how old was Mitt Romney really?

It is instructive, if depressing, to read defenses of Mitt Romney’s high school bullying days, with news on the popularity of Trayvon Martin gun range targets.

The subhumanoid selling the targets describes them as follows:

Everyone knows the story of Zimmerman and Martin. Obviously we support Zimmerman and believe he is innocent and that he shot a thug. Each target is printed on thick, high quality poster paper with a matte finish! The dimensions are 12″x18″ ( The same as Darkotic Zombie Targets) This is a Ten Pack of Targets.

In the case of Romney, who incidently was not shot and killed as a teenager, his assault on a fellow student is just a case of “everyone does stupid things in high school,” in the words of Bill O’Reilly. This is indeed true, but the consequences of doing stupid things are obviously not the same.

Whereas Mitt Romney’s “stupidity” might be used against him in his attempt to become president of the United States, Trayvon’s ended up getting him killed and villified posthumously. If the disparity doesn’t sound horrific enough let us be clear that Romney’s stupidity included violent crimes, whereas Trayvon’s was a desire to buy candy on a rainy night (or, at “worst,” to defend himself from a disturbed stalker armed with a gun).

One of the things that infuriated the racist right about the Trayvon coverage was that finally some people in the media treated a black teenager like a teenager. He was a kid. How dare the media treat a black victim as a kid? Don’t they know that the category of “youth” is to be reserved for the wealthy and white when we want to make excuses for their missteps?

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