Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Climate Change Since The 70s!

And what would we do without Jesse Jackson weighing in on the Tucson shootings.

Leave it to Rev. Jackson to equate what happened in Arizona to what happened to black people in the Alabama under the governorship of George Wallace.

Wallace was a Democrat, a segregationist, and a bigot. He was called as much at time and he became the target of a madman named Arthur Bremer. An assassination attempt left Wallace paralyzed for the rest of his life.

Bremer's original target had been President Richard Nixon, but it turned out that Wallace was more accessible.

I don't recall Republicans or Democrats at the time accusing civil rights activists of having created a "climate of hate" that incited Bremer to attempted murder. I don't recall anyone suggesting violent political rhetoric and imagery led to the attack on Wallace in 1972. Seems to me a lot of people, suggested at the time, that Wallace got what he deserved. Talk about a climate of hate.

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