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Ed Schultz blames Bush for Trayvon Martin's death
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | March 23, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 03/23/2012 12:48:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

MSNBC host Ed Schultz blamed former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., for the death of Trayvon Martin, the teenager whose death in a shooting has made national news and sparked accusations of racism in America.

"Jeb Bush helped pave the way for this senseless tragedy and remains silent," Schultz said last night on his show. "What a political tragedy." Schultz attributed Martin's death to Bush because the former governor signed a "stand your ground" law designed to allow someone to shoot an attacker when threatened. "

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1 posted on 03/23/2012 12:48:44 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

civility.


2 posted on 03/23/2012 12:52:11 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well dam......Those Bush guys are just terrible. It’s raining here and I’m sure they are to blame for that also.


3 posted on 03/23/2012 12:52:28 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey, at least it’s not George Bush’s fault this time.


4 posted on 03/23/2012 12:52:51 PM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was a anyone actually watching Ed at the time? “If a tree falls in the forest ...”

SnakeDoc


5 posted on 03/23/2012 12:53:10 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can this Ed Schultz Bozo be anymore deranged?


6 posted on 03/23/2012 12:55:05 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Sorry,no tag line today.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How ‘bout blaming the guy that actually did the shooting? Wow, that’d be original.

No talk show host or politician put a gun in Zimmerman’s hand and told him to shoot. We don’t even have the whole story. Although, one COULD point some blame the musicians and race- baiters for encouraging unrest.


7 posted on 03/23/2012 12:56:11 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Jeeeez, we got 7½ more months of this crap to endure, on a daily basis. My head's going to explode. I need a vacation, already.
8 posted on 03/23/2012 12:56:34 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
How's yer doggie doin’ there, Ed? You remember, the one you shot and killed.
9 posted on 03/23/2012 12:56:34 PM PDT by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: JPG

Did he really?


10 posted on 03/23/2012 12:58:17 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

Then whose fault is all this black on black crime?

Huh, Ed?

Wait for tragedy. Trump charges. Incite mob. Blame Bush.
Wash, rinse, cycle, repeat.


11 posted on 03/23/2012 1:03:49 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All
MSNBC Host Blames Limbaugh, Gingrich, Santorum For Trayvon Martin Death

Karen Finney, filling in for Martin Bashir, flat-out blamed the words of Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum for creating the environment that lead to the horrible shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin in Florida.

12 posted on 03/23/2012 1:04:46 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Jeb Bush helped pave the way for this senseless tragedy and remains silent,”

Translation: Jeb Bush just endorsed Romney. Jeb Bush is responsible for the senseless tragedy. Romney, by association, is also responsible for this. Don’t vote for Romney against Obama in the general election.

Makes sense to me!


13 posted on 03/23/2012 1:05:27 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does anyone actually pay any attention to Shultz? For the record George H.W. Bush and Barbara are responsible because they had Jeb as their son. Makes sense doesn’t it!


14 posted on 03/23/2012 1:07:14 PM PDT by golf lover (going)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

To my knowledge, a stand your ground law doesn’t allow you to chase someone down and shoot them on suspicion of trespassing which is what Zimmerman did. Seems like this doesn’t really have anything to do with a stand your ground law then.


15 posted on 03/23/2012 1:07:36 PM PDT by RC one (may the strongest man win.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I guess Ed never considered the possibility that sometimes it is more prudent to keep your pie hole shut until all the facts are in.

There are three facts related to this case which aren't being publicized:

  1. Martin was a big husky 17 year old who played football. Why is the only picture being shown on the news of him about 5 years old and show him as an early teen or preteen?
  2. Everyone is seemingly willing to climb on the "lets lynch Zimmerman" bandwagon except the City Manager, a black gentlemen himself, and the police department most familiar with the case. Why do you suppose that is?
  3. There was an altercation between Zimmerman and Martin before the fatal shot was fired. Indeed, the altercation proceeded the fatal shot. The altercation was exactly why the police bought the self-defense claim from Zimmerman and didn't arrest him on the spot. Yet, of all the ink spilled on this case, there is next to nothing about the details of the altercation.

This is speculation on my part, but based on the facts above being ignored by the media frenzy, this is what I think happened:

Zimmerman was belligerent, possibly even drunk and certainly didn't talk to Martin as respectfully as the TSA talks to Muslims. He may have even said something racial like what is a guy like Martin doing walking in their gated community.

Martin was possibly even drunk as well, but not with alcohol. I'd say he was drunk with pride. Pride which wouldn't allow a racial inferior, particularly a pudgy white guy to disrespect him. He felt he had not only a right, but a duty to teach this cracker a lesson particularly when Zimmerman followed him and pushed the envelope.

