Obama gets personal over killing of black Florida teenager

Mar 24, 2012 Full story: WSBT 1,062

President Barack Obama weighed into the controversial killing of a black teenager in Florida in very personal terms on Friday, comparing the boy to a son he doesn't have and calling for American "soul searching" over how the incident occurred.

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malcolm

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#1 Mar 24, 2012
its not personal....he's the leader of this great nation and he's trying to lead by example.

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#2 Mar 24, 2012
Obama is trying to further incite anger that will overshadow his failures in order to get re=eleted

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“Unions are still scum ”

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#3 Mar 24, 2012
icu_ wrote:
Obama is trying to further incite anger that will overshadow his failures in order to get re=eleted
Thank you.

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#4 Mar 24, 2012
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you.
Gloop.
yeah right

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Mar 24, 2012
malcolm wrote:
its not personal....he's the leader of this great nation and he's trying to lead by example.
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sure sure, Albuquerque lost 2 high school students walking home from school in a senseless shooting (by hoodied gangbangers it's postulated). where is prez obamas personal sincere leadership that he displayed for 'one of his own'? not gonna happen, sharpton, fbi, holder and all the civil rights morons don't even know where NM is, much less care. If obammy can't make political hay with his participation, then you'll find him on the golf course.

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rebel girl

Brooksville, FL

#6 Mar 24, 2012
obama hopes this will get the countrys mind off the gas prices.

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Bringmedinner

San Jose, CA

#7 Mar 24, 2012
It is unlikely Obama's imagined son would look like a 6'2", 200 lb. thug, or would have been suspended from school for violence, or would have pulled some guy from his vehicle and beat him viciously.

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#8 Mar 24, 2012
When someone in public office like president Obama makes a statement like that it usually comes back to bite them. Sometimes the dog bites the hand that feeds it. Tread carefully!

Since: Sep 08

Placitas, NM

#9 Mar 24, 2012
rebel girl wrote:
obama hopes this will get the countrys mind off the gas prices.
The Reich-wing will continue to LIE about gas prices.

ROVE-LINKED CROSSROADS GPS LAUNCHES $650,000 FALSE AD CAMPAIGN ON GAS PRICES

FACTCHECK.ORG OUTRIGHT CALLS THE AD’S CLAIMS “BOGUS.”

Some important points to keep in mind:
– U.S. GAS PRICES DO NOT CORRESPOND WITH DOMESTIC OIL PRODUCTION. Decades of statistics show domestic gas prices correspond with global gas prices.

– THE PRESIDENT IS NOT TO BLAME FOR RISING GAS PRICES. Oil companies, whose profits go up an estimated $800 million a year, every time the price of gas goes up a penny, and speculation are the key reasons for the cost increase.

– GAS PRICES WERE UNUSUALLY LOW IN JANUARY 2009. Though prices were much higher at other points during the Bush administration, they were artificially low when President Obama took office because the world economy was reeling from the Wall Street meltdown.

– THE TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON DRILLING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO CAME BECAUSE OF THE BP OIL SPILL. The Obama administration put the moratorium in place to ensure that new safety precautions could be implemented after the worst oil spill on record poured about 4.9 million barrels of oil into the gulf (millions of barrels that might otherwise have been refined for gasoline).

– THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS NOT STYMIED DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN OIL SHALE. As FactCheck.org notes,“production of petroleum from shale formations is booming. What the administration slowed down were plans for experimental development of ways to produce oil by heating kerogen-rich rocks, something that is years away from becoming commercially feasible.”

– PRESIDENT OBAMA DID NOT LOBBY TO KILL THE KEYSTONE XL TAR SANDS PIPELINE. He has supported building part of the pipeline — what has opposed are efforts by Congressional Republicans to deny his administration the time necessary to do a thorough review of the plan. And much of the oil delivered via the proposed pipeline would likely be exported after refinement.

ARE THE DECEITFUL ADS FUNDED BY BIG OIL? By Keystone XL? Crossroads GPS isn’t telling — they do not publicly disclose their donors. But viewers — and television station executives — would be wise carefully scrutinize this dishonest content, even if they cannot scrutinize the motivation of the people paying for it.
http://thinkprogress.org/green/2012/03/23/450...
http://factcheck.org/2012/03/bogus-oil-claims...

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Placitas, NM

#10 Mar 24, 2012
President Obama's statement exemplifies why I am so pleased I worked to get him elected and will continue to work for his reelection. An rational, empathetic leader with strong sense of moral purpose and decency.

