George Zimmerman’s Father Makes Trayvon Martin Case Racial by Blaming Obama

In a local television interview, George Zimmerman’s father accused President Obama, the Congressional Black Caucus and the NAACP of spreading hate.

Here is the video of Robert Zimmerman:

Robert Zimmerman said, “I never foresaw so much hate coming from the president, the Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP, every organization imaginable is trying to get notoriety and profit from this in some way, but there’s so much hate. I’ve never been involved in hate, and George hasn’t, and it’s really unbelievable.”

Here is President Obama’s “hateful” statement about George Zimmerman,

Well, I’m the head of the executive branch, and the attorney general reports to me, so I’ve got to be careful about my statements to make sure that we’re not impairing any investigation that’s taking place right now.

But obviously, this is a tragedy. I can only imagine what these parents are going through. And when I think about this boy, I think about my own kids. And I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this, and that everybody pulls together – federal, state and local – to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened.

So I’m glad that not only is the Justice Department looking into it, I understand now that the governor of the state of Florida has formed a task force to investigate what’s taking place. I think all of us have to do some soul-searching to figure out how does something like this happen. And that means that examine the laws and the context for what happened, as well as the specifics of the incident.

But my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon. And I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and that we’re going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.

In Obama’s comments, I see an expression of sympathy for the victim’s parents, and call for people to come together and figure out what happened. George Zimmerman’s name has never been mentioned by the president. In fact, President Obama was careful not to mention Zimmerman at all.

As far as George Zimmerman not being involved in hate goes, I suppose being accused of domestic violence and having a restraining order taken out against him doesn’t qualify as hate in his father’s mind. I guess being accused of battering a police officer in 2006, as George Zimmerman was, isn’t a hateful act either.

The only person spreading hate and racism here is Robert Zimmerman. The ACLU testified in front of a congressional forum on the Trayvon Martin case, but they weren’t mentioned. Thousands of white people have been participating in protests about this case, but they also weren’t accused of spreading hate. White television and radio hosts and guests have been calling for investigation, but Robert Zimmerman didn’t blame them.

In Robert Zimmerman’s mind, it appears that it is only the African-Americans who are spreading hate. If the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, it is easy to see the mindset of George Zimmerman. Both father and son seem to sincerely believe that George Zimmerman was defending himself because they felt hate and fear towards an unarmed African American teenager.

Robert Zimmerman’s statements were blaming African-Americans and taking no responsibility for his son’s actions. It wasn’t the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, or President Obama who killed Trayvon Martin. It was George Zimmerman who made the decision to pull that trigger and fatally shoot a teenager.

The truth is that George Zimmerman’s version of events has been discredited by a police surveillance video that contradicts Zimmerman’s claims of injuries and self defense. Robert Zimmerman repeated his claims on his son’s behalf again, and it is looking like both Zimmermans may believe that shooting African-Americans who they feel threatened by is self defense.

Robert Zimmerman repeating his son’s version of the shooting:

George Zimmerman’s father’s comments are big red flashing hint that race played a role in this case. Racism is the refuge of the self-pitying, weak coward and Robert Zimmerman showed his political motivations by blaming President Obama.

20 Replies to “George Zimmerman’s Father Makes Trayvon Martin Case Racial by Blaming Obama”

  1. Though I saw only a snippet of the interview with Judge Zimmerman, it was pretty clear to me where his son got both his attitude and his story. This “playing the race card” accusation is generally a sign that the accuser is playing the race card, and that speech had so many dog whistles in it my poor dog began to howl.

  2. Jason,

    Great article. I am trying to find out EXACTLY where and what type of “magistrate judge” Robert Zimmerman was in his life. Too many posts say Maryland and Florida, some say Supreme Court Magistrate in Maryland, some say Florida Magistrate.

    How much power did he have as a magistrate? Magistrates have different powers in different jurisdictions. Please find out. Thanks.

  3. Robert Zimmerman is projecting, which is what folks do when they have no credible defense. Apparently, he doesn’t believe in acknowledging that his son is 100% responsible for everything that has transpired ever since George Zimmerman decided to exit his car and follow Trayvon Martin against the advice of the dispatcher. He has probably been the worst kind of parental enabler whenever his loose cannon of a son got into trouble that was his own doing, and he’s still doing it.

  4. Magistrates generally conduct hearings, issue temporary findings of fact and orders, and cover procedural issues in cases which will be heard on the merits by a trial judge. Regardless of their power in a given jurisdiction, they cannot make final disposition of a case.

