Sarah Palin: I think the president’s comments on Trayvon Martin were orchestrated

posted at 2:30 pm on March 29, 2012 by Tina Korbe

In an interview on Fox News, Sarah Palin said she thinks the president’s comments about Trayvon Martin were orchestrated, according to a report by Todd Starnes.

She … called out President Obama – saying he should not have jumped into the growing outrage over the shooting.

“I think it was orchestrated,” Palin said. “I’m going to get clobbered for even suggesting this, but it is what I believe.”

The president addressed the shooting in the Rose Garden.

“My main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Obama said. “All of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves.”

“Obviously, this is a tragedy. I can only imagine what these parents are going through,” Obama said. “All of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how something like this has happened.

Palin said she was “very, very surprised out of all the issues that are going on in our country today that the president” would have taken a question about the Martin case.

She said the politicization of the shooting is unfair to Martin’s parents.

Certainly, the president would not have had to weigh in on the case and he shouldn’t have said anything that could even slightly be construed to suggest he was taking sides in the matter. The president probably helped himself politically with his remarks — they were much lauded afterward as illustrative of the “power of the personal” — but he didn’t help to ensure a calm public opinion climate, which is needed so the appropriate people can pursue the appropriate investigation into the facts of the case. Given that the president did weigh in, his subsequent silence is especially notable. As the public controversy surrounding the case continues to intensify, why hasn’t he chosen to diffuse it? Notable, too, is his silence on another recent shooting in which race potentially played a part.

It all matters because outrage, once manufactured, is very hard to tamp down, whereas it’s not at all difficult to whip up when the facts of a case warrant it. In this case, long before we knew all the details, the president was telling us to search our souls. Research by Wilson Perkins Allen Public Opinion suggests that initial media coverage of the incident clearly biased the way Americans view the issue. Those who have seen the most information about the incident have the most antagonistic attitudes toward George Zimmerman. By the same token, the last few days have moved public opinion significantly in favor of Zimmerman. A young boy is dead and another man’s reputation is on the line. Public officials owe it to both Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman to let the investigation play out with as little disturbance as possible. Both sides are shouting about how despicable it is to politicize this — but they won’t stop. Infuriating.


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Oh look, another B-Slap from Sarah Palin to the
President’s face…this one so hard, you got bruised…

ToddPA on March 29, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Got to love it..:)

idesign on March 29, 2012 at 3:50 PM

AZCoyote on March 29, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Funny you say what he said was nonsense.

But you make the same points slightly differently and much more wordy.

Do you not believe that Barack feels Blacks should vote for him because he is black. That Barack should treat blacks better than whites? Holder sure treats blacks better consistently turning his head the other way to their crimes.

Steveangell on March 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM

a capella on March 29, 2012 at 3:49 PM

True

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM

that’s a HUGE “gash”! why is this hour old wound not bloodied? or bandaged? or stitched?

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 3:08 PM

You sound like a conspiracy theorist. “Bluh there’s no blood SO IT’S NOT A REAL WOUND” Okay, so what the hell is that on his head, then? Did Zimmerman decide to take a Sharpie to the back of his head? Or how about this, how about you and your dumbass lib buddies wait for the truth to come out before you make a thousand bad assumptions. Settle down, shut up, and wait for more information before you start blurting things out of your stupid mouth. An elderly couple is terrified for their lives because of idiots like you trying to rush to what you think is justice without thinking.

As for Obama’s press conference, it doesn’t matter if he was asked about the question by someone else. He’s the one who chose to respond in the way he did, and hell, he chose to respond at all. If he had an ounce of credibility, and of course he doesn’t, he would have told the American people to calm down and let the legal system run its course. Instead he feigned sympathy and carefully crafted his statements to insert himself into the controversy. If he had a son, he’d look like Trayvon? Really? What he really means is that his son would be black, so it’s pretty much just more race-baiting.

I don’t know why libs keep coming to this site to spew their talking points. Are you trying to troll us? Because mostly you just look stupid. Convince us? Facts aren’t on your side, not that that’s ever troubled you. Why the hell are you here?

R. Waher on March 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM

May I point out, Obama doesn’t look like his white grandparents…
Paul-Cincy on March 29, 2012 at 3:24 PM

It occurs to me that since Zimmerman is being referred to as a “White Hispanic” we should probably refer to the race-obsessed Barack as a “White African American”.

Buy Danish on March 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM

northdallasthirty on March 29, 2012 at 3:47 PM

You need to update your blog more! I always enjoy reading your comments. :)

tdpwells on March 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Seems orchestrated, because it is….

In another historic first, President Obama’s backers are actively whipping up mobs. Not just the Occupoopers of Wall Street, but also Twitter mobs, Facebook mobs, and flash mobs.

Every active conservative should spend some time on social media sites to see liberals whipping each other into a frenzy. Know your enemy — and if you don’t like the word “enemy” (I don’t), consider what Saul Alinsky calls you. You may not consider yourself their enemy, but that’s how they think about you. Ignore it at your peril.

The Obamas could have used the American presidency to do something about true misery and poverty, hunger, violence, African slavery, and genocide. They haven’t taken even a single step to solve the disaster of inner-city education. It isn’t trendy enough. It won’t help Obama’s career. He needs black rage to run again. If you’re a Democrat, you’re not supposed to talk about women and children living in slavery in Muslim households around the world, under threat of “honor killing” if they try to escape. By empowering the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran’s mullahcracy, Obama is imprisoning millions of women.
The Arab Spring is the sound of millions of jail cell doors being slammed on hundreds of millions of women, children, and yes, men who want to live free. As for the plight of blacks domestically, it is now worse than before Obama’s election.

Those facts should be obvious to a child of six, but it’s those funny prisms the left wear over their eyes that make it impossible to see straight.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/obama_becomes_omobba.html#ixzz1qRKxEUQ5

Green eyed Lady on March 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I love when white conservatives tell black people how to feel and what to think about the history they lived through. keep winning hearts and minds!

