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August 4, 2013

Thank you for your analysis of President Obama's remarks on the George Zimmerman trial and its aftermath....

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Capricorn1

Aug-04-13 3:27 AM

Let's begin with the verdict. As you correctly point out, "A jury of six women accepted Zimmerman's self-defense argument." Obama's response to this: "The judge conducted the trial in a professional manner. The prosecution and the defense made their arguments. The juries were properly instructed that in a case such as this reasonable doubt was relevant, and they rendered a verdict. And once the jury has spoken, that's how our system works." Such radicalism!

Yes his words sounded so sincere, yet he still allows his AG to attend rallies with radicals like Sharpton and claim the investigation is not over. If he truly accepted the verdict, why doesn't he shut Holder down instead of allowing him to waste time, resources and money on something the FBI investigated over a year ago? Like many times, Obama's actions speak louder than his words.

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Ritty77

Aug-04-13 5:14 AM

You are correct Capricorn1. Obama gave two speeches on the matter. The second misrepresents the "stand your ground" law and plays the race card: "And for those who resist that idea that we should think about something like these “stand your ground” laws, I just ask people to consider if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk? And do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman, who had followed him in a car, because he felt threatened? If a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, that, from top to bottom, both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different."

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Garben78

Aug-04-13 6:45 AM

Why was Zimmerman ever brought to trial in the first place!!!!!

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CMReeder

Aug-04-13 7:50 AM

This is a good letter and some will not understand it.

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Tedeaux

Aug-04-13 8:30 AM

Oh, we understand it Charles. We also understand that there is a certain segment of the population that is blind to any shortcomings this President has and blindly hang on his every word. You accuse the conservative voters of being racist with our ideas of what we think of this president while your bunch will believe anything he puts out, chosing to ignore some pretty obvious problems that he creates.

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spike2

Aug-04-13 8:45 AM

Bobbie, seriously? He clearly has a Law Degree. Sorry he didn't Fax you a copy. i can completely understand discussing valid issues however,ridiculous arguments make us just like Congress.

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twinder

Aug-04-13 11:15 AM

He attended Harvard, but has done nothing to indicate he was educated in the law there. - Bobbie2

Spike2 - Read this sentence slowly a few times. If you still don't understand it, take a reading comprehension course.

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spike2

Aug-04-13 12:40 PM

I read it Twinder. Just another ridiculous, pointless comment.

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Shulski

Aug-04-13 1:42 PM

How dare you listen to Obama and have something positive to say about it. You're not supposed to listen for one. Just repeat what Fox says about why he's bad. Also, black men don't want to work. They are lazy. The past two generations are lazy and only want government handouts. Ever since those kids started listening to rap and rock and/or roll music, hard working white people have gotten lazy. Don't you know? Northwestern, Europeans are the hardest working people in history.

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USABorn

Aug-04-13 7:25 PM

spike2 - 8:45 AM

"Bobbie, seriously? He clearly has a Law Degree."

And that piece of paper means?

There are a few million high school graduates with diplomas that can't read!

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spike2

Aug-05-13 7:26 AM

OK Bobbie, I'll clue you in. Doesn't matter where you got a law degree. Most lawyers specialize in one or a few practice areas after graduation. A reputable lawyer will tell you when an area is outside their expertise, much as a Dr. refers you to another.Do you know any lawyers who can tell you anything about Navigable Waters? it is an existing legal field.Anyone who says the do it all probably do nothing well. Tax Law and doing taxes are not one and the same. Find me a lawyer who does their own taxes. I will give you that neither Harvard or Yale are as impressive as the once were.

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djzlucky

Aug-05-13 10:06 AM

Awesome letter. It is great to finally see the hyperbole of the SG editorial staff combated with actual, you know, quotes and stuff!

I think an argument could be made that, for all the fear expressed by those on the right, the President has very seldom "played the race card" during his time in office. When he has, it has always been in a very measured and contemplative tone, as befits his status as President and the import his words may have on the topic.

There are many areas that President Obama can be judged, as evidenced by these boards, but in the matter of race relations I think the record shows that that all of the hand-wringing his election brought was pretty much for nothing.

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djzlucky

Aug-05-13 1:24 PM

Bobbie, here's the full quote..."But I think it's fair to say, No. 1, any of us would be pretty angry; No. 2, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and, No. 3 ... that there's a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately."

What part of that is untrue?

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djzlucky

Aug-05-13 1:40 PM

Bobbie 2 blinded by right-winnut paranoia and FAUX News to know the truth if it jumped in front of you.

Charges were dropped, official apology was offered, and mistake was openly acknowledged on the part of the officer involved.

Regardless, my initial comment still stands. If you can only count on one hand the number of times this President has made prominent remarks about race, then all of your bigoted fears of a black man as President are proved to be unfounded. Sorry for ya!

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