  5. Liberals are always gonna hate!

    What you idiotic, brain-dead ass wipes known as liberals don’t get is that racism, racial issues and hate mongering is something only your F’N liberals keep alive.

    The Zimmermans’ racist attitude poses no problems until you deginerate liberals make it a problem. Why can’t you guys get this simple notion through your neanderthal heads?

    Racists are not racist until someone weak minded points out the racism. Racism is not an issue until a sensitive, pansy-ass liberal whines and cries about racism.

    This mamby pamby nancy boy stuff is just getting out of hand. America needs to go back to the days of sanity and purity when a man grabbing a woman’s ass or fondling her breasts just wasn’t a problem because let’s face it, it just wasn’t problematic. Until the stupid hypersensitive woman cries foul and conjures up some new, unAmerican, freedom-limiting term like harrassment.

    And can you F’N liberals please stop with the name calling? I swear, that is the first sign of idiocy and inadequacy. You sub human retards.

  6. That line of thinking won’t work unless you’re a backward minded,(wishing-for-the-good-ole-days, that-we-are-still-trying-to-recover-from) individual. You can’t go backwards because progress won’t allow it. Time is natural for growth. Opposition can be a good thing, unless it’s something that is a hindrance, or in this case, a killer. So, fair is fair. A lie will not overshadow the truth. No apologies, justice will prevail. At some point in your life, if you are… lucky, you too might evolve from a place of naive negativity and outrageous rage.

  7. And the South shall rise again. Absolutely shameless. We need a place to send these racist crackers

  8. Trayvon’s Father has been on TV spreading all kinds of stuff. Including Letting out the fact that his son got the dogs not beat out of him before using the video of his son getting out of the police car virtually untouched.

    Any father would want to save his son, but the gentleman was a judge and should know the ramifications of the words that he says. Including lying to investigators

  9. George knows or is involved in something very shady in Sanford, and the powers that be down there is bending themselves silly trying to protect him.
    This has gone beyond the death of Trevon. This has kicked open a rotting log and has exposed all the crawly wee beasties beneath it. Mentally unstable man with access to high powered weaponry, his father whose own record is under review. And of course the “good ol boys” of the Sanford PD who ignored standard procedure when it became known who Zimmerman was. I have no doubt that George will get what’s coming to him, but I know that to prevent future Trevons from occurring is to organize plan and accordingly.

  10. Too bad that father and son Zimmerman are too old, otherwise they could have joined the Virginia Teen prostitution ring.

  11. Excellent post.

    Robert Zimmerman’s statement blaming President Obama for “hate” is breathtaking in its hypocrisy and warping of reality, especially in the wider societal context.

    The racists and Obama-haters in this country have indulged in a 3 1/2 year orgy of unremitting hate against Obama on the airwaves, internet, print media….and the hallways of Congress. The national media have obligingly magnified the hateful rhetoric by trumpeting every ugly statement or racist photo-shopped picture of the president. Now, that’s HATE, Mr. Zimmerman.

    It’s pretty clear where George Zimmerman’s world view originated; it’s as rotten to its delusional core as his father’s.

  12. I understand Zimmerman was trying to protect his son, but did he ever once give his condolences to the parents of the murdered teenager?

  13. This whole issue surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin at the hand of a frightened pathetic and fearful man is profoundly sad. No one knows the whole truth and we never will. Those that claim to know are delusional. I find it offensive that Mr. Obama was negatively criticized for a few words of empathy for the parents of the victim.

    Aside from the fact that I simply like President Obama as a human being, ever since I first heard him at the convention in 2004, I believe he has at heart the best interests of the country as a whole. I respect him. There are very few politicians or elected officials (that I see and read day in and day out in the media) that have the temperament or character for that matter to lead this country out of the darkness we’re currently in.

    In response to Mr. Zimmerman’s outrageous statements… When did ignorance and stupidity become such a virtue? I can’t help but think ultimately the answer to every question concerning the long-term health of the United States is education. President Obama seems to agree with that premise. That’s why I wouldn’t even consider voting for anyone else.

  14. If he was that, and by supreme court you mean the final court of cassation (in New York, it’s the trial court) I am not certain what his duties would be. He could not issue decisions, as a justice does; his duties would be more than those of a clerk, but I am having a hard time featuring what kind of interim proceedings he would be handling at that level. What I do know is that Central Florida law enforcement and legal authorities seem terribly overawed by people of minor importance, and can’t wait to lick their boots.

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