• This Unprecedented Number of Death Threats Against the President Is, Like, Seriously Killing the Secret Service

    Wanna hear something funny about the right wing response to Barack Obama's presidency so far?

    The Boston Globe reports that a new internal Congressional Research Service report and government sources say there are an unprecedented number of death threats against President Obama — and that the Secret Service is insufficiently funded and staffed to deal with them

    [T]he election of Barack Obama has increased threats against the president's life by 400 percent from his predecessor, according to "In the President's Secret Service," Ronald Kessler's account of presidential security… The Southern Poverty Law Center issued a report back in August that found that the number of white supremacist militia groups has spiked by 35% since 2000.

    Whoops! Sorry. My mistake. Turns out that wasn't funny. Like at all. No, that wasn't even a little bit. It was actually kind of more like terrifying and depressing than it was funny. Yikes! After only ten months, people already hate and want to kill Barack Obama 400 percent more than they hated and wanted to George W. Bush after eight years? When you get right down to it, that's pretty much the exact opposite of funny. Wouldn't you say?

    Hmmmmmm… I wonder what is the one thing that white supremisist militia groups — not to mention the health care protesters with guns and people on writing Facebook polls about whether or not Barack Obama should be killed — hate most about him. What could it be?  Wow. This is a very difficult question to answer.

    I suppose they're just really, really oppose a public option for health care. I mean, that's pretty much the only thing I can think of.

    Tags: Assassinations, Barack Obama, Racism, Secret Service


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