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

What about black conservatives and a famous white Democrat senator?

Walter Williams on both Thomas Sowell and Sen. Moynihan:

Dr. Thomas Sowell’s research points out that in various skilled trades, the incomes of blacks relative to whites more than doubled between 1936 and 1959. What’s more, the rise of blacks in professional and other high-level occupations was greater during the five years preceding the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than the five years afterward.

In 1940, 86 percent of black children were born inside marriage, and the illegitimacy rate among blacks was about 15 percent. Today, 31 percent of black children are born inside marriage, and the illegitimacy rate hovers around 70 percent.

In the mid-1960s, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan sounded the alarm for the breakdown in the black family in his book “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action.” At that time, black illegitimacy was 26 percent. Moynihan said, “[A]t the heart of the deterioration of the fabric of the Negro society is the deterioration of the Negro family.” He added, “The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States.”

INC on March 29, 2012 at 3:52 PM

AZCoyote on March 29, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Requires a little bit of reading into, assuming, and speculating on a 9 word sentence that just as easily could have been exactly what the poster you responded to said, no?

Boomer_Sooner on March 29, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I’m lost for words. If I say how I feel about this woman right now…I will be banned and rightfully so.

I will just keep my mouth shut

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM

That is how most of us posters on Hot Air feel about you.

Amjean on March 29, 2012 at 3:54 PM

a capella on March 29, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Nice grab. I love the utter dishonesty of the screaming Juan on this one.

Despite stereotypes, the responsibility for the Florida shooting lies with the individual who pulled the trigger. The fact that the man pursued the teen after a 911 operator told him to back off, and the fact that he alone had a gun, calls for him to be arrested and held accountable under law. The Department of Justice is investigating the incident and the governor of Florida has appointed a special prosecutor to review the case.

1) Following a person who you choose to and having a gun are not crimes.

2) Juan the Liar Bigot would never and has never held a black person responsible for pulling the trigger. Ever. Juan would be stripped of his black card if he did that.

Maybe when silly liar Juan says that black children who have guns should be arrested, then we will listen to him. But for now, he’s just another ranting racist bigot.

northdallasthirty on March 29, 2012 at 3:54 PM

The “tribute” video below is nothing more than a call for violence, a riot with “AK’s” against law enforcement and “crackers.”
The video is also a bastardization of Malcolm X (the audio is from Spike Lee’s biopic), who was never associated with any kind of rioting or violence during or after his association with the Nation of Islam.

As the violent rhetoric and mob mentality heats up, the president, who only fueled those flames, remains AWOL in his primary duty which is to call for calm and due process.

But we all know that what’s happening right now in Florida is all part of Obama’s “community organizing” for 2012 in a crucial swing state. Keep the people divided and the base ginned up, angry, boiling over, and ready to vote.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/03/29/Trayvon-Rap-Video

Green eyed Lady on March 29, 2012 at 3:55 PM

But couldn’t it also be equally possible that all he was trying to do is express that he understands the dynamics of this question in a personal way?

Boomer_Sooner on March 29, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Sure. But are these “dynamics” valid? Are they legitimate? As the top law enforcement official in the executive branch, Obama understands “Justice is blind”. We are all equal. Your skin color doesn’t matter! Just because you have personal sentiments, doesn’t mean they are proper! He could just as well have said, “When Trayvon punched that fat white cracker in the nose, that’s something I’ve always wanted to do. Give it to the man. He’s held us down so long, it’s about time he got his. I am Trayvon”. Maybe some blacks feel that way. Maybe that’s Obama’s “personal feeling”. But as President, he really needs to be color-blind. And he’s not. He’s acting as a race-baiter, and I’m ashamed of him. It doesn’t matter what color his imaginary son is. His mother was white, for crying out loud. He doesn’t look like his mother’s son! Is that his problem? If that’s causing him emotional pain, I’m sorry. But as President you have to suck it up, and not let such personal anguish affect your job. Do your job.

Paul-Cincy on March 29, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Haha, not really. If orchestration in the manner she used it is only meant as making a statement with political intentions behind it that have little to do with the actual case at hand, then accusing her of “orchestration” in her comments is just about as equally valid as speculating the same about a rather innocuous response to a question by Obama.

But I know you’re one of those Sarah can do no wrong, no matter what, types. But at least you feel passionately and really care about something. Not trying to insult you is what I mean, just recognize that reality.

Boomer_Sooner on March 29, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Weak logic…

If you think that question to Obama came out of the blue, you’re delusional…

And that’s the point.

idesign on March 29, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Barack Obama saying that “his son would look like Trayvon” was just a subtle way of saying “I understand why black people are angry because I’m black, and we share something.”
libfreeordie on March 29, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Exactly. And that’s something that NO President of ALL American people should be saying in a time of terrible tragedy. History will record his legacy as one of the greatest polarizing figures of our time. And it’s a shame this boy doesn’t look like Obama’s likely offspring, but he’s still the little one’s President.

RepubChica on March 29, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Green eyed Lady on March 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM

What amazes me is that liberals and their media does this over and over again.

But establishment Republicans are totally unprepared every time.

Frustrating.

the_nile on March 29, 2012 at 3:56 PM

I’m lost for words. If I say how I feel about this woman right now…I will be banned and rightfully so.

I will just keep my mouth shut

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Yup.

You absolutely loathe women who tell the truth.

You can’t stand someone who calls out the fact that your Obama is a pathetic little race-baiter who wants Hispanics lynched and killed.

You want to murder and torture anyone who disagrees with you. We already know that, given what you and your fellow Obama Party staffers had in mind for Sarah Palin after the Giffords shooting.

You’re a little brownshirt wanna-be fascist. We all know that. We all know that you and your fellow violent little friends want to shoot and murder Sarah Palin and her family.

So you don’t need to say anything. You’re condemned already by what you are.

northdallasthirty on March 29, 2012 at 3:57 PM

BD, that’s very clever. By mid year he’ll be whiter than his own mother, by far. He needs the hicks from the Virginias back.

