I guess he can’t help himself. He’s driven ideologically. He seeks to continue to make a point that is no point at all. Yes, I’m talking about Barack Obama. Now it’s not just “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon Martin,” but “Trayvon Martin could have been me thirty-five years ago.” Even though there’s no evidence of racial bias in the Zimmerman-Martin incident, the president refuses to let the matter drop. Tenaciously, he clings to the fiction that this was all about race.
As do Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and their devotees. For them, nothing is outside the racial zone; race is the explanation for everything. The big protest day on Saturday that was supposed to overwhelm the nation was something less. Even in the largest cities, the number of protesters was in the hundreds, not the many thousands they hoped for. Newport News, Virginia, had a grand total of twenty-five show up.
Take one isolated personal conflict between two individuals and make it into a national race issue—that’s the media’s goal. But what about the fact that 93% of all black homicides are committed by blacks? What is the media doing to highlight this problem?
And of course there’s the prime example of this in the city of Chicago, Obama’s latest hometown, and the one run by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, an Obama acolyte.
It’s not racism to point out these problems. It’s truth-telling.
There’s another possible reason why Obama wants to keep the focus on George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. It’s a wonderful diversion from genuine problems he would rather people forget: the scandalous behavior of Benghazi, the IRS, the NSA, and the DOJ. One humorous picture making the rounds currently does a good job of pointing out this possibility:
Journalists, for the sake of your profession, it’s time to turn back to real news that affects everyone—news based on facts, not fiction—events that will have a lasting impact on the future of this nation.