Obama Encourages Rabble Rouser Sharpton

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Do you know what Obama said about not circulating the photo of the dead Obama bin Laden? This: “It is important to make sure that very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence or as a propaganda tool.” Why then did Obama make an inflammatory statement about Trayvon Martin before the Zimmerman trial? Why didn’t he cool tempers after the verdict was reached? Why did Obama provide fuel to a rabble rouser like Al Sharpton?

It’s sad, very sad, to find Trayvon Martin being made an issue and symbol in the 50th anniversary March on Washington. It’s depressing to hear ample mentions of freedom, but without hearing support for the freedoms mentioned in the Bill of Rights. In fact, the talk was anti-Second Amendment. King was investigated and surveilled by the FBI. Where was there even a single mention of the surveillance state? A key feature of King’s preaching was his anti-war views. Where was there an echo of this in this anniversary celebration? Where was there some anti-Drug War sentiment?

I did not listen to the entire roster of speakers, and they may have said something I missed. What I did hear was missing a great deal.

2:14 pm on August 25, 2013