Obama's speech yesterday about Trayvan Martin was basically another present vote. Nothing he said was wrong. It seemed well intentioned. He showed empathy, and he used imagery to relate himself or insert himself into the situation. The problem I have with it wasn't what he said, but what he didn't say. What he should have said. Obama should know better than anyone how blacks are. He should know the way they believe in gathering in large groups for protection. Over a hundred years ago the church was where they knew they could gather in safety and not be accused by racist whites of conspiring against their masters, or their plantation owner. This is something they've learned to do. Stick together and you can find protection from oppressors. Anyone who has had to deal with a large group of blacks knows that they really can't be reasoned with or talked to....IF YOU'RE NOT BLACK. You're not one of them so they don't want to hear anything you have to say. Once they get all riled up they just start passing angry words around and before you know it you have a riot on your hands. This is the way it is. Obama has the opportunity to be an example. Tell everyone to calm down and don't cause trouble. He did say let the authorities find out what happened, but to a blacks authority is corrupt and racist. They know they're gonna get screwed. Somebody has to tell them to quite raising hell in school or everywhere they are and just wait for the facts to come out. What Obama instead did was try to become one of them, identify with them, and empathize with them instead of tell them what they should do. ...... ........and what they should do is stop doing what they always do.......gather in large groups and demand punishment regardless of the facts. Essentially, become a lynch-mob. So right now Obama's favorability-rating is slightly up and his leadership potential is way down. The only folks Obama is leading in this is blacks, and he's leading them from behind as usual. There are three different ways people respond to violence. 1. Those who instigate it like Al Sharpton 2. Those who try to stop it, your typical Good Samaritan 3. And those who sit back and do nothing Obama is sitting back and doing nothing. He was like this with the OWS and he's doing it again. If it's what he wants he simply relates to it while not actually appearing to want it. He can't bring himself to call for calm. He wants turmoil. He want's race-riots. If and when they erupt he may say something or he may not. However, the right knows that his organization wants an upheaval this Summer. They want demonstrations. What better way to get them than by taking advantage of a real situation.