It seems the controversy is now driving a wedge between Hispanics and blacks. Janet Murgula wouldn't have made her statement otherwise. The friction has long been there. Look at the street gangs of
, look at the prison gangs. They are primarily Hispanics vs. blacks. Blacks blame Hispanics for their job losses and a host of other ills. Hispanics think blacks are being dealt better cards in the way of racial preferences. Los Angeles
When the Trayvon Martin case exploded, it was in the interest of the Obama campaign to make it a case of white vs. black. They wanted to gin up the base with the tried and true "the Klan is coming to git you" mentality. But it has turned into a renewal of long simmering Hispanic/black tensions -- this despite the sycophant media’s best efforts to create anti-white animus by calling George Zimmerman a white Hispanic from a gated community and various other subterfuges.
Efforts by liberals, the media and black “leaders” for a rush to judgment no doubt has Hispanics worried that this is but one more example of favoring blacks over them. Obama and the liberal media unintentionally walked into a trap, set by themselves for political advantage. But it hasn’t worked out the way they hoped it would. It has ensnared two of the Democrats’ key voting blocks into a renewed rivalry with each other. And Democrats now want the story to go away. The NY Times has been virtually silent on the issue for a week now and a White House spokesman has said it has spoken its last on it. The focus groups and polling data must be terrible for them.