I always love to hear liberals bemoan how racist the rest of the country is, but not them of course. They would embrace Obama, but those racist rednecks on the right would want to kill him.
Of course, its the left who caricatures moderate Democrats in blackface (Jane Hamsher to Joe Lieberman for pointing out his own fine record on civil rights), calls Republicans who happen to be black epithets like “Sambo” (the late, unlamented black racist Steve Gailliard to Michael Steele, R candidate for MD Senate) or “house nigger” (senile has-been Dayo and Banana Boat singer Harry Belefonte to Colin Powell, former Sect. of State for the Bush Admin) or despicable hatemonger Ted Rall’s (and others) disgusting portrayals of Condileeza Rice as “Aunt Jemima” or “Prissie” from GWTW, an ignorant, backwoods, illiterate Negro slave (of George W. Bush, of course) or a big-lipped caricature like the kind that drives black activists to fits of temper when applied to liberal blacks.
These types of provocations all come from the left, not the right. They can be seen as incitements to violence and to dehumanize and demean their subjects, making them fair game for murderers, hell, according to these bigot critics, the black conservatives deserve death for their perfidy and race traitorism.
And, in that spirit, if you examine recent history, its REPUBLICAN presidents who have the most to fear from radical leftists bent on denying democracy and the will of the electorate by killing the duly elected president. But that doesn’t stop half-wit, punch-drunk palookas from spouting their own racist rhetoric.
According to The Executioner, redneck Americans are too racist and backward to accept Obama as president, and predicts that if he is elected, some peckerwood bigot would shoot his uppity ass down in a month or two:
Barack Obama will be assassinated within months if he wins the US presidential election, world champion boxer Bernard Hopkins fears.
Philadelphia-born Hopkins, known in the ring as The Executioner told the Independent on Sunday newspaper in Britain that he did not think the US was ready for an African-American president.
“If he gets the nomination they won’t let him become president, but if they do, it will be for a short time, maybe less than a month or two,” he said.
“His life would be in jeopardy.
“People may say it is time for change but when it comes down to it, I don’t think America is ready for that type of heat.”
Jeez, those violent Republicans, who can’t accept the electoral verdict of the citizens of a democracy. The only thing that sort of gets in the way of his retarded logic is the fact that in the last 40+ years, the only presidents who’ve gotten shot at were Republicans.
April 14, 1972: Milwaukee, Wisconsin native Arthur Bremer arrived in Ottawa, Ontario on April 10 and spent five days in Canada’s national capital in an effort to shoot and kill President Richard Nixon, who was visiting the country during this time. On April 14, Nixon made a public appearance in a limousine at Parliament Hill, which Bremer attended, carrying a loaded revolver in his pocket. The presence of Vietnam War protesters and Canadian nationalists, however, led to increased security surrounding the President, and Bremer had great difficulty getting within firing range of Nixon. He did manage finally to get close enough, but the President was traveling by in his limousine with the windows closed, and Bremer was unsure whether any bullets would go through the glass of Nixon’s limo. As a result, he didn’t open fire and the President sped past unharmed. The following month Bremer shot U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate George Wallace, lodging a bullet in his spine and leaving him paralyzed for life.
February 22, 1974: Samuel Byck, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, planned to kill Nixon by crashing a commercial airliner into the White House. Once on the plane, he was informed that it could not take off with the wheel blocks still in place. He shot the pilot and copilot before killing himself. The events surrounding this assassination attempt were portrayed in the film ‘The Assassination of Richard Nixon‘.
Ford faced two assassination attempts during his presidency, occurring within three weeks of each other:
Sacramento, California on September 5, 1975, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, pointed a Colt 45-caliber handgun at Ford. As Fromme pulled the trigger, Larry Buendorf, a Secret Service agent, grabbed the gun and managed to insert the webbing of his thumb under the hammer, preventing the gun from firing. It was later found that, although the gun was loaded with four cartridges, it was a semi-automatic pistol and the slide had not been pulled to place a round in the firing chamber, making it impossible for the gun to fire. Fromme was taken into custody; she was later convicted of attempted assassination of the President and was sentenced to life in prison.
September 22, 1975: Seventeen days later, another woman, Sara Jane Moore, also tried to kill Ford while he was visiting San Francisco, but her attempt was thwarted when former Marine Oliver Sipple deflected her shot. One person was injured when Moore fired, and she was later sentenced to life in prison. She was paroled from prison on December 31, 2007. Moore had served 32 years of a life sentence when she was released from the federal prison in Dublin, east of San Francisco.
March 30, 1981: Shortly before 2:30 p.m. EST, as Reagan walked out of the hotel’s T Street NW exit toward his waiting car, John Hinckley emerged from the crowd of admirers and fired a Röhm RG-14 .22 cal. blue steel revolver six times in three seconds.The first bullet hit White House Press Secretary James Brady in the head. The second hit District of Columbia police officer Thomas Delahanty in the back. The third overshot the president and hit the window of a building across the street. The fourth hit Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy in the abdomen. The fifth hit the bullet-proof glass of the window on the open side door of the president’s limousine. The sixth and final bullet ricocheted off the side of the limousine and hit the president under his left arm, grazing a rib and lodging in his lung, near his heart
April 13, 1993: Sixteen men, in the alleged employment of Saddam Hussein‘s Iraq, smuggled a car bomb into Kuwait with the intent of killing President George H. W. Bush as he spoke at Kuwait University. The plot was foiled when Kuwaiti officials found the bomb and arrested the suspected assassins. Bush had left office in January 1993. On June 26, 1993, the U.S. launched a missile attack targeting Baghdad intelligence headquarters in retaliation for the attempted attack against Bush. The Iraqi Intelligence Service, particularly Directorate 14, was accused of being behind the plot.
May 10, 2005: While President George W. Bush was giving a speech in the Freedom Square in Tbilisi, Georgia, Vladimir Arutinian threw a live Soviet-made RGD-5 hand grenade towards the podium where he was standing and where Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and their two wives and officials were seated. It landed in the crowd 61 feet (18 m) from the podium after hitting a girl, but did not detonate because of a chance malfunction in its detonator.
By way of contrast, during the same 40 years, a man was arrested near a Carter speaking event for carrying a pistol, and 2 near misses for Clinton were a man who crashed a plane onto the White House grounds while Clinton was sleeping down the road at Blair House. Also, some guy took a few shots at the front of the White House from outside the fence but didn’t hit anyone standing outside. Clinton was safely inside watching a football game.
The upshot is, it seems a good deal more dangerous to be a Republican President than and Democrat, at least since the successful Kennedy assassination, and it also seems leftists have a lot more trouble accepting the will of the electorate and a lot more willing to use violence to try to overturn that will.
By this criteria, The Executioner’s concern is more appropriately placed worrying about President John McCain than Obama.