Jay Carney a couple of days ago:

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Trayvon Martin’s family. But obviously, we’re not going to wade into a local law enforcement matter. I would refer you to the justice department and local law enforcement at this point.”

Today it became evident that Carney’s boss obviously doesn’t pay much attention to his Press Sec’s briefings. It’s just too tempting:

President Barack Obama weighed in on the “tragedy” of Trayvon Martin’s death last month, saying it is “absolutely imperative” that all levels of government investigate “every aspect” of how the unarmed boy was shot.

“I can only imagine what these parents are going through,” Obama said after announcing his pick of Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank, adding “When I think about this boy I think about my own kids.”

“I am glad that not only is the Justice Department is looking into this, but the Governor of the State of Florida has put together a task force [to investigate the case],” Obama said. Obama carefully avoided any discussion of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin, and has controversially avoided arrest under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense laws.

Obama did say there is a need to “examine the laws” surrounding the incident, as well as the incident itself.

“My main message is to the parents: If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon. I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves.”

Could the “no comment on the shooter” be because Zimmerman is at least partly Hispanic — a demographic that Obama needs if he is to win in November? Listening to people like Al Sharpton though, you’d think Zimmerman was a lily-white founding member of the Tea Party, and rest assured, they’ll try to turn him into just that.

When is the “great unifier” president going to demand an “all levels of government” investigation of this?

Update: Naturally, the inevitable “blame Rush Limbaugh” claims begin.

Comments

11 Responses to “Obama Weighs in on Martin Case After Carney Said White House Had No Comment on Local Law Enforcement Issues”

  1. clu seatoe on March 23rd, 2012 2:43 pm

    I tweeted the MSM challenging them to run this story over and over for days on end as they’re doing with the Martin story and it was put on the shelf right under Bristol Palin’s phone call from Zero.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2118785/S

  2. clu seatoe on March 23rd, 2012 2:59 pm

    “When is the “great unifier” president going to demand an “all levels of government” investigation of this?”

    WOW! The story got four whole sentences.
    And the Mom got a very unfortunate name.

  3. SignPainterGuy on March 23rd, 2012 3:21 pm

    Sorry, he`s a member of Holder`s Dept. of JustUs`s protected class. If this guy were a regular Rush listener, Tea Partier, republican member of the vast right-wing conspiracy, WEEEEELLLL Then, that would be different and no stone would be left unturned, Heaven and Earth would be moved and no tree or barrel of ink would be spared !

  4. SignPainterGuy on March 23rd, 2012 3:22 pm

    Oblamer: Zimmerman acted stupidly ! (What he meant)

  5. swede on March 23rd, 2012 3:28 pm

    No worries. Time for a beer summit at the WH. It's just a 9mm misunderstanding ya know.

  6. clu seatoe on March 23rd, 2012 4:20 pm

    “…If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon.”

    The facts being what they are, it seems the only thing Zero could possibly be referring to here is Trayvon’s Euro facial features, which is what the Bill Cosby show was all about.

  7. patti on March 23rd, 2012 8:15 pm

    Today, Barack Obama weighed in on the Trayvon Martin case. “If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon” Obama said. It’s always about Barack to Barack.

    Barack started his statement by noting he is the head of the Executive branch of government. It’s always about Barack. Then Barack proceeded to exploit the death of Trayvon. It should be noted that the Obama White House spokesmen have not commented all week on the Trayvon Martin case.
    [That might have been a smarter policy because the attempts to make this shooting a "racist" case (or as Geraldo does, blame the hoodie) might face some difficulty as the shooter is a Latino who comes from a multi-racial family and the facts on the case as presented by Big Media reports conflict with statements from the Latino Zimmerman family.]

    A few minutes before the press conference began Josh Earnest of the press office approached the NBC JournoLister present and whispered something into his ear. The NBC JournoLister later asked Obama about Trayvon. Yes, we are implying this was a set up question designed to exploit the death of Trayvon Martin. It was the race card with a personal twist from a twisted personality that “occupies” the White House as if it were Zoo-cotti Park.

    Why did Obama posthumously adopt Trayvon Martin? It’s a Friday adoption to make Americans forget about the Obamination Anniversary:

    Two years ago Joe Biden said it was a “big f*cking deal”. Now it is without doubt a big f*cking disaster and Trayvon Martin will be hoist onto an Al Sharpton flatbed truck for an Obama adoption ceremony in order to avoid the “big f*cking disaster” getting discussed.
    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2012/03/23/obamination

    ***

    Obama – Who's Your Daddy?
    http://social.patriotactionnetwork.com/video/vide

  8. ChapBix on March 23rd, 2012 11:12 pm

    "Obama did say there is a need to “examine the laws” surrounding the incident, as well as the incident itself."

    I've been waiting for the left to try and use the Trayvon Martin case to make a full-on assault of the "stand your ground" law. The law is not defective. Zimmeran should be prosecuted based on the facts of the case. He was not standing his ground; instead, he was pursuing Martin.

  9. ChapBix on March 23rd, 2012 11:15 pm

    BTW, shame on Obama for politicizing this incident. Typical of Leftists.

  10. Athena on March 24th, 2012 1:48 am

    Have you ever heard of the Knoxville murders of Newsom/Christian. It was horrific and clearly a hate crime. The media would not touch it, I wonder why? Why not give all horrific crimes the same coverage??

  11. backwoodsconsr on March 24th, 2012 10:28 am

    MM made sure her readers knew about it.

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