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AP: Obama Gets Most Death Threats Ever

From those guardians of Presidential safety at the Associated Press:

Obama has more threats than other presidents-elect

By EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer

Sat Nov 15

WASHINGTON – Threats against a new president historically spike right after an election, but from Maine to Idaho law enforcement officials are seeing more against Barack Obama than ever before. The Secret Service would not comment or provide the number of cases they are investigating. But since the Nov. 4 election, law enforcement officials have seen more potentially threatening writings, Internet postings and other activity directed at Obama than has been seen with any past president-elect, said officials aware of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because the issue of a president’s security is so sensitive.

Earlier this week, the Secret Service looked into the case of a sign posted on a tree in Vay, Idaho, with Obama’s name and the offer of a “free public hanging.” In North Carolina, civil rights officials complained of threatening racist graffiti targeting Obama found in a tunnel near the North Carolina State University campus.

And in a Maine convenience store, an Associated Press reporter saw a sign inviting customers to join a betting pool on when Obama might fall victim to an assassin. The sign solicited $1 entries into “The Osama Obama Shotgun Pool,” saying the money would go to the person picking the date closest to when Obama was attacked. “Let’s hope we have a winner,” said the sign, since taken down

Racially tinged graffiti — not necessarily directed at Obama — also has emerged in numerous reports across the nation since Election Day, prompting at least one news conference by a local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Georgia.

A law enforcement official who also spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly said that during the campaign there was a spike in anti-Obama rhetoric on the Internet — “a lot of ranting and raving with no capability, credibility or specificity to it.”

There were two threatening cases with racial overtones:

• In Denver, a group of men with guns and bulletproof vests made racist threats against Obama and sparked fears of an assassination plot during the Democratic National Convention in August.

• Just before the election, two skinheads in Tennessee were charged with plotting to behead blacks across the country and assassinate Obama while wearing white top hats and tuxedos.

In both cases, authorities determined the men were not capable of carrying out their plots.

In Milwaukee, police officials found a poster of Obama with a bullet going toward his head — discovered on a table in a police station.

Chatter among white supremacists on the Internet has increased throughout the campaign and since Election Day.

One of the most popular white supremacist Web sites got more than 2,000 new members the day after the election, compared with 91 new members on Election Day, according to an AP count. The site, stormfront.org, was temporarily off-line Nov. 5 because of the overwhelming amount of activity it received after Election Day. On Saturday, one Stormfront poster, identified as Dalderian Germanicus, of North Las Vegas, said, “I want the SOB laid out in a box to see how ‘messiahs’ come to rest. God has abandoned us, this country is doomed.”

It is not surprising that a black president would galvanize the white supremacist movement, said Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, who studies the white supremacy movement.

“The overwhelming flavor of the white supremacist world is a mix of desperation, confusion and hoping that this will somehow turn into a good thing for them,” Potok said. He said hate groups have been on the rise in the past seven years because of a common concern about immigration.

Er, Mr. Obama is facing more threats than Abraham Lincoln?

Sure, we believe that.

As always, the Associated Press has found some authoritative but anonymous source to tell us just what they want us to be told:

The Secret Service would not comment or provide the number of cases they are investigating. But since the Nov. 4 election, law enforcement officials have seen more potentially threatening writings, Internet postings and other activity directed at Obama than has been seen with any past president-elect, said officials aware of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because the issue of a president’s security is so sensitive.

In other words the Associated Press just made this up.

And speaking of which:

And in a Maine convenience store, an Associated Press reporter saw a sign inviting customers to join a betting pool on when Obama might fall victim to an assassin. The sign solicited $1 entries into “The Osama Obama Shotgun Pool,” saying the money would go to the person picking the date closest to when Obama was attacked. “Let’s hope we have a winner,” said the sign, since taken down.

One of these days the AP is going to give its reporters cameras — or maybe even cell phones with cameras built in.

Just imagine the possibilities!

And speaking of the AP’s all too familiar ways, here they are once again myth about the sudden rise in popularity of (white racist only) hate sites:

One of the most popular white supremacist Web sites got more than 2,000 new members the day after the election, compared with 91 new members on Election Day, according to an AP count. The site, stormfront.org, was temporarily off-line Nov. 5 because of the overwhelming amount of activity it received after Election Day.

Once again, let’s look at the Alexa chart for Stormfront’s internet traffic:

For once there was actually a spike in the pageviews at Stormfront. Just like there was on almost every political website on election day.

But notice that their traffic has since gone back down to its normal rate.

Even this brief up-tick was probably due to all of the reporters looking for the fabled white supremacist backlash.

(And note how the source for all of these “hate sites flourishing” stories is always one Mark Potok, who as the director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, just happens to make his living decrying these sites.)

