...give them work to do for their sustanance.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Jan in Overland Park Kansas replied:

I think you are missing the point, the "give them" part. That's the problem, we are already "giving them". They need to go out and find a job themselves in the private sector. ,,

Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 12:20 AM

mollee bertrand in Tucson, Arizona replied:

hey yeah ray,
they're the only, arumph, minority who could never rise above it! They have their leaders to thank for keeping them down. Back in the day G.W. Carver and Cleveland knew what was happening. The excuses, whitey, was putting money in these peoples pockets. Watch your daughters, little Al is now looking for an eighteen year old, ha.

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 8:57 AM

ChuckL in NV said:

I think that it would be useful to run ads that clearly show the commonalities between Slaves before the Civil War and those on welfare now. The comparisons should include housing, provided v. Section 8, food costs, provided v. food stamps, medical care, Provided in both cases.

Add whatev else you can find with a clear commonality.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Michael B. Petriello in New York replied:

In truth, I would disagree with your point. Most slaves generally cherished their newfound freedom and strove to "earn" their living to chase the American Dream as it were. The welfare sates came later on from the democratic regimes.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Sharon Barnard in Madisonville,Ky said:

I think it's a shame this trial has been politicized. If the Martin's had won, would they have felt sorry for the Zimmerman's. I don't think so, they were so sure they were going to win. I think it's a shame the President, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and all the rest had to get in between the justice system. If there is racism today it could be called White Racism. Whites are discriminated against more than blacks are for jobs, especially white men. Why don't they ask why doesn't the President do something about the jobs situation. He doesn't want his people being able to take care of themselves, he wants them dependent on the government, then they will vote for the Democrats so they will take care of them always. Why can't they bring out all the evidence about Trayvon that the judge would not come out in the open.that maybe would have told them why Trayvon looked suspicious.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 5:05 PM

ktayl46 in Beaverton, OR. said:

Barack Hussein Obama is a lying P.O.S. and I would look him straight in the eye and tell him so.

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Chuck in Hatfield PA replied:

Mr. President should have kept his nose and his political ambition totally out of it. Mr. Obuma needs to be our president and face the truths and the Constitution head on.You all are right when you mention the word "DICTATOR" . WE must all stick together and elect a real Pres. and V.P. next time...

Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 9:33 PM