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President Obama resisting extensive comment on Zimmerman case

President Obama's reluctance to speak about the Zimmerman trial outcome - especially its racial dimensions - fuels the narrative that this president is a captive of his own unique circumstances...


Posted at 8:06am on July 16, 2013 by Allan Loudell

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Tue, Jul 16, 2013 5:57pm
I heard on the news this afternoon that Stevie Wonder has announced he will refuse to perform in Florida or any other state that has "stand your ground" laws.

Hey Stevie, why don't you take your magic electric piano and go perform for the warlords in Somalia and Zimbabwe? You should feel right at home with them because their citizens are totally defenseless thanks to them. Furthermore, I'm sure they could pay you quite well to do a show with the billions of dollars they receive from the U.S. State Department.

So go ahead, Stevie. Boycott ALL of America. We have plenty of country singers who are true patriots (dare I say they're Republicans?) that we can replace you with.


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 6:27pm
If I were Obama, I'd be in hiding about now. The verdict amounts to egg on his face.

Wed, Jul 17, 2013 12:25pm
As I read that Politico article, it reminded me of all the promises this president made in 2008...and how so very few have been kept. If 0bama had been the president he campaigned to be, I would actually have respect for him and think our country could have been in better shape than what he "inherited" from GW Bush...but he instead has done the opposite of his promises and our country is more divided than I have ever seen it in my lifetime.

The president inserted himself into the Zimmerman/Trayvon case early in the beginning and tried to make this a sad story about race and gun control.

The problem with that narrative is that this case (for many) proved the need for Stand Your Ground laws and this case had nothing to do with race (as the jurors have testified). The jury members were not subjected to the constant "news" that told us 24/7 that Zimmerman was a racist and Trayvon was an innocent 12-year-old/89 pound child who was killed because he was black & wearing a hoodie.

The president could be a true leader and try to pull Americans (White/Black/Hispanic/all) together but that is not how a Chicago community organizer moves things "forward"...Community Organizers utilize the techniques of Alinsky to create chaos and rebellion. So his silence is deafening for both sides and his lack of leadership leads our country further into a divide of races and ideology.

“United we stand, divided we fall”

Mike from Delaware
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 3:27pm
Allan, sorry this is off topic, but of interest to all here, including you and WDEL.

Apparently the restaurant industry, including fast food has finally figured out Baby Boomers are the folks spending tons of money eating out vs the younger generations.

Gee maybe Radio advertisers will finally figure out this same thing that the group of people who love radio, grew up with radio, still listen to radio, and want programming for them and who do spend money in the local economy is.........
yep the Baby Boomers.


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