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Galraedia Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:38 PM
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The JFK Assassination and the Legacy of Obama Hate
Today is the anniversary of John F Kennedys death, which means that over this Thanksgiving week President Barack Obama will have outlived the man he is often compared to. But with shots just fired at the White House and rampant hate being aimed at him from the far right, its a milestone that is hardly comforting.

Ive been holding my breath during each major event of Obamas presidency. Watching his speeches with my stomach in a vague, deliberately ignored knot. This man, elected as the first African American President, has faced more vitriolic, disrespectful enmity than I could have imagined on that hopeful day he took office. Just days ago, his brilliant and graceful wife faced booing by NASCAR fans as she served as the Grand Marshall in order to support military families.

And no leader from the right speaks out to denounce such outrage.

This is one reason why Republicans are simply not morally fit for office, among their other failures (jobs, taxing the middle class, forcing our credit rating down and more). At least ten states allowed their legislature to attempt to disqualify President Obama from being on the 2012 ballot because they want to see his birth certificate in some newly paranoid way.

Read more: http://www.politicususa.com/en/jfk-assassination-obama
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:24 AM
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1. Did leaders from the left speakout when Bush or his wife were booed?
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:29 AM
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2. They would have been trashed here if they did. But then, what's a little hypocrisy between friends?
Hatred and intolerance are certainly NOT reserved for right wingers.
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:31 AM
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3. Kicked, recommended, and still at zero.
I'm frankly sickened by the fact that some people see fit to unrec an article expressing concern over the violence from the right wing.
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Galraedia Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:49 AM
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4. Right-wing trolls most likely.
Some of them silently troll this site.
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:53 AM
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5. Seriously!
...who else is amazed a black man was elected President and has held the office for almost 3 years without someone making a serious attempt to murder him? At least that we know of...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:56 AM
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6. Who compares Obama to JFK?
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 02:01 AM by EFerrari
ETA: I see, the comparison isn't really of the two men but of the hatred they draw from the irrational right. Yes, that's true.
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exboyfil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:35 AM
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7. Yes and their were never any threats or jokes about assassinating
George Bush. Not that I am defending Bush, but we all saw it during his time as well.
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