What he didn't know, however, was that Zimmerman was carrying an equalizer and was unwilling to submit the beating which he so richly deserved for his disrespect. That's when the real trouble started.

My mama, like so many others, taught me that "sticks and stones may break your bones, but names will never hurt you." The gangsta culture, OTOH, teaches that a beating is a perfectly proper response to being disrespected or insulted and said beating may escalate to even lethal force if the insult or disrespect is sufficiently offensive.

16 posted on 03/23/2012 1:09:04 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: al baby

Trayvon allegedly was in the neighborhood visiting his father and his father’s girlfriend and their child.

Ed Schultz blames former President George Bush for Trayvon’s death? How about starting with Trayvon’s adulterous father, the father’s fornicating girlfriend, and the mother—wherever she was.


17 posted on 03/23/2012 1:09:52 PM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: golf lover

“” For the record George H.W. Bush and Barbara are responsible because they had Jeb as their son. Makes sense doesn’t it!””””

It was Jebs people that did it. Think about it. Jeb is white, his wife is Hispanic which makes them a white Hispanic couple. The shooter was a WHITE HISPANIC!!! Do the math.


18 posted on 03/23/2012 1:10:51 PM PDT by shelterguy
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Hey, Ed..........Who is responsible for the rape and murder and beating/shooting of the Strait family?????

Ohhhh....You don’t know who that is, huh????


20 posted on 03/23/2012 1:16:33 PM PDT by Boonie
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To: July4

No did Ed really shoot and kill his dog?


21 posted on 03/23/2012 1:17:26 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Strange... not one word from Schultz about the multiple murders committed by the old bastard Joe, Sr., of the murder of Mary Jo by Teddy, or the documented treatment of women as garbage by the Kennedy Boys... or Kerry’s cold blooded murder of a fleeing, unarmed teenager in Vietnam, shot in the back ...I guess Schultz ran out of air time...


22 posted on 03/23/2012 1:19:54 PM PDT by pabianice (")
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To: RC2

you need to read “Family of Secrets”, by russ Baker ASAP.


23 posted on 03/23/2012 1:27:52 PM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Paperdoll

And the reason is?


24 posted on 03/23/2012 1:29:57 PM PDT by RC2
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To: al baby

“”No did Ed really shoot and kill his dog?””

Yup. I was living in Fargo at the time and ed was the sports guy on tv then. He had been out hunting and apparently the dog wasn’t retrieving quite the way Special Ed thought he should so he got terminated. Of course ed said it was an accident but we all knew what a hothead he was so nobody believed him.


25 posted on 03/23/2012 1:31:24 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The more Ed opens his mouth the more dumb he sounds. Even Liberals realize the ridiculous things these hard-core lefties spew and hopefully they are embarrassed by it.


26 posted on 03/23/2012 2:10:46 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am confused. First I am told that everything is GW Bush’s fault. Then it’s Rush Limbaugh’s fault, and now Jeb Bush.

Did this Trayvon Whatever do anything that contributed to this death? I don’t read or listen to the MSM, so I am not up on the latest.

BTW, is the GOP still waging a war on women? If so, when do we get to “shock and awe”?


27 posted on 03/23/2012 2:18:57 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey—If these “stand your ground” laws become too pervasive, significant damage could be done to a reliable DemocRAT constituency group.


28 posted on 03/23/2012 2:19:07 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
MSNBC host Ed Schultz blamed former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., for the death of Trayvon Martin, the teenager whose death in a shooting has made national news and sparked accusations of racism in America.

jeez...thought it was Rush's fault Trayvon was killed!! I'm getting confused on who to blame...Maybe I should blame George Zimmerman!!

29 posted on 03/23/2012 2:46:29 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: RC one
To my knowledge, a stand your ground law doesn’t allow you to chase someone down and shoot them on suspicion of trespassing which is what Zimmerman did. Seems like this doesn’t really have anything to do with a stand your ground law then.

Actually you are missing a lot of facts. Zimmerman lost sight of the kid and was going to find the police(according to the 9/11 calls)when he was attacked by the kid. Kid was on top of him beating the sh** out of him, Zimmerman was yelling for help(can be heard on the 9/11 tapes. When he shot him and police arrived on the scene Zimmerman was bleeding and had grass stains on his back.

Lots of facts are not being brought out by the MSM because they want to use this as a race card and to throw sh** at the 2nd amendment. The reason he hasn't been charged yet is because they have no evidence it was anything other than self defense, despite what many trolls have claimed on FR.

