Video: The obligatory “what the heck is wrong with Philly” post

posted at 11:21 am on November 6, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

I’m getting a lot of e-mail about a Fox and Friends video that looks like deja vu all over again, as Yogi Berra might have said.  In 2008, two members of the New Black Panther Party showed up to a Philadelphia voting station with a nightstick and tried to chase people away, especially one reporter who got it all on video.  The two men were arrested, failed to contest their prosecution, and ended up convicted by default of voter intimidation — until the Department of Justice under Eric Holder decided to withdraw the case, which created a huge controversy over the direction of the Civil Rights Division.

Today, one NBPP member has returned to the same polling station, and F&F suggested that voter intimidation had returned:

Perhaps the NBPP member has that in mind, but there are a couple of important differences.  There is nothing illegal about standing outside a voting station.  Feel free to try it at home.  This person seems to have left the nightstick at home, and he’s not interacting with anyone approaching, unlike the 2008 incident in which the two men actively intimidated the reporter.  This may appear intimidating to people, but it’s not a case of illegal voter intimidation to stand outside a polling station in a beret.  As Casey Stengel really did say, you can look it up.

On the other hand, as Mary Katharine has reported in our Green Room, the Democratic machine has tried to muscle Republican election observers out of the voting stations.  Fortunately a judge has intervened in that dispute, but it shows just how bare-knuckled these fights get on the ground, perhaps especially in Philadelphia.  Republicans would do better to keep an eye on Democrats rather than the NBPP.

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It’s no who votes. It’s who counts the votes.

Paraphrase of Joe Stalin

Dan_Yul on November 6, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Republicans would do better to keep an eye on Democrats rather than the NBPP.

I think there’s a lot of overlap between those two groups.

Doughboy on November 6, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Eric Holder is what’s wrong with Philly. Twitchy says that FOX News reported retired SEALs are on their way. Protecting us from all enemies, foreign and domestic!

INC on November 6, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Maybe a couple of rather big and burly representatives of the local police department can be stationed out there right now, just to make sure the nice big burly Black Panther behaves himself and not give the impression, Heaven forbid, that he is trying to intimidate anyone.

pilamaye on November 6, 2012 at 11:25 AM

There is nothing illegal about standing outside a voting station. Feel free to try it at home. This person seems to have left the nightstick at home, and he’s not interacting with anyone approaching, unlike the 2008 incident in which the two men actively intimidated the reporter. This may appear intimidating to people, but it’s not a case of illegal voter intimidation to stand outside a polling station in a beret. As Casey Stengel really did say, you can look it up.

This can not be repeated enough. It can. not. be. repeated enough. A black man in a beret standing in public is only a threat if *you* imagine it, he is not an inherent threat or intimidating factor. Please check where your fear comes from.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Are there any Conservatives dressed in red, white and blue to stand next to the NBP’s..?

d1carter on November 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Hopefully the SEALs will show up soon… more popcorn, please…

Khun Joe on November 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

The Dems know their messiah has fallen. It’s liable to get uglier before the day is over.

kingsjester on November 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Twitchy shows tweets saying retired Navy SEALS are on their way or already in Philly to…ahem…observe the black panthers and to gently remind them that they are violating election law.

idalily on November 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

This can not be repeated enough. It can. not. be. repeated enough. A black man in a beret standing in public is only a threat if *you* imagine it, he is not an inherent threat or intimidating factor. Please check where your fear comes from.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

The fear comes from what happened in 2008. And how our Justice Dept refused to prosecute the guilty parties.

Doughboy on November 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM

How’s this for voter intimidation.

Brad on November 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Maybe he didn’t bring his nightstick because he knows there is a new DOJ on the horizon.

salem on November 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Agreed. These Black panthers are a pathetic joke, keep all eyes on the Democrats to reduce the historic fraud that will go on today.

michaelo on November 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Dude’s jnst waiting for his fellow panthers to turn up so they can sing an a capella version of Prince’s “Raspberry Beret”.