Schadenfreude on March 29, 2012 at 3:57 PM

R. Waher on March 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Not to mention, if it was a shallow wound, the blood would have clotted fairly quickly. Most definitely after an hour. We don’t know that the blood wasn’t wiped off prior to this shot being taken, and what you see is the wound that had already stopped bleeding.

tdpwells on March 29, 2012 at 3:57 PM

The parents of the victims, foreign nationals vacationing here, wrote Obama 3 times, and never got so much as a reply to their concerns. No acknowledgement. If person X assaults person Y and person Y shoots person X, that’s not news. If two foreign nationals get executed while on vacation here while, as reported, they’re begging for their lives, that’s news. Self defense means society is working as it should. Execution means something is terribly wrong.

Paul-Cincy

Okay, fair enough but that still doesn’t explain how that case is in any way similar to this Zimmerman thing. They are completely different situations aside from the fact that someone was killed so I’m not sure why Tina is trying to draw a parallel between them.

Benaiah on March 29, 2012 at 3:57 PM

that’s a HUGE “gash”! why is this hour old wound not bloodied? or bandaged? or stitched?

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Google “wound glue”.

You probably wouldn’t know about it, because you’re an Obama moron who just repeats talking points, but it is the preferred method for paramedics to treat bad cuts in this day and age.

And you want us to run our health care? Barack Obama supporters like you are ignorant, uneducated imbeciles, just like your little drug-dealing Trayvon.

northdallasthirty on March 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM

My gosh. How can even the hatiest hateful hate-filled haters hate this woman?

curved space on March 29, 2012 at 4:02 PM

If the president continues to pander to his racist base, and it is manifestly evident that he does, how does this “help” him, Tina? It reinforces the ugliness of those inclined to vote for him anyway. Are you saying this will motivate them to get off the couch on election day? How many will be so motivated? What percentage of the overall electorate is that compared to the percentage that are disgusted by his obvious racial pandering?

swinia sutki on March 29, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Someone needs to tell her that the Martin parents are fully into the racial hustling going on.

rubberneck on March 29, 2012 at 3:44 PM

She’s a mom. She has enough class not to use her very visible pulpit to go after grieving parents. Whatever you may think, they have lost their only child. Even I decided to step back my critique of the parents.

Our Sarah only goes after the Big Dawgs, anyway. She’s the queen of the uppercut.

RepubChica on March 29, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Barack Obama saying that “his son would look like Trayvon” was just a subtle way of saying “I understand why black people are angry because I’m black, and we share something.”
libfreeordie on March 29, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Oh spare us. Obama saw a major national conversation was about something other than himself, so he made it about himself.

Chuck Schick on March 29, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Okay, fair enough but that still doesn’t explain how that case is in any way similar to this Zimmerman thing. They are completely different situations aside from the fact that someone was killed so I’m not sure why Tina is trying to draw a parallel between them.

Benaiah on March 29, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Both interracial crimes. And that’s what this is all about. If Zimmerman weren’t white … err, not Hispanic … this would be a nothing burger. In Cincinnati we have roving neighborhood watches in bad sections of the city. The volunteers are predominantly black. But then, they travel in groups, and don’t carry weapons. I can see the wisdom in that.

Paul-Cincy on March 29, 2012 at 4:05 PM

I agree, I think the idea was to put this fake issue out there and see who would bite so you can run with the narrative conservatives are racist. Some might say it worked…

After all, it’s apparently racial profiling to answer the question of ethnicity when asked by a 911 operator. That’s the only time he referenced race.

Wagthatdog on March 29, 2012 at 4:06 PM

This is the case that got my attention…from CNN, no less.

d1carter on March 29, 2012 at 4:01 PM

This. If we had more of this from our media, we would NOT be in this sorry a** divided state we find ourselves in.

RepubChica on March 29, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Okay, fair enough but that still doesn’t explain how that case is in any way similar to this Zimmerman thing. They are completely different situations aside from the fact that someone was killed so I’m not sure why Tina is trying to draw a parallel between them.

Benaiah on March 29, 2012 at 3:57 PM

The British tourist victims were unarmed, just innocently walking through a neighborhood in Florida, were targeted because of their race, and were shot to death.

There are a lot of parallels (at least to the Martin/Zimmerman case as initially reported in the media); but the missing ingredient is race. The white British victims didn’t look like they could be Obama’s son — but the punk killer sure did.

AZCoyote on March 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM

i love when white conservatives talk about race! it’s like slavery or jim crow never happened!

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM

I love when white conservatives tell black people how to feel and what to think about the history they lived through. keep winning hearts and minds!

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

and we hat it that you and your leftwing ilk have consistently lied, twisted and distorted the history of the last 70 years..

How many votes did the 64 civil rights act get from democrats you twit?…… you DO know that it was white republicans who passed that bill for Johnson.. right?

Vote count

President Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks at the signing of the Voting Rights Act on August 6, 1965.
The two numbers in each line of this list refer to the number of representatives voting in favor and against the act, respectively.

Senate: 77–19
Democrats: 47–17 (73%-27%)
Republicans: 30–2 (94%-6%)

House: 333–85
Democrats: 221–61 (78%-22%)
Republicans: 112–24 (82%-18%)

Conference Report:

Senate: 79–18
Democrats: 49–17 (four Southern Democrats voted in favor: Albert Gore, Sr., Ross Bass, George Smathers and Ralph Yarborough).
Republicans: 30–1 (the lone nay was Strom Thurmond; John Tower who did not vote was paired as a nay vote with Eugene McCarthy who would have voted in favor.)

House: 328–74
Democrats: 217–54
Republicans: 111–20

The GOP gave vastly more support to the civil rights act than democrats did…

and you scumbags still lie about that. When will truth matter to you?

Virtuall the entire opposition to equal rights for all Americans was from white democrats… period. But you have the unmitigated gall to tell anyone that YOU KNOW history is idiocy writ large.

