Comments: Deterring the Obama Assassination Threat

I wish Bush would hurry up with his coup, he's only got four days left. C'mon, man, don't let me down!

Posted by Vaultenblogger at January 16, 2009 10:35 PM

The "Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism" cannot be real. I am sorry, I am currently knocking myself unconscious because someone in our media made this "organization" up from whole cloth.

Posted by Two Dogs at January 16, 2009 10:35 PM

Back in 2006, when there was buzz about the Democratic Congress possibly impeaching Bush, I came up with a very similar line to use in a debate with a liberal:

"I've got one very good argument why you don't really want to impeach Bush, even if you think you do, and I can sum it up in two words: President Cheney."

Alas, I never got to say it. It would have been a lot of fun, though.

Posted by Robin Munn at January 17, 2009 03:25 AM

This is a clear case of projection. The libs' candidate lost and they expressed hate from the start of the transition. Therefore, when their candidate wins, they expect the opposition to be crazed with hate from the start - and since the conservatives are more likely to have guns, the libs also expect violence. I guess they have already forgotten the post-election response of "He's our President-elect, now" from many conservatives.

Posted by MikeM at January 17, 2009 09:35 AM

And you can look for a lot of foofoodust from the Southern Poverty Law Center in the coming years, too.

They're always good for a couple of "hate-inspired conspiracy" stories.

Posted by dad29 at January 17, 2009 09:51 AM

Seems to me that the last President assassinated by a white supremacist was Lincoln. Maybe the puppies in the MSM figure this will just seal the comparison.

Besides, for them, the best outcome would be Obama being killed - the important part's already happened, and nothing will show their new deity to have feet of clay fatser than actually having to perform in office. Best to keep the dream alive. A further plus would be that if Obama is martyred they could return to the narratibe that America is fatally flawed by racism.

For the media, there'd be no downside. It'd be JFK, MLK, Elvis, and Princess Di all rolled into one for ever and ever. Remember how much more beautiful Camelot became the further into the mists of memory it receded? JFK's death severed any connection with the Bay of Pigs and Vietnam and turned his missteps (Missile Crisis) into heroic feats.

Posted by Steve Skubinna at January 17, 2009 10:05 AM

And Obama's team is sooooo concerned about this that they're allowing him to travel slooooowwwly by train through many states, where those deviously clever KKK or other racists could allegedly blow up the tracks to derail the train in an attempt to cause massive injuries and/or death. Anyway, thanks to Al Gore, it's probably going to be soo cold on Inauguration Day that bullets would freeze in mid air. In other words, hell will be freezing over in Wash DC on January 20, 2009 with the inauguration of the most liberal black unqualified candidate ever in American History. So enjoy the ride.

Posted by eaglewingz08 at January 17, 2009 01:20 PM

No doubt the presidential assassination movies, plays and books will be pouring out any day now. Oh wait - that was for the last guy.

Posted by Bandit at January 17, 2009 03:30 PM

/snide mode - on/

First, about the only known member of a white supremist group is Robert "Sheets' Byrd, and is only a threat to himself, and the taxpayer.

The only reason the Klu Klux Klan did not hold their last convention is a telephone booth, is that they could not find one.

The leading hate group in the nation is Planned Parenthood, but they back the 'rats.

Posted by DavidL at January 17, 2009 04:21 PM