- South Carolina (December 20, 1860)
- Mississippi (January 9, 1861)
- Florida (January 10, 1861)
- Alabama (January 11, 1861)
- Georgia (January 19, 1861)
- Louisiana (January 26, 1861)
- Mississippi (38%)
- Louisiana (33%)
- Georgia (32%)
- Maryland (31%) [was not in the Confederacy]
- South Carolina (29%)
- Alabama (27%)
- Mississippi (43%)
- Louisiana (40%)
- Georgia (47%)
- Maryland (55%)
- South Carolina (45%)
- Alabama (39%)
Black population in Montana is less than 1/2 of 1%, Obama received 44% of the vote. Maine has about 1% and voted 58% for Obama. Both states have elected a lot of Republicans. At one time, Maine was the most Republican of the states. The confederate states* the Democrats lost in 2008 would have been difficult for any Democrat to win. White Democrats in those states are rare. And the chief and overwhelming reason is hatred for the Negro. The Confederate South was as solid Democrat as could be from the end of Reconstruction (1877) until Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964.
Above is one of the gun targets printed to remind the shooter of Trayvon Martin. The boy was shot to death while wearing a hooded sweatshirt, and carrying a bag of candy, and a can of tea. Martin was shot in the chest. George Zimmerman, a self-appointed vigilante murdered him in Sanford Florida on 26 February. Now, if one is familiar with maps and geography, Florida's outline resembles a pistol. Sanford is where the lower part of the thumb cradles the handle.
Zimmerman wanted to be a cop, but he was too much of a nut case to be accepted. His father is a judge who kept him out of jail, and had charges dropped, a few times. The police were going to let this murder pass too, until the audio of Zimmerman to an emergency dispatcher was released weeks thereafter. Zimmerman was a frequent caller. He reported a suspicious person, and was told to wait until the police came, instead he told the '911' operator [against her expressed warning] that he was going after the person, and he did.
Many people have sent him money for his defense. White people were quickly sick of hearing about the case, when it broke. When a sensational case of a white girl in trouble hits the national wire, and half a newscast, or an entertainment show, is about that sort of case, there is no such complaint from that quarter. No, people knew Zimmerman was guilty and did not want to admit, or dwell upon it; and the virulent racists saw an hero to protect.
I wanted to write about this earlier, but did not. No contrary reason or evidence has appeared to convince me that Zimmerman is anything but guilty. The only questions are: is it manslaughter? or murder?; and will he serve a commiserate sentence?
I conjecture, those who support Zimmerman also hate Obama. And the intersection with extreme gun rights advocates is significant.
The President had said, on 23 March, “My main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin, you know, if I had a son he’d look like Trayvon, and, you know, I think they are right to expect that all of us, as Americans, are going to take this with the seriousness that it deserves and that we're going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.” Obama is right, and that is why the boy was shot [not because of Obama's position, but of his appearance], and only by the threat of federal investigation [interference with states rights, you can refer to the 1861 conflict, and to Strom Thurmond] after the local authorities had thoroughly buried the case, until the press [liberal mainstream] made the events public.
*It is true that Obama won North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida; but those states have many residents born in other states; and the wreckage of the gwbjr/cheney was not publicly forgotten, because it was still current.
nota bene 23 May 2012: I have amended 'hatred', here to include 'fear', because the obvious display of hatred is caused by something. Sometimes it is unpleasant personal encounters (including horrible ones), but those tend to be individualistic, this is broader. Some of the hatred is to disguise guilt, but irrational fear describes much more.