30 posted on 03/23/2012 3:30:17 PM PDT by calex59
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To: RC2

It’s a history on the Bush family. Very interesting.


31 posted on 03/23/2012 3:38:48 PM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Vigilanteman

Here’s spectulation on my part: Martin was in fear for his life because he was persistently being pursued first by car then by the same person on foot, at night, in the rain. Drive by shootings, abductions, and muggings can all start out the same way.

Neighborhood Watch is just that, “Watch”. Nothing about pursuing, chasing, questioning, or detaining “suspicious” people and then making a weak claim of self defense when you shoot the unarmed person you were chasing.


32 posted on 03/23/2012 4:31:08 PM PDT by Bizhvywt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is Ed Schultz a Wife Beater?
North Dakota Courts, Cass County ^ | 01/26/1999 | North Dakota Courts

February 1, 2011

http://publicsearch.ndcourts.gov/CaseDetail.aspx?CaseID=203281

MAUREEN K ZIMMERMAN VS. EDWARD A SCHULTZ

Case Type: Divorce Date Filed: 01/26/1999 Location: — Cass County Judicial Officer: Marquart, Steven L

Ed Schultz: Wife-Beater / Drunk Dog Shooter

1) He’s a wife-beater. Beat and physically abused his first wife, Maureen, until she was black and blue and bruised and bloodied. I’ve written this before. It’s no secret. If it weren’t true, Ed could sue me for libel and defamation. So far, he hasn’t. That’s because you can’t sue someone for telling the truth.

2) During a hunting trip, a drunken Ed -while hunting, mind you - shot and killed his own dog. Again, this is true.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2666855/posts


33 posted on 03/23/2012 4:40:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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“..when he (Zimmerman) was attacked by the kid. Kid was on top of him beating the sh** out of him, Zimmerman was yelling for help(can be heard on the 9/11 tapes. When he shot him and police arrived on the scene Zimmerman was bleeding and had grass stains on his back.”

We don’t know that the kid attacked Zimmerman and we don’t know that Zimmerman did not try to detain Martin. For all we know Zimmerman was following him with his gun drawn. The fact that he ended up bloody and with grass stains does not show us how it happened. Martin ended up bloody also. He probably had grass stains as well. All we can assume is that Zimmerman was apparently losing the physical conflict when he fired his weapon. Even if Zimmerman was calling for help it does not mean he did not start the altercation. It means he was losing the fight he started or he was trying to set himself up as the victim before he fired.


34 posted on 03/23/2012 4:46:17 PM PDT by Bizhvywt
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To: Vigilanteman

I agree with you now that actual facts are coming in as opposed to the BS from their family lawyer. And it also raises my eyebrows now that Marco Rubio has been touted as a possible VP candidate (the meme will be that Floridians are gun-crazy yahoos, etc., etc) The Communists always seem to be two steps ahead of us....


35 posted on 03/23/2012 4:49:56 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Bizhvywt

You have no idea who started the fight and unless an eyewitness comes forward willing to testify that Zimmerman physically attacked Martin first there have been no laws broken if one witness has stated that Zimmerman was on his back on the ground getting beat up . If it was his voice screaming for help that corroborates the witness’ statement.


36 posted on 03/23/2012 5:01:26 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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“You have no idea who started the fight..”

Neither do you. What we do know is that Zimmerman was the initial aggressor as he was pursuing Martin. Why was he chasing Martin? Citizen’s arrest? Detain him for the police? Search him? Check his ID? Chase him out of the neighborhood? Zimmerman did not have the authority to do any of those things.


37 posted on 03/23/2012 5:22:13 PM PDT by Bizhvywt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As sad as this whole deal is; the shooting must be righteous because the guy hasn’t been arrested. The DA must really be afraid of a suit and so will probably punt the indictment to the Grand Jury.


38 posted on 03/23/2012 5:34:04 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: Bizhvywt
Neither do you.

Well yeah that's the point. In a police state you don't need evidence to arrest, in Florida you do.

What we do know is that Zimmerman was the initial aggressor as he was pursuing Martin.

There are no facts in evidence that Z was an aggressor at all, if there were he'd be under arrest.

Why was he chasing Martin?

Again no evidence that Zimmerman was chasing Martin exists. The evidence is what the evidence is.

Citizen’s arrest? Detain him for the police? Search him? Check his ID? Chase him out of the neighborhood? Zimmerman did not have the authority to do any of those things.

And there is no evidence that any of that occurred. You just make things up amigo.

Do you favor arrest powers based on your feelings about other things as well?

39 posted on 03/23/2012 5:48:23 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So what do you expect from Special Ed?


40 posted on 03/23/2012 7:20:53 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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