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The Passion of Trayvon Obama

The most powerful man on Earth wants history to think him a victim, and wants it on record from his own words.

by
Boris Zelkin

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July 23, 2013 - 12:12 am

An interesting thing happens to presidents in their second term: they seem to become concerned, almost obsessively so, with their “legacy.” With Friday’s speech, while trying to resuscitate his second term agenda, President Obama offered what will no doubt be his legacy’s throughline: “Trayvon Martin could have been Me.” Barack Obama, the most powerful man in the world, has cast himself, his presidency, his agenda, and his legacy as the victim.

Until this point, Obama left this portrayal to the court jesters. Between the handwringing of the network news and the major newspapers, that mythos — the one of a good man besieged by racially motivated political opponents intent on his destruction — was shoved into the current American zeitgeist like food down the gullet of a Toulouse foie gras goose. This, however, marks a sea change. Now Caesar himself plays the victim.

President Obama wasn’t just cynically fanning the flames of racial tension in this country. The “I am Trayvon” press conference was a much-needed opportunity to save his otherwise crippled second term agenda, which has been gelded by the IRS, NSA, Benghazi, and AP scandals. The New Obama is no longer the patriarch worried for his imaginary son — with “Trayvon Martin could have been Me,” now he is little Trayvon. He is the poor misunderstood young black boy walking home in his hoodie with a pack of Skittles in his hand. His agenda is as innocent as the cherubic face of the 12-year-old Trayvon the media keeps showing us. His opponents, meanwhile, become Zimmerman. A man without a first name who judges, profiles, stalks, and ultimately kills the innocent.

This presidential evolution from Trayvon’s father to Trayvon himself doesn’t just protect the agenda, it sets the stage for the tone of the discussion that will ensue as history looks back on this presidency. By becoming Trayvon, by portraying himself as the victim, Obama has virtually guaranteed that all discussion of his legacy be seen through the prism of his race rather than his accomplishments — or lack thereof. He wants the black community, which is the most affected by the Trayvon verdict, to see him as the young boy gunned down simply because he was black. Obama has guaranteed that real discussion of his legacy among that community becomes all the more difficult.

Over the course of his presidency, Trayvon Obama has had so many chances to be a president for all Americans, and has failed each time. This last press conference provided him the opportunity, once again, to unite rather than divide. The president could have spoken to all Americans. Instead he chose to stoke the fire with a self-serving, divisive statement that turned the most powerful man in the world into a victim.

Some legacy.

Russian born Boris Zelkin is an Emmy Award winning composer who has written the music to countless films, documentaries, television shows and major Sporting Events including FrackNation, Citizen United’s Rediscovering God in America II, Roger Simon’s “Lies and Whispers,” The Americas Cup, The Masters, The Stanley Cup Championship and the theme to ESPN’s NCAA coverage.  In addition to having written the music for various Heritage Foundation spots he has also composed music for PJ Media's coverage of the 2012 elections, Republican National Convention and its various song parodies.  Zelkin is a graduate of Colgate University and received his Masters degree in Religion from the University of Chicago.  He currently resides in Los Angeles. His music can be found at: www.notesfromtheplayground.com.

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I can't remember who said it but some observant pundit made a great observation about Mr. Obama's remarks about Trayvon Martin. He said (and I am paraphrasing) "Mr. Obama's narcissism was in full display with his remarks about Trayvon Martin. Mr. Obama said "I was just like Trayvon Martin 35 years ago." In saying this Mr. Obama was giving Trayvon the highest compliment he could think of - Trayvon Martin was just like him." That was a perfect summation of Mr. Obama's take on the Zimmerman/Martin situation - It's really all about him.
1 year ago
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I think the pResident is like Trayvon but not in the way that he would like everyone to think. For the past five years, he's been the 17-year-old, 6-foot tall thug Trayvon, "grounding and pounding" the economy and his critics. And he's been aided by his erstwhile enablers - the "legacy media", OFA, NAACP, the unions, and his stooges in the IRS, EPA, DoJ, and other government agencies - pinning his victims to the ground while he's been on top, punching away.
1 year ago
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It's amazing to me that Barack Obama can depict himself as Trayvon Martin without people asking whether he would have attacked someone for the "crime" of observing him or because he wanted to beat up on a homosexual.

