The Divider-In-Chief stirring the Racial Pot, once again…

Obama Race speech

We’ve already covered the Zimmerman trial recently, and weren’t planning on revisiting the issue. However, after President Obama came out for his absolutely bizarre 17-minute speech on Trayvon Martin, I can’t let his remarks go unchallenged in this space.

If you missed his address, you can watch it here. My primary criticism is the counter-productiveness of re-injecting race into a topic where race was already determined during the trial to have had no impact whatsoever.

That, and the stark implication from the President of the United States that the jury verdict was completely, 100% wrong.

For perspective, there are two sources I’d ask that you consider. The first one is from Bryan Preston over at PJMedia.com (“Why Obama’s Remarks on the Zimmerman Case Are a Failure of Leadership“), and is an incredibly cogent review of the President’s remarks on Friday.

Here’s just a sample, although the entire piece is an essential read:

Obama then rejected the verdict when he said “So — so folks understand the challenges that exist for African-American boys, but they get frustrated, I think, if they feel that there’s no context for it or — and that context is being denied. And — and that all contributes, I think, to a sense that if a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, that, from top to bottom, both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”

So the jury got it right, …except that in another universe with different facts, they got it wrong.

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The tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin is becoming a cause, or an excuse, for some to commit violence against their fellow Americans. Rioters have committed numerous acts of violence, including attacking a Hispanic man in Baltimore and assaulting a white grandmother in Houston.

This is unacceptable. Unrest has been encouraged by the New Black Panthers, by Sharpton and the refrain “No justice, no peace.”

Obama’s answer to violence? More talk:

If I see any violence, then I will remind folks that that dishonors what happened to Trayvon Martin and his family.”

There has already been violence. Has he not seen it?

All of this is simply pandering on Obama’s part, and he dishonors the presidency itself when he speaks this way.

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The second item that I’d suggest you review comes from Bill Whittle. While not a response to Obama’s comments, it puts the entire trial and the media’s racial pot-stirring into focus. If you followed the case, you already are aware of some of what he points out. But if you didn’t follow the trial, then the following few minutes will be a complete revelation for you.

Either way, Bill does his usual professional job of combining context and content into one seamless package.

In my earlier post, I said the following:

“…What we need to do is focus on our commonalities as people, and as Americans. What’s needed is the freedom to IGNORE our racial differences, in order that we might get beyond them…”

I still believe that’s the only way our nation will be able to eventually move forward on this issue.

Unfortunately, the words of our President this past week have just made getting beyond the subject of race a substantially more difficult task.

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12 responses to “The Divider-In-Chief stirring the Racial Pot, once again…

  1. godsbooklover

    I want to tie all the liberals in the world to chairs, and make them watch Bill Whittle’s video…for several days.

    • A solid idea.

      If we made it mandatory following high school graduation, we might be able to undue the previous 12 years of liberal indoctrination right then and there!
      ;)

  2. Excellent video, it says it all. And why the prosecution was so guarded at bringing in anything related to Trayvon. Now, if they wanted to personalize him, especially to jurors, don’t you think they would have? What a cover up.

    • That’s why the Race Hustlers are working overtime to gin up outrage over this mess.
      If it WAS organic, it would have just HAPPENED. This way, it’s being nurtured, stoked and fomented by the Jacksons and Sharptons…., and with the eager assistance of Dear Leader.

      I am truly sad for my country, and what this despicable human being is doing to it.

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  4. I can’t wait for President Obama’s term to finally end. However, that ending assures nothing with respect to an improved climate in any form from race to economics. President Obama is in the White House because we Americans put him there either as a result of voting for him or the divisive politics that come with conservatives of all stripes who would rather scuttle the cause of small government and a return to state power in the name of religion, xenophobia, homophobia, or other harmful goals that strengthen our enemies and weaken our own cause of protecting and preserving individual liberty and private property rights to pass down to our posterity.

    It is unfathomable to me how one can preach for small government and the need to reclaim our lost or limited unalienable rights on the one hand, while advocating an abdication of the same by forcing people to abide by a majority religion and the bigotry that accompanies such doctrines by leaning and depending upon government force in a manner big government advocates frequently call for. Republicans lose because they want to eat their cake and keep it intact at the same time.

    Either we want small government and limited government influence on our private lives and earned property, or we want a modern day form of Christendom that proved to be an unmitigated disaster whenever and wherever it appeared. Government over the individual is no more grievous than subjecting us mere mortals to the shackles of the dual tyranny of the twin pragmatists and evil altruists called the Sacerdotium and the Regnum. A slave by any other name or under any other terms is still a slave of forced sacrifice and limited thought.

    As a consequence, I hold very little hope for any improvement in government and its relationship to the citizens of America in my lifetime, but I cling to the promise of all people being created and allowed to live in equality throughout their search for happiness at some point in what will become man’s history.

  5. As for Mr. Obama, I expect NO LESS than this kind of tripe from a community organizer.

  6. WOW, another great post. You know I am your biggest fan :)

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