I so totally agree. I hate this sort of political posturing even back when idiots dressed up like the Founders and carried blood of tyrant posters, screamed about taking their country back or stirred the pot with 'death panels'. It is sad to say it seems to be the way Congress operates.
The debate is getting very hot, but one thing I see as helping fan this is Zimmerman wasn't held after fatally shooting a teenager HE pursued. I can't help but think if a black man had shoot a white kid, or white on white the shooter would have been held 72 hours and been subjected to some rather intense questioning. Zimmerman never was piss tested, it is as if most the police believed Zimmerman's account without much question.
If there wasn't a heated public outcry I doubt this shooting would get a second thought by the vast majority of America because it would be easy to write it off as poor 'white' guy attacked by thugger black teen and the teen got what he deserved.
A civil debate would be better but there wouldn't be any debate if the outcry wasn't so strong.