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The timing may have been pure coincidence, but it was on Day 1 of the Obamacare rollout that Attorney General Eric Holder reassured Democrats that the federal investigation into George Zimmerman was “ongoing.”
At that time, more than three weeks ago, Holder told the media as well that the Department of Justice would release information on the Zimmerman case as soon as possible.
But as Holder knew, and the media should have, the FBI cleared Zimmerman of any hate crime violations in July 2012, three months after it began its investigation into Zimmerman’s racial bona fides. So why does is the case “ongoing?”
“Those close to Zimmerman tell me that as long as he remains under a federal cloud, he can say nothing to anyone about his case,” says Jack Cashill, author of “If I Had a Son: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman.”
Having followed the case from the beginning, Cashill is convinced that the White House is holding Zimmerman hostage to its own political needs.
The media obliges by turning every Zimmerman traffic stop into a national story and his divorce into a sign of mental derangement.
“If the news continues to run against the administration as it has during the Obamacare rollout,” says Cashill, “the arrest and prosecution of Zimmerman on federal civil rights charges might prove a useful distraction, at least for the base.”
Cashill believes that despite protests to the contrary, Democratic political operatives were pleased to see Zimmerman acquitted of state charges for second-degree murder. Had he been convicted, they would have had less power to exploit the anxieties of African-Americans about the state of racial justice.
“This is a pattern that goes back 90 years to the Sacco and Vanzetti trial,” says Cashill. “The communists running that show wanted to see these anarchists hanged. All the better to shout ‘injustice’ and mobilize the masses.”
Cashill argues that the White House was able to survive the IRS scandal and the Benghazi cover-up because neither affected many citizens in a direct way. And the media obliged by moving on.
“Obamacare is different,” he says. “It won’t go away. The White House may need to remind its minority constituents that it is all that stands between them and the racists on the right. And, ironically, who better symbolizes racism in America than one time Obama-supporter George Zimmerman?”
Cashill has a new book coming out available now in ebook form, and on Oct. 29 in hardback, “If I Had a Son: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman,” that covers the Trayvon Martin case and how it escalated racial tensions across America.
In “If I Had A Son,” Cashill tells the inside story of how, as the result of a tragic encounter with troubled 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, the media turned Zimmerman into a white racist vigilante, “the most hated man in America.”
“If I Had A Son” tells how for the first time in the history of American jurisprudence, a state government, the U.S. Department of Justice, the White House, the major media, the entertainment industry and the vestiges of the civil rights movement conspired to put an innocent man in prison for the rest of his life.
All that stood between Zimmerman and lifetime internment were two folksy local lawyers, their aides and some very dedicated citizen journalists, most notably an unpaid handful of truth seekers at the blogging collective known as the Conservative Treehouse.
“If I Had A Son” takes an inside look at this unprecedented battle.
It also tells the story of the six stalwart female jurors who ignored the enormous pressure mounting around them and preserved America’s judicial system.
In the wake of the verdict, skeptics in the Martin camp claimed that the state of Florida did not play to win. In the course of his research, Cashill came across some startling evidence which suggests that those skeptics may indeed be right.
“If I Had A Son” is the one and only comprehensive look at the most politically significant trial in decades. What George Zimmerman learned in the course of his ordeal is that although he supported Obama, lobbied for Obama and voted for Obama at least once, in the final analysis he did not look enough like Obama to be his son, and that made all the difference.
See Cashill’s comments on his investigation of the Martin case: