FLASHBACK: Liberals Said There Would Be Riots IF OBAMA WASN’T ELECTED IN 2008

James Carville

People who don’t like Donald Trump have seized on a recent comment he made about possible unrest at the Republican National Convention if he is denied the nomination despite being the leading candidate.

Liberals are using his comments as proof that he’s inciting violence but guess what…

They said the same thing about Obama in 2008.

From The American Thinker in October 2008:

A New Media Motif: Vote Obama & Avoid Race Riots

The Hill.com introduced what could become a key media motif in the week before the election: If you vote against Obama, you could cause a riot.

At least in modern American history, this will be the first of its brand of political extortion perpetrated by the old liberal media, not just against voters, but against the African-American communities in cities across the country.

The article on TheHill.com, written by Alexander Bolton, states that,

Some worry that if Barack Obama loses and there is suspicion of foul play in the election, violence could ensue in cities with large black populations. Others based the need for enhanced patrols on past riots in urban areas (following professional sports events) and also on Internet rumors.

Here’s more from Free Republic:

James Carville Hints at Riots If Obama Loses Election (2008)

In last night’s post-debate analysis on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, James Carville proclaimed that Barack Obama will be the slam dunk winner of the election in November. However, he followed up by hinting at riots if Obama were to lose.

That doesn’t count though.

Everything is different when Democrats do it.

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  • Tiger184

    Thank you for these references. They shall be used often.
    Dontcha just love the innernets?

  • Vae Victis

    This doesn’t fit the narrative, comrade. The narrative is “Trump is a nazi and his supporters are the KKK”

    Throw this inconvenient recollection down the memory hole.

  • Jim

    So Obama got elected and there have been riots. I say he encouraged them.

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  • taxpayer22

    Hitler was a leftie Socialist.

  • quietsch

    Of course there is a little difference: back then an unimportant A. Bolton and an unimportant J Carville stated that. Now the candidate himself – after months of aggressive, demeaning, sexist, racist rhetoric – states it himself. It makes a differences who says what.

    • Javier Stoltz

      You mean like when Obama said if they bring knives we’ll brings guns? Or when he told his flock to get in their faces? I know, I know – it’s not the exact same thing. It’s worse.

      • rainmom

        also, when biden yelled to a black audience, “they’re gonna put you back in chains!”

    • kevin

      Four pronouns to describe Trump’s rhetoric and you couldn’t use Islamophobic? You’re slipping.

  • hears_the_rest_of_the_story

    The difference is Obama never said where Trump did.