New York Daily News:
Ted Nugent wasted no time in providing ammunition to further stoke tensions over the George Zimmerman case.
The conservative rocker and NRA board member took aim at the controversy surrounding a Florida jury’s not guilty verdict in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin -- calling the teen victim a “dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe.”
In a column for the right-leaning site Rare, Nugent wrote the prosecutors were pressured into bringing a trial when it was obvious “cut and dried self-defense.”
“The race-baiting industry saw an opportunity to further the racist careers of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the Black Panthers, President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, et al, who then swept down on the Florida community refusing to admit that the 17-year-old dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe Trayvon Martin was at all responsible for his bad decisions and standard modus operendi of always taking the violent route,” wrote Nugent.
“Trayvon had no reason not to attack, because it was the standard thug thing to do. See Chicago any day of the week.”
You know somebody on MSNBC this morning asked the question "If the Trayvon Martin case is not about racism, then why is George Zimmerman suddenly the Right Wing's hero?"
I thought that was a very good question.
I think the reason is probably because he was able to shoot an unarmed black teen, with a Constitutionally allowed gun no less, and walk free. Which goes to prove that despite electing the first African American President, that racism is still alive and well and still has a huge impact on who is found guilty or innocent.
For people like Nugent it confirmed that the idea that in conflict between the races black people are ALWAYS the bad guys, and justice always favors those with lighter skin.
That is the kind of soothing bedtime story that helps people like Ted Nugent, Sarah Palin, and the Teabaggers sleep at night.