I cited a better instance. Since you CLEARLY deflected, what are your thoughts about Obama marching with the New Black Panther party? I mean, it's the same as a white president marching with the Klan.
Both are organizations of hate and bigotry. The NBBP waited with bats at polling stations to ensure the people of color voted for Obama. Interesting as he marches side by side with them...
How will you deflect now? I look forward to seeing another one of your deflections. I think we all do :-)
That said, am I a fan of the NBPP (or Obama, for that matter)? Not really. But one grainy photo at a campaign rally of two men walking behind Obama is not going to convince me of much.
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(hey, if you're using Katie Pavlich, MMFA is fair game)
This is the unaltered photo.
Obama's walking several feet ahead of those guys.
Claiming Obama "marched with the Panthers" is like claiming Reagan was "associated" with the Klan because they endorsed him in 1980.What Breitbart is trying to avoid acknowledging is that several thousand people "appeared and marched" with the New Black Panthers that day. The event in question was the 42nd anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma, which ended when the civil rights marchers were attacked by law enforcement at Edmund Pettus Bridge. The Birmingham News reported:
Former President Bill Clinton and presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama locked arms with civil rights icons Sunday and marched through thousands of wellwishers, crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge to cap the 42nd anniversary Right to Vote and Bridge Crossing Jubilee.
It wasn't Obama's event. It wasn't the Panthers' event. They were all in Selma for an annual celebration of an historic civil rights moment. During that event, Obama and New Black Panthers leader Malik Zulu Shabazz gave speeches from the same podium, and both were part of the crowd that then marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
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