Obama wants the nation to honor Martin. What did Trayvon Martin do to merit being honored? It doesn't seem to matter how stupid his comments, the nation's incompetent media give Obama a pass.

Obama's injection of himself into this whole affair was not just unwarranted but moronic.
1 year ago
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I thought it interesting that he could not help himself refrain from getting into the Martin-Zimmerman debate....twice, no less. Both of his assertions made no sense at all. Martin could not reasonably have been his son. Nor could Martin have been Obama at age 17. Pure rhetoric, which is what he is best at, all style and no substance.

I suspect the man is becoming delusional with his own visions of himself. He must realize he is totally out of his depth and is over-compensating, trying to deal with it, to protect his fragile ego. What a sham.
49 weeks ago
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If you think Nicole`s story is great..., a month-back my auntie's boy friend also easily made $7747 grafting thirteen hours a week from there house and their best friend's ex-wife`s neighbour has been doing this for 9-months and got paid over $7747 part-time On their laptop. use the guidelines available on this page...http://www.wep6.com
51 weeks ago
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I did it for ten minutes over three days and made over $20,000,000, although it was from your house, not mine, but that doesn't matter. What a wet dream. Now top that!!!
49 weeks ago
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I thank Zimmerman for keeping our streets a tad bit safer, one less Trayvon is exactly what this country needs.
1 year ago
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"....then he is ours." Gen. Nathaniel Greene upon hearing that Lord Charles Cornwallis has also divided his army in 1780 before the battles of Cowpens and Guilford Courtouse. With the national response to this terrible tragedy, the parralel will be the regime's tactical undoing by finally exposing itself to the American public to be the radical, LYING, marxist revolutionaries that they truly are. The ironical humor lies in the fact that the MSM helped make it all possible. George Washington is still rolling in his grave, but now he is shooting Obama the bird ;)

Remember BENGHAZI!
1 year ago
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obama is not smart. he's a dumb guy with no credentials and only in Bizarro World would he have been elected president (of all things). he will eventually get his own late night show on the teevee and no longer have to understand the complexities of governance and our republic. or, do any homework. he will be happy at last.
1 year ago
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There will have to be a XM/SIRIUS station with an all-Barrack-all-the-time format. The (then) ex-president can host the show and relive moment by moment how eight years really were all about him. The show could open with the blasphemous quote from Jamie Foxx.

We won't be rid of this narcissistic twerp after he's out of office you know. He'll be everywhere.
1 year ago
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Far be it from me to interfere with Mr. Zelkin's rhapsodizing analogies and turgid metaphors, nor even the barnyard allusions, but it seems that he stumbles on his verb tenses, and simply cannot distinguish between "am", "was", or "could have been".
1 year ago
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I can't believe you went there. Perhaps you could include a biography of your life's accomplishments along with your grammatically correct comment. Oh and Phil, since you come from Virginia which is part of the United States and therefore subject to its grammatical conventions, you should place your commas inside the quotation marks, not outside.

No need to thank me.
1 year ago
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Actually, it's: distinguish AMONG am, was, AND could have been. Oh, and thanks.
1 year ago
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Yup Trayvon and B.O. the same, drug users, addled brains from mind altering substances and ignoring the dictates of living in society as a productive member that doesn't put fear into others.
1 year ago
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O: Well, Now I've sewed up the Black vote with that Speech.

Adviser: Well Trayvon was a confessed Gay Basher, so scratch the Gay vote. Zimmerman sounds like a Jewish Name, So scratch the Jewish Vote. Zimmermand was half Hispanic, so scratch the Hispanic Vote. He was acquitted by a White Female Southern jury. So scratch the White Female Southern vote, at least those who are married and scratch the White vote generally. And Scratch the NRA crowd. But hey, what are you running for anyway, so its all good. Keep preaching to the Choir of One, You Noble Narcissist, You.

O: Yeah! That's what I'm Talking About!
1 year ago
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Spot on. The new post-racial America requires EVERYTHING to be shot through the prism of race...
1 year ago
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