Obama ignores death threats against Zimmerman in ‘Trayvon coulda been me’ speech

obama-trayvonOn Friday, Barack Obama showed up at the White House press briefing to tell America that he could’ve been Trayvon Martin 35 years ago.

Obama also said that he and Michelle sent their thoughts and prayers to the Martin family.  But Obama said absolutely nothing about the thousands of death threats aimed at George Zimmerman, his family, attorney and the jurors in the case.

He also downplayed the violence that has taken place and refused to call for law and order.

“Some of that stuff is just going to have to work its way through, as long as it remains non-violent,” he said, apparently ignorant of the violence that has already taken place.  Maybe he didn’t about in the paper.

Since the case made national news, Zimmerman has been the target of thousands of death threats, and they have only gotten worse since last Saturday’s acquittal.  Some have even called for him to be beheaded.

Now, Martin supporters are targeting Zimmerman’s wife, attorney and the jurors in the case.

Obama had a golden opportunity, but blew it, instead choosing to stir up racial strife.

More here, including video of his full statement.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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