Saturday, March 07, 2015

Conservative Outrage Over Obama's Speech In Selma!

The Craigslist of conservative agitation spotlights The Weekly Standard article detailing President Barack Obama's speech in Selma, Alabama. He and the First Family are in the Alabama town showing solidarity. The 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday is being held and many civil rights leaders, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder are there.

The outrage meter comes from the big bold title "We're the slaves who built (sic) White House".

You got to admit that a historical event is now turned into a partisan escapade. The racist right goes right to town to claim that the president is a racist. The president doesn't love America. Blah, blah, blah, blah!

Good thing he doesn't care what the carnival barkers think of him?

The words in Obama's commencement of that horrible day in American history has driven the racist right crazy.

As explained in the 2012 post "Cut The Bullshit: You Conservatives Need Obama To Sell Your Stupid Books", this agitator relies on racial stories. Without them, he would just be a minor player in the political field. 

Most of the news stories that are linked through this website attracts some of the most extreme members of society.

No matter how the story is found, his imprint makes a buzz worthy story. He takes pride in his work.

Despite many who feel his impact isn't going to sway any potential election, this agitator ignores his critics and keeps his fingers crossed. The agitator is hoping he'll activate his infamous siren for a juicy scandal involving the president. 

This website openly endorses stories that appeal to White supremacists, radical Christian fundamentalists, and ill-informed conservatives who all have a bone to pick against Obama. Those ill-informed conservatives are usually the birthers who refuse to believe the president's citizenship or hostile conservatives who believe Obama is a Communist.
President Barack Obama, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (left), First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.
Some conservatives think the president is an idiot. Of course, these are the people who couldn't finish a complete sentence. Conservatives can thank the Craigslist of conservative agitation when he finds pictures of President Barack Obama and use them in negative light.

Read some of the comment section online. Anything that is linked through this website usually has a word vomit that involves Obama. 

Notice that idiot can't even post a complete sentence... That's how misleading this asshole is!

Yeah, it's true. Slaves did build the White House and the U.S. Capitol. 

And voting rights is extremely important. The Republicans are trying to gut voting rights so they can build the last dynasty of White extremism. The very same extremists who flood comment sections (with hate in their hearts) in protest of civil rights, gay rights, immigrant rights and religious freedom.

About the Selma march:

Wikipedia puts it in simple words.

In the summer of 1964, a sweeping injunction issued by local Judge James Hare barred any gathering of three or more people under sponsorship of SNCC, SCLC, or DCVL, or with the involvement of 41 named civil rights leaders. This injunction temporarily halted civil rights activity until Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. defied it by speaking at Brown Chapel on January 2, 1965. He had been invited by local leaders.

Beginning in January 1965, SCLC and SNCC initiated a revived Voting Rights Campaign designed to focus national attention on the systematic denial of black voting rights in Alabama, and particularly Selma. Blacks had followed a campaign to register, thwarted by subjective tests administered by white registrars. More than 3,000 African Americans had been arrested, there was police violence against them, and economic retaliation. Jimmie Lee Jackson was killed in a cafe in nearby Marion after state police broke up a peaceful protest in the town. He was unarmed.

Activists planned a larger, more public march, from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery, to publicize their cause. It was initiated and organized by SCLC's Director of Direct Action, James Bevel. This march represented one of the political and emotional peaks of the modern civil rights movement. On March 7, 1965, approximately 600 civil rights marchers departed Selma on U.S. Highway 80, heading east to the capital. After they passed over the crest of the Edmund Pettus Bridge and left the boundaries of the city six blocks away, they were confronted by state troopers and county sheriff's deputies, who attacked them using tear gas and billy clubs, and drove them back to Selma. Because of the brutal attacks, this became known as "Bloody Sunday." It was covered by national press and television news, reaching many American and international homes.

Two days after the first march, on March 9, 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. led a symbolic march to the bridge. By then local activists and residents had been joined by hundreds of protesters from across the country, including numerous clergy and nuns. Whites made up one-third of the marchers. That day King pulled the marchers back from confrontation with troops. But, that night white minister James Reeb from Boston was attacked and killed by white attackers in Selma.

King and other civil rights leaders filed to get court protection for a third, larger-scale march from Selma to Montgomery, the state capital. Frank Minis Johnson, Jr., the Federal District Court Judge for the area, decided in favor of the demonstrators, saying:

The law is clear that the right to petition one's government for the redress of grievances may be exercised in large groups...and these rights may be exercised by marching, even along public highways.

—Frank Johnson

On March 21, 1965, a Sunday, approximately 3,200 marchers departed for Montgomery. Marching in the front row, with King, were Rev. Ralph Abernathy and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. They walked 12 miles per day, and slept in nearby fields. The federal government provided protection by military troops. Thousands of people joined them along the way. By the time the marchers reached the capitol four days later on March 25, their strength had swelled to around 25,000 people. Their moral campaign had attracted thousands more people from across the country.

The events at Selma helped increase public support for the cause; later that year the U.S. Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, an effort whose bill was introduced, supported and signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. It provided for federal oversight and enforcement of voting rights for all citizens in state or jurisdictions where patterns of under-representation showed discrimination against certain populations, historically ethnic minorities.

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