Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Stand your grace, Zimmerman!

By Earl “Clem” Bob
Tea party contributor

Oh George Zimmerman, how could you?

Threatenin’ your wife with a gun? What are you tryin’ to do, squander all that goodwill you’ve built up? You were my hero, man. You were a lot of our heroes! The way you ever-so-bravely Standed Your Ground last year against Trayvon Martin for givin’ you the finger on Facebook or whatever, he had that comin’. But all that fame and acclaim must have gotten to your head.

I guess it’s true what they say — pride goeth before the fall. And it is almost that time of year.

I’m outraged by your latest actions, sir. What kind of man points a gun at his wife? A defenseless, unarmed, non-threat? What did she ever do to you? I heard the 911 call. You punched her dad in the face and stabbed her iPad with a knife, then held your hand on your gun and told her to come closer. And I’m pretty sure that’s her sobbin’ on the tape.

It’s almost as if you have an itchy trigger finger and think you can solve all of your problems with violence and firearms. Where ever did you get that idea? Such a bad way of goin’ about things this time.

We all make mistakes. Even the best of us, like you, Mr. Zimmerman. It’s up to you to continue to be a role model for freedom-lovin’, defense-minded Americans everywhere. You slipped up this one time, but like the police, I guess we can forgive you. You said she was the aggressor and that you acted “in a defensive manner.” That’s good enough for me.

I promise you, though, if anything like this happens again, people are gonna use it against you. They’ll say, if you did this latest thing, you musta did that wife-threatenin' thing, too, because you sure are actin' like a guilty man. And then we’ll all say, “Remember when George Zimmerman was a hero? Now he’s a disgrace.”

You don’t want to be the next O.J. Simpson. That murderous thug.

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