CorporatePiggy on November 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Eric Holder is what’s wrong with Philly. Twitchy says that FOX News reported retired SEALs are on their way. Protecting us from all enemies, foreign and domestic!

INC on November 6, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Yes, foreign and domestic.

Who is John Galt on November 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Ed, are you trying to get me arrested?

My state voting laws say:

a “Prohibited Area” within 40 feet of any entrance to the building in which any polling
place is located

No activity is permitted within the prohibited area including, but not limited to, loitering
or congregating,

db on November 6, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Our resident troll sure does have the lock on stupid, eh?!

IrishEi on November 6, 2012 at 11:29 AM

There is nothing illegal about standing outside a voting station. Feel free to try it at home. This person seems to have left the nightstick at home, and he’s not interacting with anyone approaching, unlike the 2008 incident in which the two men actively intimidated the reporter. This may appear intimidating to people, but it’s not a case of illegal voter intimidation to stand outside a polling station in a beret. As Casey Stengel really did say, you can look it up.

This can not be repeated enough. It can. not. be. repeated enough. A black man in a beret standing in public is only a threat if *you* imagine it, he is not an inherent threat or intimidating factor. Please check where your fear comes from.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Depends on if they are inside the polling place boundaries, and it looks like they are. If so, the black panthers are breaking the law because they are wearing their insignias within the polling place. Not kosher. Sorry. They must be removed.

idalily on November 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM

@katieb_williams

Black Panthers at Cuyahoga county Ohio board of elections. http://t.co/VT5NirWW

Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Twitchy shows tweets saying retired Navy SEALS are on their way or already in Philly to…ahem…observe the black panthers and to gently remind them that they are violating election law.

idalily on November 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

They are not violating any election law. If Navy Seals attempt to remove them, then it is the Seals who are in violation of the law, who are the aggressors and who will be guilty of assault. No doubt though our “color blind” conservatives will find a way to blame the Panthers though.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM

help! I need a livestream of foxnews…live.foxnews.com gives me nothing but “highlights”….very slowly.

Who is John Galt on November 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Were the gop inspectors allowed in after reinstatement?

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 11:31 AM

@katieb_williams

Black Panthers at Cuyahoga county Ohio board of elections. http://t.co/VT5NirWW
Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM

American citizens at Cuyahoga county Ohio board of elections…..

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:31 AM

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

It has nothing to do with being imagined. It has to do with understanding American History. There is a big difference between simply a “black man in a beret” and a Black Panther in a beret.

Flange on November 6, 2012 at 11:31 AM

The Dems know their messiah has fallen. It’s liable to get uglier before the day is over.

kingsjester on November 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Uglier? Absolutely. By midnight tonight it will be positively hideous – especially in places like New York, Newark, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, etc.

ManlyRash on November 6, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Libfree,

If you have a racist group like the NBPP telling you that they will have their boots on the necks of Republicans, do you think they are a friendly bunch?

BobK on November 6, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Please check where your fear comes from.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Got it. He’s just a door man?

Kraken on November 6, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Eric Holder is what’s wrong with Philly. Twitchy says that FOX News reported retired SEALs are on their way. Protecting us from all enemies, foreign and domestic!

INC on November 6, 2012 at 11:25 AM

I’m sure they will be ordered to “stand down”. Maybe they will disobey orders and save some votes! :)

kcd on November 6, 2012 at 11:32 AM

“Trollcott” I’m trying hard folks but the racist huel from libfool really pisses me off. I wish I were back in Philly today.

VegasRick on November 6, 2012 at 11:32 AM

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM

The NBP are useless, just like you.

wargamer6 on November 6, 2012 at 11:32 AM

How’s this for voter intimidation.

Brad on November 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Wow…just wow…

Aside from the fact that it is a polling place and I wouldn’t be allowed to wear a RR hat inside, it just reinforces my perception that the school system is completely out of control. No way would my children go to that place.

pannw on November 6, 2012 at 11:32 AM

but it shows just how bare-knuckled these fights get on the ground, perhaps especially in Philadelphia.

