Plenty on the Right groaned when the president chose to insert himself personally into the George Zimmerman case, saying “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon [Martin].” That response was nothing, though, compared to the reaction to Dinesh D’Souza’s tasteless tweet today calling the president “Grown-Up Trayvon.”

D’Souza deleted the tweet after a firestorm of criticism from both sides of the aisle and a column in the Washington Post calling the tweet “wildly offensive.”


Not helpful indeed.