These "New Black Panthers" were not prosecuted, because the Justice department could not find a single voter that felt intimidated by them, sort of undermining the whole narrative. This decision was taken by the Bush Justice department before Obama became President, but it has become the subject of endless attacks on Obama, claiming that it was his decision, and that it proves that he is an anti-white racist. These attacks continue to this day, frequently citing this incident as legitimate grounds to impeach Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, who, coincidentally, is also black.
Now we have a story from Talking Points Memo indicating that this whole incident may have been nothing but another self-generated, misreported Republican dirty trick after the fashion of the famous Acorn-pimp fabrication.
It turns out that the tape this videographer took was not released in its entirety. Left out were sections where Republican operatives stopped him from freely filming, screaming:
"We're on the same team," says another Republican poll watcher off screen.
"You're fucking up the story. Don't fuck up the story," one unidentified poll watcher tells Morse."
It's worth noting that the "U.S. Civil Rights Commission," which was packed with white, right wing Christian activists during Bush's term, issued a report on this incident which only included the apparently damning parts of the tape, omitting including the section I've discussed above.
So, it seems that these dozens if not hundreds of demands for Obama's impeachment, delivered in the most belligerent terms, and which continue to this day, are all the product of one more malignant Republican hoax.
Funny, isn't it, that after two years, white Conservatives still can't find anything to hang their hatred of Obama on, but lies and distortions. I wonder what really makes them really hate him so much.
Well, no I don't. I think I've figured it out. I bet you have too.