Yeah, and if we had a president, he’d look more like Reagan.
Obama: ‘If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon’
(POLITICO) President Obama weighed in Friday on the shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, calling it a national tragedy – and saying that the young man reminded him of his own children.
“When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids,” Obama said in Rose Garden remarks. “I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this. And that everybody pull together.”
Obama has come under fire from some black leaders for failing to comment on a case that has become a major national story — and brought thousands of Americans into the streets for demonstrations calling for the arrest of Martin’s shooter. One black leader even wondered why Obama called a Georgetown student who was attacked by Rush Limbaugh, but not Martin’s family. Obama’s comments Friday represent the first time the president has addressed the growing controversy.
“My main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Obama said. “All of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves.”
UPDATE: George Zimmerman granted $150k bail: HERE
Perhaps the most insightful comment on the Trayvon Martin ‘culture’ – plus 2nd round of Tweets found: HERE
Black men issuing contracts and ‘soft’ hits on George Zimmerman – Feds could care less: HERE
BREAKING NEWS: liberal ‘mainstream’ media releases new photos of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman: HERE
But Sad Hill, how can we profit from all the Trayvon Martin race-baiting?: HERE
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If only the Lorax knew…: HERE
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Obama’s sputnik moment: HERE
Sheriff Joe, ‘Where’s the birth certificate?’: HERE
There’s a Communist living in the White House: HERE
MSM, ‘Never mind Obama’s fishy birth certificate, help us investigate Sarah Palin’s emails: HERE
CIA Forensics proves authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate: HERE
Obama born in Hawaii because he says so: HERE
Obama born in 3 places?: HERE
Obama and Abercrombie, Marxist pals: HERE
Neil Abercrombie fails to find the birth certificate, again: HERE
The ‘history’ of Obama (Barry Soetoro): HERE