Watching Barack Obama’s comments about the travesty of Zimmerman’s acquittal, after murdering Trayvon Martin, I think Obama went out of his way to avoid offense. His comments were respectful, low key and hopeful. Of course, no matter what he said, racist hatemongers from the Republican propaganda mill were sure to take offense, such as these four examples.
Conservatives didn’t even wait for President Obama to finish his deeply personal remarks on Trayvon Martin’s killing and the role of race in America to go ballistic, accusing the president of being a “Racist in Chief” who is “trying to tear our country apart.”
On Twitter, Fox News, and elsewhere, many conservatives took a predictably depressing response, arguing that Obama is the true racist for having the courage to speak about race in our country.
Here is a roundup of the top conservatives attacking the president’s speech:
Fox News’ Todd Starnes:
Influential conservative blogger Dan Riehl:
Breitbart.com editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro:
Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce:
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Barf Bag Alert: The original article has eight more excellent examples, equally vile acts of TEAbuggery from the Republican bubble machine. Do take a look, but protect your screen and keyboard.
Now, here is what I have to say about race, in this case, the 2014 race.