But the story of white racism against Mr. Obama must be perpetuated. Along with the terrible dangers he faces.

How else can he be the next Lincoln or FDR?

 

Meanwhile, a countless number of books, plays, movies and other paraphernalia about assassinating President Bush were promulgated by our one party media with unbridled glee.

Why is that?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Saturday, November 15th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

27 Responses to “AP: Obama Gets Most Death Threats Ever”

  1. BronzePage

    Therein lies the big problem with the Obama presidency. In many ways, I’ve considered that Obama’s actions since Nov.5 imply he’s going to govern as McCain would have…. But the difference is that now any criticism of Obama’s policies will be construed as racist and therefore subject to investigation by the Secret Service. What a train wreck.

  2. DGA

    Many probably do want to off obama, but please, don’t do it! He’ll become a martyr, and give the actual racists power, and a national holiday off to boot. Rather, let him attempt to run out his four years and be sent off to live in Kenya in disgrace, hopefully never to return.

  3. jcheney

    I agree with BronzePage. Any criticism during the general election was considered racist, and this will continue.

    I don’t want to see anything to happen to Obama for a couple of other reasons. Next in power is Joe ‘the gaffemaster’ Biden would take his place. After than comes Nancy Pelsoi. Lord help us if that were to happen.

  4. wardmama4

    I was going to comment but SG (as usual) made all of my pertinent ones.

    I disagree DGA – better to get him out of the way than to have a facsist state where any and all disagreement are met with the Obamabots black shirts kicking in your door.

    Actually I’ve started to pray not for his murder but rather for a little something that will take him out of the picture for say 20 or so years – I don’t wish him dead, I just don’t wish him well either.

  5. proreason

    The AP is just building the case for Obamy’s Brownshirts.

  6. JannyMae

    Just in case we needed any more evidence of a bias and a double standard at the AP, this objective little piece of reporting comes along.

    Side question: If “the issue of a president’s security is so sensitive” then why is the AP reporting this “story?”.

  7. JannyMae

    Second side question: How many of these alleged threats do you suppose are in the same category as the current lead story right here on this site? You have to wonder, don’t you?

    http://sweetness-light.com/arc.....g-as-white

  8. Steve

    “And note how the source for all of these “hate sites flourishing” stories is always one Mark Potok, who as the director of the Southern Poverty Law Center, just happens to make his living decrying these sites.”

    The latest (as of this hour) from the Associated Press:

    Election spurs ‘hundreds’ of race threats, crimes

    By JESSE WASHINGTON

    Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting “Assassinate Obama.” Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars.

    Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection glow of racial progress and harmony, highlighting the stubborn racism that remains in America.

    From California to Maine, police have documented a range of alleged crimes, from vandalism and vague threats to at least one physical attack. Insults and taunts have been delivered by adults, college students and second-graders.

    There have been “hundreds” of incidents since the election, many more than usual, said Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate crimes

    Potok, who is white, said he believes there is “a large subset of white people in this country who feel that they are losing everything they know, that the country their forefathers built has somehow been stolen from them.” …

    http://tinyurl.com/5vauuy

    How many stories are sourced to this one person whose very job is dependent upon their being white racism?

  9. Steve

    “There were two threatening cases with racial overtones:

    • In Denver, a group of men with guns and bulletproof vests made racist threats against Obama and sparked fears of an assassination plot during the Democratic National Convention in August.

    • Just before the election, two skinheads in Tennessee were charged with plotting to behead blacks across the country and assassinate Obama while wearing white top hats and tuxedos.”

    Would it be nitpicking to note that neither of these alleged threats were made against the President-elect?

    So why are they listed in this article?

  10. jcheney

    AP hasn’t been objective for some time. They are all going down the toilet. Google is in the tank for Obama as well. Newsbusters did an article about that a while back.

  11. Enthalpy

    By the time we have dealt with Senator Obama’s desire to obliterate what was a great country, there will be no time to even think about his race or ethnicity, much less harm him in any way.

  12. Consilience

    I do fear for Senator Obama—he’s objectionable on so many levels, race is the least of concern. I would happily vote for a black candidate if that candidate were not a leftist/Marxist. I will pray for him as I have President Bush, but I believe Mr. Obama’s SS detail/support have their hands full. The world is full of crazies. The media doesn’t help our president-elect by constantly drawing parallels with JFK. It’s going to be a rough 4 years, but give the Kennedy connection a rest. As some else noted above, we should pray for his safety since he chose that complete nitwit Joe “the gaffe machine” Biden as VP…

  13. pinandpuller

    Can anyone say martial law?

  14. Consilience

    pinandpuller, Martial law would not surprise me at all. I have always believed the thug messiah had pernicious motives for running and bad things in mind for our Republic (such as it is following W’s bailout debacle). However, martial law will cause something we’ve never seen—-and we don’t want to see. Attempting to confiscate fire arms wouldn’t surprise me either….

