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McCain presses Obama to pardon black boxer [Obama ignores McCain when he's not useful]
AP ^ | 2009-10-16

Posted on 10/16/2009 12:17:13 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain on Friday pressed President Barack Obama to give a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, the black heavyweight boxing champion who was imprisoned nearly a century ago because of his romantic ties with a white woman.

McCain, R-Ariz., and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., noted in a letter to Obama that both houses of Congress this summer passed their resolution urging a pardon. After the vote, the lawmakers wrote to Obama in August asking him to issue the pardon.

"Regrettably, we have not received a response from you or any member of your administration," they wrote in Friday's letter, adding they hoped that Obama would be eager to "right this wrong and erase an act of racism that sent an American citizen to prison."

The White House had no immediate comment.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; boxing; mccain; obama; pardon; racism

1 posted on 10/16/2009 12:17:14 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Dear John: Please f’ing RETIRE!


2 posted on 10/16/2009 12:18:29 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey McCain gets something right. Bummer is stewpid.


3 posted on 10/16/2009 12:18:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ACORN: Absolute Criminal Organization of Reprobate Nuisances)
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To: rabscuttle385

Huh? McCain standing up for Jack Johnson?

Strange that a black member of Congress isn’t doing this.


4 posted on 10/16/2009 12:18:48 PM PDT by RexBeach
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To: rabscuttle385

It’s good to know that Schmuckain is working hard on the critical issues of the day that everyone cares about.


5 posted on 10/16/2009 12:19:13 PM PDT by jpl
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To: TigersEye; cripplecreek

I wonder if McCain realizes that he’s just a tool for Obama.


6 posted on 10/16/2009 12:19:35 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

The world is going to h*ll in a handbasket, and McCain is spending his time on THIS?


7 posted on 10/16/2009 12:21:19 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: rabscuttle385
the black heavyweight boxing champion who was imprisoned nearly a century ago because of his romantic ties with a white woman.

Daggone it, this is just not true.

He was prosecuted and convicted for his violation of the Mann Act, which prohibits transportation of women across state lines for immoral purposes. The race of the parties involved had no bearing on the case, legally speaking.

His prosecution was racially and politically motivated, but he was quite indisputably guilty of the crime. Whether it should have been a crime is a whole other question.

8 posted on 10/16/2009 12:22:01 PM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey Juan McLame.

Quit the GOP!

We’re sick of your pathetic act.


9 posted on 10/16/2009 12:22:59 PM PDT by Islam=Murder (Hitler hated his Jewish side, Omoslem hates his white side.)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain is 3 notches below “sock puppet.”


10 posted on 10/16/2009 12:23:42 PM PDT by Islam=Murder (Hitler hated his Jewish side, Omoslem hates his white side.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Was said “immoral purpose” to get married in contravention of anti-miscegenation laws?


11 posted on 10/16/2009 12:24:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ACORN: Absolute Criminal Organization of Reprobate Nuisances)
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To: rabscuttle385

Pointing out once again what a useless suck-up he is.


12 posted on 10/16/2009 12:24:33 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (u)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain, the Democrats favorite (supposed) Republican.

Jimmy Carter's mother had a comment about Howard Cosell, “It's not that I don't like him, I just wish he would go away.”

Same for John...

13 posted on 10/16/2009 12:25:39 PM PDT by detch
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

i like to know, why this wasn’t brought up during bush.


14 posted on 10/16/2009 12:28:22 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Sherman Logan

Johnson was a bad ass dude and a real self-made man. He was way ahead of his time. He was no angel but he took alot of racist crap.


15 posted on 10/16/2009 12:30:03 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Nope. Or not exactly.

He was initially arrested over his relationship with a young white lady, who refused to cooperate and then married him.

He was then prosecuted on similar charges over his previous relationship with a white prostitute who traveled with him.

At the time all sex outside marriage was considered immoral, so when he traveled with these women and had sex with them, he was indisputably breaking the law.


16 posted on 10/16/2009 12:30:43 PM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: RexBeach
It is strange. If you read up on Johnson, it's clear he got screwed. I'm not sure why the BCC isn't holding Obama's hand on this.
17 posted on 10/16/2009 12:32:39 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: rabscuttle385; 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; ...

Texas went to the Republicans. Obama won’t pardon Jack Johnson.


18 posted on 10/16/2009 12:33:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The character assassination of Rush Limbaugh is worse than what the Left accused Joe McCarthy of.)
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To: Callahan

True enough.

Interesting that somebody didn’t just shoot the guy.


19 posted on 10/16/2009 12:35:03 PM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: rabscuttle385

king obuma is busy planning his escape route.


20 posted on 10/16/2009 12:37:25 PM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: rabscuttle385

I can’t believe McCain didn’t use this during the campaign. He might have won the election. Ya, right!


21 posted on 10/16/2009 12:37:26 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: rabscuttle385

Racism is a more useful tool for Obama; then no racism.


22 posted on 10/16/2009 12:45:08 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rabscuttle385

Why did he not petition the Bush administration?


23 posted on 10/16/2009 12:51:56 PM PDT by TopQuark
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To: rabscuttle385

At least Juan’s not wasting time on frivolous, inconsequential BS ... wait a second


24 posted on 10/16/2009 1:09:32 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: rabscuttle385

Glad to see he’s still right in the middle of the really major, world-altering, important stuff.

Sheesh.

Colonel, USAFR


25 posted on 10/16/2009 1:12:54 PM PDT by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: rabscuttle385

Isn;t there something a LITTLE BIT MORE PRESSING, Juan!!


26 posted on 10/16/2009 1:18:31 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: detch

Jimmy Carter’s mother also said ...”I shoulda stayed a virgin”!


27 posted on 10/16/2009 1:20:09 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: rabscuttle385

It’s good to know McCain has a pulse on the truly important issues of the day - like exonerating dead boxers and forcing baseball cheats to testify before Congress. < /sarc>


28 posted on 10/16/2009 1:25:55 PM PDT by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: rabscuttle385

Speaking of anti-miscegenation laws:

A lot of black women consider white women to be stealing good, honest, marriageable black men away from them. I wouldn’t be surprised to see anti-miscegenation laws promoted by so-called anti-racist progressives under the guise of “protecting African-American culture and families.”


29 posted on 10/16/2009 1:38:21 PM PDT by Loyalist (A tagline so irenic it deserves a Nobel Peace Prize of its own!)
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To: 4rcane
"i like to know, why this wasn’t brought up during bush."Some of us have been saying that McCain is a sell-out for years.

He was a joke of a presidential candidate, and he now seems hell bent on convincing anyone who didn't recognize that fact that he is still a joke and a traitor to Republican ideals.

30 posted on 10/16/2009 5:58:59 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (u)
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To: rabscuttle385

I doubt if McCain knows he’s a tool at all but all 0buttcrack needs to do is sign his name. Which one is up to him but this thing hangs for months now for lack of a two second scribble on a piece of paper.


31 posted on 10/16/2009 8:45:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (Imagine the uproar when people imagine what Rush says?)
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To: RexBeach

Wonder why McCain didn’t bring this up when W was president. Guess he waited ‘til now to show his “concern”.


32 posted on 10/18/2009 7:41:14 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I hate all politicians, including republicans.)
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To: a fool in paradise

And he doesn’t come to Texas for the stupid Thousand Points of Light anniversary ‘cause daddy Bush told him he could stop the protests. He tried but the Aggie Students said “To hell with you, George H.W.”. I wish they’d ask him to move his damned library to Maine.


33 posted on 10/18/2009 7:47:14 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I hate all politicians, including republicans.)
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