Executive Producer Erik Jendresen of National Geographic Channel´s upcoming television movie “Killing Lincoln,” said John Wilkes Booth “could be the poster child for the Tea Party.” “This is not the act of somebody who can easily be dismissed as a psychopath, so that it’s easy to understand, ‘Oh well, he was crazy,’” Jendresen said of Booth at a Television Critics Association winter press tour event on Friday in Pasadena, Calif., as initially reported by The Wrap. “No. It´s more disturbing to find out who Booth was," said Jendresen.
Comments: It is just criminal what these jerks are able to get away with. With all the uninformed voters in Amierca you know they certainly won´t take the time to consider that this is just propaganda.
A very large number of elderly, who love their Country, their children and grandchildren are TEA party members. They start their meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance, and are law abiding, good people. Because they believe they and their fellow citizens are taxed too much, because they believe in the Constitution, the Black Caucus and the press have demonized these good people. Your grandparents, your Aunt, your mother, your Uncle. America is sick, and sadly I believe it is a terminal illness. Because the TEA party belief system is the winner against tyranny, it has to be destroyed by Marxists.
Hmmm . . John Wilkes Booth was a southern sympathizer (Democrat) of the first order. Southern Democrats were the party of slavery, and they didn´t want slavery to end. Don´t lay this at the feet of any other than the Democratic Party, mister producer. The Tea Party would be wise to use Booth and this guy as it´s poster childs.
So he found out who Booth was. A man who lived a hundred plus years ago. He is, however, unable to find out who the Tea Party-ers are because it is apparent that what he believes they are is not actually what they are. And they´re still alive today. It shows that he only reads liberal news media and their fictional characterization of the Tea Party.
Oh My does this imply the entire Tea party will rise up to shoot a black lincoln? Is this why he wants to ban guns instead of trying to disarm us for the UN? Don´t worry Obe won Lincoln the Tea party would not waste their bullet on you. It wouldn´t be the Tea party that breaks the law but even they can´t control a foreign force who controls a drone and deals name cards for instance.
#17, this came to my mind, too. The things said about and wished against President Bush were unbelievably vile. But you´ll note, no-one in the media ever called out the Left on this, not even the Repub. pundits, with a few exceptions.
For the Left, it is essential to demolish and disperse the only somewhat organized conservative/patriot group. So the Dem/Lefties will demonize and denounce and ridicule incessantly.
But since comparisons are being hurled: Pol Pot would have been in the Dem/Left party and part of the OWSer mobs (occupy wall streeters), alongside every other vicious totalitarian monster whose goal was and is always to exterminate the opposition.
I think it´s time we respond en masse to these attacks on fellow American Patriots. One place to start is by calling Congressmen and stating the case for who the TEA Partiers are. Whether a "member" of a TEA Party group or not, they are us.
I remember as a kid when I got my first Nat Geo membership card. I was so proud. I used to love to read those mags, and no it was not just to see the pics of the naked pigmies. I stopped my membership around 2002 when the quality of the writing went down and the over emphasis to man made global warming began to take hold. I am now practically ashamed to say I was once a member. It is so politically active and biased now compared to its former glory days. I am sure it´s readership is down and not all of it is attributable to modern technology alternatives to traditional print.
It is becoming more apparent daily that the leftist , progressives (nee liberals) having seen how effective the lying demolition of Romney was are now exerting all that negative effort on the Tea Party. DON´T TREAD ON ME.
It would seem to me that there is a HUGE hole where good magazines and Newspapers used to be. Wouldn´t it be great to have a conservative National newspaper and a magazine with the quality Nat´l Geographic USED to have? Investors, are you listening? USA Today could be demolished by a paper perhaps called America Now. If I were younger, I would do it.
Booth was one of the more than 30,000 citizens from Northern states who Lincoln had arrested for making statements against his War with the Confederacy. I imagine that Lincoln´s action ticked him off. Luckily for Democrats, they haven´t started arresting Tea Party members yet for speaking out against Obamacare and taxes.
#4, take what you read with a fat grain of salt. There is a LOT of revisionist history and false allegations being made based on unsubstantiated assumptions. Some folks will say anything to make a name for themselves...even folks who claim to be on the right side of the argument. I have also seen some people I highly respect (and usually agree with) fall for some of the revisionist garbage that has been clearly refuted by others who have demonstrated the research and conclusions are bad.
This NatGeo idiot is just another propagandist looking for attention. These guys were probably recruited long ago to come out with junk like this at certain time intervals to ensure that they can continue to discredit anyone who is not a kool-aid drinking leftist. They have to keep up the negative campaign so people will believe it to be true.
I´ve always thought that the values and motives of the Tea Party are simple, straightforward, and unambiguous. I´m astonished that so many educated people cannot grasp the obvious. They are utterly blinded by their ideology.
At 84, I´ve read National Geographic most of my life. I was iffy about reuping but no longer--I´m done. I´m first and foremost a Patriot and Tea Party attendee. I will return the next "bill" telling them the reason why. I´ve watched the democrat progressives work hard to keep low income people down on the old plantation--even if it is in the inner cities, lied to and kept illiterate. I wish someone could get through to them and tell them Democrat pols are first of all for themselves, and everyone else are the slaves.
If you actually study Lincoln, he was a tyrant. Like our current president, he governed by executive order, working around the other branches in a decidedly unconstitutional manner.
Booth, along with many people tired of seeing fellow Americans KILLED, did something extremely rash to stop him, resulting in Lincoln´s martyrdom.
If 0bama continues with his outside-the-Constitution endruns around Congress and the courts, if he and his Czars start using all that ammo for something other than the claimed "target practice," will another Booth emerge?
While I agree that 0bama, like Lincoln, needs to be stopped, creating a martyr is NOT the way to do it.
Still, he must be stopped. First step: we must do a better job of convincing the other half of our republic that he is up to no good...
Saturday Evening Post, Look, Life and National Geografic were all favorites of mine as a kid growing up in the 50´s and the 60´s. College library I went to had copies of Look going back to the 30´s. Fascinated reading about and seeing history as it happened. So much for quality now. Oh, and Margaret Sanger has been a poster child of the Democratic party for decades. She was obviously a favorite of the 3rd Reich also.
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