Jim Crow was enacted by democrats, white democrats, it was defeated by white republicans with a plurality of democrats. Something you and the idiot party of liars and clowns will never tell the truth about. The party of Lincoln has been slandered and libeled by people like YOU and the leftwing for decades, using the power of patronage to buy conmen and crooks like Jackson and Sharpton to tell lie after lie to tell the black community exactly what progressives tell them to.. The black leadership minus some strong voices has been bought, and sold out black America to the slavers party..

how friggin proud you are.. of p*ssing on black America, destroying the black family in every urban center controled by the left, black Americans are infinitely worse off than before.. and you just double down on the same tied lies.. “it’s the white man keepin ya down.. them evil white republicans”.. the really sad part, is that line is true but for one thing.. the evil party keeping blacks in servitude, is the DNC,.. and God help any black who dares speak truth.. because they have to fear not just for their career,.. but their lives in many cases..

and you douchebags are proud of that.. the leftwing hacks who have consistently knifed black Americans for the crime of thinking on their own.. with dirtbags like Spkie Lee your enforcers, sending tweets to tell the masses who to find and apply some street justice too.. the day you American left implodes from it’s sheer corruption and rotten evil nature,.. is the day Americans of every color can breathe a sigh of relief..

mark81150 on March 29, 2012 at 4:11 PM

you’d think the shooter would have been arrested. he wasn’t.

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 3:12 PM

So, if he was arrested, answered questions, and was released this wouldn’t be an issue?

Come on.

Wagthatdog on March 29, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Google “wound glue”.

You probably wouldn’t know about it, because you’re an Obama moron who just repeats talking points, but it is the preferred method for paramedics to treat bad cuts in this day and age.

northdallasthirty on March 29, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Will medical wonders never cease?

JohnGalt23 on March 29, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Barry is a Halfrican America.

one scoop of vanilla and one chocolate.

SparkPlug on March 29, 2012 at 4:13 PM

I love when white conservatives tell black people how to feel and what to think about the history they lived through. keep winning hearts and minds!

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I love it better when white liberals tell me blacks are too uncivilized to get picture IDs. Any more red herrings, chumplett?

MNHawk on March 29, 2012 at 4:15 PM

I’m curious. What reporter asked the President the question? Off to find the answer.

magicbeans on March 29, 2012 at 4:15 PM

David Duke ran for office on a republican ticket. Just saying

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 4:16 PM

SparkPlug on March 29, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Dude, that’s not very politically correct. Shame on you!

The correct term now is Pu$$y @$$ed half cracker.

Get with it.

MNHawk on March 29, 2012 at 4:16 PM

I wrote this comment 10 or 15 minutes ago, but it seems to have gotten lost in the HA filter abyss.

I love when white conservatives tell black people how to feel and what to think about the history they lived through. keep winning hearts and minds!

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

What about black conservatives and a famous white Democrat senator commenting about the history they lived through?

Walter Williams [black conservative] on both Thomas Sowell [black conservative] and Sen. Moynihan [white Democrat]:

Dr. Thomas Sowell’s research points out that in various skilled trades, the incomes of blacks relative to whites more than doubled between 1936 and 1959. What’s more, the rise of blacks in professional and other high-level occupations was greater during the five years preceding the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than the five years afterward.

In 1940, 86 percent of black children were born inside marriage, and the illegitimacy rate among blacks was about 15 percent. Today, 31 percent of black children are born inside marriage, and the illegitimacy rate hovers around 70 percent.

In the mid-1960s, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan sounded the alarm for the breakdown in the black family in his book “The Negr@ Family: The Case for National Action.” At that time, black illegitimacy was 26 percent. Moynihan said, “[A]t the heart of the deterioration of the fabric of the Negr@ society is the deterioration of the Negr@ family.” He added, “The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negr@ family structure over the past generation in the United States.”

INC on March 29, 2012 at 4:16 PM

David Duke ran for office on a republican ticket. Just saying

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 4:16 PM

And Senator Byrd was a lifelong Democrat.

INC on March 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM

David Duke ran for office on a republican ticket. Just saying

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Albert Gore Sr. was a Democrat. Your point, girlfriend, other than you’s kind of dumb, and not so f***ing fab.

MNHawk on March 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM

mark81150 on March 29, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Why did Martin Luther king support the Democrat LBJ over Goldwater if the republican party have been good to blacks like you say?

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM

i love when white conservatives talk about race! it’s like slavery or jim crow never happened!

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Democrats refused to end slavery.

We fought a war over over that, you dipsh1t.

Jim Crow laws were a proud foundation of the democrat party.

portlandon on March 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM

I’m curious. What reporter asked the President the question? Off to find the answer.

magicbeans on March 29, 2012 at 4:15 PM

I thought I heard someone from the White House was whispering to the reporter that asked the question. Don’t forget, the day before Carney said it was a local issue.

Wagthatdog on March 29, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I think the president’s comments on Trayvon Martin were orchestrated

Of course they were. So was Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Maybe Black Panthers and La Raza too.

Lefties say because he has a white parent, he’s a “white Hispanic.” So what does that make Barry Øbama?

petefrt on March 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM

David Duke ran for office on a republican ticket. Just saying

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Robert Byrd was a Klansman and an ELECTED Democrat Senator for DECADES, you ignorant twit.

Chuck Schick on March 29, 2012 at 4:20 PM

David Duke ran for office on a republican ticket. Just saying

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 4:16 PM

So the score is now:

Republican Racists: 2

Democrat Racists: 1,528,326

portlandon on March 29, 2012 at 4:22 PM

And Senator Byrd was a lifelong Democrat.

INC on March 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM

This is what MLK said when they asked him who will he and Blacks support, Democrat LBJ or Republican Goldwater

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 4:22 PM

but he didn’t help to ensure a calm public opinion climate

Of course not, he is a community agitator, not community calmer…

jeffn21 on March 29, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Asked by NBC’s Mike Viqueira to comment on the Martin case,

I found this on the MSNBC site…

d1carter on March 29, 2012 at 4:23 PM

“Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent.”

