View Poll Results: Is Treyvon Marth the right race and Zimmerman the wrong race?

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  • I agree that President Obama did the right thing saying Treyvon Martin is how his sond would look.

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    Re: Being the right and the wrong race

    Lets face it....Unfortuniately "race" (skin color) is in the forefront, and most of us know this....this may not be right, but its is real.
    Having seen pics of both on national TV 9,000 times, I'd say that "Zimmerman" looks like the criminal, not Martin....
    I think that those children with their "hoodies" appear to be mindless creeps, but not dangerous perpetrators.
    "looks" should be thrown out..
    As I see it, obviously ,lethal weapons should NOT be used by "quasi-law" enforcement, meaning amateurs or vigilantes..In fact, we should follow England and other European nations in this atea..
    The NRA can go to hell!
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    Re: Being the right and the wrong race

    how dare the President express empathy for the grieving parents of a 17 year-old boy!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Being the right and the wrong race

    Obama is inserting himself into this to get black votes. Blacks are very unexcited about his presidency and he fears they will stay home on election day so he is reminding the he is black and trying to take advantage of this tragedy and the emotion it has stirred.

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    Re: Being the right and the wrong race

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Obama is inserting himself into this to get black votes. Blacks are very unexcited about his presidency and he fears they will stay home on election day so he is reminding the he is black and trying to take advantage of this tragedy and the emotion it has stirred.
    utterly baseless claims. how sad.

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    Re: Being the right and the wrong race

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Lets face it....Unfortuniately "race" (skin color) is in the forefront, and most of us know this....this may not be right, but its is real.
    Having seen pics of both on national TV 9,000 times, I'd say that "Zimmerman" looks like the criminal, not Martin....
    I think that those children with their "hoodies" appear to be mindless creeps, but not dangerous perpetrators.
    "looks" should be thrown out..
    As I see it, obviously ,lethal weapons should NOT be used by "quasi-law" enforcement, meaning amateurs or vigilantes..In fact, we should follow England and other European nations in this atea..
    The NRA can go to hell!
    Vote : other - its easier..
    Here we go again...

    Someone was killed with a gun! Ban them all!

    So sick of that kind of stupid ****.

    The president did nothing wrong at all. Zimmerman should have been arrested asap as the law does not cover stalking someone, confronting them for nothing and then shooting them. He is a murderer.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Being the right and the wrong race

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Obama is inserting himself into this to get black votes. Blacks are very unexcited about his presidency and he fears they will stay home on election day so he is reminding the he is black and trying to take advantage of this tragedy and the emotion it has stirred.
    Nice accuse him of playing the race card for political gain and using a death to do it.

    Please tell me you were being sarcastic. Otherwise that is pretty stupid comment. I did not vote for Obama, but damn man.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Being the right and the wrong race

    Well, at least he's stopped saying "The police acted stupidly" without the facts.


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    Re: Being the right and the wrong race

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Obama is inserting himself into this to get black votes. Blacks are very unexcited about his presidency and he fears they will stay home on election day so he is reminding the he is black and trying to take advantage of this tragedy and the emotion it has stirred.
    No. Just no.


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    Re: Being the right and the wrong race

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Obama is inserting himself into this to get black votes. Blacks are very unexcited about his presidency and he fears they will stay home on election day so he is reminding the he is black and trying to take advantage of this tragedy and the emotion it has stirred.
    that is something I had not considered, but bears thinking about.

    Generally, however, I think the President just can't help but insert his feelings on Race In America into national issues like this, however much it demeans his post and however much it makes him look like an idiot. It is "The Police Acted Stupidly" all over again, though agreeably not as bad as encouraging Hispanics to "punish their enemies".

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    Re: Being the right and the wrong race

    He shouldn't have injected race into it, but it wasn't that bad.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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