Contact sport in Philly, no doubt…

JohnGalt23 on November 6, 2012 at 11:32 AM

This can not be repeated enough. It can. not. be. repeated enough. A black man in a beret standing in public is only a threat if *you* imagine it, he is not an inherent threat or intimidating factor. Please check where your fear comes from.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Would you say this if it were a KKK member or an Aryan Nation member standing silently in front of the polling place? I doubt it. You’re being ridiculous as usual.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on November 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Twitchy shows tweets saying retired Navy SEALS are on their way or already in Philly to…ahem…observe the black panthers and to gently remind them that they are violating election law.

idalily on November 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Easy now. Ed is right…nothing to see here. Though I will grant you a “yet!” on the end of that.

The fear comes from what happened in 2008. And how our Justice Dept refused to prosecute the guilty parties.

Doughboy on November 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM

This! Just be wary of over-reacting.

Coolidge_Conservative on November 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

That dude looks intimidating as may cat when he’s sleeping. Pffft!

Maybe a bunch of white folks hanging out with baseball bats would get the thug to just walk away.

Liam on November 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Isn’t Philly where Mitt will be today ??

pambi on November 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Remember,

TROLLCOTT!!

either orr on November 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

This can not be repeated enough. It can. not. be. repeated enough. A black man in a beret standing in public is only a threat if *you* imagine it, he is not an inherent threat or intimidating factor. Please check where your fear comes from.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I’ll determine what is a threat to me, my wife and child thank you very much.

Intimidation works 2 ways…

Odie1941 on November 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Don’t know where this is—–if it legit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdpGd74DrBM&feature=player_detailpage

davidk on November 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Hey, we should be thanking this nut job. It just provides more motivation for GOP turnout.

Captain Kirock on November 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Says the colored obsessed person.

Flange on November 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Republicans would do better to keep an eye on Democrats rather than the NBPP.

Why? What’s the point? Democrats cheat. Democrats get caught cheating. The LSM and corrupt officials do nothing. Recall the NBPP case in 2008. Recall when Bob Dornan lost to Loretta Sanchez in ’96 and proved that enough illegal aliens voted to give Sanchez the win. Ho hum …

Until there’s a serious disincentive to cheating, the Dems will continue to do so.

ShainS on November 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM

I was born in Pittsburgh and consider Philadelphia to be part of New Jersey.

Philadelphia is a dirty, ugly city.

All kidding aside, you can have a good time there. I had my bachelor party there and had the privilege of attending two Army-Navy games. Good restaurants there where because of PA’s archaic liquor laws, you can BYOB with no corkage fee.

NoDonkey on November 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Purple-fingered patriots in Iraq stood up to car bombs, snipers, and acid-throwing thugs to vote; Philadelphians can walk into a polling place with a NBPP member standing at the door.

How will you feel if you chicken out… and PA ends up in a tie?
:-(

http://www.PIQscore.com/pennsylvania

VastRightWingConspirator on November 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Hmm… it appears that this time they’re leaving the clubs at home.

(And dressing less… thuggish.)

Better ‘optics’… I guess.

CPT. Charles on November 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM

How come nothing exciting happens at my polling place. I’m just waiting to get my head busted for the cause.

davidk on November 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Please check where your fear comes from.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Ahh, so MAKEITPOPGO must be one of your students.

@MAKEITPOPGO

@FloraDuh1 and what are they doing exactly? #shameonsarah #watchthevote its their existence that offends you @FloraDuh1

That would explain this.

@MAKEITPOPGO

@FloraDuh1 I can’t believe you tattooed little american flags on these eagles on your homepage – that’s animal abuse

My Twitter homepage

Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM

This can not be repeated enough. It can. not. be. repeated enough. A black man in a beret standing in public is only a threat if *you* imagine it, he is not an inherent threat or intimidating factor. Please check where your fear comes from.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Unless this particular “black man” has been involved in such things before that were a bit more intimidating than what you see here.

It’s why we have sexual predator laws too.

