Friday, October 21, 2016

In 2008 candidate Obama warned supporters that people would try to say Obama is a 'scary guy:' 'The General Election campaign could get ugly. They're going to try to scare people. They're going to try to say that that Obama is a scary guy'-Wall St. Journal report, 6/13/2008

6/15/2008, "Rendell drinking the Kool-Aid,", Josh Drobnyk

"The Wall Street Journal's Amy Chozick was the print pool reporter at the fundraiser. Here's her report...

"He (Obama) warned [at 6/13 fundraiser] that the general election campaign could get ugly

They’re going to try to scare people. They’re going to try to say that ‘that Obama is a scary guy,’” he said. 

A donor yelled out a deep accented “Don’t give in!” 

“I won’t but that sounded pretty scary. You’re a tough guy,” Obama said.

Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”""...

Added: Five months later in Philadelphia on Election Day, Nov. 4, 2008, New Black Panthers stationed themselves outside a voting location. One of the two, King Samir Shabazz, menaced with a billy club. Washington Post, Oct. 2010

Above, 11/4/2008, ""Security" patrols stationed at polling places in Philly," Election Journal

"On Election Day 2008, Maruse Heath [
known today as King Samir Shabazz], the leader of Philadelphia's New Black Panther Party, stood in front of a neighborhood polling place, dressed in a paramilitary uniform.

Within hours, an amateur video showing Heath, slapping a black nightstick and exchanging words with the videographer [identified on the video as a University of Pennsylvania student], had aired on TV."...

A "concerned citizen" who--when asked--identified himself as "media" from University of Pennsylvania, approached the man with the club and politely asked him what organization he represented. The man with the club said, "security."

No voter irregularities were claimed. The only consequence was the men were banned from standing in front of Philadelphia polling places with a weapon or wearing the party uniform through the 2012 elections


No comments: