The Pardu

The Pardu
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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Gingrich and Bachmann continue the ' Fool Parade'

A President Vs.

A President leads, and the cacophony of political rejects vie for air-time.

On Friday, Obama broke his silence on the shooting of the unarmed African-American teenager in Florida, a case that has launched a national movement."If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," Obama said, underscoring how the issue affected him on a personal level. "I think [Trayvon's parents] are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and we are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened."Gingrich took exception with Obama's comments during a radio interview later on Friday, saying they were "disgraceful."
"It's not a question of who that young man looked like," he said. "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'd been shot, that would be OK, because it wouldn't look like him? That's just nonsense."

An Obama Administration campaign official responds to Gingrich's obvious effort at political differentiation.  Gingrich has yet to refer to our president as President Obama. He has litter his campaign trail with coded messages to people who may find the shooting of the unarmed teenager as a sort of , "oh well'. If I am not mistaken Gingrich not once uttered a condolences to the parents of the murdered kid.  Nor, has he sufficiently address the killing as has another GOP campaign candidates (Santorum).  His indifference to the murder is only surpassed by his wish to have young black kids work as janitors.  All said, Gingrich seeks to gain political points in a backdrop of tragedy..  

The voice of a pure nut case comes out.  No not Sarah Palin, I speak of Palin's 'buddy', the serially cognitive deficient Michelle Bachmann.

Huff Post - POLITICS
"Well, I think what Newt Gingrich said is that race shouldn't be a factor," Bachmann said when asked about Gingrich's comments. "All human life is valuable. And it's interesting the second part of David Plouffe's answer, he said the same thing. All human life is valuable. That should be the bottom line." 
"I'm a mother, a mother of five biological children, but also a mother of 23 great foster children," she added. "And when you're a mother, of course, when something tragic like this happens, you want to know what the truth is, what's the result. That's why an investigation is so important. We have to get to the truth about what really happened, not imagine what happened, but actually get to the truth."
Regardless of intent, Bachmann joins Gingrich in the realm of the disinterested.  Of course, Plouffe said race should not matter, but as an African-American president, why shouldn't Obama take the issue to a personal level.  Both Gingrich and Bachmann know  this  murder would have investigated very differently were the roles reversed.  If Zimmermann lay in his own blood dead on a sidewalk, with Martin standing nearby with a  gun, no one dare say that Martin would not have been arrested (if for, but a few hours).  I have not even read that Zimmerman was handcuffed. There-in lies the central issue.

Factually speaking President Obama would have been woefully inappropriate if he had not sought opportunity to address the issue. He chose very adroitly to address the parents for their lose and express concern the process runs it course.

Since I previously address Gingrich and his antics over the past year, let me make a quick point about the ignominious Bachmann.  This is the very same campaign figure who extolled the virtues of slavery as an ideal state (of bondage) vs. the modern family. She commented about the father of the slave family being in the home.  How completely ignorant must one be to know that the father of the salve family  had no control over white (or black) slave owners yanking his wife or children up to a platform to be sold like a farm animal.  

I think it clear the GOP has lost its way in America.  Despicable people like Bachmann, Gingrich and, I am certain we will hear from another (Palin), should restrict their asininity to politics and leave social issues to more intelligent people.

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