Joe Oliver has said, “This is not a racial incident.” He claims that he is a black man (although, he looks white to me) who has experienced racial tensions in the past and is coming forward because of the racial tensions that the Trayvon Martin situation has caused.
Oliver also says that he wouldn’t put himself on the line without the confidence of knowing that George Zimmerman was in a life or death struggle and feared for his life when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin.
When asked how does he know that Zimmerman killed Trayvon in self-defense when he wasn’t even there, he replied, “It’s a gut feeling. It’s instinctual.”
When questioned on the Lawrence O’Donnell show by New York Time’s Charles Blow and the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capeheart, Oliver himself had to admit that he is not a close friend of George Zimmerman. Joe Oliver claims that Zimmerman couldn’t stop crying after shooting Trayvon Martin and that Zimmerman had a broken nose and other injuries, yet he has admitted that he has not seen Zimmerman since at least a week before the shooting incident and has only spoken to him once on the phone since the incident.
"How do you know in your heart?" Blow asked. "Have you ever had a gut feeling?" Oliver responded. Blow, Capehart and O'Donnell took turns questioning Oliver about his relationship to Zimmerman. Oliver characterized himself as more of an "uncle figure" and a friend of Zimmerman's family. "So you're not a close friend of George Zimmerman's," Capehart said. "At best…you're really just an acquaintance." Oliver said that he never used the term "close" to describe his relationship with Zimmerman. He further replied, "That close term was coined ever since I came forward to speak on his behalf."
Although Oliver may have never specifically used the word "close" to describe his relationship with George Zimmerman, he most definitely presented himself as a close friend while appearing on numerous news stations in defense of Zimmerman with the primary goal of convincing America that Zimmerman acted in self defense when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin.
O'Donnell has concluded by Oliver’s own words that he has based his claim of Zimmerman’s innocence on no more than a "slim basis of a gut feeling." "That's not good enough for America," O'Donnell said.
Oliver has even quit his job to spend time defending Zimmerman on the numerous news shows that he has appeared on. When O’Donnell asked him how he was able to afford to quit his job to defend Zimmerman, Oliver had no response, although he did smirk on numerous occasions whiled being questioned about his relationship with Zimmerman.
"You're role in this just doesn't make sense to me," O'Donnell said. "You're right," Oliver admitted, "My role in this just doesn't make sense.
To watch the video of the conversation that took place on the O’Donnell show, click the following link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/28
I conclude that no individual in their right mind is going to quit their job to travel all over the nation to defend a person whom they have admitted (on national television) is not even a close friend.
I further conclude that Joe Oliver is being paid by Zimmerman and/or his supporters to appear on national television and present himself as a “black” man for the purpose of convicing America that Zimmerman's actions were not racially motivated, since he has a “black” friend relentlessly supporting him. Keep in mind that this is a black man who looks no more black than Zimmerman himself who is now claiming to be Hispanic.
When George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, news reported him as being a white male. When news spread that this incident could be looked upon as racially motivated; all of a sudden, Zimmerman is now Hispanic. I say pick a color and stick with it. One can't take on the characteristics of a chameleon and change colors as it suits the situation, nor is America color blind.
If the President of the United States was forced to show his birth certificate to the nation, I believe that these guys should be forced to do so as well. The day that these guys stop thinking that America is blind, ignorant, dumb, stupid, retarded, and color blind might well be the day that Hell freezes over.
I applaud Blow and Capehart for exposing Joe Oliver for the fraud that he is.