A little reminder about the value of empathy, which it seems the world needs, unfortunately.

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WOW, can you believe the simple words spoken by President Obama – “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” –  could cause yet another partisan uproar! In an attempt to offer comforting words to a family  who had just lost their child  in a disturbingly unjust manner, the President’s condolences were met swiftly by attacks primarily from Newt Gingrich and to a lesser degree by Rick Santorum, alleging that the president was dividing the country with racial rhetoric.

Newt Gingrich said, “What the president said, in a sense, is disgraceful…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… At some point, we ought to talk about being Americans. When things go wrong to an American…

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  1. Of course, ANYTHING President Obama says will be filtered through the “OMG! Black President out to get us!” mindset (such as it is) that these people are pathologically zeroed in on.

    NOTHING will satisfy these people, and it’s only going to get worse.

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