Obama's NO better than Sharpton or the Black Panthers....he and they are trying to make this out to be a racial issue...It isn't...Zimmerman is hispanic....what a shame it is that we have a Community Organizer for a President....I thought he was to be the President for ALL THE PEOPLE! Obama's Disgusting!
Obama comments on Trayvon Martin case after Black Panthers, Sharpton ralliers bemoan WH silence [VIDEO]
Published: 12:04 PM 03/23/2012 By Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller
Matthew Boyle is a reporter at The Daily Caller. He studied journalism at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, where he worked as an editor at the school's newspaper, The Gargoyle.
Ads by GooglePeopleSoft SupportSupport Services for PeopleSoft. Best-in-Class. Get a Free Quote Now RiminiStreet.comPresident Barack Obama urged law enforcement officials involved with the case of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s killing at all levels – up through the federal government – to conduct a thorough investigation on Friday.
“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Obama said in answer to a question on the issue following his remarks in the White House Rose Garden Friday morning. “And I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this.”
“I think all of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how something like this happened,” Obama added.
Obama prefaced his comments on the Martin case by saying, “I’m head of the executive branch and the Attorney General reports to me, and I’ve got to be careful about my statements to make sure we not impair any investigation that’s taking place right now.”
Obama and the White House have previously refrained from commenting on the case thus far. Following demands by the New Black Panthers and others on scene in Sanford, Fla. that the White House get involved, Obama jumped into the fight. When first asked about the case, White House press secretary Jay Carney essentially declined comment, offering a boilerplate statement of condolence to Martin’s family.
On Thursday, the New Black Panthers and other left-wing political figures including the Rev. Al Shartpon rallied in Sanford, Fla., demanding justice for Martin – and that police arrest the man who shot him, George Zimmerman. The Panthers, Sharpton and other left-wing political figures on scene invoked the racial components of the fight, with some alleging this was a “hate crime” and others claiming this was “racism perpetrated by violence.” They riled up the thousands in attendance, but urged them to avoid resorting to violence of their own.
In recent days, Martin’s death has also attracted the attention of Republican leader including Florida Rep. Allen West and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “It is an incredible tragedy of huge proportions, and I’m glad it is being investigated and we’ll take a look at it as the investigation moves along,” McConnell said Friday.