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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:25 AM

Obama: 'If I Had A Son, He Would Look Like Trayvon' (updated)

Obama: 'If I Had A Son, He Would Look Like Trayvon'

President Obama, after nominating Jim Yong Kim to the World Bank on Friday, addressed the ongoing investigation into the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. "I can only imagine what these parents are going through," Obama said. "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."

Obama said it is "absolutely imperative" to investigate every aspect of the case. "All of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how something like this happened," Obama added.

Watch Obama's remarks:



http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/obama-if-i-had-son-he-would-look


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Reply Obama: 'If I Had A Son, He Would Look Like Trayvon' (updated) (Original post)
ProSense Mar 2012 OP
hedgehog Mar 2012 #1
Little Star Mar 2012 #2
jwirr Mar 2012 #29
BumRushDaShow Mar 2012 #3
Old and In the Way Mar 2012 #6
BumRushDaShow Mar 2012 #8
Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #28
Old and In the Way Mar 2012 #36
Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #42
Old and In the Way Mar 2012 #55
Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #61
eShirl Mar 2012 #4
SwampG8r Mar 2012 #71
Pisces Mar 2012 #5
Tarheel_Dem Mar 2012 #7
Greybnk48 Mar 2012 #9
yardwork Mar 2012 #10
FSogol Mar 2012 #11
Puzzledtraveller Mar 2012 #12
Tommy_Carcetti Mar 2012 #13
Chorophyll Mar 2012 #14
Swede Mar 2012 #15
ohheckyeah Mar 2012 #17
malaise Mar 2012 #19
NOLALady Mar 2012 #23
DonCoquixote Mar 2012 #65
NOLALady Mar 2012 #74
laundry_queen Mar 2012 #78
NOLALady Mar 2012 #80
TNLib Mar 2012 #25
Skidmore Mar 2012 #30
Bluerthanblue Mar 2012 #38
onpatrol98 Mar 2012 #88
urgk Mar 2012 #89
loyalsister Mar 2012 #64
Skidmore Mar 2012 #83
loyalsister Mar 2012 #84
karynnj Mar 2012 #39
Whisp Mar 2012 #51
Warren Stupidity Mar 2012 #72
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Rex Mar 2012 #86
wiggs Mar 2012 #16
klook Mar 2012 #31
William Seger Mar 2012 #82
NAO Mar 2012 #18
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Chorophyll Mar 2012 #66
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MADem Mar 2012 #27
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Yerkov Markakis Mar 2012 #35
ProSense Mar 2012 #37
Bluerthanblue Mar 2012 #43
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MelissaB Mar 2012 #41
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Major Hogwash Mar 2012 #54
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Warren Stupidity Mar 2012 #70
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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:27 AM

1. That's why I voted for the man!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:28 AM

2. I'm glad he spoke out. k&r

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Response to Little Star (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:43 PM

29. Yes, and he did it in a way that does not take anything from the case that is being built against

the shooter.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:36 AM

3. Watched his presser

and he was so filled up. He is in such a difficult position because the RW lunatic fringe and their media are waiting to pounce on whatever he says or does. And his being part of my own generation, we can't help but be so filled up to see this sortof case continue to happen year after year, decade after decade, and know that is all a relic of what had happened century after century here in the U.S.

I hope that Trayvon's parents understand his message loud and clear.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:44 AM

6. Unlike us, who are free to speculate on this case,

until Zimmermann is indicted, PBO really cannot weigh in on the case. He has to remain on the sidelines and not prejudice Zimmermann's case in the court of public opinion. I'm sure he'd really like to say what he thinks, but has a greater responsibility to the concept of justice for all.

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Response to Old and In the Way (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:49 AM

8. Agreed

and as a Constitutional lawyer himself, he knows. In a way, it's good that he was a trained attorney because he understands the ramifications.

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Response to Old and In the Way (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:41 PM

28. Why? All he did was ask for an investigation. He's not condemning the guy.

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