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Obama: Trayvon Martin Could've Been Me 35 Yrs Ago

Hits: 3742 | Rating: (1.8) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: McGovern1981
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that1joshguy
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 215 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:25:08 PM
coulda shoulda woulda

DrProfessor
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3884 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:11:09 PM
@oobaka--lol, your entire argument comes from an article on Salon.com...one that was posted on this site.

@turd--This isn't necessarily divisive behavior though. He's trying to provide a link of understanding between the two sides of the argument. He's saying, to both parties "look, this is the kind of life experience that spurs much of the emotion surrounding this viewpoint. Conversely, the case was handled through proper legal procedure, and the result wasn't a fluke."

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4159 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 11:54:01 AM
oobaka-"it was a white kid named Tyler"

I truly believe that Zimmerman didn't care if it was a black kid named Treyvon, a white kids name Tyler or a Yellow kids named Long Duck Dong beating his head into the sidewalk.

His primary worry was the fact that he was getting his head beat into the sidewalk. The is what is called the 'primary factor'.

You can bring up as many cases as you want. But the facts of those cases do not corrospond to this one.

This case was not racial. The not guilty verdict proved that.

THIS was just a sad attempt by our 'great uniter' tor re-insert race into a case that was proven not to be racial.

The only thing racial is that the Professional Race Baiters saw an opportunity.

Originalform
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 292 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 11:53:54 AM
Socioeconomic status. Eiltist mentality. Period.

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4000 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 11:49:18 AM
maggierose78, just because Obama had a more privileged upbringing doesn't mean that he didn't suffer discrimination because of his skin color. That you believe that he didn't, or that he couldn't have, is part of the fundamental problem we have in trying to fix the issue. Denying it exists doesn't fix it. Harping on it doesn't fix it, either, I agree, but we have to admit that it's there in order to address it.

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4000 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 11:47:21 AM
His "own kind" turdburglar? Do you mean Democrats? Liberals? Most of us find his comments entirely appropriate, not divisive at all, and barely even touching on the case, but rather a lot more about race relations in general. Matter of fact, when he did talk about the case, most of what he said revolved around the fact that the jury reached it decision and that we need to honor that.

Or, oh, were you talking about someone else when you said "his kind"? Yeah, that's what I thought.

maggierose78
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 660 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 11:44:01 AM
Obama could not have been Martin 35 years ago. Their backgrounds are fundamentally different.

Obama came from a more privileged background, Martin did not have the luxury of coming from a privileged background.

Their experiences with race, religion, etc, were vastly different.

If a white teenage female with a criminal background gets killed, I cannot accurately say that I would have been her X number of years ago because we both lived two different and separate lives. Her experiences and my experiences are totally different and therefore we take two totally different paths.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3299 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 11:24:39 AM

oobaka - You act like you know the answer. You don't. I could just as easily assume that Zman would have followed a suspicious white kid just the same. He was on neighborhood watch patrol.

Besides, that is not the friggin point!
Look at you, so damn emotional you aren't making any sense. Go change yer tampon, then get back on point.
I commented on how obama is being divisive, which is opposite of what he should be doing. He has taken sides with his own kind, and making excuses for their bad behavior. If he isn't going to help make things better, he should just keep quiet.

darkhawk
Male, 70 & Over, Europe
 258 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 11:14:44 AM
Compared to the last guy('s) you voted to be president. Obama is doing a fairly good job. What do you expect, everything has been f*cked up by most of his predecessors. Would be a miracle if ANYONE good do a perfect job being president of America.

Originalform
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 292 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 11:10:50 AM
unreal, this guys agenda is disgusting

djwajda
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 846 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 10:59:44 AM
Could he have been Georgia too then?

ridiculous

oobaka
Male, 40-49, Canada
 493 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 10:47:00 AM
@turd
Race WAS involed. Do you actually think that instead of a black kid named Trayvon it was a white kid named Tyler that Zimmerman would have murdered....I mean legally shot him?

Think about this.
The stand your ground law.
There was a case where a white man woke up and found his neighbor screwing his wife. He shot him several times. He got away with it because he claimed he didn't recognize his neighbor.
Compare that to a black woman who was being attacked by her boyfriend. She fired a warning shot and now she's serving 20 years.
Race plays a HUGE role in these cases.

1234
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 267 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 10:40:56 AM
I wish it was him 35 years ago. Things would be different today that's for sure.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3299 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 10:23:51 AM

I can agree with McGovern on this one. Obama should stay out of this. It is very obvious that he is biased in this situation. He is making excuses for the bad behavior of his own kind. His attitude a divisive "us" vs "them" attitude. He should either stay out of it, or at least try minimize the idea of race being involved. I'm not saying "this is fu@#ed up"....but McG does have a point.

handimanner
Male, 70 & Over, Western US
 1770 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 9:44:51 AM
Divider-in-chief? That was Bush.

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4000 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 9:39:38 AM
I rather enjoy that the far right fringes of the Republican Party continue to highlight their bigotry in this manner. We've got midterm elections in just over a year and it's important that voters know who's who.

FoSchizle
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 306 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 9:31:25 AM
Well, ya know, if black men didn't dress like they're straight out of the hood maybe people wouldn't lock their doors or clutch their purses. I do the same for white guys that dress that way too, mind you.

DrProfessor
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3884 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 9:27:57 AM
This was a good talk. Seriously McGovern, could you come across as more of a frothing hater?

Neoptolemos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 530 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 9:27:46 AM
Nothing to see here, people....
Just McGovern1981 being her charming ol' self...

MrOrange
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2286 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 9:27:26 AM
how did i know this is going to be one of the wackjobs post? i wonder...

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13145 Posts
Saturday, July 20, 2013 8:59:57 AM
Link: Obama: Trayvon Martin Could've Been Me 35 Yrs Ago [Rate Link] - The divider and chief continuing his unprofessionalism. Story in credits link below.

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