Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Unprecedented Number of Death Threats Against Obama

Just great...TPM reports, Unprecedented Number Of Death Threats Against Obama -- And Secret Service Overwhelmed

"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."

"In total, the Secret Service regularly protects 32 people and arranges security for high-profile events. But the 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."

1 comment:

DKB said...

Maybe this is surprising in New England, but it makes perfect sense in Knuckledragger Land. When lefties (even most way-fringy lefties) vehemently disagree, the cries are "prosecute, convict, imprison!" If you can find the far-right fringe without getting caught up in the razor wire around their remote compound or shot by the sentries, you'd hear their cries of "Kill, kill, KILL!"