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Syrinx  (1000+ posts)       Wed Jan-23-08 05:36 AM
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Has there ever been an assassination of a major right-wing figure in the USA?
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I can't think of one offhand.

Every major political assassination that comes to mind is of a major left-leaning figure, or at least a person that today's left feels some affinity toward.

John F. Kennedy.

Robert Kennedy.

Martin Luther King.

John Lennon.

Okay, I didn't forget about the attempted hits on Ronald Reagan and George Wallace. But I consider those special cases.

Ronald Reagan had defeated George H. W. Bush for the Republican nomination, and presented an obstacle in the path between Bush and the Oval Office, an obstacle between the Bush family and ultimate power.

And George Wallace wasn't a right winger. He wasn't even really a racist. Wallace was a left-wing populist who cynically pandered to what was then a predominantly racist electorate in his state. Still, he was a credible threat to the wealthy and powerful establishment.

(I hit "post" before I meant to.)

Just think of the political assassinations in this country, and the attempted ones too. Aren't they almost all against left-leaning mega-stars that were going to dramatically change the borders of debate in this country?
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flordehinojos  (1000+ posts)      Wed Jan-23-08 05:42 AM
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1. uhm, i remember the attempt on wallace's life ... that night i, a professor from peabody college in 
 Edited on Wed Jan-23-08 05:44 AM by flordehinojos
nashville, and two other students, were driving back to nashville from memphis where we had gone to see OTHELLO when we heard the news on the radio. I don't think anyone of us ever thought of wallace as a, "left wing populist who cynically pandered to what was then a predominantly racist electorate in the state." we thought of him as, "a racist."

p.s. (did you forget to include paul wellstone in your list of assassinated left wing leaning public officials?)


p.p.s. o, and i had never stopped to consider that ronald reagan was a stumbling block in GHWB's quest for the white house as a motive for anyone to attempt on reagan's life, but boy,doesn't that just fit the bush pattern of handling things?! it just does. to a tee!
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live love laugh  (1000+ posts)      Wed Jan-23-08 05:49 AM
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6. I have often thought about this too. While McKinley may be valid, I think
 he came before the MIC. Since the advent of the MIC, the "enemy" has been anybody who attempts to have the country run as the democracy it is intended to be, it seems.

As for RayGun--that was SO fake. And I read somewhere that the failed assassin was also a Bush family friend, and I believe Bush's Daddy was having dinner with the guy's family around the time of the attempt?
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Double T  (1000+ posts)       Wed Jan-23-08 05:50 AM
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7. In America ONLY the GOOD LEADERS are assassinated.
 EVIL LEADERS LIVE ON FOREVER!
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melody  (1000+ posts)       Wed Jan-23-08 06:29 AM
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10. The Bush block is the one that does the assassinating
 Ergo, no right-wingers. The only reason they tried to take-out Reagan was because he was in the way of Poppy Bush's
ascension to the throne. Wallace was a special case, and the only one, and just as in the other case, the conservative
always recovered while the progressives died.
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malaise  (1000+ posts)      Wed Jan-23-08 06:32 AM
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11. Who was Reagan's VP again?
 Makes you wonder.
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Sentinel Chicken  (1000+ posts)      Wed Jan-23-08 07:29 AM
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17. Let's just say there hasn't been enough of them. n/t

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I love how John Lennon is a major political figure.  :whatever:
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Funny how the DUmmies fail to mention practically every assassin has been a left-wing wacko too.  The left has been killing themselves for a very long time. 

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Recycled, recycled, recycled.

I'm not sure if this is the same primitive, but this topic, including the headline, was last seen on Skin's island a few months ago; exact, down to the last word.

In fact, I recall posting this primitive campfire myself, in conservativeunderground, at that time.

Obviously Fat Che was not the only primitive who promiscuously recycles.

It's like the limited cerebral capacity of the primitives forces them to use the same stuff over and over, because they can't absorb any new ideas or big ideas.
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Funny how the DUmmies fail to mention practically every assassin has been a left-wing wacko too.  The left has been killing themselves for a very long time. 
They probably assume the guy is a Bush VRWC operative, Zionist, or some other nonsense, since liberals are oh-so tolerant and peace loving, and would never, ever assassinate anyone. Oh, except maybe Sentinel Chicken, but he's a "special case".

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I guess Abraham Lincoln isn't considered a major right wing political figure.

I have a feeling the DUmpmokeys don't want to admit that Lincoln was a Republican!
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Ronald Reagan had defeated George H. W. Bush for the Republican nomination, and presented an obstacle in the path between Bush and the Oval Office, an obstacle between the Bush family and ultimate power.

Aw jeez, not this shit again. :bs:

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p.s. (did you forget to include paul wellstone in your list of assassinated left wing leaning public officials?)

And this shit again. :bs:

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Ronald Reagan had defeated George H. W. Bush for the Republican nomination, and presented an obstacle in the path between Bush and the Oval Office, an obstacle between the Bush family and ultimate power.

Aw jeez, not this shit again. :bs:

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p.s. (did you forget to include paul wellstone in your list of assassinated left wing leaning public officials?)

And this shit again. :bs:


Their minds are like a bingo spinner and all the balls have "HATE BUSH!" written on them.
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Their minds are like a bingo spinner and all the balls have "HATE BUSH!" written on them.

Superb..... :bow: :bow: :bow: :clap: :clap:


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I see the DUmmies are day dreaming again.  :whatever:
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I love how John Lennon is a major political figure.  :whatever:
Simple.

Write a few sappy songs about cleansing religion and making "peace" and a major political bloc in the US will drool in any direction you tell them to.
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Even crazy, left wing, lone gunman know that right wingers shoot back.  :p
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Their minds are like a bingo spinner and all the balls have "HATE BUSH!" written on them.

You, sir, have distilled it to its essence.

Well played! :bow:
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I guess Abraham Lincoln isn't considered a major right wing political figure.

I have a feeling the DUmpmokeys don't want to admit that Lincoln was a Republican!

The Dummies have answered this before - Unknown to you and I, all Republicans they like, are actually Liberals, because the political Ideology flips back and forth. :p

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flordehinojos  (1000+ posts)      Wed Jan-23-08 05:42 AM
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1. uhm, i remember the attempt on wallace's life ... that night i, a professor from peabody college in 
 Edited on Wed Jan-23-08 05:44 AM by flordehinojos
nashville, and two other students, were driving back to nashville from memphis where we had gone to see OTHELLO when we heard the news on the radio. I don't think anyone of us ever thought of wallace as a, "left wing populist who cynically pandered to what was then a predominantly racist electorate in the state." we thought of him as, "a racist."

p.s. (did you forget to include paul wellstone in your list of assassinated left wing leaning public officials?)


p.p.s. o, and i had never stopped to consider that ronald reagan was a stumbling block in GHWB's quest for the white house as a motive for anyone to attempt on reagan's life, but boy,doesn't that just fit the bush pattern of handling things?! it just does. to a tee!





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Well, there is always that kook who founded the American Nazi Party, his ass was assassinated.
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The DUmmies have already tried to trade us Fred Phelps and Joe Lieberman for Jesus Christ and Abe Lincoln.  They are a sneaky bunch.