Bishop on November 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM

I’ll determine what is a threat to me, my wife and child thank you very much.

Intimidation works 2 ways…

Odie1941 on November 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

If a black man in a beret standing, doing absolutely nothing else is a “threat to you, your wife and child” that’s *your issue.* That’s about *your* assumptions and predjudices and has *nothing* to do with the illegality or legality of what this man is doing. Check yourself.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Agreed. The Demorats trying to steal this election are more dangerous than the Black Panthers.

WannabeAnglican on November 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Having the Judge take action was smart. Pretty much documents what happened. That is the Dems kicked the Reps out. Should there be any funny numbers coming out of those machines, there will be a nice bullseye on the Dems.

Jabberwock on November 6, 2012 at 11:36 AM

How’s this for voter intimidation.

Brad on November 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Lol. Is that Frank Sinatra?

Also trollcott!

happytobehere on November 6, 2012 at 11:36 AM

They are not violating any election law. If Navy Seals attempt to remove them, then it is the Seals who are in violation of the law, who are the aggressors and who will be guilty of assault. No doubt though our “color blind” conservatives will find a way to blame the Panthers though.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM

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Then I am sure you would agree a KKK member in a robe and hood just standing outside would also not be violating election law. Both organizations are racists, both organizations insignia/uniforms imply a para military structure in support of a group of people based on the color of their skin. Both organizations have committed crimes against those whose skin color they disapprove of.

So what say you? I am sure you will have some excuse why one is and one isn’t.

Skwor on November 6, 2012 at 11:36 AM

ManlyRash on November 6, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Hey one voter and a cop have been punched in Detroit, already.
Breitbart.

pambi on November 6, 2012 at 11:36 AM

This can not be repeated enough. It can. not. be. repeated enough. A black man in a beret standing in public is only a threat if *you* imagine it, he is not an inherent threat or intimidating factor. Please check where your fear comes from.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

You have to be the biggest idiot on this site. I live in an area with a lot of black people and I stood in line with them this morning. My step-father was a black man (he passed away in 2009). I would by no means be intimidated by someone standing outside the polling place, however they know that a lot of people can be intimidated. If you honestly think the NBPP isn’t trying to activing intimidate people, then you are a moron. If he just wanted to stand outside the polls then why not just stand there in street clothes instead of the NBPP militaristic garb?

MobileVideoEngineer on November 6, 2012 at 11:36 AM

This can not be repeated enough. It can. not. be. repeated enough. A black man in a beret standing in public is only a threat if *you* imagine it, he is not an inherent threat or intimidating factor. Please check where your fear comes from.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Maybe the fear comes from the actual threats by the nbpp during the Treyvon Martin case, for example, and the 2008 election in which they actually had weapons. It’s not “a black man.” It’s a member of a group with a history of making violent threats.

Ronnie on November 6, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Unless this particular “black man” has been involved in such things before that were a bit more intimidating than what you see here.

It’s why we have sexual predator laws too.

Bishop on November 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Are you claiming this man is a registered sex offender? Based upon what? Why would you immediately go to that kind of wild speculation? Check yourself.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I’m going to shave my head and cover my face with temporary tattoo’s and loiter outside my polling station.

Mr. Arrogant on November 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Would you say this if it were a KKK member or an Aryan Nation member standing silently in front of the polling place? I doubt it. You’re being ridiculous as usual.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on November 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

…you know he would be screaming…swearing…and banning himself!

KOOLAID2 on November 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Intimidation won’t do a damned thing. Romney landslide.

happytobehere on November 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM

ManlyRash on November 6, 2012 at 11:31 AM

They have a built-in excuse to riot across NJ and southern NY.

Who is John Galt on November 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM

This can not be repeated enough. It can. not. be. repeated enough. A black man in a beret standing in public is only a threat if *you* imagine it, he is not an inherent threat or intimidating factor. Please check where your fear comes from.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

If same guy is holding a nightstick and challenging you, is it intimindation then?

