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Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago'

There are 708 comments on the nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com story from Jul 19, 2013, titled Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago'. In it, nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com reports that:

Obama also suggested that the outcome of the case could have been different if Martin were white. "If a white male teen would have been involved in this scenario," he said, "both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different."

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Hippy 1 TO BLASTOFF

Marietta, GA

#23 Jul 20, 2013
Boondeeboojoe wrote:
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How unpresidential was it when Bill clinton commented on the Rodney King?
Will Florida vindicate all the peoples that's been wronged? If I stays at a motel in Florida will it reek of cigaretts?
Hippy 1 TO BLASTOFF

Marietta, GA

#24 Jul 20, 2013
I'm too old for schrooms?
conservative crapola

Orefield, PA

#25 Jul 20, 2013
35 years ago george w failure was already george w failure. Yet, the reds annointed him their leader.

hahahahahahahahaha

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Jacksonville, FL

#31 Jul 20, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
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The OJ Simpson trial, the Casey Anthony trial, and this trial , all show how stupid the people of Florida.
The OJ trial was in CA, Eistein.

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#32 Jul 20, 2013
I can understand the people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton playing this up because that's what they do.
I was shocked that President Obama would do this, what he is saying is that this case is covered with racism when if fact not even any hints of racism came out in the trial.
It makes the Government look vengeful going after Zimmerman with Civil rights violation threats when clearly none existed.
The message President Obama is sending is that if a black youth chooses to resort to violence and beat another person from another race that person must take it and that is wrong.
He never mentioned that Trayvon was BEATING Zimmerman.
I was wrong about President Obama, my friends told he was bad but I never really believed it until now.

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#33 Jul 20, 2013
Jim R Pickens wrote:
Obama also suggested that the outcome of the case could have been different if Martin were white. "If a white male teen would have been involved in this scenario," he said, "both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different."

Obama is stating that the Florida judicial system is racist?
Why must you insist that Obama should be responsible for the nonsense you infer?

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#34 Jul 20, 2013
___Lorri___ wrote:
I was shocked that President Obama would do this, what he is saying is that this case is covered with racism when if fact not even any hints of racism came out in the trial.
When did he say this?

Was there another press conference that the rest of us miss?

Do show us the exact quote.

Because it seems to the rest of us that you are making things up.

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#35 Jul 20, 2013
___Lorri___ wrote:
The message President Obama is sending is that if a black youth chooses to resort to violence and beat another person from another race that person must take it and that is wrong.
When did he send that message?

Time to put another layer of tin foil under your hat, dear.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#36 Jul 20, 2013
Anthony Weiner wrote:
How old are you, boy?
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#37 Jul 20, 2013
Maybe you O-Derangement Syndrome crazies are upset that you can't throw the teleprompter derangement syndrome at this one.

Hillarious!

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Mystic, CT

#38 Jul 20, 2013
Injecting racism into something that was not racist to achieve and accomplish agendas. Is anyone really surprised.
This was Obama's job remember.

What a pathetic excuse for a President.
Just a thought

Beloit, WI

#41 Jul 20, 2013
The"Sun King" has proclaimed that"Martin could have been me 35 years ago."He traded a"hoodie"for a shirt and tie,surrounded himself with"special interest thugs"who do not respect the rule of law,and uses his office as an organ of propaganda.Presidents are elected to represent all Americans,not a single group.
oh my

UK

#42 Jul 20, 2013
Stag_R_Lee wrote:
In what way should Obama's remarks seem un-Presidential?
His remarks indicate that the trial outcome didn't meet his expectations, and as the outcome was an innocent verdict, Obama must think Zimmerman guilty. That alone says his judgement is flawed, under law ALL accused are innocent until proven guilty.

Obama is essentially saying, I think Zimmerman is guilty, the law didn't prove my belief, let's change the law.

Ridiculous.

His is being partisan on a matter, he perceives as race, despite the fact that Zimmerman is not a racist and is, under one drop, a Black man.

Tell me this, lard-azz, if Zimmerman, with his Black heritage, were the POTUS or the world's number intellect, entertainer or athlete, would you consider him Black or White?

We realists already know the answer...
Jorge

Metairie, LA

#44 Jul 20, 2013
TheOriginalDoby wrote:
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RACISM is not a “local” issue it’s a WORLD WIDE ISSUE.
(educated yourself……books will help)
don't you mean "educate"? and even if racism is a world wide issue, BO should be focusing on our economy and acting like a president instead of a racial agitator...come on doby dobe, you can do better than that, can't you? books will help
Just a thought

Beloit, WI

#45 Jul 20, 2013
"Profiling"according to race.Ignoramuses like you define"patriotism" as mindlessly supporting a president because he is"ours".The reality of your kind of racism is once it's finished feeding off the enemy,it feeds off itself.
Just a thought

Beloit, WI

#46 Jul 20, 2013
Frank.You're living proof that Detroit is not only financially bankrupt,it's also intellectually bankrupt as well.LOL
Sheik Yerbouti

Doylestown, PA

#48 Jul 20, 2013
Did obama go around sucker punching people 35 years ago? What a ridiculous statement!

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#49 Jul 20, 2013
Racism is an illusion that is projected on situations when and where it's advantageous for one party or another to do so.
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Columbus, GA

#50 Jul 20, 2013
A president endorsing race selective violence, wow!

Why didn't he condemn the aggressive violent behavior that got Trayvon killed??

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#52 Jul 20, 2013
lrony wrote:
Injecting racism into something that was not racist to achieve and accomplish agendas..
Mentioning race doesn't make someone a racist, bigot.

It isn't too hard to understand why someone of color would and could remember the history of a country that practiced racism.

Maybe it was the slavery thing.

Maybe it was all the thousands of lynchings thing.

Maybe it was Jim Crow thing.

Maybe it is reading your posts- put obviously racism still exists.

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