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President Obama faces an increase of 400% in death threats a day

Posted by on Aug. 15, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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 President Obama faces an increase of 400% in death threats a day

As the mounting weirdness that is emanating from right wingers continues to flow, an increasing amount of death threats follow.

Since Mr Obama took office, the rate of threats against the president has increased 400 per cent from the 3,000 a year or so under President George W. Bush, according to Ronald Kessler, author of In the President's Secret Service.

Some threats to Mr Obama, whose Secret Service codename is Renegade, have been publicised, including an alleged plot by white supremacists in Tennessee late last year to rob a gun store, shoot 88 black people, decapitate another 14 and then assassinate the first black president in American history.

Most, however, are kept under wraps because the Secret Service fears that revealing details of them would only increase the number of copycat attempts. Although most threats are not credible, each one has to be investigated meticulously.

According to the book, intelligence officials received information that people associated with the Somalia-based Islamist group al-Shabaab might try to disrupt Mr Obama's inauguration in January, when the Secret Service co-ordinated at least 40,000 agents and officers from some 94 police, military and security agencies.

Being black has definitely increased the number of nut jobs on the prowl, but because he's in the Democratic party that number is much higher. And it's only going to get worse from here. The violent rhetoric from talk radio and FOX News continues to throw gasoline on the fire.

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by on Aug. 15, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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Eilish
by on Aug. 15, 2009 at 8:32 PM

This doesn't surprise me, but I HIGHLY doubt it has anything to do with him being black.

tericared
by on Aug. 15, 2009 at 8:37 PM


Quoting Eilish:

This doesn't surprise me, but I HIGHLY doubt it has anything to do with him being black.


really?

Eilish
by on Aug. 15, 2009 at 8:40 PM


Quoting tericared:


Quoting Eilish:

This doesn't surprise me, but I HIGHLY doubt it has anything to do with him being black.


really?

Yup!

Eilish
by on Aug. 15, 2009 at 8:40 PM

PS .... why on earth would the SS reveal Obama's codename??? And why is it "renegade?"

MissJennJenn
by on Aug. 15, 2009 at 8:41 PM

unfortunatly it does have something to do with him being black. As sad as it is, its true.

Quoting Eilish:

This doesn't surprise me, but I HIGHLY doubt it has anything to do with him being black.


pregnant

Eilish
by on Aug. 15, 2009 at 8:42 PM


Quoting Eilish:

PS .... why on earth would the SS reveal Obama's codename??? And why is it "renegade?"

  • Main Entry: 1ren·e·gade
  • Pronunciation: \ˈre-ni-ˌgād\
  • Function: noun
  • Etymology: Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin renegatus, from past participle of renegare to deny, from Latin re- + negare to deny — more at negate
  • Date: 1583

1 : a deserter from one faith, cause, or allegiance to another
2 : an individual who rejects lawful or conventional behavior

Eilish
by on Aug. 15, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Sorry .... I just don't buy it.

Quoting MissJennJenn:

unfortunatly it does have something to do with him being black. As sad as it is, its true.

Quoting Eilish:

This doesn't surprise me, but I HIGHLY doubt it has anything to do with him being black.



MissBearNMonkey
by on Aug. 15, 2009 at 8:44 PM

You're right, Eilish...it's probably due to the reich wing hate mongering. Which, as we all know, is colorblind in it's need to rot this country to its core.

Quoting Eilish:

This doesn't surprise me, but I HIGHLY doubt it has anything to do with him being black.


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tericared
by on Aug. 15, 2009 at 8:44 PM


Quoting Eilish:

PS .... why on earth would the SS reveal Obama's codename??? And why is it "renegade?"

doesnt seem to do much good if every one knows what it is.....here are some of the past..

  • Bill Clinton - Eagle[6]
  • George W. Bush - Tumbler[13] or Trailblazer[10][6]
  • Barack Obama - Renegade[15][10]

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    Eilish
    by on Aug. 15, 2009 at 8:46 PM

    It could very well be neo-cons; but I don't think it is because he is black, I think it is because the neo-cons want to be in power and are pissed that they are not.

    Quoting MissBearNMonkey:

    You're right, Eilish...it's probably due to the reich wing hate mongering. Which, as we all know, is colorblind in it's need to rot this country to its core.

    Quoting Eilish:

    This doesn't surprise me, but I HIGHLY doubt it has anything to do with him being black.



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