Barack Obama, the man that said if he had a son, he’d look like Trayvon has again interjected himself in this case — this time following George’s acquittal.
"The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin."
There are THREE problems I see here.
- First, isn’t it wildly ironic that the man that fumed the flames of resentment in this case would be the one calling for calm?
- Second, despite saying the jury had spoken (that this was self defense and justified), he’d then make a jab against gun rights?
- Third, notice how he refuses to use George Zimmerman by name but will use Trayvon’s name twice. According to the jury’s verdict, George was attacked and beaten up by Trayvon Martin and was justified in using self defense. He was also a victim. But of course Obama will not bother to mention his name.