“What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history,” Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse.”
“George Wallace never threw a bomb, he never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights. Because of this atmosphere of hate, four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama.”
Over the top or expertly phrased to get the attention of the McCain Campaign.
It is easy sometimes to forget that there is a long historical link from the campaign of Barack Obama to the drama that unfolded in the American South in the 50 ‘s and 60’s and 70’s. This drama continues today all over the country though it plays out in a much milder form. One of the vestiges of this struggle is the fear among many African Americans in particular and progressives in general that Mr. Obama faces the constant threat of assassination. If you follow that thread back through time the years of course you find that this fear is rooted in cold reality. That is why people of my generation who fought and yes died for the right for Barack to enter the national stage actually agree with not just the sentiment but the text of what John Lewis said. If you throw gasoline on the fire expect that the fire may find it’s way back to the gas can. Please explain to me what John Lewis has to apologize for?
We will never go back.
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