What if a skinhead with a swastika & 88 tattooed on his head just stood at the same place without nightstick or anything else. Would that be intimidation? What if the same kid is standing there with a billy club, would you then feel intimidated?

Please double-check where your fear comes from.

AH_C on November 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Eh. If the Democrats have to steal PA, they’re toast anyway.

LukeinNE on November 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM

This doesn’t worry me as much as the multiple reports of voting machines changing Romney votes to Obama, coincidentally in battleground states. In every case election officials have said not to worry it is just a small calibration issue.

neuquenguy on November 6, 2012 at 11:37 AM

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM


It’s SEALs, ignoramus. Not Seals.

And for future refrence, so you won’t embarasse yourself, they are Sailors not Soldiers or Marines.

Demosthenes on November 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

If a black man in a beret standing, doing absolutely nothing else is a “threat to you, your wife and child” that’s *your issue.* That’s about *your* assumptions and predjudices and has *nothing* to do with the illegality or legality of what this man is doing. Check yourself.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM

And a bunch of white folks surrounding him, loosely holding baseball bats, wouldn’t bug you, would they?

Liam on November 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Looks like the makings of another thread jacking..?

d1carter on November 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

A black man in a beret standing in public is only a threat if *you* imagine it, he is not an inherent threat or intimidating factor. Please check where your fear comes from.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

My fear comes from him brandishing a nightstick and chasing down people who attempt to document the event visually.

Kind of a funny statement coming from the party of “you disagree with the president’s policies because you’re racist”. Talk about imagined slights.

The Schaef on November 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Stop feeding the freaking trolls!!!’

Trollcott!!!!!

happytobehere on November 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

This can not be repeated enough. It can. not. be. repeated enough. A black man in a beret standing in public is only a threat if *you* imagine it, he is not an inherent threat or intimidating factor. Please check where your fear comes from.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

And I suppose you would say that about a group of white men, wearing hoods, and carrying a noose outside a polling place, would you?

JohnGalt23 on November 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

“Revenge”

Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Maybe the fear comes from the actual threats by the nbpp during the Treyvon Martin case

Ah yes, a threatening press release directed at George Zimmerman somehow makes this man standing, with no weapon at a polling place in Philadelphia a “threat.” Gotcha. I suppose then, since the police have murdered thousands of black men in my age bracket over the past decade I’m allowed to be perilously afraid when I see white man in a crown vic. Or is it only that you’re allowed to make broad generalizations about people when they send threatening press releases and not when they actually kill lots of people who look like you?

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Eric Holder: “Do you know how this makes my people look?”

slickwillie2001 on November 6, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Isn’t Philly where Mitt will be today ??

pambi on November 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Yes! Would love to see him walk up to that guy and shake his hand! Hahahahahahaha!!

kcd on November 6, 2012 at 11:39 AM

This! Just be wary of over-reacting.

Coolidge_Conservative on November 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

I would agree. But with those people inch = mile.

Don’t give an inch.

davidk on November 6, 2012 at 11:39 AM

And I suppose you would say that about a group of white men, wearing hoods, and carrying a noose outside a polling place, would you?

JohnGalt23 on November 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

A noose is a weapon directly linked to the murder of tens of thousands of people in this country. Is this man carrying a weapon?

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Stop feeding the freaking trolls!!!’

Trollcott!!!!!

happytobehere on November 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

I couldn’t resist busting his b*lls on this one. ~grins wickedly~

Liam on November 6, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Twitchy says that FOX News reported retired SEALs are on their way. Protecting us from all enemies, foreign and domestic!

I’m 90 just under 90 minutes from Philly (if I drive like I’ve got some sense). Who needs a ride from the airport?

Laura in Maryland on November 6, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Trollcott!!!!!

happytobehere on November 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

It’s hard sometimes. Even I almost fell off the trollcott.

davidk on November 6, 2012 at 11:41 AM

And I suppose you would say that about a group of white men, wearing hoods, and carrying a noose outside a polling place, would you?

JohnGalt23 on November 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

This.

