Who shot the Presidents?

Started May 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Failed Presidential Assassination attempts...
In reply to itchhh, May 6, 2012

itchhh wrote:

Mr. Kennedy was talking about the Soviet Union. Are you THAT naive, or were you born yesterday?

Really? LOL! Are your eyes brown?

Are you actually going to claim that that's not what he was speaking about?

Out of curiosity, haved you ever heard of the Cold War?

  1. 2 Failed assassination attempts

  • 2.1 Andrew Jackson

  • 2.2 Abraham Lincoln

  • 2.3 Theodore Roosevelt

  • 2.4 Herbert Hoover

  • 2.5 Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • 2.6 Harry S. Truman

  • 2.7 John F. Kennedy

  • 2.8 Richard Nixon

  • 2.9 Gerald Ford

  • 2.10 Jimmy Carter

  • 2.11 Ronald Reagan

  • 2.12 George H. W. Bush

  • 2.13 Bill Clinton

  • 2.14 George W. Bush

  • 2.15 Barack Obama

Apparently all of these people were opponenents of the Fed...

Why else would anyone dream of assassinating a President?

And maybe it's also a coincidence that John Wilkes booth, was a supporter of the Confederacy?

Charles Guiteau turned to politics after failing in several ventures, including theology, a law practice, bill collecting, and time in the utopian Oneida Community. He wrote a speech in support of Ulysses S. Grant called "Grant vs. Hancock", which he later revised to "Garfield vs. Hancock" after Garfield won the Republican nomination in the 1880 presidential campaign. Guiteau never delivered the speech in a public setting, instead printing up several hundred copies,[3] but he believed that this speech along with his other efforts were largely responsible for Garfield's narrow victory over Winfield S. Hancock in the election of 1880. Guiteau believed he should be awarded a diplomatic post for his vital assistance, first asking for Vienna, then settling for Paris.[4] He loitered around Republican headquarters in New York City during the 1880 campaign, expecting rewards for his effort, to no avail.[5] Still believing he would be rewarded, Guiteau arrived in Washington on March 5, 1881, the day after Garfield's inauguration, and obtained entrance to the White House and saw the President on March 8, 1881, dropping off a copy of his speech.[6] He spent the next two months roaming around Washington, shuffling back and forth between the State Department and the White House, approaching various Cabinet members and other prominent Republicans and seeking support, to no avail. Guiteau was destitute and increasingly slovenly due to wearing the same clothes every day, the only clothes he owned, but he did not give up. On May 13, 1881, he was banned from the White House waiting room. On May 14, 1881, Secretary of State James G. Blaine told him never to return: "Never speak to me again of the Paris consulship as long as you live."[7]
Contemporary illustration of Guiteau's pistol.

Guiteau's family had judged him to be insane in 1875 and attempted to have him committed, but Guiteau escaped.[8] Now his mania took a violent turn. After the encounter with Blaine, Guiteau decided that he had been commanded by God, he is quoted in saying, "I leave my justification to God..."[9] to kill the ungrateful President. Guiteau borrowed $15 and went to purchase a revolver.


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