Hard line conservatives were the first to mention the “I” word — impeachment — in response to President Obama‘s ongoing pattern of circumventing Congress to enact desired policy, but it has been Democrats who seemed to be obsessed with the idea.
In fact, the prospect of impeaching Obama has been a windfall for Democrats, with 21 fundraising emails being sent to supporters during the last week of July alone, according to The Atlantic.
And Obama’s allies in the media have been just as quick to make political hay out of impeachment — the blog FiveThirtyEight.com reported the pro-Obama network MSNBC mentioned the term “impeachment” at least 448 times in July, compared to just 95 times on Fox News during the same period.
But an editorial cartoonist with the Chattanooga Times Free Press took divisive, vitriolic politics to a whole new level with this political cartoon:
Clay Bennett Cartoon from 2014-07-31 pic.twitter.com/MoJaywrXU2
— WashPostNewsMedia (@WPNMS) August 1, 2014
As can be seen, Obama is depicted as a Trayvon Martin-like figure, while the act of impeachment is portrayed by a George Zimmerman-like character. The racial overtones are impossible to miss.
Users on the social media site Twitter found the carton to be “beyond the pale,” as documented by Twitchy:
— Susan O’Bryant (@susanobryant) August 2, 2014
Accusation of racism is the last refuge of enemies of the truth. @jdmullane
— Chuck Long (@trueholygoat) August 2, 2014
@WPNMS Too Funny since the only ones talking impeachment are liberals this past week so I guess Clay is calling liberals racists
— Edwin Clark (@GunnyClark) August 3, 2014
But did the Times Free Press come to agree with the critics? According to a number of users, the cartoon is now “mysteriously missing”
Go here and you’ll see Clay Bennett’s other pieces. The July 31st Obama as Trayvon cartoon is mysteriously missing. http://t.co/IX6MXKlQrI — LilMissCrazyAsshole (@LilMissRightie) August 2, 2014
@jdmullane Is this a rejected cartoon? I can’t seem to track it down any where.
— Ryan Gustafson (@RyanLGustafson) August 2, 2014
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