Former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough, in a Politico column, laments the "hyper-partisan" responses to the Trayvon Martin killing, and the George Zimmerman trial and verdict, particularly the responses of various members of America's "political class."
And while he condemns the partisan responses of many American liberals too, the self-described conservative and former Republican lawmaker hits American right-wingers particularly hard. He argues that conservative rhetoric and GOP-supported policies like Stand-Your-Ground laws have often served to increase American racial division.
His column is linked below.
Joe Scarborough: Partisanship and the George Zimmerman Verdict