“Blacks are 2.25 times more likely to commit officially-designated hate crimes against whites than vice versa.”

http://www.colorofcrime.com/colorofcrime2005.pdf

“From 1976 to 2005
94% of black[homicide] victims were killed by blacks”

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/homicide/race.cfm

it would appear that it is black men engaged in a war against whites and other black men- if one were to use the hysterics, racism, and demagoguery of the left, that is.

mittens on March 29, 2012 at 4:23 PM

A week ago I was yelling “Why the hell isn’t Zimmerman in jail!” Now that the facts are in and this was clearly self-defense, I’m kicking myself for falling for the very MSM manipulation I’ve always vilified.

As for Obama, is anyone surprised that the most overtly racist president in US history bypassed the facts to take the side of the person who has his skin color?

Crusty on March 29, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Why did Martin Luther king support the Democrat LBJ over Goldwater if the republican party have been good to blacks like you say?

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM

You’ve never read LBJ’s famous comment made when he signed the civil rights legislation? It contains the n word. Either King made a poor choice or he didn’t care.

a capella on March 29, 2012 at 4:24 PM

David Duke ran for office on a republican ticket. Just saying

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Anything is possible in Louisiana… Once he did that, I had to stop saying “The worst Republican in office is better than the best Democrat…”

Now about the KKK Kleegle/US Senator (D) Robert Byrd…

and Jim Crow laws…

and the party vote on the Civil Rights Act…

I would say, on balance, the scales tilt HEAVILY towards your side of the aisle…

Khun Joe on March 29, 2012 at 4:24 PM

This is what MLK said when they asked him who will he and Blacks support, Democrat LBJ or Republican Goldwater

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 4:22 PM

So? You can throw a rock in any direction an Hot Air and hit a Republican who doesn’t accept Romney’s candidacy. So that proved nothing.

Did I mention the Democrat party looooooooooves Klansman?

Chuck Schick on March 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Half term half wit.

KeninCT on March 29, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Funny you say what he said was nonsense.

But you make the same points slightly differently and much more wordy.

Do you not believe that Barack feels Blacks should vote for him because he is black. That Barack should treat blacks better than whites? Holder sure treats blacks better consistently turning his head the other way to their crimes.

Steveangell on March 29, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Really? libfreeordie said Obama was merely celebrating his black identity with his comments about Trayvon — much like when Irish Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I said Obama was suggesting that Trayvon was an innocent black who had been victimized by racist whites. You really think those two points are the same?

BTW, Here’s the entire post that I was responding to:

Amazing, conservatives will claim they are not racist. And yet they are horribly frightened, angered and put out of sorts whenever a person of color says “I am a person of color, and that means something.” Why? Why shouldn’t people of color celebrate their connection to each other? How is that racist? Racism is about social and economic and legal structures that produces negative outcomes for a particular race. Jim Crow laws = racist. Black people having a dinner party and not inviting any of their white friends? Not racist. Mean? Yes. But racist? No. And by dint of that I’d like you to recall all the social gatherings you’ve been to where everyone was the same race. Exactly.

Barack Obama saying that “his son would look like Trayvon” was just a subtle way of saying “I understand why black people are angry because I’m black, and we share something.” How is this different from a Jewish American talking about the Holocaust? How is this different from Confederate descendents engaging in re-enactments? How is this different from Irish people celebrating St. Patrick’s day? Its not. The real predjudice is conservatives demanding that black people be the only people who aren’t allowed to say that we ARE black without you all acting as if thats “divisive.” Sorry man, but if you have a problem with acknowledging the existence of race, then you’re being divisive.

libfreeordie on March 29, 2012 at 3:04 PM

AZCoyote on March 29, 2012 at 4:27 PM

You’ve never read LBJ’s famous comment made when he signed the civil rights legislation? It contains the n word. Either King made a poor choice or he didn’t care.

a capella on March 29, 2012 at 4:24 PM

That has BEEN proven to be a lie…. I new someone would bring it up. Thanks for taking the bait

What he actually said when he signed the civil rights bill was “We have lost the South for a generation”

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 4:27 PM

mark81150 on March 29, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Why did Martin Luther king support the Democrat LBJ over Goldwater if the republican party have been good to blacks like you say?

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Because he pushed the Bill you fool, and I did not make up the numbers.. IT”S HISTORY..

LOOK IT UP,.. Johnson was savaged by his own party for that Bill.. something democrats also never mention.. The 64 Civil Rights Act was passed with only one republican voting no in the Senate..

one..

twentyone democrats in the Senate voted against it..

Now,.. explain why you don’t know that, and explain why you refuse to accept that the GOP was the strongest vote in support, with over 90% of the GOP in the Senate, and over 70% in the House supporting it..

Tell me.. tell me why the democrats have lied for decades about it?

When are you going to admit, when it mattered the GOP was there for Black America as it was in 1861-1865… when is the history.. The TRUTH going to be heard from your party?

mark81150 on March 29, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Half term half wit.

KeninCT on March 29, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Hey Ken- the novelty shop called. They want to know why the inflatable woman you returned was covered in caramel sauce and tears.

Chuck Schick on March 29, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Half term half wit.

KeninCT on March 29, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Is that the best you’ve got? LOL

Your just another native from the Obamanation, getting all wee weed up on another Palin thread..:)

idesign on March 29, 2012 at 4:31 PM

David Duke ran for office on a republican ticket. Just saying

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 4:16 PM

The Ku Klux Klan was founded by Democrats.

Klan groups spread throughout the South as an insurgent movement during the Reconstruction era in the United States. As a secret vigilante group, the Klan targeted freedmen and their allies; it sought to restore white supremacy by threats and violence, including murder, against black and white Republicans.

1874 and later, however, newly organized and openly active paramilitary organizations, such as the White League and the Red Shirts, started a fresh round of violence aimed at suppressing blacks’ voting and running Republicans out of office. These contributed to segregationist white Democrats regaining political power in all the Southern states by 1877.