  15. U NO HOO

    “Potok, who is white, said he believes there is “a large subset of white people in this country who feel that they are losing everything they know, that the country their forefathers built has somehow been stolen from them.” …”

    70 % of African Americans feel “they are losing everything they know” and therefor voted for Prop8.

  16. Liberals Make Great Speedbumps

    U NO Hoo,

    And 100% of the race baiting poverty pimps who fear there is a chance the gravy train might run dry!

  17. brad

    WOW—100s!? Amazing! Oh yeah, and all those unreported anti-white crimes the AP has never heard about:

    1. http://www.rense.com/politics5/antiwhite.htm
    2. http://www.racismeantiblanc.bizland.com/005/06.htm
    3. Black crime that goes unreported: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicide/race.htm

    Get ready for ever critique or opposition to Obama’s presidency to be called “racist.” Or take your bets on the date when critical caricatures are made, someone is going to make the charge of “racism.”

  18. Liberals Make Great Speedbumps

    I’ll be the first to call BS on this one. There is no way that anyone will ever convince me that Barry has received more threats that GWB has. The damned foaming at the mouth liberal psychos have held public parades calling for the death of GWB. So I’ll say it…. BULLSHIT!

  19. pinandpuller

    Consilience

    Attempting to confiscate being the operative phrase! If gun confiscation started in the US then there would be a civil war for sure. How many troops or law enforcement personnel are willing to obey the order to disarm Americans? I suppose that Obama could deploy National Guard units in the Middle East to keep them out of the way.

  20. sheehanjihad

    any attempts at confiscating firearms would result in an immediate social backlash that would cost Obama his office, and probably Pelosi and Reid and whoever else signed on to it. During the cold war, the Soviets had two main problem concerning a war with the United States. The first was the ability of Nuclear Sub Captains’ ability to operate autonomously and launch regardless of presidential approval, the second was the total lack of confidence from their generals that the US population could be successfully disarmed and subdued.

    The socialists most certainly have crunched the numbers, and as pinandpuller states, almost all of the people who would be tasked with disarming the population are the very type of people the socialists are targeting. Liberals dont make good soldiers or law enforcement. Conservatives do, and I dont suspect that they would be running out to enforce an unconstitutional socialist directive that they dont agree with. Methinks their own weapons would be pointed at the people who drafted the order and expected it to be carried out.

    The brownshirt turncoats, the civilian “authority of community organizers” would find themselves in the unenviable position of having carry out what is left of the no guns mandate. Ironic as though it may be, the last thing they would see in this world is the flash from the very gun they came to confiscate.

    It may sound melodramatic, but I am literally positive that if such a folly was attempted that it would last all of two days….once the word was out, lots of people would take preemptive action against those they know support the socialist cause.

    No, they will disarm America in a different way. Just like Stalin did to the Ukraine in the 30’s. If it comes to that. It wont. Over half the population still doesnt agree with the leftist cause of socialism, and I would wager that more than half of those who voted for Obama will have awakened from the heady euphoria of “making history” and will have realized what was laying in bed next to them. The true marxists, leftists and socialists are a vast vocal minority. And they cant shoot worth a shit either.

  21. Gila Monster

    “And they cant shoot worth a sh*t either.”

    Yes indeed SJ, succinct and to the point as usual. You put a smile on my face every day my friend.

    I was thinking they probably couldn’t hit water if they fell out of a boat. ;o)

  22. bitterclinger

    Liberals cannot shoot! That is hilarious but true for obvious reasons.

    Still laughing…

    Thanks.

  23. pinandpuller

    The liberals may go Kennedy on us. Lure a conservative into a car and drive off of a bridge-repeat…

  24. proreason

    So, if you live in Dayton, Ohio, it’s 50-50 that one person in your city signed up as a White Supremicist after the election………….if you can believe the least trusted institution in the country. the lying media.

    When will the gulags and quarantines be implemented to stop this blight?

  25. brad

    No one brings the hate like the liberals, look at my hero in California documenting their craziness:

    http://www.zombietime.com/

  26. Lipstick on a PIAPS

    Has Barack had a, how to, assasination movie made like President George W. Bush made yet?!? No, so cry me a river ya liberal pukes. As Reverend Wright once said on fanatical Presdential Hatred Contests “The Chickens have come home to roost!”. Just too delicious.

  27. JohnMG

    With the selection of Joe Biden as Vice-president, Obama purchased the most effective life-insurance policy available, and it didn’t cost him a dime. Even the most deranged moron on earth wouldn’t follow through on a death threat with the prospect of #2 and #3 in succession to the presidency.

    A very troubling state of affairs, indeed.


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