At this point it feels redundant to point out that Sean Hannity is a dyed in the wool racist, but just in case you haven’t been convinced yet, here’s Hannity.
Hannity: The politician who’s quick to stick his nose in all this first, ya know the police acted stupidly, if I had a son he’d look like Trayvon.
And now the president says Trayvon could have been me 35 years ago.
This is a particularly helpful comment. Is that the president admitting I guess because, what, he was a member of the choom gang and he smoked pot and he did a little blow? I’m not sure how to interpret that because we know Trayvon had been smoking a little pot that night. I’m not sure what that means.
Hannity isn’t sure what it means when the president says he could have been Trayvon 35 years ago, but his initial assessment is that the president is comparing himself to Trayvon because they both did drugs.
Not because they’re both African Americans who have dealt with varying degrees of being treated as a threat or suspicious, but because they both smoked pot at one point. That’s obviously what the president meant, right?
I don’t think Hannity is really that obtuse, so what this amounts to is him winking and nodding to his radio audience that it’s okay to dismiss essentially everything the president said today because both him and Trayvon are negros who were up to no good. That assumption was good enough for George Zimmerman to pursue and kill Trayvon Martin.
The Sean Hannitys of the world are the real race hustlers. They’re here to validate every terrible thing you’ve ever thought so you’ll keep listening. He could have approached the president’s speech reasonably and offered a more nuanced assessment than ‘they both did drugs,’ but no one wants to hear that, do they? No. We want the good shit.
Tune in tonight at nine o’clock when Sean Hannity will host a fair and balanced panel that’s going to make you feel better about being a racist. And remember, you’re a Real American.