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George H.W. Bush Was A Racist War Criminal

AFRICANGLOBE - The name of Willie Horton should forever be associated with Bush’s 1988 presidential bid. Horton, who was serving a life sentence for murder in Massachusetts — where Bush’s Democratic opponent, Michael Dukakis, was governor —  had fled a weekend furlough program and raped a Maryland woman. A notorious television ad called “Weekend Passes,“released by a political action committee with ties to the Bush campaign, made clear to viewers that Horton was Black and his victim was white.

WATCH: The GOP’s Worst Race-Baiting Ad Since Willie Horton

AFRICANGLOBE - In 1988, the “Willie Horton” ad was notorious for its use of racial dog whistles by Republicans to undermine the Democratic nominee for president, Michael Dukakis. That despicable video was part of George H.W. Bush's successful election, and went down in history as the poster child for shameful race-baiting political advertisement.
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