(I’m glad you had the cajones to violate the trollcott, ‘cuz this blithering moron is really pi§ing me off)

bigmacdaddy on November 6, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Looks like the makings of another thread jacking..?

d1carter on November 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

YES! DONT FEED THE TROLLS!!

kcd on November 6, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Then I am sure you would agree a KKK member in a robe and hood just standing outside would also not be violating election law. Both organizations are racists, both organizations insignia/uniforms imply a para military structure in support of a group of people based on the color of their skin. Both organizations have committed crimes against those whose skin color they disapprove of.

And both organizations are closely tied to the Democratic Party. That would be interesting, I think…

Coolidge_Conservative on November 6, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Looks like the makings of another thread jacking..?

d1carter on November 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Trollcott will resume normalacy.

VegasRick on November 6, 2012 at 11:41 AM

happytobehere on November 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

It’s only one. And this particular one will tuck his tail between his legs and run like a scalded dog when he realizes his BS isn’t working here.

He. Always. Does.

Flora Duh on November 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Howard Dean claiming voter harassment in Philly folks are asking for an id

And he claims that if Obama loses Ohio its because of voting irregularities and voter suppression… mika and joe just let it slide…. where is your proof idiot

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

How’s this for voter intimidation.

Brad on November 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Brad, where in the heck are you?

D-fusit on November 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Perhaps people are remembering four years ago, when the same group had individuals with night sticks standing outside.

But whatever. No weapons, no problems.

BadgerHawk on November 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

A black man in a beret standing in public is only a threat if *you* imagine it, he is not an inherent threat or intimidating factor. Please check where your fear comes from.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Says the guy who thinks showing an ID is “intimidation”.

Socratease on November 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

TROLLCOTT

M240H on November 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

UPDATE: Confirmed report of a fight in a poll at 10th & Chew. Ward 49, Div 7. Democrats were trying to forcibly remove GOP poll inspector.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/11/06/GOP-inspectors-tossed-from-polling

davidk on November 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

What if a skinhead with a swastika & 88 tattooed on his head just stood at the same place without nightstick or anything else. Would that be intimidation?

As long as they are otherwise following the law, nope.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

A black man in a beret standing in public is only a threat if *you* imagine it, he is not an inherent threat or intimidating factor. Please check where your fear comes from.

libfreeordie on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

It’s not the black dude that’s the problem, Sharpton. It’s what he represents. Wannabe Black supremacy.

Would you feel the same way if a white dude in full Neo-Nazi regalia with swastikas showed up to self-patrol polling places in Tennessee or Texas?

Why don’t you check that.

RepubChica on November 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Got it. He’s just a door man?

Kraken on November 6, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Raaaaaaaaaacist!!!11!1!1!!!!

/

VibrioCocci on November 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Holder is missing since F & F.

Schadenfreude on November 6, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Dude’s just there to make sure that, in a largely black, largely Democratic precinct, those “protect the ballot” jerks don’t show up and get in the voters’ faces under the guise of preventing voter fraud.

And to give Fox some “scary Negro” footage. They probably paid him to stand there.

urban elitist on November 6, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Until there’s a serious disincentive to cheating, the Dems will continue to do so.

ShainS on November 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Yeah, even if we win tonight it’s time for tar-and-feathers, or the modern equivalent orange jumpsuits with a jar of vaseline pre-equipped in the back pocket.

Who is John Galt on November 6, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Black panther mentioned on msdnc…. crickets

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Would you say this if it were a KKK member or an Aryan Nation member standing silently in front of the polling place? I doubt it. You’re being ridiculous as usual.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on November 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Exactly.

AH_C on November 6, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Just a bunch of white people hanging out in Little Rock:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_814YV4febik/S_UTX67plzI/AAAAAAAALZ8/NCj2oC6kjGg/s1600/little-rock-segregation.jpg

Bishop on November 6, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Says the guy whose family wasn’t tortured and burned in the ovens.

davidk on November 6, 2012 at 11:43 AM

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