Oh, the sheer nerve! The gall! The chutzpah! And Gabe Finger has plenty of all three.
Finger, all of 16 years old, is a summer intern for The Daily Caller, a conservative news and commentary web site.
Yes, the web site being conservative is pertinent to this story.
For the past year, America’s conservatives – save for at least one – have fallen madly, nauseatingly head-over-heels in love with Zimmerman. Their passion for the creep is akin to a bobbysoxer swooning over Frank Sinatra, except bobbysoxers had more dignity by comparison.
So it should also come as no surprise to BAW readers that Finger dredged up the cheek to ask White House press secretary Jay Carney this question:
“Because of the death threats being received by George Zimmerman and his parents, is the president going to take any action for their security or are they on their own?”
According to a story in the Washington Post, “Carney responded that he wasn’t aware of the threats and that Florida authorities would be responsible for handling them, but that Obama opposes ‘any violence of any kind’ in response to the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case.”
Here’s how the cheeky Finger responded:
“So they’re on their own?”
Only when BAW readers remind themselves that Finger is an intern for a conservative news and commentary web site will they appreciate how hypocritical Finger was, and what colossal nerve he had.
Didn’t the federal government, countless numbers of times, leave black Americans “on their own” and to the not-so-tender mercies of white racist lynch mobs and rioters?
And didn’t it do so with the gleeful blessing of – you guessed it – America’s conservative wing?
Whatever happened to the cherished conservative principle of federalism, which means the federal government is to have limited power and that cities, counties and states are supposed to take care of their own affairs?
Well, to the Gabe Fingers of the country, that applies when black folks are being lynched, mobbed, murdered and run out of their homes.
When the targets are white people, then conservatives want to move the goal posts; they want to change the rules and they have no problem abandoning their supposedly cherished principles.