A new Trayvon Martin cartoon is causing controversy because it portrays efforts to impeach President Obama as being similar to the actions of George Zimmerman. As might be expected, Republicans and conservatives were upset, but should even some Democrats and progressives be calling foul?
In a related report by The Inquisitr, the civil rights movement led by the NAACP believes that so-called Trayvon Martin gun control laws should be implemented and the Stand Your Ground laws repealed even though Zimmerman’s defense team only used standard self defense. Zimmerman’s lawsuit against NBC is attempting an appeal, with his lawyers claiming the media company knowingly made Zimmerman sound racist.
The efforts to impeach Obama are long and varied. Practically everyone knows about how Sarah Palin has been talking about impeaching Obama for weeks now, with the illegal immigrant children crisis being the main thrust behind those efforts lately. But it turns out an amazing 33 percent of the American public may agree with Palin since a CNN/ORC poll claims about a third of all Americans believe Obama should be impeached and removed from office.
The odd part is that Karl Rove claims President Obama and the Democrats are encouraging talks about impeachment since it’s believed the American public will react negatively to such efforts and help the Democrats win the 2014 mid-term elections. This belief has John Boehner calling impeachment talk a White House “scam” although even Obama’s aides are supposedly taking the threat seriously. To put these comments in perspective, Boehner claims Obama’s impeachment is a bad idea.
The reason the Trayvon Martin cartoon may be off the mark is because even 13 percent of Democrats believe Congress should impeach President Obama. Earlier in the summer, a Texas Democrat made waves by portraying Obama with a Hitler mustache and part of her platform for running for the U.S. Senate was impeaching Obama.
Do you think it’s fair to compare the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman situation to impeaching President Obama?
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