Indeed, all they had in common, besides being overwhelmingly white, southern, and Democratic, was that they called themselves, or were called, Klansmen.

In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic party, the planter class, and all those who desired restoration of white supremacy. Its purposes were political, but political in the broadest sense, for it sought to affect power relations, both public and private, throughout Southern society. It aimed to reverse the interlocking changes sweeping over the South during Reconstruction: to destroy the Republican party’s infrastructure, undermine the Reconstruction state, reestablish control of the black labor force, and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern life.

The Ku Klux Klan soon spread into nearly every southern state, launching a “reign of terror against Republican leaders both black and white.

The Klan attacked black members of the Loyal Leagues and intimidated southern Republicans and Freedmen’s Bureau workers.

Klan violence worked to suppress black voting. More than 2,000 persons were killed, wounded and otherwise injured in Louisiana within a few weeks prior to the Presidential election of November 1868. Although St. Landry Parish had a registered Republican majority of 1,071, after the murders, no Republicans voted in the fall elections. White Democrats cast the full vote of the parish for Grant’s opponent. The KKK killed and wounded more than 200 black Republicans, hunting and chasing them through the woods. Thirteen captives were taken from jail and shot; a half-buried pile of 25 bodies was found in the woods. The KKK made people vote Democratic and gave them certificates of the fact.

In the April 1868 Georgia gubernatorial election, Columbia County cast 1,222 votes for Republican Rufus Bullock. By the November presidential election, however, Klan intimidation led to suppression of the Republican vote and only one person voted for Ulysses S. Grant.

When Republican Governor of North Carolina William Woods Holden called out the militia against the Klan in 1870, it added to his unpopularity. Combined with violence and fraud at the polls, the Republicans lost their majority in the state legislature. Disaffection with Holden’s actions led to white Democratic legislators’ impeaching Holden and removing him from office, but their reasons were numerous.

Director D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation glorified the original Klan. His film was based on the book and play The Clansman and the book The Leopard’s Spots, both by Thomas Dixon, Jr. Dixon said his purpose was “to revolutionize northern sentiment by a presentation of history that would transform every man in my audience into a good Democrat!” The film created a nationwide Klan craze. At the official premier in Atlanta, members of the Klan rode up and down the street in front of the theater.

The Birth of a Nation included extensive quotations from Woodrow Wilson’s History of the American People, as if to give it a stronger basis. After seeing the film in a special White House screening, Wilson allegedly said, “It is like writing history with lightning, and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.”

steebo77 on March 29, 2012 at 4:32 PM

This post should hit 500 comments, easy.

teke184 on March 29, 2012 at 2:34 PM

We’re almost there, and it only took about 2 hours.

Of course, a lot of this traffic is driven by the trolls.

UltimateBob on March 29, 2012 at 4:34 PM

“It’s just intellectual laziness.”

And a lack of courage of conviction.

ncjetsfan on March 29, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Our Sarah only goes after the Big Dawgs, anyway. She’s the queen of the uppercut.

RepubChica on March 29, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Good catch.

wolfsDad on March 29, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Of course it was orchestrated. This fool of a President cannot restrain himself from commenting on local criminal issues (remember how he bungled the Gates arrest). He can’t help but fall back to being the community organizer. You can only imagine all the rabble rousing he did in Chicago whenever a white-on-black crime occurred. Might be good for Breitbart.com to dig into this: The Rabble-Rouser-in-Chief.

EMD on March 29, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Not to mention, if it was a shallow wound, the blood would have clotted fairly quickly. Most definitely after an hour. We don’t know that the blood wasn’t wiped off prior to this shot being taken, and what you see is the wound that had already stopped bleeding.

tdpwells on March 29, 2012 at 3:57 PM

It has to be a shallow wound, because the skull is there. That part of the scalp doesn’t bleed that much anyway.

slickwillie2001 on March 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Why should she attack down?

idesign on March 29, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I hear ya. I was just sayin.

rubberneck on March 29, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Amazing, conservatives will claim they are not racist. And yet they are horribly frightened, angered and put out of sorts whenever a person of color says “I am a person of color, and that means something.” Why? Why shouldn’t people of color celebrate their connection to each other? How is that racist?

libfreeordie on March 29, 2012 at 3:04 PM

To dwell on the color of our skins, rather than the content of our characters, it … it prevents us from speeding towards that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”. I don’t expect you to understand. You just keep looking into the mirror and identifying yourself with the color of your skin, rather than seeing a human being that transcends skin color. I’m afraid you’re unable to do otherwise. You’ll say, you’d like to do that, but other people won’t let you. I can’t help you there.

Paul-Cincy on March 29, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Palin said. “I’m going to get clobbered for even suggesting this, but it is what I believe.”

Ohh boo hoo. What a narcissist.

Someone is obviously waning in popularity and trying so desperately hard to remain relevant, so they need to play the victim card yet again.

cornfedbubba on March 29, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Hard to believe that anyone could spin that display enough to think that the question about Martin wasn’t a set-up for BO. For the most part the media is so p*ssy whipped that they never ask any question that might make BO look bad. At this point I could not be convinced that he wasn’t prepared for that question and had hismushy feel good response all ready to parrot back.

katiejane on March 29, 2012 at 4:52 PM

That has BEEN proven to be a lie…. I new someone would bring it up. Thanks for taking the baitWhat he actually said when he signed the civil rights bill was “We have lost the South for a generation”

liberal4life on March 29, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Nowhere in the link provided is it proven to be a lie. The quote you provide as fact, regarding losing the south for a generation, is described as a rumor. Zero for two.

a capella on March 29, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Hey Ken- the novelty shop called. They want to know why the inflatable woman you returned was covered in caramel sauce and tears.

Chuck Schick on March 29, 2012 at 4:29 PM

LMAO!!

