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trackfan
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Joe Scarborough on Zimmerman and Republicans

As expected, Joe Scarborough was one of the few voices of reason among folks on the right following the Zimmerman verdict. If more Republicans were like him, their party wouldn't be doing so poorly with minorities these days.
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I am angry that George Zimmerman could chase a teenager through his neighborhood, ignore a dispatcher’s pleas, make racially charged statements, provoke a confrontation with a young man armed only with Skittles, and pull the trigger that ended that teenager’s life, only to walk away without as much as a misdemeanor attached to his name. But I also know that the laws of Florida favored the defense, that the prosecution overreached in its efforts to convict Zimmerman on a second-degree murder charge, and that we will never know which man was screaming for help in the moments that George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin. I also know that it is a fool’s errand to second-guess the conclusions of a jury that sat through countless hours of testimony and evidence before reaching a verdict.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t draw my own personal conclusions, like my belief that George Zimmerman is a racist idiot who chased an unarmed teenager through a neighborhood for little reason more than he was a black man wearing a hoodie. I can also conclude that many conservative commentators were offensive in their reflexive defense of Zimmerman, as well as their efforts to attack the integrity of a dead black teenager. I am also not sure how it is that the right-wing’s professional chattering classes usually find themselves on the other side of African-Americans in racially sensitive cases.

I do not remotely suggest that all conservatives opposed Zimmerman’s trial. The National Review’s Rich Lowry agreed with a handful of conservatives like myself that Trayvon Martin’s killer should be tried in a court of law. But I remained confused by a political party that desperately tries to expand its minority outreach by considering the granting of citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants while refusing to even give the benefit of the doubt to a young black man gunned down for no good reason in a suburban Florida neighborhood. I just don’t get it.

What I do get is why over 90 percent of African American voters have been voting against GOP presidential candidates for most of my life. Conservative commentary and GOP stand-your-ground laws only exacerbated that divide. If Republicans are to take back the White House anytime in the next generation, that reality has to change. After this week, it has definitely become a longer, harder slog.

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Once again -->


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Marlo Stanfield
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Joe Scarborough is not a Republican in any stretch of the imagination.


Beer Bryant
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Joe Scarborough is not a Republican in any stretch of the imagination.


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PrimeTime Money
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Maybe Zimmerman did profile Trayvon because he looked like a black thug...

That doesn't make him racist.


C
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When will TM supports start being honest about what happened that night? If you want to talk about broader injustices, fine. Lets talk. But coming up with your own set of facts in this specific case is bull shite.


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CptBengal
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my belief that George Zimmerman is a racist


racists ALWAYS:

1)mentor young black children( in a nefarious plot to help them learn the wrong information)

2)lead a community action to get justice for homeless black men who are beaten by the cops.


Racists always do this kind of stuff to create the alibi they aren;t racists...so hey can kill black children.


Politiceaux
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You and Joe should tell me more about how the guy who was mentoring a few black kids at the time of the incident, lived with black kids growing up, protested a black guy getting beat up by a white cop and had a black girlfriend in high school hates black people.

Thanks in advance.
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trackfan
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Maybe Zimmerman did profile Trayvon because he looked like a black thug...

That doesn't make him racist.

How obtuse can you be?


Patrick O Rly
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re: Joe Scarborough on Zimmerman and Republicans
When did GZ make racially charged statements? How did he provoke a confrontation? If Scarborough has some info the rest of us don't, I'd like him to share it. Seems to me that he's pandering to his MSNBC audience.


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c on z
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I see this won't end well.


A2
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Interesting conclusion and point-of-view, versus already instilled values equals a waste of time posting this here.


CptBengal
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I see this won't end well.


do you think Zimmerman is a racist?


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oklahogjr
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re: Joe Scarborough on Zimmerman and Republicans
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Conservative commentary and GOP stand-your-ground laws only exacerbated that divide. If Republicans are to take back the White House anytime in the next generation, that reality has to change. After this week, it has definitely become a longer, harder slog.

this was the most important part of what he said. It's the reality of the situation.


Patrick O Rly
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His wording was poor, but someone can look like a thug and not be black. People are conscious about the way they dress and carry themselves. They're very involved in the way they're perceived by others.


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braindeadboxer
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CptBengal
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Interesting conclusion and point-of-view


so you find random lies that are contradicted by facts to be interesting conclusions and points of view?





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idlewatcher
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trackfan


You clearly don't know the difference between profiling and being a racist.


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GumboPot
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Who knew the GZ trial was an R and D thing. That is very nice of Scarborough to politicize a tragedy that doesn't really need to be politicized.

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I am also not sure how it is that the right-wing’s professional chattering classes usually find themselves on the other side of African-Americans in racially sensitive cases.


Who are these right wing professionals that he speaks of and what specifically did they say to make this a political issue?


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Vols&Shaft83
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How obtuse can you be?


Mother fricker how obtuse can YOU be?


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