Actually I'll give Barry a little benefit of the doubt here. Because after speaking out on white, liberal shill Sandra Fluke a couple of weeks ago he really had no choice but to say something about Tayvon Martin. But considering how it's an election year and the fact that Barry has done nothing for the 98& of the black electorate that voted for him in 2008, it's not wrong to say that this comment on the Martin tragedy may have killed two birds with one stone despite the fact that Barry shouldn't have said anything about Fluke in the first place:
President Barack Obama spoke out Friday for the first time on the growing national controversy over the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager in Florida, saying that the incident requires national "soul-searching."RELATED: Geraldo: Blame the hoodie for Trayvon Martin shooting as much as the shooter; Update: Florida law explained
"When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids," Obama said. "And I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together, federal, state and local to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened."
Trayvon Martin, 17, died February 26. Police say he was shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida, who said he was acting in self-defense. Martin was unarmed, carrying a bag of Skittles candy and an iced tea, according to police.
Although a grand jury will convene April 10 to look into the case, authorities so far have declined to arrest the volunteer, George Zimmerman, sparking a national debate over Florida's "stand your ground" deadly force law amid concerns about racial profiling.
Martin's family asserts that race was a factor in the teenager's death.
A police report describes Zimmerman as white; his family says he is Hispanic and that he has been wrongly described as a racist.
Obama's unexpected comments brought a new dimension to a case that has generated intense response from across the country, elevating what the White House had previously described as a matter for local law-enforcement into one deemed worthy of presidential comment.
Obama praised Florida Gov. Rick Scott's decision to create a task force to review the "stand your ground" law and said that it would be important to "examine the laws and the context for what happened as well as the specifics of the incident."
"But my main message is to the parents of Trayvon," Obama said.
"I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americas are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves and we will get to the bottom of exactly what happened," he said.