ToddPA on March 29, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Someone is obviously waning in popularity and trying so desperately hard to remain relevant, so they need to play the victim card yet again.

cornfedbubba on March 29, 2012 at 4:52 PM

And someone is upset that Palin once again called out and knocked their pathetic little race-baiting imbecile Obama flat on his rear.

northdallasthirty on March 29, 2012 at 4:55 PM

steebo77 on March 29, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Careful my friend,.. too much truth all at once makes liberals, especially black liberals who’ve a vested interest in the same tired DNC lies get all angry and pouty.. I’ve been showing our history, the actual history to liberals for a couple of years now, and they either scream it’s all lies, (even when sourced from the Library of Congress), or they ignore it and tell you as this tool does..

Amazing, conservatives will claim they are not racist. And yet they are horribly frightened, angered and put out of sorts whenever a person of color says “I am a person of color, and that means something.” Why? Why shouldn’t people of color celebrate their connection to each other? How is that racist? Racism is about social and economic and legal structures that produces negative outcomes for a particular race. Jim Crow laws = racist. Black people having a dinner party and not inviting any of their white friends? Not racist. Mean? Yes. But racist? No. And by dint of that I’d like you to recall all the social gatherings you’ve been to where everyone was the same race. Exactly.

Barack Obama saying that “his son would look like Trayvon” was just a subtle way of saying “I understand why black people are angry because I’m black, and we share something.” How is this different from a Jewish American talking about the Holocaust? How is this different from Confederate descendents engaging in re-enactments? How is this different from Irish people celebrating St. Patrick’s day? Its not. The real predjudice is conservatives demanding that black people be the only people who aren’t allowed to say that we ARE black without you all acting as if thats “divisive.” Sorry man, but if you have a problem with acknowledging the existence of race, then you’re being divisive.

libfreeordie on March 29, 2012 at 3:04 PM

The tallest strawman arguement I have ever seen.. utterly false.. No one.. NO ONE has said American Blacks cannot celebrate their past, that is a lie.. what we have said.. is that when Black liberals inject their race into ever single thing they do, it’s no longer about diversity, but about them excluding others from their circle based on race.. and libby you chump, that is racist.

I served in a Flight where whites were in the minority.. Hispanics and Blacks made up the bulk of the unit with a few Asians.. I saw tow men brought up on UCMJ violations for expressing racist views.. one was white, the other black.. the MSGT who sent the black airman up on charges was just as black.. but he knew you can’t have unity in a military unit, when you have a young black smuck refusing to eat or sleep near white airmen. He actually had the audacity to scream at the Msgt. you should understand brother.. them crackers are trash.. The reply was epic and golden, the day you enlist you stop being white or black, you are green you idiot, and we all bleed red, so get your gang loving ass over to the LE Desk and wait there till the First Shirt comes in.. you will go to the classes..

They gave him a general discharge.. no benefits for refusing to give up his racist ways..

Blacks can be racist, that some of them wallow in it like Sharpton is no surprise.. Duke has his ignorant brothers in the ranks of Black America.. and only the worst of you libby refuse to acknowledge.. no matter how much your grandpa may have experienced, that was him, not you, and you using anothers life to justifiy Black racists is beneath contempt.

My family sent 6 men to fight in the Union’s Ohio Regiments.. that doesn’t give me the right to claim their virtue as my own.. and Blacks who have never known Jim Crow have no right to beat us up over it, when our party voted to end it..

Where the Hell was yours?

ah.. hiding under the table… as usual.

mark81150 on March 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM

When are you going to admit, when it mattered the GOP was there for Black America as it was in 1861-1865… when is the history.. The TRUTH going to be heard from your party?

mark81150 on March 29, 2012 at 4:28 PM

you have to go back 150 years to “prove” your party is not racist? nuff said

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Someone is obviously waning in popularity and trying so desperately hard to remain relevant, so they need to play the victim card yet again.

cornfedbubba on March 29, 2012 at 4:52 PM

The corn has infested your brain..:)

idesign on March 29, 2012 at 4:59 PM

And Santorum was way off base in doing that, but, in their defense, there has been a lot of “silence” on HotAir on this topic.

JannyMae on March 29, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Hotair “leads from behind”.

VorDaj on March 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

@liberal4life

The democratic party is good at setting up lynch mobs, historically speaking of course, and it appears the vestiges of that legacy still remain in the party apparatus. See this is what happens when you ditch individual rights & due process in a court of law, and replace it with community & social justice.

A lynch mob is no less a lynch mob because they are with you, or what their skin color happens to be.

William Eaton on March 29, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Not to mention, if it was a shallow wound, the blood would have clotted fairly quickly. Most definitely after an hour. We don’t know that the blood wasn’t wiped off prior to this shot being taken, and what you see is the wound that had already stopped bleeding.

tdpwells on March 29, 2012 at 3:57 PM

are we sure that “scar” is not an old one from one of Zimmerman’s other violent incidents? like when he fought that undercover cop and then later his girlfriend? and his head was being bashed into the sidewalk? why wasn’t he treated for a concussion? why do they trust a statement by someone who just had a traumatic head injury? where are his facial scars and bruises? for someone being beaten with an an inch of his life he sure looks fine, doesn’t he?

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Obama is by far the most racist President we have ever had and the percentage of blacks who are racist is far greater than the percentage of whites who are, just as the number of blacks who murder whites is far greater than the number of whites who murder blacks. Inconvenient truths, but true nonetheless and beyond rational depute. And the “dirty little secret” is that a lot of blacks have a white slave master as an ancestor, something most whites do not.

VorDaj on March 29, 2012 at 5:05 PM

president eisenhower (R)was more proactive on civil rights legislation then LBJ ever was- he just pushed something that kennedy originated. it’s eisenhower who promoted and passed the first civil rights acts since the civil war.and he gets no credit so democrats can hog all the glory, mostly through lying about everything.

lbj is actively viewed as using the legislation for his own and democrat advancement.

