While Fox News America was busy mourning the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by blaming the usual suspects like hooded sweatshirts and bags of skittles, instead of say, racist, heavily-armed, self-appointed, white supremacist neighborhood watchmen with nothing better to do than hunt down and kill black teenagers for sport, other people like President Barack Obama decided to get all self-reflective, and who knows, maybe even learn something from this terrible, senseless tragedy.
Ugh, the nerve!
“I can only imagine what these parents are going through,” President Obama said, adding that he couldn’t help but think about his daughters. “I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this.
“My main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin,” Obama added. “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 and we’re going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”
Not if oversized troll and Great White Hope Newt Gingrich has anything to say about it. Which he naturally does, in the most offensive and self-aggrandizing way possible. After all, someone’s got to look out for all the little people in this great nation of ours who had the misfortune to not be born black!
“What the president said, in a sense, is disgraceful,” Gingrich said on Sean Hannity’s radio show. (Because the president is black? No. Because the president is racist? Yes.)
“It’s not a question of who that young man looked like. Any young American of any ethnic background should be safe, period. We should all be horrified no matter what the ethnic background.” (Except hoodie-American.)
“Is the president suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot, that would be OK because it didn’t look like him.” (No, you fucking moron, the president is suggesting that had Trayvon been white he would NOT have BEEN shot in the first place!)
“That’s just nonsense dividing this country up.” (No, that’s you!)
“It is a tragedy this young man was shot.” (For the bullets.)
“It would have been a tragedy if he had been Puerto Rican or Cuban or if he had been white or if he had been Asian American of if he’d been a Native American.” (Not if there were hoodies involved, cause then they’d totally have asked for it. Remember, it’s not about the color of the skin, it’s about the cloth that covers it!)
“At some point, we ought to talk about being Americans.” (Snuggies ‘n snooki, y’all!)
“When things go wrong to an American, it is sad for all Americans.” (Even sociopathic ones, like Newt).
“Trying to turn it into a racial issue is fundamentally wrong.” (Make that sociopathically wrong). “I really find it appalling.”
Almost as appalling as pretending an unarmed black boy being shot down in cold blood by a lunatic white nutjob with a long history of harrassing unsuspecting blacks wandering into his neighborhood who may or may not have said “fucking coons” during his 911 call, is anything but a racial issue.
Or, for that matter, that a bloated, white, egomaniac abandoning his cancer-stricken wife while she’s laid up in a hospital bed for a younger, prettier, less-diseased new wifey is anything but an asshole issue.