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I'm very pleased the POTUS addressed race relations and the Travon Martin case. This verdict is a national tragedy and it caused a divide among the country. I want to start by pointing out that he is not the first President to speak about race matters. President Clinton spoke about race relations, and President Bush called for the justice investigation of Rodney King, which led to convictions. The Office of the President handles political, economic, and international issues, it must also address social crisis and civil rights plaguing this country.

President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at the White House today (Friday 19, 2013) to discuss African-Americans' reaction to last weekend's verdict in the George Zimmerman case, saying that "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."

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MikeLongCounty commented on Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 at 09:42 AM

Well let me be the first to get the wave moving. Everything the president said, is understandable, I can see that blacks would look at this and all issues through the eyes of being black, based on their experiences and history. Just as I look at issues through the eyes of a white 50 year old man raised in the south from a retired military family. But the president also said looking at it from this stance...doesn't go away. Why doesn't it? At one time blacks were discriminated against flagrantly and shown racial prejudice. But my goodness we have a black president, we have a majority of black leaders locally in many areas including Hinesville. We have blacks who are key leaders in just about every notable position from the Supreme Court to every local government. When are these "glasses" of racial prejudice ever taken off. I as a white male can say that I have been flagrantly discriminated against based on my race and sex, in both my private life but also in regards to career goals in the past. This discrimination for white males has come in the form of quotas, set-asides, and affirmative action programs. Fortunately many of these discriminatory governmental laws have been outlawed by the courts; just as discrimination based on race or sex has been outlawed. It is sad that race is still such an issue in our country, but it is. All we need to do is look at the Paula Deen incident and now the Martin/Zimmerman case and we see how we are digressing, as a result of race constantly being throw out to the fore front of issues. But unfortunately the ones who usually are hollering race the loudest, are those who claim that they want racial harmony, but their actions show just the opposite. I just don't know anymore, what to say or do, on issues such as this, because usually they are so polarizing. Our country as a whole is polarized, to extent that the only time we are truly the "United" States of America, is when an incident such as 9/11 or the Boston Bombing takes place. I believe that open dialogue is always the best place to start, but unfortunately most people will not discuss race, unless they are in the friendly confines of those who agree with them. At least that is the way I "view" it through the eyes of a 50 year old white male raised in SE Georgia from a retired military family.

gacpl commented on Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 at 20:33 PM

the martins wont go for a civil trial, if they do they will get charged for child abandonment for kicking him out as a minor. not to mention a judge wont allow it due to martin was "in the commission of a crime" when he was killed.

SportsFan31313 commented on Sunday, Jul 21, 2013 at 10:22 AM


Where are you getting all of your information from? Now Trayvon Martin was in the commission of a crime when he was shot, and killed? What was the crime?

SportsFan31313 commented on Sunday, Jul 21, 2013 at 10:25 AM

For George Zimmerman

"A Man Tormented By Guilt Of Murder Will Be A Fugitive Until Death. Let No One Support Him"

Proverbs 28-17

"Do Not Take Revenge My Dear Friends, But Leave Room For GOD'S Wrath. For It Is Written It Is Mine To Avenge. I Will Repay."

Romans 12-19

MikeLongCounty commented on Sunday, Jul 21, 2013 at 10:53 AM


"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

NIV Matthew 7: 1-2

SportsFan31313 commented on Sunday, Jul 21, 2013 at 13:14 PM


No need for Zimmerman to be judge by anyone. He has created that all by himself. I have ask this question several times already. Zimmernan, by a court of competent jurisdiction (per-say) is a free man. But in the reality of it all, is he really free?
What he has done has turned is family life, and his life in indefinite turmoil and torment. He is a Fugutive from himself. His parents have immediately left their home in Orlando, Florida and are living in Hotels. He (George Zimmermam) is into hiding to the point that his parents are too afraid to call him. No internet, no phone calls to him, no commumications to him at all, for they believe that something imminent may happen to all of them.

Also MikeLongCoumty,

He who lives by the sword, often dies by the sword.

gacpl commented on Sunday, Jul 21, 2013 at 18:31 PM

assault, and when he hit georges head on the ground it became assault and battery.

Funkentelecky commented on Sunday, Jul 21, 2013 at 21:46 PM

Friday was another sad day in America when it comes to racial harmony, a Presidents job is to bring clarity to the situation for all Americans and Obama was expected to transcend the racial divide during his presidency; however he has continued to divide the country by dropping down the race card for the 3rd time in 5 years. “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago” OK, let’s analyze that statement in actual time , Barack Obama would have been a 16 year old junior at Punahou a private school in Honolulu, Hawaii. So no, he couldn’t have been Trayvon 35 years ago and neither could I because I would have out run my stalker and went home instead of confronting them. If the President cared about race relations he would conducted his own research and a came to the same conclusion as his Harvard Professor, Charles Oglebee from his analysis of the trial on the Charlie Rose show. Obama could have been a true leader for all, instead of succumbing to political pressure and continue to fan the flames.

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 02:56 AM


You lack common common sense a lot of the time.

gacpl commented on Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 07:46 AM

like common sense said George would be found guilty. i called it from the beginning before the race baiters started. who lacked it there?

PoliticsNation commented on Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Gacpl, get some rest.

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 11:58 AM


"Funky: Regarding your statement above - Travis Smiley agrees. He thinks the President's comments were "weak as Kool Aid" and that Mr. Obama hasn't gone far enough in promoting the discussion on racial issues in this country. Specifically - according to Smiley:"

What do you suggest? I believe the President has addressed the issue loudly, and clearly.

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 23:22 PM

Well I abd a dew others disagree witj Tavis Smiley. The President felt the need to speak it and was not pushed by anyone to do so. The President spoke on the issue at hand clearly.

SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 17:51 PM

It's not going to happen Sebekm. Holder will be thre Attorney General at least until 2016.

Funkentelecky commented on Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 20:54 PM

Chief, I was surprised that Tavis acknowledged a truth about Obama. I also don't understand how patriots that support him on this blogosphere will never acknowledge when he's wrong or disingenuous. No one is perfect; however to the left along with progressives he is. Where is the open mindedness individualism?

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 16:57 PM

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