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