When news of the three teens who went out for a thrill-killing and shot and killed an Australian jogger in the back reached former Florida GOP Congressman Allen West, he took to the social media and called out, among others, President Barack Obama.
Melbourne, Australia native Christopher Lane, 22, attended Oklahoma’s East Central University on a baseball scholarship when he was senselessly murdered “just for fun.”
While Australia’s former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer blames the U.S. for the killing and has called for a boycott, West notes the sound of crickets emanating from the White House — especially after the president was so vocal after the Trayvon Martin shooting. Double standard.
West, never at a loss for words, posted the following on his Facebook page Tuesday night:
“’We were bored and decided to kill somebody.’ Well, shall we hear anything from the race industry crew, Hollywood elites, or maybe Oprah Winfrey? The issue is not about proliferation of guns in America. This is about a failing black community and the fact that its young men are desensitized to violence because a gangsta culture promotes it. So who will President Obama identify with in this case?”
Then he followed up with a tweet:
“We were bored & decided to kill somebody.” 3 black teens shoot white jogger.Who will POTUS identify w/this time? http://t.co/ovs9Xw23Ye
— Allen West (@AllenWest) August 20, 2013
Good question — who will the president identify with this time? Or, stated differently, we could ask the three thrill-seekers, “Who’s your daddy now?”
NOTE: At the time West made his Facebook and Twitter entries, it was widely reported that all three of the alleged perpetrators are black. The media has since corrected this to indicate two are black and one is white.