The latest thrill to go up the back of my neck is Obama's comment that the young man who was shot in Florida looked like his son.
Talk about an opportunist. In the interest of ALWAYS bringing his supposedly adorable daughters into EVERY situation and conversation, suddenly Obama felt a need to give S & M a brother:
"If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," Obama said in his first comments about the shooting, acknowledging the racial element in the case.
"Obviously, this is a tragedy," Obama told reporters. "I can only imagine what these parents are going through. And when I think about this boy, I think about my own kids."In the interest of being a uniter and not a divider, of COURSE the nation's top executive raced into yet another race related argument that will inflame 10% of the population, screaming righteously in the streets before knowing the facts, nursing the perpetual grievances that we've had to listen to for years.
Just give racemongers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton an excuse to jet to a state wearing their Armani suits, diamond rings and sporting chips on their shoulder that bowl over anyone standing near them.
Sure, the nation's top executive and judicial official are Black.
But Blacks are under attack.
That makes it okay for the New Black Panther party, which was recently encouraged by Eric Holder's Justice Department by their dismissal of blatant voter intimidation, to declare a dead or alive hit on someone whose name sounds Jewish.
It makes no difference if George Zimmerman is Hispanic as his father says and he looks.
Because really. Who cares about skin color? What difference should it make if the guy is White or Hispanic?
All that matters is that the grievance racemongers have another issue they can beat into the ground, scream about, feel abused by and generally demand some kind of reparations for.
What kind of leaders are these.
It's hard not to scream at the tv these days.
Here are the facts that should discourage the race and grievance mongering from American Thinker. The facts are the facts:
Certainly it's true that in the past, blacks have been victims of whites. But today the reality is quite different from what the street mobs, the government, the media and the P.C. crowd would have us believe. Far from being victims of white oppression, blacks today are disproportionately perpetrators of violent crimes against whites and against other blacks. According to data from the FBI Uniform Crime Reports, in 2009, "whites" -- a category that includes Hispanics -- were known to be responsible for 5,286 murders. Blacks, a mere 13% of the population, were known to be responsible for 5,980 murders. In 2005, the New Century Foundation's "Color of Crime" report found that "Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks. Forty-five percent of their victims are white, 43 percent are black, and 10 percent are Hispanic. When whites commit violent crime, only three percent of their victims are black" (emphasis mine). Also in 2005, the Department of Justice reported that one-third of rapes committed against white women (approximately 37,000) were perpetrated by blacks, while less than ten -- statistically zero -- rapes of black women were committed by whites.That said, Powerline's John Hinderaker says the police should have charged Zimmerman for multiple reasons:
The local authorities should charge Zimmerman with manslaughter, at a minimum, and try to prove their case with the various forms of evidence that are available. Based on what we now know, I would think their chance of success is good. But in any event, if a jury decides to the contrary, Martin’s family will have had its well-deserved day in court.