Friday, May 18, 2012
Randi Rhodes: Deja Vu
It's Friday, ya bastids!
A pro-Romney super PAC came up with a plan to run racially divisive ads attacking President Obama over Reverend Jeremiah Wright. As though there were any racists in America who weren’t already firmly against President Obama! When asked about it, Mitt Romney repudiated the plan, but he did so very tepidly. If you don’t know what “tepidly” means, it means “the way Mitt Romney does everything.” Then, when asked about a time he referred to Reverend Wright, Mitt said he didn’t remember, but “I stand by what I said, whatever it was.” “Whatever it was”!!! Could Mitt Romney tell you any more clearly that he doesn’t give a damn about the things he says? To Mitt, the things he says are meant to be any more permanent or continuous than whatever clothes he is wearing. He’ll change them according to the situation.
Police reports concluded that the killing of Trayvon Martin was “ultimately avoidable” if George Zimmerman had not pursued him. If Zimmerman didn’t go after him, it was more than “ultimately avoidable”—it was practically impossible. It wasn’t even a question of Zimmerman having to take steps to avoid killing Trayvon. He had to go out of his way to kill Trayvon—way out of his way.
The police report says the killing would have been avoided “if Zimmerman had remained in his vehicle and awaited the arrival of law enforcement.” The problem is that Zimmerman was convinced he WAS law enforcement. The report also says Zimmerman could have “identified himself to Martin as a concerned citizen...” To be totally honest with Martin, he should have identified himself as a paranoid vigilante.
Trayvon Martin had small amounts of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana in his system. And that means that conservative pundits are going to try and turn this into a sequel to Reefer Madness. The THC could have been from 30 days ago. THC stays in person’s system for a long time. It’s still in your bloodstream for days after you stop thinking that Dane Cook is actually funny. The amount of THC in Trayvon Martin’s system was far too little to affect his behavior. Let’s put it this way—there is no way he was nearly as high as George Zimmerman was on Adderall and Temazepam.
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