What happened to break that logjam has been largely lost to history. Eisenhower complained in 1967 that if his critics felt “there was anything good done” in his presidency, “they mostly want to prove that it was somebody else that did it and that I went along as a passenger.” That has been especially true of his championship of civil rights.

The “somebody else” in this instance was Lyndon B. Johnson, who in 1957 was the Senate’s Democratic majority leader. Historians have consistently credited Johnson for the bill’s passage. Yes, Johnson played a role, but hardly the one his advocates might imagine: Eisenhower and his attorney general, Herbert Brownell Jr., first proposed strong legislation, and it was Johnson and his Southern cronies who weakened it beyond recognition.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/12/opinion/12nichols.html

http://www.black-and-right.com/the-democrat-race-lie/

mittens on March 29, 2012 at 5:06 PM

The woman has b@lls of freaking steel. Good on ya, guv.

alwaysfiredup on March 29, 2012 at 5:06 PM

for someone being beaten with an an inch of his life he sure looks fine, doesn’t he?

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Somewhere along the line you suffered massive brain damage and yet you still manage to type.

VorDaj on March 29, 2012 at 5:07 PM

you have to go back 150 years to “prove” your party is not racist? nuff said

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Robert. Byrd.

Chuck Schick on March 29, 2012 at 5:09 PM

you have to go back 150 years to “prove” your party is not racist? nuff said

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Why do you consider Zimmerman white, yet Obama is black? You see, selective progressive liberal racism….

William Eaton on March 29, 2012 at 5:10 PM

The preponderance of evidence is now that Martin was the attacker and Zimmerman shot that violent racist Martin in self defense. Will Obama now disown Martin and adopt Zimmerman as his proxy son? No, of course not, because Obama is a full blown racist.

VorDaj on March 29, 2012 at 5:10 PM

you have to go back 150 years to “prove” your party is not racist?

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM

We are not obligated in any way to prove ourselves not racist. That’s absurd.

Trolls are boring.

alwaysfiredup on March 29, 2012 at 5:12 PM

The preponderance of evidence is now that Martin was the attacker and Zimmerman shot that violent racist Martin in self defense. Will Obama now disown Martin and adopt Zimmerman as his proxy son? No, of course not, because Obama is a full blown racist.

VorDaj on March 29, 2012 at 5:10 PM

I smell a Moby.

alwaysfiredup on March 29, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Anyone who can not see that Obama is a racist lacks both a brain and a clue and is nothing more than a sheeple plankton impervious to demonstrable fact.

VorDaj on March 29, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Why do you consider Zimmerman white, yet Obama is black? You see, selective progressive liberal racism….

William Eaton on March 29, 2012 at 5:10 PM

the president wrote a whole book about why he identifies as black. read it. why did the police list zimmerman as white? must be what he identifies as

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 5:15 PM

you have to go back 150 years to “prove” your party is not racist? nuff said

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Translation: I got schooled.

RepubChica on March 29, 2012 at 5:16 PM

hey Libby 4 life

September 24, 1957
Sparking criticism from Democrats such as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, President Dwight Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Governor Orval Faubus to integrate public schools

May 6, 1960
President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats

May 2, 1963
Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights

September 29, 1963
Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School

June 9, 1964
Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV), who still serves in the Senate

“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”– DNC Website..

In 2010, Democrats gave their website a facelift and whitewash. Check out the screenshot to see what they used to say about their civil rights history compared to now.

June 10, 1964
Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) criticizes Democrat filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act, calls on Democrats to stop opposing racial equality. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced and approved by a staggering majority of Republicans in the Senate. The Act was opposed by most southern Democrat senators, several of whom were proud segregationists—one of them being Al Gore Sr. Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson relied on Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen, the Republican leader from Illinois, to get the Act passed.

August 4, 1965
Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) overcomes Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act; 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose. Voting Rights Act of 1965, abolishing literacy tests and other measures devised by Democrats to prevent African-Americans from voting, signed into law; higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats vote in favor

February 19, 1976
President Gerald Ford formally rescinds President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII

September 15, 1981
President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs

June 29, 1982
President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act

You leftwing progressives have lied, and lied often about your civil rights past.. but then, if you didn’t lie to Black America.. they’d see you for the race baiting hustlers you are..

No shame, no shame at all in the democrat party.

mark81150 on March 29, 2012 at 5:16 PM

for someone being beaten with an an inch of his life he sure looks fine, doesn’t he?

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Apparently someone doesn’t know Jack Q Shiite about FLA law. The standard isn’t being beaten within an inch of your life. The standard is whether his belief that he was in danger of grave injury or death was reasonable.

Well, considering we are talking about a thug who was two inches taller than him, had a history of swinging on people in authority, a history of drug possession, a history of possession of burglary tools, and decided out of a clear blue sky to clod cock him, kneel on him, and try to drive his head through concrete, such a belief, that a young hoodlum whose parents let him grow up to be a hoodlum might kill him, certainly seems reasonable to me.

Those of you on the Obama Kochsucking Left may disagree.

JohnGalt23 on March 29, 2012 at 5:16 PM

We are not obligated in any way to prove ourselves not racist. That’s absurd.

Trolls are boring.

alwaysfiredup on March 29, 2012 at 5:12 PM

on the contrary all you have to do is look at this thread to prove you guys are

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I smell a Moby.

alwaysfiredup on March 29, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Not to sound unfeeling put I do not care about your medical problems. Go see a ENT doctor.

VorDaj on March 29, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Well, considering we are talking about a thug who was two inches taller than him, had a history of swinging on people in authority, a history of drug possession, a history of possession of burglary tools, and decided out of a clear blue sky to clod cock him, kneel on him, and try to drive his head through concrete, such a belief, that a young hoodlum whose parents let him grow up to be a hoodlum might kill him, certainly seems reasonable to me.

Those of you on the Obama Kochsucking Left may disagree.

JohnGalt23 on March 29, 2012 at 5:16 PM

who actually has the police record? the “thug” or the wanna be cop?

DBear on March 29, 2012 at 5:19 PM

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