George Zimmerman, Asshole of the Day for February 18, 2014
by GirlGetALife ()
It takes a, um, very ‘special’ person to stalk, shoot and kill an unarmed teenager and then go on a national television program and proclaim that they’re the ‘victim’ and the target of the Obama administration. And, by special, we mean delusional. Terrifyingly entitled. Certifiably insane, even. George Zimmerman, who was acquitted by a Florida jury seven months ago for shooting and killing 17-year old Trayvon Martin, definitely fits the bill.
In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Zimmerman insisted the trial against him was a “miscarriage of justice” and maintained that he “acted in self-defense” when he shot Martin. Zimmerman went even further, saying he was a “scapegoat” for “the government, the President, the attorney general.”
In that same interview, Zimmerman lamented how difficult his life has been since the trial and whined that people don’t know who he is truly is at heart:
I have a lot of people saying that, you know, they guarantee that they’re going to kill me and I’ll never be a free man. I realize that they don’t know me. They know who I was portrayed to be.
Someone should tell Mr. Zimmerman that his life is not hard because, well, he still has a life. Trayvon Martin’s parents are the ones who have to live with the fact that their son is dead for no other reason than the fact that he was black and in a neighborhood where some guy thought he didn’t belong.
Before the Zimmerman apologists jump in with their hate-filled propaganda, we get it: Zimmerman was acquitted. But that doesn’t mean the jury got it right. Because they didn’t. There is no cause for shooting an unarmed teenager. And don’t start with that “but Martin attacked HIM” crap. If a guy was following you down a dark street and then confronted you…what would you do? If you’re going to defend anyone’s right to ‘stand their ground’, defend Trayvon’s. That young man was headed home, minding his business, when a wannabe cop accosted him (despite the 911 dispatcher telling him to stay in the car and not confront Trayvon). Now he’s dead and his killer is on television complaining.
Zimmerman has absolutely no right to complain…about anything. He’s alive. He’s a free man, able speed through Texas with a gun in his car, pull a gun on his estranged wife and chase his girlfriend with a shotgun.
In Zimmerman’s world, all of these people are picking on him, ‘scapegoating’ him. Maybe he thinks Obama and Holder are in cahoots with everyone, doing everything they can to take him down. Mmhmm. Like Obama is coordinating with Zimmerman’s girlfriend.
We can’t make George Zimmerman shut up. We can’t make George Zimmerman go away. We can’t even make him realize how wrong he is. But we can do one thing, and that’s to name him Asshole of the Day.
It is only George Zimmerman's second time as Asshole of the Day. He was featured previously for insisting Florida pay his legal bills even though he defied the 911 dispatcher and left his car and instigated the confrontation that led to him killing Trayvon Martin.
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