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Mike A

Madison, AL

#11 Mar 24, 2012
PlacitasRoy wrote:
<quoted text>
The Reich-wing will continue to LIE about gas prices.
ROVE-LINKED CROSSROADS GPS LAUNCHES $650,000 FALSE AD CAMPAIGN ON GAS PRICES
FACTCHECK.ORG OUTRIGHT CALLS THE AD’S CLAIMS “BOGUS.”
Some important points to keep in mind:
– U.S. GAS PRICES DO NOT CORRESPOND WITH DOMESTIC OIL PRODUCTION. Decades of statistics show domestic gas prices correspond with global gas prices.
– THE PRESIDENT IS NOT TO BLAME FOR RISING GAS PRICES. Oil companies, whose profits go up an estimated $800 million a year, every time the price of gas goes up a penny, and speculation are the key reasons for the cost increase.
– GAS PRICES WERE UNUSUALLY LOW IN JANUARY 2009. Though prices were much higher at other points during the Bush administration, they were artificially low when President Obama took office because the world economy was reeling from the Wall Street meltdown.
– THE TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON DRILLING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO CAME BECAUSE OF THE BP OIL SPILL. The Obama administration put the moratorium in place to ensure that new safety precautions could be implemented after the worst oil spill on record poured about 4.9 million barrels of oil into the gulf (millions of barrels that might otherwise have been refined for gasoline).
– THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS NOT STYMIED DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN OIL SHALE. As FactCheck.org notes,“production of petroleum from shale formations is booming. What the administration slowed down were plans for experimental development of ways to produce oil by heating kerogen-rich rocks, something that is years away from becoming commercially feasible.”
– PRESIDENT OBAMA DID NOT LOBBY TO KILL THE KEYSTONE XL TAR SANDS PIPELINE. He has supported building part of the pipeline — what has opposed are efforts by Congressional Republicans to deny his administration the time necessary to do a thorough review of the plan. And much of the oil delivered via the proposed pipeline would likely be exported after refinement.
ARE THE DECEITFUL ADS FUNDED BY BIG OIL? By Keystone XL? Crossroads GPS isn’t telling — they do not publicly disclose their donors. But viewers — and television station executives — would be wise carefully scrutinize this dishonest content, even if they cannot scrutinize the motivation of the people paying for it.
http://thinkprogress.org/green/2012/03/23/450...
http://factcheck.org/2012/03/bogus-oil-claims...
The problem is all this is true but the loons on the right do not care about the truth. In one post above they say Martin was 200 lbs when in fact he was 140. He was Not suspended from school for violence but excesive tardiness.
The right does not care about the truth but like to make up their own facts to suit their believes. Why not stick with the facts here. Also the poster says he pulled the murderer from his car, wow this is new to everyone including the killer. I know it's not the right wing way to do things but stick to the facts, and where were they when gas was over $4 a gallon under Dubya.

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dork

Thane, India

#12 Mar 24, 2012
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Jabber

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Mar 24, 2012
PlacitasRoy wrote:
President Obama's statement exemplifies why I am so pleased I worked to get him elected and will continue to work for his reelection. An rational, empathetic leader with strong sense of moral purpose and decency.
Obama always smug with a detached sneer.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#14 Mar 24, 2012
PlacitasRoy wrote:
President Obama's statement exemplifies why I am so pleased I worked to get him elected and will continue to work for his reelection. An rational, empathetic leader with strong sense of moral purpose and decency.
I am sorry about that disorder of yours. To think that of our loser President Obama must mean mental illness.
Blago

Chilhowee, MO

#17 Mar 24, 2012
Pubic hair Roy wrote:
President Obama's statement exemplifies why I am so pissed I worked to get him elected and will continue to work for his impeachment. An rational, empathetic leader with strong sense of moral purpose and decency will be Romney.
Sounds about right.
alan

Maringouin, LA

#18 Mar 24, 2012
this pro black muslim pres.seems to only stick his nose in when it involves a black?just like the louis gates incident, he gave an opinion without all the facts?with crime happening all over the usa why does he seem to pick out particular ones as al sharpton does?didnt the black kid that poured gas on the 13 year old white get his attention?the main stream media makess blacks killing whites seem justified and always a racial thing?get blacks mad and secure all votes from them is his agenda!obama is a race baiter when it suits him!
havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#19 Mar 24, 2012
Bringmedinner wrote:
It is unlikely Obama's imagined son would look like a 6'2", 200 lb. thug, or would have been suspended from school for violence, or would have pulled some guy from his vehicle and beat him viciously.
and you think this is what happened? I do not think you state the facts correctly. who has said that z was pulled from his vehicle? who has shown that z was beaten viciously. I think you are a whiteracistmale, macho liar. I think that you and many others on here are rightwing racist extremists, who hate Obama and black persons, and white liberals who do not hate obama and black persons.
I think that scum like you would lie about anything.
havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#20 Mar 24, 2012
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>I am sorry about that disorder of yours. To think that of our loser President Obama must mean mental illness.
I think you are the loser, and full of the mental illness of racism and hatred, like most on here. This thread will be a magnet for the haters, and for those of us who will call you what you deserve to be called.
havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#21 Mar 24, 2012
alan wrote:
this pro black muslim pres.seems to only stick his nose in when it involves a black?just like the louis gates incident, he gave an opinion without all the facts?with crime happening all over the usa why does he seem to pick out particular ones as al sharpton does?didnt the black kid that poured gas on the 13 year old white get his attention?the main stream media makess blacks killing whites seem justified and always a racial thing?get blacks mad and secure all votes from them is his agenda!obama is a race baiter when it suits him!
you are obviously a white racist from Louisiana. did you vote today? If there were incidents where blacks were victims in other places, would you notice those? and Gates was on his own property, being harassed by a white cop whose speciality was in telling other cops how not to get caught doing racial profiling. I think it is terrible when people do violence, whatever the race. but how much violence is in your heart?
havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#22 Mar 24, 2012
you prefer a Mormon President who wants to become a god on his own planet someday, if he believes in some of the nutcase views of the secret beliefs of Mormon extremists? Obama is not Muslim - he is a basketball fan (and possibly a March Madness fanatic like others of us) and a mildly liberation theology, strongly social justice moderate Christian, who gets bored in church sometimes and does not listen to all that is said - like lots of folks.

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