Why the Right Cheers Zimmerman Verdict

In the right-wing mind, Trayvon Martin serves as a proxy for Barack Obama.

Ted Nugent (David Livingston/Getty); Rush Limbaugh (Bill Pugliano/Getty); Geraldo Rivera (Michael Loccisano/Getty)

It is a modern-day lynching party. And conservatives are smiling.

Edward Wyckoff Williams is a contributing editor at The Root. He is a columnist and political analyst, appearing on Al-Jazeera, MSNBC, ABC, CBS Washington, Arise America and national syndicated radio. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.