As Protests Continue Over Verdict, Obama Says 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago'

There are 160 comments on the Democracy Now story from Jul 22, 2013, titled As Protests Continue Over Verdict, Obama Says 'Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago'. In it, Democracy Now reports that:

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in dozens of cities nationwide on Saturday to continue protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin.

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Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#1 Jul 22, 2013
Obama keeps fanning the fire of racism!!

He care little for the HUNDREDS of black men murdered in his beloved city of Chicago over the past several years.

His 'concern' is political, although he attempts to make it APPEAR to be personal.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Jul 22, 2013
very plausible....tryvon could have grownup to be president....a terrible loss.
radiofreeamerica

Tarpon Springs, FL

#4 Jul 22, 2013
obama has diarrhea of the mouth.

“Baby Obama”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#5 Jul 22, 2013
I disagree...

Obama wouldn't be man enough to attack a stranger walking behind him.

He would have ran, crying like a little bitch.
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 22, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
Obama keeps fanning the fire of racism!!
He care little for the HUNDREDS of black men murdered in his beloved city of Chicago over the past several years.
His 'concern' is political, although he attempts to make it APPEAR to be personal.
Since you know nothing of his actual concerns, your claims about them are completely unreliable. However, there is likely a political component to his comments. That doesn't mean the Martin verdict wasn't a travesty of justice, though.

Violence in America is still out of control, and that has a lot to do with easy availability of guns and with racism and poverty. Do you care about those things at all?
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Pennington, NJ

#7 Jul 22, 2013
radiofreeamerica wrote:
obama has diarrhea of the mouth.
And constipation of the brain!
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#8 Jul 22, 2013
Space Cowboy wrote:
I disagree...
Obama wouldn't be man enough to attack a stranger walking behind him.
He would have ran, crying like a little bitch.
A fairly safe if cowardly and disgusting remark to make from behind the cover of your anonymous post. One has to wonder about your own manhood, or its lack..
waynesworld

Cardiff, UK

#9 Jul 22, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
very plausible....tryvon could have grownup to be president....a terrible loss.
could he have been as bad a president as Obama?

i doubt it!

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#10 Jul 22, 2013
this is all only about a political agenda
blks didnt get the verdict that they intended so now the riot...its the same old thing
Obama and the democrats keep the down and inside the ghetto.

“Baby Obama”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#11 Jul 22, 2013
chisholm wrote:
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A fairly safe if cowardly and disgusting remark to make from behind the cover of your anonymous post. One has to wonder about your own manhood, or its lack..
president Obama is a disgusting race-baiter, just like Sharpton, Jackson and Rev. Wright.
hey

Abilene, TX

#12 Jul 22, 2013
as an american and seeing what barry and his are doing to this country i for one say to dang bad it wasnt you!!!!

“Baby Obama”

Since: Jun 08

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#13 Jul 22, 2013
35 year ago, wasn't he studying in a Madrassa in Indonesia?
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#14 Jul 22, 2013
Vance1 wrote:
blks didnt get the verdict that they intended .
Dear, it is not only "blks" that our concerned and have questions about the verdict.

More troubling than the verdict for some - is the character assassination of the victim by some of you folks - after all the killer with the gun was no angel.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#15 Jul 22, 2013
CORRECTION - that ARE concerned
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#16 Jul 22, 2013
Space Cowboy wrote:
I disagree...
Obama wouldn't be man enough to attack a stranger walking behind him.
"man enough? You guys have such a strange outlook on manhood.

Perhaps Creepy crawling Zimmerman could have been "man enough" to keep his gun in his pants while confronting an unarmed teenager at seven in the evening.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#17 Jul 22, 2013
chisholm wrote:
<quoted text>
Since you know nothing of his actual concerns, your claims about them are completely unreliable. However, there is likely a political component to his comments. That doesn't mean the Martin verdict wasn't a travesty of justice, though.
Violence in America is still out of control, and that has a lot to do with easy availability of guns and with racism and poverty. Do you care about those things at all?
Oh, pleeeeeze. Obama jumps on the Trayvon wagon. He jumps on the 'what's-her-name' wagon of that girl who was murdered right NEAR HIS HOME in Chicago.

He ignores ALL of the other HUNDREDS of murders IN Chicago.

One doesn't need to be too bright to figure out HIS CONCERNS.

“Baby Obama”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#18 Jul 22, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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"man enough? You guys have such a strange outlook on manhood.
Perhaps Creepy crawling Zimmerman could have been "man enough" to keep his gun in his pants while confronting an unarmed teenager at seven in the evening.
He did....

Until he was attacked.

Then he defended himself.

Jury said so.

Case closed

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#23 Jul 22, 2013
Trayvon Martin why did the media show him as a 13 yr old child?

can you say agenda?

did you know he had tats and gold teeth...did you know he was under the influence of weed?

did you know his past?

did you realize that he could have just went on home that night?

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#24 Jul 22, 2013
Vance1 wrote:
Trayvon Martin why did the media show him as a 13 yr old child?
can you say agenda?
did you know he had tats and gold teeth...did you know he was under the influence of weed?
did you know his past?
did you realize that he could have just went on home that night?
So now minute traces of weed and gold teeth are reasons to convict?

Funny how Zimmerman had none of those in his system or mouth, but was already arrested twice dumbass.

We know Zimmerman's past - look what he did. Trayvon was 3 weeks past his 17th birthday. With no criminal record.

Go FO - you and your ilk.
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#25 Jul 22, 2013
Vance1 wrote:
Did you know your governor signed onto the medicaid expansion under obamacare, throwing the red az legislature under the bus?

hahahahahahahahaha

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