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Old 11 January 2013, 05:53 PM
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So basically a white President that has multiple actual assassination attempts made on him because his assassin is an anarchist or a lone nutjob or obsessed with a child actress or whatever is somehow less under threat then a black President that gets a bunch of violent racist Tweets and Facebook posts about him because apparently racism is some special kind of evil. Got it.
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Old 11 January 2013, 06:09 PM
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So basically a white President that has multiple actual assassination attempts made on him because his assassin is an anarchist or a lone nutjob or obsessed with a child actress or whatever is somehow less under threat then a black President that gets a bunch of violent racist Tweets and Facebook posts about him
In a sense, yes.

Lone nutjobs are lone nutjobs -- they're isolated cases, and they generally are trying to kill a figurehead rather than a specific person. (For example, Hinckley didn't have it out for Reagan; he just wanted to gain stature by killing an important person.)

People motivated by racism aren't isolated; they're all over. And their anger and hatred isn't directed at whatever figurehead happens to be holding office, but at one specific person.
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Old 11 January 2013, 06:50 PM
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So basically a white President that has multiple actual assassination attempts made on him because his assassin is an anarchist or a lone nutjob or obsessed with a child actress or whatever is somehow less under threat then a black President that gets a bunch of violent racist Tweets and Facebook posts about him because apparently racism is some special kind of evil. Got it.
You noticed I was linking to The Onion, right?
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What is Obama so afraid of? He must have something to hide ...
Yes, his birth certificate!
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Old 12 January 2013, 12:59 AM
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Cue manufactured outrage from people who won't read past the headline in 10... 9... 8...
.........and I had a sighting on my FB friends list saying "How hypocrtical!".

When I asked, "Did you read the entire article?" I was assured the poster did.



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