Oh I understand the significance. and if you would have stated that in your reply that would have been it.
"I must have missed that part of history when blacks hung whites." I did state that, one has a history one does not.
I don't find it comical to hang effigies of political figures (black or white). You know there would have been a huge s**t storm if someone hung Obama in effigy, even if it was politically motivated not racially and rightly so. So why support it in any form? Just because it isn't your guy?
I don't think it is getting support and it wasn't taken as if it was all in good fun it got the attention of the secret service and the FBI and for some reason they determined it not to be a hate crime.
I can't change the past, and I never hung anyone (real or not), so what really matters is now and the future. What's wrong for one should be wrong for all.
Obama's new home was built in part by slaves. If you look around at the emotion and disbelief in the faces of many blacks in this country you'll see that history for them is not easily or even possible to ignore. It will be a very long time before this countries history is truly in the past and it will not be for whites to decide when that happens but regardless of your opinion of Obama his election to the highest office in the land was a huge leap toward to that day.