Monday, March 26, 2012

4386...Except For The Fact He's Wrong He's Right

He would be Newt Gingrich weighing in on the slaying of Trayvon Martin, a young Black man wearing a hoodie by an over zealous Neighbour Hood Watch vigilante George Zimmerman. Not just any Neighbour Hood Watch vigilante by the by; Mr. Zimmerman is a Captain.

Mr. Gingrich who sooooooooo wants to be President of The United States, was on The Sean Hannity show Friday on 77WABC, New York and, in response to Barack Obama saying "If he had a son he would look like Trayvon."

Mr. G went off.

What the president said, in a sense, is disgraceful. 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.

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. That’s just nonsense dividing this country up. It is a tragedy this young man was shot. 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. At some point, we ought to talk about being Americans. When things go wrong to an American, it is sad for all Americans. Trying to turn it into a racial issue is fundamentally wrong. I really find it appalling.

Mr. Gingrich is wrong coz race does matter both in Florida and on Lakeshore Blvd. in Pointe Claire, La Belle. He is right because it shouldn't. Make no mistake Mr. Speaker this story is all about race.


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