On July 4, 1910, heavyweight champion of the world Jack Johnson fought former champion James J. Jeffries for the title. At the time, the title was the greatest achievement in sports and Johnson was the first black heavyweight champion.
Jeffries had said that "I am going into this fight for the sole purpose of proving that a white man is better than a Negro." During the fight, promoters incited the all-white crowd into chants of "kill the n----."
Johnson defeated Jeffries by TKO and whites rioted in about 50 cities resulting in the death of 23 blacks and 2 whites, and the police interrupting several attempted lynchings of other blacks.
Nearly 100 years later with the potential for the first black president ...
But the selective outrage IS a bit curious, given the many man mnay things Obama supporting libs have said should happen to President Bush over the past 8 years. "Kill Him" and "Off with his head" are tame in comparison.
Or is it a different standard now, because Obama is black?
well maybe you've been chatting with me for too long, I heard you said Obama is planting the whacko's at Palin rallies shouting terrorist and kill him
and btw I like it, very plausible and worthy of consideration!
oh and for the record, I'm not saying Bush did it himself, I'm saying the people behind the scenes above him had it done (twice)
It is documented fact that Campigns plant people. Hell, we've discussed that very thing here on this fourm a number of time, and the resounding opinion was...."They ALL do It, No Big Deal!"
Now, it's not documented that the media would do it, as yet. But really, is your trust in our media so complete that you think it would be above them to say, have an interview with someone, then trim what was said down to only make the interviewee and his side look bad? Yea, it happens, often.
I don;t trust the Govt. I don't trust how our elections are run, or how voting is handled. I've described it (often) as a joke.
The trouble, IMO, with you Tanny, is you are utterly one-sdided in your theories. You whine and moan about Bush stealing elections, and McLame about to steal one.....
....yet you willfully ignore and belittle the various ways Dems and Libs have been caught and convicted of cheated. Acorn is one example only. Illegals voting. Felons voting. Dead people ffs voting. Signing up the homeless and bribing them with food to vote Dem. Dems have been caught doing all of that at one time or another.
If you were a bit more even-handed in your apparent outrage and ideals, you'd find me far more supportive, and far more vocal in supporting voting reform with you.
But honestly, you just come acroiss as a biased hack, maoning about the Repubs whilst supporting the Dems, and claiming to be Neutral. I guess manu say I do the same thing, the other way, but It is what it is I guess.