Why President Obama is either ignorant or a liar

19 07 2013

I try not to call names, but at some point, it becomes impossible to do otherwise.  His Highness, King Barack, First of that Name, opined today on the Zimmerman case.  Once again, he managed to make it about him, rather than whether there was an execution or miscarriage of justice in Florida.  Opinions can differ about the case, but the facts were established by the testimony at trial.  To ignore that, and to posit a completely different scenario in order to score political points, is simply disingenuous.

For those not following along, Obama made two particularly idiotic statements during his remarks.  First, he stated, “If Trayvon Martin was of age and he was armed, could he have ‘stood his ground’ on that sidewalk?” Obama said.  This is idiotic for two reasons.  First, the ‘stand your ground’ law was not part of the Zimmerman case, was not argued by the parties, and was not relied upon by the defense.  It makes as much sense to bring that up as it would to say the government should re-evaluate the infield fly rule.  It is simply inapplicable.  Further, his statement demonstrates either gross ignorance or intentional falsification.  By implying that Martin was entitled to ‘stand his ground’ under the facts produced at trial requires that he believe that Zimmerman assaulted Martin and was on top of Martin, battering him.  In fact, the testimony was that the first instance of violence was from Martin, who punched Zimmerman hard enough to break his nose, and was then on top Zimmerman, pounding his head into the sidewalk.  The forensic evidence support this scenario, as the injuries to Zimmerman were consistent with the punch and the battering, and the only physical wounds to Martin, besides the gunshot wound, was damage to his knuckles consistent with a punch.  Additionally, the forensic expert testified that the would track and other forensic details were consistent with Martin being on top of Zimmerman. Finally, the only independent witness to the event, Scott, testified that Martin was on top of Zimmerman, beating him.  Ignorance of the facts is no excuse, especially in an explosive social situation.

Second, Obama said, “If a white male teen was involved in the same kind of scenario, from top to bottom, both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different.”  In fact, the media recently reported, although with not nearly the saturation of the Martin coverage, that same scenario played in just the way he posited.  The result was exactly the same. Roderick Scott, a black man, was accused of shooting a white teenager in roughly similar circumstances.  Scott was acquitted.  No riots, no calls for bogus ‘civil rights’ inquiries, no saturation coverage.  There is no possibility that the White House did not know about the Scott case, as it has been a mild sensation on the Internet the last couple of days.  See http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/m-what_if_trayvon_had_been_white_and_the_shooter_black.html#.UemN_mrogxM.twitter 

Obama is therefore either ignorant or disingenuous.  Either one is frightening.




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